Convicted Intercourse Offender Kenneth Rasmuson Pleads No Contest To 1980s Homicide Of two Boys – CBS Los Angeles
POMONA (CBSLA) – A convicted sex offender did not advocate the murder of two six-year-old boys in the 1980s on Monday.
Kenneth Rasmuson, 59, is charged with killing the two boys in 1981 and 1986. One of the boys’ bodies was washed near his home in Agoura Hills. The second boy, Jeffrey Vargo, was admitted near his home in Anaheim Hills in 1981, and his body was found in Pomona.
Orange County District Attorney Todd Spitzer asked a Pomona judge to move the Vargo case to his county after Los Angeles District Attorney George Gascon resolved special circumstances and improvements in the case that would have allowed Rasmuson to to be released from prison much sooner if convicted. Rasmuson stepped into the non-competitive lawsuit on Monday at an alleged pre-trial hearing.
Rasmuson, who was previously jailed for sexually assaulting an 11-year-old boy in Santa Barbara County and a 3-year-old boy in Los Angeles, is expected to be sentenced to life without parole on April 27.