ABC News Staffer Claims Network Retaliation After Reporting Sexual Assault
In her lawsuit, a producer on “Good Morning America,” claims that after she registered her sexual assault complaint at ABC, the network didn’t renew her contract, only offering a 6-month extension with no raise.
Virginia Law Prevents Medical Board from Suspending Doctors Until Investigation is Over
Considering the Larry Nassar sexual abuse cases, a national organization that represents state medical boards found physicians were not being held accountable enough for sexual misconduct.
Children in the Texas Foster Care System Exposed to Sexual Abuse
A District Court Judge presided over a hearing regarding various issues in the Texas foster care system, including child sexual abuse, children that were given the wrong doses of medication, children engaged in self harm, and unlicensed and dangerous placements, including offices.
Investigation Finds Sexual Assault Claims Against School Board Director Unsubstantiated
Denver School District’s investigation into its director only found “behavior unbecoming of a board member,” which included flirtations and coercive social media posts with a 16-year-old student.
Michigan University to Investigate 2 Fraternities Accused of Sexual Assault
Eastern Michigan University has begun review of sexual assault allegations against the Delta Tau Delta and Alpha Sigma Phi fraternities.
The Army to Establish an Independent Office for Handling Sex Crimes
The Army will be removing sexual assault and harassment prosecutions from the commanders, as the new sex crimes office and other sexual assault initiatives are in the process of quickly being launched.
Former Teacher Sentenced to 20 Years for Sexual Assault of Student
A 39-year-old former animation design teacher in Fort Worth, Texas was sentenced to 20 years in prison for the sexual assault of his 15-year-old student in his home in 2019.
University Implements Measures to Combat Sexual Assault and Misconduct
In wake of sexual assault allegations at Penn State, the University has implemented an array of measures to combat sexual assault, including academic, employment, or housing accommodations, medical care, emotional support, and advocacy services.
“Good Morning America” Producer and the ABC Network Sued Over Sexual Assault
A new lawsuit alleges Michael Corn, a top producer on, “Good Morning America,” sexually assaulted 2 women and ABC did not take disciplinary action against him.
Nurse Receives 10 Years for Sexually Assaulting and Impregnating Incapacitated Woman
After the victim, who lived at the inpatient facility since age 3 after suffering brain damage and entering a permanent vegetative state, gave birth in 2019, it took 2.5 years for the former Arizona nurse to plead guilty.
Former Buffalo Bills Linebacker Sued for Sexual Assault of a Teenager
Former linebacker, Cornelius Bennett, is being sued for the sexual assault of a 17-year-old female at a New York bar.
Petition with Over 70,000 Signatures Accuses 2 Fraternity Members of Sexual Assault
The online petition accuses 2 members of University of Iowa’s Phi Gamma Delta fraternity of sexual assault and accuses the University for not doing anything to remedy the situation.
Man Who Pretended to be an Uber Driver Receives 6 Years for Rape and Sexual Assault
A pretend Uber driver pleaded guilty to rape and 2 counts of sexual assault after taking advantage of 2 female victims while they were inebriated.
National Guardsman Arrested on Sexual Assault Charges
A Maine National Guardsman was indicted by grand jury on charges of kidnapping, 2 counts of sexual abuse, and 1 count of aggravated assault, of a fellow soldier while deployed on a mission at the U.S.-Mexico border.
Former Catholic Cardinal Pleads Not Guilty to Indecent Assault and Battery
Former Roman Catholic cardinal, Theodore McCarrick, pleaded not guilty to sexually assaulting a 16-year-old boy, had his bail set at $5,000, and was ordered to stay away from the victim and have no contact with minors.
Famous NFL Quarterback Accused of Sexual Assault by 22 Women
NFL Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson is accused in 22 civil lawsuits and 10 criminal complaints of sexual misconduct and sexual assault.
Ex-Disney Star Charged with Sending Pornographic Material to a 13-Year-Old
Kyle Massey, former Disney star of “That’s So Raven,” and “Cory in the House,” was arrested for sending pornographic material to a 13-year-old girl, and subsequently has a $100,000 warrant issued for him after failing to appear at his arraignment, twice.
