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Sexual Assault

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  • Danbury Man Charged With Sexual Assault Of 9-Year-Old Girls

    Danbury Man Charged With Sexual Assault Of 9-Year-Old Girls
    DANBURY — A Danbury man was charged Saturday with a number of crimes related to his alleged sexual abuse of two 9-year-old girls between 2012 and 2015, police said. Juan A. Garcia-Perales, 37, of Danbury is charged with two counts of sexual...
  • Sex assault, drinking push colleges to moment of reckoning

    On college campuses nationwide, the intertwined problems of sexual assault and alcohol are under intense scrutiny as students increasingly speak up and the federal government cracks down. Pushed to a collective moment of reckoning, colleges and...
  • 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...
  • NFL star Darren Sharper strikes a plea deal to end sex-assault charges

    NFL star Darren Sharper strikes a plea deal to end sex-assault charges
    Former NFL star Darren Sharper has reached a plea agreement that will resolve all sexual assault charges against him, his lawyer said in court Friday. The move is a “global resolution” to end all claims in all jurisdictions, attorney Blair...
  • Man freed after 20 years in prison for Waukegan murder gets $20 million

    Man freed after 20 years in prison for Waukegan murder gets $20 million
    Authorities have reached a $20 million settlement with a man who spent two decades in prison before he was cleared by DNA of the rape and murder of an 11-year-old girl in Waukegan, ending a controversial chapter for Lake County's troubled justice system....
  • Penn State students protest against fraternity over nude photo posts

    Penn State students protest against fraternity over nude photo posts
    STATE COLLEGE — More than 100 Penn State University students and other supporters demonstrated Friday against a fraternity accused of posting photos of nude or partly nude women, some asleep or passed out, on an invitation-only Facebook page, urging...
  • Penn State board warned of impact of sexual misconduct

    Penn State board warned of impact of sexual misconduct
    HERSHEY — An administrator who led a task force that recommended Penn State University change how it handles sexual assault and misconduct told the school's trustees on Friday allegations about a fraternity's secret Facebook page illustrate the need...
  • Penn St students protest against frat over nude photo posts

    More than 100 Penn State University students and other supporters demonstrated Friday against a fraternity accused of posting photos of nude or partly nude women, some asleep or passed out, on an invitation-only Facebook page, urging the administration to...
  • Attorney: Ex-NFL player Sharper plans to plea in rape cases

    Just five years from reaching the NFL pinnacle as an All-Pro and Super Bowl champion, Darren Sharper is now likely headed for a lengthy prison sentence after reaching plea agreements in charges involving the drugging and sexual assault of at least nine...
  • Local campuses report few sex assaults, but experts say it's higher

    Local campuses report few sex assaults, but experts say it's higher
    At the heart of the problem of sexual assault on college campuses, there is what activist Kaethe Morris Hoffer terms "a tragic paradox:" A rapist and his victim likely know each other; the attacker is someone whom his victim has chosen to spend time...
  • Judge throws out case against UIC student charged with '50 Shades of Grey' assault

    Judge throws out case against UIC student charged with '50 Shades of Grey' assault
    A student leader at the University of Illinois at Chicago was cleared of a rape charge Thursday by a Cook County judge in a case that had drawn attention because he was accused of re-enacting scenes from the film "50 Shades of Grey." Judge Peggy...