In a stunning decision that could test the legal framework of #MeToo cases, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court will review the trial decision to let five other accusers testify at Cosby’s sexual assault trial in 2018. The TV star is serving a prison term.
Joseph James DeAngelo, accused of a series of rapes and murders as the Golden State Killer, is expected to plead guilty on June 29 in order to escape the death penalty. Now many police departments are reexamining cases from the 1970s and reevaluating the statute of limitations in order to get justice for victims’ families.
A judge dismissed charges against former Michigan State University President Lou Anna Simon, ruling there wasn’t sufficient evidence that she intentionally lied to investigators about the Larry Nassar sexual-abuse scandal. The state will appeal the ruling.
Three Texas lawsuits arguing that Facebook is a breeding ground for sex traffickers, brought by women who say as juveniles they were coerced into prostitution by men who contacted them on Facebook and Instagram, defeated a motion by the social media company to dismiss them.
Individuals required to register as sex offenders must still register in person in many states. This puts the health of registrants, their families, agency employees, police officers, and the general public in danger, warns an advocate.
Warning that sex trafficking and domestic violence survivors were at special risk during the national health crisis, Hawaii’s Commission on the Status of Women has unveiled what it called the country’s first “feminist” recovery plan.