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Frenchman found guilty in deadly kidnap attempts suicide

Dec. 7, 2019 2:43 PM EST

PARIS (AP) — A man has been hospitalized in critical condition after apparently trying to poison himself in a French courtroom when a judge pronounced him guilty of rape and kidnapping that led to death. The dramatic gesture came at the end of a high-profile trial into one of France's bigger cold cases:...

Man, former wife sentenced for child sex crimes in E. Idaho

Dec. 7, 2019 11:59 AM EST

POCATELLO, Idaho (AP) — A man and his former wife have been sentenced in eastern Idaho after pleading guilty to child sex crimes. Lance Parry, 50, was sentenced to 56 years in prison and must serve at least 16 before he is eligible for parole. Jessica Parry, 41, received a 25-year-sentence and must serve...

Indian woman who alleged gang rape dies after burn attack

Dec. 7, 2019 5:10 AM EST

NEW DELHI (AP) — An alleged rape victim in northern India who was set on fire while heading to a court hearing in the case has died in a New Delhi hospital, officials said Saturday. The woman was attacked in the state of Uttar Pradesh by a group of men that included two of the five she had accused of gang...

State trooper relieved of duty, charged with sex abuse

Dec. 6, 2019 7:07 PM EST

A trooper has been relieved of duty and charged with sexual assault in connection with incidents alleged to have occurred when he worked at a southern Illinois high school, according to the Illinois State Police. James Dierkes, 29, of Greenville was arrested Friday on aggravated criminal sexual abuse and criminal...

Uber weighs next steps after jarring sex assault report

Dec. 6, 2019 5:56 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A day after Uber revealed that more than 3,000 riders and drivers were sexually assaulted last year while using its service, attention is turning to what's next for the ride-hailing giant and whether its plans to improve safety go far enough. Uber's report was hailed by victims' rights...

Queens church leader charged with sexually assaulting boy

Dec. 6, 2019 4:56 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The spiritual leader of a church in Queens has been charged with sexually assaulting a congregant over a three-year period, starting when the victim was 12, prosecutors said Friday. Bishop Jesé Milagrosa of Our Lady of La Salette Church was arraigned Thursday on charges including...

Virginia lieutenant governor seeks vindication in court

Dec. 6, 2019 4:45 PM EST

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax says he's done everything he can to clear his name after two women accused him of sexual assault: he's requested police investigations, taken a lie-detector test and begged the media to report on evidence he says exonerates him. On Friday, he tried...

Woman fights to keep name from suit alleging sexual assault

Dec. 6, 2019 4:01 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — A Texas woman is fighting for anonymity in a lawsuit alleging she was sexually assaulted by a co-worker, but a federal judge who plans to dismiss the case has ordered that her name be made public first. While an appeals court put the order on hold, legal experts say such actions are not...

Weinstein accused of misusing ankle monitor; $5M bail sought

Dec. 6, 2019 2:22 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Harvey Weinstein violated his bail conditions by mishandling his electronic ankle monitor, which left his whereabouts unrecorded for hours at a time, a New York prosecutor argued Friday. Prosecutor Joan Illuzzi made the claim at a pretrial hearing for Weinstein after he hobbled into court...

The AP names 'Surviving R. Kelly' top TV show of 2019

Dec. 6, 2019 2:14 PM EST

1. "Surviving R. Kelly," Lifetime. No other series made the kind of real world impact that this one did. Allegations of sexual abuse against minors followed R. Kelly for years: The superstar was even acquitted of child pornography charges in 2008. But it wasn't until after the airing of Lifetime's six-part...