Latest Sexual assault News

Detainee's death adds to scrutiny of South Carolina jail

Feb. 03, 2023 18:53 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A detainee's body was found dead about 18 hours after five men beat him in a South Carolina jail where the sheriff said many cell doors don't lock — the latest troubling incident in a detention center described as a “death trap” by the lawyer for a different man found...

Ex-pop star Gary Glitter freed from UK prison

Feb. 03, 2023 08:47 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — Former pop star Gary Glitter was released from prison in England on Friday after serving half of a 16-year prison sentence for sexually abusing three young girls in the 1970s. The 79-year-old singer, whose real name is Paul Gadd, was freed from a prison in Dorset, in...

'Dances With Wolves' actor remains jailed in sex abuse case

Feb. 02, 2023 17:36 PM EST

NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev. (AP) — A former “Dances With Wolves” actor accused of sexually abusing Indigenous girls and leading a cult must remain held without bail until his next court hearing, a judge ordered Thursday morning. Nathan Chasing Horse, 46, faces charges of sex...

Records: 'Dances with Wolves' actor armed cult against cops

Feb. 02, 2023 10:37 AM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nathan Chasing Horse trained his wives to use firearms, instructing them to “shoot it out” with police officers if they ever tried to “break their family apart,” according to records obtained by The Associated Press. If that failed, the actor from “Dancing With...

Dani Alves offers to turn in passport, wear tracking device

Feb. 01, 2023 07:58 AM EST

MADRID (AP) — Brazilian soccer player Dani Alves has agreed to turn in his passport and wear a tracking device if he is set free pending the sexual assault investigation against him, his lawyers said in an appeal filed to a Spanish court this week. Alves was provisionally detained...

'Dances With Wolves' actor arrested in Nevada sex abuse case

Jan. 31, 2023 22:42 PM EST

NORTH LAS VEGAS (AP) — Las Vegas police on Tuesday arrested and raided the home of a former “Dances With Wolves” actor turned alleged cult leader accused of sexually assaulting young Indigenous girls during a period spanning two decades, according to police records obtained by The Associated...

Minnesota football players' discrimination lawsuit dismissed

Jan. 31, 2023 16:34 PM EST

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed by nine former University of Minnesota football players who were accused of sexual assault in 2016 in a case that roiled the school's football program. The lawsuit against the school claimed that the players faced...

Last of 3 assault cases against ex-police inspector dropped

Jan. 31, 2023 15:08 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Prosecutors have dropped the last of three sexual assault cases against a former Philadelphia police inspector due to the lack of testimony from a key witness. The judge was told during a brief hearing Tuesday that efforts to locate the witness and persuade her...

Spanish government to close loophole in sexual consent law

Jan. 31, 2023 13:23 PM EST

MADRID (AP) — Spain’s government committed Tuesday to amend a new sexual consent law that while intended to increase the protection of women has inadvertently allowed hundreds of sex offenders to get their prison sentences significantly reduced. The law, known as “only yes...

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. ...