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February 22, 2016

MAN ARRAIGNED FOR SHOOTING AT COSTA MESA OFFICER AND IMPERSONATING AN OFFICER WHILE COMMITTING BURGLARY

Filed under: California Defense Attorney — fayarfa @ 12:03 am

SANTA ANA, Calif. – A man was arraigned today for attempted murder by shooting at a Costa Mesa Police Department (CMPD) officer and impersonating an officer during a burglary. Korrell Santana Kybar Cole, 22, Huntington Beach, is charged with one felony count of attempted murder of a peace officer, one felony count of assault with a semiautomatic firearm on a peace officer, two felony counts of first degree residential burglary, one felony count of impersonating an officer, one felony count of grand theft, one felony count of unlawful taking of vehicle with sentencing enhancements for the personal discharge of a firearm, the personal use of a firearm, and crime-bail-crime. If convicted, Cole faces a maximum sentence of 35years to life in state prison. Cole is being held on $ 1 million bail and is scheduled for a pre-trial hearing on March 29, 2016, at 8:30 a.m. in Department W-12, West Justice Center, Westminster.

On Jan. 30, 2016, Cole is accused of driving on Harbor Boulevard in Costa Mesa when his car was struck by another vehicle. The defendant is accused of fleeing the scene on foot before CMPD officers arrived to the site of the collision. CMPD located the defendant in a nearby residential neighborhood, where an officer ordered the defendant to stop. The defendant is accused of shooting at the direction of the officer with a firearm and running to a nearby vacant residence. Cole is accused of entering the home and stealing a purse containing several items.

A short time later, the residents returned home and encountered the defendant. Cole is accused of identifying himself as a police officer to the residents and displaying his firearm to them. The victims, fearing for their safety, left their home and contacted CMPD.

Cole is accused of then entering a second vacant home and stealing additional items including several pieces of jewelry, a set of car keys, and a vehicle from the residence. He is accused of attempting to drive away in the vehicle when CMPD officers arrived at the scene. Cole is accused of refusing to exit the vehicle. CMPD arrested the defendant after a 45-minute standoff. CMPD investigated this case.

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February 19, 2016

Sacramento Man Found Guilty of Federal Charge of Producing Child Pornography that Was Used in Online Ads for Prostitution Services

Filed under: California Defense Attorney — fayarfa @ 5:06 am

LOS ANGELES – A federal jury this afternoon convicted a Sacramento man of producing child pornography in a case in which his co-defendant previously pleaded guilty to the sex trafficking of the 16-year-old victim.

Antonio Dickerson, 26, was found guilty of one count of sexual exploitation of a minor for production of child pornography, an offense that carries a mandatory minimum sentence of 15 years and a maximum sentence of 30 years in federal prison.

Dickerson – who was also known by several aliases, including “Girbaud,” “Bohanlin” and “Mayor Marlow” – is scheduled to be sentenced by United States District Judge Stephen V. Wilson on May 2.

Previously in this case, Dickerson’s co-defendant – D’Antoine Thomas, 26, also of Sacramento – pleaded guilty to sex trafficking of a minor. Thomas faces a mandatory minimum sentence of 10 years and a maximum sentence of life in federal prison when he is sentenced by Judge Wilson on March 14.

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Assault Charges Filed in Dodger Stadium Attack

Filed under: California Defense Attorney — fayarfa @ 4:33 am

A Palos Verdes man was charged today with the October assault of a man at the Dodger Stadium parking lot following a Dodgers-Mets game, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced.

Michael Rae Papayans (dob 7/12/88) is scheduled to be arraigned on March 11 in Department 30 at the Foltz Criminal Justice Center in case BA444180. Prosecutors will ask that his bail be set at $60,000 bail.

Deputy District Attorney Michele Hanisee with the Major Crimes Division is prosecuting the case.

On Oct. 9, 2015, a group of four people, one of whom was wearing Mets attire, were confronted by a woman as they were heading to their car following the game. The woman allegedly yelled epithets shortly before her son, Michael Rae Papayans, joined in a verbal dispute with the group.

