Browsing: Sex Crimes

frustratedwomanBreakfast reading from the Voice Media empire: Too many men don’t understand about the reality of being a woman, no matter how often we try to explain it to them. The #MeToo movement had underscored this inability to listen to women to devastating effect, and the controversy over U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh underscores the point. A new hashtag was born: #WhyIDidntReport. I’ll tell you why I didn’t report. Westword has the story.

sexual.assault.victim.getty.imagesBreakfast reading from the Voice Media empire Andy Mendelsberg, who retired as principal of a big city high school in September 2017 after videos of cheerleaders being forced into splits went viral, is among five people, including four current administrators, charged with failing to report an alleged rape of a female student by a male pupil. Probable cause statements in the case, which is unrelated to the cheerleader scandal, tell a heartbreaking tale about disturbing revelations, persistent bullying, lingering pain and bureaucratic actions and inactions that prosecutors consider to be criminal. Westword has the story.

travis.joe.benson.arrestBreakfast reading from the Voice Media empire: Earlier this month, sex offender Travis Joe Benson was arrested after falling into a trap set for him by members of Hunted & Confronted, a new Facebook group whose mission involves bringing justice to “overage adults who pose a threat to society.” Members insist they’re not vigilantes. You be the judge. Westword has the story.

holly.andrews.ricky.lee.harnishBreakfast reading from the Voice Media empire: Tammy Lani, sister of murder victim Holly Andrews, has heard rumors that Ricky Lee Harnish, the man who killed and raped Holly, has returned to the small town where she lives. “I could run into him in the grocery store,” she says, adding, “I’ll probably start carrying a gun just in case. I don’t know what he’s capable of doing. He knows where we’re at, but we don’t know where he’s at.” Westword has the story.

joe.tumpkin.cuBreakfast reading from the Voice Media empire: Former big-time college football assistant coach Joe Tumpkin remains on the hook for allegedly abusing his significant other, Pamela Fine, more than 100 times. But a judge has ruled that the university, the head coach and plenty of other high-powered defendants can’t be sued for allegedly failing to do enough to help upon learning of the crimes. Westword has the story.

william.slocum.colorado.collegeReading from the Voice Media empire: College administrators recently decided to rescind an honorary degree bestowed more than a century ago on former school president William Slocum, and the stripping of his name from a campus building. These moves were made because of what the institution’s board of trustees describe as “overwhelming and uncontroverted evidence that Slocum engaged in instances of sexual misconduct and egregious sexual assault while he was president of the college.” Westword has the story.

sexual.assault.victim.getty.imagesReading from the Voice Media empire: The principal at an urban high school who retired last September after a video of cheerleaders screaming as they were being forced into splits is among five people, including four current administrators, charged with failing to report an alleged rape of a female student by a male pupil. Probable cause statements in the case, which is unrelated to the cheerleader scandal, tell a heartbreaking tale about disturbing revelations, persistent bullying, lingering pain and bureaucratic actions and inactions that prosecutors consider to be criminal. Westword has the story.

adam.gotsis.mug.shotReading from the Voice Media empire: Gotsis was playing football for Georgia Tech on March 9, 2013, the date that a woman says he “placed his penis in her vagina against her will.” However, she didn’t report the incident until nearly five years later, leading to Gotsis turning himself in to authorities at the Fulton County Sheriff’s Office after he’d turned pro and become an NFL standout, albeit for the team with more arrests than any other since the year 2000. Westword has the story.

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