Posts Tagged ‘sexual assault’

Actor and comedian Bill Cosby departs after a judge declared a mistrial in his sexual assault trial at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown, Pennsylvania, on June 17, 2017.

Bill Cosby plans motivational speaking tour on sex assault

By Reuters on June 22, 2017, at 4:01 p.m.
Bill Cosby plans to conduct a series of free public seminars about sexual assault this summer, his spokesman said days after a Pennsylvania judge declared a mistrial in the entertainer’s sex assault trial.
Bill Cosby walks out of the Montgomery County Courthouse with his publicist Andrew Wyatt (L), after a mistrial was declared in his sexual assault trial when the jury declared it could not reach a verdict.

Mistrial is declared in sexual-assault trial of Bill Cosby

By Manuel Roig-Franzia, Washington Post on June 17, 2017, at 11:06 a.m.
A Pennsylvania judge declared a mistrial Saturday after a jury was “hopelessly deadlocked” on sexual-assault charges against Bill Cosby, whose legacy has been tarnished by a years-long sex and drugging scandal.
Nurses like Michelle Markie, who have received Sexual Assault Forensic Examiner certification, are trained to record sexual assault victims' histories and collect evidence to help in the prosecution of their abusers. Markie, who works at St. Joseph Hospital in Bangor, estimated she personally encounters two to three cases of sex trafficking in her unit per year. She is pictured at a recent art auction to raise money for Hope Rising, a residential treatment program for survivors of the crime of human trafficking.

How 1 nurse knows when she’s looking at a victim of sex trafficking

By Danielle McLean on Sept. 13, 2016, at 6:14 a.m.
Over the past four years, Michelle Markie has personally encountered about two to three cases of trafficking in her unit per year.

This is what you can do to fight against sexual violence

By Kaylee Wolfe on April 04, 2016, at 8:52 a.m.
Systemic issues can’t be solved by targeted responses that treat every instance as an isolated case.

A woman shouldn’t have to co-parent with the man who raped her

By Cara Courchesne on Feb. 27, 2016, at 4:58 p.m.
Victims of rape — and their children — deserve every protection the law can provide. Our laws must reflect our values and truly support survivors of sexual violence.

What we do and don’t know about child pornography — and how to stop it

By Cara Courchesne on Dec. 23, 2015, at 6:46 p.m.
What gets lost in questions about offenders are the victims of child pornography themselves.

A woman recanted her report that she’d been raped. Then police caught her attacker

By Dan MacLeod on Dec. 17, 2015, at 7:31 a.m.
Victims of these crimes often face unfair scrutiny.

This Sunday is National Coming Out Day. Show people it’s safe to be themselves

By Cara Courchesne on Oct. 09, 2015, at 7:24 a.m.
Twenty percent of young women who attended college during the past four years say they were sexually assaulted, according to a Washington Post-Kaiser Family Foundation poll. But the circle of victims on the nation’s campuses is probably even larger. Here, Savannah Badalich, founder of 7000 in Solidarity, sits in front of signs bearing 7,000 ribbons on June 4 at UCLA in Los Angeles. 7000 in Solidarity held an event to pay respect to the 7,000 Bruins who have or will experience sexual violence over the course of their lifetime.

6 ways to help stop sexual violence on Maine campuses

By Erin McGuigan on June 22, 2015, at 1:51 p.m.
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Trish Callahan of Augusta.

My message for Jeremiah Gorman’s victim: I admire you

on April 02, 2015, at 7 a.m.

5 ways to protect children and teens from sexual abuse

By Cara Courchesne and Tamar Perfit Mathieu on March 26, 2015, at 8:15 a.m.

The making of Proof

By Erin Rhoda on July 23, 2013, at 11:09 a.m.
Learn how a team at the BDN created a multimedia project called Proof, about sexual assault in Maine, and our survivors’ response to it.

Proof: For many rape victims in Maine, justice comes only from being believed

on June 26, 2013, at 2:16 p.m.