Sexual Assault

August 26, 2018 - 2:56 am
Since the start of last year, The Associated Press has tallied at least 76 state lawmakers who have faced public allegations or repercussions over sexual misconduct claims. Most of those cases became public since the #MeToo movement gained momentum in October, though some of the incidents allegedly...
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August 26, 2018 - 12:31 am
BEIJING (AP) — Chinese ride-hailing giant Didi Chuxing has fired two executives and will suspend one of its carpooling services nationwide starting Monday after a woman was raped and killed allegedly by a driver in eastern China, the company said Sunday. The moves come as the country's largest...
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In this Aug. 30, 2014 photo, a couple stands inside a love sculpture at Burning Man on the Black Rock Desert of Gerlach, Nev. The #MeToo movement is making its way to Burning Man which begins Aug. 26-Sept. 3, 2018. Organizers are reminding attendees that just because the counterculture festival in the Nevada desert is known for occasional nudity and kinky landmarks like the "Orgy Dome," it doesn't mean it’s a free-for-all when it comes to touching or non-consensual sex. (Andy Barron/The Reno Gazette-Journal via AP)
August 25, 2018 - 3:01 pm
RENO, Nev. (AP) — The #MeToo movement is making its way to Burning Man. Organizers are reminding attendees that just because the counter-culture festival in the Nevada desert is known for occasional nudity and kinky landmarks like the "Orgy Dome," it doesn't mean it's a free-for-all when it comes...
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FILE - In this April 11, 2016 photo, part of the campus of the prestigious Phillips Exeter Academy is seen in Exeter, N.H. Reports released Friday, Aug. 24, 2018, following outside investigations into sexual assault allegations at the prep school identified 11 former staff members who were accused of abusing students over several decades. (AP Photo/Jim Cole, File)
August 25, 2018 - 1:22 am
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Eleven former staffers at a prominent New Hampshire prep school have been accused of fondling, forced kissing and other sexual misconduct with students over several decades, according to two reports released on Friday. The reports released by Phillips Exeter Academy also found...
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Attorney Diane Howard, left, represents suspected East Area Rapist Joseph James DeAngelo during arraignment in Superior Court in Sacramento, Calif., on Thursday, Aug. 23, 2018. (Randall Benton/The Sacramento Bee via AP, Pool)
August 23, 2018 - 6:04 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A former police officer suspected of being California's elusive Golden State Killer faced 26 murder and rape-related charges Thursday after prosecutors decided this week to consolidate charges in counties across the state into one case. One family member described the 15-...
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FILE - In this Feb. 19, 2016 file photo, former Michigan State University gymnastics head coach Kathie Klages reacts during the womens gymnastic's meet in East Lansing, Mich. Former Michigan State gymnastics coach Klages was charged Thursday, Aug. 23, 2018 with lying to police amid an investigation into the school's handling of sexual abuse complaints against former sports doctor Larry Nassar. (Sundeep Dhanjal/The State News via AP File)
August 23, 2018 - 2:44 pm
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A former head coach of Michigan State's gymnastics team was charged Thursday with lying to an investigator when she denied that witnesses told her years ago about being sexually assaulted by ex-sports doctor Larry Nassar. A charging document does not specify how many witnesses...
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August 23, 2018 - 9:43 am
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Latest on sexual assault charges against Wisconsin receiver Quintez Cephus (all times local): 11:40 a.m. Embattled Wisconsin receiver Quintez Cephus' attorneys have filed a motion asking a judge to dismiss one of two sexual assault charges against him. Prosecutors charged...
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FILE - In this Oct. 27, 2017 photo, Kevin Spacey presents the award for excellence in television at the BAFTA Los Angeles Britannia Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif. Los Angeles County prosecutors are investigating allegations of a 2016 sexual assault by Spacey for possible criminal charges. Spokesman Greg Risling said Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2018, that a district attorney's task force on sexual misconduct had received the case. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)
August 22, 2018 - 4:50 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles County prosecutors are investigating allegations of a 2016 sexual assault by Kevin Spacey for possible criminal charges. Spokesman Greg Risling said Wednesday that a district attorney's task force on sexual misconduct had received the case. Sheriff's spokeswoman...
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FILE - This file photo provided by the Bexar County Sheriff Office in San Antonio, Texas, shows Jose Nunez, a deputy sheriff who was jailed in June 2018 on charges alleging that he sexually assaulted a 4-year-old girl and threatened her mother with deportation. The Bexar County sheriff's office says Nunez died Monday, Aug. 20 at the jail in nearby Karnes County. Bexar County Sheriff Office via AP, File)
August 21, 2018 - 1:19 pm
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — A Texas sheriff's deputy accused of repeatedly sexually assaulting a 4-year-old girl and threatening her mother with deportation if she reported the abuse died in jail from an apparent suicide, according to authorities. Jose Nunez, 47, was found dead in his cell at the Karnes...
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FILE - In this April 12, 2018 file photo, Italian actress and director Asia Argento arrives at the ninth annual Women in the World Summit in New York. Argento, one of the most prominent activists of the #MeToo movement against sexual harassment, recently settled a complaint filed against her by a young actor and musician who said she sexually assaulted him when he was 17, the New York Times reported. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, File)
August 21, 2018 - 10:52 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Two days after a report detailed an accusation of sexual assault against #MeToo activist Asia Argento, the Italian actress and filmmaker said she never had a sexual relationship with the young actor whom she agreed to pay $380,000 in a settlement. Argento, who has alleged that film...
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