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FILE - Audrey Strauss, acting United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, points to a photo of Jeffrey Epstein and Ghislaine Maxwell during a news conference, July 2, 2020, in New York. Transcripts of interviews lawyers conducted with Maxwell, the ex-girlfriend of the late convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein, should be released as soon as possible, a judge ordered on Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2020.  U.S. District Judge Loretta A. Preska said the transcripts of two days of depositions in 2016 of the British socialite and related documents along with the deposition transcript of an anonymous accuser should be released publicly as soon as is practicable. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)

Judge OKs release of Ghislaine Maxwell transcripts

Oct. 20, 2020 6:57 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Transcripts of interviews lawyers conducted with the ex-girlfriend of the late convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein must be released by Thursday morning, a judge said Tuesday. U.S. District Judge Loretta A. Preska's order allows the public release of transcripts of two days of...

Court strikes Louisiana's 'Sex Offender' ID requirement

Oct. 20, 2020 6:35 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Louisiana's requirement that people convicted of certain sex crimes carry a state-issued ID card with the words “SEX OFFENDER” printed on it in orange capital letters is unconstitutional, the state's Supreme Court ruled Tuesday. The 6-1 ruling upholds a decision by a state...

Lawyers: Trump had to speak about rape claim to show fitness

Oct. 19, 2020 7:07 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump was addressing matters relating to his fitness for office when he claimed that a woman who said he raped her in a department store was lying and was politically motivated, Justice Department lawyers said Monday. The lawyers argued in papers in Manhattan federal court...

FILE - This July 8, 2015, file photo shows the main gate to Paramount Studios on Melrose Avenue in Los Angeles. Authorities have arrested a sexual assault suspect on the Paramount Pictures studio lot in Hollywood after a two-hour standoff with police. The man who was arrested early Monday, Oct. 19, 2020, 36-year-old Bryan Gudiel Barrios, works on the studio lot but it is not clear if he is a contractor or employee of Paramount Pictures.  (AP Photo/Nick Ut, File)

Suspect arrested on Hollywood studio lot after standoff

Oct. 19, 2020 1:53 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Authorities arrested a sexual assault suspect early Monday on the Paramount Pictures studio lot in Hollywood after a two-hour standoff with police, officials said. The suspect, 36-year-old Bryan Gudiel Barrios, works on the studio lot but it is not clear if he is a contractor or employee...

FILE - In this Jan. 24, 2019 file photo, Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, the tolerance minister of the United Arab Emirates, speaks to The Associated Press in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. The chair of Britain's Hay literary festival said Sunday, Oct. 18, 2020, that the event will not return to Abu Dhabi after one of the festival's curators alleged that she was sexually assaulted by Sheikh Nahyan while working with him. When asked about the allegation by the AP, the UAE's Foreign Ministry said it does not comment on personal matters. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili, File)

UK festival curator accuses UAE minister of sex assault

Oct. 19, 2020 3:54 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The chair of Britain’s Hay literary festival said Sunday the event will not return to Abu Dhabi after one of the festival’s curators alleged that she was sexually assaulted by the tolerance minister of the United Arab Emirates while working with him. Lawyers for the minister...

Gym owner charged with sexually assaulting clients, employee

Oct. 16, 2020 9:15 AM EDT

LINCOLN, R.I. (AP) — A personal trainer from Rhode Island has been charged with sexually assaulting four female clients and employees at the gym he owns, state police say. Aaron Day, 26, who owns All Day Physique in Lincoln, was arraigned Thursday on 13 counts of second-degree sexual assault. He did not...

Chicago police Officer Cynthia Donald stands outside her lawyer's downtown Chicago office, Thursday, Oct 15, 2020. Johnson has filed a lawsuit Thursday alleging sexual assault by former police Superintendent Eddie Johnson, who was out drinking with her the night he was found asleep behind the wheel of his SUV.  (Antonio Pere/Chicago Tribune via AP)

Chicago officer sues former chief for sexual harassment

Oct. 15, 2020 6:32 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A Chicago police officer has filed a lawsuit alleging sexual assault by former police Superintendent Eddie Johnson, who was out drinking with her the night he was found asleep behind the wheel of his SUV. In her lawsuit filed Wednesday in Cook County Circuit Court, Cynthia Donald also says...

Yiannis Paraskakis, bottom right, who accused of the brutal killing of American biologist Suzanne Eaton in 2019, wearing a bulletproof vest that reads

Greek man convicted of murdering US scientist on Crete

Oct. 13, 2020 4:01 PM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A 28-year-old man was convicted in Greece on Tuesday of raping and murdering American scientist Suzanne Eaton, who was killed on the island of Crete while attending a conference last year. A court in the Cretan town of Rethymno sentenced the man to life imprisonment. Eaton, 59,...

Video journalists film an armored vehicle carrying Abid Malhi, a key assailant suspected in the gang rape of a woman on a desolate highway, following his court appearance in Lahore, Pakistan, Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2020. Police arrested a key suspect in a brutal rape of a woman whose car broke down on a deserted highway major highway near the eastern city of Lahore last month. (AP Photo/K.M. Chaudary)

Pakistan police arrest key suspect in shocking highway rape

Oct. 13, 2020 11:12 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistani police have arrested the second assailant in a gang rape of a woman whose car broke down on a deserted highway at night last month, when two attackers pulled her out of the vehicle and brutally assaulted her as her terrified children watched, helpless. The suspect, Abid Malhi,...

A women’s rights activist among those protesting against gender based violence holds a placard outside the Parliament in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Friday, Oct.9, 2020. Bangladesh's Cabinet has approved an increase in the maximum punishment in rape cases to death from life imprisonment after a series of recent sexual assaults triggered protests.  (AP Photo/ Mahmud Hossain Opu)

Bangladesh's Cabinet approves death penalty in rape cases

Oct. 12, 2020 6:18 AM EDT

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Bangladesh's Cabinet on Monday approved an increase in the maximum punishment in rape cases to death from life imprisonment after a series of recent sexual assaults triggered protests on streets and in social media. Cabinet spokesman Khandaker Anwarul Islam said President Abdul...