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Former Pennsylvania prosecutor sentenced in sex case

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TOWANDA, Pa. — A Pennsylvania county prosecutor who pleaded guilty to pressuring clients for sex when he was a defense attorney was sentenced Friday...

Mexico high court strikes down limit in rape case abortions

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MEXICO CITY — Mexico’s Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that a state law limiting legal abortions for rape victims to the first trimester of a...

UK court allows US to appeal denial of Assange’s extradition

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LONDON — Britain’s High Court has granted the U.S. government permission to appeal a decision that WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange cannot be sent to...

Spanish govt endorses clearer, tougher law on sexual consent

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MADRID — Spain’s government on Tuesday approved sexual consent legislation that aims to crack down on sexual violence and harassment by codifying offenses and...

Rittenhouse attorney wants to show victim was sex offender

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MADISON, Wis. — Kyle Rittenhouse's attorney wants a judge to allow him to argue that one of the men his client fatally shot during...

Kosovo: Serb ex-police officer jailed for rape during war

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PRISTINA, Kosovo — A Kosovar court on Monday sentenced to 10 years in prison a Serbian ex-policeman accused of raping an ethnic Albanian woman...

Biden to back changes in military sexual assault prosecution

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WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden is putting his stamp of approval on a long-debated change to the military justice system that would remove decisions...

UN documents prisoners’ torture, abuse in Ukrainian conflict

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KYIV, Ukraine — Prisoners taken by the warring parties in the separatist conflict in eastern Ukraine have endured systematic torture, sexual violence and other...

Reaction to ruling overturning Bill Cosby’s conviction

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NEW YORK — Reaction to Wednesday's Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruling overturning Bill Cosby's sexual assault conviction and clearing the way for him to...

EXPLAINER: Why Bill Cosby’s conviction was overturned

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PHILADELPHIA — Bill Cosby's sexual assault conviction was thrown out Wednesday by Pennsylvania's highest court in a ruling that swiftly freed the actor from...