Tag: rape

Kentucky governor pardoned convicted child rapist, more than 400 others, before leaving office

Former Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin issued 428 pardons in his final days in office after his November defeat to Democrat Andy Beshear, the Louisville Courier Journal reported. That list includes a man who killed his parents, another convicted of reckless homicide and a woman who threw her newborn in the trash, the Washington Post reported. […]

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Williamsburg Police seeking public’s help in locating suspect wanted for rape

Melvin Alonso Sandoval-Martinez WILLIAMSBURG, Va. – The Williamsburg Police Department is seeking the public’s help in locating 33-year-old Melvin Alonso Sandoval-Martinez, who’s wanted in connection with a reported rape. According to police, the incident occurred November 12 in the 100 block of Merrimac Trail. Sandoval-Martinez has warrants on file for rape and object sexual penetration […]

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Dance teacher pleads guilty to rape, exposing teen to HIV charges

× Dance teacher pleads guilty to rape, exposing teen to HIV charges MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WREG) — A Tennessee dance teacher pleaded guilty to sex charges after authorities say he raped a student and exposed him to HIV. According to the Shelby County District Attorney’s Office, John Conner III met the then 16-year-old boy on social media […]

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Sweden drops investigation into Julian Assange over rape allegation

Swedish authorities are ending their investigation into an allegation of rape against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, the country’s deputy chief prosecutor has announced. US authorities have prepared charges to seek the arrest of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, US officials familiar with the matter tell CNN. Deputy director of public prosecution Eva-Marie Persson made the announcement at […]

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In Myanmar, a Nonprofit Icon Enjoyed Foreign Funding Despite Allegations of Sexual Abuse

In November 2013, government officials and women’s rights activists gathered for Myanmar’s National Women’s Dialogue. In a glittering hotel ballroom in Yangon, they discussed the role of women in peace building and the need to eliminate gender-based violence. Zinmin Thu, a young activist from the Myanmar countryside, surveyed the decorations on the walls, and one […]

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16 People Were Sentenced to Death in Bangladesh for Setting a Student on Fire

Want the best of VICE News straight to your inbox? Sign up here. Sixteen people have been sentenced to death for the murder of 18-year-old student Nusrat Jahan Rafi, who was set on fire after refusing to withdraw a complaint that one of her teachers was sexually harassing her. Among those convicted were two female […]

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Rose McGowan Is Suing Harvey Weinstein and the ‘International Spy Agency’ Allegedly Hired to Silence Her

Want the best of VICE News straight to your inbox? Sign up here. Rose McGowan is suing Harvey Weinstein with allegations that the disgraced movie mogul recruited a network of attorneys, media power players, and even spies to keep her from going public with allegations that Weinstein raped her. McGowan was one of the earliest […]

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‘Still Gotta Pay Me’: Antonio Brown Wants Back In the NFL, Despite Accusations of Rape and Sexual Misconduct

Antonio Brown, warming up for the New England Patriots before a Sept. 15, 2019, gamePhoto: Michael Reaves (Getty) Saying “they still gotta pay me,” Antonio Brown, the wide receiver cut from the New England Patriots amid explosive accusations of rape and sexual misconduct, wants the Patriots to let him back on the team. As the […]

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The New England Patriots Boot Antonio Brown Amid Accusations of Sexual Violence and Intimidation

Antonio Brown playing for the New England Patriots in a game against the Miami Dolphins Sept 15, 2019Photo: Michael Reaves (Getty) To coin terminology from another sport, looks like it was three strikes and Antonio Brown was out. The embattled wide receiver got cut by the New England Patriots Friday days after being accused of […]

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1 in 16 Women Say Their First Sexual Experience Was Rape—and They Are Likely the ‘Tip of the Iceberg’

Photo: iStock One in 16 American women considers her first sexual experience a forced one, according to a new study published by the Journal of the American Medical Association. The study, titled “Association Between Forced Sexual Initiation and Health Outcomes Among US Women,” analyzed 13,310 American women between the ages of 18 and 44 between […]

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Epstein’s Victims Just Lost Their Battle to Get the Government to Pay for His Cushy Plea Deal

Jeffrey Epstein’s accusers were just dealt another setback — this time from the federal government. Epstein’s alleged victims had hoped to win compensation from the federal government, arguing their rights were violated by a cushy plea agreement in 2007 that allowed the convicted pedophile to avoid serious consequences for allegations of child sex trafficking. But […]

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Antonio Brown’s Former Trainer Accuses the New England Patriot of Rape in Lawsuit

Photo: Jeff Chiu, File (Associated Press) Antonio Brown, the NFL receiver who just this weekend was traded to the New England Patriots from the Oakland Raiders after getting into a dustup with his Raiders coach, is being accused of raping his former trainer in a lawsuit she filed against him Tuesday. Brown vehemently denied the […]

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2 Ex-NYC Cops Get Probation for Having Sex With a Handcuffed Teenager They’d Just Arrested

Photo: iStock Two former New York City cops slipped through a crack in New York law and now will serve just five months’ probation for having sex in the back of a police van with a handcuffed 18-year-old they’d just arrested on a marijuana charge. Prosecutors fought to have Eddie Martins, 39, and Richard Hall, […]

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New Accuser Says Epstein Raped Her After She Told Him She Was a Virgin

Want the best of VICE News straight to your inbox? Sign up here. Three new accusers have sued the estate of Jeffrey Epstein alleging that he abused them with sex toys and forced them to engage in other sex acts, according to court documents reviewed by multiple outlets. One woman said she was forced to […]

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Iowa Rep. Steve King Continues to Be Steve King: If Not for Rape and Incest, Would There Be Any Population Left?

Photo: Joshua Lott (Getty Images) Iowa Rep. Steve King is the pus-filled boil on America’s ass. Assuming, of course, that the boil is so racist that the New York Times was able to create a timeline of all the racist shit that he’s said. Steve King is so racist that he retweets neo-Nazis. He’s so […]

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Mystikal Busted His Ass for All Our Sins and There’s Video Evidence to Prove It

Photo: Neilson Barnard (Getty Images for BMI) Since I’ve spent my entire morning laughing at this shit, I suppose I’ll share with the rest of the class now. TMZ reports that some guy named Mystikal, who somehow ranks higher than Jadakiss on Panama Jackson’s list of greatest rappers of all-time, caught the L of the […]

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