Gov. Andrew Cuomo wants to close a loophole in New York law that prevents prosecutors from bringing rape charges in certain cases when victims become drunk voluntarily. He also has proposed prohibiting the use of styrofoam, or expanded polystyrene, single-use food containers.

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The principal at Niagara Wheatfield High School has resigned, after a heated controversy involving the rape of one student by another.

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New York State has expanded the statute of limitations for second and third-degree rape. The time allowed to report the crime is not unlimited, as with first degree rape, but prevention advocates are hopeful the new legislation will increase reporting rates and, in turn, convictions.

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Students at Niagara Wheatfield High School staged a walkout Friday in protest of the school districts handling of a male student who admitted to raping another student last year.

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A 26-year-old man has been charged with sexually assaulting a woman in a wheelchair at Erie County Medical Center.

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Former Erie County Social Services commissioner Al Dirschberger has been convicted of raping a female subordinate by an Albany jury.

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Harvey Weinstein has been indicted on rape and criminal sex act charges for alleged attacks on two women in New York.

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A Lakeview corrections officer has been arrested by New York State Police on rape and misconduct charges.

A Buffalo man has been  sentenced to up to 35 years in prison for the rape of a child under age 15.

An investigation by New York's attorney general found that the Brooklyn Hospital Center improperly billed dozens of patients for the cost of forensic rape exams.

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The US Marshals Service is seeking a fugitive that they believe could be in Western New York. Joshua Gurto stands accused of raping and murdering a 13-month-old girl in Ohio.

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The use of alcohol is often believed to be linked to college sexual assaults, but a study issued by the University at Buffalo Research Institute on Addictions reveals new findings.

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The 11th annual Walk A Mile in Her Shoes will be held Sunday. It's designed to create awareness among men of efforts to stop rape, sexual assault and gender violence.

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A Buffalo man has been arrested and charged with raping a college student in broad daylight earlier this month in Hillery Park.

Chicago Blackhawks star Patrick Kane spoke publicly for the first time Friday following a decision by prosecutors in Buffalo to close a rape investigation.

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It now appears no criminal charges will be filed against hockey star Patrick Kane in connection with an alleged rape in early August.

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Top defense attorney Tom Eoannou has quit as lawyer for the alleged victim in the Patrick Kane case. He tells WBFO he's concerned that a rape evidence bag delivered to the home of the accuser's mother may have ended up at the home under "suspicious circumstances."

A year-long investigation has resulted in the arrest of four people in Little Valley on drug and rape charges.

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A man has been convicted in a Rochester cold case that went unsolved for 13 years.

Teenager pleads guilty to three Allentown rapes

Sep 22, 2014

A Buffalo teenager has admitted to committing three rapes in the city's Allentown neighborhood over the summer. 

A former wrestling coach in the Eden School District has pleaded guilty to two counts of third-degree rape after admitting to engaging in sexual intercourse with two juveniles.

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A repeat sexual predator is being held at the Erie County Holding Center after an arrest on Thursday.

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Officials with the Buffalo office of the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement have deported a man to Mexico.

Buffalo man found guilty of killing 13-year-old girl

Mar 14, 2014
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A jury on Friday convicted the man charged with raping and killing a 13-year-old Buffalo girl. Darshawn Morris, 21, has been found guilty on all counts.

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Niagara County Sheriff's Deputies have arrested a Lockport man for having sexual contact with a minor.