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December 22, 1999 | From Times Wire Reports
An appeals court in New York overturned the conviction of a Columbia University student who was sentenced to 15 years in prison for kidnapping and sexually torturing a woman he met online. The state appellate court ruled that the trial judge incorrectly prevented Oliver Jovanovic from showing a jury online conversations and e-mail in which the woman showed interest in participating in sadomasochism. Jovanovic, 32, lured the woman to his apartment for 20 hours on Nov. 22, 1996.
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May 29, 2011 | By Geraldine Baum, Los Angeles Times
In some breathless quarters of the New York media, Dominique Strauss-Kahn has been all but convicted. The former head of the International Monetary Fund, who is charged with trying to rape a hotel maid, has been characterized as an arrogant satyr and dubbed "Le Perv" by the tabloids. Nearly every day, new incriminating details are leaked anonymously to the media. In one report, Strauss-Kahn had the victim pinned to the bed while she begged him to leave her alone, only to be told, "Don't you know who I am?"
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NEWS
June 10, 1988
The Upstate New York home of a woman refusing to cooperate with a rape investigation involving her daughter was burglarized while she remained holed up in a church in New York City, but her family told police not to investigate the crime. Glenda Brawley spent her second day in the Queens church, defying an arrest warrant issued after she refused to testify before a grand jury investigating the rape allegations of her daughter Tawana, 16.
NEWS
December 22, 1999 | From Times Wire Reports
An appeals court in New York overturned the conviction of a Columbia University student who was sentenced to 15 years in prison for kidnapping and sexually torturing a woman he met online. The state appellate court ruled that the trial judge incorrectly prevented Oliver Jovanovic from showing a jury online conversations and e-mail in which the woman showed interest in participating in sadomasochism. Jovanovic, 32, lured the woman to his apartment for 20 hours on Nov. 22, 1996.
NEWS
February 12, 1998 | From Times Wire Reports
A court appearance by the Rev. Al Sharpton, being sued for defamation by a white prosecutor he accused of raping a black teenager, degenerated into a shouting match. Tempers flared as the black activist took the witness stand for a third day in a Poughkeepsie courtroom. Sharpton and two attorneys are being sued by former prosecutor Steven Pagones, one of six white men whom Tawana Brawley, then 15, accused of raping her in November 1987. A year later, a grand jury concluded it was a hoax.
NEWS
October 7, 1989 | From Associated Press
A state trooper convicted of raping a motorist he had stopped for a traffic violation faces up to 25 years in prison. Robert O. Bennett Jr. was found guilty Thursday of first-degree rape, two counts of first-degree sodomy, first-degree sexual abuse, first-degree coercion, unlawful imprisonment and official misconduct in the September, 1988, incident.
NEWS
April 9, 1999 | From Times Wire Reports
A man suspected of raping dozens of women--sometimes more than one at a time--has been linked by DNA evidence to 17 attacks, police officials said in New York. Authorities suspect that Isaac Jones, 34, who was arrested earlier this week, raped 51 women in 39 different attacks. In the latest incident, on Feb. 14, two women were raped and robbed in an elevator, officials said.
NEWS
November 18, 1997 | JOHN J. GOLDMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It was a civil rights cause celebre that heightened racial tensions in New York with charges of a cover-up. A decade ago, Tawana Brawley--a black 15-year-old former high school cheerleader--was discovered wrapped in a garbage bag in the hamlet of Wappingers Falls in Dutchess County, north of here. The teenager said six white attackers--including a man with a badge--raped and sodomized her, then scrawled racial epithets on her body and chopped her hair.
NEWS
October 10, 1998 | From Associated Press
Tawana Brawley was ordered Friday to pay $185,000 in defamation damages by a judge who accused the young black woman of "perpetuating a lie" with her claim of rape at the hands of a gang of whites. "It is probable that in the history of this state, never has a teenager turned the prosecutorial and judicial systems literally upside down with such false claims," state Supreme Court Justice S. Barrett Hickman wrote.
