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Women Report Being Abused in New Year's Eve Crowd

Italy asks victims to file reports over crimes in Milan square

(Newser) - Italian security officials on Saturday appealed to women or girls who think they were sexually abused or molested by mobs during New Year's Eve celebrations in a square near Milan's cathedral to file complaints with police. Several women have told authorities they were groped by young men that...

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Eye Reflection in Selfie Was All Her Stalker Needed

Hibiki Sato charged with attacking Japanese pop star: cops

(Newser) - Celebrities, and anyone else hoping not to be found by creeps on the internet, can learn from an alarming stalking case out of Japan. According to media reports, a member of the J-pop group Tenshitsukinukeniyomi was sexually assaulted at her Tokyo apartment building last month after a fan figured out...

He Molested 11-Year-Old Girl. He'll See No Time Behind Bars

The girl tested positive for chlamydia after sexual encounter with Joseph Meili of Missouri

(Newser) - Joseph Meili's lawyer is praising a "just outcome" for his client in a case prosecutors slam as one of "willful ignorance." And the 22-year-old Missouri man's crime is a heinous one: Per the Springfield News-Leader and Washington Post , Meili pleaded guilty last week to third-degree...

Feds: HIV-Positive Shelter Worker Sexually Abused Immigrant Kids

Southwest Key, largest operator of US immigrant youth shelters, also plagued with other allegations

(Newser) - While the controversy surrounding immigrant children separated from their parents at the US border continues to swirl, the AP reports on troublesome news out of a shelter outside Phoenix. Per federal authorities, Levian Pacheco, who used to work for Southwest Key's Casa Kokopelli facility in Mesa, has pleaded not...

Nassar Attorney Has 'Hard Time' Buying Accusers' Stories

Shannon Smith called 'vile' by victims' attorney for saying number of accusers was 'really extreme'

(Newser) - The dozens of victims who spoke at Larry Nassar's sentencing hearing earlier this month served up scathing rebukes against the ex-USA Gymnastics doctor, who received up to 175 years in prison for his crimes. One person not as moved by their testimony: a Nassar defense attorney, who said during...

Scott Baio Says He Didn't Molest Underage Co-Star

'What I'm being accused of is horrible'

(Newser) - "Ask @scottbaio what happened in his garage at his house when I was a minor. Creep," Nicole Eggert tweeted Saturday, setting off a storm of claims and counterclaims between her and her former Charles in Charge co-star. In later tweets, Eggert, 46, said the inappropriate behavior had started...

After Lawmaker's Suicide, Widow Will Run for Seat

She slams 'high-tech' lynchings

(Newser) - "Dan is gone, but his story is far from over," says the widow of Dan Johnson, a Kentucky state lawmaker who killed himself Wednesday night after he was accused of sexually assaulting a teenage girl . Rebecca Johnson says she plans to run for the Republican's House seat...

New Claim on Polanski: He Molested Me When I Was 10

Woman claims he sexually abused her during 1975 photo shoot

(Newser) - Los Angeles detectives said Tuesday they're investigating a woman's claim that Oscar-winning director Roman Polanski molested her in 1975, when she was 10 years old. But the statute of limitations has long expired, so criminal charges couldn't be brought even if proven, reports the AP , though law...

Gymnastics Doctor Pleads Guilty in Sex Abuse Case

Larry Nassar will face at least 25 years in prison

(Newser) - A sports doctor accused of molesting girls while working for USA Gymnastics and Michigan State University pleaded guilty Wednesday to multiple charges of sexual assault and will face at least 25 years in prison, the AP reports. Dr. Larry Nassar, 54, was charged with molesting seven girls, mostly under the...

Seattle Mayor Hit by Sex-Abuse Allegations

Suit says Ed Murray molested crack-addicted teen in '80s; 2 more accusers come forward

(Newser) - Seattle Mayor Ed Murray has been accused in a lawsuit of sexually molesting a teenage high-school dropout in the 1980s, the AP reports. Two other men tell the Seattle Times that Murray abused them in the 1980s, when they lived in an Oregon center for troubled children. The allegations were...