Former Band Director Sentenced to 20 Years in Child Sexual Exploitation Case
A former high school band director in Georgia was sentenced to 20 years, with the first 4 in prison, after pleading guilty to sexual assault of a child and sexual exploitation of children.
6th Woman in 3 Months Alleges Sexual Assault Against the New Jersey Transit System
The newest lawsuit accuses the agency of failing to protect an employee from a supervisor who she says sexually harassed, assaulted and stalked her on the job. 5 of the 6 women who have filed suit all allege it was the same supervisor.
Suit Filed Against Arizona Behavioral Health Hospital for Sexual Assault
A 42-year-old man that was admitted to Haven Behavioral Hospital after being released from jail snuck into the room of a 79-year-old patient with dementia and sexually assaulted her.
Sexual Assault Case Involving Sheriff’s Deputies Settles for Nearly $1 Million
A Sheriff’s Deputy in West Virginia has been accused by multiple women of sexual assault, including forcing himself on them, threatening them, sending illicit material, and pointing a gun to them.
Why It’s Important for Law Enforcement to Understand How, and Why, Rape Affects the Memory
Scientists who study trauma and memory say it’s common for sexual assault survivors to be unable to fully recall an attack; They might remember certain facts but not others, or struggle to recall events in the correct sequence.
Lawsuit Against Popular Website “OnlyFans” Alleges Sexual Exploitation
A 21-year-old OnlyFans model is suing 2 agencies, alleging “sexual exploitation of young women through time-tested methods of coercion, control, humiliation, and abuse” through the OnlyFans website.
Former MLB Shortstop Accused of Sexually Assaulting Minor League Batboy
A lawsuit against former Indian’s shortstop, Omar Vizquel, alleges supervisors and fellow coaches laughed at the victim’s reported sexual misconduct and then discharged him from his employment.
Former Olympic Runner Pleads Not Guilty to New Charges of Child Molestation
Conrad Mainwaring, a 69-year-old former Olympic runner, has plead not guilty to multiple counts of indecent assault and battery on children.
UPDATE: Uber Reaches Settlement in $59 Million Fine Over Sexual Assault Data Request
After being levied a $59 million fine for failing to turn over information about sexual assault reports from riders and driver, Uber will pay a $150,000 fine, and put $9 million towards a state victims fund that will help create industrywide safety and reporting standards.
Time’s Up Leader Resigns After Criticism About Cuomo Ties
Roberta Kaplan, the Chair and Co-Founder of Time’s Up, an organization that aids women who have experienced sexual harassment in the workplace, resigned over fallout from her work advising Cuomo’s administration when the first allegations of sexual misconduct were made against him.
Michigan Sheriff’s Deputy Faces Multiple Charges, Including Gang Rape
A Michigan Sheriff’s deputy already accused of gang rape is now facing 12 charges, including 8 counts of sex assault involving 3 women.
The Epidemic of Sexual Assault in the Military
Nearly 1 in 4 U.S. servicewomen reports being sexually assaulted in the military. This article examines reasons why it has it been so difficult to change the culture.
U.S. Olympian Under Investigation for Sexual Misconduct Still Allowed to Participate in Games
Even after a 29-year-old U.S. fencer was suspended after being accused of sexual misconduct with 3 women, he is allowed to participate in the Tokyo Olympics, but with restrictions.
A Proposed Bill Would Give Survivors the Opportunity to Have a Lifetime Restraining Order Against Their Assaulter
If passed, Wisconsin’s “Kayleigh’s Law,” would allow survivors of first, second, or third-degree sexual assault to seek continued protection from contact with their assailant even after that person’s probation has ended.
Biden Signs Bill to Increase Funding to Crime Victims Fund
President Biden signed the VOCA Fix to Sustain the Crime Victims Fund Act of 2021, which requires that funds collected from deferred prosecution and non-prosecution agreements be deposited into the Crime Victims Fund, to support victims of domestic violence and sexual assault.
Report Blasts the FBI’s for Handling of Sexual Abuse Allegations Against U.S.A. Gymnastics Coach, Larry Nassar
The Department of Justice cited, “multiple failures and policy violations,” during early inquiries into allegations of Larry Nassar’s sexual abuse.
