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POSTED July 23, 2013 9:26 p.m.

YMCA WORKER FACES MORE CHILD SEX CHARGES: MORGAN HILL  (AP) — A San Francisco Bay Area YMCA worker accused of sexually assaulting a 6-year-old girl he was tasked with watching is facing additional charges involving two other girls under his care.

Morgan Hill police say prosecutors are expected to file the additional charges against 20-year-old Nick Lhermine on Tuesday afternoon.

Lhermine is currently charged with committing sexual acts with the 6-year-old on July 12 and possessing child pornography involving a 17-year-old. Capt. Shane Palsgrove says police discovered images of the 17-year-old victim on Lhermine's phone.

Since then, two other girls have come forward — a 7-year-old and 5-year-old. Palsgrove says Lhermine molested the 7-year-old and took sexually explicit photographs of the 5-year-old that were recovered from his cellphone.

POLICE IN PEPPER-SPRAY PROBE MUST BE ID'D: SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A midlevel state appeals court says news organizations are entitled to know the names of a dozen University of California police officers who were interviewed about the use of pepper spray on demonstrators at UC Davis.

The First District Court of Appeal on Tuesday upheld the ruling of an Oakland trial judge who concluded there was no basis for keeping the information confidential.

The officers' identities were redacted from two reports on the November 2011 confrontation between Occupy Wall Street demonstrators and campus police officers.

Videos showing an officer casually dousing demonstrators with pepper spray sparked outrage at Davis leaders.

MORE QUAKE STUDIES FOR HOLLYWOOD SKYSCRAPERS: LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles officials have asked developers of a massive Hollywood skyscraper project to conduct more studies to determine whether it's earthquake-safe.

The request came last week after a USC quake expert voiced concerns.

The Millennium project would build two towers of 39 and 35 stories near the Capitol Records building, creating more than 1 million square feet of apartment, office, hotel and retail space. The City Council holds a major vote on the project Wednesday.

Dozens of neighborhood groups oppose the plan and state officials have launched their own study to determine whether a nearby quake fault is active.

 

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