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Sexual Assault

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  • Sharper set to plead in federal rape case May 29

    Former NFL star Darren Sharper, who already has pleaded guilty or no-contest to sexual assault charges in three states, is set to enter a new plea in a federal case next week in New Orleans. Sharper has entered a not-guilty plea to federal charges that...
  • Lawyers 'committed to a trial' for ex-Bull Brunson

    Lawyers 'committed to a trial' for ex-Bull Brunson
    Former Chicago Bull Rick Brunson is going to trial after declining to take a plea deal on charges that he sexually assaulted a masseuse in Vernon Hills. Brunson, 42, of Vernon Hills, appeared in court Thursday, May 21, when his lawyers Stephen...
  • Man accused of sexually assaulting 12-year-old girl

    The man suspected of sexually assaulting a 12-year-old girl in Prince George's County was captured during a traffic stop. Officers arrested 20-year-old Isiah Bogan in Forestville on Wednesday morning, a day after issuing a warrant for his arrest....
  • Prosecutors reject charges in Venice High sexual assault case

    Prosecutors reject charges in Venice High sexual assault case
    The students were led from Venice High School in handcuffs. Television trucks camped out in front of the school as police held a news conference about allegations of sex crimes. Parents were stunned. The superintendent called it a “painful moment&...
  • Texas court throws out sex-abuse conviction against day-care owners

    AUSTIN, Texas Texas' highest criminal court on Wednesday threw out the 1992 sexual assault convictions against Dan and Fran Keller but declined to find the former Austin day-care center owners innocent of crimes linked to a now-discredited belief that...
  • Accused Ohio guardsman denies sexual abuse allegations

    An Ohio National Guardsman accused of sexually abusing his adopted daughters and a stepdaughter strongly denied the charges during trial testimony Wednesday. "Did that ever happen?" defense attorney George Leach asked the defendant, referring to an...
  • Troops who report sexual assault face retaliation

    Troops who report sexual assault face retaliation
    The Arkansas hotel room smelled of smoke, and the television news showed footage of troops on patrol in Iraq. Lt. Col. Teresa James recalls that she focused on the screen's images, rather than on the senior officer who was raping her. James, a...
  • Lake Worth man arrested in sex battery case

    Lake Worth man arrested in sex battery case
    A Lake Worth man is accused of sexually battering and choking a woman, causing her to fear for her life, according to a Palm Beach sheriff's arrest report. Gene Roman, 23, was arrested Tuesday on sexual battery and domestic charges. About 2 a.m....
  • Wandering Eye: The right way to report on sexual assault, an update on SWAT culture, and more

    Wandering Eye: The right way to report on sexual assault, an update on SWAT culture, and more
    On Monday, The Sun published an article by Ian Duncan about a new report from Human Rights Watch, which "says retaliation against military service members who report sexual assaults has contributed to a culture of fear and silence." It's worth reading...
  • Lawmaker adopts new strategy to combat campus sexual assault

    A Rhode Island lawmaker changed her strategy for trying to address sexual assaults on college campuses. Rep. Mia Ackerman introduced a broadly worded bill earlier this year that would have required colleges to report incidents of sexual assault on campus...
  • Gurnee man gets 16 years for sexual abuse of girl, 7

    Gurnee man gets 16 years for sexual abuse of girl, 7
    A Gurnee man who pleaded guilty to the sexual abuse of a 7-year-old girl was sentenced to 16 years in prison Tuesday in Lake County Circuit Court. Nyasha Mbawa, 21, had also admitted to abusing a 9-year-old girl in a statement to police, but under a...