Sexual Assault

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

ST. LOUIS | The Latest: Man charged in killing at Catholic Supply store

ST. LOUIS — The Latest on the investigation into the fatal attack at a Catholic supply store in St. Louis County (all times local): 5 p.m. Prosecutors have charged a 53-year-old man with first-degree murder, armed criminal action, sodomy and other counts in a sexual assault and fatal shooting at a suburban St. Louis religious … Continue reading ST. LOUIS | The Latest: Man charged in killing at Catholic Supply store

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M | AP News Break: Indian Country criminal prosecutions plateau

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.— The number of Indian Country crimes that the U.S. Justice Department decided to prosecute has not shown significant change in recent years, despite programs and attempts to boost both public safety and prosecutions of sexual assaults and other crimes on reservations, according to federal figures Wednesday. In an annual report obtained by The … Continue reading ALBUQUERQUE, N.M | AP News Break: Indian Country criminal prosecutions plateau

LONDON | Gascoigne charged with sexually assaulting a woman on train

LONDON — Former England midfielder Paul Gascoigne has been charged with sexually assaulting a woman on board a train. The 51-year-old Gascoigne, who has struggled with alcohol and mental-health problems, was arrested at Durham station on Aug. 20. British Transport Police say Gascoigne “was charged via postal requisition with one count of sexual assault by … Continue reading LONDON | Gascoigne charged with sexually assaulting a woman on train

WASHINGTON | McConnell says Trump ‘very helpful’ in GOP holding Senate

WASHINGTON— Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell thanked President Donald Trump on Wednesday for helping keep the Senate in Republican hands though Democrats won the House. He said he had already spoken with House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi about how they might “find a way forward in a divided Congress next year. The GOP “had a … Continue reading WASHINGTON | McConnell says Trump ‘very helpful’ in GOP holding Senate