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US fugitive who faked death, skipped UK court date arrested

Jan. 20, 2022 16:28 PM EST

A Rhode Island man who authorities say fled the U.S. and faked his death to evade prosecution for rape and financial fraud has been arrested after skipping his court date in Scotland, police said Thursday. Police Scotland said officers arrested Nicholas Alahverdian in the Woodlands...

EXPLAINER: How will U. of Michigan assault settlement work?

Jan. 20, 2022 15:28 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — A $490 million deal to settle claims of sexual assault against a University of Michigan doctor will be handled in a similar way to the $500 million agreement worked out in 2018 by Michigan State University and the victims of Larry Nassar. The school won't have a role...

Everett bar owner pleads not guilty to rapes

Jan. 20, 2022 15:25 PM EST

EVERETT, Wash. (AP) — A 35-year-old Everett bar owner has pleaded not guilty to 10 counts of felony sexual assault. A judge on Tuesday maintained bail at $1 million for Christian Sayre, who has owned The Anchor Pub since 2014, The Everett Herald reported. He remained in Snohomish...

Former Dutch talent show producer apologizes amid scandal

Jan. 20, 2022 14:20 PM EST

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The former producer of Dutch talent show “The Voice of Holland” apologized Thursday after allegations of sexually inappropriate conduct linked to the ratings blockbuster were aired. Police and prosecutors called reports of the alleged abuse “disturbing” and...

U. of Michigan settlement latest in school sex abuse payouts

Jan. 20, 2022 13:04 PM EST

A financial payout for more than 1,000 people — mostly men — who say they were sexually assaulted by former University of Michigan sports doctor Robert Anderson is the latest multimillion-dollar settlement involving schools faced with sexual misconduct scandals. The $490 million...

Homeless man sentenced for killing woman who helped him

Jan. 20, 2022 10:37 AM EST

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A homeless man has been sentenced to life plus 195 months in prison for killing a 72-year-old Wichita woman who had sometimes provided him with food and a place to stay. John Darwin Pepper, 57, was sentenced last week after being convicted in November of...

Trial of Maine man in Alaska woman's death underway

Jan. 20, 2022 02:33 AM EST

FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — The trial of a Maine man who is charged in the death of a woman at an Alaska university in the 1990s is underway after numerous delays. Steven Downs, 47, of Auburn, is on trial for charges including murder and sexual assault in the death of 20-year-old...

Chances were missed to stop U. of Michigan sexual abuse

Jan. 19, 2022 19:25 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — Complaints that a University of Michigan sports doctor was committing sexual assault went back decades, long before a $490 million settlement this week with victims, but no one stepped forward to ensure that Robert Anderson would be kicked off campus. The many...

U. of Michigan reaches $490M settlement over sexual abuse

Jan. 19, 2022 16:26 PM EST

The University of Michigan announced a $490 million settlement Wednesday with more than 1,000 people who say they were sexually assaulted by a sports doctor during his nearly four-decade career at the school. The university said 1,050 people will share in the financial settlement,...

Bond set in 1 county for Missouri boarding school doctor

Jan. 19, 2022 13:13 PM EST

A doctor charged with 11 counts of child sexual abuse involving students at a Missouri boarding school has been given bond in one county but is still awaiting word on whether he will be released from jail. A Greene County Circuit judge on Tuesday set a $250,00 bond for Dr. David...