Latest Sexual assault News

Man accused of holding girlfriend captive in Minnesota college dorm room reaches plea deal

Jul. 13, 2024 12:24 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A man who was accused of holding his girlfriend captive in her dorm room at a Minnesota college for three days while raping, beating and waterboarding her has reached a plea deal that calls for a sentence of up to 7 1/2 years. Keanu Avery Labatte, 20, of...

Argentina charges 2 visiting French rugby players in a harrowing case of alleged sexual assault

Jul. 12, 2024 23:41 PM EDT

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Prosecutors charged two French rugby players with aggravated sexual assault Friday, the latest development in the case of a woman who said she was repeatedly raped by the athletes after they took her to their hotel room and prevented her from leaving. ...

Canadian officer says Alice Munro claimed her daughter was lying about being abused by stepfather

Jul. 12, 2024 19:08 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — A retired police detective involved in the arrest 20 years ago of the husband of Canadian Nobel laureate Alice Munro, said Friday he was disturbed by the writer's reaction 20 years ago when she learned her husband would be charged for sexually assaulting her daughter. ...

One woman escaped a 'dungeon’ beneath a Missouri home, another was killed. Here's a look at the case

Jul. 12, 2024 18:48 PM EDT

LIBERTY, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri man facing trial on kidnapping and sexual assault charges after a woman said she escaped weeks in his captivity was arraigned Friday on a new charge of murder. Authorities say they linked him to the remains of a woman found in a barrel by the Missouri River. ...

Retired Massachusetts pediatrician pleads not guilty to abusing young patients

Jul. 12, 2024 17:38 PM EDT

BROCKTON, Mass. (AP) — A retired pediatrician in Massachusetts pleaded not guilty Friday to charges that he sexually abused at least 15 children who were his patients. Dr. Richard Kauff, who appeared in Plymouth Superior Court, is charged with 11 counts of rape of a child with...

Man sentenced to life over plot to kidnap, rape and murder UK TV personality Holly Willoughby

Jul. 12, 2024 09:18 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — A man was sentenced to life in prison Friday for plotting to kidnap, rape and murder Holly Willoughby, one of Britain’s most high-profile television personalities. At the sentencing hearing at Chelmsford Crown Court, around 40 miles (65 kilometers) east of London,...

French rugby players suspected of assault in Argentina moved to western city for court appearance

Jul. 11, 2024 12:26 PM EDT

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Argentine authorities on Thursday transferred two French rugby players under police guard from Buenos Aires to the western city of Mendoza, where they are expected to appear in court on suspicion of aggravated sexual assault. The rugby players, Oscar...

Two France rugby players arrested in Argentina for alleged sexual assault

Jul. 09, 2024 17:05 PM EDT

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Two France rugby players have been arrested in Argentina on sexual assault allegations. Oscar Jegou and Hugo Auradou were arrested in Buenos Aires on a request from prosecutors in Mendoza, in the western part of the country, after a formal complaint...

Mississippi inmate gets 30 year-year sentence for sexual assault of prison employee

Jul. 09, 2024 16:30 PM EDT

BRANDON, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi inmate has been sentenced to an additional 30 years in prison after being convicted of sexually assaulting a prison employee. Ernest Mayfield had been locked up in the Central Mississippi Correctional Facility only a few days before he broke into...

NYC prosecutors intend to bring new sexual assault charges against Harvey Weinstein ahead of retrial

Jul. 09, 2024 14:41 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Manhattan prosecutors said Tuesday that they intend to bring new sexual assault charges against Harvey Weinstein as they anticipate a November retrial for the disgraced media mogul. Assistant District Attorney Nicole Blumberg said in court that prosecutors are...