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Man convicted of raping, torturing victim
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
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
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
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

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

Rape in Military: "Jaw Dropping"
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

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.

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Danville center celebrates with an open house
The Vermilion Rape Crisis Center celebrated its recent move with an open house.
Davenport Diocese considers fund drive to pay for sex abuse cases
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
Deposition reveals Cardinal George's attempt to hide sexual abuse by priests.
Chicago man rapes two disabled women
A convicted sex offender has been charged with raping two disabled women.
Palin's town wanted to charge rape victims for rape kits
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
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"
Article from the Southtown Star about a volunteer advocate serving on the 24-hour rape crisis hotline.
Verbal aggression impacts kids
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
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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