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Sexual Assault

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  • 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...
  • DCFS inspects troubled youth living centers in response to Tribune series

    DCFS inspects troubled youth living centers in response to Tribune series
    Teams of state child welfare officials have begun making unannounced inspections at residential treatment facilities that serve juvenile wards as authorities accelerate their response to a Tribune investigation revealing assaults, rapes and prostitution...
  • Legislators call for stricter rules after University of Virginia rape revelations

    Legislators call for stricter rules after University of Virginia rape revelations
    RICHMOND – Legislative support is coalescing behind a proposal to require that university officials quickly turn rape allegations over to law enforcement, or potentially face prosecution themselves. A trio of Republican House leaders backed the...
  • Culture change is central to stopping campus sexual assault

    WASHINGTON The University of Virginia is now at the center of the growing debate over campus sexual assault. A searing account in Rolling Stone of the gang rape of a freshman at a fraternity party in 2012 has triggered a firestorm of criticism at...
  • 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...
  • 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....