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Hidden Problem in US Schools: Sex Assaults on Kids by Kids

The AP finds that cases are disturbingly common

(Newser) - Across the US, thousands of students have been sexually assaulted, by other students, in high schools, junior highs, and even elementary schools—hidden horror stories educators have long been warned not to ignore. Relying on state education records, supplemented by federal crime data, a yearlong investigation by the AP uncovered... More »

Boy, 14, Arrested in Facebook Live Rape No One Reported

Chicago assault was watched by 40 people, no one called police

(Newser) - A 14-year-old boy has been arrested in the sexual assault of a 15-year-old Chicago girl that was streamed live on Facebook and watched by about 40 people who didn't report it to authorities, police said late Saturday. Chicago police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said more arrests are expected as the... More »

Cosby May Soon Regret Joke About Spanish Fly

Comedian's references to supposed aphrodisiac are 'damaging admissions'

(Newser) - Prosecutors preparing to try actor Bill Cosby on sexual-assault charges want to use not only his explosive deposition testimony about getting quaaludes to give to women before sex, but also his riffs on trying to slip women the supposed aphrodisiac Spanish fly. In a court filing Thursday, they say the... More »

Man Acquitted in Sex Assault Case Because There's No Evidence of 'Desire'

Diego Cruz, 21, comes from prominent family in Mexico

(Newser) - A 17-year-old girl was allegedly forced into a car and sexually assaulted by a group of men as she left a New Year's party in 2015 in Mexico. One of those men was just acquitted because, the judge found, his touching of the girl's breasts and penetration of... More »

Rape Accusation at School Leads to Immigration Outcry

One of 2 teens accused in sexual assault came from Guatemala

(Newser) - A Maryland high school has been thrust into the national immigration debate after a 14-year-old student said she was raped in a bathroom there by two classmates, including one who authorities said came to the US illegally. The latest flashpoint in the immigration debate started out as a sexual assault... More »

Cops: Texas Teen's Gang-Rape Story Was a Hoax

Police say scratches to her body were self-inflicted

(Newser) - A bloodied Breana Talbott stumbled into a Texas church on March 8, wearing only a T-shirt and underwear, claiming to have been kidnapped and gang-raped in nearby woods by three black men in ski masks, police say. Authorities in Denison now add that the 18-year-old's story was only an... More »

He Lost His Parental Rights in 1997. It Was a Mistake

Brad Pitman finally cleared

(Newser) - It's a parent's worst nightmare—a stranger breaks into the home and sexually assaults a young child. But in Colorado Springs in 1996, things actually got much worse from there for Brad Pitman, the father of a 4-year-old girl hurt so badly she required five surgeries, per the... More »

Singapore Rages After US Man Gets 4 Years for Sex With Girls

Thousands say punishment isn't enough—they want him caned

(Newser) - A mixed martial arts teacher originally from the US found out his fate in Singapore last week for having sex with two 15-year-old girls—and thousands are decrying the punishment as not being nearly as punitive as it should be, the BBC reports. Nearly 29,000 people have signed on... More »

Actor Accused of Sexual Assault by 3 Women

Police investigate Danny Masterson amid reports of Scientology cover-up

(Newser) - Police announced Friday they're investigating sexual assault allegations against Danny Masterson, and there are reports of a Church of Scientology cover-up. Three women say the That 70s Show actor assaulted them during the early 2000s, Reuters reports. According to the Hollywood Reporter , an anti-Scientology website claims at least one... More »

Groom Admits Raping Woman Hours Before Wedding

Derry McCann previously served time for rape

(Newser) - A UK woman was almost in sight of her front door in east London when Derry McCann pulled her into bushes at Victoria Park, raped her for two hours—and then left to go get married later that day. McCann, 28, acknowledged what prosecutors called a "sustained and systematic"... More »

