Latest Sexual misconduct News

Iowa worker who took bathroom photos may have many victims

Dec. 6, 2019 2:43 PM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A settlement between the state of Iowa and three of its Department of Revenue workers whose genitals were secretly photographed by a male colleague while they were going to the bathroom won't bring the matter to a close, as files found on the fired employee's work computer show he...

Uber reports more than 3,000 sexual assaults on 2018 rides

Dec. 6, 2019 1:24 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Uber, as part of a long anticipated safety report, revealed that more than 3,000 sexual assaults were reported during its U.S. rides in 2018. That figure includes 235 rapes across the company's 1.3 billion rides last year. The ride-hailing company noted that drivers and riders were...

Correction: Nursing School Harassment story

Dec. 5, 2019 5:25 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — In a story Dec. 3 about a sexual harassment lawsuit, The Associated Press reported that the man accused of harassment was employed by WakeMed Raleigh Hospital. The man worked at WakeMed but was not employed by the hospital. A corrected version of the story is below: Lawsuit describes...

Investigators to brief Wisconsin Guard leader on sex probe

Dec. 5, 2019 4:30 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Federal investigators plan to brief the Wisconsin National Guard's top commander this weekend on findings from a seven-month review of the Guard's sexual assault reporting and investigation protocols, Gov. Tony Evers said Thursday in a letter to legislative leaders. The Guard has been...

Vermont to investigate women's prison after newspaper report

Dec. 5, 2019 2:37 PM EST

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Gov. Phil Scott is promising the state will investigate conditions in Vermont's only women's prison after a newspaper article described sexual misconduct and drug use involving inmates and correctional officers. Speaking at a Thursday news conference in Montpelier, Scott said Human...

Lawsuit: Mississippi police sexually harassed teen girl

Dec. 5, 2019 9:02 AM EST

BILOXI, Miss. (AP) — Police officers of a Mississippi city are accused of sexually harassing a teen girl during a traffic stop. The girl's mother is now suing the city of Biloxi in the hopes of preventing other girls from suffering the same treatment, The Sun Herald reported. The lawsuit alleges that the...

Buffalo bishop resigns under fire for handling of misconduct

Dec. 4, 2019 2:54 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Bishop Richard Malone of Buffalo resigned Wednesday, forced to step aside amid mounting calls for his ouster from his staff, priests and public over his handling of allegations of clergy sexual misconduct. The Vatican said Pope Francis accepted the resignation and appointed Edward...

Tenor Domingo blames accusations on cultural differences

Dec. 4, 2019 9:21 AM EST

MADRID (AP) — Plácido Domingo has sought to blame the allegations of sexual harassment against him on cultural differences between countries, adding that there are places nowadays where “one can’t say anything to a woman.” In an interview published Wednesday in Spanish leading...

Domingo’s accusers: Nothing ‘chivalrous’ about groping women

Dec. 3, 2019 7:36 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Two opera singers who accused Placido Domingo of sexual misconduct said Tuesday that it was disappointing and disturbing that the opera legend recently claimed he has always behaved like a gentleman and never acted improperly toward women. Angela Turner Wilson and Patricia Wulf were...

Washington state district settles sexual misconduct lawsuit

Dec. 3, 2019 2:14 PM EST

BREMERTON, Wash. (AP) — A Washington state school district has agreed to pay $5 million to the families of four students allegedly sexually assaulted by another student on school bus trips. The Kitsap Sun reported Sunday that the lawsuit was filed in January 2018 claiming four developmentally disabled...