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  • The Silver Lining to L'Affair DSK

    05/16/2011 7:49:28 PM PDT · by ventanax5 · 9 replies
    The abrupt arrest of IMF acting head Dominique Strauss-Kahn on charges of sexual assault against an employee at the New York hotel where he was staying are being treated as shocking in France. This is a "coup de tonnerre," a bolt from the blue, not to mention a body blow to the socialist party he was to represent in the upcoming elections. Everyone in Paris claims to be amazed, shaken--and doing some soul searching this Monday morning. Very few, however, are protesting "DSK"'s innocence. But if the news really came as such a jarring surprise, shouldn't there be a clamour...
  • Cop's rape comment sparks wave of 'SlutWalks' (you can't make this stuff up)

    05/08/2011 3:04:19 PM PDT · by NYer · 85 replies
    MSNBC ^ | May 6, 2011 | RUSSELL CONTRERAS
    BOSTON — An international series of protests known as SlutWalks, sparked by a Toronto police officer's flippant comment that women should avoid dressing like "sluts" to avoid being raped or victimized, is taking root in the United States. Some women and men who protest dress in nothing more remarkable than jeans and T-shirts, while others wear provocative or revealing outfits to bring attention to "slut-shaming," or shaming women for being sexual, and the treatment of sexual assault victims."It was taking the blame off the rapist and on the victim," said Nicole Sullivan, 21, a student at the University of Massachusetts-Boston and...
  • Pedophile Cult leader convicted for "Satanic" rape campaign

    03/10/2011 1:15:16 PM PST · by GeronL · 26 replies
    A man has been found guilty of leading a "satanic" sex cult from his home in a small Welsh town. Colin Batley, 48, of Kidwelly, west Wales, presided over a group that preyed on young children and held occult rites. He was found guilty at Swansea crown court of rape and carrying out perverted sexual acts on children and adults. Batley was the self-styled high priest of the group, which operated from a series of homes in a cul-de-sac in the seaside town. He and five other alleged members insisted throughout the five-week trial that no cult had ever existed....
  • David Wu, future Oregon congressman says he is sorry for his "inexcusable behavior" 28 years ago

    10/13/2004 11:56:22 AM PDT · by crushelits · 10 replies · 1,943+ views ^ | October 12, 2004 | LAURA GUNDERSON, DAVE HOGAN and JEFF KOSSEFF
    Allegation of assault on woman in 1970s in college shadows Wu The couple met their freshman year at Stanford University, two bright science majors who shared a new circle of friends. She was a hard-working idealist and active campus volunteer. He was a chatty pre-med student whose interests would later shift to law and politics. David Wu, future Oregon congressman, and the woman later dated in their junior year. But that spring, in 1976, she broke things off. A few months later, an encounter occurred that neither wants to discuss. That summer, the 21-year-old Wu was brought to the campus...
  • Police officer apologises to students, saying they can avoid sex attack by not dressing like sluts

    02/18/2011 7:27:42 PM PST · by Niuhuru · 67 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 8:37 PM on 18th February 2011 | By Daily Mail Reporter
    A police officer who said women could avoid sexual assault by not dressing like sluts in an address to law students college has apologised. Constable Michael Sanguinetti made the stunning remark during a meeting about safety at Toronto's York University. While a more senior officer was talking, Mr. Sanguinetti interrupted and reportedly said: 'You know, I think were beating around the bush here. Ive been told Im not supposed to say this, however, women should avoid dressing like sluts in order not to be victimized.
  • Obama demands Egypt round up thugs who brutalized CBS reporter

    02/17/2011 3:36:16 AM PST · by Scanian · 53 replies · 1+ views
    NY Post ^ | February 17, 2011 | Geoff Earle, Jeane MacIntosh, and Bob Fredericks
    More Print The White House yesterday demanded the Egyptian government round up and bring to justice the thugs who brutalized CBS foreign correspondent Lara Logan in Cairo's main square. "We believe that those responsible for these acts need to be held accountable," White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said of the prolonged beating and sexual assault on Logan by members of a 200-strong mob. And a State Department spokeswoman said the United States expects an "investigation and accountability for anyone involved in violence during the demonstrations." "We've raised it publicly and privately," spokeswoman Leslie Phillips said. The call for justice...
  • Gates, Rumsfeld Sued Over U.S. Military's Rape Epidemic

