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Judge Who 'Blamed' Rape Victim Recuses Herself

Jeanine Howard backs out of controversial case

(Newser) - A Texas judge who sparked outrage by limiting the punishment of a rapist —and criticizing the man's 14-year-old victim—has recused herself from the case, the Dallas Morning News reports. State District Judge Jeanine Howard made no comment beyond what she said Thursday night (that the girl "... More »

Woman Raped as Daughter Sleeps Nearby: NYPD

Police ask for help after Little Italy attack

(Newser) - The New York Police Department is seeking the public's help in finding the man they say broke into a woman's apartment in the middle of the night and raped her at knifepoint as her daughter slept nearby. Police say the woman and her 7-year-old daughter were both asleep... More »

Man Fought Rapist for 22 Years

Larry Graves sentenced to life yesterday

(Newser) - It all started in 1991, when Skip Marshall saw Larry Graves attacking a woman at a California park-and-ride. Marshall, then 38, grabbed a baseball bat and chased the 15-year-old Graves, eventually catching and holding him. The teen admitted to sexually assaulting the woman and went to the California Youth Authority.... More »

Alleged Killer Tossed in Victim's Grave, Buried Alive

Mob of angry Bolivian villagers teams up in vigilante attack on 17-year-old

(Newser) - Sometimes it takes a village … to enact vigilante justice on an alleged teenage murderer. When police identified 17-year-old Santos Ramos as a suspect in the rape and murder of a 35-year-old near the small Bolivian town of Colquechaca, residents took matters into their own hands. During his alleged victim'... More »

US Sailor Wrestles Would-Be Rapist to Ground

Dubai bus driver didn't know what he was in for

(Newser) - What could have been horrific ended up being heroic: A US Navy sailor reportedly fought off a Dubai bus driver who attempted to rape her in January. The news came via a court hearing on Tuesday, in which the 28-year-old recounted the series of events, per the National : While trying... More »

CNN Slammed for Sympathizing With Steubenville Rapists

The Internet reacts to Poppy Harlow, Candy Crowley commentary

(Newser) - CNN is getting slammed everywhere from Twitter to the blogosphere to mainstream media today, thanks to its coverage of the Steubenville rape verdict yesterday. After the teen boys were found guilty, anchor Candy Crowley kicked it to her reporter by saying, "I cannot imagine having just watched this on... More »

Max Factor Heir's 124-Year Rape Sentence Quashed

Andrew Luster to get resentencing hearing

(Newser) - Max Factor heir Andrew Luster has had his 124-year prison sentence for drugging and raping three women vacated by a California judge. The judge refused to grant Luster, a great-grandson of the cosmetic firm's founder, a new trial but ordered a hearing for next month to reconsider his unusually... More »

Women Attack India Bar Over 'Rapist' Cocktail

Women from the Nationalist Congress Party order protests

(Newser) - Rape is sort of a touchy subject in India right now, so promoting a new cocktail named "Balatkari" (meaning "rapist") probably isn't a great idea. But a Mumbai bar called Bonobo did it anyway, sparking a fierce protest from a group of women from India's... More »

East Coast Rapist Admits Guilt, Has Awful Life Story

Aaron Thomas: 'They were objects' to me

(Newser) - The East Coast Rapist has confessed to his crimes and admitted that he made up an alter-ego in an early attempt to plead insanity, the Washington Post reports. Awaiting trial in Virginia, Aaron Thomas says he committed a dozen rapes across several states and, when finally arrested, blamed the assaults... More »

LAPD: Long-Sought 'Teardrop Rapist' Is Back

Police advise women to walk in pairs

(Newser) - Los Angeles police had to issue an awful warning to women in the city today: Don't walk alone. A sexual predator known as the "teardrop rapist" appears to have surfaced again after a years-long absence, reports the Los Angeles Times . The assailant, thought to have at least one... More »

