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UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 16, 2019, 9:50 p.m.

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, 4:29 p.m.

‘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, 11:28 a.m.

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, 8:35 p.m.

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, 7:16 p.m.

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, 10:59 p.m.

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, 9:53 p.m.

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, 8:57 p.m.

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, 7:59 a.m.

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, 6:21 p.m.

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, 10:46 p.m.

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, 2:51 p.m.

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, 6:50 p.m.

Will Bryan Singer allegations hurt ‘Bohemian’ Oscar chances?

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


Sex assault reports up at military schools; more unreported

A Pentagon report says the total number of sexual assaults at the three U.S. military academies increased slightly last year, but an anonymous survey suggests far more encounters are going …


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 30, 2019, 8:27 p.m.

SFCC student reports she was raped on campus

The student told Spokane police she was raped by a male student, whom she knows, at about noon Monday in a first-floor restroom in the school’s gymnasium building, according to …


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 26, 2019, 4:43 p.m.

Gonzaga investigating report of sexual assault in campus residence hall

An email sent to Gonzaga students and employees said an alleged sexual assault occurred on the night of Jan. 19 or in the early hours of Jan. 20. The incident …


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 23, 2019, 9:14 a.m.

Washington House considers lifting time limits on some rape crimes

House panel considers sexual assault legislation.


Kids who assault on U.S. bases can still escape accountability

Despite new rules addressing sexual assault among the children of U.S. service members, the federal government failed to fix a flaw that on many military bases has let alleged juvenile …


Lawyer: Michigan State hampered probe of its Larry Nassar dealings

A special prosecutor on Friday accused Michigan State University of stonewalling his investigation into the school’s handling of the sexual abuse scandal involving disgraced former sports doctor Larry Nassar and …


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 15, 2018, 6:31 p.m.

Baylor ties pervade rape case that sparked uproar

The Texas judge who approved a plea deal allowing a former Baylor University student accused of rape to avoid jail time holds three degrees from Baylor. The criminal district attorney …


UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 4, 2018, 9:40 p.m.

Senate investigation of Fain rape allegation canceled

The planned investigation of a legislator accused of a 2007 rape during his re-election campaign was dropped Tuesday amid partisan recriminations.