    02/15/2011 8:17:11 AM PST · by ConorMacNessa · 73 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 15Feb2011 | Jesse Ellison
    A landmark lawsuit filed Tuesday against Defense Secretary Robert Gates and his predecessor, Donald Rumsfeld, alleges that the military's repeated failures to take action in rape cases created a culture where violence against women was tolerated, violating the plaintiffs Constitutional rights. There are three types of women in the Army, says Rebecca Havrilla, a former sergeant and explosive-ordnance-disposal technician. Bitch, dyke, and whore. During the four years that Havrilla was on active duty, she was called all threeby fellow soldiers, team leaders, even unit commanders. Once, during a sexual-assault prevention training, the 28-year-old South Carolina native claims, she watched a...
  • Did fellow Mormons cover up officer's baby molestations?

    12/13/2010 1:28:49 PM PST · by Colofornian · 661 replies
    Idaho Statesman ^ | Dec. 12, 2010 | Patrick Orr
    ...As many as 15 people who knew...Boise police officer...confessed to molesting babies...face no criminal charges. ...deputies...determined...leaders of...Latter-day Saints congregation that Stephen R. Young attended cant be charged because of...clergy privilege law. SNIP ...Young turned himself in...March 2... That was about two months after church officials say they first talked to Young about his crimes. SNIP ...Ada County prosecutors say...Steve Nelson sexually abused as many as four children over a 30-year period...Nelson confessed to molesting one child to LDS officials, who learned of the crime from the victim but did not report it. More than 20 years later, Nelson pleaded guilty...In...
  • No charges for LDS members aware of man's crimes

    12/13/2010 10:19:57 AM PST · by Colofornian · 20 replies
    AP/Idaho Statesman ^ | Dec. 12, 2010
    BOISE, Idaho As many as 15 church members who knew several months before authorities did that a Boise police officer had molested children will face no criminal charges for failing to report the crimes, Idaho authorities say. The Ada County Sheriff's Office says members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints are protected by Idaho's clergy privilege law. Police said Stephen R. Young confessed his crimes to church officials in January, but the crimes didn't become public until March. Young attended an LDS church in Eagle. SNIP Court records say Young admitted molesting four children, ages 1...
  • Obama Declared April Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Janet Napolitano Has TSA Start Fondling...

    11/19/2010 10:40:03 AM PST · by Askwhy5times · 8 replies
    Bluegrass Pundit ^ | Friday, November 19, 2010 | Bluegrass Pundit
    The hypocrisy of the Obama administration is mind-blowing. On April 1, 2010, President Obama declared April Sexual Assault Awareness month (pdf) for the second year in a row. Every day, women, men, and children across America suffer the pain and trauma of sexual assault. From verbal harassment and intimidation to molestation and rape, this crime occurs far too frequently, goes unreported far too often, and leaves long-lasting physical and emotional scars. During National Sexual Assault Awareness Month, we recommit ourselves not only to lifting the veil of secrecy and shame surrounding sexual violence, but also to raising awareness, expanding support...
  • TSA-Sexual Assault (read what the "mommy blogger" had to endure)

    11/18/2010 8:45:47 AM PST · by skyman · 190 replies
    TSA - Sexual Assault I have an incident to share that occurred late Friday afternoon, November 12, 2010, around 5:15 in the Dayton International Airport. I realize the publishing this publically on the internet puts me into a delicate situation, given that I am a high profile blogger and author. This is a difficult incident to share, but it needs to be said...Because I will not be a silent victim. I will share the facts of the incident in as a matter of fact manner as I can. I checked into my flight and had a boarding pass printed that...
  • TSA Blog: No Fondling, Groping Or Squeezing Is Taking Place At Airports

    11/10/2010 3:31:30 PM PST · by Nachum · 45 replies ^ | 11/10/10 | Joseph Watson
    Anon, I'm posting about this because it is relevant. One of the top questions on this blog is about AIT safety. Also, there is no fondling, squeezing, groping, or any sort of sexual assault taking place at airports. You have a professional workforce carrying out procedures they were trained to perform to keep aviation security safe.
  • 33-year-old man accused of sexually assaulting child (illegal immigrant)

