February 5, 2010

This week in the news (January 29 – February 5, 2010)

Posted in Child Sexual Abuse, Current Events, Drug Facilitated Sexual Assault (Rape Drugs), Intimate Partner Violence, Men's role in sexual assault, News Release, Rape Culture, Victim Blaming at 9:46 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.


Queermonton: Horny is irrelevant

Edmonton man pleads guilty to sexually assaulting woman, biting her stump


RCMP hunt suspect in sexual assault of child on Sunchild reserve

Lethbridge bus driver charged with sexual assault

Man charged with sex-related offences against boys

Trial begins in pair of brazen sexual assaults

White Ribbon campaign the good fight

Sicko should be locked up: Crown

Convicted criminal, illegal alien deported from Calgary

Public premiere of second Saffron movie tomorrow in the Park

Child porn charges laid against Calgary man


Disclosure of pelvic exams in question

Youth crime plan draws jeers, cheers

Another delay in gas station attack

DNA databank victim of its own success

Violence research hub

Victoria man charged with sexual assault

Substitute steps in as scandalized teacher awaits trial

Sex offender could be living in Vancouver

Women’s rights activists offended by band’s name, poster

Police say warning wasn’t meant to instill fear

Berwick man found guilty of first-degree murder

Online or in person = unacceptable either way

Police on hunt for man considered ‘delusional stalker’

Hardwick released on bail

‘A girl of nine is not an appropriate sexual partner’

Northern BC teen charged in sexual assault of 9-year-old

Stalker back to jail after terrifying teen

Off-duty police officer takes down attacker

‘One of the lower acts a man can perpetrate on a woman,’judge says

Brock goalie charged with sexual assault

Brock goalie faces more charges

Violent sexual assault suspect arrested in Chilliwack

Woman says father used threats in ongoing sexual abuse

Man gets 18 months for sexual assault

Misunderstanding delays NL sexual assault sentencing

Mother sentenced for webcasting sex acts with toddler

Man charged with sexual assault

Man charged with sexual assault of two teens in 2005

Elderly man faces sexual assault charge

Man sentenced for sex assaults on kids

Police refute suspect’s sexual assault accusation

Man identified as person of interest in sex assault case

Thorold man faces sexual assault charges

Man guilty of molesting girlfriends’ daughters

Buffalo still denies guilt

Mom faces jail for teen sex

Alta Vista home raided: update

Man to be sentenced Feb. 22 in case of touching a young girl for a sexual purpose

New trial date set for hung jury case

Teen girl at centre of sex case still struggling: mom

Outrage over group home with lone young offender

High rapist stabbed woman 51 times

Vancouver landlord who sexually attacked tenant should get jail, says Crown

Accused will stand trial

Man guilty of sexually touching young girl

New Quebec senator overcame tragedy to become voice for crime victims

Guilty plea in decades old sex crime

Released violent offender may be in Vancouver area

Justice minister changes tune on mandatory sentences

Domestic violence unit working: Victoria police

Funding Targets Preventing Violence Against Aboriginal Women

Self-help event for sex workers

Chipman man gets probation for groping incidents

Ten courthouses, no consistent policy

Dr. Donald Ayers Charged With Sexual Assault at Conference in Toronto


Homophobia, classism, the politics of rape

Bail cut for ‘You Light Up My Life’ songwriter in NYC sex assault case

4 US women avoid jail time for roles in glue-related revenge plot against alleged cheater

Abuse group challenges archbishop

Sexual assault on parolee was not parole officer’s first, prosecutors say

Miss Nevada discusses the sexual assault that has shaped her future

Damage Control

Elderly woman testifies about being sexually assaulted and set on fire by man selling magazines

El Salvador returns sex assault fugitive

Protecting our children, safeguarding out future: Protect your son

‘Good Samaritan’ sexually assaulted at knifepoint by man she tried to save

Ex-contractor gets prison for sex assault in Iraq

Women’s group claims domestic abuse plan ‘inadequate’

NFL Player Eric Green Sued For Sexual Abuse of Transgender New Yorker

The Worst Sexual Assault Prevention Tips Ever

Men Often Assaulted in Military, Says Report

Don’t you know who I am? Manly star’s sex assault case hears of confrontation

White House Commits To Ending Violence Against Women

Crime and punishment

From the grandstand to the witness stand: why today’s sports reporter must know laws of the land as well as laws of the game

Paris Hilton accused of sexual assaults

Andy Dick Arrested

The other Ruchikas


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