Latest Sexual assault News

Mexico City assesses monument damage after anti-rape march

Aug. 18, 2019 3:47 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Workers erected a wooden wall around Mexico City's iconic Angel of Independence monument Saturday after feminists defaced it with graffiti during a raucous protest over a string of alleged rapes by police. The disorder Friday night erupted as part of protests that arose this week over a...

Former Anaconda basketball player pleads guilty to rape

Aug. 18, 2019 1:28 PM EDT

HAMILTON, Mont. (AP) — A former Anaconda High School basketball player has admitted raping a 14-year-old girl while attending a basketball tournament in Hamilton. The player, who was 17 at the time of the February 2017 rape, was initially charged in adult court, but entered his plea Thursday in juvenile...

Oklahoma teen serving life term pleads guilty to more counts

Aug. 17, 2019 5:27 PM EDT

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — An 18-year-old serving life without parole for a 2017 crime spree that included the killing of an Oklahoma teacher and rape of an 81-year-old woman has pleaded guilty to four unrelated crimes committed the same year. The Tulsa World reports that Deonte James Green entered the guilty...

Former Secretariat trainer faces child porn charges

Aug. 16, 2019 11:17 PM EDT

CENTRAL ISLIP, N.Y. (AP) — A racehorse expert who helped train Triple Crown winner Secretariat and had ties to Saudi royals is accused of abusing a teenager while producing child pornography. Daniel Mullan, 80, entered federal court in Central Islip in a wheelchair Friday and pleaded not guilty to charges...

Women in Mexico City protest against alleged police rapes

Aug. 16, 2019 10:51 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Hundreds of women wielding pink spray paint and smoke demonstrated Friday night in downtown Mexico City to protest against a string of alleged sexual attacks by police officers. They chanted "Rapist police!" and "My friends protect me, you don't!" and some trashed a bus station, breaking...

Supreme Court narrows lifetime GPS tracking of sex offenders

Aug. 16, 2019 6:40 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Some repeat convicted sex offenders in North Carolina who've completed their sentences should no longer be subject to perpetual monitoring by satellite-linked bracelets because it's unconstitutional, the state Supreme Court ruled Friday. A majority on the state's highest court expanded...

DNA leads to arrest in another Florida rape case from 1980s

Aug. 16, 2019 4:52 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — For the second time in a year, authorities in a south Florida community have used DNA evidence to identify and arrest a suspect in a decades-old rape case. Timothy Norris, 60, is charged in the knifepoint rape of a Florida woman at her home in 1983, Coral Springs police...

Records: Hazing at football camp included sexual assault

Aug. 16, 2019 3:23 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Eleven Cleveland-area high school football players were victims of hazing at a camp in June, including four who were sexually assaulted by teammates, court records show. Authorities say the assaults and hazing occurred during a Berea-Midpark High School football camp held at Case Western...

Uber driver convicted of raping intoxicated passenger

Aug. 16, 2019 3:19 PM EDT

CHESTER, Pa. (AP) — An Uber driver has been found guilty of raping an intoxicated woman he picked up at a casino near Philadelphia. Ahmed Elgaafary was found guilty Thursday of rape of an unconscious person, sexual assault and indecent assault. Elgaafary, 27, of Lansdale, will be sentenced at a later date...

Former Ole Miss dispatcher charged with kidnapping

Aug. 16, 2019 3:06 PM EDT

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — A former University of Mississippi police dispatcher has been charged with kidnapping and "touching a child for lustful purposes." News outlets report Lafayette County sheriff's deputies on Wednesday announced the arrest of 37-year-old Nikki Thweatt in New Orleans. A release from the...