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Canada to pay C$1bn to sexual misconduct victims in military
"Canada's government will pay nearly C$1bn ($770m) to members of the military who took part in class-action lawsuits alleging widespread sexual misconduct.
"No one should feel unsafe in their place of work, in their communities," Justin Trudeau told reporters on Thursday, according to the CBC. "There was a lot of negotiation and discussion with both the people concerned and their representatives and we were pleased that we got a settlement that was acceptable to the people involved," the prime minister said.
A 2016 survey found that 27% of women in the armed forces had been sexually assaulted during their career, while members of the military were twice as likely to be sexually assaulted than the general population of working Canadians."
The Guardian, July 19, 2019
Thompson Man Charged with Kidnapping and Sexually Assaulting Massachusetts Girl
"As alleged in the complaint, on May 31, 2019, Besaw encountered a 12-year-old girl ("minor victim") at a park in Webster, Massachusetts, and enticed the minor victim to enter his vehicle. Besaw, who identified himself as "Chuck," then drove the minor victim to a wooded area in Thompson, Connecticut, where he sexually assaulted her. After the assault, Besaw drove the minor victim to Dudley, Massachusetts, where he released the minor victim in a neighborhood that was unfamiliar to her. The minor victim then borrowed a phone from a stranger to contact her parents who picked her up and brought her to the police station to report the incident. Later that day, a sexual assault examination of the victim was conducted at a medical facility.
It is alleged that Besaw was identified as a suspect after an extensive investigation led by Webster Police with support from the Connecticut State Police, which included analysis of surveillance video collected from numerous residences and businesses in Connecticut and Massachusetts.
On July 10, 2019, investigators conducting surveillance of Besaw collected cigarette butts that Besaw had discarded. It is alleged that DNA evidence collected from the discarded cigarette butts matched DNA evidence collected from the minor victim on May 31, 2019."
U.S. Attorney's Office (CT), July 17, 2019
Three-decade prison term for man guilty in rape, imprisonment of girl on Lake County pot farm
"A Lake County man accused in 2013 of imprisoning a 15- year-old girl in a tool box and sexually abusing her on an illegal marijuana farm was sentenced to 31 years in federal prison Wednesday, the U.S. Attorney's Office said.
Ryan Balletto, 36, of Lakeport, pleaded guilty last year in U.S. District Court in San Francisco to charges stemming from the investigation, which revealed he and his partner were growing about 1,300 marijuana plants illegally and had forced the girl to work for them, according to federal prosecutors.
The sentence was just one year short of the 32 years requested by federal prosecutors because of the severity of Balletto's admitted crimes, which included "sadistic physical, sexual, and psychological abuse of a 15-year-old girl over a prolonged period of time," according to a July 3 sentencing memorandum filed by the U.S. Attorney's Office."
Press Democrat (CA), July 10, 2019
St. Bernard sheriff pays $200K to settle girl's claim of sexual abuse by jail deputy
"St. Bernard Parish Sheriff James Pohlmann in March settled for $200,000 a lawsuit brought by a teenage girl who claimed she was subjected to persistent sexual abuse by a St. Bernard jail deputy.
The settlement, which has not previously been reported, resolved a claim from the girl that a veteran deputy in the jail's juvenile division ordered her to masturbate for him and to disrobe in front of a surveillance camera while she was incarcerated from June 2015 to January 2016.
The deputy, Eddie Williams, 69, remains on Pohlmann's staff but in the fleet maintenance division."
New Orleans Advocate, June 10, 2019
City schools see 2,000 percent rise in 'forcible-sex offenses'
"City schools are facing a sickening epidemic of sexual misconduct.
In just the past year, the number of "forcible-sex offenses" reported by educators has risen nearly 2,000 percent — from just 21 in 2016-17 to 447 last year, according to a Post analysis of state data.
By comparison, the entire rest of the state logged only 49 such incidents last year, the figures show.
The offenses involve "completed or attempted" sexual contact from rape to forced groping, and even involved victims and perpetrators as young as elementary school students, according to the data."
