Content Tagged As sexual_assault

1 year 2 months ago

Air force sex scandal heats up

A troubling arrest in Virginia is pushing a decade old Air Force Academy sex scandal back into the headlines. An Air Force officer who ran the branch's sexual assault prevention unit is now charged with sexual assault. Following the 2003 nationwide scandal, the Department of Defense put mandatory...

2 years 11 months ago

Polygamist leader awaiting punishment

SAN ANGELO, Texas (AP) - Convicted polygamist leader Warren Jeffs is awaiting his punishment from the same Texas jury that convicted him on child sex charges. Jurors were set to begin deliberations Tuesday in the trial's sentencing phase. Jeffs faces life in prison, where he can still lead the...

3 years 7 hours ago

Strauss-Kahn's accuser speaks out

NEW YORK (AP) - The hotel housekeeper accusing Dominique Strauss-Kahn of sexual assault says she learned he was a French political figure from news reports. Nafissatou Diallo says she didn't know Strauss-Kahn was the head of the International Monetary Fund or a possible candidate for the French presidency when...

3 years 3 days ago

Perrish Cox arrest affidavit to be released

DENVER (AP) - A document detailing allegations of sexual assault against Denver Broncos cornerback Perrish Cox is being released. The Colorado Supreme Court on Friday denied a request from Cox to block the document from being made public. At issue is an arrest warrant affidavit, which explains why...

3 years 3 months ago

Survivor brings awareness to sexual violence

The Statistics are alarming. Every two minutes someone in our country is sexually assaulted, according to the Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network. In Colorado, one in four women and one in 17 men are victims of sexual violence, according to the Colorado Coalition Against Sexual Assault. April is sexual...

3 years 4 months ago

Md. police look into death inside upscale shop

BETHESDA, Md. (AP) - Police say a woman employee at an upscale athletic apparel store in Bethesda has been killed and another woman worker was sexually assaulted after they were attacked during a robbery attempt. Police said Saturday the woman who survived is talking to detectives. Montgomery County police...

4 years 3 days ago

EMT arrested in several rape cases

NEW YORK (AP) - New York officials say an emergency medical technician with special access via a universal "fireman's key" sexually assaulted five women and girls since 2001. A gunman forced a woman into a car Monday and raped her in Brooklyn. On July 11, an 11-year-old girl was...

4 years 1 month ago

"Ether Man" hearing postponed

The man suspected in New Mexico as the "Ether Man" rapist continues to face charges in Pueblo, where he was arrested originally on a peeping tom charge. Robert Bruce was scheduled for a preliminary hearing Wednesday in Pueblo District Court in a sexual assault that came to light after...

4 years 2 months ago

Colorado inmate charged in cold case

A Colorado inmate serving time on a drug conviction faces charges of sexually assaulting one woman and trying to assault another 16 years ago. Denver police and the district attorney said Thursday DNA evidence led them to 38-year-old Jody Smith. Smith is accused of trying to grab a woman...

4 years 2 months ago

Teens take a stand against sexual assault

The residents of Canon City come together to march and to take a stand against sexual assault. "It brings awareness to the issue of sexual assault, rape, incest, all of those things." explains march organizer Jenny Lehl, "And what we hope to obtain from it is community support for people...

4 years 3 months ago

Men in heels? Why?

Dozens of men at Utah State University slipped into high heeled shoes to take a stand against sexual assault. That may sound like a strange way to make a point, but many men and even boys understand it's largely up to them to stop gender violence. On campus in...

4 years 3 months ago

Fugitive caught, lockdown lifted

Fugitive Robert Thompson was arrested Wednesday afternoon according to the Pueblo County Sheriff's Office. Thompson was on trial last week for sexual assault when he failed to show up in court. The trial continued without him and he was then convicted. His vehicle was found Tuesday in the...

4 years 3 months ago

Court martial underway for Fort Carson soldier

A Fort Carson soldier faces a court martial for an allegedly sexually assaulting the wife of a man he had met while deployed in Iraq in 2008. Twenty-eight-year-old Spc. Philip C. Vermeiren's court martial continues Wednesday. Defense attorneys say Vermeiren and the woman had a brief consensual sexual encounter Oct....

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