Latest Sexual misconduct News

#MeToo poll: Many in US more willing to call out misconduct

Oct. 15, 2021 03:13 AM EDT

Americans have watched a public reckoning unfold since 2017 as the #MeToo movement exposed the enduring prevalence of sexual assault and harassment in people's lives. A string of powerful men were taken down in its wake. But has the movement changed their own lives in...

#MeToo, 4 years in: ‘I’d like to think now, we are believed’

Oct. 15, 2021 03:07 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — To Charlotte Bennett, the new book that arrived at her Manhattan apartment this week — Anita Hill’s “Believing” — was more than just a look at gender violence. It was a dispatch from a fellow member of a very specific sisterhood — women who...

Guard charged with sex assault of inmate at women's prison

Oct. 13, 2021 18:03 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A male corrections officer at New Jersey's long-troubled and only women's prison has been charged with sexually assaulting an inmate and official misconduct, the state's top law enforcement official said Wednesday. Senior corrections officer Tyrell...

Ex-SC sheriff off to prison on 1-year misconduct sentence

Oct. 13, 2021 15:33 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A former sheriff in South Carolina reported to prison Wednesday to serve a one-year sentence for using his power and office to pressure a personal assistant to have sex with him. The South Carolina Supreme Court refused to reconsider its August...

Former Ky. deputy sheriff pleads guilty to child porn charge

Oct. 13, 2021 04:03 AM EDT

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — A former Kentucky deputy sheriff has pleaded guilty to sexually abusing a minor he met while responding to a call at the victim's home. Joshua Preece, of Morehead, Kentucky, entered the plea Tuesday in federal court in Lexington. His plea was for...

CEO quits following Chicago Park District abuse allegations

Oct. 10, 2021 11:27 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Park District's leader has resigned following questions about his handling of sexual misconduct and abuse allegations among lifeguards. Mike Kelly, who serves as superintendent and CEO of the city's park system, issued a resignation letter...

Ex-campaign manager denies sexual misconduct allegations

Oct. 09, 2021 13:35 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah. (AP) — Lawyers for Utah Gov. Spencer Cox’s former campaign manager, who resigned this week after an investigation substantiated claims of sexual misconduct made against him by a female campaign employee, are calling the accusations baseless. In...

California college president resigns amid sex abuse fallout

Oct. 08, 2021 14:35 PM EDT

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — The president of San Jose State University resigned Thursday after the university agreed last month to pay $1.6 million to 13 female student-athletes whose complaints about being sexually assaulted by an athletic trainer were mishandled. Mary...

Woman accuses UW System of failing to stop harassment

Oct. 08, 2021 12:42 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A former University of Wisconsin-Whitewater student has filed a federal lawsuit alleged UW System officials failed to prevent the school's chancellor's husband from sexually harassing her and other women. Stephanie Goettl Vander Pas filed the...

Fort Hood launches effort to address sexual assault, suicide

Oct. 07, 2021 21:16 PM EDT

FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) — U.S. Army officials unveiled a new resource and training center at Fort Hood on Thursday that aims to create a more supportive culture following reports of murder, suicide and sexual assault at the embattled Texas military installation. The...