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He Killed Her, Now He Wants World to Know Her Sex Life

Rapist Seth Mazzaglia fights to make Lizzi Marriott's sexual history public

(Newser) - Parents whose 19-year-old daughter was strangled, raped, and thrown in a river in 2012 are having old wounds reopened as the man serving a life sentence for the crime fights to reveal their daughter's sexual history to the world, the Huffington Post reports. Seth Mazzaglia was convicted in 2014... More »

No Jail for 18-Year-Old Accused of Raping 2 Teens

David Becker's lawyer says his client can now enjoy 'college experience' without sex offender 'stigma'

(Newser) - A Massachusetts teen accused of raping two unconscious teens at a house party in April has been sentenced by a Palmer judge to two years' probation, the New York Daily News reports. The case was ordered continued without a finding for two years, meaning if 18-year-old David Becker gets through... More »

Elizabeth Smart: Porn Made My Ordeal Even Worse

She records video for anti-porn group

(Newser) - Elizabeth Smart has shared new details of her horrific kidnapping ordeal in a video for an anti-porn group , in which she says she has witnessed firsthand how damaging porn is. Smart—who was kidnapped in 2002, when she was 14, and raped repeatedly over the next nine months—says captor... More »

Old Rape Case Resurfaces to Haunt an Oscar Hopeful

Actor/director Nate Parker was acquitted in 2001

(Newser) - Nate Parker hoped his drama about an 1831 slave rebellion would generate Oscar buzz. But talk about The Birth of a Nation—which Fox Searchlight bought for a record $17.5 million after its Sundance premiere—has suddenly taken a turn. As the New York Times recounts, the first-time director... More »

Ex-NFL Star Darren Sharper Gets 18 Years in Multiple Rapes

He pleaded guilty to distributing drugs with intent to rape

(Newser) - Former NFL star Darren Sharper has been sentenced to 18 years in prison in a case where he was accused of drugging and raping as many as 16 women in four states. Judge Jane Triche Milazzo sentenced Sharper on Thursday, reports the AP . He had pleaded guilty or no-contest to... More »

Report: UN Peacekeepers Did Nothing as Women Were Raped

The AP reported on the July 11 incident in Juba, South Sudan

(Newser) - United Nations chief Ban Ki-moon is launching an independent investigation into allegations that UN peacekeepers did not respond to prevent multiple cases of abuse and sexual violence against civilians and foreigners in South Sudan's capital, reports the AP . The AP this week reported that on July 11, South Sudanese... More »

Ex-Colorado U Student Spared Prison for Rape

Prosecutors wanted him to serve up to 12 years

(Newser) - A rape case in Colorado has strong echoes of the Brock Turner case at Stanford in the defendant's behavior, the victim's powerful statement—and the controversial light sentence. Former University of Colorado student Austin James Wilkerson, 22, was spared a sentence in state prison Wednesday after he was... More »

Teen Rape Victim in Mexico Denied Abortion Access

Judge says sex with 13-year-old was 'consensual' act of 'sexual coercion,' not rape

(Newser) - A young Mexican teen who was raped by a family acquaintance is trying to end the pregnancy that resulted from that crime. But although abortion in the state of Sonora is permissible only in rape cases, a judge has ruled that the encounter was "consensual" and that the crime... More »

Cops: Mich. Mom Menaced Son's Alleged Rape Victim

Lynette Sue Humphrey hit with witness intimidation charge

(Newser) - Joshua Humphrey faces life in prison for allegedly drugging and date-raping two women; his 55-year-old mother's alleged response could earn her up to 20 years in prison as well. MLive reports Lynette Sue Humphrey was last week charged with witness intimidation as a third-time habitual offender. The Muskegon, Mich.... More »

Teen Dead: Alleged Rapist Accused of Assaulting Her Again

Second such case in India this month

(Newser) - Cops in India said a woman who was abducted and raped earlier this month in Bhiwani was likely the victim of the same five men who gang-raped her three years ago and were out on bail. Now, echos of that case in another: CNN reports a 14-year-old Delhi girl has... More »

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 »

Bus Driver Admits to Raping Student, Walks Free

Alexander Rodriquez will be on supervised sex offender probation for 10 years

(Newser) - A 35-year-old former school bus driver won't serve time in jail after pleading guilty to raping a 15-year-old student in Hamilton County, Tenn. On Thursday, Judge Barry Steelman accepted Alexander Rodriquez's plea deal for aggravated statutory rape, which included a four-year suspended sentence, though he questioned why prosecutors... More »

What Really Happened to Dahlia Yehia in Nepal?

After flying to help earthquake victims, everything but her iPhone disappeared

(Newser) - About two weeks after American art teacher Dahlia Yehia messaged a friend to confirm that she had arrived in Pokhara, Nepal, her parents reached out to the US embassy in Kathmandu. Their 25-year-old daughter had left volunteer work in the earthquake disaster zone in Gorkha district and traveled to Pokhara... More »

Cops: Rape Victim Was Raped Again by Same 5 Men

Young woman's case highlights the plight of the lower castes in India

(Newser) - A master's student at India's MD University in Rohtak was found in the bushes last week, her clothes torn and the victim of an apparent abduction and rape, cops say—and her attackers look to be the same five men who gang-raped her three years ago, the Times ... More »

Woman Gets Prison Time for Alleged Rapist's 1995 Killing

Norma Esparza pointed out Gonzalo Ramirez in a bar, then he was killed

(Newser) - Norma Patricia Esparza was a Southern California college student in 1995 when she says she was raped by a man she met at a bar. Weeks later, she went back to the same spot and pointed him out to her ex-boyfriend. He and two others followed the man, Gonzalo Ramirez,... More »

Amy Schumer Reveals She Was Raped

But lots of media outlets aren't calling it that

(Newser) - In a new cover interview with Marie Claire , Amy Schumer reveals that she was raped when she was younger. "My first sexual experience was not a good one," she says. "I didn't think about it until I started reading my journal again. When it happened, I... 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 »

German Rape Victims Now Don't Have to Prove They Resisted

New law has potential to improve country's low reporting of rapes

(Newser) - German lawmakers passed a bill Thursday that will make it easier for victims of sex crimes to file criminal complaints if they rejected their attacker's advances with a clear "no." German law previously required victims to show that they physically resisted attack before charges for rape and... 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 »

6 Members of Cuban Volleyball Team Detained in Rape Case in Finland

Team was there for a tournament

(Newser) - Finnish police have released two members of Cuba's national men's volleyball team but are holding six others on suspicion of aggravated rape, an investigator said Monday. Police will request that a regional court on Tuesday order the six men to be remanded in custody to continue the investigation... More »

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