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UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 10, 2019

Bill Cosby loses appeal of sexual assault conviction

A Pennsylvania appeals court rejected Bill Cosby’s bid to overturn his sexual assault conviction Tuesday over issues including the trial judge’s decision to let five other accusers testify.


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 26, 2019

More women report inappropriate interactions with Spokane police officer accused of rape

A Spokane police officer accused of sexually assaulting the victim of a domestic violence incident he was investigating had a “common practice” of giving out his personal cell phone number …


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 12, 2019

3 Spokane men sentenced for rape, imprisonment of runaway girl

The victim ran away from home and was befriended by William C. Jackson, 44, who gave her alcohol and brought her back to his apartment, where he, Harold W. Sherman, …


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 1, 2019

Spokane police officer denies sexual assault

A Spokane police officer under investigation for a reported sexual assault by a domestic violence victim issued a statement Friday through his attorney, Rocky Treppiedi, denying the allegation.


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 25, 2019

University of Idaho settles lawsuit from sex assault victim

The University of Idaho has reached a settlement in a lawsuit brought by a woman who said school officials told her to transfer to another campus if she didn’t want …


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 10, 2019

Former Pullman cop won’t be retried for sexual misconduct, prosecutor says

The Whitman County prosecutor announced Thursday he will not retry a former Pullman police sergeant accused of sexual misconduct, saying the alleged victim is “not willing to go through the …


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 4, 2019

Accused of abuse, priests move on to teach, counsel, prey

Nearly 1,700 priests and other clergy members that the Roman Catholic Church considers credibly accused of child sexual abuse are living under the radar with little to no oversight from …


UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 25, 2019

No bond for Pirates pitcher Felipe Vazquez in child sex case

Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher Felipe Vazquez has been ordered held without bond following his arrest on multiple felony charges including sexual assault of a minor.


UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 16, 2019

Many U.S. women say 1st sexual experience was forced in teens

The first sexual experience for 1 in 16 U.S. women was forced or coerced intercourse in their early teens, encounters that for some may have had lasting health repercussions, a …


Democratic candidates demand Kavanaugh impeachment after new allegation

WASHINGTON – Democratic presidential candidates on Sunday demanded that Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh be investigated or impeached in response to a new allegation that he exposed himself to a …


In small Alaska city, Native women say police ignored rapes

There’s not much that scares Susie. As an Alaska Native woman, she thrives amid sub-zero winters in her village near the Arctic Circle, and camps with her family each summer …


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 27, 2019

‘Coward’: Epstein accusers pour out their anger in court

One by one, more than a dozen of Jeffrey Epstein’s accusers stood before a judge and poured out their anger toward the financier Tuesday, taking advantage of an extraordinary opportunity …


UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 26, 2019

Weinstein pleads not guilty to new indictment, trial delayed

Movie mogul Harvey Weinstein pleaded not guilty to a new indictment Monday that includes revised charges of predatory sexual assault, a development that caused the judge to delay the start …


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 9, 2019

Spokane man charged with molesting 4-year-old, failing to register as a sex offender after previous child sexual assault conviction

A 48-year-old Spokane Valley man has been charged with molesting a 4-year-old and failing to register as a sex offender. It is not the first time Joseph Haughton has been …


Trump: Woman who accused him of sexual assault not his type

WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump said Monday that a New York-based advice columnist who has accused him of sexually assaulting her in a New York City department store in the …


Man charged with raping woman as she slept outside near Division and Mission

A man is facing accusations that he raped a woman as she slept outside near the parking lot of a Division Street strip mall.


Reports of sexual assault in the military spike

Reports of military sexual assaults jumped by 13% last year, but an anonymous survey of service members released Thursday suggests the problem is vastly larger.


Judge: Key Harvey Weinstein hearing to be held in secret

A judge decided Friday to hold an important pretrial hearing in Harvey Weinstein’s sexual assault case in secret, saying the former movie mogul’s right to a fair trial outweighed news …


UPDATED: Tue., April 23, 2019

Seattle-area ride-hail driver charged with sexual assaults

A Seattle-area ride-hail driver is facing criminal charges following the sexual assault of passengers, authorities said.


UPDATED: Wed., April 17, 2019

Spokane police investigating man linked to half dozen sexual assaults in Spokane

A man with a criminal history is being investigated in connection to a half dozen rapes and sexual assaults in the Spokane area, at least four of them dating back …


UPDATED: Wed., April 3, 2019

Pullman music store owner charged with assault with sexual motivation involving a minor

Victor Hudak, the longtime co-owner of Pullman’s only musical instrument store, faces several accusations of groping or staring inappropriately at young girls while they shopped.


UPDATED: Tue., April 2, 2019

Spokane prosecutors decline to file charges in ‘child torture’ case

A man suspected of breaking his 3-year-old son’s leg and splinting it with a Pringles potato chip can, which was among a list of injuries discovered on three children that …


UPDATED: Tue., April 2, 2019

Longer time limits for rape charges approved by Washington House committee

House committee supports longer statute of limitations to file charges in sexual assault cases.


UPDATED: Mon., April 1, 2019

Hayden elementary school teacher accused of molesting children in late 1990s and early 2000s

A Hayden Meadows Elementary School teacher accused of molesting three children in the early 2000s appeared in court Monday afternoon on two felony charges of lewd conduct and one of …


Bill to improve rape kit testing in Idaho signed into law

Republican Idaho Gov. Brad Little has signed into law legislation requiring sexual assault and rape kits to be tested with limited exceptions.


UPDATED: Tue., March 19, 2019

Washington gets $750,000 grant to test backlogged rape kits

The attorney general’s office estimated the Washington State Patrol, which runs the state’s two crime laboratories, will be able to test about 1,150 kits with the grant from the U.S. …


UPDATED: Thu., March 21, 2019

Former California police officer sentenced in Spokane County for molesting child

A former Vernon, California, police officer was sentenced Tuesday to 10 years to life in prison after a jury convicted him on two counts of molesting a 7-year-old girl.


Time’s Up CEO resigns after her son is accused of sexual assault

Just three months after she took the job, the inaugural chief executive of Time’s Up – an organization born of the #MeToo movement that advocates for safe and harassment-free workplaces …


Krzyzewski: ‘No knowledge’ of alleged assault by ex-player

Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski says he has “no knowledge” of a woman’s allegation that she was sexually assaulted by a former Blue Devils basketball player and he believes the school …


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 9, 2019

Will Bryan Singer allegations hurt ‘Bohemian’ Oscar chances?

Are the Bryan Singer allegations a problem for ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’s’ Oscars chances?