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Northern Virginia imam charged with indecent liberties

Sep. 21, 2021 13:06 PM EDT

ANNANDALE, Va. (AP) — The imam at a northern Virginia mosque has been charged with sexually assaulting a girl who had sought his help. Fairfax County police said Tuesday that the 36-year-old imam, a Maryland resident, served as imam for the last nine years at the...

Kent man sentenced to 7 years in prison for rape in park

Sep. 21, 2021 08:33 AM EDT

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — A 36-year-old Kent man was sentenced in federal court Monday to more than seven years in prison for raping a 14-year-old girl in 2020 in Olympic National Park. Christopher James Kuna will be required to register as a sex offender once he has served...

In Nairobi slum, women train to fend off sexual assault

Sep. 21, 2021 02:21 AM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — In a Nairobi slum named Korogocho, which means “crowded shoulder to shoulder” in Swahili, a group of women navigate raw sewage and sharp metal edges of roofing to attend a training they hope might save their lives. Sexual assault can happen to...

Man arrested in brutal California attacks, rape on trail

Sep. 20, 2021 18:47 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A pilot has been arrested in connection with brutal attacks on women in Southern California where he allegedly choked them into unconsciousness and assaulted them in bushes off of a running trail, prosecutors announced Monday. Robert Yucas, 51, faces...

Wisconsin district settles suit over harassment of student

Sep. 20, 2021 18:21 PM EDT

BARABOO, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin school district has settled a lawsuit brought by one of its former students who said the district ignored years of complaints by her and her mother about multiple sexual assaults and a pattern of racial discrimination. The Baraboo School...

Editorial Roundup: Texas

Sep. 20, 2021 10:01 AM EDT

Dallas Morning News. Sept. 16, 2021. Editorial: Gov. Abbott, please recognize International Underground Railroad Month September is International Underground Railroad Month. Gov. Greg Abbott should recognize it with an official proclamation. ...

Counsellor: Money possible motive in Australia abuse claim

Sep. 20, 2021 06:20 AM EDT

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — A former school counsellor testified in an Australian court from Israel on Monday that she suspected two sisters had alleged they were sexually abused by their principal in an attempt to get financial compensation, but that one student who reported abuse had...

Auburn plans town hall following sexual assault complaints

Sep. 19, 2021 11:18 AM EDT

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — Auburn University plans to hold a town hall on sexual assault following a trio of recent reported cases that prompted a protest by dozens of students and advocates. Representatives from campus security, student affairs, the Auburn Police Division and...

New trial granted for Lyft driver convicted of raping rider

Sep. 19, 2021 11:12 AM EDT

MANDAN, N.D. (AP) — A judge has granted a new trial to Mandan Lyft driver whose 2019 conviction for raping a customer was upheld by the North Dakota Supreme Court. South Central District Judge Bobbi Weiler wrote in an order earlier this week that Corey Wickham’s...

A second mistrial for Georgia man accused of rape

Sep. 18, 2021 17:37 PM EDT

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — A second mistrial has been ordered for a Georgia man charged with raping and sodomizing a woman in her apartment in April 2018. Alex Michael Mosby, 30, of Athens, was on trial in Clarke County Superior Court when the jury deadlocked Thursday at six...