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He sexually abused her as a child. She became a police officer and hunted him down.
Erlis Joseph Chaisson is a serial child molester. The 47-year-old might have remained free if one 27-year-old north central Texas police officer hadn't gone far above the call of duty.
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Florida jail deputy accused of sexually assaulting girl
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) - Authorities in north Florida say a jail deputy is accused of sexual assault on a 13-year-old girl. The Gainesville Sun ( ) reports 34-year-old Donald A Dixon was charged with sexually assaulting a minor and using a computer to seduce, solicit or lure a child for ...
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Metairie man accused of sexually abusing young girl
METAIRIE, La. (AP) - A 79-year-old Metairie man has been accused of repeatedly molesting a young girl several years ago. Citing an arrest report, Times-Picayune ( ) reports Jorge Medina was arrested Tuesday on an aggravated rape charge. Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office investigators say Medina sexually abused a girl, ...
-1 points by The Washington Times | Child abuse Rape Criminal law Psychological trauma Child sexual abuse Sexual abuse Abuse Jefferson Louisiana
South African victim-blaming textbook blasted for rape question
A South African school textbook that has been in circulation for the past five years has come under fire for including a question about a rape victim suggesting she was to blame for the assault. The harshly criticized publisher has promised a re-issue. Read Full Article at
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Man sentenced after admitting to attempted rape of child
LEBANON, Ohio (AP) - Prosecutors in southwest Ohio say a man has been sentenced to serve a decade in prison after admitting he tried to rape a young child. Warren County prosecutors announced on Thursday that 29-year-old Jonathan Schneider had been sentenced this week after pleading guilty to felony counts ...
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Minnesota man confesses to killing 11-year-old boy 27 years ago
For nearly 27 years, one man knew where Jacob Wetterling was and last month, Danny Heinrich agreed to confess to killing the 11-year-old boy.
98 points by Las Vegas Review-Journal | Murder Child pornography Jacob Wetterling St. Joseph Minnesota Patty Wetterling Rape Assault Human sexual behavior
Universities step up battle on sex assaults
Many Michigan universities have revamped their sexual assault policies and stepped up training and education        
-1 points by The Detroit News | Rape Michigan State University University Domestic violence Violence against women Pleading Michigan Violence
In America, unequally applied justice: Column
Judges need implicit bias training to fix system that continues to fail women, minorities         
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4 Oakland police officers fired after underage sex scandal
The investigation of Oakland’s Police Department is winding down as a dozen officers face repercussions for having sexual contact with a teenage sex worker. Four will be terminated, seven suspended without pay and one will undergo counseling. Read Full Article at
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Man charged with sex assault of teen in Cook forest preserve
A Southwest Side man with a history of public indecency arrests has been charged with sexually assaulting a 16-year-old boy in the Cermak Woods Forest Preserve in Lyons, according to police and court records. Armando Robles, 46, is charged with assaulting the boy between about 9 and 10:30 p.m....
-1 points by Chicago Tribune | Police Crime Rape Cook County Illinois Misdemeanor Assault Human sexual behavior Sexual intercourse
Anonymous hacker faces 16 years in prison, while Steubenville rapists walk free
An Anonymous hacker who helped expose the gang rape of a teenage girl in Steubenville, Ohio, is facing up to 16 years in prison, but her attackers are already roaming free. Read Full Article at
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5 in Rapides jail accused of raping another inmate
ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) - Five inmates in the Rapides Parish jail face charges of raping another inmate there. The Town Talk reports ( ) that one of those accused is a 17-year-old awaiting trial in the beating death of a man at an Alexandria motel. The Rapides Parish Sheriff's Office ...
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SW Side man charged with sexually assaulting teen in woods
A Southwest Side man has been charged with sexually assaulting a 16-year-old boy Sunday night in the Cermak Woods in west suburban Lyons.
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News Analysis: Donald Trump’s Remarks Show He’s Mistaken on Sexual Assault in Military
In defending his suggestion that the integration of women led to assaults, Mr. Trump exposed a faulty understanding of a complex issue and of the military justice system.
