Sexual assault

Bailey Kowalski cries as she speaks during a news conference in East Lansing, Mich., Thursday, April 11, 2019. The 22-year-old Michigan State University student is speaking publicly a year after suing the school, alleging that three former men's basketball players raped her in 2015 and that she was discouraged by counseling center staff from reporting what happened. (Matthew Dae Smith/Lansing State Journal via AP)
April 11, 2019 - 8:49 pm
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan State University student who accused counseling center staff of discouraging her from reporting a 2015 rape by three men's basketball players said Thursday that she is no longer afraid and wants to encourage other "silent survivors" of sexual assault to tell...
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April 09, 2019 - 12:42 pm
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Prosecutors in Oklahoma have dismissed a rape charge against a retired Tulsa Oilers hockey player from Canada. Defense attorney Kent Hudson said he believes prosecutors don't have enough evidence to prosecute Doug Lawrence, 50, on charges of first-degree rape and sexual battery...
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April 04, 2019 - 9:26 am
CHARLOTTE, Mich. (AP) — The Michigan Supreme Court has rejected an appeal from former sports doctor Larry Nassar, which means a 40-year prison sentence for assaulting gymnasts will stand. Nassar is under two identical sentences from judges in two Michigan counties. The Supreme Court's brief order...
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FILE - In this March 14, 2019, file photo, Dallas Mavericks forward Kristaps Porzingis stands during the second half of the team's NBA basketball game against the Denver Nuggets in Denver. An attorney for Porzingis acknowledges that a woman has accused the NBA star of rape, but “unequivocally” denies the allegation. Lawyer Roland Riopelle said Saturday, March 30, that the claim against the Dallas Maverick was part of an extortion attempt that is being investigated by the FBI. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)
April 01, 2019 - 5:41 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City police official has confirmed that there is an investigation into a rape allegation against NBA star Kristaps Porzingis. NYPD Chief of Detectives Dermot Shea said on Monday that the department has an ongoing probe. He declined to give further details. An attorney for...
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April 01, 2019 - 11:22 am
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A former minor league baseball player in West Virginia who spent more than 25 years in prison for a sexual assault conviction before his sentence was vacated has reached a $175,000 settlement with the city of Charleston. News outlets report the city agreed to pay the amount...
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FILE - In this March 14, 2019, file photo, Dallas Mavericks forward Kristaps Porzingis stands during the second half of the team's NBA basketball game against the Denver Nuggets in Denver. An attorney for Porzingis acknowledges that a woman has accused the NBA star of rape, but “unequivocally” denies the allegation. Lawyer Roland Riopelle said Saturday, March 30, that the claim against the Dallas Maverick was part of an extortion attempt that is being investigated by the FBI. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)
March 30, 2019 - 11:47 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — An attorney for Kristaps Porzingis acknowledged Saturday that a woman has accused the NBA star of rape, but says the Dallas Mavericks forward "unequivocally" denies the allegation. Lawyer Roland Riopelle said the claim against the player was part of an extortion attempt that is...
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FILE - This undated file photo provided by the Denton County Jail shows John Wetteland. A grand jury in Texas has indicted the former All-Star and World Series MVP pitcher on three counts of continuous sexual assault of a child. The indictments Thursday, March 28, 2019, in Denton County, north of Dallas and Fort Worth, follow Wetteland's arrest in January on allegations he had a child repeatedly perform a sex act on him. (Denton County Jail via AP)
March 29, 2019 - 3:38 pm
DENTON, Texas (AP) — A Texas grand jury has indicted former All-Star and World Series MVP pitcher John Wetteland on three counts of continuous sexual assault of a child. The indictments Thursday in Denton County, north of Dallas and Fort Worth, follow Wetteland's January arrest . He's accused of...
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FILE - In this Aug. 18, 2014, file photo, the Baylor University logo is displayed on the football field at McLane Stadium in Waco, Texas. A federal judge has ordered a law firm to turn over thousands of records that lawyers say should give a fuller accounting of how Baylor University responded to sexual assault allegations made by students. Judge Robert Pitman ruled Thursday, March 28, 2019, that Philadelphia-based Pepper Hamilton must produce all materials related to its internal review that resulted in a 2016 summary report finding "institutional failure at every level." (AP Photo/Waco Tribune-Herald via AP, File)
March 28, 2019 - 7:41 pm
DALLAS (AP) — A federal judge in Texas ruled Thursday that a law firm must turn over thousands of records that lawyers believe will give a fuller accounting of how Baylor University responded to sexual assault allegations made by students. Judge Robert Pitman said in his order that Philadelphia-...
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March 27, 2019 - 7:24 pm
BRIGHAM CITY, Utah (AP) — A former Utah State University football player convicted of sexually assaulting six women was sentenced Wednesday to 26 years to life in prison during a hearing in which the judge called his actions "horrendous" and told his victims he believed them. Torrey Green, 25, was...
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March 26, 2019 - 11:57 am
MERIDIAN TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan police officer who investigated a complaint against Larry Nassar back in 2004 says he didn't send the case to a prosecutor because the sports doctor fooled him. Officials in Meridian Township, Michigan, publicly apologized to the victim, Brianne Randall-...
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