Latest Sexual assault News

Protests in Spain over sex case; 5 suspects at home on bail

Jun. 23, 2018 8:44 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Five Spanish men whose acquittal of gang rape charges and conviction on a lesser felony caused widespread outrage are back at home while a court considers their appeals against their nine-year prison sentences. Agustin Martinez, the lawyer for four of the men, tells Spanish news agency Europa...

Police make separate arrests in 1986 deaths of young girls

Jun. 22, 2018 7:48 PM EDT

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — A man who police said was linked by DNA to the killing of a 12-year-old girl more than three decades ago was charged Friday with first-degree murder and first-degree rape. It is the second suspect that Tacoma, Washington, police have arrested in the past two months in cold cases...

Michigan State keeps president, to issue $500 million bond

Jun. 22, 2018 4:08 PM EDT

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan State University's embattled interim president survived an attempted ouster from the school's governing board Friday as trustees met to approve using a bond to finance a $500 million settlement with hundreds of women and girls who said they were sexually assaulted by...

Investigation sheds harsh light on campus police department

Jun. 22, 2018 1:35 PM EDT

NEW BRITAIN, Conn. (AP) — An outside investigation into the way a Connecticut university handled a female campus police officer's allegations of sexual assault by a male officer has found multiple issues within the department. The results of the investigation were released Friday by Zulma Toro, president...

The Latest: Bonds will pay for $500M Nassar settlement

Jun. 22, 2018 10:45 AM EDT

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The Latest from a meeting of Michigan State University's governing board on how it will handle a $500 million settlement with victims of sports doctor Larry Nassar (all times local): 10:45 a.m. Michigan State University will sell bonds to pay for a $500 million settlement with...

Spanish prosecutors appeal against men's release in sex case

Jun. 22, 2018 8:13 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Spanish prosecutors are filing an appeal against a court decision granting bail to five men acquitted of gang rape and convicted instead of sexual abuse, a lesser felony. The bail decision for the men, like their nine-year prison sentence handed down last April, brought an outcry in Spain,...

Michigan State president apologizes for 'kickback' comments

Jun. 21, 2018 7:26 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan State University's interim president apologized Thursday for an email remark about one of the gymnasts sexually abused by ex-sports doctor Larry Nassar, the latest sign of turbulence for the former governor tasked with steering the school out of the burgeoning scandal. John...

The Latest: Michigan State leader touts post-Nassar reforms

Jun. 21, 2018 6:47 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The Latest on Michigan State University's interim president public apology (all times local): 5:45 p.m. Michigan State University's interim president says the campus has been rid of the likelihood of another Larry Nassar emerging. In an interview with The Associated Press, John Engler...

Police: Texas college student kidnapped, raped at gunpoint

Jun. 21, 2018 6:20 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Police say a suspect has been arrested after a Texas college student reported being kidnapped and sexually assaulted at gunpoint. Arlington police say 20-year-old Joel Engobo Mambe was arrested Thursday in Fort Worth. Police say he's accused of attacking a University of Texas at...

Mississippi man pleads guilty in killing of Catholic nuns

Jun. 21, 2018 2:31 PM EDT

LEXINGTON, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi man admitted Thursday that he killed two Roman Catholic nuns, pleading guilty to murder in an agreement that avoided the death penalty, which was opposed by the women's families and their religious orders. Rodney Earl Sanders made the pleas to two counts of murder in...