sexual assault

FILE - In this undated photo provided by Bobi Gephart, Gephart and her husband, Nate Gephart, pose for a picture. Bobi says she has felt “overwhelming support” from people all over the world after she confronted Pastor John B. Lowe II, who had confessed to years of adultery. (Courtesy of Bobi Gephart via AP, File)

#ChurchToo revelations growing, years after movement began

Survivors of sexual abuse in churches continue to call for justice, change

 

Canadian musician Jacob Hoggard arrives alongside his wife Rebekah Asselstine, for his sex assault trial at the Toronto courthouse on Tuesday, May 10, 2022 in Toronto. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Cole Burston

Hoggard found guilty of sex assault against woman, acquitted on 2 other charges

Hedley frontman acquitted on charges related to 16-year-old fan

 

International Development Minister and Pacific Economic Development Agency of Canada Minister Harjit Sajjan rises during Question Period, in Ottawa, Monday, April 4, 2022. Sajjan says he told Canadian officials in Ukraine and neighbouring countries to ensure that women sexually assaulted by Russian troops get the help they need — including access to abortions if they wish. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Ukrainian victims of sexual violence need reproductive health care: Sajjan

Women, girls coming to Canada will be given access to abortions if they want them, says minister

 

Defence counsel Megan Savard questions Jacob Hoggard at his sex assault trial in Toronto, Tuesday, May 24, 2022 as his wife Rebekah Asselstine (left) and Justice Gillian Roberts (top left) look on in this artist’s sketch. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Alexandra Newbould

Crown alleges Jacob Hoggard is ‘sexual opportunist’ who didn’t take no for an answer

Defence says Hedley singer disrespectful towards women, but is not a ‘sadistic serial rapist’

Defence counsel Megan Savard questions Jacob Hoggard at his sex assault trial in Toronto, Tuesday, May 24, 2022 as his wife Rebekah Asselstine (left) and Justice Gillian Roberts (top left) look on in this artist’s sketch. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Alexandra Newbould
FILE - Kevin Spacey attends a pretrial hearing at district court in Nantucket, Mass, June 3, 2019. British prosecutors have charged actor Kevin Spacey with four counts of sexual assault against three men. The Crown Prosecution Service said Thursday, May 26, 2022 that Spacey “has also been charged with causing a person to engage in penetrative sexual activity without consent.” (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)

Kevin Spacey charged in UK with 4 counts of sexual assault

Alleged incidents took place in London between March 2005 and August 2008

FILE - Kevin Spacey attends a pretrial hearing at district court in Nantucket, Mass, June 3, 2019. British prosecutors have charged actor Kevin Spacey with four counts of sexual assault against three men. The Crown Prosecution Service said Thursday, May 26, 2022 that Spacey “has also been charged with causing a person to engage in penetrative sexual activity without consent.” (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)
Canadian musician Jacob Hoggard appears before Justice Gillian Roberts as his wife Rebekah Asselstine (left) and lawyer Megan Savard (right) look on in Toronto on Wednesday, May 4, 2022 in this artist’s sketch. A panel of jurors has been chosen to hear the sex assault trial of Hoggard. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Alexandra Newbould

Crown alleges Hedley singer violently raped teen girl, woman in 2016 incidents

Jacob Hoggard has pleaded not guilty to sexual assault causing bodily harm and sexual interference

Canadian musician Jacob Hoggard appears before Justice Gillian Roberts as his wife Rebekah Asselstine (left) and lawyer Megan Savard (right) look on in Toronto on Wednesday, May 4, 2022 in this artist’s sketch. A panel of jurors has been chosen to hear the sex assault trial of Hoggard. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Alexandra Newbould
Hedley lead singer Jacob Hoggard performs during the band’s final concert of their current tour in Kelowna, B.C. on Friday, March 23, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff Bassett

Sex assault trial getting underway for Hedley frontman Jacob Hoggard

Hoggard pleaded not guilty to sexual assault causing bodily harm and sexual interference in 2019

Hedley lead singer Jacob Hoggard performs during the band’s final concert of their current tour in Kelowna, B.C. on Friday, March 23, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff Bassett
FILE - Chicago Blackhawks owner Rocky Wirtz speaks during a news conference in 2018 in Chicago. Speaking Wednesday night, Feb. 2, 2022, at a town hall organized by the team, Wirtz angrily rejected any conversation connected to the franchise's response when a player said he was sexually assaulted by an assistant coach. (AP Photo/Kamil Krzaczynski, File)

Blackhawks owner apologizes for response to Kyle Beach talk

Blackhawks owner apologizes for response to Kyle Beach talk

FILE - Chicago Blackhawks owner Rocky Wirtz speaks during a news conference in 2018 in Chicago. Speaking Wednesday night, Feb. 2, 2022, at a town hall organized by the team, Wirtz angrily rejected any conversation connected to the franchise's response when a player said he was sexually assaulted by an assistant coach. (AP Photo/Kamil Krzaczynski, File)
Major-General Dany Fortin arrives to be processed at the Gatineau Police Station in Gatineau, Que., on Wednesday, Aug. 18, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

