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  • Boys arrested for sexually assaulting girl at school last week Play Video

    March 6, 2018 4:47 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Two young boys will be charged with sexual battery after a female classmate said they assaulted her in a private suspension room recently. The attack happened at the Greenville Alternative school on Desoto Drive last week. Authorities said the 14-year-old female student was in the... more »
  • Chef John Besh steps down from restaurant company amid sexual misconduct allegations

    October 23, 2017 12:44 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Chef John Besh will step down from the restaurant group he created amid allegations that several female employees were sexually harassed while working for the Besh restaurant group. According to a report from the Advocate , Besh announced his exit Monday morning. In a letter to... more »
  • LSU dorm assault under investigation

    September 26, 2017 11:28 AM

    BATON ROUGE – LSU Police are investigating a dorm room sexual assault, WBRZ learned Tuesday. Saturday, a woman reported being assaulted in a dorm room early in the morning. The woman said she wasn't sure who her attacker was. While LSU would not release specifics, it appears the... more »
  • Man arrested for threatening, sexually assaulting girlfriend

    September 3, 2017 10:19 PM

    BATON ROUGE - East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Deputies arrested a man for allegedly threatening his girlfriend with a knife and sexually assaulting her. According to police documents, the victim told 20-year-old Trudell Coates that she wanted to end their relationship at a residence on Jefferson Highway. Coates threatened... more »
  • Rapper Mystikal surrenders on rape charge in Shreveport

    August 21, 2017 8:18 PM

    SHREVEPORT - The rapper Mystikal has surrendered to authorities in Louisiana, where he faces a sexual assault charge. KSLA-TV video-recorded the 46-year-old rapper, whose real name is Michael Lawrence Tyler, as he entered the Caddo Correctional Center in northwest Louisiana on Monday. Tyler was wanted on... more »
  • EBRSO: Suspected child molester faces new charges after second victim comes forward

    August 14, 2017 4:22 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Deputies have arrested a man suspected of raping a teenage girl on new charges after another victim came forward this month. According to the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office, 25-year-old Nicholas Waxley of Pride was booked on charges of molestation of a juvenile Monday after a... more »
  • 14-year-old girl raped twice in one night at UK railway station

    July 29, 2017 3:22 PM

    LONDON - Police made two arrests Saturday after a teenage girl was allegedly raped twice in the same night by two different men. According to police the girl was walking with a friend into the city's Witton train station Tuesday evening when a man approached her, led to her... more »
  • Cosby's retrial on sex assault charges is set for November

    July 6, 2017 5:31 PM

    NORRISTOWN - Bill Cosby's retrial on charges he drugged and molested a woman more than a decade ago is set for November. An order signed Thursday by Judge Steven O'Neill says all parties must report to the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown, Pennsylvania, on Nov. 6. ... more »
  • 69-year-old babysitter arrested after indecent behavior with 2-year-old

    June 5, 2017 5:55 PM

    BATON ROUGE - On Monday, deputies arrested a 69-year-old man who is accused of inappropriately touching a 2-year-old while he was babysitting. According to the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office, John Foretich was babysitting the child at the time of the incident. Family says Foretich allegedly kissed the... more »
  • Fake Uber driver charged with sexual assaults

    May 21, 2017 2:22 PM

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. - A Rhode Island man accused of kidnapping and sexually assaulting a 15-year-old girl while posing as an Uber driver has been indicted on multiple charges. Prosecutors allege 36-year-old Francis Scott, of Woonsocket, sexually assaulted four female victims between November 2015 and February 2017. Providence police say the... more »
  • Man arrested for raping woman near Spanish Town Road

    April 30, 2017 6:38 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police have arrested a man after he allegedly raped a woman who was walking home from work. According to Baton Rouge Police, 41-year-old Alvin Weeks is charged with the rape of a 25-year-old woman which occurred in November 2016. The victim says she was walking... more »
  • Man accused of raping 14-year-old in 2015

    March 16, 2017 11:17 AM

    BATON ROUGE – A Baton Rouge man faces second-degree rape charges after police say he raped a 14-year-old nearly three years ago. According to arrest records, Keon Aaron, 25, was charged with second-degree rape Wednesday. He was booked into the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison. Documents say Baton... more »
  • Denham Springs man accused of sexually abusing child over 4 years

    February 8, 2017 3:39 PM

    BATON ROUGE – A Denham Springs man has been accused of repeatedly sexually assaulting a child, beginning in 1997, booking records show. Alfred Carter, who is now 47, was booked with first-degree rape and sexual battery Tuesday. In June, after a suicide attempt in which she left a... more »
  • Cosby, a year later: Will he seek deal or prepare for trial?

