Latest Sexual assault News

Los Angeles dentist charged with sex assaults on patients

Jun. 15, 2021 00:25 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Los Angeles dentist was charged Monday with sexually abusing nine women while they were undergoing procedures. Emad Fathy Moawad, 50, was charged with more than a dozen counts of sexual battery by restraint and other acts involving force. ...

Convict gets life in prison for Tennessee official's death

Jun. 14, 2021 18:14 PM EDT

RIPLEY, Tenn. (AP) — A convicted felon accused of raping and killing a Tennessee corrections administrator and then escaping from prison on a farm tractor was sentenced to life without parole Monday after striking a deal with prosecutors. Curtis Ray Watson told a judge...

Ex-church bus driver sentenced for sexually abusing 2 boys

Jun. 14, 2021 09:13 AM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — A man who sexually abused two young boys he met while serving as a volunteer bus driver for a church was sentenced to 30 years in prison, according to federal prosecutors. Jory Leedy, 51, of Franklin, had pleaded guilty in June 2019 on the day his...

France drops emblematic probe into incestuous sexual abuse

Jun. 14, 2021 06:30 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — French prosecutors have dropped an investigation into incestuous sexual abuse of a 14-year-old by a prominent French political commentator, a case that unleashed an online movement against similar abuse. The Paris prosecutor's office had been investigating...

'We mean it': FBI takes on sexual misconduct in its ranks

Jun. 11, 2021 17:50 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Faced with a #MeToo reckoning, the FBI says it is getting serious about sexual harassment in its ranks, starting a 24/7 tip line, doing more to help accusers and taking a tougher stand against agents found to have committed misconduct. The changes...

Idaho man gets life in prison in cold-case murder and rape

Jun. 11, 2021 16:55 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Eighteen-year-old Angie Dodge was raped and killed in her Idaho home a quarter-century ago and an innocent man wrongly served 20 years in prison for the crime. On Tuesday, the man authorities have said is the real killer was sentenced to life in prison. ...

Teacher accused of assaulting at-risk teen at school

Jun. 11, 2021 14:32 PM EDT

ALBEMARLE, N.C. (AP) — An assistant instructor at a military-style school for at-risk teens is accused of sexually assaulting a student in her dorm room, a North Carolina sheriff's office said. The Stanly County Sheriff’s Office said Cody Lee Eudy, 28, was arrested on...

Schembechler son, players say Michigan coach knew of abuse

Jun. 10, 2021 22:58 PM EDT

NOVI, Mich. (AP) — One of late University of Michigan football coach Bo Schembechler’s sons and two of his former players described in detail Thursday how they were molested by the team's longtime doctor and how Schembechler turned a blind eye when they told him about the abuse, telling...

Trial begins in rape, killing of 6-year-old in New Mexico

Jun. 10, 2021 18:19 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Opening statements have started this week for a trial against a New Mexico man prosecutors say raped and killed 6-year-old Ariana “Jade” Romeo in August 2018. Jade’s mother, Stephanie Romeo, told a jury on Wednesday that she came home from...

Serial child molester sentenced for making child pornography

Jun. 10, 2021 17:15 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina man accused of sexually molesting a minor was sentenced on Thursday to 30 years in prison for making child pornography, federal prosecutors said. The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of North Carolina said Raul...