Sexual Assault

FILE - In this Jan. 31, 2018, file photo, Larry Nassar appears for his sentencing at Eaton County Circuit Court in Charlotte, Mich. A U.S. Education report is blasting Michigan State University’s handling of sexual assaults related to the investigation of now-imprisoned sports doctor Nassar and other campus crime. The Lansing State Journal reports Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2019, that Education officials have been looking into the East Lansing school’s compliance with the Clery Act which requires notifying the campus community about crimes in a timely manner. (Cory Morse/The Grand Rapids Press via AP, File)
January 30, 2019 - 7:07 pm
DETROIT (AP) — Michigan State University's failure to detect and stop sexual assaults by now-imprisoned sports doctor Larry Nassar indicates a lack of institutional control, according to a U.S. Department of Education report. The nearly 50-page program review report is dated Dec. 14, 2018, and was...
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FILE - In this Oct. 19, 2011 file photo, chief conductor Charles Dutoit rehearses with the Philadelphia Orchestra in Philadelphia. Dutoit, who has faced multiple accusations of sexual assault, will conduct a concert by the National Orchestra of France on Sunday, Feb. 3, 2019. It will be his highest profile performance since the allegations were first revealed. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
January 30, 2019 - 11:55 am
PARIS (AP) — Swiss conductor Charles Dutoit, who has faced multiple accusations of sexual assault, will conduct a concert for the National Orchestra of France on Sunday, his highest profile performance since the allegations were first revealed by The Associated Press. The orchestra said in a...
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January 29, 2019 - 10:11 am
TORONTO (AP) — A former landscaper accused of sexually assaulting, killing and dismembering men he met in Toronto's Gay Village district over seven years pleaded guilty on Tuesday to eight counts of first-degree murder. Bruce McArthur, wearing a black sweater, stood up and said "guilty" as each...
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Zimbabwe lawyers take part in a protest over rule of law concerns in Harare, Tuesday Jan. 29, 2018. The lawyers handed over a petition to the country's Chief Justice in a bid to stop human rights abuses in the country. Zimbabwe's president Monday said he was "appalled" by a televised report showing abuses by security forces in a continuing crackdown after angry protests against the government's drastic fuel price hikes. (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi)
January 29, 2019 - 9:05 am
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Lawyers in Zimbabwe marched on the constitutional court on Tuesday to protest the alleged denial of justice for hundreds of people arrested in a violent crackdown on protests that shut down the country. Police said more than 1,000 people have been arrested over the protests...
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In this Jan. 14, 2019, photo, Carolyn Surrick poses for a photo on the back porch of her home in Annapolis, Md. Surrick has spoken publicly about being sexually abused by two teachers in the 1970s at Key School and wrote about her experience on social media using the hastag #KeyToo, a reference to the #MeToo movement. The Associated Press doesn’t normally name victims of sex crimes, but Surrick said she wants to be identified. (AP Photo/Brian Witte)
January 28, 2019 - 4:41 pm
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A private school in Maryland confirmed Monday that 10 adults in positions of authority engaged in sexual misconduct or inappropriate relationships with students from the 1970s through the early 1990s, and that the school failed to protect students from them. The Key School...
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FILE - In this Jan. 7, 2019, file photo, Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey gives a speech at the state Capitol in Phoenix. Arizona's governor is looking into whether the state can remove the board of directors of a long-term care facility where a nurse is accused of raping an incapacitated woman who later gave birth. In a flurry of tweets Friday, Jan. 25, 2019, Ducey called for Hacienda HealthCare's board to be fired. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri, File)
January 25, 2019 - 3:40 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona is looking into whether it can remove the board of directors of a long-term care facility where a nurse is accused of raping an incapacitated woman who later gave birth, the governor said Friday. In a flurry of tweets, Gov. Doug Ducey called for Hacienda HealthCare's board to...
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FILE- In this March 13, 2015 file photo, rapper Nelly approaches the stage for a concert in Irbil, northern Iraq. The St. Louis-based rapper is asking the federal court in his hometown to dismiss a British woman's lawsuit alleging that he sexually assaulted her after a concert in England. The lawsuit filed in November 2018 accused Nelly, whose real name is Cornell Haynes Jr., of an assault in December 2017. (AP Photo/Seivan M. Salim, File)
January 25, 2019 - 10:49 am
ST. LOUIS (AP) — The rapper Nelly is asking a U.S. court to dismiss a British woman's lawsuit that alleges he sexually assaulted her after a concert in England. The federal lawsuit was filed in November in St. Louis, the rapper's hometown. The woman accuses Nelly she was assaulted in December 2017...
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Harvey Weinstein, left, enters court with attorneys Ron Sullivan, center, and Jose Baez, Friday, Jan. 25, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
January 25, 2019 - 6:54 am
NEW YORK (AP) — A judge signed off Friday on changes to the legal team representing Harvey Weinstein in his rape and sexual assault case, allowing the film producer to swap out his bulldog New York City defense attorney for a four-person team that's full of courtroom star power. The disgraced...
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January 25, 2019 - 4:56 am
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Reports of a violent crackdown continued Friday in Zimbabwe as rights groups and others accused security forces of raping women during house-to-house searches. Zimbabweans say abuses have not calmed since President Emmerson Mnangagwa on Tuesday denounced the violence as "...
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FILE - In this Jan. 6, 2015 file photo, Vice President Joe Biden administers the Senate oath to Sen. Joni Ernst R-Iowa, with her husband Gail Ernst and daughter Elizabeth, during a ceremonial re-enactment swearing-in ceremony in the Old Senate Chamber of Capitol Hill in Washington. Ernst says she turned down Donald Trump's request to run as his vice president in 2016 because of family concerns. Ernst made the claim in an affidavit in a divorce proceeding in October that was first reported by CityView, a Des Moines weekly newspaper. The filing was unsealed earlier this month after Ernst and her former husband of 25 years, Gail Ernst, settled their previously contentious divorce. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)
January 24, 2019 - 9:36 am
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Sen. Joni Ernst says in an interview that she was raped by a boyfriend while she was a student at Iowa State University but didn't report the assault. In an interview with Bloomberg posted online Wednesday night, Ernst disclosed the attack. She also clarified her discussions...
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