Latest Sexual misconduct News

Fort Wayne man gets suspended sentence for molesting 2 teens

Nov. 19, 2019 4:17 PM EST

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) — A Fort Wayne man who once faced 13 charges related to child molesting has avoided time in prison after pleading guilty to two counts of sexual misconduct with a minor. Allen Superior Court Judge Fran Gull sentenced 49-year-old Steven Wells to a three-year suspended prison sentence...

8 employees sue Kentucky jailer for sexual harassment

Nov. 19, 2019 2:27 PM EST

STANFORD, Ky. (AP) — Staff members at a Kentucky jail have filed a lawsuit against their boss, accusing him of sexual harassment and sexual discrimination. News outlets report Lincoln County Jailer Robert Wilson is being sued and accused by seven women and one man of creating a hostile environment filled...

Medical board taking longer to review sex misconduct cases

Nov. 19, 2019 5:23 AM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The State Medical Board of Ohio says it will need to work past an original February deadline to finish reviewing about 2,000 closed cases of alleged sexual misconduct or impropriety by doctors. The board is trying to determine whether any of those cases from the past 25 years involved...

Judge rebuffs Trump’s bid to delay woman’s defamation suit

Nov. 18, 2019 10:34 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump lost his latest bid Monday to delay a former “Apprentice” contestant’s defamation suit as he faces a Jan. 31 deadline to undergo pretrial questioning in the case, which involves claims of unwanted kissing and groping. A New York appellate judge...

Alaska ski coach suspended amid domestic violence claims

Nov. 16, 2019 5:24 PM EST

FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — An Alaska high school skiing head coach was suspended Friday after school officials discovered allegations were made against him in a domestic violence protective order petition, school district officials said. The ex-girlfriend of West Valley High School coach Nicholas Crawford...

Steve Wynn: Nevada regulators can’t pull gambling license

Nov. 15, 2019 7:42 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Former Las Vegas casino mogul Steve Wynn is telling Nevada regulators they can’t revoke his gambling license over allegations of workplace sexual harassment because he’s no longer affiliated with the company that carries his name. Attorneys for the former Wynn Resorts...

South Dakota dismisses complaints of officer misconduct

Nov. 15, 2019 5:04 PM EST

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota officials dismissed complaints Friday against four officers accused of misconduct stemming from sexual harassment allegations. The Division of Criminal Investigation said it didn’t find enough evidence to move forward with the complaints against three officers....

Documents reveal sexual abuse at California women’s prisons

Nov. 14, 2019 8:25 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A state prison inmate incarcerated at the Central California Women’s Facility was awaiting her group therapy session on Aug. 23, 2017. She stepped backward in her cell toward the door, where Correctional Officer Israel Trevino waited with waist restraints. As he attached the...

Ethics reviews Florida Rep. Hastings over staff relationship

Nov. 14, 2019 6:57 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House Ethics Committee said Thursday it is investigating veteran Florida Rep. Alcee Hastings’ relationship with his longtime girlfriend, who works on his staff. The Ethics Committee said in a statement Thursday that it’s “aware of public allegations” that...

Wisconsin Guard whistleblower fighting discharge decision

Nov. 14, 2019 4:35 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin National Guard sergeant whose complaints spurred investigations into sexual misconduct in his unit is fighting his commanders’ decision to discharge him. Wisconsin Air National Guard Master Sgt. Jay Ellis’ complaints of sexual assault and sexual harassment...