Latest Sexual assault News

Teen says she was raped at Florida resort

Aug. 14, 2018 4:09 AM EDT

DAYTONA BEACH SHORES, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a man is accused of following a 14-year-old girl back to her hotel room and raping her at a Florida resort. Authorities in Daytona Beach Shores said Monday that Nelson Hernandez Garcia of Woodstock, Georgia is charged with sexual battery. The Daytona Beach...

Ex-Tennessee star gets NFL chance after rape acquittal

Aug. 13, 2018 9:20 PM EDT

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Former University of Tennessee star linebacker A.J. Johnson is getting a shot in the NFL with the Denver Broncos less than a month after he was acquitted along with a college teammate of aggravated rape charges. After his first practice as a pro Monday, Johnson said, "It's a...

Under new law, military kids get sex assault protections

Aug. 13, 2018 7:09 PM EDT

The Defense Department must improve the way it responds to child-on-child sexual assault at military bases in the U.S. and abroad as part of a sweeping new law President Donald Trump signed Monday. While the Pentagon began addressing sexual assault in the ranks a decade ago, an Associated Press investigation...

Lawsuit raises fresh questions over safety of prison workers

Aug. 13, 2018 7:03 PM EDT

REIDSVILLE, Ga. (AP) — A lawsuit by a prison nurse raises questions about the safety of medical personnel working in Georgia state prisons. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that 42-year-old Alicia Butler is suing the Department of Corrections over a 2016 assault at Georgia State Prison near...

Man faces arraignment in 2003 Detroit slaying, 2000 rape

Aug. 13, 2018 6:41 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — A former Detroit man released from custody 15 years ago after an error in the murder investigation now faces arraignment in the 2003 killing and a 2000 sexual assault. The Wayne County prosecutor's office says 65-year-old James Matthews is scheduled to go before a Detroit judge Tuesday on...

Judge won't toss claim against Mormon church in rape case

Aug. 13, 2018 6:01 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A woman's lawsuit claiming she was raped by a Mormon church leader who was allowed to oversee young missionaries despite a history of sexual misconduct will go forward, a judge decided Monday. The decision will allow McKenna Denson's lawyers to investigate whether there are others who...

Ex-Seattle cop sentenced to 23 years to life for child rape

Aug. 13, 2018 5:36 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — A Seattle police sergeant who resigned in 2016 after his arrest for child rape has been sentenced to more than 23 years in prison. SeattlePI.com reports 46-year-old Daniel Amador was sentenced Friday for repeated sexual abuse of two children. Amador was convicted in June of first-degree...

Man who escaped Arkansas State Hospital captured

Aug. 13, 2018 5:24 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Authorities say a patient accused of rape who escaped from the Arkansas State Hospital over the weekend has been captured. State Hospital Police Chief Perry Wyse said Monday that 34-year-old James Barrett was captured in Memphis, Tennessee, by U.S. Marshals. Barrett had escaped...

Former West Fargo teacher faces more sex-related charges

Aug. 13, 2018 1:11 PM EDT

WEST FARGO, N.D. (AP) — More child sex crime charges have been filed against a former West Fargo teacher. Thirty-seven-year-old Shannon Moser was charged last month for alleged sex-related crimes involving two male students. WDAY-TV reports that court documents allege Moser could have had as many as six...

San Diego man suspected of kidnapping, sexually abusing girl

Aug. 13, 2018 9:47 AM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — San Diego police say a registered sex offender has been arrested on suspicion of kidnapping a 3-year-old girl and sexually assaulting her. Officials say officers were called to a home Saturday after the toddler's father confronted a man he suspected of abusing his daughter. Police arrested...