Latest Sexual assault News

Ex Blackhawks player participates in assault investigation

Sep. 24, 2021 18:19 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — An attorney who represents a former Chicago Blackhawks player who alleges he was sexually assaulted by a then-assistant coach in 2010 said Friday her client has been interviewed as part of the team’s review of the accusations. A former federal...

Ex-school counselor gets new trial on charges of raping boy

Sep. 24, 2021 17:52 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A former central Kansas middle school counselor convicted of raping a student will get a new trial to consider her arguments that the then-13-year-old boy forced her to have sex the first time and blackmailed her into continuing. The Kansas Supreme...

Sexual assault cases spur protests on campuses across US

Sep. 24, 2021 17:36 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Reported sexual assaults have sparked large protests on college campuses in at least seven states just weeks into the new school year, which advocates say reflects both a greater vulnerability among students who spent last school year learning remotelyand a greater...

NC ruling influence on sex-offender monitoring may be muted

Sep. 24, 2021 17:08 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — It's constitutional for North Carolina to require people convicted of the most serious sex offenses to be monitored perpetually by satellite-linked bracelets, the state Supreme Court ruled on Friday. But the majority opinion's influence on sex...

EXPLAINER: What's next in Dru Sjodin death penalty case

Sep. 24, 2021 16:26 PM EDT

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota’s first and only federal capital punishment case is on hold after a federal judge this month threw out the death sentence given to Alfonso Rodriguez Jr. in 2006 in the death of college student Dru Sjodin. Judge Ralph Erickson, who...

Massage therapist gets 25 years to life for sex crimes

Sep. 24, 2021 15:12 PM EDT

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — A judge has sentenced a massage therapist to three prison terms of 25 years to life for several sex crimes against five people, including a child and three female soccer players at the University of Kansas. Douglas County Judge Sally Pokorny...

R. Kelly jury asked to make him 'pay' or not fall for 'lies'

Sep. 23, 2021 18:14 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A prosecutor in closing arguments at the sex-trafficking trial of R. Kelly urged jurors on Thursday to make the R&B superstar “pay” for his alleged crimes, while a defense lawyer told them they've been misled by opportunistic accusers about consensual relationships....

Sexual assault survivors group defrauded of around $10,000

Sep. 23, 2021 16:23 PM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Organizers of a campaign to help an organization that supports survivors of sexual assault have been defrauded out of more than $10,000, Lincoln police said Thursday. The “kNOw More” campaign at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln raised $10,960...

Prosecutor charged with violently raping woman in her home

Sep. 23, 2021 13:06 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — An elected county prosecutor in Pennsylvania was charged Wednesday with violently raping a woman he knew through work, leaving her home only after she told him she would not call police, authorities said. Somerset County District Attorney Jeffrey...

UK police probe killing of woman walking alone in London

Sep. 23, 2021 10:01 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — British police investigating the killing of a 28-year-old woman in London said Thursday they are probing whether she was attacked by a stranger, in a case that sparked new concerns for the safety of women walking the capital's streets. The Metropolitan...