After years of attempts to reduce sexual assault at U.S. military academies and declarations of zero-tolerance, a Pentagon survey shows nearly 50 percent more students reported unwanted sexual contact in the 2017-18 academic year compared to the previous year.
With just days remaining for the public to comment on proposed changes to the regulation on how schools handle sexual assault allegations, nearly 72,000 comments have flooded in. Amid substantive complaints about whether victims are treated fairly are personal and often profane attacks on the education secretary.
Gloria Allred, who represents one of the women who have gone public with sexual abuse allegations against the R&B superstar, says the growing power of social media has removed fears of challenging powerful men.
Seven adults are charged in Florida with keeping two boys prisoner in a mobile home. At least one boy was contacted through the online gaming app Discord. An FBI agent says, “You’re pretty much inviting the world into your living room with these online gaming apps.”
Thomas Arrowhead, now 38, was found guilty of a sodomy charge when he was 12 years old. But because he committed the offense before a 2014 Oregon law that allowed judges discretion in requiring juveniles to register as sex offenders, he will likely have to live with the label for the rest of his life.
A judge denied actor Kevin Spacey’s request not to be required to appear in court Monday in Nantucket, Ma., on a charge that he sexually assaulted a teenage man in 2016. Spacey complained about “negative publicity” about the case.
While other violent crimes in New York City like murder and assault decreased or remained relatively flat, reported rapes increased 22.4 percent to 1,795 in 2018, up from 1,467 from 2017. “Historic underreporting is finally being addressed,” said Mayor Bill de Blasio.