Stories tagged: "sexual assault"


Rep. Scott Perry, R-Pa., questions Secretary of State Antony Blinken during a House Foreign Affairs Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday April 28, 2022, to review the U.S. Department of State's foreign policy priorities and fiscal year 2023 budget request. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
Pa. Republican Congressman Scott Perry Votes Against Anti-Human Trafficking Bill

The US Rep. from Dauphin County joined 19 other Republicans in voting against the measure, including Florida’s Matt Gaetz, who is under investigation for sex trafficking involving a minor.

Comedian Bill Cosby, center, and spokesperson Andrew Wyatt, right, approach members of the media gathered outside Cosby's home in Elkins Park, Wednesday, June 30, 2021, after Pennsylvania's highest court overturned his sex assault conviction. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
US Supreme Court Won’t Review Decision That Freed Bill Cosby

The decision is “unfortunate outcome for everyone, especially sexual assault survivors," Cosby's accuser said.

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Rape Count Dropped, Sexual Assault Added Against Somerset County District Attorney

Jeffrey Lynn Thomas is accused of grabbing a woman by the neck and striking her during an alleged sexual assault last month.

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Somerset County District Attorney Charged With Violently Raping Woman in Her Home

Jeffrey Lynn Thomas, 36, was accused of attacking the woman in her home Saturday. He was charged with rape, indecent and simple assault, strangulation, and criminal trespassing.

Comedian Bill Cosby, center, and spokesperson Andrew Wyatt, right, approach members of the media gathered outside Cosby's home in Elkins Park, Wednesday, June 30, 2021, after Pennsylvania's highest court overturned his sex assault conviction. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
Women’s Advocacy Groups Shocked and Outraged by Cosby Verdict

Women’s advocates were outraged and disheartened by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court’s decision this week to overturn Bill Cosby’s conviction on sexual assault charges.

FILE - In this Sept. 24, 2018 file photo, Bill Cosby arrives for his sentencing hearing at the Montgomery County Courthouse, in Norristown, Pa. Pennsylvania’s highest court has overturned comedian Bill Cosby’s sex assault conviction. The court said Wednesday that they found an agreement with a previous prosecutor prevented him from being charged in the case. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum, File)
PA Supreme Court Overturns Cosby Conviction

Pennsylvania’s highest court overturned Bill Cosby’s sex assault conviction Wednesday after finding an agreement with a previous prosecutor prevented him from being charged in the case.

FILE - In this Nov. 26, 2019 file photo Rep. Mark Rozzi, D-Berks, speaks during a news conference at Muhlenberg High School in Reading, Pa. A bid to amend the Pennsylvania Constitution to give victims of child sexual abuse a new legal window to sue over otherwise time-barred allegations got new life Thursday, Feb. 4, 2021 days after the disclosure of a paperwork error threw it into disarray. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
Lawmakers Consider Fast-Track Plan for Sexual Abuse Lawsuit Window

Rep. Mark Rozzi, D-Berks, told colleagues during a state House session that GOP leaders in both chambers were working with him and he hoped to get the proposed amendment on the spring primary ballot.