Sexual assault

FILE - This combination of 2018 file photos shows Arkansas Congressional candidates, Democrat Clarke Tucker, left, and Republican U.S. Rep. French Hill. Tucker and Hill condemned a political action committee’s radio ad that suggests white Democrats will lynch black Americans if they win the midterm election next month. (AP Photos/File)
October 19, 2018 - 8:35 pm
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A political action committee said Friday that it won't pull radio ads in hotly contested races in Arkansas and Missouri that suggest African American men will face rape accusations if Democrats win midterm elections. An ad from Black Americans for the President's Agenda in...
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October 19, 2018 - 6:07 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Prosecutors in Bill Cosby's sex assault case called his bid for a new trial or sentencing hearing "meritless," and asked the judge to deny him a post-trial hearing. Cosby, 81, has asked for a do-over in the Pennsylvania sex assault case that ended with him being sent to prison...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, June 5, 2018, file photo, former USA Gymnastics president Steve Penny invokes his right under the Fifth Amendment not to answer questions during a Senate Subcommittee on Consumer Protection, Product Safety, Insurance, and Data Security, on Capitol Hill in Washington. In a statement late Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018, the Walker County district attorney's office in Huntsville, Texas, said that Penny has been arrested after a Texas grand jury indicted him, alleging he tampered with evidence in the sexual assault investigation of now-imprisoned gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar. Penny now awaits extradition to Texas. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)
October 18, 2018 - 8:05 pm
DALLAS (AP) — Former USA Gymnastics President Steve Penny was arrested while in Tennessee on a family vacation, unaware a Texas grand jury had indicted him for allegedly tampering with evidence in the sexual assault investigation of imprisoned gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar, an attorney for the...
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FILE - In this Feb. 20, 2014, file photo, prisoners from Sacramento County await processing after arriving at the Deuel Vocational Institution in Tracy, Calif. California will reconsider life sentences for thousands of nonviolent third-strike criminals by allowing them to seek parole under a ballot measure approved by voters two years ago. Court documents obtained by the Associated Press on Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018 show Gov. Jerry Brown's administration will include the repeat offenders in Proposition 57's early release program. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, file)
October 18, 2018 - 6:01 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Up to 4,000 California inmates serving life sentences for nonviolent convictions will have a chance at parole following the state's decision to let stand a judge's ruling saying those prisoners are eligible for freedom under a voter-approved law. The state will craft new...
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October 18, 2018 - 4:38 pm
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah mother is accusing school officials of brushing aside an alleged sexual assault of her son by his football teammates as "boys being boys" and hazing that went too far. The woman said in a lawsuit filed Thursday that her 14-year-old son was pinned down by two teammates...
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FILE - In this Feb. 5, 2018, file photo, Larry Nassar, former sports doctor who admitted molesting some of the nation's top gymnasts, appears in Eaton County Court in Charlotte, Mich. In a statement late Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018, the Walker County district attorney's office in Huntsville, Texas, said that former USA Gymnastics president Steve Penny has been arrested after a Texas grand jury indicted him, alleging he tampered with evidence in the sexual assault investigation of now-imprisoned gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar. Penny now awaits extradition to Texas. (Matthew Dae Smith/Lansing State Journal via AP, File)
October 18, 2018 - 1:53 pm
The Texas indictment of former USA Gymnastics President Steve Penny for allegedly tampering with evidence is the latest fallout from the sexual assault investigation of now-imprisoned gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar. Numerous other people have been criminally charged, fired or forced out of their...
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FILE - In this Oct. 6, 2018, file photo, Juventus forward Cristiano Ronaldo warms up prior to a soccer match against Udinese, in Udine, Italy. A Nevada woman's lawsuit claiming that Cristiano Ronaldo raped her nine years ago and paid her $375,000 in hush money has set in motion a two-track legal process that could put the fate of one of the world's most famous athletes in the hands of Nevada jurors who may or may not know about the soccer star's fame. Whether criminal charges are filed depends on the outcome of a police investigation reopened last month at the request of Kathryn Mayorga, a former model who alleges that Ronaldo attacked her in the bedroom of his penthouse at a Las Vegas hotel in 2009. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni, File)
October 18, 2018 - 9:50 am
MILAN (AP) — Cristiano Ronaldo's return to Juventus started with a selfie, included a goal in a practice game, and will likely end up with a starring role on Saturday. Ronaldo, who has been accused of rape and is facing a civil lawsuit in the United States, had the weekend off while his Italian...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, June 5, 2018, file photo, former USA Gymnastics president Steve Penny invokes his right under the Fifth Amendment not to answer questions during a Senate Subcommittee on Consumer Protection, Product Safety, Insurance, and Data Security, on Capitol Hill in Washington. In a statement late Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018, the Walker County district attorney's office in Huntsville, Texas, said that Penny has been arrested after a Texas grand jury indicted him, alleging he tampered with evidence in the sexual assault investigation of now-imprisoned gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar. Penny now awaits extradition to Texas. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)
October 18, 2018 - 12:32 am
HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — Former USA Gymnastics president Steve Penny was arrested Wednesday after a Texas grand jury indicted him, alleging he tampered with evidence in the sexual assault investigation of now-imprisoned gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar. In a statement issued late Wednesday night, the...
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FILE- In this May 25, 2018 file photo, NYPD Detective Nicholas DiGaudio, right, escorts Harvey Weinstein into court in New York. New York prosecutors say the former lead police detective in the sexual assault investigation urged one of Weinstein's accusers to delete information from her phone before turning it over to prosecutors. On Oct. 11, prosecutors had abandoned part of their sexual assault case against Weinstein when evidence surfaced that DiGaudio instructed a witness to keep quiet when she raised doubts about another accuser's claim of sexual misconduct. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
October 17, 2018 - 6:12 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The sexual assault case against Harvey Weinstein was roiled Wednesday for the second time in a week by what New York City prosecutors said was a police detective's improper conduct. Det. Nicholas DiGaudio, whose alleged witness coaching prompted the dismissal of part of the case...
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Reality show doctor Grant Robicheaux, second from right, and his girlfriend Cerissa Riley, right, listen as Robicheaux's attorney Philip Cohen, left, speaks outside court in Newport Beach, Calif., following their hearing on new criminal charges involving five additional victims Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018. The pair were previously charged with drugging and sexually assaulting two women. The Orange County district attorney's office said the additional charges include kidnapping and rape by use of drugs. Robicheaux, 38, and Riley, 31, pleaded not guilty to all counts. A judge ordered their bail to be raised to $1 million each, up from $100,000 each. Man at rear is unidentified. (AP Photo/Amy Taxin)
October 17, 2018 - 4:35 pm
NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Prosecutors added criminal charges involving five additional victims Wednesday in the case of a California surgeon and his girlfriend who were previously charged with drugging and sexually assaulting two women. The Orange County district attorney's office said the...
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