Latest Sexual assault News

Police applicants asked to disclose if sex assault victims

Oct. 21, 2018 10:55 PM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Oakland, California, police department asks officer applicants to disclose whether they have been sexually assaulted, which appears to be a rare and potentially problematic inquiry, a newspaper reported Sunday. The San Francisco Chronicle queried police in the state's 10 most...

Ronaldo scores but Juventus' perfect start ended by Genoa

Oct. 20, 2018 5:49 PM EDT

MILAN (AP) — Cristiano Ronaldo became the first player to net 400 goals across Europe's top five leagues. It wasn't enough on Saturday to maintain Juventus' perfect start to the season. Ronaldo, who has been accused of rape in a civil lawsuit in the United States, scored in the 1-1 draw against Genoa. It...

Ex-San Antonio police detective in botched cases is charged

Oct. 20, 2018 12:02 PM EDT

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — A San Antonio police detective who was fired last year for what authorities say was his mishandling of more than 130 sexual assault and other cases now is facing several charges that he tampered with evidence. An indictment filed Tuesday shows 46-year-old Kenneth Valdez is charged with...

Ohio woman 2nd person charged in daughter's rape, slaying

Oct. 20, 2018 11:35 AM EDT

ASHTABULA, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say an Ohio woman has become the second person charged in the rape and beating death of her 13-month-old daughter last year. The Ashtabula Star Beacon reports the indictment Wednesday of 23-year-old Kelsie Blankenship, of Conneaut, on a murder charge in Sereniti...

PAC won't end ad saying black men will face rape accusations

Oct. 19, 2018 8:36 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A political action committee said Friday that it won't pull radio ads in hotly contested races in Arkansas and Missouri that suggest African American men will face rape accusations if Democrats win midterm elections. An ad from Black Americans for the President's Agenda in an...

Man who posed as Uber driver convicted of rape, sentenced

Oct. 19, 2018 6:44 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A man who kidnapped and raped at least two women while posing as an Uber driver has been sentenced to life in prison plus 60 years. Fulton County Superior Court Judge Shukura Ingram Millender sentenced 33-year-old Gabriel Rendon-Villasana for rape, sexual battery and aggravated assault with...

Ex-fraternity president to stand trial for 2nd alleged rape

Oct. 19, 2018 6:13 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The ex-president of a suspended Temple University fraternity has been ordered to stand trial for a second alleged sexual assault. A judge ordered 21-year-old Ari Goldstein to stand trial Thursday on charges of rape, sexual assault, unlawful restraint and involuntary deviate sexual...

Prosecutors: Bill Cosby's bid for new trial is 'meritless'

Oct. 19, 2018 6:07 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Prosecutors in Bill Cosby's sex assault case called his bid for a new trial or sentencing hearing "meritless," and asked the judge to deny him a post-trial hearing. Cosby, 81, has asked for a do-over in the Pennsylvania sex assault case that ended with him being sent to prison last...

High bond set for doc accused of sexual misconduct at jail

Oct. 19, 2018 5:12 PM EDT

MOUNT CLEMENS, Mich. (AP) — Authorities say a doctor accused of sexual misconduct at a suburban Detroit jail offered candy and tobacco to a woman in exchange for a sex act. Steve Cogswell appeared in court Friday on charges of second-degree criminal sexual conduct. He worked for Correct Care Solutions, a...

'Huge win' for sex assault victims, says California victim

Oct. 19, 2018 5:07 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Years before the #MeToo movement, Yee Xiong embarked on a quest for justice after she says she was sexually assaulted at a college party. What followed was a tumultuous legal battle that included two trials ending in hung juries, followed by her attacker taking a plea deal for felony...