sexual assault

Students claim Title IX violations by LA college

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Los Angeles lawyer says a complaint has been filed on behalf of 37 students and alumni who allege Occidental College administrators violated federal standards for dealing with their rape, sexual assault or retaliation claims.

04/18/2013

Audrie Pott, from the Audrie Pott Foundation Facebook page.

Attorney: Friends assaulted Calif. suicide victim

SARATOGA, Calif. (AP) — Family members of a 15-year-old California girl who killed herself after photos of a sexual assault surfaced online said on Friday they suspect the attackers tried to destroy evidence.

04/12/2013

U.S. Department of Defense (AP Photo)

Report: Pentagon must do more to prevent assaults

WASHINGTON (AP) — A new report required by Congress calls on the Department of Defense to assess how well commanding officers handle sexual assault and harassment complaints as a condition of their job.

03/26/2013

Briton jumps out window to escape attack in India

NEW DELHI (AP) — A British woman traveling in India jumped out of the third-floor window of her hotel room on Tuesday, telling police she feared a sexual attack after the hotel’s owner tried to force his way into the room by offering her a massage.

03/19/2013

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Congress eyes changes in courts-martial procedures

WASHINGTON (AP) — An Air Force general’s decision to reverse a guilty verdict in a sexual assault case is fueling support for legislation that would prevent commanding officers from overturning rulings made by judges and juries at courts-martial proceedings.

03/13/2013

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‘Brass ceiling’ breached: Woman to lead AF Academy

DENVER (AP) — The appointment of the first woman to command the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs marks another breach of the “brass ceiling” that keeps women from top assignments in the military.

03/04/2013

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Air Force general calls sex assaults a ‘cancer’

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sexual misconduct within the Air Force’s ranks is a “cancer” that the service is committed to eradicating, the Air Force’s top officer said Wednesday at the first congressional hearing into a sex scandal at a training headquarters in Texas.

01/23/2013

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Robbers assault some hostages at L.A. store

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Robbers stabbed a clothing store employee and sexually assaulted another during an hours-long hostage drama that ended early Friday with a police SWAT team surging into the shop and rescuing 14 workers.

01/11/2013

Dominique Strauss-Kahn (l); Nafissatou Diallo, hotel maid (AP Photo)

Judge: Strauss-Kahn, NYC hotel maid settle suit

NEW YORK (AP) – Former International Monetary Fund leader Dominique Strauss-Kahn and a New York City hotel maid have signed a settlement of her sexual-assault lawsuit. A judge announced the deal on Monday. The amount […]

12/10/2012

Service members file lawsuit alleging sex assaults

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – A lawsuit has been filed in federal court in San Francisco alleging current and former members of the U.S. military were sexually assaulted while serving. The women filing the lawsuit on […]

09/28/2012

Teen who ID'd attackers on Twitter testifies

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) – A judge in Kentucky is hearing from a 17-year-old sexual assault victim who identified her attackers despite a gag order because she thought their plea deal was lenient. Savannah Dietrich testified […]

09/14/2012

Teen knew her captor socially

WASHINGTON PARK, Ill. (AP) – An Illinois police chief says a Missouri teen who was held captive in a house for more than three years went there voluntarily but was not allowed to leave when […]

08/24/2012

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