Latest Sexual assault News

Child sex offender seeks early prison release due to virus

Nov. 27, 2020 3:21 PM EST

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A convicted sex offender serving 19 years for traveling to Thailand and molesting young boys is among inmates seeking early release from a New Jersey prison that has experienced a COVID-19 outbreak. In recent court filings, Wayne Nelson Corliss has said his health is in danger at the...

FILE - In this March 25, 2020, file photo, Cho Ju-bin, center, leader of South Korea's online sexual blackmail ring which is so called

South Korean chat room operator gets 40 years for blackmail

Nov. 26, 2020 5:31 AM EST

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The operator of online chat rooms in South Korea was sentenced Thursday to 40 years in prison on charges of blackmailing dozens of women, including minors, into filming sexually explicit videos and selling them to others. The Seoul Central District Court convicted Cho Ju-bin, 24,...

This undated Nov. 2020 photo released by Brazil's Goias state civil police shows the site where police report they recovered the body of Japanese woman Hitomi Akamatsu in Abadiania, Brazil. Brazilian Civil Police arrested 18-year-old Rafael Lima da Costa who they say confessed to killing Akamatsu on Nov. 10 while robbing her. (Goias state civil police via AP)

Police: Brazil man admits raping Japanese woman before death

Nov. 25, 2020 1:54 PM EST

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The Brazilian man who previously confessed to killing Hitomi Akamatsu in Brazil's Goiás state has admitted that he also raped the Japanese woman, according to a statement from local police. Her body was found in a ditch next to a waterfall last week. Police identified the...

LSU, law firm, begin review of domestic, sex assault cases

Nov. 25, 2020 1:28 PM EST

BATON ROUGE, La (AP) — LSU officials have begun meeting with experts from a law firm investigating the university’s handling of reported sexual and domestic assault cases. In a published letter to members of the LSU community, Interim LSU president Thomas C. Galligan Jr. and Athletic Director Scott...

Police: Man attempted to rape girl, 14, at doctor's office

Nov. 25, 2020 12:40 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A man suspected of attempting to rape a 14-year-old girl while she waited for her mother at a Brooklyn doctor’s office was arrested early Wednesday after investigators used video to track his movements, police said. David Gonzalez, 31, was taken into custody around 2 a.m. and jailed...

Deputy charged with rape of teen

Nov. 25, 2020 11:10 AM EST

ARLINGTON, Wash. (AP) — A Snohomish County sheriff’s deputy is accused of rape involving a teenage girl he met online. Anthony Zayas, 26, has been charged with third-degree rape and was placed on administrative leave in August, The Herald reported. Charging papers say Zayas met the girl on Tinder,...

A female worker sprays herbicide in a palm oil plantation in Sumatra, Indonesia, on Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018. Many women are hired by subcontractors on a day-to-day basis without benefits, performing the same jobs for the same companies for years and even decades. They often work without pay to help their husbands meet otherwise impossible daily quotas. (AP Photo/Binsar Bakkara)

Rape, abuses in palm oil fields linked to top beauty brands

Nov. 24, 2020 1:31 PM EST

SUMATRA, Indonesia (AP) — With his hand clamped tightly over her mouth, she could not scream, the 16-year-old girl recalls – and no one was around to hear her anyway. She describes how her boss raped her amid the tall trees on an Indonesian palm oil plantation that feeds into some of the...

Ex-hospital worker charged with sexually assaulting patient

Nov. 24, 2020 12:14 PM EST

EAST PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A former behavioral health specialist at a psychiatric hospital in Rhode Island has been charged with sexually assaulting a juvenile patient, state police said in a statement. Nikkilas Jones, 30, of Warwick, faces two counts of second-degree sexual assault, police said Monday....

DSU to make changes to sexual assault investigation process

Nov. 24, 2020 10:13 AM EST

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Delaware State University has agreed to make changes to its sexual assault investigation process following a student protest. A sophomore at the university held a march on campus last week after she spoke about her sexual assault and how it was handled by the school. After the march, the...

Transgender woman sues Georgia corrections officials again

Nov. 23, 2020 4:33 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — A Black transgender woman on Monday sued Georgia prison officials, saying they have failed to protect her from repeated sexual assaults behind bars and failed to provide her with adequate medical treatment. The Center for Constitutional Rights and the Southern Poverty Law Center filed the...