Latest Sexual assault News

Spanish judge sends man to prison over gang rape website

Dec. 10, 2019 8:09 AM EST

MADRID (AP) — A Spanish judge has sentenced a man to 18 months in prison for creating a website showing where an infamous gang rape took place in Pamplona and the route the convicted perpetrators took. A Pamplona court statement Tuesday said the judge also ordered the 39-year-old Madrid man, identified...

Peace laureate watches UN court hear Rohingya genocide case

Dec. 10, 2019 7:23 AM EST

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The justice minister of Gambia appealed to the U.N.’s top court Tuesday to recognize that genocide against Myanmar's Rohingya minority took place and to ensure it does not continue, while Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi prepared to defend the actions of her country's...

Ex-Virginia Beach officer gets prison for girl's sex assault

Dec. 10, 2019 5:15 AM EST

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — A now former police officer has been sentenced to five years in prison for sexually assaulting a 10-year-old girl who was having a sleepover with his children. Mark David Johnson, 49, was sentenced Monday per a peal deal that Circuit Judge James Lewis said didn't allow enough...

Judge upholds former high school coach's sex offender status

Dec. 9, 2019 7:08 PM EST

RICHMOND, R.I. (AP) — A judge upheld a finding that a former Rhode Island high school teacher should be classified as a sex offender. Judge Netti Vogel agreed with a Superior Court judge's ruling on Thursday that former Chariho Regional High School coach Glen Matteson, 59, should be listed as a Level III...

Lawyer: Arizona man wrongly accused in 1979 Nevada slaying

Dec. 9, 2019 6:46 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — An Arizona auto dealer jailed in Reno and named by Nevada’s attorney general as the suspect in several slayings of women in Nevada 40 years ago says DNA shows other people had contact with the one woman he's charged with killing. Charles Gary Sullivan’s attorney, David...

Wisconsin Guard leader resigns in wake of sex assault review

Dec. 9, 2019 5:27 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The commander of the Wisconsin National Guard agreed to resign at Gov. Tony Evers' request Monday, following the release of a scathing federal report that found the Guard defied federal law, regulations and policies for years over the handling of soldiers' sexual assault and harassment...

Timeline of Wisconsin Guard sex assault developments

Dec. 9, 2019 4:57 PM EST

MADISON, Wis (AP) — The Wisconsin National Guard's top commander agreed to resign Monday after Gov. Tony Evers released a federal report that found he improperly launched his own investigations into sexual assault complaints in defiance of federal law and Department of Defense policy. Here is a timeline...

Head of Wisconsin National Guard to resign after investigation finds repeated mishandling of sexual assault complaints

Dec. 9, 2019 4:50 PM EST
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Head of Wisconsin National Guard to resign after investigation finds repeated mishandling of sexual assault complaints.

Affidavit: Slain Tennessee counselor was sexually assaulted

Dec. 9, 2019 6:37 AM EST

MADISON, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee counselor was sexually assaulted before being stabbed to death by a stranger, according to an arrest affidavit. Melissa Hamilton, 50, was found dead last week unclothed in a back office of Crossroads Counseling in Madison, according to The Tennessean. Suspect Brian Dewayne...

Kentucky man arrested in 1990 rape after DNA tests performed

Dec. 8, 2019 11:56 AM EST

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — DNA from previously untested items in a rape kit led police in Kentucky to arrest a man in a 1990 case. News outlets report Roscoe C. Smith, 71, of Louisville, was arrested Saturday on charges of rape, sodomy and burglary. Smith is accused of forcing his way into a woman's home in...