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  • Rape exams should be billed to state, Jindal says

    December 9, 2014 1:11 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Gov. Bobby Jindal has directed a state crime victim's board to pay hospitals and health centers for sexual assault victims' medical exams. Jindal's executive order, issued Tuesday, is trying to keep victims from being charged for a forensic medical exam, billing that advocacy groups and lawmakers called... more »
  • Suspended cop indicted for attacking women

    December 5, 2014 9:33 PM

    AMITE- A grand jury in Tangipahoa Parish indicted suspended Amite Police officer Grant Carruth, 25, on charges of kidnapping, armed robbery, aggravated rape, and sexual battery related to two separate incidents with women he is accused of attacking after he handcuffed them. Investigators originally said Carruth claimed to be... more »
  • Bill Cosby resigns from Temple University board

    December 1, 2014 3:34 PM

    PHILADELPHIA - Temple University has announced that Bill Cosby has resigned as a trustee amid more than a dozen sexual-assault allegations. The 77-year-old entertainer has been a highly visible cheerleader of his alma mater in Philadelphia and a board member since 1982. Board chairman Patrick O'Connor says Cosby does not... more »
  • Military sex survey draws complaints

    October 31, 2014 1:11 PM

    WASHINGTON - Shocked and offended by explicit questions, some U.S. servicemen and women are complaining about the military's new sexual-assault survey that hundreds of thousands were asked to complete. The survey is conducted every two years, but this year's three-page version, developed by the Rand Corp., is unusually detailed, including... more »
  • Woman accused of sexually abusing child, dog

    October 30, 2014 5:18 PM

    HARVEY - Sheriff's deputies arrested a Jefferson Parish woman and accused her of sexually abusing a toddler as well as a dog, and videotaping both acts. Deputies charged Angeline Lodice, 26, with aggravated rape, child porn, crimes against nature and sexual battery. Investigators told WGNO that the father... more »
  • LSUPD: Woman raped while group watched

    October 15, 2014 4:27 PM

    BATON ROUGE - LSU Police asked for the public's help today finding the people responsible for a sexual assault that happened on the college campus more than a week ago. LSUPD sent out a campus-wide email alert Wednesday which asked for tips in the case of a woman raped... more »
  • HS coach accused of sexually assaulting student Play Video

    October 10, 2014 4:05 PM

    NEW ROADS - Authorities booked a Pointe Coupee Parish high school coach Friday on charges of sexually assaulting one of his students. Nick Domingue, 27, is being held on one count of indecent behavior with a juvenile and oral sexual battery. His lawyer says Domingue denies the allegations. ... more »
  • Florida QB Harris investigated for sexual assault

    October 6, 2014 12:23 PM

    GAINESVILLE, FL - Florida freshman quarterback Treon Harris has been suspended while he is being investigated for sexual assault. The school says Harris is accused of sexually assaulting a female student early Sunday - hours after Harris helped Florida rally to beat Tennessee 10-9 in Knoxville - in a residence... more »
  • 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 »
  • TPSO: Amite cop accused of kidnapping, rape Play Video

    October 1, 2014 11:17 AM

    HAMMOND - Sheriff's deputies accused an Amite City Police officer of kidnapping and sexually assaulting two women in Tangipahoa Parish. Deputies arrested Grant Carruth, 25, Tuesday on charges of second degree kidnapping, aggravated rape, sexual battery, and theft. Sheriff Daniel Edwards said his department has been investigating the... more »
  • Lawmaker outraged rape victims pay for emergency services Play Video

    September 25, 2014 9:50 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A politician believes it is time to change laws so sexual assault victims will stop getting billed for medical costs associated with attacks "That is an absurd thing for a victim to have to pay for," Sexual Trauma and Awareness Response executive director Rachael Herbert said.... more »
  • Man faces charges for tailgate sexual assaults Play Video

    September 24, 2014 10:31 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A man was arrested Wednesday, accused of molesting a 16-year-old girl on LSU's campus after a tailgate Saturday. The girl told detectives Daniel Sanchez, 47, of Gonzales and her family were tailgating for the Mississippi State game and the entire group made arrangements to sleep in... more »
  • Former police chief won't serve jail time for lies Play Video

    September 18, 2014 10:39 AM

    SORRENTO - The former Sorrento police chief who admitted he lied to the FBI during a sexual assault investigation won't serve time in jail. Earl Theriot received two years of probation during sentencing Thursday. He previously pleaded guilty to the federal charges, admitting he lied to investigators who questioned... more »
  • California Legislature passes 'yes means yes' bill

