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Jul 22, 2014 — Last year, District Judge G. Todd Baugh said that a teacher's victim, a student, seemed older than her age of 14. The girl committed suicide before the trial began.
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Jun 3, 2014 — Federal law seeks to keep sexual assault victims from paying for forensic exams, but in some states they may have to cover tests and treatment for pregnancy or sexually transmitted infections.
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May 31, 2014 — The arrests come amid public outcry over perceived official inaction. The incident is another in a series of rapes against Indian women in recent years that have united the country in anger.
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Apr 30, 2014 — The court ruled that a new judge must re-sentence Stacey Dean Rambold, who was convicted of the 2007 rape of a 14-year-old student who later killed herself.
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Apr 14, 2014 — Investigators say they've run out of leads in the September rape at a high school in western France and are hoping that a mass sampling of male students will produce a suspect.
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Oct 8, 2013 — Sexual violence appears to have roots in adolescence, so researchers asked teenagers and young adults if they'd ever forced someone to have sexual activity against their will. About 1 in 10 had. Psychological pressure was the most common tactic.
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Oct 3, 2013 — Recently the media had a field day with reports of a "sexist" male gorilla in Dallas named Patrick. Anthropologist Barbara King reflects on whether terms like "sexism" and "rape" are used justifiably when describing our evolutionary cousins the apes.
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Sep 10, 2013 — The survey of 10,000 men in six Asian and Pacific countries found nearly 1 in 4 men reported raping a woman. The results of the survey were released the same day a court in New Delhi convicted four men of the rape and murder that shocked India last December.
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Jun 9, 2013 — Women have made significant gains across Latin America. But sexual violence against women remains a pervasive problem. As part of NPR's series on violence in Latin America, we're looking at the problem in Colombia, where decades of war made women extremely vulnerable.
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Apr 21, 2013 — "What has changed?" That is the question echoing through Delhi on Sunday. Public frustration over sexual crimes against women is erupting again, this time over a gruesome sexual assault of a child.
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