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    Jeffree Star allegedly paid tens of thousands of dollars to a man who had accused him of sexual assault and retracted his statement soon thereafter, according to Insider.   Featured Video Hide
    WASHINGTON (CBSDFW.COM/AP) – “The findings of the committee identified major flaws with sexual harassment and assault response preventions programs from implementation, reporting and adjudication.” That’s the word from U.S. Army Secretary Ryan McCarthy today in a press conference held at the pentagon to address issues at Fort Hood after a committee review of the Command Culture at the base after the death of Vanessa Guillen. McCarthy went on to say the committee identified “fundamental issues with the Fort Hood Criminal Investigation Command Field Office activities that led to unaddressed problems on Fort Hood.” McCarthy directly called out a command structure he said was “permissive of sexual harassment and sexual assault.” McCarthy said the committee made 70 recommendations to improve several areas at Fort Hood including teh Fort Hood Criminal Investigation Field Office command activities, army missing-soldier protocols, Fort Hood crime prevention and response activities and Army-wide command climate issues, and...
    Several enlisted soldiers and officers at an Army base in central Texas will be fired or suspended in a mass disciplinary action after several instances of murder, sexual assault, and suicide, officials said Tuesday. Some 14 Army commanders have been relieved or suspended from their positions, Secretary of the Army Ryan McCarthy said at a press conference from Fort Hood in Killeen, Texas. A 103-day long investigation into the culture of the base by an independent committee of five experts found significant flaws on the base leading to nine serious findings and 70 recommendations. “Without leadership, systems don’t matter,” McCarthy said. “This report, without a doubt, will cause the Army to change our culture.” “The issues at Fort Hood are directly related to leadership failures,” McCarthy added. The report found the Sexual Harassment Assault Response Prevention (SHARP) program was ineffective due to failure to culturally integrate the program through...
    A $45,000 check was paid out to one of Jeffree Star's sexual assault accusers by a Jeffree Star Cosmetics executive. Rosdiana Ciaravolo/Getty Images Newly leaked documents appear to show Jeffree Star's team attempting to derail Insider's October 2020 investigation into allegations of sexual assault and violence made against Star. StickyDrama.com, a blog devoted to online gossip, published an image of a cashier's check that appears to show a $45,000 payment to Star's sexual assault accuser Gage Arthur from a Jeffree Star Cosmetics executive days after Arthur retracted his allegations to Insider.  The same website published what it says is a section from Arthur's settlement agreement with Star's team that dictates he would be paid $25,000 for attempting to retract his allegations, in addition to $20,000 that he would be paid for contacting two of Insider's other sources and getting them to do the same. Previously, Star's attorney denied the...
    A former Navy mechanic pled guilty to child pornography production offenses and sexually abusing seven young girls in New Haven, Connecticut, U.S. Attorney for the District of Connecticut John Durham announced Monday. Randall Tilton, 31, waived his right to be indicted on charges of producing child pornography and sexually abusing seven girls across three states over several years and pled guilty to the crimes, the Department of Justice (DOJ) announced. Tilton admitted to sexually assaulting several minors and recording some of the incidents in an interview with the Town of Groton Police and was arrested on Nov. 1, 2019, according to the DOJ. His laptop, tablet, cell phone, and two flash drives revealed that he has assaulted seven girls between the ages of four months and eight years old beginning around 2014. Navy Mechanic Admits Sexually Assaulting 7 Young Girls, Producing Child Pornography https://t.co/tfiGZ123AW @FBINewHaven @RealNCIS @GrotonTownPD — U.S. Attorney...
    Daisy Coleman's mother, Melinda Coleman, spoke to students during a Zoom meeting run by the sexual assault prevention group created by her daughter just days before the mother-of-four took her own life.  Melinda, 58, died on Sunday evening, just four months after the death of her 23-year-old daughter Daisy who spoke candidly about her sexual assault at the age of 14 in the 2016 documentary Audrie & Daisy.  Shortly after news of her death broke, Shael Norris, SafeBae's executive director, revealed to the Kansas City Star that she asked Melinda to speak to students during a Zoom meeting run by SafeBae.  'So she jumped on the call and talked to all the kids, and the thing she texted me was how beautiful that was to just be able to see it herself,' Norris said.  'She just said thank you for giving me that, and I love you. And that was her...
    London — Students at universities in the U.S. and the U.K. have launched an international coalition to fight sexual violence on college campuses after dozens of independent, anonymous Instagram accounts emerged over the summer, sharing thousands of allegations of sexual assault. The University Survivors Movement, launched at the end of November, includes members from at least 33 universities on both sides of the Atlantic. "The truth is that you are not alone in your pain. You are not alone in the injustices you have survived. The truth is that your trauma is shared by millions, that your community did fail you, and that your administration didn't care," the group said in a statement addressing survivors of campus sexual assault on Instagram. "But the truth is also that this epidemic of violence and abuse can end." View this post on Instagram A post shared by University Survivors Movement (@universitysurvivorsmovement) "I was trying...
    SEATTLE (AP) — Nahziah Carter left the Washington basketball program this week after being suspended by the university following investigation of two sexual assault allegations against him. Carter announced Friday he was leaving Washington to begin his professional career. Carter, who was expected to be Washington’s top player this season, had not taken part in any basketball activities for Washington since October. Washington athletics said Oct. 15 that Carter was suspended for violating the school’s intercollegiate athletics student code of conduct and was suspended from all team activities. University spokesman Victor Balta said Saturday that two students reported accusations of sexual assault by Carter to Washington’s Title IX office earlier this year. In each case, an administrative hearing officer determined Carter had violated the school’s policy against sexual assault. Carter’s suspension was finalized earlier this week following unsuccessful appeals of both cases. The suspension from was for three quarters,...
    Kathie Lee Gifford has opened up about how her 'good friend' Bill Cosby tried to kiss her when they were both married, saying the disgraced comedian who was convicted and imprisoned for sexual assault is not the man she knew.  The former Today co-host, 67, became close with Cosby, 83, when she and her backup singers worked with him for two years as the opening act of his comedy tour in the late '70s. However, their friendship took a turn when he suddenly came on to her in 1981.  'He tried to kiss me,' Gifford told People. 'He was not the first man during a multi-decade career that came on to me, and I'm just very grateful that I never let any of them take it any further than that.' Looking back: Kathie Lee Gifford, 67, has opened up about disgraced comedian Bill Cosby, 83, trying to kiss her...
    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A man livestreamed his sexual assault of a former girlfriend on social media and threatened to kill her shortly before he was shot and wounded by a St. Paul police officer who was criticized by the city's police chief for firing at him, according to a criminal complaint. The complaint filed in Dakota County District Court said Joseph Javonte Washington, 31, forced the woman to drive from her home in Lakeville to St. Paul following the assault on Saturday and caused the vehicle to crash. Police tracked Washington to a dumpster after he fled on foot. When he climbed out, the Black man was stunned with a taser and attacked by a police dog before being shot by Officer Anthony Dean. Police Chief Todd Axtell said the suspect was naked and unarmed at the time and shouldn't have been shot. Axtell said Tuesday he took...
    David Oyelowo. Wlktor Szymanowicz/Getty David Oyelowo spoke to Insider about why he's set to star in two upcoming movies directed by Nate Parker. Parker, who is best known for directing and starring in "The Birth of a Nation," seemingly fell out with Hollywood when rape allegations against him resurfaced during the release of the 2016 movie. Parker and "Nation" screenwriter Jean McGianni Celestin were accused of raping a female student in 1999 while attending Penn State University. Parker was acquitted while Celestin's conviction was overturned on appeal. Oyelowo said what made him decide to work with Parker is because he's seen the actor and director change. "I truly believe that Nate's acquittal was right. I don't think he did what I think he was accused of," Oyelowo said. "But I think his handling of when all of that came out during 'Birth of a Nation' felt very insensitive...
