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Suit: X-Men Director Repeatedly Raped Teen

Bryan Singer accused of drugging, raping teen boy in 1990s

(Newser) - High-profile director Bryan Singer has been accused in a lawsuit filed yesterday of drugging and raping a teenage boy more than a decade ago. The suit alleges 48-year-old Singer, who has directed such hits as The Usual Suspects and a number of X-Men movies, met up with Michael Egan at... More »

Police to Do 527 DNA Tests to Find Student's Rapist

All male students, staff at French high school asked to give samples

(Newser) - Male students and staff at a high school in western France—527 people in total—were asked to give DNA samples beginning today as police search for the assailant who raped a teenage girl. The La Rochelle prosecutor's office said tests were expected to last from today through Wednesday... More »

Prosecutors Not Amused by Woman's Rape Ad 'Prank'

Kathy Rowe posed as another woman, said she liked men 'taking me while I say no'

(Newser) - A San Diego woman distraught over losing out on her family's dream house carried out a perverse revenge scheme to have the home's new owner raped, prosecutors said. The defendant, Kathy Rowe, 52, says she was just pulling childish pranks, and indeed she began with such minor mischief... More »

Gadhafi Ran School Rape Dungeon, Film Says

Documentary describes late Libyan leader's barbaric ways

(Newser) - Late Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi's diet of rape and torture is well-documented , but a new film delves deeper into his sexual predilections and habit of keeping dead enemies on ice—literally, the New York Post reports. Mad Dog: Inside the Secret World of Muammar Gaddafi, slated for Showtime this... More »

Judge Getting Threats After Rich Rapist Dodges Prison

Beau Biden thinks case against du Pont heir was weak to begin with

(Newser) - Delaware has had to provide a security detail for Superior Court Judge Jan Jurden, because she is getting threats over her not-exactly-harsh sentencing of du Pont heir Robert Richards IV, the News Journal reports. Since news broke earlier this week that Jurden gave Richards probation for the rape of his... More »

Border Agent Found Dead After Brutal Alleged Crime

Esteban Manzanares allegedly raped female immigrants, kidnapped one

(Newser) - Esteban Manzanares was patrolling near the Texas-Mexico border when he came across a woman and two girls— Honduran nationals suspected of entering the US illegally. What allegedly happened next is horrific: Officials say the border agent raped the woman and slashed her wrists, then assaulted her daughter, 14, and tried... 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 »

Rape Charges Piling Up for Ex-NFLer Darren Sharper

Sharper turns himself in on New Orleans arrest warrant

(Newser) - Already out on bail for charges that he raped and drugged two LA women, Darren Sharper turned himself in to police last night on an arrest warrant alleging he raped two more women in New Orleans on Sept. 23. If you're keeping count, that now makes eight rape allegations... More »

How Rape, Accidents Persist at Frat Houses

And how fraternities avoid legal obligations for what goes on

(Newser) - Frat-house accidents and sexual assaults are getting so common they're impossible to ignore—but how did it get this bad, and why does it keep happening? In an extensive Atlantic piece, Caitlin Flanagan looks at the history of fraternities and their myriad ways of avoiding legal obligations for what... More »

Cruise Worker Tried to Kill Woman, Toss Her Overboard

Ketut Pujayasa says it was an act of revenge

(Newser) - A cruise worker angry over an alleged slight by a passenger says he took revenge by attacking and raping the woman and attempting to throw her overboard, authorities say. Ketut Pujayasa, 28, confessed to the Valentine's Day crime aboard Holland America's MS Nieuw Amsterdam, which left Fort Lauderdale... More »

College Under Fire in Swimmer's Alleged Rape, Suicide

University of Missouri initially did not investigate or report alleged crime: ESPN

(Newser) - Sasha Menu Courey, a swimmer at the University of Missouri, committed suicide in 2011—16 months after she was allegedly raped by a football player. A 16-month investigation by ESPN finds that the university knew about the incident but neither investigated it nor informed law enforcement of it—despite the... More »

Guards Accused in Half of All Prison Sex Assaults

But the vast majority of cases are dismissed

(Newser) - Guards are accused in roughly half of all prison sex assaults, yet they almost never face charges for them, according to a grim new Justice Department survey of prison administrators. There were 8,000 sexual abuse reports logged between 2009 and 2011, the report says, an 11% increase from the... More »

Ex-NFL Star Darren Sharper Arrested in Rape Case

Los Angeles, New Orleans police investigating multiple alleged assaults

(Newser) - Former NFL star defensive back Darren Sharper has been arrested on suspicion of rape, the Los Angeles Police Department says. Sharper was arrested and booked yesterday and released on $200,000 bail just before midnight, according to police. He faces a Feb. 14 court appearance. The LAPD says it is... More »

'Friends' Shoot Video of Girl's Rape: Prosecutors

Florida teenager's assault was recorded and shown in court

(Newser) - Last month, a story emerged from Florida about a 16-year-old girl allegedly raped by people she thought were her friends. Now a cell phone video of the attack has emerged, and it's horrible to see, CBS Miami reports. Prosecutors used the video in court to show how the girl... More »

Steubenville Teen Released

Ma'lik Richmond released from juvenile detention after less than year

(Newser) - The Steubenville rape case is far from over for four school officials , but one chapter has ended for one of the teens convicted in the August 2012 rape of a 16-year-old girl. Ma'lik Richmond was released from an Ohio juvenile detention facility yesterday after less than a year there,... More »

Eliot Spitzer Choked Me in 'Struggle': Call Girl

Tell-all by Rebecca Woodard describes sex with the ex-gov

(Newser) - Eliot Spitzer, rape fantasist? A call-girl who serviced the former New York governor says he liked to role-play a physical struggle and pin her down by the neck before they had sex, the New York Post reports. In her book, Call Girl Confidential, blonde escort Rebecca Woodard describes her $1,... More »

Memphis Sued for Ignoring 15K Rape Kits

Jane Doe argues that city discriminated against women by blowing off assaults

(Newser) - An anonymous rape victim has launched a class action lawsuit against Memphis, alleging that it had a policy of disregarding rape kits, either throwing out or simply neglecting some 15,000 of them over a period of decades, Courthouse News reports. Jane Doe says she waited 13 years for police... More »

R. Kelly 'Was a Monster:' Reporter

Village Voice offers 'stomach-churning' look at allegations against R&B star

(Newser) - R. Kelly was acquitted over a sex tape that allegedly involved an underage girl—but he was never actually tried for rape, a crime he committed "in the dozen," says reporter Jim DeRogatis, who has been at the forefront of the story since it emerged. In the Village ... More »

Teen Raped Elderly Nun Outside Church: Police

Andrew Bullock, 18, accused of heinous attack

(Newser) - A sad story from Pennsylvania: Police have charged a teenager with beating and raping an 85-year-old retired nun in a church parking lot, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports. Andrew Bullock, 18, allegedly offered to help the nun Friday morning, then flashed her. When she tried to walk away, police say he... More »

Lawmaker Reveals Own Rape in Abortion Testimony

Michigan's Gretchen Whitmer criticizes measure restricting insurance coverage

(Newser) - Michigan lawmakers yesterday put tough new restrictions on health insurers in regard to abortion, reports the Detroit Free Press . The upshot is that women who want their polices to cover abortion, even in instances of rape, will have to buy a separate insurance rider. The measure passed easily, but not... More »

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