    August 28, 2014 6:48 PM

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. - State lawmakers have passed a bill that would make California the first state to define when "yes means yes" while investigating sexual assaults on college campuses. The Senate unanimously passed SB967 on Thursday as states and universities across the U.S. are under pressure to change how they... more »
  • 'Undercover' nail polish protects against date rape Play Video

    August 27, 2014 10:20 AM

    Women have a new weapon to protect themselves from date rape: nail polish. Four North Carolina State University students are developing a polish that can detect drugs associated with date rape. When dipped in a drink, the polish will change colors if the drink is laced. Once the product... more »
  • Man calls 911 after sexually assaulting woman

    August 14, 2014 6:31 AM

    PALM BEACH GARDENS, FL - Palm Beach County Sheriff's officials in Florida say a man called 911 on himself after sexually assaulting a woman who had responded to a Craigslist ad for a cleaning job. Joel Jones, 47, flagged down deputies responding to the call Tuesday evening. Before they could... more »
  • Man accused of raping, assaulting girl

    July 23, 2014 1:06 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police arrested a Baton Rouge man after they said he raped and sexually assaulted a young girl several times over the past four years. Police booked Deon Bradford, 42, into the parish jail Wednesday on multiple charges of aggravated rape, sexual battery, and contempt of court.... more »
  • Sharper in California court on rape charges

    July 16, 2014 2:14 AM

    LOS ANGELES, CA - Former NFL All-Pro safety Darren Sharper, who is facing sexual assault allegations in several states, is returning to court in California. Sharper is scheduled to appear Wednesday in a Los Angeles court, where he's charged with drugging and raping two women last year after meeting them... 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 »
  • Sergeant accused of sexually assaulting soldiers

    May 29, 2014 2:12 AM

    FORT LEONARD WOOD, MO - An Army staff sergeant based in Missouri is accused of sexually assaulting several female soldiers since 2011. Staff Sgt. Angel M. Sanchez appeared at a pretrial hearing at Fort Leonard Wood on Wednesday and could face a court-martial later this year. Military prosecutors allege that... more »
  • Sharper's attorneys to question Arizona evidence

    April 17, 2014 6:55 AM

    PHOENIX, AZ- Lawyers for former NFL All-Pro safety Darren Sharper will return to a Phoenix courtroom Thursday to question the evidence being used to keep him in jail without bail on charges that he drugged and sexually assaulted two women. A judge began a hearing on the subject Wednesday, and... more »
  • Arizona to let California try Sharper case first

    March 19, 2014 2:55 PM

    PHOENIX - Arizona authorities say they won't seek to extradite former NFL All-Pro safety Darren Sharper on rape charges until his sexual assault case in California is resolved. Sharper remains held in Los Angeles after being denied bail last week on charges that he drugged and raped two women in... 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 »
  • Accused serial home invader enters plea

    February 27, 2014 10:23 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A man accused of breaking into a number of homes around Baton Rouge and sexually assaulting women who lived there pleaded not guilty Thursday to the charges against him. Vorris Mouton, 35, faces a 12-count indictment that accuses him of breaking into several homes and at... more »
  • Judge to lawyers: explain your case

    February 11, 2014 7:51 PM

    WASHINGTON- There's an indication a sexual assault case may not hold up against a former U.S. Naval Academy football player. The military judge overseeing the case told prosecutors to explain how they plan to prove the accusation. The charge is against Joshua Tate of Nashville, Tennessee. Prosecutors... more »
  • Theriot to court: I lied, had sexual contact with woman Play Video

    February 10, 2014 2:20 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Former Sorrento Police Chief Earl Theriot pleaded guilty Monday to lying to the FBI about having sexual contact with a woman in his custody. According to the U. S. Attorney's Office in Baton Rouge, Theriot admitted in federal court that he took the woman back to his... more »
  • Next step uncertain in Woody Allen allegations

    February 8, 2014 10:30 PM

    NEW YORK - A week bracketed by op-ed letters of accusation and denial left little clarity and scant hope for resolution in a bitter saga that has haunted Woody Allen and the Farrow family for more than two decades. Allen responded to adopted daughter Dylan Farrow's allegation that he sexually... more »
  • Sorrento chief accused of lying to FBI, resigns Play Video

    February 7, 2014 9:20 AM

    SORRENTO - The U.S. Attorney's Office announced Friday that federal charges had been filed against Sorrento's police chief for lying to the FBI during a sexual assault investigation. Earl Theriot resigned from his position as chief of police Friday before word of the accusations were made public. The... more »
  • Lawsuit: Chief sexually assaulted woman in custody Play Video