11779 points by The New York Times | Military Armed forces Rape Assault Donald Trump Claire McCaskill Ivana Trump United States Department of Defense
Berea man sentenced for rape of Soviet-era labor camp survivor
Jason Farmer, 30, was sentenced to 25 years in prison for breaking into an 81-year-old woman's apartment and raping her. CLEVELAND, Ohio -- A Berea man will spend the next quarter-century in prison for the rape of an 81-year-old woman who survived a Soviet-era labor camp as a child. Jason Farmer, 30, stood and watched Thursday as the woman described the gruesome incident and how it has affected her in the twilight of her life, which included watching as a young child as Nazis kill her father and her time spent as a teenager in a Siberian labor camp.  Cuyahoga County Judge Deena Calabrese sentenced Farmer, who previously pleaded guilty to rape, kidnapping and aggravated burglary in the Feb. 11 attack. Farmer is now a Tier III sex offender, meaning he must report his address to the county sheriff every 90 days for the rest of his life once he's released from prison. "In all my years as a county prosecutor and now judge, this is one of the most brutal rapes I've ever seen," Calabrese said. The woman said during the hearing that she knew Farmer who often took walks around her neighborhood. She used to give him a $1 or $2 when he asked because she felt sorry for him. Farmer knocked on the woman's door at her Berea apartment. The woman opened the door, but refused to let him inside. He forced his way into the apartment, cutting the woman's forearm as she tried to slam the door shut. Farmer picked her up and threw her over his shoulder "like potatoes," the woman said. He carried her to her bedroom and raped her. The woman offered Farmer all her money to stop. He did, and took $7. Farmer then told the woman to not tell anyone about the incident. The woman said she was too scared to report the incident but eventually told a neighbor, who convinced her to go to the hospital. Berea police interviewed Farmer, who denied responsibility. DNA from the sexual-assault kit matched Farmer, whose DNA was in the national database because of three prior theft-related felony convictions. Police confronted him with the new evidence and he confessed. The woman said the rape left her unable to stay at her apartment and scared she'll be attacked again. She also said she's bewildered by the attacked. "I could be his great-grandmother," the woman said in broken English. "Why would you want to touch an old lady like that?" Calabrese replied: "No woman should be touched like that." The woman grew up in Slovenia until Nazis stormed into her home at about age 10, hit her father with the butt of a rifle, dragged him out of the home and shot him, according to St. Paul Lutheran Pastor Tom Henderson. He said she was given to a pig farmer, who also ran a bar. The man would allow his bar patrons to rape her in an attic above where the pigs were kept. She was then taken to a Siberian labor camp, and later to a camp in Bosnia, Henderson said. She ended up in the U.S. in 1952. She lived in the Broadway-Fleet neighborhood until gunfire became too regular for her taste. Despite being a poor widow, she moved to the apartment in Berea. "Berea was so beautiful," she said. "I could leave my windows open all the time and I didn't lock my doors sometimes. He would have to be not normal to do this." Farmer suffers from bipolar disorder and schizophrenia, defense attorney Patrick DiChiro said. Farmer's IQ is estimated at 72 and has a first-grade reading ability, DiChiro said.  "I didn't mean to cause that much harm," he said during the hearing. "I want to say I'm sorry."  To comment on this story, please visit our crime and courts comments section.
974 points by The Plain Dealer | Labor camp Cuyahoga County Ohio Felony Rape
Texas man who held baby at gunpoint is vet who suffers from PTSD
A Texas man accused of holding his baby girl at gunpoint in a hospital is an Iraq war veteran who’s “not all there,” his uncle said.
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Portland musician Joel Magid faces more sex assault accusations
Another woman said she was raped, and that there are even more victims keeping quiet.
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Student testifies against former teacher accused of sexually assaulting him

-1 points by Atlanta Journal Constitution | High school Sexual intercourse Human sexual behavior Assault Rape Police Felony Sexuality
Facility director accused of covering up rape of patient
MANDEVILLE, La. (AP) - An associate director at a Mandeville assisted living center that cares for people with Alzheimer's disease and dementia has been accused of covering up evidence that an employee raped a 78-year-old resident. Mandeville police say in a news release that 55-year-old Julie Henry was arrested Tuesday ...
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Canadian teenagers sold for sex
As Lauren Chopek painfully details her story, she does so with the reticence of a survivor, as if somehow remaining silent would have been better.
