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November 30, 2020

News:

2015 San Pedro Prep Softball Preview -

Friday, May 1, 2015

Art Preview: ‘Non-Native’ by Ingrid Dietrich -

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

San Pedro Prep Baseball 2015 Preview -

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Recapping The Final Gaffey Street Community Workshop -

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Tiffany Torres Bears Down For Success At POLA High -

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

San Pedro Fish Market Launches Scholarship Contest -

Thursday, January 15, 2015

San Pedro’s Rita Fiorenza Is A Basketball Revelation -

Thursday, January 15, 2015

‘No Lane Reductions’ As Gaffey Street Redevelopment Plans Move Forward -

Friday, January 9, 2015

San Pedro Prep Sports 2014 Fall Review -

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

LAPD Harbor Division and Philie B’s Pizza To Host Charity Events This Weekend -

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

San Pedro Holiday Parade Returns Sunday with a Twist -

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Winter Wonderland Comes To The Waterfront -

Monday, December 1, 2014

One-Way Streets May Come to Downtown San Pedro -

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

San Pedro’s Two Newest Volleyball Skyscrapers: Allison Kittell & Tracy Folchi -

Monday, November 10, 2014

San Pedro and POLA Prep Girls Cross-Country Preview: Running For More Glory -

Thursday, November 6, 2014

International Craft Beer Festival Comes to Crafted This Weekend -

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Second Workshop for Urban Greening Project Receives Warm Reception from Community -

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Construction of Mixed-Use Apartment Complex on Gaffey Could Begin Next Spring -

Thursday, September 25, 2014

UPDATE: Blaze Inside Port of L.A. in Wilmington Nearly Contained; Air Quality Deemed ‘Safe’ -

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

San Pedro High Football Off To Another Strong Start -

Monday, September 22, 2014

San Pedro Man Accused of Having Sex with Dog Faces 9 Years in Prison

Photo: Screenshot of the surveillance video from Sunday, Nov. 10, 2013, showing the suspect, Christopher Caceres, allegedly performing lewd acts on a dog.

The 22-year-old man charged with sexually assaulting a dog and burglarizing a home a Northwest San Pedro neighborhood was in Long Beach Superior Court Wednesday.

Christopher Caceres, 22, was arrested on Nov. 14, and has plead not guilty to charges of felony animal cruelty, burglary and misdemeanor sexual assault of an animal. Caceres, who was jailed in lieu of $100,000 bail, could face up to nine years in prison if convicted.

Paul Guthrie, the Los Angeles County Deputy District Attorney, who prosecutes animal cruelty cases in Long Beach, said he has never seen a case like this.

“This is very uncommon,” Guthrie said in an interview with the San Pedro Beacon. “The surveillance video is graphic, and unlike anything I have ever seen in my seven years.”

The complaint filed by the District Attorney’s office states that the suspect, Caceres, 6-foot-2 and 160 pounds, “unlawfully tortures, torments, and subjects the dog to beastiality.”

Caceres was also charged with a misdemeanor count of sexual assault on an animal. The complaint states that Caceres “unlawfully and willfully had intercourse with a dog.”

Caceres also faces a charge of felony first degree burglary, the most serious of the charges. The complaint states that Caceres “entered an inhibited dwelling house and trailer coach” that was occupied by its owner with “intent to commit larceny and any felony.”

Caceres was arrested by Detective Carrie Katsumata with the Los Angeles Police Department Animal Cruelty Task Force.

The San Pedro Beacon received exclusive surveillance video, from the dog’s owner, of the alleged suspect, Caceres, climbing over a backyard wall into a property on the 1900 block of Summerland Avenue at approximately 2:22 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 10.

The suspect was in the backyard until 4:40 a.m., during which time the video shows the suspect committing multiple lewd acts on the property owner’s beloved dog.

A Los Angeles Superior Court records search showed Caceres had no previous convictions.

The case was investigated by the LAPD’s animal cruelty task force, police said.