December 18, 2009

This week in the news (December 18, 2009)

Posted in Child Sexual Abuse, Current Events, Drug Facilitated Sexual Assault (Rape Drugs), Intimate Partner Violence, Rape Culture, Victim Blaming at 8:55 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

Edmonton police chief pledges to solve more crimes

Edmonton soldier charged in Aussie sex assault

Supreme Court finds woman guilty of murder in Nina Courtepatte death

Regulate massage parlour locations, residents urge

Brave victims ‘stopped’ future assaults

Dad pleads guilty to sex assault, incest and making child porn

Accidentally-released inmate captured

Two Edmonton criminals deported and barred from Canada

Alberta

Murder meeting drew investigators; About 40 detectives turned out to compare notes on Highway Murders in B.C. and Alberta

New details emerge about probe of Highway of Tears murders

Sicko sent to prison for sex with stepdaughter

Canada

Abused children revictimized by public institutions: Cornwall report

Cornwall moves on after child sex abuse scandal

Crown drops sex charges against hockey coach

Deal reached after decades of abuse at school

Alleged peeper’s address list probed

Two Cases Adjourned In Swift Current Court

Quebec Cardinal’s brother buys ad to explain sex assaults

Teacher facing sex charges

Good at assaults, good at appeals, Jody Robinson’s finally good as gone

Trial ends in Courtice sexual assault

Best of the worst of Mountie misconduct

MP fears Senate logjam will keep child trafficking bill from passing before Olympics

Naming the violence in Canadian culture: A responsibility of Canadian citizenship

Once an inspiration in Haiti, priest faces sexual exploitation charges

Adults tackle abuse issue

Settlement with NS priests accused of abuse to proceed

Sex tourism “ridiculously common” in the least developed nations: child advocate.

Man charged with keeping brothel in Kitchener hotel

Eric Blair’s record of violence, sex attacks warrants special restraining order

NL man accused of using Facebook to lure child for sexual purpose

Door-to-door energy salesman faces sex assault charge

Woman sexually assaulted at Scarborough LRT station

Sketch of sexual assault suspect released

Police Seek Man Wanted for Sexual Assault

ER doctor faces more sex assault charges

Group of men charged with sexual assault of 12-year-old girl in Waterloo

Sex attacker with HIV jailed

International

Rape educators focus on bar staff

The evil in Congo

INJUSTICE: Priest Sean Sheehy backed Danny Foley

FLDS: Keate guilty of child sex assault

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