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European court adviser sides against German McCann suspect

Aug. 6, 2020 8:50 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — A legal adviser to Europe's top court issued an opinion Thursday that could make it easier for Germany to keep in prison a new suspect in the disappearance of Madeleine McCann, the British toddler who vanished from a Portuguese resort 13 years ago. In the non-binding opinion, Advocate General...

FILE - In this Aug. 28, 2015, file photo, music producer Detail, whose real name is Noel Fisher, attends the BMI R&B/Hip-Hop Awards in Beverly Hills, Calif. Detail was arrested Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020, on more than a dozen charges of sexual assault, authorities said. The 41-year-old producer was held on nearly $6.3 million bail, according to a statement from the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. (Photo by Paul A. Hebert/Invision/AP, File)

Grammy-winning producer Detail accused of sexual assault

Aug. 6, 2020 1:43 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Grammy Award-winning music producer Detail was arrested Wednesday on more than a dozen charges of sexual assault, authorities said. The 41-year-old producer was held on nearly $6.3 million bail, according to a statement from the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. Detail, whose real...

Subject of 'Audrie & Daisy' documentary dies by suicide

Aug. 5, 2020 7:06 PM EDT

LIBERTY, Mo. (AP) — An advocate for sexual abuse victims who became the subject of a Netflix documentary after alleging she was sexually assaulted at age 14 in Missouri has died by suicide, according to her mother and a co-worker. Melinda Coleman, the mother of Daisy Coleman, announced her daughter's death...

Tabitha Bell, 20, pauses for photos in Irvine, Calif., Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020. Bell, a former student with disabilities at an elite private school in Utah, says in a lawsuit that administrators mishandled her 2017 sexual assault allegation as she endured bullying from classmates. She's seeking $10 million in damages.  (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

Lawsuit: School mishandled disabled student’s rape report

Aug. 5, 2020 5:58 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A lawsuit accuses an elite private school in Utah of mishandling a 2017 sexual assault allegation from a student with disabilities who endured bullying from classmates, including a reenactment of the rape during a school assembly. Administrators at Waterford School held a meeting...

FILE - In this July 17, 2020 file photo the federal prison complex in Terre Haute, Ind., is shown. Anti-death penalty activists Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020, asked a judge to order Indiana State Police to stop blocking roads to a prison where federal executions have resumed after a 17-year pause, arguing the roadblocks set up unconstitutional no-protest zones and impede protesters' free-speech rights. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy, File)

Anti-death penalty groups sue, say roadblocks impede speech

Aug. 4, 2020 6:09 PM EDT

Anti-death penalty activists asked a judge in a Tuesday lawsuit to order Indiana State Police to stop blocking roads to a prison where federal executions have resumed after a 17-year pause, arguing that the roadblocks constitute unconstitutional no-protest zones and impede protesters’ free-speech rights. ...

Flanked by her attorneys Mary Chartier, left, and Takura Nyamfukudza, former Michigan State gymnastics coach Kathie Klages is sentenced in Judge Joyce Draganchuk's courtroom Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020, in Lansing, Mich. Klages was found guilty of two counts of lying to police related to an interview about her knowledge of Larry Nassar's abuse in 1997. Draganchuk sentenced her to 90 days in jail with credit for one day served. (Matthew Dae Smith/Lansing State Journal via AP)

Judge sentences ex-MSU coach to jail in Nassar-related case

Aug. 4, 2020 3:17 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A former Michigan State University head gymnastics coach was sentenced Tuesday to 90 days in jail for lying to police during an investigation into former Olympic and university doctor Larry Nassar. Kathie Klages, 65, was found guilty in February of a felony and a misdemeanor for...

FILE - In this Feb. 5, 2018 file photo, Larry Nassar, former sports doctor who admitted molesting some of the nation's top gymnasts, appears in Eaton County Court in Charlotte, Mich. The sentencing Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020, of former Michigan State University head gymnastics coach Kathie Klages to 90 days in jail for lying to police during an investigation into ex-Olympic and university doctor Larry Nassar is the latest development from the sexual assault scandal that has rocked the school.  (Matthew Dae Smith/Lansing State Journal via AP, File)

How the Larry Nassar scandal has affected others

Aug. 4, 2020 1:20 PM EDT

The sentencing Tuesday of a former Michigan State University head gymnastics coach Kathie Klages to 90 days in jail for lying to police during an investigation into ex-Olympic and university doctor Larry Nassar is the latest development from the sexual assault scandal. Nassar was convicted on charges related to...

Ex-UCLA gynecologist pleads not guilty to new sex charges

Aug. 3, 2020 7:26 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A former gynecologist who worked for the University of California, Los Angeles pleaded not guilty Monday to sexually assaulting seven patients. James Heaps, who had previously been charged with assaulting two patients, entered pleas to additional charges for a total of 20 felony counts,...

FILE - In this Tuesday, April 21, 2020 file photo, the sun shines above Britain's Houses of Parliament as the country is in lockdown to help curb the spread of coronavirus, in London. The conviction of a British lawmaker for sexual assault, and the arrest of another on rape allegations, are increasing pressure on Britain’s political leaders to confront a political culture that has often let abuse go unchecked. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth, File)

Lawmaker arrest spotlights UK Parliament’s sex abuse problem

Aug. 3, 2020 10:40 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The weekend arrest of a British lawmaker accused of rape and the sexual assault conviction of a former legislator last week are increasing pressure on Britain’s political leaders to confront a political culture that has often let abuse go unchecked. A Conservative Party lawmaker who...

Reports: UK lawmaker arrested on accusation of rape

Aug. 2, 2020 2:03 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — British media reported Sunday that a Conservative Party lawmaker has been arrested after a former parliamentary aide accused him of rape and sexual assault while they were in a relationship. The Sunday Times and Mail on Sunday did not name the lawmaker, who they reported was a former...