DNA connects a serial rapist to several murders in Southern California.

A serial rapist terrorized the Sacramento area


DOB: 1958 to 1965
Height: 5’7” to 5’11”
Eyes: Blue or hazel
Defining Characteristics: Medium build, very thick legs


He tied up the man and stacked plates on him

In October of 1976, a woman was tied up and raped in an affluent suburb just outside of Sacramento, California. This rape victim, who asked that her identity remain confidential, is one of more than 50 women believed to have been assaulted by a serial rapist who terrorized the Sacramento area during the 1970s:

“I remember waking up, with a flashlight shining in my face.   And I was looking down the barrel of a gun.   And, he said, don’t move, don’t make a sound or I will kill you.   And within a moment’s notice, my life was all of a sudden in the control of somebody else.”

The mysterious attacker, known to police as the “East Area Rapist”, was never identified. And in recent years, dramatic advances in law enforcement technology determined that the same man was responsible for a series of murders in the 1980s.

DNA tests linked the rapes to the killings

The East Area Rapist displayed some unusual habits, including lingering in victims’ homes for hours.   On the night of the attack, the unidentified victim sensed her attacker was smoking in her living room:

“The police felt that he had gotten into my refrigerator.   I think he was in the house anywhere from two and a half to three hours. I lay there for what seemed like… a long period of time… and then, all of a sudden… I couldn’t see, I couldn’t move and I couldn’t yell. And I remember wondering is this it?   Is this the way I’m going to die?”

How many were killed in Southern California?

After sexually assaulting his victims, the rapist would quietly sneak away.   Detective Carol Daly of the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department interviewed many of the rapist’s victims:

“The East Area rapist definitely did a psychological rape along with the physical rape.   The manner in which he would threaten the victims, the length of time that he stayed in the home, made his crime different and unique.”

The first fifteen attacks occurred in homes only inhabited by women and children.   But then the rapist became even more brazen.   According to Carol Daly, he began targeting homes in which a man was also present:

“When the rapist would come in he would, at gunpoint, order the female to tie up the male in the house. And then he would remove the female to the other part of the house where he would also tie her up.   And then he would put dishes on the husband.   While he was in the other room occupied with the sexual assault, he could hear whether or not the male was trying to get free… I think that he liked the excitement of the game.   I think it was as much a game with the investigators as it was for what he was doing to the victims.”

The sadistic “game” being played by the rapist often extended beyond the attack itself.   The unidentified victim, along with several other victims, reported receiving disturbing phone calls from the rapist years later:

“I felt by what he said to me that he had been still watching me and stalking me. I felt absolutely terrified.   I think the phone calls were just his way of saying, you’re still my hostage. Even though I’m not in your house, psychologically, you’re still my hostage.”

By the late 1970s, the East Area Rapist had moved 50 miles west to Contra Costa County.   Five more assaults were reported there.   Then, according to Lieutenant Richard Selby of the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department, the attacks abruptly stopped:

“Everybody speculated about where this guy might have gone and why… he might have stopped.   And, there was nowhere to go with it.   We had no real physical description.”

He patiently waited in the victim’s house

The trail eventually grew cold.   But over the years, criminalist Paul Holes of the Contra Costra Sheriff’s Department, continued to work the case.   He ran DNA profiles on semen recovered from the five rapes in his county.   He then attempted to track down the rapist.   Holes began contacting agencies across the state. 400 miles south, in Orange County, forensic scientist Mary Hong had used DNA to link six rape-murders in her county to a single killer.   In 2001, Mary got a call from Paul Holes:

“Independently, he was thinking that this guy has to be committing these crimes somewhere else.   So, he actually was calling these agencies and finding out if they had any cases that fit his profile. I had him read me the profile that he had on his case, and I compared that to the profile that I had on our cases, and they matched all the way across.”

The Sacramento Serial Rapist could be anywhere

The East Area Rapist had become a Southern California killer, leaving a trail of deaths in his wake. Larry Pool of the Orange County Sheriff’s Department headed up the Southern California investigation:

“I don’t know of anyone like him.   He’s a very unique offender.   Fifty rapes that we’re aware of, ten murders that we’re aware of.   We suspect that he’s probably responsible for more rapes and murders and crimes, outside of what we’ve identified.”

