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Sacramento man beaten in possible hate crime

SACRAMENTO - Police are looking for two men suspected of beating a man in a possible "bias-related" attack Sunday night.

The victim, a man in his 40s, was walking home in the area of 20th and D St. at 10:13 p.m. when he was approached by a man from behind. The approaching man made various derogatory statements using gay slurs. A second man then struck the victim on the lower portion of his body while also using derogatory slurs, according to Sacramento police reports.

Emergency personnel were called to the scene and transported the victim to hospital with minor injuries.

One of the alleged attackers was described as a black man, 24 to 28 years old, 5'10" tall with a heavy build. He was last seen wearing a dark green t-shirt and blue jeans.

The second suspect was described as a white man, 28 to 34 years old, 5'8" to 5'10" tall with a medium build. He was last seen wearing a dark colored t-shirt and pants.

Police seeking suspects in fatal Midtown beating

SACRAMENTO - Police are looking for the suspects involved in a midtown fight that claimed the life of a 28-year-old man.

The attack happened just before 1 a.m. Sunday in the area of 18th and P Streets in Sacramento.

According to the victim's friends, Josiah Humphreys was walking home alone from a nearby bar. He was half a block from his apartment when he was assaulted by three men.

One witness, who did not want to be identified said, "I saw this man getting beaten to death unrelentlessly in a savage manner. It was heinous and horrible."

The man said he initially thought it was a gang "jump-in" and didn't want to get involved because he was afraid for his own life.

"I can still hear the crack, crack, crack, as I continue to walk down the street," said the witness.

Sacramento doctor arrested for mayhem, battery

SACRAMENTO, CA - A Sacramento doctor was arrested for violations ranging from grand theft, mayhem and battery.

Dr. Efrain Gonzalez is a plastic surgeon News10 first profiled in 2011 report after a woman claimed that he botched a breast implant surgery. That same year, the Medical Board filed an accusation calling for the board to revoke or suspend the doctor's license citing gross negligence, incompetence, and dishonest or corrupt acts.

On Friday, agents raided his Rocklin home and office, and his office in Sacramento. The state Medical Board arrested Gonzalez for mayhem and battery. They also took his wife into custody. Both were arrested for grand theft, false advertising and aiding and abetting the unlicensed practice of medicine.

Siblings' testimony puts child molester in prison

SACRAMENTO, CA - A brother's attempt to help his sister led to putting a convicted child molester in prison.

Santiago Sanchez was convicted of multiple counts of lewd acts with a minor and sexual assault charges on Feb. 15, Sacramento County District Attorney's Office spokesperson Shelly Orio said.

Sanchez was babysitting two girls, ages 8 and 10, and their four brothers on Aug. 2, 2011. One of the brothers said he walked into a bedroom and found Sanchez partially naked and on top of his 8-year-old sister. The brother then left to get help; he rode his bike to several neighbors' homes and then to a local gas station where he called 911.

Orio said during the investigation into Sanchez, officers found that he sexually assaulted the two sisters over the two days before his arrest.

Former Sacramento web producer charged with conspiracy

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - The Justice Department is charging a former web producer for Sacramento-based FOX station KTXL of conspiring with members of the hacker group "Anonymous" to hack into and alter a Tribune Company website. 

Matthew Keys was named Thursday in an indictment filed in federal court in Sacramento. The 26-year-old from New Jersey faces one count each of conspiracy to transmit information to damage a protected computer, as well transmitting and attempting to transmit that information. (See sidebar for indictment.)

The government alleges that Keys gave Anonymous members a login and password for a computer server belonging to FOX40's corporate parent, the Tribune Company. Prosecutors say Keys encouraged the hackers to disrupt the website, and at least one hacker used the credentials to change the online version of a Los Angeles Times story.

Misdialed text leads to 3rd child porn arrest

SACRAMENTO, CA - A third person has been arrested in a child abuse and pornography case that began with a misdialed text message, according to a complaint filed in U.S. District Court.

A Stockton woman, who is not being identified to protect the young victim's identity, was arrested this week by the FBI for allowing her then-boyfriend, Jason Wymer, to sexually abuse the child and take photographs he later stored on his computer.

A federal complaint states that the 5-year-old girl was spending the night at Wymer's ex-girlfriend's Stockton home in August 2011 when Wymer was also staying over.

Wymer first came under the FBI scrutiny in January after a woman misdialed a text message and sent him a picture of her fully-clothed 8-year-old daughter standing in a store. When Wymer texted back asking for more photos of the girl, the woman called the FBI.

Feds: Ringleader of area immigration marriage fraud scheme pleads guilty

SACRAMENTO, CA - A Citrus Heights man faces up to 10 years in federal prison when he is sentenced after pleading guilty to immigration fraud involving what the U.S. Attorney's Office said was a scheme to allow foreign nationals to come to the U.S. under false marriages.

Federal prosecutors said Sergey Potepalov, 57, was the mastermind of a group of 14 defendants who arranged for foreign nationals from Eastern Europe and Russia to marry U.S. citizens to obtain fiance visas and green cards to be in the U.S. The involved U.S. citizens were paid up to $5,000 to participate in the conspiracy and the foreign nationals paid up to five figures, according to court documents.

The defendants were charged with conspiracy to commit marriage fraud, to defraud the United States, to make false statements, and to induce an alien to enter and remain in the United States.