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Oregon man pleads guilty to groping 13-year-old girl on American Airlines flight
"Authorities arrested Chad Cameron Camp when his flight from Dallas touched down at Portland International Airport on June 15 — after he spent a bulk of the trip inappropriately touching an unaccompanied teen girl seated next to him."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, January 20, 2017.
NYPD sergeant found guilty of rape, sexual abuse of 13-year-old girl
" Vladimir Krull, 39, was led out of court in handcuffs after the 1 p.m. Monday verdict.
Krull, a 12-year NYPD veteran assigned to the Midtown North precinct, started his abuse of the teen in September 2013, when he kissed her on the mouth, prosecutors said."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, January 31, 2017.
Former Seattle journalist, suspected of raping 3 women, arrested in Las Vegas
"A 40-year-old former Seattle man was charged Thursday with three counts of second-degree rape for repeatedly assaulting women who were too intoxicated to give consent, according to King County prosecutors.
Michael-Jon Matthew Hickey, who is better known as Matt Hickey, moved out of state after Seattle police started investigating rape allegations against him in June, charging papers say."
http://www.seattletimes.com, October 13, 2016.
Prosecutor: Dozens of child sex assault cases were 'ignored'
"CLEVELAND (AP) — Assistant prosecutors in Cleveland "ignored" about 70 rape and sexual assault cases involving juvenile suspects and victims and failed to determine if criminal charges should be filed, the new Cuyahoga County prosecutor said Tuesday."
Associated Press, February 14, 2017.
EXCLUSIVE: Lost evidence in probe of Rikers inmate's sex assault claims reappears with signs of tampering, court docs show
"The inmate claims a Rikers correction officer sexually abused her in May 2013. She said she put his semen on her pants after performing a sex act on him — and then turned it over to city investigators as evidence."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, January 26, 2017.
Bucks County DA Charges Mother, Boyfriend With Murder Of 14-Year-Old Girl
"Authorities announced the charges against Sara Packer and Jacob Sullivan Sunday, saying the pair killed Grace Packer by beating, raping, poisoning and ultimately strangling her in Richland Township over an 18-hour period in July."
https://patch.com, January 8, 2017.
17-year-old charged for strangling, sexually abusing woman in Stuy Town building
" Aaron Kish, 17, was on leave from the Bonnie Brae School, a New Jersey group home for troubled boys and young men, when he attacked the 22-year-old woman in her lobby, prosecutors said.
"He admitted to attempting to kill, rape and molest the complaining witness," a criminal complaint against Kish said."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, February 21, 2017.
Honolulu police officer caught raping friend's 14-year-old daughter by girl's mother
" Officer Jessie Laconsay, 37, yelled and cried before fleeing in his police car following the June 7 sexual assault, according to a police affidavit.
Authorities caught up with him the following day, finding him parked at a beach on Oahu's North Shore with cuts on his wrists."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, June 16, 2016.
What you should know about reporting sexual assault on your college campus and your Title IX rights
"The alleged 2011 attack not only left her feeling alone and confused, but she was condemned to seeing her assailant on campus while she struggled to focus on finishing school."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, August 22, 2016.
Seven people to be charged in Brazil gang rape of 16-year-old girl
" The case has made international headlines because videos showing men posing with the unconscious victim were shared on social media.
The May 21 attack, which took place in an abandoned building in Rio's Morro do Borao slum, shocked Brazil and became a symbol of the Latin American nation's problem of violence against women."
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS, June 17, 2016.
Ex-Vanderbilt football player Brandon Vandenburg found guilty of orchestrating 2013 gang rape
"After two days of explosive testimony from a former teammate, who said Vandenburg orchestrated the attack, the jury found the 23-year-old guilty on five counts, including “aggravated rape.”"
http://kplr11.com, June 19, 2016.
Jury convicts former Principia football player of sodomizing schoolmates
"On Friday, the jury heard frightening stories from boys, most of whom were 15 years old at the time. They described incidents of upper classmen storming their rooms, pinning them down, and jamming a pencil into them from behind through their boxer shorts."
http://kplr11.com, June 17, 2016.
Accused groper at Phillips Exeter Academy allowed to bake bread for victim as ‘act of penance’ in botched sex assault case
"The victim identified in the Spotlight team report as Michaella Henry, 17, agreed to the arrangement at first, but she quickly grew “ashamed” and critical of her snap decision. She realized the weekly bread delivery would herald a weekly visit from her abuser — Chukwudi (Chudi) Ikpeazu."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, July 13, 2016.
Queens NYPD cop pleads guilty to sexually exploiting young boys on Skype
" An NYPD sergeant pleaded guilty Tuesday to sexually exploiting young boys via Skype — as his new gal pal looked on in the courtroom and blew him a kiss.
Alberto Randazzo is facing 24 to 30 years in prison for his sickening conduct when he was a supervisor in the Midtown North Precinct."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, July 12, 2016.
Girl, 16, says eight teens raped her in an abandoned house in Florida
" The victim said she met up with her boyfriend, James Dorelus, at an abandoned house in Fort Lauderdale around noon on May 4, the Sun Sentinel reported.
