Latest Sexual assault News

Kentucky AD Barnhart: No comment on suit by former swimmers alleging sexual misconduct by ex-coach

Apr. 14, 2024 20:43 PM EDT

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky athletic director Mitch Barnhart says he can't comment on a lawsuit filed by two former swim team members against him, the school and former coach Lars Jorgensen, alleging sexual assaults including rape by Jorgensen and claiming the school “purposefully”...

Former Kentucky swimmers sue ex-coaches, AD Mitch Barnhart, alleging 'sexually hostile environment'

Apr. 14, 2024 09:59 AM EDT

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Two former Kentucky swim team members have sued the school, former coach Lars Jorgensen and athletic director Mitch Barnhart, alleging sexual assaults including rape by the former coach and claiming the school “purposefully” disregarded multiple credible reports of...

Sex crimes charges dropped against California Marine after missing teen found in barracks

Apr. 13, 2024 16:17 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A Southern California Marine accused of having sex with a missing 14-year-old girl found in his Camp Pendleton barracks room last summer no longer faces sex crimes charges, military officials said this week. Under an agreement offered by his defense attorney, Pfc....

A priest from France accused of sexually assaulting children in the Canadian Artic has died

Apr. 12, 2024 18:39 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Joannes Rivoire, a priest from France who was accused of sexually abusing Inuit children when he served at the mission in their Canadian Arctic community, has died after a long illness, officials said Friday. The Oblates of Lacombe Canada and the Oblate Province of...

Urgent care worker accused of sexual assaults while claiming falsely to be a nurse in Philly suburbs

Apr. 12, 2024 18:14 PM EDT

NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — A dozen additional victims have told police they were victimized by a medical assistant who falsely said he was nurse when they sought treatment in recent months at an urgent care facility outside Philadelphia, police said in filing new sexual assault charges. ...

Jury convicts Memphis, Tennessee, man of raping a woman a year before jogger’s killing

Apr. 12, 2024 15:27 PM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee man has been found guilty of raping a woman a year before he was charged with kidnapping and killing a school teacher who was on an early morning run. A jury in Memphis convicted 40-year-old Cleotha Abston of kidnapping and raping the woman in...

Oakland officials vote to include ‘San Francisco’ in airport's name

Apr. 12, 2024 10:34 AM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Oakland officials have voted in favor of changing the name of the city’s airport to San Francisco Bay Oakland International Airport, despite San Francisco threatening a lawsuit over what it says is a trademark violation. The Board of Commissioners for the...

Sexual assaults rise in Central African Republic. Wagner, bandits and even peacekeepers are blamed

Apr. 12, 2024 05:54 AM EDT

BANGUI, Central African Republic (AP) — It was too late for the mother to shield her children when the two masked and armed Russian fighters burst into her home, held her at gunpoint and took turns raping her. Her five children were forced to watch in the dark. Seated in a...

Houston police reviewing if DNA tests could have helped in thousands of dropped cases

Apr. 11, 2024 21:48 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Houston police said Thursday that they are still reviewing if DNA testing in connection with thousands of sexual assault and sex crime cases that were dropped due to staffing issues could have led officers to potential suspects and possible arrests. The more than...

University of Washington football player arrested, charged with raping 2 women

Apr. 11, 2024 19:09 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — A University of Washington football player has been arrested and charged with raping two women in Seattle, and court documents say he played in two College Football Playoff games for the school after at least one of the allegations was known to the university. ...