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Patti Davis: Why I don’t recall all the details of my sexual assault

Ronald and Nancy Reagan’s daughter recalls what she can of the day she went to the office of a prominent music executive to play some of her songs.


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 20, 2018, 8:56 p.m.

Survivors of sexual violence can find help through new Seek then Speak program

People who have experienced sexual violence in the Spokane area now have an anonymous, online way to access information and contact law enforcement through a new app, Seek then Speak.


California professor, writer of confidential Brett Kavanaugh letter, speaks out about her allegation of sexual assault

Christine Blasey Ford wrote a confidential letter to a senior Democratic lawmaker alleging that Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her more than three decades ago. Since Wednesday, she …


Nevada investigating legal pimp, candidate for sex assault

Nevada authorities confirmed Wednesday that they’re investigating allegations of sexual assault against a legal pimp and state legislative candidate.


Tacoma police arrest suspect in spate of South End rapes

Tacoma police arrested a man Sunday morning they say offered women rides in his beige SUV and then raped them at knifepoint.


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 21, 2018, 2:59 p.m.

Asia Argento denies sexual assault, says Anthony Bourdain made payment

Two days after a report detailed an accusation of sexual assault against #MeToo activist Asia Argento, the Italian actress and filmmaker said she never had a sexual relationship with the …


Wisconsin WR Quintez Cephus charged with felony sexual assault

Wisconsin wide receiver Quintez Cephus was charged with felony sexual assault on Monday, accused of misconduct involving two women at his apartment last April.


Judge’s decision on appeal for new trial in Gordon Ennis rape case delayed a week

A ruling on whether former police sergeant and convicted rapist Gordon Ennis will get a new trial was delayed a week after the trial judge unexpectedly requested more time to …


Court upholds ex-Stanford swimmer’s sex assault conviction

An appeals court on Wednesday rejected a former Stanford University swimmer’s bid for a new trial and upheld his sexual assault and attempted rape convictions.


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 8, 2018, 10:58 p.m.

Gordon Ennis to argue for new trial Friday

A former Spokane police sergeant accused of raping a fellow officer at a house party in 2015 will argue Friday in court that his trial attorney Rob Cossey withheld evidence …


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 3, 2018, 2:28 p.m.

Weinstein lawyers: Accuser’s emails show rapport, not rape

Harvey Weinstein’s lawyers want a court to throw out sexual assault charges against him, citing reasons on Friday including friendly emails from a woman who accused him of rape.


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 1, 2018, 8:07 p.m.

Spear’s response to assault ‘inadequate,’ report finds. University of Idaho criticized, too.

University of Idaho leaders and Athletic Director Rob Spear were among those who made mistakes that contributed to the


UPDATED: Wed., July 25, 2018, 8:07 p.m.

Spokane VA begins firing process for employee accused of sexually assaulting child

The Mann-Grandstaff VA Medical Center has begun the termination process for an employee charged with the sexual assault of a child in Montana.


Harvey Weinstein indicted on new sexual-assault charges, could face life in prison

Disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein faces additional counts of sexual assault that could carry a potential life sentence if he is convicted, prosecutors announced Monday.


UPDATED: Fri., June 22, 2018, 9:16 a.m.

Michigan State approves $500 million bond for settlement

Michigan State University’s governing board rejected an effort to oust the school’s interim president Friday as trustees met to discuss how to pay for a $500 million settlement with hundreds …


UPDATED: Thu., June 21, 2018, 10:30 p.m.

Coeur d’Alene man accused of raping 16-year-old

The Coeur d’Alene Sheriff’s Department arrested a man accused of rape and witness intimidation after he allegedly sexually assaulted a 16-year-old while she was incapacitated and threatened to hurt a …


UPDATED: Sat., June 16, 2018, 8:12 p.m.

Police arrest father accused of sexually assaulting stepchild

The Spokane Police Department arrested a man Friday afternoon accused of sexually assaulting his stepchild in the North Spokane area.


UPDATED: Sat., June 9, 2018, 7:10 p.m.

High school valedictorian mic cut off when graduation speech talks about sexual misconduct

The graduation speech of a California high school 2018 valedictorian was cut off last week when her talk turned to allegations of sexual misconduct on campus.


UPDATED: Wed., June 6, 2018, 7:08 p.m.

Recall of judge in Stanford case will discourage others from being lenient, experts say

The ballot-box recall of a judge who gave a light sentence in a high-profile sexual assault case will discourage other judges from being lenient in the future, legal analysts said …


UPDATED: Mon., June 4, 2018, 9:21 p.m.

Ex-Spokane police officer convicted of rape claims another officer had sex with victim

As part of his request for a new trial, former police Sgt. Gordon Ennis alleges another officer had sexual contact with the victim the same night he was convicted of …


Rexburg care center worker sentenced for sex assault

A judge has ordered a former caregiver to enter a treatment program that could be followed by a prison sentence after the man was convicted of sexually assaulting a patient …


UPDATED: Tue., May 15, 2018, 9:50 p.m.

Former Spokane police Sgt. Gordon Ennis to be sentenced in June in rape case

A new sentencing date is set for former Spokane police Sgt. Gordon Ennis, who was convicted in March of raping a fellow police officer.


During tense meeting, Stratton says allegations of a ‘sexual predator’ are not within City Council’s purview

Spokane City Councilwoman Karen Stratton capped Monday evening’s council meeting with a blunt message, saying she is “tired and increasingly resentful” of accusations that some council members don’t support women …


Sexual assault accusation against Idaho student athlete surfaces

The Moscow Police Department disclosed that a University of Idaho student athlete was accused of sexual assault last year, contradicting a statement by the athletic director that his department has …


Prosecutors: Bill Cosby sexual-assault conviction will stand

In the tense moments before a jury convicted Bill Cosby of sexual assault, the prosecutor who had branded him a “con man” and called him out for laughing during closing …


Kathleen Parker: Theta Tau is a symptom of a larger ill

PAWLEYS ISLAND, S.C. – Courage isn’t required to condemn the Syracuse University chapter of the Theta Tau fraternity for simulating a sexual assault on a disabled student. Video of this …


UPDATED: Fri., April 27, 2018, 9:41 p.m.

Cosby confined to his home as team decries ‘public lynching’

Bill Cosby’s team blasted his sexual-assault trial as a “public lynching” Friday and began looking ahead to an appeal as the judge ordered house arrest for the 80-year-old comedian and …


Sides agree to drop rape lawsuit against Russell Simmons

A lawsuit from a Los Angeles woman who alleged music mogul Russell Simmons raped her at his home in 2016 is being dropped, according to a federal court filing Wednesday.


UPDATED: Wed., April 25, 2018, 10:33 p.m.

Former Spokane police sergeant convicted of rape drops attorney; sentencing postponed

A sentencing hearing for former police Sgt. Gordon Ennis – convicted in March of sexually assaulting another officer – was delayed Wednesday.


Bill Cosby’s lawyers get slammed by advocates for women

The sexual assault case against Bill Cosby went to the jury Wednesday as his lawyers came under heavy criticism for what some called a blatant attempt to “victim-shame” the parade …