sexual assault

July 30, 2018 - 2:44 pm
GALLOWAY, N.J. (AP) — Two more women have filed federal lawsuits alleging that a New Jersey university is partly to blame for sexual assaults after they say school officials turned a blind eye to an unsanctioned fraternity known for underage drinking and sexual misconduct. A total of four women...
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July 28, 2018 - 11:30 am
MOUNT HOLLY, N.J. (AP) — A former New Jersey pastor who co-founded a Christian music festival has been sentenced to 18 years in prison in a child sex abuse case. Seventy-five-year-old Harry Thomas is the former pastor of Come Alive New Testament Church in Medford and co-founder of the Creation...
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FILE - In this Aug. 24, 2015, file photo, former University of Tennessee football players Michael Williams, right, and A.J. Johnson stand in court before the start of Williams's rape trial in Knoxville, Tenn. Jurors acquitted Friday, July 27, 2018, the two former University of Tennessee football players who were indicted on aggravated rape charges nearly 3 1/2 years ago. (Michael Patrick/Knoxville News Sentinel via AP, File)
July 27, 2018 - 4:18 pm
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Two former University of Tennessee football players were acquitted Friday of the aggravated rape charges they had been indicted on nearly 3 ½ years ago. A jury of seven women and five men deliberated for almost 1 ½ hours Friday afternoon before finding A.J. Johnson and...
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FILE - In this Aug. 24, 2015, file photo, former University of Tennessee football players Michael Williams, right, and A.J. Johnson stand in court before the start of Williams's rape trial in Knoxville, Tenn. Jurors acquitted Friday, July 27, 2018, the two former University of Tennessee football players who were indicted on aggravated rape charges nearly 3 1/2 years ago. (Michael Patrick/Knoxville News Sentinel via AP, File)
July 27, 2018 - 3:25 pm
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Latest on the trial of two former University of Tennessee football players facing aggravated rape charges (all times local): 5:05 p.m. Jurors have acquitted two former University of Tennessee football players who were indicted on aggravated rape charges nearly 3 ½ years...
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FILE - In this Jan. 24, 2018, file photo, Larry Nassar sits during his sentencing hearing in Lansing, Mich. Lawyers for the imprisoned former sports doctor on Tuesday, July 24, 2018, filed motions in Ingham County asking that he be re-sentenced by a different judge in the first of the major molestation cases he faced. Nassar, who's serving a 60-year federal sentence for possessing child pornography, was also sentenced to up to 175 years in state prison for molesting young athletes. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)
July 25, 2018 - 8:00 pm
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Larry Nassar's attorneys say the disgraced former sports doctor was assaulted within hours of being placed in the general population at the federal prison in Arizona where he is serving a 60-year sentence for child pornography possession. In motions filed Tuesday seeking to...
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FILe - In this April 26, 2018 file photo, Bill Cosby, center, leaves the the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown, Pa. A representative from the Sexual Offenders Assessment Board has issued an assessment recommending that Bill Cosby be classified as a sexually violent predator. Cosby, 81, was convicted April 26 on sexual assault charges related to accusations he had drugged and assaulted Andrea Constand in his home in 2004. He is scheduled for sentencing on Sept. 24. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum, File)
July 24, 2018 - 2:23 pm
A Pennsylvania board recommended that Bill Cosby be classified as a sexually violent predator, which would require the former TV star to attend sex offender counseling — in prison and out — and police to post warning flyers throughout his neighborhood whenever he is freed. It is now up to a judge...
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July 20, 2018 - 4:45 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — A decade-old allegation of sexual assault has rocked a crowded Democratic primary for a Tucson-based congressional district. Yahya Yuksel is facing calls to quit his campaign after the Arizona Daily Star reported about allegations that he raped an intoxicated 16-year-old girl when he...
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FILE - In this Jan. 17, 2012 file photo, Yusef Salaam, left, Kevin Richardson, second left, and Raymond Santana, right, react to supporters in New York. The three men who were exonerated in the 1989 Central Park Jogger case, were in court for a hearing in a $250 million federal lawsuit they filed against the city after their sentences were vacated. New York City has started releasing about 100,000 pages of documents connected to the notorious case of the five men whose convictions for raping and beating a Central Park jogger were overturned after they served more than a decade behind bars. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, File)
July 20, 2018 - 3:52 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A lawyer for five men wrongly convicted in the vicious 1989 rape of a Central Park jogger said Friday that the release of investigative records leaves them "reliving the horror" of their experiences. "The stigma that they were these horrible animals engaged in wilding has followed...
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FILE - This file booking photo released by the San Francisco Police Department shows Orlando Vilchez Lazo. Ridesharing company Lyft says it is beefing up its background checks after a driver arrested for rape was found to be an undocumented worker. San Francisco Police arrested Lyft driver 36-year-old Vilchez Lazo last week and charged him with raping four women who he lured to his car pretending to be their rideshare driver. (San Francisco Police Department via AP, File)
July 18, 2018 - 6:27 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Ridesharing company Lyft said Wednesday that it's beefing up its background checks after a driver arrested for rape was found to be in the United States illegally. The company's "enhanced detection processes" will apply to new applicants and existing drivers, Lyft spokeswoman...
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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 - 2:29 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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