Sexual Assault

A woman wears a shirt that reads "Believe Women" with a button that reads "I Believe Dr. Christine Blasey Ford" as protesters against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh tell their personal stories of sexual assault outside offices of Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., on Capitol Hill in Washington, Monday, Sept. 24, 2018, as the Senate begins a week of scrutiny of President Donald Trump's nominee to the high court. Judge Brett Kavanaugh's nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court has been further imperiled by a second sexual-misconduct allegation, dating to his first year at Yale University. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
September 26, 2018 - 11:14 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — As two parents watched their children play. At a restaurant with a friend. As a neighbor walked her dog. In all three otherwise everyday scenes, Christine Blasey Ford described to others about being sexually assaulted many years earlier by a future federal judge, according to...
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FILE - In this Jan. 30, 2014, file photo, Victor Ortiz faces Luis Collazo, not seen, in a welterweight boxing bout in the Brooklyn borough of New York. Former welterweight champion Ortiz has been charged with raping a woman inside a home in March. Police in Oxnard say the 31-year-old Ortiz turned himself in to Ventura County Sheriffs on Tuesday afternoon, Sept. 25, 2018. Police say the district attorney filed charges after a months-long investigation, and Ortiz surrendered after a warrant was issued for his arrest. (AP Photo/Julia Weeks, File)
September 26, 2018 - 12:45 am
OXNARD, Calif. (AP) — Former welterweight champion Victor Ortiz has been charged with raping a woman inside a home in March. Police in Oxnard say the 31-year-old Ortiz turned himself in to Ventura County Sheriffs on Tuesday afternoon. Police say the district attorney filed charges after a months-...
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In this Sept. 24, 2018, photo, President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with South Korean President Moon Jae-In at the Lotte New York Palace hotel in New York. Trump’s victory helped give rise to the #MeToo era. Now, as it threatens his latest pick to the Supreme Court and his party’s electoral majorities in Congress. Trump is taking aim at the movement that has spurred a national reckoning around gender equity and sexual consent. Arguing that “false accusations of all types are made against a lot of people,” Trump defended Brett Kavanaugh on Tuesday against allegations of decades-old sexual abuse.(AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
September 26, 2018 - 12:40 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's victory helped give rise to the #MeToo era. Now, as it threatens his latest pick to the Supreme Court and his party's electoral majorities in Congress, Trump is taking aim at the movement that has spurred a national reckoning around gender equity and...
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This image provided by the Montgomery County Correctional Facility shows Bill Cosby on Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2018, after he was sentenced to three-to 10-years for sexual assault. (Montgomery County Correctional Facility via AP)
September 25, 2018 - 10:59 pm
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — At an age when other Hollywood stars are settling into retirement and collecting lifetime-achievement awards, an 81-year-old Bill Cosby was led away to prison in handcuffs Tuesday, sentenced to three to 10 years behind bars in what was seen by many of his accusers as a...
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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., joined by Sen. Roy Blunt, R-Mo., left, Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., second from right, and Majority Whip John Cornyn, R-Texas, right, speaks with reporters about the confirmation for President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh, following a closed-door GOP policy meeting, at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2018. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
September 25, 2018 - 8:52 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Supreme Court nomination of Brett Kavanaugh (all times local): 8:50 p.m. The attorney for the second woman to accuse Brett Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct says Senate Judiciary Committee GOP staffers are involved in "game playing." John Clune said he was supposed...
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In this Aug. 17, 2017 photo Eagle River resident Justin Schneider appears in Anchorage district court. The Alaska Department of Law stood by a judge's sentence that calls for no jail time for Schneider who authorities say offered a woman a ride and choked her until she was unconscious. Schneider, 34, pleaded guilty to one count of felony assault in the case. A kidnapping charge was dropped as part of the plea deal. (Kirsten Swann/Anchorage Daily News via AP)
September 25, 2018 - 7:09 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A man drove an Alaska Native woman to a dark street, said he would kill her and choked her until she blacked out. He then masturbated on her face. Originally charged with kidnapping, 34-year-old Justin Schneider pleaded guilty to a single count of felony assault in a deal...
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Bill Cosby is escorted out of the Montgomery County Correctional Facility Tuesday Sept. 25, 2018 in Eagleville, Pa., following his sentencing to three-to-10-year prison sentence for sexual assault. (AP Photo/Jacqueline Larma)
September 25, 2018 - 6:15 pm
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — The Latest on Bill Cosby's sentencing hearing (all times local): 6:15 p.m. Bill Cosby will spend his first night behind bars at a new state prison in suburban Philadelphia. Cosby spent a few hours at the county jail Tuesday before heading to SCI Phoenix, a 3,830-bed lockup...
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A crowd gathers at Dilworth Plaza by the city hall for a walkout in solidarity with Christine Blasey Ford, who accused Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault, in Philadelphia on Monday, Sept. 24, 2018. Survivors of sexual assault shared their stories with the crowd, and then led a march around City Hall. The walkout is part of a nationwide movement called for by Tarana Burke, the founder of the #MeToo movement. (Heather Khalifa/The Philadelphia Inquirer via AP)
September 25, 2018 - 4:27 pm
WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) — No matter what ultimately happens to Brett Kavanaugh and the women who accuse the Supreme Court nominee of sexual misconduct, the Senate hearing on the allegations will offer a historic test of the #MeToo movement, which began only a year ago. Since it coalesced around...
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AP Photo/Matt Slocum
September 25, 2018 - 3:00 pm
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (1010 WINS/AP) — Bill Cosby was sentenced on Tuesday to three to ten years in state prison. Bill Cosby sentenced to 3 to 10 years in state prison. — Montgomery County DA (@MontcopaDA) September 25, 2018 Montgomery County Judge Steven O'Neill said he refused to sentence Cosby to...
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Accuser Andrea Constand returns to the courtroom during a lunch break at the sentencing hearing for Bill Cosby at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown, Pa., Monday, Sept. 24, 2018. (David Maialetti/The Philadelphia Inquirer via AP, Pool)
September 25, 2018 - 1:04 pm
Victim impact statement submitted in writing by Andrea Constand, the former Temple University employee whom Bill Cosby was convicted of drugging and sexually assaulting in 2004, and released by prosecutors at Cosby's sentencing Tuesday in Norristown, Pennsylvania: To truly understand the impact...
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