There, in a vacant home on Northwest First Avenue, eight teens raped her before fleeing the scene with her money, cell phone and most of her clothing."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, June 17, 2016.
Three Utah men accused of raping 9-year-old girl ordered to stand trial
"Larson RonDeau, 36, Jerry Flatlip, 29, and Randall Flatlip, 26, were each charged with one count of first-degree felony rape of a child and first-degree felony sodomy upon a child for an alleged gang rape that occurred on March 27."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, July 14, 2016.
Former Vanderbilt football player Cory Batey sentenced to 15 years in prison for raping an unconscious woman with his teammates
" Former Vanderbilt football player Cory Batey was sentenced to 15 years in prison on Friday for raping an unconscious woman after the victim told the court, "it will never be possible for anyone to put into words how this has affected me."
Batey was convicted in April of aggravated rape, which carries a minimum 15-year sentence in Tennessee. He is one of four players accused of raping the woman in 2013. "
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, July 15, 2016.
'Vampire trucker' accused of keeping woman in his vehicle as sex slaves for months pleads guilty
" A Utah man dubbed the “Vampire Trucker” faces 20 years in prison after pleading guilty to luring women into his semi and keeping them as sex slaves as he drove around the country.
Timothy Vafeades had been accused of kidnapping 18- and 19-year-old women, then keeping them prisoner in his truck for months at different points."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, July 1, 2016.
Brooklyn jury convicts man who raped a prostitute while pretending to be a cop
" Jason Forgetta flashed a fake police badge to a female sex worker who stopped his car in Sunset Park on July 30, 2014, and initiated a conversation.
The 26-year-old victim agreed to go with Forgetta to a room she rented in the Sunny 39 Hotel when he told her she was under arrest, prosecutors said."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, July 22, 2016.
Three men accused of gang raping 13-year-old Texas girl
"Jose Edgar Vasquez-Mejia, 20, and twin 19-year-olds Kevin and Jonathan Benitez, face aggravated sexual assault charges, according to Harris County records."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, August 8, 2016.
Former Idaho high school football player pleads not guilty to sexually assaulting mentally disabled teammate with coat hanger
"John Howard, who now lives in Texas, was in court Tuesday on the felony charge of forcible sexual penetration by the use of a foreign object.
Howard, 18, and two of his teammates are accused in the vicious Oct. 22 attack of another student at Dietrich High School in southern Idaho."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, September 8, 2016.
Harvard student pens open letter saying school mishandled her sexual assault, didn't have a rape kit
"An anonymous student who says she was a victim of sexual assault on Harvard's campus said the elite school's health center wasn't equipped with a single rape kits when she sought help, she writes in an open letter."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, September 9, 2016.
'I told my story face to face with Habré': courageous rape survivors make history
"At night, Chad’s dictator would sit at his desk, smoking and watching as his agents tortured Khadidja Zidane. Hissène Habré did not know Zidane, an illiterate, poor woman. When he had had enough of watching, he would send her away, then have her brought back in the early hours of the morning to rape her."
www.theguardian.com, September 18, 2016.
Sick X-ray technician busted for sexually assaulting women, one age 83, at Brooklyn hospital
" Larry Jones, 65, of Lower Manhattan was cuffed late Saturday after allegedly molesting the victims in an X-ray room at the city-run hospital in Brooklyn.
The elderly woman told police she went to the emergency room at the hospital on Saturday to have X-rays of an arm and a knee taken, sources said."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, August 22, 2016.
Sexual assault at knifepoint in Brooklyn was sicko’s ‘rape fantasy’
" Michael Mann allegedly approached his victim from behind, threatening her with a knife, robbed and viciously raped her in a building DeKalb Ave on Aug. 16.
The disturbing incident was captured on video, prosecutors said at his Brooklyn Criminal Court arraignment on Friday."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, August 22, 2016.
Cops hunting for teen who bragged on Facebook about raping 14-year-old girl in Brooklyn
" A 17-year-old who allegedly raped a 14-year-old girl in Brooklyn almost got away with the crime — then he bragged about it on Facebook, the Daily News has learned.
The young man allegedly forced the younger girl to have sex with him — and then shared the twisted exploit with his friends on social media, police sources said."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, August 4, 2016.
Warrants: Mom sought men to sexually assault daughter, 10
"The mother of a 10-year-old girl found dead and dismembered in her New Mexico home told police that she sought men online to sexually assault her daughter.
The Albuquerque Journal reports that Michelle Martens told police she had set up encounters with at least three men. The child's brutal death sparked vigils and outcry across New Mexico."
Associated Press, September 14, 2016.
Man who pretended to be a cop to rape and rob prostitute sentenced to 32 years in prison
"“That night I came face to face with the devil himself in human flesh,” said the victim during her tearful victim impact statement in Brooklyn Supreme Court about the heinous July 30, 2014, incident at the hands of Jason Forgetta."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, September 12, 2016.