    December 30, 2016 9:15 AM

    NORRISTOWN - Bill Cosby is starting 2017 in a legal dragnet that has only tightened around him since his stunning arrest a year ago. Cosby was charged with aggravated sexual assault on Dec. 30, 2015, just days before the 12-year statute of limitations would have run out over a 2004... more »
  • Cosby is back in court for 2nd day of hearing

    December 14, 2016 10:25 AM

    NORRISTOWN - Bill Cosby is back in court for a second day of a crucial pretrial hearing in his Pennsylvania sexual assault case. The 79-year-old entertainer returned to court Wednesday. He is facing charges from a 2004 encounter with a woman at his suburban Philadelphia home. Prosecutors are asking a... more »
  • Prosecutors can use Cosby's deposition at trial, judge says

    December 5, 2016 4:35 PM

    PHILADELPHIA - A Pennsylvania judge has ruled that damaging testimony Bill Cosby gave in an accuser's lawsuit can be used at his criminal sex assault trial. The defense had insisted that Cosby only testified after being promised he wouldn't be charged in the Andrea Constand case. Montgomery County Judge Steven... more »
  • Judge again refuses to toss Bill Cosby's sex-assault case

    November 16, 2016 2:43 PM

    PHILADELPHIA - A Pennsylvania judge has denied Bill Cosby's latest attempt to get his sexual assault case dismissed. Judge Steven O'Neill on Wednesday rejected arguments that Cosby was unfairly prejudiced because prosecutors waited a decade to bring charges over a 2004 encounter at his suburban Philadelphia home. The ruling clears... more »
  • Harvard suspends men's soccer team over sexual comments

    November 3, 2016 9:43 PM

    BOSTON - Harvard University is suspending its men's soccer team for the rest of the season over sexual comments made about members of the women's soccer team. University President Drew Faust said in a statement Thursday night that an investigation into the 2012 team found that their "appalling" comments were... more »
  • Ex-NFL star sentenced in Nevada attempted sex assault case

    October 27, 2016 6:07 PM

    LAS VEGAS - A judge in Las Vegas has sentenced former NFL star Darren Sharper to as many as eight years in prison for attempted sexual assault as part of a four-state plea deal. Clark County District Judge Michelle Leavitt ordered Sharper on Thursday to serve the Nevada sentence concurrently... more »
  • Key pretrial hearing in Cosby criminal case set for November

    October 14, 2016 3:35 PM

    PHILADELPHIA - A key pretrial hearing to determine what evidence prosecutors can use in Bill Cosby's Pennsylvania sex assault case has been scheduled for early November. Prosecutors hope to call 13 other accusers to show the comedian had a pattern of drugging and molesting women. The criminal charges involve an... more »
  • 'Apprentice' contestant says Trump kissed her

    October 14, 2016 3:32 PM

    WASHINGTON - A former contestant on "The Apprentice" says Donald Trump made unwanted sexual contact with her at a Beverly Hills hotel in 2007. Summer Zervos appeared at a news conference Friday with attorney Gloria Allred. Zervos is among several women who have made sexual allegations against the Republican nominee.... more »
  • Trump, Clinton shake hands at end of tense debate

    October 9, 2016 8:29 PM

    ST. LOUIS - The second presidential debate was expected to be tense. And it started to be tense early after Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump refused to shake hands as they entered the debate hall in St. Louis. That's a break from traditional debate decorum. Shortly before the... more »
  • Bill Cosby could get trial date at evidence hearing Tuesday

    September 5, 2016 11:28 AM

    PHILADELPHIA - Bill Cosby could learn the date of his felony sexual assault trial when he returns to court Tuesday near Philadelphia. The 79-year-old Cosby is accused of drugging and molesting a woman he mentored at Temple University in 2004. The charges come after Cosby's deposition in her lawsuit was... more »
  • Gruesome killing of New Mexico girl stuns friends, neighbors

    August 26, 2016 10:34 AM

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - It was in early morning darkness that officers scrambled to sort out the chaos at an Albuquerque apartment complex where a couple had reportedly been attacked, the woman bleeding from a head injury and the man sporting a black eye and wearing blood-stained shorts. The woman... more »
  • Judge awards $50K over alleged sex assault by police chief