NY Post, April 26, 2019
Wyandotte County sheriff's deputy is charged with sexually abusing a child
"A Wyandotte County sheriff's deputy has been arrested and charged with several sex crimes against a child.
The charges were announced Tuesday afternoon by Wyandotte County District Attorney Mark A. Dupree Sr.
The deputy, Michael Edward Mastel, has been employed by the sheriff's office since 2010. He faces charges of rape, aggravated criminal sodomy and three counts of sexual exploitation of a child.
The sodomy is alleged to have ocurred in 2011 or 2012. The rape and the sexual exploitation is alleged to have occurred between March and June of 2018.
The child was known to Mastel through his personal life and not through his work as a deputy, Dupree said. All the charges concern the same child, who was 14 or younger when the alleged crimes began.
Kansas City Star, April 16, 2019
Suspect accused of raping 3-year-old girl, infecting her with his STDs
"According to court records, the victim's mother noticed discharge in her diaper and took her to a local hospital for treatment. The doctor confirmed she was infected with the STDs, and police began investigating.
During a polygraph test, Perkins allegedly admitted to raping the girl in January while he was doing drugs. He said he assaulted the girl at his apartment while her mother was at work.
The affidavit also notes Perkins has the same STDs that the girl was found to have contracted."
MySA (San Antonio TX), March 6, 2019
Sicko complimented victim, asked for a hug, then raped her, prosecutors say
"He was arraigned in Queens Criminal Court Tuesday night on charges of rape and committing a criminal sex act and ordered held without bail. He lives in Long Island City.
In 2012, Luna was sentenced to three years probation after pleading guilty to endangering the welfare of a child in a incident three years earlier in which he was accused of rubbing his penis against the buttocks of an 8-year-old female relative, authorities said.
NY Daily News, February 20, 2019
Charges: McDonald's manager in Twin Cities raped 14-year-old employee in cooler, elsewhere
"A manager at a McDonald's restaurant in Maple Grove raped a 14-year-old employee in the cooler and assaulted her elsewhere for weeks afterward, according to charges.
Andrew Otero Albertorio, 24, of Maple Grove, was charged last week in Hennepin County District Court with five counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct and remains jailed in lieu of $100,000 bail.
An employee at the McDonald's, located near Bass Lake Road and Interstate 494, said Tuesday that Albertorio no longer works there."
Star-Tribune (MN), January 22, 2019
Ex-Xavier commit, former Covington Catholic hoops star Jake Walter charged with rape, sodomy
"A former Covington Catholic High School basketball standout who once had a scholarship offer from Xavier University has been arrested and charged with rape and sodomy.
Jacob Walter, 18, of Burlington, was arrested by Boone County Sheriff's deputies on Tuesday. Walter, son of Bengals great Joe Walter, also had a protective order issued against him Monday.
Detectives were notified Sunday of a sexual assault allegation involving Walter and an 18-year-old female. She reported that throughout the day Sunday, he forcefully raped and sodomized her, according to the Boone County Sheriff's Office."
Cincinnati Enquirer, December 13, 2018
Records reveal details of gang rape of 13-year-old girl; four boys charged
"A 13-year-old girl was lured from a school bus stop in Bear after a schoolmate stole her cellphone and then forced her into a house, where she was repeatedly raped by four boys, according to court records released Friday.
The boys — a 12-year-old, two 13-year-olds and a 14-year-old — were arrested and charged with kidnapping and raping the girl in December, police said. The News Journal is not identifying the suspects because of their ages.
The victim was getting off the school bus on Dec. 11 and heading home when one of the 13-year-olds took her phone and ran inside his home in Wellington Woods II off of Pulaski Highway, according to court documents.
They forced her inside the home and took her into the garage, where they each raped her. She resisted and said "no" more than 15 times, court documents said. "
Delaware News Journal, January 18, 2019
'I'm a dirty rapist,' Queens man tells cops after arrest for alleged sex assault
"A tattooed man accused of waving a fake gun and raping a woman in Queens told cops he was a "sex addict," and blamed drugs for his behavior, a prosecutor said Thursday.
