Sexual Assault

July 01, 2019 - 6:52 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California prosecutors said Monday that they used an unusual tactic to identify a suspect for three rapes committed more than 25 years ago, keeping the case alive long after the normal legal deadline would have expired. Investigators tucked away rape kit samples from the...
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Singer Cliff Richard, centre right, with radio DJ Paul Gambaccini, left, and legal QC Daniel Janner, centre, as they launch a campaign to protect the anonymity of people accused of sexual crime until they are officially charged with an offence, as they face the media in London, Monday July 1, 2019. Cliff Richard and Paul Gambaccini have both been the subject of unfounded false allegations that were the subject of intense media speculation although British police don't formally identify suspects until they are charged, and this new campaign is calling for a "re-balancing of the legal system."(Jonathan Brady/PA via AP)
July 01, 2019 - 6:00 am
LONDON (AP) — British rock icon Cliff Richard called Monday for people suspected of sex crimes to be granted anonymity until charged, saying his life was thrown into turmoil by false allegations splashed across the media. Richard was interviewed in 2014 by police investigating an alleged sex...
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Attorney General William Barr speaks at the U.S. Attorneys' National Conference at the Department of Justice in Washington, Wednesday, June 26, 2019. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
June 28, 2019 - 11:49 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General William Barr declared a law enforcement emergency in Alaska on Friday, clearing the way for the Justice Department to award more than $10 million to combat crime in rural communities. The announcement comes a month after Barr visited the state and met with Alaska...
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June 26, 2019 - 5:24 pm
Nearly a week after the latest sexual misconduct accusation against President Donald Trump, the story has largely landed with a thud. Some see the muted response to author E. Jean Carroll's account of Trump assaulting her in a department store dressing room more than two decades ago as yet another...
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June 26, 2019 - 3:27 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Military and police forces led by Sri Lanka's former defense secretary, now a presidential hopeful, repeatedly tortured and raped political opponents, in some cases branding them with hot metal rods and lashing them with electrical cables, according to new allegations made...
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June 26, 2019 - 11:01 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A former campus gynecologist at the University of Southern California was arrested Wednesday in connection with the sexual assaults of 16 patients, police said. Dr. George Tyndall has been the subject of a Los Angeles police investigation for more than a year after The Los...
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June 26, 2019 - 5:28 am
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — A beauty pageant winner is accusing Gambia's former dictator of raping her four years ago. The young woman is one of several now coming forward and accusing Yahya Jammeh of sexual violence while he was in power. Jammeh fled into exile in the reclusive nation of Equatorial...
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FILE - In this Sept. 25, 2018, file photo, Bill Cosby arrives for a sentencing hearing following his sexual assault conviction at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown Pa. Cosby has filed a lengthy appeal of the sex assault conviction that landed him in prison and says the judge allowed testimony from other women accusers that wasn’t relevant. 
The 81-year-old Cosby has been serving a three- to 10-year prison term since September at a state prison near Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
June 25, 2019 - 1:17 pm
Comedian Bill Cosby has filed a lengthy appeal of the sex assault conviction that landed him in prison, complaining the testimony of five other accusers was "strikingly dissimilar" to the pending felony charges and should not have been aired in court. The appeal Tuesday challenges Judge Steven O'...
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E. Jean Carroll is photographed, Sunday, June 23, 2019, in New York. Carroll, a New York-based advice columnist, claims Donald Trump sexually assaulted her in a dressing room at a Manhattan department store in the mid-1990s. Trump denies knowing Carroll. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)
June 24, 2019 - 5:06 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says a New York-based advice columnist who has accused him of sexually assaulting her in a New York City department store in the mid-1990s is not his "type." The president said in an interview with The Hill on Monday that writer E. Jean Carroll is "totally...
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FILE - This photo provided by the Macon County Sheriff's Office in Decatur, Ill., shows Brendt Christensen. The former University of Illinois doctoral student on trial in the killing of a visiting scholar from China bought Drano and garbage bags three days after the slaying, according to testimony Thursday, June 13, 2019. (Macon County Sheriff's Office via AP, File)
June 24, 2019 - 10:34 am
PEORIA, Ill. (AP) — Jurors began deliberating Monday in the federal death-penalty trial of a former University of Illinois doctoral student accused of killing a visiting scholar from China. Prosecutor Eugene Miller pointed at the defendant, Brendt Christensen, during closing arguments and told...
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