A San Francisco man employed by the federal Department of Homeland Security was arrested and charged with two felonies for possessing and distributing child pornography, police said. Gilbert Lam, 37, was arrested at his San Francisco home on March 9 and has since been charged in San Francisco Super ... More >>
San Francisco police arrested a 57-year-old sex offender who allegedly followed a woman out of a store, pushed her into a stairwell, and sexually assaulted her over the weekend. Officer Albie Esparza says that on Saturday about 11 p.m., a woman struck up a conversation with the suspect while makin ... More >>
Apparently, some Southern boys have taken an uncomfortable liking to San Francisco. The SFPD caught another wanted sex offender from the South who reportedly cut his ankle monitor and left Georgia to make a new home here in San Francisco. According to Officer Albie Esparza, 30-year-old Christopher ... More >>
A San Francisco judge has given 68-year-old Ricardo Asturias 16 years and 8 months in state prison for sexually abusing a 4-year-old female relative, as well as possessing child pornography. In addition, the judge ordered Asturias to pay $625,000 in restitution for "non-economic damages," marking t ... More >>
A former elementary school teacher and youth swim coach was sent to prison yesterday for nearly four years after he was found guilty of sharing child pornography images and videos. Alex Eye Bursch was arrested in 2010 at Los Medanos Elementary School where he was a teacher after a tip led authori ... More >>
Police arrested four people this morning during a multi-agency sting targeting suspected child pornographers in four San Francisco neighborhoods, including SOMA, the Excelsior, Ocean View, and Visitacion Valley. According to police, more than 100 officers from 23 agencies worked to serve search wa ... More >>
Larry Brinkin, San Francisco's well-known gay rights activist, appeared in court this afternoon where he pleaded not guilty to six felony charges of sending and receiving images of child pornography.The charges came three months after Brinkin, 66, was first arrested by San Francisco police, who clai ... More >>
Frederick A. Dozier Jr. will appear in court Monday for his preliminary hearing connected to three violent rapes that rocked the Mission District community last year. Dozier, a former school district employee, was arrested in January and charged with 26 felony counts, including rape, robbery, and at ... More >>
A San Rafael psychologist has been sent to prison for eight years after he was busted having child porn on his computer, which included disturbing depictions of rape scenes with very young children. Donald Tosti, 76, was convicted in San Francisco in September 2011, after he took his computer to ... More >>
Sexual Assault Suspect Mission District residents can take some comfort in knowing that the cops have indeed caught a suspect who they believe is responsible for three brutal sexual assaults over the last six months, police said. On Friday, police said they arrested 32-year-old Federick Dozier af ... More >>
Another sexual assault reported, but this one was in OaklandSan Francisco's Mission District has been on edge over two recent brutal rapes, which police believe involve the same suspect. With no real leads, police told SF Weekly they are now "looking into" possible similarities with an early-morn ... More >>
Homeless Sex Offenders: smart on crime? California Attorney General Kamala Harris announced trick-or-treaters will be safer since cops will keep homeless sex offender parolees indoors tonight in San Francisco. That announcement comes even while Harris' office is defending Jessica's Law -- the bal ... More >>
Sex offenders are moving inside.While all homeless sex offenders in San Francisco will have to report to round-up centers on Halloween, there will likely be fewer transients who need to check in this year.In the last six months, San Francisco's public defender has quietly won temporary stays on J ... More >>
Don't worry, there's still jailbait Barbie Beloved Internet creeps will be disappointed to learn that the controversial Jailbait section of the website Reddit was shut down Monday after a Reddit user was reportedly busted using the message board to distribute what appeared to be child porn. Accor ... More >>
Another kind of social network?Mexican journalist and activist Lydia Cacho apparently thinks so.In a recent trip to San Francisco, Cacho, who has written about child prostitution in Cancún and tussled with powerful businessmen and politicians in her home country, said that social-media sites suc ... More >>
Sure, you can visit the children....It's rare that the letter of the law undermines common sense so drastically as in a ruling that came down from the California Court of Appeals this month. According to the ruling, convicted child molesters could have visitation rights with their victims as long ... More >>
This is consensual sexNo two sex offenders are the same, which is why Assemblyman Tom Ammiano wants California to consider a tiered system to categorize those who break the state's sex laws.As he points out, there is a gradation of offenses. It's true that a consensual, sexual relationship betwee ... More >>
California sex registryEugene Ramos, alleged dollar store rapistWell, it doesn't get much more horrifying than this. Union City police have announced the arrest of a registered sex offender for allegedly raping a 2-year-old girl in a Dollar Tree store Wednesday afternoon. According to news report ... More >>
Living like this for 10 years?Republican Attorney General Candidate Steve Cooley is drawing heat from Kamala Harris' attorney general campaign for remarking that "You know what gets an initiative passed in California? Name it after a female ... Jessica's Law, stuff like that." Call that a sexist ... More >>
As long as the pedophile is online, Kamala Harris is there to protect youMatt Smith's column this week revealed how District Attorney Kamala Harris is essentially protecting Catholic pedophiles in her refusal to turn over the San Francisco Archdiocese files on clergy abuse. Oddly, she's also come ... More >>
District Attorney Kamala Harris is going too far in protecting Catholic pedophiles.
