An East County photographer who molested girls in his studio will most likely die behind bars. Sixty-six-year-old Gary Whiteside was sentenced to four back-to-back sentences of 15 years to life.
Monday, Whiteside and the mother of a victim spoke about the case.
"Although I'm clearly guilty of making some very bad decisions from the beginning, I'd like you to hear what some of the victims said. Here are some quotes from their interviews and statements. He didn't do anything wrong. I don't feel like he should be in jail. Nothing was ever forced. He never hurt me, and I don't think it's his fault,” said Gary Whiteside.
“He's blaming the victims, and he needs to blame himself. He hurt these kids and these kids are supposed to be able to trust adults, and he took all that away from them,” said Rita Paxton the Mother of Victim.
Investigators believe Whiteside molested at least nine girls from 2004 to 2008.
Cool and cloudy conditions start off Friday morning, but the sun will break through in the afternoon. Strong winds in San Diego County's deserts are also expected to ease up Friday morning.
A 30-year-old was knocked out and stabbed three times at the Beyer Trolley Station early Sunday morning, according to Officer Robert Heims of the San Diego Police Department.
A bird was responsible for an outage that left thousands without electricity Sunday, a San Diego Gas & Electric spokesperson said.
The remains of a U.S. Navy pilot killed when his plane was shot down during the Vietnam War have been brought to San Diego for burial.
In the wake of the Gate Fire, which ignited May 20, the Bureau of Land Management has issued new restrictions for Southern California counties, including San Diego.
Veterans are being honored across San Diego County during Memorial Day weekend and dozens of Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts were among those spending their Saturday placing American flags at burial sites at the Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery.
With thousands of San Diegans expected to celebrate the holiday weekend at the beach, lifeguards are on high alert and a have a few warnings for those headed to the water.
U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris, D-California, is scheduled to visit local Navy personnel in San Diego and Coronado next week, her office announced Saturday.
A 30-year-old Vista man was arrested for drunk driving and failure to yield Saturday morning after leading Carlsbad police on a high-speed pursuit that ended with the suspect crashing into a pole, according to authorities.
A man, possibly armed, and holed up inside a home in the Bay Park community for about four hours Saturday surrendered to police without incident.