Sexual Assault

TRENTON, N.J. | Handling of sex assault claim in state government questioned

TRENTON, N.J.— A New Jersey state employee said Sunday she was sexually assaulted by a man who went on to work in Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy‘s administration and tried for a year to get authorities to take action but with no result. Katie Brennan told The Wall Street Journal she wants to see changes in … Continue reading TRENTON, N.J. | Handling of sex assault claim in state government questioned

LEBANON, Ohio | At Ohio rally, Trump touts ‘historic week for America’

LEBANON, Ohio— President Donald Trump took a victory lap in Ohio on Friday, touting a “really historic week for America” that began with the installation of his second Supreme Court justice and concluded with the release of an American detained in Turkey. Jocular and boastful, Trump barnstormed — in wwas a barn on a rural … Continue reading LEBANON, Ohio | At Ohio rally, Trump touts ‘historic week for America’

MADISON, Wis | Wisconsin receiver pleads not guilty to sexual assault

MADISON, Wis— Wisconsin receiver Quintez Cephus pleaded not guilty Thursday to charges alleging that he sexually assaulted two drunken women in his apartment earlier this year. Cephus entered the plea to charges of second- and third-degree sexual assault during a hearing in Madison on Thursday. The proceeding was over in less than five minutes. Prosecutors … Continue reading MADISON, Wis | Wisconsin receiver pleads not guilty to sexual assault

CHARLESTON, W.Va. | Manchin scorched from both sides after Kavanaugh vote

CHARLESTON, W.Va.  — Danielle Walker cried on Joe Manchin’s shoulder after she shared her story of sexual assault in the senator’s office. She thought he listened. The 42-year-old Morgantown woman said she was both devastated and furious when Manchin became the only Democrat in the U.S. Senate to support President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, … Continue reading CHARLESTON, W.Va. | Manchin scorched from both sides after Kavanaugh vote

LOS ANGELES | Charges rare for Hollywood figures in year since Weinstein

LOS ANGELES  — The #MeToo movement has sent dozens of once-powerful Hollywood players into exile, but few of them have been placed in handcuffs or jail cells. And it’s increasingly apparent that the lack of criminal charges may remain the norm. Harvey Weinstein has been charged with sexual assault in New York, and Bill Cosby … Continue reading LOS ANGELES | Charges rare for Hollywood figures in year since Weinstein

WASHINGTON News: District Man, James Richardson Pleads Guilty For 2003 Sexual Assault of Woman in Southwest Washington

Man Had Been Convicted in Two Previous Sexual Assaults WASHINGTON – James Richardson, 37, of Washington, D.C., pled guilty today to sexually assaulting a 22-year-old woman in September 2003, announced U.S. Attorney Jessie K. Liu and Peter Newsham, Chief of the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD). Richardson pled guilty in the Superior Court of the District … Continue reading WASHINGTON News: District Man, James Richardson Pleads Guilty For 2003 Sexual Assault of Woman in Southwest Washington

WASHINGTON | Some blacks see a racial double standard in Kavanaugh case

WASHINGTON  — Marcus Dixon was sentenced to 10 years behind bars in Georgia for having sex with an underage white girl when he was 18. Dayonn Davis, another black youth, got a five-year prison sentence for stealing a $100 pair of shoes at gunpoint when he was 15. It’s cases like those that minorities and … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Some blacks see a racial double standard in Kavanaugh case

WASHINGTON | The Latest: Sex crimes prosecutor wouldn’t charge Kavanaugh

WASHINGTON  — The Latest on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh (all times local): 8:50 a.m. The sex crimes prosecutor who questioned a California women accusing Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault is explaining why she would not bring criminal charges against the Supreme Court nominee. Rachel Mitchell writes in a new memo sent to Senate Republicans … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: Sex crimes prosecutor wouldn’t charge Kavanaugh