June 11, 2010

This week in the news (June 4 – 11, 2010)

Posted in Age of consent, Child Sexual Abuse, Current Events, Drug Facilitated Sexual Assault (Rape Drugs), Intimate Partner Violence, Rape Culture, Victim Blaming at 8:12 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.

Alberta

Calgary LRT killer files appeal

Local briefs – June 10

Kidnap, rape ‘exaggerated’

Canada

Man charged after sexual assault at Humber Bay Park West

Former Saskatoon doctor Krishna Vittala found guilty of sexual assault

Sexual assault trial against Dr. Edward Poon opens in Regina

Female patients testify that Regina doctor touched them inappropriately

Man who touched girl convicted of sexual assault

Cops need help in sex assault mystery

New sex-assault charges laid against alleged police-killer

Sexsomnia more common than Toronto researchers thought

Testing faith in niqab case is fair, complainant agrees

Niqab fight goes to top Ont. court

Kelowna rapist gets 5-year prison term

Teen, 16, stalked women with rape kit

Coquitlam teacher charged again

Saanich man extradited from England to face charges of sex offences against children

Trenton man facing two sexual assault charges

Truro, NS, men not guilty of sex assault

Jury to deliberate on sexual assault case today

Police release composite sketch of sexual assault suspect

Teen sentenced in truth-or-dare sex assault

Lindsay man pleads guilty to sexual assault

Desmond released from jail

Girl at risk because mom supports pedophile stepdad: Judge

Sicamous man gets one year in prison for sexual assault

‘High risk’ offender arrested for harassment

CAS shaken by ‘horrific’ abuse

Diocese, province settle with sex assault victims

Deportation delayed for sex assault suspect

Court documents provide first glimpse of Col. Williams’ wife’s devastation

Man appeals skywalk sex assault conviction

Person of interest wanted in connection to sex assault case

St. Catharines teen arrested in park sex attack

Another new charge for man accused of spreading HIV in Ottawa

Hunt on for high-risk sex offender missing from Vancouver halfway house

Killer admits to assault on sex-trade worker

Sex assault complaints up

HIV non-disclosure and the law in Canada

Aurora man charged with 8 counts of sex assault

‘Groundbreaking’ project helps abused women

Man accused of assaulting four co-workers

Sex offender gets day parole

Woman sexually assaulted in Mississauga. Composite released

Freedom brief for high-risk offender

Manitoba groups oppose pardon changes

Man gets four years for branding niece with machete

Teenager charged with raping Staines woman

Two-year prison sentence sought for man who had sexual intercourse with young daughter

Man gets nine months for assaulting prison guard

Parents warned about online predators

Bail delayed as HIV accused remains in custody

Not a done deal yet

Court records: What you can see and what you can’t

Badgerow’s fate in jury’s hands

Civil servant removed from taxicab board

International

Green Bay Packer accused of sexual assault

Packers’ Underwood facing sexual assault claim

Police: Money Exchanged Between Packer And Accuser

Ben Roethlisberger: I was dumb, young and immature

Kristen Stewart Apologizes for Paparazzi-Rape Comparison

Ex-CIA Official Pleads Guilty to Sex, Weapon and Cocaine Charges

Children behind Israeli bars

Britney Spears accused of sexual assault

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