    10/20/2010 6:09:06 PM PDT · by Born Conservative · 11 replies
    The Times-Tribune (Scranton PA) ^ | 10/20/2010 | JEREMY G. BURTON
    A 33-year-old Honduran man is accused of sexually assaulting a 5-year-old girl early Tuesday in South Scranton. Santos A. Garcia-Paz fled when the victim immediately told her mother, who called police, according to city Detective Vince Uher. Officers caught Mr. Garcia-Paz a few blocks away. He was arrested and charged with aggravated indecent assault of a child, unlawful contact with minor, indecent assault and corruption of minors. He was held at Lackawanna County Prison in lieu of $50,000 bail. Mr. Garcia-Paz was staying the night at the girl's house, where a relative of his also lived. In an interview with...
  • Woman took photo of her killer, police say

    10/20/2010 8:04:04 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 23 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | October 20, 2010 | AP
    A woman killed and robbed of quarters she planned to give to the needy snapped a photograph of her attacker, Wisconsin authorities say. Sandra Teichow's camera was smashed in last week's attack in Racine, but police were able to recover a photo from the camera's memory card, prosecutors disclosed Monday in court documents.
  • Saudi Prince Convicted of Murder in London

    10/19/2010 10:03:37 AM PDT · by HearMe · 15 replies
    N Y Times ^ | 10/19/2010 | ROBERT MACKEY
    <p>On Tuesday, a court in London found a 34-year-old Saudi prince guilty of murdering a man he described as his servant in a luxury hotel there in February, the BBC reports.</p> <p>As my colleague John Burns reported earlier this month, prosecutors said that Prince Saud Abdulaziz bin Nasser al Saud was involved in a sexual relationship with Bandar Abdulaziz, who was beaten to death in a hotel room the two men shared. The BBC reported that the prosecutor in the case, Jonathan Laidlaw, told the jury that, in addition to his other injuries, the dead man had bite marks on his cheeks that had an obvious sexual connotation.</p>
  • Rates of Homosexual Assault in the Military Are Disproportionately High

    10/15/2010 1:57:56 PM PDT · by Conservative Coulter Fan · 27 replies · 1+ views
    Less than three percent of Americans are homosexual or bisexual. Major national surveys of sexual behavior have consistently shown that less than three percent of the American population identify themselves as homosexual or bisexual. This was acknowledged by a coalition of thirty-one leading homosexual rights groups in an amicus brief which they filed in the 2003 U. S. Supreme Court case of Lawrence v. Texas. Their brief declared: The most widely accepted study of sexual practices in the United States is the National Health and Social Life Survey (NHSLS). The NHSLS found that 2.8% of the male, and 1.4% of...
  • Homosexual Assault in the Military

    10/15/2010 11:18:25 AM PDT · by Conservative Coulter Fan · 56 replies
    Homosexual Assault in the Military Executive SummaryA Family Research Council analysis of publicly available documents-the Pentagon's own report on sexual assault in the military for Fiscal Year 2009, and published decisions from military courts of appeals over the last decade and a half-have shown that there is already a significant problem of homosexual misconduct in the military. This problem can only become worse if the current law is repealed and homosexuals are openly welcomed (and even granted special protections) within the military, as homosexual activists are demanding.Rates of Homosexual Assault in the Military Are Disproportionately HighHomosexual activist groups themselves have...
  • Zimbabwe Women Raping Men for Ritual Purposes

    10/09/2010 7:07:03 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 112 replies · 2+ views
    Times of India ^ | Oct 9, 2010
    <p>Women in Zimbabwe are said to be abducting and raping men for ritual purposes.</p> <p>In the past 11 months six men have been gang-raped by women, and as per the police the figure could be much higher, as victims are often too embarrassed to report the crime.</p>
  • Husband-killer meant to burn his penis

    09/29/2010 9:26:00 AM PDT · by markomalley · 63 replies
    UPI ^ | 9/29/2010
    ADELAIDE, Australia, Sept. 29 (UPI) -- An Australian woman who burned her husband to death said she intended to burn only his genitals, prosecutors said. The prosecution in Rajini Narayan's murder trial in South Australia's Supreme Court in Adelaide said Wednesday she made the claim to neighbors right after the fire, the Australian Broadcasting Corp. reported. Prosecutors said Narayan set her husband, Satish, on fire at their home in December 2008 because she thought he was having an affair. The defense said she came to believe that if she burned his penis he would stay with her, but she ended...
  • WikiLeaks' Assange rape case reopened (WikiRape Case Reopened)