    A security guard at a Manhattan church has accused a priest of sexually assaulting her after she says she caught him watching gay pornography in his office on Nov. 4, according to reports. Ashley Gonzalez, 22, was working her second day on the job at the Church of St. Michael in Midtown when Fr. George Rutler allegedly attacked her, News 12 reported. Gonzalez said the alleged assault came after she filmed a man — who she says is Rutler — watching porn on a church computer. “He looked at me with a smile, looked away, and he put his hand inside his pants, and he was playing with himself,” Gonzalez told News 12. “He aggressively threw himself on me and grabbed me sexually, aggressively, and I was fighting him off of me,” she said. Rutler denied the accusations in a Nov. 20 letter to parishioners, which was obtained by...
    PLYMOUTH TOWNSHIP, Pa. (CBS) — An owner of a Plymouth Township nail salon has been ordered held for trial in connection with the sexual assault of a juvenile. James Kit Vong is charged in connection with the July sexual assault of a minor at Artisan Nails. (credit: Plymouth Township Police) Vong is the owner of that nail salon. He was arrested last month. Vong is currently behind bars at the Montgomery County Correctional Facility. Police say there could be more victims. If you have any information, contact Plymouth Township Police at 610-279-1901. MORE ON CBSPHILLY.COM Stimulus Package Update: Lawmakers Announce Bipartisan Coronavirus Relief Plan New Jersey State Police Recruit Dies, Lost Consciousness In Training Police: New Castle County Man Shot Ex-Girlfriend, Killed Man During Argument
    DENVER (CBS4)– A man has been charged in a string of armed robberies in Denver and in one case, authorities say he sexually assaulted a woman. Trevondus Estes is facing 51 counts including sexual assault, robbery and kidnapping. Estes, 32, is accused of robbing several massage businesses in Denver. Officials believe he may have assaulted more victims. Anyone with information about the assaults is asked to contact the Denver Police Department at (720) 913-2000.
    Pennsylvania's highest court questioned Tuesday whether Bill Cosby's alleged history of intoxicating and sexually assaulting young women amounted to a signature crime pattern, given studies that show as many as half of all sexual assaults involve drugs or alcohol. Cosby, 83, hopes to overturn his 2018 sex assault conviction because the judge let prosecutors call five other accusers who said Cosby mistreated them the same way he did his victim, Andrea Constand. The defense said their testimony prejudiced the jury against the actor and should not have been allowed. “That conduct you describe — the steps, the young women — there’s literature that says that’s common to 50% of these assaults — thousands of assaults — nationwide,” Chief Justice Thomas G. Saylor asked a prosecutor during oral arguments in the Pennsylvania Supreme Court. “So how can that be a common scheme?” The prosecutor, in response, offered more precise details about...
    THE Bachelorette contestant Eazy Nwachukwu was reportedly under investigation following sexual assault claims. The results of the investigation, which was carried out by the network, were reportedly “inconclusive” and thus did not establish that Eazy was responsible for wrongdoing. 7The Bachelorette contestant Eazy was previously accused of sexual assaultCredit: Getty Images - Getty 7ABC found that the investigation results were 'inconclusive'Credit: Instagram Who is Eazy? He is currently fighting to win over leading lady Tayshia Adams on season 16 of The Bachelorette. Eazy, whose real name is Uzoma Nwachukwu, is a former professional football player. He was a wide receiver in college before he joined Houston Texans' practice squad. The 29-year-old hails from Newport Beach, California. He currently has 71,000 followers on Instagram. 7He's currently competing to win over Tayshia's heartCredit: Getty Images - Getty What are the reported allegations against Eazy?  Following Eazy's debut on the ABC reality show, a woman took...
    The Pennsylvania Supreme Court agreed to hear an appeal of the sexual assault conviction of disgraced comedian and TV icon Bill Cosby. The legal team for Bill Cosby claims that when the court allowed the testimony of reputed victims that were not part of the 2018 case against him, the resulting testimony was unfairly prejudicial to the comedian. The five other women were not a party to the main case but were allowed to air their claims in court that Cosby sexually assaulted them, according to ABC 6. Cosby’s attorney — and the actor’s wife, Camille — have called the five outside accusers gold diggers and liars who had no business testifying in the case. Attorney Kevin Steele, for instance, claims that the five were coached because their stories are all too similar. “It is unusual, to say the least, that defendant has been repeatedly … accused of engaging in...
    (CBS DETROIT) – The Detroit Police Department is seeking to locate a man wanted in connection to an armed robbery and sexual assault that took place on the city’s east side. It happened Monday, Nov. 30, 2020 at 9:51 p.m. in the 20400 block of Van Dyke. Police say the man walked into the Dollar Tree, approached the counter and acted as though he was going to purchase a product. The suspect then produced a weapon and forced the two Dollar Tree employees, 56-year-old woman and a 43-year-old woman, into the office and demanded money from the safe and register tills. After receiving the money, the suspect sexually assaulted both women. Police say both women were able to escape and the suspect fled on foot with an undisclosed amount of money. The suspect is described as a Black male, approximately 5’5”. He was last seen wearing a black top with...
    PHILADELPHIA -- Pennsylvania's highest court questioned Tuesday whether Bill Cosby's alleged history of intoxicating and sexually assaulting young women amounted to a signature crime pattern, given studies that show as many as half of all sexual assaults involve drugs or alcohol. Cosby, 83, hopes to overturn his 2018 sex assault conviction because the judge let prosecutors call five other accusers who said Cosby treated them the same way he did his victim, Andrea Constand. The defense said their testimony prejudiced the jury against the actor and comedian."That conduct you describe - the steps, the young women - there's literature that says that's common to 50% of these assaults - thousands of assaults - nationwide," Chief Justice Thomas G. Saylor said during oral arguments in the Pennsylvania Supreme Court. "So how can that be a common scheme?"The prosecutor, in response, offered more precise details about the relationships, saying Cosby used his...
    PHILADELPHIA -- Bill Cosby's lawyers will argue Tuesday that his 2018 sex assault trial was marred by evidence and testimony that should have been excluded as they ask Pennsylvania's highest court to throw out the conviction.Cosby, 83, has served more than two years of his three- to 10-year prison sentence for drugging and molesting a woman he met through the basketball program at his alma mater, Temple University.The Pennsylvania Supreme Court, in oral arguments Tuesday morning, will review two issues stemming from the trial.The defense has challenged the judge's decision to let five other accusers testify for the prosecution about their encounters with Cosby in the 1980s. The women said Cosby offered them acting training or mentorship, but then sexually assaulted them after they were drugged or intoxicated. That's the same behavior trial accuser Andrea Constand said she experienced at his estate near Philadelphia in 2004. Courts have long wrestled...
    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Pennsylvania’s highest court questioned Tuesday whether Bill Cosby’s alleged history of intoxicating and sexually assaulting young women amounted to a signature crime pattern, given studies that show as many as half of all sexual assaults involve drugs or alcohol. Cosby, 83, hopes to overturn his 2018 sex assault conviction because the judge let prosecutors call five other accusers who said Cosby treated them the same way he did his victim, Andrea Constand. The defense said their testimony prejudiced the jury against the actor and comedian. “That conduct you describe — the steps, the young women — there’s literature that says that’s common to 50% of these assaults — thousands of assaults — nationwide,” Chief Justice Thomas G. Saylor said during oral arguments in the Pennsylvania Supreme Court. “So how can that be a common scheme?” DEVELOPING: Bill Cosby’s appeal to Pa. Supreme Court is streaming live on...
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Lawyers for Bill Cosby appealed his 2018 sexual assault conviction to the Pennsylvania Supreme Court on Tuesday. Justices are considering whether the trial judge erred in allowing five additional accusers to testify for the prosecution. DEVELOPING: Bill Cosby’s appeal to Pa. Supreme Court is streaming live on YouTube. Cosby’s lawyer is arguing prior bad acts witnesses and a deposition regarding Andrea Constand were unfairly prejudicial. We can’t show you any of the hearing under threat of sanction by the court. pic.twitter.com/Yon3K6tneC — Joe Holden (@JoeHoldenCBS3) December 1, 2020 Justices also zeroed in on an agreement Cosby says he struck with the former district attorney, agreeing to give a deposition with a promise it would not be used against him. The 83-year-old has already served more than two years of his three to 10-year sentence. In a statement, Cosby said his appeal is “a beacon of hope”...
