sexual assault

March 26, 2019 - 7:24 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is creating a task force to investigate how an Indian Health Service doctor was able to sexually assault children in his care. The White House announced Tuesday that the Presidential Task Force on Protecting Native American Children in the Indian Health...
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R. Kelly, right, arrives at the Leighton Criminal Court for a hearing on Friday, March 22, 2019, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Matt Marton)
March 22, 2019 - 10:14 am
CHICAGO (AP) — An overseas trip by R. Kelly is in limbo after his attorney asked a judge Friday for more time to provide details to the court about up to five concerts the R&B singer wants to perform next month in Dubai. A Chicago pretrial hearing only briefly touched on a defense motion asking...
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FILE - In this March 21, 2018, file photo, Marip Lu sits in her family's shelter in a refugee camp in northern Kachin State, Myanmar. Marip Lu, 24, claims she was kidnapped by traffickers and suffered six years of captivity, rape and abuse deep in China. A human rights group says the governments in Myanmar and China are failing to stop the brutal trafficking of young women from the conflict-ridden Kachin region for sexual slavery. (AP Photo/Esther Htusan, File)
March 21, 2019 - 8:57 am
BANGKOK (AP) — Authorities in China and Myanmar are failing to stop the brutal trafficking of young women, often teenagers, from the conflict-ridden Kachin region for sexual slavery, according to a report by Human Rights Watch. The report released Thursday says women are often tricked into...
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FILE - This combination of file photos provided on Sunday, Jan. 8, 2017, by the Bucks County District Attorney shows Sara Packer, left, and Jacob Sullivan. Sullivan pleaded guilty Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019, to first-degree murder in the 2016 death of 14-year-old Grace Packer. Sullivan pleaded guilty to all charges in the 2016 death of Grace Packer. The penalty phase of his trial opens Friday, March 15, 2019 outside Philadelphia. A jury will hear testimony about Sullivan’s crimes before deciding on a sentence of either life in prison or death. (Bucks County District Attorney via AP, File)
March 20, 2019 - 4:43 pm
DOYLESTOWN, Pa. (AP) — The mother of a girl who was raped, murdered and dismembered testified Wednesday that she helped plot the attack and carry it out, telling her daughter before her death that "I can't help you anymore." Appearing to smirk at times, Sara Packer calmly recounted how she watched...
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37-year-old Gokmen Tanis is led away by police in Utrecht, Netherlands, Monday March 18, 2019, after a shooting incident on a tram. A gunman killed three people and wounded five during a mid-morning tram ride Monday in the Dutch city of Utrecht. Authorities seized a Turkish-born suspect after a manhunt that convulsed the historic city of nearly 350,000 people for most of the day. (Foto de Volkskrant via AP) NETHERLANDS OUT NOT FOR USE IN THE NETHERLANDS
March 19, 2019 - 2:57 pm
UTRECHT, Netherlands (AP) — Dutch investigators probing the deadly tram shooting in the city of Utrecht sharpened their focus Tuesday on a possible extremist motive, as judicial authorities revealed that the main suspect was released from jail this month and faces a rape trial in July. The nature...
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FILE - This undated booking photo provided by the Clay County Sheriff's Office shows Dale Williamson, a former University of South Dakota football player who was accused of raping a woman in a dorm room. Williamson pleaded no contest Monday, March 18, 2019, to a lesser charge of aggravated assault and has been sentenced to 10 years of probation. A no contest plea isn't an admission of guilt but is treated as such for sentencing.(Clay County Sheriff's Office via AP, File)
March 19, 2019 - 2:31 pm
VERMILLION, S.D. (AP) — A former University of South Dakota football player who was accused of raping a woman in her dorm room has pleaded no contest to a lesser charge of aggravated assault and been sentenced to 10 years of probation. Dale Williamson Jr., of Texarkana, Texas, entered the plea...
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Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte, center right, and Justice Minister Ferd Grapperhaus, left, lay flowers at a makeshift memorial for victims of a shooting incident in a tram in Utrecht, Netherlands, Tuesday, March 19, 2019. A gunman killed three people and wounded others on a tram in the central Dutch city of Utrecht Monday March 18, 2019. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)
March 19, 2019 - 9:34 am
UTRECHT, Netherlands (AP) — The Latest on the tram attack in Utrecht, the Netherlands (all times local): 5:30 p.m. Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte has left a bouquet of flowers at a makeshift memorial in Utrecht to the victims of Monday's deadly tram shooting. Rutte and Justice Minister Ferd...
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Dr. Johnnie Barto heads into Cambria County Courthouse, in Ebensburg, Pa., on Monday, March 18, 2019, for his sentencing in the sexual assault of over two dozen children. (Todd Berkey/The Tribune-Democrat via AP)
March 18, 2019 - 1:38 pm
EBENSBURG, Pa. (AP) — A former Pennsylvania pediatrician was sentenced to at least 79 years in prison on Monday for the sexual assault of 31 children, most of them patients, as his now-adult victims blasted not only their abuser but the system that let him get away with it for so long. Dr. Johnnie...
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FILE - This combination of file photos provided on Sunday, Jan. 8, 2017, by the Bucks County District Attorney shows Sara Packer, left, and Jacob Sullivan. Sullivan pleaded guilty Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019, to first-degree murder in the 2016 death of 14-year-old Grace Packer. Sullivan pleaded guilty to all charges in the 2016 death of Grace Packer. The penalty phase of his trial opens Friday, March 15, 2019 outside Philadelphia. A jury will hear testimony about Sullivan’s crimes before deciding on a sentence of either life in prison or death. (Bucks County District Attorney via AP, File)
March 15, 2019 - 3:20 pm
DOYLESTOWN, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania man should be put to death for killing and dismembering his girlfriend's 14-year-old daughter as part of a rape-murder fantasy he and the teen's mother shared, a prosecutor declared Friday as he described how the victim fought for her life. Jacob Sullivan, 46,...
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In this Dec 10, 2018, photo, Cardinal George Pell, the most senior Catholic cleric to face sex charges, departs an Australian court. Pell was sentenced in an Australian court on Wednesday, March 13, 2019 to 6 years in prison for molesting two choirboys in a Melbourne cathedral more than 20 years ago. (AP Photo/Asanka Brendon Ratnayake)
March 13, 2019 - 8:49 pm
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The most senior Catholic convicted of child sex abuse was sentenced Wednesday to six years in prison for molesting two choirboys in an Australian cathedral in a crime the judge said showed "staggering arrogance." Cardinal George Pell must serve a minimum of 3 years and 8...
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