O.C. Man Sentenced to Life in Prison for Rape of Preteen Girl That Led to Pregnancy: DA's Office
"Demetrio Rojas Perez was convicted in June on four felony counts of aggravated sexual assault of a child under 14 and one felony count of forcible lewd acts on a child under 14, the Orange County District Attorney's Office said in a news release."
http://ktla.com, September 16, 2016.
University of South Florida fraternity member accused of raping unconscious 16-year-old girl
"Pi Kappa Phi brother Dillon LaGamma, a 19-year-old sophomore, was arrested after hospital staff reported the assault at the Tampa university's Greek Village early Sunday, according to a USF police report."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, October 5, 2016.
Georgia man gets life in prison for sexually assaulting fiancée's 12-year-old daughter, tells judge he was 'a good father until then'
"Shalin Ren Payne, who has ink covering his entire face, was babysitting the girl while his fiancée was at work when he attacked her in October. The girl's 4-year-old brother was close by."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, August 11, 2016.
Ohio ex-mayor who ‘dedicated life to Christ’ admits to raping 4-year-old — and blames her as ‘willing’
"Richard Keenan, who served as mayor of Hubbard in 2010 and 2011, was indicted last month eight counts of rape and 12 counts of attempted rape and gross sexual imposition."
www.rawstory.com, September 13, 2016.
Teen gets 15 years in prison for gang raping a woman in Chinatown
" Sanat Asliev previously pleaded guilty along with Erik Pek and Emanuel Burrowes, all 17, for the attack on the 33-year-old woman about 3:30 a.m. on June 1, 2015.
The victim has said that she was “intoxicated and alone” but that “shouldn’t have been a green light for predators.”"
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, June 10, 2016.
UPDATE: Judge Finds Probable Cause in Sexual Assault and Death of 10-Month-Old Girl
"JACKSON COUNTY, WV - A Jackson County judge has found probable cause against suspect Benjamin Taylor for both 1st-degree murder and 1st-degree sexual assault of 10-month-old Emmaleigh Barringer."
www.tristateupdate.com, October 12, 2016.
North Carolina parents accused of sexually assaulting their two 4-year-old children and letting friends abuse them
" Two North Carolina parents face life in prison after being accused of the sickening crimes of sexually assaulting their 4-year-old son and daughter and letting their friends abuse them as well.
Lindsey Honeycutt, 29, and Ambrose Heavener, 30, were charged with incest as well as sexual conduct of a minor, sexual exploitation of a minor and engaging a child for sexual performance."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, March 4, 2016.
Bronx high school student raped by classmate during upstate field trip
" A 16-year-old girl from a Bronx high school was raped by a classmate while on an overnight upstate field trip, according to a report Saturday.
The student, who attends South Bronx Preparatory School in Mott Haven, told authorities that her class was visiting the Pine Grove Dude Ranch in Kerhonkson — about 100 miles from the Bronx — when she was attacked Thursday, Bronx News 12 reported."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, February 27, 2016.
Sicko New York father admits to posing as teen daughter's texting boyfriend to trick her into sending nude photos
"A perverse upstate New York father admitted in court that he posed as his teen daughter's texting boyfriend — in order to trick her into sending pornographic pictures of herself to him."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, March 15, 2016.
Rapist who threw teen prostitute from Brooklyn rooftop violates plea bargain, gets 25 years to life
"A Brooklyn judge sentenced a rapist to 25 years to life Thursday after breaching a plea bargain to implicate his co-defendant for throwing a 16-year-old prostitute off a roof for disagreeing with the $100 fee."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, March 10, 2016.
British soldier sentenced to prison for raping 6-year-old girl in her Austrian home
"A British soldier was sentenced to nine years in prison after pleading guilty in Austria to raping a 6-year-old girl, an attack he says he doesn't remember because he was too drunk."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, July 14, 2015.
Indiana toddler found dead was raped, smothered with a cloth by 22-year-old family friend
" The Indiana 1-year-old girl found dead in a rural area was raped and smothered to death with a cloth by a family friend, prosecutors said Monday.
Police said Kyle Parker, 22, showed them where they could find the body of Shaylyn Ammerman, and an autopsy later revealed that, in her last moments, little Shaylyn suffered sexual violence, The Indianapolis Star reported."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, March 28, 2016.
Prosecutors dismiss charges against 5 Brooklyn teens
" Prosecutors have dismissed rape charges against five Brooklyn teenagers accused of raping an 18-year-old woman last month at gunpoint after chasing off her father at a playground in Brownsville, officials said.
Not only did the woman recant her sexual assault allegations, but she told investigators there really was no gun, said Brooklyn DA Ken Thompson.
And to make matters much, much worse, she was actually having sex with her own father, Thompson said."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, February 25, 2016.
Jail ordered for sexual assault
"McCOOK, Neb. -- A McCook man charged with sexually assaulting two young children, with alleged offenses dating back to 2003 and as recent as 2012, will serve less than two years in county jail following his sentencing earlier this week.
