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Mexican women knit hearts at memorial for murdered females

Aug. 24, 2019 6:51 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A dozen women spread across the grass of Alameda park in the capital Saturday knitting hearts for a memorial to murdered girls as Mexico grapples with endemic violence against females. Hands worked quickly looping canary yellow, blood red and turquoise yarn. The women then strung the...

Former USC gynecologist released on bail in sex assault case

Aug. 24, 2019 4:36 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A former University of Southern California gynecologist charged with sexually abusing patents has posted bail and been released from jail. The Los Angeles Times reports Dr. George Tyndall was freed Friday evening on $160,000 bond. Tyndall was arrested in June on 29 felony counts and...

Virginia man gets 3 years for attacking fiancée during sex

Aug. 23, 2019 7:51 PM EDT

WAYNESBORO, Va. (AP) — A Virginia man has been sentenced to three years in prison for attacking his fiancée after goading her into a three-way sexual encounter with another man. Twenty-six-year-old Clayburn Graves III of Waynesboro was sentenced Wednesday after pleaded guilty to strangulation and...

Rep. Steve King wants to make abortion point in 'softer way'

Aug. 23, 2019 6:31 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Rep. Steve King said Friday he stands by his recent comments about rape and incest that sparked bipartisan criticism but acknowledged he could have made his point in a "softer way." Backed by supporters at a news conference in Des Moines, the Iowa Republican affirmed his belief that...

Correctional officer charged with sexual misconduct

Aug. 23, 2019 6:26 PM EDT

BENTON, Ill. (AP) — A southern Illinois correctional officer is on administrative leave after being accused of sexual misconduct involving female inmates. Illinois State Police say Chet L. Shaffer of Thompsonville was arrested Thursday and charged with aggravated criminal sexual assault, official...

NCAA clears Wisconsin WR Quintez Cephus to play

Aug. 23, 2019 6:09 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin wide receiver Quintez Cephus was declared eligible to play Friday, a year after he was suspended in the fallout from a sexual assault allegation that resulted in his acquittal by a jury at trial. Cephus was suspended from the team in August 2018 after he was charged with...

Ex-Emporia chiropractor acquitted of 2 sex-related charges

Aug. 23, 2019 5:42 PM EDT

EMPORIA, Kan. (AP) — A jury has acquitted a former Emporia chiropractor on two of three charges alleging sex crimes against patients. Eric Hawkins was found not guilty Friday of aggravated sexual battery and rape charges stemming from separate incidents. Hawkins was accused of rape against a...

Lawsuit: Ex-Citadel staffer drugged, sexually abused cadet

Aug. 23, 2019 5:25 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — A student at The Citadel sued an ex-instructor who he says agreed not to discipline him in exchange for sex. Former Citadel Lt. Col. Kenneth Boes was charged last year with sexually assaulting the cadet, but prosecutors dropped those charges for reasons that aren't explained in...

Man gets life for 1998 killing after confessions met doubt

Aug. 23, 2019 4:39 PM EDT

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — As the father of an 18-year-old video store clerk spoke to her confessed killer, a slide show flashed on a monitor in a Montana courtroom Friday: the young woman smiling with a fish dangling from a pole, laughing with her brother perched atop a boulder and posing in a formal dress...

3 young Michigan boys convicted of raping brothers ages 6, 8

Aug. 23, 2019 3:59 PM EDT

BATTLE CREEK, Mich. (AP) — Three boys who were 11, 12 and 13 at the time they were charged have been convicted of raping two young brothers, ages 6 and 8. The Battle Creek Enquirer reports a jury of four men and two women found two of the older boys guilty late Thursday of three counts of first-degree...