Latest Sexual assault News

Trump aims to countersue sex assault accuser who sued him

Oct. 19, 2021 18:46 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Former President Donald Trump wants to countersue a former “Apprentice” contestant who accused him of defaming her when he denied her sexual assault allegations. Saying that Trump is being harassed to keep him from speaking freely, his lawyer asked...

Coach for AAU basketball team founded by WNBA player charged

Oct. 19, 2021 18:42 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A coach in an AAU girl's basketball program founded by a former WNBA player was charged Tuesday with child enticement for the alleged sexual abuse of three players. Danny Lawhorn, 30, of Hartford, who was already in custody on state charges of...

Rape count dropped, sexual assault added against prosecutor

Oct. 19, 2021 17:19 PM EDT

State prosecutors dropped a rape charge against an elected district attorney in western Pennsylvania on Tuesday but added new felony charges of sexual assault and aggravated indecent assault. Somerset County District Attorney Jeffrey Lynn Thomas waived a preliminary...

New evidence presented in Texas death row inmate's hearing

Oct. 19, 2021 17:17 PM EDT

BASTROP, Texas (AP) — An attorney for a Texas death row inmate has told a judge that new evidence suggests the 19-year-old woman his client was convicted of killing may instead have been strangled by her jealous boyfriend. Rodney Reed was convicted in the 1996 rape and...

Third woman charged in sexual predator's escape from Larned

Oct. 19, 2021 12:48 PM EDT

LARNED, Kan. (AP) — A third woman has been charged with helping a sexual predator escape from Larned State Hospital in June. Sydni Hartman, 29, of Larned was charged Monday with three felonies related to the escape of John Colt. She appeared in court Monday and is...

Former teacher, coach gets probation in child porn case

Oct. 19, 2021 09:06 AM EDT

DERBY, Kan. (AP) — A former Kansas middle school teacher who was caught with more than 250 images and videos of child pornography has been sentenced to three years of probation. The Wichita Eagle reports that 40-year-old Cody Chitwood also must register as a sex...

Lawyer who represented George Zimmerman arrested in Florida

Oct. 19, 2021 08:47 AM EDT

KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) — A central Florida defense attorney who briefly represented George Zimmerman in the Trayvon Martin case is accused of witness tampering in a juvenile rape case, sheriff’s officials said. Hal Uhrig, who works for The Defense Group, was arrested...

Train riders held up phones as woman was raped, police say

Oct. 18, 2021 22:10 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A man charged with raping a woman on a commuter train just outside of Philadelphia harassed her for more than 40 minutes while multiple people held up their phones to seemingly record the assault without intervening, authorities said. More than two...

Suspect in sexual assault by ASU campus remains at large

Oct. 18, 2021 11:10 AM EDT

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Arizona State University police are searching for the suspect who sexually assaulted a woman at knifepoint. An ASU crime alert said the victim reported the assault Sunday morning near a parking structure on the Tempe campus. ...

Gambian Toufah Jallow tells of surviving rape by dictator

Oct. 17, 2021 08:09 AM EDT

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Toufah Jallow’s name resonates deeply in Gambia as one of the few women who has taken a public stand against sexual assault in the small West African state. She gained fame at the age of 18 when she won a university scholarship in a national...