May 15, 2009

This week in the news (May 15, 2009)

Posted in Current Events, Rape Culture at 8:11 pm by sacetalks

Toronto man who sexually assaulted and photographed two little girls enters guilty plea.

New South Wales, Australia institutes “one stop shop” for survivors to report a sexual assault, receive medical treatment and access support services.

Ontario Provincial Police officer testifies about the now-retired OPP officer who sexually abused him when he was a child.

A Quebec man has been acquitted of sexual assault because the survivor could not point him out in a lineup. The woman, who has Down’s Syndrome, identified the man in other ways,  but the judge felt that was not enough positive identification to convict.

Jury begins deliberations in Calgary sexual assault case. The defense lawyer claims the woman who accused his client of abducting and sexually assaulting her decided to  “make up this sensational tale of rape”.

Regina hospitals hope to have a sexual assault nurse examiner program running by this fall.


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