Latest Sexual assault News

Prosecutors block sex offense cases from Cook County judge

Oct. 31, 2020 1:01 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A Chicago teenager pleaded with Cook County Judge James Linn to impose the maximum prison sentence on the man who sexually assaulted her and her two sisters for several years and threatened to kill them if they told anyone. “I just want justice to be served the correct way. With...

US inmate facing execution in teen's slaying loses appeal

Oct. 30, 2020 7:19 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A federal prisoner scheduled for execution next month for the 1994 kidnapping and murder of a teenage girl lost a federal appeal Friday. Orlando Cordia Hall, 49, was convicted on multiple charges in the kidnapping, rape and killing of 16-year-old Lisa Rene. A three-judge panel of the 5th...

FILE- In this Oct. 24, 2017, file photo, Mimi Haleyi, left, appears at a news conference with her attorney, Gloria Allred, in New York. Haleyi, who testified against Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein, has filed a lawsuit against him Friday, Oct. 30, 2020, seeking damages for what she described as lasting injuries. The former

Weinstein accuser who testified at his trial sues him

Oct. 30, 2020 6:57 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A woman who testified against disgraced and imprisoned Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein filed a lawsuit against him on Friday to seek damages for what she described as lasting injuries. Miriam Haley brought the lawsuit in Manhattan federal court, seeking unspecified damages for sexual...

Police: Man sexually assaulted victim during fake interview

Oct. 30, 2020 9:07 AM EDT

MIDDLE RIVER, Md. (AP) — A Maryland man has been accused of sexually assaulting another man who came to his apartment to do an interview for a fake job opportunity that the suspect posted on social media. Charging documents said William Pervis McNeill, Jr. told the victim to come to the apartment in Middle...

Massachusetts man sentenced for raping coworker's child

Oct. 30, 2020 8:42 AM EDT

FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts man who authorities say repeatedly raped a coworker's child has been sentenced to up to 15 years in prison, prosecutors say. Timothy Barker, 32, of Norton, was sentenced this week after pleading guilty in Fall River Superior Court to several charges including...

Ex-embassy worker suspected of sexually assaulting 24 women

Oct. 29, 2020 11:28 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A former U.S. embassy worker in Mexico is believed to have drugged and sexually assaulted as many as two dozen women, filming many of them while they were unconscious, according to federal prosecutors. Brian Jeffrey Raymond was arrested earlier this month in San Diego, where he had moved...

Nevada high court revives Wynn defamation case against AP

Oct. 29, 2020 8:22 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Nevada Supreme Court on Thursday reinstated a defamation lawsuit against The Associated Press based on a story about accounts to Las Vegas police from two women who alleged sexual misconduct by former casino mogul Steve Wynn. The court revived Wynn’s claim that a February 2018...

Custody assistant charged with sex assault on woman in jail

Oct. 29, 2020 7:36 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Los Angeles County sheriff’s custody assistant pleaded not guilty Thursday to sexually assaulting a woman in a jail cell last year. Daniel Everts, 25, entered pleas to three felonies: forcible oral copulation, oral copulation by threat of arrest or to deport under color of...

Florida man accused of sex abuse at home day care center

Oct. 29, 2020 10:32 AM EDT

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A 70-year-old owner of a north Florida child care business has been charged with sexual battery after investigators spotted the image of a child who may have been in his care in a batch of 5,000 child pornography images found at his home. John Ernst Tennant Jr. was arrested...

Phoenix ride-share driver accused of assaulting passenger

Oct. 29, 2020 12:01 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — A Phoenix man who drives for a ride-sharing company has been arrested for allegedly sexually assaulting a female passenger he picked up from a Scottsdale house party, according to police. They said 30-year-old Mark Anthony Taylor was taken into custody Monday on suspicion of sexual assault...