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Sexual Assault

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Top Sexual Assault Articles

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  • Will new focus on rape kit tests put thousands behind bars?

    The evidence piled up for years, abandoned in police property rooms, warehouses and crime labs. Now, thousands of sexual assault kits are giving up their secrets — and rapists who've long remained free may finally face justice. A dramatic shift...
  • Access to sex assault exams to be examined at state level

    Access to sex assault exams to be examined at state level
    The Maryland Coalition Against Sexual Assault is seeking comments about access to forensic examinations from survivors of sexual assault, advocates and anyone else interested in preventing rape, with the results set to be presented to the General...
  • Jamie Silvonek is a rare child in adult jail

    Jamie Silvonek is a rare child in adult jail
    For more than a month, 14-year-old Jamie Silvonek has been locked up at the Lehigh County Jail in Allentown, charged as an adult in her mother's killing. The eighth-grader is incarcerated with women, not girls her own age. The younger inmates are...
  • A look at the past week in the Oregon Legislature

    Here's a look at highlights of the past week in the Oregon Legislature: ___ BIRTH CONTROL Two bills expanding access to birth control are headed for votes in the House and Senate after advancing through committees last week. The Senate will take up a...
  • 'Say Yes' Bill Is Political Correctness Gone Wild

    'Say Yes' Bill Is Political Correctness Gone Wild
    The majority of state senators undoubtedly had good intentions when they voted to pass a fatally flawed and possibly unconstitutional bill that would require college students at all public and private universities and colleges in Connecticut to...
  • Boy charged with raping girl in Dieruff High, DA says

    Boy charged with raping girl in Dieruff High, DA says
    A 15-year-old boy is being charged with raping a girl this month in a basement at Dieruff High School in Allentown, authorities said. Lehigh County District Attorney Jim Martin said Thursday he wouldn't comment much on the case because it is a...
  • Trial awaits man accused of sexually abusing boys

    Trial awaits man accused of sexually abusing boys
    Newport Beach police feared a shootout in 2012 when they moved in to arrest a church volunteer they suspected of raping and molesting seven boys for more than a decade. Christopher McKenzie kept heavy-duty off-roading tires on his second-floor patio...
  • Police: 16-Year-Old Arrested For Sexual Assault At Foran High School

    MILFORD - A 16-year-old is facing sexual assault charges for an incident that police say occurred at Foran High School on May 5. Police said that an investigation into the incident led to the arrest of a teen who is "accused of having sexual contact with...
  • Sharper pleads guilty in federal sexual assault case

    Former New Orleans Saints player Darren Sharper pleaded guilty Friday in federal court in connection with allegations he drugged and assaulted women in four states, the latest development in the former Pro-Bowler's fall from grace. Sharper, wearing an...
  • Prosecutor: Boy, 15, accused of sexual assault in school

    A 15-year-old boy is being charged with sexually assaulting a girl in the basement of an eastern Pennsylvania high school. Lehigh County District Attorney Jim Martin tells The Morning Call (http://bit.ly/1cn0mdU ) that charges are going to be filed in...
  • Virginia panel issues proposals to fight campus sex assaults

    Late last year, the University of Virginia became the epicenter in the debate over campus sexual assaults, sparked by a sensational national magazine story — later discredited — that claimed to give an account of a gang rape at a fraternity...