The dispute escalated when the son allegedly punched a 50-year-old male in the head, knocking him unconscious. As the victim fell to the ground, he hit his head on the pavement, causing him to sustain serious head injuries, prosecutors said.

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Two LAPD Officers Charged With Sexually Assaulting Women While on Duty

Filed under: California Defense Attorney — fayarfa @ 4:28 am

Two veteran Los Angeles Police Department officers who worked as partners assigned to the Hollywood Division have been charged with repeatedly sexually assaulting four women, often while the pair was on duty, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced today.

James Nichols (dob 2/4/72) and Luis Valenzuela (5/11/72) are scheduled to be arraigned on Thursday in Department 30 at the Foltz Criminal Justice Center in case BA444092. Prosecutors will ask that bail be set at $3.83 million for Nichols and $3.76 million for Valenzuela. The case was filed on Tuesday.

Deputy District Attorneys Stephanie Sparagna and Ann Marie Wise with the Justice System Integrity Division are prosecuting the case.

Beginning in December 2008, after they became partners, and continuing through March 2011, the two men allegedly began sexually assaulting women at various locations, including in their police vehicle, prosecutors said. All four women were arrested at various times by the officers during narcotics-related offenses.

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February 18, 2016

Three Chinese Nationals Sentenced to Prison for Kidnapping, Assaults in Rowland Heights

Filed under: California Defense Attorney — fayarfa @ 2:06 am

Two women and one man were sentenced to prison today for a series of attacks on other Chinese national students, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced.

Defendant Yunyao Zhai was sentenced to 13 years in state prison, while her co-defendant Xinlei Zhang was given a six year prison sentence. The third defendant, Yuhan Yang, was sentenced to 10 years in state prison.

On Jan. 5, Zhai pleaded no contest to two felony counts: kidnapping and assault by means of force likely to produce great bodily injury in case KA109395. She also admitted a special allegation that she personally inflicted great bodily injury during the commission of those crimes.

At the same court date, Zhang also pleaded no contest to kidnapping and assault by means of force likely to produce great bodily injury.

Yang pleaded no contest to kidnapping and assault by means of force likely to produce great bodily injury. Additionally, she admitted a special allegation that she personally inflicted great bodily injury during the commission of those crimes.

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MAN TO BE ARRAIGNED FOR PUMMELING 71-YEAR-OLD MAN WITH BASEBALL BAT IN GAS STATION PARKING LOT

Filed under: California Defense Attorney — fayarfa @ 2:03 am

SANTA ANA, Calif. – A man is scheduled to be arraigned today for pummeling a 71-year-old man with a baseball bat in a gas station parking lot. Samuel Elijah Alvarez, 18, Santa Ana, is charged with one felony count of attempted murder with premeditation and deliberation, one felony count of aggravated assault, one felony count of battery with serious bodily injury, one felony count of possession of a prohibited weapon, and sentencing enhancement allegations for great bodily injury to a vulnerable victim, great bodily injury to an elder, and personal use of a deadly weapon. If convicted, he faces a maximum sentence of life in state prison plus six years. The People will request he be held on $200,000 bail at his arraignment today in Department CJ-1, Central Jail, Santa Ana. The time is to be determined.

At approximately 7:25 p.m. on Feb. 7, 2016, Alvarez is accused of arguing with 71-year-old John Doe in a parking lot at a 76 Gas Station in Santa Ana. Alvarez is accused of pushing the victim and then walking toward the victim holding an aluminum baseball bat in his right hand. The victim reached into the bed of his pickup truck and grabbed a small pipe to protect himself. The defendant is accused of raising the bat as if to hit the victim. The victim responded by swinging his pipe at the defendant but did not hit him. Alvarez is accused of swinging the bat twice and hitting the victim’s body. He is accused of swinging the bat a third time and hitting the victim’s head on the left side of his face causing the victim to fall to the ground. The defendant is accused of running back to his vehicle and driving away from the scene.

The victim was transported to a nearby hospital to be treated for his injuries, including three jaw fractures which required surgery and that his mouth to be wired shut, four loose teeth, bruising on his left arm, and scrapes to his hand.

On Feb. 13, 2016, Alvarez turned himself in to the Santa Ana Police Department, who investigated this case.

