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Politician’s accuser speaks about issue of sexual assault

A college professor avoided talking directly about her accusation that Virginia’s lieutenant governor sexually assaulted her, but she wasn’t shy about publicly discussing her research and thoughts on the growing number of women reporting abuse.

At major colleges, sexual assaults most likely off-campus

Though some of the nation's largest universities receive more sexual assault complaints from students living off-campus than from school property, the schools' obligation to address those off-campus cases could be dramatically reduced under a federal proposal.

Possible impeachment could further upend Virginia politics

Virginia lawmakers on Monday will reluctantly face the unprecedented prospect of impeaching the state’s second most powerful leader as they struggle to address revelations of past racist behavior and allegations of sexual assault roiling its highest levels of office.

EKU issues alert after man reports sexual assault

EKU has students on alert after a man was reportedly assaulted on campus.

Missing Tennessee teen found safe, stepfather arrested

The teen's stepfather is charged with sexually assaulting her.

Sexual assault at UK prompts crime bulletin

University of Kentucky Police issued a crime bulletin after a sexual assault was reported Friday night on campus.

UK PD: Female student sexually assaulted in dorm by man she knows

The University of Kentucky Police Department says a female student was sexually assaulted Friday night by a man she knows.

Gubernatorial candidate denies sexual assault allegations

A Republican lawmaker from East Bernstadt and candidate for governor denies sexually assaulting a woman.

911 call reveals staff’s shock over pregnancy

Audio from a 911 call reveals workers on duty at a private care facility on the day an Arizona woman in a vegetative state gave birth were in complete shock about her pregnancy as they tried to save the newborn's life.
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HMH Foundation awarded $221,000 to further expand sexual assault victim support

Hardin Memorial Health Foundation has received $221,000 in federal grant funding from Victims of Crime Act and Violence Against Women Act.

Knox County Schools investigate sexual assault claim

Knox County Schools is investigating claims a student was sexually assaulted at a high school, according to The Mountain Advocate
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Ex-officer sues attorney over probe into rape allegation

A former police officer alleges a commonwealth's attorney acted outside of her professional responsibilities during the case.

In Mississippi, Trump mocks Ford’s claims against Kavanaugh

President Donald Trump ignited a crowd at a campaign rally in Mississippi on Tuesday by mocking a woman who has claimed she was sexually assaulted by Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh decades ago.

GOP races to first Kavanaugh vote after hearing from accuser

Senate Republicans are plowing forward with a committee vote Friday on Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to Supreme Court after an extraordinary and emotional day of testimony where he denied accusations of sexual assault as “unequivocally” false. His accuser, Christine Blasey Ford, testified that she was “100 percent” certain Kavanaugh attacked her.

High drama in Senate as Kavanaugh-Ford hearing nears

With high drama in the making, Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh emphatically fended off new accusations of sexual misconduct ahead of a charged public Senate hearing that could determine whether Republicans can salvage his nomination and enshrine a high court conservative majority.

Some black Americans see racial comeuppance in Cosby saga

After spending years building his persona as a model husband and father, Bill Cosby took an abrupt turn nearly 15 years ago with a now-infamous speech to an NAACP convention.

Cosby to serve sentence at Philly-area prison

The Department of Corrections provided details of Cosby's incarceration Wednesday.

Judge to decide if Cosby goes to prison for ’04 sex assault

Bill Cosby faced the start of a sentencing hearing Monday at which a judge will decide how to punish the 81-year-old comedian who blazed the trail for other black entertainers and donated millions to black causes but preyed on at least one young woman and perhaps many more.

Kavanaugh accuser says she would testify under right terms

Christine Blasey Ford may testify against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh after all, her attorney said Thursday, breathing new life into the prospect of a dramatic Senate showdown next week over Ford’s accusation that he assaulted her when both were in high school.

Ford wants her Kavanaugh claim investigated before hearing

Christine Blasey Ford wants the FBI to investigate her allegation that she was sexually assaulted by Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh before she testifies at a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing next week, her lawyers said in a letter to the panel.

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