    Bill Cosby 'never had a fair shot' in a trial that 'laid waste to the presumption of innocence,' by allowing five prior 'victims' to testify and using the actor's own words – given on the promise of immunity – against him. These were the opening claims in the disgraced actor's appeal against his 2018 sexual assault conviction, heard this morning in Pennsylvania State's Supreme Court. Speaking on Cosby's behalf, attorney Jennifer Bonjean claimed that Montgomery County District Attorney's office made a mockery of justice by 'seeking to indict Mr Cosby's entire life' and telling the jury, 'that he could not be believed' because 'he had done this so many times before.' According to Bonjean the jury were 'bombarded' by irrelevant testimony that amounted to five 'mini trials' and admissions made by Cosby in two-decade old depositions given as part of a civil suit brought by accuser Andrea Constand and settled...
    By MARYCLAIRE DALE, Associated Press PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Bill Cosby's lawyers will argue Tuesday that his 2018 sex assault trial was marred by evidence and testimony that should have been excluded as they ask Pennsylvania's highest court to throw out the conviction. Cosby, 83, has served more than two years of his three- to 10-year prison sentence for drugging and molesting a woman he met through the basketball program at his alma mater, Temple University. The Pennsylvania Supreme Court, in oral arguments Tuesday morning, will review two issues stemming from the trial. The defense has challenged the judge's decision to let five other accusers testify for the prosecution about their encounters with Cosby in the 1980s. The women said Cosby offered them acting training or mentorship, but then sexually assaulted them after they were drugged or intoxicated. That's the same behavior trial accuser Andrea Constand said she experienced at his...
    PHILADELPHIA – Bill Cosby's lawyers will argue Tuesday that his 2018 sex assault trial was marred by evidence and testimony that should have been excluded as they ask Pennsylvania's highest court to throw out the conviction. Cosby, 83, has served more than two years of his three- to 10-year prison sentence for drugging and molesting a woman he met through the basketball program at his alma mater, Temple University. The Pennsylvania Supreme Court, in oral arguments Tuesday morning, will review two issues stemming from the trial. The defense has challenged the judge's decision to let five other accusers testify for the prosecution about their encounters with Cosby in the 1980s. The women said Cosby offered them acting training or mentorship, but then sexually assaulted them after they were drugged or intoxicated. That's the same behavior trial accuser Andrea Constand said she experienced at his estate near Philadelphia...
    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Bill Cosby’s lawyers will argue Tuesday that his 2018 sex assault trial was marred by evidence and testimony that should have been excluded as they ask Pennsylvania’s highest court to throw out the conviction. Cosby, 83, has served more than two years of his three- to 10-year prison sentence for drugging and molesting a woman he met through the basketball program at his alma mater, Temple University. The Pennsylvania Supreme Court, in oral arguments Tuesday morning, will review two issues stemming from the trial. The defense has challenged the judge’s decision to let five other accusers testify for the prosecution about their encounters with Cosby in the 1980s. The women said Cosby offered them acting training or mentorship, but then sexually assaulted them after they were drugged or intoxicated. That’s the same behavior trial accuser Andrea Constand said she experienced at his estate near...
    ABC Eazy Nwachukwu and Clare Crawley on night one of The Bachelorette. An investigation conducted by ABC into sexual assault allegations raised against The Bachelorette contestant Uzoma “Eazy” Nwachukwu was ruled “inconclusive,” Heavy has learned. The allegations first came to light in October 2020, when a woman said in a series of tweets that she had a non-consensual sexual encounter with Nwachukwu. “I will not stand by quietly anymore, while this aggressor is paraded around on this show as a ‘stand up guy’ or as the ‘comic,’ she wrote in one tweet. The thread was later deleted at the recommendation of legal counsel. Spoilers expert Reality Steve — after hearing the allegations from the woman firsthand — said that he didn’t think Eazy would be seen on the Bachelor franchise again. He reported later in October 2020 that the woman “spoke with the legal team of NZK Productions...
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Bill Cosby is taking his case to the Pennsylvania Supreme Court on Tuesday. The disgraced comedian is appealing his 2018 sexual assault conviction. The arguments will focus on the trial judge’s decision to let five additional accusers testify for the prosecution. Investigators say such testimony can show a pattern, while defense lawyers say it’s character assassination. Cosby has been in jail for more than two years. He will not take part in the online hearing on Tuesday. MORE ON CBSPHILLY.COM Pennsylvania State Senator Gets Positive COVID-19 Test At President Donald Trump Meeting: AP Source Delaware National Guard Corporal, Maryland Man Identified As Two Killed In I-95 Multi-Vehicle Crash President-Elect Joe Biden Fractures Foot While Playing With His Dog Major, To Wear A Boot
    No signs of foul play were found in the death of a British teen found near a Malaysian jungle resort — though it can’t be ruled out due to her body’s severe decomposition, a British pathologist said Monday. Nathaniel Cary, who performed a second autopsy on 15-year-old Nora Anne Quoirin, said she died of intestinal bleeding due to starvation and stress after she disappeared during a family vacation in the southern Negeri Sembilan state on Aug. 4, 2019. But he also told a Malaysian court that he couldn’t say for certain whether the teen had been sexually assaulted since her remains were in poor condition. “I think we can exclude very serious trauma to the genitalia … but I won’t be able to exclude minimal trauma because of the decomposition obscuring things,” Cary testified at a virtual inquiry into her death. “The difficulty here is because of the decomposition, the...
    Time's Up, the organization that was set up to protect women from sexual harassment in the work place and founded by Hollywood celebrities appears to have spent the bulk of donations on paying salaries for executives, with just a small fraction going towards a defense fund for victims. Tax filings show that the organization made up from the Time's Up Foundation and Time's Up Now Inc. raised $3,670,219 in 2018 in its first year of operation. However, less than 10% was spent on helping those women who have experienced sexual harassment.  Filings show $312,001 was spent on the legal defense fund while $1,407,032 was spent on salaries.  Tax filings reveal Times' Up organization received $3,121,427 in contributions in 2018 in its first year of operation but spent $1,407,032 on salaries and $312,001 on helping victims Time's Up is a movement against sexual harassment and was founded on January 1, 2018,...
    There is a remarkable unwillingness in our military to take sexual assault seriously. Incidents are ignored or covered up, and military brass are allowed to do as they please. Victims rarely see justice because the military justice system, where their cases are considered, is a closed, separate, and unequal system that leaves assailants almost untouchable and allows for retaliation against those who make claims about the higher-ups. That could change, however, because of a recent ruling in a civil case that was argued in the Central District of California in the sexual assault claim I brought, Spletstoser v. the United States and General John E. Hyten. The government argued I should be denied access to a civilian court, but the judge denied their motion to dismiss.
    Health care workers raise alarms as COVID-19 cases surge Supreme Court to hear arguments by telephone through January due to coronavirus LSU pledges to make necessary changes, quick investigation into sexual assault claims LSU pledged to take “appropriate steps” and that the outside investigation into its mishandling of sexual assault and abuse claims against athletes will be finished by February, interim president Thomas Galligan and athletic director Scott Woodward said in a campus-wide email on Wednesday, via USA Today.  The school came under fire earlier this month after a report detailed horrific mishandlings of sexual abuse and assault claims against both current and former athletes there. The Husch Blackwell law firm is conducting the independent investigation, and met with LSU officials on Wednesday.  “We owe it to all victims of sexual or domestic violence to carefully examine how we do things and to make the necessary changes,” Galligan and...
