Stories tagged: sexual assault
Fri., June 16, 2017, 3:23 p.m.
Cosby jury seeks to understand ‘reasonable doubt’ as deliberations in sexual assault trial extend to fifth day
After percolating out of sight, the subject of a mistrial in the Bill Cosby sexual assault case burst into open court Friday.
UPDATED: Thu., June 15, 2017, 7:28 p.m.
Deadlocked jury in Cosby trial wraps up for the night
Four days after getting the case, deadlocked jurors in Bill Cosby’s sexual assault trial struggled to end their impasse Thursday on charges he drugged and molested a woman in 2004, …
UPDATED: Wed., June 14, 2017, 9:27 p.m.
Jury in Bill Cosby trial wraps up Day 3 without verdict
With fatigue appearing to set in, jurors in Bill Cosby’s sexual assault trial reviewed portions of his accuser’s testimony Wednesday as they deliberated for a third day over whether the …
Mon., June 12, 2017, 8:42 a.m.
Bill Cosby trial shocker: Defense rests after just 6 minutes
Bill Cosby’s attorneys raced through a startlingly brief, six-minute defense Monday, bringing to a close testimony in one of the most high-profile criminal cases in recent American history.
Fri., June 9, 2017, 11:55 a.m.
Cosby jurors hear his worry about being seen as ‘dirty old man’
A Montgomery County detective finished presenting excerpts of Bill Cosby’s lurid 2005 deposition testimony to jurors Friday, but one portion was notably absent: the 79-year-old entertainer’s statements that he used …
UPDATED: Thu., June 8, 2017, 7:41 p.m.
Cosby’s lurid decade-old testimony is read to the jury
The jury at Bill Cosby’s sexual assault trial heard from the comedian without him actually taking the stand Thursday as prosecutors read into the record his lurid, decade-old testimony about …
UPDATED: Wed., June 7, 2017, 2:28 p.m.
Bill Cosby’s accuser stands by her story under cross-examination
The woman who accuses Bill Cosby of drugging and violating her more than a decade ago stood by her story at his sex-crimes trial Wednesday, withstanding hours of often tedious …
Wed., June 7, 2017, 8:03 a.m.
Oregon couple gets 40-plus years in prison for sexual abuse
An Oregon woman and her husband have each been sentenced to more than 40 years in prison for sexual abuse charges.
Tue., June 6, 2017, 11:14 a.m.
Man convicted of sexually assaulting 6 girls from one family
A man has been convicted of sexually assaulting six girls in the same Pennsylvania family, fathering two children by one of them.
Mon., June 5, 2017, 11:11 a.m.
Newspaper: Harvard pulls student offers over online comments
Harvard University’s student newspaper says the school has revoked admission offers to at least 10 prospective freshmen over offensive online messages.
Sun., June 4, 2017, 4:38 p.m.
Late in life, sex assault trial caps Cosby’s life and legacy
Bill Cosby doesn’t plan to testify when he goes on trial Monday on sexual assault charges, but the rambling, remarkable testimony he gave in the accuser’s lawsuit could still prove …
Mon., May 22, 2017, 9:06 a.m.
Report backs sex abuse claims against 13 at prep school
An investigation into sexual misconduct at an elite prep school in New Hampshire has found substantiated claims of abuse involving 13 former faculty and staff.
UPDATED: Wed., May 17, 2017, 8:01 p.m.
InfoWars’ Alex Jones apologizes, retracts statements as part of Chobani settlement
Right-wing radio provocateur Alex Jones vowed to “win or die” after Chobani sued him for defamation in April. He did neither, settling the lawsuit this week and issuing an apology …
Thu., May 11, 2017, 9:21 a.m.
Ex-supervisor pleads not guilty to sex with young offender
A former Oregon Youth Authority employee accused of having a sexual relationship with a teenage girl he supervised in juvenile prison has pleaded not guilty to charges of official misconduct …
Fri., May 5, 2017, 4:30 p.m.