"I'm a dirty rapist," says defendant George Persaud in a taped conversation with cops, according to a prosecutor at Persaud's arraignment in Queens Criminal Court. "That's clearly me. I guess I raped her."
The video was not played in court.
NY Daily News, January 10, 2019
Park Ave. lawyer a serial sex-crime creep, cops charge
"A Park Ave. lawyer has been arrested for three Manhattan sex attacks that took place during a sickening month-long spree nearly four years ago, police said Saturday.
Ra'Shaun Kelley, 35, a New York Law School grad who passed the bar in 2014, is facing multiple burglary, sex abuse and attempted rape charges for trailing three women into their apartment buildings in the East Village and Harlem, and then trying to force himself on them, police said.
He's also a suspect in two other similar sexual assaults, cops said.
NY Daily News, January 5, 2019
"A Baton Rouge man who is out on bond for a 2015 child sex charge was arrested Thursday, accused of raping a woman he met on an online dating service."
Mark Ferguson, 49, is accused of slapping the woman, pushing her onto his bed and raping her, despite the woman repeatedly saying 'No' and screaming, the arrest report says."
Baton Rouge Advocate, December 21, 2018
'Girl in the Closet' Lauren Kavanaugh jailed after she's accused of sexually assaulting teen girl, Lewisville police say
"Lauren Kavanaugh, who became known as the "Girl in the Closet" after surviving years of torture and abuse at the hands of her family, has been charged with sexual assault of a child, Lewisville police said Wednesday.
Police received a tip Monday that a 14-year-old girl had been sexually assaulted by Kavanaugh. The girl told officers that she had been in a "sexual relationship" with Kavanaugh for two months, police said.
Detectives determined that the victim met Kavanaugh, 25, through a Facebook account titled "The Lauren Kavanaugh Story," which Kavanaugh used to offer friendship and support to victims of abuse, police said. "
Dallas Morning News, December 20, 2018
Spanish court confirms sexual assault, no rape, sentence in 'Wolf Pack' case
"MADRID (Reuters) - A Spanish regional court on Wednesday confirmed a controversial ruling that cleared five men of gang-raping an 18-year-old woman during Pamplona's San Fermin festival, a case which led to protests across Spain over chauvinism and sexual abuse.
The Navarra court confirmed nine-year prison sentences for the men - who called themselves "The Wolf Pack" and joked about the 2016 incident in a Whatsapp group - for the lesser crime of sexual assault. nL8N1TN5NC
The state prosecutor had originally asked for sentences of more than 20 years each for rape, which in Spain requires a plaintiff to present evidence of specific violence such as being threatened with a knife or dealt physical blows.
While the ruling agreed that the men had assaulted the woman in the doorway of a residential building, an incident that they recorded on their mobile phones, the lack of physical violence meant they would not be convicted of rape under Spanish law. "
Reuters, December 5, 2018
Seven New York hospitals will pay up after illegally charging rape victims for their forensic exams, NYS Attorney General says
"ALBANY -- Seven New York hospitals illegally billed sexual assault victims for their forensic rape examinations, state Attorney General Barbara Underwood revealed Thursday.
The seven health care facilities charged for a combined 200 rape kits despite state law requiring hospitals treat sexual assault victims without charge. The hospitals are supposed to bill the state Office of Victim Services directly or private insurance.
The hospitals, six of which are in New York City, charged victims anywhere from $46 to $3,000, Underwood said.
NY Daily News, November 29, 2018
Havertown man convicted for child sexual assault
"MEDIA COURTHOUSE — A Havertown man was convicted on four counts Friday for the sexual abuse of a 4-year-old boy last year.
"The horrific actions of the defendant, Michael Kaminsky, are deplorable, abhorrent and reprehensible, as he sexually abused an innocent 4-year old child who was entrusted in his care," said Delaware County District Attorney Katayoun M. Copeland following the conviction. "As he is currently incarcerated, and will likely be so for a long time, he can cause no more harm to this victim or any other children.""
Daily Times (PA), November 16, 2018
Colombia's victims of sexual violence finally get their day in court
"Fulvia Chungana says she still carries the stench of the man who raped her nearly thirty years ago.