Woman Says Gymnastics Doc Molested Her for Years

Larry Nassar will now face criminal charges in addition to multiple civil suits

(Newser) - A former US Gymnastics doctor already facing federal child pornography charges and dozens of civil lawsuits from gymnasts who say he molested them will have to stand trial for criminal sexual conduct, a Michigan judge has ruled. CBS News reports the decision was made after a 25-year-old woman testified against...

TSA Officer Accused of Molesting Passenger

Police say he lured her into a bathroom at LaGuardia

(Newser) - A Transportation Security Administration officer has been arrested after police say he molested a female passenger after luring her into a bathroom at LaGuardia Airport. A Port Authority police spokesman says 40-year-old Maxie Oquendo was arrested last night. Prosecutors say Oquendo approached the 21-year-old woman on Tuesday as she was...

Parents: Adopted Son, 12, Molested Our Other Kids

Seattle parents say social worker hadn't warned them

(Newser) - Foster parents in Seattle are suing the Department of Social and Health Services over an adopted 12-year-old boy who allegedly molested all of their other children, KIRO-TV reports. Trish and Steven, who gave only their first names, have three adopted and four biological children, and one of the latter (an...

TV Show May Have Helped Catch Fugitive Molester

He is dead in police shootout after story airs on John Walsh program

(Newser) - A TV show may have spelled the end for fugitive and accused child molester Charles Mozdir, who was killed during a shootout with police in a Manhattan smoke shop yesterday, reports PIX11 . In 2012, Mozdir was accused in California of molesting a friend's sick 7-year-old boy he was tasked...

Zimmerman Molested Me for 10 Years: Witness

'Witness 9': The sex abuse began at age 6

(Newser) - A witness in the George Zimmerman trial says Trayvon Martin's killer molested her for up to 10 years starting when they were children, the Miami Herald reports. The woman, known as "witness 9" in court records, says he first fondled and penetrated her with his fingers at age...

Third Man Says Syracuse Coach Molested Him

But accuser himself is facing child abuse charges

(Newser) - A third accuser has emerged in the Bernie Fine sexual abuse case—and unlike the first two , this one may be able to prosecute, the Syracuse Post-Standard reports. Zach Tomaselli, 23, tells police that the Syracuse University assistant basketball coach molested him 9 years ago in a Pittsburgh hotel room....

Ashley Judd Memoir Reveals Sex Abuse

Childhood was filled with drugs, neglect, she writes

(Newser) - Ashley Judd's memoir details a family faced with troubles ranging "from depression, suicide, alcoholism, and compulsive gambling to incest and suspected murder," she writes. Radar and MSNBC received advance copies of All That Is Bitter & Sweet, out today. Judd writes that "there was always marijuana inside...

Victim Gets Molester to Confess ... on YouTube

Man tracks down alleged attacker 40 years later, questions him on video

(Newser) - A man who was molested 40 years ago not only tracked his alleged attacker down and got him to confess … he got him to confess on YouTube. Ron Tebo, 47, claims he and a younger sister were sexually assaulted in 1970 by a teenage neighbor. He decided to track...

Mom: My Boy Was Molested by Kindergarten Classmates

She's suing NYC schools for bathroom attack

(Newser) - A Queens mother is suing the New York City school district after reporting that her 5-year-old son was sexually assaulted in his school bathroom by four kindergarten classmates. "I couldn't believe this was happening to my son," mom Yenny Valero told the New York Daily News . "I...

Assange Refused to Wear Condom: Accusers

They say he wouldn't get STD-tested, either

(Newser) - The gross details of Julian Assange’s molestation charges are emerging: The two women accusing Assange claim he refused to be tested for STDs and refused to wear a condom. The women admit their dalliances with the WikiLeaks founder began consensually, but later included nonconsensual, no-condom sex. Though the rape...

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