    January 17, 2014 5:46 PM

    SORRENTO - A lawsuit filed Friday alleges embattled Sorrento Police Chief Earl Theriot forced a woman in his custody to perform oral sex on him inside the police department. The suit filed by attorney Tregg Wilson alleges Theriot initially responded to a call about an intoxicated woman on the... more »
  • Police make presence known after 4th assault, invasion Play Video

    January 17, 2014 2:11 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Friday night there was an obvious presence by Baton Rouge Police officers after a fourth home invasion and sexual assault was reported. The latest attack happened earlier in the day, between 2 a.m. and 3 a.m. It was the third incident in the city this week.... more »
  • People on alert since home invader is on the loose

    January 14, 2014 10:46 PM

    BATON ROUGE - People are taking extra precautions, especially once the sun sets in one area of town, after police issued a warning about home invasions. Police are investigating three home invasions and sexual assaults in the Tara, Glen Oaks and Webb Park areas. The incidents have happened since... more »
  • BRPD warns public after home invasions, assaults Play Video

    January 14, 2014 3:28 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police issued a warning to Baton Rouge residents Tuesday after they announced they were investigating three home invasions and sexual assaults that had happened since Sunday morning. Sgt. Mary Ann Godawa said in all three cases women were sexually assaulted by someone who broke into their... more »
  • Defense bill deals with sexual assault in the military

    December 13, 2013 6:15 AM

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - A defense policy bill that aims to deal with the epidemic of sexual assaults in the military is heading to the Senate, where it could get slowed by Republican outrage over majority Democrats' limits on GOP power. The House passed the legislation Thursday. The strong bipartisan vote... more »
  • Healing for rape victims

    December 6, 2013 9:36 PM

    BATON ROUGE - After the repeated rape of a 12-year-old girl by several adults, child advocates have come forward to offer guidance for all sexual abuse victims on their road to recovery. Racheal Hebert, the Executive Director of the Sexual Trauma Awareness and Response (S.T.A.R.), has seen many victims... more »
  • Soldier goes on trial for prostitution ring

    December 3, 2013 6:56 AM

    FORT HOOD, Texas- Female soldiers at Fort Hood say they were recruited for a prostitution ring set up by a sergeant involved in the sexual assault and harassment program at the Central Texas post. The soldiers testified Monday at the court-martial for Master Sgt. Brad Grimes, a 17-year Army veteran... more »
  • Pictures tell a different story

    October 28, 2013 7:32 PM

    ATHENS, OHIO- A grand jury decided not to prosecute a man on a sexual assault charge since the incident involving a young woman was photographed and filmed by witnesses. The man and woman were photographed during sex near the Ohio University campus and explicit photos were circulated via social... more »
  • Trial delayed for Army general facing sex charges

    July 11, 2013 9:57 AM

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. - The trial of a U.S. Army general facing charges he sexually assaulted a female subordinate has been delayed indefinitely. A court-martial for Brig. Gen. Jeffery A. Sinclair had been scheduled to begin Tuesday. Officials at Fort Bragg announced Thursday that the process of selecting a jury... 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 »
  • Changes to LSU rec center after man was groped in shower Play Video

    May 1, 2013 9:34 PM

    BATON ROUGE - There are changes at the LSU Student Recreational Center after someone was sexually assaulted in the men's shower. On April 16, a male student told police a he was groped by another man while taking a shower. Last week, police arrested Hung M. Dang, 46,... 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 »
  • Police: Conn. man fathered child with daughter

    December 7, 2012 12:40 PM

    BETHEL, Conn. - A 46-year-old Connecticut man and his 23-year-old daughter have been arrested on incest allegations after police say DNA tests showed he was the father of both the woman and her baby. An arrest warrant affidavit says George Sayers and Tiffany Hartford, of Bethel, were charged Monday with... more »
  • Court date in NY hotel maid's suit vs. Strauss-Kahn

    December 4, 2012 10:02 AM

    NEW YORK - A court date has been set for next week to discuss a New York City hotel maid's sexual assault lawsuit against former International Monetary Fund leader Dominique Strauss-Kahn. Office of Court Administration spokesman David Bookstaver says the hearing will be held 10 a.m. Monday in the... 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 »
  • Nebraska court: Woman must testify in rape case

    May 11, 2012 12:39 PM

    OMAHA, Neb. - The Nebraska Supreme Court says a Kansas woman can be sent to jail for refusing to testify against the Nebraska man she has accused of sexual assault. The woman had refused to testify, saying it would shame her and her family. But a Nebraska judge ordered her... more »
  • DNA brings conviction in 1996 rape in New Orleans

