Latest Sexual misconduct News

Suspension lifted on boxer who planted kiss on reporter

Jul. 22, 2019 5:04 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Officials on Monday lifted the suspension of a Bulgarian boxer who kissed a reporter without her consent during a post-fight interview after he completed a sexual harassment course and paid a $2,500 fine. The California State Athletic Commission voted unanimously to allow Kubrat Pulev to...

Franken says he 'absolutely' regrets resigning from Senate

Jul. 22, 2019 4:47 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Former Democratic U.S. Sen. Al Franken of Minnesota told The New Yorker magazine in a story published Monday that he "absolutely" regrets resigning from the Senate after several women accused him of unwanted kissing or touching. In the same article, seven current or former senators say...

UW System pays $325K to settle sex harassment suit

Jul. 22, 2019 2:36 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The University of Wisconsin System will pay a former student $325,000 to settle claims that a professor sexually harassed her. The former student, identified as A.R. in court documents, sued in October saying UW-Oshkosh violated her rights and acted "with deliberate indifference" to...

Ex-judge investigates abuse allegations against late bishop

Jul. 22, 2019 2:00 PM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — A Roman Catholic diocese in Massachusetts has brought in a retired judge to investigate allegations of sexual misconduct against a former bishop. The Diocese of Springfield announced Monday that retired Superior Court Judge Peter Velis will investigate allegations of misconduct...

Florida sheriff to investigate Epstein's work release

Jul. 19, 2019 9:28 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — A Florida sheriff launched an investigation Friday into whether his department properly monitored the wealthy financer Jeffrey Epstein while he was serving a sentence for soliciting prostitution from underage girls. The inquiry will focus on whether deputies assigned to monitor Epstein in a...

OB-GYN's license still suspended amid misconduct complaints

Jul. 19, 2019 5:50 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi judge says she won't block a state board's decision to suspend the medical license of an OB-GYN physician who faces several complaints about sexual misconduct. The Mississippi Board of Medical Licensure on July 10 temporarily suspended the license of Dr. Walter Ray...

Lawsuit: Kansas woman mechanic sexually harassed

Jul. 19, 2019 5:24 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — A woman mechanic filed a lawsuit against her former employer, accusing others at the company of sexual harassment, discrimination and retaliation. The lawsuit, filed July 12 in Kansas District Court, said the woman's supervisor and co-workers at Moore Freight Service regularly...

Female Mesa officers to sue city over sexual harassment

Jul. 18, 2019 8:22 PM EDT

MESA, Ariz. (AP) — Several female Mesa police officers who say a male supervisor should have been fired for sexual harassment plan to sue. Attorneys for six officers and a male officer's wife announced Thursday a filing of a notice of claim against the city and its police department. A claim is a precursor...

Deemed dangerous, Epstein denied bail in sex abuse case

Jul. 18, 2019 6:50 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A judge who denied bail for jailed financier Jeffrey Epstein on sex trafficking charges Thursday said he poses a danger to the public and seems to still have an uncontrollable urge for sexual conduct with or in the presence of underage girls. Epstein, 66, also might use his "great wealth...

The Latest: Politicians praise Jeffrey Epstein's bail ruling

Jul. 18, 2019 6:08 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the sex trafficking charges against Jeffrey Epstein (all times local): 2 p.m. A U.S. senator and a Florida congresswoman are praising a federal judge's decision to keep financier Jeffrey Epstein behind bars. Republican Sen. Ben Sasse, the chairman of the Senate Judiciary...