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Celeb Photo 'Hack' Really a Sex Crime

Blaming the celebs is like blaming any sex-crime victim

(Newser) - Jennifer Lawrence and the other celebrities who had their personal nude photos dumped online have not merely been "scrutinized" or "hacked"—they've been sexually violated for the whole world to see, writes Van Badham at the Guardian . As a sex crime, "it deserves the same... More »

To Prevent Rape, India Unveils ... Toilets

Charity offers toilets in village where teen girls were murdered

(Newser) - In the hope of preventing future rapes and murders, a charity unveiled 108 brand new toilets Sunday in India. What's the connection? In May, two girls were raped and hanged at Katra Sadatganj in Uttar Pradesh, and relatives say the cousins were last seen going out in the dark... More »

NYPD: X-Men Director Suspected in Sex Assault

More allegations against Bryan Singer surface

(Newser) - Two lawsuits claiming director Bryan Singer sexually assaulted teenage boys have been dropped, but that doesn't mean Singer's troubles are over. The director of X-Men: Days of Future Past is now being investigated by New York police regarding an alleged "forcible sexual assault" in March 2013,... More »

Cop Accused of Raping Women on Patrol

Daniel Holtzclaw is accused of sexually assaulting several women

(Newser) - An Oklahoma City police officer arrested on charges of serial sexual assault preyed on women in the rundown neighborhoods he was assigned to patrol—picking some up off the street, pulling others over at traffic stops, and in one case taking a woman to a nearby school, according to an... More »

6-Year-Old Reportedly Raped by School Staffers in India

Outraged parents protest outside Indian school where alleged incident took place

(Newser) - A 6-year-old girl was allegedly raped by a gym teacher and security guard on staff at a school in Bangalore, India, police tell the BBC . The incident, which allegedly took place on July 2, was discovered and reported just a few days ago, after the girl’s parents say she... More »

2 in 5 Colleges Just Ignoring Sexual Assaults

Senator's survey reveals major failings

(Newser) - There are huge failings in how colleges and universities across America are dealing with sexual assault, according to a survey commissioned by Sen. Claire McCaskill. She says the most shocking figure is that 41% of schools haven't investigated a single alleged sexual assault in the last five years as... More »

Rape Isn't Always Men Raping Women

Richard Morgan tells the story of his own assault

(Newser) - Richard Morgan never intended to write about his rape. But then he realized that, despite ample statistics to prove that men are frequently rape victims—one in 33 has been the victim of at least attempted rape, and 12.9% have been sexually assaulted—he'd "never heard a... More »

How Hillary Clinton Freed an Alleged Child Rapist

In old recording, Clinton reminisces about defense attorney days

(Newser) - Hillary Clinton is in the spotlight right now, thanks to her new book and will-she-or-won't-she 2016 speculation , and it sure looks like someone's using the opportunity to roll out some opposition research. The right-leaning Washington Free Beacon yesterday released newly discovered recordings from the 1980s in which Clinton... More »

Report: College Sex Crimes Up 50% This Decade

While every other type of campus crime has decreased

(Newser) - There might be a reason that college sexual assaults make the news more often these days. A new Department of Education report has found that reports of "forcible" campus sexual assaults shot up 50% between 2001 and 2011, jumping from 2,200 to 3,300, Time reports. At the... More »

Mob Sex Assaults Mar Egypt's Inauguration

Seven men arrested after graphic video

(Newser) - As crowds in Cairo's Tahrir Square yesterday celebrated the election victory of Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, things turned ugly: Mobs sexually assaulted at least five women, CNN reports. Graphic video of one attack shows a woman stripped and bloodied, facing continued attacks even as police take her to their vehicle. Seven... More »

Campus Vigilante Posting Names of Columbia 'Rapists'

School keeps scrubbing the lists from bathrooms

(Newser) - There's at least one graffiti vigilante on the loose at Columbia University. Over the past week, lists have been appearing in bathrooms across the school's campus, with titles like "Rapists on Campus" and "Sexual Assault Violators on Campus," according to student media reports. The first... More »

Bryan Singer Hit With 2nd Teen Sex Assault Suit

Alleged victim says Singer tried to rape him when he was 17

(Newser) - A second man is suing Bryan Singer for alleged sexual assault. John Doe No. 117 is represented by the same lawyer working for the first alleged victim, and the charges are similar : The alleged victim says he was 17 when he was introduced to the X-Men director at an after-party... More »

Boy Killed Fighting Off Sister's Rapist: Family

Family members say assailant hit him in head with a rock

(Newser) - A gut-wrenching case out of Richmond, Virginia, though the details remain murky: Family members say an 8-year-old boy was killed via a rock or brick to the head when he tried to fight off a teen who was sexually assaulting his 12-year-old sister. The siblings were playing near railroad tracks... More »

White House Tells Colleges How to Deal With Rape

Task force presents university guidelines, launches website

(Newser) - The White House has pulled together its two cents on how US colleges should step up their fight against rape, with an Obama administration task force yesterday issuing guidelines for action. Among them: survey students anonymously on sexual assault, do a better job of keeping reported assaults confidential, and teach... More »

Bad Behavior Ruining Dartmouth, Says Its President

Philip Hanlon: Sex assaults, drinking, racism, sexism call for big changes

(Newser) - Dartmouth College's president has offered a stinging critique of his own school, saying that its future "is being hijacked by extreme behavior." In a speech last night, Philip Hanlon said sex assaults, rampant "dangerous drinking," and parties featuring "racist and sexist undertones" are undermining... More »

Sex Assault Charge Dropped in General's Deal

Jeffrey Sinclair pleads guilty to lesser charges

(Newser) - Defense attorneys say an Army general has agreed to a plea deal that includes the dropping of sexual assault charges against him . A news release today from lawyers representing Brig. Gen. Jeffrey Sinclair says that he will plead to lesser charges in exchange for having the sexual assault charges dropped... More »

Senate OKs Bill to Combat Military Sexual Assault

97-0 vote aims to scrap age-old 'good soldier defense'

(Newser) - The Senate overwhelmingly approved a bill late today making big changes in the military justice system to deal with sexual assault, including scrapping the nearly century-old practice of using a "good soldier defense" to raise doubts that a crime has been committed. On a vote of 97-0, the Senate... More »

Man Who Pierced Condoms Convicted of Sex Assault

Girlfriend became pregnant, part of his ploy to save their relationship

(Newser) - A Canadian man is headed to jail after secretly poking holes in his girlfriend's condoms and making her pregnant, reports the BBC . Craig Hutchinson, 43, admitted doing so because he was worried she was about to leave him, and he thought her being pregnant would keep them together. Instead,... More »

Gillibrand's Sex-Assault Bill for Military Fails in Senate

She hoped to remove authority from commanders

(Newser) - New York Democrat Kirsten Gillibrand has lost her fight to dramatically change the way the Pentagon handles sex-assault cases, reports AP . For now, anyway. She needed 60 votes to overcome a filibuster but came up with only 55. And the Hill points out that this wasn't exactly a party-line... More »

Starbucks Cup Leads to Rape Suspect's Arrest

Police traced its sticker back to store, then scanned surveillance video

(Newser) - A 35-year-old man in Washington state is behind bars on rape charges because of his reusable Starbucks cup, reports the Olympian . Police say Bryon Johnston abducted a woman from a bus stop and drove her to an abandoned motel, but she managed to escape the moving SUV in the parking... More »

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