2008

 

2008


Information and opinion pieces on sexual assault issues. To submit a story for the news section please use the Contact ICASA form.
 
Man convicted of raping, torturing victim
6/24/2008
An ex-convict was found guilty in the rape and torture of a Columbia University graduate student who survived 19 hours of nightmarish sadism.
 
Rape a way of life for Darfur women
6/24/2008
Sudan's Darfur crisis has exploded on many fronts -- violence, hunger, displacement and looting -- but United Nations peacekeepers say the biggest issue now affecting the region is the systematic rape of women and children.
 
Bloomington Police Officer convicted of rape
6/24/2008
A former Bloomington police sergeant has been convicted of raping four women and stalking a fifth, ending a trial in which prosecutors said he was driven by pornography-fueled fantasies.
 
Obama supports executions in child rape cases
6/26/2008
Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama says he disagrees with a Supreme Court decision striking down the death penalty for child rapists, telling reporters Wednesday that states should be able to execute people for “heinous” crimes.
 
Child prostitution rises in Kenya
7/31/2008

Turmoil following a disputed election has led to a rapid increase in child prostitution in Kenya.

 
Rape in Military: "Jaw Dropping"
8/4/2008
A congresswoman said that her "jaw dropped" when military doctors told her that four in 10 women at a veterans hospital reported being sexually assaulted while in the military.
 
Afghan family threatens suicide if rapists aren't brought to justice
8/7/2008

The rape of their teenage daughter by five gunmen has led a family to threaten to commit suicide if the rapists aren't caught and brought to justice.

 
Video: This is for you
8/5/2008
Slam poetry contest entry.
 
Danville center celebrates with an open house
10/2/2008
The Vermilion Rape Crisis Center celebrated its recent move with an open house.
 
Davenport Diocese considers fund drive to pay for sex abuse cases
8/15/2008
The Roman Catholic Diocese of Davenport is considering a major fund drive to help it recover from bankruptcy after the clergy sex abuse scandal.
 
Deposition shows Cardinal George's thinking on sexual abuse
8/16/2008
Deposition reveals Cardinal George's attempt to hide sexual abuse by priests.
 
Chicago man rapes two disabled women
9/18/2008
A convicted sex offender has been charged with raping two disabled women.
 
Palin's town wanted to charge rape victims for rape kits
9/22/2008
Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin's hometown required women to pay for their own rape examinations while she was mayor, a practice her police chief fought to keep as late as 2000.
 
For many rape victims, ER services fall short
10/6/2008
Study shows that Illinois hospitals don't provide the proper services to rape victims.
 
"When I get the call, it's always a bad situation"
10/5/2008
Article from the Southtown Star about a volunteer advocate serving on the 24-hour rape crisis hotline.
 
Verbal aggression impacts kids
10/20/2008
Methods mothers use to control their children during playtime and other daily activities could have a negative impact on their child's self-esteem and behavior, according to a new Purdue University study.
 
1 in 7 women in military sexually assaulted or harassed
10/29/2008
About one out of seven female veterans of Afghanistan or Iraq who visit a Veterans Affairs center for medical care report being a victim of sexual assault or harassment during military duty.
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