Stories tagged: sexual assault
FRIDAY, FEB. 17, 2017, 12:18 P.M.
Jerry Sandusky’s son waives hearing in child sex abuse case
Jerry Sandusky’s adult son won’t be in court next week for a hearing on accusations he pressured a teen girl for naked photos and asked her teen sister to perform …
THURSDAY, FEB. 9, 2017, 5:41 P.M.
Michigan State suspends 3 football players in sex assault probe
Three Michigan State University football players are suspended from team activities and removed from on-campus housing as part of a sexual assault investigation. The school says in a release Thursday …
FRIDAY, JAN. 20, 2017, 7:57 A.M.
Man arrested after being found with missing Oregon teen
A runaway teen has been found and the Northern California man she was with has been arrested on sex crime charges in southern Oregon.
THURSDAY, JAN. 5, 2017, 9:21 A.M.
Man accused of raping 15-year-old girl gets 90 days in jail
A Vancouver man accused of raping a 15-year-old girl in his car more than a year ago was sentenced Wednesday in Clark County Superior Court to 90 days in jail.
FRIDAY, DEC. 30, 2016, 2:25 P.M.
Prosecutor decides no charges after 2nd look at Gophers case
Ten suspended Minnesota football players will not face criminal charges for their involvement in an alleged sexual assault that happened off-campus.
FRIDAY, DEC. 30, 2016, 12:15 P.M.
Cosby, citing news coverage, seeks to move trial
Bill Cosby wants to move his trial out of a suburban Philadelphia courthouse, arguing there’s been widespread negative press coverage of the sexual assault case.
UPDATED: WEDNESDAY, DEC. 28, 2016, 4:18 P.M.
Police: Nearly half of Idaho’s rape kits not sent to lab
A new state audit of the evidence collected in Idaho’s sexual assault investigations shows that law enforcement officials didn’t submit nearly half of the rape kits to be tested.
WEDNESDAY, DEC. 21, 2016, 1:53 P.M.
Washington family sues family member for not reporting abuse
An 11-year-old Washington girl and her parents are suing a woman for emotional damages resulting from her husband’s sexual abuse.
UPDATED: MONDAY, DEC. 19, 2016, 4:01 P.M.
Judge who gave Brock Turner six months for sexual assault cleared of misconduct
A California agency that oversees judicial discipline in the state says a judge committed no misconduct when he sentenced former Stanford University swimmer Brock Turner to six months in jail …
SUNDAY, DEC. 18, 2016, 6:15 A.M.
Colville police destroy evidence in kidnapping case; sex offender gets lighter sentence
On Memorial Day 2015, Heather Kilgore was attacked outside the roadside coffee shop she worked at in Colville. Jason Foster, the man who threatened her with a knife, avoided a …
TUESDAY, DEC. 13, 2016, 1:41 P.M.
Lawsuit: Men treated unfairly in college sex assault cases
A former Drake University student who says the Des Moines-based university failed to consider his allegations of sexual assault against a female student but believed her allegations against him is …
MONDAY, DEC. 5, 2016, 3:05 P.M.
Judge: Prosecutors can use Bill Cosby’s deposition at trial
Damaging testimony that Bill Cosby gave in an accuser’s lawsuit, including admissions that he gave young women drugs and alcohol before sex, can be used at his sex assault trial, …
WEDNESDAY, NOV. 23, 2016, 9:52 A.M.
Texas appeals court rules ‘San Antonio 4’ are innocent
The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals has ruled that four San Antonio women who served almost 15 years in prison after being wrongfully convicted of sexually assaulting two young girls …
MONDAY, NOV. 21, 2016, 12:51 P.M.
Detroit sex ring unravels after teen prostitutes escape
To keep his prostitutes from running away, Richard Jackson forced them to become addicted to heroin, court documents say, then became their only way to get a fix.
MONDAY, NOV. 21, 2016, 8:52 A.M.
Texas teacher who had sex almost daily with 13-year-old student could face decades in prison
A Texas middle school teacher who was impregnated by a 13-year-old student could face up to 30 years in prison after pleading guilty to aggravated sexual assault of a child.
