Sexual Assault

September 19, 2018 - 1:57 am
JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — A new report says South Sudan government soldiers and allied militia targeted civilians by raping them, burning them alive, running them over with armored vehicles and hanging them in trees even as the government pursued a new peace deal to end a civil war. The Amnesty...
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FILE - In this Sept. 13, 2018, file photo, Elizabeth Smart arrives for a news conference in Salt Lake City. Smart says she’s been “reassured” the woman who helped kidnap her when she was 14 and stood by as she was sexually assaulted will be watched when she’s released from prison. Appearing in an interview Tuesday, Sept. 18, on “CBS This Morning,” Smart said she believes Wanda Barzee remains a danger. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)
September 18, 2018 - 11:58 pm
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Elizabeth Smart said Tuesday that she's been assured the woman who helped kidnap her when she was 14 and stood by as she was sexually assaulted will be closely watched when she's released from prison. In an interview on "CBS This Morning," Smart said she believes Wanda Barzee...
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FILE - This undated file photo provided by the San Mateo County Sheriff's Office shows Rodney Halbower. A Northern California jury has started its deliberations in the murder trial of a career criminal authorities believe is the Gypsy Hill Killer. San Mateo County jurors started deliberating late Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018, after eight days of testimony in Redwood City, about 25 miles (40 kilometers) south of San Francisco. Halbower is charged with raping and killing two teenage women in 1976 in the quiet suburbs just south of San Francisco. (San Mateo County Sheriff's Office via AP, File)
September 18, 2018 - 5:25 pm
REDWOOD CITY, Calif. (AP) — A Northern California jury on Tuesday found guilty a career criminal thought to be the "Gypsy Hill Killer" of raping and murdering two teenage girls. The San Mateo County trial began Sept. 7 with 69-year-old Rodney Halbower disrupting the prosecutor's opening statements...
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President Donald Trump speaks during meeting with Polish President Andrzej Duda in the Oval Office of the White House, Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
September 18, 2018 - 4:16 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump showered sympathy Tuesday on Brett Kavanaugh, his embattled Supreme Court nominee who is accused of sexual assault, as Senate Republicans and Democrats fought determinedly over who should testify at a high-stakes hearing on the allegation just six weeks...
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This undated booking photo provided by the Newport Beach, Calif., Police Department shows Grant W. Robicheaux, 38, a California doctor who appeared in a reality TV dating show. He and a woman co-defendant, Cerissa Laura Riley, 31, have been charged with drugging and sexually assaulting two women, and authorities suspect there may be many more victims. Orange County District Attorney Tony Rackauckas announced charges Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018 against Robicheaux of Newport Beach and Riley of Brea. (Newport Beach Police Department via AP)
September 18, 2018 - 3:59 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A California physician who appeared in a reality TV dating show and an alleged female accomplice have been charged with drugging and sexually assaulting two women, and authorities said Tuesday there could be many more victims. Orthopedic surgeon Grant W. Robicheaux, 38, of...
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In this Sept. 6, 2018 photo, Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh reacts as he testifies after questioning before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington. Official Washington is scrambling Monday to assess and manage Kavanaugh’s prospects after his accuser, Christine Blasey Ford, revealed her identity to The Washington Post and described an encounter she believes was attempted rape. Kavanaugh reported to the White House amid the upheaval, but there was no immediate word on why or whether he had been summoned. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
September 18, 2018 - 3:14 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Supreme Court nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh (all times local): 6:10 p.m. Republicans are considering whether to hire outside attorneys to question Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and Christine Blasey Ford, the woman accusing him of sexual assault...
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September 18, 2018 - 10:41 am
HOBBS, N.M. (AP) — Members of a southeastern New Mexico high school soccer team raped a young teammate, recorded the sexual assault of another player and subjected other players to violent sexual acts as part of hazing, according to a federal lawsuit. The lawsuit filed Friday in U.S. District Court...
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In this Sept. 6, 2018 photo, Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh reacts as he testifies after questioning before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington. Official Washington is scrambling Monday to assess and manage Kavanaugh’s prospects after his accuser, Christine Blasey Ford, revealed her identity to The Washington Post and described an encounter she believes was attempted rape. Kavanaugh reported to the White House amid the upheaval, but there was no immediate word on why or whether he had been summoned. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
September 17, 2018 - 5:47 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans on Monday abruptly called Brett Kavanaugh and the woman accusing him of sexual assault decades ago to testify publicly next week, grudgingly setting up dramatic showdown they hoped would prevent the accusation from sinking his nomination to the Supreme Court. Senate...
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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. Christine Blasey Ford, the woman accusing Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct when they were teenagers has come forward to The Washington Post. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
September 17, 2018 - 5:15 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Supreme Court nomination of Brett Kavanaugh (all times local): 8:15 p.m. The Justice Department says the sexual assault allegation against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh "does not involve any potential federal crime" for the FBI to investigate. The...
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FILE - In this Nov. 16, 2016 file photo, Donald Trump Jr., walks from the elevator at Trump Tower in New York. President Donald Trump’s eldest son on Monday appeared to mock the sexual assault allegations against his father’s nominee for the Supreme Court. Donald Trump Jr. posted an image on Instagram that seems to compares Kavanaugh's accuser to a school yard crush. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
September 17, 2018 - 9:03 am
NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump's eldest son on Monday appeared to mock the sexual assault allegations against his father's nominee for the Supreme Court. Christine Blasey Ford, a college professor, has come forth with an allegation that Judge Brett Kavanaugh, the president's nominee,...
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