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Sexual Assault

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Top Sexual Assault Articles

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  • 2 Texas fire chiefs accused of trying to keep assault quiet

    Court records say the chief and assistant chief of a volunteer fire department in a small town south of Dallas knew of a sexual assault at their station, but didn't report it to authorities and instructed the suspects and victim not to report it. The...
  • Wisconsin man accused of trying to join Islamic State group

    A Wisconsin man accused of traveling to Turkey as part of a failed attempt to join the Islamic State in Syria was ordered held without bond Thursday for trying to aid a terrorist group. Joshua Van Haften, 34, made his first court appearance a day after...
  • Man gets 38 years after selling computer with child porn on hard drive

    Man gets 38 years after selling computer with child porn on hard drive
    A former Crystal Lake man was sentenced Thursday to 38 years in prison for possessing child pornography and sexually assaulting two young girls, in a case discovered after he sold his computer and the buyer found images on the hard drive. Judge Sharon...
  • Wisconsin man arrested at O'Hare, accused of trying to join Islamic State

    Wisconsin man arrested at O'Hare, accused of trying to join Islamic State
    A Wisconsin man accused of traveling to Turkey as part of a failed attempt to join the Islamic State in Syria was ordered held without bond Thursday for trying to aid a terrorist group. Joshua Van Haften, 34, made his first court appearance a day...
  • Man Wrongly Imprisoned Seeks To Sue State

    Man Wrongly Imprisoned Seeks To Sue State
    HARTFORD — Hubert Thompson, released from prison in 2012 after DNA tests showed that he was wrongfully imprisoned for more than four years for a sexual assault that he did not commit, testified before the state claims commissioner Thursday in his...
  • Rolling Stone failure hurts movement to reform college rape reporting

    The following editorial appeared in the San Jose Mercury News on Tuesday, April 7: The thoroughly discredited story about an alleged University of Virginia gang rape passed off by Rolling Stone magazine as investigative journalism was neither...
  • Man gets 22 years for Christmas Eve assault of girl, 9

    A Harvard man was sentenced to 22 years in prison on Thursday for sexually assaulting a 9-year-old girl on Christmas Eve, 2011. In a bench trial in January, Sandro Gomez, 37, was found guilty of predatory criminal sexual assault and aggravated criminal...
  • HopeWorks seeks to add comfort in quilt created by sexual abuse survivors

    Joyce Snow plans to write a poem about surviving a brutal sexual assault as her contribution to a national project, but she's waiting for inspiration at a special event in Fulton next weekend before composing it. The Columbia-based group HopeWorks is...
  • Focus on colleges obscures broader problem: Front Burner

    Focus on colleges obscures broader problem: Front Burner
    According to a Department of Justice report issued several months ago, there is a rape epidemic among 18 to 24 year-old women in the United States. To be clear, there is nothing about attending a college or university that makes someone more likely to...
  • FDLE: Man, ex-girlfriend attacked 2 little girls

    FDLE: Man, ex-girlfriend attacked 2 little girls
    Two Flagler County residents in a child-porn case also face charges of sex attacks on children, state officials announced this week. Paul Dykes Jr., 18, and his former girlfriend, Erin Marie Vickers, 20, are accused of capital sexual-battery after an...
  • Report sheds light on how Darren Sharper avoided arrest so long

    Somehow, Darren Sharper was able to avoid arrest after arrest after being accused of rape after rape. Answers to this came to light in a collaborative piece by ProPublica, Sports Illustrated and The New Orleans Advocate. The haunting story is worth your...