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 occurred over 10 days, between Nov. 19 and Thursday, as ...

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 said they want to charge Mohamed Noor with intentional second-degree ...

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 about Weinstein's accusers.He says the defense spoke to a friend ...

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 agreement should be finalized in 10 days. Details weren't disclosed.The ...

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, 71, is accused of lying during an interview in May. ...

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 charged via postal requisition with one count of sexual assault ...

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 reported to certain campus officials and only if it occurred ...

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 Hampshire against the elite college's trustees. It contends that professors ...

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 attorneys want a dismissal — or a hearing on what ...

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 related to Nassar's activities at the Karolyi Ranch, the ex-national ...

Italy arrests 3 in teen’s slaying that fuels migrant debate

Europe 10/25/18, 06:22

Italian police have detained three suspects, all immigrants, in the slaying of a teenage girl who was drugged, gang-raped and left in an abandoned building in Rome known as a drug den.The case has drawn outrage over the degradation in parts of the Italian capital that have been taken over ...

Judge reverses order on media in alleged surgeon rape case

California 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 The Associated Press and an Orange County Register reporter argued ...

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 found dead in a vehicle Wednesday afternoon. A Dekalb County police ...

All Illinois Catholic dioceses targeted in sex abuse lawsuit

U.S. 10/18/18, 13:35

Three men and one woman who say they were sexually abused by priests decades ago filed a lawsuit Thursday against every diocese in Illinois for an alleged ongoing scheme to cover up sexual assault by priests.The lawsuit was filed in Chicago by attorney Jeff Anderson, who has represented clergy abuse ...

Another gymnastics official faces charge in Nassar fallout

Texas 10/18/18, 12:58

The Texas indictment of former USA Gymnastics president Steve Penny for allegedly tampering with evidence is the latest fallout from the sexual assault investigation of now-imprisoned gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar.Numerous other people have been criminally charged, fired or forced out of their jobs during the investigations into the once-renowned gymnastics ...

Ex-USA Gymnastics head indicted in Texas on tampering charge

Sports 10/17/18, 19:52

Former USA Gymnastics president Steve Penny was arrested Wednesday after a Texas grand jury indicted him, alleging he tampered with evidence in the sexual assault investigation of now-imprisoned gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar.In a statement issued late Wednesday night, the Walker County district attorney's office in Huntsville, Texas, said Penny was ...

Prosecutors disclose more misconduct by Weinstein detective

New York 10/17/18, 11:41

New York prosecutors say the former lead police detective in the Harvey Weinstein sexual assault investigation urged one of his accusers to delete information from her phone before turning it over to prosecutors.The Manhattan district attorney's office detailed the alleged misconduct in a letter to Weinstein's lawyer that was made ...

Liberia investigates US-backed charity after alleged rapes

World 10/16/18, 01:36

Liberia's government on Tuesday announced is investigating a charity founded by a young American woman after allegations that a local staffer raped several girls in its care.A rape case has been re-opened in order to determine new evidence, the information ministry said, adding that the government is "greatly concerned."Liberians have ...

Murphy defends assault claim handling, but orders review

U.S. 10/15/18, 16:53

New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy on Monday defended his administration's handling of a state worker's sexual assault allegation against a man who went on to work for him.Murphy vowed to launch an investigation after Katie Brennan's allegations surfaced Sunday in the Wall Street Journal, he said at a press conference ...

Weinstein due in court as judge mulls motion to dismiss case

New York 10/09/18, 08:04

Harvey Weinstein is due in court as a New York judge weighs his bid to have some or all of his sexual assault case thrown out.A court spokesman says Judge James Burke will deliver a partial ruling on defense motions at Thursday's hearing. The disgraced movie mogul's next court date ...

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