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More sexual abuse claims rock South Korean skating

Jan. 21, 2019 3:10 AM EST

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — More South Korean female skaters are accusing their coaches of sexually abusing them, a group representing the athletes disclosed Monday following claims by two-time Olympic champion Shim Suk-hee that her former coach had repeatedly raped her. The announcement came amid a growing...

Family of slain Madison woman sues employer

Jan. 20, 2019 12:22 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The family of a Madison woman who was fatally shot by her co-worker is suing the grocery store where she worked for allegedly knowing about her killer's behavior of harassing female employees and failing to protect her. Caroline Nosal's family filed a wrongful death lawsuit last week...

Documents: Girl raped by 4 boys after cellphone taken

Jan. 19, 2019 6:54 PM EST

BEAR, Del. (AP) — Court records contend a Delaware girl was raped last month by several boys after she was lured from a school bus stop by one of her attackers when he who took her cellphone. New Castle County Police announced Friday the arrests of a 12-year-old, two 13-year-olds and a 14-year-old, all of...

University may tap reserves after rejecting $2 million gift

Jan. 19, 2019 4:36 PM EST

LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — The University of Wyoming might tap reserve funds after rejecting a $2 million pledge from a Casper businessman who was later convicted of sexual assault. The Laramie Boomerang reported Thursday the university could take $1.2 million from a construction reserve count to offset the...

Lawyer: Incapacitated woman who gave birth not in coma

Jan. 19, 2019 4:01 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — A lawyer for the family of an incapacitated Arizona woman who gave birth in a long-term care facility said she is not in a coma as previously reported. The Arizona Republic reported Friday that attorney John Micheaels said the 29-year-old woman has "significant intellectual disabilities" and...

Prosecutor disputes reports on Oklahoma sex assault case

Jan. 19, 2019 2:38 PM EST

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A prosecutor is disputing reports that the case has been dismissed against four teenagers accused of sexually assaulting a teammate on their Oklahoma football team. The case involving the former Bixby High School players is in juvenile court, so information isn't public. But defense...

Kentucky authorities charge 911 dispatcher with sex crimes

Jan. 19, 2019 11:28 AM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — State officials in Kentucky have arrested a 911 dispatcher and charged him with more than 150 counts of sex crimes. Kentucky Attorney General Andy Besehar said in a news release Christopher James Carroll was arrested Friday in partnership with the U.S. Secret Service, the Hardin...

AG: New Jersey priest arrested after sex abuse hotline call

Jan. 19, 2019 11:14 AM EST

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say the arrest of a New Jersey priest on sexual assault charges dating back almost three decades came just two days after a call to the state's clergy abuse hotline. NJ.com reports that the state attorney general's office said the Rev. Thomas Ganley, parochial vicar at St....

Portland babysitter gets 16 years for sexually abusing girls

Jan. 19, 2019 10:25 AM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A babysitter who raped or molested two young sisters has been sentenced to 16 years in prison. The Oregonian/OregonLive reports 24-year-old Zachary Turner of Portland was sentenced Friday in Multnomah County Circuit Court. Turner started babysitting the girls when they were both...

Man charged with murder in death of Israeli in Australia

Jan. 19, 2019 7:17 AM EST

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — A 20-year-old man appeared in an Australian court on Saturday charged with murder and rape in the death of an Israeli student in the city of Melbourne in a savage attack that shocked Australia. Codey Herrmann, an aspiring rapper who performs as M.C. Codez, did not apply for bail...