Latest Sexual assault News

3 members of Blackfeet Nation sue IHS over sexual abuse

Jan. 25, 2020 5:11 PM EST

KALISPELL, Mont. (AP) — Three members of the Blackfeet Nation have filed a civil lawsuit against the Indian Health Service and are seeking $9 million in damages, alleging the organization violated their treaty rights by failing to prevent a former IHS doctor from sexually abusing them. The lawsuit refers...

Ex-Missouri fire chief convicted of sex crimes gets prison

Jan. 25, 2020 2:40 PM EST

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — A former southwestern Missouri fire chief convicted last year of raping a young woman has been sentenced to 10 years in prison. Larry McConnell, 70, was sentenced Friday following his November convictions on three counts of second-degree statutory sodomy and one count of...

Harvey Weinstein arrives at court for his rape trial, in New York, Friday, Jan. 24, 2020. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

Week 1 of Weinstein trial: Vile allegations, X-rated gifts

Jan. 25, 2020 12:00 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Harvey Weinstein trundled into court this week for the start of a New York City rape trial, facing the prospect of a conviction that could put him in prison for the rest of his life. Within the first three days of the #MeToo-era trial, the once-heralded Hollywood titan whom prosecutors...

Convicted rapist gets lengthy sentence after 2nd conviction

Jan. 25, 2020 10:49 AM EST

NORTHAMPTON, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts man already serving prison time for one rape conviction has been sentenced to another nine to 13 1/2 years behind bars after being convicted of raping a second victim. Arthur Salsbury Jr., 43, of Ware, was sentenced Friday, a week after he was found guilty of...

Ex-gymnastics coach gets 50 years in prison for sex assaults

Jan. 24, 2020 7:57 PM EST

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — A former gymnastics coach was sentenced Friday to 50 years in prison for sexually assaulting young female gymnasts in North Texas and Oklahoma. Skipper Crawley, 53, of Kemp, Texas, pleaded guilty in a Tarrant County state district court in Fort Worth to four counts of aggravated...

Amish man sentenced to prison for sexually abusing girls

Jan. 24, 2020 5:32 PM EST

LANCASTER, Pa. (AP) — An elderly Amish man who pleaded guilty to sexually abusing four girls for years is facing 38 to 76 years in prison in Pennsyvlania, even though the judge acknowledged Friday that the length of the sentence is largely symbolic given the man's age. David Stoltzfus Smucker, 75, pleaded...

Actress Rosie Perez arrives for Harvey Weinstein's rape trial, Friday, Jan. 24, 2020 in New York. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

Actress Rosie Perez says she was told of Weinstein rape

Jan. 24, 2020 4:35 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — "Do the Right Thing" actress Rosie Perez testified Friday that fellow screen star Annabella Sciorra told her in the mid-1990s that Harvey Weinstein had raped her but that she couldn't go to the police because “he'd destroy me.” Taking the stand at the former Hollywood mogul's...

Jury convicts ex-religious leader of child sexual abuse

Jan. 24, 2020 4:01 PM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A jury on Friday found a disgraced religious leader guilty of sexually abusing a former church member when she was a child. The Multnomah County District Attorney's Office said 69-year-old Michael Sperou was convicted of two counts of first-degree sexual penetration of a person under...

Man arrested after sexual assaults near Michigan State

Jan. 24, 2020 3:39 PM EST

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A man was arrested Friday in connection with the robbery and sexual assault of three women in an apartment complex near Michigan State University. East Lansing police officials said the man, whom they did not identify, was jailed awaiting formal charges. He was described by...

Man charged with child rape, investigation continues

Jan. 24, 2020 2:43 PM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A grand jury has indicted a Beaverton man on child sex abuse charges including rape and investigators believe there are more victims. Ricardo Infante-Perez has been under investigation since September by the Washington County Sheriff’s Office, KOIN-TV reported. The 32-year-old...