Sexual assault

Pope Francis joins his hands as he meets with Benin President Patrice Talon on the occasion of a private audience at the Vatican, Friday, May 18, 2018. (Vincenzo Pinto/Pool Photo via AP)
May 18, 2018 - 7:47 am
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Every Chilean bishop offered to resign Friday over a sex abuse and cover-up scandal, in the biggest shakeup ever in the Catholic Church's long-running abuse saga. The bishops announced at the end of an emergency summit with Pope Francis that all 31 active bishops and three...
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FILE - In this Nov. 22, 2017, file photo, Dr. Larry Nassar appears in court for a plea hearing in Lansing, Mich. Michigan State University has reached a $500 million settlement with hundreds of women and girls who say they were sexually assaulted by Nassar in the worst sex-abuse case in sports history. The deal was announced Wednesday, May 16, 2018, by Michigan State and lawyers for 332 victims. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)
May 16, 2018 - 7:19 pm
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan State University agreed to pay $500 million to settle claims from more than 300 women and girls who said they were assaulted by sports doctor Larry Nassar in the worst sex-abuse case in sports history, officials announced Wednesday. The deal surpasses the $100 million...
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FILE - In this Jan. 31, 2018, file photo, former Gov. John Engler speaks after Michigan State's Board of Trustees met and voted to name him as their interim president in East Lansing, Mich. Michigan State University has reached a $500 million settlement with hundreds of women and girls who say they were sexually assaulted by sports doctor Larry Nassar in the worst sex-abuse case in sports history. The deal was announced Wednesday, May 16, 2018 by Michigan State and lawyers for the 332 victims. (Dale G.Young//Detroit News via AP)
May 16, 2018 - 2:50 pm
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The Latest on a settlement between Michigan State University and victims of sports doctor Larry Nassar (all times local): 2:50 p.m. The Michigan medical license of Larry Nassar's former boss could be in jeopardy. State regulators filed a complaint Wednesday against Dr. William...
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May 15, 2018 - 4:27 pm
FAIRFIELD, Calif. (AP) — A clinical psychologist hired by Travis Air Force Base in California to help military veterans dealing with post-traumatic stress disorder has been arrested and charged with raping patients. The Daily Republic in Fairfield, California reports Heath J. Sommer was ordered...
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FILE - In this April 26, 2018 file photo, Bill Cosby, center, leaves the the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown, Pa. Cosby will be sentenced on Sept. 24, five months after he was convicted of sexual assault. Judge Steven O'Neill set the date on Tuesday, May 15, 2018. Cosby's lawyers had asked to delay sentencing until December. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum, File)
May 15, 2018 - 3:44 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Bill Cosby will be sentenced Sept. 24, almost five months to the day after he was convicted of sexual assault, a judge said Tuesday. Lawyers for the comedian, who turns 81 in July and faces the prospect of the rest of his life in prison, had asked Judge Steven O'Neill to delay...
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FILE - This June 21, 2017, file photo shows the building that houses the headquarters of Uber, in San Francisco. Uber's ride-hailing service will give its U.S. passengers and drivers more leeway to pursue claims of sexual misconduct, its latest attempt to reverse its reputation for brushing aside bad behavior. The shift announced Tuesday, May 15, 2018, will allow riders and drivers to file allegations of rape, sexual assault and harassment in courts and mediation instead of being locked into an arbitration hearing. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)
May 15, 2018 - 2:55 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Uber's ride-hailing service will give its U.S. passengers and drivers more leeway to pursue claims of sexual misconduct, its latest attempt to shed its reputation for brushing aside bad behavior. The shift announced Tuesday will allow riders and drivers to file allegations of...
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FILE - This Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016 file photo shows a general view of the France's National Assembly, lower house of Parliament, during a debate on a constitutional reform bill in Paris. France's lower house of parliament on Monday, May 14, 2018 started debating a law to fight sexual and gender-based violence _ a proposed bill that comes in the wake of the #MeToo movement but is being strongly criticized by women’s groups. The government says the law, which is being examined at National Assembly on Monday and Tuesday, aims to better protect children under 15 by introducing new provision that rape and sexual assault can result from an “abuse of vulnerability” of the victim. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena, file)
May 14, 2018 - 10:53 am
PARIS (AP) — France's lower house of parliament on Monday started debating a law to fight sexual and gender-based violence — a proposed bill that comes in the wake of the #MeToo movement but is being strongly criticized by women's groups. The government says the law, which is being examined at...
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FILE - This Feb. 26, 2016 file photo shows the entrance to St. Paul's School in Concord, N.H. A former boarding school student says in a lawsuit the school violated her civil rights by failing to protect her from sexual assault in a “hypersexualized environment” where older students scored points for having sex with younger ones. The lawsuit, filed Friday, May 11, 2018, in federal court in Concord, claims officials at St. Paul’s School failed to report the sexual assault of a freshmen during the 2012-13 school year. (AP Photo/Jim Cole, File)
May 12, 2018 - 11:44 pm
A former New Hampshire boarding school student says in a lawsuit the school violated her civil rights by failing to protect her from sexual assault in a "hypersexualized environment" where older students scored points for having sex with younger ones. The lawsuit , filed Friday in federal court in...
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FILE - In this June 29, 2012, file photo, Bela Karolyi, left, and his wife, Martha Karolyi, talk on the arena floor before the start of the preliminary round of the women's Olympic gymnastics trials in San Jose, Calif. Two lawsuits filed this spring against the U.S. Olympic Committee illustrate the peril the USOC finds itself in over its handling of decades' worth of sex-abuse cases, while shining a light on the murky relationship the federation has with the sports organizations it oversees. Martha and Bela Karolyi are suing the USOC, along with USA Gymnastics, seeking damages for the canceled sale of their famed Texas training center _ a transaction that tanked in the wake of sex-abuse cases involving team doctor Larry Nassar. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull, File)
May 10, 2018 - 5:16 pm
DENVER (AP) — Two lawsuits filed recently against the U.S. Olympic Committee illustrate the peril the federation finds itself in over its handling of decades' worth of sex-abuse cases, while shining a light on the murky relationship the USOC has with the sports organizations it oversees. Martha and...
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Detroit Lions head coach Matt Patricia addresses the media at the team's football training facility, Thursday, May 10, 2018, in Allen Park, Mich. Patricia addressed the 1996 sexual assault allegation against him which surfaced in media reports. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)
May 10, 2018 - 1:58 pm
ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — Detroit Lions coach Matt Patricia said Thursday he was "falsely accused" in a 1996 sexual assault allegation that resurfaced this week, and he indicated that the matter has not been an issue as he has climbed from job to job in the years since then. Patricia held a brief...
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