    09/01/2010 11:47:17 AM PDT · by RobinMasters · 6 replies
    New York Post ^ | August 30, 2010 | Associated Press
    STOCKHOLM A senior Swedish prosecutor reopened a rape investigation against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange today, the latest twist to a puzzling case in which prosecutors of different ranks have overruled each other. Assange has denied the allegations and suggested they are part of a smear campaign by opponents of WikiLeaks an online whistle-blower that has angered Washington by publishing thousands of leaked documents about U.S. military activities in Iraq and Afghanistan. The case was dismissed last week by Eva Finne, chief prosecutor in Stockholm, who overruled a lower-ranked prosecutor and said there was no reason to suspect that...
  • Panty Raid in Austin, Now Upgraded To Attempted Kidnapping and Attempted Assault (video report)

    08/25/2010 10:30:06 AM PDT · by OneVike · 37 replies
    Gate ^ | 8/14/10 | Chuck Wolk
    Yesterday I reported about the Austin Texas teenage girl who was walking to High School for her first day of class when she was as the police reported then, nearly raped by four men. I was quite taken by surprise that the police would say that a teen girl having been abducted by four men who actually removed some of her clothing was not sexually assaulted. The girl told police that four men in a silver Ford truck grabbed her and assaulted her on her way to school. Well in an update on the story, I found this video...
  • Two other women claim Al Gore abused them: report

    07/21/2010 6:35:52 PM PDT · by Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears · 38 replies · 4+ views
    New York Post ^ | July 21, 2010 | POST WIRE SERVICES
    The National Enquirer reports in a bombshell story that police have investigated charges from two more female massage therapists who claimed they were abused by Gore. The allegations come on the heels of an ongoing Portland, Ore., police investigation that reopened after the supermarket tabloid recently revealed accusations by a licensed massage therapist who says Gore groped her four years ago. The first new incident allegedly took place at a Beverly Hills luxury hotel when Gore, 62, was in Hollywood to attend the Oscars in 2007. The second allegedly occurred a year later at a Tokyo hotel.
  • Two More Massage Therapists Accuse Al Gore of Sexual Assault

    07/21/2010 8:24:35 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 49 replies · 2+ views
    Business Insider ^ | 07/21/2010 | Katya Wachtel
    Former Vice President Al Gore has been hit by new allegations of sexual assault. This time, it's two more massage therapists bringing the charges. The former VP is already in hot water, fighting abuse claims in Portland, where another masseuse said Gore groped her in '06 and asked her to perform a "chakra release" (massage-speak for "hand job".) He denies everything. The new allegations are said to have taken place at two hotels - one in Beverly Hills in 2007, when Gore was in Hollywood for the Oscars, the other in Tokyo in 2008. A source from the luxury hotel...
  • Police explain reasons for reopening Gore case

    07/01/2010 5:47:14 PM PDT · by DBCJR · 29 replies · 1+ views
    AP ^ | 7/1/10 7:40 PM | By TERRENCE PETTY
    Police explained Thursday why they reopened a sexual assault investigation into Al Gore, saying an extra review was needed because detectives looking into the matter last year failed to notify high-ranking officials of their decision to drop the case. A massage therapist to the stars has accused the former vice president of repeatedly groping and kissing her during a late-night, alcohol-fueled attack in a luxury hotel suite in October 2006. Gore adamantly denies the allegations. Detectives investigated the claims in 2006 and 2009 but decided not to pursue the case amid a lack of cooperation and erratic behavior by the...
  • Al Gore's Accuser is Molly Hagerty: Portland Police Re-Open Case

    07/01/2010 9:37:07 AM PDT · by maggiesnotebook · 28 replies · 1+ views
    We know the Portland Police are not reopening Al Gore's sexual abuse case because business is slow. Molly Hagerty is the massage therapist's name. Some are claiming the hotel's video surveillance may support her claims, and the Enquirer states there is DNA evidence, video footage and a "key witness." See a video re-enactment. Police say further investigation will only benefit Al Gore.
  • Morning Joe Burying Gore StoryOr Sending Subliminal Message?

