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Chinese tycoon Richard Liu faces civil trial in alleged rape

Sep. 28, 2022 23:51 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Chinese billionaire, one of the richest people in the world, is heading to trial in Minneapolis to defend himself against allegations that he raped a former University of Minnesota student after a night of dinner and drinks in 2018. Richard Liu, the founder...

Judge: R. Kelly to pay $300,000 to victim in sex crimes case

Sep. 28, 2022 16:01 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A federal judge signaled Wednesday that she plans to order disgraced R&B superstar R. Kelly to pay more than $300,000 to one his victims in a decades-long scheme to use his fame to sexually abuse young fans. A restitution order by U.S. District Judge Ann...

French Senate report denounces sexual abuse in porn industry

Sep. 28, 2022 15:19 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Sexual and physical abuse in France's porn industry is “systemic” and lawmakers should better regulate the production of videos and protect children who are “heavily exposed” to the content, according to a French Senate report released Wednesday. The report,...

Guinea opens trial over 2009 army massacre of protesters

Sep. 28, 2022 13:08 PM EDT

CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) — Guinea opened a landmark trial Wednesday exactly 13 years after a stadium massacre by the military left at least 157 protesters dead and dozens of women raped, with the country's former coup leader Moussa “Dadis” Camara among those charged. The court...

School athletic trainer charged with sex assault of 10 girls

Sep. 27, 2022 21:52 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — An athletic trainer who worked at two Los Angeles high schools was charged Tuesday with sexually assaulting 10 students. Richard Turner, 64, is accused of 18 felony counts, including rape, other sexual assaults by force and the sexual penetration of an...

Trump bid to dodge suit from rape accuser heads to DC court

Sep. 27, 2022 17:35 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — An appeals court in Washington D.C. has been asked to help decide whether Donald Trump was doing his job as president when he denied raping a woman and dismissed his accuser as “not my type.” The columnist, E. Jean Carroll, sued Trump in 2019, claiming the...

Ex-pub owner arrested on additional sexual assault charges

Sep. 27, 2022 17:02 PM EDT

EVERETT, Wash. (AP) — An ex-Everett, Washington, bar owner has been arrested again — this time on additional accusations of sexual assault in Oregon, where he used to live. Former Anchor Pub owner Christian Sayre was arrested Monday after Everett police received a faxed notice...

Maine man sentenced for 1993 rape, murder of woman in Alaska

Sep. 27, 2022 10:12 AM EDT

FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — A man convicted in a rape and murder at a University of Alaska Fairbanks dormitory that went unsolved for more than two decades was sentenced to 75 years in prison in Alaska. Steven Downs, of Auburn, Maine, declined to address the courtroom before the just...

Man retried for sex crime found guilty, gets longer sentence

Sep. 26, 2022 21:52 PM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon man retried on a sexual assault charge has been found guilty and was sentenced Monday to 25 years in prison, about 45 years after he was acquitted of raping his then-wife in a trial that garnered national attention. In 2017, John Rideout was found...

Hawaii man pleads not guilty to kidnap, sex assault of teen

Sep. 26, 2022 18:41 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — A Hawaii man on Monday pleaded not guilty to charges he kidnapped and sexually assaulted a 15-year-old girl and forced her to smoke meth. Duncan Mahi, 52, also requested a trial by jury. Judge Wendy M. DeWeese maintained bail for Mahi at $2 million and set his trial...