Sexual Assault

RICHMOND, Va. | The Latest: Trump weighs in on Virginia Democrats’ woes

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Latest on the political turmoil in Virginia amid admissions of blackface and accusations of sexual assault (all times local): 8:25 a.m. President Donald Trump is accusing Democrats of “killing the Great State of Virginia.” Trump was responding to the scandal that has engulfed Virginia’s top three elected officials, including Gov. … Continue reading RICHMOND, Va. | The Latest: Trump weighs in on Virginia Democrats’ woes

WASHINGTON | Woman accuses elected Virginia official of sexual assault

WASHINGTON (AP) — A California woman went public with her sexual assault accusation against Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax on Wednesday, saying in a statement that she suppressed the memory for years but came forward in part because of the possibility that the Democrat could succeed a scandal-mired governor . Vanessa Tyson, a 42-year-old political … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Woman accuses elected Virginia official of sexual assault

RICHMOND, Va | The Latest: Woman who accused lt. gov. of sex assault speaks

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Latest on the political turmoil in Virginia amid admissions of blackface, accusations of sexual assault (all times local): 2:25 p.m. The woman whose sexual assault allegations against Virginia’s lieutenant governor surfaced this week is speaking publicly about the encounter. Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax has repeatedly denied her allegations, saying … Continue reading RICHMOND, Va | The Latest: Woman who accused lt. gov. of sex assault speaks

Seoul, South Korea: Former South Korean governor, Ahn Hee-jung, convicted of sexual abuse

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A South Korean appeals court sentenced a former provincial governor to 3½ years in prison on Friday on charges of sexually abusing his secretary, in the highest profile conviction yet from investigations triggered by the country’s growing #MeToo movement. A Seoul High Court official said Ahn Hee-jung was found guilty … Continue reading Seoul, South Korea: Former South Korean governor, Ahn Hee-jung, convicted of sexual abuse

NHIALDIU, South Sudan | At scene of South Sudan mass rape, ‘no one could hear me’

NHIALDIU, South Sudan — Shock and outrage followed when Doctors Without Borders announced that 125 women and girls in South Sudan had been raped, whipped and clubbed last month in a dramatic spike in sexual violence. In an exclusive look at the aftermath, The Associated Press joined a United Nations peacekeeping patrol where the attacks … Continue reading NHIALDIU, South Sudan | At scene of South Sudan mass rape, ‘no one could hear me’

SALT LAKE CITY | Utah man accused of hammering ice pick through man’s penis

SALT LAKE CITY  — A Utah man has been charged with sexual assault and kidnapping after authorities say he hammered a tool resembling an ice pick through another man’s penis during an argument. The 45-year-old Jason Dee Maughn is scheduled to make a court appearance Wednesday in Salt Lake City. Online court records don’t list … Continue reading SALT LAKE CITY | Utah man accused of hammering ice pick through man’s penis

JUBA, South Sudan | 125 women, girls raped, whipped and clubbed in South Sudan

JUBA, South Sudan — One hundred and twenty-five women and girls have been raped, whipped and clubbed in attacks so shocking that some aid workers in South Sudan say they are left speechless. Doctors Without Borders on Saturday said the “dramatic increase” in sexual violence occurred over 10 days, between Nov. 19 and Thursday, as … Continue reading JUBA, South Sudan | 125 women, girls raped, whipped and clubbed in South Sudan