    BURLINGTON COUNTY, N.J. (CBS) — U.S. Marshals have captured a suspect who allegedly tried to assault a 61-year-old woman in Evesham Township. The incident happened on Marlton Village Drive on Nov. 8. Marshals arrested Tasheem Keaton in Wilmington, Delaware Tuesday. Authorities say they also arrested his girlfriend, 19-year-old Natalie Robbins. She is charged with hindering apprehension. Both face extradition to Burlington County to face charges. MORE ON CBSPHILLY.COM DA: West Chester Man Charged With Attempted Homicide After Beating Girlfriend’s 9-Year-Old Daughter Unconscious ‘Pleading With People To Do The Right Thing’: Gov. Murphy Says Next Few Months Of Pandemic Will Be Brutal For NJ One Killed, 3 Critically Injured After Car Plows Into Back Of Parked Tractor-Trailer In North Philadelphia
    WILLITS, Mendocino County (CBS SF) – A Mendocino County woman and her father, who was wanted in a child sexual assault case, were both arrested last week after he was found hiding at his daughter’s home, deputies said. The Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office said they were contacted by authorities from Modoc County regarding an arrest warrant for 62-year-old Ricky Lee Beck of Willits last month. A judge issued an arrest warrant for Beck, who faces multiple charges of lewd and lascivious acts on a child. Mendocino County deputies tried multiple times to locate and arrest Beck multiple times in the Willits area, where his 24-year-old daughter Renee also lived. Deputies said they notified Renee about her father’s wanted status. Ricky Beck (left) and his daughter Renee Beck. Ricky Beck is accused of lewd and lascivious acts on a child, while Renee Beck is accused of harboring her father while authorities...
    DAVID VILLA has been accused of sexual assault by a New York City FC intern who claimed "he touched me every f***ing day". Spain's record goalscorer and 2010 World Cup winner Villa, 38, was the first signing at Manchester City's sister club in the Big Apple and played for the MLS side between 2014 and 2018. 2Former New York City FC striker David Villa denies claims of sexual assault 2Former club intern Skyler Badillo claims Villa assaulted her Villa denies claims he groped Skyler Badillo, who was 20 when she started working with the club in 2018, and first went public with the allegations on her personal Twitter account in July. In an interview with The Athletic, Badillo alleged Villa repeatedly told her he loved her, touched her inappropriately and that her bosses did not take her complaints seriously. She also claimed former Barcelona star Villa offered her alcohol...
    (CNN)A transgender woman who was incarcerated in Georgia has filed a lawsuit alleging that officials not only did not protect her from sexual assault and harm but inflicted it on her themselves.Ashley Diamond filed the lawsuit Monday against several employees of the Georgia Department of Corrections and its facilities, accusing the defendants of denying her treatments deemed medically necessary and housing her in a men's prison despite being aware that it posed an increased risk to her safety. Because of her housing situation, the lawsuit alleges, Diamond has repeatedly been the victim of violent yet foreseeable sexual assaults. Ashley Diamond has filed a lawsuit against several employees of the Georgia Department of Corrections and its facilities."Being a woman in a men's prison is a nightmare," Diamond said in a news release Monday. "I've been stripped of my identity. I never feel safe. Never. I experience sexual harassment on a daily...
    DOVER, Del. (AP) — Delaware State University has agreed to make changes to its sexual assault investigation process following a student protest. A sophomore at the university held a march on campus last week after she spoke about her sexual assault and how it was handled by the school. After the march, the university's Student Government Association Integrity Administration met with DSU President Tony Allen and other administrators to call for immediate change in procedures. The Delaware State News reports that the university committed to enhanced funding to the Sexual Assault Response advocate program and also plans to work with the student government association to develop a comprehensive prevention plan. It also plans to conduct an annual campus climate survey. Copyright 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Tags: Delaware, Maryland, Associated Press
    A 70 year-old man from Atlantic County allegedly paid a 12-year-old girl $10 not to report him to police after he sexually assaulted her, authorities said. Jose A. Rodriguez of Egg Harbor City already was a registered sex offender when he was convicted of the new crime, according to Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon G. Tyner. A jury found Rodriguez guilty last week during a trial before Presiding Judge Bernard Delury, Jr. He was convicted of two counts of sexual assault and endangering the welfare of a child, Tyner said. Rodriguez was found guilty of sexually assaulting the girl on Aug. 20, 2019. and then giving her $10 while telling her “not to tell anyone about what happened in his house because he didn’t want to get in trouble with the police," Tyner said in a press statement. The victim told her mother what the defendant had done and the family contacted police, Tyner...
    UPDATE: A Garfield job coach allowed a Saddle Brook landscaper to have sex with a pre-teen, authorities charged. Roseann Maru, 40, was charged with child endangerment after detectives learned that she “allowed the conduct to take place” while the youngster was in her care, Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella said. Special Victims Unit investigators from his office charged Jeffrey Pinto, 59, with having sex with the pre-teen in Garfield, Saddle Brook and Pennsylvania after being notified by the state Division of Child Protection and Permanency. He remained held Saturday in the Bergen County Jail, charged with aggravated sexual assault, assault by sexual contact and child endangerment. Maru, meanwhile, remained free pending further court action following a hearing before a judge in Central Judicial Processing Court in Hackensack.
    My Area / Obituary Morgan Robinson. Morgan Robinson was an Military Nationwide Guard veteran, who dedicated suicide after reporting a number of sexual assaults and getting little response from the army, in response to what Robinson’s mom, Debbie, advised the CBS Night Information. Robinson’s story, as advised by her mom, of being sexually assaulted and gang-raped in two separate incidents whereas deployed and subsequently committing suicide, has gained nationwide acclaim attributable to a report from Norah O’Donnell, the anchor and managing editor of “CBS Night Information.” Robinson, in response to her obituary, was solely 21 when she joined the Nationwide Guard and was on the age of 29 when she dedicated suicide. Right here’s what you’ll want to know:1. Robinson Was an Oklahoma NativeMorgan Robinson Wiki – Morgan Robinson BiographyMorgan Robinson knew he wished to affix the military from a younger age.”When...
    My Space / Obituary Morgan Robinson. Morgan Robinson was an Army National Guard veteran, who committed suicide after reporting multiple sexual assaults and getting little response from the military, according to what Robinson’s mother, Debbie, told the CBS Evening News. Robinson’s story, as told by her mother, of being sexually assaulted and gang-raped in two separate incidents while deployed and subsequently committing suicide, has gained national acclaim due to a report from Norah O’Donnell, the anchor and managing editor of “CBS Evening News.” Robinson, according to her obituary, was only 21 when she joined the National Guard and was at the age of 29 when she committed suicide. Here’s what you need to know:1. Robinson Was an Oklahoma Native Morgan Robinson Wiki – Morgan Robinson BiographyMorgan Robinson knew he wanted to join the army from a young age."When she was 21, he said, 'Mom, I have to talk...
    LIVERMORE (CBS SF) — A Livermore man being tried for two 1997 cold case rapes has died from injuries sustained in a suicide attempt with a nail gun, the Alameda County District Attorney announced Friday. In a press release issued Friday afternoon, Alameda County District Attorney Nancy E. O’Malley said the preliminary hearing against cold case rape defendant Gregory Paul Vien had been halted earlier this month when he was hospitalized following a suicide attempt where he shot himself several times with a nail gun. O’Malley said Vien succumbed to his injuries on Thursday. Livermore sexual assault suspect Gregory Paul Vien (Alameda County Sheriff) Vien had been arrested at his Livermore home in early November a year ago in connection with the sexual assault of two women from over two decades ago. Vien has been implicated by DNA testing in the May 6, 1997, attack of a woman as she...
    A high school special education teacher in south Georgia has been charged with sexual assault. The Georgia Bureau of Investigation reports that 42-year-old David Lamberth was charged on November 19, 20202 with one count of sexual assault that occurred in Dooly County He was booked into the Dooly County Jail following an investigation launched in October. According to the GBI, the agency was requested by Houston County District Attorney George Hartwig and the Crisp County Sheriff’s Office on October 23, 2020. The GBI Region 13 Perry office was opened an investigation into alleged sexual assault being committed with high school students by Crisp County High School Special Education Teacher and Head High School Baseball Coach David Lamberth. Preliminary information gathered by the Crisp County Sheriff’s Office indicated that one sexual assault with a student occurred in Dooly County. Prior to...
    LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- Los Angeles police is disbanding several units in response to the city's fiscal emergency, the department said in a statement to personnel."A City of Los Angeles fiscal emergency has created an unexpected Department budgetary crisis and shortfall," the memo obtained by Eyewitness News stated. "As a result, the Chief of Police is making significant and difficult changes to adapt to the current financial and personnel shortages."LAPD units focused on sexual assaults, animal cruelty and homeless outreach will be disbanded. The Safer Cities Initiative in the Mission area, and the Burglary Special Section and Cargo Auto Theft Detail of the Commercial Crimes Division are also set to be cut.RELATED: Los Angeles City Council votes to cut LAPD budget by $150 millionEMBED More News Videos The Los Angeles City Council approved a $150 million cut to the LAPD'sa budget for the next fiscal year, a move that followed...
