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Assembly Passes Cooley’s Legislation to Prevent Child Sexual Abuse

Assembly Passes Cooley’s Legislation to Prevent Child Sexual Abuse

On Wednesday, January 29, the Assembly passed on a bipartisan 76-0 vote, Assemblyman Ken Cooley’s legislation to prevent child sexual abuse. Assembly Bill 883 (AB 883) helps protect California’s children by creating a pilot program in up to three counties to specifically address child sexual abuse prevention. 

Although the state aggressively prosecutes child sexual predators and requires mandated reporting for suspected abuse, there is a lack of focus on preventing the abuse before it occurs.

“Childhood sexual abuse is devastating to the victims and the victims’ family,” said Cooley. “Often, children who are sexually abused have physical and mental health issues long into their adult lives. By putting resources at the local level into community collaboration and prevention, we have the chance to make a difference in the lives of California’s children before they become victims to sexual abuse.”

Community shows support for homicide victim

SACRAMENTO- There was an outpouring of support Saturday for a Vietnamese woman police believe was killed as a result of domestic violence.

Friends identified the victim as 27-year-old Vy Nguyen. Her husband, 32-year-old Khiem Thuong Tran is currently in custody at Sacramento County Jail facing murder charges.

Vy leaves behind a 2-year-old son who's currently being cared for by her husband's parents.

Friends say Vy had no relatives in the U.S.

"Even though she's the only one in the US and she has no family here, we're all here for her," said friend Kaylee Ha. "I've known her since she first came from Vietnam. She's a loving person, nice to everybody. Always helping other people."

Street Sense - This 4-Hour Class May Save Your Daughter's Life!

Street Sense -  This 4-Hour Class May Save Your Daughter's Life!

Assemblyman Ken Cooley hosts senior scam prevention workshop

Assemblyman Ken Cooley hosts senior scam prevention workshop

WHO:             Assemblyman Ken Cooley and the Contractors State License Board

WHAT:          Assemblyman Ken Cooley and the Contractors State License Board will host a

scam prevention workshop to teach seniors citizens and other community members about scams and how to protect themselves from unscrupulous operators.

Police sketch posted in American River Pkwy. attempted rape

SACRAMENTO, CA - If you recognize the man depicted in this police drawing, you're asked to contact the Sacramento County Sheriff's Department. The man tried to rape a woman as she jogged on the American River Parkway equestrian trail last month, authorities say.

The attack took place on March 26 at about 11 a.m. as the woman ran between Watt and Howe avenues, said sheriff's Sgt. Jason Ramos. She was grabbed from behind by a man and forced to the ground. She told deputies the man tried to further assault her but her screaming for help sent him fleeing.

The assailant was described as white, in his late 20s to early 30s. He was between 5 feet 10 inches and 6 feet tall with a slim build. He had a scruffy, blond beard and a moustache.

At the time of the attack he wore a long-sleeved, olive green t-shirt, and black and gray pants. He had on a red baseball cap and sunglasses.

The woman reported he rode away on black mountain bike with white detailing.

Shooting victim dropped off at hospital by husband

SACRAMENTO, CA - A woman was taken into surgery after her husband dropped her off at the hospital to get treated for multiple gunshot wounds.

The woman was listed in critical condition after she was admitted into Sutter Memorial Hospital around 7:30 p.m. and then transferred to UC Davis Medical Center for surgery, Sacramento police said.

The woman's husband dropped her off at Sutter Memorial, left the area and then he came back. Officers detained the man when they saw he had returned.

Police said the shooting happened at an apartment on the 9800 block of Lincoln Village Drive in Rancho Cordova. Sacramento County sheriff's Sgt. Jason Ramos said there was evidence of a shooting found at the apartment, but did not specify what evidence was found.

However, other details surrounding the shooting are unclear.

Man tries to out drive Rancho Cordova police, CHP during high-speed chase

Man tries to out drive Rancho Cordova police, CHP during high-speed chase

RANCHO CORDOVA, CA - A man was arrested after leading police on a high speed chase Thursday night.

Rancho Cordova police tried to pull over the driver of a red Corvette for speeding on westbound 50, near Hazel Avenue, but he didn't stop and sped off, California Highway Patrol Sgt. Matthew Burgess said.

The man drove south on Interstate-5 at speeds over 100 mph. Near Elk Grove, CHP took over the chase.

Burgess said deputies put down a spike strip, but the suspect avoided it and veered his car toward the deputy who placed the strip.

During the chase, the driver crossed over a grassy center-divide and tried to go southbound in the northbound lanes.

A CHP officer used a pit maneuver to stop the driver, which knocked the Corvette onto the shoulder.

Burgess said they took the man into custody without further incident. He also said the Citrus Heights police department was interested in man, but did not say why.