She was barely 24 years old and living in a poor village in Colombia's western Cauca province when the civil war reached her doorstep.
A member of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (or Farc), a leftist rebel group, entered her home while she was cooking.
"I remember how he stank when he put a knife to my throat as he raped me," Chungana said, her words dripping with rage. "Like the date of my birthday, I'll never forget it."
Chungana, who was four months pregnant with her second child at the time, caught syphilis from her attacker. She told no one other than the doctors who treated her."
The Guardian (Colombia), November 21, 2018
Man admits to raping, killing at least nine young girls
"NEW DELHI – A jobless 20-year-old Indian man has confessed to raping and killing at least nine girls aged between three and seven in New Delhi, the capital, and three other cities over the past two years, police said on Wednesday.
The case spotlights the number of young children who go missing every year in India and raises the question of whether the police have sufficient resources to investigate such brutal sex crimes."
Reuters, November 21, 2018
Man gets 27 years for sexually assaulting actress, shoving her onto subway tracks
"A young woman who was hurled onto the subway tracks tearfully recounted the harrowing attack as her assailant was sentenced to 27 years in prison.
"You never think you are actually going to face death, and I thought I was going to die — all because some dude wanted to touch me and I said no," said Bonnie Currie in Manhattan Supreme Court."
NY Post, November 9, 2018
Maryland police officer arrested and charged with raping woman during traffic stop
"A Maryland police officer is facing rape charges after he allegedly pulled over a woman and then sexually assaulted her during a traffic stop last week.
Officer 1st Class Ryan Macklin, a six-year veteran with the Prince George's County Police Department, was taken into custody Monday around 8 p.m., Chief Hank Stawinski announced in a press release.
He was charged with first and second-degree rape, perverted practice, second-degree assault and a fourth-degree sex offense in connection with the incident, which allegedly occurred around 1 a.m. Thursday on University Boulevard in Langley Park, Md.
NY Daily News, October 16, 2018
Two men sexually assaulted a 9-month-old girl and filmed it, authorities say
"MEMPHIS, Tenn. —
Two men in Tennessee accused of sexually assaulting a 9-month-old girl and recording the sexual acts on a phone were indicted by a jury Tuesday.
Authorities said 19-year-old Isiah Hayes was sexually aroused and performing sex acts on the child while 22-year-old Daireus Ice filmed a series of videos, WREG-TV reported.
The victim's mother later discovered the videos and identified her infant daughter in them, WMC-TV reported. She identified Hayes in the video after searching on Facebook and gave the information to police, WHBQ-TV reported. Hayes admitted to the crime after he was arrested earlier this year, police said."
ABC National Desk, October 10, 2018
Four Navy sailors accused of engaging in sexual acts with underage girl
"BREMERTON, Wash. (AP) — Four sailors assigned to Naval Base Kitsap-Bangor have been accused of sex crimes against an underage girl.
The Kitsap Sun reports that the four are all third-class petty officers assigned to submarine commands. Authorities say they engaged in sexual acts in September 2017 in their barracks with a girl who was older than 12 but less than 16 and that they took photos and video.
The sailors' names have been redacted in documents released by the Navy because no court martial has yet been convened. Authorities said they're not sure how the girl came to be on the base.
AP, October 3, 2018
CHP officer in Amador County arrested on suspicion of raping 12-year-old girl
"A California Highway Patrol officer in Amador County was arrested Monday afternoon on suspicion of raping a 12-year-old girl, the Amador County Sheriff's Office said.
Michael Joslin, 35, is suspected of molesting the child for about a year, Undersheriff Gary Redman said in a news release. A church pastor called officers Sunday afternoon and told them that the girl's mother told the pastor that the girl had been molested, Redman said.
Joslin was located Monday in Placer County and arrested on suspicion of oral copulation with a minor under 14, lewd acts with a child under 14, continuous sexual abuse of a child, penetration with a foreign object and rape, Redman said.
Sacramento Bee, August 15, 2018
Airman pleads guilty to raping runaway 14-year-old girl, gets year in prison
"DOVER, Del. — An airman stationed at Delaware's Dover Air Force Base has pleaded guilty to raping and endangering a runaway 14-year-old girl.
