Sexual Assault

CORRECTS ARREST DAY OF WEEK TO THURSDAY, INSTEAD OF WEDNESDAY A map, left marks where a series of rapes in Northern California occurred starting in 1991, is displayed during a news conference Friday, Sept. 21, 2018, in Sacramento, Calif. Suspect Roy Charles Waller, 58, seen in photo at right, was taken into custody in Berkeley by Sacramento Police, Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018, and faces multiple counts of rape. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
September 21, 2018 - 7:14 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A married 58-year-old man has been arrested in connection with at least 10 rapes across Northern California between 1991 and 2006 in what's known as the NorCal Rapist case, Sacramento police announced Friday. Roy Charles Waller of Benicia was arrested without incident at...
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FILE - In this Sept. 6, 2018 file photo, President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington for the third day of his confirmation hearing to replace retired Justice Anthony Kennedy. Abandoning his previous restraint, Trump challenged the credibility of the woman accusing his Supreme Court nominee of sexual assault on Friday, Sept. 21 declaring that if the alleged attack was so terrible she would have reported it to law enforcement. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
September 21, 2018 - 3:16 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Shame. Guilt. Embarrassment. Denial. Disgust. And fear — of losing a job, friends, colleagues, privacy, safety, even one's life. There are a myriad of reasons why survivors of sexual assault wait years to come forward — if at all. Indeed, about 7 out of 10 people who experience...
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September 21, 2018 - 12:08 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Evangelical activists want Republican leaders to act more forcefully to send Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, expressing skepticism about the decades-old allegations of sexual assault levied against the federal judge. The political flashpoint is playing out only weeks before...
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September 21, 2018 - 5:29 am
LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Women's rights groups in Portugal reacted angrily Friday to a court's suspended sentence for two men found guilty of sexually assaulting an incapacitated woman who had passed out drunk at a night club. The Women's Alternative and Response Union said in a Facebook post it was...
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President Donald Trump arrives at McCarran International Airport for a campaign rally, Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
September 20, 2018 - 7:38 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and a woman who accuses him of sexually assaulting her decades ago (all times local): 10:30 p.m. President Donald Trump says the delay over his Supreme Court nominee following a sexual assault allegation has lasted long enough...
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Correctional officers stand outside a gate at the Utah State Correctional Facility Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018, in Draper, Utah. Wanda Barzee, a woman who helped kidnap Elizabeth Smart when she was a teenager and stood by as the girl was sexually assaulted, was released from prison Wednesday after 15 years in custody. Barzee, 72, left the Utah state prison in the Salt Lake City suburb of Draper, spokeswoman Kaitlin Felsted said in a statement that did not provide details about Barzee's destination. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
September 19, 2018 - 6:19 pm
DRAPER, Utah (AP) — A woman who helped kidnap Elizabeth Smart and stood by as the Utah girl was sexually assaulted was released from prison Wednesday amid concerns that she remains a threat 15 years after the chilling crime. Wanda Barzee, 72, quietly left the state prison in the Salt Lake City...
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FILE - This April 8, 2016, file photo, provided by Utah State Prison shows Wanda Barzee. Appearing in an interview Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018, on “CBS This Morning,” Elizabeth Smart said she believes Barzee remains a danger. Barzee is expected to be freed Wednesday after 15 years in custody because Utah authorities had miscalculated the amount of time the woman should serve. (Utah State Prison via AP, File)
September 19, 2018 - 5:57 pm
DRAPER, Utah (AP) — The Latest on the release of a woman who helped kidnap Elizabeth Smart in Utah (all times local): 5:50 p.m. Elizabeth Smart says she's moving forward with her life and trying not to live in fear now that one of her kidnappers has been released from prison. Smart gave a speech...
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FILE - In this Monday, Sept. 3, 2018 file photo, an American flag flies on the U.S. Capitol in Washington. Christine Margaret Blasey Ford has accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of pinning her to a bed at a Maryland house party in the early 1980s and trying to take her clothes off, an allegation he denies. Her story has shaken up the battle over Kavanaugh's confirmation, and Senate Republicans are calling for a public hearing with both accuser and accused testifying. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
September 19, 2018 - 3:29 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and the woman who accuses him of sexually assaulting her decades ago (all times local): 6:25 p.m. Relatives of Christine Blasey Ford have signed a letter supporting her decision to come forward with an allegation that Supreme...
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FILE - In this April 24, 2018, file photo, Bill Cosby, left, arrives with his wife, Camille, for his sexual assault trial, at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown, Pa. Cosby's trial judge has rejected a defense motion to step down from the sex assault case before the sentencing hearing scheduled for Monday, Sept. 24. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum, File)
September 19, 2018 - 2:43 pm
Days before sentencing, Bill Cosby's trial judge denied a defense motion to step down from the sex assault case because of what Cosby's team called a long-ago grudge with a pretrial witness. Montgomery County Judge Steven O'Neill has seen the case through two trials, hard-fought pretrial hearings...
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Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, walks past members of the media as he heads to the Senate Chamber floor on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
September 19, 2018 - 6:22 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Christine Blasey Ford wants the FBI to investigate her allegation that she was sexually assaulted by Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh before she testifies at a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing next week, her lawyers said in a letter to the panel. The lawyers wrote that Ford...
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