Latest Sexual assault News

Former police officer acquitted on sex assault allegations

Oct. 25, 2020 11:58 AM EDT

WILKES-BARRE, Pa. (AP) — A former northeastern Pennsylvania police officer accused of using his badge to sexually assault eight women while on duty has been acquitted on all counts. Robert Collins, 55, of Wright Township, had retired last year after a dozen years as a Wilkes-Barre officer. He was facing 36...

Ex-Minister gets 30-year sentence for repeatedly raping girl

Oct. 24, 2020 2:18 PM EDT

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — The former minister of a Connecticut church who was convicted of repeatedly raping a girl beginning when she was 6 has been sentenced to 30 years in prison. Orane Cole, 45, continued to maintain his innocence during the sentencing hearing Friday in Bridgeport Superior Court, the...

Man arrested in 1976 slaying in South Carolina

Oct. 23, 2020 9:04 AM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A man has been charged with rape and murder in the slaying of a South Carolina woman who was killed more than 40 years ago after DNA evidence linked him to the case, authorities said. Charles Ugvine Coleman, 65, was arrested Thursday and jailed in Fairfield County in the death of...

Judge permits sex assault case against Joint Chiefs member

Oct. 22, 2020 8:08 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A federal judge on Thursday refused to dismiss a lawsuit alleging the vice chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff sexually assaulted a former top aide during a Southern California trip. Air Force Gen. John Hyten has denied the allegations brought by former Army Col. Kathryn...

FILE - In this Jan. 18, 2008, file photo, former NFL football player Dana Stubblefield leaves a federal courthouse in San Francisco. Stubblefield was sentenced to 15 years to life in prison, Thursday, Oct. 22, 2020, for raping a prospective babysitter at his Morgan Hill home five years earlier. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)

Ex-49er Dana Stubblefield sentenced to 15 years to life

Oct. 22, 2020 7:31 PM EDT

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Former San Francisco 49er Dana Stubblefield was sentenced to 15 years to life in prison Thursday for raping a developmentally disabled woman who prosecutors said he lured to his home with the promise of a babysitting job. The sentence was issued by a judge in San Jose after denying...

Ansley schools settle lawsuit over student's alleged rape

Oct. 22, 2020 6:14 PM EDT

ANSLEY, Neb. (AP) — A central Nebraska school paid $650,000 to settle a lawsuit over the alleged rape of a 15-year-old disabled student during a basketball game. Ansley Public Schools was sued by the victim's mother, who claimed in the federal lawsuit the school did not do enough to protect her daughter...

Judge throws out extortion charges against megachurch leader

Oct. 22, 2020 3:17 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Citing insufficient evidence, a judge on Wednesday threw out extortion charges against the leader of a Mexican megachurch but left in place accusations of child rape and human trafficking. The California attorney general's office failed to show that Naasón Joaquín García,...

Son of ex-U of Nebraska official accused of sexual assault

Oct. 21, 2020 7:43 PM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A 21-year old Nebraska man previously convicted of child pornography charges is accused of sexually assaulting a 12-year-old boy at a sleepover three years ago, according to a lawsuit filed Wednesday. Jack Eichorst, son of University of Nebraska's former athletic director Shawn...

Clemson protest focuses on sexual assault survivors

Oct. 21, 2020 6:47 PM EDT

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — About 40 Clemson University students gathered outside a university building Wednesday as part of a multi-day protest to demand support for survivors of sexual violence. The Greenville News reports that the students want university leaders to comply with a set of demands made a year...

E. Jean Carroll, who says President Donald Trump raped her in the 1990s, leaves the Daniel Patrick Moynihan United States Courthouse following a hearing in her defamation lawsuit against Trump, Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

Trump rape accuser 'stunned' at DOJ no-show at court hearing

Oct. 21, 2020 5:57 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A woman who has accused President Donald Trump of raping her in the 1990s said she was stunned and speechless after the Justice Department on Wednesday turned down an opportunity to make oral arguments on whether Trump can substitute the United States for himself as the defendant in her...