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Sexual Assault

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  • Nebraska proposals would end mandatory minimum sentences for certain gun, drug felonies

    Prison reform advocates are asking Nebraska lawmakers to end mandatory minimum sentences for certain gun and drug crimes, saying the get-tough-on-crime approach has backfired. Their comments at a legislative hearing on Wednesday came as Sen. Ernie...
  • 2 men convicted of sexually assaulting mentally disabled woman who was invited to Bible study

    Two men accused of luring a mentally disabled woman to a home under the pretense of participating in Bible study before taking turns sexually assaulting her and kicking her out during a snowstorm have been convicted. A Union County jury on Wednesday...
  • Fewer reported sex assaults at 3 military academies, but retaliation a problem

    Students at the three military service academies reported fewer sexual assaults in the most recent school year, and a Pentagon anonymous survey shows that the number of students saying they experienced some type of unwanted sexual contact also declined....
  • Pentagon reports lower rate of sex assaults on midshipmen

    Pentagon reports lower rate of sex assaults on midshipmen
    Incidents of unwanted sexual contact at the Naval Academy fell last year, the Pentagon said Wednesday, and a greater proportion of alleged victims came forward to report that they had been attacked. Officials said those trends show they are making...
  • 3rd woman accuses former tennis champion Bob Hewitt of sexual offenses

    A third woman testified Wednesday that she was sexually abused while a minor by former tennis star Bob Hewitt, and that he once said to her at a coaching session "rape is enjoyable." The woman testified in a South African court that she was sexually...
  • Police: Neurologist charged with additional sex crimes

    A New Jersey neurologist has been charged with sexual assault in connection with a months-long investigation involving his patients. Authorities say Dr. Syed Jaffery turned himself in Thursday and faces charges of sexual assault, sexual contact,...
  • Pembroke Pines man accused of sex with child, 5

    Pembroke Pines man accused of sex with child, 5
    A Pembroke Pines man is accused of sexually assaulting a young girl over a two-year period. The now-10-year-old girl has come forward to accuse Boaz Philippe, 35, of sexual battery she says occurred when she was between the ages of five and seven,...
  • Bond upheld for instructor in sex case

     Bond upheld for instructor in sex case
    Glen Baum's lack of criminal history and longtime connections to the area didn't convince a Kane County judge Wednesday to reduce his bail amount in connection to charges he sexually assaulted a teen who was in a class he was teaching through Kaneland...
  • Summary of recent West Virginia newspaper editorials

    Recent editorials from West Virginia newspapers: Feb. 10 Charleston (West Virginia) Daily Mail on stopping drugs at the border: The trend is alarming: sharp increases in illegal drugs flowing northward into the U.S. from Mexico. Since 2011, there has...
  • Suspended jail official pleads guilty to witness tampering stemming from sex assault case

    The suspended assistant director of the Middlesex County jail has pleaded guilty to witness tampering charges stemming from a sexual assault investigation. Derick Stevens also pleaded guilty in a separate case to making and carrying false police...
  • Police: DNA Links Prisoner To 2009 Gang Rape In Hartford

    HARTFORD — A 26-year-old man serving a six-year prison sentence for robbery was charged Wednesday with participating in the gang rape of an 18-year-old woman in September 2009. The state crime lab matched DNA recovered from the victim to Neville...