Latest Sexual assault News

Bail lowered for ex-youth center worker in sex abuse case

Jun. 18, 2021 14:35 PM EDT

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — A judge has reduced bail for a former New Hampshire youth center worker accused of sexually assaulting four teenagers, including one at gunpoint. Jeffrey Buskey, 54, of Quincy, Massachusetts, was one of a group of former workers at the Youth...

Study: Texas bases lead Army posts in risk of sexual assault

Jun. 18, 2021 13:18 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Female soldiers at Army bases in Texas, Colorado, Kansas and Kentucky face a greater risk of sexual assault and harassment than those at other posts, accounting for more than a third of all active-duty Army women sexually assaulted in 2018, according to a new Rand Corp....

Kansas prosecutor resigns posts amid misconduct allegations

Jun. 18, 2021 12:39 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas prosecutor accused of misleading juries in two cases has resigned from her positions in Bourbon and Allen counties, just weeks after a disciplinary panel recommended she be disbarred. The Topeka Capital-Journal reported that Jacqie Spradling...

Georgia charges man in death after Alabama charges dropped

Jun. 18, 2021 10:10 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ga. (AP) — A grand jury in Georgia has indicted a man for murder after an Alabama judge dismissed charges in the same killing because of a procedural error involving DNA evidence. The woman's body was found in Alabama after she disappeared in Georgia in 2015. ...

Citing withheld evidence, judge frees death row inmate

Jun. 18, 2021 08:30 AM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina man who was convicted 12 years ago in a woman’s stabbing death has been freed by a judge who cited the discovery of evidence that could have strengthened his defense but wasn’t shared with his attorneys. Michael Wayne...

Senator: Military justice changes must go beyond sex cases

Jun. 18, 2021 07:28 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand is on the brink of success in her yearslong campaign to get sexual assault cases removed from the military chain of command. But getting over the finish line may depend on whether she can overcome wariness about broader changes she’s seeking to...

Deputies arrest man in cold case rape of teen girl

Jun. 17, 2021 20:24 PM EDT

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Deputies this week arrested a 50-year-old Enumclaw man in connection with a 2003 kidnapping and rape cold case in McCleary, Washington. Paul Bieker was booked into the Grays Harbor County jail on Tuesday, The Olympian reported. Bieker on Wednesday...

UK government 'ashamed' at poor rape conviction rates

Jun. 17, 2021 17:43 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Britain’s government has apologized to rape victims for declining conviction levels, with senior Cabinet ministers saying they're “deeply ashamed” by the downward trend in bringing sexual offenders to justice. The government’s Rape Review,...

Elite California school discloses alleged sexual misconduct

Jun. 17, 2021 12:43 PM EDT

OJAI, Calif. (AP) — An elite private high school in Southern California has disclosed allegations of sexual misconduct involving students, faculty and staff that extend back for decades and were improperly handled. The Thacher School on Wednesday released a 90-page...

UT health center: $1.5M sexual assault nurse training grant

Jun. 17, 2021 04:07 AM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The University of Tennessee Health Science Center’s College of Nursing has secured a $1.5 million federal grant to expand training and certification for nurses caring for sexual assault victims. On Wednesday, the center in Memphis announced that...