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Sexual Assault

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  • Bill Cosby accusers fight motion to dismiss defamation suit

    Three women who allege Bill Cosby sexually assaulted them decades ago say in a court filing that he doesn't have a right to lie and hide behind the statements of his representatives to have their defamation lawsuit dismissed. "Cosby claims a privilege to...
  • 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...
  • Rhode Island teacher accused of sexually assaulting relative

    A Warwick junior high school teacher has been charged with sexually assaulting a 15-year-old female relative last June. The state attorney general's office said 49-year-old Mario Atoyan of North Kingstown was arraigned Monday in Superior Court on one...
  • Conversation about U.Va sex assaults evolves over the year

    The University of Virginia was under fire for student safety issues and how it had handled sexual assault allegations on campus well before the Rolling Stone article about an alleged gang rape on campus was published in November. But the story, which...
  • South African judge convicts retired tennis champion Bob Hewitt of rape

    South African judge convicts retired tennis champion Bob Hewitt of rape
    JOHANNESBURG — Bob Hewitt, a former Grand Slam doubles tennis champion, was on Monday convicted in a South African court of rape and sexual assault decades after the alleged assaults. Judge Bert Bam said he is satisfied that the two women who...
  • Ex-NFL player Darren Sharper gets 9 years in Arizona sex assault

    Ex-NFL player Darren Sharper gets 9 years in Arizona sex assault
    PHOENIX (AP) — Former NFL All-Pro safety Darren Sharper was sentenced to nine years in federal prison Monday immediately after he pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting a woman in Arizona, marking the first change of plea of the day for the former...
  • Ex-NFL player Darren Sharper pleads guilty to sex assault in Arizona

    Ex-NFL player Darren Sharper pleads guilty to sex assault in Arizona
    PHOENIX -- Former NFL All-Pro safety Darren Sharper was sentenced to nine years in federal prison Monday immediately after he pleaded guilty to sexual assault in Arizona, marking the first change of plea of the day for the former safety accused of...
  • Conversation about campus sex assaults evolves over the year

    A year ago, the University of Virginia hosted a conference with 60 other schools about how to prevent rape on campus. Since then, events in Charlottesville and Washington converged to highlight the problem in a way like never before. The U.S. Education...
  • Former teacher charged with sexual assault of students set for April trial

    Former teacher charged with sexual assault of students set for April trial
    A trial date of April 13 has been set for a former middle school teacher charged with sexual assault of two students. Michael Vucic, 41, of Lake Forest, who authorities said fled overseas to avoid charges and was subsequently arrested in Bosnia-...
  • Darren Sharper to serve 9 years after plea deals in sex assault cases

    Darren Sharper to serve 9 years after plea deals in sex assault cases
    Former NFL star Darren Sharper is expected to serve nine years in federal prison after making deals in sexual assault related charges in Los Angeles, Arizona and Nevada. Sharper appeared in a Los Angeles court and pleaded no contest to sex assault...
  • South African judge convicts retired tennis champion of rape

    A judge in South Africa on Monday convicted Bob Hewitt, a former Grand Slam tennis champion, of raping and sexually assaulting three girls whom he had been coaching. The assaults occurred decades ago, according to the victims who are now grown women....