sexual assault

Mom chases down child abductor; girl safe

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Albuquerque police say a mother who saw her 5-year-old being abducted chased the suspect down and crashed her vehicle into his car, triggering a manhunt. Police say the incident unfolded Wednesday […]

05/16/2013

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

Arlene Castro on GMA (Photo credit: GMA ABC via YouTube)

Ohio suspect’s daughter ‘sorry’ to victim, friend

CLEVELAND (AP) — The daughter of Ohio kidnapping and rape suspect Ariel Castro says she’s embarrassed and devastated by her father’s alleged actions. Arlene Castro told ABC’s “Good Morning America” on Thursday that she is […]

05/09/2013

Obama: Sexual assault in military is a ‘betrayal’

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says military personnel who engage in sexual assault are betraying the uniform they are wearing. He says he has directed Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel to “step up our game […]

05/07/2013

(AP Photo)

Suspect in girl’s abduction back in US from Mexico

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A fugitive charged with abducting and sexually assaulting a 10-year-old Los Angeles girl is back on American soil after being arrested in a Mexican village. He is traveling in the custody of FBI and local police to Los Angeles.

04/24/2013

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

(AP Photo)

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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