Latest Sexual assault News

Virginia Lyft driver accused of sexually abusing passenger

Nov. 13, 2019 1:44 AM EST

MIDLOTHIAN, Va. (AP) — A Lyft driver in Virginia is accused of sexually abusing a passenger. Citing a Chesterfield County police statement, news outlets report 51-year-old Robert W. Sauvager has been arrested on charges of aggravated sexual battery and object sexual penetration. Police say the passenger...

Wife of minister convicted of sex charges enters plea deal

Nov. 13, 2019 12:25 AM EST

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — The wife and stepdaughter of a former Ohio minister convicted of sexually assaulting a 14-year-old girl have pleaded guilty to witness tampering. Prosecutors had accused the two women of abducting the victim and warning her not to testify at the trial of Anthony Haynes who was convicted...

Giants hire Gabe Kapler as manager to replace Bruce Bochy

Nov. 12, 2019 11:47 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Gabe Kapler might need years to match the popularity of his predecessors with the San Francisco Giants. Farhan Zaidi believes he will get there eventually. Kapler has been hired as San Francisco's manager a month after being fired from the same job by the Philadelphia Phillies. Kapler...

Middle Tennessee WR Cobb charged with rape, suspended

Nov. 12, 2019 5:50 PM EST

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) — Middle Tennessee wide receiver Zeke Cobb has been suspended from the program as he faces rape charges. Murfreesboro police spokesman Larry Flowers said Tuesday that Cobb has been served a sealed indictment on two counts of rape stemming from an incident in 2018. Flowers didn't...

Female inmate sues state over sexual misconduct allegations

Nov. 12, 2019 4:35 PM EST

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — A female inmate has sued the state of Washington saying a prison guard sexually assaulted her and that the Department of Corrections did not provided investigation records. The News Tribune reported Monday that 46-year-old Marcella Taylor filed the lawsuit last month seeking...

Man charged with sexual assault on college campus

Nov. 12, 2019 2:38 PM EST

NORTH ADAMS, Mass. (AP) — A man arrested in connection with a reported sexual assault on a Massachusetts college campus has pleaded not guilty. The Berkshire Eagle reports that 21-year-old Khyrin McCarthy was arrested in Boston last Thursday in connection with an assault at Massachusetts College of Liberal...

Folsom rehab nurse arrested for alleged sex abuse of patient

Nov. 12, 2019 1:57 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Authorities have arrested a Sacramento man working as a nurse at a rehab facility on suspicion of sexually assaulting a drugged patient. The Folsom Police Department said Monday 61-year-old Gregory Harms, of Sacramento, was arrested Friday and booked into the Sacramento County...

Ex-Hoh tribal fisheries officer sentenced in rape case

Nov. 12, 2019 8:35 AM EST

PORT TOWNSEND, Wash. (AP) — A former Hoh tribal fisheries officer has been sentenced after he pleaded guilty to rape of a child. The Peninsula Daily News reports 44-year-old Ernest Allen Penn was sentenced Friday in Jefferson County Superior Court to 12 months plus one day in prison in addition to 36...

WFP chief vows more 'aggressive' action on sexual harassment

Nov. 12, 2019 7:58 AM EST

CAIRO (AP) — In the wake of an internal survey that detailed multiple allegations of rape and sexual harassment of its female staffers, the leader of the World Food Program is vowing to go after abusers. David Beasley, the U.N. agency's executive director, said in a recent interview with The Associated...

Kentucky ex-basketball coach convicted of player's sodomy

Nov. 12, 2019 2:23 AM EST

RADCLIFF, Ky. (AP) — A man who co-founded and coached a local basketball program in Kentucky has been convicted of sodomizing one of its teen players. News outlets report 43-year-old Corvell Conley was convicted Friday and acquitted of his initial charge of third-degree rape. Conley was arrested in April...