Latest Sexual assault News

Girl's sex-assault lawsuit reinstated by appeals court

Jun. 16, 2021 17:47 PM EDT

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — A federal appeals court on Wednesday reinstated a lawsuit from a northern Virginia student who said her school failed to take appropriate action after she said she was sexually assaulted on a band trip. The student, who has since graduated, said...

Former corrections officer gets 10 years for raping women

Jun. 16, 2021 16:12 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — A former South Florida corrections officer was sentenced Wednesday to 10 years in prison for raping women under his supervision Yulian Gonzalez, 36, pleaded guilty to sexual battery as part of a deal with prosecutors, according to Miami-Dade County court...

Scottish man who faked death in California jailed for rape

Jun. 16, 2021 15:52 PM EDT

A Scottish man who tried to evade justice by fleeing to the United States, where he faked his death at a California beach, was sentenced to 15 years in prison for rape and other sexual offenses, authorities in Scotland said. Kim Avis was found guilty of of raping three...

Athletes abused by late doctor demand U-Michigan probe

Jun. 16, 2021 13:50 PM EDT

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Former athletes on Wednesday urged the University of Michigan's governing board to launch a full investigation of sexual abuse committed by a late doctor and how the school failed to stop him during his decades on campus. Standing near the...

Idaho officials pay $2.6M for wrongful convictions of 2 men

Jun. 16, 2021 12:49 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho officials on Tuesday approved payments of $1.4 million and $1.2 million, respectively, to two men who spent decades in prison for crimes they didn’t commit. Republican Gov. Brad Little and two other statewide-elected members of the Idaho...

Malaysian court rejects coroner's verdict in teen's death

Jun. 16, 2021 10:40 AM EDT

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — A Malaysian high court found Wednesday that a coroner erred in ruling that the death of a French-Irish teenager whose body was found near a jungle resort was likely due to a misadventure that didn't involve other people. High Court Judge...

Abuse victims to seek school action on Schembechler's legacy

Jun. 15, 2021 21:36 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Former University of Michigan football players and others who say they were sexually abused by a now-deceased team doctor are expected to call for action by the University of Michigan’s board as the legacy of the school’s legendary gridiron coach is being questioned over...

Judge OKs $15M settlement over rape of incapacitated woman

Jun. 15, 2021 16:43 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — A judge has approved a $15 million settlement against a doctor in a lawsuit by the parents of an incapacitated woman who was sexually assaulted and later gave birth at a Phoenix long-term care center, marking the last of several deals to resolve legal claims over the rape. ...

Judge OKs Weinstein's extradition for California rape case

Jun. 15, 2021 16:31 PM EDT

A New York judge on Tuesday approved disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein's extradition to California, where he faces additional sexual assault charges, ending a legal fight prolonged by the COVID-19 pandemic, the defense's concerns about Weinstein's failing health and a squabble over...

Former NFL player, Wisconsin star is accused of assault

Jun. 15, 2021 14:38 PM EDT

DULUTH, Minn. (AP) — A former NFL player and University of Wisconsin football star is accused of repeatedly sexually assaulting a young girl. Thomas Allen Burke, 44, is charged with first-degree criminal sexual conduct in St. Louis County, Minnesota. According to a...