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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 »

Judge: Prison Too Rough for Millionaire Child Rapist

Du Pont heir gets treatment for rape of daughter

(Newser) - You'd expect some jail time for a child rapist, right? Not so for du Pont heir Robert H. Richards IV, who admitted to raping his 3-year-old daughter almost a decade ago, the Daily Mail reports. In a 2009 case that's only now coming to light, the News Journal... More »

Man Pleads Guilty in Jaycee Dugard-Like Case

Raul Ochoa to get 22 years in state prison

(Newser) - A horrifying case out of California is drawing comparisons to Jaycee Lee Dugard's story: A Richmond man who held a young girl as a sex slave for 14 years yesterday pleaded guilty to charges of forced lewd acts on a child and forcible rape in exchange for a 22-year... More »

Indian Girl, Gang-Raped Twice, Set Afire, Dies

Six men charged with murder

(Newser) - A 16-year-old Indian girl who was allegedly gang-raped on two consecutive nights in October died Tuesday after suffering burns on more than 65% of her body—and after telling police that her alleged rapists were the ones who set her ablaze on Dec. 23. Though she identified two of her... 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 »

Marine Faces Discharge for Warning About Child Rapist

Jason Brezler sent classified info, turned himself in

(Newser) - Jason Brezler is a highly decorated Marine Corps reserve officer, and has served four tours in Afghanistan and Iraq over 13 years. But now he faces "other than honorable" discharge, and all because he tried to warn his colleagues in Afghanistan about a child rapist, CNN reports. During his... More »

India Teen Dies After Being Gang-Raped, Set Afire: Dad

Police refused to register allegation at first: report

(Newser) - A 14-year-old girl in Orai, northern India, was gang-raped, then set on fire when she warned the perpetrators she'd report the incident, her father says. The girl died in a hospital with burns over 80% of her body, the Times of India reports. The teen and her sister were... More »

'Daisy's Case' in Maryville to Be Reopened

County prosecutor calls for special prosecutor

(Newser) - All the attention worked: The Nodaway County prosecutor has asked for "Daisy's case," which centers around the alleged rapes of two teens in Maryville, Missouri, to be reopened. Robert Rice had initially dropped the charges against the suspects, but now he's asked a judge to appoint... More »

2nd Victim in 'Daisy's Case': Cops Blamed Us

Paige Parkhurst tells her story of victim shaming

(Newser) - With a review pending in the Maryville, Mo., rape case , of Daisy Coleman , the second victim has come forward with her side of the story. Paige Parkhurst was 13 when she and Daisy, then 14, sneaked out of Daisy's home to meet two boys in 2012. Both girls, she... More »

Momentum Builds for Review of 'Daisy's Case'

Lieutenant governor wants grand jury called

(Newser) - After Melinda Coleman decided to go public with the horrifying story of the rape of her daughter, Daisy, in Maryville, Mo., the state's lieutenant governor and House speaker are calling for the case to get a second look, the Kansas City Star reports. The attorney general previously said he... More »

Anonymous Takes On Missouri Town Over 'Daisy's Case'

'Maryville, expect us,' says hacker group

(Newser) - Sunday saw the publication of a lengthy Kansas City Star investigation into the alleged rape of 14-year-old Daisy Coleman in Maryville, Mo., a case which saw authorities drop charges against a well-connected 17-year-old boy. Now, hackers are taking matters into their own hands, Time reports. "If Maryville won’t... More »

Daycare Worker Accused of Raping Baby

Woman, 25, caught on camera: cops

(Newser) - A female employee of a daycare center in Elyria, Ohio, has been arrested on two counts of rape. In court today, Heather Koon, 25, pleaded not guilty to the charges, which were brought after police say they found a video on Koon's computer of her assaulting a baby. The... More »

Ex-Teacher Leaving Jail After 30-Day Rape Sentence

Sentence appealed to Montana high court

(Newser) - It's been a month, and that means confessed rapist Stacey Rambold is leaving prison today following a 30-day sentence that continues to fuel anger. The former teacher faces 14 years and 11 months of probation, CNN reports, and that may not be all: His short sentence, for the rape... More »

Mom Charged With Helping Jailed Boyfriend Rape Son

Sabrina Bonner, Lionel Barthelemy on trial in France

(Newser) - A mother in France is on trial for allegedly helping a man to rape her 4-year-old son. Sky News describes Lionel Barthelemy, 31, as the boy's stepfather but also as the boyfriend (not husband) of Sabrina Bonner, 25. Whatever the relationship, Bonner is accused of going to visit Barthelemy... More »

Locals Beat Detroit Man Blamed in Teen's Rape

Neighbors say cops too slow; victim, suspect had disabilities

(Newser) - After a teen with Down syndrome was allegedly raped in Detroit, residents felt police were acting too slowly—so they took matters into their own hands. Using a baseball bat, several neighbors pursued and beat a man whom the victim's family and other locals accused of the sexual assault,... More »

Guy Who Raped Stepchild: Give Me My Spousal Support

Ed Abar files to have alimony reinstated now that he's out of jail

(Newser) - Warning: This story may make you want to punch something. Ed Abar has filed to have the alimony his ex-wife used to pay him reinstated—even though he was convicted of raping his ex-wife's daughter, CBS 2 of Los Angeles reports. Carol Abar married Ed in 1991, when her... More »

India Rape Victim, 4, Dies

Unlike young Delhi victim, her rape sparked no protests

(Newser) - This month's rape of a 5-year-old girl in New Delhi, India, sparked massive protests ; but another young victim who got no such attention after being raped and left for dead has died, the New York Times reports. The 4-year-old was coaxed away from her home in Madhya Pradesh on... More »

Brutal Rape of Girl, 5, Sets Off Protests in India

Suspect arrested in rape of child

(Newser) - A 5-year-old girl was in serious condition today after being raped and tortured by a man who held her in a locked room in India's capital for two days, officials said. The incident—which came four months after the fatal gang rape of a woman on a New Delhi... More »

Rape and Killing of 3 Young Sisters Shocks India

Police initially called deaths 'accidental,' leading to protests

(Newser) - Once again , rape and murder has India outraged—this time the killing of three young sisters, aged 7, 9, and 11, reports the Guardian (the AP corrects the age of the youngest girl). The three girls, who lived in a remote central India village in Maharashtra province, went missing... More »

Judge: No New Trial for Sandusky

Lawyers for former Penn State coach plan to appeal

(Newser) - Jerry Sandusky has lost his first bid for a new trial. A judge today rejected the request by lawyers of the convicted pedophile, disputing their contention that they didn't have enough time to prepare for the trial. The former Penn State assistant football coach is serving a 30- to... More »

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