Posts tagged "sexual assault"
DOE Investigating USC Classification of Rape

DOE Investigating USC Classification of Rape

The University of Southern California (USC) currently classifies sexual assaults on campus as "injury response," preventing the Los Angeles Police Department from being notified of the attack.
14-Year-Old Victim Blamed in Court for Sexual Assault While in Juvenile Detention

14-Year-Old Victim Blamed in Court for Sexual Assault While in Juvenile Detention

Terrebonne Parish, Louisiana is arguing that a 14 year old girl in juvenile detention shares responsibility for her sexual assault by a 40 year old prison guard.

Air Force Veteran Responds to Victim-Blaming Poster

A female veteran reacted to a Air Force base victim blaming sexual assault awareness poster that was posted in the women's restroom by posting a rival flier with actual resources for survivors.
Yale Fails Again to Handle Sexual Assault On Campus

Yale Fails Again to Handle Sexual Assault On Campus

Yale University released its annual "Report of Complaints of Sexual Misconduct" on Tuesday, revealing that all students recently accused of sexual assault continue at the school.
House Passes Bill Investigating Discharges of Military Sexual Assault Survivors

House Passes Bill Investigating Discharges of Military Sexual Assault Survivors

Yesterday the House passed an amendment to the 2014 defense appropriations bill that seeks to increase support of military sexual assault victims who have faced separation from the military based on alleged mental disorders.
USC Under Investigation for Mishandling Sexual Assault Cases

USC Under Investigation for Mishandling Sexual Assault Cases

The United States Department of Education (DOE) has opened an investigation into the mishandling of sexual assault cases by the University of Southern California (USC) and Dartmouth College in New Hampshire. The DOE's Office for Civil Rights is investigating the schools under Title IX, a law that bans discrimination on the basis of gender, and...
Sexual Battery Charges Against Air Force Officer Dropped

Sexual Battery Charges Against Air Force Officer Dropped

A charge of sexual battery against Air Force officer Jeffrey Krusinski was dropped on Thursday. He is instead being charged with assault and battery and could still face jail time.
Gillibrand Gains New Bi-Partisan Support in Fight Against Military Sexual Assault

Gillibrand Gains New Bi-Partisan Support in Fight Against Military Sexual Assault

Today conservative Senators Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Rand Paul (R-KY) will officially announce their support for Senator Kirsten Gillibrand's provision of the National Defense Reauthorization Act that would remove cases of military sexual assault from the chain of command.
Indian Juvenile Court Defers Verdict of Fatal Rape Case

Indian Juvenile Court Defers Verdict of Fatal Rape Case

A juvenile court in India has deferred the verdict of a 17 year old who is accused of participating in the gang-rape of a woman who later died from her injuries. He is charged with "rape, murder, destroying evidence, and other crimes including kidnapping carried out while aged 17."
"Rape Is Rape" Bill Fails in NY Senate, Bronx Teacher Vows to Continue Her Fight for Justice

“Rape Is Rape” Bill Fails in NY Senate, Bronx Teacher Vows to Continue Her Fight for Justice

[Trigger Warning: This post contains references to sexually violent acts and threatening behavior.] Lydia Cuomo, a 27-year-old Bronx teacher, was brutally raped at gunpoint by drunken off-duty cop Michael Pena. That was in August 2011, but over the past year Cuomo has traveled to Albany, NY numerous times to tell her horrific story in hopes of finally finding...