    February 17, 2012 8:38 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - The Orleans Parish district attorney says DNA from a rape 16 years ago has convicted a 35-year-old man of a sexual assault committed when he was 19. A jury in New Orleans convicted William Danastasio on Thursday of one count each of aggravated rape and aggravated kidnapping.... more »
  • McQueary email: I stopped Sandusky, went to police

    November 15, 2011 5:22 PM

    STATE COLLEGE, Pa. - Mike McQueary told a friend from Penn State that he stopped an alleged assault by Jerry Sandusky on a 10-year-old boy in 2002 and went to the police about it. In the email dated Nov. 8 from McQueary's Penn State account and made available to... more »
  • Prosecutors: Drop some or all Strauss-Kahn charges

    August 22, 2011 3:27 PM

    NEW YORK - Prosecutors in New York have filed papers recommending that some or all charges against Dominique Strauss-Kahn be dropped. The filing in the sexual assault case against the former International Monetary Fund leader was not immediately made public and details weren't releasedNEW YORK - Prosecutors in New... more »
  • Airplane Sexual Assault

    August 15, 2011 7:29 PM

    A man who fondled a sleeping female passenger on a Continental Airlines flight from Hong Kong to Newark, New Jersey got a year in prison and a $10,000 fine. Ramesh Advani of Berkeley Heights, New Jersey was seated next to the woman on the overnight flight and admits he reached... more »
  • DNA leads police to arrest in Tigerland armed robbery

    June 15, 2011 5:07 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A man is behind bars and another is on the run after an armed robbery and sexual assault at a Tigerland apartment, according to Baton Rouge Police. Sgt. Don Stone said Joseph Peter Morgan, 25, of Baton Rouge was arrested around 8:30 p.m. Tuesday night. He's... more »
  • One arrested, another at large in Tigerland attack

    June 15, 2011 11:28 AM

    BATON ROUGE - One person was arrested and another is still at large in connection with a robbery and sexual assault at a Tigerland apartment, according to Baton Rouge Police. Sgt. Don Stone said Joseph Peter Morgan, 25, of Baton Rouge was arrested around 8:30 p.m. Tuesday night. He's... more »
  • Two men sought in Tigerland beating, sexual assault

    June 7, 2011 1:31 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge police are looking for two men accused of beating a man and sexually assaulting a woman during an armed robbery in Tigerland Monday night. Corporal L'Jean McKneely tells News 2 around 11 p.m. two men forced their way into an apartment on the 1400... more »
  • Maine hypnotist sentenced for sex with underaged girl

    May 3, 2011 11:19 AM

    AUBURN, Maine - A Maine hypnotist accused of using his craft to keep a teenage girl quiet about their sexual encounters is going to prison for six years. The Sun Journal of Lewiston says 38-year-old Aaron Patton of Jay was sentenced Monday by Superior Court Justice Donald Marden. ... more »
  • Authorities: Woman drives off in police car in Florida

    March 22, 2011 1:04 PM

    RIVIERA BEACH, Fla. - Authorities say a Florida woman who was handcuffed by police and placed on the back seat of a patrol car managed to drive off in the cruiser, crashing it blocks away. Police in Riviera Beach said Monday that officers responded to a weekend call of... more »
  • Authorities: Man traveled across country for sex with online bride

    February 10, 2011 12:52 PM

    DETROIT - Authorities say a 54-year-old Massachusetts man traveled to Michigan to have sex with a 13-year-old girl who was his bride in an online role-playing game. John Phillips of Fitchburg, Mass., is charged with sexual assault, child sexually abusive activity and accosting a child for immoral purposes. ... 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 »
  • Prosecutor: Nebraska boy recanted story about mom sex

    October 22, 2010 1:05 PM

    Nebraska prosecutors dropped a sexual-assault charge against an Omaha woman after her teenage son recanted allegations that she forced him to have sex with her nightly. The boy originally said he was abused by his mother when he was in seventh and eighth grade. Deputy Douglas County Attorney... 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 »
  • 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 »
  • Man wanted for murder, sexual assault

    August 27, 2010 5:08 PM

    Police are looking for a man wanted for murder and sexual assault occurring last Sunday. Forty one-year-old Anthony Wayne O’Neal is wanted for murder in Temple, TX and sexual assault in Lorena, TX. Police said O’Neal also stole the sexual assault victim’s vehicle, which they found in Rayne, LA on... more »
  • Mamou man charged in second sexual attack

    March 24, 2010 3:56 PM

    A Mamou man has been charged in a second sexual assault in Lafourche Parish. Sheriff Craig Webre said Brian Lasage, 39, was formally charged in connection with the rape of a Cut Off woman on Tuesday, Jan. 5 on East 37th Place. Lasage faces charges of aggravated rape and simple... more »

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