sexual assault

Stories 1 - 20 |  Next >>

Babysitter Who Had Sex With 11-Year-Old Boy Avoids Jail

Judge says her immaturity and boy's maturity 'narrows the arithmetic age gap'

(Newser) - A 21-year-old UK babysitter who admits to having sexual intercourse last November with the 11-year-old boy in her care has been spared a prison term in a controversial court ruling, reports the Guardian . Jade Hatt, who admitted to police that she straddled the boy, took off her clothes and then... More »

New Cosby Accuser Alleges He Stole Her Underwear

Another says she was drugged, woke up with 'naked people' nearby

(Newser) - Bill Cosby has three new accusers to add to the growing list of more than 40. In a Wednesday news conference with lawyer Gloria Allred, Sharon Van Ert said Cosby walked her to her car after she left a California jazz club in 1976, reports Reuters . She says she blacked... More »

Warren Jeffs' Kids Say He Molested Them

New accusations against the polygamous Mormon sect leader

(Newser) - Two adult children of imprisoned, polygamous Mormon sect leader Warren Jeffs tell CNN Jeffs sexually abused them as children. Becky and Roy Jeffs recently left the 10,000-member Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter-day Saints; two of Jeffs' other children have done the same. Becky Jeffs tells CNN... More »

Saudi Prince, 28, Accused of Sex Assault at LA Mansion

Majed Abdulaziz al-Saud allegedly tried to force a worker to perform oral sex on him

(Newser) - A Saudi prince was arrested Wednesday in Los Angeles for allegedly attempting to force a worker to perform oral sex on him, the Los Angeles Times reports. A neighbor tells the paper that someone described as "a resident" reportedly saw a bloody woman attempting to climb over the 8-foot-high... More »

Sex Assault? Syracuse Yanks Kiss Cam After Complaint

Writer says displays not only encourage assault, but may have been assault

(Newser) - The "Kiss Cam" at Syracuse University's Carrier Dome is gone and won't be back until officials have had a chance to review a letter claiming it eggs on sexual assault, the Post-Standard reports. Steve Port says he was at a Sept. 12 football game between the school'... More »

Students: Here's How Often We Get Raped

Survey adds to 'rape crisis' data in US colleges

(Newser) - A new survey only adds to the growing perception that there's a rape crisis in US colleges, the Washington Post reports. According to 150,000 students responding at 27 schools, more than one in five female undergraduates have been sexually assaulted (including forced kissing or groping) and 11% experienced... More »

Cosby Accusers Are 'Unrapeable' Money Hustlers, Actor Says

Damon Wayans wades into controversy over Bill Cosby rape allegations

(Newser) - Bill Cosby's accusers? "Unrapeable." Their accusations? "A money hustle." So said Damon Wayans in a radio interview with "The Breakfast Club" on Power 105 in New York City on Friday. "If I was him, I would divorce my wife, wink-wink, give her all... More »

TSA Officer Accused of Molesting Passenger

Police say he lured her into a bathroom at LaGuardia

(Newser) - A Transportation Security Administration officer has been arrested after police say he molested a female passenger after luring her into a bathroom at LaGuardia Airport. A Port Authority police spokesman says 40-year-old Maxie Oquendo was arrested last night. Prosecutors say Oquendo approached the 21-year-old woman on Tuesday as she was... More »

Teen Cleared of Most Serious Charge in Prep School Rape Case

Owen Labrie convicted of misdemeanor sexual assault

(Newser) - The man accused of raping a 15-year-old girl while they were students at a prestigious New Hampshire boarding school was found guilty of misdemeanor sexual assault but acquitted of more serious felony charges today, the Boston Globe reports. The victim claims Owen Labrie, 18 at the time, forced sexual intercourse... More »

Alleged Teen Rapist: 'Divine Inspiration' Stopped Me

NH detective says Owen Labrie told her 'he had a moment of self-restraint'

(Newser) - The rape trial of former prep-school student Owen Labrie continued in New Hampshire yesterday, and a Concord police detective took the stand to testify about her interactions with the 19-year-old when she questioned him about the alleged May 2014 assault on a 15-year-old freshman, the AP reports. "He was... More »

