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April 15, 1994 | BARRY BEARAK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
There are men in this world who would enjoy having sex with a drunken woman passed out at their feet like some sodden rag doll, and at least five of them were acquaintances--and even friends--of Krista Absalon. They all had been carousing that Friday night at the Casablanca, a popular hangout in this isolated town near the Canadian border. Partying often went on past the bar's closing time, with the doors locked and the liquor free.
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September 2, 1999 | From Times Wire Reports
A 60-year-old man who spent 17 years in a New York prison after being convicted of rape became a free man after a DNA test cleared him. Vincent H. Jenkins, also known by the Muslim name of Warith Habib Abdal, was convicted of robbing and raping a 23-year-old woman who was attacked in a Buffalo, N.Y., nature preserve in 1982. He was sentenced to 20 years to life in prison.
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March 19, 1997 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A 30-year-old comatose woman who was raped by a nursing home worker and gave birth to a child has died, a newspaper reported. The woman, identified only as Kathy, died in the last two days at a health care facility in upstate New York, the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle reported, citing unnamed sources. Her son, to whom she gave birth after being raped, is a year old. John Horace was convicted last month of raping the woman at a care center.
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November 4, 1997 | JOHN J. GOLDMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It has grown from a simple arrest for allegedly selling $20 worth of crack cocaine into one of the largest public health investigations in this city's history. The medical detective work is proceeding on wisps of information--a first name, an age, a sketchy physical description, an inexact location. In New York alone, up to 50 investigators are trying to retrace the path of Nushawn J. Williams, accused of spreading the AIDS virus to scores of victims.
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June 26, 1988 | JOHN J. GOLDMAN, Times Staff Writer
A former Navy technician and self-styled surveillance expert who said that the Rev. Al Sharpton hired him to bug other members of Tawana Brawley's legal team was arrested Saturday after audio tapes he had surrendered to prosecutors turned out to be blank. A U.S. magistrate ordered the man, Samuel McClease, held without bail and scheduled a hearing Monday on charges of perjury and obstruction of justice after prosecutors argued that McClease had "played games with the government." Assistant U.S.
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April 12, 1995 | GERALDINE BAUM, TIMES STAFF WRITER
New York has become the latest state to legislate a blood desire that apparently most Americans have. The new governor, George Pataki, signed a death penalty bill last month, making this the 38th state to have capital punishment. By fulfilling a campaign promise, the Republican governor also reversed 18 years of Democratic governors, who repeatedly vetoed similar legislation.
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April 30, 1997 | JOHN J. GOLDMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After five days of hearings, an investigating officer recommended Tuesday that a 19-year-old U.S. Military Academy cadet who took the unusual step of charging publicly that she was stalked and raped by a classmate be dismissed from the school. The officer found that Su Jin Collier had engaged in consensual sex against academy rules and had made a false official statement by denying that fact.
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April 16, 1992 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Michael D. Pflendler, 19, a freshman football player at Cornell, has been charged with raping a female acquaintance in his dormitory room, campus authorities said. The victim reported the attack Sunday about 4:20 a.m. EDT, according to police.
NEWS
August 17, 1988
The Rev. Al Sharpton, adviser to Tawana Brawley, said the black teen-ager will testify before the grand jury investigating her alleged abduction and rape last November only if prosecutors agree to arrest whomever she names as her assailants. But the state attorney general's office, which has been urging the 16-year-old girl to come forward voluntarily, said it could not make such a commitment.
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July 20, 1997 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
DNA evidence got convicted rapist Kerry Kotler out of prison in 1992. Five years later, DNA evidence helped send him back. Kotler was convicted of raping a 20-year-old college student in 1995. DNA testing of semen on the victim's clothing showed it matched Kotler's. In 1992, Kotler was freed after serving 11 years of a 21- to 45-year term when attorneys Barry Scheck and Peter Neufeld--the DNA experts on O.J.
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May 28, 1997 | Associated Press
A West Point cadet whose allegations of rape were deemed unfounded and who faced expulsion for lying resigned on Tuesday. "She is out as of this evening," said Alen Beerman, the lawyer for Su Jin Collier. Collier, 19, who was in her second year at the U.S. Military Academy, will return June 6 to take a polygraph test given by the Army's Criminal Investigation Division, which is reviewing the case, Beerman said.
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April 30, 1997 | JOHN J. GOLDMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After five days of hearings, an investigating officer recommended Tuesday that a 19-year-old U.S. Military Academy cadet who took the unusual step of charging publicly that she was stalked and raped by a classmate be dismissed from the school. The officer found that Su Jin Collier had engaged in consensual sex against academy rules and had made a false official statement by denying that fact.
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April 15, 1997 | JOHN J. GOLDMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A 19-year-old West Point cadet went public Monday with charges that she had been stalked and raped by a classmate at the military academy. She urged the Army to reopen its investigation, which had concluded the pair had engaged in consensual sex. "I was lured to the assailant's barracks room and sexually assaulted," Cadet Su Jin Collier told a news conference. "Under no circumstances was this consensual sex, as the Army is asserting.
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March 19, 1997 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A 30-year-old comatose woman who was raped by a nursing home worker and gave birth to a child has died, a newspaper reported. The woman, identified only as Kathy, died in the last two days at a health care facility in upstate New York, the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle reported, citing unnamed sources. Her son, to whom she gave birth after being raped, is a year old. John Horace was convicted last month of raping the woman at a care center.
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January 25, 1997 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
The first male West Point cadet to be charged with raping a female cadet after a night of drinking at an off-campus party was acquitted of sexually assaulting the woman. James Engelbrecht, 22, of Conroe, Texas, also was acquitted of committing an indecent act. The jury of seven male Army officers deliberated five hours. "We expected this in a man's world," the mother of the plaintiff said after the verdict. Engelbrecht faced life in prison and dismissal from the Army if convicted.
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June 10, 1995 | From Associated Press
Five men who avoided prison time and were fined $750 for having sex with a woman who passed out drunk in a restaurant can be retried, an appeals court has ruled. In Thursday's ruling, the appellate division of the state Supreme Court rejected the men's arguments that a retrial would violate their constitutional guarantee that they can't be tried twice for the same crime. The state reopened the case after the men pleaded guilty to a lesser charge and the outraged victim went public.
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