August 6, 2010

This week in the news (July 30 – August 6, 2010)

Posted in Age of consent, Child Sexual Abuse, Current Events, Drug Facilitated Sexual Assault (Rape Drugs), Intimate Partner Violence, News Release, Rape Culture, Victim Blaming at 9:54 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

Molester pummelled by convict

Alberta

Former city psychiatrist faces 20 new sex charges

Sex attack lands 30-month jail term

Canada

Vancouver police seeking clues in sexual assault case

Ottawa police seek same man in two sexual assaults

Toronto police searching for sexual assault suspect

Saskatoon man gets prison term for 2008 sexual assault of 14-year-old

Proposal to put ‘rape’ back in criminal code abandoned

Missing teen sex assault victim sought

Man gets four years’ probation for assault during Ashbury trip

SIU investigates sex assault allegations against OPP officer

Suspect in bench assault due in court Aug. 31

Police are looking for person who followed sex assault suspect

Toronto residents fail to report crime due to perceived hassle, insignificance

Cyberpredator gets 10 years less time served

Victim Impact Statements

Man arrested for alleged sexual assault in town

Sex offender called risk to females of all ages

Man arrested for sexual assault

Man Accused in Sexual Assault at St. Vincent Hospital Denied Bail

Sexual assault charges dropped

Victims of sex abuse must be able to tell their stories

Boy was assaulted, say police

Former Saanich priest arrested on multiple sex charges

Woman sexually assaulted in downtown Vancouver

Former massage therapist wants ‘life back’

Two arrests, many charges

Sex offender lacks remorse, court told

Assault charge for ex-Lion

Ex-Blue QB on Texas wanted list

Pedophile’s harsh sentence hardly enough

DNA key difference

A woman’s place is on the police force

Dangerous sexual offender Koenders could be in Abbotsford

Long-term offender granted 3 short unescorted outings

Sex Assault Suspect and Fifteen Year-Old Victim Located

Mistaken inmate release under review

No one has the right to abuse

Manitoba inmates accidentally freed

Kelowna’s Most Wanted

Hearing begins into sex attack on woman

Offender back to prison

Prisoner released by mistake in Newfoundland

HIV-related criminal cases based on fear, not science, say advocates

Former Port Alice doctor sentenced – maintains innocence

Controversy Over NLHC Tenant

Band: Sex offender shouldn’t be chief

Indian Affairs rules sex offender is chief

Young girl attacked in school bathroom

So disturbing it is almost impossible to watch: judge

International

Self Proclaimed “Indian” Spiritual Guru Jailed For Rape

Unresolved legal situation leaves Packers CB Underwood unclear on future

Goa home minister, son linked to drug mafia: Scarlett’s mother

Al Gore cleared of sex assault allegations

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