Latest Sexual assault News

Former teacher gets 4 years in prison for abuse of student

Dec. 07, 2021 08:53 AM EST

BOSTON (AP) — A former teacher in the Boston public schools who pleaded guilty to sexually abusing a former student starting when she was 12 years old has been sentenced to four years in prison. David Lockwood, 54, of Arlington, was a teacher at the James P. Timilty Middle School...

North Carolina police ID suspect in 15 cases from 1990s

Dec. 06, 2021 16:25 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A suspect in at least 15 sexual assault cases in a North Carolina city in the 1990s has been identified through DNA testing, police said Monday. The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department’s Sexual Assault Cold Case Unit said in a news release that the...

Evers signs bills to improve sexual assault kit process

Dec. 06, 2021 15:18 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Gov. Tony Evers on Monday signed bipartisan bills establishing a first-ever process for collecting and tracking sexual assault evidence kits, proposals that stalled for years over partisan bickering despite widespread support among law enforcement agencies, victims' advocates...

Man who fled Massachusetts convicted of 2003 sexual assaults

Dec. 06, 2021 15:14 PM EST

PITTSFIELD, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts man who fled the state in 2010 just before he was scheduled to face trial on sexual assault charges involving two young girls has finally been brought to justice, prosecutors said Monday. Juan Harry, 54, was convicted on Friday of three...

Maxwell family seeks more food, soap for sister during trial

Dec. 06, 2021 12:06 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — The family of the British woman charged with helping the late sex offender Jeffrey Epstein exploit underage girls has asked the U.S. attorney general to improve the treatment she is receiving during her trial “in the interest of justice and common humanity.” ...

Kansas man pleads no contest to attempted rape in 2019

Dec. 05, 2021 12:16 PM EST

LEAVENWORTH, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas man has pleaded no contest to attempted rape and is set to be sentenced in January for what happened in 2019. Leavenworth County Attorney Todd Thompson said Saturday that 43-year-old Leavenworth man had changed his plea to no contest. ...

Montana inmate confesses to 1968 slaying, dismemberment

Dec. 03, 2021 19:10 PM EST

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A Montana prison inmate serving a 100-year sentence for killing his wife in 1983 has confessed to strangling, sexually assaulting and dismembering a 19-year-old Helena woman 15 years earlier, authorities said Friday. Courtney Brooke Atlas, 79,...

Another Mississippi inmate asks state to set execution date

Dec. 03, 2021 17:26 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi death row inmate says he wants the state to start planning his execution — a request that comes weeks after another Mississippi prisoner surrendered appeals and was put to death. “I ask to see that my execution should be carried...

Federal judge rules for Tenn. sex offenders, rebukes state

Dec. 03, 2021 16:46 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A federal judge on Friday had harsh words for Tennessee officials who continue to enforce retroactive punishments against sex offenders, some of whom committed their offenses decades before the state's sex offender law took effect. “Tennessee...

Court mulls: Was Trump's reply to rape claim part of job?

Dec. 03, 2021 15:55 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Federal appeals judges asked Friday whether a U.S. president's every remark is part of the job as they weighed whether former President Donald Trump can be held liable in a defamation case that concerns his response to a rape allegation. Trump and the...