The offender, 66-year-old Benito Garcia of 906 E. Fifth Street, was convicted on two misdemeanor offenses and ordered to serve 300 days in jail stemming from a Red Willow County assault and a consecutive 300 days stemming from an assault occurring in Frontier County. "
www.mccookgazette.com, October 8, 2015.
HIV-positive rapist jailed for filmed sex with 6-year-old boy
" An HIV-positive Pennsylvania man is charged with raping a 6-year-old, recording the sickening act and spreading it on the internet, cops said.
Ira S. Task, who told cops he was HIV-positive for over 20 years, was busted after cops saw footage of him and another man raping a 6-year-old boy on a third pervert's phone, Penn Live reported."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, October 21, 2015.
Teen arrested for raping 8-year-old niece in Brooklyn
" A 17-year-old was arrested for raping his 8-year-old niece in Brooklyn, police sources said Sunday.
The teen was picked up Saturday for allegedly forcing himself on the girl on July 24 at 3 p.m. inside of a Farragut Rd. address in Canarsie, police sources said."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, October 11, 2015.
Georgia man charged with raping fiancée's 12-year-old daughter while babysitting
" A freaky felon is back behind bars while accused of raping his fiancée's 12-year-old daughter while out on parole in Georgia.
Shalin Ren Payne, 29, was babysitting his fiancée's children while she was at work Monday when the heavily pierced and tattooed fiend turned violent, authorities told the Times Herald."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, October 8, 2015.
British pedophile father and son jailed for sex attacks on young girls, described by victims as 'monsters'
" A British pedophile father and son duo has been jailed for carrying out vile sex attacks on two young girls.
Horace Nix, 84, and son Malcolm, 55, were described as "monsters" by one of their victims, who tried to end her life after suffering their abuse."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, September 4, 2015.
Tulsa Teen Arrested For Rape Of 8-Year-Old Girl
"TULSA, Oklahoma - Tulsa Police arrested a 16-year-old male Thursday night for the sexual assault of an 8-year-old girl. Police arrested Lynell Hall on a charge of first-degree rape.
Officers say the incident took place August 2 in a semi-abandoned apartment in the 2200 block of South Nogales that, police say, is a popular hangout for teens to "hook up.""
www.newson6.com, Aug 21, 2015.
Convicted child molester declared sexually violent predator and sentenced to 15 to 30 years in state prison
"HARRISBURG, Pa. — Stephen Carruthers, 56, of Susquehanna Township, was sentenced in Dauphin County Court yesterday, to 15 to 30 years in state prison for sexually molesting a minor girl over a period of 8 years. Carruthers was convicted by a jury on October 29, 2014, after a three day trial."
fox43.com, July 29, 2015.
Mom of 8-year-old rape victim admits she was in room when daughter was attacked
" The mother of an 8-year-old rape victim took the stand Wednesday against the accused predator — her former lover — and admitted she was in the room as the man attacked her daughter.
The 40-year-old woman, whose name the Daily News is withholding, testified in Queens Supreme Court that she was in the bed in a Howard Beach motel with her lover, Earlin Craig, when he raped her daughter — and she did nothing about it."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, August 6, 2015.
Fla. man raped mentally disabled girl at church, in front of child
" Joseph Averitt, 33, was allegedly caught in the act at New Destiny Christian Center in Apopka, leading to a 911 call and his arrest on Wednesday, WESH-TV reported.
The 13-year-old victim said she had had multiple sexual encounters with the married man since the summer of 2014."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, July 31, 2015.
Girl, 13, sex slave in paedophile ring of eight men
"Police have smashed a Perth-based paedophile ring in which a 13-year-old girl was allegedly being used as a sex slave by a group of eight men.
It is alleged the girl's father, who cannot be identified to protect his daughter's identity, was running the group and was abusing her himself, as well as facilitating access by the other men."
The West Australian, July 29, 2015.
Man, 32, admits to sexual abuse of 2-year-old girl in Riverside Park bathroom
" Jason Carroll, 32, sounded matter-of-fact as he pleaded guilty to the stomach-churning Sepember 2013 assault near W. 75th St.
The disgusting attack was spotted by a good Samaritan, who alerted a Parks Department employee who called the police. Cops said Carroll knew the toddler's mother."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, July 22, 2015.
'Rape is rape' law advocate, sexual assault survivor leaves New York
"ALBANY — The young Bronx teacher who was sexually assaulted at gunpoint in 2012 by a drunken, off-duty cop has moved out of New York without seeing her three-year push for a "rape is rape" law enacted by the Legislature."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, July 20, 2015.
British soldier sentenced to prison for raping 6-year-old girl in her Austrian home
"A British soldier was sentenced to nine years in prison after pleading guilty in Austria to raping a 6-year-old girl, an attack he says he doesn't remember because he was too drunk.
Craig Michael Stormey, 30, who was participating in a military training camp at the time, sneaked into a home and raped the little girl in her bed, authorities said."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, July 14, 2015.
Voodoo priest arrested in Florida for raping 11-year-old girl, cops said victim's mom believed in 'power of voodoo'
" Florida authorities believe a self-proclaimed voodoo priest used his power of persuasion to sexually manipulate women.