Signs 'Welcome' Freshman Girls in Worst Way Possible

Old Dominion University president decries 'freshman daughter drop off' banners

(Newser) - Students, college officials, and the public at large are infuriated after banners hung from a private house near Virginia's Old Dominion University "welcomed" this year's freshman class with banners described by WAVY as "upsetting." A photo captured in a screengrab by the Huffington Post (which... More »

Cops: Counselor Promised Harvard Admission for Sex

Female prep school official accused of trying to seduce 16-year-old boy

(Newser) - A Harvard graduate with an impeccable Ivy League resumé has been charged with repeatedly attempting to have sex with a student at an elite all-boys prep school in Pennsylvania, even promising the teen she would get him into her alma mater if he did what she wanted, the New York ... More »

Alleged Victim on Prep School Rape: 'I Felt Frozen'

'I didn't want to offend him,' she said on the stand

(Newser) - Disturbing details of the alleged rape gripping St. Paul's School were laid out yesterday in the second day of Owen Labrie's trial in Concord, NH. The alleged victim, then 15, says she initially declined to meet Labrie, then 18, on the roof of a campus building as part... More »

Women Recall Rapes Accurately Even While Intoxicated

They may not remember as much, but what they do is trustworthy

(Newser) - Undergoing questioning as a rape victim is difficult, but even more so if the victim is made to feel her recollections are untrustworthy—a reaction that's more probable if she was intoxicated during the assault. "Out of these concerns, the police might forgo interviewing victims," University of... More »

Accused Rapist Spills on Prep School's Sexual Conquest Rite

Older students take 'great pride' in stealing younger ones' virginity: ex-prefect

(Newser) - St. Paul's School boasts a glittering roster of alumni that includes senators, congressmen, a Nobel laureate, and the current secretary of state. The elite prep school also allegedly has a sordid tradition of sexual conquest in which graduating boys try to take the virginity of younger girls before getting... More »

Accuser: Cosby Gave Me Spiked Drink in Gucci Shoe

'A princess should always drink champagne out of a glass slipper,' he allegedly said

(Newser) - Three more women are accusing Bill Cosby of sexual assault and harassment, and the details are among the most graphic yet. "It is my turn to take the empty chair," an emotional Linda Ridgeway Whitedeer said at a press conference yesterday in Gloria Allred's office, referring to... More »

Sweden Lets Assange Off Hook on Some Sex Charges

Statute of limitations has expired, but other rape allegations are still pending

(Newser) - Swedish prosecutors say they've dropped two cases of sexual crimes against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange because they've expired, but they'll continue to investigate accusations of rape against him. The Swedish Prosecution Authority says it has been unable to charge the 44-year-old Australian, who escaped a Swedish arrest... More »

Woman: Cops Did Forced Cavity Search in Parking Lot

Charnesia Corley says she didn't give consent for vaginal search

(Newser) - A 21-year-old Texas woman with no criminal record has accused Harris County cops of pulling her over for allegedly running a stop sign, claiming they smelled pot, then conducting a body cavity search on her in a gas station parking lot, the Guardian reports. "I feel like they sexually... More »

College Demands Sexual History of Alleged Rape Victim

Virginia Wesleyan College wants names of anyone she's ever had relationship with

(Newser) - A woman is suing Virginia Wesleyan College for $10 million after she says she was drugged and raped during freshman orientation in 2012, but the school is digging in. The college's lawyers have been battling with a lawyer for the student, "Jane Doe," for her complete sexual... More »

Cosby Faces New Deposition in Playboy Mansion Lawsuit

Woman says comedian assaulted her in '70s when she was 15

(Newser) - The world may soon get another dose of Bill Cosby TMI : The beleaguered comedian must next answer questions regarding a woman who says he sexually assaulted her in 1974 at the Playboy Mansion, according to NBC News . A California judge ruled yesterday that he'll be deposed Oct. 9 in... More »

Stories 1 - 20 |  Next >>


Other Sites We Like:   The Street   |   HitFix   |   PopSugar Tech   |   RealClear   |   24/7 Wall St.   |   The Frisky   |   Owler