Latest Sexual assault News

Man gets 9 years in prison in 'brazen' sex assault on flight

Dec. 13, 2018 3:08 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — An Indian man was sentenced to nine years in prison Thursday for sexually assaulting a sleeping woman during an overnight flight from Las Vegas to Detroit. Prabhu Ramamoorthy, who was jailed after being accused of molesting the woman on an overnight flight in January, was sentenced in...

The Latest: Man gets 9 years in prison for plane sex assault

Dec. 13, 2018 2:46 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — The Latest on a man convicted of sexually assaulting a sleeping woman on a plane (all times local): 2:40 p.m. A man has been sentenced to nine years in prison for sexually assaulting a sleeping woman during an overnight flight from Las Vegas to Detroit. Prabhu Ramamoorthy was sentenced...

Recalled California judge asks for help to pay legal debt

Dec. 13, 2018 1:40 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A California judge who was recalled after sentencing a former Stanford student to six months in jail for sexually assaulting a young woman is asking people to donate money so he can pay court-ordered attorney's fees to the backers of the recall. Former Superior Court Judge Aaron Persky...

Dartmouth plans new strategy to prevent sexual misconduct

Dec. 13, 2018 11:45 AM EST

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Dartmouth College will respond to a recent lawsuit accusing it of ignoring professors' sexual misconduct with a sweeping plan to combat harassment and assault, the president of the Ivy League college said. A lawsuit filed last month by seven current and former students accuses...

Attorneys for ex-Baylor student break silence over rape case

Dec. 12, 2018 7:15 PM EST

DALLAS (AP) — Attorneys for a former Baylor University student accused of rape have broken their silence after a judge allowed the former fraternity president to avoid serving jail time, attacking the ex-fraternity president's accuser and saying she gave "inconsistent" statements to the prosecution....

DA: Evidence linking man to 2016 rape fell through cracks

Dec. 12, 2018 5:40 PM EST

LUMBERTON, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina prosecutor says authorities failed to act last year on evidence linking a 2016 rape to a released felon now accused of raping and killing a 13-year-old girl. Robeson County District Attorney Johnson Britt said Tuesday that deputies didn't follow up after DNA evidence...

Argentine actor in anti-sex abuse video accused of rape

Dec. 12, 2018 5:38 PM EST

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — An Argentine television actor who participated in a video asking women to denounce sexual assaults is himself being accused of rape. Actress Thelma Fardin accused Juan Darthes on Tuesday night of raping her in 2009 when she was 16 and he was 45. She spoke during a news...

Netanyahu's adviser accused of sexual assault resigns

Dec. 12, 2018 3:29 PM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — An adviser to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu resigned on Wednesday following allegations of sexual assault. David Keyes, Netanyahu's spokesman with the foreign press, stepped down nearly three months after taking a leave of absence after he was accused of sexual misconduct by at...

Michigan township examining what went wrong with Nassar case

Dec. 12, 2018 1:33 PM EST

MERIDIAN TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Authorities in a Michigan community have hired someone to examine a 2004 investigation that failed to spur charges against now-imprisoned gymnastics sports doctor Larry Nassar. The Lansing State Journal reports Wednesday that retired East Lansing police officer Ken Ouellette...

Activists decry no-jail sentence for former frat president

Dec. 11, 2018 5:56 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — In a case with echoes of the furor involving a Stanford University swimmer two years ago, advocates for sex-crime victims say the plea bargain that enabled a former Baylor University fraternity president to stay out of jail is another failure by the legal system. "What's similar is that...