Lawsuit Links Virginia Killer with College Sexual Assaults
Liberty University in Virginia has been sued by 12 women alleging various acts of sexual misconduct, including gang rape, one of which ties killer Jesse Matthew, Jr., to an assault.
Doctor Accused of Sexually Assaulting 24 Women is Still Allowed to Practice
24 women who reported being sexually assaulted by a Cardiologist in Texas are outraged upon finding out he only received 2 years of probation.
Connecticut Launches Elder Justice Hotline to Combat Elder Sexual Abuse
After an influx of allegations of elder sexual abuse, neglect, financial exploitation, and physical abuse, Connecticut has launched a hotline to link elderly residents to resources and information to proactively reduce abuse.
California Hospital Sued After the Sexual Assault of 3 Patients
A 56-year-old male nurse was arrested after multiple female patients were drugged with morphine and sexually assaulted at an Orange County hospital.
Cosby’s Release Outrages Sexual Assault Survivors and Advocates Who Now Fear a Chilling Effect
Victims of Bill Cosby and sexual assault advocates fear his release will discourage those who seek justice for an assault from reporting or participating in the prosecution of their assailant.
Long Haul Truck Driver Convicted of Transporting Children to Engage in Sexual Activity
After advertising free amusement park passes and cross-country trips for boys to explore the United States, a 59-year-old Texas truck driver was convicted by a federal jury of multiple counts of child molestation and possession of child pornography.
Female Prisoners Settle Sexual Assault Claims for Nearly Half a Million Dollars
2 former Michigan prison inmates who were sexually assaulted by a warehouse worker have settled with the state for $495,000.
Band Director Charged with 50 Counts of Sexual Assault Found Dead
After being released from jail, a former, 56-year-old Arkansas band director who was facing 50 counts of sexual assault after victimizing one of his students was found dead in his home.
Students Create Change with New Law to Protect Sexual Assault Victims on College Campuses
1,500 Nevada students came forward to draft Senate Bill 347, which created change for college victims, including, now having a procedure for uncovering where sexual assaults are occurring on campus.
Victims Speak-Out about Rampant Sexual Abuse at a Popular Christian Camp
Peter Newman, a long-time camp counselor at the popular Texas Kanakuk Christian Camp has received 2 life sentences after years of molesting numerous boys.
Man Who Sexually Assaulted an Airline Passenger Receives Maximum Prison Sentence
After a multiple-time offender sexually assaulted a fellow airline passenger, he received a maximum prison sentence, a fine, and 10-years of parole.
Judge Dismisses Lawsuit Against Famous Choreographer Who Claims Michael Jackson Molestation
A Judge has again dismissed a lawsuit by well-known industry choreographer Wade Robson, after he alleged 7 years of molestation by Michael Jackson.
Former NFL Arizona Cardinals Player Accused of Sexual Assault
Thomas Burke, a 44-year-old man from Minnesota and former NFL player, has been charged with the sexual assault of a 7-year-old girl.
Harvey Weinstein to be Extradited to CA to Stand Trial for Sexual Assault
The former movie mogul and convicted rapist, currently serving time in a New York prison, will be extradited to California to stand trial on 11 counts of sexual assault with 5 victims.
2 States Now Allow Victims of Sexual Assault to Terminate Their Rental Leases
Victims of sexual assault, stalking, and domestic violence in Louisiana and Tennessee can now terminate their rental leases early.
Proposed Legislation Would Expand Rights for Sexual Assault Survivors
Proposed legislation in Illinois would allow sexual assault survivors to track their evidence kits through the Illinois State Police evidence tracking system.
School Board Outrage Over Sexual Assault of Basketball Team Members
Parents stormed an Arkansas School Board meeting after members of the boys basketball team were sexually assaulted by their teammates in the locker room.
Sexual Assault Awareness on World Elder Abuse Day
On June 15th, World Elder Abuse Day, become aware of the types of abuse, including sexual abuse; warning signs; and what to do if you feel a loved is in danger or being victimized.
Transit Supervisor Accused of Stalking and Sexual Assault by 4 Bus Drivers
A New Jersey Transit supervisor was fired after being accused of stalking, harassment, and various types of sexual assault with 4 female transit bus drivers.
