Latest Sexual assault News

Bay Area mayor refuses to resign after assault allegations

Apr. 11, 2021 16:52 PM EDT

WINDSOR, Calif. (AP) — The mayor of the California wine country town of Windsor is maintaining his innocence and refusing to resign after five woman alleged in a newspaper report that he sexually assaulted them in separate incidents dating back 17 years. Mayor Dominic...

Mexican candidate accused of rape vows to block elections

Apr. 11, 2021 15:57 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A Mexican ruling party state candidate accused of rape, who later had his candidacy canceled by regulatory authorities on other grounds, said Sunday he will not allow elections in his home state unless he is allowed to run. Félix Salgado is running...

Ex-Boston officer stayed on force despite abuse allegation

Apr. 11, 2021 14:46 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A former Boston police officer and union chief, charged with molesting multiple children, first faced child abuse allegations in the mid-1990s, according to a published report. Patrick Rose Sr., 66, a retired officer and the one-time president of the...

Egypt: Ex-student given 8 more years in #MeToo case

Apr. 11, 2021 13:04 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian court on Sunday convicted a former student at an elite university of attempted rape and drug possession, sentencing him to eight years imprisonment atop a previous punishment for other sexual misconduct convictions. It was the second verdict...

La Crosse man faces third child sexual assault case

Apr. 10, 2021 13:42 PM EDT

LA CROSSE, Wis. (AP) — A La Crosse man has been charged in his third child sexual assault case. Vanin Dell McKinnon was charged Thursday with repeated sexual assault of a child and causing a child to view sexual activity, according to online court records. ...

Hearings result in 13 of Texans QB's accusers being ID'd

Apr. 09, 2021 17:52 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — The names of 13 of the 22 women who have filed lawsuits accusing Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson of sexual assault and harassment will be made public following court hearings Friday. During two hearings, Watson’s attorney, Rusty Hardin, asked...

Judge sets bail for some in sex abuse case at youth center

Apr. 09, 2021 17:19 PM EDT

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Five men charged in a sex abuse case at a New Hampshire youth detention center made court appearances Friday. A judge set bail at $50,000 for Jeffrey Buskey, 54, of Litchfield, New Hampshire. He has been charged with five counts of rape involving...

Transgender woman seeks transfer from Georgia men's prison

Apr. 09, 2021 13:25 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A transgender woman held in a Georgia men's prison says she has been sexually assaulted repeatedly and denied necessary medical treatment and that prison officials retaliated against her after she filed complaints and a lawsuit. Lawyers for Ashley Diamond...

Lance Armstrong's son charged with sexual assault from 2018

Apr. 08, 2021 21:12 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The son of former cyclist Lance Armstrong was charged with sexual assault from 2018 when he was 18, according to a police arrest warrant. The alleged victim told police in November 2020 she was assaulted by Luke Armstrong after he drove her from a...

Arizona man charged in scheme targeting sex offenders

Apr. 08, 2021 16:52 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Three people have been charged with fraud in Arizona in what prosecutors say was a harassment scheme to get payments from sex offenders in exchange for removing their names from a website. In an indictment released Thursday, Charles Rodrick of Scottsdale...