Sex crimes

March 16, 2018 - 3:44 pm
(WWL.com) A bill that would prevent businesses from requiring employees to sign agreements blocking them from going to court over sexual harassment claims passed the House Labor Committee. The proposal by Representative Robert Johnson is part of a nationwide effort, backed by Attorney Generals, to...
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March 01, 2018 - 8:48 pm
(WWL.com) - A state Department of Children and Family Services report finds there has been a 77% increase in the amount of juvenile human trafficking victims aged 12 or less. Juveniles account for over 52% of the 681 identified victims in 2017. Author of the report Walter Fahr says part of the...
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David Blake
February 06, 2018 - 12:54 pm
The latest crime report for Jefferson Parish shows the lowest numbers overall since back in 1974, but while the figures are very encouraging, one category spiked. Rape and sexual assaults shot up 39 percent for 2017. Jefferson Parish Sheriff Joe Lopinto says he knows why there was a spike in sexual...
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January 13, 2018 - 6:33 am
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Louisiana's female lawmakers say they want to tighten policies in the state Capitol for handling sexual misconduct allegations. On Friday, they reviewed existing House and Senate policies and talked of the need to bolster protections for anyone who works in the building...
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AP
December 13, 2017 - 9:14 pm
(AP) — Dan Johnson, a Republican state lawmaker in Kentucky known for inflammatory Facebook posts comparing Barack and Michelle Obama to monkeys and who defiantly denied allegations that he sexually assaulted a teenage girl in the basement of his home, killed himself Wednesday night. He was 57...
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AP
December 06, 2017 - 10:23 am
(AP) — Six women filed a lawsuit against Harvey Weinstein on Wednesday, seeking to represent a class of “dozens, if not hundreds” of women who say they were assaulted by the movie mogul. The lawsuit was filed at a federal court in New York claims that his actions to cover up the assaults amounted...
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Jim Hanzo
November 08, 2017 - 12:24 pm
A Mandeville man has been sentenced to 30 years in prison, Monday, for the sexual battery of a victim under 13, and 10 years each for two counts of molestation of a juvenile. The sentences are to be served at the same time. A St. Tammany Parish jury found 55-year-old Dwayne Callihan guilty in May,...
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SIPA USA
October 24, 2017 - 7:33 pm
New information in the accusations of sexual harassment against Chef John Besh. PBS has decided to pull Besh's cooking show from publice television stations, across the country, effective today. Besh stepped down from the restaurant group that bears his name after a newspaper reported that 25...
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