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 ...

Polygraph launched probe of deputy suspected in sex assaults

U.S. 02/21/19, 17:02

A Nebraska sheriff's deputy charged with sexually assaulting a woman more than a decade ago now is linked to at least five other potential victims, and the investigation began with a polygraph test for a state patrol job he was seeking. Nicholas Bridgmon, a Seward County sheriff's deputy, is charged in ...

Harvey Weinstein’s sexual assault trial delayed until June

U.S. 02/18/19, 20:47

Harvey Weinstein's sexual assault trial in New York City is being delayed until June 3.Court spokesman Lucian Chalfen confirmed the delay on Monday. The fallen film mogul is still expected to appear at a pretrial hearing March 8.Weinstein's trial had been slated for May 6, but that date was agreed ...

Arizona man connected by DNA to 4 slayings indicted in Ohio

U.S. 02/14/19, 20:33

Ohio authorities charged a man Thursday with aggravated murder in the 1992 slaying of a woman at a truck stop, one of four such killings they say he is linked to through DNA evidence.Samuel Legg III, 49, was extradited in January from Arizona to face charges in the sexual assault ...

Louisiana Rapper Mystikal free on $3M bond in rape case

Entertainment 02/14/19, 20:12

Mystikal, a Louisiana rapper who had been in custody for nearly 1½ years on a rape charge, has been released on a $3 million bond.The artist, whose real name is Michael Tyler, was freed Wednesday from a Shreveport area correctional complex, local news outlets report.Tyler, 48, of New Orleans, surrendered ...

FBI: Most Wanted list suspect is believed killed by officers

U.S. 02/13/19, 17:41

The FBI tracked a man they think was one of the country's 10 most-wanted fugitives to a North Carolina motel, where agents shot and killed him on Wednesday. The armed suspect shot to death at a motel in the Raleigh suburb of Apex will be identified by state medical examiners but ...

Autopsy: Asphyxia was likely cause of kidnapped girl’s death

U.S. 02/13/19, 14:22

A kidnapped and slain 13-year-old North Carolina girl likely died of suffocation or strangulation, but her cause of death couldn't be determined conclusively, according to an autopsy released Wednesday.The state's Office of the Chief Medical examiner ruled that Hania Aguilar died of undetermined violence. The autopsy found she most likely ...

Politician’s accuser speaks about issue of sexual assault

U.S. 02/13/19, 02:29

A college professor avoided talking directly about her accusation that Virginia's lieutenant governor sexually assaulted her, but she wasn't shy about publicly discussing her research and thoughts on the growing number of women reporting abuse."One thing that I notice about sexual violence is that a lot of people would like ...

Virginia politician’s accuser on Stanford sex assault panel

U.S. 02/12/19, 18:41

A college professor who has accused Virginia's lieutenant governor of sexual assault will appear Tuesday at a long-planned Stanford University academic symposium on that topic. Stanford officials said she won't discuss the incident during the sold-out event at the school's Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences. Vanessa Tyson was ...

At some big colleges, sexual assaults most likely off-campus

U.S. 02/12/19, 14:12

At some of the nation's largest universities, the vast majority of sexual assaults take place not in dorm rooms or anywhere else on school property but in the neighborhoods beyond campus boundaries, according to data obtained by The Associated Press.But the schools' obligation to investigate and respond to those off-campus ...

Students sue to open Yale fraternities to women

U.S. 02/12/19, 09:53

Three women who attend Yale University sued the school and nine all-male fraternities Tuesday, seeking to force the social organizations to admit women in response to alleged sexual assault, harassment and discrimination.The class-action lawsuit, filed in federal court in Connecticut, calls for a sweeping order banning fraternities from considering gender ...

Nebraska RB Washington faces charges tied to assault video

Football 02/11/19, 18:59

California authorities have filed criminal charges against Nebraska running back Maurice Washington, who is suspected of possessing a video of his underage high school girlfriend being sexually assaulted by two other people and sending it to the girl less than a year ago.Clarissa Hamilton, supervisor of the sexual assault unit ...

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