Sexual Assault

A$AP Bari, real name Jabari Shelton, arrives at the Old Bailey in central London, Thursday Jan. 3, 2019. The American hip hop impresario and fashion designer has been fined for sexual assault after pleading guilty in a London court. (Kirsty O'Connor/PA via AP)
January 03, 2019 - 10:59 am
LONDON (AP) — An American hip hop impresario and fashion designer was fined Thursday for sexual assault after pleading guilty in a London court. ASAP Bari, whose real name is Jabari Shelton, was fined 4,000 pounds ($5,000) in the Old Bailey court Thursday and ordered to pay 2,500 pounds to the...
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FILE - This 2016 photo provided by the Salt Lake County Sheriff's Office shows Wanda Barzee. Barzee, who helped kidnap Utah's Elizabeth Smart, is living a couple of blocks away from an elementary school in Salt Lake City following her release from prison in September. Utah's online sex-offender registry lists 73-year-old Barzee as living in a house near a school for kids ages pre-kindergarten through fifth grade. Federal probation officers didn't return a phone message, but Barzee's supervised release guidelines don't seem to prohibit the arrangement. (Salt Lake County Sheriff's Office via AP, File)
December 31, 2018 - 6:48 pm
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A woman who helped kidnap Elizabeth Smart is living several blocks from a Salt Lake City elementary school following her release from prison in September, according to Utah's sex-offender registry. Wanda Barzee, 73, is listed in the registry as living in an apartment near the...
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December 30, 2018 - 3:04 pm
New rules addressing sexual assault among the children of U.S. service members fail to fix a flaw that on many military bases has let alleged juvenile abusers escape accountability. Records obtained by The Associated Press underscore how rarely federal prosecutors press charges in child-on-child...
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FILE - In this March 4, 2015, file photo, Cardinal Theodore McCarrick speaks during a memorial service in South Bend, Ind. The Vatican has taken testimony from a man who says the ex-Cardinal sexually abused him for years starting when he was 11, evidence that the initial case against the retired archbishop has expanded dramatically to include serious allegations of misconduct. (Robert Franklin/South Bend Tribune via AP, Pool, File)
December 28, 2018 - 5:16 pm
VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican's sexual abuse case against ex-Cardinal Theodore McCarrick has expanded significantly after a man testified that the retired American archbishop sexually abused him for years starting when he was 11, including during confession. James Grein testified Thursday in New...
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This undated photo provided by the Sanpete County Jail in Manti, Utah, shows Ruben Hernandez. Hernandez, accused of sexually assaulting a woman while he was working at a wildfire base camp in Utah, pleaded guilty to misdemeanor sexual battery. (Sanpete County Jail via AP)
December 26, 2018 - 8:37 pm
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — An Idaho inmate accused of sexually assaulting a woman after he was sent to work at a wildfire base camp in Utah has pleaded guilty to misdemeanor sexual battery. The woman approved the plea deal so she could avoid having to testify in the case, prosecutor Kevin Daniels said...
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FILE - In this Oct. 27, 2017, file photo, Kevin Spacey presents an award in Beverly Hills, Calif. A Massachusetts prosecutor says Spacey is scheduled to be arraigned Jan. 7, 2019, on a charge of indecent assault and battery for allegedly sexually assaulting the teenage son of a Boston television anchor in a Nantucket restaurant. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)
December 24, 2018 - 3:38 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Kevin Spacey is scheduled to be arraigned next month on allegations he sexually assaulted the teenage son of a Boston television anchor in a restaurant, a Massachusetts prosecutor said Monday. The Academy Award-winning actor, 59, is due in Nantucket District Court on Jan. 7 to face a...
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FILE - In this file photo taken Thursday, May 22, 2014, Liu Qiangdong, also known as Richard Liu, CEO of JD.com, raises his arms to celebrate the IPO for his company at the Nasdaq MarketSite, in New York. An attorney for Liu welcomes a decision by Minnesota prosecutors not to charge Liu after a Chinese college student accused him of sexual assault. The attorney says Liu was arrested "based on a false claim," and the decision not to file charges "vindicates him." Prosecutors said Friday, Dec. 21, 2018, that "profound evidentiary problems" would have made it "highly unlikely" to prove any charges beyond a reasonable doubt. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
December 21, 2018 - 7:52 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Chinese billionaire Richard Liu will not face charges over a rape accusation by a Chinese woman studying in Minnesota because prosecutors said Friday they could not prove his guilt beyond a reasonable doubt. Liu, founder of the Beijing-based e-commerce site JD.com, was arrested...
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Special counsel Bill Forsyth, center, answers questions, Friday, Dec. 21, 2018, during a press conference in Lansing, Mich., regarding the independent Special Counsel's investigation into Michigan State University's handling of the sexual abuse scandal involving disgraced former sports doctor Larry Nassar. Assistant Attorney General Christina Grossi, left, and Special Agent David Dwyre, listen. (Matthew Dae Smith/Lansing State Journal via AP)
December 21, 2018 - 5:40 pm
DETROIT (AP) — A special prosecutor on Friday accused Michigan State University of stonewalling his investigation into the school's handling of the sexual abuse scandal involving disgraced former sports doctor Larry Nassar and called for "top-down cultural change" at the school. Bill Forsyth...
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December 21, 2018 - 3:45 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Latest on prosecutors decision in U.S. not to file charges against Chinese billionaire in alleged assault (all times local): 2:45 p.m. An attorney for Chinese billionaire Richard Liu has welcomed a decision by Minnesota prosecutors not to charge him after a Chinese citizen at...
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December 21, 2018 - 2:48 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- Gov. Andrew Cuomo has signed legislation that requires New York state agencies to establish a sexual assault survivors' bill of rights. The Democrat signed the bill into law Friday, saying it's New York's response to a federal government that ``shamefully ignores the voices of...
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