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PM: Video of Mob Assaulting Women 'Shamed India'

Modi vows action after mob is filmed bringing two women to field

(Newser) - Disturbing footage out of India shows a group of men sexually assaulting two naked women being led to an empty field, where at least one of the women was gang-raped, according to a police complaint. Footage of the May 4 incident has triggered an uprising in the state of Manipur,...

In Houston Suburb, a 'Very, Very Evil, Evil Thing'

Couple accused of kidnapping teen, holding her captive for a month

(Newser) - An 18-year-old woman was sexually abused over the course of a month while held against her will in a Texas neighborhood before escaping her restraints and running for help, according to police. A resident of the Houston suburb of Humble tells KHOU that a "shaking" barefoot woman showed up...

Man Who Raped, Impregnated Ohio 10-Year-Old Sentenced

Gerson Fuentes' victim had to travel to Indiana for abortion

(Newser) - An Ohio man who raped his girlfriend's young daughter, causing the 10-year-old to seek an abortion in Indiana in a case that made national headlines, has been sentenced to life in prison with the possibility of parole after 25 years. Gerson Fuentes, a 28-year-old Guatemalan national, pleaded guilty to...

A Decade of Legal Battles Between Kesha, Dr. Luke Is Over

Suits, countersuits that started in 2014 have all been settled

(Newser) - After nearly 10 years, the legal battle between Kesha and Dr. Luke is over. The pop star had, in 2014, sued the music producer, claiming he drugged and raped her while they were working together. He countersued, and a series of other claims and counterclaims followed. But on Thursday, both...

Cuba Gooding Jr.'s Rape Trial Stopped Right Before It Started

Actor settles with woman who said he raped her in New York hotel room a decade ago

(Newser) - Just as a trial was to begin, it was revealed Tuesday that Cuba Gooding Jr. has settled accusations that he raped a woman in a New York City hotel a decade ago, according to court records. The actor had insisted through lawyers that his encounter with the woman was consensual...

Alice Sebold's New Life Is One of Grief and 'Shame'

Bestselling author hasn't yet met with Anthony Broadwater, whom she once thought raped her

(Newser) - More than a year after the man she wrongfully accused of raping her had his conviction overturned, author Alice Sebold is still struggling to comprehend her role in what happened. "I still don't know where to go with this but to grief and to silence and to shame,...

Ex-NFL Punter: Evidence Shows I Wasn't at Alleged Rape

Alleged victim reviewed the video, says 'I don't think it exonerates anybody'

(Newser) - A 101-minute long recording reveals NFL-drafted punter Matt Araiza was not present for the alleged gang rape of a teenager by members of the San Diego State football team. Araiza, who was previously let go by the Buffalo Bills, has sent the recording to NFL teams in an effort to...

Ex-Manager Accuses Singer of 'Torrential Sexual Abuse'

Country singer Jimmie Allen dropped by label after former manager files lawsuit

(Newser) - Country singer Jimmie Allen is being sued by a former member of his management team who says she was repeatedly raped during a "torrential cycle" of abuse over 18 months. The former manager, a woman in her early 20s, has filed a civil lawsuit against Allen alleging sexual battery,...

Jury in Trump's Rape Trial Begins Deliberations

Both sides presented closing arguments Monday

(Newser) - A jury in New York City is set to begin deliberations Tuesday in a civil trial over advice columnist E. Jean Carroll's claims that Donald Trump raped her in a luxury Manhattan department store in 1996, the AP reports. US District Judge Lewis A. Kaplan will read instructions on...

Friend Told E. Jean Carroll, 'He'll Bury You'

'To get my day in court finally is everything,' says writer who accuses Donald Trump of rape

(Newser) - A "very funny situation" in the Bergdorf Goodman department store developed into anything but when Donald Trump followed E. Jean Carroll into a dressing room and raped her in 1996, the writer testified in court Wednesday. Breaking down in tears at various points during the hours-long testimony, the former...

