sexual assault

Gov. Phil Murphy
Danielle Parhizkaran/
Ian Bush
May 13, 2019 - 4:09 pm
NEW JERSEY (KYW Newsradio) — New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy has signed into law an extension of the civil statute of limitations for sexual abuse claims in the state. It increases to seven years — or until age 55, whichever is later — the period of time during which sexual assault survivors can pursue...
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In this Wednesday May 1, 2019 file photo, buildings are reflected in the window as WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is taken from court, where he appeared on charges of jumping British bail seven years ago, in London.
Matt Dunham/AP Photo
May 13, 2019 - 9:16 am
By David Keyton and Jan M. Olsen, Associated Press STOCKHOLM (AP) — Swedish prosecutors said Monday they are reopening a rape case against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange and will seek his extradition from Britain. The move sets up a legal battle with the United States, where the Australian...
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Shian Skylar Mengini
Delaware County District Attorney's Office
Kristen Johanson
May 09, 2019 - 5:21 pm
MEDIA, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — A Delaware County woman has been charged after prosecutors say she made a false sexual assault claim. Prosecutors say 18-year-old Shian Skylar Mengini lied to police about an encounter with another woman, in which she said the woman sexually assaulted her. Mengini said...
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Amanda Knox
Ted S. Warren/AP
May 08, 2019 - 12:23 pm
ROME (AP) — Amanda Knox is returning to Italy for the first time since she was convicted and imprisoned, but ultimately acquitted, in the murder and sexual assault of her British roommate in the hilltop university town of Perugia. The 31-year-old American was invited to attend a conference June 13-...
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Police Light Generic
May 04, 2019 - 9:39 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Newark Police say a man pretending to be a driver for a ride-hailing service held a woman at knifepoint and sexually assaulted her near the University of Delaware. Authorities say the 21-year-old victim was walking near South Chapel Street and Delaware Avenue around...
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Jeremiah Triplett
Delaware County District Attorney's Office
Jim Melwert
May 01, 2019 - 1:29 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A 30-year-old music teacher at Archbishop John Carroll High School is free on bail following his arraignment on charges that he had an inappropriate sexual relationship with a student, and that he gave her and others marijuana edibles during school. Jeremiah Triplett...
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Swarthmore College sit-in
Jose F. Moreno/The Philadelphia Inquirer/TNS/Sipa USA
Tim Jimenez
May 01, 2019 - 11:25 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Two Swarthmore College fraternities are shutting down following the leak of documents that portray prior frat brothers as being involved in rape and sexual misconduct, and using racist, homophobic and misogynistic language. The controversy surrounding the two...
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Swarthmore College students
AP Photo
April 30, 2019 - 12:09 pm
(Associated Press/KYW Newsradio ) — Student protesters at Swarthmore College occupied an on-campus fraternity house Monday following the leak of documents purportedly describing some members' derogatory comments and sexual assault jokes. The demonstration is aimed at shutting down the Phi Psi...
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Bill Cosby's mugshot after he was sentenced to three to 10 years in state prison.
Montgomery County District Attorney's Office
April 29, 2019 - 4:46 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — An appeals court has denied Bill Cosby's latest request to leave prison on bail while he fights his sex-assault conviction. Defense lawyers say the 81-year-old comedian is likely to have his conviction overturned because of trial errors. Cosby spokesman Andrew Wyatt says they...
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In this Oct. 11, 2018 file photo, Harvey Weinstein enters State Supreme Court in New York.
Mark Lennihan/AP Photo, File
April 26, 2019 - 8:40 am
By Michael R. Sisak, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — An important pretrial hearing in Harvey Weinstein's sexual assault case could play out in secret if a judge rules against news organizations fighting to keep the courtroom open. Both the prosecution and defense have asked that Friday's hearing,...
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