WDEL-FM reports 22-year-old Zepplin Ray Taylor-McGinness was sentenced Friday to a year in prison, followed by probation.
Dover Police M. Cpl. Mark Hoffman has said authorities were contacted in November 2017 by the girl's guardian who learned the girl was staying at a local apartment complex. Officers went to the complex and found the teen and then 21-year-old Taylor-McGinness.
AP, July 7, 2018
Miami University professor packs condom, $100 in trip to Missouri to have sex with minor, feds say
"A Miami University professor brought a condom and at least $100 to a hookup about 600 miles from his home that he thought would result in sex with a 14-year-old girl, according to federal court documents.
A federal grand jury in Kansas City, Missouri, indicted Kevin Armitage, 52, on Tuesday, accusing him of traveling across state lines to engage in illicit sexual conduct. The girl that "CletusTheYokel" was trying to see was actually a covert FBI employee."
Cincinnati Enquirer, June 28, 2018
Sickos convicted of targeting prostitutes online to rape, torture and rob in NYC
"Three men were convicted Friday of scouring the web to find prostitutes to rape, torture and rob.
Fernando Sandel, 29, Isaias Rivera, 34, and Joey Cruz, 29, found their first victim on Backpage.com. They trapped her in a Midtown hotel room, bound her ankles and wrists with zip ties, pepper sprayed and raped her on Aug. 3, 2015.
Another woman was similarly attacked in a Gramercy apartment the following day, according to the Manhattan District Attorney.
NY Daily News, June 8, 2018
Woman Who Was Raped as a Teenager Is Awarded $1 Billion in Damages
"Hope Cheston was 14 when, outside a friend's birthday party in October 2012 in Jonesboro, Ga., an armed security guard at an apartment complex raped her on a picnic table.
For years, she thought she'd be forgotten like countless other sexual assault victims.
But on Tuesday, jurors in Clayton County, Ga., awarded her $1 billion in compensatory damages in a civil lawsuit against Crime Prevention Agency Inc., the security company that employed her rapist. Her lawyers believe it is, by far, the largest jury verdict ever awarded in the United States in a sexual assault case."
NY Times, May 23, 2018
Trust-fund creep gets 10 years in prison for raping unconscious women
"McDermott, of Hempstead, copped a plea deal in February that gave him prison time in exchange for pleading guilty to rape and sexual abuse, both in the first degree.
He'll serve the 10-year and a seven-year sentence concurrently.
McDermott's two victims had no recollection of the attacks — which included him raping and sodomizing them and inserting objects in 2010 and 2013.
They only learned they were assaulted after authorities found homemade videos of them on his computer during an investigation into an unrelated case. A search also turned up hundreds of images of child pornography filed in folders "meticulously marked by age, like '2 years old,'" prosecutors said at the time."
NY Post, April 13, 2018
After watching graphic sex video between ex-San Antonio attorney and client, juror faints
"Under direct questioning by prosecutor Michelle Chacon, the woman told the jury she had sex with Benavides the day he became her court-appointed attorney around July 2014, for her bond.
She said Benavides would pick her up from her home, take her to the River Inn Motel at Guadalupe and South Frio streets downtown, tell her what to do and which sexual positions he wanted, and use a handheld video recorder to capture the encounters from start to finish. At the end, she said, he would ask her to say "bye" to the camera.
The witness pointed out Benavides in court and also identified him in photographs by his tattoos — Asian writings on the back of each forearm and a large image of the scales of justice down the center of his back."
