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In Minutes, Jury Convicts Man of Florida Girl's Murder, Rape

Donald Smith posed as good Samaritan for poor family to get close to Cherish Perrywinkle, 8

(Newser) - It took less than 15 minutes Wednesday for a Florida jury to convict a 61-year-old man of abducting, raping, and murdering an 8-year-old girl, the AP reports. The Jacksonville courtroom had just gone into recess after the judge read instructions to the jurors when everyone quickly returned. A decision was... More »

Seal Told Women to Speak Up. One Named Him

Singer 'vehemently denies' allegations of sexual battery made by actress

(Newser) - This probably isn't what Seal had in mind when he encouraged sexual abuse victims to speak out in a Thursday Facebook video . After seeing the video, actress Tracey Birdsall tells TMZ she was inspired to tell her own story of assault involving the "Kiss From A Rose" singer.... More »

Mike Comrie Investigated for Sexual Battery

Hilary Duff's ex-husband allegedly says sex was consensual

(Newser) - Hilary Duff's ex-husband is being investigated for alleged sexual battery, the LAPD confirms to Us . Police did not give any further details, but TMZ , which first reported the story Wednesday, says Comrie met up with a woman, whom he's known for a long time, at a bar Saturday... More »

Glee Star Sued for Sexual Battery

Mark Salling's ex-girlfriend says he forced her to have sex without condom

(Newser) - The ex-girlfriend of Glee star Mark Salling says he forced her to have sex without a condom, and now she's suing him for sexual battery. Roxanne Gorzela says in her lawsuit that she started dating Salling in September 2010, and that by March 2011 she had agreed to sexual... More »

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