Topless Protesters Target Ukraine Rapists

'Death for sadists' in brutal gang rape, says Femen group

(Newser) - Topless demonstrators scaled the Ukraine general prosecutor's office building to protest the handling of a case involving a gang-raped teenager who was dumped in a ditch and set aflame. "We want to scare men who think they can treat women like animals. We want to let the world... More »

Rapist Nabbed by Sperm-Sniffing Dog

Rapports Opus is the only dog of his abilities in southern Sweden

(Newser) - Forget drug-sniffing dogs: Sweden has its very own sperm-sniffing dog named Rapports Opus, and he recently helped police catch an alleged rapist. Rapports Opus trained for a year to become the only sperm-sniffing dog in southern Sweden, and he was brought to a park where a man had been accused... More »

Victim Snaps Rapist's Pic on Cell Phone

Oakland, Calif. woman shot video of the man who raped her, stole her electronics

(Newser) - A sexual assault victim in Oakland, Calif., used her cell phone to capture images of her attacker as he stole her possessions, police say. The 28-year-old woman was raped Tuesday morning by the man, who also stole her electronics during the attack, reports the Oakland Tribune. The woman used her... More »

Quadriplegic Rapist Denied Parole

Calif. board rejects first inmate considered under medical parole law

(Newser) - A convicted rapist paralyzed from the neck down after he was stabbed by another inmate a decade ago has been denied parole in California. Steven Martinez was the first inmate to be considered for medical parole under a new state law aimed at saving the expense of providing medical care... More »

East Coast Rape Suspect to Cops: What Took So Long?

Investigation may have found 12-time serial rapist

(Newser) - When cops arrested Aaron Thomas and charged him with being the infamous East Coast Rapist, the 39-year-old unemployed truck driver apparently had one question: "What took you so long to get me?" A prosecutor says Thomas has admitted his “involvement in numerous, alleged rapes,” while in custody.... More »

'East Coast Rapist' Suspect Attempts Suicide in Jail

Aaron Thomas suffers only slight injuries, returned to jail later

(Newser) - The man accused of being the East Coast Rapist tried to hang himself in his jail cell yesterday, but suffered only minor injuries, reports the Hartford Courant . Aaron Thomas, who was arrested Friday for a series of rapes dating back to 1997 , was taken to a local hospital, but returned... More »

Cops Nab 'East Coast Rapist'

Connecticut man Aaron Thomas arrested in 14-year-old case

(Newser) - US Marshals descended on a Connecticut home yesterday and emerged with the man they say is responsible for at least 17 rapes over 14 years up and down the East Coast. New Haven police today said DNA confirmed Aaron Thomas, 39, is the East Coast rapist; investigators reportedly got his... More »

Rapist: Cops Coerced Confession With Lettuce Diet

(Newser) - A 275-pound confessed serial rapist claims Tennessee police coerced said confession by feeding him only lettuce while he was jailed last fall—then tempting him with a bag of chips and a cold drink in exchange for information. The corpulent Bruce Tuck also alleges that police neglected to read him... More »

Facebook Murderer Gets Life

Rapist used fake profile, posed as 'dad' to lure teen

(Newser) - A repeat sex offender was sentenced to life in prison today for killing a teenage girl he'd lured into a meeting using Facebook. Peter Chapman created a fake profile, complete with a photo of an attractive, bare-chested boy, to gain the attention of 17-year-old Ashleigh Hall. The homeless 33-year-old tricked... More »

Porn Director Making Jaycee Dugard Film

Rep slams Shane Ryan's plan to focus on Jaycee and Phillip Garrido

(Newser) - Worst idea of the day (year?) so far: A horror-porn director plans to make a film about kidnap victim Jaycee Dugard and her relationship with accused abductor—and rapist—Phillip Garrido. A spokesperson for Dugard called the idea “exploitive, hurtful, and breathtakingly unkind” after filmmaker Shane Ryan told a... More »

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