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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 The men’s previously unpublished accounts …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 …


Court reinstates lawsuit over debunked Rolling Stone story

A defamation lawsuit against Rolling Stone over the magazine’s debunked article about a University of Virginia gang rape was reinstated Tuesday by an appeals court in a manner that one …


Ex-Oregon nurse gets 8-plus years in prison for rape, abuse

An Oregon man was acquitted of rape and sexual abuse charges earlier this year, but now finds himself behind bars after being sentenced to eight years and four months for …


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 19, 2017, 2:32 p.m.

Spate of rapes spark calls for patrols, punishment in Italy

Officials are calling for increased police patrols and new laws to punish perpetrators after a spate of rapes around Italy.


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 8, 2017, 2:34 p.m.

Washington couple indicted in text message abuse case

A federal grand jury has indicted a Washington state couple accused of sexually abusing children after an airline passenger reported seeing text messages about the abuse on a man’s phone …


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 8, 2017, 11:59 a.m.

Minnesota girl held 29 days, tied up and raped, prosecutor says

A Minnesota teenager was held captive for 29 days, repeatedly raped, locked in a closet and bound by zip ties before she escaped and swam across a lake to safety, …


Rape suspect pleads guilty after quarter century on the lam

A former Washington state man who skipped his rape trial in 1990 has pleaded guilty after authorities found him living in Oklahoma under another name last year.


Man suspected of rape, child sexual abuse in Oregon arrested

A 42-year-old man is back in Oregon after authorities in Indiana arrested him in connection with the rape and sexual abuse of a girl under the age of 12.


UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 28, 2017, 3:24 p.m.

Abuse in nursing homes unreported despite law

More than 1 in 4 cases of possible sexual and physical abuse against nursing home patients apparently went unreported to police, according to a government audit that faults Medicare for …


Judge sends Indian guru to jail for 20 years in rapes

A judge on Monday sentenced a popular and flamboyant Indian spiritual guru to a total of 20 years in prison on charges of raping two female followers.


India’s ‘guru of bling’ is convicted of raping two followers. After the verdict, deadly violence breaks out.

Followers of the Dera Sacha Sauda religious sect converged on the city of Panchkula, where a court found Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh guilty Friday of raping two followers, according to …


Indian cities on lockdown before guru’s rape trial verdict

Several north Indian cities were under a security lockdown Thursday, a day before a court was expected to issue a verdict in a rape case involving the flamboyant leader of …


‘Institutional rape’ in Venezuela, Brazil’s chief prosecutor claims

Brazil’s attorney general is sharply criticizing the recent ouster of his counterpart in Venezuela.