    07/01/2010 4:48:57 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 24 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Which is the bigger story: a few power companies out West have started a pilot program to promote solar panels, or . . . police announce they will investigate allegations of sexual assault against Al Gore? I'd guess most people would go with 'B.' But when it came time to highlight a story from the front page of today's Oregonian, Morning Joe went with the solar panels and ignored Gore. I was all set to play this as a plain-vanilla case of the MSM burying unwelcome news for a Dem, when another theory occurred to me: could the Morning Joe...
  • Self Proclaimed 'Life Coach' Accused of Sexually Assaulting Women

    06/24/2010 7:12:10 PM PDT · by thecodont · 9 replies · 1+ views
    KTLA / via The Los Angeles Times ^ | 4:58 PM PDT, June 24, 2010 | KTLA News
    MARINA DEL REY -- Police have arrested a self-proclaimed "life coach" accused of sexually assaulting women during meditation sessions. Michael Keith Martin, 55, was arrested Monday after several victims came forward, police said. Police say Martin met his victims at a church in Culver City where he billed himself as a spiritual advisor.
  • Al Gore behaved like 'crazed sex poodle' with masseuse

    06/24/2010 10:57:11 AM PDT · by Schnucki · 77 replies · 2+ views
    London Telegraph (U.K.) ^ | June 24, 2010 | Tom Leonard
    A masseuse has accused Al Gore, the former US vice president, of sexually assaulting her at an Oregon hotel during a global warming lecture tour in 2006. The unidentified 54-year-old woman gave police a detailed account of her claims that Mr Gore groped and kissed her in an aggressive attempt to have sex during a night-time appointment in his suite. However, the police concluded that there was insufficient evidence to press charges. The woman, who recalled telling Mr Gore he was behaving like a "crazed sex poodle", claims he pinned her to his bed and forcibly French kissed her. Mr...
  • Gore accused of sexual assault? (Sorry, this Enquirer report lacks credibility)

    06/24/2010 10:51:08 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 66 replies
    Hotair ^ | 06/24/2010 | Ed Morrissey
    Yes, I know that few political figures on the Left are more disliked than Al Gore, for a number of reasons, not least of which is the ingracious and destructive campaign Gore launched in Florida that has colored American politics ever since. He also routinely blasted the Bush administration on the war while demanding action on climate change, and at the same time fattened his own pocketbook and lived a carbon-emission-rich lifestyle. He’s not a terribly likable figure, but at the same time, this seems very suspicious to me: Former Vice President Al Gore was accused of “unwanted sexual contact”...
  • Jury finds FLDS man guilty in sexual assault case

    06/22/2010 4:51:53 PM PDT · by Colofornian · 32 replies · 1+ views
    San Angelo Standard-Times (Salt Lake Tribune) ^ | June 22, 2010 | Matthew Waller
    Eldorado, Texas After being sent out to deliberate at 10:45 a.m., a Schleicher County jury returned a verdict of guilty for Abram Harker Jeffs at 11:40 a.m., in less than an hour. Jeffs, 39 and a member of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, was charged with sexual assault of a child. He is the sixth FLDS member to be prosecuted on child sexual assault charges since a raid on the sects Yearning For Zion Ranch in Eldorado two years ago. In this case, we dont have a car wreck or a snowstorm, lead Prosecutor...
  • South African doctor invents female condoms with 'teeth' to fight rape

    06/20/2010 8:54:14 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 37 replies · 2+ views
    CNN ^ | June 20, 2010 | Faith Karimi
    South African doctor invents female condoms with 'teeth' to fight rape Dr. Sonnet Ehlers shows a spiked female condom, whose hooks she says stick on a man during rape. (CNN) -- South African Dr. Sonnet Ehlers was on call one night four decades ago when a devastated rape victim walked in. Her eyes were lifeless; she was like a breathing corpse. "She looked at me and said, 'If only had teeth down there,'" recalled Ehlers, who was a 20-year-old medical researcher at the time. "I promised her I'd do something to help people like her one day." Forty years later,...
  • LR Home Invasion Suspect Arrested (57 y/o used puppy to gain entry, beat, kidnap college student)

