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Defense Questions Victim’s Decision to Not Call for Help Immediately – Judge Still Sets Trial in Battery Case

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MODESTO, CA – After a preliminary trial here in Stanislaus Superior Court last week – featuring police and other witness testimony about a June 26 violent incident – the accused was ordered held to stand trial.

Charged with felony violations of penal codes 273.5(a) battery against a spouse/cohabitant, 422 (a) threat to commit serious bodily injury or death and 245 (e) (4) assault by means likely to cause “great bodily injury,” Jillian Vijsma sat in silence as two different witnesses corroborated the story against them.

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New victim in Sonora comes forward against suspected serial rapist

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Another alleged victim of an accused serial rapist has come forward while he awaits trial behind bars on $1 million bail.

Joseph Frank Pineda Pimentel, 37, of Manteca, was in custody at the Dambacher Detention Center in Sonora on Wednesday when he was charged by Sonora police with a second count of forcible rape.

Pineda Pimentel was arrested by Sonora police on Sept. 7 at Adventist Health Sonora, where he works as a surgical technician, on suspicion of the same charge after DNA evidence allegedly linked him to the rape of homeless woman within the city limits on June 14.

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