November 13, 2009

This week in the news (November 13, 2009)

Posted in Child Sexual Abuse, Current Events, Drug Facilitated Sexual Assault (Rape Drugs), Intimate Partner Violence, Men's role in sexual assault, Popular Culture, Rape Culture at 7:09 pm by sacetalks

The following is a list of news articles and editorials on sexual assault in communities across the globe (over the past 7 days).  Many of the articles below may contain victim-blaming language, distortion of information which supports sexual assault myths, and/or triggering content.  What these articles do showcase is the prevalence of sexual assault (given that only a small percentage of the 1 in 10 sexual assaults in Canada which are reported receive media attention, several articles on sexual assault within one week indicate a huge number of assaults), what kinds of sexual assaults are reported and how rampant sexual assault myths are.  Please be aware that SACE does not support the content or delivery of any of the following news pieces.

Edmonton

Sex offender’s sentencing postponed

Alberta

Crown seeks life for Alberta rapist who posed as Mountie

Befriending Red Deer rapist kept kidnapped teen alive

Man won’t have to return to Regina jail after being accidentally released

Fugitive Calgary rapist likely being hid, say police

Canada

`Sexsomniac’ man deemed no threat

Catholic priest released on bail one day after sentencing for sexual abuse

Burnt Church man charged with sexual assault, confinement

RCMP identify suspect in sex assaults

BC RCMP search for man wanted for two sexual assaults and suspected of others

Police release image of sexual assault suspect

NWT ex-MLA not guilty of sexual assault

Police chief appalled by charges

Ashbury College sued over alleged sex assault

Woman kidnapped, assaulted: Cops

Man faces sexual assault charges

Prosecutor ‘relieved’ at decision

Rookie officer acquitted in sex assault

Sexual assault’s silencing power

Teacher suspended for sending love letters to student

Sexual assault arrest

Sarnia, Ont., police officer arrested and charged with sexual assault

Sturgeon Falls man charged with sexual assault

David Barber to Michael Coren: ‘If you’re right, we’re in big trouble’

Napanee trial set for man arrested after DNA evidence used

Repeat sex offender facing another sex-related trial in Nova Scotia

City man released on undertaking in sexual interference case

Woman assaulted at McArthur

Risk to women on loose

Psychiatric review continues for accused rapist

Abuse victims get support, advice -and a safety alarm

Man arrested on sex assault charges

Long-term sex offender released

Regina man in court facing child pornography charges

Site helps abused kids

Cournoyer suspect has dark past

International

Group Documents Sexual Assaults in Iran Postelection Crackdown

Texas polygamist gets 10 years for sexual assault

Sex abuse by women reports on rise

Slideshow: Mohler men charged with child rape in court

Student alleges sexual abuse by priest in Kerala school

Guest columnist Save sexual-assault center’s funding to help girls like me

Teacher convicted of sex attacks at anti-rape classes

Law on sexual assault on students strengthened

‘Precious’: Searing look at despair, resilience

University appalled at its students’ pro-rape Facebook site

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