    05/20/2010 6:46:24 AM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 8 replies · 733+ views
    KATV (AR ABC affiliate) ^ | 20 May 10 | Chris Scott
    Little Rock, AR - According to police Jim Huff was arrested this afternoon in connection with a Sunday home invasion. Little Rock authorities searched Huff's home at 14 Leslie Circle in Little Rock late Wednesday afternoon. They did not release what they found at the home. Investigators say on Sunday night Huff, who is 56 years old, tried to abduct a 24 year old woman from her Little Rock home near Hall High School. According to Police Huff approached the victim's front door with a small dog and asked if she would help him identify the animal. When the victim...
  • Woman raped by census worker

    05/12/2010 3:58:47 PM PDT · by IbJensen · 49 replies · 1,636+ views
    Fox 59 ^ | 5/11/2010 | Kjerstin Ramsing
    Pekin, Ind. - A U.S. Census worker has been charged with rape and burglary, after two women in southern Indiana claim they were attacked. One of the victims was a 21 year-old physically handicapped woman. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, he had been with the agency for two weeks. The attack occurred Saturday morning in Pekin, Indiana in Washington County. Police said the man broke in while a mother and daughter slept and attacked them. According to investigators, the mother had taken a mild sleeping pill. The man, identified as 39 year-old Daniel Miller, was arrested following the incident....
  • Daniel Kovarbasich is facing up to 10 years in prison (Gay Grooming victim could face 10 years)

    05/03/2010 8:02:47 AM PDT · by Maelstorm · 39 replies · 1,325+ views ^ | April 30th, 201 | Brad Dicken
    ELYRIA A county judge Thursday found 16-year-old Daniel Kovarbasich guilty of voluntary manslaughter and aggravated assault in the Jan. 22 beating and stabbing death of Duane Hurley. Daniel, who was tried as an adult, could get up to 10 years in prison when he is sentenced later this year. Had be been convicted of the murder and felonious assault charges he originally faced, Daniel could have been sentenced to 15 years to life in prison. Daniel had taken the stand earlier in the day Thursday, telling Lorain County Common Pleas Judge James Burge that he killed Hurley to avoid...
  • Nearly 4 million Californians report sexual or physical violence from a spouse or companion

    04/29/2010 6:16:20 AM PDT · by decimon · 14 replies · 416+ views
    UCLA study find that lesbians, gays and bisexuals are at particularly high riskNearly 4 million adults in California reported being a victim of physical or sexual violence at the hands of a spouse, companion or other intimate partner, according to a new policy brief from the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research. Of those victims, more than 1 million reported being forced to have sex by an intimate partner, the study found. Although reported incidences of intimate partner violence, or IPV, are widespread, especially among women and certain ethnic groups, reported IPV was surprisingly high among lesbians, gays and bisexuals...
  • Utah's sexual assault rate outpaces U.S. average

    04/07/2010 5:41:37 AM PDT · by Colofornian · 54 replies · 808+ views
    Salt Lake Tribune ^ | April 6, 2010 | Nate Carlisle
    Sexual assault is the lone violent crime in which Utah is worse than the national average, according to the state Department of Health, which says as many as one-third of Utah women will be sexually assaulted in their lifetime. The state is reciting those numbers as part of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, which runs through April, because Utah's rate of rape against women is about 10 percent higher than the national average, according to the department. Sexual assault by a stranger is rare. The department said someone is most likely to be assaulted by family members, spouses or a partner....
  • Texas has worst record of prison sex abuse - 5 of the 10 U.S. facilities w/ highest sexual assault

    04/05/2010 11:23:38 AM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 72 replies · 2,185+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | April 5, 2010, 10:05AM | MEREDITH SIMONS and ROBERT GAVIN
    ...Sexual abuse is a problem in prisons from Rikers Island to Albany.... Texas still stands out as the state where sexual assault in prison is most prevalent. Five of the 10 prisons with the highest rates of sexual abuse in the country are in Texas. That includes the top two, Estelle Unit and Clements Unit. Garrett Cunningham was an inmate at the Luther Unit in Navasota in 2000, when he says a corrections officer twice his size accosted him on his way to the shower, handcuffed him, raped him and then forced him into the shower. Cunningham said the officer...
  • Scoundrel Time(s)