7298 points by CNN | Rape Human trafficking Indigenous peoples Domestic violence Slavery Commercial sexual exploitation of children First Nations Canada
Ariz. woman who flashed at bar mitzvah claims she was drugged
The woman's attorney claimed his client was "raped" by the underage boys.
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‘Forbidden Forgiving’: An art show about surviving rape with grace
When Christine was 4 years old, she didn’t have words for what happened to her.“I had been raped when I was 4 years old by my 58-year-old uncle,” said Christine, who requested that the Monitor not use her full name. “Within weeks my mother said, ‘Oh Christine, I guess I just don’t love you anymore.’...
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Local groups bring grassroots child sexual abuse prevention campaign to Nevada
Though The Rape Crisis Center will continue to offer support for victims of sexual abuse, it wants to look at another frontier — preventing abuse altogether. To achieve that goal, it has partnered with Prevent Child Abuse Nevada to bring the Enough Abuse Campaign to Nevada.
42 points by Las Vegas Review-Journal | Child abuse Rape Human sexual behavior Psychological abuse Physical abuse Sexual abuse Prevention Abuse
Minnesota man confesses to killing of Jacob Wetterling
MINNEAPOLIS — A Minnesota man confessed Tuesday to abducting and killing 11-year-old Jacob Wetterling nearly 27 years ago, recounting a crime that long haunted the state in chilling detail that included a handcuffed Jacob asking him, “What did I do wrong?”
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Looking at Cosby's past for a pattern of drugging, sex abuse
They were models and aspiring actresses. One was a flight attendant. Another was a masseuse ...
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Confession in boy's death solves case that haunted Minnesota
For nearly 27 years, one man knew where Jacob Wetterling was ...
-1 points by Las Vegas Sun | Murder Child pornography Jacob Wetterling Patty Wetterling St. Joseph Minnesota Rape Assault Human sexual behavior
Stop justifying men who rape
It's time to shut down those who profess to want justice while making excuses for the inexcusable -- men who prey on and violate women, says Roxanne Jones.
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Should Brock Turner be referred to as a rapist?

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Bill Cosby's lawyers are fighting an attorney who's not on the case

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Ex-Bronx priest who said gays had to be 'celibate' molested a boy
Father Anthony Giuliano was serving as a pastor in a Dutchess County parish about 85 miles from Manhattan when the accusation was made on Aug. 16, decades after the incident allegedly occurred.
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Minnesota man confesses to 1989 killing of Jacob Wetterling
Danny Heinrich, who also pleaded guilty to unrelated child pornography charges, admitted he kidnapped and murdered Jacob Wetterling in federal court in Minneapolis.
891 points by Daily News | Jacob Wetterling Child pornography St. Joseph Minnesota Human sexual behavior Patty Wetterling Rape Jacob Wetterling Crimes Against Children and Sexually Violent Offender Registration Act Arraignment
Trump's tweet on military sex assault
Donald Trump stood by his past comment that military sexual assaults should be expected "when they put men and women together" in the US armed forces during an NBC-hosted forum Wednesday night. But he added that a "court system" should be set up in the military to better deal with what he called "a massive problem."
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4 cops fired in wake of sex scandal
Four police officers in Oakland, California, have been fired for involvement in a department-wide sex scandal, Mayor Libby Schaaf said in a press conference Wednesday.
1885 points by CNN | Police Constable Sheriff Sexual intercourse Rape Alameda County California Police brutality Sexual assault
Donald Trump defends 2013 tweet about allowing women to serve in the military
"What did these geniuses expect when they put men & women together?" Trump tweeted in 2013.
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Pervy ex-cop gets three years for molesting girl
A former NYPD cop was sentenced to three years in prison for repeatedly sexually molesting a friend's young daughter.
652 points by Daily News | Child abuse Child sexual abuse Sexual abuse Rape Supreme Court of the United States Domestic violence Crime Jury
Queens backpacker details Thailand cliff plunge, sexual assault
A backpacker who broke her spine after she fell off a cliff in Thailand while fleeing a sexual assault detailed the chilling attack.
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Missouri inmate charged with raping woman in her jail cell
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A male inmate at a Missouri jail was charged Wednesday with raping a female inmate after another inmate freed him from his cell using a key that a guard mistakenly left in a door.
