Latest Sexual assault News

Brazil model accusing Neymar of rape speaks to police again

Jun. 18, 2019 9:05 PM EDT

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — A Brazilian model who has accused soccer star Neymar of raping her in a Paris hotel testified a second time to police in Sao Paulo on Tuesday, and her lawyer said he may request a face-to-face encounter between the two. Najila Trindade testified earlier this month to Sao Paulo police...

Witness: Suspect in slaying tried to get her into his car

Jun. 18, 2019 7:26 PM EDT

PEORIA, Ill. (AP) — A University of Illinois graduate student told jurors Tuesday that the man on trial for killing a 26-year-old visiting scholar from China tried to get her into his car by posing as an undercover police officer, saying she felt physically ill when she recognized him days later in a...

Trump sidesteps question of apology to Central Park 5

Jun. 18, 2019 6:25 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is refusing to apologize to the five men wrongly convicted of rape in the 1989 Central Park Five case, saying "they admitted their guilt." Responding to a reporter's statement that the men were exonerated, Trump said Tuesday, "You have people on both sides of that."...

2 Minnesota wrestlers released without charges

Jun. 18, 2019 6:23 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Two University of Minnesota wrestlers who were arrested on suspicion of criminal sexual conduct were released from jail without charges Tuesday but prosecutors said the investigation remained active. The Hennepin County attorney's office said in a statement that it had reviewed the...

The Latest: Minnesota wrestlers remain suspended from team

Jun. 18, 2019 6:15 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Latest on the release from jail of two Minnesota wrestlers who had been arrested on suspicion of criminal sexual conduct (all times local): 5 p.m. Two University of Minnesota wrestlers who were arrested on suspicion of criminal sexual conduct will remain suspended from team activity...

Investigators crack cold case murder of South Dakota woman

Jun. 18, 2019 3:55 PM EDT

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — The murder of a pharmacist who was raped and strangled in her home in a South Dakota city more than half a century ago has been solved with the use of DNA technology and genealogy databases, police said. Investigators believe Eugene Carroll Field killed 60-year-old Gwen Miller in...

Republicans renew call for hearing on Fairfax allegations

Jun. 18, 2019 2:44 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia Republicans are renewing their push to hold a bipartisan hearing into sexual assault allegations two women have made against the state's Democratic lieutenant governor. Their effort looks doomed, as Democrats quickly opposed it and called it a political stunt. GOP Del. Rob...

Fake Uber driver gets 30 years for sexually assaulting teen

Jun. 18, 2019 2:20 PM EDT

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man who pretended to be an Uber driver to sexually assault a college student has been sentenced to 30 years in prison. Willie Foust pleaded guilty to sexual battery after the victim testified at his trial. The woman was an 18-year-old Florida Gulf Coast University freshman...

Mariska Hargitay: Haven't been in touch with Linda Fairstein

Jun. 18, 2019 11:11 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — "Law & Order: SVU" star Mariska Hargitay says she hasn't been in touch with friend Linda Fairstein since the former "Central Park Five" prosecutor was dropped by her publisher, though the actress acknowledged Fairstein resigned from the board of a charity she founded. In an interview...

Ex-teacher charged with inappropriately touching young girls

Jun. 17, 2019 6:13 PM EDT

LEBANON, Ohio (AP) — A former physical education teacher accused of inappropriately touching dozens of first-grade girls in incidents captured on school surveillance video has been indicted on charges of gross sexual imposition in Ohio. Warren County Prosecutor David Fornshell says 25-year-old John...