Latest Sexual assault News

A priest from France accused of sexually assaulting children in the Canadian Artic has died

Apr. 12, 2024 18:39 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Joannes Rivoire, a priest from France who was accused of sexually abusing Inuit children when he served at the mission in their Canadian Arctic community, has died after a long illness, officials said Friday. The Oblates of Lacombe Canada and the Oblate Province of...

Urgent care worker accused of sexual assaults while claiming falsely to be a nurse in Philly suburbs

Apr. 12, 2024 18:14 PM EDT

NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — A dozen additional victims have told police they were victimized by a medical assistant who falsely said he was nurse when they sought treatment in recent months at an urgent care facility outside Philadelphia, police said in filing new sexual assault charges. ...

Jury convicts Memphis, Tennessee, man of raping a woman a year before jogger’s killing

Apr. 12, 2024 15:27 PM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee man has been found guilty of raping a woman a year before he was charged with kidnapping and killing a school teacher who was on an early morning run. A jury in Memphis convicted 40-year-old Cleotha Abston of kidnapping and raping the woman in...

Oakland officials vote to include ‘San Francisco’ in airport's name

Apr. 12, 2024 10:34 AM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Oakland officials have voted in favor of changing the name of the city’s airport to San Francisco Bay Oakland International Airport, despite San Francisco threatening a lawsuit over what it says is a trademark violation. The Board of Commissioners for the...

Sexual assaults rise in Central African Republic. Wagner, bandits and even peacekeepers are blamed

Apr. 12, 2024 05:54 AM EDT

BANGUI, Central African Republic (AP) — It was too late for the mother to shield her children when the two masked and armed Russian fighters burst into her home, held her at gunpoint and took turns raping her. Her five children were forced to watch in the dark. Seated in a...

Houston police reviewing if DNA tests could have helped in thousands of dropped cases

Apr. 11, 2024 21:48 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Houston police said Thursday that they are still reviewing if DNA testing in connection with thousands of sexual assault and sex crime cases that were dropped due to staffing issues could have led officers to potential suspects and possible arrests. The more than...

University of Washington football player arrested, charged with raping 2 women

Apr. 11, 2024 19:09 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — A University of Washington football player has been arrested and charged with raping two women in Seattle, and court documents say he played in two College Football Playoff games for the school after at least one of the allegations was known to the university. ...

Ex-guard at NYC federal building pleads guilty in sex assault of asylum seeker

Apr. 10, 2024 13:43 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A former security guard at a federal building in New York City where the FBI has its offices pleaded guilty Wednesday to a federal charge related to the sexual assault of an asylum seeker. Jimmy Solano-Arias, 42, of the Bronx, entered the plea in Manhattan federal...

Editorial Roundup: Mississippi

Apr. 10, 2024 07:12 AM EDT

Greenwood Commonwealth. April 9, 2024. Editorial: Felon Voting Bill Will Have To Wait Though the effort was unsuccessful this year, a bill to restore voting rights to certain felons had bipartisan support and should be reintroduced in 2025. The...

A mother releases video of her autistic son being hit by an aide on a school bus to raise awareness

Apr. 09, 2024 22:34 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — In January, Jessica Vestal’s 10-year-old autistic son, who cannot speak, came home from school in suburban Denver with bruises all over his body. Other injuries followed, including a black eye in February, which she said a bus aide blamed on him hitting himself with a toy, and a...