New York police have long been frustrated by not being able to keep known subway sexual harassers from returning to the scene of their crimes. Now a city council proposal would take the drastic step of banning serial offenders from the subway system for life.
By using his state’s consumer protection law as an alternative to criminal charges or a negligence suit, West Virginia’s attorney general has opened a novel front in the legal battles over child sex abuse in the Catholic Church.
Fewer than one in four defendants charged with sexual assault in North Carolina can expect to be convicted of that charge or a related reduced charge, a media consortium found in a review of court records statewide spanning 4½ years.
Languishing evidence in 100,000 sexual assault cases around the U.S. has been sent for DNA testing with money from Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance and federal authorities, leading to more than 1,000 arrests and hundreds of convictions in three years. Another 155,000 or more sex assault evidence kits await testing,
Complex and painstaking teamwork was at the center of a four-county, seven-month sex trafficking investigation of massage parlors that included hidden cameras, billionaire johns, semen-stained napkins and a $20 million suspected network that stretched from China to New York to Florida.
“The perpetrators abused their position of power in profound ways,” Sen. Martha McSally (R-AZ) told a Senate Armed Services subcommittee. The Defense Department received 6,769 reports of sexual assault involving service members in fiscal year 2017.
Embattled R&B star R. Kelly angrily blamed his ex-wife for “destroying” his name and claimed other people stole from his bank accounts in an interview that aired Thursday, a day after he was sent to jail for not paying child support.
“I believe human trafficking is heavily involved in what’s going on at all these spas,” said Bruce Colton, a Florida prosecutor. “But believing it and being able to prove it in court are two different things.”