VISTA (CNS) - Opening statements are scheduled Tuesday in the trial of a registered sex offender accused of kidnapping two women at knifepoint, then sexually assaulting them at his Vista apartment last year.
Jeremy Ryan Stutzman, 34, is charged with rape, kidnapping for sexual purposes, sexual battery and other crimes in connection with the incident last May 30.
A 20-year-old woman told authorities that she was sexually assaulted by a neighbor at the South Santa Fe Drive apartment complex where she lived.
The woman told detectives that a 19-year-old friend of hers had been raped by the same long-haired man, then threatened with a knife and driven away before being dropped off the next morning.
Stutzman was arrested after being identified by his alleged victims, according to authorities.
Deputy District Attorney Patrick Espinoza alleged that Stutzman bound, gagged and blindfolded the victims before having them model women's lingerie.
Stutzman, who was on parole at the time of the alleged assaults, faces more than 300 years to life in prison if convicted.
Teachers in the Solana Beach School District, who have been without contracts for months, on Thursday pushed for new contracts, but the district is not backing down.
A Ramona man was arrested Thursday on suspicion of stealing tip jars from a half-dozen Poway businesses.
People who take their pets to Del Mar's dog beach wanted to know who planted the incredible garden there.
Local first-responders who put their lives on the line to help victims of the deadly Montecito mudslides were back home Thursday.
A man accused of stabbing a woman to death near an Encanto Park made his first court appearance Thursday.
The San Diego Blood Bank Thursday solicited donations through the end of the month in honor of Father Joe Carroll, who will undergo surgery Feb. 1 due to complications with diabetes.
If you need ideas to help you keep that New Year's resolution going head to Santee for an active lifestyle expo and race this Saturday.
A new construction phase begins for the Mid-Coast Trolley. The Mid-Coast Trolley is an 11-mile extension of the San Diego Trolley Blue Line with service from Santa Fe Depot in downtown San Diego to UC San Diego and University City.