Sex Scandal

Beall Bill Could Extend Protections for Child Victims of Sexual Abuse

A bill landed on Gov. Jerry Brown’s desk Friday that would give victims of childhood sexual abuse a longer window to sue private organizations that employed their abusers. Senate Bill 131, authored by State Sen. Jim Beall (D-San Jose), passed the Assembly Wednesday and then the state Senate with a 21-8 vote Friday. Brown has less than a month to sign the bill into law.

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SJPD Detective Charged with Sex Crimes

A San Jose sex crimes detective was charged this week with possessing sexually graphic photos of a teen girl. Tony Fregger, 33, surrendered Thursday evening, according to the Santa Clara County District Attorney’s Office. The eight-year SJPD veteran has been placed on paid administrative leave from his assignment to the Sexual Assaults Investigation Unit.

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The Golden Boot

“He seems to be a real gentleman…I don’t know if he is or not. He may have a little wild man in there.”

In this viral YouTube video (, Jodie Fisher is not speaking about the disgraced former HP CEO Mark Hurd. But it’s one of several snippets from the career of the onetime soft-core porn actress turned smalltime reality TV star turned “corporate customer liaison” that are ironic in context.

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