-1 points by Arizona Daily Star | Police Assault Rape Sexual assault Criminal justice Criminal Investigation Department Missouri Detective
How two California congresswomen got sexual assault bills passed
Essential Politics: California's top congressional races to watch, lawmakers back recall of judge in Stanford assault case Sept. 7, 2016, 1:18 p.m. Welcome to Essential Politics, our daily feed on California government and politics news. This year's legislative session is over after a very busy...
1365 points by Los Angeles Times | United States House Committee on the Judiciary United States Congress Rape Zoe Lofgren United States House of Representatives United States Senate Bill Clinton Bob Goodlatte
Ailes picked the wrong woman to mess with
Roger Ailes picked the wrong woman to allegedly sexually harass, hit on and terminate. Gretchen Carlson's Twitter bio reads: "Journalist, wife, mama, warrior for women, 100% believer in life motto Carpe Diem, author of Getting Real." There's another word she should add to that list: courageous.
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Two California congresswomen are behind the new Sexual Assault Survivors Bill of Rights
It’s not often a measure championed by the dean of the state’s majority Democratic congressional delegation gets praise from the Republican House speaker. Maybe it helps that an up-and-coming freshman Republican’s name was attached to the legislation and that it deals with an issue gaining a lot...
1365 points by Los Angeles Times | United States House Committee on the Judiciary United States Congress Rape Zoe Lofgren United States House of Representatives United States Senate Bill Clinton Bob Goodlatte
Essential Politics: California's top congressional races to watch, lawmakers back recall of judge in Stanford assault case
Essential Politics: California's top congressional races to watch, lawmakers back recall of judge in Stanford assault case Sept. 7, 2016, 12:25 p.m. Welcome to Essential Politics, our daily feed on California government and politics news. This year's legislative session is over after a very busy...
133 points by Los Angeles Times | California United States Senate Rape Sacramento California United States Orange County California Los Angeles Human sexual behavior
Accused rapist stockbroker says woman cried because of penis size
Daniel Green is accused of raping a woman under a desk at the offices of StratX last May.
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Cop helps nab man who molested her as a child nearly 2 decades later
Years after a man started sexually abusing an 8-year-old, the girl-turned-police-officer listened as he was sentenced to life in prison for her abuse.
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Facebook ‘live rape’: Trial begins in Sweden for 3 men suspected of streaming gang-rape online
A trial has begun in Sweden of three men arrested in January on suspicion of gang raping a woman and livestreaming the crime on Facebook. Read Full Article at
-1 points by Russia Today | Rape Sweden Sexual intercourse Criminal law Human sexual behavior Informed consent Sexual assault English-language films
General Assembly advancing bills that would update Maryland sexual assault laws
A half-dozen bills moving through the General Assembly would update Maryland's sexual assault laws and, advocates say, make it easier for victims to secure justice. One measure would sweep aside a centuries-old vestige of English law that requires prosecutors to prove that rape victims resisted...
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Philly judge rejects move to block retrial of Msgr. Lynn in church sex-abuse scandal

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The Latest: Freeh says conviction confirms earlier findings
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The Latest on the conviction of former Penn State president Graham Spanier (all times local):
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University of Texas survey: 1 in 7 female students raped
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Nearly 15 percent of female undergraduates at the University of Texas at Austin reported being raped in a survey released by officials at the 50,000-student campus Friday.
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Student accused of raping ‘mattress girl’ loses lawsuit — again
The Columbia University student accused of raping “mattress girl” Emma Sulkowicz lost his second attempt at suing the university for discrimination — and this time the judge told him not to come back. On Friday, Manhattan federal judge Gregory Woods tossed Paul Nungesser’s latest lawsuit, which seeks to hold the Ivy League school responsible for...
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Ex-Penn State president convicted over child-sex scandal
Jurors found Graham Spanier guilty of one misdemeanor count of child endangerment over his handling of a complaint against ex-coach Jerry Sandusky.
-1 points by Chicago Sun-Times | Sexual abuse Child sexual abuse Penn State Nittany Lions football Pennsylvania State University Child abuse Joe Paterno Domestic violence Rape