Sexual Assault

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AP: Bill Cosby Said He Got Drugs To Give Women For Sex

For decades, Bill Cosby cast himself as America’s dad and then as America’s granddad, a moralist with tough talk for young people about acting responsibly. It was that image that proved to be his undoing. The judge who unsealed documents on Monday revealing Cosby’s 2005 admission that he obtained quaaludes to give to young women before sex cited the comedian’s public moralizing in deciding to release the testimony.

07/06/2015

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Fugitive Wanted For Sex Crimes Arrested In Colorado

A Minnesota fugitive, wanted on a warrant for sexual contact with children under the age of 13, was captured in Pueblo County, Colorado, after a Hennepin County resident tipped off police.

06/01/2015

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A Woman’s Life Altered By A Brutal Rape

The man who attacked Carrie Fringer in June 2005 was a stranger. Stranger rape is rare, accounting for about 15 percent of assaults, and they take top priority with police. Her case is still unsolved.

05/28/2015

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Convict Coach Accused Of Tweeting At Victim From Behind Bars

A former tennis coach in prison for sex with a teenager is now accused of asking fellow inmates for help contacting his victim.

05/12/2015

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‘U’ Rape Case Now A ‘Student Crisis Intervention’

University of Minnesota officials say a case originally reported to police as a sexual assault in a dorm room is now being classified as a student crisis intervention. Officials sent out a campus alert Tuesday after the alleged assault at Sanford Hall early Sunday morning. A student reported that two strangers pulled her into her dorm room and raped her at knifepoint.

05/07/2015

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Campus Police Say Dorm Assault Wasn’t Stranger Attack

University of Minnesota police say they’re no longer investigating the sexual assault of a female student in a dorm as an attack by strangers.

05/07/2015

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Parents Of At-Risk Teens Weren’t Warned After Sex Assault

The mother of a teenager who says she was sexually assaulted says her daughter’s attack should have been prevented. Ashanti Lymon is charged with criminal sexual conduct in her case, and in another one. WCCO investigated and discovered Lymon previously pleaded guilty in a similar case, but was allowed to stay in a program for at-risk teens. WCCO’s Jennifer Mayerle investigates why parents of kids in the program weren’t warned.

05/06/2015

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‘U’ Police: Dorm Rape Victim Knew Her Attackers

University of Minnesota police now say a student who says two men raped her in her dorm room knew her attackers. The attack happened early Sunday morning at Sanford Hall. The student originally told police she didn’t know the men who approached her in the hallway outside her room.

05/06/2015

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U Of M Student Groped By Stranger Off Campus

A University of Minnesota student was groped on Friday while she was walking toward her apartment building.

04/20/2015

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State Senate Wants Count Of Untested Rape Kits Statewide

Law enforcement agencies across Minnesota could soon be required to provide a tally of their untested rape kits, a move advocates and legislators say would help determine whether more action is needed to tackle potential backlogs.

04/14/2015

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Advocates, Lawmakers Cheer Sexual Assault Prevention Bill

A push to strengthen sexual assault policies at Minnesota colleges is moving through the Legislature, with advocates saying it will provide more options for victims. Some schools already have strong policies, but the bill would extend best practices across Minnesota, said author Rep. Marion O’Neill, R-Maple Lake.

04/12/2015

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Fmr. Viking’s Drug, Sexual Assault Case Moves To New Orleans

Once a football hero celebrated in New Orleans for his role in the Saints’ Super Bowl season, Darren Sharper is returning to the city in disgrace to complete plea deals on charges that he drugged and sexually assaulted women. He has resolved similar charges with pleas in Las Vegas and Arizona and a no-contest plea in Los Angeles under a multi-jurisdictional plea deal announced last month.

04/04/2015

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Police: U Of M Student Raped, Suspect At Large

Police are looking for a suspect after a University of Minnesota student was the victim of a sexual assault. Authorities said the incident happened at about 12:45 a.m. Monday, off campus, near the intersection of 8th Street SE and 13th Avenue SE.

03/23/2015

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Former Viking Darren Sharper Gets 9 Years In Arizona Sex Assault

Former NFL All-Pro Darren Sharper has pleaded guilty to sexual assault and attempted sexual assault in a plea deal with Arizona prosecutors and was immediately sentenced to nine years in prison.

03/23/2015

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Mpls. Man Pleads Guilty, Sentenced In 1996 Rape Case

A 38-year-old Minneapolis man has pleaded guilty to the 1996 rape of an 82-year-old woman after advances in DNA technology linked him to the crime, the Hennepin County Attorney’s Office announced.

02/26/2015

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Student Sexually Assaulted A Block From U Of M

A University of Minnesota student was sexually assaulted a block from campus early Saturday morning.

02/23/2015

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Metro Coach Pleads Guilty To Sexually Assaulting 13-Year-Old Girls

A former Twin Cities coach accused of luring two 13-year-old girls to his Burnsville home and sexually assaulting them last September pleaded guilty to charges on Wednesday.

02/11/2015

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Sketch Released Of Roadside I-35 Sex Assault Suspect

Police in Carlton County have released a sketch of the man who posed as a motorist in need of assistance on Interstate 35 and sexually assaulted a woman who pulled over to help him.

02/10/2015

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Stranded Motorist Wanted For Sex Assault Of Woman Who Pulled Over

Police in Carlton County are looking for a man who posed as a motorist in need of assistance on Interstate 35 and sexually assaulted a woman who pulled over to help him.

02/04/2015

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Jury Awards $13.5M To Family In Day Care Assault

A jury in Hennepin County has awarded more than $13 million to the family of a young boy who was beaten and sexually assaulted at a child care center at the Grand Casino Mille Lacs in 2008. A lawyer for the family says the boy, then 3 years old, was dropped off at Kids Quest where he was approached by a 9-year-old boy.

02/03/2015

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Fmr. Tennis Coach Pleads Guilty To Having Sex With Student

A former tennis coach accused of having a sexual relationship with a student has pleading guilty in Ramsey District Court Wednesday morning, according to the Ramsey County Attorney’s Office.

01/28/2015

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Wis. DOJ Says No Rape Evidence Testing Without Consent

The state Department of Justice is recommending police don’t submit evidence from sexual assault exams to the state crime lab unless victims have consented to cooperate with investigators.

12/13/2014

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Former Tennis Coach Back In Police Custody

A former teacher and tennis coach accused of having a sexual relationship with a student is back in jail. Daniel Hubbard-Wilson has been arrested twice previously after an initial arrest for sexually assaulting a girl who he coached at Visitation High School.

12/12/2014

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Police: Woman Victim Of Attempted Sexual Assault In Uptown

Minneapolis police say a woman was victim of an attempted sexual assault early Sunday morning in the city’s Uptown neighborhood.

12/09/2014

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Former Student, School Settle Sexual Abuse Lawsuit

A private Catholic high school in St. Paul has settled a lawsuit filed by a former student who was sexually assaulted by a weight room instructor six years ago.

11/30/2014

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