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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 The men’s previously unpublished accounts …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.


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 22, 2017, 8:39 p.m.

Bill Cosby retrial delayed until 2018

A Montgomery County judge on Tuesday agreed to delay Bill Cosby’s retrial until early 2018, acting on a request from the entertainer’s new defense team.


Cosby hires Michael Jackson’s lawyer for sex assault retrial

Bill Cosby has hired Michael Jackson’s former lawyer to represent him at his November retrial on sexual assault charges in Pennsylvania.


UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 20, 2017, 8:51 p.m.

Omaha police purge DNA samples from controversial 2004 sweep

Police have destroyed DNA samples collected years ago from several black men in a controversial 2004 sweep in Omaha now that a suspect in a series of rapes has been …


UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 19, 2017, 10:31 a.m.

Former soldier sentenced for videotaping rape of 2-year-old

TACOMA, Wash. – A former Joint Base Lewis-McChord soldier was sentenced to 20 years in prison after prosecutors said he videotaped himself raping a 2-year-old child with autism. The News …


Ex-Vanderbilt football player gets minimum 15 years for rape

A former Vanderbilt University football player received the minimum sentence of 15 years in prison on Friday for the dorm room rape of an unconscious female student.


10-year-old Indian rape victim gives birth after a court denies her request for an abortion

A 10-year-old Indian girl whose parents say she was raped and impregnated by her uncle has reportedly given birth after a court rejected her request for an abortion last month.