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Sexual Assault

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  • Police file abuse of corpse charge in Jessica Padgett killing, gather DNA

    Police file abuse of corpse charge in Jessica Padgett killing, gather DNA
    Authorities on Monday filed an abuse of a corpse charge against an Allen Township man accused of killing his stepdaughter, Jessica Padgett, and videotaping himself sexually assaulting her body after her death, court records state. Investigators said...
  • Titans DT Hill accused of sexual assault

    The Sports Xchange Titans DT Hill accused of sexual assault Tennessee Titans defensive tackle Sammie Lee Hill is being investigated for an alleged sexual assault. The Nashville Tennesseean first reported the allegation against Hill, 28, a fourth-...
  • Allentown man admits posing as a woman on Facebook to lure teens for sex assaults

     Allentown man admits posing as a woman on Facebook to lure teens for sex assaults
    A 20-year-old Allentown man who posed as a female tattoo artist online to lure teens to secluded areas around the city, where he sexually and physically assaulted them, faces up to 30 years in state prison. Unique Santiago of Chew Street will also be...
  • You can't just accuse people of rape

    You can't just accuse people of rape
    Writing in The Washington Post about the University of Virginia rape case, Zerlina Maxwell asserts, "We should believe, as a matter of default, what an accuser says. Ultimately, the costs of wrongly disbelieving a survivor far outweigh the costs of...
  • Violence, runaways a problem at residential centers across the U.S.

     Violence, runaways a problem at residential centers across the U.S.
    Six years after the U.S. Government Accountability Office found that youths were beaten and abused inside residential treatment centers across the country, the mistreatment and violence continue amid inconsistent oversight by government agencies, an...
  • Newport News man indicted in sexual assault of girl

    Newport News man indicted in sexual assault of girl
    NEWPORT NEWS — A Newport News Circuit Court grand jury indicted a man this week on charges that he sexually assaulted a 6-year-old girl. Manuel Canales, 54, was arrested and charged with assaulting the girl in September after police were contacted...
  • Senator says 'bad journalism' in Rolling Stone a 'setback' for campus rape victims

    WASHINGTON Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) said Tuesday that "bad journalism" in Rolling Stone magazine about an alleged gang rape is a "setback" for victims of sexual assault on campus and efforts to help them. Testifying before a Senate subcommittee...
  • Campus program for sexual-assault victims praised at Senate hearing

    WASHINGTON As Congress and higher education institutions look at how to reduce sexual violence on campuses, a program pioneered in Oregon is being held up as a model for helping victims and increasing the likelihood that they'll report such attacks....
  • Bill Cosby accuser meets with LAPD; department 'committed' to investigating

    A woman who alleges she was sexually assaulted by comedian Bill Cosby at the Playboy Mansion decades ago met with Los Angeles police detectives for nearly 90 minutes Friday, her attorney said. Attorney Gloria Allred told reporters that her client,...
  • Rolling Stone admits 'discrepancies' in its campus rape blockbuster

    Rolling Stone admits 'discrepancies' in its campus rape blockbuster
    Rolling Stone's now-discredited story of a sexual assault at the University of Virginia is a tale of two horrors: a brutal gang rape at a fraternity house and the university's tepid response to the young woman who reported it. The piece, by contributing...
  • Children attacked, abused at taxpayer-funded living centers

    Children attacked, abused at taxpayer-funded living centers
    In residential treatment centers across Illinois, children are assaulted, sexually abused and running away by the thousands — yet state officials fail to act on reports of harm and continue sending waves of youths to the most troubled and violent...