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  • Cowboys' Spillman subject of reported sex assault

    October 2, 2014 1:58 AM

    GRAPEVINE, TX - Dallas Cowboys special teams player C.J. Spillman is under investigation but hasn't been arrested or charged after a report of an alleged sexual assault at the team hotel last month. Grapevine police spokesman Sgt. Robert Eberling said Wednesday night that the alleged incident took place early the... more »
  • Man faces life sentence in rape convictions

    September 26, 2014 6:17 AM

    GONZALES - A 51-year-old Raceland man faces two mandatory life sentences after an Ascension Parish jury convicted him in the sexual abuse of two girls. Jurors found Edward Caldwell guilty of two counts of aggravated rape and one count of molestation of a juvenile after 40 minutes of deliberation on... more »
  • Sandusky son says victim's story sounded familiar

    July 18, 2014 2:07 AM

    HARRISBURG, PA - Jerry Sandusky's adopted son says hearing the first victim on the witness stand in the former Penn State coach's trial helped push him to come forward with his own allegations of abuse. Matthew Sandusky said in a Thursday broadcast of "Oprah Prime" that he recognized elements of... more »
  • Senator seeks report on college sexual assault

    July 11, 2014 4:24 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A New Orleans state senator is asking higher education leaders to compile a report detailing the numbers of sexual assaults reported on Louisiana's college campuses in the last five years. Sen. J.P. Morrell sent a letter Friday to Board of Regents Chairman Clinton "Bubba" Rasberry and the... more »
  • Sharper charged with sexual assault in Arizona

    March 12, 2014 2:11 PM

    PHOENIX- Police say former NFL All-Pro safety Darren Sharper has been indicted in Arizona on charges of sexual assault and administering dangerous drugs. The Tempe Police Department said Wednesday that a grand jury had indicted Sharper in sexual assaults committed on Nov. 21 in Tempe. No other details on the... more »
  • Man sentenced for sexual abuse of a minor

    August 9, 2013 2:14 PM

    LAKE CHARLES- A 19-year-old Fort Polk man has been sentenced to 18 months in federal prison, with five years of supervised release, for sexual abuse of a minor. U.S. Attorney Stephanie A. Finley says Satonius Gaines pleaded guilty to the charge. Finley says Gaines admitted that on July 22, 2012,... more »
  • Board yanks doctor's license after arrest

    July 19, 2013 10:28 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A doctor had his medical license pulled by the State Board of Medical Examiners after he was accused of inappropriately touching a patient. Dr. Howard Gidden was arrested and charged with sexual battery last week. A female patient told police he fondled her during treatment for a... more »
  • MLB agrees to sex harassment policy

    July 15, 2013 6:05 PM

    ALBANY, N.Y. - Major League Baseball says it'll strengthen its policy against harassment and discrimination based on sexual orientation. The league is scheduled to announce its new policy during All-Star Game festivities Tuesday. It'll create a workplace code of conduct and distribute it to major and minor league players and... more »
  • Doctor accused of sexual battery with patient

    July 12, 2013 2:54 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police arrested a Baton Rouge doctor Friday, accusing him of battery and inappropriate behavior with a female patient. Cpl. L'Jean McKneely said BRPD officers arrested Dr. Howard Gidden, 63, on suspicion of simple battery and sexual battery. Investigators said Gidden behaved in an "inappropriate manner"... more »
  • Jose Canseco accused of sexual assault in Vegas

    May 22, 2013 2:30 PM

    LAS VEGAS- Las Vegas police are investigating a woman's allegations that former baseball player Jose Canseco sexually assaulted her. Police say the 48-year-old Canseco was named as a suspect in the investigation. However, no charges have been filed and no arrest has been made. Word about the investigation became public... more »
  • Obama: Sexual assault in military is a 'betrayal'

    May 7, 2013 1:37 PM

    WASHINGTON - 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 exponentially" to halt such assaults. In a tough statement, Obama said he wanted members of the... more »
  • New Orleans police officer booked with forcible rape

    April 18, 2013 10:50 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - A New Orleans police officer has been arrested and booked with the alleged forcible rape of a 15 year-old girl. Police spokeswoman Remi Braden says 42-year-old Desmond Pratt was also booked on charges of sexual battery. Braden says Pratt was placed on emergency suspension without pay following... more »
  • Youth shelter employee arrested on sex charge

    April 1, 2013 8:36 AM

    BOSSIER CITY- Bossier City police say a Johnny Gray Jones Youth Shelter employee was arrested for allegedly having inappropriate sexual contact with a 16-year-old girl at the facility. Police say 36-year-old Jermario Tywhunn Jefferson, of Shreveport, was booked Saturday with molestation of a juvenile. Jefferson is being held in the... more »
  • Scott not expected to testify in sexual battery trial

    March 20, 2013 11:27 AM

    GONZALES - Former LSU running back Charles Scott is not expected to take the stand as testimony continued today in his sexual battery trial in Ascension Parish, according to his attorney. A detective testified about her findings in the case, and Scott's behavior during interviews. This came a... more »
  • Former police officer indicted on sex charge