Sunrise Police are calling for more victims to step forward after Brogenet Cinor, 48, was arrested last month and charged with the rape of an 11-year-old girl."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, July 04, 2015.
Stuart man arrested for child porn, sexual assault on 8 y/o victim
"STUART, Fla. —A Stuart man has been arrested for fondling a child and taking nude photos of her, Port St. Lucie police said in a release Friday.
Jessy Edward Lucas, 23, is charged with sexual battery on victim under age of 12, possession of child pornography and production of child pornography."
www.wpbf.com, June 26, 2015.
Miami high school students accused of raping disabled teen
" Four Florida teens gang raped a mentally disabled teen in a janitor's closet at their high school, authorities said.
The boys, ages 15-18, forced the girl "to perform oral, anal and vaginal sex acts" during the brutal encounter, according to court documents reviewed by the Miami Herald."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, June 25, 2015.
Texas volunteer firefighters used sausage in filmed sex assault of new recruit: police
"A group of volunteer firefighters in Texas is accused of sodomizing a new recruit with a chorizo sausage as a sickening rite of passage.
The vile act, filmed by a woman on her cell phone, saw five firefighters hold the man down and abuse him after initially trying with a broomstick, according to court documents obtained by the Dallas Morning News.
'I have something better,' one unidentified sicko is heard saying on video before going to a refrigerator inside the Emergency Service District 6 Volunteer Fire Department near Waxahachie and retrieving the meat.
In the background people can be heard 'yelling and laughing with excitement,' according to an arrest warrant affidavit for the Jan. 20 incident."
Daily News, April 09, 2015.
University of Virginia suspends all fraternities during probe of alleged rape at Phi Kappa Psi
"The victim eventually reported the rape to school administrators, the article says. But they took no action—even after she reported allegations from two other women who claimed to have been assaulted the same way by members of the same fraternity."
Daily News, November 22, 2014.
Ohio man confesses to raping 5–year–old, blames victim: 'She was experimenting'
"A Lake County judge sentenced 51–year–old Clifford Taylor to 22 years in prison after he confessed to raping his girlfriend's daughter and coaxing her into oral sex with the promise of a Pudding Pop. During his sentencing, he tried to backpedal, and claimed his tiny victim forced herself on him."
Daily News, November 22, 2014.
Kansas woman dies after being raped, set on fire at park
"Neighbors discovered the screaming woman ignited in flames last week at a Wichita park, but she succumbed to her injuries Saturday morning. Police have arrested Cornell A. McNeal, 26, in connection to the attack.
"WICHITA, Kan.—A 36–year–old woman who had been sexually assaulted and set on fire died Saturday morning, police said, just over a week after she was found in a Wichita park with severe burns on more than half her body and cuts on her head."
Associated Press, November 22, 2014.
CO nurse sentenced to 15 years for sexually assaulting brain–injured patient
"A Colorado nurse confessed to sexually assaulting his brain–injured patient—only after the woman's family caught the crime on video."
Daily News, September 24, 2014.
Drill sergeant found guilty of sex assaults at Ft. Wood, MO
"FORT LEONARD WOOD, Mo.—A Missouri drill sergeant is guilty of sexually assaulting and harassing eight female soldiers, a military judge ruled Wednesday.
Army Staff Sgt. Angel M. Sanchez, 30, was accused of using his supervisory position with the 14th Military Police Brigade at Fort Leonard Wood to threaten some of the women he was tasked with training. His accusers said the incidents took place in the bathroom of the female barracks as well as in an office shared by drill sergeants."
Daily News, September 24, 2014.
Military Sexual Assault: 'Son, men don't get raped'
"According to the Pentagon, thirty–eight military men are sexually assaulted every single day. These are the stories you never hear—because the culprits almost always go free, the survivors rarely speak, and no one in the military or Congress has done enough to stop it."
G.Q., September 14, 2014.
CA Man Accused of Willfully Spreading HIV; Accuser Speaks to 10 News to Warn Others
"SAN DIEGO—A landscape architect known to frequent San Diego is being charged with knowingly infecting a man with HIV. Now, the San Diego City Attorney's Office may be looking into possibly dozens of other victims.
Thomas Guerra, 29, who is also known as Ashton Chavez, is being charged by the City Attorney's Office for willfully exposing himself to another person with the human immunodeficiency virus, or HIV."
(Includes text and video)
10 News San Diego, August 26, 2014.
Teacher Slaying Suspect in Court on new Assault Charge
"BOSTON (AP)—A Massachusetts teenager charged with killing his teacher last year after following her into a bathroom similarly followed a worker at a youth detention facility into a locker room last month before choking and beating her, prosecutors said Wednesday.
Philip Chism, 15, made sure he wasn't being watched, took off his footwear to muffle his footsteps, then crouched down as he made his way along a corridor before following the 29–year–old woman into the locker room at Metro Youth Services facility in Boston on June 2, prosecutor Mark Zanini told a judge in Boston Juvenile Court."
Associated Press, July 23, 2014.