With the biological link to the Northern California rapes confirmed, investigators now had 50 additional cases to comb through in search of new clues to the serial killer’s identity.   According to Larry Pool, the East Area Rapist’s m.o. of stacking plates on the victim’s partner during the assault is believed to be particularly unique:

“It’s a signature aspect of our offender.   Is it possible that someone abused him and treated him the same way terrorizing him, perhaps, as a boy when he grew up?    It’s possible… I don’t want to end my career without having solved this.   And if it’s not solved by the time I retire, I’ll think about it until the day I die.”

Police believe that the East Area Rapist is Caucasian.   He has a medium build and stands 5’7″ to 5’11”.   Victims repeatedly described his legs as being “very thick.”   He would now be over 50 years old.

UPDATE: In the early hours of April 25, 2018, Joseph James DeAngelo was arrested in this case.  A former police officer, DeAngelo was living in Citrus Heights. He has been charged with thirteen murders and is believed to have killed more.

Investigators found DeAngelo by initially submitting the DNA obtained from the crimes to a genealogy site. From the distant relative matches they received, authorities conducted interviews to narrow down the pool of suspects. DeAngelo’s DNA was then obtained through a discarded sample, and it came back as a match. We will bring you more information as this story develops.

Watch this case now on Amazon Prime in season twelve with Robert Stack and in season seven with Dennis Farina. Also available on YouTube with Dennis Farina. Various seasons available now on Hulu.




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    Instagram unsolved mysteries

    He has been caught!! He is now 72 years old.


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    Eric Childers

    He was caught today near Sacramento!


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    Have you considered cable installers. Back then cable TV was all the rage, & it was still being set up. A cable installer gets an overhead view of the neighborhoods to check out an area to become knowledgeable of an area to plan is attacks & escapes.


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      No cable in Sacramento during the seventies


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      I just watched this case on ID…I seriously think he had no job. Think about all the hours he had to watch these people to know that much about them. The other thing is he ate at their homes. At some point in time he dropped papers that would have been kept at home not in his pocket. I know they said he took items and pictures…but he may also have lived with others now and again. The other thing is that he actually stayed at vacant houses while watching these people. It is just hard to believe that he was never caught. He seemed to be dependent upon the fear of the people during his rapist time, as he progressed the people seem to be the ones becoming brave…I think that is why he started to beat them to death…I mean after all isn’t rape a control thing. I would think it would make him mad if they were no longer afraid of him. I think that I would check some of the homeless shelters and see if a familiar name popped up in the two different areas.


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    This case makes me sick. I can’t believe this coward still hasn’t been caught. No fault of the police. Not much to work with and nobody in the California prison system is a DNA match. But I refuse to believe nobody knows who this guy is. Someone knows and isn’t speaking up. Perhaps a spouse that’s scared? Maybe family that’s protecting him, maybe not to protect him as much the family name.

    I mean I get it. If I knew who he was and related to him, I’d also be fearful of what people would think. I don’t care who likes me and who doesn’t, but being linked to a coward pig like the Original Night Stalker, people would blame the entire family and think we’re all like that. So I get not wanting to be linked, but this pig raped and murdered. Ruined lives. Would call and taunt his victims. I could not keep silent.

    I’m fairly certain if anyone knows his identity won’t read this, but if by some miracle of miracles, please inform law enforcement. And if by some chance the pig reads this, one day the police will find you. Coward


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    Is it just me getting confused, but wasn’t there another rapist who placed dishes on the husbands’ backs?

    Also, BTK stopped killing in 1979 only to return in 1986, the same exact timeline when The Golden State Killer/EAR-ONS was active…


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    Look at Stephen Paddock…that could be his motive. He sure fits the profile.


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    Hey Tough guys, place your address online and wait for someone to come and we will see how many plates you break. I’m going with none and if you do you would be shot right after your loved one is raped and killed.. What a tough guy plan, perfect.


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    Just a thought, the areas are all surrounding an area not touched or reported. Long Beach , Ca. there are so many Homeless people and Mentally sick people walking around the streets day and night…He should be old now and maybe sick that he cannot physically able. Have any DNA reports been linked to that area?


