It's the moment the Mission District community has been awaiting: the sentencing of Frederick Dozier, Jr., the 31-year-old man convicted of attacking and violently raping three women last year. Dozier, a former San Francisco school district employee, was convicted last month on 25 counts of kidnap ... More >>
Frederick Dozier was found guilty today of kidnapping and brutally raping three women in the Mission District last year. He has been charged with 25 counts of sexual assault, robbery and kidnapping, and now faces life in prison. Inside the packed courtroom, 31-year-old Dozier, dressed in a red long ... More >>
Election Day has passed, and you know what that means: Now the lawsuits begin.Today a judge granted a temporary stay to block part of Proposition 35, the measure passed on Tuesday that says those convicted of sex trafficking should be restricted on the Internet. The measure also increases prison sen ... More >>
A San Francisco jury took no more than two hours to decide 56-year-old Lance Ford was guilty of raping and strangling a San Francisco woman more than two decades ago. It was DNA evidence that linked Ford to the murder of 24-year-old Parkmerced resident Annie Barcelon, whose body was found in the bas ... More >>
Larry Brinkin, the high-profile gay activist who was arrested earlier this summer on child pornography charges, was booked in jail again today after police obtained even more evidence allegedly linking him to child porn.Sgt. Michael Andraychak tells us that Brinkin, 66, turned himself in today at ab ... More >>
A San Mateo County sex offender is in jail today after he escaped from a Mental Health facility Friday and made his way to San Francisco's Fisherman's Wharf where he was reportedly seen panhandling. Derrick Sanders, 34, was reported missing from the Cordilleras Mental Health Facility around 4 a.m. o ... More >>
Parents of former UC Berkeley student Elgin Stafford claim that a doctor at the university health center molested their son, which caused trauma that eventually led to his suicide, according to a lawsuit filed last week in Alameda County.In their complaint, Annie and Mike Stafford accuse Dr. Robert ... More >>
We've all missed a deadline, but how many of those missed appointments meant the difference between a life of refuge and a life of fear? That's what it has meant to Blanca Medina, an El Salvadorian woman currently classified as a fugitive after she missed her immigration court hearing. Medina had a ... More >>
Those of us who were appalled to learn that the leader of a well-known San Francisco art youth program had a passion for child porn, will also be somewhat relieved to know his perverted hobby has landed him a place in prison.Federal prosecutors sentenced Anthony Josef Norris, the founder and form ... More >>
Santa Clara County authorities have started talking to registered sex offenders who live near the area where 15-year-old Sierra Lamar was last seen, hoping to find any clues that might lead them to her. Lamar was last seen headed to school, Friday morning, however, school officials called her mom ... More >>
In the interest of protecting you from rampant perverts and other abusers online, a group of online dating sites has agreed to new rules that includes screening for sexual predators who might be using their sites to find new victims. The companies, Match.com. eHarmony, and Spark Networks, which i ... More >>
Police are looking for more possible victims of Roberto Marty, a former school bus driver who allegedly molested two girls who rode his bus. Yesterday Marty was ordered to stand trial on two charges of committing lewd acts with children under the age of 14, including an 11-year-old girl who ... More >>
If this helps at allSan Francisco police are looking for this man pictured to the right who is considered a person of interest in two separate sexual assault cases in the city's Mission District. Both sexual assaults occurred on 24th Street sometime between 3 a.m. and 6:30 a.m., police said. The ... More >>
Man jailed over Craigslist sex allegations Police arrested a local employment attorney who allegedly lured four women online and then sexually assaulted them once they met. Prosecutors said that Robert Michael Hoffman, 50, posted a personal ad on Craigslist.org, to which four women responded. Aft ... More >>
Matthew LindgrenA Bay Area therapist who specializes in sexual assault and rape cases allegedly had sex with his own patient while she was hypnotized. SF Weekly contacted lawyers for Angelina Rosiles, the plaintiff in the case, but they have not yet returned our phone calls. However, in a lawsuit ... More >>
Masturbating man San Francisco police are looking for a man who they believe might be responsible for sexually assaulting and exposing himself to women in the Upper Haight. On April 16, at about 2:15 p.m., a man followed a woman from Haight and Stanyan streets for several blocks before he finally ... More >>
The manPolice arrested Xavier Neal yesterday evening on suspicion of sexually assaulting a female jogger on Friday as she ran through Crocker Amazon park. On Monday, police released sketches of the suspect who was last seen running into the Sunnydale Housing projects on Friday after the incident. ... More >>