    03/29/2010 6:37:38 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 24 replies · 423+ views
    First Things ^ | 3/29/10 | George Weigel
    The sexual and physical abuse of children and young people is a global plague; its manifestations run the gamut from fondling by teachers to rape by uncles to kidnapping-and-sex-trafficking. In the United States alone, there are reportedly some 39 million victims of childhood sexual abuse. Forty to sixty percent were abused by family members, including stepfathers and live-in boyfriends of a childs motherthus suggesting that abused children are the principal victims of the sexual revolution, the breakdown of marriage, and the hook-up culture. Hofstra University professor Charol Shakeshaft reports that 6-10 percent of public school students have been molested in...
  • Please Ask & Pray Tell: Obama & The Pentagons Social Engineering

    03/29/2010 5:26:34 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies · 445+ views ^ | March 29, 2010 | Brian Birdnow
    News stories dated March 16, 2010 reported an eleven percent increase in sexual assaults in the U.S. during calendar year 2009. Defense Department officials claimed that sexual assault in the ranks might actually be more common than the numbers suggest because some victims choose not to report incidents for fear of retaliation from superiors. Included in these numbers were 173 cases of men reporting assaults by other men, a startling forty percent increase over the previous year. News stories dated March 26, 2010 reported that the Defense Department will soon implement new measures to make it more difficult to discharge...
  • Taxi driver denies sexual assault of teenage student

    03/19/2010 8:46:20 AM PDT · by myknowledge · 1 replies · 374+ views
    The News - Portsmouth ^ | March 17, 2010 | Gareth Bethell
    A student with learning difficulties has told a court how a taxi driver locked her in his cab and sexually assaulted her. The 19-year-old, from Portsmouth, had been out with friends in Guildhall Walk when she got a taxi home alone. The woman said Muhammed Hasan had asked her to move from the back of the cab to the front seat. She told Portsmouth Crown Court: 'I just kept thinking "don't go in the front because he might have a knife on him". I didn't know what he would do if I didn't.
  • Texas jury finds FLDS man guilty in sexual assault case

    03/17/2010 1:56:48 PM PDT · by Colofornian · 12 replies · 346+ views
    San Angelo Standard-Times ^ | March 17, 2010 | Matthew Waller
    San Angelo, Texas A Tom Green County jury deliberated 62 minutes today before finding Merril Leroy Jessop guilty of sexual assault of a child in connection with charges he illegally married an underage girl. Jessop, 35, is a member of the polygamous Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Earlier in the day, lead prosecuting attorney Eric Nichols gave the first closing argument. "You can conclude who that child's parents are beyond a shadow of a doubt," he said about the baby resulting from the alleged assault. Nichols recalled testimony of DNA experts who said Jessop had...
  • Goa's tourism boss links sexual assaults to bikinis

    02/03/2010 7:43:26 AM PST · by Tom Hawks · 17 replies · 1,334+ views
    Global Post ^ | Jason Overdorf
    Once upon a time, the beaches of Goa were known for free love. But as a string of high-profile sexual assaults on tourists culminated in the alleged rape of a 9-year-old Russian girl last week, the idyllic strip of sand along the Arabian Sea is fast gaining a fearful reputation. The answer? According to the state's ministry of tourism, those cute pre-teens in two-pieces are asking for it.“You can't blame the locals; they have never seen such women. Foreign tourists must maintain a certain degree of modesty in their clothing. Walking on the beaches half-naked is bound to titillate the...
  • Women avoid jail in glued penis case

    02/03/2010 5:56:41 AM PST · by JoeProBono · 35 replies · 1,321+ views
    upi ^ | Feb. 2
    CHILTON, Wis., - Four Wisconsin women were put on probation for a year Tuesday for gluing a man's penis to his stomach after finding out about his sexual dalliances. The women will get to avoid jail time of 30-60 days as long as they don't violate the terms of their probation, Madison's WKOW-TV reported. They also are to perform community service. Authorities said Donessa Davis's wife, two lovers and an acquaintance of theirs had plotted their revenge last summer, luring him to a Stockbridge motel July 30 where they tied him up, blindfolded and assaulted him. The women told the...
  • Lincoln man gets 4-5 years for sex assault (criminal alien)

