Latest Sexual assault News

Exeter alumni demand more from school over sex abuse claims

May. 22, 2019 1:43 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A prominent New Hampshire prep school has failed to deliver promised reforms after a slew of complaints accusing staff members of sexual misconduct that dated back decades, an alumni group alleged. The Phillips Exeter Alumni for Truth and Healing told The Associated Press this week...

Islamabad police official suspended following girl's killing

May. 22, 2019 8:56 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Authorities in Pakistan have suspended a police chief in the capital, Islamabad, over the disappearance, rape and killing of a 10-year-old girl whose case triggered widespread condemnation and outrage, including on social media. Officer Mohammad Imran says the chief, Mohammad Abbas, was...

First accuser testifies at ex-NFL player's rape trial

May. 21, 2019 8:20 PM EDT

VISTA, Calif. (AP) — A female hitchhiker who accused former NFL player Kellen Winslow Jr. of raping her after he picked her up testified Tuesday that she did not flee or defend herself because the muscular football star had threatened to kill her. Winslow's attorneys said the two had consensual sex and...

Mississippi abortion law 'smacks of defiance,' US judge says

May. 21, 2019 8:05 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A federal judge indicated Tuesday that he is likely to block a Mississippi law that will ban most abortions once a fetal heartbeat can be detected. The new law puts a cutoff point for abortion at about six weeks, when many women may not yet know they're pregnant. U.S. District Judge...

Dutch minister quits over asylum seeker crime statistics

May. 21, 2019 1:03 PM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A Dutch junior justice minister has quit after his department came under fire for appearing to minimize statistics about criminality among asylum seekers. The ministry was criticized for categorizing hundreds of cases reporting serious offenses including attempted murder and...

Carnival worker accused of groping Montana police detective

May. 21, 2019 11:33 AM EDT

GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) — Prosecutors say a carnival worker accused of sexually assaulting women and a girl at the Montana State Fair last year was arrested after he groped an off-duty police detective who had training as a special victims unit officer. The Great Falls Tribune reports opening arguments...

Prosecutor: Ex-NFL player raped homeless woman, 2 others

May. 20, 2019 8:01 PM EDT

VISTA, California (AP) — Kellen Winslow Jr., the son of a pro football star who himself earned over $40 million in an injury plagued NFL career, "took what he wanted," including raping a 54-year-old hitchhiker and a 59-year-old homeless woman, prosecutors said Monday. Meanwhile defense lawyers argued the...

Ex-nurse accused of raping patient appeals HIV testing order

May. 20, 2019 6:42 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — A former nurse charged with sexually assaulting an incapacitated woman who later gave birth at a Phoenix long-term care facility has appealed a court order requiring a test to determine if he has HIV or other sexually transmitted diseases. A lawyer for Nathan Sutherland says in an appeal...

Governor orders probe of medical board in Ohio State abuse

May. 20, 2019 5:42 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Gov. Mike DeWine declared the late Ohio State University team doctor Richard Strauss a monster Monday as he ordered a review of the state medical board's handling of his case decades ago and called for lawmakers to lift the statute of limitations on rape charges. The Republican...

In defining consent, there's a gap between the law, culture

May. 20, 2019 5:41 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — It may sound simple: You either consent to sexual activity or you don't. But just what constitutes an expression of consent is a hotly debated topic in the justice system and in society at large. And while there's been a gradual cultural trend, especially on university campuses, toward a...