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Stay current with all the latest and breaking news from sexual assault, compare headlines and perspectives between news sources on stories happening today. In total, 1,613 stories have been published about sexual assault which Ground News has aggregated in the past 3 months.

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R. Kelly receives 30-year prison sentence for racketeering and sex trafficking
US & Canada · Chicago

R. Kelly receives 30-year prison sentence for racketeering and sex trafficking

52% Center coverage: 237 sources
Multi-platinum R&B singer R. Kelly was sentenced to 30 years in prison on Wednesday. He was convicted of sex trafficking last year for exploiting his stardom and wealth. Kelly used his wealth to lure women and underage girls for sex, prosecutors said. He is separately facing trial in Chicago on child sex images and obstruction charges. Kelly was himself the victim of child sex abuse, and detailed in his autobiography how he was raped by a female family member when he was eight.See the Story
Justice Department Will Investigate N.Y.P.D.’s Handling of Sex Crimes
Department of Justice · New York

Justice Department Will Investigate N.Y.P.D.’s Handling of Sex Crimes

59% Center coverage: 22 sources
The investigation comes after years of reports of deficient practices by the NYPD in its sex crimes probe. Two women claimed that the NYPD's Special Victims Division had mistreated them. After the lawsuit and a leadership shakeup, the NYPD pledged to change its ways. But victims say the promised reforms haven't arrived.See the Story
Some Missouri hospitals briefly halt emergency contraception
US & Canada · Missouri

Some Missouri hospitals briefly halt emergency contraception

78% Center coverage: 18 sources
St. Luke's Health Kansas City says it will resume offering the morning after pill. The Missouri law bans all abortions except in cases of medical emergency. The law doesn't mention birth control, which is sold under the brand name Plan B. Doctors convicted under the law could serve up to 15 years in prison and lose their medical licenses.See the Story

Latest News Stories

Influencers · Canberra

Glamorous heiress, 45, charged with having sex with 14-year-old boy four times in one day

60% Right coverage: 5 sources
Australian horse heiress Savannah Daisley has been saddled with what Judge Jaqueline Milledge declared “quite disturbing” allegations.See the Story
Business · São Paulo

Brazil bank CEO resigns over sexual harassment claims

50% Center coverage: 8 sources
Pedro Guimaraes, 51, has been accused by five women of sexual harassment in the workplace. He has resigned as head of the Caixa Economica Federal public bank. He is a close ally of Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro, the government said.See the Story
US & Canada · Jackson

Mississippi House Speaker says 12-year-old incest victims should continue pregnancies to term

60% Left coverage: 5 sources
Mississippi House Speaker Philip Gunn said abortion should be illegal even for a 12-year-old incest rape victim. Gunn made the remark to reporters in the hours after the U.S. Supreme Court struck down Roe v. Wade. Gunn said he did not know what the Legislature's appetite would be for ensuring child rape and incest victims could obtain abortions.See the Story
Jody Wilson-Raybould

Top court says privacy of sexual assault victims’ private documents is protected

Coverage: 2 sources
The Supreme Court upheld the law that then-justice minister Jody Wilson-Raybould introduced in the wake of the 2016 trial of high-profile CBC Radio personality Jian Ghomeshi.See the Story
Sexual Assault

Former Albion player Yves Bissouma cleared of sexual assault allegations

Bissouma, 25, was arrested along with a man in his forties at a night club on Brighton seafront in October last year. Footage of police taking the player out of the night club, in King's Road Arches, was shared widely on social media at the time. The midfielder was initially released on police bail. He was later released under investigation in January.See the Story
Rape · Ponteland

Rapist's attack brought to an end when brave victim punched him in the face

Dean Graham was found guilty of rape following a trial at Newcastle Crown Court. Graham, 42, denied rape and sexual assault but was convicted by a jury. The woman, whose identity is protected, had fallen asleep on a sofa in a flat after a night out. She woke up to find Graham raping her and punched him in the face. Graham then pretended nothing had happened and asked her why she hit him.See the Story
Sexual Assault · Sudbury

Police bust suspect, 24, in 'brutal' Hamilton sex attack

Hamilton homicide detectives have arrested a man in connection with the “brutal” beating and sexual assault that left a sex worker fighting for her life. Read MoreSee the Story
Sexual Assault · Norfolk

Norfolkan who forced girl to have sex 10 years ago faces up to 4 years in prison

100% Center coverage: 1 sources
MADISON — A Norfolk man previously charged with first-degree sexual assault in connection with sexual abuse of a teenage girl dating to 2011 was convicted of a pair of less serious charges on Wednesday in Madison County District Court.See the Story

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