sexual assault

FILE - This Aug. 31, 2017 file photo, shows Manish Shah. The British doctor who sexually assaulted two dozen female patients was sentenced to at least 15 years in prison Friday Feb. 7, 2020. (Yui Mok/PA via AP, file)
February 07, 2020 - 10:03 am
LONDON (AP) — A British doctor who sexually assaulted two dozen female patients was sentenced to at least 15 years in prison Friday by a judge who accused him of wanting to “control and on occasions humiliate women." Manish Shah was convicted at two separate trials of committing 90 offenses between...
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February 06, 2020 - 2:12 pm
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah kidnapping and rape survivor Elizabeth Smart said Thursday that she was sexually assaulted on an airplane last year while she was sleeping. Smart, now a 32-year-old mother of three, referenced her kidnapping from her Salt Lake City home in 2002 in describing her reaction...
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Harvey Weinstein arrives at a Manhattan courthouse for his rape trial in New York, Thursday, Feb. 6, 2020. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
February 06, 2020 - 1:58 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Prosecutors in Harvey Weinstein’s rape trial rested their case Thursday after more than two weeks of testimony punctuated by harrowing accounts from six women, including some who said he ignored pleas of “no, no, no” and justified his behavior as the cost of getting ahead in...
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FILE - In this June 23, 2019, file photo, E. Jean Carroll poses for a photo in New York. Lawyers for Carroll who accuses President Donald Trump of raping her in the 1990s are asking for a DNA sample, seeking to determine whether his genetic material is on a dress she says she wore during the encounter. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle, File)
February 06, 2020 - 1:05 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump's lawyers want to put the brakes on a lawsuit filed by an advice columnist who has accused him of raping her in the 1990s and is seeking his DNA as possible evidence. Trump attorneys argued in legal papers this week that E. Jean Carroll's defamation suit and “...
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February 06, 2020 - 11:37 am
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — A Lithuanian tourist was killed and his partner was allegedly raped in an attack near a popular seaside town south of Rio de Janeiro, Brazilian police said Thursday. One suspect was arrested. Police said they found the body of Adam Zindul in his rented residence, and that his...
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FILE - This Dec. 14, 1970, file photo shows civil rights leader Bayard Rustin at the New York Hilton. California's governor announced Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2020, that he is posthumously pardoning Rustin, a gay civil rights leader, while creating a new pardon process for others convicted under outdated laws punishing homosexual activity. Rustin was a confidant of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., a key organizer of the March on Washington in 1963, and helped plan other nonviolent protests and boycotts to end racial discrimination. He served 50 days in Los Angeles County jail and had to register as a sex offender before returning to his home state of New York. He died in 1987. (AP Photo/Ron Frehm, File)
February 05, 2020 - 2:58 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California’s governor announced Wednesday that he is posthumously pardoning gay civil rights leader Bayard Rustinwhile creating what gay rights groups say is apparently the nation's first pardon process for others convicted under outdated laws punishing homosexual activity...
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Harvey Weinstein arrives at a Manhattan courthouse for his rape trial in New York, Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2020. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
February 05, 2020 - 10:20 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The final accuser at Harvey Weinstein’s rape trial is expected to take the witness stand Wednesday as prosecutors wind down the New York City case by highlighting an alleged assault that’s part of the pending criminal charges against him in California. Model and actress Lauren Marie...
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Orange County District Attorney Todd Spitzer discusses the case against a California orthopedic surgeon who appeared in a reality TV dating show, at a news conference in Santa Ana, Calif., Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2020. Prosecutors say they will seek dismissal of rape, kidnapping and other charges because there's insufficient evidence to prove the case beyond a reasonable doubt. (AP Photo/Amy Taxin)
February 04, 2020 - 7:45 pm
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — Prosecutors are dropping charges that a doctor who appeared on a reality TV show and his girlfriend raped and drugged women in California after finding key video evidence never actually existed, an official said Tuesday. Orthopedic surgeon Grant Robicheaux of Newport Beach...
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Harvey Weinstein arrives at court for his rape trial, in New York, Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2020. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
February 04, 2020 - 1:59 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A day after breaking down in tears under cross-examination, a key accuser at Harvey Weinstein's trial returned to the witness stand Tuesday and told the jurors: “I want the jury to know that he is my rapist.” The woman was expected to be on the stand much of the day as Weinstein's...
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Harvey Weinstein arrives at court for his trial on charges of rape and sexual assault, Friday, Jan. 31, 2020 in New York. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
February 03, 2020 - 11:22 am
NEW YORK (AP) — A key accuser in the the New York City rape trial of Harvey Weinstein faced a vigorous cross-examination Monday about why she stayed in touch with the once-powerful movie mogul after he allegedly raped her. Asked about warm emails she sent to Weinstein, the 34-year-old woman...
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