    February 7, 2013 7:33 AM

    LAFAYETTE - A former Lafayette police corporal has been indicted by a Lafayette Parish grand jury on charges of sexual battery and malfeasance for allegedly sexually battering a woman while he was on duty. 34-year-old Jackie Hagan Jr., of Sunset, allegedly responded to a report of a crime in downtown... more »
  • Judge hears arguments on Sandusky trial fairness

    January 10, 2013 10:48 AM

    BELLEFONTE, Pa. - A judge has heard arguments from Jerry Sandusky's attorneys about the fairness of his trial but did not issue a ruling. The proceeding Thursday in central Pennsylvania related to Sandusky's claim that his lawyers didn't have enough time to prepare for his molestation trial. Sandusky's post-sentencing motions... more »
  • Criminal cases made Pa. AG hand over NCAA suit

    January 3, 2013 3:09 PM

    STATE COLLEGE, Pa. - Pennsylvania's attorney general says she granted Gov. Tom Corbett the authority to file a federal antitrust lawsuit against the NCAA because her office is currently prosecuting three Penn State administrators. Attorney General Linda Kelly told The Associated Press on Thursday that "an actual conflict of interest... more »
  • Former Delcambre officer found guilty of kidnapping

    December 4, 2012 10:24 AM

    ABBEVILLE - Louisiana Attorney General Buddy Caldwell says a Vermilion Parish jury has found a former Delcambre police officer guilty of sexual battery and second-degree kidnapping. Caldwell said in a news release Tuesday that Friday's conviction of 53-year-old Ernest Billiot stemmed from a 2008 incident in which Billiot abused his... more »
  • Texas out to seize Warren Jeffs' polygamist ranch

    November 28, 2012 10:52 AM

    AUSTIN, Texas - The state of Texas is trying to seize ownership of Warren Jeffs' polygamist ranch where prosecutors say the convicted sect leader and a dozen followers sexually assaulted children. The Texas attorney general's office filed a seizure warrant Wednesday in rural Schleicher County. A judge will determine whether... more »
  • Feds drop sex abuse case against Syracuse's Fine

    November 9, 2012 10:33 AM

    SYRACUSE, N.Y. - Federal officials are dropping their investigation of sexual abuse claims against former Syracuse University assistant basketball coach Bernie Fine. They said Friday they found no evidence to support a man's accusations that Fine molested him in 2002 in a Pittsburgh hotel room when the team played there.... more »
  • Former nurse to be sentenced for sexual battery

    May 3, 2012 6:54 AM

    ALEXANDRIA - A former Rapides Regional Medical Center nurse who was found guilty last month in the sexual battery of a sleeping patient will be sentenced Friday in state court in Alexandria. Phillip Wayne Raines of Deville faces up to 10 years in prison without parole. Judge Thomas... more »
  • Disqualified transexual pageant contestant seeks lawyer

    April 3, 2012 12:41 PM

    LOS ANGELES - A would-be Canadian Miss Universe contestant is deciding what action she'll take after being disqualified from the pageant because she was born a male. Jenna Talackova hired Los Angeles attorney Gloria Allred who is known to take on controversial cases. Talackova, 23, underwent a sex... more »
  • Closings Tuesday in Rutgers webcam spying trial

    March 12, 2012 6:02 PM

    NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. - The defense has rested in the trial of a former Rutgers University student who is accused of spying on his gay roommate. Defendant Dharun Ravi did not testify. Ravi is accused of using a webcam to watch and to record Tyler Clementi's sexual encounter with... more »
  • Zachary High School students disciplined for hazing Play Video

    January 27, 2012 6:09 PM

    ZACHARY - The school system took disciplinary action against a number of Zachary High School students after hazing allegation surfaced earlier this week. Zachary Police Chief David McDavid calls the alleged hazing incident involving boys "sexual in nature", but he didn't know the full details of what happened. ... more »
  • Sketch of wanted rapist released Play Video

    December 1, 2011 1:13 PM

    BATON ROUGE - BRPD released a sketch Thursday of the rapist authorities believe committed two assaults in the LSU area over the past two weeks. The suspect is described as an Hispanic male in his 20's, 5'5"-5'8", thin to medium build, wavy hair, driving an older model, maroon or... more »
  • EEOC accuses Miss. store boss of sexual harassment

    September 27, 2011 2:47 PM

    JACKSON, Miss. - A federal lawsuit says a Mississippi grocery store manager groped female employees, used food to simulate a sexual organ and fired a woman who rejected his advances. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission filed the complaint Monday against Venture Inc., which runs the Sav-A-Lot store on... more »
  • Mistrial declared in sexual battery case

    September 23, 2011 2:29 PM

    GRETNA, La. - For the second time since July, a judge has declared a mistrial after a jury couldn't reach a verdict in a sexual battery case involving an elderly Grand Isle man. Retired tugboat skipper 76-year-old Jerry Dantin, known as "Captain Jay," is accused of letting a then-6-year-old... more »
  • Charges dropped against three former guards

