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Amelia Meyerhoff

A student’s senior project at Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo went live on the web this week. It calls out the university as a place where sexual assault is common and victims don’t feel supported. The project is called “The Clapback: An Investigation of the Sexual Assault and Rape Culture at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo,” and features interviews with 61 rape and sexual assault survivors.

The San Luis Obispo County District Attorney filed charges Thursday against a San Francisco man for raping a minor this summer in Cayucos.

Richard Brooks, 38, is in custody and charged with 16 counts including forcible rape and sodomy of an unconscious 17-year-old girl.

The most serious crime leveled against Brooks is that of Human Trafficking of a Minor for a Sex Act, which carries a possible 15-years-to-life sentence in state prison.

A sexually violent predator living as a transient in Santa Barbara County will have his round-the-clock supervision extended for another year.

The Santa Barbara District Attorney's office announced Wednesday that 61-year-old Tibor Karsai will continue to receive monitoring through GPS, plus two guards provided through Liberty Healthcare.

Karsai has twice been convicted of rape, including one that took place in Santa Barbara in 1974. He was released to the county a year ago on a court ruling. He's been under 24-hour supervision since his release and lives in a motorhome.

UCSB Police release sketch of rape suspects

Feb 28, 2014
UCSB Police

Police sketches are being circulated in the Santa Barbara area following the rape and beating of a 19-year-old UCSB student. Campus police connect these two men in their early 20s to last weekend's crime.

In a message sent to the campus community, UCSB Chancellor Henry Yang addressed the sexual assault and vowed to strengthen security.

Yang authorized an increase of five campus officers, as well as the frequency of their patrols. Additionally, there will be increased security measures with installation of new lighting and cameras on campus.

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Updated: Tuesday, 2/25 at 4:59 p.m. PST

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Search and Rescue team is now part of the effort to look for evidence related to the rape and beating of a 19-year-old UCSB student.

After being treated Sunday at a Santa Barbara area hospital, the student went to recover with her family.