E. Jean Carroll Takes Stand in Trump Civil Trial

Carroll said the former president 'lied and shattered my reputation'

(Newser) - Writer E. Jean Carroll testified in her lawsuit against former President Donald Trump on Wednesday, stating that in 1996 Trump raped her in a fitting room and later denied and defamed her after she went public, reports NPR . On the stand, Carroll indicated she's seeking to restore her reputation....

Discarded Coffee Cup Leads to Arrest for 2 Long-Ago Rapes

Kurt Alan Rillema accused of raping women in Michigan (1999) and Pennsylvania (2000)

(Newser) - An "avid golfer" in Michigan is facing charges of raping two women at golf courses more than 20 years ago after police pulled DNA from a coffee cup he threw away. Police say DNA links Kurt Alan Rillema, 51, of West Bloomfield, to a September 1999 attack at the...

A Trump Trial Begins
Trial Begins in
Trump's Rape Case

Trial Begins in Trump's Rape Case

E. Jean Carroll is suing the former president for rape, defamation

(Newser) - The civil trial over E. Jean Carroll's rape and defamation lawsuit against former President Trump started Tuesday, with jury selection and opening statements taking place in a Manhattan federal courtroom just blocks from where Trump's historic arraignment took place earlier this month. Trump was not present for jury...

Stanford University Employee Lied About Rapes: Police

Rape reports had led hundreds of students to march in October demanding more protection

(Newser) - A 25-year-old Stanford University employee was arrested Wednesday and charged with felony perjury for allegedly lying about being raped twice last year on campus, the AP reports. Jennifer Ann Gries of Santa Clara first reported a false sexual attack in August when she told a nurse at Valley Medical Center...

Woman Who Lied About Rape, Trafficking Gets 8 Years

3 men falsely accused by British woman Eleanor Williams attempted suicide

(Newser) - After Eleanor Williams claimed to have been raped and trafficked by a gang of Asian men in the north of England, a "Justice for Ellie" solidarity campaign spread worldwide and there was a surge in hate crimes in her hometown of Barrow. But her allegations were "complete fiction,...

Paris Hilton: I Was Drugged, Raped at 15

Reality star says her drink knocked her out for hours

(Newser) - Paris Hilton, who has testified before Congress about being abused as a boarding school student, said in a new interview that she was drugged and raped as a teenager. She and her friends had met a group she described as older guys at Century City Mall in Los Angeles, who...

Kidnap Suspect Could Get 5 Life Sentences Plus 36 Years

Timothy Haslett, Jr. accused of raping captive who escaped his Missouri home in metal collar

(Newser) - A Missouri grand jury has indicted a man accused of kidnapping and raping a woman with charges that could result in five life sentences. Timothy Haslett, Jr. was indicted Tuesday on nine felony counts including one count of kidnapping, one count of first-degree rape, four counts of first-degree sodomy, two...

Ex-Cop Who 'Brazenly Raped' a Dozen Women Gets Life

David Carrick was one of UK's worst serial rapists, involved in attacks that spanned 17 years

(Newser) - An ex-London police officer was sentenced Tuesday to life in prison with a minimum term of 30 years for raping and sexually assaulting a dozen women over a 17-year period. David Carrick, 48, formerly of the Metropolitan Police, admitted last month he was a serial rapist in what prosecutors described...

Police: LSU Student Was Raped Before She Was Hit by Car

3 men and a juvenile charged in Madison Brooks case

(Newser) - An intoxicated 19-year-old Louisiana State University student was raped in the back of a car before she was struck and killed by a vehicle in a Baton Rouge neighborhood in the early hours of Jan. 16, authorities say. Three adult males and a juvenile have been charged in connection with...

London Police Officer Admits 24 Rapes

David Carrick is one of UK's worst sex offenders

(Newser) - A serving officer in London's Metropolitan Police is guilty of so many crimes, including 24 counts of rape, that he ranks among Britain's worst sex offenders—and authorities said more victims could still come forward. David Carrick has pleaded guilty to more than 80 offenses covered in 49...

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