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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 »

How Rapists Who Wear Condoms Could Be Caught

Bacterial profiles of pubic hair so unique they could identify perpetrators

(Newser) - Investigators routinely analyze pubic hairs found at crime scenes where rape is suspected, but it's rare that the hair has its root, and thus sufficient DNA to identify its former owner. Now researchers say that bacterial colonies on pubic hairs appear to be so unique to an individual that... More »

Police: Sex Offender Is a 'Serial Killer'

Darren Vann hints at murders going back 20 years, cops say

(Newser) - Police investigating the slayings of seven northwestern Indiana women whose bodies were found over the weekend say today they believe it is the work of a serial killer, and that the suspect indicates there could be more victims going back 20 years. The Lake County prosecutor's office today charged... More »

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 »

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