Sexual assault

FILE - Norah O'Donnell attends Variety's third annual "Salute to Service" celebration on Nov. 6, 2019, in New York. The CBS Evening News anchor says she's "never covered a year in my entire journalistic career like this last year." From the ongoing COVID global pandemic and George Floyd protests around the world to the contested 2020 presidential and last week's storming of the U.S. capitol by armed insurgents, O'Donnell concluded that "journalism is more important than ever." (Photo by Jason Mendez/Invision/AP, File)
January 13, 2021 - 12:54 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Norah O’Donnell has seen a lot during her career, including her award-winning coverage of the sexual assaults in the Air Force, the Las Vegas mass shooting, and interviews with world leaders. Yet, the CBS Evening News anchor says she’s “never covered a year in my entire journalistic...
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A Julian Assange supporter reacts outside the Westminster Magistrates Court after Julian Assange was denied bail at a hearing in the court in London, Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021. On Monday Judge Vanessa Baraitser ruled that Julian Assange cannot be extradited to the US. because of concerns about his mental health. Assange had been charged under the US's 1917 Espionage Act for "unlawfully obtaining and disclosing classified documents related to the national defence". Assange remains in custody. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
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January 06, 2021 - 10:50 am
LONDON (AP) — A British judge on Wednesday denied bail to WikiLeaks’ founder Julian Assange, ordering him to remain in a high-security prison while U.K. courts decide whether he will be sent to the United States to face espionage charges. District Judge Vanessa Baraitser said Assange must remain in...
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This is a court artist sketch by Elizabeth Cook of Julian Assange appearing at the Old Bailey in London for the ruling in his extradition case, in London, Monday, Jan. 4, 2021. A British judge has rejected the United States’ request to extradite WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to face espionage charges, saying it would be “oppressive” because of his mental health. District Judge Vanessa Baraitser said Assange was likely to kill himself if sent to the U.S. The U.S. government said it would appeal the decision. (Elizabeth Cook/PA via AP)
January 04, 2021 - 6:55 pm
LONDON (AP) — A British judge on Monday rejected the United States’ request to extradite WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to face espionage charges over the publication of secret U.S. documents a decade ago, saying he was likely to kill himself if held under harsh U.S. prison conditions. In a mixed...
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FILE - In this Aug. 11, 2019, file photo, a security guard stands next to a notice showing Nora Anne Quoirin, in Seremban, Malaysia. A Malaysian coroner ruled Monday, Jan. 4, 2021 the death of the French-Irish teen, whose body was found near a Malaysian jungle resort where she vanished while on holiday, was most likely a misadventure that didn't involve other people. (AP Photo/FL Wong, File)
January 04, 2021 - 7:27 am
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — A Malaysian coroner ruled Monday that the death of a French-Irish teenager whose body was found near a Malaysian jungle resort where she vanished while on vacation was most likely a misadventure that didn't involve other people. Coroner Maimoonah Aid ruled out homicide...
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December 26, 2020 - 11:47 am
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Two Florida men, including an underground rap artist known as Splash Zanotti, appeared in federal court Christmas day in connection with a home invasion two months ago, in which authorities said the men terrorized a couple, demanded $20,000 and sexually assaulted a...
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FILE - In this Aug.13, 2019 file photo, a man walks his dog next to an apartment building owned by Jeffrey Epstein in Paris. Modeling agent Jean-Luc Brunel who was close to U.S. financier Jeffrey Epstein has been taken into custody in France, suspected of an array of crimes, including the rape of minors and trafficking minors for sexual exploitation, Paris prosecutors said Thursday. The prosecutors' office said Jean-Luc Brunel was detained for questioning on Wednesday. (AP Photo/Francois Mori, File)
December 19, 2020 - 4:54 am
PARIS (AP) — A modeling agent associated with disgraced U.S. financier Jeffrey Epstein has been charged in France with sexual harassment and the rape of minors over 15 years old. Jean-Luc Brunel was arrested as part of an ongoing investigation on Wednesday at Charles de Gaulle airport as he was...
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Yoon Seong-yeo, 53, center, is congratulated at the Suwon District Court in Suwon, South Korea, Thursday, Dec. 17, 2020. Yoon who spent 20 years behind bars for a murder he didn't commit has cleared his name in court after one of the country's most notorious serial killers confessed to the 1988 rape and murder of a 13-year-old girl. Yoon had been sentenced to life in prison and was released on parole in 2009. He listened quietly as the judge apologized to him on behalf of the judiciary for causing him "immense physical and mental pain" because of the wrong verdict. (Hong Ki-won/Yonhap via AP)
December 18, 2020 - 5:35 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A South Korean man who spent 20 years behind bars for a murder he didn’t commit has cleared his name in court after one of the country’s most notorious serial killers confessed to the 1988 rape and murder of a 13-year-old girl. Yoon Seong-yeo, 53, had been sentenced to...
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Former model Thysia Huisman, who is among women who have accused Jean-Luc Brunel of rape, poses for a picture in Amsterdam, Netherlands, Thursday, Dec. 17, 2020. The Paris prosecutors office said Thursday that Brunel, a modeling agent associated with disgraced U.S. financier Jeffrey Epstein, was detained Wednesday, suspected of an array of crimes, including the rape of minors and human trafficking for sexual exploitation. Brunel was being investigated as part of a broad French probe into alleged sexual exploitation of women and girls by Epstein and his circle. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)
December 17, 2020 - 12:04 pm
LE PECQ, France (AP) — A former model who testified to French police that she was drugged and raped as a teenager by an associate of disgraced late financier Jeffrey Epstein said she wept “tears of joy” Thursday after the modeling agent was taken into custody at Paris' main airport for an array of...
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FILE - Peter Nygard attends the 24th Night of 100 Stars Oscars Viewing Gala on March 2, 2014, in Beverly Hills, Calif. Nygard faces criminal charges in New York after his Canadian arrest on charges alleging that he dangled opportunities in fashion and modeling to lure dozens of women and girls to have sex with himself and others. The 79-year-old Nygard awaited an appearance in a Winnipeg courtroom after his Monday, Dec. 14, 2020, arrest in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada by Canadian authorities at the request of the United States. (Photo by Annie I. Bang /Invision/AP, File)
December 15, 2020 - 7:50 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Canadian fashion mogul Peter Nygard was arrested on charges alleging he sexually abused women and girls after luring them into his orbit with opportunities in fashion and modeling over the last 25 years. Nygard, 79, was detained after a Winnipeg, Canada, court appearance Tuesday...
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FILE - In this July 7, 2020 file photo, Secretary of Veterans Affairs Richard Wilkie speaks at the National Press Club in Washington. Confronted with a sexual assault allegation at a veterans hospital, Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert Wilkie repeatedly sought to discredit the female congressional staffer who made the complaint. His staff also worked to spread negative information about her while ignoring known problems of harassment at the facility. That's according to a blistering investigation released Thursday by VA's internal watchdog. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
December 11, 2020 - 8:59 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Four of the nation's biggest veterans groups on Friday called for the immediate dismissal of Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert Wilkie following a scathing government audit that found he had acted unprofessionally if not unethically in the handling of a congressional aide’s...
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