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Sexual Assault

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  • For 2nd time in 3 weeks, driver for Uber charged with assaulting passenger

    For 2nd time in 3 weeks, driver for Uber charged with assaulting passenger
    For the second time in less than three weeks, an UberX driver has been charged with sexually assaulting a customer. Adnan Nafasat, 46, of Villa Park, was charged Wednesday with criminal sexual assault, unlawful restraint and kidnapping, according to...
  • Student sues U. of Oregon after claiming rape by players

    A woman who says she was sexually assaulted by three University of Oregon basketball players filed a lawsuit Thursday against the school and head basketball coach Dana Altman. The suit alleges Altman knew when he recruited Brandon Austin that the player...
  • Police: Man uses dating app to meet, sexually assault 13-year-old girl in Allentown

    Police: Man uses dating app to meet, sexually assault 13-year-old girl in Allentown
    A 32-year-old man used a dating app two months ago to meet and have sex with a 13-year-old girl in Allentown, according to court records. Gary A. Muth, of South Whitehall Township, was charged Tuesday with involuntary deviate sexual intercourse, contact...
  • Sex offender charged with assaulting 4-year-old girl on CTA bus

     Sex offender charged with assaulting 4-year-old girl on CTA bus
    A convicted sex offender who had just completed his required weekly registration with Chicago police boarded a CTA bus outside police headquarters and sexually assaulted a 4-year-old girl sitting with her mother, Cook County prosecutors said Friday....
  • U.S. Marshals arrest man in East Stroudsburg on sex assault charges

    U.S. Marshals arrested a man in East Stroudsburg who was wanted by Seattle police on sexual assault charges. Jeffrey Schotter, 51, was charged by the Seattle Police Department with sexual assault/indecent liberties on Dec. 9, according to a news...
  • Clemency seekers press departing Gov. Quinn for help

     Clemency seekers press departing Gov. Quinn for help
    Amid the more than 3,000 clemency petitions sitting on Gov. Pat Quinn's desk is a plea from Wilder "Ken" Berry, a 45-year-old single father who spent eight years in prison for a sexual assault he didn't commit. He has been publicly cleared of the...
  • Hartford Man Charged With Sexually Assaulting 11-Year-Old Girl

    Hartford Man Charged With Sexually Assaulting 11-Year-Old Girl
    HARTFORD — A man accused of repeatedly sexually assaulting an 11-year-old girl was ordered held on $99,000 cash bail at his arraignment Wednesday in Hartford Superior Court. Clyde Shelton, who turns 33 today, faces four counts of first-degree...
  • Authorities want innocence certificate vacated in case of man cleared by DNA

    Authorities want innocence certificate vacated in case of man cleared by DNA
    In the years since DNA pointed toward Bennie Starks' innocence in the rape and beating of a woman in Waukegan, Lake County authorities have worked persistently but unsuccessfully to continue holding him accountable for the attack. Starks had been in...
  • Illinois pulls wards from Sadie Waterford Manor residential center

     Illinois pulls wards from Sadie Waterford Manor residential center
    State child welfare officials have removed all juvenile state wards from a troubled south suburban residential treatment center after Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart angrily complained that girls were frequently running away, then being sexually assaulted or...
  • Roman Polanski loses bid for dismissal of sexual assault conviction

    Roman Polanski loses bid for dismissal of sexual assault conviction
    Oscar-winning film director Roman Polanski has lost his latest bid to dismiss a 1977 sexual assault conviction that spurred him to flee to Europe to avoid sentencing. Last week, Polanski's legal team — which included prominent civil liberties...
  • Roman Polanski's court request could shed light on decades-long case

    Roman Polanski's court request could shed light on decades-long case
    Roman Polanski boarded a red-eye out of the country in January 1978, just months after he had agreed to a plea deal to end a Los Angeles County case in which he was accused of raping and sodomizing a 13-year-old girl. His departure sparked a debate that...