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    Rod Riddle, the plates were on the men’s BACKS, not laps and their hands and feet were tied.


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    Hey, Mr. Macho Rod Riddle! “wouldn’t be a plate left in tact”, huh? So, are you admitting to us that you’re ignorant? These people were awakened with a gun to their faces . . get it? That means he was in control at that point. The only possible thing that could help anyone at that particular moment is if you slept with a gun under your pillow but even that would be extremely risky because you’ld have to reach for it when he already had the drop on you! Then, instead of attempting to assure everyone stays alive, the sound of your wife being assaulted in the next room would get the best of someone like you wouldn’t it? While your hands are tied or even if you managed to free your hands, you’ld jump up and just let those plates crash to the floor like a train wreck . . right? Then what? Run to get your gun that he most likely has already found as he shoots you with it? More simply, he’d probably just rush up and shoot you with his own gun within seconds of hearing the plates crash! . . . Get real! The rest of us out here in California can pretty much guess what would happen next. He would no doubt, put a bullet in her head after he was done with her but you would be spared from seeing that part because you would be dead . . . “riddled” with bullets . . Mr. Riddle. So, before you go dragging “masculinity” into the equasion, take a good look at where it would take you first, Macho Man! What gives you the right to stereo type people from California anyway? Jerk!


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      Chris M

      Mr Riddle is right.
      I will not stereo type California, I am from the hard streets of NYC. I can tell you most men would not allow something like that to happen and not even put up a fight. Cmon you hear a your woman screaming in the next room and you do not at the very least try to do something to stop it. Cannot happen, I know myself and not afraid to die, as death is a part of life. Men must live with honor.Not shame. If you wife is raped and you sit there and did not do anything to stop it. You will have to live with shame for the rest of your life!


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        Sure you would tough guy. You’re not afraid to die? Easy to say. Even if true, do you love your wife/girlfriend? Do you value her life? You try anything, not only would you get killed, but your spouse as well. This guy was messing around. Those like you, who bark the loudest are always the first ones to run away. Zip it tough guy.


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        You remind me of that guy who ran his mouth at the town hall meeting and then found himself in the same situation.


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    I remember that time period. I was 13 in 1976. The guy had to be older than 50. I’m 53 now. I remember hearing about cookie sheets he used too.


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    Charles Smith

    I think that The East Area Rapist has left The United States and may be living in Australia. Why? In Brisbane and The Gold Coast, 4 attacks have occurred there over 8 years which have a very simular MO. Police there have no suspects. For more info, just google The Brisbane Attacker.


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    Brittany Oldham

    I can relate because I was raped and I know it can be very scary please help them find this sicko


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      Hi Brittany, we have something in common, and know how terrifying it is. I later became a rape crisis responder, helping others helps our own healing as well. Let’s hope they bring this monster down soon.


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    Just a thought stacking dishes? maybe he was a dish washer or cook in the area where he assaulted women. Maybe he was treaded for the thick leg problem. Any victim’s go tot he same restaurant?


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    Why hasnt he been found yet…. crazy


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    This is an interest for some others, others who were impacted more directly may not know where to go with this information. If I can help with the information I have please let me know.


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    do you think that investigators used a geographic style of profiling ?


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    1965 age range puts him at 11 in 1976.


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    So the East Area Rapist started at 11 years old 1968?


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    Ron and Chris read the Quester Files and then you can see what you would have been up against. If it would have been either of you, you would have my sympathies.


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    Rod Riddle

    Not one broken plate in any of the rapes involving male partners present. Only in California. In Texas there wouldn’t be a plate left in tact in any instance. Just shows you the difference between real men and the metro sexuals in California. They just sat there with plates on their laps while their wife was being raped in the other room. Thru decades of liberalism men in California have had their masculinity stripped from them. Lastly, not one liberal victim had a gun to be able to fend against the rapists own weapon. Liberalism kills.


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      Chris M

      I agree with you. How can a man with any type of balls hear his woman screaming while be raped by that scum and that same man lie down there are allow that to happen.

