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Federal Inmate Executed For Rape, Murder

(CNN) - A convicted murderer was executed in Indiana Thursday. Orlando Hall was pronounced dead before midnight in Terre Haute. The 49-year-old was sentenced to death for the 1994 kidnapping, rape and murder of 16-year-old Lisa Rene. His attorneys…

No Rape Charges Against Soccer Star Ronaldo

(CNN) - Soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo will not face sexual assault charges for an alleged incident in Las Vegas in 2009. The Clark County district attorney's office announced the decision to decline prosecution saying, "The allegations of sexual assault…

MSU Lawsuit Accuses 3 Student Athletes of Rape

(CNN) - A lawsuit filed Monday accuses three male student athletes at Michigan State University of raping a female student in 2015. The lawsuit is seeking a jury trial and also claims the university failed to conduct a thorough investigation…

Clemency Denied for "Stocking Strangler"

The Georgia State Board of Pardons and Paroles has denied clemency for death row inmate Carlton Gary. Attorneys for Gary, known as the Columbus "Stocking Strangler", had asked the board to commute his death sentence. The lawyers said new evidence…

Auburn man charged with Kidnapping and Rape

37-year-old Brian D. Askew was arrested Friday on felony warrants charging him with Kidnapping First Degree and Rape First Degree.  The arrest stems from a reported sexual assault of a runaway who fled the Lee County Youth Development Center in…

Simmons says he will 'defend' himself following rape claims

NEW YORK (AP) — Music mogul Russell Simmons said on Instagram that he plans to defend himself a day after a New York Times story published claims by three women saying he raped them. The allegations in the Times' Wednesday…

3 Women Accuse Music Mogul Russell Simmons of Rape

NEW YORK (AP) — Three women have told the New York Times that music mogul Russell Simmons raped them, the latest in a cascade of serious allegations of sexual misconduct against powerful men in entertainment, media, politics and elsewhere.Simmons vehemently…

Actress Rose McGowan says her silence over on sexual assault

DETROIT (AP) — In her first public comments since accusing film producer Harvey Weinstein of rape, actress Rose McGowan said Friday she has been "silenced for 20 years" but won't remain quiet about sexual assault and harassment.McGowan, delivering opening remarks…