More women come forward after Arias sexual assault complaint

America 02/07/19, 00:04

Two more women have accused former Costa Rican President Oscar Arias, a Nobel peace laureate, of sexual misconduct after a criminal complaint alleging sexual assault against another woman was filed against him this week in the Central American nation.Eleonora Antillon, a well-known Costa Rican journalist and TV presenter, told The ...

Costa Rica ex-leader Oscar Arias accused of sexual assault

America 02/05/19, 14:13

Costa Rican former President and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Oscar Arias was enveloped in scandal Tuesday after a sexual assault complaint was brought against him by a nuclear disarmament activist.Arias denied the allegation, saying he has never acted against the will of any woman and has fought for gender equality ...

Remarks by Trump judicial pick on date rape, race draw fire

Politics 02/05/19, 01:42

Liberal activists are targeting President Donald Trump's nominee to replace Brett Kavanaugh on a high-profile appeals court, citing what they call her extreme views on race, sexual assault and LGBT rights. Trump nominated Neomi Rao for a seat on the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit ...

Conductor accused of sexual assault lauded on Paris stage

Entertainment 02/03/19, 19:41

A renowned Swiss conductor returned to a major world stage Sunday for the first time since 10 women accused him of sexual assault, harassment, and in one case rape — and he earned repeated ovations from the awed Paris audience.Charles Dutoit, 82, denies wrongdoing, and has faced no charge. The ...

Former South Korean governor convicted of sexual abuse

World 02/01/19, 04:10

A South Korean appeals court sentenced a former provincial governor to 3½ years in prison on Friday on charges of sexually abusing his secretary, in the highest profile conviction yet from investigations triggered by the country's growing #MeToo movement. A Seoul High Court official said Ahn Hee-jung was found guilty on ...

‘They ignored me’: Suit assails NYPD’s sex-crimes inquiries

New York 01/31/19, 18:02

One woman said police shrugged off her report of being raped by someone she'd been involved with, logging it as a "dispute" instead of a sex crime. Another woman said her account of being kidnapped and gang-raped was grossly mishandled by a sex-crimes detective for months before she was told ...

Report blasts Michigan State’s handling of sex cases

U.S. 01/30/19, 19:14

A U.S. Education report is blasting Michigan State University's handling of sexual assaults related to the investigation of now-imprisoned sports doctor Larry Nassar and other campus crime. The Lansing State Journal reports Wednesday that Education officials have been looking into the East Lansing school's compliance with the Clery Act which requires ...

Opera singer Daniels, husband arrested on sex assault charge

Texas 01/30/19, 16:46

A renowned opera singer and University of Michigan professor is in police custody on allegations that he and his husband in 2010 sexually assaulted a singer in Houston. Countertenor David Daniels and his spouse William A. Scott Walters were arrested Tuesday in Ann Arbor, Michigan, on Texas warrants charging each of ...

Former landscaper pleads guilty to 8 murders in Canada

World 01/29/19, 15:18

A former landscaper accused of sexually assaulting, killing and dismembering men he met in Toronto's Gay Village district over seven years pleaded guilty on Tuesday to eight counts of first-degree murder.Bruce McArthur, wearing a black sweater, stood up and said "guilty" as each charge was read. Sentencing and victim impact ...

Weinstein in court to replace legal team

New York 01/25/19, 09:30

Harvey Weinstein has arrived at a New York City courthouse for a judge to sign off formally on changes to his legal team in his rape and sexual assault case.Weinstein didn't comment as he entered the building Friday.The fallen film mogul is replacing defense attorney Benjamin Brafman with four new ...

Chris Brown accuser alleges multiple rapes, lawyer says

Entertainment 01/24/19, 11:14

The lawyer for a woman who filed a rape complaint in Paris against American singer Chris Brown and two other men says she was raped four times during a drug-fueled party.Police questioned Brown and the others before releasing them from custody without charges Tuesday. The Paris prosecutor's office says the ...

New Jersey prosecutor: No charges in sexual assault case

U.S. 01/23/19, 19:42

A New Jersey prosecutor's office said Wednesday that it won't charge a former state official accused of sexual assault by another employee in Gov. Phil Murphy's administration, citing "a lack of credible evidence."Katie Brennan, who is chief of staff of the state's housing finance agency, accused Albert Alvarez of sexually ...

Bryan Singer faces allegations of sexual assault with minors

Entertainment 01/23/19, 17:15

Director Bryan Singer has been accused of sexually assaulting minors in an expose published by The Atlantic.The Atlantic on Wednesday published a lengthy article about four alleged victims who said they were seduced and molested by the "Bohemian Rhapsody" director while underage. Three of the men spoke on the condition ...

Weinstein picks Casey Anthony’s lawyer for recast legal team

Sports 01/23/19, 15:22

Harvey Weinstein's recast legal team includes the lawyer who won an acquittal for Casey Anthony on charges she killed her young daughter and a lawyer who helped basketball star Kobe Bryant avoid a rape prosecution.Weinstein's spokesman on Wednesday said Jose Baez and Pamela Mackey were among four new lawyers hired ...

Nurse arrested in rape of woman who gave birth at facility

U.S. 01/23/19, 12:18

A nurse who was looking after an incapacitated woman at long-term health care facility has been charged with raping her, weeks after she stunned her caregivers and family who didn't know she was pregnant by giving birth to a baby boy, Phoenix police said Wednesday.Investigators arrested 36-year-old Nathan Sutherland, a ...

Update: Health care center nurse suspect is fired

Health 01/23/19, 12:03

The Latest on the arrest of a suspect charged with sexual assault in the case of an incapacitated woman who gave birth at a long-term health care facility (all times local): 10 a.m. A licensed practical nurse charged with sexually assaulting an incapacitated woman who gave birth at an Arizona care facility ...

2 doctors for incapacitated patient who gave birth leave

Health 01/21/19, 21:36

Two doctors who cared for an incapacitated woman who gave birth as a result of a sexual assault are no longer providing medical services at the long-term care center in Phoenix.Hacienda HealthCare says Sunday that one has resigned. The other has been suspended.The victim in her 20s had been in ...

Harvey Weinstein breaks with his criminal defense lawyer

New York 01/17/19, 18:24

Harvey Weinstein is recasting his legal team a month after losing a hard-fought bid to get his sexual assault case thrown out.Weinstein and high-profile defense attorney Benjamin Brafman said in a statement Thursday that they "have agreed to part ways" and that new lawyers would be introduced next week.The disgraced ...

Jury deliberating in ex-Utah State player’s rape trial

Football 01/17/19, 16:38

Jury deliberations have begun in the trial of a former Utah State University football player accused of sexually assaulting six women while he was in college.Prosecutor Spencer Walsh said during closing arguments Thursday in Brigham City that it's "impossible" that six women who don't know each other could come forward ...

How the Larry Nassar scandal has affected others

Sports 01/17/19, 09:06

Michigan State University's governing body on Thursday accepted interim president John Engler's resignation , but said it would be effective immediately rather than next week. It's the latest development stemming from the sexual assault investigation of now-imprisoned gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar.Engler took over at the school on a temporary basis ...

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