Sexual assault

Linda Belcher, left, the Democratic candidate for the Kentucky House of Representatives representing the 49th District speaks with a supporter during a rally, Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018, in Shepherdsville, Ky. Belcher, a former representative for the district is running in a special election being held Tuesday, to fill the seat that is now vacant following the suicide of the former representative, Dan Johnson, following his suicide in 2017. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)
February 20, 2018 - 6:27 pm
SHEPHERDSVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A special election in a Kentucky House district on Tuesday turned into a referendum of sorts on the #metoo movement as voters decide who will replace a former Republican lawmaker and pastor who killed himself in December after facing allegations of sexual assault. Former...
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February 20, 2018 - 10:47 am
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Jurors returned to a Florida courtroom to begin the sentencing phase in the trial of a man accused of abducting, raping and murdering an 8-year-old girl. On Tuesday morning, a woman told jurors Donald Smith tried to kidnap her as she walked to her friend's house one Sunday...
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February 17, 2018 - 5:00 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A key victim in the Chilean sex abuse scandal said he felt his story was finally heard after an hours-long meeting with a Vatican sex-crimes investigator on Saturday, the same day Pope Francis revived his lapsed sex abuse advisory commission amid criticism of how he is handling the...
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February 17, 2018 - 8:20 am
MOUNT WASHINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Voters in a Louisville, Kentucky, suburb will soon choose a successor for a Republican state lawmaker who killed himself last year after a woman publicly accused him of sexually assaulting her in his basement when she was a teenager and he was her pastor. Dan Johnson...
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FILE - This undated file photo provided by the Texas Department of Public Safety shows Devin Patrick Kelley. Records released Friday Feb. 16, 2018 detail a June 2013 investigation of allegations against Kelley, four years before the November 2017 mass shooting at a tiny church in Sutherland Springs, Texas. Sheriff's deputies didn't pursue a sexual assault investigation against Kelly who shot and killed 26 people at the Texas church, even though the woman reporting it signed a complaint detailing the alleged attack. (Texas Department of Public Safety via AP, File)
February 16, 2018 - 6:52 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — Sheriff's deputies didn't pursue a sexual assault investigation against the gunman in a mass shooting at a Texas church, even though the woman reporting it signed a complaint detailing the alleged attack, according to records released Friday. The records also contradict the reason...
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February 16, 2018 - 3:46 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A math teacher now charged with building a bomb suddenly stopped showing up for classes after his school received a December bomb threat called in by an underage student he later was charged with raping, law enforcement officials said Friday. When the teacher, Christian Toro,...
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February 16, 2018 - 8:55 am
OLYMPICS-DAY 7 Shiffrin finishes 4th in slalom PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — American Mikaela Shiffrin was unable to become the first skier to successfully defend an Olympic gold in the slalom. Shiffrin finished fourth as Sweden's Frida Hansdotter overtook first-run leader Wendy Holdener of...
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FILE - In this Feb. 1, 2018, file photo, Reuters journalist Kyaw Soe Oo, centre, is welcomed by his wife and daughter upon arrival at the court for their trial on the outskirts of Yangon, Myanmar. Under Aung San Suu Kyi, Myanmar has aggressively pursued legal charges against dozens of journalists, along with other attempts to suppress and discredit the media. (AP Photo/Thein Zaw)
February 15, 2018 - 9:22 pm
BANGKOK (AP) — When five Myanmar journalists were sentenced to decadelong prison terms for reporting the alleged existence of a military-run chemical weapons factory in Myanmar a few years ago, Aung San Suu Kyi — then an opposition lawmaker — condemned the harsh punishments as "very excessive." The...
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Former Minnesota basketball player Reggie Lynch reads a statement during a news conference with his mom Marlene Lynch, left, and attorney Ryan Pacyga, Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018 in Minneapolis. Former University of Minnesota basketball standout Reggie Lynch dropped his appeal Thursday of his expulsion over allegations of raping two women, while insisting "I did not commit any of the acts that I am being accused of." (Glen Stubbe/Star Tribune via AP)
February 15, 2018 - 7:36 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Former University of Minnesota basketball standout Reggie Lynch dropped his appeal Thursday of his expulsion over allegations of raping two women, while insisting "I did not commit any of the acts that I am being accused of." Flanked by his lawyer and mother, the senior center...
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February 14, 2018 - 1:31 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Police have arrested a habitual offender in connection with two sexual assaults dating back to 1988, based on DNA evidence in rape kits that were left untested for decades. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police announced Wednesday that Zellie Edwards, 49, was arrested last Thursday...
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