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Serena Evans remembers exactly what she wore to school that day nearly five years ago. Patterned joggers with a tie at the waist. The tie had a tight knot — one she was forced to undo for a senior football player, nearly twice her size. She says he cornered her and forced her into a boy’s bathroom in the Myers Park High School gym, where he sexually assaulted her in a locked stall. At around ...

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Jul. 23—Demetrius "Hook" Mitchell, the Oakland playground basketball legend whose latest legal troubles threatened to land him in prison once again, pleaded no-contest this week to a misdemeanor assault charge and received 12 months of supervised probation, public defender Sliman Nawabi said Thursday. The sentence includes substance-abuse counseling and treatment, according to Nawabi. If ...

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Jul. 23—GOSHEN — Vladimir Archer, 46, of Campbell Hall, was sentenced in Orange County Court to 20 years in state prison, followed by 20 years of post-release supervision, for sexually assaulting a child. The sentence followed Archer pleading guilty to first-degree course of sexual conduct against a child, a felony, on April 12. Upon his release from prison, Archer will be required to register ...

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Jul. 23—Washington — After years of debate, Congress appears poised to remove military commanders from decisions about whether to prosecute sexual assault cases in the armed services, giving that authority instead to independent military lawyers outside the chain of command. The move has bipartisan support among members of the Michigan's congressional delegation, who say they've lost ...

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Jul. 23—CROWN POINT — A Lake Station man accused of raping an intellectually disabled woman last year in Hammond was ordered released from jail Wednesday after pleading guilty to two reduced counts of battery, records show. Romie D. Cooper, 36, admitted to two counts of battery against an endangered adult, a level 6 felony. In exchange for his pleas, Lake County prosecutors agreed to dismiss ...

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Jul. 23—A Lompoc man was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of assault and firearm possession charges after witnesses said he pointed at gun at them near the intersection of Laurel and D streets, according to police. Officers were dispatched to a call of a man with a gun near the intersection shortly before 4 p.m. and located two separate people who provided a description of 28-year-old Ismael ...

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Jul. 23—The Jamestown Police Department has announced that a convicted high-risk sex offender has moved to Jamestown. Anthony Allen Rolland, 37, lives at 1530 6th Ave. SW, room 25, the Buffalo Motel, room 25. He does not have a vehicle. Rolland was convicted in 2003 in Morton County District Court. Authorities said he engaged in sexual activity with a 13-year-old girl while at a residential ...

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Jul. 23—A 24-year-old Houma woman was arrested Wednesday after police said she sexually assaulted three children. Lekiya Allen is charged with three counts of first-degree rape, Houma Police said. The arrest resulted from an extensive investigation conducted by detectives when Allen was between the ages of 17 and 19. Investigators said Allen forced three family members who were under 13 at the ...

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Jul. 22—Chicago Blackhawks executive Stan Bowman pledged Thursday to cooperate with an investigation into allegations that an assistant coach sexually assaulted two players in 2010. The team's president of hockey operations and general manager refused to answer a question about a meeting concerning the allegations 11 years ago that he was reported to be part of. Bowman cited ongoing litigation ...

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When a body bag was pulled from a second-floor apartment in Ocean View late last year and carried down the wooden stairs, residents from nearby units gathered outside to watch. Several police cars and firetrucks arrived that Sunday morning. A van from the medical examiner’s office drove up later. A woman in a neighboring building was among the onlookers. She captured all the action on her ...