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UPDATED: Tue., April 23, 2019, 7:16 p.m.

Seattle-area ride-hail driver charged with sexual assaults

A Seattle-area ride-hail driver is facing criminal charges following the sexual assault of passengers, authorities said.


UPDATED: Wed., April 17, 2019, 10:59 p.m.

Spokane police investigating man linked to half dozen sexual assaults in Spokane

A man with a criminal history is being investigated in connection to a half dozen rapes and sexual assaults in the Spokane area, at least four of them dating back …


UPDATED: Wed., April 3, 2019, 9:53 p.m.

Pullman music store owner charged with assault with sexual motivation involving a minor

Victor Hudak, the longtime co-owner of Pullman’s only musical instrument store, faces several accusations of groping or staring inappropriately at young girls while they shopped.


UPDATED: Tue., April 2, 2019, 8:57 p.m.

Spokane prosecutors decline to file charges in ‘child torture’ case

A man suspected of breaking his 3-year-old son’s leg and splinting it with a Pringles potato chip can, which was among a list of injuries discovered on three children that …


UPDATED: Tue., April 2, 2019, 7:59 a.m.

Longer time limits for rape charges approved by Washington House committee

House committee supports longer statute of limitations to file charges in sexual assault cases.


UPDATED: Mon., April 1, 2019, 6:21 p.m.

Hayden elementary school teacher accused of molesting children in late 1990s and early 2000s

A Hayden Meadows Elementary School teacher accused of molesting three children in the early 2000s appeared in court Monday afternoon on two felony charges of lewd conduct and one of …


Bill to improve rape kit testing in Idaho signed into law

Republican Idaho Gov. Brad Little has signed into law legislation requiring sexual assault and rape kits to be tested with limited exceptions.


UPDATED: Tue., March 19, 2019, 10:46 p.m.

Washington gets $750,000 grant to test backlogged rape kits

The attorney general’s office estimated the Washington State Patrol, which runs the state’s two crime laboratories, will be able to test about 1,150 kits with the grant from the U.S. …


UPDATED: Thu., March 21, 2019, 2:51 p.m.

Former California police officer sentenced in Spokane County for molesting child

A former Vernon, California, police officer was sentenced Tuesday to 10 years to life in prison after a jury convicted him on two counts of molesting a 7-year-old girl.


Time’s Up CEO resigns after her son is accused of sexual assault

Just three months after she took the job, the inaugural chief executive of Time’s Up – an organization born of the #MeToo movement that advocates for safe and harassment-free workplaces …


Krzyzewski: ‘No knowledge’ of alleged assault by ex-player

Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski says he has “no knowledge” of a woman’s allegation that she was sexually assaulted by a former Blue Devils basketball player and he believes the school …


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 9, 2019, 6:50 p.m.

Will Bryan Singer allegations hurt ‘Bohemian’ Oscar chances?

Are the Bryan Singer allegations a problem for ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’s’ Oscars chances?


Sex assault reports up at military schools; more unreported

A Pentagon report says the total number of sexual assaults at the three U.S. military academies increased slightly last year, but an anonymous survey suggests far more encounters are going …


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 30, 2019, 8:27 p.m.

SFCC student reports she was raped on campus

The student told Spokane police she was raped by a male student, whom she knows, at about noon Monday in a first-floor restroom in the school’s gymnasium building, according to …


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 26, 2019, 4:43 p.m.

Gonzaga investigating report of sexual assault in campus residence hall

An email sent to Gonzaga students and employees said an alleged sexual assault occurred on the night of Jan. 19 or in the early hours of Jan. 20. The incident …


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 23, 2019, 9:14 a.m.

Washington House considers lifting time limits on some rape crimes

House panel considers sexual assault legislation.


Kids who assault on U.S. bases can still escape accountability

Despite new rules addressing sexual assault among the children of U.S. service members, the federal government failed to fix a flaw that on many military bases has let alleged juvenile …


Lawyer: Michigan State hampered probe of its Larry Nassar dealings

A special prosecutor on Friday accused Michigan State University of stonewalling his investigation into the school’s handling of the sexual abuse scandal involving disgraced former sports doctor Larry Nassar and …


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 15, 2018, 6:31 p.m.

Baylor ties pervade rape case that sparked uproar

The Texas judge who approved a plea deal allowing a former Baylor University student accused of rape to avoid jail time holds three degrees from Baylor. The criminal district attorney …


UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 4, 2018, 9:40 p.m.

Senate investigation of Fain rape allegation canceled

The planned investigation of a legislator accused of a 2007 rape during his re-election campaign was dropped Tuesday amid partisan recriminations.


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 16, 2018, 9:01 p.m.

U.S. Dept. of Education introduces new regulation proposal for sexual misconduct

The way schools handle sexual misconduct allegations could be changing if a Title IX rule proposal –which the office of U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos released today – is …


Betsy DeVos set to rewrite guidance on college sexual assault cases

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos is set to release a sweeping overhaul of how colleges and universities must handle allegations of sexual assault and harassment, giving new rights to the accused, …


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 30, 2018, 8:20 p.m.

FBI is asked to probe allegations women were offered cash to accuse Mueller of sex assault

The U.S. Office of Special Counsel alerted the FBI on Tuesday to allegations that women have been offered cash to fabricate sexual assault accusations against Robert Mueller.


#MeToo inspires wave of old misconduct reports to colleges

For 35 years, Ruth D’Eredita tried to dismiss her former professor’s behavior – the way he touched her, groped her and kissed her. But last year, as dozens of women …


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 11, 2018, 3:24 p.m.

Manhattan DA drops part of Weinstein case

Manhattan’s district attorney dropped part of the criminal sexual assault case against Harvey Weinstein on Thursday after evidence emerged that a police detective had coached a witness to stay silent …


Former WSU student charged with rape

A 23-year-old former Washington State University student has been charged with two counts of second-degree rape after he allegedly sexually assaulted a woman during a 2017 party on College Hill.


Washington state counts more than 6K sexual assault kits

The attorney general’s office says there are 6,460 sexual assault kits that have not yet been submitted for lab testing by law enforcement agencies in Washington state.


UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 30, 2018, 9:09 p.m.

Kellyanne Conway: ‘I’m a victim of sexual assault’

Kellyanne Conway told CNN on Sunday that she was a victim of sexual assault.


Rapper Nelly settles with woman over sexual-assault lawsuit

A Seattle-area woman and the rapper known as Nelly have mutually agreed to settle the woman’s lawsuit alleging he raped her on his tour bus after a performance last year, …


UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 26, 2018, 8:22 p.m.

Sexual assault at WSU fraternity dropped

Whitman County prosecutors say there is insufficient evidence to prosecute a former Washington State University student accused of sexually assaulting another student at the Delta Upsilon fraternity in the fall …