March 5, 2010

This week in the news (February 26 – March 5, 2010)

Posted in Child Sexual Abuse, Current Events, Drug Facilitated Sexual Assault (Rape Drugs), Intimate Partner Violence, Myths, Rape Culture, Victim Blaming at 11:02 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 man sentenced to 11 years for rape

Man guilty in sex attack on homeless

Gratton pleads guilty to sex assaults, kidnapping

Kittens, ice cream used to lure girls

Alcohol-fuelled sex assaults on the rise

Booze played role in 2009 city sex assaults

Alberta

New trial ordered for former Calgary jail guard convicted of sexual assault

Grande Prairie coach charged with sexually assaulting girls

Police officer describes murder scene in Watcheston trial

Long prison sentence done deal for killer

Canada

Confronting sexual violence one dyke at a time

Can colonel get a fair trial?

Crown to seek dangerous offender status for Tait

Burnt Church murder case adjourned

Defence plans stay of charges application

Jailed sex offender awaits evaluation

Accused and victim in cold case speak to CTV News

Body left in bag for garbage, trial hears

Band name offensive, not progressive

Man pleads guilty to molesting young child

Another Date Set in Rodger Case

Oshawa man charged with making child porn

Trial in brutal Dartmouth attack set for fall

Police seek victims of juvenile prostitution ring

Teen who got 13-year-old cousin pregnant gets nine months jail

Crime stats show increase in 2009

Sex assault charges laid

Former teacher appealing sex assault conviction

Retired Windsor priest arrested on sex assault charges

Sexual Assault Charges

Sexual assault in park

Court date set for Kelowna man accused of sexual assault, unlawful confinement and robbery

NB pastor jailed for indecent assault

Five men charged in series of Montreal-area sex assaults

Woman sexually assaulted in south Surrey

Sex with identical twin subject of assault case

Coquitlam police investigating sex assault

Jim Carrey pal sentenced for sex assault

Man with hepatitis B jailed for sexual assault

Doctor charged with sexual assault, threatening

Woman reports sexual assault in downtown Ottawa

Police search for Ottawa man charged with sex assault

Motivation behind sex assaults scrutinized

Police searching for sexual assault suspect

Yukon man on lam from BC halfway house

International

American Teen Gets 15 Years For Facebook Sex Scam

Former Raptor charged in teen kidnapping case

Facebook: A wake up call!

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