What in the world?
Some GOP legislators and religious leaders are OK with adults having sex with children—as long as they are legally married. A recent flurry of legislation to review the minimum marriage age is pitting the rights of predators against the rights of children, and the predators have a surprisingly amount of support.
Dr. Ricardo Cruciani was arrested on rape charges in New York City on Tuesday and pled guilty to groping women at a Philadelphia clinic for years in November 2017. The past charges for the neurologist include multiple counts of sexual abuse. According to Philadelphia Magazine, Cruciani “fondled and groped women under his care,” “tried to … Continued
The GOP’s latest draconian effort to restrict access to abortion.
Robin Camp, a Canadian Federal Court Justice, should be removed from the bench after he asked a 19-year-old rape survivor why she didn’t do anything to protect herself during the alleged attack, according to the Canadian Judicial Council’s committee of inquiry. The case in question took place in 2014 after the young woman accused Alexander … Continued
[DIGEST: CNN, Washington Post] Robin Camp, a Canadian Federal Court Justice faces possible removal from the bench after he asked a 19-year-old rape survivor why she didn’t do anything to protect herself during the alleged attack. The case in question took place in 2014 after the young woman accused Alexander Wagar, of Calgary, of raping … Continued
The California Assembly has unanimously approved AB 2888, a measure that will close a loophole in the state’s sexual assault laws. The new legislation––which passed 66-0––would require at least a three-year prison sentence for anyone convicted of assaulting an unconscious person. Current California law imposes a prison sentence on people convicted of sexual assault, but not if … Continued
[DIGEST: ABC, Buzzfeed] Santa Clara County Superior Court Judge Aaron Persky, who sentenced Stanford University swimmer Brock Allen Turner to six months in jail for the rape of an unconscious woman, has asked to no longer preside over criminal cases. Judge Persky’s ruling garnered him international notoriety and ignited a global conversation on privilege bias … Continued
[DIGEST: Jezebel, USA Today] Brock Turner’s Olympic dreams are no more. Turner, the 20-year old former Stanford University student and varsity swimmer who was convicted for the rape of an unconscious woman behind a dumpster during a fraternity party, has received a lifetime ban from USA Swimming. USA Swimming is the governing body for professional swimming … Continued
[DIGEST: The Guardian, Buzzfeed] A case out of Stanford University is garnering international attention not only for the crime itself, but its aftermath. In January of 2015, then 19-year old Stanford University student Brock Allen Turner raped an unconscious woman. Two male graduate students came upon Turner while he was raping her behind a dumpster. According … Continued