    August 1, 2016 5:56 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A federal judge has awarded $50,000 in damages to a woman who accused a former Louisiana police chief of sexually assaulting her in his office while she was drunk and he was on duty. U.S. District Judge Shelly Dick's ruling Monday says the town of Sorrento... more »
  • Judge finds police chief violated woman's rights in sexual assault lawsuit Play Video

    June 6, 2016 2:57 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A federal judge has ruled that a former Louisiana police chief violated the civil rights of a woman who accused the man of sexually assaulting her in his office while she was drunk and he was on duty. U.S. District Judge Shelly Dick didn't immediately rule Monday... more »
  • Ex-Stanford swimmer's jail term decried as too lenient

    June 4, 2016 4:16 PM

    PALO ALTO, Calif. - A six-month jail term for a former Stanford University swimmer convicted of sexually assaulting an unconscious woman is being decried as a slap on the wrist. A California judge sentenced 20-year-old Brock Turner to six months in county jail and three years' probation after the woman... more »
  • Sex offender accused of molesting 16-year-old, 3 boys

    June 2, 2016 10:49 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Police reported the arrest of a man accused of molesting a 16-year-old girl and three boys between the ages of four and nine last month. 50-year-old Craigory Armstrong was booked on three counts of sexual battery and one count of failure to notify law enforcement of... more »
  • Cosby ordered to stand trial in sex assault case

    May 24, 2016 1:20 PM

    NORRISTOWN, Pa.- Bill Cosby has been ordered to stand trial in the lone criminal case lodged amid dozens of accusations that he molested women. The 78-year-old actor faces up to 10 years in prison if convicted of violating the accuser while she was impaired, unconscious or could not give consent.... more »
  • Man accused of West Chimes St. sexual assault arrested

    May 19, 2016 2:21 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police reported the arrest of a man accused of sexually assaulting a woman at a West Chimes Street apartment near LSU at the end of March. 18-year-old Matthew Adams, of Lafitte, was booked on one count of sexual battery after the victim was able to identify... more »
  • Home invasion, rape in Garden District prompts security fears Play Video

    May 6, 2016 2:58 PM

    BATON ROUGE - An unusual police presence was seen in the Garden District Friday as officers investigate an overnight home invasion and rape amid a series of sexual assaults in the area. The WBRZ Investigative Unit learned through sources that as many as three victims say they have been... more »
  • New trial date for Sharper co-defendants

    April 8, 2016 4:54 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - A new trial date of July 11 has been set for the two Louisiana co-defendants of former NFL star Darren Sharper in a federal drug and sexual assault case. Sharper pleaded guilty in the federal case in New Orleans, as well as to related charges in state... more »
  • Vice president, Lady Gaga again team up against sex assault

    April 7, 2016 4:27 AM

    LAS VEGAS- Expect plenty of applause for Vice President Joe Biden and superstar singer Lady Gaga when they take the stage at an event in Las Vegas to raise awareness about sexual assault on college campuses. The seemingly odd couple is stopping Thursday at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas,... more »
  • Students to rally after LSUPD 'hurtful and heinous' comments

    April 6, 2016 10:47 PM

    BATON ROUGE – A group of LSU students are planning to rally Monday after a LSU Police Lieutenant made comments to the Daily Reveille about campus rape statistics. In an report with a Daily Reveille reporter about football game day sexual assaults, LSU Police Public Information Officer Lt. Kevin... more »
  • Federal court hearing set on Sharper's latest plea deal

    March 22, 2016 4:18 AM

    NEW ORLEANS- A federal court hearing is scheduled for former NFL star Darren Sharper, who has pleaded guilty or no-contest to charges involving the drugging and rape of women in four states. Tuesday's hearing in New Orleans is the first for Sharper since he decided to maintain his guilty plea... more »
  • BR man accused of sexually assaulting teenager

    March 9, 2016 11:03 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Police arrested a 46-year-old Baton Rouge man after a woman accused him of sexually assaulting her. Authorities say Ronald Devold sexually assaulted the teenager while at her house on Febrary 28th. According to police, Devold walked into the victim's bedroom and talked to her briefly before ordering her... more »
  • 3 seniors charged with hazing freshman on 'No Gay Thursday'

    March 4, 2016 12:22 PM

    BERWYN, Pa. - Three senior football players at a suburban Philadelphia high school are accused of sexually assaulting a freshman on what the team called "No Gay Thursday." District Attorney Tom Hogan said Friday that three 17-year-old students at Conestoga High School held down a 14-year-old boy on Oct. 15... more »
  • New plea deal in ex-NFL star's US drug, sex assault case

