Now Bill Cosby, oft-celebrated comedian and star of one of the highest-rated US television programmes in the 1980s, is being asked to once again publicly deny allegations that he committed multiple sexual assaults over the course of his career.

To read full article, visit this BBC News link.

A teen who admitted to taking a picture of a girl allegedly being sexually assaulted by a 16-year-old will serve no jail time and will also avoid probation.

To read full article, visit this Huffington Post link.

Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed announced a campaign to reduce sexual violence on Thursday, an effort he says was spurred by a spike in rapes across the city.

“I want our message to be clear and unmistakable that sexual assault is an affront to human and personal dignity and it’s a crime no matter where it occurs,” Reed said.

To read full article, visit this Atlanta Journal Constitution link.

Prosecutor Kim Worthy said Thursday 760 forensic hits and 188 serial rapists have been identified from the more than 1,600 kits that have been tested.

To read full article, visit this MLive link.

The White House’s ongoing campaign to fight campus sexual assaults has aired a new ad that isn’t aimed at would-be perpetrators or victims but at bystanders who don’t realize they can make a difference.

To read full article, visit this Yahoo News link.

In 2000, New York had 17,000 untested rape kits, a yearslong accumulation of potential evidence in some of the city’s most violent crimes. Over the next four years, in a push to clear the backlog, the city had the kits tested. The result was 49 indictments connected to unsolved cases in Manhattan alone.

A scathing examination of this city’s Police Department has concluded that five detectives tasked with investigating sex crimes failed to pursue hundreds of reported cases, finding records of follow-up efforts in only 14 percent of such calls over three years.

Verna Jones wants to push for more “accountability and consequences,” especially when it comes to the sexual harassment and military sexual trauma experienced by many female veterans.

To read full article, visit this Washington Post link.

Federal investigators are looking into allegations of discrimination, retaliation and a sexually hostile work environment in the Grand Canyon’s river corridor.

A group of 13 former and current Grand Canyon employees sent a letter to the Interior Department in September, alleging at least 15 years of abuses and prompting an investigation by the agency’s office of inspector general.

In May, the Department of Education named 55 colleges and universities facing sexual violence investigations. The unprecedented list – which includes some of America's most prestigious colleges and has since climbed to 86 institutions – circulated widely and proved to be a powerful tool for raising awareness about college sexual assault.

But the list was missing something: the K-12 school districts that also face federal inquiry for how they handle sexual violence.


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