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UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 17, 2018, 6:28 a.m.

Sex offender accused of raping gas station clerk at gunpoint in Spokane Valley

A Level 3 sex offender accused of raping a Spokane Valley gas station worker is alleged to have done so two days after getting released from Chelan County Jail.


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 11, 2018, 3:15 p.m.

Six more women accuse maestro Dutoit, including 1 rape

Six more women have stepped forward to accuse prominent conductor Charles Dutoit of sexually assaulting them in the United States, France and Canada, including a musician who says the maestro …


Oregon man sentenced to 25 years for rape of teen walking to work

A suburban Portland man has been sentenced to 25 years in prison for raping a young woman as she walked to work.


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 5, 2018, 8:02 p.m.

Spokane County drops rape charges against all members of Polish death metal band Decapitated

Prosecutors have elected to drop rape and kidnapping charges against all four members of the Polish death metal band Decapitated, ensuring their eventual return to their home country of Poland …


Trial for former WDFW official accused of raping coworker to begin

The trial is set to begin Tuesday for a former Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife employee accused of raping a coworker in December 2014.


Recy Taylor, Alabama black woman raped by 6 white men, dies

Recy Taylor, a black Alabama woman whose rape by six white men in 1944 drew national attention, has died. She was 97.


Prosecutors decline to charge rapper Nelly with rape

The rapper Nelly will not face rape charges because the accuser is not cooperating, prosecutors in Washington state said.


UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 12, 2017, 10:30 p.m.

Members of Polish death metal band Decapitated released from jail while awaiting Spokane rape trial

All four members of the Polish death metal band Decapitated have been released from jail.


UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 12, 2017, 2:59 p.m.

Man awaiting trial for child abuse now suspected of child rape

A man accused of beating his girlfriend’s daughter because the child interrupted him while he played video games is now being investigated for child rape.


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 29, 2017, 12:04 a.m.

Internet dating rape case includes accusations of death threats and beating

Judge sets six-figure bond for former tennis standout accused of rape and beating.


Idaho man convicted of rape says he was following God’s will

An eastern Idaho man has been sentenced to five to 20 years in prison for sexually abusing a minor after saying he was following God’s will.


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 27, 2017, 10:03 p.m.

North Spokane man charged with rape, unlawful imprisonment, after online date

A North Spokane County man has been charged with rape and unlawful imprisonment after a woman reported an online date turned violent.


North Carolina woman sues Amtrak, worker raped her on train

A North Carolina woman is suing Amtrak saying it failed to protect her from an employee who raped her in her sleeping car while the train passed through northeastern Montana …


Rosenberg: Look for pattern in abuse allegations

A mistake or a one-off error of judgement isn’t so hard to distinguish from a clear pattern of behavior.


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 14, 2017, 7:27 p.m.

Sri Lanka official denies allegations of torture, rape

Sri Lanka’s defense minister denied Tuesday that his country committed torture and rape of suspected rebels, as charged by more than 50 men of the island’s Tamil ethnic minority who …


Sri Lanka government faces pressure over torture, rape allegations

Sri Lanka’s government faced increasing pressure Friday to answer for alleged human rights violations following an Associated Press investigation that found more than 50 men who said they were raped, …


Great Falls man gets 60-year sentence for raping girl

A 40-year-old Great Falls man has been sentenced to 60 years in prison for raping a 7-year-old girl – triple the sentence prosecutors recommended in a plea agreement.


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 9, 2017, 9:42 p.m.

Man arrested in connection with violent sexual assault at downtown bus stop

Spokane police are investigating a woman’s claim that she was violently raped at a bus stop in downtown Spokane Saturday night.


Men report rape, torture under Sri Lankan government

Raped, branded and beaten, Witness #205 is one of more than 50 men who say they were abducted and tortured under Sri Lanka’s current government. The men’s previously unpublished accounts …


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 3, 2017, 10:25 p.m.

Number of rapes reported in Vancouver on the rise

The number of rapes reported in Vancouver has risen in recent years, and police say they fear that the actual number of sexual assaults in the city could be much …


Two South Dakota college football players charged with rape

Two University of South Dakota football players have been charged with second-degree rape in an alleged assault this month at an off-campus residence.


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 28, 2017, 11:52 a.m.

Annabella Sciorra alleges she was raped by Harvey Weinstein

Annabella Sciorra is alleging she was raped by Harvey Weinstein after he barged his way into her apartment in the 1990s.


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 24, 2017, 4:35 p.m.

Polish death metal band members plead not guilty to charges of rape, kidnapping

All four members of the Polish death metal band Decapitated pleaded not guilty to charges of kidnapping and rape in court Tuesday.


Goodman: ‘MeToo’ shows women they aren’t alone

Over half a million women (and some men as well) have used the #MeToo hashtag, exposing in a few short days how pervasive are the crimes of sexual harassment and …


Heidi Stevens: It’s not about flirting, sexy clothing

Weinstein stands accused of multiple rapes and a growing list of skeezy, sexually charged power grabs. There’s zero evidence his victims flirted with him. It could not matter less what …


Boyle says Taliban-linked captors killed his daughter, allowed his wife to be raped

Taliban-linked captors who held American Caitlan Coleman and her family for five years killed her infant daughter and allowed Coleman to be raped by a guard, her husband said, introducing …


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 14, 2017, 12:22 a.m.

Woman who accused rapper Nelly of rape won’t testify

A woman who said the rapper Nelly raped her on his tour bus in a Seattle suburb over the weekend is dropping her pursuit of criminal charges.


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 13, 2017, 10:19 p.m.

First two members of Polish death metal band ‘Decapitated’ charged with rape, kidnapping in Spokane

Wearing yellow jail suits, Waclaw Kieltyka and Michal Lysejko, members of Polish metal band Decapitated, had their first court appearance in Spokane County. They are accused of gang raping of …


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 10, 2017, 6:26 p.m.

Paltrow, Jolie join flood of allegations against Weinstein

An avalanche of allegations poured out Tuesday against Harvey Weinstein in on-the-record reports that detailed claims of sexual abuse and included testimonies from Gwyneth Paltrow and Angelina Jolie, further intensifying …


UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 25, 2017, 11:09 p.m.

FBI numbers show national increase in murders; Spokane reports spike in rapes and assaults

Violent crime in America rose for the second straight year, largely driven by a spike in killings in some major cities, but the crime numbers released Monday by the FBI …