Orange County District Attorney / Case # 16CF0418 / February 17, 2016

SAN JOSE MAN AND WOMAN TO BE ARRAIGNED FOR HUMAN TRAFFICKING, PIMPING AND PANDERING OF 15-YEAR-OLD GIRL AND THREE WOMEN USING A FIREARM, INTIMIDATION, AND/OR DRUGS

Filed under: California Defense Attorney — fayarfa @ 2:00 am

SANTA ANA, Calif. – A San Jose man and woman are scheduled to be arraigned today for the human trafficking, pimping, and pandering of a 15-year-old girl and three additional women using a firearm, intimidation, and/or drugs. Ariel Guizar, 35, and Araceli Mendoza Alvarez, 23, both of San Jose, are each charged with one felony count of human trafficking of a minor, one felony count of pimping a minor, one felony count of pandering with a minor under 16 years old by promise, threat or violence to become a prostitute, one felony count of using, inducing or furnishing a controlled substance to a minor, one felony count of pandering as an inmate in a house of prostitution, two felony counts of pimping, and one felony count of pandering as an inmate in a house of prostitution. Guizar is additionally charged with one felony count of forcible rape, one felony count of sodomy of a person under the age of 16, one felony count of possession of a firearm by a felon, one misdemeanor count of child endangerment by a caretaker with a sentencing enhancement allegation for the personal use of a firearm during the commission of a rape. Guizar is accused of having two prior felony convictions for possession of a firearm by a felon and obstructing or resisting a peace officer in Santa Clara County in 2009. If convicted, Alvarez faces a maximum sentence of 19 years in state prison and mandatory lifetime sex offender registration. If convicted, Guizar faces a maximum sentence of 45 years to life in state prison and mandatory lifetime sex offender registration. Guizar and Alvarez are scheduled to be arraigned this afternoon, Feb. 17, 2016, in Department CJ-1, Central Jail, Santa Ana.

Circumstances of the Case

Guizaris accused of being a human trafficker/pimp and Alvarezis accused of aiding and abetting Guizar to carry out the crimes as well as working for him as a prostitute and recruiting other women to prostitute for Guizar. In the pimp/prostitution subculture, pimps exploit women and/or children for financial gain often assign ranks to the women they exploit. The victims are often required to turn over all payment they receive for sex acts from sex purchasers to their pimp. Failure to follow these rules can result in physical and/ or emotional abuse. Alvarez is accused of being the highest-ranking of Guizar’s prostitutes.

In February 2016, Guizar and Alvarez are accused of meeting 15-year-old Jane Doe 1 in Los Angeles County and trafficking her to areas known for prostitution and human trafficking in Orange County. Alvarez is accused of instructing Jane Doe 1 about prostitution including how much to charge. Guizar and Alvarez are accused of keeping the money that Jane Doe 1 received from performing commercial sex acts and intimidating the victim. The defendants are also accused of furnishing methamphetamine to Jane Doe 1.

Between Feb. 8, 2016, and Feb. 13, 2016, Guizar is accused of sexually assaulting Jane Doe 1, including forcibly raping and sodomizing the victim. Guizar is accused of possessing a firearm and forcing the victim to engage in commercial sex acts.

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February 17, 2016

MAN CONVICTED OF FORCIBLE RAPE OF TWO FEMALE ACQUAINTANCES AFTER LURING THE VICTIMS INSIDE HIS HOME

Filed under: California Defense Attorney — fayarfa @ 3:01 am

SANTA ANA, Calif. – A man was convicted Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016, of forcibly raping two women with whom he was acquainted. Babak Azadgilani, 28, Laguna Niguel, was found guilty by a jury of two felony counts of forcible rape, and forcible oral copulation, with sentencing enhancements and allegations for sexual crimes against more than one victim and the use of a deadly weapon in the commission of a sexual assault. Azadgilani faces a maximum sentence of life in state prison at his sentencing on March 25, 2016, at 9:00 a.m. in Department C-30, Central Justice Center, Santa Ana.

Between July and September 2009, Azadgilani was accused of sexually assaulting Jane Doe 2, with whom he was acquainted. The victim did not immediately report the incident.

