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Sexual Assault

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  • Lawsuit alleges special needs student sexually assaulted by schoolmate

    A parent filed a lawsuit against the Glendale Unified School District last week alleging that her 7-year-old daughter, a first-grader at John Marshall Elementary School with special needs, was sexually assaulted multiple times by another student. The...
  • Bill Cosby's Lawyer Calls Allegations 'Ridiculous,' Blames Media Frenzy

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - On Thursday, the attorney for Bill Cosby slammed the numerous accusations of sexual assault against his client, saying the five-time Emmy-winner has been the victim of a "media-driven feeding frenzy." "People are coming out...
  • Bill Cosby's lawyer calls assault allegations 'ridiculous,' three new accusers come forward

    Bill Cosby's lawyer calls assault allegations 'ridiculous,' three new accusers come forward
    LOS ANGELES - On Thursday, the attorney for Bill Cosby slammed the numerous accusations of sexual assault against his client, saying the five-time Emmy-winner has been the victim of a "media-driven feeding frenzy." "People are coming out the woodwork...
  • Therese Serignese, latest Bill Cosby accuser, urges star to 'quit lying'

    A Florida nurse who says she was drugged and sexually assaulted by Bill Cosby in 1976 is urging the beleaguered comic to "quit lying" about his past and apologize. In an interview with the Huffington Post, Therese Serignese, now 57, said she met Cosby...
  • Adult family home operator is charged with rape

    SEATTLE The daughter of an elderly woman with dementia hid a "nanny cam" in her mother's room at an Auburn adult family home and captured video of the owner forcing the 83-year-old woman to perform a sex act, according to King County prosecutors....
  • North Whitehall man who admitted filming sex assault on teen balks at plea deal

     North Whitehall man who admitted filming sex assault on teen balks at plea deal
    A North Whitehall Township man accused of filming himself raping a 16-year-old girl told a judge Thursday he wants to back out of a plea deal and go to trial — but only on the most serious charge. Timothy M. Merwarth, 49, had a simple explanation...
  • Prominent GOP lobbyist to be tried on sexual assault charges

    A noted Philadelphia Republican lobbyist was ordered Thursday to stand trial on sexual assault charges in a September incident involving a 27-year-old woman. Andrew J. Marsico was held for court on seven counts including aggravated indecent assault...
  • No move among Temple trustees to act on Cosby allegations

    No move among Temple trustees to act on Cosby allegations
    Chief U.S. Circuit Judge Theodore A. McKee couldn't stop thinking about it this morning: mounting rape allegations against actor Bill Cosby who, like McKee, sits on Temple University's board of trustees. As a state-related university — currently...
  • TV Land pulls 'Cosby Show' reruns amid rape allegations

    TV Land pulls 'Cosby Show' reruns amid rape allegations
    NBC said on Wednesday it has canceled an upcoming project with veteran comedian Bill Cosby, his second show to be pulled after accusations that he sexually assaulted women resurfaced in recent weeks. The move by NBC comes a day after online streaming...
  • Swedish appeal court upholds Assange detention order

    STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - A Swedish court rejected on Thursday an appeal by WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to revoke a detention order issued over allegations of sexual assault, but called on prosecutors to make more effort to question him. Assange's...
  • Bill Cosby is in role of outcast after sexual assault allegations

    Bill Cosby is in role of outcast after sexual assault allegations
    A generation ago, Bill Cosby played the role of America's Dad, with a No. 1-rated family sitcom, a runaway bestseller about fatherhood and a lucrative ad career built around his Everyman image. His legacy as a pioneering African American entertainer...