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July 5, 1999 | From Times Wire Reports
A group of children as young as 7 in the small Pennsylvania community of York Haven taught each other to have sex, and half a dozen of them have been charged in juvenile court. The children hid their activities from adults but readily answered questions asked by police. Six children have been charged in juvenile court on charges including rape, involuntary deviate sexual intercourse and indecent assault, police said. At least one has been convicted and sent to juvenile detention facilities.
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June 9, 2000 | From Associated Press
A police officer was charged with rape and sexual assault Thursday for allegedly raping a woman and then returning to her house and raping her again after she called 911 for help. Christopher Scaggs, 27, who has been on the Glenolden police force for 18 months, was freed on $25,000 bail and placed on administrative leave. A preliminary hearing has not been scheduled. Scaggs responded to a domestic incident call at a home in Glenolden, just west of Philadelphia, early Monday, authorities said.
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NEWS
July 26, 1994 | From Associated Press
A judge dismissed a rape charge against a Salvation Army official Monday after the prosecutor said a recent state Supreme Court ruling invalidated the case because the woman did not fight back. McKean County Dist. Atty. Charles J. Duke also said a state law that defines rape as involving the use of physical or psychological force must be changed so other cases are not dismissed. "I think it's a tragic thing to do, to require physical resistance in a rape case," Duke said. "What police say . . .
NEWS
July 8, 1999 | From Times Wire Reports
A man condemned for kidnapping and torturing six women, including a retarded woman whose body parts he fed to his other victims, was executed by injection. Gary Heidnik, 55, was a disabled Army veteran who made a fortune in the stock market and ordained himself bishop of his own church. He abducted, imprisoned and raped six women in the basement of his Philadelphia home in 1986 and 1987; two of them died.
SPORTS
October 11, 1991 | From Staff and Wire Reports
A Philadelphia police investigation determined that there is no foundation for allegations of rape against pitcher David Cone of the New York Mets, and charges won't be filed, Sgt. Theresa Young said. A 24-year-old New Jersey woman claims that Cone raped her after she gave him a massage in his Philadelphia hotel room last Saturday night.
SPORTS
September 18, 1991 | From Staff and Wire Reports
The 20-year-old son of former major league pitcher Tug McGraw was released on $5,000 bail after being charged with raping a woman at Temple University, police said. Mark McGraw of Philadelphia was charged with rape, indecent assault, simple assault, unlawful restraint and false imprisonment, according to police.
SPORTS
March 5, 1992 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Mark McGraw, son of of former Philadelphia Phillie pitcher Tug McGraw, was found not guilty of rape in Philadelphia.
NEWS
March 27, 1987
A prosecutor vowed to seek the death penalty for a self-proclaimed preacher in Philadelphia accused of running a "house of horrors" where two women were killed and four were shackled, tortured and fed dog food. Gary Heidnik, 43, his nose bandaged from a punch by another prisoner in a jail cell, was held without bail in the slaying of Deborah Dudley, 23. He also was held in lieu of $4-million bail in the kidnapings and rapes of four women.
NEWS
September 16, 1995 | From Associated Press
A woman faces criminal charges for driving a 13-year-old girl across the state line to New York to get an abortion without her parents' consent. Prosecutors say the woman's 19-year-old stepson had impregnated the girl. The woman, Rosa Marie Hartford, 39, was charged with interfering with custody of children and corrupting a minor. She could face up to 12 years in prison if convicted.
NEWS
June 3, 1994 | From Associated Press
She kept saying "no." She said it when Robert Berkowitz locked his college dorm room. She said it when he pushed her on the bed and removed her underwear. She did not try to escape. She did not try to fight. He did not use force. Under Pennsylvania law, Berkowitz did not commit rape, the all-male state Supreme Court said in a ruling issued at the end of last week but not publicized until Thursday.
NEWS
July 5, 1999 | From Times Wire Reports
A group of children as young as 7 in the small Pennsylvania community of York Haven taught each other to have sex, and half a dozen of them have been charged in juvenile court. The children hid their activities from adults but readily answered questions asked by police. Six children have been charged in juvenile court on charges including rape, involuntary deviate sexual intercourse and indecent assault, police said. At least one has been convicted and sent to juvenile detention facilities.
NEWS
September 16, 1995 | From Associated Press
A woman faces criminal charges for driving a 13-year-old girl across the state line to New York to get an abortion without her parents' consent. Prosecutors say the woman's 19-year-old stepson had impregnated the girl. The woman, Rosa Marie Hartford, 39, was charged with interfering with custody of children and corrupting a minor. She could face up to 12 years in prison if convicted.
NEWS
July 26, 1994 | From Associated Press
A judge dismissed a rape charge against a Salvation Army official Monday after the prosecutor said a recent state Supreme Court ruling invalidated the case because the woman did not fight back. McKean County Dist. Atty. Charles J. Duke also said a state law that defines rape as involving the use of physical or psychological force must be changed so other cases are not dismissed. "I think it's a tragic thing to do, to require physical resistance in a rape case," Duke said. "What police say . . .
NEWS
June 3, 1994 | From Associated Press
She kept saying "no." She said it when Robert Berkowitz locked his college dorm room. She said it when he pushed her on the bed and removed her underwear. She did not try to escape. She did not try to fight. He did not use force. Under Pennsylvania law, Berkowitz did not commit rape, the all-male state Supreme Court said in a ruling issued at the end of last week but not publicized until Thursday.
SPORTS
March 5, 1992 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Mark McGraw, son of of former Philadelphia Phillie pitcher Tug McGraw, was found not guilty of rape in Philadelphia.
SPORTS
October 11, 1991 | From Staff and Wire Reports
A Philadelphia police investigation determined that there is no foundation for allegations of rape against pitcher David Cone of the New York Mets, and charges won't be filed, Sgt. Theresa Young said. A 24-year-old New Jersey woman claims that Cone raped her after she gave him a massage in his Philadelphia hotel room last Saturday night.
NEWS
September 5, 1987 | PAUL HOUSTON, Times Staff Writer
With the arrest of a serial-rape suspect, police in this depressed mill town outside Pittsburgh Friday halted the blanket fingerprinting of more than 700 black male residents--an unprecedented search that had been supported by many but denounced by others as unconstitutional and racist.
SPORTS
September 18, 1991 | From Staff and Wire Reports
The 20-year-old son of former major league pitcher Tug McGraw was released on $5,000 bail after being charged with raping a woman at Temple University, police said. Mark McGraw of Philadelphia was charged with rape, indecent assault, simple assault, unlawful restraint and false imprisonment, according to police.
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