“That 70s Show” and “The Ranch” Star to be Arraigned on Sexual Assault Charges
T.V. Star Danny Masterson to be arraigned on charges of raping 3 women in his Hollywood Hills home.
Man Pleads Guilty to Killing Good Samaritan Who Tried to Stop a Sexual Assault
A Virginia man pled guilty to 1st degree murder in the murder of another man who tried to stop the sexual assault and beating of the defendant’s girlfriend in Virginia, in 2018.
Director of an Assisted Living Facility Charged with Failing to Report Elder Sexual Assault
The former director of a California assisted living facility was charged with failing to report instances of elder sexual abuse, despite being a mandated reporter.
Police Lieutenant Charged with Rape, Stalking, and Abduction
A 41-Year-Old Virginia Police Lieutenant is being held without bail on charges of abduction with the intent to defile; rape; forcible sodomy; threatening bodily harm; and stalking.
UCLA Doctor Indicted on 21-Counts of Sexual Assault
A former UCLA gynecologist was indicted on multiple counts of sexual battery by fraud; sexual exploitation of a patient; and sexual penetration of an unconscious person by fraudulent representation.
School District Sued After Vision Specialist Molests Special Education Elementary School Children
A Michigan School District is being sued after a contracted vision specialist molested 2 visually-impaired, special education elementary school girls.
5-Year-Old Crawls Under Bathroom Stall to Escape Locker Room Sexual Assault
A Utah man who has a long history of child sexual abuse exposing himself to children in public, has been arrested again after sexually assaulting a 5-year-old child in a gym locker room.
Keeping Your Child Safe at Summer Camp
Questions to ask the camp and tips to keep in mind before sending your child to summer camp to minimize the risk of sexual assault or molestation.
Marilyn Manson’s Former Assistant Sues Him for Sexual Assault and Battery
Multiple women have come forward against Marilyn Manson, accusing him of sexual assault, sexual battery, and human trafficking.
American Airlines Flight Attendant Sues the Company After a Sexual Assault
A 31-year American Airlines veteran sued the company after a sexual assault was perpetrated by a well-known chef she was assigned to work with in order to create new menu items for international flights.
Registered Sex Offender Receives a 100-Year Prison Sentence for the Kidnapping and Sexual Assault of a High School Student
A 37-year-old Arizona registered sex offender received a 100-year prison sentence for the kidnapping and sexual assault of a 15-year-old high school girl while he was on probation with 2 prior felony convictions.
North Carolina Colleges Release Sexual Assault Records
After a Supreme Court Ruling, colleges within the University of North Carolina system released numerous disciplinary records of students who violated a school’s sexual assault policy.
Senate Passes Resolution to Designate Sexual Assault Awareness Month
15 senators co-authored a resolution deeming April as Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month.
Massage Therapist Arrested for Sexual Assault
After a Mississippi massage therapist was arrested for rape, he told officers he did it because he hoped he would get more of a financial tip from his client.
Suspect Arrested in 15-Year-Old Sexual Assault Cold Case
After 15 years, a DNA match has been found linking a 40-year-old Arizona man to the sexual assault of a woman inside her apartment.
Governor Signs 2 Bills into Law to Assist Sexual Assault Survivors
The Iowa Governor signed 2 bills that deal with healthcare training and sexual assault kit tracking to provide critical services to survivors and increase accountability and transparency in the investigations of sexual assault crimes.
National MLB Broadcaster Accused of Sexual Assault and Pulled from Games
F.P. Santangelo, a broadcaster for the Washington Nationals, and ex-MLB player, has been accused of sexual assault and misconduct with a female victim, dating back years.
Health and Human Services Responds to Sexual Assault Reports at Child Migrant Facilities
A San Antonio, Texas, facility that houses unaccompanied migrant children has been accused of various instances of sexual assault against the minors in its care.
Jury Orders School District and Ex-Prominent Band Director to Pay $10.5 Million in Sexual Assault Case
After a 4-day trial, a federal jury ordered a North Carolina School District to pay a male student-victim $7.5 million; and the defendant/ex-band director to pay the student $3 million.
MSU Releases a 5-Year Plan to Address Sexual Assault on Campus After Nassar Scandal
Michigan State University’s Relationship Violence and Sexual Misconduct initiative was created in an effort to curb relationship violence and sexual misconduct through efforts including expanding services, toughening discipline and boosting prevention programs.
