sexual assault

Authorities have arrested a man for a crime that caused a scare for residents of a South Coast community.

Simi Valley Police say on Friday they arrested 23-year-old Darnell McDuffie, a transient from Oxnard, on burglary and assault charges. It stems from an incident that happened on July 22nd. Police say around 5:30 that morning, they received a call from a resident who interrupted a burglary in her condo on the 1700 block of Sinaloa Road. Detectives say the suspect battered the woman and tried to restrain her using duct tape.

Students at UC Santa Barbara have wrapped up a sit-in at the office of Chancellor Henry Yang.

It lasted from around 9 p.m. Wednesday night until about 4 a.m. Thursday morning.

A Cal State Channel Islands student who’s been the focus of a months long investigation by university police has been arrested on a rape charge.

Jonathan Douglas Henry Walker was suspended by the university last year after three students accused him of sexual assault. Walker lived in one of the campus dorms.

After examining the evidence, Ventura County prosecutors filed the charge against the 23 year old San Bernardino man in connection with one of the alleged assaults.

A man arrested and convicted of a sexual assault, and murder which occurred more than a quarter of a century ago in Ventura County will spend the rest of his life behind bars without the possibility of parole.

Silverio Ambriz was arrested in 2015 after being linked by DNA to the 1991 killing of Angela Fisher. Ambriz pled guilty to murder with special circumstances as well as three other counts, leading to his sentencing Monday.