    March 2, 2016 6:30 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Former NFL star Darren Sharper has made a new plea deal with federal prosecutors in New Orleans in a drug and sexual assault case. Court documents filed Wednesday don't give any details on the new agreement. That filing comes two weeks after a federal judge rejected an... more »
  • Cosby's wife slated to give deposition in defamation case

    February 22, 2016 5:58 AM

    SPRINGFIELD, Mass.- Bill Cosby's wife is slated to answer questions under oath in a defamation lawsuit brought against her husband by seven women who claim the comedian sexually assaulted them decades ago. Camille Cosby is scheduled to give a deposition Monday at the Springfield Marriott. The women allege that Cosby... more »
  • Playground coach indicted on rape, sexual battery charges

    February 19, 2016 7:22 AM

    NEW ORLEANS- A Jefferson Parish grand jury has indicted a former Metairie playground coach on charges including rape against his former players when they were young. James Prince Jr., 44, was indicted Thursday. He faces counts of aggravated rape of a victim under the age of 13, sexual battery, indecent... more »
  • Documents: Ex-NFL star Sharper has new plea hearing Thursday

    February 16, 2016 9:18 AM

    NEW ORLEANS- Federal court documents show that former NFL star Darren Sharper has a new plea hearing set for Thursday, further indication that his plea agreement in a drug and sexual assault case is off. Earlier this month, court records showed that Sharper had renewed plea negotiations with federal prosecutors... more »
  • Peyton Manning mentioned in lawsuit filed against Tennessee

    February 14, 2016 9:43 PM

    KNOXVILLE - Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning is mentioned in the lawsuit a group of women filed against the University of Tennessee last week in which they said the school violated Title IX regulations in the way it has handled reports of sexual assaults by student-athletes. The lawsuit was filed... more »
  • Document: Ex-NFL star Sharper, US renew plea negotiations

    February 4, 2016 4:23 AM

    NEW ORLEANS- Federal court documents say former NFL star Darren Sharper has renewed plea negotiations with federal prosecutors and is preparing a trial defense - which could indicate that his plea agreement in a drug and sexual assault case is off. Sharper had pleaded guilty as part of a deal... more »
  • Sex assault case against Cosby can proceed

    February 3, 2016 4:18 AM

    NORRISTOWN, PA.- A judge has refused to throw out the sex assault case against Bill Cosby, sweeping aside a former district attorney's claim that he granted the comedian immunity from prosecution a decade ago. With the decision Wednesday, the case now moves to a preliminary hearing to see if prosecutors... more »
  • Cosby calls himself mentor, more to accuser in criminal case

    January 31, 2016 3:37 PM

    PHILADELPHIA - Bill Cosby says his attraction to the accuser in his pending sex-assault case began the day they met at Temple University. Cosby describes their relationship as romantic. But her lawyers say he was only a mentor and trusted friend. Their relationship will no doubt be explored in depth... more »
  • Man accused of sex crime against child

    January 27, 2016 10:19 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Sheriff's deputies arrested a man in Baton Rouge for an aggravated sex crime after learning about a sexual assault that took place in 2008. Detectives learned about the crime while investigating another case. Authorities say in 2008, 37-year-old Carl Hilton blackmailed a pre-teen into allowing him... more »
  • Police say teen pastor admitted to molesting children Play Video

    January 25, 2016 1:27 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Members of the Baton Rouge Police said a teenage pastor admitted to detectives recently that he molested more than a dozen children over a period of several years. Baton Rouge Police charged 18-year-old Kentrell Jackson with indecent behavior with a juvenile and booked him into the... more »
  • Pa. man convicted of 1,068 counts in sex assaults on 2 minors

    January 22, 2016 11:32 AM

    BELLEFONTE, Pa. - A central Pennsylvania man has been convicted of more than 1,000 counts of rape and related charges against two children. Forty-one-year-old Edward Geier, of Milesburg, could be sentenced to life in prison when he returns to Centre County court on March 18. The Centre Daily Times reports... more »
  • Who's defending Bill Cosby? A look at his criminal team

    January 18, 2016 1:02 PM

    PHILADELPHIA - Bill Cosby is deploying a two-prong legal strategy to fight sexual-assault charges in suburban Philadelphia. Local criminal lawyer Brian McMonagle will press for the case to be thrown out when the 78-year-old Cosby returns to court Feb. 2. But lawyer-turned-legal analyst Monique Pressley is expected to defend Cosby... more »
  • Sharper co-defendant seeks look at sentencing documents

