Rape

June 1, 2011 photo of NFL player Darren Sharper. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)

Darren Sharper charged with rape in LA

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Former NFL safety Darren Sharper has been charged in Los Angeles with drugging and raping two women, prosecutors said Friday. Sharper was expected to be arraigned on two counts of rape […]

02/14/2014

Stacey Rambold stands in a courtroom after sentencing by Judge G. Todd Baugh in Billings, Mont., for the rape of Cherice Moralez. (AP Photo/Billings Gazette, Paul Ruhter, File)

Montana appeals teacher’s rape sentence

HELENA, Mont. (AP) – The Montana attorney general’s office on Friday asked the state Supreme Court to throw out a 30-day sentence given to a teacher who raped a 14-year-old girl, saying the punishment was […]

11/30/2013

School superintendent charged in rape case inquiry

STEUBENVILLE, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio school superintendent, two coaches and a principal were charged by a grand jury that investigated whether other laws were broken in the rape of a drunken 16-year-old girl by […]

11/25/2013

(Sexual assault evidence collection kit, AP file photo)

Will probe bring justice in town’s rape scandal?

ROBBINS, Ill. (AP) – The rape evidence was stored in the police department’s musty basement: brown paper shopping bags, stuffed with sneakers, bras and underpants, jammed on metal shelves. Scattered blood vials and swabs covered […]

11/23/2013

Ariel Castro looks over at the prosecutors table during court proceedings Friday, July 26, 2013, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

Final report: Cleveland kidnapper killed self

  COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A coroner’s final report confirms Cleveland kidnapper and rapist Ariel Castro died by hanging himself in his prison cell. The report by Franklin County Coroner Jan Gorniak (GOR’-nee-ak) says Castro […]

10/07/2013

Stacey Rambold stands in a courtroom after sentencing by Judge G. Todd Baugh in Billings, Mont., for the rape of Cherice Moralez. (AP Photo/Billings Gazette, Paul Ruhter, File)

Ex-teacher freed after 30-day term for rape draws outrage

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A former Montana high school teacher was released from prison Thursday after completing a 30-day sentence for raping a 14-year-old student, a term that is under review by the state’s high […]

09/26/2013

Police hunt suspected serial massage parlor rapist

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — Riverside police are hunting a man they say robbed and raped people at Southern California spas and massage parlors for at least a decade — sometimes brutally beating them. Authorities on […]

09/25/2013

Study: 1 in 4 men in parts of Asia have raped

LONDON (AP) — About 1 in 10 men in some parts of Asia admitted raping a woman who was not their partner, according to the first large studies of rape and sexual violence. When their […]

09/10/2013

Somali's walk past solar powered lights at a refugee camp in Mogadishu, Somalia. (AP Photo/Farah Abdi Warsameh)

Somalia: Solar lights protect against sex attacks

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Chatting women sitting outside makeshift homes at night is a new scene in a once-dark refugee camp in the Somali capital. In a city where darkness brings the threat of attack, […]

09/02/2013

Members of the FBI evidence response team carry out the front screen door from a house where 3 missing women; Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus, and Michelle Knight where found alive in Cleveland, Ohio. (AP Photo)

Ariel Castro’s house to be demolished this week

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cleveland house where three women were imprisoned and raped for about a decade will be torn down this week. The electricity was turned off at Ariel Castro’s home on Seymour Avenue on […]

08/06/2013

Michelle Knight sits in the courtroom during a break in the sentencing phase for Ariel Castro Thursday, Aug. 1, 2013, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

Cleveland kidnapping victim: I cried every night

CLEVELAND (AP) — One of three women kidnapped and repeatedly raped for a decade before their escape told her abductor Thursday that her life is just beginning while his is over now that he’s about […]

08/01/2013

Ariel Castro appears in court. (AP Photo)

Man accused in kidnapping of three women will be under suicide watch

CLEVELAND (AP) — A prosecutor in Cleveland says the three women who were missing for about a decade until they were found Monday in the home of Ariel Castro had been beaten repeatedly and sexually […]

05/09/2013

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