Because not all sexual assaults involves what you or I might consider 'sexual' acts....
UConn to pay $1.3Million in sex assault handling lawsuit
"The bulk of the settlement, $900,000, will go to Silvana Moccia, a former UConn ice hockey player who alleged she was kicked off the team after reporting she had been raped by a male hockey player in August 2011.
The other four women will receive payments ranging from $25,000 to $125,000."
SF GATE, July 19, 2014.
Long-forgotten rape evidence finally reveals its clues in Northern Virginia lab
"There is no federal law requiring rape kits to be tested or tracked, and only a handful of states have enacted their own legislation. Staffing and money shortages have contributed to the backlog; a single kit can cost more than $1,000 to process. Sometimes, if a victim had already identified her attacker, police might not have processed her kit — though it could have contained DNA linking the assailant to other unsolved crimes."
Washington Post, June 16, 2014.
Harvard Crimson Senior Class Survey: 12 Percent of Women Graduating From Harvard This Year Say They Were Sexually Assaulted While in School
"One of the more troubling parts of the survey is students' responses to questions about sexual assault. The vast majority of sexual assaults at Harvard—more than 80 percent—went unreported, according to The Crimson's survey.
Twelve percent of women in the Class of 2014 responded that they were sexually assaulted at Harvard, but only 16 percent of victims reported their assault. Two percent of men said they were sexually assaulted at Harvard."
Business Insider, May 27, 2014.
Upstate NY man who raped girl, killed mother, sentenced to life in prison.
"David Renz, 30, was out on bail on kiddie porn charges in March 2013 when he carjacked Lori Bresnahan, 47, raped her 10-year-old daughter, then stabbed to the death after she broke up the attack. Renz disabled a GPS tracking device before committing the heinous crimes."
Daily News, May 16, 2014.
Judge rethinks sentencing rapist to volunteer at rape crisis center
DALLAS — "It was an unheard of probation condition — ordering an admitted rapist to do volunteer work at a rape crisis center.
Now the Dallas County district judge who ordered it is rapidly backpedaling."
WFAA-8 News, April 30, 2014
MI men sentenced to decades for brutal torture, imprisonment of women
"A judge sentenced two Ishpeming, Michigan men to prison for the imprisonment and torture of two women in the basement of a martial arts studio."
Daily News, April 26, 2014
Former NYPD cop repeatedly raped co-worker at Bronx hospital: suit
"Starting on day one, she claims, Reingold made it a point to let plaintiff know that defendant was a retired police officer and that plaintiff was required to do whatever he said or she would be fired."
Daily News, April 17, 2014
Connecticut police find men that sexually assaulted female Trinity College student and filmed it: report
"Police near Trinity College have found a group of men that allegedly drove around campus last weekend and filmed one of them groping a female student.
So far no charges have been filed.
Daily News, April 7, 2014
Georgia man says he's too handsome to be rapist
He's so good–looking, a man accused of rape, kidnapping, carjacking and weapon possession claims, his alleged victim willingly had sex with him.
Daily News, March 22, 2014
3 teens admit to attacking Audrie Pott, leading her to commit suicide
The boys attacked her after Pott passed out at a house party, taking photos of the incident and later sharing them with fellow classmates. Pott became so distraught that she committed suicide shortly after the horrific incident.
Daily News, January 15, 2014
Ohio college fraternity disbanded after hazing ritual costs pledge a testicle
Wilmington College's Gamma Phi Gamma's rights have been 'permanently extinguished' by a judicial board following a senseless Halloween ritual involving Icy Hot and balled-up T–shirts.
Daily News, January 03, 2014
Ex-Pennsylvania GOP leader faces 19 charges, including alleged sexual assault of unconscious victim
Robert J. Kerns, who resigned from his job as head of the Republican Party in Montgomery County earlier this month, has been accused of rape of a substantially impaired person, sexual assault, indecent assault and possession of a controlled substance. He is currently in police custody.
Daily News, November 26, 2013
60 Percent of Americans Know a Survivor of Domestic Abuse or Sexual Assault: No More Excuses
Huffington Post, September 24, 2013
Police arrest Indian man accused of raping, torturing 5-year-old, sparking heated protests about sexual violence in the country
Daily News, April 20, 2013
Homeless man arrested in Brooklyn attempted rape case
Daily News, March 21, 2013
Indian police launch manhunt for men who killed and raped 3 young sisters
Daily News, February 21, 2013
Calif. man used Christian dating site ChristianMingle.com to find his rape victim: cops
Daily News, February 17, 2013
Suspects in custody in case of rape of 6 Spanish tourists in Acapulco: authorities
Daily News, February 11, 2013
Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) Programs: Improving the Community Response to Sexual Assault Victims
NIJ Journal, May 2013
Survivor of brutal attack by police officer heads to Albany to expand state's definition of 'rape' to include forced oral and anal sex: 'Rape is rape'
Daily News, February 10, 2013
Girl, 15, with low IQ gang-raped under desk during class in Elmont: suit
A mentally challenged 15-year-old girl was gang–raped beneath her desk during class — only feet away from her teachers — at an Elmont, N.Y., school, according to a lawsuit filed Friday. When the girl reported the horrific incident the next day, school officials failed to report it, the victim's mother claimed in the suit.
