Latest Sexual assault News

Doctor who sexually abused patients kills himself in jail

Aug. 15, 2022 14:33 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A once-prominent neurologist convicted last month of sexually abusing patients killed himself Monday at a New York City jail, two people familiar with the matter said. Dr. Ricardo Cruciani, 68, was found unresponsive in a shower area at the Eric M. Taylor Center, a...

Nearly 200 prison employees arrested on job-related charges

Aug. 15, 2022 11:35 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Nearly 200 Georgia state prison employees have been arrested for job-related crimes since the beginning of 2020, according to a list obtained by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Of the 195 Georgia Department of Corrections employees arrested through June 30, 143 are...

California deputy suspected of assaulting female inmates

Aug. 14, 2022 14:37 PM EDT

ORANGE, Calif. (AP) — A sheriff's deputy has been arrested on suspicion of sexually assaulting two women in custody at a Southern California jail, authorities said. The 30-year-old deputy with the Orange County Sheriff's Department could face charges including assault under the...

Family of slain Texas soldier seeking $35 million in damages

Aug. 12, 2022 19:12 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The family of a Texas soldier who was was sexually harassed and killed at a military base near Killeen in 2020 filed a lawsuit Friday seeking $35 million in damages from the U.S. government. The family of 20-year-old Vanessa Guillen is seeking damages on the...

Sheriff of rural Georgia county charged with sexual battery

Aug. 12, 2022 16:57 PM EDT

COLQUITT, Ga. (AP) — A sheriff in rural southwest Georgia has been arrested on charges of sexual battery and violating his oath of office following an investigation by state authorities. Georgia Bureau of Investigation agents served arrest warrants on Miller County Sheriff Richard...

Alabama inmate arraigned on charges for 1980 Boston murder

Aug. 12, 2022 14:46 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A man serving life in prison for murder in Alabama was arraigned Thursday in Massachusetts on charges in connection with the rape and killing of a woman in a Boston hotel 40 years ago. Steven Fike was arraigned Thursday in Suffolk Superior Court after his extradition...

Lawmaker, Florida school at odds on alleged bathroom attack

Aug. 12, 2022 14:40 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Police in Florida say they will investigate a lawmaker’s allegation that a transgender student may have sexually assaulted a female student in a middle school bathroom over the summer — a rumored attack that school district officials say never occurred and that...

Mississippi police officer sued for alleged sexual assault

Aug. 12, 2022 14:20 PM EDT

ABERDEEN, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi woman allegedly sexually assaulted by an on-duty policeman is suing the former officer, the police chief and a north Mississippi city for unspecified damages. The lawsuit says that while a former Booneville officer was on duty, he detained a...

Found guilty at trial, Texas man drinks cloudy liquid, dies

Aug. 12, 2022 13:22 PM EDT

DENTON, Texas (AP) — A man on trial in Texas died Thursday after drinking from a large water bottle containing a cloudy liquid as a jury found him guilty of child sexual assault, officials said. Edward Leclair, 57, was on trial in Denton, located about 40 miles (64 kilometers)...

Suspended deputy constable allegedly didn't act to stop rape

Aug. 11, 2022 18:04 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A deputy constable for one of New Orleans’ city courts has been suspended while authorities investigate a complaint that he did not act when a witness told him a woman was being raped. The constable for 2nd City Court told New Orleans news outlets the deputy...