Stay 2,000 feet away State law says registered sex offenders cannot live near a school, playground, or other places where kids gather. But apparently state law doesn't prohibit a sex offender from being shirtless around school campuses.A teacher from Paul Revere Elementary School, located at 555 ... More >>
The government thought good and hard about this...A law enforcement task force has recommended the state do what common sense would have suggested a long time ago: Repeal the provision of Jessica's Law that banishes paroled sex offenders to homelessness. It's about time. We wrote about this perfe ... More >>
Damir Shalako, whose facial tattoo reads 'SF,' is currently incarcerated hereDamir Shalako, the 25-year-old rape suspect whose tattooed visage may have helped end his status as a fugitive, will be showing his face in a San Francisco courtroom this morning. The parolee on Monday pleaded not guilty ... More >>
D.A. Kamala HarrisSan Francisco District Attorney Kamala Harris today released an online ad targeting her Republican opponent in the race for state attorney general. The ad (view after the jump) assails Los Angeles District Attorney Steve Cooley, in so many words, as a sexist coddler of child mol ... More >>
D.A. Kamala HarrisA 68-year-old man has been charged with felony sexual assault for allegedly attacking his eight-year-old step-granddaughter, the district attorney's office announced today.Erica Derryck, spokeswoman for D.A. Kamala Harris, said in a press release that Pedro Hernandez was caught ... More >>
Is it just us, or does state politics have an unseemly apocalyptic tone these days? First we had "demon sheep" -- twice -- then "apostles of darkness." Now Republican gubernatorial candidate Douglas Hughes, an erstwhile unknown, has come forward with what just might be the wackiest millenarian ca ... More >>
Case workers allege that sex offender Nicholas Chaykovsky, pictured in December, died because of Jessica's Law.State corrections officials will now allow sex offenders living transient because of Jessica's Law sleep indoors -- as long as they don't establish a "pattern of residency." Now, playing ... More >>
You see? There was a perfectly good reason for placing a parolee help center a stone's throw from a grade school -- which means sex offenders are legally barred from entering. State corrections officials say they had no choice but to award a contract to aid paroled sex offenders to a non-profit t ... More >>
Paroled sex offenders are now being told they are no longer welcome at the city site specifically designated to service themParoled sex offenders forced into homelessness in San Francisco by Jessica's Law used to have at least one place they could call "home": the day-reporting center for parolee ... More >>
Did Jessica's Law kill a homeless sex offender?
Kenneth KyleCal State East Bay Professor Kenneth Kyle, facing a pair of child porn-related charges, skipped his scheduled arraignment yesterday morning. A no-bail bench warrant was issued for his arrest -- but that's probably the least of his worries. On Wednesday, St. Louis County (Missour ... More >>
What are the odds?The Irish bookie site Paddypower is laying down 3-to-1 odds Pope Benedict XVI will be ousted over accusations that he was behind misdeeds such as helping shield a priest who purportedly raped hundreds of deaf boys. But when God shuts a door, he opens a window -- and if a P ... More >>
According to the state's sex offender registry, Nicholas Chaykovsky has been in violation of registration requirements since Sunday. He has a decent excuse. He's dead. Chaykovsky died at age 61 last month after suffering a heart attack. And though the San Francisco Police Department s ... More >>
Real excerpts from S.F.'s 272-page Voter Information Pamphlet.
Alleged victim of sex abuse by the local clergy is writing a book
Week of Wednesday, January 18, 2006
A night on the town with Mom means talking about Jacko, Dabney Coleman, and pedophilia
Week of Wednesday, February 9, 2005
S.F. Archbishop William Levada doesn't want the public to know about decades of alleged sexual misconduct by his clerics. But why are district attorneys in San Mateo, Marin, and San Francisco helping him keep secrets?
A convicted pedophile earns his release but can't escape from himself
She's smart, she's experienced, and she's running for DA. But she's Willie Brown's ex-girlfriend, and her opponents are trying to crucify her for that.
A priest removed from his church following allegations of sexual abuse appeals to the Vatican
Week of April 2, 2003
Prosecutors, judges, governors, a sex offender, and a woman with a penchant for poor judgement entangle California and Texas in an epic child custody war with two sure losers -- aged 7 and 9.
Nurses are being trained to deal with the needs of both patients and police
Black Eye for Black Cat; Good Help?; Take the J Train
Two decades after the nightmare with a bronzed boatman on the Salmon River, I still hadn't forgiven myself for not fighting back. But there was no time like the present.
Milpitas residents Carleen and Robert Thomas found a lucrative way to sell the hardest of hardcorepornography to smut fans all over the country: by computer bulletin board. Then their little Silicon Valley startup attracted the interest of a U.S. Postal S