Sexual assault

FILE - In this Dec. 12, 2017, file photo, Kentucky State Rep. Republican Dan Johnson addresses the public from his church regarding sexual assault allegations in Louisville, Ky. Johnson died Wednesday night, Dec. 13, 2017. The wife of Johnson, who killed himself in 2017 after facing sexual assault allegations, has lost her attempt to fill the remainder of her husband's term in a special election that ended up being a referendum of sorts on the #metoo movement. Votes on Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018, in this rural Kentucky House district just south of Louisville voted to replace Rebecca Johnson with Linda Belcher, a retired teacher and former Democratic state lawmaker who lost to Dan Johnson by less than 200 votes in 2016. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley, File)
February 20, 2018 - 9:23 pm
SHEPHERDSVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The wife of a former Kentucky Republican lawmaker who killed himself last year after facing sexual assault allegations has lost her attempt to fill the remainder of her husband's term in a special election that ended up being a referendum of sorts on the #metoo movement...
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February 16, 2018 - 1:13 pm
PARIS (AP) — French investigators have dropped an investigation into rape accusations against President Emmanuel Macron's budget minister, citing a lack of evidence. The Paris prosecutor's office said Friday the investigation was unable to prove a lack of consent, and did not find signs of "...
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February 15, 2018 - 9:44 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A former high school teacher and his brother were accused on Thursday of stockpiling explosive materials in their apartment and paying students to dismantle fireworks for gunpowder to make bombs. Christian Toro and his brother, Tyler Toro, were charged in a federal complaint with...
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Former Minnesota basketball player Reggie Lynch reads a statement during a news conference with his mom Marlene Lynch, left, and attorney Ryan Pacyga, Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018 in Minneapolis. Former University of Minnesota basketball standout Reggie Lynch dropped his appeal Thursday of his expulsion over allegations of raping two women, while insisting "I did not commit any of the acts that I am being accused of." (Glen Stubbe/Star Tribune via AP)
February 15, 2018 - 7:36 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Former University of Minnesota basketball standout Reggie Lynch dropped his appeal Thursday of his expulsion over allegations of raping two women, while insisting "I did not commit any of the acts that I am being accused of." Flanked by his lawyer and mother, the senior center...
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February 15, 2018 - 6:13 am
MEDIA, Pa. (AP) — A Philadelphia man who referred to himself as "dirty old Santa" is going to prison after arranging online to meet a 14-year-old girl who turned out to an undercover police officer. A judge on Monday sentenced William McKinlay to one to two years in prison and ordered him to...
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Police motorcyclists briefly stop outside the Ecuadorian embassy in London, Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018. A British judge is set to decide Tuesday whether to quash or uphold an arrest warrant for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who has spent more than five years evading the law inside Ecuador's London embassy. Assange's lawyers argue that it's no longer in the public interest to arrest him for jumping bail in 2012 and seeking shelter in the embassy to avoid extradition to Sweden, where prosecutors were investigating allegations of sexual assault and rape made by two women. He denied the allegations.(AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
February 13, 2018 - 3:11 pm
LONDON (AP) — The Latest on the British arrest warrant for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange (all times local): 8:00 p.m. The British judge who upheld an arrest warrant for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange didn't mince words when she gave her ruling in a London court. Judge Emma Arbuthnot said...
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February 13, 2018 - 12:55 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Police say former world champion boxer Adrien Broner has been arrested after being accused of groping a woman at a popular mall in Atlanta. Atlanta Police spokesman Donald Hannah says the 28-year-old Broner was charged with sexual assault after his arrest at the Lenox Square Mall on...
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February 13, 2018 - 11:38 am
PONTOISE, France (AP) — A 29-year-old man went on trial Tuesday in a Paris suburb for having sex with an 11-year-old girl, in a case that has rekindled debate on the age of sexual consent in France. Unlike many countries, France does not have a legal age under which a minor cannot consent to a...
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FILE- In this Feb. 5, 2018 file photo, Defense attorney Matthew Newberg, left, signs court documents after Judge Janice Cunningham sentenced Larry Nassar, right, at Eaton County Circuit Court in Charlotte, Mich. After #MeToo erupted from sexual assault and harassment claims against movie producer Harvey Weinstein, former sports doctor Larry Nassar's sexual assault sentencing this year became its own powerful forum for speaking out. (Cory Morse /The Grand Rapids Press via AP)
February 09, 2018 - 1:42 pm
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan State University will fire the former dean of its osteopathic medicine college and has suspended the radiology chairman in the wake of former sports doctor Larry Nassar's sentencing for molesting young female athletes. The university said Friday it has taken the first...
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February 09, 2018 - 11:35 am
YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio man who authorities said impregnated 14-year-old twins and their 12-year-old sister while living in their home was sentenced to 27 years in prison on rape and sexual battery charges. Assistant Mahoning County Prosecutor Jennifer McLaughlin said before sentencing...
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