15 Years After Boy Kidnapped, Sexually Assaulted, a Suspect

He was convicted in an unrelated case and police matched DNA

(Newser) - On a morning in June 2001, two teenage boys were walking to school in Northridge, Calif., when they were accosted by a man with a gun. One boy fled, but the man blindfolded and abducted the other, who was 14, and sexually assaulted him. Fifteen years later, police finally got... More »

Cops: Jerry Sandusky's Son Sexually Assaulted a Child

Jeffrey Sandusky is jailed on multiple counts

(Newser) - The adopted son of former Penn State coach Jerry Sandusky has been arrested and accused of the same crime as his father: sexually assaulting a child, reports WTAJ . Jeffrey Sandusky, 41, was arraigned Monday and also faces charges of child pornography and the corruption of minors, reports TMZ . Police say... More »

Ex-Husband: Judy Garland Was Groped by Munchkins on Oz Set

'They thought they could get away with anything because they were so small'

(Newser) - Judy Garland's third husband has a posthumous memoir out, and parts of it will be very uncomfortable reading for Wizard of Oz fans. In Judy and I: My Life With Judy Garland, Sid Luft claims that the 16-year-old Garland was groped by Munchkins on set, People reports. "They... More »

Rapist Who Attacked Up to 1K Women Being Sent Home

Selva Kumar Subbiah 'is a total, classic psychopath'

(Newser) - An unrepentant serial rapist believed to have attacked up to 1,000 women has finished a 24-year prison sentence in Canada, but he won't be enjoying a minute of freedom there. Instead, guards will accompany Selva Kumar Subbiah on a plane back to his native Malaysia and hand police... More »

After 41 Years, Righteous Brothers' Singer Learns Who Killed Ex-Wife

Police say Kenneth Troyer raped, killed Karen Klaas

(Newser) - The 1976 murder of Karen Klaas, the ex-wife of Bill Medley of the Righteous Brothers, transfixed the nation before becoming Hermosa Beach's longest-running cold case. But the 41st anniversary of her death Monday finally brought "closure." Los Angeles police say Klaas' killer has been identified as Kenneth... More »

Alleged Sexual Assault Victim Sues Trump for Defamation

Summer Zervos is a former 'The Apprentice' contestant

(Newser) - During the election, eleven women accused Donald Trump of inappropriate touching or kissing, the Washington Post reports. Now one of them has sued him. According to NBC News , Summer Zervos filed a defamation lawsuit against the president-elect on Tuesday. Zervos, a former contestant on The Apprentice, claims Trump kissed her... More »

No Charges for 10 Players in Gophers Sexual Assault Case

University of Minnesota football players received suspensions

(Newser) - Ten suspended Minnesota football players will not face charges in connection with an alleged sexual assault near campus , prosecutors announced Friday after taking a second look at the case. It's the second time the Hennepin County attorney's office has weighed in on the September incident that triggered suspensions,... More »

Defiant Woman to Would-Be Rapist: 'Your Eyes Were Black'

Sex assault survivor pens powerful letter to man she says 'looked straight into my soul'

(Newser) - "I write to you in order to put onto paper the gravity of what you did." This is the gist of the letter Sara Roebuck posted to Medium last week, although she doesn't know when her intended recipient will ever read it. It's meant for the... More »

Brock Turner Judge Cleared of Misconduct

State judicial commission finds no evidence of bias in Stanford sex assault case

(Newser) - A California agency that oversees judicial discipline ruled Monday that Santa Clara County Judge Aaron Persky committed no misconduct when he sentenced former Stanford University swimmer Brock Turner to six months in jail for sexually assaulting a young woman, reports the AP . The California Commission on Judicial Performance "has... More »

Football Team Ends Protest of Suspensions for Sexual Assault

University of Minn. was boycotting football after 10 players suspended

(Newser) - The University of Minnesota football team has ended its boycott of all football activities—meaning the team will compete in the Holiday Bowl on Dec. 27. NBC News reports the team announced the boycott Thursday after 10 players were suspended for an alleged sexual assault. Players were upset they weren'... More »

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