2,500 Women Who Were Sexually Assaulted Under Anesthesia Receive a $23 Million Settlement
A South Carolina doctor who received prison time, agreed to settle a class action for $23 million dollars after sexually assaulting more than 2,500 women over a 7-year period while they were under anesthesia.
Elected District Attorney Resigns and Pleads Guilty After Rape Investigations
An elected Pennsylvania District Attorney has pleaded guilty to charges of intimidation, promoting prostitution, and obstruction of justice, after he was accused of raping 5 women he was representing.
Sheriff’s Deputy Charged with Attempted Sexual Assault of a Runaway Teen
A Texas Sheriff’s Deputy has been fired and charged with online solicitation of a minor; witness tampering; attempted sexual assault of a child; as well for having engaged in sexual misconduct while on duty with multiple women.
MTBA Bus Driver Sexually Assaults Passenger on Camera
A Boston MTBA bus driver refused to let a female passenger off the bus and sexually assaulted her, all of which was caught on the bus’s surveillance footage.
New, Controversial Supreme Court Ruling Reinforces the “Intoxication Loophole” for Sexual Assault Victims
A recent Minnesota Supreme Court ruling held that sexual assault victims who are voluntarily intoxicated are not considered “mentally incapacitated,” and thus still able to provide consent.
Austin Shooter had a History of Sexual Assault Accusations and Arrests
The recent mass shooter in Austin, Texas, had a long history of sexual assault accusations and arrests, including sexual assault of a child last year.
TikTok Users Warn of Content Promoting a “National Rape Day”
As April’s National Sexual Assault Awareness Month is observed, law enforcement is looking into a group of 6 men who recently created a TikTok video in which they encouraged others to commit sexual assaults on April 24.
Legislation Would Prevent Hospitals from Billing Rape Victims for Forensic Exams
Under a Bill recently filed, North Carolina hospitals could be fined $25,000 if they bill sexual assault victims for the cost of forensic exams.
Boston PD Does Not Fire Cop Accused of Child Molestation
The Boston Police Department decided not to fire an officer accused of molesting multiple children in the 1990s, after the union threatened to file a grievance.
7 New Laws Enhance Protections for Sexual Assault Victims
New Jersey Governor signed into law 7 bills that strengthen the protections for victims, including creating a 3-year pilot program in the Attorney General’s Office aiming to repair some of the harm caused by the sexual assault.
Sexual Assault and Child Abuse Still on the Rise During COVID-19 Pandemic
The Center for Disease Control reports between a 20-70% increase in these cases since the beginning of the pandemic.
How to Get Involved in the 20th Anniversary of National Sexual Assault Awareness Month
This April, RAINN makes it easy to show support for survivors, take action, and help raise awareness of sexual violence online and in your community.
Facebook-Owned Apps Used in More than 50% of Online Child Sex Crimes
Nearly 10,000 instances of child sex abuse were recorded by police in a 1-year span, in the UK alone, on Facebook-owned platforms, including Messenger, Instagram, and WhatsApp.
Topgolf Sued for Employing a “Serial Sexual Predator”
Topgolf in Las Vegas is being sued by 4 women for their sexual assault; working in a dehumanizing, toxic work environment; and a corporate cover-up.
School District Sued Over School Bus Sexual Abuse of a Student with Down’s Syndrome
The family of a 7-year-old girl is suing an Illinois school district after her sex abuse at the hands of a 14-year-old boy was caught on the school bus surveillance system.
Man Arrested for Raping a Woman in Hospice Care
A 46-year-old Michigan man was arrested and charged for raping an elderly woman in hospice care.
Proposed Bill Requires Hairstylists and Cosmetologists to be Trained in Sexual Assault
Texas House Bill 404 would require hairstylists and cosmetologists to take domestic violence and sexual assault awareness training as part of their license renewal since it is very common for their clients to confide in them.
Uber Driver Found Guilty of Raping and Burglarizing the Homes of Female Passengers
A California Uber driver was found guilty, after less than 3 hours of deliberations, of 13 felonies, including rape, assault with intent to commit rape, oral copulation, and burglary, against 5 different victims.
