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Sexual Assault

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  • No bail for man charged in attempted sexual assault in Brighton Park

    No bail for man charged in attempted sexual assault in Brighton Park
    A South Side man was held without bail today for a Friday morning attempted sexual assault of a 22-year-old woman in the city's Brighton Park neighborhood on the Southwest Side. The woman was walking to work around 8:40 a.m. when she noticed Lemar...
  • Arrests made after push to examine long-untested rape kits

    Arrests made after push to examine long-untested rape kits
    For nine years or so, untested rape kits accumulated in a Hollywood police refrigerator. The backlog grew to 94 cases, when new Police Chief Frank Fernandez ordered an audit last summer and the rape kits were discovered. The Broward crime lab began...
  • Man withdraws guilty plea to sexually assaulting girl, 4

    In May, a Walnutport man stood before a Northampton County judge on the cusp of trial and admitted he sexually assaulted a 4-year-old girl, culminating in forcing her to perform oral sex. But facing sentencing Friday for the crimes, Steven R. Weidner had...
  • More schools under investigation for campus sexual assault

    WASHINGTON The Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights has added five schools to a list of 71 colleges under investigation for their handling of campus sexual assault. Last updated July 2, the list reflects schools where at least one student...
  • Bipartisan bill would tighten rules on campus sexual assault

    WASHINGTON A bipartisan group of senators on Wednesday introduced legislation to streamline how colleges handle cases of sexual assault. The Campus Safety and Accountability Act would increase penalties for colleges that break federal laws and, among...
  • Campus Sex Assault Reform Legislation Offered by Blumenthal, Others

    A bipartisan group of eight senators introduced legislation Wednesday that U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal, one of the bill's Democratic proponents, likened to a bill of rights for survivors of sexual assault on college campuses. "The broad principles of...
  • Teen baby sitter faces 50 rape counts for abusing girls, cops say

    Teen baby sitter faces 50 rape counts for abusing girls, cops say
    A 15-year-old boy from Orlando faces 50 counts of capital sexual battery, accused of repeatedly abusing two girls, ages 6 and 7, while he was baby-sitting them, according to an Osceola County Sheriff's Office affidavit. According to the Sheriff's...
  • Campus sexual assault: 'Shouldn't have waited this long' to address, official says

    WASHINGTON There have been more recorded federal investigations in the first half of 2014 into how colleges have handled campus sexual assault than in any single year before. At the helm of this crackdown sits Catherine Lhamon, who calls the numbers...
  • Peace Corps spars with its watchdog over volunteer protection law

    WASHINGTON Nearly three years after Congress passed a law named for a murdered Peace Corps volunteer from Georgia, the organization and its independent watchdog are sparring over how the law wants them to account for sexual assaults. The months-long...
  • Egypt imprisons nine men, most for life, in sexual assault case

    An Egyptian court Wednesday sentenced seven men to life in prison for sexual assaults that took place during several rallies in Cairo's Tahrir Square. Two other men were sentenced to 20 years. The court had merged three cases in which eight women were...
  • Attorney sentenced to 6 years in prison for sexual assault

    Attorney sentenced to 6 years in prison for sexual assault
    A real estate attorney who allegedly tried to destroy evidence by rubbing lip balm on his hands after sexually assaulting a young woman inside a Gold Coast hotel in 2012 was sentenced Thursday to 6 years in prison. Anthony Bergamino Jr., 51, who had...