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Christian homeschool movement leader accused by 10 women of rape, sexual assault

Bill Gothard with 16-year-old victim

For decades Bill Gothard was the influential leader of a Christian homeschool movement that drew in conservative Christian families such as the Duggars from “19 Kids and Counting.”  The now 81-year old resigned in 2014 after being accused by 30 women including minors of sexual harassment and molestation.  On Wednesday 10 …

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Cleveland’s rape kit testing payout: Serial home invasion rapist identified from DNA and sentenced to life


Cleveland’s initiative to start testing its high backlog of old rape kits has so far led to 120 convictions in previously unsolved cases. Among them, a man who raped three teenagers over ten years ago was just sentenced to life in prison when the evidence was belatedly tested. More at Cleveland.com

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Essay: How the Indian government withheld the name of murder-rape victim to limit the media and deceive the public


A media ban on using the real name of the 2012 gang rape victim (previously known under the pseudonym “Nirbhaya”) in efforts to protect the murdered victim’s family from shame appears to have done just the opposite.  Silencing the victim’s identity also silenced the truth. Akshaya Mishra explains how the state covered …

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U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch speaks out about gender and racial bias in sexual assault cases, gives police new guidelines

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A long-term study by the A.P. reveals over 1,000 police officers have been dismissed between 2009 and 2014 for sexual assault and misconduct. Daniel Holtzclaw, declared guilty last week of 18 counts of rape and sexual assault, preyed upon black women with prior arrests in the lowest social classes, knowing that …

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