Sex Assault

NORRISTOWN, Pa. | Cosby in cuffs: TV star gets 3 to 10 years for sex assault

NORRISTOWN, Pa. — At an age when other Hollywood stars are settling into retirement and collecting lifetime-achievement awards, an 81-year-old Bill Cosby was led away to prison in handcuffs Tuesday, sentenced to three to 10 years behind bars in what was seen by many of his accusers as a reckoning richly deserved and long overdue. … Continue reading NORRISTOWN, Pa. | Cosby in cuffs: TV star gets 3 to 10 years for sex assault

NORRISTOWN, Pa. | Cosby ‘unmasked’: TV star gets 3 to 10 years for sex assault

NORRISTOWN, Pa. — His Hollywood career and good-guy image in ruins, Bill Cosby was led away to prison in handcuffs Tuesday at age 81, sentenced to three to 10 years behind bars for drugging and sexually assaulting a woman at his gated estate. The punishment made him the first celebrity of the #MeToo era to … Continue reading NORRISTOWN, Pa. | Cosby ‘unmasked’: TV star gets 3 to 10 years for sex assault

LAS VEGAS | Nevada investigating legal pimp, candidate for sex assault

LAS VEGAS— Nevada authorities confirmed Wednesday that they’re investigating allegations of sexual assault against a legal pimp and state legislative candidate. The Nevada Department of Public Safety said it was investigating Dennis Hof because of a request from the sheriff’s office in northern Nevada’s Carson City, where Hof owns several legal brothels. DPS spokeswoman Kim … Continue reading LAS VEGAS | Nevada investigating legal pimp, candidate for sex assault

DETROIT | Ex-trainer in sex assault had prominent USA Gymnastics roles

DETROIT  — A former trainer who was charged Friday with sexual assault at the famed Karolyi gymnastics ranch in Texas had various roles in training programs, according to information on USA Gymnastics’ website. Debbie Van Horn worked alongside disgraced sports doctor Larry Nassar, who was sentenced to decades in prison this year after hundreds of … Continue reading DETROIT | Ex-trainer in sex assault had prominent USA Gymnastics roles

Missouri News: Jury Convicts Kansas Sex Offender, Craig Ralston of Sexual Assaults

SPRINGFIELD, MO – An Emporia, Kansas man has been convicted by a federal trial jury of sexually assaulting two victims, including a 5-year-old who was assaulted at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri. Craig Ralston, 39, was found guilty on Friday, June 15, 2018, of one count of the aggravated sexual abuse of a child less than … Continue reading Missouri News: Jury Convicts Kansas Sex Offender, Craig Ralston of Sexual Assaults

Trustee: MSU president should quit over sex assault scandal

DETROIT/January 20, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —A Michigan State University trustee is calling for the university president to resign over the school’s handling of the sexual assault scandal involving former gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar. Trustee Mitch Lyons issued a statement Saturday breaking ranks with fellow board members who said a day earlier they supported President Lou Anna … Continue reading Trustee: MSU president should quit over sex assault scandal

UK media: Police probe 3rd Spacey sex assault allegation

LONDON/January 18, 2018(AP)(STL.News)— Britain’s media say police in London are investigating a third allegation of sexual assault against two-time Academy Award winning actor Kevin Spacey. The Metropolitan Police force said Thursday it had received an allegation “that the man sexually assaulted a man (Victim 3) in 2005 in Westminster.” The force didn’t identify Spacey as … Continue reading UK media: Police probe 3rd Spacey sex assault allegation

Ex-hostage Boyle charged with sex assault, confinement

OTTAWA, Ontario/January 2, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — A Canadian man recently freed with his American wife and children after years being held hostage in Afghanistan has been arrested and faces 15 charges including sexual assault, forcible confinement and administering a noxious drug, court documents indicated Tuesday. Boyle, his wife Caitlan, and their three children were rescued … Continue reading Ex-hostage Boyle charged with sex assault, confinement

Singer files sex assault complaint against former Trump aide

WASHINGTON /December 26,2017 (AP)(STL.NEWS) — A singer and potential congressional candidate said Tuesday that she has filed a sexual assault complaint against President Donald Trump’s former campaign manager for hitting her twice on her buttocks during a Washington gathering in November. Joy Villa, a Trump backer who wore a “Make America Great Again” dress at … Continue reading Singer files sex assault complaint against former Trump aide

Feds seek 60-year prison sentence for Michigan sports doctor

DETROIT /December 1, 2017 (AP) (STL.News) —Federal prosecutors on Thursday asked for a 60-year prison sentence for a Michigan sports doctor who was caught with child pornography while under investigation for sexually assaulting female gymnasts. Larry Nassar, 54, who worked at Michigan State University and USA Gymnastics, will be sentenced for child porn crimes on … Continue reading Feds seek 60-year prison sentence for Michigan sports doctor

Roman Polanski sex victim to appear in court for first time

LOS ANGELES (AP)(STL.News) — The victim of Roman Polanski’s sex assault 40 years ago is going to appeal directly to a judge to end the long-running case against the fugitive director, his lawyer said Thursday. Samantha Geimer, 13 at the time of the crime, has long supported Polanski’s efforts to end the legal saga that … Continue reading Roman Polanski sex victim to appear in court for first time

APNewsBreak: Sex assault reports up at Navy, Army academies

WASHINGTON/March 15, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — Reports of sexual assaults increased at two of the three military academies last year and an anonymous survey suggests sexual misconduct rose across the board at the schools, The Associated Press has learned. The new data underscore the challenge in stemming bad behavior by young people at the military college … Continue reading APNewsBreak: Sex assault reports up at Navy, Army academies

Mexican man charged with rape had 19 deportations, removals

WICHITA, Kan. (AP)(STL.News) — A Mexican man accused of raping a 13-year-old girl on a Greyhound bus that traveled through Kansas had been deported 10 times and voluntarily removed from the U.S. another nine times since 2003, records obtained by The Associated Press show. Three U.S. Republican senators — including Kansas’ Jerry Moran and Pat … Continue reading Mexican man charged with rape had 19 deportations, removals