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August 16, 2018 12:47 AM B.C. acupuncturist faces four charges related to allegations of historical sexual assaults

ESQUIMALT, B.C.—A B.C. acupuncturist and former military officer is facing allegations of sexual assault against four women and Victoria police say there may be other potential victims across the country. Police say 71-year-old Kit Wong of Esquimalt, B.C., is facing four charges related to allegations of historical sexual assaults following a year-long 5

August 9, 2018 4:46 PM Court upholds ex-Stanford swimmer Brock Turner’s sex assault conviction

Persky’s sentence sparked nationwide outrage by those who felt it too lenient. The sentence was not part of the appeal and the judges didn’t address it. Turner filed an appeal in December seeking a new trial, arguing that the evidence presented at his trial didn’t support his convictions. The jury convicted him of sexually assaulting an intoxicated victim 11

July 31, 2018 2:19 AM Osuna to address new Astros teammates on assault charge

Verlander and star shortstop Carlos Correa said Monday that they are willing to listen to what Osuna has to say and remain open-minded because “not all the details are out yet.” Osuna’s next court appearance is Wednesday in Toronto. He hasn’t pitched in the majors since May 6, when he was put on administrative leave following a charge of assault. “I’ve said some pretty 17

July 30, 2018 11:38 PM U.S. nuns demand action against the current ‘culture of silence’ on abuse

The AP report, citing recent reported cases of assault in Chile, India and Italy, added to the well-documented reports by religious sisters during the 1990s about clergy abuse in Africa. At the time, sisters were increasingly targeted because they were considered “safe” sexual partners during the height of the AIDS epidemic on the continent. “We join with all those 17

July 23, 2018 9:32 PM Hedley frontman Jacob Hoggard arrested and charged with sexual assault

Former Hedley frontman Jacob Hoggard has been charged by Toronto and Peel Regional police with sexual assault after numerous allegations were brought forth against the singer. In a joint news release from the two police services, police say a man met two different women on separate occasions in 2016 over three dates. They allege that the man sexually 11

July 17, 2018 4:45 PM ‘I didn’t know how to refuse’: Two survivors share stories of sexual assault in U.S. immigration detention centres

“He grabbed my breasts … He put his hands in my pants and he touched my private parts,” she said. “He touched me again inside the van, and my hands were tied. And he started masturbating.” In 2014, a 19-year-old asylum seeker, “E.D.,” was staying in a family detention centre in Pennsylvania with her 3-year-old son. A few months into her seven-month stay, she was sexually 9

June 27, 2018 6:53 PM Bruce McArthur showed ‘minimal’ potential for violence, 2003 report concluded

The reports also note he had difficulties with family as a child, particularly with his father, who he thought may have sensed McArthur was gay. In her psychological report, Dr. Marie-France Dionne found little risk of McArthur committing another violent act. She noted there were no previous incidents of violence in his life, the assault happened when he was 50, and McArthur 15

June 20, 2018 7:17 PM Kevin Spacey film Billionaire Boys Club set for release

Producers aim to give cast, crew 'the chance to see their final product reach audiences' Kevin Spacey was erased from All the Money in the World and booted from House of Cards, but a movie starring the disgraced actor is going forward with a summer release. Vertical Entertainment announced that it will release Billionaire Boys Club on video-on-demand 48

June 19, 2018 6:37 PM National sports organizations have to report allegations of abuse immediately or lose federal funding

The changes come as the sporting world reels from numerous cases of sexual abuse and harassment of athletes, including more than a dozen members of Canada’s national ski team who were abused by coach Bertrand Charest in the 1990s. Charest was convicted a year ago of 37 offences of sexual assault and exploitation — and athletes have since said Alpine 10

June 16, 2018 11:08 PM Chris Hardwick's talk show on hold amid allegations, network says

Host has also withdrawn from moderating panels at San Diego Comic-Con AMC Networks says Chris Hardwick's talk show is on hold and he has withdrawn as moderator of AMC and BBC America's Comic-Con panels in San Diego. The media company said that it's had a positive relationship with Hardwick but takes seriously what it calls "troubling" allegations against 19