Daily News, January 12, 2013
Pakistani women slowly turning to divorce, at risk of death
Daily News, January 09, 2013
Millions of domestic workers worldwide lack legal protection and are vulnerable to abuse: U.N. report
Daily News, January 09, 2013
Defense lawyer in India rape case blames victim, says 'respectable' women in India are not raped: report
Daily News, January 09, 2013
- Viewpoints: What next after outcry over Delhi rape?
BBC News, January 04, 2013
- Brutal rape sets off debate over women's rights in India
USA Today, December 31, 2012
- Widespread outcry, demand for justice, as India rape victim's body cremated in New Delhi
Fox News, December 29, 2012
- Rape victim 'extremely critical', no New Year greetings for Congress
Gulf News, December 28, 2012
- Rape victim in India flown to Singapore for treatment, as PM pledges new laws, speedier trials to crack down on attacks
Daily News, December 27, 2012
- India Teen Commits Suicide After Police Pressure Her To Drop Gang Rape Case, Marry Attacker
Huffington Post, December 27, 2012
- India Rape Protests: Reporter 'Shot Dead'
Sky News, December 23, 2012
- Rape protesters battle Indian police for 2nd day
USA Today, December 23, 2012
"Long way to go" to stop violence against women in Afghanistan, U.N. report says
Daily News, December 11, 2012
Richard Mourdock: 'It is something God intended' when women are impregnated during rape
Daily News, October 24, 2012
Indonesia Gang-Rape Victim Reportedly Expelled From School For 'Tarnishing Institution's Image'
Huffington Post, October 10, 2012
Spanish Official: 'Laws Are Like Women, They're To Be Raped'
Huffington Post, October 10, 2012
Richard Fourtin Case: Connecticut Court Sets Accused Rapist Free, Says Handicapped Victim Did Not Resist
Huffington Post, October 04, 2012
Todd Akin On Abortion: 'Legitimate Rape' Victims Have 'Ways To Try To Shut That Whole Thing Down'
Huffington Post, August 19, 2012
Air Force instructor guilty in sex abuse scandal
Daily News, July 20, 2012
University Of Montana's Jim Foley Tried To Punish Alleged Rape Victim For Speaking Out, According To Emails
Huffington Post, May 21, 2012
Suspected rapist mocks Bronx DA's office
Daily News, February 19, 2012
FBI Takes Major Step Toward Updating Narrow Definition Of Rape
Huffington Post, December 06, 2011
Accused serial sex attacker on trial for raping prostitute, threatening to slice women with razor
Daily News, June 08, 2011
Suicide Attempts, Gender, and Sexual Abuse: Data From the 2000 British Psychiatric Morbidity Survey
The American Journal of Psychiatry, September 1, 2009
Women protesting 'rape law' in Afghanistan pelted with stones by angry mob
Daily News, April 15, 2009
Safety for Indian Women from Sexual Assault Offenders Demonstration Initiative
A report from the National Sexual Violence Resource Center regarding sexual assault, on- and off-reservation, among Native American populations, including jurisdictional problems and prevalence of violence (2005)
The Case of Dr. John Schneeberger
Article archive of the case of Dr. John Schneeberger, of Canada, convicted sex offender and court ordered visits with his young daughters (November 27, 1999 - July 22, 2004)
Judge Durke G. Thompson
Rapists, child molesters, domestic violence perpetrators, and others of that ilk terrorize more than just their individual victims; their presence in the community endangers us all. Alice Vachss, former Chief of the Special Victims Bureau for the Queens County (NY) District Attorney's Office, wrote a non-fiction account of her experiences on the front lines of the war against such criminals. In it, she coined the term collaborator to describe those who, by their attitudes and actions, aid and abet them. What follows is a series of news accounts, all featuring the same protagonist. You be the judge... (January 06, 2000 - September 18, 2002)
Pakistani Tribal Jury Ordered Gang-Rape for Teen to Punish Family
Associated Press, July 2, 2002
Girl, 17, Kills Herself After Giving Rape Evidence
The Telegraph, July 19, 2002
Former Officer Sentenced in Sex Assault on Inmate
Las Vegas Sun, July 18, 2002
Ireland Man Convicted of Wife Rape
Associated Press, July 18, 2002
Woman to Plead to Reduced Rape Charge
Associated Press, May 9, 2002
In Mexico, an Unpunished Crime
Washington Post, June 30, 2002
U.S. Rape Victims Shortchanged in ER, Study Finds
Reuters Health, June 3, 2002
Rape Victim Faces Stoning Death
New York Times, May 19, 2002
Anger Over Rape Law
Newsday, June 3, 2002
Calls to Students Offering Scholarships Are Actually Harassment Scams
The Kansas City Star, May 22, 2002
Rape Convictions Plummet in Britain, Report Says
Women's eNews, May 13, 2002
Emergency Contraception Not Offered in Many Assault Cases
Reuters Health, May 6, 2002
Ex-Convict Charged in Sexual Assault of 'Girl X'
CNN, April 4, 1997
South African Government Approves AIDS Drugs For Sexual Assault Victims
Associated Press, April 17, 2002
You've Been Raped. Why Bother Reporting It?