Harvey Weinstein Appeals Rape Convictions
Weinstein appeals his 2019 guilty convictions, which landed him a 23-year prison sentence, and asks for a new trial in a 166-page document.
Popular Dating Apps Will Soon Let You Perform a Background Check on Your Date
Match Group has invested in Garbo, a first-of-its-kind background check platform, to empower people to make more informed decisions and choices about their safety and will soon be integrating with Tinder and OKCupid!
Uber and Lyft to Begin Sharing Date on Sexual Assault Allegations
Uber and Lyft’s new, “Industry Sharing Safety Program,” will link together the two companies’ reports of sexual assault and deadly physical assault committed by drivers.
Iowa Houses Passes Bill to Create a Sexual Assault Forensic Examiner Program
House File 603 creates a program within the Attorney General’s office to train, certify, and provide technical assistance to sexual assault forensic examiners and sexual assault nurse examiners.
Man Arrested for Sexual Assault and Hate Crimes at a Train Station
A San Francisco man was charged with sexual assault and hate crimes after attacking an Asian woman in the pedestrian tunnel of a train station.
Montana Doctor Accused of Raping Patients
A 58-year-old medical doctor has been charged with felony sexual intercourse without consent, felony sexual assault, and misdemeanor sexual assault that occurred during mental health appointments.
Prosecutor in Sexual Abuse Case Against Woody Allen Speaks Out
Retired Connecticut State’s Attorney, Frank Maco, spoke out about believing Dylan Farrow, the new HBO series about the case, and the reasons why he chose not to go to trial.
Ohio Medical Board Reopens 91 Sexual Assault Cases Involving Doctors
The review was prompted by an investigation into how a former team doctor at Ohio State who was implicated in at least 177 sex-abuse cases, had gone undetected for so long.
Snapchat Used by Man to Lure Sexual Assault Victims, Including a Minor
After a 6-month long investigation, a Michigan man has been arrested and charged with 3 felony counts of sexual assault of multiple victims, including an underage female.
Nurse on the Run After Raping a Car-Crash Victim Who Begged for Medication
An Indiana traveling nurse is on the run after he raped and forced a car-crash victim to perform oral sex as the only way for her to receive pain medication.
While on Bail, a Sex Offender Filmed His Victim and Bombarded Her with 100 Texts
An already-registered sex offender, while out on bail for another sexual assault, filmed his victim in her home, sent her over 100 texts and made 200 calls to her in a 2-week period.
Elementary School Teacher Charged with 19 Counts of Child Molestation
A 30-year-old substitute teacher in Georgia has been arrested and charged with 19 counts of child molestation, including recording her masturbating in front of a second-grade class.
“TikTok Doc” Accused of Sexual Assault
A well-known Oregon doctor who gained social media fame as the “TikTok Doc” has been placed on leave by the hospital pending allegations of sexual assault of 2 women.
Famous Rapper and Wife Deny 15-years of Sexual Assault Allegations
Rapper and T.I. and his wife are being sued by dozens of women in 2 states that allege forced drugging, kidnapping, rape, and intimidation over a span of 15-years.
Homeland Security Police Officer Arrested for Sexual Assault
A 50-year-old prior Homeland Security Officer has been charged with 9 counts of sexual assault on 3 women.
Sexual Assault Victim Files Lawsuit Against Napa’s BottleRock Music Festival
A victim of a sexual assault at the popular music festival has filed a lawsuit after a man secretly cut an arm-seized hole inside portable restrooms and waited for women to enter and use them.
New Report Finds Ride-Hailing Has a Deterrent Effect on Sexual Assault
A group of prominent researchers have found a correlation between ride-hailing services and a reduction in reported rapes.
U.S. Congresswoman Reveals She is a Sexual Assault Survivor
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez comes forward as a sexual assault survivor while recalling the events that transpired at the Capitol on January 6.
Change is Coming to North Carolina’s Procedure on Sexual Assault Exams in Hospitals
A two-part investigation revealed that not every sexual assault victim can get help at every NC hospital; Some have had to visit multiple emergency rooms, travel, or wait up to 19 hours before they are seen by a trained nurse.
Hospital Employee Arrested for Sexually Assaulting an Elderly Patient
A 21-year-old hospital employee has been charged with aggravated sexual battery and false imprisonment of an 82-year-old patient as he transported her between floors.
