May 14, 2010

This week in the news (May 7 – 14, 2010)

Posted in Child Sexual Abuse, Current Events, Drug Facilitated Sexual Assault (Rape Drugs), Intimate Partner Violence, Men's role in sexual assault, Rape Culture, Victim Blaming at 8:29 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.


‘Remorseless’ Edmonton rapist’s conviction stands

New media leave news bans in dust


Nine charges laid in bizarre series of incidents

More court dates for Richard Walker

Sex abuse victim finally gets justice

Evidence doesn’t support confessed killer: Crown


Former Crown attorney acquitted of sex charge

Former Crown attorney denies sexual assault

Toronto man wanted for sexual assault

Soldier due in court on sex assault charges

Petawawa residents not told of sex attacks

Paramedic charged with sexual assault

Surrey man charged with sexual assault of 9-year-old Surrey girl

Investigation into Graham James ongoing

Disgraced and pardoned hockey coach found

Tories consider returning the term ‘rape’ to Criminal Code

Tory minister wants rape put back into Criminal Code

Call it rape: Rewrite the Criminal Code

Examining assault laws

Pardon system needs work

Teacher convicted of sexual assaults still in ‘good standing’

Sex assault centre no place for sexual workshop: Critics

Toronto man facing 11 charges for sexual assault and child porn

Waterloo police charge Ottawan with sex assault

Woman sues Col. Williams, wife for $2.45M after alleged sex assault

Mississauga man arrested for sex assault of 14-year-old

Corporal charged in sex attacks remanded

NL man jailed for assaulting disabled woman

Manuels janitor pleads not guilty on sex charges

Sex-abuse victims use quilt to tell stories

Toronto swim coach facing five charges from sexual assault

Toronto police searching for subway sex assault suspect

Former Oshawa Scout leader and teacher charged with historic sex assault

Jiu-Jitsu instructor charged with sexual assault

NB kidnap accused gets psychiatric exam

Police seek man after sex assault on 17-year-old

Rank saved Russell from questioning: ex-neighbour

Teen raped, then ‘demonized’ friend

PEI sex assault victims’ treatment may change

HIV-positive man cleared of sex assault charges

15 Year Old Charged With Sexual Assault

Tories propose tighter pardon rules

Reaching out to victims

Two bands singled out for high number of sex assaults

5 arrested for alleged sexual assault

Sexual assault suspect released into custody of his father

Expert outlines Canada’s goal for victims of sexual assault

More HIV victims feared after arrest

Public warned about sex offender’s release

Pedophile ordered to hospital stay

Windsor police nab man in dog abuse case

Bus driver faces more sex raps

Link between hockey and rape studied

Survivor strategies

Friend’s voice, not Badgerow’s, on 911 call — witness

Man jailed 10 years for abusing, making porn of stepdaughter

Limited info on sex case

Internet raises news issues for court publication bans

Vagina Monologues controversial in BC town

Prelim trial in October for abduction, rape case

Life sentences for sexual predators only way to protect children

Smelter shutdown leads to increase in domestic violence

Clothesline Project teams up with Ravenswing again for a public display of politics

Man accused of sex crimes involving minors

Judge describing offender as ‘good man’ is insulting

Missing woman’s kin quizzed by cops

Kitchener man charged with assaulting prostitute

Bat deliberately kept handy, court hears

Man to get RCMP apology even after guilty verdict

Man accused of sex offences will have two separate trials

Youth justice bill targets repeaters

Officer wields pencil to catch the bad guys

Crime and Punishment in Canada

Nanaimo men don high heels for women’s issues

Disgraced physiotherapist jailed

Feds too soft on youth crime: Swan

Former school janitor pleads not guilty to sex-related offences against young girls

Crime rate continues to drop

Former pastor intern facing sex assault charges

N.S. woman sues Catholic Church over alleged sexual abuse

Victim warns local students of dangers lurking online

No date set in Broomfield court case

No US jail for Moncton man


Lindsay Massaro, former Great Meadows student teacher, indicted on charges she sexually assaulted boy

Separating sex and war in Congo

Former Northampton County worker admits sexually assaulting 12-year-old boy

Teen girl charged with stalking

Census worker charged with rape of disabled woman

Sazmand set to appear in court June 10 for trial dates

Home Free: A federal resettlement program for Burmese Karen sees 4,000 refugees starting new lives in Canada

Police launch crime advice service in nightclub

Pa. trooper appeals order preventing him from working for Roethlisberger

Steelers uncertain when Roethlisberger will return

Big Ben must try to fix image

Acting Deputy Attorney General Gary G. Grindler Speaks at the National Internet Crimes Against Children’s Conference

Pedophiles and Popes: Doing the Vatican Shuffle, Protecting the Perpetrators