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

California 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 ...

News groups fight to keep Harvey Weinstein’s hearing open

Entertainment 04/22/19, 07:56

Both sides in Harvey Weinstein's sexual assault case want the media and the public barred from the disgraced movie mogul's next court appearance.News organizations including Thee Associated Press are fighting to keep the hearing open plan to file a petition Monday with the court.Prosecutors say a Friday hearing should be ...

Both sides want Weinstein hearing closed to media, public

Entertainment 04/17/19, 13:27

Both sides in Harvey Weinstein's sexual assault case want the media and the public barred from the disgraced movie mogul's next court appearance. Prosecutors argue the April 26 hearing should be closed to protect Weinstein's right to a fair trial and for the privacy of women whose allegations against him aren't ...

Michigan State exhibit shares Nassar abuse victims’ stories

Sports 04/15/19, 18:48

The Michigan State University Museum is staging an exhibit created in collaboration with the sexual assault victims of now-imprisoned former sports doctor Larry Nassar. "Finding Our Voice: Sister Survivors Speak" opens Tuesday. The exhibit incorporates and is inspired by teal ribbons that were tied to trees around campus as a reminder ...

Man gets life for killing teen who accused him of rape

U.S. 04/15/19, 16:45

A judge has sentenced a western Michigan man to life in prison for killing a 16-year-old girl who accused him of rape.Forty-three-year-old Quinn James of Wyoming, Michigan, learned his sentence Monday after a Grand Rapids jury found him guilty of first-degree murder in the strangulation death of Mujey Dumbuya. Her ...

Swedish prosecutors could pursue Assange for sex-crimes case

Europe 04/12/19, 13:21

When Julian Assange sought asylum at the Ecuadorian Embassy in London in 2012, he was fleeing from sexual assault accusations against him in Sweden. Swedish authorities could still go after the WikiLeaks founder, who was arrested Thursday after Ecuador withdrew its protection and allowed British police to drag him out ...

Woman who alleged rape by ex-MSU players speaks publicly

Sports 04/11/19, 14:21

A Michigan State University student who sued the school after alleging three former men's basketball players gang-raped her in 2015 said at a news conference Thursday that she wants to encourage other "silent survivors" of sexual assault to tell their stories.Bailey Kowalski, 22, who will graduate in May with a ...

Update: Jurors at officer’s murder trial hear 911 calls

U.S. 04/10/19, 11:38

The Latest on the trial of a former Minneapolis police officer charged in the fatal shooting of an unarmed woman who had called 911 to report a possible crime (all times local):11:35 a.m.A defense attorney for a Minneapolis police officer who fatally shot an unarmed woman who had called 911 ...

Opening statements loom in ex-cop’s murder trial

U.S. 04/07/19, 22:50

Jurors could hear opening statements soon in the trial of a former Minneapolis police officer accused of fatally shooting an unarmed woman who called 911 to report a possible sexual assault near her home.Attorneys will continue questioning potential jurors in the case Monday. Mohamed Noor is charged with murder and ...

Suspension urged for judge who told woman: ‘Close your legs’

U.S. 04/04/19, 15:43

An ethics committee has recommended a three-month, unpaid suspension for a New Jersey judge who told a woman she could "close your legs" to prevent a sexual assault.The committee released its recommendation to the state Supreme Court Wednesday in the case of Superior Court Judge John Russo, who sits on ...

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