Latest Sexual assault News

Ex-ICE agent pleads not guilty to sexual assault

Aug. 15, 2018 7:43 PM EDT

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — A former special agent with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement has been arrested on suspicion of sexually assaulting two women and using his position to make sure they didn't report the crimes. Authorities say John Olivas of Riverside was arrested Wednesday and pleaded not...

Rape case dropped against Broncos defensive end Adam Gotsis

Aug. 15, 2018 7:16 PM EDT

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Prosecutors in Atlanta are dismissing a rape case against Denver Broncos defensive end Adam Gotsis that stemmed from an alleged assault more than five years ago while he was at Georgia Tech. Fulton County District Attorney Paul L. Howard Jr. said in a statement Wednesday that "after...

Bishops accused of brushing off sexual abuse complaints

Aug. 15, 2018 6:52 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A priest raped a 7-year-old girl while visiting her in the hospital after she had her tonsils removed. Another priest forced a 9-year-old boy into having oral sex, then rinsed out the youngster's mouth with holy water. One boy was forced to say confession to the priest who sexually...

Michigan State alumni magazine changed amid Nassar scandal

Aug. 15, 2018 5:11 PM EDT

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan State University's alumni magazine opted for a positive message after the original issue addressing the Larry Nassar sexual abuse scandal was scrapped by Interim President John Engler. The issue is the first since the former sports doctor was sentenced to decades in...

Wynn accuser makes extraordinary claims in court filings

Aug. 15, 2018 4:45 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A woman who says she was raped by casino mogul Steve Wynn in Chicago in the early 1970s and gave birth to his daughter in a gas station restroom has provided a sworn statement containing inconsistencies about dates, names and other things she said happened to her. In the affidavit, Halina...

Soccer coach accused of having sex with minor, sending nudes

Aug. 15, 2018 9:40 AM EDT

IRVINE, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky high school soccer coach is accused of having sex with an underage student and sending multiple students nude photographs. WKYT-TV reports 28-year-old Andrew Hatton was arrested Tuesday on charges of third-degree rape, distribution of obscene matter to minors and possession of...

Sex offender stripped of US citizenship, will be deported

Aug. 15, 2018 8:20 AM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina man who federal authorities say sexually abused his stepdaughter has been stripped of his United States citizenship and will be deported to Ghana. The News & Observer cites a U.S. Justice Department statement that says Prempeh Ernest Agyemang lied during his 2000...

'Southern Charm' star to quit show amid rape allegations

Aug. 14, 2018 9:24 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — An original cast member on the Bravo reality TV show "Southern Charm" has announced he's quitting amid rape allegations. News outlets report Thomas Ravenel tweeted Tuesday that he's not doing the show anymore, saying the show took advantage of him. The move by the 56-year-old former...

APNewsBreak: California may redo law to treat, free suspects

Aug. 14, 2018 8:07 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Jerry Brown wants to tighten a law he signed weeks ago that critics say could have freed rapists and murderers who completed two years of mental health treatment. The proposal obtained by The Associated Press on Tuesday specifically bans those charged with murder,...

Report: Pennsylvania priests molested over 1,000 children

Aug. 14, 2018 7:25 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Hundreds of Roman Catholic priests in Pennsylvania molested more than 1,000 children — and possibly many more — since the 1940s, and senior church officials, including a man who is now the archbishop of Washington, D.C., systematically covered up the abuse, according to...