Latest Sexual assault News

Man pleads guilty in St. Louis Catholic store killing

Oct. 22, 2021 19:01 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A former pastor accused of sexually assaulting two women inside a suburban St. Louis Catholic supply store, then killing a third when she refused his sexual demands pleaded guilty Friday to first-degree murder and other charges. Thomas Bruce's plea...

Court won't revive death sentence for South Carolina inmate

Oct. 22, 2021 17:48 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Friday rejected a plea from South Carolina to reimpose the death penalty on a South Carolina inmate whose death sentence stood for two decades until a federal appeals court threw it out in August. Chief Justice John Roberts did not...

Lyft report: Sexual assaults rose sharply in recent years

Oct. 22, 2021 17:09 PM EDT

Lyft received an increasing number of reports of sexual assault in recent years, including more than 1,800 in 2019, according to a safety report from the ride-hailing company. More than half of the assaults in 2019 were “non-consensual touching of a sexual body part”...

FBI looking for players victimized by Connecticut AAU coach

Oct. 22, 2021 15:43 PM EDT

The FBI has identified “quite a few” sexual abuse victims of a former Connecticut girl's AAU basketball coach and authorities are seeking the public's help in finding others, an official said Friday. Danny Lawhorn, 30, of Hartford, faces both state sexual assault and...

Ex-Peoria police officer's child porn conviction reinstated

Oct. 22, 2021 11:53 AM EDT

PEORIA, Ill. (AP) — The Illinois Supreme Court has reinstated a former Peoria police officer's child pornography conviction, finding that an appellate court erred when it ordered a new trial two years ago. A jury convicted John McCavitt in 2016 of possession of child...

US Marshals: 8 missing kids found, 18 sex offenders arrested

Oct. 22, 2021 08:58 AM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Eight missing or endangered children were rescued and 18 sex offenders were arrested during recent investigations around New Orleans, the U.S. Marshals Service says. Two operations led by the Eastern District of Louisiana New Orleans Task Force ran...

Ex-deputy pleads not guilty to sex assault of inmate

Oct. 22, 2021 08:55 AM EDT

KNASAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A former Clay County sheriff’s deputy has pleaded not guilty to sexually assaulting a jail inmate after he was indicted on the charge earlier in the week. Darreon Black, 29, of Kansas City, entered the plea Thursday after the grand jury...

Official: Narrative of riders filming train rape is false

Oct. 21, 2021 19:43 PM EDT

MEDIA, Pa. (AP) — The narrative that passengers watched a man rape a woman on a train in suburban Philadelphia last week and “filmed it for their own gratification instead of calling the police” is false, the prosecutor handling the case said Thursday as he asked witnesses to come...

Inmate transport driver sentenced to life for sex assaults

Oct. 21, 2021 20:59 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A prison transport driver convicted last year of sexually assaulting two female inmates was sentenced Thursday to life in prison plus five years. U.S. District Judge D.P. Marshall handed down the sentence to Eric Scott Kindley, 53, for the...

Mississippi sets date for state's 1st execution since 2012

Oct. 21, 2021 17:46 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Mississippi Supreme on Thursday set a Nov. 17 execution date for an inmate who withdrew his appeals and once filed court papers calling himself "worthy of death.” Mississippi has not had an execution since 2012, and it had six that year. ...