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By Kelly Corrigan, kelly.corrigan@latimes.com and By Kelly Corrigan, kelly.corrigan@latimes.com | October 19, 2013
Family members and current and former Hoover High students showed up to court Friday in support of an instructor accused of sexually assaulting a 14-year-old girl at the school. Prosecutors have filed four felony counts against Delvon Jackson, 38, accusing him of assaulting the girl on three separate occasions on the school grounds earlier this month. He is in custody in lieu of $1-million bail. An arraignment, originally scheduled for Friday, was postponed until Monday. A bail hearing is also scheduled for that day. Among those at the Glendale courthouse was 17-year-old Narek Hakobyan, who left school early to attend.
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March 26, 2013
A 37-year-old La Crescenta man accused of kidnapping and sexually assaulting women has been charged with four felony counts, the Los Angeles County district attorney's office said Tuesday. Jason Maynard Kies allegedly grabbed a woman exiting her car March 22 in North Hollywood and attempted to force her into his gray GMC sport utility vehicle, Los Angeles police said. Later that day, police said, Kies fought a security guard after attempting to steal something from a department store and tried to pull a female jogger into his vehicle near Tujunga Avenue and Sarah Street in Studio City.
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November 1, 2000
Amber Willard THORNYCROFT -- A 14-year-old Glendale boy was arrested Thursday on suspicion of inappropriately grabbing girls at Glendale High School. The boy, whose name was withheld because he is a minor, is accused by three girls of grabbing their breasts and pubic areas on several occasions, which were reported Oct. 18. One girl said the boy, who was in ninth grade, started harassing her at summer school. The boy was suspended from school and has since transferred to another school, officials said.
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December 21, 2011
A Santa Clarita Valley man was charged with sexually assaulting 14 girls, one of them 12 years old, authorities said Tuesday night. Michael Downs, 19, met many of the the girls on Facebook, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said. Downs claimed he was 16 and allegedly gained the victims' confidence by saying he was friends with other teen girls whom he named. He would persuade the girls to meet him, the department said in a statement. The girls were between 12 and 16 years old. Continue reading > > -- Robert J. Lopez, Los Angeles Times
THE818NOW
April 5, 2012
Nevermind that they misspelled the word 'prostitution' in the headline, but the student paper at Boston University is in hot water after running an April Fool's Day edition that ran the faux story: "Cinderella in political prostituion [sic] ring, stepsisters vie for throne". Taking the riff further, the paper, the Daily Free Press, came out April 1 as the "Disney Free Press. " The story inserted Disney characters into recalled incidents of rape and sexual assault on campus -- an issue the college has apparently been grappling with -- including the arrest of "seven frat dwarves" accused of date rape.
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By Kelly Corrigan, kelly.corrigan@latimes.com | November 20, 2013
A girl, who former Hoover High School instructor Delvon Jackson is accused of sexually assaulting earlier this year, appeared in a Pasadena courtroom Wednesday to testify against him. Following a day-long preliminary hearing, Jackson was held to answer on four felony counts relating to the alleged assaults. Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Janice Claire Croft also denied a request to lower Jackson's $400,000 bail. During her testimony, the 14-year-old freshman, referred to in the case as Jane Doe, said she initially felt safe around Jackson as a student in his Public Safety Academy class.
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April 2, 2013
An Arkansas man who posed as a musician was charged Tuesday with allegedly sexually assaulting a 21-year-old Illinois woman in Glendale after she responded to his Craigslist job posting for a personal assistant, police said. Garry Dwayne Boga, who also used the name “Tavion,” faces one felony count of sexual penetration by a foreign object, felony sexual battery by fraud, two felony counts of assault on his cohabitant and felony robbery, according to a Los Angeles County Superior Court criminal complaint.
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By Kelly Corrigan, kelly.corrigan@latimes.com | April 19, 2012
Glendale resident Bill Lefkovits, 57, was outnumbered Thursday evening as he walked in a pair of women's shoes to raise awareness of sexual assault and rape. Across the country, the Walk a Mile in Her Shoes campaign draws thousands of men to walk a mile in high heels. Among more than 100 men and women participating in Glendale on Thursday, Lefkovits appeared to be the only man to don women's footwear, wearing his wife Kathy's low-heel brown sandal wedges. “Good causes like this - I'm into it,” he said.
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October 13, 2001
Tim Willert DOWNTOWN -- Assemblyman Dario Frommer (D-Glendale) will host a free self-defense safety workshop from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Glendale YWCA, 735 E. Lexington Drive. The workshop will provide safety tips and self-defense techniques and is designed to prevent sexual assault. Although women typically are victims of sexual assault, one of out of four children and one out of nine men are victims, according to statistics provided by Frommer's office.
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By PATRICK AZADIAN | April 14, 2007
"The first step in curing a social ill is to admit it exists," said Eliza Karagezian, the volunteer coordinator of the YWCA of Glendale. Karagezian was referring to sexual assault. Every two and half minutes, somewhere in America someone is sexually assaulted, according to the U.S. Department of Justice's 2002 National Crime Survey, as listed on The Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network website http://www.rain.org" href="http://www.rain.org" class="linkification-ext"> www.rain.
