Latest Sexual misconduct News

Former NFL star Lawrence Taylor charged with failing to update address on sex offender registry

Jul. 19, 2024 18:35 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Hall of Fame linebacker Lawrence Taylor was charged in Florida with failing to update his address on the state's sex offender registry, according to court records. The former New York Giants linebacker turned himself in to the Broward County Sheriff's...

Harvey Weinstein retrial in NYC tentatively set for November

Jul. 19, 2024 17:59 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A judge on Friday tentatively scheduled Harvey Weinstein's planned retrial on rape and sexual assault charges to begin on Nov. 12. Weinstein wore an American flag pin on his jacket during a brief court appearance in Manhattan that was delayed by more than 90 minutes...

Beloved priest Abbe Pierre was the conscience of France. Several women now accuse him of assault

Jul. 17, 2024 17:26 PM EDT

VATICAN CITY (AP) — A legendary French priest and a lifelong advocate of the homeless has been accused of committing acts that would amount to “sexual assault or sexual harassment,” his foundation said Wednesday, in the latest instance of a Catholic spiritual leader facing allegations of...

Trump-appointed judge in Alaska resigns over sexual misconduct, leaving only 1 judge in state

Jul. 10, 2024 19:13 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A U.S. District Court judge in Alaska has resigned and could face impeachment after having an inappropriate sexual relationship with a clerk who later became an assistant U.S. Attorney and then repeatedly lying about it to investigators, a judicial investigation found. ...

NYC prosecutors intend to bring new sexual assault charges against Harvey Weinstein ahead of retrial

Jul. 09, 2024 14:41 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Manhattan prosecutors said Tuesday that they intend to bring new sexual assault charges against Harvey Weinstein as they anticipate a November retrial for the disgraced media mogul. Assistant District Attorney Nicole Blumberg said in court that prosecutors are...

The US Tennis Association can do more to prevent abuse such as sexual misconduct, a review says

Jun. 27, 2024 15:33 PM EDT

An outside review of the U.S. Tennis Association’s safeguarding system offered 19 specific recommendations for how the group that oversees the sport in the country and runs the U.S. Open Grand Slam tournament can do more to protect players from abuse such as sexual misconduct. A...

Trooper with checkered FBI past convicted of child rape in Alabama

Jun. 14, 2024 18:50 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A former FBI agent was convicted Friday of sexually assaulting an 11-year-old girl while serving as an Alabama state trooper — a law enforcement job he landed even after he was kicked out of the FBI amid earlier claims that he raped a co-worker at knifepoint. ...

Louisville police major lodged the mishandled complaint leading to chief's suspension, attorney says

Jun. 13, 2024 17:32 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Louisville's police chief was suspended this week because she mishandled a police major's sexual harassment complaint, the major's attorney said Thursday. Louisville Mayor Craig Greenberg made the surprise announcement Wednesday evening that Chief Jacquelyn...

Louisville's police chief suspended over her handling of sexual harassment claim involving officers

Jun. 12, 2024 20:34 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Louisville's police chief has been placed on leave over her handling of a sexual harassment allegation involving her officers, Louisville Mayor Craig Greenberg said Wednesday. In the surprise move, Greenberg announced Chief Jacquelyn Gwinn-Villaroel's...

Texas county to pay female constable deputies $1.5 million to settle sexual misconduct lawsuit

Jun. 05, 2024 16:29 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — A Texas county has agreed to pay a group of female deputies $1.5 million to settle a federal lawsuit that claimed they were abused and harassed when a constable's office turned undercover operations into a drunken “playground for sexual exploitation.” Harris...