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Sexual Misconduct

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  • LAPD willing to investigate Bill Cosby sex assault allegations

    LAPD willing to investigate Bill Cosby sex assault allegations
    Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck said Thursday that his department is prepared to investigate any accusations brought forth against performer Bill Cosby, even if the alleged incidents occurred beyond the legal deadline for any prosecution. Beck...
  • Rolling Stone admits 'discrepancies' in its campus rape blockbuster

    Rolling Stone admits 'discrepancies' in its campus rape blockbuster
    Rolling Stone's now-discredited story of a sexual assault at the University of Virginia is a tale of two horrors: a brutal gang rape at a fraternity house and the university's tepid response to the young woman who reported it. The piece, by contributing...
  • Rape article controversy has plunged Rolling Stone into its deepest crisis

    Rape article controversy has plunged Rolling Stone into its deepest crisis
    The story featured a sympathetic protagonist, some powerful accused villains and allegations of the most unspeakable kind. In September 2011, Rolling Stone magazine recounted the alleged sexual abuse of Billy, a young man who said that as a 10-year-...
  • Two women charged in alleged sex-trafficking scheme involving minors

    Two women were charged Thursday for their alleged involvement in a sex-trafficking scheme in which three underage girls — two 14-year-olds and a 17-year-old — from Arizona were recruited via Facebook to work as prostitutes, police said....
  • Public relations exec is convicted of raping woman he met on an online dating site

     Public relations exec is convicted of raping woman he met on an online dating site
    On a cool fall night in 2009, a 38-year-old west suburban woman went out on a date with a public-relations executive she had recently met online. The woman was supposed to meet up later that night with her younger sister. But after increasingly...
  • Federal probe finds SMU lax on handling reports of sex assaults, harassment

    DALLAS A federal investigation spurred by complaints from a freshman, a law student and a professor found that Southern Methodist University failed to promptly and fairly address reports of sexual violence, harassment and retaliation. The U.S. Department...
  • Bill Cosby sued for defamation by sexual assault accuser

    Bill Cosby sued for defamation by sexual assault accuser
    Comedian Bill Cosby was sued for defamation on Wednesday in Massachusetts by a sexual assault accuser who said he branded her a liar in public statements made through his representatives denying her allegations of abuse. The eight-page complaint, filed...
  • Cosby's attorney claims woman who filed suit over alleged 1974 assault first engaged in extortion

    Cosby's attorney claims woman who filed suit over alleged 1974 assault first engaged in extortion
    LOS ANGELES — Bill Cosby's attorney contends that a woman and her attorney engaged in an extortion attempt before filing suit earlier this week, claiming that the entertainer molested her when she was 15 years old. In a filing in Los Angeles...
  • Secret recordings result in new trial for sex-abuse suspect

    Secret recordings result in new trial for sex-abuse suspect
    TALLAHASSEE — A man convicted of sexually abusing his stepdaughter should receive a new trial because of the improper use of secret recordings made by the alleged victim, the Florida Supreme Court ruled Thursday. The unanimous ruling found that...
  • Rekha Basu: Rolling Stone backs down when rape story gets murky

    After its hard-hitting account of a University of Virginia student's alleged gang rape raised questions from other journalists, Rolling Stone magazine resorted to what its story accused university administrators of doing: throwing the accuser under the...
  • DCFS inspects troubled youth living centers in response to Tribune series

    DCFS inspects troubled youth living centers in response to Tribune series
    Teams of state child welfare officials have begun making unannounced inspections at residential treatment facilities that serve juvenile wards as authorities accelerate their response to a Tribune investigation revealing assaults, rapes and prostitution...