Video evidence allegedly showing New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft and other men in sex acts at a Florida massage parlor was supressed by a Florida judge, a victory in Kraft’s defense against misdemeanor charges that he solicited prostitution.
Decades after all 50 states had laws making marital rape a crime, many still have loopholes of the sort that Minnesota closed last week with a new law focused on rapes that happen when a partner is incapacitated.
A 24-hour helpline that the Mormon Church touts as part of an innovative model for reporting sexual abuse has been used instead to shield the church from potential lawsuits, according to a Vice report based on court testimony and documents.
A federal judge overturned former Penn State University president Graham Spanier’s conviction on a child endangerment charge a day before he was supposed to start his prison sentence over his handling of child sex abuse allegations against former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky.
The two young Pennsylvania prosecutors who won a conviction of comedian Bill Cosby on sexual assault charges sit down with TCR to reprise the case, and draw lessons about future prosecutions of sex crimes.
The review by the National Guard Bureau’s Office of Complex Investigations comes after the two state leaders in March asked the office to investigate multiple complains about “inadequate accountability for those who commit sexual misconduct.”
The U.S., Russia and China are objecting to a draft United Nations resolution proposed by Germany to create a working group to develop commissions of inquiry into allegations of rape and other sex crimes in war zones. The resolution is set for debate Tuesday following an appearance by Nobel Prizewinner Nadia Murad.