Latest Sexual abuse News

Ex-prison warden convicted of sexually abusing inmates

Dec. 08, 2022 15:53 PM EST

The former warden of a federal women’s prison in California where inmates said they were subjected to rampant sexual abuse was convicted on Thursday of molesting inmates and forcing them to pose naked in their cells. Ray Garcia was found guilty of all eight charges and faces up to...

Biden signs #MeToo law curbing confidentiality agreements

Dec. 07, 2022 14:42 PM EST

President Joe Biden on Wednesday signed legislation curbing the use of confidentiality agreements that block victims of sexual harassment from speaking publicly about misconduct in the workplace. White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said Biden had acted on the bipartisan...

38 women accuse James Toback of sexual misconduct in lawsuit

Dec. 06, 2022 18:14 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — More than three dozen women have filed a lawsuit in New York against writer and director James Toback, accusing him of sexual abuse. The lawsuit, filed in state Supreme Court in Manhattan on Monday, comes after New York state last month instituted a one-year window...

Cosby, NBC, studio face new sex abuse lawsuit from 5 in NY

Dec. 06, 2022 17:02 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Five women who have long accused Bill Cosby of sexually assaulting them early in their careers have filed the latest lawsuit against the 85-year-old comedian — and this one calls NBCUniversal, a studio and a production company complicit in the abuse. The...

Clarification: Children's Hospital-Investigation story

Dec. 06, 2022 16:45 PM EST
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — In a Dec. 2 story, The Associated Press reported that Dr. Daniel Davidow was an employee of the Cumberland Hospital for Children and Adolescents. Davidow was a full-time independent contractor.

Judge dismisses groping case against former Alabama lawmaker

Dec. 06, 2022 15:04 PM EST

MONTGOMERY, Ala (AP) — A judge on Tuesday dismissed a criminal charge against a former Alabama legislator accused of groping a restaurant hostess after the woman requested the case be dropped. Circuit Judge J.R Gaines entered the order dismissing a sexual abuse charge against...

Across vast Muslim world, LGBTQ people remain marginalized

Dec. 06, 2022 08:13 AM EST

YOGYAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — On the outskirts of Yogyakarta is a small boarding school with a mission that seems out of place in Indonesia, a nation with more Muslim citizens than any other. Its students are transgender women. It is a rare oasis of LGBTQ acceptance across the...

Across vast Muslim world, LGBTQ people remain marginalized

Dec. 06, 2022 08:11 AM EST

YOGYAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — On the outskirts of Yogyakarta, an Indonesian city that’s home to many universities, is a small boarding school with a mission that seems out of place in a nation with more Muslim citizens than any other. Its students are transgender women. It is a...

German 'babysitter' on trial in huge child sexual abuse case

Dec. 06, 2022 06:29 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — A 45-year-old German man who had offered babysitting services online went on trial Tuesday in the western city of Cologne accused of almost 100 counts of child sexual abuse. Prosecutors told the Cologne regional court that the man documented the abuse of babies,...

Red Stars owner to sell team after report of abuse in NWSL

Dec. 05, 2022 16:20 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Red Stars owner Arnim Whisler announced Monday he is selling his stake in the team following an investigation that found emotional abuse and sexual misconduct were systemic in the National Women’s Soccer League. Whisler's decision comes two months after the...