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DNA Identifies Sacramento Roaming Rapist: Don Thompson of the Associated Press reports DNA has identified Derek Sanders as the Sacramento-areas 'roaming rapist'. Sanders victimized 10 girls and women between 14 and 42 from 1998 to 2003. Updated technology allowed law enforcement to match samples taken from victims to Sanders' brother, a convicted felon facing unrelated sexual assault charges. Investigators are working to identify cases linked to Sanders since 2003. Sanders faces 35 counts including kidnapping and the use of a gun during the commission of a rape. He could be sentenced to life in prison if convicted.

Suspect Arrested for LA Bus Rape: The Associated Press reports Kerry Trotter was arrested for the rape of a woman Wednesday on a Los Angeles bus during rush hour that lasted ten minutes. The 18-year-old mentally disabled victim has the mental capacity of a 10-year-old. Trotter has a criminal history of grand theft and possession of cocaine. He has also been investigated in the past for sexual assault.

Dozens in TX Aryan Brotherhood Gang Indicted: The Associated Press reports nearly three dozen Aryan Brotherhood of Texas gang members were indicted Friday, including four top leaders. 15 members were already in custody, 16 were arrested, and three have not yet been arrested. The charges include multiple counts of drug trafficking, assault, fire bombings, kidnapping, attempted murder and murder. 10 of the members face charges which carry a death sentence.

LA Crime Spikes: Ben Welsh and Thomas Suh Lauder of the Los Angeles Times report crime in 21 Los Angeles neighborhoods has increased significantly from October 30 to November 5. Data from the Los Angeles Police Department shows thirteen neighborhoods saw an increase in violent crime; eight saw an increase in property crime.



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1/ | Sacramento-areas 'roaming rapist'. Sanders victimized 10 girls and women |

2// | Kerry Trotter… investigated in the past for sexual assault. …rape of a woman…that lasted ten minutes. The 18-year-old mentally disabled victim has the mental capacity of a 10-year-old…|

I. The palpability of the evil is why rape was formerly a capital offence throughout the civilized world.

II. I.e. _._ “On this day [Oct. 16, 1675], in the then-Puritan Massachusetts Bay Colony (now Essex County, Massachusetts), 27-year-old Samuel Guile was hanged for “violently and forcibly” raping Mary Ash on Christmas Day the previous year.”
--executedtoday.com

~Adamakis

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