Sexual assault

FILE - This file booking photo released by the San Francisco Police Department shows Orlando Vilchez Lazo. Federal immigration authorities say Lazo, a suspected serial rapist charged with posing as a Northern California ride-hailing driver to prey on his victims was living in the United States illegally. The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency said Tuesday, July 17, 2018, it plans to deport Orlando Vilchez Lazo to his native Peru if he is released from custody. (San Francisco Police Department via AP, File)
July 17, 2018 - 8:44 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Ride-sharing company Lyft said Tuesday that it's investigating how a former driver now charged in a series of rapes passed a background check even though federal immigration officials say the suspect was living in the country illegally. The San Francisco district attorney's...
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Allen County Prosecutor Karen Richards addresses members of the media during a press conference regarding April Tinsley at the Rousseau Center in Fort Wayne, Ind., Tuesday, July 17, 2018. Authorities arrested 59-year-old John D. Miller of Grabill on Sunday on preliminary murder, child molesting and criminal confinement charges in April Marie Tinsley's 1988 slaying. (Mike Moore/The Journal-Gazette via AP)
July 17, 2018 - 5:15 pm
FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) — An Indiana prosecutor is crediting genealogy databases with helping identify a suspect in the 1988 abduction, rape and killing of an 8-year-old girl, saying criminals should be worried about these powerful new crime-fighting tools. John D. Miller, 59, was arrested Sunday on...
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July 13, 2018 - 8:21 pm
WACO, Texas (AP) — Baylor University on Friday settled a federal Title IX lawsuit brought by a former volleyball player who alleged that she was drugged and gang raped by at least four football players in 2012. Terms of the settlement with the woman, identified in court papers only as Jane Doe,...
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July 13, 2018 - 7:12 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Southern California man who raped four unconscious women during bondage sex and killed one of them has been sentenced to 286 years to life in prison. Thirty-three-year-old Kevon Ross of Gardena was sentenced Friday. He was convicted in May of more than two dozen charges,...
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July 12, 2018 - 7:55 pm
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Former NFL tight end Kellen Winslow Jr. has been charged with raping an unconscious teenager 15 years ago. Authorities say the 17-year-old girl was assaulted in 2003 in San Diego County. Other details haven't been released. Winslow hasn't entered a plea yet. The charge was added...
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July 12, 2018 - 4:11 pm
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan State University interim President John Engler will testify at a congressional hearing about changes since the Larry Nassar scandal. Engler will appear before a Senate subcommittee on July 24. His spokeswoman, Emily Guerrant, says the hearing is titled, "...
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July 12, 2018 - 2:48 pm
President Donald Trump's appointment of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court has raised the prospect that a new conservative court majority might consider overturning or weakening the 1973 Roe v. Wade ruling establishing a nationwide right to abortion. Four states — Louisiana,...
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Harvey Weinstein, left, arrives to court, Monday, July 9, 2018, in New York. Weinstein, who was previously indicted on charges involving two women, was due in court on Monday for arraignment on charges alleging he committed a sex crime against a third woman. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
July 09, 2018 - 3:03 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Moving beyond rote denials, Harvey Weinstein is playing a leading role in shaping what his lawyer said Monday will be an aggressive defense to sexual assault charges that could put him in prison for the rest of his life. Lawyer Ben Brafman said the movie mogul-turned-#MeToo villain...
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FILE - In this June 5, 2018 file photo, Harvey Weinstein appears in court in New York. Weinstein, who was previously indicted on charges involving two women, was due in court on Monday, July July 9 for arraignment on charges alleging he committed a sex crime against a third woman. An updated indictment unveiled last week alleges the movie mogul-turned-#MeToo villain performed a forcible sex act on a woman in 2006. The new charges include two counts of predatory sexual assault, which carries a maximum sentence of life in prison upon conviction. (Steven Hirsch/New York Post via AP, Pool)
July 09, 2018 - 2:40 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the arraignment for Harvey Weinstein on charges that he committed a sex crime against a third woman (all times local): 10:35 a.m. A lawyer for the third alleged sex crime victim in the prosecution against Harvey Weinstein says her client will testify if the case goes...
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FILE- In this June 5, 2018, file photo, former Michigan State University dean William Strampel watches court proceedings at his preliminary exam in East Lansing, Mich. Strampel retired amid criminal charges stemming from the investigation of disgraced sports doctor Larry Nassar. The university said Strampel signed an agreement Thursday, July 5, 2018, to retire effective June 30. (Dale G. Yong/Detroit News via AP; File)
July 06, 2018 - 6:41 pm
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The former dean of Michigan State University's College of Osteopathic Medicine retired amid criminal charges stemming from the investigation of disgraced sports doctor Larry Nassar. The university said William Strampel signed an agreement Thursday to retire effective June...
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