Senate Candidate Being Sued for Gross Negligence for a 2013 Sexual Assault
North Carolina Senate Candidate, Erica Smith, has been sued for gross negligence after a multi-defendant sexual assault occurred on a bus in which she was a was a chaperone.
New Program Aims to Restore Faith in the Criminal Justice System for Survivors
A new Michigan Program is helping to test decades-old rape kits, catch serial rapists, and provide much-needed closure for sexual assault survivors.
Gymnastics Coach Sentenced to 32 years in Prison for Multiple Sexual Assaults
A 25-year-old youth gymnastics coach in Illinois was sentenced to 32 years in prison after admitting to sexually assaulting 6 students under 13-years-old.
Veteran’s Affairs Doctor Sentenced to Prison for Sexual Assault
A VA osteopathic doctor in West Virginia was sentenced to 25 years in prison for rubbing the genitals of 2 veteran patients and digitally penetrating the rectum of a 3rd patient without a legitimate medical purpose.
Man Pleads Guilty to Drunkenly Assaulting 2 Southwest Flight Attendants
A man is being held in custody pending sentencing for repeatedly sexually assaulting 2 flight attendants while so inebriated he urinated all over the airplane bathroom with the door open.
School District and School Bus Contracting Company Sued Over Sexual Assault of Minor
The family of an 11-year-old-girl that was sexually abused, on camera, by her 60-year-old bus driver are suing the school district and bus contracting companies.
In an FBI Sting Operation, 4 Men Arrested for Seeking Out Sexual Acts with Young Girls
Four Seattle-area men were arrested for child pornography possession and communicating with children they believed to be as young as 6-years-old.
New CA Bill Would Allow Sexual Assault Victims to Track Their Own Rape Kits
If passed, SB 215 would create a state-run website that allows sexual assault survivors to track the status of their rape kits from hospital to crime lab.
Police Corporal Charged with Failing to Investigate Rape and Sexual Abuse Cases
A Maryland police Corporal used his authority to change case statuses to closed after no investigation or arrests were made.
School District Sued Over Sexual Abuse of a Special-Needs Student by Her Bus Driver
A 54-year-old bus driver is serving 11 years in prison for the sexual assault of a special-needs student over the course of 21 days.
Famous Rapper Accused of Raping and Beating his Former Personal Assistant
Rapper Soulja Boy is accused of raping his prior personal assistant multiple times, forcing her to work 24/7, beating her until she was unconscious, and holding her hostage.
University Commends Sexual Assault Survivors
Michigan State University acknowledged numerous courageous women who came forward with their stories of on-campus sexual assault and outlined comprehensive policies moving forward.
Adult Store Manager Charged with Sexually Assaulting 2 Minors Over a 15-Month Period
A 35-year-old manager of a Florida mall store is being held of $200,000 bail after admitting to ongoing sexual assault of minors in his workplace.
Registered Sex Offender Allowed to Volunteer for Junior ROTC Program
Chicago Public Schools’ JROTC volunteer asked a minor student to visit a morgue with him when it was determined he was a registered sex offender for a crime committed at the cemetery.
Law Seeks to Improve and Expand Sexual Misconduct Services for Female Veterans
The Deborah Sampson Act calls for improved staff training to help eliminate sexual misconduct, including expanded coverage of counseling and treatment for sexual trauma.
School District Sued Over Sexual Abuse of a Special-Needs Student by Her Bus Driver
A Pennsylvania school district is being sued by the family of a special-needs student after multiple instances of sexual abuse by her driver who, “had a reputation for acting inappropriately with female students with special needs.”
North Carolina School District Launches Online Sexual Misconduct Reporting Portal
After numerous arrests of New Hanover County School teachers for sexual misconduct, the district launched an anonymous online reporting portal.
Fort Bliss Soldier Found Dead on New Year’s Eve After Reporting a Sexual Assault
A Private First-Class Soldier in the Army will be facing a court martial for a sexual assault after his victim, another Private First-Class soldier was found dead in her barracks on New Year’s Eve.
