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Ex-Scottish Leader Charged With 2 Attempted Rapes

Ex-First Minister Alex Salmond: 'I am innocent of any criminality whatsoever'

(Newser) - First Minister Nicola Sturgeon's reaction to a major development in Scotland: "Obviously this news ... will be a shock to many people." That's the arrest of her predecessor, Alex Salmond, who's been hit with 14 charges, including sexual assault, breach of peace, and two counts of... More »

4 Boys Face Life in Prison for Locker Room Rape

High schoolers allegedly assaulted teammates with broomstick

(Newser) - Four high school football players in Maryland are facing life in prison for what prosecutors describe as an "astonishingly cruel" assault on four boys. Jean "JC" Abedi, Kristian "KJ" Lee, Will Smith, and Caleb Thorpe, all aged 15 and members of Damascus High School's junior varsity... More »

'Poker-Faced' Judges Hear Latest Brock Turner Claim

He only wanted 'outercourse' with his victim, lawyer says

(Newser) - Brock Turner, the former Stanford swimmer convicted in 2016 of sexually assaulting a woman outside a 2015 campus party, wasn't interested in intercourse but rather "outercourse," his lawyer claims. Eric S. Multhaup—who's hoping to overturn Turner's conviction for the attempted rape of an intoxicated... More »

Jogger Fends Off Would-Be Rapist With Wits, Self-Defense

Kelly Herron screamed 'not today, motherf---er' at her assailant

(Newser) - On the fourth mile of a marathon training run, 36-year-old Kelly Herron stopped to use a public bathroom in a Seattle park. "As I was drying my hands I became aware that something was wrong," she tells ABC News , and as she turned around she found herself face... More »

Cops: Hubby Fatally Beat Man Trying to Rape His Wife

'Any husband would do the same thing,' says son

(Newser) - Relatives say a 61-year-old man initially charged with manslaughter was only protecting his wife from a would-be rapist when he fatally beat a man in a Bronx apartment building Monday. Mamadou Diallo was outside when 43-year-old Earl Nash got inside the building around 9:30pm and began knocking on doors... More »

DSK Admits Sex Aggression, France Drops Case

It's apparently too late to prosecute Tristane Banon's claim

(Newser) - The Paris prosecutor's office has dropped an investigation into a French writer's claim that Dominique Strauss-Kahn tried to rape her for lack of sufficient proof. The prosecutor's office said today that Strauss-Kahn admitted to sexual aggression against writer Tristane Banon but that it is too late to... More »

DSK Meets With French Accuser

Investigators question Strauss-Kahn and Tristane Banon

(Newser) - Dominique Strauss-Kahn came face-to-face with his other accuser today, as he and Tristane Banon —the French woman who says DSK attempted to rape her—met with investigators. The two were questioned jointly, a practice sometimes used in France as officials determine whether to pursue a case. The meeting was... More »

Rosa Parks Nearly Raped by White Neighbor

'I was ready to die but give my consent never,' she wrote

(Newser) - Rosa Parks was almost raped as a young woman, and in a newly surfaced essay she tells the story in painful detail. Her white neighbor, who hired her as a housekeeper, “moved nearer to me and put his hand on my waist. I was very frightened by now,”... More »

French Cops Quiz DSK Accuser

More trouble looms for Dominique Strauss-Kahn?

(Newser) - Legal troubles for accused sex attacker Dominique Strauss-Kahn may be just beginning. French police are questioning the writer in France who is suing Strauss-Kahn for attempted rape. The interview will help investigators determine if there's enough evidence to go ahead with a full-scale French criminal case against the former... More »

New York Times Gets 'Dirt' on Strauss-Kahn Accuser

And here it is: She's devoted, dutiful, quiet

(Newser) - After a thorough investigation, the New York Times has uncovered the "dirt" on the hotel maid who has accused Dominique Strauss-Kahn of attempted rape : She's a quiet, devout, dutiful mom who was born in a mud hut in Guinea. Strauss-Kahn's attorneys have said for weeks that they... More »

Were There 'Irregularities' in Strauss-Kahn Arrest?

He's due in court today for arraignment on attempted rape charges

(Newser) - A defense source is claiming "irregularities" in the arrest of former IMF boss Dominique Strauss-Kahn just as he's to be arraigned today on charges that he sexually assaulted a Manhattan hotel maid . The source hinted at the possibility that local cops illegally intercepted a telephone call because they... More »

Take a Tour of DSK's Über-Luxe 'Jail'

Could Dominique Strauss-Kahn's house arrest be any more splendiferous?

(Newser) - You have to see it to believe it. Former IMF boss and accused sex attacker Dominique Strauss-Kahn is doing "confinement" the way only a fallen world leader could— under house arrest with a spa, movie theater, granite-countered kitchen, and a giant terrace with a spectacular view of Manhattan. As... More »

IMF Boss: I Love Women ... So What?

Strauss-Kahn expected 'honey trap' that could end in a rape rap

(Newser) - Accused sex attacker Dominique Strauss-Kahn shrugged off rumors about his relationship with women in a recent interview—and predicted a rape accusation in his future. "Yes, I love women ... so what?" the IMF boss asked a reporter from the French newspaper Liberation just last month after the thrice-divorced dad... More »

YouTube Mix a Way Out of 'Hood for Crime News Star

He fights off attacker, reveals way with words

(Newser) - Who knew an attempted rape could turn out so well? (Relax; the perv was pounced on.) Antoine Dodson, 24, became an instant hit after he fought off an attacker who climbed in his sister's bedroom in the Huntsville projects in Alabama. The over-the-top, exuberantly gay Dodson struck a chord... More »

EMT With 'Fireman's Key' Busted in NYC Rapes

Alleged rapist once honored for bravery by FDNY

(Newser) - A decorated New York City EMT with special access to grates and elevators via a universal 'fireman's key' has been arrested in a string of armed sexual assaults starting in 2001. Earlier this month an 11-year-old girl was raped in a Brooklyn elevator; Police now believe Angus Pascall used the... More »

Boys Convicted of Attempted Rape of Lying Girl

Case triggers heated controversy

(Newser) - Two young boys have been convicted of the attempted rape of an 8-year-old British girl who admitted lying about her attack. The boys, ages 10 and 11, are the youngest ever in the nation to be convicted of such a crime; the verdict provoked immediate controversy, with the pair's lawyer... More »

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