Rape

Jim Hanzo
November 20, 2019 - 8:21 pm
An Orleans Parish jury man has been convicted of raping a 13-year-old girl in New Orleans East, 3 years ago. The jury deliberated less than an hour before finding 44-year-old Dexter L. Vassar guilty of second-degree rape. Vassar faces a prison term of 5 to 40 years when Criminal District Judge...
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Associated Press
October 31, 2019 - 6:51 am
(AP) -- A Louisiana appeals court has overruled a judge who said prosecutors could not use the word "rape" during a man's rape trial. In a ruling filed Wednesday, Judge Ben Willard in New Orleans granted a defense request to bar prosecutors and prosecution witnesses from using the word rape in an...
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Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
October 24, 2019 - 1:54 pm
How will a high ranking cop and teacher from Livingston parish defend themselves against charges of rape and pornography involving juveniles? A legal analyst says it won't be easy for the married couple from Denham Springs facing charges that could send them to prison for life. "It's going to be a...
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October 09, 2019 - 6:58 am
(WCBS 880) —A new book by Ronan Farrow details the sexual assault allegations that ended Matt Lauer’s run at the Today Show. In Farrow’s new book, “Catch and Kill,” ex-NBC staffer Brooke Nevils goes on the record, detailing an incident in a Sochi, Russia hotel room where Matt Lauer allegedly raped...
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Dave Cohen, WWL First News early edition
August 06, 2019 - 11:36 am
Prosecutors have secured a plea deal they say puts a rapist away until he is an elderly man. Teles Guidry admitted he followed a woman from a Lafourche parish bar and repeatedly beat and raped her. "Guidry was sentenced to 40 years with the Department of Corrections for 2nd Degree Rape and 8 years...
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Scoot
June 25, 2019 - 12:21 pm
In this case, the accused and the accuser both made reprehensible comments about the same alleged event. President Trump is being accused by another woman of sexual assault; and in this case, the allegation fits the classic definition of rape. In saying the claim is completely false – Trump said,...
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Federal authorities have released new information about a local veteran who allegedly raped and threatened to kill a woman while he was stationed in Japan 15 years ago. “Federal agents arrested a Louisiana man and former member of the United States Navy stationed in Japan, relating to a 2004 sexual...
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Thomas Perumean
May 17, 2019 - 7:24 am
A 44-year old Arkansas man is facing first degree rape charges stemming from a March 2nd incident at a hotel in the Central Business District. Yohon Vernon could face life in prison is convicted. The victim, a 23-year old woman claims Vernon raped her while she was in her hotel room. Vernon was...
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