Sexual Assault

This booking photo released by the Fort Wayne, Ind., Police Department shows John D. Miller, arrested Sunday, July 15, 2018, who arrested on preliminary murder, child molesting and criminal confinement charges in April Marie Tinsley's slaying. The Fort Wayne girl's body was found in a ditch three days after her April 1988 abduction about 20 miles away. (Fort Wayne Police/The Journal-Gazette via AP)
July 18, 2018 - 5:29 pm
FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) — The mother of an 8-year-old Indiana girl who was abducted, raped and killed in 1988 wants prosecutors to seek the death penalty against the man accused of the crimes. Allen County prosecutors on Tuesday declined to discuss whether they'll seek the death penalty against John...
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FILE - This file booking photo released by the San Francisco Police Department shows Orlando Vilchez Lazo. Federal immigration authorities say Lazo, a suspected serial rapist charged with posing as a Northern California ride-hailing driver to prey on his victims was living in the United States illegally. The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency said Tuesday, July 17, 2018, it plans to deport Orlando Vilchez Lazo to his native Peru if he is released from custody. (San Francisco Police Department via AP, File)
July 17, 2018 - 8:44 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Ride-sharing company Lyft said Tuesday that it's investigating how a former driver now charged in a series of rapes passed a background check even though federal immigration officials say the suspect was living in the country illegally. The San Francisco district attorney's...
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Allen County Prosecutor Karen Richards addresses members of the media during a press conference regarding April Tinsley at the Rousseau Center in Fort Wayne, Ind., Tuesday, July 17, 2018. Authorities arrested 59-year-old John D. Miller of Grabill on Sunday on preliminary murder, child molesting and criminal confinement charges in April Marie Tinsley's 1988 slaying. (Mike Moore/The Journal-Gazette via AP)
July 17, 2018 - 5:15 pm
FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) — An Indiana prosecutor is crediting genealogy databases with helping identify a suspect in the 1988 abduction, rape and killing of an 8-year-old girl, saying criminals should be worried about these powerful new crime-fighting tools. John D. Miller, 59, was arrested Sunday on...
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Jane Carson-Sandler, of South Carolina, who was raped by the so-called Golden State Killer in 1976, holds a sign with a message to her attacker in Sacramento, Calif.,Thursday, July 12, 2018, outside the Sacramento County jail after she and other victims and survivors attended a brief court hearing and saw the accused attacker, Joseph DeAngelo, for the first time. (AP Photo/Don Thompson)
July 12, 2018 - 7:43 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Three victims of a notorious Northern California serial killer and rapist said they are feeling relief after flying to California's capital city to see the alleged attacker behind bars for the first time Thursday. They were among nearly a dozen victims and survivors who...
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July 12, 2018 - 2:48 pm
President Donald Trump's appointment of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court has raised the prospect that a new conservative court majority might consider overturning or weakening the 1973 Roe v. Wade ruling establishing a nationwide right to abortion. Four states — Louisiana,...
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July 10, 2018 - 3:26 pm
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A new United Nations report says South Sudan government troops and allied fighters killed at least 232 civilians in a five-week period this year, with some victims hung from trees and others burned alive. The U.N. report released Tuesday is the latest snapshot of the widespread...
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FILE - In this June 5, 2018 file photo, Harvey Weinstein appears in court in New York. Weinstein, who was previously indicted on charges involving two women, was due in court on Monday, July July 9 for arraignment on charges alleging he committed a sex crime against a third woman. An updated indictment unveiled last week alleges the movie mogul-turned-#MeToo villain performed a forcible sex act on a woman in 2006. The new charges include two counts of predatory sexual assault, which carries a maximum sentence of life in prison upon conviction. (Steven Hirsch/New York Post via AP, Pool)
July 09, 2018 - 2:40 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the arraignment for Harvey Weinstein on charges that he committed a sex crime against a third woman (all times local): 10:35 a.m. A lawyer for the third alleged sex crime victim in the prosecution against Harvey Weinstein says her client will testify if the case goes...
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Harvey Weinstein, left, arrives to court, Monday, July 9, 2018, in New York. Weinstein, who was previously indicted on charges involving two women, was due in court on Monday for arraignment on charges alleging he committed a sex crime against a third woman. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
July 09, 2018 - 2:32 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Moving beyond rote denials, Harvey Weinstein is playing a leading role in shaping what his lawyer said Monday will be an aggressive defense to sexual assault charges that could put him in prison for the rest of his life. Lawyer Ben Brafman said the movie mogul-turned-#MeToo villain...
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(AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
July 09, 2018 - 6:46 am
Harvey Weinstein is due in a Manhattan court Monday for arraignment on charges alleging he committed a sex crime against a third woman.
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FILE- In this June 5, 2018, file photo, former Michigan State University dean William Strampel watches court proceedings at his preliminary exam in East Lansing, Mich. Strampel retired amid criminal charges stemming from the investigation of disgraced sports doctor Larry Nassar. The university said Strampel signed an agreement Thursday, July 5, 2018, to retire effective June 30. (Dale G. Yong/Detroit News via AP; File)
July 06, 2018 - 6:41 pm
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The former dean of Michigan State University's College of Osteopathic Medicine retired amid criminal charges stemming from the investigation of disgraced sports doctor Larry Nassar. The university said William Strampel signed an agreement Thursday to retire effective June...
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