    January 7, 2016 7:07 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Lawyers for one of former NFL star Darren Sharper's co-defendants in a drug and sexual assault case want a look at sealed court documents regarding Sharper's pending federal court sentencing. Sharper has pleaded guilty or no-contest in four state courts and in federal court to charges... more »
  • Los Angeles County prosecutors reject Cosby sex charges

    January 6, 2016 5:39 PM

    LOS ANGELES - Los Angeles County prosecutors have declined to charge Bill Cosby with sexually abusing two teenagers in 1965 and 2008, citing time limits and a lack of evidence. Wednesday's decision comes about a week after the 78-year-old comedian was charged with drugging and sexually assaulting a woman in... more »
  • Military kids sexually abused hundreds of times each year

    January 4, 2016 11:38 AM

    WASHINGTON - Cpl. Aaron C. Masa became fast friends with a fellow Marine during field training in North Carolina. But behind his buddy's back, Masa was sexually abusing his friend's 3-year-old stepdaughter. He also took sexually explicit photos of the girl and the Marine's infant daughter. A military judge... more »
  • Motion to block subpoena of Bill Cosby's wife denied

    January 3, 2016 4:06 PM

    BOSTON - A federal judge has denied a motion by Bill Cosby's wife to throw out a subpoena requiring her to give a deposition in a lawsuit brought by seven women who accuse the comedian of sexually assaulting them decades ago. The ruling issued Thursday by U.S. Judge Magistrate David... more »
  • Bill Cosby tweets 'Thank You' to friends, family

    January 1, 2016 1:01 PM

    PHILADELPHIA - Bill Cosby has tweeted a brief message to fans following his arrest on a sexual assault charge. The message says, "Friends and fans, Thank You." It was sent Thursday from Cosby's Twitter account. The 78-year-old comedian was charged this week with drugging and sexually assaulting a... more »
  • Bill Cosby freed on bail in sex assault case

    December 30, 2015 3:37 PM

    ELKINS PARK, Pa. - Bill Cosby has been released on $1 million bail on a sex assault charge in Pennsylvania. Cosby was arraigned Wednesday afternoon in Elkins Park on the charge, which was filed over a 2004 encounter in his home outside Philadelphia. Police say he was fingerprinted... more »
  • Bill Cosby arraigned on sex assault charge

    December 30, 2015 10:09 AM

    NORRISTOWN, PA.- Bill Cosby has been arraigned on a sex assault charge in Pennsylvania and will remain free on $1 million bail pending trial. Cosby will be fingerprinted at a police station near the Elkins Park courtroom. He did not have to enter a plea, and his next court hearing... more »
  • Darren Sharper rape case co-defendants seek separate trials

    September 22, 2015 1:02 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Co-defendants of former NFL star Darren Sharper in Louisiana sexual assault cases have asked a federal judge for separate trials. Erik Nunez and former St. Bernard Parish sheriff's deputy Brandon Licciardi are the remaining defendants in state and federal cases in which Sharper has pleaded guilty.... more »
  • Darren Sharper rape case co-defendants seek separate trials

    September 22, 2015 11:48 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Co-defendants of former NFL star Darren Sharper in Louisiana sexual assault cases have asked a federal judge for separate trials. Erik Nunez and former St. Bernard Parish sheriff's deputy Brandon Licciardi (lih-CHAR'-ee) are the remaining defendants in state and federal cases in which Sharper has pleaded... more »
  • Study: 1 in 4 college women report unwanted sexual contact

    September 21, 2015 4:27 PM

    COLUMBUS, Ohio - At a time when colleges and universities are under pressure to combat sexual assault, a new survey offers a sharper picture of just how widespread the problem is. Of the 150,000 female students who responded to a survey of undergraduate woman, nearly a quarter said they had... more »
  • Sentencing reset for ex-NFL player Sharper in Vegas sex case

    September 17, 2015 9:39 AM

    LAS VEGAS- Sentencing has been reset to Dec. 17 for former NFL star Darren Sharper in a felony Las Vegas attempted sex assault case made part of a four-state plea agreement. Defense attorney Richard Schonfeld said Wednesday that prosecutors didn't oppose the delay during a Sept. 3 hearing in Clark... more »
  • Woman pleads not guilty in killing of sex offender

