Latest Sexual assault News

Minnesota football players' discrimination lawsuit dismissed

Jan. 31, 2023 16:34 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed by nine former University of Minnesota football players who were accused of sexual assault in 2016 in a case that roiled the school's football program. The lawsuit against the school claimed that the players faced...

Last of 3 assault cases against ex-police inspector dropped

Jan. 31, 2023 15:08 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Prosecutors have dropped the last of three sexual assault cases against a former Philadelphia police inspector due to the lack of testimony from a key witness. The judge was told during a brief hearing Tuesday that efforts to locate the witness and persuade her...

Spanish government to close loophole in sexual consent law

Jan. 31, 2023 13:23 PM EST

MADRID (AP) — Spain’s government committed Tuesday to amend a new sexual consent law that while intended to increase the protection of women has inadvertently allowed hundreds of sex offenders to get their prison sentences significantly reduced. The law, known as “only yes...

Woman in groping case with former lawmaker speaks out

Jan. 27, 2023 20:52 PM EST

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A woman who told police she was groped by a former state lawmaker and Trump fundraiser said she is outraged by him calling the incident “laughable” and said he did an about-face on his apology after she asked to dismiss the criminal charge against him. ...

Spain's govt under pressure to do more on gender-based crime

Jan. 27, 2023 13:46 PM EST

MADRID (AP) — A spate of gender-based violence, coupled with the early release of several sex offenders, has increased pressure on Spain's left-wing government, which strongly plays up its feminist credentials, to do more to protect women from abuse. Following an urgent meeting...

Man suspected in Florida serial rapes convicted in attack

Jan. 25, 2023 18:24 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — A man suspected of being the “pillowcase rapist” in connection with a string of South Florida rapes back in the 1980s was convicted Wednesday in one of the attacks. Miami-Dade County jurors found Robert Koehler, 63, guilty of sexual battery, kidnapping and...

Surgeon accused of sexually assaulting patient in office

Jan. 25, 2023 16:23 PM EST

CLAREMONT, N.H. (AP) — An orthopedic surgeon has been accused of sexually assaulting a patient during an office visit, police in Claremont said. The doctor, 70, pleaded not guilty at his arraignment Wednesday on charges of aggravated felonious sexual assault and attempt to commit...

LSU student fatally hit by a car was raped first, police say

Jan. 24, 2023 18:23 PM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Four people have been charged in the alleged rape of a Louisiana State University student who authorities say was assaulted, then left in an Baton Rouge sub-division near where she was then struck and killed by a motor vehicle. Kaivon Washington, 18, and a...

Woman files suit accusing Mike Tyson of rape in early '90s

Jan. 24, 2023 16:32 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A woman has filed a lawsuit accusing former heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson of raping her sometime in the early 1990s after she met him at a nightclub in Albany, New York. The woman, who is suing for $5 million, said Tyson raped her in a limousine and that...

West Virginia Senate passes mandate on rape kit training

Jan. 23, 2023 16:21 PM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Victims of sexual assault in West Virginia may have an easier time finding health care providers to conduct forensic examinations and collect rape kits if a bill passed Monday by the state Senate becomes law. Currently, some sexual assault victims have to...