The mother, aunt and uncle of a 23-month-old Anaheim boy who died in 2007 pleaded guilty to child abuse charges and now face 15-year prison terms.
A man with a star tattooed over his throat illegally parked his car in front of the Orange County Jail in Santa Ana Monday afternoon to put money in his wife's jail account. That only would have earned 29-year-old Gerardo Jose Jimenez a parking ticket were it not for this: left unattended in the ve ... More >>
George Joseph England, a serial child molester who spent 29 years as a fugitive before serving three consecutive life sentences, has died in prison, according to authorities. Not that anyone will muster up a tear. Check out how my colleague R. Scott Moxley described the then-65-year-old, who was nea ... More >>
A 36-year-old mother of nine was convicted and sentenced to jail time last week for abusing and nearly starving to death her youngest, who at age 4 weighed only 18 pounds. The Orange County District Attorney's office (OCDA) objected to the sentence, arguing Santa Ana's Antonia Benitez should have re ... More >>
In August 2009, a Stanton laundromat janitor lured an 11-year-old girl into a closet with the promise of free perfume, locked the door and sexually molested her. At his 2011 trial in Orange County Superior Court, Nereo Del Valle won three convictions: kidnapping for child molestation, and two felon ... More >>
A jury earlier this month convicted a middle school math teacher for failing to report the possible sexual assault of an 11-year-old student. Despite the Orange County District Attorney's office seeking 30 days in jail, three years of probation and 80 hours of community service for Gail Foley, 58, o ... More >>
A Rossmoor woman who cared for at least some of Nadya Suleman's 14 children in La Habra is backing up two former caregivers whose allegations of child neglect and other serious accusations against the so-called Octomom led to investigations by police and Child Protective Services (CPS). Gina M. Brys ... More >>
Those loud screams of joy you might have heard this week from inside a cell at California State Prison at Lancaster belonged Orange County's Jorge Cruz Adan Flores, a disgusting child molester.In 2006, Flores sodomized and orally copulated a child under the age of 10. He denied the charges, but a 20 ... More >>
In some ways, I feel bad for the Orange County Register. Their institutional knowledge has been eroded to only a couple of reporters and editors--and many of them plain suck, upholding the angle that the lords of Orange County dictate. That can be the only explanation as to why the Reg reported t ... More >>
A man portrayed as a church enforcer of discipline on the children of church members has been arrested for allegedly beating an Irvine teen with a metal pipe at least a dozen times.Paul Kim, 39, of Chino Hills, made his $100,000 bail Thursday at the West Valley Detention Center in Rancho Cucamong ... More >>
A 21-year-old Fullerton woman has pleaded guilty to felony child abuse in a deal with prosecutors that removes a murder count for drowning her newborn boy in a toilet and hiding his body in a bedroom trash can.Yanira Bernice Valderrama also admitted to a sentencing enhancement of inflicting gre ... More >>
UPDATE, SEPT. 14, 11:07 A.M.: The Orange County District Attorney's office (OCDA) today charged Irvine father Sloane Briles with a felony for allegedly tossing his 7-year-old son off a Newport Harbor tour boat in a fit of anger.Briles, 35, faces a felony child abuse and endangerment count, a misd ... More >>
It's rare for a city to be involved in one case before the U.S. Supreme Court, let alone two. By refusing to hear Long Beach-related appeals this week, justices handed the city one loss and one victory.After serving nearly 14 years in state prison for a 1988 child rape, Leonard McSherry of Santa ... More >>
Here's rice in your eye!
New evidence reveals former OC Bishop Norman McFarland knew more about the pedophilic priests roaming county parishes than he ever admitted