sex assault

Apr 27, 2023

Military sex assault reports rise, even as Army numbers fall

The number of reported sexual assaults across the military inched up last year, according to a Pentagon report.

Former Roman Catholic Cardinal Theodore McCarrick appears for a arraignment at Dedham District Court on Sept. 3, 2021, in Dedham, Massachusetts. McCarrick has pleaded not guilty to sexually assaulting a 16-year-old boy during a wedding reception in Massachusetts nearly 50 years ago. (David L Ryan/The Boston Globe via AP, Pool)
Sep 3, 2021

Ex-Cardinal McCarrick pleads not guilty in sex assault

Former Roman Catholic Cardinal Theodore McCarrick pleaded not guilty to sexually assaulting a 16-year-old boy nearly 50 years ago.

Jun 30, 2021

Bill Cosby sexual assault conviction overturned by Pennsylvania court

Pennsylvania’s highest court threw out Bill Cosby’s sexual assault conviction and opened the way for his immediate release from prison Wednesday, ruling that the prosecutor who brought the case was bound by his predecessor's agreement not to charge Cosby.

Oct 19, 2018

3 women join lawsuit over alleged UMBC sex-assault cover-up

Three more women have joined a class-action lawsuit accusing prosecutors, detectives and university officials of covering up sexual assault complaints at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County.

Feb 19, 2016

Md. Ex-teacher gets year in jail after sex offense with minor

ELLICOTT CITY — A former Howard County schoolteacher has been sentenced to a year in jail after being convicted of a sex offense involving a 14-year-old boy prosecutors say he met online. Thirty-seven-year-old Christopher Fox of Randallstown pleaded not guilty with an agreed statement of facts in October, according to a news release from the […]

Nov 2, 2015

AP: Officer sex cases plagued by lax supervision, policies

WEST SACRAMENTO, Calif. — As darkness falls, the most tattered section of this town’s main drag feels more desperate with each passing hour. Under the cover of night, a slow but steady flow of wandering souls emerges — addicts, prostitutes, drifters. Sergio Alvarez knew the pickings were easy. As a rookie officer on the West […]

Mar 31, 2015

Service members press for outside judges in sex assault cases

Four current and former members of the U.S. Air Force and Army filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday seeking to prevent military officers known to be involved in creating sexually hostile environments from being appointed as convening authorities in rape and sexual assault cases.

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