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Santa Clarita Man Accused Of Sexual Relationship With Teen

A Santa Clarita Valley man is being charged with sex crimes for allegedly soliciting and engaging in sexual conduct with a 15-year-old girl he met online, officials said Wednesday.

A Santa Clarita Valley man is accused of sex crimes for allegedly soliciting and engaging in sexual conduct with a 15-year-old girl he met online, officials said Wednesday. Don’t miss a thing. Get breaking Santa Clarita news alerts delivered right to your inbox. Michael Anthony Byrne, 23, of Canyon Country, was arraigned Wednesday afternoon for five counts — meeting a minor for lewd behavior, ...

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CORRECTION: Arraignment Delayed For Canyon Country Kidnapping Suspect

An attempted kidnapping suspect was arrested Wednesday, one day after he was booked on a misdemeanor burglary charge, according to Sheriff's Department arrest records.

Corrects city of origin for suspect. A man arrested on a kidnapping charge in Canyon Country one day after he was arrested on a burglary charge was arraigned at Los Angeles Superior Court in San Fernando, officials said. Don’t miss a thing. Get breaking Santa Clarita news alerts delivered right to your inbox. Guillermo Lomeli Ceniceros, 39, of Rosamond, was set to ...

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Santa Clarita Man Gets 213 Days For Child Molestation

A Santa Clarita man pleaded no contest to a child molestation charge Monday, receiving a 213-day sentence and five years probation, prompting frustration and anger from a now-14-year-old victim.

Ed. note: This story has information that could lead one to identify of the victim. As a policy, KHTS AM-1220 wouldn’t identify the victim of a crime of a sexual nature, unless the individual asked to come forward. In this case, the victim understood the information being reported in the story, and it was discussed with the child’s parent. The mother ...

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Juvenile Hall Therapist Charged For Alleged Sexual Misconduct

Canyon High softball field

A former North Los Angeles County juvenile hall therapist pleaded not guilty Monday, after being ordered to stand trial for sexual misconduct with a 16-year-old boy, officials said. Ana Patricia Moennich, 37,  faces charges of one felony count each of contact with minor for sexual offense and oral copulation of a person under 18, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s ...

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UPDATE: Molestation Charge Dropped Against Legacy Teacher Carl Astrera

UPDATE: Molestation Charge Dropped Against Legacy Teacher Carl Astrera

Officials with the District Attorney’s Office dropped a child molestation-annoyance charge against a Legacy Christian Academy teacher Wednesday. Carl Astrera, 35, of Panorama City, was in court for a preliminary arraignment, where he was expected to file his plea to the charge, when Laura Knight Jackson, deputy district attorney for Los Angeles County moved to dismiss the charge. Astrera was arrested around noon Feb. 28 at the private Christian school on the 27600 Block of Dickason Drive in Valencia.

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