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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.

UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 4, 2017, 4:39 p.m.

Teen suspect in school rape case pleads to child porn charge

One of two Hispanic teens who entered the country illegally and were later charged with raping a 14-year-old girl in a restroom at their suburban Washington high school entered a …

Man back in immigration custody after claim of 2013 rape

A Mexican man who says he was raped in 2013 while detained by U.S. immigration officials will likely be in custody again for at least three months while a court …

Washington woman tells police ride-sharing driver raped her

A Washington woman told police that a ride-sharing driver took her to an apartment and raped her after canceling her destination.

UPDATED: Wed., July 26, 2017, 8:27 p.m.

4-year-old Montana girl’s rapist gets 42-year prison sentence

A federal judge handed down a 42-year prison sentence Wednesday for a Montana man who chased down and kidnapped a 4-year-old girl, then brutally raped her and left her for …

Ohio carries out 1st execution following 3 years-plus delay

Ohio has put to death a child killer in the state’s first execution in more than three years following a prolonged search for lethal drugs.

Pakistani police arrest 20 villagers over ‘honor’ rape

Pakistani police say they have arrested 20 members of a village council over instructing a man to rape a 17-year-old girl to avenge the rape of his sister.

Man denies raping preteen, says she might have raped him

Prosecutors say a 38-year-old Massachusetts man charged with impregnating an 11-year-old girl denies raping the girl, and instead suggested that she might have become pregnant by having sex with him …

UPDATED: Tue., July 25, 2017, 2:45 p.m.

Idaho’s rape charges rarely result in sex crime convictions

A new state analysis shows that just 4 percent of reported rapes in Idaho result in a guilty conviction of a sex crime.

Top Vatican official to face Australian court on sex charges

The most senior Vatican official ever charged in the Catholic Church sex abuse crisis is expected to make his first court appearance in Australia on Wednesday, as he vows to …

Suspect in rape, assault of Washington 83-year-old arrested

A suspect in the rape and assault of an 83-year-old woman has been arrested at the University of Washington light rail station.

DeVos: Too many college students have been treated unfairly under sex assault policy

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos said Thursday that too many students have been treated unfairly as colleges have sought to comply with Obama-era policy on handling sexual assault, but she declined …

UPDATED: Thu., July 13, 2017, 10:52 p.m.

Gordon Ennis attempted to contact rape trial witness, court documents allege

Newly released investigation reports offer specific details on how former police officer Gordon Ennis violated the terms of his release on a rape charge by attempting to contact a key …