    01/11/2010 2:43:55 PM PST · by stan_sipple · 1 replies · 380+ views ^ | 1-11-2010 | Staff
    A judge sentenced a 37-year-old Lincoln man Monday to four to five years in prison for inappropriately touching a young girl. Manolo Segura Sevilla was arrested and jailed Feb. 26 after the allegations of abuse surfaced. He was known to the girl, who police said was 4 when the abuse began. His attorney, Kristi Egger-Brown of the public defender's office, said he was going to go to trial, but he didn't want the girl to have to testify. She said it was a major consideration that led to his no contest plea in November to a charge of third-degree sexual...
  • Polygamous sect member convicted of sex assault in Texas

    12/16/2009 9:09:37 AM PST · by Colofornian · 61 replies · 1,065+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Dec. 15, 2009
    Eldorado, Texas A 57-year-old member of a polygamous group raided by Texas authorities last year has been convicted of sexual assault of a child. A Schleicher County jury in the West Texas town of Eldorado deliberated less than two hours Tuesday before convicting Allan Keate. He faces up to life in prison for his alleged so-called "spiritual marriage" to a 15-year-old girl who gave birth at age 16. Keate was immediately taken into custody. The jury will hear more testimony before deciding his sentence. Much of the prosecution's case relied on extensive church records seized from the Yearning For...
  • Inmate beaten to death

    11/21/2009 8:00:43 AM PST · by george76 · 46 replies · 2,405+ views
    Daily Record ^ | 11/20/2009
    a Colorado Territorial Correctional Facility inmate was beaten to death by another inmate. The victim, Ronald Ferguson, was serving time for sexual assault on a child.
  • Texas polygamist sect member guilty of sex assault

    11/05/2009 7:49:20 PM PST · by Colofornian · 35 replies · 987+ views ^ | Nov. 5, 2009 | Michelle Roberts
    The first polygamist sect member to face criminal trial following last year's raid at the Yearning For Zion Ranch in West Texas was convicted Thursday of sexually assaulting an underage girl with whom he had a so-called "spiritual marriage." Raymond Jessop, 38, didn't visibly react when the verdict was read after just more than two hours of jury deliberations. Free on bond during trial, he was immediately handcuffed and led to jail. Jurors were expected to return to court Monday to begin deciding his sentence on the child sexual assault conviction. He faces up to 20 years in prison. Lawyers...
  • HELP! Should I go to the media? (Vanity)

    10/26/2009 4:38:45 PM PDT · by ElenaM · 124 replies · 2,635+ views
    My prepubescent 11 year old son was solicited for homosexual sex by a 15 year old male on the schoolbus two weeks ago. The police, led by the school resource officer, are charging the perp with assault, and I'm waiting to hear from the DA whether the charge will be upgraded to sexual assault. The perp admitted to all of it to the school administration and the sheriffs deputy so there's no debate on guilt. The problem is that the school administration isn't interested in suspending, expelling or otherwise punishing this perp. By all accounts--especially my son's--this perp hasn't had...
  • Metamora hired teacher despite prior felony (Illinois)

    10/12/2009 2:05:14 PM PDT · by Graybeard58 · 11 replies · 794+ views
    Peoria Journal-Star ^ | Oct 10, 2009 | Catharine Schaidle
    School district gave Stephen Chromik 'third chance' after learning he had pleaded guilty to aggravated assault in Tennessee METAMORA Had Stephen Chromik graduated from college a year later, he may not have been hired to teach and coach at Metamora Township High School. Then again, he may have been hired anyway because, unlike the State Board of Education and Bradley University, Metamora officials knew Chromik was a convicted felon. They just decided to give him "a third chance." Now, he will never get another one to teach or coach. Chromik is imprisoned for having sex with a 16-year-old Metamora...
  • Year 1 boys in sex attacks at Brisbane school

    09/20/2009 7:05:29 PM PDT · by myknowledge · 24 replies · 2,106+ views
    Courier Mail ^ | September 21, 2009 | Tanya Chilcott and Margaret Wenham
    SHOCKING sex assault allegations against year 1 and 2 boys have caused worried parents to pull children out of a Brisbane primary school. At least three year 1 and 2 boys are alleged to have sexually assaulted their classmates in separate incidents at the school on the city's northern outskirts since June. One girl was pulled out of the school after she was allegedly assaulted, with another year 1 student, by two boys in the school toilets on June 16. The girls' underwear was removed by the year 1 boys, who then allegedly performed sex acts on the girls. Police...