March 19, 2010

This week in the news (March 12-19, 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, SACE Events, Victim Blaming at 9:48 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.


Week to end sexual exploitation

City of Edmonton Proclaims Sexual Exploitation Week of Awareness

Eerie link in Nina Courtepatte case


Police seize date rape drugs during traffic stop

Experts switch sides in murder trial

Murder trial delayed for ex-city man

Banff rape victim fights back

Alberta man who lured, sexually assaulted teen gets two years in jail


Former hockey coach in Moncton, NB, pleads guilty to sex-related charges

VPD releases sketch of suspected sexual predator

Canada-wide warrant issued for accused rapist

Former minister facing historical sexual offences appears in court

Local RCMP nab wanted man

Former city engineer charged

Man gropes 12-year-old, receives 45 days in jail

Court enters pleas on behalf of man charged with sex offences

No Bail Yet for Berry

Woman assaulted

Rattray hearing today

Soldier faces child-porn charge

Probation for threats against officer’s family

Sex offender denied bid for quick release

Aboriginal non-profit loses funding

Sex abuser of children gets 10-year sentence

Toronto police getting more calls after doctor charged with sexual assault

Bar staff groped: NEWS BRIEFS

Iqaluit child porn collector jailed three months

Taking the ‘Next Step’

Online chat led to sexual assault, BC woman testifies

Government targets violent young offenders

Keeping silent about domestic abuse can possibly be deadly

RCMP aid in case

Kingston women ‘don’t stop’ celebrating International Women’s Week

Father outraged by Oake decision

Saskatoon man sent to prison

Olympic Crime Rate: Violent Crime Up During Vancouver 2010 Games

Vancouver 2010: Olympic Security Police -Charges -Sexual Assault

Attacker yanks woman off Halifax street

Man faces assault charges

Former official charged with child porn offences

Sex offender not going to jail

Another child porn charge

Amherst man charged with sexual assault

Man charged with sex assaults

Sexual assault in Caledon, woman jumps from moving car

Former school janitor facing more sexual assault charges

Changes To Sex Offender Registry


Former church youth volunteer charged with sexual assault of 13-year-old girl

Preliminary hearing held in alleged sexual assault

Sexual assault suspect sought after Friel incident

Sexual assault case will go to trial soon

Soccer coach pleads guilty to sex assault

Former Youth Counsellor Charged with Sexual Assault

Korean sex assault suspects given bail

Mounties acquitted of sexually assaulting woman at party

Married father of three jailed for sexual assault

Homeless man gets 6 years for sexual assault

Halton police constable charged with sexual assault

Man arrested for sexual assault from 2007

Ex-Herd goalie up on sexual assault rap

Ottawa police hunt for sexual predator

BC police issue warning on suspected sex offender

SIU says cops not to blame in man’s death

Sex offender admits to sexual assault

Man wanted in sexual assault


Anti-rape funds in Congo wasted: critics

Benedict’s almighty battle

Christopher Hitchens: The great Catholic cover-up

Montreal woman to testify at Greek rape trial

Girls, 8 and 10, must spend weekends with sex offender father

Retired US General links massacre to presence of gay soldiers

Roethlisberger’s lawyer hires private investigator

Rape scene cut from ‘Runaways’

UN conference an eye opener for Beach woman

Rescue mission to save a persecuted family

Dream visit to homeland a nightmare journey into the heart of Guatemala

Minn. bill would ban state employees from staying at hotels with pay-per-view pornography

US cop to stand trial on rape charge

Big Ben’s scandal gets South Park treatment

Polygamist group member convicted: Texas AG

UN leader visits Haitian camp to assess rain danger


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