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Journey Drummer Indicted on Rape, Slew of Charges

Deen Castronovo bombarded victim with texts, calls after order to stay away

(Newser) - Journey drummer Deen Castronovo was arrested in Oregon on June 14 and charged with misdemeanor assault and menacing, but he was released on $20,000 bail and told to stay away from the alleged victim, per the Statesman Journal . A few weeks later, he's back behind bars after reportedly... More »

In World's Newest Nation, Army Is Burning Girls Alive

UN report describes torture, rape, abductions in South Sudan

(Newser) - Violence in South Sudan, which broke from Sudan in 2011, has escalated to "a new brutality and intensity," according to a new UN report accusing the Sudan People's Liberation Army of carrying out a campaign of "killing, rape, abduction, looting, arson, and displacement." It notes... More »

'Rape Capital of the West' to Open Rape Center for Men

Swedish doctor says male victims may suffer more than women

(Newser) - A Stockholm hospital is set to become the first in Sweden to offer emergency services for rape victims ... who are male. Södersjukhuset hospital says it will begin admitting men and boys to an emergency rape clinic in October, reports the BBC . A 2014 study found men were often unclear... More »

Cops: Kidnapped Woman Saved by Text

Authorities say she got access to assailant's phone, sent message to sister

(Newser) - A woman who had been kidnapped, raped, and brutally beaten managed to save herself when her abductor left the hotel room where she was being held and neglected to bring his phone, say police. The victim then sent a message to her sister, reports the Leaf Chronicle in Clarksville, Tennessee.... More »

Student Cleared in Fifty Shades Re-Enactment in Trouble Again

This time for allegedly distributing nude photos from encounter

(Newser) - A 19-year-old who was cleared of rape charges over a Fifty Shades of Grey re-enactment is in trouble again. Mohammad Hossain said he and the fellow University of Illinois at Chicago freshman who accused him of rape had consensual sex on Feb. 21, and a court found there was not... More »

Man, 31: I Fathered 11-Year-Old's Baby

Jeffry Rosales to spend 17 years in prison for rape

(Newser) - A 31-year-old New York man has admitted he had sex with an 11-year-old girl and fathered her child. Newsday reports Jeffry Rosales pleaded guilty to first-degree rape yesterday, and a judge is expected to sentence Rosales to 17 years in prison as part of a plea agreement. Newsday describes "... More »

Gillibrand: Military Not 'Being Honest' About Sex Assaults

NY senator says brass is not providing data, overlooking civilian assaults

(Newser) - The number of sex-related crimes occurring in US military communities is far greater than the Defense Department has publicly reported, New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand said today in a scathing critique that asserts the Pentagon has refused to provide her information about sexual assaults at several major bases. The spouses... More »

Town Rethinking 'Land of Rape and Honey' Slogan

The 'rape' refers to rapeseed, a crop in Canada's Tisdale ... but still

(Newser) - Scroll down to questions 6 and 7 on the town of Tisdale's survey , and you'll realize this isn't just any ho-hum community-rebranding effort. After asking for the participant's basic stats (age, gender, etc.) and general thoughts on one's impression of the rural Saskatchewan town,... More »

2 Arrested in Gang Rape of Elderly Nun in India

Police are still seeking others

(Newser) - Police arrested two suspects today in the gang rape of an elderly nun in a missionary school this month in a crime that refocused attention on the scourge of sexual violence in India despite tough anti-rape laws introduced two years ago. The suspects were arrested after a nationwide hunt; one... More »

College Suspends Rugby Team for Necrophilia Song

UMW team also ordered to take classes on sexual assault for party chant

(Newser) - The University of Mary Washington's entire rugby team has been suspended after video surfaced of several of its members singing an obscenity-laced chant describing the sexual assault of a prostitute's corpse. The song was recorded by a student at an off-campus party, per Jezebel ; the student posted the... More »

Police: No Evidence of UVa Gang Rape

Investigation suspended, but not closed

(Newser) - Charlottesville police held a press conference today to discuss their investigation into the alleged gang rape at the University of Virginia reported in Rolling Stone, and, according to the AP , they announced they've suspended their investigation after being unable to confirm the rape happened as described—partially because the... More »

'Well-Developed' Teen Girl Sees Rape Charge Dropped

Swedish man is acquitted of sleeping with 13-year-old runaway

(Newser) - A man in Sweden has been acquitted on charges of "child rape" because the girl's body was considered too "well-developed" for a 13-year-old, the Daily Beast reports. The 27-year-old man, whose name was withheld, saw the charges tossed out of court when officials decided the girl was... More »

Indian Students: Prof Turned Us Down Due to 'Rape Problem'

Annette Beck-Sickinger apologizes for 'misunderstanding'

(Newser) - A German professor has apologized after apparently barring a male Indian student from an internship because of "the rape problem in India." In a now-viral email response to a male student, posted on website Quora , Annette Beck-Sickinger wrote, "I don't accept any Indian male students for... More »

After Mob Kills Suspected Rapist: Arrests, a Blackout

Curfew set down in Dimapur, Internet blocked to 'contain tension'

(Newser) - At least 22 people have been arrested in India following last week's mob lynching of a suspected rapist, the New York Times reports; the BBC puts the number as high as 42. Police in the state of Nagaland have already ID'd as many as 300 people who had... More »

Incensed Indian Mob Lynches Rape Suspect

35-year-old dragged for 4 miles was thought to be illegal Bangladeshi national

(Newser) - In an out-of-control incident being described as a "Bastille-like storming," thousands of furious Indian protestors busted into a Dimapur jail, removed a suspected rapist, and lynched him yesterday, the Hindustan Times reports. The mob reportedly broke down two prison gates and stripped down Farid Khan—a 35-year-old used-car... More »

India Bans Incendiary Rape Documentary

Leslee Udwin had appealed to PM Narendra Modi against 'kneejerk hysteria'

(Newser) - A rapist's utter lack of remorse provoked no small amount of controversy over a coming documentary, and India swiftly responded today by banning India's Daughter outright, reports the New York Times . India won't "allow any organization to leverage" the 2012 gang rape of a woman on... More »

Filmmaker's Interviews With Indian Rapists Horrify

Documentary on murder of Indian woman reveals men's shocking attitudes

(Newser) - Two years ago, medical student Jyoti Singh was brutally gang-raped on a bus in Delhi, India; she died from her injuries almost two weeks later. Now an Israeli-born filmmaker's documentary about the attack, set to air on BBC4 on Sunday and at a New York screening on March 9,... More »

6 People Have Now Accused Yoga Guru of Rape, Assault

Bikram Choudhury facing 6 civil lawsuits

(Newser) - Bikram Choudhury, founder of the Bikram style of yoga practiced in sweltering heat, has been a controversial figure for years —but there are now six civil lawsuits that accuse him of rape or assault, the most recent one filed earlier this month, and his yoga empire is divided as... More »

Old Rape Kits in Houston Are a DNA Jackpot

After 6,663 tested, FBI's DNA database returns 850 hits

(Newser) - Since 2013, Houston has been going through some 6,663 rape kits that had never been tested ; some were almost 30 years old. Now the effort is complete, and authorities have found 850 matches with the FBI's DNA records, the AP reports. Twenty-nine people have been charged as part... More »

Homeless Woman Walks Miles for Rape Hearings

Perpetrator Paul Hubert, 54, attacked her under a bridge

(Newser) - First she endured the horror of being raped under a bridge. Then the 47-year-old homeless woman took walks as long as 8 miles in Columbus, Ohio, to attend several court hearings for her attacker—who pleaded guilty and got 3 years in prison, the Columbus Dispatch reports. "He didn’... More »

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