Latest Sexual assault News

Ex-college athlete sentenced to 5 years in prison for rape

Nov. 22, 2019 5:57 PM EST

GEORGETOWN, Del. (AP) — A former University of Delaware baseball player accused of sexually assaulting six women was sentenced Friday to five years in prison for his rape conviction in the first case to go to trial. Sussex County Superior Court Judge Richard Stokes also sentenced 23-year-old Clay Conaway...

Attorney general unveils plan on missing Native Americans

Nov. 22, 2019 5:44 PM EST

PABLO, Mont. (AP) — Attorney General William Barr announced a nationwide plan Friday to address the crisis of missing and slain Native American women as concerns mount over the level of violence they face. Barr announced the plan, known as the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Persons Initiative, during a...

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

Nov. 22, 2019 4:15 PM EST

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these is legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked them out. Here are the real facts: ___ CLAIM: The Department of Defense canceled Fox News from Armed Forces Radio...

Man convicted of raping woman he helped with NYC house-hunt

Nov. 22, 2019 4:11 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A Pennsylvania man has been convicted of raping a woman in a New York apartment that he helped her find. Court records show Ashok Singh was found guilty Wednesday. The 58-year-old from Easton, Pennsylvania, is set for sentencing Dec. 19. A message was left Friday for his attorney. Queens...

The cost of coming forward: 1 survivor's life after #MeToo

Nov. 22, 2019 3:18 PM EST

GREENSBORO, N.C. (RNS) —Megan Lively glanced down furtively to the copious notes she had jotted in a thick spiral-bound notebook resting in her lap. She was about to speak to a room full of Southern Baptist pastors about the sexual abuse she experienced, and she was nervous. Her message to more than 50...

UK’s disgraced Prince Andrew faces uncertain role in future

Nov. 22, 2019 1:43 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Prince Andrew is scaling back travel and facing an uncertain future as he steps away from the royal role he has embraced for his entire adult life. The latest blow came Friday afternoon when the board of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra announced that it was cutting ties to Andrew, who had...

Corvallis man sentenced to 6 years for child sex abuse

Nov. 22, 2019 10:43 AM EST

ALBANY, Ore. (AP) — A Corvallis registered sex offender was sentenced to more than six years in prison for sex abuse that happened in Albany. The Democrat Herald reports 30-year-old Shawn Truett pleaded no contest to first-degree sex abuse in Linn County Circuit Court. Court documents say the crime...

Rhode Island dentist charged with sexually assaulting child

Nov. 22, 2019 8:37 AM EST

NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) — A Rhode Island dentist has pleaded not guilty to sexually assaulting a young boy over a period of years. Maria Asciolla was released on $50,000 bail after her arraignment Thursday on four counts of first-degree child molestation. Prosecutors say the 57-year-old Asciolla engaged in...

Chiropractor accused of sexual battery on female patients

Nov. 22, 2019 8:14 AM EST

FRANKLIN, N.C. (AP) — A chiropractor in North Carolina has been accused of committing sex crimes against his patients. News outlets report 59-year-old Erik Madsen has been charged with at least four counts of sexual battery and assault on a female. Franklin police Chief David Adams says female patients...

Lawsuit: Church pressured victims into unfair settlements

Nov. 22, 2019 5:37 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Two impoverished Mississippi men who say they were sexually assaulted by Franciscan missionaries filed a federal lawsuit Thursday claiming that Catholic officials pressured them into signing settlements that paid them little money and required them to remain silent about the alleged abuse....