Latest Sexual assault News

Prosecutor pursuing UF student whose release sparked outrage

Sep. 21, 2019 1:02 PM EDT

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Prosecutors says they are moving ahead with attempted sexual battery and other charges against a University of Florida resident assistant whose release with no bail sparked outrage. The Tampa Bay Times reports that the State Attorney's Office in Gainesville said Friday they would...

Kansas City man sentenced for killing 18-year-old daughter

Sep. 21, 2019 11:25 AM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A 43-year-old Kansas City man has been sentenced to two life sentences after being convicted of murdering his teenage daughter. Jerry Bausby was sentenced Friday for the March 21 2016 death of 18-year-old Daizsa Laye Bausby. Prosecutors say Bausby sexually assaulted his daughter...

8,000 sex assault kits turn up 1,800 DNA matches

Sep. 21, 2019 10:47 AM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida law enforcement officials say more than 8,000 untested sexual assault kits have been processed in the past three years, turning up 1,800 DNA matches. The Florida Department of Law Enforcement on Friday said in a statement that the matches should generate new leads in some...

Antonio Brown cut by Patriots amid sexual misconduct claims

Sep. 20, 2019 10:52 PM EDT

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Antonio Brown was released by the New England Patriots on Friday after a second woman accused him of sexual misconduct — the third team in seven months to tire of the off-field behavior that has overshadowed his accomplishments as one of the NFL's most prolific receivers for...

AP source: Yanks' Germán checked for alleged home incident

Sep. 20, 2019 6:29 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Yankees pitcher Domingo Germán is being investigated for an alleged domestic violence incident involving his girlfriend at home this week, a person familiar with the situation told The Associated Press on Friday. The person spoke under condition of anonymity because no details have...

Judge who suggested woman 'close your legs' fights removal

Sep. 20, 2019 5:54 PM EDT

A New Jersey judge who suggested a woman could close her legs to prevent a sexual assault is fighting attempts by the state Supreme Court to remove him from the bench. Judge John Russo Jr. said in a response released Friday that removing him would be excessive and unprecedented because the court has never removed...

Prosecution fines rescinded in Mexican church leader case

Sep. 20, 2019 5:50 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Los Angeles judge rescinded sanctions Friday against two prosecutors whom she said had failed give defense lawyers evidence in a case against a Mexican megachurch leader charged with child rape and human trafficking. Reconsidering at the request of the California attorney general's...

Woman testifies that she told man accused of rape to stop

Sep. 20, 2019 5:23 PM EDT

GEORGETOWN, Del. (AP) — A woman who says she was raped by an ex-University of Delaware baseball player accused of multiple sexual assaults says she told him several times to stop touching her and that she did not want to have sex. The 21-year-old woman finished testifying Friday in the first-degree rape...

Man sentenced for sexually assaulting child he met online

Sep. 20, 2019 8:48 AM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Florida man who sexually assaulted a 12-year-old New Jersey girl at a hotel in Philadelphia last year has been sentenced to 15 years in federal prison. Liam Heim will also be on lifetime supervised release under the sentence imposed Thursday. The 23-year-old St. Petersburg man pleaded...

Rights group praises Serbia war crimes court rape conviction

Sep. 20, 2019 6:21 AM EDT

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — A Serbian court has sentenced a former special police member to eight years in prison for raping a Bosniak woman during the 1992-95 war, in what has been described as a rare efficient war crimes trial in the Balkan country. The Higher Court in Belgrade on Thursday convicted Nikola...