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  • Sex offender who abused teenage girl gets 518-year sentence

    A repeat sex offender who was found guilty of abusing a girl for six years in the Antelope Valley was sentenced Friday to more than 500 years in prison, prosecutors said. José de Jesús Santana Aguilar, 52, was found guilty last month of various sexual crimes relating to the abuse of a girl that...

  • California pit bull owner gets 15 years to life after woman is mauled to death

    California pit bull owner gets 15 years to life after woman is mauled to death

    A California man whose pit bulls mauled a woman to death last year was sentenced Friday to 15 years to life in prison. Alex Donald Jackson - who had faced 24 years to life in prison - was found guilty on Aug. 29 of second-degree murder for the death of 63-year-old Pamela Devitt. On May 9, 2013,...

  • Pit bull owner gets 15 years to life after woman is mauled to death

    Pit bull owner gets 15 years to life after woman is mauled to death

    An Antelope Valley man whose pit bulls mauled a woman to death last year was sentenced Friday to 15 years to life in prison. Alex Donald Jackson -- who had faced 24 years to life in prison -- was found guilty on Aug. 29 of second-degree murder for the death of 63-year-old Pamela Devitt. On May...

  • Antelope Valley man gets 21 years in baby porn case

    An Antelope Valley man was sentenced to 21 years in federal prison for making cellphone videos while he molested a 3-month-old relative, authorities said Tuesday. Robert Dale Schrader, 34, of Littlerock, "repeatedly sexually abused" the infant, the United States district attorney's office in Los...

  • Man charged with making child porn; 3-month-old in images is rescued

    A 3-month-old boy was removed from a Littlerock home and a man arrested on federal charges that he produced child pornography with the infant and emailed it to an undercover detective in England, officials said Tuesday. Robert Dale Schrader, 33, of Littlerock, was taken into federal custody Monday...

  • Boy, 14, charged with stabbing 86-year-old Lancaster woman to death

    Boy, 14, charged with stabbing 86-year-old Lancaster woman to death

    A 14-year-old boy will be prosecuted as an adult in connection with the slaying of an 86-year-old woman, authorities said. Tony Donnell Brown was charged Monday with one count of murder and two counts of first-degree burglary in the June 18 killing of Annie Margaret Bell, according to the Los Angeles...

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