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Court dismisses three child sexual assault cases including one with a potential life sentence

Court dismisses three child sexual assault cases including one with a potential life sentence

In less than a week, Riverside County Superior Court Judges have dismissed three separate felony child sexual assault cases, including one where a conviction would result in a possible life sentence.


More than 1,000 case dismissals countywide

More than 1,000 case dismissals countywide

Over the past ten weeks, Riverside County Superior Court judges have dismissed more than 1,000 criminal court cases.

 

In October, the court stated that 2,800 pending cases were set for trial. As of Dec. 16, there are about 2,200 backlogged cases and Superior Court judges have dismissed 1,098 criminal matters.  


18.5 kilograms of fentanyl seized by Riverside County Gang Impact Team

18.5 kilograms of fentanyl seized by Riverside County Gang Impact Team

During the month of December, the Riverside County Gang Impact Team (GIT), in conjunction with the U.S. Postal service, investigated the illegal shipping of fentanyl through the U.S. mail resulting in the seizure of 18.5 kilograms of fentanyl.


Capital One ordered to pay $2 million in penalties and costs

Capital One ordered to pay $2 million in penalties and costs

Riverside County District Attorney Mike Hestrin announced today, Dec. 15, 2022, that Capital One, N.A., (Capital One) has been ordered by a judge to pay $2 million in penalties and costs related to unlawful harassing and annoying phone calls made to California residents.


Sexual battery case dismissed due to lack of jurors

Sexual battery case dismissed due to lack of jurors

A vendor used by the Riverside County Superior Court failed to summon jurors, resulting in a sexual battery case being dismissed.


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