SEXUAL ASSAULT

Weinstein Sentenced to 23 Years for Sexual Assaults

He faced a maximum of 29 years in prison.

NEW YORK (AP)–Harvey Weinstein was sentenced to 23 years in prison for rape and sexual assault. It’s a sight the Hollywood mogul’s multitude of accusers thought they would never see. Weinstein was convicted last month of raping a woman in a New York City hotel room in 2013 and forcibly performing oral sex on another woman at his apartment in…

Bismarck Man Given 4 Years in Prison for Assaulting Infant

Andrew Glasser entered an Alford plea.

BISMARCK, N.D.–A Bismarck man has been sentenced to four years in prison for sexually assaulting an infant. Thirty-four-year-old Andrew Glasser entered an Alford plea this week to sexual assault. The plea means Glasser does not admit guilt, but agrees there’s enough evidence for a conviction. Prosecutors say the baby had injuries related to sexual assault, rib fractures and leg injuries….

Concordia College Students Talks LGBTQ Issues At Gender Matters Expo

The topics ranged from sexual violence, discrimination and LGBTQ issues.

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Students and staff packed into Firda Nilsen Lounge to talk about gender issues in the community. The topics ranged from sexual violence, discrimination and LGBTQ issues. “The issues that are very real gender affects our material lives and to help identify and continue to make people’s lives better,” Co-director, Women’s & Gender Studies Karla Knutson said. Allie…

Supreme Court Upholds Lyft Driver’s Assault Conviction

Wickham was sentenced last spring to 20 years in prison.

BISMARCK, N.D.–The North Dakota Supreme Court has rejected an appeal of a former Lyft driver from Mandan convicted of sexually assaulting a customer. Corey Wickham argued that some expert testimony during his trial should not have been admitted. Wickham argued the prosecution should have been required to qualify five witnesses as expert. He says he wouldn’t have been convicted without…

No Charges for 2 Minnesota Wrestlers in Alleged Sex Assault

Both were suspended from team activity after the arrests.

MINNEAPOLIS (AP)–A prosecutor says two University of Minnesota wrestlers who were arrested in an alleged sexual assault will not face criminal charges. Gable Steveson and Dylan Martinez were arrested in June on suspicion of criminal sexual conduct after someone reported a rape. Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman said Friday that there is inadequate evidence to fairly charge the men. Both…

Sexual Assault Case Dropped after Minnesota Agents Mix Up DNA

The BCA says it will continue to work on the case.

MINNEAPOLIS–Prosecutors have thrown out rape charges filed against a convicted sex offender accused of attacking an employee at a Twin Cites amusement park in 2018 after his attorney discovered investigators mixed up the DNA tests. 27-year-old Austin Jeffrey Jones was scheduled to stand trial next week on two charges related to the alleged assault at Valleyfair in Shakopee. A defense…

Man Arrested For Alleged Sexual Assault At Crookston Shelter

Police say the victim and suspect know each other

CROOKSTON, Minn. — A man staying at a shelter in Crookston is arrested for an alleged sexual assault. Police were called around 1:30 this afternoon to Care and Share. They found 24-year-old Ethan Basche of Mountain Iron, Minnesota with a 23-year-old female victim. She was taken to the hospital for an evaluation while Basche was taken to jail for criminal…

Former Students Reach Settlement with Theater Company

The theater company faced lawsuits by 16 former students.

MINNEAPOLIS–Nine remaining lawsuits filed by former students who say they were abused by employees of the Children’s Theatre Company in Minneapolis decades ago have reached settlements. Attorney Jeff Anderson plans to announce the settlements at a news conference Friday. The theater company faced lawsuits by 16 former students who say they were abused by former employees in the 1970s and…

Former Cop In Warroad Pleads Guilty To Sexually Assaulting Teen

Joshua Demmerly Is Accused of Assaulting The Teen Numerous Times

WARROAD, Minn. — A former cop from Warroad has pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting a girl while on duty. 30-year-old Joshua Demmerly entered an Alford plea, acknowledging there’s enough evidence to convict him. Prosecutors say Demmerly told the teen there was a felony investigation underway and he could offer protection. He is accused of assaulting her at least 10 times…