Gov. Jay Inslee signs sexual assault protection order bill
Gov. Jay Inslee has signed a bill that would allow the courts to issue permanent protection orders for victims of sexual assault.
Thu., April 27, 2017, 9:04 a.m.
Police arrest suspect in sexual assault of Oregon girl
Authorities have arrested a suspect in the sexual assault of a 9-year-old girl.
Wed., April 12, 2017, 12:22 p.m.
Washington couple accused of exploiting woman from Guatemala
A Washington state couple is facing federal charges for luring a woman north from Guatemala and forcing her to pick an ornamental shrub.
Tue., April 11, 2017, 11:59 a.m.
Hundreds of female Marines have joined a group pressuring male colleagues to change
Hundreds of female Marines and Marine veterans have launched a new group to press for an end to misogyny in the Marine Corps, saying the recent scandal in which nude …
UPDATED: Mon., April 10, 2017, 11:01 p.m.
WSU under fourth investigation for its handling of sexual assault claims
Federal officials are investigating how Washington State University handled a female student’s allegations of sexual assault and harassment to determine whether the school violated the federal gender-equity law known as …
Mon., April 10, 2017, 2:41 p.m.
Seattle City Council won’t comment on claims against mayor
Seattle City Council President Bruce Harrell says he and his colleagues won’t comment on sex abuse accusations made against Mayor Ed Murray.
Thu., April 6, 2017, 2:30 p.m.
Sexual assault protection order bill heads to Gov. Inslee
The Legislature has passed a bill that would allow the courts to issue permanent protection orders for victims of sexual assault.
Thu., April 6, 2017, 9:31 a.m.
Ex-Astoria wrestling coach faces new sex charges
A former high school wrestling coach in Astoria, Oregon, has been arrested at the Clatsop County Courthouse on sexual assault charges shortly after he was formally charged with rape.
Sun., April 2, 2017, 1:53 p.m.
2 suspects identified in sexual assault that was broadcast on Facebook, Chicago police say
Chicago police have identified two of several juvenile suspects who they say participated in the sexual assault of a 15-year-old girl that was broadcast live on Facebook.
Tue., March 28, 2017, 4:14 p.m.
President Trump asserts immunity against defamation claims
Republican President Donald Trump’s lawyers say he’s immune while president from defamation claims brought by a former contestant on his reality TV show “The Apprentice” who accused him of unwanted …
UPDATED: Sat., March 25, 2017, 8:08 p.m.
Rape reaches ‘epic proportions’ in South Sudan’s civil war
After months of being raped by her rebel captors, the young woman became pregnant. Amid her suffering, the child was a spark of life. So she named him Barack Obama, …
Wed., March 22, 2017, 3:35 p.m.
Vegas cab driver arrested after sex assault seen on video
Officials say a Las Vegas cab company looking for a woman’s cellphone found, instead, surveillance video footage of their taxi driver sexually assaulting the customer while she was passed out.
UPDATED: Tue., March 21, 2017, 4:34 p.m.
Police: Chicago teen apparently gang-raped on Facebook Live
A 15-year-old Chicago girl was apparently sexually assaulted by five or six men or boys on Facebook Live, and none of the roughly 40 people who watched the live video …
UPDATED: Mon., March 20, 2017, 10:32 p.m.
Woman says she was held at gunpoint, sexually assaulted off Interstate 90 in Spokane Valley
A woman told Spokane Valley detectives that a man held her at gunpoint and sexually assaulted her in a secluded area off Interstate 90.
Mon., March 20, 2017, 11:36 a.m.
Cosby wants jury pool prescreened for bias before trial
Bill Cosby’s lawyers hope to prescreen potential jurors to weed out those with opinions about the sex-assault case before jury selection begins in earnest.
Thu., March 9, 2017, 6:59 p.m.
Complaint filed against judge in locker room assault case
The panel that disciplines judges in Idaho said it will investigate a complaint filed against the judge who sentenced a teen to probation for sexually assaulting a high school football …