Latest Sexual assault News

Trump: Woman who accused him of sexual assault not his type

Jun. 24, 2019 10:40 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Monday that a New York-based advice columnist who has accused him of sexually assaulting her in a New York City department store in the mid-1990s is not his "type." "I'll say it with great respect: Number one, she's not my type. Number two, it never happened,"...

Former student guilty in slaying of visiting Chinese scholar

Jun. 24, 2019 8:59 PM EDT

PEORIA, Ill. (AP) — Jurors deliberated less than 90 minutes before returning a guilty verdict Monday in the federal death-penalty trial of a former University of Illinois doctoral student who abducted a visiting Chinese scholar from a bus stop and killed her at his apartment. Brendt Christensen didn't move...

The Latest: Victim's family will request death penalty

Jun. 24, 2019 4:29 PM EDT

PEORIA, Ill. (AP) — The Latest on the trial in the slaying of a visiting Chinese scholar in Illinois (all times local): 3:25 p.m. A lawyer says the family of a Chinese scholar will ask a federal jury to recommend that the man convicted of abducting and killing her be put to death. The jury found former...

Prep school grad linked to sex assault free on good behavior

Jun. 24, 2019 4:03 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A New Hampshire prep school graduate convicted of sexually assaulting a 15-year-old classmate as part of a game of sexual conquest called "Senior Salute" was released from jail Monday. Owen Labrie, 23, reported to the Merrimack County jail just after Christmas, after a judge refused to...

Sudan's military sidesteps proposal for civilian rule

Jun. 24, 2019 3:22 PM EDT

KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) — Sudan's military rulers refused to agree on Monday to the Ethiopian proposal for a power-sharing agreement with the country's pro-democracy movement, a top general said, in comments that could worsen a volatile standoff with the protesters. Ethiopia has led diplomatic efforts to...

Former Nebraska officer convicted of on-duty sexual assault

Jun. 24, 2019 12:40 PM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A former Nebraska police officer accused of repeatedly forcing a mentally ill woman into sex while he was on the force has been convicted of sexual assault. Lancaster County District Court records say a jury found 56-year-old Gregory Cody guilty on Friday. His sentencing is scheduled...

Minnesota man to be sentenced for 1983 rape, homicide

Jun. 24, 2019 8:26 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A man whose conviction for the 1983 rape and killing of a Minneapolis teenager was made possible by DNA evidence is being sentenced Tuesday. A Hennepin County judge last month found 64-year-old Darrell Rea guilty of the death of 17-year-old Laurie Mesedahl, whose body was found...

Trump denies knowing NY woman accusing him of sexual assault

Jun. 22, 2019 3:16 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says a New York-based advice columnist who claims he sexually assaulted her in a Manhattan department store dressing room in the mid-1990s made a "totally false accusation" against him and he denied knowing the woman. "I have no idea who this woman is," Trump said...

Judge continues $50M bail for Mexican megachurch leader

Jun. 21, 2019 8:01 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A judge continued the extraordinary $50 million bail Friday for the leader of Mexico-based megachurch La Luz del Mundo but said prosecutors must offer more evidence of their child sex and human trafficking allegations at the next court hearing. Naasón Joaquín García, the...

Weinstein fights sex trafficking claims in actress' lawsuit

Jun. 21, 2019 7:33 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Harvey Weinstein's lawyers sought Friday to toss out the sex trafficking claims of an actress the disgraced movie-making mogul maintains is trying to capitalize on the legal success of other women. The lawyers filed papers in Manhattan federal court to try to persuade a judge to reject...