Sexual assault

FILE - This file booking image provided by the Denver Police Department shows Michael Hancock. A jury on Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019 found Hancock, an Uber driver, not guilty of murder in the fatal shooting of a passenger he said attacked him while driving on a freeway in Denver in June 2018. Jurors sided with Hancock, 31, who argued that he was defending himself against passenger Hyun Kim. (Denver Police Department via AP, File)
October 10, 2019 - 5:41 pm
DENVER (AP) — A jury on Thursday found an Uber driver not guilty of murder in the fatal shooting of a passenger he said attacked him while driving on a freeway in Denver. Jurors sided with Michael Hancock, 31, who argued that he was defending himself against passenger Hyun (Huhn) Kim. After the...
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This Nov. 8, 2017 photo released by NBC shows Matt Lauer on the set of the "Today" show in New York. A woman who worked with NBC at the Sochi Olympics claims she was raped by former anchor Lauer at a hotel there, an encounter the former "Today" show host says was consensual. The woman made her claim in Ronan Farrow's book, "Catch and Kill," a copy of which was obtained by Variety. Lauer was fired by NBC in 2017 for what it called inappropriate sexual conduct. (Nathan Congleton/NBC via AP)
October 09, 2019 - 5:14 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A woman who worked at NBC News claimed that Matt Lauer raped her at a hotel while on assignment for the Sochi Olympics, an encounter the former "Today" show host claimed was consensual. The claim outlined by Brooke Nevils in Ronan Farrow's book, "Catch and Kill," puts a name and...
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October 09, 2019 - 6:55 am
AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — U.S. Army criminal investigators have arrested a deployed soldier accused of raping an Alabama college student last year. Auburn, Alabama, police Capt. Lorenza Dorsey said in a news release Tuesday that 27-year-old Ryan Charles Petro of North Carolina has been charged with five...
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FILE - In this Friday, Dec. 7, 2018 file photo, women and girls walk back after getting food in Bentiu, a 38 kilometers (24 miles) journey using a path through the bush, for fear of being attacked on the main road, near Nhialdu in South Sudan. South Sudan's government is failing to provide justice for victims of atrocities committed during the country's five-year civil war, Amnesty International said in a new report Monday, Oct. 7, 2019. (AP Photo/Sam Mednick, File)
October 07, 2019 - 5:49 am
JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — South Sudan's government is failing to provide justice for victims of atrocities committed during the country's five-year civil war, Amnesty International asserted in a new report Monday. A lack of political will to hold warring parties accountable for crimes including rape...
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October 02, 2019 - 9:53 am
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A man convicted of rape and murder when he was a teenager whose story was documented in the 2015 Netflix series "Making a Murderer" is asking Wisconsin's governor for a pardon. Attorneys for Brendan Dassey said Wednesday that they are petitioning Democratic Gov. Tony Evers for...
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October 01, 2019 - 3:26 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — A man has been sentenced to life in prison for raping and killing a North Carolina artist. WTOP-FM reports 30-year-old El Hadji Toure was sentenced Friday in the March 2017 attack on 34-year-old Corrina Mehiel. He previously was convicted of 13 charges, including first-degree...
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September 27, 2019 - 12:31 pm
LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Hundreds of boys and men have been rescued from a building in northern Nigeria where they had been beaten, starved, sexually assaulted and chained, police said Friday. Visible marks on their bodies showed that some had been tortured, police spokesman Yakubu Sabo in Kaduna...
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September 25, 2019 - 8:32 am
AIKEN, S.C. (AP) — Authorities say a dressage horse at a South Carolina ranch was found tied up and sexually assaulted. The Aiken Standard reports an Aiken County sheriff's report says the horse was found tied up Friday and appeared to have trouble walking. The report says the horse was examined by...
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FILE - In this Jan. 14, 2019 photo, Clarice "Bun" Hardy, who is of Inupiaq heritage, stands on the beach with her dog, Marley, in the Native Village of Shaktoolik, Alaska. On Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2019, the American Civil Liberties Union’s Alaska branch demanded that the city pay $500,000 to compensate the former 911 dispatcher who says her colleagues at the police department failed to investigate her report that a man had raped her in her home. The ACLU accused the Nome Police Department of “a systemic and disastrous failure” to keep Alaska Native women safe from sexual assault. (AP Photo/Victoria Mckenzie)
September 24, 2019 - 6:51 pm
NOME, Alaska (AP) — The American Civil Liberties Union on Tuesday accused police in this small Alaska city of "a systemic and disastrous failure" to keep Native women safe from sexual assault. ACLU's Alaska branch made that charge in a letter demanding the city pay $500,000 to a former 911...
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September 24, 2019 - 3:44 pm
Good afternoon! Here’s a look at how AP’s news coverage is shaping up today in the Deep South. Questions about today's coverage plans are welcome and should be directed to: The Atlanta AP Bureau at 404-522-8971 or apatlanta@ap.org The Columbia AP Bureau at 803-799-5510 or apcolumbia@ap.org The...
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