Sexual assault

In this May 13, 2019 photo, South Carolina Rep. Nancy Mace discusses being sexually assaulted in Columbia, S.C. For more than two decades, Nancy Mace did not speak publicly about her rape. In April, when she finally broke her silence, she chose the most public of forums, before her colleagues in South Carolina’s legislature. (Brad Nettles/The State via AP)
May 19, 2019 - 6:21 am
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — For more than two decades, Nancy Mace did not speak publicly about her rape. In April, when she finally broke her silence, she chose the most public of forums — before her colleagues in South Carolina's legislature. A bill was being debated that would ban all abortions after a...
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May 17, 2019 - 3:24 pm
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Lawyers representing victims of imprisoned former sports doctor Larry Nassar who came forward more recently with allegations of sexual assault are seeking an investigation into Michigan State University's $500 million settlement with victims. The Detroit Free Press...
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Authorities conduct a raid on the Catholic Diocese of Dallas, Wednesday, May 15, 2019. A police commander says a search at the Catholic Diocese of Dallas began when an investigation into child sexual abuse allegations against a former priest uncovered claims against others. (Tom Fox/The Dallas Morning News via AP)
May 15, 2019 - 8:44 pm
DALLAS (AP) — Investigators who were "thwarted" during earlier investigations of child sexual abuse by priests on Wednesday searched the offices of the Catholic Diocese of Dallas to obtain evidence of sexual misconduct, according to a police commander and police records. Investigators searched the...
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May 15, 2019 - 8:28 am
DAMASCUS, Md. (AP) — A Maryland school district says no adults were watching when several junior varsity football players at a Maryland high school allegedly raped or attempted to rape four teammates with a broomstick. WTOP-FM reports Montgomery County Public Schools Superintendent Jack Smith says...
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This Sept. 25, 2018, photo provided by the Montgomery County Correctional Facility shows Bill Cosby after he was sentenced to three-to 10-years for sexual assault. The Pennsylvania judge who presided over Bill Cosby's sex-assault case says he let five other accusers testify at Cosby's retrial because they showed his actions were "so distinctive" they became "a signature." (Montgomery County Correctional Facility via AP)
May 14, 2019 - 11:38 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The judge who presided over Bill Cosby's criminal case said he let five other accusers testify at the sex-assault trial because their accounts had "chilling similarities" that pointed to a "signature" crime. A jury last year convicted Cosby of drugging and sexually assaulting...
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May 14, 2019 - 12:08 pm
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Prosecutors have issued arrest warrants for seven people accused of defrauding a victims' counseling fund Michigan State University established in the wake of a sex abuse scandal involving a former sports doctor. Ingham County prosecutors issued the warrants Tuesday. The...
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Vice chief prosecutor Eva-Britt speaks at a press conference in Stockholm, Sweden, Monday May 13, 2019. Swedish prosecutors plan to say Monday whether they will reopen a rape case against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, a month after he was removed from the Ecuadorian Embassy in London. (Anders Wiklund/TT News Agency via AP)
May 13, 2019 - 8:59 am
STOCKHOLM (AP) — The Latest on Swedish prosecutors' decision whether to reopen a rape case against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange (all times local): 2 p.m. The lawyer for a Swedish woman who reported being raped by WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange in 2010 says "today we got great news." Elisabeth...
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FILE - In this Wednesday May 1, 2019 file photo, buildings are reflected in the window as WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is taken from court, where he appeared on charges of jumping British bail seven years ago, in London. Swedish prosecutors plan to decide whether they will reopen a rape case against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
May 13, 2019 - 8:56 am
STOCKHOLM (AP) — Swedish prosecutors said Monday they are reopening a rape case against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange and will seek his extradition from Britain. The move sets up a legal battle with the United States, where the Australian computer hacker is separately wanted for allegedly...
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Pope Francis speaks during a meeting with the dioceses of Rome, at the Vatican Basilica of St. John Lateran, in Rome, Thursday, May 9, 2019. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
May 09, 2019 - 3:13 pm
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis issued a groundbreaking new church law Thursday requiring all Catholic priests and nuns around the world to report clergy sexual abuse and cover-ups by their superiors to church authorities, in a new effort to hold the Catholic hierarchy accountable for failing to...
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May 07, 2019 - 8:53 am
DAMASCUS, Md. (AP) — The junior varsity football coach at a Maryland high school is on leave while authorities investigate allegations that some of his players raped a teammate with a broomstick. Montgomery County Public Schools spokesman Derek Turner tells news outlets Damascus High School coach...
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