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U.S. Army general avoids dismissal and jail time in sexual assault case

By Kelly Twedell FORT BRAGG, North Carolina (Reuters) – A U.S. Army general who had faced possible life in prison on sexual assault charges was reprimanded by a judge on Thursday but avoided any jail time for mistreating a captain during one of several improper relationships with junior female officers.…

U.S. Army general admits to mistreating junior female officer during adulterous affair

By Kelly Twedell FORT BRAGG, North Carolina (Reuters) – A military judge could decide the punishment on Wednesday for a U.S. Army general who pleaded guilty to mistreating a junior female officer during one of several improper relationships but was cleared in a plea deal of sexual assault charges. Brigadier…

Accused Maryville rapist avoids sexual assault charges, faces misdemeanor

The teenager who was accused or raping 14-year-old Daisy Coleman in Maryville, Missouri in 2012 will be charged with a misdemeanor instead of sexual assault, prosecutors said on Thursday. In a press conference, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced he had filed charges against 19-year-old Matthew Barnett for the…

Woman convicted of punching butt grabber who got off without charges

A court in Sweden has found a 23-year-old woman guilty of assault after she broke the nose of a 27-year-old man who allegedly grabbed her backside at a nightclub last year. The Metro newspaper in Sydsvenskan reported, however, that sexual assault charges against the man were dropped due to a…

Amanda Knox arrives home after four-year ordeal

SEATTLE, Washington — A tearful Amanda Knox arrived home in the US and thanked her supporters a day after she was acquitted of murder and sexual assault charges, ending a four-year ordeal in an Italian jail. “I’m really overwhelmed right now. I was looking down from the airplane and it…

Strauss-Kahn flying home to France from New York

Former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn cleared security at a New York airport Saturday before boarding a flight headed to France, after sensational sexual assault charges against him were dropped. Strauss-Kahn and his wife Anne Sinclair made their way through a crowd of journalists at John F. Kennedy International Airport before…

Strauss-Kahn apologizes to IMF staff: witness

Former International Monetary Fund chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn apologized to staff at the Washington-based lender, a witness said, after sexual assault charges against him were dropped. Strauss-Kahn told staff he had come to “apologize to those who have been hurt” by the scandal, and said he was sorry the sensational case…

NY prosecutors ask judge to drop Strauss-Kahn charges

NEW YORK (Reuters) – New York prosecutors asked a judge to dismiss sexual assault charges against former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn on Monday, a stunning reversal that could revive the political future of a man many had seen as the next president of France. Prosecutors gave up hope they could…

Former IMF chief Strauss-Kahn released to house arrest after sexual assault charges

NEW YORK (AFP) – Former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn was spending his first day outside a prison on Saturday after his lawyers posted $6 million bond in the wake of his indictment on sexual assault and attempted rape charges. Strauss-Kahn was freed from New York’s Rikers Island jail on Friday,…

Attorney at firm representing Assange accusers helped facilitate CIA renditions in 2001

An attorney representing two Swedish women who brought sexual assault charges against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange was investigated following revelations that during his time in the Swedish government, his administration helped facilitate extraordinary renditions that allegedly resulted in two terrorism suspects being tortured in Egypt. The US policy of extraordinary…

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