WEDNESDAY, NOV. 16, 2016, 4:45 P.M.
Sexual assault persists on local college campuses even as schools take steps to fight it
Schools in the Inland Northwest say they’re doing everything they can to prevent sexual misconduct, promote healthy relationships, help victims recover and properly discipline the accused. But victims advocates say …
WEDNESDAY, NOV. 16, 2016, 11:36 A.M.
Bill Cosby’s sex-assault case won’t be tossed, judge rules
A judge on Wednesday denied Bill Cosby’s latest attempt to end his sexual assault case and rejected his request for competency testing of the 13 women who want to testify …
FRIDAY, NOV. 11, 2016, 11:50 A.M.
Bill Cosby’s lawyer says entertainer expects to be cleared and resume his career
Bill Cosby expects to be cleared of a criminal sexual assault charge and restart his show business career.
WEDNESDAY, NOV. 9, 2016, 5:26 P.M.
License of massage therapist accused of sexual assault suspended
The Department of Health has suspended the license of a Liberty Lake massage therapist accused of drugging and sexually molesting two of his clients.
THURSDAY, NOV. 3, 2016, 9:21 A.M.
Two sexual assaults reported after parties near EWU
Two women reported they were sexually assaulted at parties near the Eastern Washington University campus over the weekend.
MONDAY, OCT. 31, 2016, 2:31 P.M.
Bill Cosby wants other accusers to take competency, memory tests
Bill Cosby’s lawyers accuse prosecutors of trying to use the “tainted, unreliable memories of women, now in their senior years” to build their sexual assault case against him and will …
SUNDAY, OCT. 23, 2016, 10:21 A.M.
Clinton, Kaine criticize Trump’s Gettysburg pledge to sue his accusers
Hillary Clinton criticized Donald Trump’s use of his speech in Gettysburg on Saturday to promise that he would sue the women who have come forward to accuse him of sexual …
SATURDAY, OCT. 22, 2016, 10:04 A.M.
Trump vowing to sue ‘every one’ of his female accusers
Donald Trump on Saturday pledged postelection lawsuits against every woman who has accused him of sexual assault or other inappropriate behavior.
THURSDAY, OCT. 20, 2016, 11:01 A.M.
Another woman accuses Donald Trump of groping
Another woman has come forward accusing Donald Trump of making unwanted sexual advances, saying the decades-old encounter left her feeling shame and disgust.
TUESDAY, OCT. 18, 2016, 12:26 P.M.
People says 6 friends back writer’s Trump story
People magazine is reporting that six people have come forward to corroborate its former writer’s account of being sexually assaulted by Donald Trump.
WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 28, 2016, 4:30 P.M.
Congress adopts bill of rights for sexual assault survivors
A proposed federal bill of rights for survivors of sexual assault won final legislative approval Wednesday, sending it to the president’s desk.
MONDAY, SEPT. 26, 2016, 2:48 P.M.
Viola Davis describes becoming Rape Foundation advocate
Viola Davis said that her own experiences with sexual assault led her to become an advocate for the Rape Foundation and encouraged others to visit treatment centers so they’ll become …
THURSDAY, SEPT. 15, 2016, 8:49 A.M.
Delta Upsilon fraternity suspends WSU chapter over sexual assault and drugging allegations
The national headquarters of Delta Upsilon fraternity has suspended its Washington State University chapter amid allegations of drugging and sexual assault.
UPDATED: TUESDAY, SEPT. 13, 2016, 6:35 P.M.
Sex offender released from McNeil Island moves to Spokane
A Level II sex offender with an extensive history of breaking into women’s homes has been released from McNeil Island and has listed a home address in the 800 block …
FRIDAY, SEPT. 9, 2016, 7:16 P.M.
Judge to rape victim: ‘Why couldn’t you just keep your knees together?’
A Canadian judge is facing the possibility of removal from the bench after he faulted a 19-year-old woman who said she was raped for not doing enough to defend herself …