San Antonio Express-News, March 28, 2018
Kidnapped California girl, 13, jumps out of moving truck to escape captor who allegedly drugged, raped her
"The unnamed victim, 13, apparently agreed to an offered ride from Timothy Lee Marble, 50, outside at a Napa Shell gas station after she ran away from home following a fallout with her mother Friday morning."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, April 4, 2017
Pennsylvania dentist charged with raping an unconscious patient
"Wade Newman served as a State College police officer from 1991 to 1994 before he shifted into his dentistry career. He's been the executive officer of Bellefonte Family Dentistry for 17 years and previously served as the president of the Pennsylvania Dental Association, the Centre Daily Times reported."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, March 31, 2017
Two Maryland high school students charged with raping female classmate in bathroom
"CBS Baltimore reported that Jose O. Montano, 17, and Henry E. Sanchez, 18, students at Rockville High School, were arrested on school property after the victim told school officials Thursday that she had been sexually assaulted."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, March 18, 2017
Md. man charged with 'horrific' sex crimes involving girls under 5
"Thompson showed videos he'd recorded of the abuse to another person who then reported it to Montgomery County police, the documents said. One of the videos shows Thompson raping a 4-year-old relative "who was crying and yelled, 'I want my mommy,'" the documents said."
https://wtop.com, April 5, 2017
Bronx man charged with attempting to rape teenager inside restroom at upscale Midtown shopping mall
" Ibrahima Barry, 24, snuck into a second-floor bathroom at the Shops at Columbus Circle around 10 a.m. Friday, according to cops.
He peeked over a dividing wall and then climbed into the adjacent stall occupied by an 18-year-old girl, police said."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, April 23, 2017
Brooklyn CVS guard charged with sexually abusing alleged woman shoplifter after taking explicit photos of her
"Before letting the 28-year-old woman leave the pharmacy in Ditmas Park, the guard made her sign a bizarre agreement — noting the police would be notified of the alleged theft if she told them about the sexual abuse."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, April 26, 2017
California Uber driver charged with raping intoxicated passenger
" Angel Sanchez was formally charged Tuesday with one count of rape of intoxicated victim, according to the Orange County District Attorney's Office.
The woman had been drinking, so her friends ordered an Uber to pick her up from the Newport Beach work event on March 30, prosecutors said."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, April 27, 2017
Children recall hidden horror of peers sexually abusing victims at K-12 schools
"Chaz's saga is more than a tale of escalating bullying. Across the U.S., thousands of students have been sexually assaulted, by other students, in high schools, junior highs and even elementary schools — a hidden horror educators have long been warned not to ignore."
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS, May 1, 2017
Juvenile in 2012 Delhi gang rape case 'unaware' of verdict, works as cook in south India
"Away from the limelight on the verdict in the December 16 gang-rape and murder, the 'juvenile' convicted in the case, who was found guilty of raping and killing the 23-year-old physiotherapist on December 16, 2012 — has settled well in his new life. "
Teen cuffed for climbing ladder, sneaking through window to molest 4-year-old Queens girl
" Police say the 15-year-old boy crept into her apartment on Francis Lewis Blvd. in Rosedale early Sunday.
He made incriminating statements when questioned by cops, who also have forensic evidence from the apartment and video of him leaving, sources said."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, May 2, 2017
Georgia doesn't allow some men to be charged with rape. Here's why
"That's not necessarily because the threat is sharply higher. It's because for the first time, city crime reports are including rapes where the victims are men or other people who were not counted before as rape victims. "
http://investigations.blog.ajc.com, May 30, 2017
'I'm the victim and I'm in shackles': Edmonton woman jailed while testifying against her attacker
"On a Monday afternoon in June 2015, Angela Cardinal was led into an Edmonton courtroom handcuffed and in leg shackles. Metallic rattling echoed as a sheriff escorted the 28-year-old to the witness stand."
http://www.cbc.ca, Jun 05, 2017
Question of race in sex assault victim's jailing 'keeps me up at night,' Alberta justice minister says
"Alberta Justice Minister Kathleen Ganley says the case of an Indigenous sexual assault victim who was jailed for five days while she testified against her attacker raises questions about whether her race played a role in the decisions that were made."
http://www.cbc.ca, Jun 05, 2017
New Jersey man convicted of sexually assaulting 12-year-old girl set free thanks to 'fatal' errors in proceedings
" The Appellate Division of New Jersey Superior Court overturned the conviction and 15-year sentence of Dennis Conover, 37, the Asbury Park Press reports.
His record will also be wiped clean.
