April is "Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention" month. Monday night, a candlelight vigil in Lompoc aimed to focus attention on such violence in our communities.
Dozens of people showed up to the 15th annual candlelight vigil put on by the North County Rape Crisis and Child Protection Center. Community... more »
Students at Cal Poly are joining hands in the fight against sexual assault on campus. Last month, there were three rapes reported in nine days on the Cal Poly campus. Police are not charging two people suspected of committing the crimes due to a lack of evidence. Meanwhile, the university... more »
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) Orange County prosecutors have filed charges against a housecleaner who is accused of repeatedly molesting a 5-year-old girl at her home and sexually assaulting two other girls. The district attorney's office filed eight felony counts against 43-year-old Omar Guzman Friday and asked for the public's help... more »
April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month and local survivors are speaking out about the importance of the local crisis center.
The North County Rape Crisis Center has been serving Santa Barbara County for more than 84 years. It provides free support and educational services to sexual assault survivors. This... more »
MALIBU, Calif. (AP) - There has been an arrest in the attempted sexual assault of a Malibu jogger who escaped by jumping off a cliff and sliding about 100 feet down a steep hillside. Sheriff's Lt. Richard Erickson says 31-year-old Christian Marcus Verdin was arrested in San Bernardino Friday after... more »
Police are looking for a man who sexually assaulted a 49-year-old woman in an agricultural field west of Santa Maria.
The woman was walking in the 200 block of North Broadway around 8 p.m. Thursday, when she agreed to take ride from the suspect to another location in Santa... more »