Articles Tagged With ‘Children’




A twisted road into the hands of a child rape suspect

By KAREN VELIE and DANIEL BLACKBURN Editor’s Note: This is part two in a three-part series on how three children were taken from their parents and placed in a home with a man now accused of sexual assault. Find part... (Continue reading)

Exclusive: County put children into hands of man accused of rape

By KAREN VELIE and DANIEL BLACKBURN Editors Note: This is first in a three-part series on how three children were taken from their parents and placed in the home of a man now accused of sexual assault. A child allegedly... (Continue reading)

Nipomo man facing 126 sexual abuse charges

The San Luis Obispo County District Attorney’s Office filed 126 counts against a Nipomo man Friday for allegedly sexually abusing a now 18-year-old girl for the past four years. The 126 felony charges filed against Robert John Bergner, 51, include... (Continue reading)

Boy, formerly of Goleta, beat to death over birthday cake

A 9-year-old boy paid with his life for eating birthday cake that was supposed to go to the 2-year-old daughter of his mother’s boyfriend. [Chicago Tribune] Oriana Iris Garcia, 26, took her son Jack Gacia out of elementary school in... (Continue reading)

Salinas mothers found guilty of torturing girl

A Monterey County jury found two Salinas women guilty Friday of torturing, starving, and chaining an 8-year-old girl inside their home. [Monterey Herald] In March 2014, Monterey County Sheriff’s deputies discovered the 8-year-old girl who weighed just 40 pounds and... (Continue reading)

Woman found Lenny Jones with 6-year-old girl, attorney says

A woman saw Arroyo Grande Citizen of the Year Lenny Jones take a six a year a old girl into the bedroom of his home at a birthday party last month and then lock the door, a attorney who has... (Continue reading)

Santa Maria man arrested for molesting children

A 30-year-old Santa Maria man is accused of molesting at least two children. [KSBY] Santa Maria police responded to a report of a man inappropriately touching a young child. During the investigation, they identified a second victim. Officers arrested Manuel... (Continue reading)

Photos link Lenny Jones to molestation of 3-year-old boy

The court revoked Lenny Jones’ bail Monday after investigators identified a fourth alleged child molestation victim, a 3-year-old boy. While searching through files on Jones’ computer, San Luis Obispo County Sheriff investigators found explicit photos of the boy. In addition,... (Continue reading)

SLO child porn suspect volunteered for youth football

A San Luis Obispo man arrested last week for possession of child pornography volunteered for a local youth football league for nearly three decades. Christopher Kluck, 57, served as a volunteer for the nonprofit Central Coast Youth Football League for... (Continue reading)

Camp Hapitok is back

A week after canceling the 2015 edition of Camp Hapitok amid a dispute with county officials, organizers have announced that the sleep-away program for youth with speech disorders will take place this summer. Last week, Friends of Hapitok announced that... (Continue reading)