Latest Sexual assault News

Report: Diocese of Lansing mishandled 1990 sexual abuse case

Oct. 18, 2019 5:42 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The Roman Catholic Diocese of Lansing says an independent investigator determined that the diocese failed to investigate allegations that a priest had sexually assaulted a man at a boxing training camp decades ago. The diocese on Thursday released the findings of an independent...

Ex-Texas federal agent pleads guilty to child porn charges

Oct. 18, 2019 10:43 AM EDT

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — A former federal agent in Texas has pleaded guilty to charges that he produced child pornography, including videos of himself sexually assaulting a minor. Thirty-seven-year-old Vernon Lee Millican of Leakey pleaded guilty Thursday in a San Antonio court to one count of production of...

Nanny gets 20 years for sex abusing child, having his baby

Oct. 18, 2019 9:04 AM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — A former live-in nanny has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for repeatedly sexually abusing a Florida child. She later gave birth to the boy's son. News outlets report 28-year-old Marissa Mowry was sentenced Wednesday after pleading guilty to sexual battery and agreeing to be...

Kansas says backlog of untested rape kits nearly eliminated

Oct. 17, 2019 6:44 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas law enforcement agencies have nearly eliminated a backlog of 2,200 sexual assault kits that had gone untested, including some that dated back decades, authorities announced Thursday. Agencies have had about 2,000 of the kits tested by forensic labs and the remaining 235 should be...

Florida pastor facing sexual abuse charges released on bond

Oct. 17, 2019 11:44 AM EDT

WINTER PARK, Fla. (AP) — A pastor and popular Christian radio show host in Florida has been released on bond as he faces charges he raped a child from his church numerous times over five years. The Orlando Sentinel reports that Rev. Bryan Fulwider was released Wednesday night after posting a $700,000 bond....

Ex-soccer star Gascoigne cleared of sexual assault on woman

Oct. 17, 2019 10:17 AM EDT

MIDDLESBROUGH, England (AP) — Former England soccer star Paul Gascoigne has been cleared of sexually assaulting a woman on a train after he kissed her on the lips. A jury at Teesside Crown Court cleared the former Tottenham and Newcastle midfielder of that offense, plus a less serious alternative charge of...

Alaska city's insurance lawyer to handle rape claim case

Oct. 16, 2019 9:00 PM EDT

NOME, Alaska (AP) — An official in a small Alaska town said Wednesday that an attorney hired by the city's insurance company is handling a claim by a former 911 dispatcher who says her colleagues at the police department failed to investigate her report that a man raped her in her home. Nome's interim City...

Man accused of documenting woman's killing pleads not guilty

Oct. 16, 2019 7:31 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A man accused of documenting the killing of a woman on a camera memory card has pleaded not guilty. Brian Steven Smith didn't speak during an arraignment that lasted about a minute Wednesday. A public defender entered his pleas for him. Smith faces charges of murder, sexual assault...

UNH gets grant to help child sex abuse investigators

Oct. 16, 2019 12:28 PM EDT

DURHAM, N.H. (AP) — A research center at the University of New Hampshire is getting a federal grant to support police officers and others who investigate crimes involving child sexual abuse images. Officials say a surge of such images online and new technology designed to intercept them means more...

Cambodian police arrest suspects in rape of French tourist

Oct. 16, 2019 9:27 AM EDT

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Three men accused of raping a female French tourist in southern Cambodia last week have been arrested, police said Wednesday. Kampot province police chief Maj. Gen. Mao Chanmathurith said the 43-year-old woman reported that she was walking alone at 3 a.m. Friday in Kampot town...