On several occasions in April 2013, Azadgilani ran into Jane Doe 1 in Laguna Beach. The defendant knew the victim, but they had not seen each other for several years.

On April 21, 2013, the defendant met the victim at the beach and when Jane Doe 1 left to walk home, Azadgilani followed Jane Doe 1 to her front door, despite the victim repeatedly telling him that he was not allowed to enter her home.

The defendant eventually convinced Jane Doe 1 to allow him inside her home. Once inside, Azadgilani sexually assaulted the victim, including forcibly raping her. After the defendant left, Jane Doe 1 called 911 and reported that she had been sexually assaulted.

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FATHER AND SON TO BE ARRAIGNED FOR ASSAULTING HBPD OFFICER BY KNOCKING HIM TO THE GROUND AND REPEATEDLY HITTING AND KICKING HIM

Filed under: California Defense Attorney — fayarfa @ 2:58 am

SANTA ANA, Calif. – A father and his son are scheduled to be arraigned today for assaulting an on-duty Huntington Beach Police Department (HBPD) officer by knocking him to the ground and repeatedly hitting and kicking him. Darryl Headrick, 58, and Bryce Headrick, 23, both of Huntington Beach, are each charged with one felony count of aggravated assault on a peace officer, one misdemeanor count of resisting and obstructing another officer, and a sentencing enhancement for inflicting great bodily injury. If convicted, both defendants each face a maximum sentence of eight years in state prison and six months in jail. The People will request they be held on $100,000 bail at their arraignment today in Department CJ-1, Central Jail, Santa Ana. The time is to be determined.

At approximately 11:20 p.m. on Feb. 9, 2016, Bryce Headrick is accused of riding a bicycle near Beach Boulevard and Clay Avenue in Huntington Beach. A HBPD officer conducted a stop on Bryce Headrick for a traffic violation. As the officer was talking to Bryce Headrick, his father, Darryl Headrick, is accused of approaching the officer from behind and assaulting the officer. Both defendants are accused of punching the officer, knocking him to the ground, and continuing to punch and kick the officer in the head and body. At some point during the assault, the officer lost consciousness. Both defendants then fled the scene on their bicycles.

HBPD officers located Darryl Headrick near the crime scene and arrested him. Bryce Headrick was located and arrested several hours later near his home. The officer was transported to University of California, Irvine Medical Center and treated for non-life threatening injuries, including a concussion. HBPD investigated this case.

Senior Deputy District Attorney Robert Mestman of the Special Prosecutions Unit is prosecuting this case.

Orange County District Attorney / Case # 16WF0313 / February 16, 2016

CENTRAL VALLEY MAN TO BE ARRAIGNED FOR HUMAN TRAFFICKING, PIMPING AND PANDERING OF TWO TEENAGE GIRLS AND PIMPING WOMAN IN ORANGE COUNTY

Filed under: California Defense Attorney — fayarfa @ 2:55 am

SANTA ANA, Calif. – A Central Valley man is scheduled to be arraigned today for the human trafficking, pimping and pandering of two teenage girls and pimping a woman in Orange County. Desheon Orlandorafeal Young, 19, Fresno, is charged with two felony counts of human trafficking of a minor, one felony count of pimping a minor, two felony counts of pandering with a minor over 16 by receiving or giving money, one felony count of pimping and one felony count of pandering. If convicted, Young faces a maximum sentence of 16 years in state prison. Young is scheduled to be arraigned today, Feb. 16, 2016, in Department CJ-1, Central Jail, Santa Ana. The time is to be determined.

Circumstances of the Case

Young is accused of being a human trafficker/pimp who exploits women and/or children for financial gain. The victims are often required to turn over all payment they receive for sex acts from sex purchasers to their pimp.

In January 2016, Young is accused of meeting Jane Doe 1 and Jane Doe 2, both minors, in Northern California.

During that time, Young is accused of convincing Jane Doe 1 and Jane Doe 2 to travel from Northern California to areas known for prostitution and human trafficking in Orange County to perform commercial sex acts for his benefit.

Young is additionally accused of pimping Jane Doe 3 and receiving the money that the victim had earned from engaging in commercial sex acts.

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