Sexual Assault

This courtroom sketch provided by Cedric Hohnstadt depicts the opening argument by Hennepin County prosecutor Patrick Lofton, standing, Tuesday, April 9, 2019, in Minneapolis, during the murder trial of former Minneapolis police Officer Mohamed Noor, second from right, who fatally shot an unarmed Australian woman, Justine Ruszczyk Damond, in July 2017, after she called 911 to report a possible sexual assault behind her home. Also depicted are Hennepin County District Judge Kathryn Quaintance, left; Amy Sweasy, assistant Hennepin County attorney, bottom left; and Noor's defense team of Peter Wold, right, and Thomas Plunkett. (Cedric Hohnstadt via AP)
April 10, 2019 - 12:14 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Jurors on Wednesday heard the 911 calls a woman made to report a possible sexual assault before she was shot by a Minneapolis officer now on trial for murder in her death. The recordings of Justine Ruszczyk Damond's voice drew an emotional response from her family members in the...
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FILE - In this Sept. 19, 2018 file photo, bishop of the Indian city of Jalandhar, Franco Mulakkal, center, leaves after being questioned by police in Kochi, India. Indian authorities charged the Roman Catholic bishop on Tuesday with repeatedly raping a nun in her rural convent, a case that helped make the sexual abuse of nuns a major issue in the church. (AP Photo/Prakash Elamakkara, File)
April 09, 2019 - 3:08 pm
NEW DELHI (AP) — Indian authorities charged a Roman Catholic bishop on Tuesday with repeatedly raping a nun in her rural convent, a case that helped make the sexual abuse of nuns a major issue in the church. Bishop Franco Mulakkal was charged with rape, illegal confinement and intimidation, said...
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Former Minneapolis police officer Mohamed Noor, center, arrives for the first day of jury selection with his attorneys Peter Wold, left, and Thomas Plunkett, at the Hennepin County Government Center in Minneapolis, Minn., on Monday, April 1, 2019. (Renee Jones Schneider/Star Tribune via AP)
April 09, 2019 - 10:40 am
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Authorities found no forensic evidence that an unarmed woman fatally shot by a Minneapolis police officer had touched the police SUV that responded to her call about a possible rape near her home, a prosecutor told jurors in the former officer's trial Tuesday. Prosecutor Patrick...
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In this Thursday, March 28, 2019 photo Stephanie Loraine Pineiro reflects at her home in Orlando, Fla. When Loraine Pineiro was 17-years-old she was pregnant and wanted to have an abortion without her parents permission. She now works as a social worker and advocate for reproductive rights in Orlando. (AP Photo/John Raoux)
April 07, 2019 - 11:25 am
MIAMI (AP) — Stephanie Loraine Piñeiro was 17 when she discovered she was pregnant for the second time. She says her parents were livid about her first pregnancy a year earlier, though she never dared tell them she was raped. Her father took her to a clinic for an abortion. On the way home, she...
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FILE - In this Sept. 25, 2017 file photo, former Congressman Anthony Weiner leaves federal court following his sentencing in New York. Weiner has been ordered to register as a sex offender as he nears the end of a 21-month prison sentence for having illicit online contact with a 15-year-old girl. A New York City judge on Friday, April 5, 2019, designated Weiner a Level 1 sex offender, meaning he's thought to have a low risk of reoffending. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
April 05, 2019 - 11:55 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Former Rep. Anthony Weiner was ordered Friday to register as a sex offender as he nears the end of a 21-month prison sentence for having illicit online contact with a 15-year-old girl. A New York City judge designated Weiner a Level 1 offender under the state's version of what's...
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FILE - In this Nov. 30, 2014 file photo, Archbishop Anthony Apuron stands in front of the Dulce Nombre de Maria Cathedral Basilica in Hagatna, Guam. On Thursday, April 4, 2019 the Vatican upheld its conviction of Guam's ousted archbishop Apuron for sexually abusing minors and has added a further penalty on appeal that effectively prevents him from presenting himself as a bishop. (AP Photo/Grace Garces Bordallo, File)
April 04, 2019 - 11:10 am
VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican has upheld its conviction of Guam's ousted archbishop for sexually abusing minors, exiled him from the Pacific island and barred him from presenting himself as a bishop. But it stopped short of defrocking him in a decision that again raised questions about whether...
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FILE- In this June 18, 2015 file photo, prisoners stand in a crowded lunch line during a prison tour at Elmore Correctional Facility in Elmore, Ala. he Justice Department has determined that Alabama's prisons are violating the Constitution by failing to protect inmates from violence and sexual abuse and by housing them in unsafe and overcrowded facilities, according to a scathing report Wednesda, April 3, 2019, that described the problems as "severe" and "systemic.". (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)
April 03, 2019 - 6:53 pm
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama has the nation's deadliest prisons, where violence is "too common, cruel, of an unusual nature, and pervasive" the Department of Justice found Wednesday in a scathing report that said male inmates are housed in unconstitutional conditions. During a single week in...
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Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax addresses the media during a news conference in his office at the Capitol in Richmond, Va., Wednesday, April 3, 2019. Fairfax addressed sexual misconduct allegations made by two women against him and presented the results of a polygraph test. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
April 03, 2019 - 4:37 pm
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax said Wednesday he's asked prosecutors in Boston and North Carolina to investigate sexual assault allegations two women have made against him. Speaking at a news conference, Fairfax again said the allegations are untrue and the sexual encounters...
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FILE - In this May 8, 2018, file photo, Mohamed Noor arrives at the Hennepin County Government Center for a hearing in Minneapolis. Jury selection is scheduled to begin, Monday, April 1, 2019, in the trial of the former Minneapolis police officer who fatally shot an unarmed Australian woman after she called 911 to report a possible sexual assault behind her home. Noor is charged with murder in the July 2017 death of Justine Ruszczyk Damond - a case that drew international attention and led to changes at the city's police department. He has pleaded not guilty. (AP Photo/Jim Mone, File)
April 02, 2019 - 3:31 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Attorneys and the judge on Tuesday excused six potential jurors from the murder trial of a former Minneapolis police officer who fatally shot an unarmed Australian woman who called 911 to report a possible sexual assault behind her home. Mohamed Noor, 33, is charged in the July...
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FILE - This May 17, 2016 file photo shows David Blaine at the ABC 2016 Network Upfront Presentation in New York. The New York Police Department is investigating sexual assault allegations against magician Blaine, authorities confirmed on Monday, April 1, 2019. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
April 02, 2019 - 10:51 am
NEW YORK (AP) — David Blaine denies sexual assault allegations under investigation in New York City and intends to cooperate with authorities, his publicist said in a statement Tuesday. New York police confirmed Monday that the magician is under investigation, following a Daily Beast report that...
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