The Guardian, April 10, 2002
Sex Without Consent is Judged to Be Rape
The Scotsman, March 23, 2002
Vatican Plays Down Abuse ReportBBC News, March 21, 2001
Police Officer Convicted of Raping Woman After Responding to Call at Her Apartment
Associated Press, March 15, 2002
Judges Lash Soft Sentences In Gang Rape
The Sydney Morning Herald, February 2, 2002
Test Can Prove Rape Days Later
New Scientist, February 28, 2002
One Rape Case in Ten Gets to Court
The Scotsman, February 11, 2002
Why Is He Free?: Convicted Rapist Evades Prison For 13 Years
The Boston Herald, July 27, 2001
Lawmakers Want to Remove Deadline for Rape Prosecutions
Associated Press, January 21, 2002
Row as Teenage Rapist is Freed
The Scotsman, December 22, 2001
Defining the Rights of Victims
The Hartford Courant, November 28, 2001
Top Lawyer Says Juries Fail on Rape
The Age, November 19, 2001
DNA Alters Thinking on Swift Justice
The Dallas Morning News, July 30, 2001
Sex Abuse Priest Must Pay £64,000
The Guardian, July 26, 2001
Abortion Blocked For Raped 12-year-old Girl in Mexico
Associated Press, July 13, 2001
2nd Time Rape Offender Sentenced to Prison
The Billings Gazette, July 12, 2001
Rising Number of Sexual Assault Cases Linked to Internet
The Korea Herald, July 7, 2001
U.S. May Deport Krome Women Who Accused Guards of Sexual Assaults
Sun-Sentinel, June 12, 2001
All Agreed the Retarded Woman Was Raped: Case Closed
The Boston Globe, June 10, 2001
Pediatricians Urged to Ask About Rape
Associated Press, June 4, 2001
Sexual Attacks in New York City's Schools Are Up Sharply
New York Times, June 3, 2001
Care of the Adolescent Sexual Assault Victim
Policy statement from the American Academy of Pediatrics, June 2001
Sexual Attacks in Texas Prisons Seldom Prosecuted
San Antonio Express-News, May 24, 2001
The Sexual Victimization of College Women
Report from the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, and National Institute of Justice released January 2001 regarding the sexual victimization of college women, on- and off-campus, including sexual assault, harassment, and stalking (December 2000)
Crime or Custom? Violence Against Women in Pakistan
Report from Human Rights Watch, August 1999
Nowhere to Hide: Retaliation Against Women in Michigan State Prisons
Report from Human Rights Watch regarding retaliation against female prisoners who report sexual assaults by guards (July 1998)
Trauma Treatment Manual
Written for those working with Bosnian rape victims; can also be used as a broad guide for those working with traumatized people (1996)
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COMMENTARY and OPINION
All Rape Is 'Real' Rape
by Alice Vachss, The New York Times, OP-ED, August 11, 1993
The Charge of Rape, the Force of Myth
by Alice Vachss, Washington Post, November 2, 2003
(click here for Articles/Information/Research)
Advice for Victims of Rape
Advice and resources for victims of sexual assault in the U.K., from the Metropolitan Police Service
Canadian Association of Sexual Assault Centres
77 East 20th Avenue
Vancouver, British Columbia, V5V 1L7
Family Violence and Sexual Assault Institute
6160 Cornerstone Court East
San Diego, CA 92121
Phone: (858) 623 - 2777
395 Hudson Street
New York, NY 10014
Phone: (212) 925-6635
Formerly the NOW Legal Defense and Education Fund.
Locate the Law: Prosecuting Sex Crimes, Child Abuse, and Computer Crimes
Comprehensive site from Dennis Nicewander, Asst. State Attorney (FL), with links to statutes, appellate decisions and case law pertaining to Sex Crimes, Child Abuse, and Computer Crimes, including child exploitation statutes for online crimes.
4768 Broadway #527
New York, NY 10034
This organization is committed through research, education, advocacy, and activism to the prevention, treatment and elimination of all forms of sexual victimization of boys and men.
Men Can Stop Rape
P.O. Box 57144
Washington, DC 20037
Phone: (202) 265-6530
Empowers male youth and the institutions that serve them to work as allies with women in preventing rape and other forms of men's violence.
National Sexual Violence Resource Center
123 North Enola Drive
Enola, PA 17025
Phone: (717) 909-0710
Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network (RAINN)
Toll-free Hotline: 1-800-656-HOPE
RAINN is a national hotline for victims of sexual assault. Calls to the hotline are instantly computer-routed to the 24-hour rape crisis center nearest the caller.
Sexual Assault Hotlines in the U.S.
Local addresses and phone numbers for every U.S. state.
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