Sexual Assault

July 03, 2018 - 9:58 am
BERLIN (AP) — German investigators say a 20-year-old Iraqi asylum-seeker who has admitted killing a 14-year-old girl in a case that has fueled a debate over the country's immigration policies is also suspected of raping an 11-year-old. Wiesbaden prosecutors said Tuesday that Ali Bashar, who's in...
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FILE - In this June 5, 2018, file photo, Harvey Weinstein arrives to court in New York. Weinstein has been accused of a forcible sex act by a third woman in an updated indictment. District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance Jr. announced the indictment Monday, July 2. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
July 02, 2018 - 4:27 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Harvey Weinstein was charged Monday with a sex crime against a third woman, as New York prosecutors continue building cases against the former Hollywood studio boss whose downfall ushered in the #MeToo movement. Manhattan's district attorney announced the charges in an updated...
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In this photo taken June 20, 2018, inmates pass a Correctional Officer as they leave an exercise yard at the California Medical Facility in Vacaville, Calif. CMF is one of the California prisons where general population inmates are expected to peacefully co-exist alongside inmates formerly housed on so-called Sensitive Needs Yards. The protective yards were created to safeguard gang snitches, disgraced cops, child molesters and others in need of protective custody. But they have become so violent and crowded that officials are dismantling the program. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
July 01, 2018 - 2:47 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Special California prisons intended to protect gang informants, disgraced cops and child molesters have become so violent, gang-riddled and crowded that officials are dismantling what's become the United States' largest protective custody program. The inmates are gradually...
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FILE - In this Nov. 22, 2017, file photo, Dr. Larry Nassar appears in court for a plea hearing in Lansing, Mich. Investigators in Texas on Friday, June 29, 2018, are expected to address allegations of criminal behavior by the disgraced former sports doctor at the famed gymnastics training center run by Bela and Martha Karolyi. The facility has since closed and Nassar has been imprisoned for life.(AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)
June 29, 2018 - 6:42 pm
DALLAS (AP) — A former trainer who worked alongside imprisoned ex-sports doctor Larry Nassar at the famed Karolyi gymnastics ranch in Texas was charged Friday with sexual assault. But prosecutors said there wasn't evidence of criminal wrongdoing by the couple who ran the facility, former national...
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FILE - In this June 29, 2012, file photo, Bela Karolyi, left, and his wife, Martha Karolyi, talk on the arena floor before the start of the preliminary round of the women's Olympic gymnastics trials in San Jose, Calif. Investigators in Texas on Friday, June 29, 2018, are expected to address allegations of criminal behavior by disgraced former sports doctor Larry Nassar at the famed gymnastics training center in Texas that was run by the Karolyis. The facility has since closed and Nassar has been imprisoned for life. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull, File)
June 29, 2018 - 5:46 pm
HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — The Latest on the investigation into allegations of criminal behavior by disgraced former sports doctor Larry Nassar at a famed gymnastics training center in Texas (all times local): 4:45 p.m. A former trainer who's been charged with sexual assault involving an elite...
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Actress Ashley Judd meets refugees in Juba, South Sudan, Thursday, June 28, 2018. In her first visit to civil war-torn South Sudan, Ashley Judd had a message for survivors of sexual assault in a country where rape is a widespread weapon. "I see you, I love you and I'm here for you," she said in an interview with The Associated Press. (AP Photo/Sam Mednick)
June 29, 2018 - 6:28 am
JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — In her first visit to civil war-torn South Sudan, actress Ashley Judd had a message for survivors of sexual assault in a country where rape is a widespread weapon. "I see you, I love you and I'm here for you," she said in an interview with The Associated Press. Seated on...
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FILE - In this Feb. 20, 2018, file photo, Samuel Shaffer appears during a court hearing in Cedar City, Utah. Shaffer, a self-styled Utah prophet who led a doomsday cult and secretly married young girls because of his beliefs in polygamy has been sentenced to at least 15 years in prison. (James Dobson/The Spectrum via AP, Pool, File)
June 28, 2018 - 1:25 pm
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A self-styled prophet who led a doomsday cult and secretly married young girls because of his beliefs in polygamy and has already been sentenced to 26 years in prison has been given a 15-year term following another guilty plea. Samuel Shaffer, 35, was sentenced Wednesday in...
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June 27, 2018 - 6:42 pm
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The former athletic director at Baylor University alleges that regents schemed to make black football players scapegoats for a decades-long problem of sexual assault at the nation's largest Baptist school, and that he resigned rather than be part of a massive cover-up. Ian...
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Rohingya refugees shower outside their tents on Tuesday, June 26, 2018, in Kutupalong refugee camp in Bangladesh. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)
June 27, 2018 - 1:07 am
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Amnesty International released a report Wednesday that details new evidence of atrocities inflicted on Myanmar's Rohingya population and names 13 top military commanders the human rights group says should be prosecuted for crimes against humanity. The report is titled "We Will...
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June 25, 2018 - 9:36 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is declining to weigh in on the case of a teenager convicted of rape and murder and featured in the Netflix series "Making a Murderer." The Supreme Court's decision Monday not to take the case leaves in place a lower court ruling against Brendan Dassey. Dassey...
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