Latest Sexual assault News

Nike drops Patriots' Brown amid 2d sexual misconduct charge

Sep. 20, 2019 11:57 AM EDT

Nike has cut ties with Antonio Brown, and New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick is through answering questions about his embattled receiver. Belichick cut short his regular media availability Friday, a day after a second woman accused the Patriots receiver of sexual misconduct. The coach said the team is...

Man sentenced for sexually assaulting child he met online

Sep. 20, 2019 8:48 AM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Florida man who sexually assaulted a 12-year-old New Jersey girl at a hotel in Philadelphia last year has been sentenced to 15 years in federal prison. Liam Heim will also be on lifetime supervised release under the sentence imposed Thursday. The 23-year-old St. Petersburg man pleaded...

Rights group praises Serbia war crimes court rape conviction

Sep. 20, 2019 6:21 AM EDT

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — A Serbian court has sentenced a former special police member to eight years in prison for raping a Bosniak woman during the 1992-95 war, in what has been described as a rare efficient war crimes trial in the Balkan country. The Higher Court in Belgrade on Thursday convicted Nikola...

Jury awards $4.9M to women over alleged Sedona spa assaults

Sep. 19, 2019 11:05 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Jurors have awarded nearly $5 million to two women who say they were sexually assaulted during massages at a Sedona spa in 2016. The women filed a lawsuit, alleging they suffered physical, emotional and psychological trauma after receiving massages from Aaron Frank Orrico. The 48-year-old...

Yankees' Germán on leave under MLB domestic violence policy

Sep. 19, 2019 10:51 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Yankees star pitcher Domingo Germán was placed on administrative leave under Major League Baseball's domestic violence policy on Thursday, casting doubt over whether New York's top winner this season will be available for the playoffs. Manager Aaron Boone was informed of the decision...

Woman who reported rape testifies that she didn't protest

Sep. 19, 2019 7:15 PM EDT

GEORGETOWN, Del. (AP) — A woman who says she was raped by an ex-University of Delaware baseball player accused of multiple sexual assaults testified under cross-examination Thursday that she did not protest when he removed all her clothes as they lay in his bed. The woman also acknowledged that she told...

North Carolina AG praises law to end rape evidence backlog

Sep. 19, 2019 6:41 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Attorney General Josh Stein says a new law to fund testing for sexual assault kits sitting in law enforcement evidence closets will put rapists in prison and ensure a backlog never happens again. Stein, police and sexual assault victim advocates held a news conference...

Prosecutors fined in Mexican church leader child rape case

Sep. 19, 2019 6:37 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Los Angeles judge sanctioned two prosecutors Thursday for failing to turn over evidence in the case of a Mexican megachurch leader charged with child rape and human trafficking. Superior Court Judge Teresa Sullivan fined deputy attorneys general Amanda Plisner and Diana Callaghan...

Pats' Brown not distracted by sexual assault accusations

Sep. 19, 2019 5:54 PM EDT

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Patriots receiver Antonio Brown declined to answer questions about allegations of sexual assault and rape against him and says he's keeping his focus on football. Brown answered only four questions at his locker on Thursday in an interview that lasted just over a minute. It was his...

Transgender prisoner who sued dies days before release

Sep. 19, 2019 4:31 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A transgender prison inmate who sued the state of New York, saying she was raped in a men's prison, has died of cancer days before she was to be freed on parole. LeslieAnn Manning, who had been serving a 30-year sentence for shooting at a police car, died Saturday at the Wende...