    Fb/Protection.gov Military Specialist Vanessa Guillen was 20-years-old when she was murdered by the hands of one other military specialist named Aaron Robinson, 20. Or a minimum of it’s believed Robinson killed her. He by no means was charged for the crime as a result of shot and killed himself when police went to arrest him, in accordance with the New York Instances. Guillen was final seen on April 22nd at Fort Hood in Texas the place she was stationed and labored along with her alleged assassin, however her stays weren’t found till June 30. Within the interim, her household stated Guillen had informed them she’d been sexually harassed however was afraid to make an official report. Guillen’s sister, Lupe, informed ABC Information on July 1, “She was afraid to report it. She reported it to her buddies. She reported it to her household....
    Facebook/Defense.gov Army Specialist Vanessa Guillen was 20-years-old when she was murdered at the hands of another army specialist named Aaron Robinson, 20. Or at least it’s believed Robinson killed her. He never was charged for the crime because shot and killed himself when police went to arrest him, according to the New York Times. Guillen was last seen on April 22nd at Fort Hood in Texas where she was stationed and worked with her alleged murderer, but her remains weren’t discovered until June 30. In the interim, her family said Guillen had told them she’d been sexually harassed but was afraid to make an official report. Guillen’s sister, Lupe, told ABC News on July 1, “She was afraid to report it. She reported it to her friends. She reported it to her family. She even reported to other soldiers on base, but she didn’t want to do a...
    A New Jersey man who sexually assaulted two children in the 1980s has been living under a fake identity in Tennessee, authorities said. Richard A. Ziegler, 70, is accused of engaging in multiple sex acts with two victims who were living with him in Roxbury between December 1981 and May 1987, Morris County prosecutors and Roxbury police said Wednesday. One of the victims was between the ages of 10 and 12 at the time, while the second was 10 to 15 years old. It’s unclear what relationship Ziegler had with them, but authorities said he had “assumed responsibility” for the youngsters. Morris County Prosecutor Robert Carroll said Ziegler was recently located by the Tennessee Highway Patrol in Oneida, where a subsequent investigation revealed he had doctored documents to obtain a driver’s license in the state under an assumed identity. Authorities in Tennessee also learned of the sexual assault allegations...
    A New Jersey man who sexually assaulted two children in the 1980s has been living under a fake identity in Tennessee, authorities said. Richard A. Ziegler, 70, is accused of engaging in multiple sex acts with two victims who were living with him in Roxbury between December 1981 and May 1987, Morris County prosecutors and Roxbury police said Wednesday. One of the victims was between the ages of 10 and 12 at the time, while the second was 10 to 15 years old. It’s unclear what relationship Ziegler had with them, but authorities said he had “assumed responsibility” for the youngsters. Morris County Prosecutor Robert Carroll said Ziegler was recently located by the Tennessee Highway Patrol in Oneida, where a subsequent investigation revealed he had doctored documents to obtain a driver’s license in the state under an assumed identity. Authorities in Tennessee also learned of the sexual assault allegations facing...
    The LSU Tigers football program has come under fire this week after a bombshell report alleged that the school didn’t do enough to address sexual misconduct allegations against two football players. Former players Derrius Guice and Drake Davis are among at least nine LSU football players that were reported to police for sexual misconduct and dating violence since coach Ed Orgeron took over the team, USA Today reported Monday. Guice was later drafted by the Washington Football Team only to later be suspended and released after the sexual assault allegations came to light. Davis was suspended and later expelled by the university, but the USA Today report said that Davis abused his then-girlfriend multiple times.  TWO FORMER LSU STUDENTS ACCUSE EX-WASHINGTON RUNNING BACK DERRIUS GUICE OF RAPE IN 2016: REPORT Another player, Peter Parrish, was suspended for a year after being accused of rape and then transferred to Memphis. Tae...
    Imprisoned former movie mogul Harvey Weinstein has one less lawsuit pending against him alleging sexual assault. A woman who filed a suit against him in August anonymously as Jane Doe has withdrawn her claim, according to court documents filed this week in New York federal court. A judge recently ruled that the woman needed to identify herself using her real name to go forward with the case. Weinstein’s lawyers then urged the judge to set a deadline for her to move ahead, or drop it, and the court said that the woman had to do so by Nov. 16. The plaintiff then voluntarily requested that the case be dismissed. The woman alleged under the pseudonym that Weinstein groped her at the 2007 Cannes Film Festival, and also lured her into sex acts in Toronto and LA, which his side denied. But Weinstein is still facing numerous other legal claims,...
    BELL GARDENS (CBSLA) — Police have arrested a man suspected of trying to sexually assault a woman in a bathroom at a Bell Gardens shopping center on Monday. PUBLIC SAFETY ANNOUNCEMENT The suspect involved in the sexual assault incident on November 16, 2020 at the Petco on Eastern Ave has been placed into custody. Further details to follow within the hour. #abc7eyewitness #nbc4 #cbs #kcal #fox11news #ktla #univision #telemundo pic.twitter.com/g8b02HgKIW — Bell Gardens Police (@BellGardens_PD) November 19, 2020 The sexual assault was reported Monday just before 4 p.m. at Petco in the Los Jardines Shopping Center, in the area of 6810 Eastern Avenue. Police say a man armed with a pair of scissors followed a female employee to a bathroom, where he forced entry and sexually assaulted her. She fought back and he ran off. “She did suffer a facial injury,” said  Sergeant Angelo Sinisi, of the Bell Gardens Police...
    A SOLDIER allegedly killed herself after being gang-raped by colleagues because she was too scared to report the abuse. Morgan Robinson, 29, died by suicide approximately two years after she was first "sexually assaulted and continually harassed by one of her superiors" in Kuwait, her mom revealed. 2Morgan Robinson, 29, died by suicide in 2018Credit: Handout The Army National Guard soldier's mom, Debbie Robinson, opened up about her daughter's tragic 2018 death to CBS Evening News. CBS News Investigative Unit and O'Donnell had conducted a year-and-a-half investigation into sexual assault within the United States Military. Speaking to CBS anchor Norah O'Donnell, Debbie said: "And to think that that's what took her life. That's what broke her. "They wanted her body. And they took her soul." Debbie said her daughter, a mom-of-one, was sexually assaulted in Kuwait in 2016 - on her first deployment - and received "nothing" after reporting the assault. Morgan...
    A 59-year-old landscaper from Saddle Brook was charged with having sex with a pre-teen at three different locations. Jeffrey Pinto remained held Wednesday in the Bergen County Jail, pending an arraignment in Central Judicial Processing Court in Hackensack, following his arrest hours earlier. The state Division of Child Protection and Permanency notified Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella’s staff on Saturday that Pinto had “engaged in sexual acts with a child under the age of thirteen while in Garfield,” the prosecutor said. An investigation determined that similar acts occurred in Saddle Brook and Pennsylvania, Musella said Wednesdsay. Pinto is charged with aggravated sexual assault, assault by sexual contact and child endangerment.
    A devoted Army National Guard soldier killed herself after she reported being sexually assaulted on the job — but the military branch did nothing to help, according to her mom. “To think that that’s what took her life — that’s what broke her,” Debbie Robinson, the mother of officer Morgan Robinson, told CBS Evening News. “They wanted her body. And they took her soul.” The horror that led to Morgan Robinson’s suicide began two years earlier, when one of her supervisors allegedly sexually assaulted her multiple times while they were stationed in Kuwait, according to CBS, which is investigating failures by the US military to address sex crimes internally. But when Morgan reported the attacks, higher-ups did “nothing” to punish the supervisor or protect her, according to her mother. “She got nothing,” Debbie said. While on the same deployment, Robinson was then sent to Afghanistan where multiple soldiers allegedly gang...
