Latest Sexual assault News

Arizona candidate denies decade-old rape allegation

Jul. 20, 2018 8:42 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — A decade-old allegation of sexual assault has rocked a Democratic candidate in a primary for a Tucson-based congressional district. Yahya Yuksel is facing calls to end his campaign after the Arizona Daily Star reported the allegation that he raped an intoxicated 16-year-old girl when he was...

NYC releases documents connected to Central Park 5 case

Jul. 20, 2018 6:53 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A lawyer for five men wrongly convicted in the vicious 1989 rape of a Central Park jogger said Friday that the release of investigative records leaves them "reliving the horror" of their experiences. "The stigma that they were these horrible animals engaged in wilding has followed them...

Baylor calls claims by former AD in court docs 'baseless'

Jul. 20, 2018 6:26 PM EDT

WACO, Texas (AP) — Baylor says its former athletic director made "factually baseless assertions" in a court deposition when he claimed regents tried to steer blame for the school's sexual assault scandal to the football team. The Waco Tribune reported Friday former Baylor AD Ian McCaw in June gave a...

APNewsBreak: Fired university VP sues Pennsylvania for $50M

Jul. 20, 2018 6:06 PM EDT

A former state university administrator has filed a $50 million lawsuit against Pennsylvania's higher education agency, claiming it fired him for sexual misconduct with students based on unfounded "rumors and innuendo." Isaac Sanders, who is black, claims he suffered a "public lynching" when East Stroudsburg...

The Latest: Lawyer says no smoking gun in jogger rape docs

Jul. 20, 2018 5:52 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the release of records from the investigation into the 1989 rape of a Central Park jogger. (all times local): 5:45 p.m. A lawyer for five men wrongly convicted in the vicious 1989 rape of a Central Park jogger says the release of investigative records leaves them "reliving the...

2 women seek to hold university responsible in alleged rapes

Jul. 20, 2018 5:26 PM EDT

Two women who say they were raped after being given spiked drinks at an unsanctioned fraternity house at New Jersey's Stockton University are seeking to hold the school partly responsible. The women allege in federal lawsuits that Stockton knew of complaints of sexual assaults and underage drinking at the Pi...

Jury selected in rape trial of ex-Tennessee football players

Jul. 20, 2018 4:58 PM EDT

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A jury has been selected in the rape trial of former Tennessee football players A.J. Johnson and Michael Williams, clearing the way for opening statements to take place Monday. The list of 15 potential jurors — three will be randomly chosen as alternates before deliberation...

19th complaint filed against deputy involving sex misconduct

Jul. 20, 2018 3:16 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The number of civil complaints against a San Diego County sheriff's deputy is now 19, after another woman came forward with sexual-misconduct allegations. The Union-Tribune reports the 51-year-old woman filed court papers Thursday that allege Deputy Richard Fischer barged into her home and...

City settles sex misconduct suit involving ex-police chief

Jul. 20, 2018 2:11 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The city of Provo, Utah, has reached a $750,000 settlement with five women who said in a lawsuit that it failed to take action to protect them from sexual harassment and assault by a former police chief. The lawsuit, which also targeted former Police Chief John King, was filed in...

Video captures apparent groping, woman's swift retribution

Jul. 19, 2018 5:40 PM EDT

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Video from a Georgia restaurant shows a man reach out and touch the backside of a female server, who quickly grabs him by the collar and slams him into a wall. The apparent groping and full-contact response were captured by a security camera at Vinnie Van Go-Go's pizzeria. Savannah...