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 ...

Update: Sponsor backs off fast-track impeachment

U.S. 02/11/19, 07:03

The Latest on scandals involving Virginia's Democratic leaders (all times local):7 a.m.A Virginia lawmaker is now suggesting he won't move forward Monday with plans to introduce an impeachment bill seeking the ouster of Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax.Democratic Del. Patrick Hope had said he wanted to introduce articles of impeachment Monday ...

Possible impeachment could further upend Virginia politics

Politics 02/11/19, 01:23

Virginia lawmakers on Monday will reluctantly face the unprecedented prospect of impeaching the state's second most powerful leader as they struggle to address revelations of past racist behavior and allegations of sexual assault roiling its highest levels of office. At least one lawmaker said he will try to pursue impeachment of ...

Q&A: Sexual assault allegations in New Jersey government

U.S. 02/10/19, 08:52

New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy looked to put scrutiny over his administration's handling of a sexual assault allegation against a state government staffer behind him last week.But lawmakers are having none of it as they continue their probe into state employee Katie Brennan's accusations of sexual assault against a member ...

Virginia lieutenant governor resists calls to step down

U.S. 02/10/19, 07:57

Virginia's embattled lieutenant governor has urged authorities to investigate sexual assault allegations made against him, but hasn't heeded calls to resign and it is unclear what comes next for the once-rising star of the state Democratic Party. Two women have made allegations against Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax. But on Saturday, Fairfax ...

Update: Gov. Northam attends state trooper funeral

U.S. 02/09/19, 11:11

The Latest on fallout from scandals roiling Virginia's top officials (all times local):11:05 a.m.Virginia's governor has made his first official public appearance since he denied appearing in a racist yearbook photo and admitted to wearing blackface.Gov. Ralph Northam was in attendance at Saturday's funeral for a state trooper killed in ...

2nd woman accuses Virginia official of sexual assault

Politics 02/08/19, 20:20

A second woman accused Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax of sexual assault Friday, saying the Democrat raped her 19 years ago while they were both students at Duke University. A lawyer for Meredith Watson, 39, said in a statement that Fairfax had attacked Watson in 2000. The statement described the assault ...

Update: Virginia officials call for Fairfax resignation

California 02/08/19, 18:57

The Latest on the fallout after two top Virginia Democrats admitted wearing blackface and another was accused of sexual assault (all times local): 6:55 p.m. U.S. Rep. Don McEachin, one of two black members of Virginia's congressional caucus, is calling for Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax to resign. McEachin said Friday that Fairfax should ...

Sierra Leone president declares rape a national emergency

World 02/08/19, 09:48

Sierra Leone's president has declared a national emergency over rape and sexual violence, saying perpetrators are getting younger and their acts more violent.In a keynote address on Thursday, President Julius Maada Bio said hundreds of cases of rape and sexual assault are reported each month in the West African nation ...

Facility where incapacitated woman gave birth to shut down

U.S. 02/07/19, 19:36

A long-term care facility in Arizona where an incapacitated woman was raped and later gave birth is shutting down.Officials with Hacienda HealthCare announced Thursday that its board of directors determined it's not sustainable to keep operating its intermediate care facility in Phoenix.The facility serves infants, children and young adults with ...

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