Articles Tagged With ‘sexual assault’

Arroyo Grande resident suing California alleging sexual assault in prison

By KAREN VELIE The Central California Women’s Facility located in Chowchilla was in lockdown when she was taken from her cell by a correctional officer she though was her friend. An Arroyo Grande High School graduate in her early 20s,... (Continue reading)

Santa Maria police arrest man over multiple sexual assaults

By JOSH FRIEDMAN Santa Maria police arrested a man last week for allegedly committing multiple sexual assaults over a span of several years.  On Jan. 18, the Santa Maria Police Department Detective Bureau served search and arrest warrants in the... (Continue reading)

SLO man arrested for sexual abusing two kids

By JOSH FRIEDMAN San Luis Obispo police officers on Thursday arrested a 46-year-old man who allegedly sexually abused a girl and a boy. In September, SLOPD’s Detective Bureau launched an investigation into a reported sexual assault of a juvenile female.... (Continue reading)

Man convicted of raping, impregnating 17-year-old girl in Nipomo

By JOSH FRIEDMAN A San Luis Obispo County jury convicted a man of raping a 17-year-old girl, whom he impregnated.  Florentino Marcelino Ramonsantiago, now 30, raped the victim on April 29, 2021 at a home in Nipomo, according to the... (Continue reading)

Paso Robles man given 25 years in prison for sexually assaulting woman in her bed

By JOSH FRIEDMAN A judge sentenced a man on Tuesday to 25 years and eight months in prison for entering a Paso Robles home and sexually assaulting a woman who was sleeping inside.  On Feb. 8 at about 3 a.m.,... (Continue reading)

Investigators capture SLO man suspected of sexually assaulting children

By JOSH FRIEDMAN After more than two years on the run, a 41-year-old former San Luis Obispo man is in the SLO County Jail on 27 charges of sexually assaulting or molesting children. SLO County Sheriff’s Special Victims Unit detectives... (Continue reading)

SLO judge commits pedophile to state hospital

By JOSH FRIEDMAN A San Luis Obispo judge ruled that a serial child molester is a sexually violent predator and must stay in the custody of the California Department of State Hospitals. Following a four-day court trial, Judge Timothy Covello... (Continue reading)

Dow calls for extending statute of limitations for sex crimes

By JOSH FRIEDMAN San Luis Obispo County District Attorney Dan Dow called at an event on Monday for California to extend the statute of limitations for felony domestic violence and sexual assault crimes. [KCOY] At an annual event held by... (Continue reading)

Start by believing sexual assault victims

OPINION by DAN DOW There are countless reasons why people who are sexually assaulted or abused do not report what happened. Lack of a “timely filed” report does not mean the abuse did not happen and those who do bravely... (Continue reading)

Woman kidnapped outside SLO bar

A Lompoc man allegedly picked up a woman off Higuera Street in San Luis Obispo early Monday morning by naming two of her friends and telling the victim that they had asked him to take her to a friend’s house.... (Continue reading)