January 22, 2010

This week in the news (January 15-22, 2010)

Posted in Child Sexual Abuse, Current Events, Drug Facilitated Sexual Assault (Rape Drugs), Intimate Partner Violence, Men's role in sexual assault, movies, News Release, Rape Culture, Victim Blaming at 7:01 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

Testimony from dead rape victim

City’s crime rate drops slightly

Alberta

Lawyer fights transfer for man charged in sex assault of elderly woman

Victim still fears rapist after hearing he’s off to prison

Prostitution case headed to preliminary hearing

Police investigating Theo Fleury sexual assault complaint

Canada

Man gets 18 months for Bethany sex assault

Sex offender spared time in jail

Guilty plea in child pornography case

Woman testifies she confronted former pastor about incidents

Sex-assault suspect sues police

Schofield free on bail pending appeal

Burnt Church murder case put off

Man sentenced for third assault on wife

Man gets five years for attacking women on Waterloo paths

Police issue sex offender warning

Women accuse stabbing victim of assaults

Vancouver police officer to be sentenced for incest

Former Oshawa man jailed on historic molestation charges

Maybe the law is an ass

Toronto teacher charged with sexual assault

Ontario mom charged with bestiality appears in court

Rapist posed with Toronto mayor

Doctor charged for alleged sexual assault of patient

NWT MLA found not guilty of sexual assault

Man pleads guilty to 2007 York University sexual assaults

Three busted in Oshawa home invasion

RCMP investigate sexual assault of 16 year old girl hitchhiking on Highway 99

Whitehorse taxi driver guilty of sexual assault

Sex offender missing from Halifax halfway house

Cadet leader charged with sex assault

Taxi driver faces second sex-assault charge against female passenger

Five ex-altar boys suing Catholic church over abuse

Child, 11, reports sexual assault near park in Kingston

Man arrested in sexual assault case

Man charged in sexual assault; police search two homes

Sexual assault charges

Judge finds Saint John man not guilty of sexual assault

Police Release Sketch Of Suspect Wanted In Sexual Assault And Stabbing

Man jailed for sexual assault

Sexual assault trial continues

Police probe alleged assault, drugging at bar

Cornwall sex abuse victims lose funding

Sexual assault nurse examiners make a difference in the lives of victims

Dysart man gets 3 1/2 years in prison for sexual assault

Pervert sent back to pen

Guilty plea in Vanier assault

Man sent to prison for sex assault

New protocol for cabbies sought

Poor message to girls

Long-term offender on trial for sex assault

Three-year-old Toronto girl sexually assaulted

Woman says pastor sexually assaulted her many times

Boy accused of abusing family cat

Richmond Review UPDATE: Minister responds to criminal record check controversy

Winnipeg man accused of abusing kids in online sex dungeon

New website to help teach teens safe, respectful texting practices

Suspect Wanted

Johns no more violent than other men: prostitution researcher.

International

Why men use prostitutes

Marine arrested, charged with rape

Tucci’s not so lovely role

‘You Light Up My Life’ writer faces more sex-assault charges

NYC cops on trial for sex attack

Rapes of elderly women terrify central Texas towns

Bail set at $20 million for suspect in Jaycee Dugard’s kidnapping

Court rejects new trial bid for accused ex-priest

Human rights abusers turn on activists in 2009: Report

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