Attorneys, judge to keep winnowing jury pool for cop trial

U.S. 04/04/19, 00:04

A judge and attorneys are set to continue winnowing the jury pool Thursday for the murder trial of a former Minneapolis police officer who fatally shot an unarmed woman who had called 911 to report a possible sexual assault near her home.Another 10 prospective jurors were excused Wednesday for the ...

Virginia Lt. Gov. seeks investigation of assault allegations

U.S. 04/03/19, 11:17

Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax said Wednesday he's asked prosecutors in Boston and North Carolina to investigate sexual assault allegations two women have made against him.Speaking at a news conference, Fairfax again said the allegations are untrue and the sexual encounters he had with the women were consensual.His lawyer has ...

Lieutenant governor’s accuser says she has nothing to gain

U.S. 04/02/19, 09:08

The second of two women to accuse Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax of sexual assault said she had been friends with him for more than a year before he locked her in a room and raped her."I completely trusted him," Meredith Watson said through tears in an interview aired Tuesday ...

Jury selection begins in former Minneapolis officer’s trial

U.S. 03/31/19, 22:47

Jury selection is scheduled to begin Monday in the trial of a former Minneapolis police officer who fatally shot an unarmed Australian woman after she called 911 to report a possible sexual assault behind her home.Mohamed Noor, 33, is charged in the July 2017 death of Justine Ruszczyk Damond in ...

Trial to begin for Minneapolis cop who shot Australian woman

U.S. 03/31/19, 10:46

A Minneapolis police officer is set to stand trial for the fatal shooting of an unarmed Australian woman who had called 911 to report a possible sexual assault happening in the alley behind her home. Mohamed Noor, who was fired after the July 2017 shooting, is charged with murder in ...

$2M to victim of sex abuse by priest who made him confess

U.S. 03/26/19, 11:24

A Roman Catholic diocese in Pennsylvania has agreed to pay $2 million to a man who was sexually abused as a child by a priest who made him say confession after the assaults. The settlement with the Diocese of Erie was announced Tuesday by the victim's attorney, Mitchell Garabedian. The defrocked priest, ...

Update: Man maintains innocence in cold case arrest

U.S. 03/19/19, 18:48

The Latest on the arrest of a man in a 1999 cold case (all times local): 6:30 p.m. An attorney for a man arrested and accused of the 1999 killings of two teenage girls in Alabama says the man maintains his innocence. David Harrison, an attorney for Coley McCraney, said Tuesday that he ...

Update: Pediatrician’s victims speak out at sentencing

U.S. 03/18/19, 11:05

The Latest on pediatrician's sentencing for sexually assaulting 31 children (all times local):12:05 p.m.Victims of a former Pennsylvania pediatrician have given statements before his sentencing in the sexual assault of 31 children, describing how he destroyed their lives, caused them to feel hopelessness and made them fear doctors.This undated file ...

Pediatrician to be sentenced for assaulting 31 children

U.S. 03/18/19, 00:06

A former Pennsylvania pediatrician is scheduled for sentencing Monday in the sexual assault of 31 children, most of them patients, in a case that state medical regulators failed to act on nearly two decades ago. Dr. Johnnie Barto of Johnstown will be sentenced on dozens of counts, including aggravated indecent assault ...

Ken Starr says he raised money for ex-player’s rape defense

Sports 03/13/19, 13:42

Former Baylor University President Ken Starr said Tuesday that he raised money on behalf of a former Baylor football player who was recently acquitted of sexual assault.Starr told the Waco Tribune-Herald that he hosted a fundraiser at his home for the legal defense fund of Shawn Oakman, a former star ...

New York, feds join to get 100K rape kits tested around US

New York 03/12/19, 16:31

Languishing evidence in over 100,000 sexual assault cases around the country has been sent for DNA testing with money from a New York prosecutor and federal authorities, spurring over 1,000 arrests and hundreds of convictions in three years, officials say. It's estimated that another 155,000 or more sex assault evidence kits ...

Ex-state official says he was falsely accused of sex assault

U.S. 03/12/19, 12:24

A former New Jersey government official told a legislative hearing Tuesday that he has been "falsely accused" of sexual assault by another state worker. Albert Alvarez shed little light during a legislative hearing on a question that's puzzled lawmakers probing his hiring for months, saying he doesn't know who hired him. Alvarez ...

Google paid former exec $35 million after harassment claim

Business 03/11/19, 17:21

Google paid former search executive Amit Singhal $35 million in an exit package when he was reportedly forced to resign after a sexual assault investigation, according to court documents released Monday.Details of the exit package were revealed as part of a shareholder lawsuit against the company, one that followed a ...

McSally says a superior officer raped her when in Air Force

Politics 03/07/19, 02:34

The U.S. Air Force has apologized to Sen. Martha McSally after the Arizona Republican revealed that a superior officer raped her when she was in the service. McSally spoke about her experience Wednesday during a Senate hearing on the military's efforts to prevent sexual assaults and improve the response when they ...

Sen. McSally, ex-Air Force pilot, says officer raped her

Politics 03/06/19, 16:13

Sen. Martha McSally, the first female Air Force fighter pilot to fly in combat, said Wednesday that she was sexually assaulted by a superior officer, and later, when she tried to talk about it to military officials, she "felt like the system was raping me all over again." The Arizona Republican, ...

Texas jury deliberates in trial of ex-Baylor football player

Sports 02/28/19, 15:58

A Texas jury is deliberating in the trial of a former Baylor University football player accused of raping another student in 2016.The jury began deliberating Thursday, just a day after opening statements in the Waco trial of 26-year-old Shawn Oakman, who's the Bears' career leader in quarterback sacks.The woman who ...

Man convicted in slaying of teen who accused him of rape

U.S. 02/28/19, 13:14

A western Michigan man has been convicted of first-degree murder in the slaying of a 16-year-old girl who accused him of rape.A Grand Rapids jury issued a guilty verdict Thursday for 43-year-old Quinn James of Wyoming, Michigan.Mujey Dumbuya's partially clothed body was found in January 2018 in woods in Kalamazoo, ...

Virginia’s Fairfax compares himself to lynching victims

U.S. 02/24/19, 14:51

Embattled Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax compared himself to Jim Crow-era lynching victims in a surprise speech Sunday, as he resists widespread calls to resign prompted by allegations of sexual assault. Fairfax strongly defended himself and lashed out at his critics from his rostrum in the state Senate as the 2019 ...

R. Kelly’s life mirrors that of prosecutor who charged him

U.S. 02/23/19, 17:54

In R. Kelly's fight for his freedom, he faces a straight-talking prosecutor whose life in some ways parallels his own.Though the singer was dogged for decades by allegations he victimized women and girls, his fate only came into question after a documentary brought renewed public derision and charges were meted ...

Virginia Republicans invite Fairfax’s accusers to testify

U.S. 02/22/19, 13:16

Virginia House Republicans have announced plans to hold a public hearing where Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax and the two women who have recently accused him of sexual assault can testify, a move that will likely inflame a partisan battle over the General Assembly's role in investigating the allegations.Republican Del. Rob ...

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