sexual assault

A judge from the U.S. District Court in Washington was hit with a civil lawsuit the same day he retired over claims he allegedly assaulted a teenage witness in a high-profile case 35 years ago. CBS News reports that Terry Mitchell, 51, claims Richard Roberts sexually abused her during the trial of White supremacist Joseph Paul Franklin, who killed two Black joggers in Salt Lake City back in 1981.

Justin Posey, 17, accused of transmitting HIV to a 13-year-old girl, was indicted Wednesday on third-degree rape charges, reports The Advocate.

An Oklahoma missionary was sentenced to 40 years in prison this week after he was found guilty of raping Kenyan orphans while volunteering at a children's home.

Arguing that police should have done something sooner to stop rapist ex-Oklahoma City, Oklahoma police officer Daniel Holtzclaw, lawyers for the victims have amended a federal civil rights civil suit against him to include another victim.

The alleged sexual assault case against entertainer Bill Cosby will move forward after a judge on Wednesday rejected his defense's pleas to drop the case and allowed previous comments made about the attack usable by the prosecution in court.

Bill Cosby arrived in Norristown, Pa. Tuesday morning for a preliminary hearing on the sexual assault charges filed against him in December, The New York Times reports. The hearing at the Montgomery County courthouse was set to determine if the case will proceed with the criminal charges issued by Andrea Constand, who claimed she was sexually assaulted […]

Ben Crump, the civil rights attorney, called an ex-Oklahoma City officer’s sentencing a rare opportunity to get full justice for his clients, who are poor, Black, and female, he said during an exclusive interview with NewsOne.

An estimated 50 women have accused Cosby of sexual assault. Some of his longtime fans and supporters, however, have never bought into the allegations.

"They want us all to have an asterisk by our name," Griffin said in a video interview with hip-hop website VladTV. “Nobody leaves this business clean."

A day after Bill Cosby was arrested on charges of aggravated indecent assault, the 78-year-old broke his silence, tweeting a message of thanks to his 4.1 million Twitter followers.

An arrest warrant has been issued for Bill Cosby on charges of drugging and sexually assaulting former Temple employee Andrea Constand in 2004.

Seven women who have accused Bill Cosby of sexual assault have issued a subpoena for his wife Camille Cosby to be deposed next month.