December 8, 2009

This week in the news (December 4, 2009)

Posted in Child Sexual Abuse, Current Events, Drug Facilitated Sexual Assault (Rape Drugs), Intimate Partner Violence, Rape Culture, Victim Blaming at 12:01 am by sacetalks

Apologies for the delay in posting the December 4 news update!

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.


Women tell court of alleged sex assault


Rape charges stayed after lengthy court delay

Crown apologizes for rape case delay

SOS line desperate for more volunteers


Legislation in question as son of slain journalist takes Iranian government to court

Two decades after the Polytechnique

Toronto teacher charged with sexual assault

Sexual assault case can be reopened: Supreme Court

Hockey coach faces sex abuse charge

Man charged in sexual assault of teen girl

Police release updated sketch of sexual assault suspect

Of five sexual assault convictions for Victoria chiropractor, one tossed, new trial for one, three stand

Police seek tips in girl’s sexual assault

Group reports spike in sexual assaults

Violent Sexual Assault In Petawawa

West Island man pleads guilty to sexual assault

Police seek suspect in karaoke sex assault

Verdict on sexual assault charges in the new year

NB man facing sex-related charges remanded pending bail hearing

Manitoba man molested niece

Shield of Athena launches multilingual help line in Laval

Leaf Rapids woman faces assault charges

Canadian Government Rocked by Accusations of Abuse, Torture of Afghan Prisoners

Man charged with abduction in luring case

Rethinking safety

Judge has ‘no doubt’ that man sexually assaulted woman

Ex-MNA up on sex charges against minor

Man jailed for raping ex-girlfriend

Will testify via closed circuit

Sexual touching gets carver 14 days

Dartmouth man faces child molestation charges

Defence theory ‘preposterous’ says Crown

Pedophile jailed for harassing two boys

Stone Found Guilty on 6 of 8 Charges

Two years … and counting

Judge wins kudos

Matthew Sandy Allan Charles arrested

Winnipeg man accused of raping pregnant prostitute

Man confesses in Mother’s Day card to sexually assaulting wife’s daughter

Education advocate gets probation for sexual assault

Teen’s killer sentenced to life in prison

Shrink gets four years for sexual assault


Lawmaker’s husband: sexual assault suit

‘More support’ for abuse victims

‘A Culture of Silence’: Sexual Assault on Campus

College Campuses Not Meeting Requirements to Report Sexual Assault

Bishop failed to protect children

Study: Sexual assault against Native American women often overlooked


1 Comment »

  1. rcasa said,

    What a great wealth of information! Thank you for bringing attention to these important issues! The Rappahannock Council Against Sexual Assault, or RCASA, is always working to increase awareness and support services. Check out our website,, to see what we’re all about!

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