    The heartbroken mother of a soldier, who killed herself after allegedly being sexually assaulted and gang raped by colleagues, said it was the military's failure to handle her daughter's case that ultimately led to her death. Army National Guard Staff Sgt Morgan Robinson died by suicide in August 2018 at the age of 29, two years after she was allegedly sexually assaulted in Kuwait.  According to a CBS investigation, Morgan had been in the Army National Guard for six years when she was sent on her first deployment to Kuwait in 2016.  Her mother, Debbie Robinson, revealed that while in Kuwait her daughter 'was sexually assaulted and continually harassed by one of her superiors'.  Debbie Robinson (left), the heartbroken mother of Army National Guard Staff Sgt Morgan Robinson (right),  who killed herself after allegedly being sexually assaulted and gang raped by colleagues, said it was the military's failure...
    Harvey Weinstein exits a Manhattan court house as a jury continues with deliberations in his trial on February 20, 2020 in New York City Getty Images/Spencer Platt Harvey Weinstein has a high fever and is being closely monitored by medical professionals at Wende Correctional Facility in upstate New York, where he's serving his 23-year prison sentence. Weinstein's spokesman told Insider that he could neither "confirm nor deny" that the disgraced film producer had tested positive for COVID-19. Weinstein has a series of health issues, including a heart condition, high blood pressure and spinal stenosis, his spokesman said. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Disgraced Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein is ill in prison and is being closely monitored by medical staff at a correctional facility in upstate New York. Weinstein's publicist Juda Engelmayer and Craig Rothfeld, Weinstein's authorized New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision (NYSDOCCS)...
    Disgraced movie producer Harvey Weinstein is unwell and has been moved to an isolated area in prison to be “closely monitored,” TMZ reported late Tuesday. The 68-year-old “is in isolation with 101-degree temperature” and may have coronavirus, TMZ said, adding the producer’s representatives could “neither confirm nor deny” he had tested positive for Covid-19. This is not the first time Weinstein has reportedly been afflicted with coronavirus during this detention. As Breitbart News reported, in March the convicted rapist was also alleged to be suffering from the malady. On that occasion, he was moved for treatment to Wende Correction Facility from Rikers where there were roughly 40 other inmates who had tested positive for coronavirus. Harvey Weinstein is no longer an honorary Commander of the British Empire. The Queen stripped the disgraced former Hollywood movie mogul of the award after he was convicted of rape in February, it was revealed...
    Harvey Weinstein is "being closely monitored" by medical staff in prison, a spokesperson told Fox News on Tuesday.  The disgraced filmmaker "has a fever," said Weinstein's spokesperson, Juda Engelmayer, on behalf of himself and Weinstein's prison consultant, Craig Rothfeld. However, they could "neither confirm nor deny that Mr. Weinstein has tested positive for COVID-19," following a report, which alleges that is "likely" to be the case. Weinstein, 68, is serving 23 years in Wende Correctional Facility in Alden New York because he was convicted on charges of rape and sexual assault earlier this year. He still awaits trial in Los Angeles. Fox News confirmed in March that Weinstein had tested positive for the novel virus though he didn't show any symptoms.  HARVEY WEINSTEIN HAS TESTED POSITIVE FOR CORONAVIURS, HAS 'NO SYMPTOMS,' SOURCE SAYS Harvey Weinstein currently has a fever while in prison in New York. (Photo by Johannes EISELE / AFP) CONVICTED RAPIST HARVEY WEINSTEIN SURVIVES...
    SAN ANTONIO - – According to Childsafe, 90% of child sex assault victims stay silent -- something that Kenneth Anderlitch understands. It took years for Anderlitch to come forward with his painful story. “A little over five years ago, coming to terms with that,” he said. Anderlitch said he never had access to an organization like Childsafe in Bexar County. “Last year we saw 5,200 plus clients, and 76% of them were sexual abuse cases,” said Maliha Imami of Childsafe. “Our services are forensic interviews, wrap-around services, advocacy, case management and clinical therapy.” As Childsafe’s chief advancement officer, Imami leads the organization’s financial and fundraising teams. She is working hand-in-hand with Anderlitch, who is about to run 223 miles to raise money for the care center. “Each child takes close to $1,000 to get them through services, a full year. So, I would like to raise $10,000 to help at...
    SOUTHERN Charm alum Thomas Ravenel called the new season of the show ‘boring’ without him. The father of three also dissed the cast, calling them ‘weak,’ after he was fired for sex assault claims. 2016 Bravo Media, LLC 5 Southern Charm alum Thomas Ravenel called the new season of the show ‘boring’ without him Getty - Contributor 5 The father of three also dissed the cast, calling them ‘weak,’ after he was fired for sex assault claims According to Us Weekly, Thomas said in a since-deleted tweet: “Is the show THAT BORING WITHOUT ME.” “Please move on [and] leave me the hell alone. I’m sorry your cast is that weak. I gone. Live with it!!” However, last month’s season seven premiere actually saw Thomas make a cameo. Thomas told Us Weekly of his short appearance in Southern Charm’s season premiere: “I just let them film a little segment with the kids as...
    BELL GARDENS (CBSLA) — Police need help identifying a man in a sexual assault committed in a bathroom at a Bell Gardens shopping center. The sexual assault was reported Monday just before 4 p.m. in the Los Jardines Shopping Center, in the area of 6810 Eastern Avenue. It’s not clear if the bathroom was located in a specific store or restaurant. (credit: Bell Gardens Police Department) Police say a man armed with a pair of scissors followed the victim to a bathroom, where he forced entry and sexually assaulted the victim. Police did not provide gender or age information about the victim. The suspect was described as a Black man between 25 and 35 years old, 5-foot-4 to 5-foot-6, medium built with a flat-top style haircut. He wore a white T-shirt, dark-colored jeans, white shoes, a blue face mask and eyeglasses with thick frames. He was last seen leaving the...
    BELL GARDENS (CBSLA) — Police need help identifying a man in a sexual assault committed in a bathroom at a Bell Gardens mall. The sexual assault was reported Monday just before 4 p.m. in the Los Jardines Shopping Center, in the area of 6810 Eastern Avenue. Police say a man armed with a pair of scissors followed the victim to a bathroom, where he forced entry and sexually assaulted the victim. Police did not provide gender or age information about the victim. The suspect was described as a Black man between 25 and 35 years old, 5-foot-4 to 5-foot-6, medium built with a flat-top style haircut. He wore a white T-shirt, dark-colored jeans, white shoes, a blue face mask and eyeglasses with thick frames. He was last seen leaving the area on foot toward Eastern Avenue. Anyone with information about the suspect or the sexual assault can contact Bell Gardens...
    The University of California system has reached a proposed $73 million settlement with seven women who accused a former gynecologist of sexual abuse. As part of the class-action lawsuit, more than 6,600 patients of Dr. James Heaps could receive part of the settlement — even if they have not accused the former University of California, Los Angeles, gynecologist of abuse. A federal judge must approve the deal between the seven plaintiffs, representing thousands of Heaps' patients, and the University of California regents and the doctor. The proposed agreement, which includes several mandated reforms at UCLA, was filed Monday in federal court. Patients have accused Heaps of sexual assault and sexual misconduct between 1983 and 2018, when he worked at the UCLA student health center and UCLA Medical Center. Accusations include making sexually inappropriate comments to patients and touching women sexually during exams without wearing gloves.  Get Breaking News Delivered to...
    Several LSU school officials knew of sexual assault allegations against former football players, but didn’t act on the complaints, according to an explosive USA Today Sports report. Officials in the athletic department either ignored the allegations or denied victims’ requests for protection, according to the report. There were three cases of football players who were found responsible for sexual assault but were allowed to remain on campus with their suspensions deferred in what essentially was a probational period, USA Today reported. One of those players was Derrius Guice, the troubled former second-round pick of the Washington Football Team who was cut in August after being arrested on domestic-violence charges. Another case included former wide receiver Drake Davis. USA Today reported that LSU women’s tennis coach Mike Sell was informed that Davis punched one of his players in the stomach. Sell never reported the incident, and Davis reportedly continued to assault...
