Latest Sexual assault News

Woman in groping case with former lawmaker speaks out

Jan. 27, 2023 20:52 PM EST

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A woman who told police she was groped by a former state lawmaker and Trump fundraiser said she is outraged by him calling the incident “laughable” and said he did an about-face on his apology after she asked to dismiss the criminal charge against him. ...

Spain's govt under pressure to do more on gender-based crime

Jan. 27, 2023 13:46 PM EST

MADRID (AP) — A spate of gender-based violence, coupled with the early release of several sex offenders, has increased pressure on Spain's left-wing government, which strongly plays up its feminist credentials, to do more to protect women from abuse. Following an urgent meeting...

Man suspected in Florida serial rapes convicted in attack

Jan. 25, 2023 18:24 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — A man suspected of being the “pillowcase rapist” in connection with a string of South Florida rapes back in the 1980s was convicted Wednesday in one of the attacks. Miami-Dade County jurors found Robert Koehler, 63, guilty of sexual battery, kidnapping and...

Surgeon accused of sexually assaulting patient in office

Jan. 25, 2023 16:23 PM EST

CLAREMONT, N.H. (AP) — An orthopedic surgeon has been accused of sexually assaulting a patient during an office visit, police in Claremont said. The doctor, 70, pleaded not guilty at his arraignment Wednesday on charges of aggravated felonious sexual assault and attempt to commit...

LSU student fatally hit by a car was raped first, police say

Jan. 24, 2023 18:23 PM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Four people have been charged in the alleged rape of a Louisiana State University student who authorities say was assaulted, then left in an Baton Rouge sub-division near where she was then struck and killed by a motor vehicle. Kaivon Washington, 18, and a...

Woman files suit accusing Mike Tyson of rape in early '90s

Jan. 24, 2023 16:32 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A woman has filed a lawsuit accusing former heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson of raping her sometime in the early 1990s after she met him at a nightclub in Albany, New York. The woman, who is suing for $5 million, said Tyson raped her in a limousine and that...

West Virginia Senate passes mandate on rape kit training

Jan. 23, 2023 16:21 PM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Victims of sexual assault in West Virginia may have an easier time finding health care providers to conduct forensic examinations and collect rape kits if a bill passed Monday by the state Senate becomes law. Currently, some sexual assault victims have to...

Report: Alleged victim won’t seek compensation from Alves

Jan. 22, 2023 09:53 AM EST

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — The woman who accused Dani Alves of sexual assault at a nightclub last year will not seek financial compensation from the Brazil soccer player, the El País newspaper reported Sunday. El País said people close to the investigation told the daily that the...

NU regent acquitted of witness tampering in sex assault case

Jan. 21, 2023 15:51 PM EST

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A jury has acquitted University of Nebraska Regent Jack Stark of witness tampering in a sexual assault case. The Omaha World-Herald reported that the jury of five women and seven men returned a not guilty verdict Friday afternoon after 30 minutes of...

Brooke Shields examines her life, fame in doc ‘Pretty Baby’

Jan. 20, 2023 23:52 PM EST

PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — Brooke Shields reveals that she was the victim of a sexual assault in a new documentary about her life that premiered Friday afternoon at the Sundance Film Festival. She doesn’t name the man who she said raped her, but she described the circumstances: It took place soon...