You may have read about the sex offender wanted on a parole violation who played Dukes of Hazzard with the cops this week. A parole agent spotted Matthew Thrasher in his gold Toyota Corolla (hardly the General Lee) around the Great Highway and Lincoln Way on Tuesday afternoon, news accounts repor ... More >>
Kenneth KyleKenneth Kyle, the Cal State East Bay professor previously charged with rape and sodomy in Missouri and child porn-related charges here can toss a new bevy of charges on the pile: Federal felony counts of child porn production. The U.S. District Attorney's office in St. Louis yesterday ... More >>
Same old, same old...The California Supreme Court dealt a smackdown to the state's sex offenders today, ruling it is constitutional to enforce the residency restrictions of Jessica's Law on sex offenders released on parole. The law passed by voters in November 2006 states sex offenders can't have ... More >>
Ruby Ordenana was raped and murdered in 2007. DNA evidence collected from her body matches suspect Donzell Francis.Sitting in Department 10 on Monday afternoon, Donzell Francis, 41, didn't react as the judge sentenced him to the maximum sentence of 17 years and 8 months in state prison ... More >>
Jessica's Law prevents paroled sex offenders from residing near schools or parks. That means they can only live one place in S.F.: on the streets.
There are some combinations that can only lead to trouble. Tequila and firearms. Tequila and cutlery. Tequila and white carpeting. The list goes on. Some don't even involve tequila. Some involve sex offenders. San Francisco police recently ran into a man sporting a troublesome combination of his ... More >>
http://www.usfca.edu/rotc/Ryan Caskey, far left, has pleaded not guilty to raping four fellow USF students. Here's a statistic that stops you dead in your tracks: 94 percent of rapists don't spend a day in jail. How's that work? Here's the breakdown from the Rape Abuse and Incest National Network: F ... More >>
At last night's sparsely attended special Police Commission Meeting, held under the excessively bright lights of the Tenderloin Elementary School cafeteria, Commanding Officer Captain Gary Jimenez had a lot of positive things to report about the Tenderloin Station. Impressively, all four homic ... More >>
My rapist wasn't a "great guy": A Castro man challenges a recent anti-gay-rape campaign
When there is a suspected date rape, you don't want the accusation looked into by administrators at New College
As he prepares to be deposed in San Francisco next week, former S.F. Archbishop William Levada may have to come clean about a priestly child molester he protected in Portland.
When priests within the Salesian order based in San Francisco were accused of sex abuse, the leaders chose to keep quiet.
Pope Benedict XVI named him Roman Catholicism's top doctrinal watchdog -- even though, as San Francisco archbishop, William J. Levada resolutely looked away from sex-abuse complaints against a renowned priest and legal scholar
In newly unsealed court documents, S.F.'s archbishop makes an eyebrow-raising comment in the case of a pedo-priest
Lawyers for hundreds of sex-abuse victims have California's Catholic dioceses in a dire financial bind. Can church leaders finagle an escape, or are they ...
Sex-abuse victims may be no-shows at Archbishop Levada's upcoming public apology to them.
Week of April 30, 2003
Santa Rosa's charismatic Catholic bishop got busted shaking down a priest for sex. But he had friends in high places -- and they served him well.
Catholicism isn't the only religion with sexual abuse scandals. Three S.F. women are working to expose cases within the Orthodox Church.
Or is a new law that puts sexual predators in long-term psychiatric lock-up really -- and finally -- justice for perverts?
Schools plan to tell parents where sex offenders live; is it caution or hysteria?