Maj.-Gen. Dany Fortin opts for trial by judge only in sexual assault case

Maj.-Gen. Dany Fortin opts for trial by judge only in sexual assault case

Major-General Dany Fortin arrives to be processed at the Gatineau Police Station in Gatineau, Que., on Wednesday, Aug. 18, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
FILE - In this Sunday, April 11, 2021, file photo, Britain's Prince Andrew speaks. during a television interview at the Royal Chapel of All Saints at Royal Lodge, Windsor, England, Sunday, April 11, 2021. A lawsuit by an American who claims Prince Andrew sexually abused her when she was 17 might have to be thrown out because she no longer lives in the U.S., lawyers for the Prince said in a court filing Tuesday, Dec. 28, 2021. (Steve Parsons/Pool Photo via AP, File)

Prince Andrew effort to toss sex assault suit hits roadblock

Prince Andrew effort to toss sex assault suit hits roadblock

FILE - In this Sunday, April 11, 2021, file photo, Britain's Prince Andrew speaks. during a television interview at the Royal Chapel of All Saints at Royal Lodge, Windsor, England, Sunday, April 11, 2021. A lawsuit by an American who claims Prince Andrew sexually abused her when she was 17 might have to be thrown out because she no longer lives in the U.S., lawyers for the Prince said in a court filing Tuesday, Dec. 28, 2021. (Steve Parsons/Pool Photo via AP, File)
FILE - New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo prepares to board a helicopter after announcing his resignation, on Aug. 10, 2021, in New York. Cuomo won't face criminal charges after a female state trooper said she felt “completely violated” by his unwanted touching at an event at Belmont Park in September 2019, a Long Island prosecutor said Thursday, Dec. 23, 2021. Acting Nassau County District Attorney Joyce Smith said in a statement that an investigation found the allegations against Cuomo “credible, deeply troubling, but not criminal under New York law.” (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)

DA: No charges for Cuomo from allegations by 2 women

DA: No charges for Cuomo from allegations by 2 women

FILE - New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo prepares to board a helicopter after announcing his resignation, on Aug. 10, 2021, in New York. Cuomo won't face criminal charges after a female state trooper said she felt “completely violated” by his unwanted touching at an event at Belmont Park in September 2019, a Long Island prosecutor said Thursday, Dec. 23, 2021. Acting Nassau County District Attorney Joyce Smith said in a statement that an investigation found the allegations against Cuomo “credible, deeply troubling, but not criminal under New York law.” (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
In this courtroom sketch, Ghislaine Maxwell, center right, speaks to her attorney Bobbi Sternheim, before being escorted to a jail cell by the U.S. Marshals, during Maxwell's sex trafficking trial, Wednesday, Dec. 22, 2021, in New York. (AP Photo/Elizabeth Williams)

Jury signals verdict not near at Ghislaine Maxwell trial

Jury signals verdict not near at Ghislaine Maxwell trial

In this courtroom sketch, Ghislaine Maxwell, center right, speaks to her attorney Bobbi Sternheim, before being escorted to a jail cell by the U.S. Marshals, during Maxwell's sex trafficking trial, Wednesday, Dec. 22, 2021, in New York. (AP Photo/Elizabeth Williams)
FILE - Actor Chris Noth poses for photographers upon arrival at the British Independent Film Awards in central London, on Dec. 2, 2018. Noth has been accused of sexually assaulting two women in separate encounters that took place in 2004 and 2015, according to a report in The Hollywood Reporter, Thursday, Dec. 16, 2021. Noth, 67, who starred in “Sex and the City” and appears briefly in its newly released sequel, “And Just Like That…,” said in a statement to the Reporter that the encounters were consensual. (Photo by Joel C Ryan/Invision/AP, File)

Chris Noth accused of sexual assaults; actor denies claims

Encounters allegedly took place in 2004 and 2015

  • Dec 17, 2021
FILE - Actor Chris Noth poses for photographers upon arrival at the British Independent Film Awards in central London, on Dec. 2, 2018. Noth has been accused of sexually assaulting two women in separate encounters that took place in 2004 and 2015, according to a report in The Hollywood Reporter, Thursday, Dec. 16, 2021. Noth, 67, who starred in “Sex and the City” and appears briefly in its newly released sequel, “And Just Like That…,” said in a statement to the Reporter that the encounters were consensual. (Photo by Joel C Ryan/Invision/AP, File)
In this courtroom sketch, Ghislaine Maxwell is seated at the defense table while watching testimony of witnesses during her trial, Tuesday, Nov. 30, 2021, in New York. (Elizabeth Williams via AP)