    By STEFANIE DAZIO, Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — The prestigious University of California system has reached a proposed $73 million settlement with seven women who accused a former gynecologist of sexual abuse. As part of the class-action lawsuit, more than 6,600 patients of Dr. James Heaps could receive part of the settlement — even if they have not accused the former University of California, Los Angeles, gynecologist of abuse. A federal judge must approve the deal between the seven plaintiffs, representing thousands of Heaps' patients, and the University of California regents and the doctor. The proposed agreement, which includes several mandated reforms at UCLA, was filed Monday in federal court. Patients have accused Heaps of sexual assault and sexual misconduct between 1983 and 2018, when he worked at the UCLA student health center and UCLA Medical Center. Accusations include making sexually inappropriate comments to patients, touching women sexually during...
    A man who admitted his involvement in a series of rapes and sexual assaults that terrorized victims between 2015-2016 has been sentenced to more than 15 years in state prison, authorities said Monday. Anmol Prasad, 35, of Lathrop received 15 years and four months in prison when he was sentenced earlier this month, authorities said. Authorities said Prasad, a long-haul truck driver, admitted to victimizing five people in three states. According to authorities, a photo taken by a victim in a sexual assault that happened in Portland, Ore. helped lead to Prasad’s arrest. Detectives from the Fremont, Oakland, and Richmond police departments worked together in the investigation, as did police departments in Portland, Ore., and Renton, Wash. The Alameda County Sheriff’s Office also took part. Prasad pleaded guilty to two counts of assault to commit mayhem, rape, sodomy or oral copulation and one count of forced sexual assault, authorities said....
    FREMONT (CBS SF) — Anmol Prasad, a 35-year-old long haul truck driver from Lathrop, has been sentenced to more than 15 years in jail for a series of rapes and assaults in the San Francisco Bay Area between 2015-2016, according to Fremont police investigators. In an agreement with prosecutors, Prasad pleaded guilty to three counts — two counts of assault with intent to commit mayhem, rape, sodomy or oral copulation and one count of forced sexual assault. Investigators believe there may be additional victims who have not been contacted or who may be too afraid to come forward. Other West Coast jurisdictions were also investigating Prasad along the route he traveled as a truck driver. Portland, Oregon, and Renton, Washington, investigators were also involved in the case. According to court documents, Prasad’s first crime in the Bay Area took place on October 14th, 2015. Alameda County Sheriff’s Deputies...
    A former producer’s lawsuit alleging rape by former Fox News anchor Ed Henry may have hit a complicating snag: a current Fox News staffer says her own allegations against Henry have been inaccurately included in the complaint. Former Fox News producer Jennifer Eckhart, who alleged earlier this year that she was forcefully raped by Henry during her tenure at the conservative TV outlet and was terminated after coming forward with claims of inappropriate workplace behavior, filed her third amended complaint against Henry in New York federal court on Nov. 9, 2020. In the new complaint, Eckhart includes a section detailing allegations made by several other women, including “Jane Doe 1,” a current Fox News staffer, who in August told The Daily Beast—speaking anonymously due to fear of retaliation from Henry and Fox—that she had carried on a consensual, at times “emotionally abusive,” relationship with Henry for nearly four years, ending...
    September 16, 2020 – A group of congressmen led by Jackie Speier and Mark Mullin presented the bill “I am Vanessa Guillén Act” in honor of the soldier who died on April 22 at Fort Hood and the many survivors of sexual violence who have bravely emerged in the wake of the disappearance and brutal murder of the 20-year-old military woman. The legislation, which has bipartisan support and could be put to a vote in a matter of weeks or by November. If passed, the law “will provide survivors with independent investigations into reports of both sexual harassment and sexual assault. It would also make sexual harassment a criminal offense in the military, helping to get to the heart of a problem that is far too far away. It often leads to violence and destroys careers and lives. The Guillén family and current and former military...
    A MAN awaiting trail for the attempted rape of women he met on dating apps has gone missing after a judge let him out of jail for $500 due to Covid concerns. Rene Chandler, 31, was on an electronic monitor charged with the sexual assault of two women when he assaulted and robbed a third woman in an Uber in April 2019. 1Rene Chandler, 31, stands accused of sexual assault but was released on $500 bail after a judge ruled that he was at a higher risk of contracting COVID-19 due to his precondition of asthma The Chicago man was arrested and a judge ordered he be held without bail for violating the terms of his sexual assault cases, CBW Chicago reports. However, his attorney petitioned to have him released, arguing for an emergency motion to reduce his bond amount based on Chandler’s asthma. “He is absolutely not a flight...
    Porn star Ron Jeremy has been sued by a longtime friend for allegedly sexually assaulting her at a hotel in May. Jeremy, who is facing 35 criminal sex charges already, was sued Thursday in Los Angeles County Superior Court, according to Variety. Charity Carson claimed Jeremy pinned her up against a wall, allegedly grabbed her breasts and reportedly attempted to force her to touch his penis, the outlet reported. “Plaintiff was frantically screaming and struggling to get away from [Jeremy] throughout the encounter,” the lawsuit claimed, according to Variety. “Eventually, Plaintiff was able to break loose and flee the room.” (RELATED: REPORT: Porn Star Ron Jeremy Hit With Additional Sexual Assault Charges) Carson reported the interaction to the Los Angeles Police Department on June 4 and spoke about the encounter in an interview with the New York Post. “He was very aggressive,” Carson told the New York Post at the...
    Embattled porn star Ron Jeremy was hit with a new civil suit Thursday for allegedly sexually assaulting a longtime female friend at a Los Angeles hotel. Charity Carson alleges in the Los Angeles County Superior Court complaint that Jeremy, a friend of 25 years, pinned her against a bathroom wall, squeezed her breasts and tried to force her to touch his penis, Variety reported. “Plaintiff was frantically screaming and struggling to get away from [Jeremy] throughout the encounter,” the lawsuit states, according to the magazine. “Eventually, Plaintiff was able to break loose and flee the room.” The skin flick titan, whose real name is Ronald Jeremy Hyatt, faces 35 criminal counts of rape, assault and other charges in Los Angeles County Superior Court for attacking Carson and 22 other women over the course of nearly a quarter-century. “We were friends for 25 years,” Carson, 44, of Florida, told The...
    Embattled porn star Ron Jeremy was hit with a new civil suit Thursday for allegedly sexually assaulting a longtime female friend at a Los Angeles hotel. Charity Carson alleges in the Los Angeles County Superior Court complaint that Jeremy, a friend of 25 years, pinned her against a bathroom wall, squeezed her breasts and tried to force her to touch his penis, Variety reported. “Plaintiff was frantically screaming and struggling to get away from [Jeremy] throughout the encounter,” the lawsuit states, according to the magazine. “Eventually, Plaintiff was able to break loose and flee the room.” The skin flick titan, whose real name is Ronald Jeremy Hyatt, faces 35 criminal counts of rape, assault and other charges in Los Angeles County Superior Court for attacking Carson and 22 other women over the course of nearly a quarter-century. “We were friends for 25 years,” Carson, 44, of Florida, told The Post...
    Newly released information about the Louisville Metro Police Department (LMPD)—the same police department that killed Breonna Taylor after a botched search warrant—continues to shed light on the corrupted mindset the department has. According to The Courier-Journal, the department concealed at least 738,000 records documenting the sexual abuse of Explorer Scouts, a youth program for minors interested in law enforcement, by two officers. Records confirm it then lied to keep the files away from the public eye. "I have practiced open records law since the law was enacted 45 years ago, and I have never seen anything so brazen," Jon Fleischaker, an attorney for The Courier-Journal, said. "I think it an outrage." The outlet requested all the records in regards to the officers’ sexual abuse of minors last year only to be told that the records were turned over to the FBI for investigation. However, recently obtained records from...
    A Chicago man accused of sexual assault and robbery was released on $500 bail after a judge ruled that he was at a higher risk of contracting COVID-19 due to his precondition of asthma, but after hearing more evidence in the cases, he was ordered back into custody. He has not been seen since then. Rene Chandler, 31, was on an electronic monitor awaiting trial on charges that he sexually assaulted two women he met on dating apps when he assaulted and robbed a third woman in an Uber in April 2019. Chandler was arrested and a judge ordered he be held without bail for violating the terms of his sexual assault cases. However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, his attorney petitioned to have him released, and Cook County Judge Thomas Hennelly reversed course on Chandler’s no-bail status on April 9. “He is absolutely not a flight risk,” Chandler’s defense...
