September 29, 2007

Rodman Investigated For Sexual Battery In Orange County Bar Incident

Barely a week after OJ Simpson’s much-publicized arrest in Las Vegas on robbery and kidnapping charges in connection with sports memorabilia, basketball’s bad boy Dennis Rodman got into his share of trouble yet again. According to the celebrity Web site TMZ.com, Rodman is now being investigated for slapping a woman’s rear at Hennessy’s Tavern in Dana Point.

The Web site quotes a source who says Rodman hit the woman so hard that it left a “major mark.” But Rodman’s agent denied those charges saying that this was just another woman trying to get money out of the former star rebounder.

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September 25, 2007

Orange County Personal Trainer Faces Sexual Battery Charges

Sex charges, especially when you are a medical professional or a masseuse, can essentially mean an end to your career. People in these professions are walking a tightrope these days. Even school teachers are no exception to this fact. There is always the question of what is inappropriate touching and what is not. The law is very clear on that, but people are not.

We don’t know exactly which category the following story falls into, but it is a good example of how someone’s career may soon become non-existent because of the charges he is facing. According to a news report in The Orange County Register, a Newport Beach personal trainer is facing sexual battery charges and is being accused of inappropriately touching a female customer who was getting a massage from him Sept. 17.

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September 20, 2007

Attempted Murder Charges Dropped Against Teen In Orange County

The Orange County District Attorney’s office has dropped attempted murder charges against an Australian teenager who was accused of trying to smother a 91-year-old patient at a Costa Mesa convalescent home.

According to an article in The Orange County Register, during the Feb. 18 incident, the elderly man, Ted Mastos, woke up to find a stranger smothering him with a pillow. Officials said Drougas got into the facility by gaining entry through an after-hours door used by paramedics and visitors at the 24-hour hospital. Once Mastos knew what was going on he managed to hit an emergency button by his bedside, which got the attention of hospital staff within seconds, the report said.

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