Latest Sexual assault News

The Latest: Accuser calls Bill Cosby 'a raping monster'

Apr. 26, 2018 10:48 PM EDT

NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — The Latest on Bill Cosby's sexual assault retrial (all times local): 10:40 p.m. One of Bill Cosby's accusers says he's "a raping monster" and she looks forward to seeing him "in handcuffs on his way to prison" following his conviction on charges he sexually assaulted a woman at his...

Investigators: DNA from genealogy site caught serial killer

Apr. 26, 2018 9:47 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — More than three decades after his trail went cold, one of California's most prolific and elusive serial killers was caught when investigators matched crime-scene DNA with genetic material stored by a relative on an online genealogical site, prosecutors said Thursday. Authorities...

Ex-relative of suspected serial killer: 'True shock and awe'

Apr. 26, 2018 9:17 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — James Huddle always hoped the rapist who terrorized the Sacramento suburbs in the 1970s and prompted him to buy a pistol for protection would be caught. But Huddle was stunned to learn the man arrested was his former brother-in-law, Joseph James DeAngelo Jr., who once discussed...

Minnesota lawmaker accused of sexual misconduct

Apr. 26, 2018 8:53 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A Minnesota lawmaker accused of sexual misconduct apologized Thursday while disputing some of the allegations made by a woman who says he touched her without her consent. Emily Schlecht, a 23-year-old who works at a sexual violence center and who has talked publicly about her own...

Police say teacher who dated student faces sex crime

Apr. 26, 2018 8:27 PM EDT

ELYRIA, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say an Ohio teacher who filed a harassment complaint against an 18-year-old student with whom she said she'd had a relationship has been charged with a sex crime. The Elyria Chronicle-Telegram reports the Lorain County Sheriff's Office said Thursday that 24-year-old...

The Latest: Man says attack changed childhood neighborhood

Apr. 26, 2018 8:06 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on a decades-old serial killing and rape case in California (all times local): 4:45 p.m. Even for children living in neighborhoods targeted by the East Area Rapist, the fear and sense of change was palpable. That's according to Brian O'Hearn, who was 10 or 11 years old...

'The real Bill Cosby': Comedian convicted of sexual assault

Apr. 26, 2018 7:51 PM EDT

NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — After decades of whispers, lawsuits, investigations and close calls — and a multitude of women who lost hope anyone would ever believe their word against that of America's Dad — Bill Cosby could be headed to prison at age 80 for the remainder of his life. The comedian...

Comic who called Cosby rapist credited after his conviction

Apr. 26, 2018 7:28 PM EDT

Standup comic Hannibal Buress, whose 2014 remark about sexual-assault accusations against Bill Cosby went viral, is getting another serious surge of attention. The path to Cosby's conviction on Thursday on charges he drugged and molested a woman at his suburban Philadelphia home arguably started 3 1/2 years...

What's next for Bill Cosby following sex assault conviction

Apr. 26, 2018 5:16 PM EDT

Bill Cosby, who was accused of drugging and sexually molesting a woman at his suburban Philadelphia mansion in 2004, was found guilty on Thursday of three counts of aggravated indecent assault. He was allowed to remain free on $1 million bond but was told he can't travel outside the county where his home is. His...

Pentagon chief calls sexual assault a cancer in military

Apr. 26, 2018 4:46 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Defense Secretary Jim Mattis has ordered all members of the Defense Department to re-double their efforts to aggressively work to prevent and respond to sexual assaults across the military. In a memo released Thursday, Mattis said that officers and commanders must act as substitute...