Latest Sexual assault News

Worker convicted of sexually assaulting nursing home patient

Aug. 22, 2019 7:24 AM EDT

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — A jury in Texas has convicted a health care worker of sexually assaulting a nursing home patient who had dementia. The jury in Fort Worth deliberated less than two hours Wednesday before convicting 53-year-old Anthony Mamboleo Nyakeo of aggravated sexual assault of an elderly or...

School staff member accused of sexually assaulting student

Aug. 22, 2019 6:54 AM EDT

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — A staff member at a Green Bay high school is accused of sexually assaulting a male student. Thirty-one-year-old Courtney Roznowski, a paraprofessional at Southwest High School, appeared in court Wednesday on sexual assault charges. A police report says Roznowski and the 16-year-old...

Former youth photographer charged with molestation

Aug. 22, 2019 12:07 AM EDT

MENLO PARK, Calif. (AP) — A former youth swim team photographer arrested last month on suspicion of molesting boys has been charged with sexual assault in Northern California after authorities say six more alleged victims came forward. Randolph Haldeman was arrested Wednesday at his Menlo Park home. He's...

Lawsuit: Women sexually abused by New Mexico prison guards

Aug. 22, 2019 12:03 AM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Three former inmates of a New Mexico prison say they were repeatedly sexually assaulted by guards and their complaints were met with indifference or retaliation. The Santa Fe New Mexican reports the women recently filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court over assaults that allegedly...

Texas executes man in 1998 slaying of college student

Aug. 21, 2019 9:16 PM EDT

HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — A Texas death row inmate who argued that his conviction was based on junk science was executed Wednesday for the abduction, rape and killing of a suburban Houston community college student more than 20 years ago. Larry Swearingen, 48, received a lethal injection at the state...

Connecticut police officer with multiple arrests is fired

Aug. 21, 2019 8:01 PM EDT

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut police officer with a history of domestic violence arrests has been fired. Bridgeport Police Chief Armando Perez announced that Officer Steven Figueroa had been terminated, effective Wednesday afternoon. In a statement, Perez said an investigation determined Figueroa...

The Latest: Texas executes man in college student's death

Aug. 21, 2019 7:59 PM EDT

HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — The Latest on the scheduled execution of a Texas inmate convicted in the 1998 killing of a suburban Houston community college student (all times local): 6:55 p.m. Texas has executed a man who maintained his innocence in the abduction, rape and murder of a suburban Houston community...

Wyoming DA seeks death penalty in Montana woman's killing

Aug. 21, 2019 7:24 PM EDT

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — A Wyoming prosecutor plans to seek the death penalty for the rape and killing of a Montana woman more than 30 years ago. KTWO-AM reported Tuesday that Natrona County District Attorney Dan Itzen will seek capital punishment for 74-year-old Dale Wayne Eaton. Eaton was convicted in 2004...

Tennessee State suspends quarterback facing rape charges

Aug. 21, 2019 7:14 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee State has suspended quarterback Demry Croft indefinitely following his indictment on rape and sexual battery charges. The 22-year-old Croft was released from jail Monday on $50,000 bond. He faces six counts of rape and two counts of sexual battery. The indictment against...

Lawsuit accusing ex-bishop of drunken sexual assault settled

Aug. 21, 2019 6:48 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A lawsuit accusing the former bishop of West Virginia's Roman Catholic diocese of molesting boys and men has been settled. The terms of the recent settlement are confidential, Wheeling-Charleston Diocese spokesman Tim Bishop said in a statement. The diocese declined further...