April 12, 2010

Sexual Assault Awareness Week launch tonight!

Posted in SACE Events at 7:59 pm by sacetalks

Join SACE tonight from 7:00 to 9:30 at Edmonton’s City Hall to kick off Sexual Assault Awareness Week. Appearances include Mayor Stephen Mandel; Dr. Lise Gotell from the University of Alberta; Staff Sergeant Deb Jolly and Superintendent Danielle Campbell from the Edmonton Police Service; and writer, artist and actionist Ted Kerr.

Many thanks to our MC for this evening, journalist Michelle Boden; Guru Restaurant and Bar for providing appetizers; and the many local businesses, organizations, and individuals who have donated so many fantastic items for our silent auction.

Hope to see you there!


April 9, 2010

This week in the news (April 2 – 9, 2010)

Posted in Child Sexual Abuse, Current Events, Drug Facilitated Sexual Assault (Rape Drugs), Intimate Partner Violence, Popular Culture, Victim Blaming at 8:43 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 man accused of sexual assault at Halifax hotel

Edmonton man appears in Halifax court on sex assault charge

New trial ordered for Briscoe

Nina Courtepatte’s mother looks ahead

New trial ordered in Courtepatte killing

Dance school suspends teacher facing sex assault charges

Horrors persist for girl’s family


Calgary psychiatrist vows to fight sexual assault allegations against him

Years of cases reviewed after Dr. Levin charged with sex assault

Sexual Assault Centres of Alberta react to sex offender pardon

School assault case rescheduled

Relationship with teen nets charges

Remand guard cleared of sex charges


Sheldon Kennedy shocked over coach’s pardon

Sex offenders pardoned almost as often as other criminals

Police release drawing of sexual assault suspect

Toronto police searching for suspect in sexual assault at Jane and Finch

Niagara man charged with sexual assault

UPDATE: Sketch released of suspect in Burnaby sexual assault

Child describes sexual assault on tape

BC man charged with two sexual assaults

Man charged in sexual assault of Manitoba girl

Seward gets 5 years in prison for sexual assaults

Sexual assault has Edmonds area on alert

Envision offers information during Sexual Assault Awareness Week

Tip leads to quick arrest of suspect in sexual assault

Charge laid in 2001 sexual assault

Former Trenton councillor acquitted of sexual assault

Trial date set in sexual assault case

More charges in NL Internet luring case

Oshawa man facing sexual assault charges

Police wrap up sexual assault investigation

Police hunt man in Burnaby sex assault

Sexual Assault Arrest March 30, 2010

Sex offender says he has a ‘sickness’

Man, 79, gets probation for kissing girl, 17

Dad gets 10 years in prison for incest

Spurned ex stabbed, raped woman

Pregnant, mentally disabled prostitute’s consent at centre of sex trial

Tale of sex workers one of ‘survival’

Former military commander accused of murders on hunger strike: report

Man who posed as stripper appeals verdict

Third pupil recalls touching

Vancouver Island man gets five years for violent sex assaults

Gunshots fired at BC sex offender’s home

Male charged after domestic dispute

Grieving parent worries sex offender up to old tricks

Girls say they were groped by teacher

Judge hears pre-trial motions

Family seeking answers about random nature of Jessica Lloyd’s death

DNA test pegs serial sex offender for 1994 attack

Life Sentence For Man Who Raped 76-Year-Old Woman

Nephew tells judge about interactions with accused uncle

Family grateful for help

Diocese preparing to sell assets to help compensate victims of sexual assault

Former coach accused of Internet luring

Victims’ groups appalled at outcome of sex assault cases

Vannatter Back in Court

Event will repair the tear in our community fabric

Violence against kids excites serial pedophile

Teen sexually assaulted on Welland Canal trail

Three girls assaulted since January on west side

Guilty pleas in international child porn case

Defences for sex abuse are unacceptable, but solutions remain elusive

Hot-tub sex assailant facing another charge involving minor

School assault triggers mother’s fear

Police Identify Child Pornography Suspects

Stephen Lewis on gender inequality

Longford pleads guilty


5 charged with raping 7-year-old in NJ

Australia rugby league star Stewart to face sexual assault charges in September

Vacationer says she was drugged, raped in Dominican

Wisconsin district attorney threatens to charge teachers over sex-ed classes

Fake group sex ad leads to sex assault

Department of Justice Observes April as Sexual Assault Awareness Month

DA to announce Roethlisberger decision Monday

Trial starts in US for evangelist accused of killing wife, keeping her body in freezer

Fiona can depose via video conference in Scarlett case: CBI

Disgusting game

Roman Polanski attorneys say prolonged case is assault on Calif. justice system

Father gets stiffer sentence for punching daughter’s sex attacker