Cosby lawyers detail 11 alleged trial errors as they appeal

U.S. 12/11/18, 15:52

Bill Cosby's lawyers detailed nearly a dozen alleged legal errors Tuesday, including the judge's decision to send the case to trial, as they appeal his sexual assault conviction and three- to 10-year prison term.They've also asked the Pennsylvania Supreme Court ...

How the Larry Nassar scandal has affected others

Sports 12/10/18, 16:36

The U.S. Olympic Committee's firing of chief of sport performance Alan Ashley is the latest development stemming from the sexual assault investigation of now-imprisoned gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar.An independent report released Monday said neither Ashley nor former CEO Scott Blackmun ...

No jail time for Baylor fraternity president accused of rape

U.S. 12/10/18, 15:28

A Texas judge on Monday accepted a plea bargain allowing a former Baylor University fraternity president accused of rape to avoid serving jail time, prompting outrage from the former Baylor student who filed the complaint and her parents.Judge Ralph Strother ...

Prosecutors: Sex assault was motive for scenic inn killing

U.S. 12/06/18, 11:17

A new indictment alleges sexual assault was the motive for the killing of a cook at a scenic North Carolina mountain inn last summer. Federal prosecutors announced Thursday they filed a superseding indictment adding two counts of aggravated sexual abuse resulting ...

125 women, girls raped, whipped and clubbed in South Sudan

World 12/01/18, 08:46

One hundred and twenty-five women and girls have been raped, whipped and clubbed in attacks so shocking that some aid workers in South Sudan say they are left speechless.Doctors Without Borders on Saturday said the "dramatic increase" in sexual violence ...

Prosecutors seek new charge against Minneapolis officer

U.S. 11/30/18, 18:43

Prosecutors in the case of a former Minneapolis police officer who shot and killed an Australian woman seek to charge him with a more serious murder count, alleging he intended to cause her death.In a court filing dated Thursday, prosecutors ...

Weinstein’s lawyers urge dismissal of sexual assault case

New York 11/29/18, 17:22

Harvey Weinstein's lawyer says his sexual assault case has devolved into a mess of lying witnesses and hidden evidence and should be thrown out.In a court filing Thursday, lawyer Benjamin Brafman said defense investigators had turned up evidence raising doubts ...

Bucs QB Winston reaches settlement in 2016 accusation

Sports 11/27/18, 17:01

Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston is in the process of settling a lawsuit filed by a female Uber driver in Arizona who accused him of sexual assault.Documents filed Monday in U.S. District Court in Phoenix state that a settlement ...

Ex-Michigan State leader in court on Nassar-related charges

Sports 11/26/18, 13:00

The former president of Michigan State University on Monday made her first court appearance since being charged with lying to investigators about what she knew during the investigation into sexual assault allegations against former sports doctor Larry Nassar.Lou Anna Simon, ...

Gascoigne charged with sexually assaulting a woman on train

Sports 11/19/18, 08:42

Former England midfielder Paul Gascoigne has been charged with sexually assaulting a woman on board a train.The 51-year-old Gascoigne, who has struggled with alcohol and mental-health problems, was arrested at Durham station on Aug. 20.British Transport Police say Gascoigne "was ...

DeVos proposes overhaul to campus sexual misconduct rules

U.S. 11/16/18, 09:41

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos is proposing a major overhaul to the way colleges handle complaints of sexual misconduct.The Education Department released a plan Friday that would require schools to investigate sexual assault and harassment only if the alleged misconduct was ...

Dartmouth sued following professor misconduct allegations

U.S. 11/15/18, 11:29

Dartmouth College was sued Thursday for allegedly allowing three professors to create a culture in their department that encouraged drunken parties and subjected female students to harassment, groping and sexual assault.Seven women filed the lawsuit in federal court in New ...

Weinstein lawyers try again to get sex assault case tossed

Entertainment 11/05/18, 17:32

Harvey Weinstein's lawyers are making a new attempt to get the New York sexual assault case against him dismissed. The former Hollywood producer's attorneys say in a court filing Monday his indictment was "irreparably tainted by police misconduct," among other problems. Weinstein's ...

Ex-USA Gymnastics head pleads not guilty to tampering count

Texas 10/29/18, 19:00

The former president of USA Gymnastics pleaded not guilty in a Texas courtroom Monday to a charge of tampering with evidence in the sexual assault investigation of now-imprisoned sports doctor Larry Nassar.Prosecutors accuse Steve Penny of destroying or hiding documents ...

Judge reverses order on media in alleged surgeon rape case

U.S. 10/23/18, 14:44

A California judge on Tuesday reversed an order barring the media from reporting on search warrant documents in the case of a surgeon charged with sexual assault, a lawyer said.Orange County Superior Court Judge Gregory Jones made the ruling after ...

Teacher found dead, accused of sexually assaulting student

U.S. 10/19/18, 09:25

Police say a middle school English teacher in Georgia has been found dead of an apparently self-inflicted gunshot wound after being accused of sexually assaulting a sixth-grade boy. News outlets report a Gwinnett County police release says 28-year-old Zachary Meadors was ...

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