Latest Sexual assault News

Lawsuit: Defrocked Cardinal McCarrick abused man in 1980s

Sep. 16, 2021 19:16 PM EDT

Three sex abuse lawsuits filed against a New Jersey diocese and announced Thursday include claims that defrocked Cardinal Theodore McCarrick abused a young man in the 1980s. The lawsuit accuses McCarrick of sexual battery against the man, who was in his late teens and...

Judge invites Prince Andrew to request unsealing of records

Sep. 16, 2021 17:51 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Prince Andrew can request the unsealing of a 2009 settlement agreement that his lawyer claims protects him from a lawsuit alleging he sexually assaulted a girl two decades ago, a U.S. judge said Thursday. Judge Loretta A. Preska in Manhattan said in a...

Convicted rapist set for release arrested in 2004 rape case

Sep. 16, 2021 17:46 PM EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — A convicted rapist set for release from Washington state's McNeil Island Special Commitment Center has been arrested because of DNA linking him to a 2004 rape in Spokane, police said. Scott Raymond Halvorson, also known as Raymond Reynolds, faces...

3rd lawsuit alleges abuse at New Hampshire youth center

Sep. 16, 2021 15:56 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Workers at New Hampshire's youth detention center abused children like it was a team sport, according to a 42-year-old man who on Thursday filed the latest of what is expected to be many individual lawsuits after a judge denied a class action earlier this year. ...

Police officer admits bid to sexually assault 2 young girls

Sep. 16, 2021 15:35 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A northern New Jersey police officer admitted Thursday that he traveled to Atlantic City earlier this year in a bid to sexually assault two young girls. Stephen Wilson, 34, a Bayonne resident who served on the Jersey City force, pleaded guilty to...

Man who fled to Mexico convicted of 2015 rape in Topeka

Sep. 16, 2021 13:40 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A Topeka man has been convicted of seven felonies, four years after he fled to Mexico while awaiting trial for rape. Shawnee County District Attorney Mike Kagay said a jury on Thursday found Daniel Arreola guilty of a 2015 sexual assault in Topeka....

Cyprus top court weighs Briton's false rape claim conviction

Sep. 16, 2021 07:21 AM EDT

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Lawyers for a British woman sentenced to a four-month suspended sentence for making up claims that she was gang raped by as many as a dozen Israelis during a vacation in Cyprus in 2019 are appealing to the country’s Supreme Court to overturn the conviction. ...

Alleged serial killer convicted in 1974 California murder

Sep. 15, 2021 22:02 PM EDT

STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — An alleged San Francisco Bay Area serial killer was convicted Tuesday of the murder of the daughter of former Stanford University athletic director Chuck Taylor nearly 50 years ago. A San Mateo County jury took about an hour to convict John...

Biles: FBI turned 'blind eye' to reports of gymnasts' abuse

Sep. 15, 2021 20:04 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Olympic gold medalist Simone Biles told Congress in forceful testimony Wednesday that federal law enforcement and gymnastics officials turned a “blind eye” to USA Gymnastics team doctor Larry Nassar’s sexual abuse of her and hundreds of other women. ...

Montana Supreme Court orders new trial in child rape case

Sep. 15, 2021 18:26 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The Montana Supreme Court has ordered a new trial for a Great Falls man who was convicted of raping a 13-year-old girl who is deaf and has developmental disabilities, saying he was denied his constitutional right to confront his accuser. The court...