Chicago Man Charged with Sexual Assault of 7-Year-Old During Her E-Learning Class
A teacher witnessed a 7-year-old first grader being forced to have oral sex with an 18-year-old man, as she was on break from a remote learning class.
New Illinois Law Provides Extra Protection to Victims of Sexual Assault
Illinois allows sexual assault and stalking victims to keep their address private on public records and provides them a substitute address to use on documents, driver’s licenses, and state IDs.
Suspect Arrested in the Kidnapping and Sexual Assault of a Florida Hospital Worker
A hospital worker was tackled while walking into work, kidnapped in a stolen vehicle, sexually assaulted, and dropped off about 8 miles from the hospital.
Massachusetts Law Gives College Students More Sexual Assault Rights and Resources
Campuses are now required to provide crisis services, post sexual assault policies, train staff and volunteers, and provide a way for anonymous incident reporting, amongst many other new rules.
Fashion Designer Alexander Wang Denies Numerous Sexual Assault Reports
Well-known fashion designer, Alexander Wang, is alleged to have drugged and raped multiple male models.
New California Law Expands the Definition of “Mandated Reporter”
As of January 1, 2021, HR professionals and frontline supervisors in companies that have at least 5 employees and employ minors are now considered mandated reporters.
Mormon Church Sued for Failing to Report Sexual and Physical Abuse of Children
Two Bishops and an ex-law enforcement teacher failed to report the ongoing sexual and physical abuse of a Father’s own 3 children despite each observing it happening.
Sheriff’s Office Sued as a Result of a Deputies Sexual Assault of a Minor
A Kansas Sheriff’s Office is being sued for failure to supervise, discipline, and report the sexual assault of a minor by one of its own deputy’s after it was reported to them, despite being mandated reporters.
School District Sued Over Student-on-Student Sexual Abuse
A high school student that was raped in an all-gender bathroom sued the school district for failing to protect her from a, “reasonably foreseeable danger.”
Massage Envy Keeps Masseur on Staff Even After Sexual Assault Reports Made
Despite 2 women reporting that the same masseur sexually assaulted them, he remained on staff and working. Massage Envy has had nearly 150 sexual assault reports made against it since 2017.
Fashion Mogul Arrested for Human Trafficking and Rape of Minors
Peter Nygard has been arrested and charged with human trafficking and the rape of nearly 60 women and teenagers, some off which were impoverished, and he lured them to his Bahamas estate under the guise of cash and modeling contracts.
Major Youth Soccer Organization Hit with Sexual Abuse Lawsuit
American Youth Soccer Association sued over allegations of: Child sexual assault; negligence; negligent hiring, supervision, and retention; and negligent failure to warn, train, or educate.
Uber Fined $59 Million for Failure to Turnover Sexual Assault Information
Uber failed to turnover information regarding nearly 6,000 sexual assaults that took place on rides from 2017-2019 and can lose its license to operate if the fine is not paid in 30 days.
20 Historic Sexual Violence Events in the Last 20 Years
Historic movements, events, laws, and court cases that forever shaped the world of sexual violence prevention.
University of California Settles Sexual Assault Claims for $73 Million
In a class action lawsuit, over 6,600 victims of a UCLA gynecologist came forward with sexual assault claims.
School Employee Pleads Not Guilty to Sexual Misconduct with Student.
A 24-year old teacher’s aide arrested for sexual relations with 3 minor male students.
Sexual Assault Cold Case Conviction
A 2001 Alaska sexual assault and kidnapping case that went cold due to police being unable to locate a suspect finally results in a long-awaited jury trial conviction and justice for the victim.
Bill Cosby Seeks to Overturn Sexual Assault Conviction
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court agrees to hear the case to determine if the trial court improperly allowed 5 sexual assault victims to testify against Cosby.
Sexual Misconduct Allegations Made Against Police Officers
39 employees of the Nashville Police Department have come forward with sexual misconduct allegations against police officers, including the Captain.
Nearly 90,000 Sexual Abuse Claims Filed Against the Boy Scouts
Over 88,500 claims have been filed against the Boy Scouts of America in their bankruptcy case alleging decades of sex abuse.
Archdiocese Sued by Insurance Company over Sexual Abuse Coverage
The Archdiocese of Indiana failed to disclose numerous sexual abuse allegations when applying for insurance coverage.