    September 2, 2015 6:19 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A woman accused of killing a Zachary man who court records showed molested her when she was a child has pleaded not guilty to second-degree murder charges. On Tuesday, a grand jury handed up second-degree murder indictments for Brittany Monk and her fiancé, Jace Crehan, who... more »
  • Coast Guard member accused of sexual assault

    August 31, 2015 6:37 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Coast Guard officials said a general court-martial will be convened Tuesday in New Orleans for a Coast Guard member accused of sexual assault, adultery and other violations of the Uniform Code of Military Justice. The Coast Guard said Petty Officer 2nd Class Gregory E. Cooper faces... more »
  • Texas child predator arrested in Alexandria

    August 26, 2015 3:00 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A fugitive wanted for sexually assaulting a child in Texas was captured in Alexandria by the Attorney General's Fugitive Apprehension Unit. 32-year-old Christopher Pryor is currently awaiting extradition to Texas in the Rapides Parish Jail after he was arrested by agents at an Alexandria business. ... more »
  • Couple accused of forcing teen to be sex slave

    August 12, 2015 10:26 PM

    PORT ST. LUCIE, Florida - A Florida couple is facing sexual assault charges after allegedly forcing a young teenager to be their sex slave. Rob and Marie Johnson were arrested Tuesday. Port St. Lucie Police say the 13-year-old girl went to live with the Johnsons after her mother died. The... more »
  • Reforms announced to improve New Orleans rape investigations

    August 11, 2015 5:35 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans authorities have announced changes to the way police investigate sexual assault cases - a reform effort aimed at addressing problems brought to light by the U.S. Justice Department and the city's Inspector General. Among reforms announced Tuesday: The police Sex Crimes Unit has moved to... more »
  • Cosby lawyers: Release of deposition broke settlement terms

    July 23, 2015 2:42 PM

    PHILADELPHIA - Bill Cosby's lawyers have asked a judge to hold an accuser's attorney responsible for the release of the comedian's deposition in a 2005 Pennsylvania case. They fault Andrea Constand's lawyers for the weekend release of the transcript to news outlets including The New York Times and The Associated... more »
  • Sentencing reset for ex-Saints player Sharper in Vegas sex case

    June 25, 2015 11:38 AM

    LAS VEGAS - Sentencing was postponed one month for former NFL star Darren Sharper in a felony Las Vegas attempted sex assault case made part of a four-state plea agreement. Clark County District Court Judge Michelle Leavitt on Thursday reset the date to Aug. 25. Sharper is expected to appear... more »
  • Jindal approves revamp of state sexual assault standards

    June 23, 2015 5:56 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Gov. Bobby Jindal has signed into law a package of bills to revamp how Louisiana treats victims of rape. The new standards dictate the way hospitals, authorities and public colleges investigate sexual assault and treat the victims. One key provision bars health care providers from billing victims... more »
  • Ex-Saints player Sharper pleads guilty to rape in Louisiana

    June 15, 2015 11:03 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Former New Orleans Saints player Darren Sharper has pleaded guilty to rape in a Louisiana drug-and-sexual-assault case, completing a series of pleas in four states that will see him serve at least nine years in prison. Sharper entered his plea Monday in a Louisiana state court in... more »
  • Lawmakers focus on protecting sexual assault victims

    June 13, 2015 12:02 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. - Victims' advocates say the way rape victims are treated in Louisiana is among the worst in the country. But that's soon to change. Lawmakers have approved a package of bills to address the way hospitals, authorities and public colleges investigate sexual assault and treat the victims.... more »
  • Lawmakers agree to change terms for sexual assault crimes

    June 2, 2015 11:35 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana will change the terms used to describe sexual assault crimes, if Gov. Bobby Jindal agrees to a proposal headed to his desk. Authorities currently use "simple rape," ''forcible rape" and "aggravated rape" to describe the varying degrees of sexual assault charges. Under the bill by Rep.... more »
  • Arraignment scheduled for Friday for Sharper co-defendant

    April 10, 2015 11:30 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - A Louisiana co-defendant of former NFL star Darren Sharper in Louisiana-based sexual assault cases is set to go before a federal judge. Brandon Licciardi faces multiple charges in the federal case. They include allegations that he and Sharper distributed drugs to women, intending to commit rape. His... more »
  • Sharper's Louisiana case on drug, sex charges delayed

    April 7, 2015 10:06 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Ex-NFL star Darren Sharper has made a brief appearance on drug and sexual-assault charges in a state court in New Orleans, but the case is now delayed until June 15. Sharper appeared Tuesday to answer to aggravated-rape and other state charges. But state District Judge Karen Herman... more »

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