Sex crimes

Chris Miller
October 05, 2018 - 3:47 pm
The St. Tammany District Attorney's Office announced today that 45-year-old Earnest Diaz Jr. of Slidell was sentenced to 15 years behind bars for two counts of molesting teenage girls. "One of the victims testified during his trial in August that she was 15 years old when Diaz began touching her...
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Chris Miller
September 19, 2018 - 4:48 pm
New Orleans District Attorney Leon Cannizzaro's office has refused to bring charged against three U.S. Marines and a Tulane ROTC student accused of raping a woman last spring. The alleged crime happened April 15 at a female students apartment on South Claiborne Ave. The victim says she and a friend...
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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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