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Israeli Tourist Raped in India

Two suspects have been arrested

(Newser) - Police in northern India have made two arrests in connection with the rape of an Israeli tourist, who was assaulted after she accepted a ride with six men while traveling in the state of Himachal Pradesh. Police were using security camera footage from the town of Manali, where the victim... More »

Stanford Rape Victim Was Grilled About Her 'Partying'

Court transcripts from March hearings released

(Newser) - In her powerful statement , the woman former Stanford swimmer Brock Turner sexually assaulted described the court process as "traumatizing." Now it's clear why. Court records reveal she was grilled about her body and drinking habits when interrogated by Turner's lawyers. In a March 21 hearing, a... More »

As the Bulls Run, Another Kind of Violence in Pamplona: Rape

At least 15 reports of sexual violence so far at this year's San Fermin fest

(Newser) - Bulls goring humans in Pamplona isn't the only form of violence making headlines at this year's San Fermin festival. At least 15 cases of sexual assault, including four rapes and one attempted rape, and 15 arrests have been reported since the festival started July 6, drawing attention... More »

Germany Sex Assaults Were Worse Than Thought

2K men assaulted 1.2K women on New Year's Eve

(Newser) - The New Year's Eve attacks on women in Germany were much more widespread than originally reported. Though police initially identified about 30 suspects in Cologne, a Federal Criminal Police Agency document—obtained by a German newspaper—reveals that an estimated 2,000 men were responsible for attacks on 1,... More »

Hundreds of Doctors Keep Practicing After Sexually Abusing Patients

Investigation turns up horrifying trend in the medical profession

(Newser) - More than half of the 2,400 US doctors disciplined for sexually abusing patients since 1999 were allowed to continue seeing—and abusing—patients, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports following a yearlong investigation. That includes a Missouri doctor who got aroused while asking a patient if she liked being tied up... More »

Judge in Rape Case: 'Why Couldn't You Keep Your Knees Together?'

Robin Camp now says his thinking was 'infected with stereotypical beliefs'

(Newser) - Two years after a Canadian judge repeatedly called an alleged rape victim "the accused," asked her "why couldn't you just keep your knees together?" and acquitted the actual accused of sexual assault, Robin Camp is facing a public hearing that will determine whether he should keep... More »

Brock Turner Judge Was Harsher in Similar Case

Latino man's sentence was 6 times longer

(Newser) - The Brock Turner controversy rumbles on: A defendant from a very different background than the former Stanford student received a much harsher sentence from the same judge in a similar case, the Guardian reports. According to court records, Santa Clara County Superior Court Judge Aaron Persky oversaw a plea deal... More »

Colleagues: Yale Ethics Prof Is Anything but Ethical

Thomas Pogge condemned in open letter

(Newser) - More than 200 professors across North America and Europe have condemned Yale ethics and philosophy professor Thomas Pogge in an open letter following a BuzzFeed investigation accusing him of sexual harassment. Pogge appears to have "engaged in a long-term pattern of discriminatory conduct," including "unwanted sexual advances,... More »

Cops: Couple Gave Teen Daughter to Man as Thanks

Lee Kaplan allegedly sexually assaulted the girl and had 2 kids with her

(Newser) - A Pennsylvania couple is accused of child endangerment after police say they gave away their 14-year-old daughter to a man who helped them financially, the AP reports. The friend is charged with sexually assaulting the teen, who had two children with him. Officials acting on a tip Thursday found 51-year-old... More »

Stanford Case Wasn't 'Rape,' but That Could Change

Lawmakers say current laws are too narrow

(Newser) - Brock Turner has become known as "the Stanford rapist" since he was convicted of sexual assault against a now 23-year-old woman and sentenced to six months in prison. But technically Turner, 22, wasn't convicted of rape: He was convicted of three counts of sexual assault—assault with... More »

Stanford Rape Judge Pulled From New Sex-Assault Case

DA says he doesn't think Persky can 'fairly participate'

(Newser) - Aaron Persky, the judge widely condemned for his lenient ruling in the Stanford rape case , has been abruptly removed from a new sexual-assault case. District Attorney Jeff Rosen says he lost confidence in Persky after he took the unusual step of ending a misdemeanor mail theft case midtrial on Monday,... More »

Brock Turner May Have Shared Pics of Victim's Breast

Witness saw him aiming his phone at her

(Newser) - A Stanford swimmer found guilty of sexual assault may have snapped photos of his unconscious victim's breasts while assaulting her—and sent the pics to friends in a group chat, Cosmopolitan reports. According to police, a witness who saw Brock Turner, 20, standing over the woman's body during... More »

Victim's Sister: Brock Turner Tried to Force Himself on Me Too

And more from court documents released Friday

(Newser) - The sister of Brock Turner's victim says Turner tried to force himself on her the same night he raped her sister. That's one of a number of things revealed in court documents released Friday. The Los Angeles Times reports the victim's sister says Turner "started making... More »

Brock Turner Gets Lifetime Ban From USA Swimming

Effectively ending his Olympic dreams

(Newser) - Brock Turner may have received just a six-month sentence (of which he'll likely serve only three) from a judge for raping an unconscious girl behind a dumpster, but he won't get the same leniency from USA Swimming, USA Today reports. The organization, which oversees all professional swim... More »

Brock Turner Scheduled for Release 3 Months Early

County jail inmates only serve half their sentences if they stay out of trouble

(Newser) - People already outraged about Stanford rapist Brock Turner's six-month jail sentence aren't going to like this next piece of news: He'll likely go free after only three months. The AP reports Turner, convicted of sexually assaulting an unconscious woman during a frat party last January, was booked... More »

Prosecutors: Brock Turner Was 'On Prowl' Night of Attack

'Creeped out': Women in other incidents say he was uninvitedly 'flirtatious' and 'touchy'

(Newser) - More aftermath following the conviction of Stanford swimmer Brock Turner on sexual assault charges, including new allegations of previous troubling behavior he showed toward women—with prosecutors noting he was "on the prowl" the night of the attack and was still in denial as of his sentencing that his... More »

Stanford Rapist Lied About Alcohol Use

Judge just won a new 6-year term

(Newser) - "Coming from a small town in Ohio, I had never really experienced celebrating or partying that involved alcohol," Brock Turner wrote to the judge ahead of his sentencing for raping an unconscious woman. He received a sentence widely criticized as lenient despite the fact that his claims about... More »

Mugshots in Stanford Rape Case Finally Released

As more than 200K want judge in Brock Turner case off the bench

(Newser) - The outrage over the Stanford University rape case isn't going away: A Change.org petition calling for Santa Clara County Superior Court Judge Aaron Persky to be removed from the bench for his lenient sentence in the case is gaining momentum and now has more than 200,000 signatures.... More »

Rape Survivor Makes Strong Statement After Assailant Gets 6 Months

The judge went easy on Brock Allen Turner

(Newser) - "You took away my worth, my privacy, my energy, my time, my safety, my intimacy, my confidence, my own voice, until today." So says the rape survivor in the case of Brock Allen Turner , 20, a former Stanford University swimmer sentenced Thursday to 6 months in county jail,... More »

Sex Assault Charge Leads to Sobbing Mugshot

Anthony Zingale allegedly held knife to woman for sex

(Newser) - There's nothing at all amusing about the serious charges a Wisconsin man is facing—but his mugshot is getting a few pokes on the Internet. Anthony Zingale, 19, is accused of threatening a Plymouth woman with a knife in a rape attempt at a house party Saturday night, the... More »

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