Ghislaine Maxwell defense attacks actor accuser’s account

Ghislaine Maxwell defense attacks actor accuser’s account

In this courtroom sketch, Ghislaine Maxwell is seated at the defense table while watching testimony of witnesses during her trial, Tuesday, Nov. 30, 2021, in New York. (Elizabeth Williams via AP)
FILE - Chicago Blackhawks Kyle Beach (12) controls the puck in the first period of a preseason NHL hockey game against the Dallas Stars, Thursday, Oct. 2, 2008, in Dallas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

NHLPA board approves review of Kyle Beach’s 2010 allegations

‘There is no doubt that the system failed to support him’

  • Nov 5, 2021
FILE - Chicago Blackhawks Kyle Beach (12) controls the puck in the first period of a preseason NHL hockey game against the Dallas Stars, Thursday, Oct. 2, 2008, in Dallas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)
Rubber marks from pucks dot the glass during a Vancouver Canucks optional practice session in Vancouver, B.C., Thursday, June 2, 2011. Experts say parents can press sports organizations about what they're doing to keep young athletes safe as another sexual abuse scandal rocks the hockey world. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Parents can help hold sports organizations accountable on sexual abuse, say experts

Parents can help hold sports organizations accountable on sexual abuse, say experts

Rubber marks from pucks dot the glass during a Vancouver Canucks optional practice session in Vancouver, B.C., Thursday, June 2, 2011. Experts say parents can press sports organizations about what they're doing to keep young athletes safe as another sexual abuse scandal rocks the hockey world. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
FILE - In the Sept. 12, 2015, file photo, Baylor President Ken Starr waits to run onto the field before an NCAA college football game in Waco, Texas. The NCAA infractions committee said Wednesday, Aug. 11, 2021, that its years-long investigation into the Baylor sexual assault scandal would result in four years probation and other sanctions, though the “unacceptable” behavior at the heart of the case did not violate NCAA rules. The NCAA ruling came more than five years after the scandal broke at the world’s largest Baptist university, leading to the firing of successful football coach Art Briles, and the later departures of athletic director Ian McCaw and school president Ken Starr. (AP Photo/LM Otero, File)

NCAA hands Baylor probation, fine in sex assault scandal

NCAA hands Baylor probation, fine in sex assault scandal

FILE - In the Sept. 12, 2015, file photo, Baylor President Ken Starr waits to run onto the field before an NCAA college football game in Waco, Texas. The NCAA infractions committee said Wednesday, Aug. 11, 2021, that its years-long investigation into the Baylor sexual assault scandal would result in four years probation and other sanctions, though the “unacceptable” behavior at the heart of the case did not violate NCAA rules. The NCAA ruling came more than five years after the scandal broke at the world’s largest Baptist university, leading to the firing of successful football coach Art Briles, and the later departures of athletic director Ian McCaw and school president Ken Starr. (AP Photo/LM Otero, File)
Pedestrians walk around George Street, in downtown St. John’s, Saturday, July 11, 2020. Nine members from Newfoundland and Labrador's provincial police force are now accused of sexually assaulting 15 women, says a St. John's lawyer, and women in the city are calling for smaller police budgets a wider community response. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Daly

Allegations of sexual assault against N.L. police breed mistrust among women

Allegations of sexual assault against N.L. police breed mistrust among women

Pedestrians walk around George Street, in downtown St. John’s, Saturday, July 11, 2020. Nine members from Newfoundland and Labrador's provincial police force are now accused of sexually assaulting 15 women, says a St. John's lawyer, and women in the city are calling for smaller police budgets a wider community response. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Daly
Andrea Constand poses in this undated handout photo. Toronto-based registered massage therapist Andrea Constand, whose accusations against Bill Cosby led to his sexual assault conviction in 2018, is set to publish a memoir. Penguin Random House Canada says “The Moment: Standing Up to Bill Cosby, Speaking Up for Women” will be on sale Sept. 7. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO - Penguin Random House Canada, Roger Cullman

Canadian Cosby accuser Andrea Constand to publish memoir ‘The Moment’ in September

‘The Moment: Standing Up to Bill Cosby, Speaking Up for Women’ to be released Sept. 7

Andrea Constand poses in this undated handout photo. Toronto-based registered massage therapist Andrea Constand, whose accusations against Bill Cosby led to his sexual assault conviction in 2018, is set to publish a memoir. Penguin Random House Canada says “The Moment: Standing Up to Bill Cosby, Speaking Up for Women” will be on sale Sept. 7. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO - Penguin Random House Canada, Roger Cullman
Central Alberta Sexual Assault Support Centre and Red Deer Queer Community Association have launched support groups for LGBTQ youth and adult survivors of sexual violence. (File photo by BLACK PRESS)

Central Alberta group to support LGBTQ sexual violence survivors

Central Alberta Sexual Assault Support Centre and Red Deer Queer Community Association partnership

Central Alberta Sexual Assault Support Centre and Red Deer Queer Community Association have launched support groups for LGBTQ youth and adult survivors of sexual violence. (File photo by BLACK PRESS)