NEWS
June 27, 1993 | HILARY APPELMAN, ASSOCIATED PRESS
It was an after-hours party at the Casablanca Restaurant, and the young woman had too much to drink. She passed out in the restroom and didn't remember being raped by five men. The men carried her to one of the restaurant's red Leatherette booths, undressed her and took turns having sex with her while she lay unconscious.
NEWS
April 9, 1999 | From Times Wire Reports
A man suspected of raping dozens of women--sometimes more than one at a time--has been linked by DNA evidence to 17 attacks, police officials said in New York. Authorities suspect that Isaac Jones, 34, who was arrested earlier this week, raped 51 women in 39 different attacks. In the latest incident, on Feb. 14, two women were raped and robbed in an elevator, officials said.
NEWS
October 10, 1998 | From Associated Press
Tawana Brawley was ordered Friday to pay $185,000 in defamation damages by a judge who accused the young black woman of "perpetuating a lie" with her claim of rape at the hands of a gang of whites. "It is probable that in the history of this state, never has a teenager turned the prosecutorial and judicial systems literally upside down with such false claims," state Supreme Court Justice S. Barrett Hickman wrote.
NEWS
February 12, 1998 | From Times Wire Reports
A court appearance by the Rev. Al Sharpton, being sued for defamation by a white prosecutor he accused of raping a black teenager, degenerated into a shouting match. Tempers flared as the black activist took the witness stand for a third day in a Poughkeepsie courtroom. Sharpton and two attorneys are being sued by former prosecutor Steven Pagones, one of six white men whom Tawana Brawley, then 15, accused of raping her in November 1987. A year later, a grand jury concluded it was a hoax.
NEWS
November 18, 1997 | JOHN J. GOLDMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It was a civil rights cause celebre that heightened racial tensions in New York with charges of a cover-up. A decade ago, Tawana Brawley--a black 15-year-old former high school cheerleader--was discovered wrapped in a garbage bag in the hamlet of Wappingers Falls in Dutchess County, north of here. The teenager said six white attackers--including a man with a badge--raped and sodomized her, then scrawled racial epithets on her body and chopped her hair.
NEWS
June 27, 1993 | HILARY APPELMAN, ASSOCIATED PRESS
It was an after-hours party at the Casablanca Restaurant, and the young woman had too much to drink. She passed out in the restroom and didn't remember being raped by five men. The men carried her to one of the restaurant's red Leatherette booths, undressed her and took turns having sex with her while she lay unconscious.
NEWS
October 7, 1989 | From Associated Press
A state trooper convicted of raping a motorist he had stopped for a traffic violation faces up to 25 years in prison. Robert O. Bennett Jr. was found guilty Thursday of first-degree rape, two counts of first-degree sodomy, first-degree sexual abuse, first-degree coercion, unlawful imprisonment and official misconduct in the September, 1988, incident.
NATIONAL
May 29, 2011 | By Geraldine Baum, Los Angeles Times
In some breathless quarters of the New York media, Dominique Strauss-Kahn has been all but convicted. The former head of the International Monetary Fund, who is charged with trying to rape a hotel maid, has been characterized as an arrogant satyr and dubbed "Le Perv" by the tabloids. Nearly every day, new incriminating details are leaked anonymously to the media. In one report, Strauss-Kahn had the victim pinned to the bed while she begged him to leave her alone, only to be told, "Don't you know who I am?"
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 27, 1992 | ALEXANDER COCKBURN, Alexander Cockburn writes for the Nation and other publications
Having read so much about recession-torn New Hampshire, I half-expected, at the border crossing from Vermont, to encounter scenes reminiscent of the ci-devant Soviet Union: throngs clamoring for bread, Jeffrey Sachs handing out pamphlets about the joys of a cauterizing plunge into the free market, whiskered peasants lofting icons of George III.
NEWS
June 10, 1988
The Upstate New York home of a woman refusing to cooperate with a rape investigation involving her daughter was burglarized while she remained holed up in a church in New York City, but her family told police not to investigate the crime. Glenda Brawley spent her second day in the Queens church, defying an arrest warrant issued after she refused to testify before a grand jury investigating the rape allegations of her daughter Tawana, 16.
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