Latest Sexual assault News

Ex-Wichita officer sentenced for abusing minors for years

Apr. 14, 2021 12:48 PM EDT

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A former Wichita police officer and school safety services director has been sentenced to five years in prison for molesting underage boys for more than a decade. Alex Robinson, 58, will begin serving his sentence in Kansas after he is paroled in...

Wisconsin DOJ gets sexual assault kit tracking database

Apr. 14, 2021 11:42 AM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin Department of Justice is setting up a tracking system to trace the status of sexual assault evidence kits in effort to ensure they're processed quickly, Attorney General Josh Kaul announced on Wednesday. The system will be funded with...

Rapper Mystikal breaks silence on dropped rape charge

Apr. 14, 2021 09:08 AM EDT

New York (AP) — After spending more than four years under the “bad dream” of rape and kidnapping charges that were recently dismissed, rapper Mystikal says he wants to shed the sexually-charged songs of his past, and now has a higher audience in mind. “When I...

Youth coach faces child molestation charges

Apr. 14, 2021 09:06 AM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A youth basketball coach in Rhode Island has been charged with sexually molesting a 13-year-old player, police said. Manuel Nunez, 43, was charged Tuesday with three counts of first-degree molestation. The girl was a...

Mayor: Release investigation into officer accused of abuse

Apr. 13, 2021 16:10 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Redacted copies of an internal affairs investigation into a former Boston police officer and union chief charged with molesting multiple children as far back as the mid-1990s will be released as soon as the end of the week, Acting Mayor Kim Janey said Tuesday. ...

Missouri mail carrier accused of sexually assaulting woman

Apr. 13, 2021 15:46 PM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — A southwestern Missouri letter carrier with the U.S. Postal Service faces charges after police say he sexually assaulted a 78-year-old woman on his route. Mark Poag, 59, was charged Friday with first-degree sodomy, the Springfield News-Leader...

Tucson police: Officer shoots suspect brandishing bayonets

Apr. 13, 2021 13:32 PM EDT

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — A Tucson police officer shot and wounded a man wanted in a kidnapping and sexual assault case when the suspect allegedly charged the officer while holding a bayonet in each hand, the Police Department said. The incident occurred Monday in a desert...

Ex-student sues U of Evansville, ex-coach, alleging rape

Apr. 13, 2021 13:16 PM EDT

EVANSVILLE. Ind. (AP) — A former student is suing the University of Evansville and its former basketball coach, Walter McCarty, accusing him of rape and the school of not protecting students from him, allegations that both deny. The Title IX lawsuit filed Monday in U.S....

Court rejects appeal of killer of 3 in home invasion

Apr. 13, 2021 10:46 AM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The Connecticut Supreme Court rejected the appeal of a man convicted of murder, sexual assault and other crimes in the killings of a woman and her two daughters, ages 11 and 17, in a 2007 home invasion. Justices issued a 7-0 decision Monday...

UN chief: 52 armies and groups suspected of sexual violence

Apr. 13, 2021 01:50 AM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The COVID-19 pandemic led to a spike in gender-based violence last year and combatants continued to use sexual violence “as a cruel tactic of war" and political repression in a number of countries, the U.N. chief said in a report circulated Monday. ...