Sexual assault

FILE - In this Sept. 25, 2018, file photo, Bill Cosby arrives for his sentencing hearing at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown Pa. Cosby's lawyers have filed Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018, a list of more than 10 alleged trial errors as they try to undo his sexual assault conviction and three- to 10-year prison term. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
December 11, 2018 - 2:24 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Bill Cosby's lawyers filed a list of nearly a dozen alleged trial errors Tuesday as they appeal his sexual assault conviction and three- to 10-year prison term. The defense asked to have the 81-year-old disgraced comedian released from a suburban Philadelphia prison while his...
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Former Baylor University fraternity president Jacob Anderson walks out of the courtroom Monday Dec. 10, 2018. Mr. Anderson, accused of rape, will serve no jail time after a Waco district judge accepted a plea bargain for deferred probation. (Jerry Larson/Waco Tribune Herald via AP)
December 11, 2018 - 2:24 pm
DALLAS (AP) — A woman who says she was raped by a former Baylor University classmate is upset over a plea bargain that will spare him from a jail sentence, saying the justice system is "severely broken." Judge Ralph Strother's decision on Monday to accept the plea deal for Jacob Walter Anderson...
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Former Baylor University fraternity president Jacob Anderson walks out of the courtroom Monday Dec. 10, 2018. Mr. Anderson, accused of rape, will serve no jail time after a Waco district judge accepted a plea bargain for deferred probation. (Jerry Larson/Waco Tribune Herald via AP)
December 10, 2018 - 11:09 pm
DALLAS (AP) — A Texas judge on Monday accepted a plea bargain allowing a former Baylor University student accused of raping a woman at a fraternity party to avoid serving jail time, marking at least the third time the judge has approved probation for men accused of sexually assaulting Baylor...
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The Peace Prize laureates Dr. Denis Mukwege from Congo and Nadia Murad from Iraq, left, pose together with their medals during the Nobel Peace Prize Ceremony in Oslo Town Hall, Oslo, Monday Dec. 10, 2018. Dr. Denis Mukwege and Nadia Murad receive the Nobel Peace Prize recognising their efforts to end the use of sexual violence as a weapon of war and armed conflict. (Haakon Mosvold Larsen/NTB Scanpix via AP, Pool)
December 10, 2018 - 5:37 pm
STOCKHOLM (AP) — The Congolese doctor who shares this year's Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts to end the use of rape and sexual violence as weapons of war called Monday for strong international action against the abuse, including reparations for victims. Dr. Denis Mukwege, founder of a hospital in...
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In this photo taken Friday, Dec. 7, 2018, women and girls walk back after getting food in Bentiu, a 38 kilometers (24 miles) journey using a path through the bush for fear of being attacked on the main road, near Nhialdu in South Sudan. Rape has been used widely as a weapon in South Sudan and even after a peace deal was signed in September, humanitarians have warned of higher rates of sexual assault as growing numbers of desperate people try to reach aid. (AP Photo/Sam Mednick)
December 09, 2018 - 9:50 am
NHIALDIU, South Sudan (AP) — Wrapping an arm around her stomach, the young woman hung her head and recounted the day in early November when she and a friend were bound, dragged into the bush and raped by four men with guns. "My body hasn't been the same since," the 18-year-old said. The men...
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This booking photo released by the Fort Wayne, Ind., Police Department shows John D. Miller, who was arrested Sunday, July 15, 2018. Miller pleaded guilty Friday Dec. 7, 2018, to murder and child molestation charges in long-unsolved killing of April Tinsley. A plea agreement calls for Miller to serve 80 years in prison. (Fort Wayne Police/The Journal-Gazette via AP)
December 07, 2018 - 2:23 pm
FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) — An Indiana man has pleaded guilty to the 1988 abduction, rape and killing of an 8-year-old Fort Wayne girl. John D. Miller, of Grabill, pleaded guilty Friday to murder and child molestation charges in long-unsolved killing of April Tinsley. Miller was arrested in July and...
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Pope Francis arrives for his weekly general audience, in the Pope Paul VI hall, at the Vatican, Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)
December 07, 2018 - 11:12 am
VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican has launched an investigation into a small Chilean religious order of nuns after some sisters denounced sexual abuse at the hands of priests and mistreatment by their superiors, a turning point that shows the Holy See is now willing to investigate allegations of...
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FILE - In this Nov. 22, 2017, file photo, Larry Nassar, a sports doctor accused of molesting girls while working for USA Gymnastics and Michigan State University appears in court in Lansing, Mich., where he pleaded guilty to multiple charges of sexual assault. USA Gymnastics has filed a Chapter 11 bankruptcy petition on Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018, as it attempts to reach settlements in the dozens of sex-abuse lawsuits it faces and to forestall its potential demise at the hands of the U.S. Olympic Committee. USA Gymnastics faces 100 lawsuits representing 350 athletes in various courts across the country who blame the group for failing to supervise Larry Nassar, a team doctor accused of molesting them. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)
December 05, 2018 - 4:24 pm
USA Gymnastics' bankruptcy filing on Wednesday in Indianapolis is the latest fallout from the sexual assault investigation of now-imprisoned gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar. Numerous people have been criminally charged, fired or forced out of their jobs during the investigations into the once-...
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FILE - This March 15, 2016, file photo, shows casino mogul Steve Wynn at a news conference in Medford, Mass. A former Wynn Resorts shareholder is suing company founder Steve Wynn and former and current executives and board members, alleging that they concealed information about sexual harassment accusations that led to Wynn's resignation. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)
December 05, 2018 - 3:18 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — A former Wynn Resorts shareholder is suing company founder Steve Wynn and former and current executives and board members, saying that his stock fell in value because they concealed information about sexual harassment accusations that led to Wynn's resignation. An attorney for Wynn...
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FILE - In this April 1, 2017, file photo, Michigan State defensive end Auston Robertson is shown during an NCAA college football spring scrimmage in East Lansing, Mich. Robertson was sentenced Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2018, to 10 years in prison for sexually assaulting a female student in her off-campus apartment in 2017. The defensive end was kicked off the team after the victim came forward. (AP Photo/Al Goldis, File)
December 05, 2018 - 1:21 pm
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Former Michigan State football player Auston Robertson will spend up to 10 years in prison for sexually assaulting a female student in her off-campus apartment. The Lansing State Journal reports that the 21-year-old Robertson was sentenced Wednesday to a minimum of three years...
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