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Daughter: My Long-Lost Dad Raped Me at Our Reunion

Australian man ultimately pleaded guilty to incest

(Newser) - There's no happy ending to the story of an Australian woman who tracked down her father two decades after he last saw her when she was a baby: The unnamed man raped his daughter when they were reunited, she says. The man says his daughter's mother walked out... More »

Ex-Cop Gets 263 Years for Raping Women While on Patrol

His petition for a new trial was denied

(Newser) - A former police officer accused of raping more than a dozen women while on patrol will spend the rest of his life behind bars after being sentenced to 263 years in prison on Thursday, NBC News reports. Daniel Holtzclaw, 29, was charged in 2014 and found guilty on 18 of... More »

Indictment: Doc Seeking Girlfriend Locked Woman in Bunker

Swedish man charged with rape, kidnapping

(Newser) - A Swedish doctor has been charged with rape and kidnapping after he confessed to drugging a woman with sedative-laced strawberries and locking her up in a soundproof bunker where he had intended to keep her for years, prosecutors said Monday. The 38-year-old man's defense lawyer described the case as... More »

'Something Does Not Add Up' in NYC Rape

Suspects are telling a very different story, questions surround woman's father

(Newser) - Police have charged four teens with first-degree rape after an assault on an 18-year-old woman in a Brooklyn playground—but "something does not seem to add up," says Rep. Hakeem Jeffries, citing "several unanswered questions as it relates to the behavior of the father." Police say... More »

Cops: Men Rape Teen in NYC After Ordering Dad Away

18-year-old assaulted in Brooklyn playground, cops say

(Newser) - A group of five men raped a teenager one-at-a-time in a Brooklyn playground on Thursday night after ordering her father to flee at gunpoint, police say. The 18-year-old survivor, unnamed in media reports, was with her dad in Osborn Playground at about 11:15pm when the suspects allegedly came up,... More »

Time to End Rape's Statute of Limitations

For victims, 'it could be everything,' argues lawyer

(Newser) - The felony charges filed against Bill Cosby this week stem from an alleged assault on Jan. 15, 2004, in Pennsylvania. And the timing was no accident: The statute of limitations for rape in the state is 12 years, meaning prosecutors had to move soon or drop the case forever. That... More »

DNA Leads to Arrest in 1990s Serial Rapes in French Forest

The suspect is married with children

(Newser) - DNA traces helped police identify, arrest, and jail a Frenchman suspected of 34 rapes or attempted rapes in a suburban Paris forest from 1995 to 2001. Deputy prosecutor Bertrand Daillie told the AP the victims were between the ages of 27 and 72. The 40-year-old man was arrested Monday at... More »

911 Dispatcher Pretends to Be Victim's Boyfriend

He 'might have saved her life,' officer says

(Newser) - A Georgia woman was assaulted early Monday, and the alleged attacker told her to call her boyfriend to make him listen—but instead, the woman called 911. Deonte Smith, the dispatcher who answered, noticed that the woman was pretending to be talking to her boyfriend, so he played along. It... More »

Study Finds Rapes Go Up on College Football Days

A 28% increase on game days at Division I Football Bowl Subdivision schools

(Newser) - Researchers have found a correlation between Division I football games and increased reports of rape—and they frame the evidence of that link as "robust." The December working paper from the National Bureau of Economic Research used local-area crime data from the FBI to estimate that football games... More »

3 HS Basketball Players Charged With Raping Teammate

Tennessee players allegedly assaulted teammate in hazing incident

(Newser) - Three high school basketball players in Tennessee have been charged with raping and assaulting a teammate in an apparent hazing incident, officials said. Gatlinburg Police said in a statement that the players were charged Monday in the incident, which occurred last week at a rental cabin. The statement said staff... More »

ISIS Fatwa: 'Be Kind' to Your Sex Slaves

Ruling from special committee lays out mandates in excruciating detail

(Newser) - The "treasure trove" of ISIS intelligence nabbed in a May raid in Syria by US Special Operations Forces included one especially detailed document that's now being published for the first time after a Reuters review. "One of the inevitable consequences of the jihad of establishment is that... More »

Millionaire Cleared of Rape Claims He Tripped Inside Woman

'I'm fragile'

(Newser) - A millionaire in London was acquitted of raping a teen after claiming his penis must have accidentally entered her when he tripped and fell, the Telegraph reports. "I'm fragile," 46-year-old Ehsan Abdulaziz says. "I fell down but nothing ever happened between me and this girl."... More »

Victim of Rapist Cop: 'Please Sir, Don't Make Me Do This'

Jannie Ligons says cop remained on duty during investigation

(Newser) - "He just picked the wrong lady to stop that night." That's what 59-year-old grandmother Jannie Ligons says of the June 18, 2014, traffic stop in which Oklahoma City police officer Daniel Holtzclaw forced her to perform oral sex, reports NBC News . "I was afraid for my... More »

New James Deen Accusers Detail On-Set Attacks

2 more women come forward, say porn star raped them while filming

(Newser) - Two more porn stars have come forward with accusations of assault against James Deen , and they're extremely disturbing. Both allegedly took place on porn sets, while filming, and the Daily Beast has the details:
  • Amber Rayne says that, while filming her first scene with Deen, she called him a
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DNA Clears Man in Prison for 16 Years for Rape

'Shaky witness' testimony erroneously landed Luis Vargas in jail in 1999

(Newser) - A California man imprisoned for 16 years for sexual assault was exonerated Monday after DNA tests showed another man committed the crimes, USA Today reports. Luis Vargas, 46, broke down when an LA Superior Court judge granted a petition to release him from his sentence of 55 years to life... More »

For Years, Woman's Rape Went Basically Un-Investigated

Police didn't even test rape kit for a decade

(Newser) - Marie picked up the phone and dialed the number the detective gave her 10 days before, on the night she was raped at knifepoint outside a friend's house in New Orleans. It was the first of many calls Marie would make in an 18-year ordeal of shoddy police work... More »

NHL Star's Rape Case Dismissed

DA cites lack of evidence, uncooperative complainant

(Newser) - Chicago Blackhawks star Patrick Kane can breathe easy knowing that a rape case against him will proceed no further. "The totality of the credible evidence … does not sufficiently substantiate the complainant's allegation that she was raped by Patrick Kane and this so-called 'case' is rife with... More »

2 Teens Arrested for Raping Toddler in India's Capital

In separate incident, 3 men are arrested for gang-rape of 5-year-old

(Newser) - Police arrested two teenagers Sunday for allegedly raping a toddler in New Delhi, the latest incident of sexual violence against a young child in the Indian capital. Police said they questioned more than 250 residents of the western Delhi neighborhood where the 2 1/2-year-old girl was raped and left bleeding... More »

Cops: Man We Monitored Held Girl Captive for Months

Cody Jackson to face rape, kidnapping charges

(Newser) - The advantage of an electronic monitoring bracelet is that authorities can track a suspect's whereabouts. The downside: They can have no idea that a suspect might be holding a girl captive in his home while wearing it. That was allegedly the case in Norwood, Ohio: Cody Jackson, described as... More »

Rape Victim Helps Catch Alleged Serial Killer

'I'm blessed to have been able to stop him'

(Newser) - Candice Franklin, a former drug addict and prostitute, turned her life around after helping police catch the man who allegedly raped her and killed four other prostitutes in a poor Chicago neighborhood, the Chicago Tribune reports in a lengthy piece about Franklin and her alleged attacker. "I'm blessed... More »

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