Stories tagged: sexual assault
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.
Mon., May 14, 2018, 10:33 p.m.
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 …
Fri., May 11, 2018, 2:53 p.m.
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 …
Sun., April 29, 2018, 3:47 p.m.
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 …
Sun., April 29, 2018
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 …
Wed., April 25, 2018, 4:46 p.m.
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.
Wed., April 25, 2018, 2:51 p.m.
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 …
Sat., April 21, 2018
‘Me too’ activist Tarana Burke, Pulitzer winner Ronan Farrow garner big crowd at Gonzaga appearance
During an hourlong conversation moderated by KHQ’s Stephanie Vigil, Tarana Burke and Ronan Farrow, who have been regarded as leaders of the #MeToo movement, dissected what the movement means, where …
UPDATED: Mon., April 16, 2018, 6:12 p.m.
Coeur d’Alene police release sketch of sexual assault suspect
A week after a woman reported she was sexually assaulted at knifepoint, Coeur d’Alene police are asking for help in identifying her attacker.
Fri., April 13, 2018, 6 a.m.
With appearance at Fairchild, Shelly Monahan-Cain continues advocacy for survivors of sexual assault
Former Spokane news anchor Shelly Monahan-Cain never shied away from speaking out about the sexual assault she survived in the early 1980s, despite the trauma it left with her.
UPDATED: Mon., March 26, 2018, 10:11 p.m.
Suspect identified in sexual assault case at a Starbucks in Spokane
A homeless man reported he was sexually assaulted by another homeless man in a downtown Starbucks earlier this year.
UPDATED: Wed., March 21, 2018, 8:08 p.m.
Washington takes lead in #MeToo campaign against on-the-job harassment
Washington laws take aim at sexual harassment on the job, equal pay and expanded health care coverage for women.
UPDATED: Fri., March 16, 2018, 7:47 a.m.
State looks to increase nurses trained to treat rape victims
Washington looks to increase the number of nurses who can treat sexual assault victims and properly collect evidence of rape.
Tue., March 13, 2018, 5:54 p.m.
Law to give job protection to domestic violence victims
New law will offer employment protections to victims of sexual assault and domestic violence.
Fri., March 9, 2018
Community leaders respond to domestic violence allegations against Spokane activist Phil Tyler
Phillip Tyler, the prominent community activist who once led the Spokane chapter of the NAACP, is facing scrutiny for domestic violence allegations by multiple women that stretch back more than …
Thu., March 8, 2018, 10 p.m.
Idaho athletic department admits to mistakes in handling of sexual assault, harassment complaints against football player in 2013
Diver Mairin Jameson and distance runner Maggie Miller reported six instances of harassment by wide receiver Jahrie Level in 2013 to Moscow Police and members of the university’s athletic department …
UPDATED: Wed., March 7, 2018, 10:54 p.m.
Former Spokane Police Sgt. Gordon Ennis found guilty of rape in assault of another police officer
A jury on Wednesday found Spokane Police Sgt. Gordon Ennis guilty of sexually assaulting another police officer.
UPDATED: Tue., March 6, 2018, 10:26 p.m.
Ennis takes stand and tells jurors that sexual contact with young woman officer was consensual
Former police Sgt. Gordon Ennis testified in his own defense Tuesday that he did not sexually assault another police officer during a drunken party. He told jurors that the sexual …
Tue., March 6, 2018
Legislature bans worker non-disclosure agreements for sexual assault
Washington workers couldn’t be forced to sign non-disclosure agreements about sexual assault or harassment.
Mon., March 5, 2018, 7:24 p.m.
Accused police officer to testify in his own rape trial defense
A former Spokane Police officer on trial for sexual assault intends to testify in his own defense Tuesday.
UPDATED: Mon., March 5, 2018, 6:57 p.m.
Former police guild president will not take stand in Gordon Ennis rape trial
Former Spokane Police Guild President John Gately will not take the stand in the rape trial against former police Sgt. Gordon Ennis. Speaking through his attorney Mark Vovos, Gatley told …
UPDATED: Thu., March 1, 2018, 9:50 p.m.
DNA evidence presented, events explored in detail at third day of Ennis trial
In trial Thursday – the third day of the
UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 28, 2018, 1:59 p.m.
Spokane police officer says she has been shunned after accusing senior officer of sexual assault
Dressed in a dark blouse, her hair pulled back in a ponytail, the Spokane police officer who accused a senior officer of sexually assaulting her described how she has been …
Mon., Feb. 26, 2018, 7:08 p.m.
First day of rape trial against former Spokane police officer focuses on heavy drinking
How much a woman had to drink was the recurring theme of the first day of testimony in the second-degree rape against former Spokane police Sgt. Gordon Ennis.
Sat., Feb. 24, 2018, 10:59 a.m.
Idaho spa owner accused of touching clients inappropriately
The co-owner of a spa in Meridian faces battery charges after police say he fondled clients during appointments.
UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 18, 2018, 9:30 p.m.
Following mistrial, former police Sgt. Gordon Ennis to be back in court Tuesday
It’s been eight months since a judge declared a mistrial in the second-degree rape case against former police Sgt. Gordon Ennis. Attorneys are ready to try again.
UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 17, 2018, 8:55 p.m.
Longtime Pullman psychologist arrested on suspicion of sexually assaulting patient
Longtime Pullman therapist and psychologist Dr. Dean Funabiki was arrested late Friday on suspicion of sexual assault. Funabiki, 67, is accused of sexually assaulting a patient in her 40s during …
UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 7, 2018, 10:50 p.m.
Ex-swim coach’s home searched amid sexual abuse allegations
Investigators have searched the Seattle home of a former U.S. Olympic Team swimming coach amid allegations that he sexually abused and took explicit photos of an Olympic swimmer when she …