Conover was indicted on more than 20 charges and convicted of two counts of sexual assault and one count of endangering the welfare of a child in a 2014 trial."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, June 23, 2017
'I've Had Enough': Swedish Music Festival Canceled Due To Rape Spree
""I've had enough. Violence kills the festival experience, the love for music and, beyond anything else, it hurts people," Folkert Koopmans, the founder of Bråvalla Festival, said in a press release."
Groomsman, 29, jailed for having sex with 15-year-old bridesmaid at Pennsylvania wedding
"John Sylvester Young was charged with statutory sexual assault and corruption of minors for having sex with a 15-year-old in September 2016. Young was paired off with the teen bridesmaid and the two continued to spend time together during the reception."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, July 8, 2017
In 5 years, 277% rise in rape cases reported in Delhi
"The year after the Nirbhaya incident -- in which a 23-year-old paramedical student was raped by a group of men in a moving bus in Delhi on December 16, 2012 -- saw a 132 percent spike in the number of cases reported, with a sustained 32 percent increase thereafter, from 1,636 cases in 2013 to 2,155 in 2016."
http://zeenews.india.com, Jul 10, 2017
Long Island police officer forced woman to perform sex act at precinct
"Officer Christopher McCoy, 38, was arrested on federal charges for the March incident in a Wyandanch station house that's also the subject of a $40 million lawsuit."
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS, July 27, 2017
Swede convicted of online rape, handed 10-year sentence
" A 41-year-old Swedish man was convicted of rape and sentenced to 10 years in prison Thursday for coercing young teenagers in Canada, Britain and the United States to perform sexual acts in front of webcams by threatening them or their families.
A court in Uppsala, Sweden found Bjorn Samstrom guilty of online sexual offenses involving 27 juvenile victims between 2015 and early 2017. Samstrom threatened to post photos of the 26 girls and one boy on pornography sites or to kill their relatives unless they performed sex acts as he watched from Sweden, prosecutors said.
The court said that while Samstrom never met his victims in person, he was guilty of rape, sexual coercion and other charges."
ABC News, November 30, 2017
Man caught having sex with stroke victim shrugs off rape allegations: 'C'mon, she could nod her head'
" A man caught having sex with an incapacitated stroke victim at Bronx Lebanon Hospital shrugged off the rape allegations he's facing, claiming that the bed-ridden woman was a prostitute he had patronized before, authorities said Tuesday.
"C'mon, she could nod her head, she could say 'No.' She could say 'Yes,' " suspect Keith Nembhard , 37, told cops after a nurse at Bronx Lebanon Hospital found him on top of the 32-year-old patient around 5:30 p.m. Saturday, police said.
Nembhard said he was visiting the woman at the hospital when she consented to having sex with him — even though doctors said she suffered a stroke and multiple seizures."
NY Daily News, September 5, 2017
Bronx perv gets 168 years for taping child sex abuse
" Even with time off for good behavior, a Bronx man will have to wait more than a century before he can hurt another kid.
David Keith, 39, was sentenced Tuesday to 168 years in federal prison for sexually exploiting minors — and recording his sick acts on video, officials said.
Keith pleaded guilty in November to five counts related to the child exploitation and related child pornography crimes, as well as lying to the feds about abusing kids, according to the Manhattan U.S. Attorney's Office."
NY Daily News, September 5, 2017
Man accused of deadly hammer attack faces new charge: lewd act with child Read more here: http://www.sacbee.com/news/local/crime/article173643211.html#storylink=cpy
"They stared down Deandre Chaney Jr. from their seats Friday afternoon as he faced a judge from his courtroom cell – his former girlfriend, a protective plastic collar around her neck, now mourning the death of her eldest child; her mother and other family members calling out "coward" and "he killed my grandson" through their tears.
Their glares soon turned to sobs. Prosecutors on Friday added a new charge at Deandre Chaney Jr.'s arraignment on murder and attempted murder charges in the Sept. 1 hammer attack at his ex-girlfriend's Meadowview home, alleging Chaney also sexually violated one of the children.
The charge, performing lewd acts with a minor younger than14, was read by Sacramento Superior Court Judge Stephen Acquisto and added yet another disturbing dimension to the case – and another page for Chaney in a brief life already marked for years by violence.
