sexual assault

November 15, 2018 - 9:03 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The New York City Police Department is shaking up its embattled special victims division, where a top detective has twice been accused of interfering in the Harvey Weinstein investigation and a city watchdog says the staff is stretched too thin to properly review sexual assault...
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In this Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018 photo from left back row, Annemarie Brown, Andrea Courtney, and Marissa Evansin, and from left front row, Sasha Brietzke, Vassiki Chauhan, Kristina Rapuano, pose in New York. The women filed a lawsuit against Dartmouth College for allegedly allowing three professors to create a culture in their department that encouraged drunken parties and subjected female graduate students to harassment, groping and sexual assault. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
November 15, 2018 - 11:28 am
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Dartmouth College was sued Thursday for allegedly allowing three professors to create a culture in their department that encouraged drunken parties and subjected female students to harassment, groping and sexual assault. Seven women filed the lawsuit in federal court in New...
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FILE - In this Oct. 11, 2018 file photo, Harvey Weinstein enters State Supreme Court in New York. Actress Paz de la Huerta is suing Weinstein, saying the movie mogul raped her, harassed her and hurt her career. The lawsuit filed Tuesday, Nov. 13, in Los Angeles Superior Court alleges Weinstein raped de la Huerta twice in New York in December 2010. Police said last November they were investigating, but no charges have been filed. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
November 13, 2018 - 5:41 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Actress Paz de la Huerta filed a lawsuit Tuesday accusing disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein of raping her in 2010 and then embarking on a campaign of harassment that harmed her career. The lawsuit filed in Los Angeles Superior Court alleges Weinstein raped de la Huerta twice...
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Pope Francis waves as he arrives to recite the Angelus noon prayer from the window of his studio overlooking St.Peter's Square, at the Vatican, Sunday, Nov. 11, 2018. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
November 13, 2018 - 8:43 am
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis is giving a prominent new role to the Vatican's most trusted sex crimes investigator in a sign that he's looking to improve the Holy See's response to abuse at a time when the church and papacy are facing a credibility crisis. Francis on Tuesday named Archbishop...
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November 08, 2018 - 9:34 am
BANGKOK (AP) — Police in Thailand say they have arrested an HIV-infected soldier who allegedly blackmailed and raped more than 70 teenage boys. Police said they received a complaint that the suspect was using fake social media profiles on Facebook and the gay dating app Blued to win the trust of...
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This undated photo provided by Southeast Ohio Regional Jail shows Rev. Henry Christopher Foxhoven. Authorities are investigating the circumstances surrounding the Roman Catholic priest taking a now-pregnant altar girl to a wedding reception last year and whether the diocese responded appropriately when officials learned about the outing. Foxhoven was charged this week with sexual battery after informing the Steubenville diocesan bishop about his relationship with the 17-year-old. (Southeast Ohio Regional Jail via AP)
November 02, 2018 - 1:54 pm
CLEVELAND (AP) — Authorities are investigating whether a Roman Catholic diocese in Ohio responded appropriately last November when it learned that a priest for two of its parishes had taken a now-pregnant altar girl to a wedding reception last November, Athens County Prosecutor Keller Blackburn...
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Kenneth Roth, Human Rights Watch's executive director, attends during a news conference in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018. “Sexual violence in North Korea is an open, unaddressed and widely tolerated secret,” Roth said in a statement. “North Korean woman would probably say ‘MeToo’ if they thought there was any way to obtain justice, but their voices are silenced in Kim Jong Un’s dictatorship.” (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
November 01, 2018 - 3:09 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korean refugees say sexual violence against women in their former homeland is part of daily life. But a new report suggests there's little chance that abused women in the North will get to say "MeToo" anytime soon. North Korea's extremely patriarchal society means...
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FILE - In this Oct. 11, 2018 file photo, Harvey Weinstein enters State Supreme Court in New York. Weinstein was accused in a civil court filing Wednesday, Oct. 31, of forcing a 16-year-old Polish model to touch his penis, subjecting her to years of harassment and emotional abuse and blocking her from a successful acting career as payback for refusing his advances. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
October 31, 2018 - 9:34 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Harvey Weinstein was accused in a civil court filing Wednesday of forcing a 16-year-old Polish model to touch his penis, subjecting her to years of harassment and emotional abuse and blocking her from a successful acting career as payback for refusing his advances. The accuser,...
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This undated photo provided by Cambria County Prison shows Dr. Johnnie Barto. Barto, a pediatrician, faces sexual assault charges involving more than 30 girls and boys since the late 1980s, including a dozen after regulators cleared him in 2000 of wrongdoing. Barto was arrested in Jan. 2018. He has pleaded not guilty. (Cambria County Prison via AP)
October 31, 2018 - 5:36 am
JOHNSTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Nearly two decades ago, Pennsylvania regulators were confronted with evidence that a well-regarded pediatrician had fondled the genitals of two small children during office visits. Instead of holding him accountable, regulators let the doctor keep his medical license. He went...
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A picture of 16-year-old Desiree Mariottini hangs from a wall of the abandoned building where she was murdered, in Rome, Thursday, Oct. 25, 2018. Italian police have detained three suspects, all immigrants, in the slaying of a teenage girl who was drugged, gang-raped and left in an abandoned building known as a center for drug dealing in Rome. Authorities said Thursday that the three suspects, two Senegalese citizens and one Nigerian, were being held on suspicion of murder, group sexual assault and handing out drugs in the death late last week of 16-year-old Desiree Mariottini. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
October 26, 2018 - 11:20 am
MILAN (AP) — Italian police have arrested a fourth suspect, an immigrant without legal documents, in the murder of a teenage girl in a Rome drug dealers' den. The slaying has underlined the degradation and lawlessness in some areas of the Italian capital and put the spotlight on illegal immigration...
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