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Sexual Assault in Military has Spiked by Nearly 40 Percent, Pentagon Says

Survey shows active-duty women in the military experience sexual assault at a much higher rate than men. About 6.2 percent of women indicated experiencing a sexual assault in the 2018 report, while 4.3 percent indicated in the 2016 report.    READ FULL STORY
Source: CBS News

Pressure Mounts on Medical Boards to Root out Sexual Predator Doctors

Finally signs are emerging that a culture that fosters secrecy and forgives doctors could be shifting. What’s more, the Federation of State Medical Boards is preparing changes to its guidelines on how medical boards should deal with physicians accused of sexual misconduct.     READ FULL STORY
Source: AJC

North Carolina Steps Toward Changing Sexual Assault Laws

North Carolina is lacking legal protections for survivors of sexual assault in many cases. New legislation is in the works now to close loopholes and allow survivors to seek legal action against assault in a number of situations such as non-consensual sex while intoxicated.     READ FULL STORY
Source: ABC News

Ex-AAU Coach Gets Life in Prison for Sexual Abuse

A judge sent an influential youth basketball coach to prison effectively for the rest of his life Thursday, saying he secretly collected sexual images of 440 boys and molested more than a dozen over a 20-year period.    READ FULL STORY
Source: ESPN

A Secret Database of Child Abuse

A former Jehovah’s Witness is using stolen documents to expose allegations that the religion has kept hidden for decades.    READ FULL STORY
Source: The Atlantic

David Blaine Denies Sexual-Assault Accusations After NYPD Launches Investigation

David Blaine’s representative says the magician denies the sexual-assault claims that led the New York Police Department’s Special Victims Unit to open an investigation against him.    READ FULL STORY
Source: USA Today

With Courageous Disclosure, McSally Becomes New Force in Debate Over Military Sexual Assault

Upon disclosing that she had been raped by a superior while in the U.S. Air Force, Sen. Martha McSally (R-Ariz.) not only became a brave and newly powerful force in the debate over military sexual assault. She also staked out a position that has divided lawmakers in the past: namely, that such cases should continue to be handled within the military’s chain of command.    READ FULL STORY
Source: The Washington Post

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