June 25, 2010

This week in the news (June 18 – 25, 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 10:06 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

Victim in Svekla child sex assault files suit

Alberta

Woman’s complaint leads to sex assault charge against Okotoks massage therapist

Walker guilty of sexual assault

Court dismisses sex offender’s appeal

Man convicted in butcher knife attack sentenced to prison

Judge warns of rising ‘degree of violence’ in sentencing high-risk sex offender

Rape suspect could be in Alberta

Crown seeks jail for sex offender for violating release conditions

Canada

US man facing sex charge in Saskatchewan

Man jailed 27 years for sexual assaults appeals conviction

Crown to seek adult sentences in Victoria teen slaying

Exams were purely medical, MD tells sexual assault trial

Nanny pleads quilty to sexual assault

Defence rests at sexual assault trial

Man Charged In Sexual Assaults

Police seek sex assault suspect

Woman sexually assaulted by 2 males in park, say cops

Saskatoon Police Hunt For Sexual Assault Suspect

Woman Attacked Along Academy Road

Winnipeg soccer coach charged with sex abuse of girl

Sex assault victims close to settlement

Second alleged ‘Westdale flasher’ arrested

Abbotsford teacher faces sex charges involving 15-year-old student

RCMP investigating sexual assault in rural town

Sexual assault hearing against Truro man to be heard in Halifax

Man guilty in luring case ‘blind’ to victim’s age

Former Penguin boss claims relationship consensual

Sask. man convicted of sexually assaulting sleeping disabled woman

Sexual assault between Freeman Street and Gillet Street

No breach of Aziga’s rights

Comox Valley teens being lured to sex parties: RCMP

Reliving her nightmare

Axe-wielding man seeks vigilante justice

Ottawa police seek man wanted in Central Park sex assault

Williams case adjourned for one month

Coach accused of sexual relationship with girl, 17

Consent for sex didn’t apply to twin, appeal court rules

Man facing sex assault charge

Male Arrested and charged for Sexual Offences

Molester ‘Grandpa’ pleads guilty

TRENTON ASSAULT

Police warn parents of ‘grooming’

Charges laid in NHS assault

We need justice, not grandstanding

Parliament Passes Bill to Prevent Homolka Pardon

Man guilty of Courtice assault collecting three-for-one time

Shedding light on elder abuse

Multiple abuse sufferer finally finds some solace at assault centre

Craig to plead guilty to peace bond breach

Hospital worker forced to leave after racial, sexual harassment

Safety concerns raised after sex assault in Glebe park

Stumbling on issue of children at risk

People take offender concerns online

Intimate relations in nursing homes

Doctor banned from hospital

Charges dismissed

A tale of torture

Two more years in jail for sexually assaulting 12-year-old girl

Police say offender at shelter

Sex offender will have extra conditions

Man gets 18 months for sexual assault of babysitter

International

No charges in Al Gore sex allegation

Female condom helps catch attackers, doctor says

Lawrence Taylor indicted on New York rape charge

Sexual assault accusation against Mets’ Santana thrown out

Man denies rape and burglary ‘Night Stalker’ charges

Fat Joe Questioned About Sexual Assault Complaint In Madison, WI

Deputy US marshal ‘shocked’ to find fugitive from Texas rape case working as cop in Bahamas

Catholic church accused of fraud in US, allowing alleged molester priest to work in Mexico

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