July 20, 2010

This week in the news (July 9 – 16, 2010)

Posted in Age of consent, Child Sexual Abuse, Current Events, Drug Facilitated Sexual Assault (Rape Drugs), Intimate Partner Violence, Popular Culture, Rape Culture, Victim Blaming at 10:07 pm by sacetalks

Last week’s news post was delayed because of tech problems, but we’re back online now!

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

Alberta

Accused in sex assault thought man was awake

Field trip sex was consensual, college teacher testifies

Man charged with sexual assault

Canada

Attempted murder charges for man arrested in vicious cemetery sex assault

Halifax police seek possible witness in sex assault

Sketch released of Burnaby sex-assault suspect

Sexual assault suspect denies charges

Trucker sought in sex assault, kidnapping case

St. Catharines man faces numerous sexual assault charges

Aggravated sexual assault suspect deported despite investigation

A trauma made worse

Women gather to decry hospitals’ lax standards for sexual assault staff

Man, 29, faces more sex assault charges in Waterloo

NL man convicted of sexual assault on salesman

Questions about how Regina police handled sexual assault and kidnapping case

Czapnik accused to appear on sex assault charges

Man wanted for assault on Oshawa sex worker

Arrest made in Vancouver sexual assault

Home invasion and sexual assault

Pal alerts Crime Stoppers

Police fear more victims

Jail counsellor coerced female inmate into sex

Man wanted in Copper Street sexual assault case located

Millbrook man receives house arrest for sexual assault from late ’60s

Sex offender’s bail hearing adjourned for one week

Murderer and rapist gets life sentence

Sexual assault suspect sought

Dangerous sex offender may be hiding in Toronto

Date set for trial

Poon released

QW man jailed two years

On paper, there are many risks to public security

Sex offender back in custody, faces more charges

Police seek dangerous sex offender

Bail hearing Tuesday for man facing sex assaults

UCDSB Apologizes to Abuse Victims

Man faces 15 years after guilty plea for molesting girls

Man, 29, found guilty of using Net to lure 2 girls

Pedophile pornographer apologizes

Pickering man accused of assaulting women at party

Gangster chooses 10-year sentence

Couple deserves 10 years for ‘heinous crime,’ Crown says

Sex offence sentences raised by PEI judge

Repeat violent offender faces new charge

Senior faces Internet luring charges

Man wanted for impersonating a police officer

Suspect wanted by regional police arrested in Ottawa

Man groped mentally disabled women

Rozon’s mayoralty musings are no laughing matter

Sex offender admits obscene call

Law firm seeks damages for man who took rap for Bernardo crime

Sex offender Baker granted early day parole

International

Russian pianist Pletnev says Thai sexual assault charge ‘a trivial scandal

Justice denied

Florida Day Care Assault Raises Questions About Inspections

Olympic cyclist sentenced for underage sex

Deaf inmate seeking exoneration in Texas says print matching sex offender proves his innocence

Malaysia gov’t minister visits Borneo tribe after fresh claims of girls raped by loggers