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Senate orders Pentagon to review child-on-child sex abuse

May. 26, 2018 12:04 AM EDT

The Senate committee that oversees the U.S. military ordered an independent investigation of how the Defense Department handles sexual violence among children on bases as part of legislation that would overhaul how the Pentagon must respond when assaults are reported. Military officials had quietly resisted an...

The Latest: Weinstein takes books on theater, film to arrest

May. 25, 2018 8:44 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the sexual misconduct probe of film producer Harvey Weinstein (all times local): 11:40 a.m. Harvey Weinstein was in and out of custody so quickly in his rape case, he probably didn't have time to read the books he brought with him. The film mogul carried three books under his...

Senate orders Pentagon to review child-on-child sex abuse

May. 25, 2018 8:26 PM EDT

The Senate committee that oversees the U.S. military ordered an independent investigation of how the Defense Department handles sexual violence among children on bases as part of legislation that would overhaul how the Pentagon must respond when assaults are reported. Military officials had quietly resisted an...

Defendant in statutory rape of child gets 90 days detention

May. 25, 2018 6:38 PM EDT

STOCKTON, Calif. (AP) — A 79-year-old man who pleaded no contest to felony statutory rape of a child was sentenced to 90 days detention and will not have to register as a sex offender. The sentence upset the parents after they gave emotional testimony at the hearing. "I want other kids to be protected by...

The Latest: Lawyer: Man took plea deal due to frail health

May. 25, 2018 5:38 PM EDT

STOCKTON, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on a plea deal in a child rape case in California. (all times local): 2:15 p.m. A lawyer for a 79-year-old man who was sentenced to 90 days detention and five years of informal probation after pleading no contest to the statutory rape of a child says his client was...

Resentment over Trump election helped fuel Weinstein case

May. 25, 2018 5:27 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Throughout much of last year, millions of American women resented that a man who'd bragged about sexually assaulting women had been elected president. Then came an electrifying moment — detailed allegations that another powerful man had sexually assaulted or harassed dozens of women...

Since Weinstein: The growing list of the accused

May. 25, 2018 4:12 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The publication of allegations of sexual misconduct against Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein sparked a national reckoning. Since October, scores of men in entertainment, politics, media, and beyond have faced allegations ranging from inappropriate behavior to forced sexual misconduct to...

Handcuffed Weinstein faces rape charge in #MeToo reckoning

May. 25, 2018 3:04 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — It was the moment the #MeToo movement had been waiting for: Harvey Weinstein in handcuffs. His face pulled in a strained smile and his hands locked behind his back, the once-powerful Hollywood figure emerged from a police station Friday facing rape and criminal sex act charges, a searing...

Alleged Weinstein victim: Tough part ahead with his defense

May. 25, 2018 1:04 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — A woman who claims she was a victim of Harvey Weinstein in two incidents in the 1990s said alleged survivors she's in touch with feel "elated" at his surrender and arrest Friday, but predicted he'll now "play hard and dirty." Louise Godbold, a British woman living in Los Angeles, said the...

Rose McGowan on Weinstein: 'One win is a win for all of us'

May. 25, 2018 10:36 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — She was one of the earliest Harvey Weinstein accusers, and she thought the mogul might never face justice in a court of law. Now, actress Rose McGowan, who has accused Weinstein of raping her 20 years ago, is gratified but "still in shock" at his surrender Friday in a Manhattan courtroom on...