Latest Sexual assault News

West Virginia Senate passes bill that would remove marital exemption for sexual abuse

Feb. 26, 2024 16:36 PM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Married people in West Virginia could be charged with certain sexual assault acts against their spouses for the first time under a controversial bill passed`Monday by West Virginia’s Republican-dominated Senate. The bill, sponsored by former prosecuting...

Actor Gérard Depardieu faces another sexual assault complaint as #MeToo echoes through French cinema

Feb. 26, 2024 12:29 PM EST

PARIS (AP) — French actor Gérard Depardieu faces another complaint of sexual assault, this time from a movie decorator who alleges he groped her during filming in 2021. In the complaint to the Paris prosecutor’s office, the 53-year-old decorator alleges that Depardieu grabbed...

Illinois judge who reversed rape conviction removed from bench after panel finds he circumvented law

Feb. 24, 2024 14:00 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — An Illinois judge who sparked outrage by reversing a man’s rape conviction involving a 16-year-old girl has been removed from the bench after a judicial oversight body found he circumvented the law and engaged in misconduct. The Illinois Courts Commission removed...

Assault claims roil Iditarod sled dog race as 2 top mushers are disqualified, then 1 reinstated

Feb. 23, 2024 19:49 PM EST

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Claims of violence against women are roiling the world's most famous sled dog race — Alaska's Iditarod — with officials disqualifying two top mushers this week and then quickly reinstating one of them on Friday, days before the start. The upheaval began...

NCAA infractions committee could discipline administrators tied to violations and ID them publicly

Feb. 23, 2024 17:53 PM EST

The NCAA Committee on Infractions has outlined potential penalties for rules violators in leadership positions beyond the coaching staff, up to and including school presidents in a move prompted by new legislation emphasizing individual accountability. Individuals who were active or...

What to know about New York and Arizona’s fight over extraditing suspect in grisly hotel killing

Feb. 22, 2024 18:51 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A man wanted in the killing of a woman found bludgeoned to death with an iron in a Manhattan hotel was apprehended in Arizona this week. But in a legal twist, Arizona officials are balking at sending him to New York to answer to authorities. The top prosecutor in...

Soccer star Dani Alves found guilty of rape, sentenced to four and a half years in prison

Feb. 22, 2024 16:15 PM EST

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Dani Alves, one of the most successful soccer players of his generation, was found guilty of raping a woman in a Barcelona nightclub and sentenced to four years and six months in prison on Thursday. The former Brazil and Barcelona right back was convicted in...

Guilty plea from the man accused of kidnapping a 9-year-old girl from an upstate New York park

Feb. 22, 2024 08:11 AM EST

BALLSTON SPA, N.Y. (AP) — A man accused of kidnapping a 9-year-old girl from a state park in upstate New York pleaded guilty to two felony counts and faces 47 years to life in prison. Craig N. Ross Jr. pleaded guilty Wednesday under a plea deal to first-degree kidnapping and...

Barcelona court finds Brazilian soccer star Dani Alves guilty of sexual assault

Feb. 22, 2024 04:17 AM EST
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Barcelona court finds Brazilian soccer star Dani Alves guilty of sexual assault.

LA ethics panel rejects proposed fine for ex-CBS exec Les Moonves over police probe interference

Feb. 22, 2024 01:57 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles City Ethics Commission unanimously rejected a proposed settlement between the city and Les Moonves on Wednesday, saying a tougher penalty is warranted for the former CBS chief executive accused of interfering with a police investigation into sexual assault...