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Sexual Assault

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  • Rolling Stone failure hurts movement to reform college rape reporting

    The following editorial appeared in the San Jose Mercury News on Tuesday, April 7: The thoroughly discredited story about an alleged University of Virginia gang rape passed off by Rolling Stone magazine as investigative journalism was neither...
  • Furor over Rolling Stone rape article may leave mixed legacy

    The furor over a retracted Rolling Stone article may deter some rape victims from coming forward, but the national campaign to curb sexual assaults on college campuses will keep gaining strength, according to advocates who have been following the high-...
  • Fallout from Rolling Stone feared by advocates for sex assault victims

    Fallout from Rolling Stone feared by advocates for sex assault victims
    The retraction of a Rolling Stone article about an alleged gang rape has sent reverberations around the journalism industry and raised concerns about its effect on rape victims. An independent report by the Columbia Journalism Review found the piece was a...
  • Rape charge dropped against former Uber driver

     Rape charge dropped against former Uber driver
    Cook County prosecutors dropped charges Monday against a former Uber X driver accused of sexually assaulting a passenger, telling a judge they were acting after new evidence came to light. Maxime Fohounhedo, who has been in jail on $500,000 bail since...
  • AP News in Brief at 7:58 p.m. EDT

    Victim advocates hope Rolling Stone retraction won't slow bid to curb campus sexual assaults The furor over a retracted Rolling Stone article may deter some rape victims from coming forward, but the national campaign to curb sexual assaults on college...
  • Rape, reporting and Rolling Stone

    Rape, reporting and Rolling Stone
    The assignment was to write about what's come to be called a "rape culture" on college campuses. The "overarching point of the article," the reporter would later insist, was not one woman's horrific account of a fraternity gang rape at the University of...
  • Stay focused on reform

    An article about the University of Virginia published in November by Rolling Stone painted a violent and vulgar portrait of a gang rape at the school, putting a horrifying personal narrative to the problem of sexual assault on campuses nationwide....
  • Prosecutors drop sexual assault charges against Uber driver

    Prosecutors dropped charges Monday against a Chicago driver who was accused of sexually assaulting an Uber passenger after obtaining a recording of the driver's conversation with the woman when he gave her a ride in November. Cook County prosecutors told...
  • Guilty plea stands; child sex assault could result in 30 years

    Guilty plea stands; child sex assault could result in 30 years
    A Grandwood Park man charged with sexually assaulting two minors is scheduled for sentencing May 5, after he requested the reinstatement of a plea deal Tuesday. Nyasha Mbawa, 21, had withdrawn his guilty plea in November, a move that one of his...
  • Woman sexually assaulted at Manhattan Beach

    Woman sexually assaulted at Manhattan Beach
    Manhattan Beach police are searching for a man who sexually assaulted a woman on the beach early Sunday while forcing her male companion to lie face down in the sand. The attack occurred on the beach about 12:15 a.m. Sunday, police said. The two...
  • Rolling Stone retracts rape report, apologizes after 'painful' review

    Rolling Stone retracts rape report, apologizes after 'painful' review
    Rolling Stone magazine retracted a discredited story about an alleged gang rape at the University of Virginia after a devastating independent review by Columbia University deemed it a “journalistic failure that was avoidable.” “The...