    February 23, 2011 12:14 PM

    HOUMA - Charges have been dropped against three former security officers at the Terrebonne Juvenile Detention Center who had been accused of sexual misconduct with female inmates. Charges were dropped Tuesday against 37-year-old Chadwick Griffin, 28-year-old John Gathen and 39-year-old Darrin Carter. After a jury trial, 50-year-old Floyd Howard... more »
  • LSU recruit, other student arrested in sexual battery

    January 12, 2011 3:37 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Two Redemptorist High School students, including a potential LSU football recruit, were arrested today after police said they pressured a younger girl to give them oral sex at the school. Sgt. Don Kelly with Baton Rouge Police said 18-year-old Jeremy Hill and 18-year-old Avery Tate II were... more »
  • Man sentenced to 25 years in juvenile rape case

    November 8, 2010 3:17 PM

    LIVINGSTON – A man accused of raping a young relative in Livingston Parish pleaded guilty today to lesser charges. Anthony Lacassin pleaded guilty to charges of indecent behavior with a juvenile under the age of 13; he had originally been arrested in 2007 in suspicion of aggravated rape. Lacassin was... more »
  • Holden man accused of soliciting minor

    November 5, 2010 3:23 PM

    LIVINGSTON – A Holden man was arrested after police said he sent a 13-year-old girl sexual messages from his cell phone and computer. Police arrested 44-year-old Franklin Church Monday night in suspicion of computer aided solicitation of a minor. Chief Randy Dufrene said Church had parked at the Livingston Ballfield... more »
  • NOPD solves 3 sex crimes with DNA from database

    November 3, 2010 5:04 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans police arrested Jimmy Spratt, who's wanted in connection with three sexual assaults that occurred in 1994. Thanks to DNA obtained from the three victims at the time of the assaults, investigators were able to use modern technology to capture Spratt. Spratt became a suspect in... more »
  • Man faces additional rape, molestation charges

    November 1, 2010 5:22 PM

    ST. MARTINVILLE - Update: Two young boys have come forward about being sexually assaulted by a man who authorities arrested last Tuesday in connection with another sexual abuse case. 61-year-old Phillip Miller Jr. is now charged with two counts of aggravated rape and two counts of molestation of a juvenile.... more »
  • Man arrested after alleged sexual abuse of juvenile

    October 27, 2010 5:23 PM

    A man was arrested Tuesday after authorities said he sexually abused a young girl. 61-year-old Phillip Miller Jr. was arrested after authorities learned of the alleged sexual abuse. They said the incidents occurred from 2007-2009. Miller was booked into the St. Martin Parish Correctional Center and charged with four counts... more »
  • Man gets 5 years for attempted sexual battery

    October 18, 2010 5:32 AM

    A Ragley man has been sentenced to five years on a sexual assault charge involving a girl who was 3 years old at the time. Robert Williams Bell had been charged with sexual battery and aggravated rape, though he was convicted on a lesser count of attempted sexual battery. Bell... more »
  • Man arrested for aggravated rape

    September 28, 2010 4:14 PM

    A man was arrested earlier today for aggravated rape of a teenage girl, according to authorities. Terrebonne Parish Sheriff’s Office said 33-year-old Kevin Paul Price, Gray, was arrested after authorities began an investigation yesterday evening in reference to aggravated rape. The teenage victim’s parent told authorities her daughter had been... more »
  • 5 lose jobs in Angola sex scandal

    September 20, 2010 5:55 AM

    Four Louisiana State Penitentiary security officers resigned and another was fired after an investigation of alleged sexual activity between prisoners and visitors in June. Prison investigative reports allege that some officers accepted cash for providing "security" at two special nighttime club banquets, supplied inmates with cellular telephones and other contraband... more »
  • Investigator clears acting Houma chief

    September 10, 2010 5:11 AM

    A special investigator has concluded that a sexual harassment allegation against acting Houma Police Chief Todd Duplantis was not warranted. Terrebonne Parish Consolidated Government has chosen not to take any action against Duplantis. The parish ordered the investigation. A complaint to the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission was filed, but... more »
  • TX murder, sexual assault suspect caught in NOLA

    September 2, 2010 3:05 PM

    Authorities say a man wanted on rape and murder charges out of Texas was arrested today in New Orleans. Forty-year-old Anthony Wayne O’Neal of New Orleans was arrested around 11:20 a.m. by the FBI’s SWAT Team and New Orleans Violent Crime Task Force. He was being sought for an alleged... more »
  • Deputies looking for man last seen with missing woman

    June 10, 2010 9:09 AM

    East Baton Rouge Parish deputies are looking for a man accused of carnal knowledge of a juvenile, and was last seen with a missing woman. Camari Hakimu Bookter is accused of having sexual relations with a thirteen-year-old girl after allegedly meeting her through a social networking website. Bookter is also... more »

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