Texas high school hires former Baylor coach Art Briles

Sports 05/24/19, 19:28

Art Briles, the former Baylor football coach who was fired three years ago amid a sexual assault scandal at the Baptist school, has been hired to lead an East Texas high school program. Mount Vernon superintendent Jason McCullough announced Friday the board of trustees had approved a two-year contract with Briles, ...

Prosecutors rest in rape-murder trial in Maine

Football 05/24/19, 08:29

Prosecutors have rested in the trial of a Maine man charged with raping and killing a childhood friend in Bar Harbor.Jurors on Thursday watched a surveillance video that showed 22-year-old Jalique Keene carrying Mikaela Conley's body across an elementary school playground on the morning of June 1, 2018.Friends and family ...

Prosecutors: Strangled woman had defendant’s DNA on her

Football 05/21/19, 12:51

A young woman who was raped and strangled had the defendant's DNA under her fingernails, indicating they struggled before her death, a prosecutor told jurors Tuesday.Surveillance video shows a man whom authorities say is Jalique Keene dragging Mikaela Conley's lifeless body. But the video and DNA evidence don't prove that ...

Ex-nurse accused of raping patient appeals HIV testing order

Health 05/20/19, 17:42

A former nurse charged with sexually assaulting an incapacitated woman who later gave birth at a Phoenix long-term care facility has appealed a court order requiring a test to determine if he has HIV or other sexually transmitted diseases.A lawyer for Nathan Sutherland says in an appeal filed last week ...

In defining consent, there’s a gap between the law, culture

U.S. 05/20/19, 16:41

It may sound simple: You either consent to sexual activity or you don't.But just what constitutes an expression of consent is a hotly debated topic in the justice system and in society at large. And while there's been a gradual cultural trend, especially on university campuses, toward a standard of ...

Police arrest UC Berkeley students in 2 sexual assaults

U.S. 05/16/19, 21:15

A former University of California, Berkeley fraternity member was arrested for allegedly punching, biting and sexually assaulting two women, one of them at a fraternity house, authorities said Thursday.Finn Wolff, 20, was arrested on Tuesday and was charged with rape, forced oral copulation and other felonies related to the November ...

North Carolina Steps Toward Changing Sexual Assault Laws

U.S. 05/05/19, 12:55

Prosecutors in North Carolina can have a tough time proving a rape case if the victim is drunk. That's because it is not illegal to have nonconsensual sex with someone who is incapacitated if the victim is responsible for being incapacitated - such as being drunk or high on drugs.But ...

Supporters of Chinese billionaire’s accuser decry censorship

World 05/03/19, 04:53

For three years, Chen Chun has published articles on his public WeChat account touching on politics, philosophy and current affairs — subjects that are often censored on Chinese social media.More recently, the writer in southern China has focused on the country's growing #MeToo movement. He drew attention to several sexual ...

Reports of sexual assault in the military spike

U.S. 05/02/19, 13:39

Reports of military sexual assaults jumped by 13% last year, but an anonymous survey of service members released Thursday suggests the problem is vastly larger.The survey results found that more than 20,000 service members said they experienced some type of sexual assault, but only a third of those filed a ...

Pennsylvania school doc charged with sexual abuse of teens

Sports 05/01/19, 15:31

A Pennsylvania sports medicine doctor who spent decades working with high school athletes has been charged with sexually assaulting five patients, including two minors — one of them in a high school athletic trainer's room.Dr. William Vollmar was charged Wednesday with felony institutional sexual assault, corruption of minors and other ...

Update: Jury reaches verdict for Minneapolis cop

U.S. 04/30/19, 15:52

The Latest on the trial of a Minneapolis police officer charged with murder and manslaughter in the 2017 shooting of an unarmed woman (all times local):3:40 p.m.Jurors have reached a verdict in the trial of a Minnesota police officer in the death of an unarmed woman who was shot minutes ...

Student protesters occupy fraternity house, want it closed

U.S. 04/29/19, 13:59

Students at Swarthmore College occupied an on-campus fraternity house after alleged documents describing some members' derogatory comments and sexual assault jokes were leaked.The demonstration aimed at shutting down the Phi Psi chapter at the private liberal arts school in suburban Philadelphia is now entering its third day. About 30 students ...

Update: Prosecutor: ‘No basis’ to see Damond as threat

U.S. 04/26/19, 10:57

The Latest on the trial of a former Minneapolis police officer who fatally shot a woman who had called 911 to report a possible crime (all times local):10:55 a.m.A prosecutor is attacking a former Minneapolis police officer for his decision to fire at an unarmed woman who approached his squad ...

Update: Harvey Weinstein judge weighs closing courtroom

New York 04/26/19, 09:11

The Latest on a pretrial hearing in Harvey Weinstein's sexual assault case (all times local):10:10 a.m.A federal judge in Manhattan is considering whether to close the courtroom for Harvey Weinstein's pretrial hearing. Harvey Weinstein enters State Supreme Court in New York, Friday, April 26, 2019. Both sides in Harvey Weinstein's ...

Important Harvey Weinstein hearing could be held in secret

Entertainment 04/26/19, 00:12

An important pretrial hearing in Harvey Weinstein's sexual assault case could play out in secret if a judge rules against news organizations fighting to keep the courtroom open.Both the prosecution and defense have asked that Friday's hearing, which will deal with trial strategy and potential witnesses, be held behind closed ...

Oregon safety officer gets second life sentence

U.S. 04/25/19, 16:52

A judge has given a former college campus security officer a federal life sentence for terrorizing a 19-year-old woman by carjacking her at gunpoint in Oregon and forcing her to accompany him to California after having killed another woman. Calling Edwin Lara an "extreme danger to the community," U.S. District Judge ...

Update: Ex-officer testifies on ambush training

U.S. 04/25/19, 14:32

The Latest on the trial of a former Minneapolis police officer charged with murder and manslaughter in the 2017 fatal shooting of an unarmed woman (all times local):2:30 p.m.A former Minneapolis police officer who fatally shot an unarmed woman who had called 911 to report a possible sexual assault near ...

Update: Accuser details claim against Luke Walton

Sports 04/23/19, 19:46

The Latest on a lawsuit that accuses Sacramento Kings coach Luke Walton of sexual assault (all times local):5:30 p.m.A former sports reporter who is suing Luke Walton for sexual assault says the new Sacramento Kings coach held her down, kissed and groped her in a hotel room, then laughed at ...

Washington state rideshare driver arrested in sexual assault

U.S. 04/23/19, 14:57

Washington state authorities have arrested a 34-year-old rideshare driver accused of trying to sexually assault a passenger.KING-TV reports the suspect was arrested Wednesday by detectives in the Seattle suburb of Bellevue who identified the suspect's vehicle with help from the King County sheriff's office. He was not immediately identified.King County ...

Report: Kings coach Luke Walton sued for sexual assault

Sports 04/22/19, 22:08

A female sports reporter has accused new Sacramento Kings coach Luke Walton of sexual assault in a lawsuit.TMZ reported Monday night citing legal documents that Kelli Tennant is suing Walton. TMZ reports that Tennant claims she went to Walton's hotel room to discuss a book she was writing when Walton ...

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