sex crimes

During Kavanaugh Hearings, Senator Alerted F.B.I. to New Allegation

NYT > U.S. > Politics WASHINGTON — As the F.B.I. began looking into allegations of sexual assault against Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh during his Supreme Court confirmation hearings last year, a Democratic senator wrote to the director of the bureau saying that he had “information relevant” to the inquiry, but that the F.B.I. apparently failed […]

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Education Department Hits Michigan State With Record Fine Over Nassar Scandal

NYT > U.S. > Politics WASHINGTON — Michigan State University agreed to pay a record $4.5 million federal fine and the university’s provost resigned on Thursday after the Education Department determined that the school failed to report and address claims of sexual abuse by a former team doctor, Lawrence G. Nassar, who was convicted of […]

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U.S. Prisons Chief Is Reassigned After Jeffrey Epstein’s Suicide in Jail

NYT > U.S. > Politics WASHINGTON — The acting director of the Bureau of Prisons was reassigned on Monday, Attorney General William P. Barr announced, the latest fallout over the suicide of the financier Jeffrey Epstein at a chronically understaffed federal jail. Mr. Barr has said he was “appalled” by Mr. Epstein’s death on Aug. […]

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Examining Acosta’s Claims on the Epstein Prosecution

NYT > U.S. > Politics At a news conference in Washington, R. Alexander Acosta, the labor secretary and a former United States attorney in Florida, on Wednesday gave his account of how federal prosecutors dealt with allegations that Jeffrey Epstein had abused young women and girls, a case first handled by state prosecutors. Here’s how […]

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Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta Faces Calls to Resign Over Epstein Plea Deal

NYT > U.S. > Politics WASHINGTON — Labor Secretary R. Alexander Acosta on Tuesday faced fresh calls to resign — and rising pressure from inside the Trump administration — over his role in brokering a lenient plea deal over sex crimes for the New York financier Jeffrey E. Epstein when he was a federal prosecutor […]

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‘She’s Not My Type’: Accused Again of Sexual Assault, Trump Resorts to Old Insult

NYT > Politics WASHINGTON — President Trump on Monday again denied assaulting a columnist for Elle magazine in the dressing room of a high-end clothing store more than 20 years ago, countering her explosive accusation by asserting that he would not have assaulted her because “she’s not my type.” Mr. Trump said that E. Jean […]

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R.N.C. Accepts Money From Steve Wynn, Mogul Accused of Sexual Misconduct

NYT > Politics President Trump has generally bucked the #MeToo movement, siding instead with the men who deny accusations of sexual assault or misconduct. Now, the Republican National Committee appears to be following his lead. Steve Wynn, the billionaire former casino mogul who resigned as chairman of Wynn Resorts and as finance chairman of the […]

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Justin Fairfax Puts Virginia Democrats in Bind on Impeachment

RICHMOND, Va. — Justin E. Fairfax’s refusal to resign as lieutenant governor of Virginia in the face of two allegations of sexual assault has presented Democrats with an excruciating choice: whether to impeach an African-American leader at a moment when the state’s other two top leaders, both white, are resisting calls to quit after admitting […]

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If Justin Fairfax Is Forced Out in Virginia, Who’s Next in Line?

Coalescing scandals have engulfed Virginia’s leaders, plunging the state into political free fall. First, Gov. Ralph Northam came under fire for a racist yearbook photo, which he acknowledged and then denied appearing in. He also admitted to wearing blackface to dress up as Michael Jackson in the 1980s. Then Lt. Gov. Justin E. Fairfax was […]

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Teacher faces time in the penitentiary

Sudbury Star Damir Bulic will have to wait until the new year to learn if he will be serving as much as three years in the penitentiary for committing sex offences involving a student almost a decade ago. “You’ve given me a great deal to think about so I’m going to reserve my decision,” Superior […]

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