      This could never happen in Bronx NY, a place where men have balls and we keep our doors locked.. 50 rapes in city ! Pure Insanity and inept Sacramento Police department. They should be ashamed of themselves


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      Ben Gerard

      Ever dawn on you the rapist threatened the life of the wife if he heard one plate break? How was anyone supposed to defend themselves with weapons while behind tied up. Your narrow way of thinking is as boring as your lame personal opinions of “liberals” and insulting the entire male gender in California.


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      Margaret Wardlow

      Not really sure what was going on there. But I doubt it was as simple as you make it sound. I heard it rumored that EARS had removed a gun, on his visit, prior to the rape of the wife. But I can say, my Awesome neighbor, Gary, (don’t remember his last name, I was only 12 years old) came to the screams of my Mother after this man attacked me at our home. And yes, Gary DID COME TO OUR HOUSE WITH A SHOTGUN IN HIS HANDS! The EARS really got off on frightening people. As a 12 year old girl who knew this, he was no match for me! I was fearless and confrontational with this creep!


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Typically, we retain your Personal Data for the period necessary to fulfill the purposes outlined in this Privacy Policy, unless a longer retention period is required or permitted by law.  This may include retaining your Personal Data indefinitely, even after you are no longer a CMP member, in order to provide you with future marketing opportunities and other purposes, as well as to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, or enforce any of our agreements.  


Please note that you can request, at any time, that we delete your Personal Data.  All requests must be directed to the contact in the “Contact Information” section below.  We can decide to delete your Personal Data if we believe that the data is incomplete, inaccurate, or that our continued use and storage are contrary to our obligations to other members, individuals, or third parties.  When we delete your Personal Data, it will be removed from our active databases or anonymized so that the data is no longer identified with you, but the data may remain in our archives if CMP determines that it is not practical or possible to delete it.

Your Personal Data is processed in the United States, where privacy laws may be less stringent than the laws in your country and where the government, courts, or law enforcement may be able to access your data.  By submitting your Personal Data to us, you agree to the transfer, storage and processing of your Personal Data in the United States.

You, as the data subject, have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority, in particular in the Member State of your habitual residence, place of work, or place of the alleged infringement, if you believe that the processing of your personal data does not comply with legal requirements.

In the event we determine the occurrence of a data security incident, we will notify you by email, US mail, telephone, or other means as permitted by law.

If you have questions, comments, or complaints concerning our privacy practices or if you wish to change, access, or remove your Personal Data, please contact us as indicated below.  We will attempt, where practical, to respond to your requests and to provide you with additional privacy related information.

Cosgrove Meurer Productions, Inc. is the owner of this Website and retains all ownership rights to the information collected at this Website. Cosgrove Meurer Productions, Inc. reserves the right to change, modify, add, or remove provisions of this Privacy Statement. Any changes to this Privacy Statement will be posted here, and we encourage you to check back from time to time. In addition, Cosgrove Meurer Productions, Inc. will notify registered users of changes as they occur.

We allow third-party companies to serve ads and/or collect certain anonymous information when you visit our web site. These companies may use non-personally identifiable information (e.g., click stream information, browser type, time and date, subject of advertisements clicked or scrolled over) during your visits to this and other Web sites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services likely to be of greater interest to you. These companies typically use a cookie or third party web beacon to collect this information. To learn more about this behavioral advertising practice or to opt-out of this type of advertising, you can visit networkadvertising.org. Your use of the site constitutes your agreement to accept cookies, beacons and third-party advertising. Cosgrove Meurer Productions, Inc. assumes no responsibility for third-party ads.

ARTICLE 1. Personalization
1.1 We may use the contact information you give us to better tailor your Website experience to your interests, and to send you information about Cosgrove Meurer Productions, Inc. and its services as well as promotional material on behalf of some of our partners. We may use other information that you provide to us to show you content in which you may be interested and to display the content according to your preferences. We will also share this information within Cosgrove Meurer Productions, Inc. in order to enhance your experience on this and other Cosgrove Meurer Productions, Inc. Websites.
1.2 In addition, we may share this information with advertisers or other third parties that are not part of the Cosgrove Meurer Productions, Inc. family on an aggregate or other basis that does not disclose your identity or contact information.

ARTICLE 2. Online Surveys/Contests
2.1 From time to time, we may conduct online surveys and contests. These may ask you for contact information (like name or email address) and demographic information (like zip code or age).
2.2 We may use this contact information from our surveys and contests to provide you with information about our company and promotional material on behalf of some of our partners, and to contact you when necessary.

