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Former Maine corrections officer charged with sexual abuse

Apr. 15, 2021 16:32 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A former Maine corrections officer turned himself in to investigators on Thursday after facing charges of sexually abusing a former inmate. Jonathan Williams, 30, was charged with gross sexual assault, unlawful sexual contact and unlawful sexual...

Former Nebraska football player acquitted of sex assault

Apr. 15, 2021 15:50 PM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A jury has acquitted former Nebraska football player Katerian LeGrone of sexually assaulting a 19-year-old fellow student in 2019. The Lancaster County jury returned the verdict Thursday, the Lincoln Journal Star reported. LeGrone had been charged...

Son, father appear in court for hearing in 1996 killing

Apr. 15, 2021 13:42 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A former California college student charged with murder in the 1996 disappearance of classmate Kristin Smart and the defendant's father, who is accused of helping hide the young woman's body, made their first court appearance Thursday but did not enter pleas. ...

Georgia sheriff's investigator indicted on sex crime charges

Apr. 15, 2021 12:10 PM EDT

QUITMAN, Ga. (AP) — A south Georgia sheriff's investigator has been indicted for rape, incest and child molestation. The Georgia Bureau of Investigation announced the indictment Wednesday, saying 44-year-old Will Cope of Quitman resigned after he was arrested. ...

Green Bay teacher accused of sexually assaulting students

Apr. 15, 2021 10:26 AM EDT

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — A Green Bay teacher is accused sexually assaulting students at his elementary school. The teacher was booked into the Brown County Jail Wednesday on possible charges that include sexual assault of a student by school staff, sexual contact with a...

1 Texans QB accuser drops suit, citing privacy, security

Apr. 14, 2021 23:55 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — One of the 23 women who have filed lawsuits accusing Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson of sexual assault and harassment has dropped her case, citing privacy and security concerns after some of the women were ordered to make their names public following court hearings...

Rapper Mystikal breaks silence on dropped rape charge

Apr. 14, 2021 21:14 PM EDT

New York (AP) — Mystikal, convicted almost two decades ago of sexual battery and recently cleared of a second allegation of rape and kidnapping, acknowledges his past puts him in a “horrible fraternity.” But the rapper says he’s ready to move on from the sexually-charged songs of his...

Prosecutor: Missing student killed during 1996 rape attempt

Apr. 14, 2021 20:49 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The suspect in the 1996 disappearance of California college student Kristin Smart killed her while trying rape her in his dorm room and his father helped hide the body, the San Luis Obispo County district attorney said Wednesday. District Attorney...

Nobel doctor calls sexual violence in conflict a `pandemic'

Apr. 14, 2021 20:46 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Nobel Peace Prize laureate Dr. Denis Mukwege warned Wednesday that the scourge of sexual violence and rape in all conflicts is now “a real pandemic” and without sanctions and justice for the victims these horrific acts won’t stop. The...

Former priest charged with sexually abusing children near LA

Apr. 14, 2021 18:18 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A former Catholic priest has been charged with sexually assaulting four children while serving at two Los Angeles area churches two decades ago, prosecutors said Wednesday. Christopher John Cunningham faces 12 counts of committing lewd acts upon a...