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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 »

Man Charged With Raping 2 Women Gets Probation

John Enochs will only serve 1 day in jail

(Newser) - A former Indiana University student charged with raping two women will get off with a year of probation and one day in jail, WXIN reports. John Enochs took a plea deal and was sentenced Thursday, pleading guilty to misdemeanor battery. According to the New York Daily News , it's unclear... More »

Aussie Cadets: We Were Forced to Rape Each Other

Public inquiry underway to hear of alleged abuse

(Newser) - Former recruits have emerged with disturbing allegations against Australia's military, claiming that as part of their "initiation," they were raped by staff and also made to rape each other—with some saying they were as young as 15, CNN reports. At a public inquiry that started Tuesday,... More »

Ex-Vanderbilt Student Guilty of Rape—Again

Unlike Brock Turner, Brandon Vandenburg faces minimum 15 years

(Newser) - Years before the Brock Turner uproar, there was the shocking Vanderbilt rape case , which is still going through the courts. In the latest development, ex-Vanderbilt football player Brandon Vandenburg was found guilty Saturday of taking part in the rape of an unconscious woman in his dorm room in June 2013.... 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 »

Court Records Shed More Light on Stanford Rape Sentence

Judge was swayed by Brock Turner's crime-free history prior to assault

(Newser) - Brock Turner's clean background more than anything else spared him a lengthy prison sentence in the Stanford rape case. A newly released court transcript sheds the most light yet on the thinking of Judge Aaron Persky in handing down the controversial sentence, reports the Guardian . For example, Persky mentioned... More »

Woman Convicted of Adultery in Qatar After Reporting Rape

Dutch woman says drink was spiked, she was assaulted—but Qatar doesn't see it that way

(Newser) - Qatar's Article 281 makes clear that any man who has extramarital sex "with a female over sixteen without compulsion, duress, or ruse shall be punished with imprisonment for a term up to seven years." The next part of that code raises eyebrows: "The same penalty shall... 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 »

Graduating Students React to Stanford Rape

Outrage over Brock Turner's 6-month sentence continues

(Newser) - Stanford University graduating students and women's rights advocates used the school's commencement ceremony to again express their anger over the six-month jail sentence given to a former student for sexually assaulting an unconscious woman , reports the AP . A handful of students demonstrated Sunday during "Wacky Walk,"... 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 »

Human Albinos in Malawi Hunted Like 'Animals'

Increase in murders by 'hunters' seeking 'magical' body parts has made situation dire

(Newser) - There are more cases of albinism in sub-Saharan Africa than anywhere else on Earth, per the Washington Post , and in Malawi, a violent sidebar to this phenomenon has emerged over the past year and a half. People there with the hereditary condition —marked by a reduction or faulty distribution... 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 »

Serial Rapists 'Far More Common' Than Thought

'These are one-man crime waves,' says prosecutor

(Newser) - Analysis of 5,000 untested rape kits made possible with a grant from Ohio's Justice Department has so far helped authorities in Cuyahoga County secure 250 convictions. In fact, the county prosecutor calls the kits "the greatest gold mine of information and leads for law enforcement that I... 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 »

Dad of Stanford Rapist: Don't Judge Son on '20 Minutes'

Pre-sentencing letter gets hammered online

(Newser) - A rape case at Stanford continues to make headlines, first because of the defendant's sentence and the victim's powerful statement , and now because of another statement made by the 20-year-old assailant's father. Swimmer Brock Turner received a sentence of six months in jail—he could have gotten... 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 »

Rio Gang-Rape Victim: 'Nobody Deserves This'

Describes assault, stigma that followed

(Newser) - "I fell asleep and woke up in a completely different place, with a man under me, one on top of me and two holding me down," the Rio de Janeiro teenager who was allegedly gang-raped by more than 30 men says in an interview , per CNN . "I... More »

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