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Sexual Assault

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  • Family of teen who killed herself after sex assault settles with 1 attacker

    Family of teen who killed herself after sex assault settles with 1 attacker
    The family of a Northern California teenager who committed suicide after three high school students sexually assaulted her has reached a settlement with one of the attackers, their attorney said Monday. The family of Audrie Pott, the 15-year-old...
  • At Penn State, one woman's rule at frat parties: Don't go upstairs

    At Penn State, one woman's rule at frat parties: Don't go upstairs
    When Bridget Winch went to parties at Kappa Delta Rho, she observed one rule: Never go upstairs. The petite Penn State sophomore, an engineering major with daisies painted on her fingernails, said men at the stone mansion culled guests at the door,...
  • Activists call for stricter checks of ride-hailing drivers

    The Massachusetts Chapter of the National Organization for Women is urging ride-hailing services like Uber, Lyft and Sidecar to come up with tougher background checks for their drivers. Mass NOW spokeswoman Katie Prisco-Buxbaum said the companies have...
  • Mom: Son arrested at O'Hare, accused of trying to join Islamic State has mental illness

    Mom: Son arrested at O'Hare, accused of trying to join Islamic State has mental illness
    The mother of a Wisconsin man accused of trying to join the Islamic State group says he's a mentally ill loner who often makes boastful comments to try to win acceptance. Federal prosecutors have charged Joshua Van Haften, 34, with trying to provide...
  • Broward taxi drivers: From DUI to burglary to assault

    Broward taxi drivers: From DUI to burglary to assault
    Would you climb into a taxicab with a convicted kidnapper? Hand your credit card to someone who'd been charged with identity theft? Let your child ride with a felon convicted of sexual battery? If you've taken a ride in a Broward taxi, limo, sedan or...
  • Community Day shows how justice system works in Baltimore

    Community Day shows how justice system works in Baltimore
    Baltimore State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby encouraged residents Saturday to openly discuss crime issues and play an active role in the justice system. During the first Community Day in Court, Mosby outlined what her office accomplished during her first...
  • Mom: Son accused of trying to join terror group mentally ill

    The mother of a Wisconsin man accused of trying to join the Islamic State group says he's a mentally ill loner who often makes boastful comments to try to win acceptance. Federal prosecutors have charged Joshua Van Haften, 34, with trying to provide...
  • Palatine man accused in sexual assault of child

    Palatine man accused in sexual assault of child
    A Palatine man has been charged with predatory criminal sexual assault of a child, police said. Palatine police officials said Jose Alfredo Vargas-Guzman, 45, of the 800 block of North Bayside Drive, was accused of inappropriately touching an 11-year-...
  • Attorney says Jameis Winston needs to mature

    The legal counsel for Jameis Winston said the potential No. 1 pick in the NFL draft is ready for the NFL as a quarterback, but he still has "ground to cover" to be ready for the off-field transition. "Jameis is ready to be an NFL quarterback on the...
  • Ex-youth minister at Elmhurst church gets 10 years for sexual assault

    Ex-youth minister at Elmhurst church gets 10 years for sexual assault
    A former youth minister at an Elmhurst church pleaded guilty Thursday to having sex with an underage member of the congregation. In a negotiated plea with DuPage County prosecutors, Darin Evans, 43, was sentenced to 10 years in prison after admitting...
  • Penn State OKs 'extraordinary' amount to settle Sandusky sexual abuse claims

    Penn State OKs 'extraordinary' amount to settle Sandusky sexual abuse claims
    Pennsylvania State University's board of trustees voted Thursday to pay an undisclosed amount — what one trustee called "an extraordinary" sum — to settle claims filed by sexual abuse victims of Jerry Sandusky. In a special meeting held by...