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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 …


Sheriff takes heat for post on his Facebook page

Nez Perce County Sheriff Joe Rodriguez apologized Saturday for a meme his wife posted to his Facebook page that mocked women who don’t immediately report sexual assault.


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

It doesn’t surprise me one bit that for more than 30 years, Christine Blasey Ford didn’t talk about the assault she remembers, the one she accuses Supreme Court nominee Brett …


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 …