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Michigan House changes Nassar bills after legal settlement

May. 22, 2018 8:37 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The Michigan House on Tuesday scaled back legislation inspired by the Larry Nassar sexual assault scandal, dropping certain measures addressed by last week's $500 million settlement between Michigan State University and hundreds of Nassar's victims and revising the time limits that...

Self-styled prophet sentenced in Utah child-rape case

May. 22, 2018 6:56 PM EDT

CEDAR CITY, Utah (AP) — A self-styled Utah prophet who secretly married young girls because of his beliefs in polygamy and doomsday was sentenced Tuesday to up to life in prison after pleading guilty to child rape and abuse charges. Samuel W. Shaffer was charged after police raided a remote desert compound...

Senators pushing fixes for kid-on-kid sex abuse in military

May. 22, 2018 5:17 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senators have introduced sweeping, bipartisan legislation aimed at fixing the failures in juvenile justice in the U.S. military and its schools, as revealed by an Associated Press investigation into child-on-child sexual assaults on base. AP found that many of the nearly 700 cases it...

Serial rapist to go free after decades behind bars

May. 22, 2018 5:11 PM EDT

LAWRENCE, Mass. (AP) — A serial child rapist will walk free for the first time in decades this week from a Massachusetts prison. WHDH-TV reports Wayne Chapman has been determined not sexually dangerous by the State Department of Corrections on Tuesday, and is set to be released from Massachusetts...

Woman accuses R. Kelly of sexual battery, giving her herpes

May. 22, 2018 4:05 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — R. Kelly sexually abused and demeaned a woman, locked her in rooms and vehicles for punishment and infected her with herpes, according to a lawsuit that furthers a string of misconduct accusations against the platinum-selling singer. Faith Rodgers said in the suit filed Monday in New York...

Michigan State names former justice its general counsel

May. 22, 2018 10:04 AM EDT

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan State University has named a former state Supreme Court justice, Robert Young, to be its general counsel as it continues to deal with the fallout from the Larry Nassar sexual abuse scandal. The school's interim president, John Engler, announced Monday that Young will...

Actress who accused Weinstein needs money to finish film

May. 22, 2018 12:16 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Actress Paz de la Huerta has started a crowdfunding campaign to finish a movie she began making years before she publicly accused Harvey Weinstein of rape. The movie "Valley of Tears" is her take on the Hans Christian Andersen story "The Red Shoes," about a little girl with a pair of...

Agency disputes claim that trooper sexually assaulted woman

May. 21, 2018 6:39 PM EDT

WAXAHACHIE, Texas (AP) — The Texas Department of Public Safety said it disputes allegations that one of its state troopers sexually assaulted a woman while he was arresting her on suspicion of drunken driving. A lawyer representing the woman said Monday that the trooper offered to let her go during a field...

NFL: Patricia's past not subject to personal conduct policy

May. 21, 2018 6:03 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — The NFL has determined sexual assault allegations against Detroit Lions coach Matt Patricia from 1996 are not subject to its personal conduct policy. "The allegations occurred well before his affiliation with the NFL," the league said Monday after completing its review of the Lions'...

Fourth former Vanderbilt player gets probation in rape

May. 21, 2018 1:01 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A former Vanderbilt football player who testified against three of his former teammates in a campus rape case was sentenced Monday to 10 years' probation as part of a plea deal. Jaborian "Tip" McKenzie is the only one of the four players charged in the 2013 dormitory room rape of an...