WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. officials say the Army Criminal Investigation Command has reopened a sexual harassment case against the reservist who gunned down five police officers in Dallas.

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When Katie Rhoades founded Healing Action, she made a commitment: every peer counselor she hires has worked in the commercial sex trade, and gotten out. Including herself.

“They have walked that path," Rhoades said. "They have, through help, and sometimes not so much help, have been able to come out and do something different with their lives. And that creates a sense of hope and possibility for the women that we serve.”

Healing Action is the latest addition to a regional effort to stop sex trafficking and exploitation in St. Louis.

BELLEFONTE, Pa. (AP) -- Penn State wants the insurance companies of a charity founded by assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky to help pay out settlements to his sexual assault accusers.

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A Tennessee state lawmaker was accused of inappropriate sexual conduct with 22 women over a four-year period in a state attorney general's report released on Wednesday.

Republican Representative Jeremy Durham repeatedly made unwelcomed advances toward female legislative staff, interns and lobbyists since being elected in 2012, according to a report issued to a legislative committee investigating his conduct.

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The controversial campus rape documentary “The Hunting Ground,” which aired on CNN despite threats of legal action and questions about its reporting, received two Emmy Award nominations.

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A community in central England has become the first in the country to label misogyny  a hate crime.

Street harassment, unwanted sexual advances, physical or verbal assault, and using mobile devices to send unwanted messages or take photographs without consent are all examples of a hate crime, Nottinghamshire police announced Wednesday.

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Public discussion of sexual and family violence has prompted the highest number of sexual assault reports to Australian police in six years, support workers have said.

The rate of sexual assaults reported to police increased by 3% to 21,380 reports in 2015, according to data released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics on Wednesday.

A man testified in a deposition in 2014 that Penn State football coach Joe Paterno ignored his complaints of a sexual assault committed by assistant coach Jerry Sandusky in 1976 when the man was a 14-year-old boy, according to new court documents unsealed Tuesday in a Philadelphia court.

Former Rutgers and Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Greg Schiano saw Jerry Sandusky sexually abuse a boy when both men were on the Penn State football coaching staff in the early 1990s, according to a testimony unsealed Tuesday by a Philadelphia court.

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News of the more than 40 alleged assaults at two weekend festivals prompted outrage among officials and musicians. In a statement posted to Facebook, British folk rock band Mumford & Sons wrote that its members were "appalled to hear what happened at the Bravalla Festival last weekend." The band played the festival Thursday.

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