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By Liana Aghajanian | April 16, 2014
Two popular self-defense classes for women hosted by Glendale's Status on the Commission of Women in honor of Sexual Assault Awareness Month have been postponed this month because of a letter from the National Coalition for Men that claimed the classes violate federal and California anti-discrimination laws. Harry Crouch, president of the nonprofit group established in 1977 told the Glendale News-Press that the classes are discriminatory because anyone can be a victim of sexual assault, not just women or girls.
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November 21, 2013
Thieves stole cash and electronics early Monday from a photography and video business, officials said. Employees reported their business, which is inside in an office building in the 1600 block of Victory Boulevard, was burglarized sometime between 1:30 and 2:30 a.m., according to Glendale Police spokeswoman Tahnee Lightfoot. During that time, the employees told police they had briefly left and returned only to discover that their electronics and cash were stolen. The deadbolt on the business door had been removed and the office was ransacked.
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By Kelly Corrigan, kelly.corrigan@latimes.com | November 20, 2013
A girl, who former Hoover High School instructor Delvon Jackson is accused of sexually assaulting earlier this year, appeared in a Pasadena courtroom Wednesday to testify against him. Following a day-long preliminary hearing, Jackson was held to answer on four felony counts relating to the alleged assaults. Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Janice Claire Croft also denied a request to lower Jackson's $400,000 bail. During her testimony, the 14-year-old freshman, referred to in the case as Jane Doe, said she initially felt safe around Jackson as a student in his Public Safety Academy class.
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By Kelly Corrigan, kelly.corrigan@latimes.com and By Kelly Corrigan, kelly.corrigan@latimes.com | October 19, 2013
Family members and current and former Hoover High students showed up to court Friday in support of an instructor accused of sexually assaulting a 14-year-old girl at the school. Prosecutors have filed four felony counts against Delvon Jackson, 38, accusing him of assaulting the girl on three separate occasions on the school grounds earlier this month. He is in custody in lieu of $1-million bail. An arraignment, originally scheduled for Friday, was postponed until Monday. A bail hearing is also scheduled for that day. Among those at the Glendale courthouse was 17-year-old Narek Hakobyan, who left school early to attend.
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October 17, 2013
A public safety instructor is expected to appear in court Friday for allegedly sexually assaulting a 14-year-old Hoover High student, police said. Delvon Jackson was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of two counts of sexual assault on the girl, who reported the incident to school officials the day before, Glendale Police Sgt. Tom Lorenz said. Few details were released due to an ongoing investigation into the assault, which Lorenz said occurred on campus. “Our concern is for the safety of the kids at the school,” Lorenz said.
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By Jason Felch and Jason Song, Los Angeles Times and By Jason Felch and Jason Song, Los Angeles Times | September 18, 2013
Occidental College has reached a monetary settlement with at least 10 current and former students who were part of a federal complaint that accused officials at the Eagle Rock campus of repeatedly mishandling  allegations of sexual assault, according to three sources familiar with the agreement. During talks last week, senior officials at the liberal arts college agreed to pay the women an undisclosed sum on the condition that they not speak publicly about the college's handling of their cases, the sources said.
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July 25, 2013
An Arkansas man has been sentenced to six years in prison for sexually assaulting a 21-year-old woman in Glendale after she responded to his job posting for a personal assistant on Craigslist. Garry Dwayne Boga, 27, pleaded no contest Tuesday to one felony count of sexual penetration by a foreign object and was immediately sentenced to state prison, according to Shiara Dávila-Morales, a spokeswoman for the Los Angeles County district attorney's office. He was also ordered to register as a sex offender for life.
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By Veronica Rocha, veronica.rocha@latimes.com | June 20, 2013
A 19-year-old Glendale man pleaded not guilty Thursday to charges that he raped his girlfriend's best friend following Father's Day festivities, officials said. Jose Landaverde was charged with rape and sodomy by use of force in connection to the incident, according to the Los Angeles County district attorney's office. He was taken into police custody about 5 a.m. Tuesday after detectives obtained arrest and search warrants for his home in the 400 block of South Chevy Chase Drive, Glendale Police Sgt. Tom Lorenz said.
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April 2, 2013
An Arkansas man who posed as a musician was charged Tuesday with allegedly sexually assaulting a 21-year-old Illinois woman in Glendale after she responded to his Craigslist job posting for a personal assistant, police said. Garry Dwayne Boga, who also used the name “Tavion,” faces one felony count of sexual penetration by a foreign object, felony sexual battery by fraud, two felony counts of assault on his cohabitant and felony robbery, according to a Los Angeles County Superior Court criminal complaint.
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April 1, 2013
As the investigation into a 10-year-old Northridge girl's kidnapping and sexual assault continued, an L.A. County supervisor criticized the so-called realignment program which transfers authority of some felons from state prisons to county jails. The circumstances of Tobias Dustin Summers' July 2012 release from custody were not clear. Police said Saturday that the 30-year-old had a criminal history dating back to 2002 that includes charges of kidnapping, robbery, explosives possession and petty theft.
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