Latest Sexual abuse News

West Virginia police: Man accused of sex assaults on women

Oct. 27, 2021 13:59 PM EDT

HINTON, W.Va. (AP) — A southern West Virginia man is accused of sexually assaulting multiple women, police said. Matthew R. Keaton, 29, of Pipestem was originally arrested on Oct. 20 on charges of sexual assault, sexual abuse, strangulation, criminal invasion of privacy...

Judge in Prince Andrew suit says key document can be secret

Oct. 27, 2021 13:41 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A 2008 settlement agreement that a lawyer for Prince Andrew says would protect him against claims that he sexually abused an American when she was 17 can remain secret, a New York judge ruled Wednesday. U.S. District Judge Lewis A. Kaplan made the ruling...

Alabama man convicted in Louisiana on child porn charges

Oct. 26, 2021 18:43 PM EDT

LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — A federal jury in Louisiana convicted an Alabama man on Tuesday of creating child pornography by coercing a girl under age 12 to send him sexually explicit images of herself. William Malone, 45, of Mobile, was convicted in Lafayette on five counts...

State drops open container citation against Alaska lawmaker

Oct. 26, 2021 15:59 PM EDT

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — An open container citation issued to an Alaska state lawmaker has been dismissed because the trooper who issued the citation is no longer in state employment after being accused of sexual abuse of a minor. State Sen. Josh Revak, an Anchorage...

Seattle mayoral candidate stops TV ad decried as racist

Oct. 26, 2021 13:14 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — A candidate for Seattle mayor is pulling a television ad attacking her opponent following criticism that the spot highlighting sexual assault issues was racist. The ad from Lorena González tried to remind voters of Bruce Harrell’s statements during a...

More lawsuits over sex abuse by Ohio State doc are dismissed

Oct. 25, 2021 18:46 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A federal judge on Monday dismissed more of the unsettled lawsuits filed by men who say Ohio State University failed to stop sexual abuse decades ago by now-deceased team doctor Richard Strauss. U.S. District Court Judge Michael Watson’s latest...

Judge adds federal retainer to AAU coach charged with abuse

Oct. 25, 2021 16:51 PM EDT

A former Connecticut AAU coach accused of sexually abusing players must stay in prison even if he makes bond on state sexual assault charges, a federal judge ruled Monday. Former pro basketball player Danny Lawhorn, 30, of Hartford, also faces federal child enticement...

Priest pleads no contest to abusing 11-year-old altar boy

Oct. 25, 2021 16:24 PM EDT

UNIONTOWN, Pa. (AP) — A western Pennsylvania Roman Catholic priest pleaded no contest Monday to indecent assault that began when the victim was an 11-year-old altar boy. Prosecutors said the Rev. Andrew Mark Kawecki, 66, of Greensburg will have to register as a sex...

More migrants report sex abuse crossing Panama's Darien Gap

Oct. 24, 2021 17:06 PM EDT

LAJAS BLANCAS, Panama (AP) — A growing number of women migrants crossing the forbidding jungle of the Darien Gap between Colombia and Panama on their route north are reporting sexual assaults, grabbing the attention of Panamanian lawmakers. On Saturday, a 25-year-old...

French sexual abuse victims denounce police mistreatment

Oct. 24, 2021 06:59 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — One rape victim was asked by Paris police what she wore that day, and why she didn’t struggle more. Another woman was forced to fondle herself to demonstrate a sexual assault to a skeptical police officer. They are among thousands of French women who have...