Posted tagged ‘Rape Charges’

WikiLeaks Julian Assange Arrested, Appears in British Court

December 7, 2010

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has been arrested by British police on a warrant issued in Sweden surrounding allegations of sexual crimes.

For those who have been under a rock lately, WikiLeaks is the controversial website that has leaked thousands of secret U.S. military and State Department documents in recent times.

From Bloomberg/BusinessWeek:

Assange, 39, will remain in custody until his next hearing on Dec. 14, Judge Howard Riddle ruled today at City of Westminster Magistrate’s Court. Assange told the court he will fight the extradition.

“These are serious sexual offenses,” Riddle said at the hearing. He said that the case is not about WikiLeaks.

Assange was arrested “by appointment” today at 9:30 a.m. after Swedish police issued an international arrest warrant. His surrender to police followed a European warrant on one count of unlawful coercion, two counts of sexual molestation and one count of rape allegedly committed in August 2010, the police’s extradition unit said in an e-mailed statement.

Lawrence Taylor Arrested, Accused of Rape

May 6, 2010

It appears that former New York Giants star Lawrence Taylor has been arrested and accused of rape in New York. From what I’ve read this morning, the accuser is a 15 year old girl! I’m sure more information will come out in the coming days.

Taylor, who spent his entire NFL career with the Giants, has always gone by the nickname LT.  He is considered one of the greatest defensive players in NFL history. He also gained recent notoriety on the television program Dancing With the Stars.

From ESPN:

Hall of Fame linebacker Lawrence Taylor was arrested early Thursday after being accused of rape at a hotel in Montebello, N.Y., police said.

Authorities in Ramapo, N.Y., have not released details in their investigation of Taylor, saying only that the incident allegedly occurred in the Holidome Hotel.

According to a press release, additional information will be provided at a news conference Thursday afternoon.

From the New York Daily News:

Former Giants great Lawrence Taylor was arrested Thursday in Rockland County in connection with the reported rape of a 15-year-old girl, sources said.

Taylor allegedly beat and sexually assaulted the girl and has been charged with third-degree rape, the Journal News was reporting.

He will be arraigned Thursday afternoon.

From CBS News:

Taylor, 51, was taken into custody by the Town of Ramapo police after being accused of raping someone in the Holidome Hotel in Montebello, north of New York City.

Details surrounding the rape have not yet been released other than the location and that it occurred early this morning.

Charges against the Hall of Fame linebacker will be filed once police complete their investigation, WCBS-TV reported.