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Chadron State to pay $900K in settlement of Title IX lawsuit

May. 23, 2020 6:21 PM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The Nebraska State College System will pay $900,000 to settle two lawsuits alleging Chadron State College failed to prevent dating violence that led to a softball player’s 2015 suicide. Chadron State also will conduct suicide training, review its policies, establish a...

Montana man gets 60 years for raping deaf, blind, mute woman

May. 23, 2020 5:04 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A former janitor at a group home in Helena was sentenced to 60 years in prison for raping a resident who is deaf, blind and unable to speak, a judge ruled. Zane Richard Frisbie, 57, was charged with sexual intercourse without consent, which carries a mandatory minimum of 10 years and...

Children sue day care owner, state agencies over sex abuse

May. 23, 2020 9:11 AM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The representatives of three children who attended a Polk County day care are suing multiple people and state agencies over sexual abuse for $5.1 million. The children attended the now-closed Stinky Feet Childcare in Independence owned by Ceola Harden, the Statesman Journal reported. ...

Police: Actor wounded woman, fatally shot himself

May. 22, 2020 5:46 PM EDT

MAYFIELD, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky actor who appeared on the FX series “Baskets,” and had been recently released on a rape charge shot and wounded a woman before killing himself, officers said. Investigators said Hagen Mills, 29, attempted to kill the woman then turned the gun on himself Tuesday...

FILE - In this August 23, 2011 file photo, attorney Douglas Wigdor reacts during a press conference in Paris. Wigdor, the attorney working with Tara Reade, the former Joe Biden Senate staffer who alleged he sexually assaulted her in the 1990s, said Friday in a statement, he is no longer representing her, just two weeks after he first began working with her.  (AP Photo/Jacques Brinon)

Lawyer for Biden accuser Tara Reade drops her as a client

May. 22, 2020 1:40 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The attorney working with Tara Reade, the former Joe Biden Senate staffer who alleged he sexually assaulted her in the 1990s, said Friday he is no longer representing her, just two weeks after he first began working with her. Douglas Wigdor said in a statement the decision to drop Reade...

This photo provided by Tara Reade, shows Tara Reade out with friends in Washington, in 1992 or 1993, during the time she worked for then- Sen. Joe Biden, D-Del. (Tara Reade via AP)

Biden accuser's life marred by abuse and financial hardship

May. 22, 2020 1:14 PM EDT

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. (AP) — One thing is clear in the complicated, sometimes contradictory and often chaotic story of Tara Reade: Her life has not been easy. Her earliest childhood memory was of being abused by her father, she told her former husband, a man she would later leave after saying he abused...

Man charged in shooting death of sex offender in Omaha

May. 21, 2020 4:53 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — An Omaha man has been charged with murder in the shooting death of a registered sex offender. James Fairbanks, 43, was charged Thursday with first-degree murder and use of a firearm to commit a felony in the death of 64-year-old Mattieo Condoluci. He was ordered held without bail....

Ex-transit officer charged with raping 2 women in 2012

May. 21, 2020 4:23 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A former transit police officer from Massachusetts raped two women nearly eight years ago after giving them a joyride in his marked cruiser with his blue lights flashing, prosecutors said Thursday. Shawn McCarthy, 46, of Wilmington, pleaded not guilty to rape charges during a remote...

Snohomish County settles $1.95M lawsuit over park rape

May. 21, 2020 4:02 PM EDT

EVERETT, Wash. (AP) — A county in Washington state has agreed to pay about $2 million to the family of a teenage girl who was raped at a county-sponsored event in 2016. The Snohomish County Council voted Monday to pay the girl and her mother $1.95 million after they sued the county for negligence in April...

NFL player sues United over incident with another passenger

May. 21, 2020 3:59 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — An NFL player is suing United Airlines, saying he was harassed and sexually assaulted by an intoxicated female passenger on a red-eye flight in February. The player said in a lawsuit that soon after boarding the cross-country flight, a woman sitting in the same row confronted him over a...