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Sexual Assault

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  • Ex-LAX police officer gets prison for sexually assaulting passenger

    Ex-LAX police officer gets prison for sexually assaulting passenger
    A former Los Angeles International Airport police officer was sentenced Thursday to four years in prison for sexually assaulting a passenger while on duty. Michael Wayne Staunton, 56, was also ordered by Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Paul...
  • 'The case is closed': No rape charges in Maryville, Mo., case

    'The case is closed': No rape charges in Maryville, Mo., case
    No rape charges will be filed against a former high school football player accused of sexually assaulting a 14-year-old Maryville, Mo., girl,  but the man pleaded guilty to misdemeanor child endangerment Thursday, a special prosecutor said.  Matthew...
  • Suspect in Palmdale sexual assault may be in Riverside County

    Suspect in Palmdale sexual assault may be in Riverside County
    A man suspected of sexually assaulting a 10-year-old girl at a Palmdale restaurant on New Year's Day may have been spotted in Riverside County, authorities said Thursday. The driver of a vehicle told authorities that a man apparently matching the...
  • Woman says LAPD cop assaulted her when she was handcuffed in patrol car

    Woman says LAPD cop assaulted her when she was handcuffed in patrol car
    A woman who fell out of a moving Los Angeles police car has accused an officer of sexually assaulting her while she was handcuffed in the back seat of the vehicle. The 28-year-old woman detailed the assault in recent sworn testimony as part of a lawsuit...
  • General's sexual misconduct trial has a charged backdrop

    General's sexual misconduct trial has a charged backdrop
    FT. BRAGG, N.C. — He called her "my panda" and "my baby." She called him "papa panda sexy pants." They had a three-year affair in Afghanistan, Iraq, Germany and the United States, but they were hardly equals. She was a junior officer assigned to...
  • Man charged in sex attacks at O.C. church, mall

    Man charged in sex attacks at O.C. church, mall
    A man who allegedly sexually assaulted a teenager at a Santa Ana mall last week and two days later attempted to sexually attack a woman in the parking lot of an Anaheim church was charged with six felonies and faces up to 27 years in prison if convicted,...
  • Senate OKs compromise defense spending bill

    Senate OKs compromise defense spending bill
    WASHINGTON — The Senate advanced a sweeping must-pass defense spending bill Wednesday that included a provision to toughen prosecutions of military sexual assaults, although victims' advocates complained the protections did not go far enough....
  • Pennsylvania court reverses Roman Catholic priest's conviction

    Pennsylvania court reverses Roman Catholic priest's conviction
    A Pennsylvania appeals court on Thursday overturned the conviction of the first U.S. church official ever charged or convicted in connection with how he handled complaints that priests had sexually abused children. Msgr. William Lynn, who has never been...
  • Totality of slavery made mercilessly clear in '12 Years a Slave'

     Totality of slavery made mercilessly clear in '12 Years a Slave'
    The 1977 TV blockbuster "Roots" features a scene in which the slave Kunta Kinte, played by LeVar Burton, is whipped unmercifully until he acknowledges that his name in captivity will be Toby. The sequence is not only distinguished by its brutality, but...
  • Sheriff's special hiring program favored friends and relatives

    Sheriff's special hiring program favored friends and relatives
    Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca maintained a special hiring program that granted preferential treatment to the friends and relatives of department officials, including some candidates who were given jobs despite having troubled histories, according to...
  • Air Force member's allegation of sex assault brings him more grief

    Air Force member's allegation of sex assault brings him more grief
    TRAVIS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. — Shortly after he arrived at Ramstein Air Base in Germany in March 2012, Air Force security guard Trent Smith was at an off-base apartment when, he says, a male sergeant touched him and pressed him to go into the...