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Rapist pleads guilty, will get 18+ years in prison

Rapist pleads guilty, will get 18+ years in prison

Humboldt County District Attorney EUREKA –  Thirty-five-year-old Thomas Leonard Lusk, II, pled guilty Tuesday, Nov. 1 to two violent sex offenses: assault with intent to commit rape or forced oral copulation of one woman and forced oral copulation involving a second woman. The defendant also admitted to a prior conviction for a serious felony under

HSU sexual assault survivor on crusade

Paul Mann Mad River Union ARCATA – Norwegian transfer student Rigmor Angel Soerensen, who won a sexual assault conviction Aug. 3 against another Humboldt State student, urges women everywhere to report their assailants and pursue legal redress. In an exclusive interview with the Union, Soerensen said Friday that government, law enforcement and the judicial system

Accused HSU rapist pleads to lesser charge

Paul Mann Mad River Union EUREKA – Accused rapist and former Humboldt State University student Raul Sierra IV has been placed on three years’ probation with no additional jail time, under a plea agreement accepted Aug. 3 by Humboldt Superior Court Judge Timothy P. Cissna. Sierra is subject to a criminal protection order that blocks

Plea deal pending in rape case

Paul Mann Mad River Union EUREKA – The prosecution and defense are working jointly to resolve as soon as Wednesday, Aug. 3, the acquaintance rape charge against former Humboldt State University student and football player Raul Sierra IV. The plea bargain, known in legalese as a resolution, is scheduled for presentation Wednesday, Aug 3 to

HSU student arrested for alleged rape in dorms

Humboldt State University Humboldt State University student and football player Raul Sierra was arrested last night for a sexual assault that occurred last November in campus residence halls. His arrest for the alleged acquaintance rape follows an extensive investigation by the University Police Department. The University and the Intercollegiate Athletics Department take this incident very

Rape case began on Arcata Plaza

More details were released last week by the Sheriff’s Office about a reported rape and the arrest of a suspect on July 14. According to Sheriff’s Lt. Steve Knight, the rape took place in mid-June, but wasn’t reported to the Sheriff’s Department by the victim until July 13. Detectives conducted an investigation and, the next

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