Latest Sexual assault News

Harvey Weinstein leaves a Manhattan courthouse during his rape trial, Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

Jurors at Weinstein rape trial continue to focus on Sciorra

Feb. 21, 2020 5:52 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The name that keeps coming up during deliberations at Harvey Weinstein’s rape trial — Annabella Sciorra — will be front and center again on Friday when jurors are expected to hear a reading of a large chunk of her testimony. Before concluding its third day of...

State mulls ending statute of limitations on sex abuse suits

Feb. 21, 2020 1:01 AM EST

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — One detailed how her father sexually abused her decades ago. Another recalled a priest fondling him as a teenager. And yet another remembered walking directly back to class after a priest raped her in the fourth grade. One by one, they pleaded with lawmakers. Their main message: Please...

3 charged after 11-year-old gives birth in Missouri bathtub

Feb. 20, 2020 11:50 PM EST

ST. CHARLES, Mo. (AP) — Three relatives of an 11-year-old girl who gave birth in the bathtub of her suburban St. Louis home are facing criminal charges. An adult female and adult male are charged with child endangerment. A 17-year-old male is charged with incest as well as statutory rape and statutory...

Man pleads guilty in connection to Topeka triple homicide

Feb. 20, 2020 9:46 PM EST

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The fifth of five defendants charged in a triple murder in Topeka pleaded guilty Thursday to two charges related to the case. Shane Andrew Mays, 22, entered the pleas to attempted second-degree murder and aggravated battery, WIBW reported. Matthew Leavitt, 19; Nicole Fisher, 38; and...

Clarice Hardy speaks at a news conference Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020, in Anchorage, Alaska. The American Civil Liberties Union of Alaska filed a lawsuit Thursday on Hardy's behalf against the City of Nome, Alaska, and two former officers for failing to investigate the sexual assault report filed by Hardy, a former police dispatcher. On the left is Joshua Decker, executive director of the ACLU of Alaska. (AP Photo/Mark Thiessen)

Nome, Alaska sued by woman who says rape wasn't investigated

Feb. 20, 2020 9:38 PM EST

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A former police dispatcher in a small Alaska town filed a lawsuit Thursday, alleging her colleagues in the Nome Police Department didn’t investigate after she filed a rape report. Clarice Hardy’s lawsuit claims the inaction was “part of the city’s...

Harvey Weinstein leaves a Manhattan courthouse during his rape trial, Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

Weinstein jurors focus on Sciorra as deliberations drag on

Feb. 20, 2020 9:27 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Deliberating for a third day, the jury at Harvey Weinstein's trial continued Thursday to focus a lot of attention on actress Annabella Sciorra’s linchpin allegations that the once-heralded Hollywood mogul raped and sexually assaulted her in the mid-1990s. Jurors, before being...

School bus driver accused of molesting 2 female students

Feb. 20, 2020 3:37 PM EST

KINNELON, N.J. (AP) — A school bus driver sexually assaulted two young female students during daily games of “hide-and-seek” on the bus, authorities said. Thomas Thomasevich, 70, of Oakland, was arrested Tuesday and charged with two counts each of sexual assault and child endangerment and six...

New Hampshire eyes lifting time limits on sex abuse claims

Feb. 20, 2020 1:58 PM EST

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Sexual assault victims deserve the right to come forward when they are ready, survivors and other advocates told lawmakers Thursday in support of repealing New Hampshire's civil statute of limitations for such cases. “We stand on the precipice of an important opportunity to open...

Wisconsin Republican Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald speaks to reporters, Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020, in Madison, Wis. Fitzgerald said that he hopes Gov. Tony Evers signs a Republican-authored income tax cut passed by the Senate.  He also told reporters he thinks a bill designed to prevent future delays in testing of sexual assault evidence kits is dead for the year and won't pass. (AP Photo by Scott Bauer)

Bill to prevent sexual assault testing delays appears dead

Feb. 20, 2020 1:15 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A proposal that began as a bipartisan effort to prevent future delays in the testing of sexual assault evidence kits in Wisconsin but that morphed into a partisan fight appears doomed in the Legislature. Advocates for sexual assault victims, members of law enforcement and others had...

Police: Las Vegas employee starts fire, lies about assault

Feb. 20, 2020 12:40 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Las Vegas police have accused a 28-year-old woman of starting a fire at a hotel where she worked on the Strip and lying about being sexually assaulted in one of the rooms. Aviaon Lee was arrested Wednesday on multiple felony and misdemeanor charges including first-degree arson, burglary...