    A 55-year-old carpet installer from Hackensack is accused of sexually assaulting a juvenile under the age of 18 for years, authorities said Thursday.  Luis Morocho-Sacaquiri, who is married, was arrested and charged with aggravated sexual assault, sexual assault, sexual assault by contact, endangering the welfare of a child and aggravated sexual contact Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella said. An investigation was launched Tuesday, Nov. 10, following a tip to police, Musella said. It was not clear when the incidents began, how Morocho-Sacaquiri knew the alleged victim, or how old the alleged victim is. The arrest is the result of a joint investigation conducted by the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office under the direction of Chief Robert Anzilotti and the Hackensack Police Department under the direction of Officer in Charge Captain Peter Busciglio. Morocho-Sacaquiri was remanded to the Bergen County Jail pending his first appearance in Central Judicial Processing Court.
    Former Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, who faced backlash during the 2018 primaries that she ultimately lost after she mistakenly outed sexual assault survivors in a campaign ad, is on the shortlist for a position in President-elect Joe Biden's Cabinet.  Heitkamp, D-N.D., is a moderate who, in a show of bipartisanship helped push through two of President Trump's nominees to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), is now one of Biden's top picks for agriculture secretary, according to Politico.  BIDEN CABINET FAVORITE VOUCHED FOR DOMESTIC ABUSER WHO THEN MURDERED HIS EX-WIFE But the North Dakota native lost her seat in the Senate during the critical midterm race after her campaign released an attack ad aimed at her Republican challenger just a month before the 2018 election publicly naming victims of domestic violence and sexual abuse. Some of the women told Fox News at the time that they did not give permission for the campaign to name them, and...
    MIAMI (CBSMiami) — Attorneys for 5 former students from Brownsville Middle School who said they were sexually assaulted by a former physical education teacher from Brownsville Middle School are speaking out after a nearly $9 million settlement with the Miami-Dade School Board. The attorneys say they are confirming one broadcast report that the settlement was for $8,753,000. Attorney Aaron Karger told CBS4’s Peter D’Oench, “I am extremely satisfied that justice has been achieved. But secondary to that, I feel this will serve as a deterrent.” The attorneys had sued claiming the Miami-Dade School Board failed to protect the students. Karger said the settlement would lead to school officials taking complaints from students more seriously. “Going forward investigations must be more extensive and thorough. We feel that change will be affected in the district so no teacher or staff member will ever go unchecked in the face of sexual assault allegations.”...
    A 55-year-old carpet installer from Hackensack is accused of sexually assaulting a juvenile under the age of 18 for years, authorities said Thursday.  Luis Morocho-Sacaquiri, who is married, was arrested and charged with aggravated sexual assault, sexual assault, sexual assault by contact, endangering the welfare of a child and aggravated sexual contact Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella said. An investigation was launched Tuesday, Nov. 10, following a tip to police, Musella said. It was not clear when the incidents began, how Morocho-Sacaquiri knew the alleged victim, or how old the alleged victim is. The arrest is the result of a joint investigation conducted by the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office under the direction of Chief Robert Anzilotti and the Hackensack Police Department under the direction of Officer in Charge Captain Peter Busciglio. Morocho-Sacaquiri was remanded to the Bergen County Jail pending his first appearance in Central Judicial Processing Court.
    The Los Angeles Police Department is dissolving its sexual assault unit that investigated disgraced film producer Harvey Weinstein and adult film star Ron Jeremy, according to NBC4 Los Angeles. The LAPD is preparing for drastic reorganization efforts after city leaders, including Mayor Eric Garcetti, decided in the summer to reduce the department's budget by $150 million amid calls to "defund the police" after George Floyd's May 25 death in Minneapolis police custody. "The sexual assault unit -- this is one of the cutbacks that we're doing within the realignment -- those specialized detectives will be moved out to the geographic bureaus," LAPD Chief Michel Moore told the outlet. A Los Angeles police officer died from the coronavirus Friday, marking the first officer in the department to succumb to the illness. (Los Angeles Police Department) The LAPD did not respond to an inquiry from Fox News. DAVE RUBIN ON DEMOCRAT'S 'INTERNAL WAR': ONLY RADICALS SUPPORT...
    The former Louisville Metro Police detective who was fired and then indicted by a grand jury on charges related to the police shooting of Breonna Taylor has been sued by a woman who called him a "sexual predator" and accused him of sexually assaulting her in 2018. "Brett Hankison is a 44-year-old sexual predator," the lawsuit alleges. "For years, he has used his police uniform and secondary night club employment as mechanisms to prey on innocent women who are two decades younger than him." The lawsuit, filed in Jefferson County Circuit Court on Tuesday, said that Hankison "used his badge and uniform to cultivate a friendship" with 22-year-old law school student Margo Borders before he allegedly assaulted her, "leaving her physically injured and mentally battered," according to ABC News. Hankison moonlighted as a security guard for bars in the Louisville metro area, including the Tin Roof bar, which the...
    AN ex-gym teacher had sex with a 14-year-old student for seven months, telling him she'd kill herself if he told anyone about it.  Rochelle Cressman, 33, from Titusville, Pennsylvania, were reportedly called in after it was obvious the pair were in a relationship.   2Rochelle Cressman has admitted sexual abuse charges 2Cressman was the teen's gym teacher Cressman, who previously taught at Titusville Middle School, appeared yesterday in Crawford County Court on three counts of statutory sexual assault involving the teen, who was one of her students, the Meadville Tribune reported. She now faces up to 12  years behind bars after she admitted the sexual assault charges State police said Cressman, of Titusville, initiated the “sexual relationship” with the boy from September 2018 through April 2019. The pair had engaged in multiple sex acts about twice a week over seven months, cops say. Cressman repeatedly told the boy not to...
    A new lawsuit filed on Tuesday accuses the former Louisville police officer who was charged in connection to the death of Breonna Taylor of sexually assaulting a woman in 2018. Brett Hankison was fired from the Louisville Police Department in June. He was the only officer involved in the raid that ultimately led to Taylor's murder who has been charged. Hankison plead not guilty in September to three counts of wanton endangerment after three bullets were discovered to have hit the adjoining wall of the home next door to Taylor’s.  In the lawsuit, CBS News reports, a woman claims Hankison allegedly sexually assaulted her after driving her home from a Louisville bar called the Tin Roof where he was working as security. The woman, who was a law student at the time, said she was intoxicated and fell asleep in her bedroom when Hankison assaulted her. Once she regained consciousness, she said she yelled...
    A woman filed a lawsuit Tuesday against former Kentucky police officer Brett Hankison alleging that he sexually assaulted her in 2018, ABC News reported. 22-year-old Margo Borders filed the lawsuit Tuesday in Jefferson County Circuit Court in Louisville, alleging that Hankison sexually assaulted her while she was intoxicated and unconscious after giving her a ride home from a bar April 20, 2018, according to ABC News. Hankison was working as a security guard at the Tin Roof bar in Louisville when he offered Borders a ride home after she had met friends there for drinks, the lawsuit said. Former Louisville officer charged in Breonna Taylor case sued over alleged 2018 sexual assault. https://t.co/g7sHjH0l7Q — ABC News (@ABC) November 11, 2020 She accepted the ride home, according to the lawsuit. Borders claimed that she had known Hankison for about a year and that he would frequently contact her on social...
    The former Louisville officer charged with endangering Breonna Taylor's neighbors in the March police raid that left her dead has been accused in a lawsuit of sexually assaulting a woman in April 2018. Brett Hankison, who was fired from the department after the police chief at the time accused him of "blindly" firing into Taylor's apartment from outside, is charged with three counts of wanton endangerment in relation to shots that traveled into a neighboring unit. He has pleaded not guilty. In the lawsuit filed Tuesday, a woman who says she knew Hankison through a mutual friend accuses him of sexually assaulting her after he gave her a ride home from the Louisville bar where he was working a security job. The suit said the woman, who was a law student at the time, was intoxicated and had fallen asleep in her bedroom when Hankison assaulted her. She said she regained...