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Sexual Assault

Sep 19, 2023

Baylor settles long-running sexual assault lawsuit

Baylor University has settled a years-long federal lawsuit brought by 15 women who alleged they were sexually assaulted at the nation’s biggest Baptist school, ending the largest case brought in a wide-ranging scandal that led to the ouster of the university president and its football coach, and tainted the school’s reputation. Notification of the settlement […]

Jun 13, 2023

New Jersey lawyer charged in connection with Boston sexual assaults will post bail, attorney says

BOSTON (AP) — The New Jersey lawyer charged in connection with a series of sexual assaults that took place in Boston about 15 years ago is expected to post bail, his attorney said at a brief court hearing Monday. Matthew Nilo, 35, was not present in the Boston courtroom. But his attorney Joseph Cataldo told […]

Apr 21, 2023

California could protect sex assault victims facing lawsuits

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California lawmakers voted Thursday to protect sexual assault survivors from retaliatory lawsuits, years after a former state lawmaker sued a woman over her sexual misconduct allegations against him. Supporters of the legislation hope it will counteract efforts to silence victims. The bill, which passed overwhelmingly in the Assembly with bipartisan support, […]

Mar 3, 2020

Jury awards $772K to woman assaulted by coffee shop boss

A Mecklenburg County jury has awarded $772,275 to a woman who claimed that her former boss sexually assaulted her when she was a teen in a coffee shop’s restroom, according to court documents and the woman’s attorneys. Sean Herrmann and Kevin Murphy of Herrmann & Murphy in Charlotte report that their client, Caroline Cox, had […]

Sep 19, 2019

Biz owner accused of sexual battery settled suit for $1.9M

  Documents in a civil lawsuit against a prominent Fayetteville businessman that have been unsealed after a two-year court battle reveal that he reached a $1.9 million settlement with people who claim that he sexually battered them.  The disclosure of the December 2016 settlement comes more than eight months after the North Carolina Court of […]

Apr 3, 2019

Virginia Lt. Gov. seeks investigation of assault allegations

Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax said Wednesday he’s asked prosecutors in Boston and North Carolina to investigate sexual assault allegations two women have made against him. Speaking at a news conference, Fairfax again said the allegations are untrue and the sexual encounters he had with the women were consensual. His lawyer has contacted prosecutors in […]

Jan 3, 2019

File of sex assault lawsuit against businessman must be unsealed

A superior court judge went too far when he issued an order completely sealing the file of a sexual assault lawsuit against a prominent Fayetteville car dealership owner, the North Carolina Court of Appeals has ruled. The court was not able  to find any other case in North Carolina in which the entire court file, […]

Aug 15, 2018

Sex offender stripped of US citizenship, will be deported

RALEIGH (AP) A North Carolina man who federal authorities say sexually abused his stepdaughter has been stripped of his United States citizenship and will be deported to Ghana. The News & Observer cites a U.S. Justice Department statement that says Prempeh Ernest Agyemang lied during his 2000 naturalization interview when asked if he had committed a crime […]

Mar 15, 2018

Charlotte doctor accused of sex assault hit with $2M verdict

A Mecklenburg County jury has awarded more than $2 million to two women who accused a Charlotte doctor of sexually assaulting them during their medical exams. Jurors ordered Dr. Fidelis Edosomwan, owner and president of Americare Health Plaza Medical Center, to pay $1.1 million in actual and punitive damages to each of the women. Lawyers […]

Mar 13, 2018

Justice elusive in child sex abuse on NC bases

FORT BRAGG (AP) A decade after the Pentagon began confronting rape in the ranks, the U.S. military frequently fails to provide justice to the children of service members when they are sexually assaulted by other kids on base. An Associated Press investigation finds that sex assault cases occurring where military kids live and learn often […]

Mar 8, 2018

Criminal Practice – Sexual Assault – SBM – Insufficient Findings – Kidnapping – Assault Convictions

Holding: Where the trial court did not enter oral findings or explain its rationale for ordering lifetime registration as a sexual offender and satellite-based monitoring, and where the trial court’s orders merely contain the bare statutorily required findings that defendant was not a sexually violent predator or a recidivist and had not been convicted of […]

Sep 15, 2016

Constitutional – Due Process – Procedural & Substantive – University Disciplinary Process – Sexual Assault Allegation – ROTC Student – Feres Doctrine

Painter v. Doe (Lawyers Weekly No. 004-014-16, 23 pp.) (Max Cogburn Jr., J.) 3:15-cv-00369; W.D.N.C. Holding: Plaintiff alleges that, as part of a state-university disciplinary process, university defendants narrowly proscribed his inquiries and assisted his accuser. This is a claim of a procedural rather than a substantive due process violation. The court accepts the recommendations […]

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