San Diego RCFL - News

May 12, 2010

Teen Hacker Found Guilty for Crashing PlayStation Website

The San Diego RCFL supported the federal investigation.

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Apr 26, 2010

Southern California Man Pleads Guilty to Teens' Murders

By pleading guilty to the murders of Chelsea King, 17 and Amber Dubois, 14, John Gardner will spend the rest of his life in a jail cell, and will not face the death penalty. The San Diego RCFL was involved in the forensic analysis of several computers from both investigations.

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Jul 12, 2009

REGION: Escondido joins regional computer forensics lab

When Escondido teen Amber Dubois disappeared in February, detectives sent the family's computer to the Regional Computer Forensics Laboratory in San Diego. Forensic experts there quickly determined that the household's Internet use had spiked in the week before Amber went missing, leading detectives to seek her e-mails and chat records from Yahoo. While Amber's case was given a quick turnaround — the search for the missing Escondido High School student continues — local police detectives say that computer forensic examinations are not just for high-profile cases.

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Sep 26, 2008

Prison Time for Man on Drug and Porn Charges

A San Diego man who sold 250 grams of cocaine and received obscene material on his computer was sentenced Friday to more than 11 years in federal prison. William Edward Fessler, 37, also known as Kareem Montano, had been charged with distribution of cocaine base and transportation of obscene matter. He pleaded guilty July 1. Fessler's 135-month sentence was handed down by U.S. District Judge Dana Sabraw.

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May 24, 2007

2 girls testify that man tied them up, molested them - Suspect dated their mothers

CHULA VISTA – Two girls told a judge yesterday that they were tied up and molested by an Imperial Beach man their mothers dated between 1998 and 2002. Neither of the mothers knew each other, and they dated Robert Samuel Kircher at different times, but their daughters gave strikingly similar accounts in graphic detail of what happened to them. At the end of the hearing in Chula Vista Superior Court, Judge Esteban Hernandez ordered Kircher held in jail without bail pending a hearing June 7 to set a trial date.

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