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Alleged Rape of 5-Year-Old in India Sparks Protests

Alleged Rape of 5-Year-Old in India Sparks Protests

SAJJAD HUSSAIN/AFP/Getty Images(NEW DELHI) — A case of alleged child rape in India has once again sparked protest and anger at the government and police for not doing enough to stop violence against women.
Police say that the victim, a 5-year-old girl…

Grand Jury Could Mean Additional Charges in Ohio Rape Case

Grand Jury Could Mean Additional Charges in Ohio Rape Case

Brand X Pictures/Thinkstock(STEUBENVILLE, Ohio) — Ohio attorney general Mike DeWine announced on Sunday that the state will be convening a grand jury to investigate whether there could be additional indictments or charges in the Steubenville rape case…

Steubenville Rape Accuser Told Friend She Couldn’t Remember What Happened

Steubenville Rape Accuser Told Friend She Couldn’t Remember What Happened

Brand X Pictures/Thinkstock(STEUBENVILLE, Ohio) — A former friend of the alleged victim in the Steubenville, Ohio, rape trial took the stand Saturday morning, saying the 16-year-old girl originally told her she could not remember what happened the nig…

Steubenville Accuser: ‘They Were Taking Advantage of Me’

Steubenville Accuser: ‘They Were Taking Advantage of Me’

Brand X Pictures/Thinkstock(STEUBENVILLE, Ohio) — A 16-year-old West Virginia girl allegedly raped by two high school football players emailed one of her accused attackers the day after a long night of partying to ask why he “would let that happen” an…

ABC News Exclusive: Steubenville Rape Suspect Opens Up

ABC News Exclusive: Steubenville Rape Suspect Opens Up

ABC News(NEW YORK) — Ma’lik Richmond, a high school sophomore football player in Steubenville, Ohio, is accused of raping a 16-year-old girl from across the Ohio River in West Virginia while at a party with several other teenage boys.The case has crea…

Football Players Charged in Steubenville Rape Case to Face Trial this Week

Football Players Charged in Steubenville Rape Case to Face Trial this Week

GETTY(STEUBENVILLE, Ohio) — The two teenage football players charged with raping a passed out 16-year-old girl in the small town of Steubenville, Ohio in August are scheduled to go on trial this week.
The two football players, 16 and 17-years old, hav…

Former Montana Quarterback Jordan Johnson Acquitted of Rape Charges

Former Montana Quarterback Jordan Johnson Acquitted of Rape Charges

ABC News(MISSOULA, Mo.) — Former University of Montana star quarterback Jordan Johnson hopes to return to the sport he loves after being acquitted of sexual assault charges, the football player’s family said on Saturday. “I think he plans on staying h…

Judge Sentences Two American Sailors After Rape of Japanese Woman

Judge Sentences Two American Sailors After Rape of Japanese Woman

Stockbyte/Thinkstock(TOKYO) — A Japanese judge handed down sentences for two American sailors convicted of raping and robbing a woman in Okinawa last October, calling their actions “contemptible and violent.”  
Seaman Christopher Brow…

Star Montana Quarterback Takes the Stand, Denies Rape Allegations

Star Montana Quarterback Takes the Stand, Denies Rape Allegations

Hemera/Thinkstock(MISSOULA, Mont.) — Jordan Johnson, the former star quarterback at the University of Montana, is accused of raping a classmate and former acquaintance. Taking the stand on Wednesday, he insisted he is not guilty. It’s being called a c…

UNC Student Risks Expulsion by Going Public with Alleged Rape

UNC Student Risks Expulsion by Going Public with Alleged Rape

Katie Sweeney/The Daily Tar Heel(CHAPEL HILL, N.C.) — A University of North Carolina sophomore who accused a fellow student of rape says she’s facing possible expulsion because a student-government group claims she might have violated the college’s ho…

Jordan Johnson Trial: Former University of Montana QB Faces Rape Charge

Jordan Johnson Trial: Former University of Montana QB Faces Rape Charge

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(MISSOULA, Mont.) — Jordan Johnson, a former star quarterback for the University of Montana Grizzlies, will Friday face charges that he sexually assaulted a female classmate.Certain facts will not be in dispute at the trial, whic…

Avoiding Rape in Syria Top Concern of Women Refugees

Avoiding Rape in Syria Top Concern of Women Refugees

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Women in Syria are fleeing their war-torn nation, mostly to escape the threat of sexual violence, according to a report by the International Rescue Committee.At least half-a-million people have left Syria over the pa…

Rep. Gingrey Says Todd Akin ‘Partly Right’ on ‘Legitimate Rape’

Rep. Gingrey Says Todd Akin ‘Partly Right’ on ‘Legitimate Rape’

Bill Clark/Roll Call/Getty Images(ATLANTA) — “Legitimate rape,” the least-expected controversy of 2012, is back.
At a breakfast with businesspeople in Cobb County, Georgia, Rep. Phil Gingrey (R-Ga.) offered a partial defense-medical exeges…

Steubenville Officials, Under Scrutiny, Launch Website Regarding Alleged Teen Gang Rape

Steubenville Officials, Under Scrutiny, Launch Website Regarding Alleged Teen Gang Rape

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(STEUBENVILLE, Ohio) — As Steubenville, Ohio, prepares for the high-profile rape trial of two high school football players, officials, battling allegations of a cover-up, announced the creation of a new website on Saturday to deb…

Rallies Against Rape Held in Ohio

Rallies Against Rape Held in Ohio

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(STEUBENVILLE, Ohio) — On Saturday, rallies in Steubenville, Ohio are being held over an alleged rape of a 16-year-old girl by high school football players. Two 16-year-old boys, both local football stars, are set for trial next …

Court Frees Rapist, Rules Only Married Women Protected by Law

Court Frees Rapist, Rules Only Married Women Protected by Law

Comstock/Thinkstock(LOS ANGELES) — A California appeals court overturned the rape conviction of a man accused of pretending to be a woman’s boyfriend when he snuck into her bedroom and had sex with her, concluding that the law doesn’t protect unmarrie…

New Delhi Rape Victim Dies

New Delhi Rape Victim Dies

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW DELHI) — The female student, who was gang-raped last week in a bus in Delhi, died on Saturday morning, according to the BBC.The 23-year-old was previously treated in a Delhi hospital before being transferred to a hospital in…

Serial Rape Suspect’s Wife Moved Car from Crime Scene, Police Say

Serial Rape Suspect’s Wife Moved Car from Crime Scene, Police Say

Joseph Devenney/Getty Images(SEATTLE) — A prosecutor in the district attorney’s office in Seattle, whose husband has been charged as a serial rapist, removed her husband’s car from the scene of his arrest and didn’t tell investigators about it for wee…

Rape Suspect Left Name, Phone Number for Victim

Rape Suspect Left Name, Phone Number for Victim

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — A suspect in two violent Washington, D.C., attacks was arrested after he left his name and phone number for his second victim, officials said.Demarco Myles, 19, is accused of raping a Howard University student in h…

Former UI Student Pleads Not Guilty to Rape

Former UI Student Pleads Not Guilty to Rape

MOSCOW – A former University of Idaho student has pleaded not guilty to charges that he raped an 18-year-old freshman during the school’s homecoming celebrations. Prosecutors say Jesse Vierstra, 20, was attending a party at a fraternity house when he stepped outside with the victim and began kissing her. When the victim tried to end […]

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