Latest Sexual assault News

Ronaldo scores but Juventus' perfect start ended by Genoa

Oct. 20, 2018 5:49 PM EDT

MILAN (AP) — Cristiano Ronaldo became the first player to net 400 goals across Europe's top five leagues. It wasn't enough on Saturday to maintain Juventus' perfect start to the season. Ronaldo, who has been accused of rape in a civil lawsuit in the United States, scored in the 1-1 draw against Genoa. It...

PAC won't end ad saying black men will face rape accusations

Oct. 19, 2018 8:36 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A political action committee said Friday that it won't pull radio ads in hotly contested races in Arkansas and Missouri that suggest African American men will face rape accusations if Democrats win midterm elections. An ad from Black Americans for the President's Agenda in an...

Man who posed as Uber driver convicted of rape, sentenced

Oct. 19, 2018 6:44 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A man who kidnapped and raped at least two women while posing as an Uber driver has been sentenced to life in prison plus 60 years. Fulton County Superior Court Judge Shukura Ingram Millender sentenced 33-year-old Gabriel Rendon-Villasana for rape, sexual battery and aggravated assault with...

Ex-fraternity president to stand trial for 2nd alleged rape

Oct. 19, 2018 6:13 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The ex-president of a suspended Temple University fraternity has been ordered to stand trial for a second alleged sexual assault. A judge ordered 21-year-old Ari Goldstein to stand trial Thursday on charges of rape, sexual assault, unlawful restraint and involuntary deviate sexual...

Prosecutors: Bill Cosby's bid for new trial is 'meritless'

Oct. 19, 2018 6:07 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Prosecutors in Bill Cosby's sex assault case called his bid for a new trial or sentencing hearing "meritless," and asked the judge to deny him a post-trial hearing. Cosby, 81, has asked for a do-over in the Pennsylvania sex assault case that ended with him being sent to prison last...

'Huge win' for sex assault victims, says California victim

Oct. 19, 2018 5:07 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Years before the #MeToo movement, Yee Xiong embarked on a quest for justice after she says she was sexually assaulted at a college party. What followed was a tumultuous legal battle that included two trials ending in hung juries, followed by her attacker taking a plea deal for felony...

Jury acquits ex-Ohio State football player of rape charges

Oct. 19, 2018 4:18 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A former Ohio State University football player has been acquitted of rape charges. The Columbus Dispatch reports 25-year-old Bri'onte Dunn wept after the jury verdict was read Friday in a Columbus courtroom. He faced two counts of rape after a woman alleged Dunn forced her to have sex...

Police: Virginia man dies after trying to stop sex assault

Oct. 19, 2018 3:42 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — Police in Virginia say a man is dead after he tried to stop a sexual assault. Arlington County Police said in a statement Friday that officers were dispatched to George Mason Drive in response to multiple 911 calls Thursday night. Police say 27-year-old Michael Nash physically and...

Prosecutors: Teen's sketch helps make arrest in her rape

Oct. 19, 2018 3:37 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Prosecutors say a North Carolina teenager's artistic ability and keen eye has helped make an arrest in her 2017 rape. News outlets report Wake County prosecutors said in court Thursday the girl was able to give police a drawing of the man she says had sexually assaulted her when she...

Student's class essay about being raped sends man to prison

Oct. 19, 2018 2:03 PM EDT

FREMONT, Ohio (AP) — A high school student's writing assignment about overcoming obstacles in her life led to a man pleading guilty to raping her and two sisters years ago, authorities said. Detectives in Sandusky County began investigating after school officials from Vanguard Tech Center alerted children...