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Sexual Assault

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  • Man who taught in Wilmington charged with having sex with student

    Man who taught in Wilmington charged with having sex with student
    A Naperville man who used to teach and coach girls basketball at Wilmington High School has been charged with criminal sexual assault and child pornography, authorities said. John D. Lewis, 27, was arrested Thursday on allegations that he had sexual...
  • McHenry man convicted of child sex assault skips sentencing

     McHenry man convicted of child sex assault skips sentencing
    A McHenry man who was convicted last year of sexually assaulting a 9-year-old girl failed to show up for his sentencing Friday but was given a 24-year prison term in his absence. Jose L. Ruiz, 48, pleaded guilty in December to predatory criminal...
  • Judge orders tests for alleged evidence tampering in Juan Rivera case

    Judge orders tests for alleged evidence tampering in Juan Rivera case
    A federal judge has ordered forensic tests aimed at determining whether Lake County authorities tried to manufacture bogus evidence in one of the most troubled criminal cases in the county's history. The judge's ruling comes in the lawsuit Juan Rivera...
  • Virginia lawmakers kill bills meant to protect rights of accused students

    Virginia lawmakers kill bills meant to protect rights of accused students
    Legislators shot down a trio of bills this week meant to give students who are accused of sexual assault more rights during the internal campus inquiries that can lead to expulsion. The bills were tabled at a small House subcommittee meeting, and as the...
  • First woman commander of Alaska National Guard: 'no old boys network'

    First woman commander of Alaska National Guard: 'no old boys network'
    Four months after a federal investigation found that some members of the Alaska National Guard were ostracized and abused after reporting sexual assaults, Gov. Bill Walker on Friday named a new leader to "turn the page" on the Guard's damaged culture....
  • Former UCLA water polo player gets jail time in assault case

    Former UCLA water polo player gets jail time in assault case
    A star high school water polo player who went on to play at UCLA pleaded no contest Thursday to charges of assault and criminal threats. Hakop Kaplanyan, 20, of Glendale was accused last year of rape and sexual assault involving three different women....
  • DNA Leads To Arrest In Cold Rape Case

    DNA Leads To Arrest In Cold Rape Case
    NORWICH — DNA led police to a man who they say beat and raped a woman in an alley more than five years ago. Alexander S. Perry, 24, of Central Avenue was arrested on a warrant Thursday charging him with first-degree sexual assault, second-degree...
  • Penn State eyes changes to sexual misconduct case handling

    STATE COLLEGE — A new task force report recommends Penn State changes how the university handles sexual misconduct, suggesting it devote an office with an investigator and other staff to those cases. The university's Task Force on Sexual Assault...
  • Dartmouth bans hard liquor, requires students to take part in 4-year rape-prevention program

    Dartmouth College banned hard liquor on campus Thursday and said all students will have to take part in a sexual violence prevention program all four years they are at the Ivy League school. Dartmouth has long tried to move past its hard-partying...
  • Dartmouth Bans Hard Liquor on Campus, Takes Steps To Halt Sexual Violence

    HANOVER, N.H. — Dartmouth College banned hard liquor on campus Thursday and said that all students will have to take part in a sexual violence prevention program all four years that they're enrolled at the Ivy League school. Dartmouth has long...
  • Judge Rejects Plea Agreement In Hartford Sexual Assault Case

    Judge Rejects Plea Agreement In Hartford Sexual Assault Case
    HARTFORD — A judge on Thursday rejected an agreement that would have let a man accused of sexually assaulting a state employee in August plead guilty to a reduced charge of unlawful restraint, with a sentence of two years and a day in prison, plus...