Man charged in Corona, Riverside sexual assaults going back quarter century

A felon who allegedly committed at least six sexual assaults in Corona and Riverside over an 11-year span, gaining control over victims with a knife or gun in extended attacks, pleaded not guilty Wednesday, June 17, day to rape and other offenses.  “These were extremely violent assaults,” Mike Hestrin, Riverside County district attorney, said during a briefing at the district attorney’s office’s headquarters in downtown Riverside. “The victims suffered. These were tremendously horrible incidents, and for some of them, their lives will never be the same.”  Darin Edward Cooke, 50, of Prescott, Arizona, was taken into custody by Yavapai County sheriff’s deputies May 26, after an arrest warrant was served at his residence. Cooke was extradited to California and booked int
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