ARTICLE 3. Shopping/Commercial Services
3.1 This Website may offer shopping services, which may be offered by us or by a firm that operates a store under contract with us. If our Website offers shopping or other commercial services, you will use a customer order form to request information, products, and services. The order form will ask you to give us contact information (like name or email address), financial information (like account or credit card numbers), and demographic information (like zip code or age).

3.2 We will use the financial information that you provide to bill you for products and services. By giving our Website your credit card and related personal information, you are authorizing our store to give that information to the merchant and credit card company in order to confirm and fulfill your order.

3.3 We will use contact information from the order form to fulfill your orders. We may also use contact data to get in touch with you when necessary. We will not otherwise use or distribute your financial information without your prior approval.

ARTICLE 4. Public forums
4.1 This Website may make available chat rooms, blogs, forums, message boards, and news groups. Please remember that any information that you disclose in these areas becomes public information and you should exercise caution when deciding to disclose your personal information. Information disclosed by you or by others enters the public domain and may be freely used by any other persons or entities using the site.

ARTICLE 5. Information Sharing With Third Parties
5.1 From time to time we may enter into a special relationship with another company that is not owned by Cosgrove Meurer Productions, Inc. to provide additional features at this Website. These special relationships may include “powered by” partners, business partners, sponsors, and co-branded sites (referred to here as “co-branded pages”). These might include, for example, pages that share our name and that of another entity. You should look for a specific privacy statement on any such co-branded page. Any personal information that you provide when signing up at one of those co-branded pages may be shared with our third party partner. You should also check our partner’s website for information regarding its privacy policies.

5.2 Also, the nature of some features of our Website may require that we share personal information about you with persons or companies outside of Cosgrove Meurer Productions, Inc. For example, this may occur at a feature that enables you, via our Website, to ask questions of persons or entities that are not part of Cosgrove Meurer Productions, Inc. By responding to those features of the site, whether by email or direct entry of information on our Website, you are consenting to our transferring that information to such persons or entities.

5.3 With respect to specific registration modules, like contests, we may disclose personal information collected, and we may post a conspicuous statement on the registration module to the effect that we will be disclosing the information collected with third parties.

5.4 Finally, we may share any of the information collected from you with these other non- Cosgrove Meurer Productions, Inc companies in an aggregate basis. The aggregated information is not linked to any information that can identify you.

ARTICLE 6. IP Address and Log Files
6.1 We may use your IP address to administer our Website, to help diagnose problems with our server, to analyze trends, to track users’ webpage movements, to help identify you and your shopping cart, and to gather broad demographic information for aggregate use.

ARTICLE 7. Cookies
7.1 This Website may use a standard technology called a “cookie” to collect information about how you use the Website. Cookies reside on your computer and help our Website to recognize your computer’s browser as a previous visitor. This information allows us to customize delivery of information. For example, our Website may use cookies to save and remember registration information or preferences that you may have set while browsing the Website, to keep track of your shopping cart, to ensure you don’t see the same ad content repeatedly, to deliver content specific to your interests, and to save your password so you do not have to re-enter it each time you visit our site. We use cookies only to gather information as indicated in this policy.

7.2 In addition, on occasion our site may also set a “session cookie” which helps us administer the Website. The session cookie expires when you close your browser and does not retain any information about you after it expires.

7.3 Finally, we may also use an ad network provider to help present advertisements on this and other Cosgrove Meurer Productions, Inc. websites. This ad network provider, like other advertising service vendors, uses cookies, web beacons, or similar technologies on the hard drive of your computer to serve you advertisements tailored to interests you have shown by browsing on this and other sites you have visited, and to determine whether you have seen a particular advertisement before and to avoid sending you duplicate advertisements. In doing so, the provider collects non-personal data such as your browser type, your operating system, web pages visited, time of visits, content viewed, ads viewed, and other clickstream data. The use of cookies, web beacons, or similar technologies by these ad network providers is subject to their own privacy policies, not ours, and Cosgrove Meurer Productions, Inc. assumes no responsibility for the collection or use of such information.

