Sexual assault

FILE - In this Oct. 27, 2017 file photo, Kevin Spacey presents the award for excellence in television at the BAFTA Los Angeles Britannia Awards in Beverly Hills, Calif. Spacey has made his first public appearance since being accused of sexual assault, reading a poem about a worn-out boxer in a Rome museum. Standing next to a Greek bronze statue of a battered boxer in the National Roman Museum on Friday, Aug. 2, 2019, Spacey dramatically intoned Italian poet Gabriele Tinti’s poem ‘’The Boxer,’’ about a fighter left bleeding at ringside, cast aside despite previous glory. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)
August 03, 2019 - 1:52 pm
MILAN (AP) — Actor Kevin Spacey read a poem about a worn-out and dejected boxer during an unexpected performance at a Rome museum Friday night, weeks after a criminal sexual misconduct case against him collapsed in Massachusetts. Spacey's appearance at the National Roman Museum was not publicly...
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Former Wisconsin football player Quintez Cephus testifies during his trial, Friday Aug. 2, 2019, in Madison, Wis. Cephus has told jurors that the two women he is accused of sexually assaulting wanted to have sex with him. (Ed Treleven/Wisconsin State Journal via AP)
August 02, 2019 - 5:51 pm
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A jury deliberated for just 30 minutes on Friday before it acquitted former University of Wisconsin wide receiver Quintez Cephus on charges alleging that he sexually assaulted two female students. Cephus, 21, was suspended from the football team last August and was expelled...
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FILE - In this Jan. 5, 2018, file photo, Ashley Wagner waits for her scores during the women's free skate event at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships in San Jose, Calif. Former Olympian Ashley Wagner says she was sexually assaulted by another figure skater in 2008 when she 17. The three-time national champion writes in USA Today on Thursday, Aug. 1, 2019, that John Coughlin climbed into her bed after a party at a skating camp and began kissing and groping her. Coughlin was 22 at the time and took his life in January at 33. Wagner says she was "absolutely paralyzed in fear." (AP Photo/Tony Avelar, File)
August 01, 2019 - 2:32 pm
Former Olympian Ashley Wagner says she was sexually assaulted by another figure skater in 2008 when she 17. The three-time national champion wrote in USA Today on Thursday that John Coughlin climbed into her bed after a party at a skating camp and began kissing and groping her. Coughlin was 22 at...
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FILE - In this Feb. 20, 2014, file photo, former NFL safety Darren Sharper appears in Los Angeles Superior Court in Los Angeles. Disgraced NFL star Darren Sharper’s attempt to get out of a 2016 plea deal and the resulting 18-year prison sentence in a sexual assault case has been rejected by a federal judge. Attorneys for Sharper argued in a motion filed last year that he was not adequately advised by his previous lawyers on the consequences of his 2016 guilty plea, which arose from allegations that Sharper drugged and sexually assaulted as many as 16 women in four states. (Bob Chamberlin/Los Angeles Times via AP, Pool, File)
August 01, 2019 - 11:28 am
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Disgraced NFL star Darren Sharper's attempt to get out of a 2016 plea deal and 18-year prison sentence in a sexual assault case has been rejected by a federal judge. Attorneys for Sharper argued in a motion filed last year that he was not adequately advised by his previous...
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FILE - In this Jan. 21, 2016 file photo, former Oklahoma City police officer Daniel Holtzclaw, is seen at a sentencing hearing in Oklahoma City. The Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals says it will issue an opinion this week in an appeal filed by Holtzclaw, who is appealing his 18 convictions and 263-year prison sentence. Holtzclaw was accused of preying on black women he encountered while on duty. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, Pool, File)
August 01, 2019 - 10:16 am
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals on Thursday upheld the rape and sexual assault convictions and 263-year prison sentence of a former Oklahoma City police officer whose case has been watched closely by the Black Lives Matter movement and some conservatives. The court...
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Gen. John Hyten appears before the Senate Armed Services Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, July 30, 2019, for his confirmation hearing to be Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
July 31, 2019 - 11:03 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A Senate committee on Wednesday approved the nomination of an Air Force general to become the vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, largely discounting an aide's allegations that he had subjected her to unwanted sexual advances. Gen. John Hyten flatly denied the allegations...
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Gen. John Hyten appears before the Senate Armed Services Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, July 30, 2019, for his confirmation hearing to be Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
July 30, 2019 - 1:43 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Air Force general nominated to be the nation's number two military officer strongly denied allegations of sexual misconduct Tuesday, telling a Senate committee that he was falsely accused and did nothing wrong. "Nothing happened, ever," Air Force Gen. John Hyten told the...
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Elite police unit officers escort a 19-year old British woman, with head covered, from the Famagusta court in Paralimni, Cyprus, Tuesday, July 30, 2019, after her case was postponed. The British woman faces a public nuisance charge after she admitted that her accusation that 12 Israeli teens raped her at a popular resort town was untrue. (AP Photo/Petros Karadjias)
July 30, 2019 - 9:07 am
PARALIMNI, Cyprus (AP) — A Cyprus court on Tuesday adjourned for one week the legal proceedings against a 19-year-old British woman who faces a public nuisance charge after admitting to falsely accusing a dozen Israelis of raping her at a Cypriot hotel. Andreas Pittadjis, the lawyer for the British...
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An Israeli teenager is embraced by relatives after being released from Famagusta police headquarters in southeast town of Paralimni, Cyprus, Sunday, July 28, 2019. A lawyer says Cyprus police will release all seven Israeli teenagers who were being detained as suspects in the alleged rape of a 19-year-old British woman. Cypriot Lawyer Yiannis Habaris, who represents two of the seven Israelis, told The Associated Press on Sunday the British woman has been arrested and faces a public nuisance charge. (AP Photo/Petros Karadjias)
July 28, 2019 - 3:02 pm
PARALIMNI, Cyprus (AP) — Seven Israeli teenagers were freed from custody in Cyprus on Sunday after a British teen admitted her report of being raped by a dozen people was untrue, defense lawyers and a Cypriot official said. Investigators concluded the 19-year-old accuser's allegations "didn't stand...
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A Romanian gendarme stands outside the Interior Ministry, in Bucharest, Romania, Friday, July 26, 2019, near flowers and candles placed in memory of a 15 year-old girl, killed after after police took 19 hours to locate her after she was kidnapped by a man in southern Romania. The chief of Romania's national police has been fired by Interior Minister Nicolae Moga over the handling of the kidnapping of the teenage girl, who was raped and killed in the southern city of Caracal. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)
July 27, 2019 - 3:53 pm
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romania's prime minister said Saturday she is considering a referendum on harsher penalties for crimes like murder, rape and pedophilia in the wake of the rape and killing of a 15-year-old girl which shocked the country. Prime Minister Viorica Dancila also called for...
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