Articles Tagged With ‘Guilty’




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Morro Bay man convicted of selling heroin

Steven York

A Morro Bay man is facing up to 10 years in jail for selling heroin. On Tuesday, a San Luis Obispo County jury found Steven Joel York, 53, guilty of felony possession of heroin for sale. On July 6, after... (Continue reading)

Man convicted of molestation despite reported erectile issues

Jose Antonio Rojas Barriga

A San Miguel who reportedly planned to use erectile dysfunction as a defense has been convicted of 30 counts of child molestation charges. He now faces life in prison. Jose Antonio Rojasbarriga, 60, molested two boys who were under the... (Continue reading)

Former undersheriff convicted of obstruction of justice

Paul Tanaka

The second in command of the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department was found guilty Wednesday of two obstruction of justice charges for overseeing efforts to derail a federal investigation into corruption and civil rights violations by sheriff’s deputies at two downtown... (Continue reading)

Nipomo man sentenced for raping his adopted daughter

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A former foster parent has received a prison sentence of 20 years to life for raping a girl whom San Luis Obispo County officials placed in his Nipomo home. The man adopted the victim, as well as her two siblings,... (Continue reading)

SLO jury convicts man of robbing and raping prostitutes

Gregory Arthur Erwin

A 52-year-old Santa Maria man has been convicted of raping and robbing women at gunpoint. His victims were prostitutes. On March 14, 2013, Gregory Arthur Erwin raped and robbed a woman at the San Luis Inn and Suites in San... (Continue reading)

Cayucos firefighter convicted of rape, human trafficking

Oscar Higueros

A San Luis Obispo jury has convicted former Cayucos firefighter Oscar Higueros Jr. of 25 crimes, including forcible rape and human trafficking of a minor by force or fear. The crimes stem from Higueros’s relationship with a then-17-year-old Los Osos... (Continue reading)

Former foster father pleads guilty to child rape

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By KAREN VELIE A former foster father, who adopted three of his charges, faces 20 years to life in state prison after pleading guilty Thursday to raping a child under 14 years of age. The children were placed with the... (Continue reading)

San Luis Jazz Band leader pleads guilty to extortion

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BY KAREN VELIE The leader of the San Luis Jazz Band plead guilty last month to three counts of extortion against his wife. Mitch Latting, 66, is scheduled to be sentenced by San Luis Obispo County Superior Court Judge Jacquelyn... (Continue reading)

Pismo Beach man pleads guilty to counterfeiting

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A 51-year-old Pismo Beach man plead guilty today to manufacturing counterfeit U.S. Currency. Kenneth Choate faces a maximum statutory penalty of 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine, according to United States Attorney Benjamin B. Wagner. On May 31,... (Continue reading)

Former Atascadero lender sentenced to 7 years

Kelly Gearhart

By KAREN VELIE Former Hurst Financial principal James Miller was sentenced to seven years in federal prison on Monday for misappropriating millions of dollars that victims invested in Central Coast real estate projects and for helping developer Kelly Gearhart defraud... (Continue reading)



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