ARTICLE 8. Banner Advertising
8.1 We have contracted with an ad-service to place banner advertising on our Website. All of the data provided and generated by the ad-server software remains in our possession. This feature of our Website may, on occasion, set “cookies” on your computer. Any information collected or stored by the ad-service or the cookies is treated in the same manner as other information described in this statement.

ARTICLE 9. Children’s Personal Information
9.1 Consistent with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act:

9.1.1 This site does NOT collect, use, or disclose personal information (including online contact information) of children under the age of thirteen (13).

9.1.2 In the event that a child under the age of 13 attempts to register on our site, we will NOT accept the registration and will delete information received from the child.

9.1.3 In the event that a child posts personal information in a public forum such as a chat room, we will attempt to delete that information once we become aware of it.

ARTICLE 10. Security of Your Personal Information
10.1 Cosgrove Meurer Productions, Inc. employs reasonable security measures consistent with standard industry practice, for information collected through this Website. We believe that we have adequate security measures in place in our physical facilities to protect against the loss, misuse, or alteration of the information we collect on our Website. We also use internal protections to limit access to users’ personal information to only those employees who need the information to perform a specific job.

ARTICLE 11. Sale or Merger
11.1 If this Website is sold to, or merges with, another company not owned by Cosgrove Meurer Productions, Inc., you should expect that some or all of the information collected from this Website may be transferred to the buyer/surviving company. If so, CMP will seek to obligate the acquiring company to use any personal information transferred by this Website in a manner consistent with this statement, but cannot guarantee that it will be able to impose that requirement or that the acquiring company will comply.

ARTICLE 12. Legal Process
12.1 You should be aware that Cosgrove Meurer Productions, Inc. may be required to disclose your personal information to the government or third parties under certain circumstances, such as in court or regulatory proceedings.

ARTICLE 13.  Contacting the Website

13.1        If you have any questions about this Privacy Statement, the practices of this Website, or your dealings with this Website, please contact us at: unsolved@unsolved.com.

ARTICLE 14.  general information

14.1        Choice of Law:  This Agreement and the Additional Terms shall be governed by, construed and enforced in accordance with the laws of the State of California , as it is applied to agreements entered into and to be performed entirely within such state, without regard to conflict of law principles.

14.2        Choice of Forum:  You agree that any cause of action you or Cosgrove Meurer Productions, Inc. brings to enforce this Agreement and/or the Additional Terms, or in connection with any matters related to this Website and/or the Privacy Statement, shall be submitted to arbitration in the County of Los Angeles, State of California, United States of America in accordance with the commercial rules and regulations of the American Arbitration Association then in effect (as amended herein), provided that said arbitration shall be heard before a single arbitrator, who shall be a retired judge, selected pursuant to such rules and regulations, and shall be conducted on an expedited basis and in confidence. The arbitrator’s decision shall be controlled by the terms and conditions of this agreement and any other agreements I may enter into with you, and shall be final and binding, and shall provide for each party to bear its own costs of arbitration and attorneys’ fees.  Each party expressly waives any right to a jury.  Judgment upon the award of the arbitrator may be entered or enforced in any court of competent jurisdiction. 

14.4        If any provision of this Agreement, or the application thereof to any person or circumstances, is held invalid or for any reason unenforceable then such provision shall be deemed superseded by a valid, enforceable provision that matches, as closely as possible, the original provision, and the other provisions of this Agreement shall remain in full force and effect.  The failure of either party to insist upon strict performance of any provision of this Agreement shall not be construed as a waiver of any provision or right.  Unless expressly provided otherwise, this Agreement is the entire agreement between you and Cosgrove Meurer Productions, Inc. with respect to the use of this Website and shall not be modified except in writing, signed by an authorized representative of Cosgrove Meurer Productions, Inc.

ARTICLE 15.  European Union and Other Foreign Nations

15.1        This Website is governed by and operated in accordance with the laws of United States of America and is intended for enjoyment of residents of the United States.  Cosgrove Meurer Productions, Inc. makes no representation that this Website is governed by or operated in accordance with the laws of other nations.  By using this Website and submitting any personal information, visitors from outside of the United States acknowledge this Website is subject to U.S. law, consent to the transfer of personal data to the U.S., and waive any claims that may arise under their own national laws.