Sacramento Bee, September 15, 2017
Queens man accused of raping woman at gunpoint, sexually assaulting another, threatening to shoot teen
" A Queens man accused of sexually assaulting two women at gunpoint and threatening to shoot a teenager was ordered held without bail on Thursday in the two-hour crime spree.
Keith Wiggins faces up to 25 years in prison for rape, criminal sex act, sex abuse, burglary, menacing and endangering the welfare of a child charges.
Wiggins, 26, is accused of raping a 29-year-old woman at gunpoint in the back of a building on Fountain Ave. in Cypress Hills around 6:45 a.m. on Tuesday."
NY Daily News, October 12, 2017
Wanted rape suspect may have impersonated Uber driver near Westport, Power & Light
"KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Kansas City, Missouri police are looking for a sexual assault suspect who may be posing as an Uber driver.
Antwan T. Crosby, 33, is wanted on aggravated rape charges. In a release, KCPD said he is suspected in numerous sexual assaults in the metro area and is known to prey on intoxicated women near the Westport and the Power and Light districts.
Crosby is described as 6'0" tall, 170 pounds, black, with black hair and brown eyes.
According to a probable cause statement, one victim claimed she was intoxicated when leaving Westport around 2:30 a.m. and has no memory of anything until she woke up in a car around 3:45 p.m."
KSHB, Kansas City, October 31, 2017
Former teacher found guilty of abducting, raping and killing 10-year-old Hailey Owens, may face death penalty
"SPRINGFIELD, Mo. - A former middle school football coach was found guilty on Thursday of snatching a 10-year-old girl from a quiet Missouri neighborhood in front of horrified witnesses and then raping and killing her.
Jurors convicted Craig Wood of first-degree murder in the February 2014 death of Hailey Owens. Jurors will hear more arguments before deciding whether to recommend the death sentence.
Wood's attorney, Patrick Berrigan, didn't dispute that Wood killed Hailey, but contended that Wood didn't deliberate first, as prosecutors allege. Berrigan described the abduction as impulsive, saying Wood had "no disguise whatsoever." Berrigan blamed long-suppressed sexual urges and methamphetamine."
AP, November 2, 2017
Nicki Minaj's brother convicted of raping stepdaughter in Long Island
"The brother of platinum-selling rapper Nicki Minaj was convicted Thursday of repeatedly raping his 11-year-old stepdaughter in their Long Island home.
The verdict in the trial of Jelani Maraj capped a sordid three-week Nassau County Court prosecution rife with horrific testimony from the shaken accuser about the unrelenting abuse.
The jury deliberated over two days before returning its verdicts. A stoic Maraj showed zero emotion as he was convicted of predatory sexual assault against a child and endangering the welfare of a child."
NY Daily News, November 9, 2017
Brooklyn man busted for repeatedly raping pre-teen member of extended family
" An 18-year-old Brooklyn man raped a pre-teen member of his extended family, authorities said Monday.
Police arrested David Teitelbaum late Sunday and charged him with rape, sex abuse and acting in a manner injurious to a child younger than 17.
Teitelbaum, who has no previous arrest record, was arraigned on $15,000 cash bail Monday night.
His defense attorney denied all the allegations, noting that his client has no history of trouble with the law. "
NY Daily News, November 13, 2017
Army medic admits to raping, killing infant daughter; sister removed from home
"Police were called out on Tuesday to a normally quiet neighborhood near Exit 1 to help a family giving CPR to a child. What they found was a 9-month-old girl who had been strangled and raped.
The girl's father, Christopher Paul Conway, 22, was charged early Wednesday with aggravated child rape and homicide. The girl had a twin sister; that child has been removed from the home and is now in state custody."
Tennessee Leaf-Chronicle, November 15, 2017
Man busted for groping three girls in lewd Bronx spree, cops say
"Cops arrested a man Friday they say sexually accosted three girls in the Bronx in a span of just over an hour.
Alvin Ortiz, 31, is facing multiple counts of forcible touching and acting in a manner injurious to a child for his alleged lewd spree in Soundview Wednesday morning."
NY Daily News, November 11, 2017
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."
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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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