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Manchester firefighter charged in cold-case sexual assaults

May. 29, 2020 4:09 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut firefighter was arraigned Friday in Hartford Superior Court for alleged sexual assaults spanning from 2001-08. Manchester firefighter Angelo Alleano is accused of raping three victims in Manchester and another in Vernon, the Hartford Courant reported. Officials said...

FILE - In this Feb. 21, 2020, file photo, Harvey Weinstein arrives at a Manhattan court as jury deliberations continue in his rape trial in New York. Los Angeles prosecutors say they have charged Weinstein with an additional count of felony sexual battery by restraint. The district attorney’s office says Friday the charge was filed over allegations that the former movie mogul sexually assaulted a woman at a Beverly Hills hotel in May 2010. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

Weinstein raped me in 1994 at age 17, woman says in lawsuit

May. 29, 2020 1:56 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A woman who says Harvey Weinstein raped her when she was 17 is among four plaintiffs in a new lawsuit against the imprisoned movie mogul, the latest court action accusing him of decades of vile sexual behavior. The woman, now 43, alleges Weinstein forced her to disrobe, demanded she...

Wichita man accused of kidnapping, raping runaway girl

May. 29, 2020 1:15 PM EDT

WICHITA, Kan (AP) — A Wichita man has been charged with the kidnapping and rape of a runaway girl he lured into his car, police said. Gerardo Aguero-Hernandez, 26, was arrested Thursday on charges of rape, aggravated kidnapping and aggravated battery, television station KAKE reported. The victim was...

Colorado sheriff's office uses DNA to solve 1970 murder case

May. 28, 2020 7:56 PM EDT

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — DNA evidence has identified a man believed to be the person responsible for the rape and murder of a Denver woman in 1970, a Colorado sheriff’s office said The Boulder County Sheriff’s Office said DNA evidence found on the body of 23-year-old Betty Lee Jones matched the...

Rwandan sentenced to life in prison for key role in genocide

May. 28, 2020 12:46 PM EDT

KIGALI, Rwanda (AP) — A Rwandan court on Thursday sentenced to life in prison one of the most wanted men in the country’s 1994 genocide in which more than 800,000 ethnic Tutsis and Hutus who tried to protect them were killed. Ladislas Ntaganzwa, who had a bounty of up to $5 million on his head, had...

California sexual assault suspect dies after beating

May. 27, 2020 7:38 PM EDT

VENTURA, Calif. (AP) — A man suspected of sexually assaulting a woman walking her dog near a Ventura beach has died afer he was beaten by a group of people who may have come from a nearby homeless encampment, authorities said. Jose Mendez, 31, of Ventura, had been hospitalized since the May 5 attack and...

FILE - In this Jan. 26, 2020 file photo, Sil Lai Abrams, back row from left, director Amy Ziering, director Kirby Dick, Drew Dixon, seated left, and Sheri Hines pose for a portrait to promote the film

#MeToo, phase 2: Doc explores heavy burden on women of color

May. 27, 2020 12:34 PM EDT

There’s an elegant, almost poetic silence to one of the most compelling scenes of “On the Record,” a powerful new documentary about sexual violence that knows just when to dial down to a hushed quiet. In the early morning darkness of Dec. 13, 2017, former music executive Drew Dixon walks to a...

This image released by HBO Max shows Drew Dixon, a collaborator on hit records by Method Man and Mary J. Blige, Estelle and Kanye West, and Whitney Houston, in a scene from the documentary

Review: A powerful #MeToo chapter in ‘On the Record’ doc

May. 27, 2020 9:52 AM EDT

The documentary “ On the Record ” spends quite a bit of time introducing former music executive Drew Dixon before Russell Simmons and rape are mentioned. She talks about her youth, her politician mother, living down the street from Biggie, her love of hip-hop, her dream of working in music and what...

Wichita officer charged with indecent liberties with a child

May. 26, 2020 5:15 PM EDT

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A Wichita police officer has been charged with child sex crimes for incidents that allegedly happened in 2012 before he became an officer, the department announced Tuesday. Sedgwick County prosecutor charged Officer Joshua Hageman with two counts of indecent liberties with a child. ...

Judge whose anti-rape advice was 'close your legs' loses job

May. 26, 2020 3:53 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A judge who suggested that a woman seeking a restraining order could “close your legs” to prevent a sexual assault was removed from the bench Tuesday by the New Jersey Supreme Court and permanently barred from presiding over a courtroom. The unanimous decision cited...