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May 15, 2013 |
Another day, another military sexual assault scandal. On Tuesday, a week after the Air Force announced its chief of sexual assault prevention had been arrested in Arlington, Va., on suspicion of drunkenly assaulting a woman in a parking lot, the Army announced that a sergeant first class who works in the sexual assault prevention office at Ft. Hood was under investigation for possible sexual assault and pandering. Pandering -- as in “pimping.” CNN reported that the sergeant is being investigated for possibly forcing a subordinate into prostitution, as well as sexually assaulting two others . After writing last week about the Pentagon's report on the dramatic increase in reports of sexual assault in the last two years, I went back and looked at some of the coverage of one of the most notorious sexual assault scandals in U.S. military history, which took place in 1991 at the annual gathering of the Tailhook Assn., a group of active and retired Navy flyers.
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April 18, 2013 |
This post has been corrected. See the note below for details. Occidental College has hired two former sex crimes prosecutors to complete an extensive review of the university's handling of sex abuse cases amid allegations that officials don't take such cases seriously. The university announced the review Thursday, when a group of Occidental College students, faculty and alumni filed a civil rights complaint with the U.S. Department of Education alleging that the school failed to protect women from sexual assaults.
October 15, 2012 |
Authorities have announced the arrest of a man suspected of the Oct. 8 kidnapping and sexual assault of an 11-year-old girl in Cody, Wyo. Few details were available Sunday. “The suspect and vehicle (white Toyota 4Runner) involved in the child abduction case in Cody has been captured,” the Wyoming Highway Patrol said on its Facebook page . “Thank you for all of your assistance and information!” An FBI news release said that the man had been arrested in Belgrade, Mont., and that further details would be released at a Monday morning news conference at Cody City Hall.
August 28, 2013 |
Amazon Publishing executive Laurence Kirshbaum has been accused of sexual assault in a court filing by a woman with whom he had previously had a relationship, the New York Daily News reports. According to the filing, the alleged assaults took place at two New York restaurants in 2010, before Kirshbaum took the top publishing spot at Amazon. Papers were filed in Manhattan Supreme Court on behalf of the alleged victim, Teresa McCoy, 55. According to the filing, Kirshbaum, now 69, met with McCoy at a deli about a possible job offer for her and, while she was deciding what to eat, "the much physically larger Kirshbaum suddenly swooped down, grabbed her and forcibly stuck his tongue in her mouth, causing (her)
July 18, 2012 |
Kings defenseman Drew Doughty will not face sexual assault charges stemming from an alleged incident in March. Los Angeles County prosecutors announced Wednesday that because of a lack of evidence, they will not pursue charges after the defenseman. A 25-year-old woman claimed she was raped by Doughty after they met at a bar near the Hermosa Beach Pier. The woman reported the alleged incident to Hermosa Beach police the same day, but detectives told The Times' Andrew Blankstein that they "found credibility problems" with her account.
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August 16, 2013 |
Police have identified a suspect in a sexual assault and an attempted sexual assault that occurred during two separate home invasions this year in Costa Mesa. Thomas Walker, a 46-year-old transient, allegedly sexually assaulted a woman at knife point and attempted to sexually assault another in two incidents less than a month apart, the Costa Mesa Police Department said. Walker has a long criminal background, police said, but had been out of jail at the time of the alleged crimes in January and February.