Monday, August 3, 2020

Kevin Spacey to be arraigned in Nantucket sex assault

BOSTON - Actor Kevin Spacey is facing a felony charge in an alleged sexual assault of the teenage son of former Boston news anchor Heather Unruh at a Nantucket bar in July 2016, the latest legal entanglement for the two-time Academy Award winner over claims of sexual misconduct. (Boston Globe)

‘Untreated sexual offender’ denied parole

TORONTO - A man who kidnapped and sexually assaulted a 12-year-old girl in Ontario 10 years ago has been denied parole. The Parole Board of Canada turned down Stanley Tippett’s request for day and full parole after finding he remains an “untreated sexual offender” who continues to deny his offences. (Toronto Sun)

Man who raped, beat and robbed a sex worker found guilty

VANCOUVER - A Surrey man has been found guilty of all charges in relation to a vicious sex attack and robbery that occurred in a Vancouver park in September 2017. In a recent Supreme Court of B.C. ruling, Justice Shelley Fitzpatrick found Ezaz Ahmed Razak, 24, guilty of sexual assault causing bodily harm, robbery, unlawful confinement and making threats. (National Post)

Police charge 28-year-old with aggravated sex assault

EDMONTON - Police released the name of a man Wednesday accused of aggravated sexual assault for failing to disclose his HIV status to a partner. (Edmonton Journal)

Suspect in alleged sex assaults near York University facing new charges

TORONTO - The suspect previously charged in a string of alleged sexual assaults near York University is facing two new counts after another woman came forward on Boxing Day. A sixth woman called investigators on Dec. 26 and told them she was assaulted on Dec. 19, according to police. (CBC)

Angry Kavanaugh denies Ford accusation, sees ‘disgrace’

WASHINGTON - In a defiant and emotional bid to rescue his Supreme Court nomination, Brett Kavanaugh on Thursday denied allegations that he sexually assaulted Christine Blasey Ford when both were high school students and angrily told Congress that Democrats were engaged in “a calculated and orchestrated political hit.” (CP24)
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    CHICAGO - Prosecutors charged R&B singer R. Kelly on Thursday with 11 new sex-related counts involving one of the women who accused him of sexually abusing her when she was underage, including counts that carry a maximum sentence of 30 years in prison, making them the most serious he faces. (Fox 32)

    Cops worked to put sex abuser in prison. Prosecutors worked to cut him a break

    PALM BEACH - Michelle Licata climbed a narrow, winding staircase, past walls covered with photographs of naked girls. At the top of the stairwell was a vast master bed and bath, with cream-colored shag carpeting and a hot pink and mint green sofa.The room was dimly lit and very cold. There was a vanity, a massage table and a timer. A silver-haired man wearing nothing but a white towel came into the room. He lay facedown on a massage table, and while talking on a phone, directed Licata to rub his back, legs and feet. (Miami Herald)

    Woman wanted on charges of sex assault, forcible confinement

    BRAMPTON - Police west of Toronto have issued an arrest warrant for a 24-year-old woman accused of sexual assault. Peel regional police say Latisha Edwards confined her alleged victim in a home in Brampton, Ont., on Dec. 3.(Toronto Star)

    Complainant in tears after defence says testimony was ‘scripted’

    HALIFAX - A young Halifax woman who was allegedly sexually assaulted by British sailors broke down in tears Friday after a defence lawyer suggested her testimony was “scripted.” Under cross examination by lawyer Ian Hutchison, the woman agreed she had gaps in her memory of what happened on the night of April 9, 2015, in the barracks of a Halifax-area military base, and that she cannot explain those gaps. (Toronto Star)

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