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Nov 28, 2023

Kenosha man gets life in prison for fatally stabbing his father, stepmother with a machete in 2021

A Kenosha man has been sentenced to life in prison after admitting to fatally stabbing his father and stepmother with a machete after they stopped him from sexually assaulting a teenager.

Wisconsin National Guard sexual assault
May 31, 2023

Legislators to consider bills tightening prohibitions on National Guard sex assaults

Lawmakers are set to consider a package of legislation that would tighten prohibitions on sexual assault within the Wisconsin National Guard after a scathing federal report found commanders had for years been flouting federal requirements for handling complaints.

Taylor Schabusiness
Jun 3, 2022

Woman accused of dismembering man bound over for trial

A Green Bay woman accused of killing and dismembering a man must stand trial.

May 25, 2022

Wisconsin launches statewide system for tracking sexual assaults

A statewide system to track kits that contain evidence following a sexual assault went live on Wednesday, Wisconsin Attorney General Josh Kaul announced.

Dec 6, 2021

Evers signs bills to improve sexual assault kit process

Gov. Tony Evers on Monday signed bipartisan bills establishing a first-ever process for collecting and tracking sexual assault evidence kits, proposals that stalled for years over partisan bickering despite widespread support among law enforcement agencies, victims' advocates and others across Wisconsin.

Rep. Barbara Dittrich, R-Oconomowoc, introduces Kayleigh's Law during a news conference at the state capitol on Wednesday.
Jul 21, 2021

New bill would allow lifetime restraining orders against sexual abusers

A new bill is seeking to allow some victims of sexual assault to petition the court for a lifetime restraining order against their abusers.

Jun 15, 2021

Former NFL player, Badger star is accused of assault

A former NFL player and University of Wisconsin football star is accused of repeatedly sexually assaulting a young girl.

Jun 4, 2020

Man convicted of assaulting stepdaughter finds no relief from state Supreme Court

A man convicted of sexually assaulting his 12-year-old stepdaughter found no relief from the Wisconsin Supreme Court in his case.

May 11, 2020

USAF rejects Wisconsin Guard sergeant’s reprisal allegations

U.S. Air Force investigators have rejected a Wisconsin National Guard sergeant's allegations that his commanders retaliated against him and tried to force him out of the service after he complained about sexual assaults in his unit.

Mar 9, 2020

Diocese: Claims against retired Wisconsin priest not credible

Sexual misconduct allegations made against a retired Wisconsin Catholic priest who was acquitted last year on charges he sexually assaulted an altar boy are not credible, the Diocese of Madison said.

Mar 4, 2020

Split Supreme Court finds no double jeopardy violation in case of child sex assault

Questions of double jeopardy in a case involving child sexual assault have split the Wisconsin Supreme Court.

Feb 24, 2020

Harvey Weinstein found guilty in landmark #MeToo moment

Harvey Weinstein was convicted Monday of rape and sexual assault against two women and was immediately led off to jail in handcuffs, sealing his dizzying fall from powerful Hollywood studio boss to archvillain of the #MeToo movement.

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