The White House

Office of the Vice President

For Immediate Release

November 25, 2009


The federal government's attempt to track sex offenders more effectively is hitting resistance from states concerned over the plan's costs and reliability.


State lawmakers have been making great strides in cracking down on child sex traffickers – and better protecting the victims.

This year, 47 states enacted 186 bills related to domestic sex trafficking of minors – the exploitation of US citizens or lawful permanent residents under 18 for prostitution, pornography, or sexual performance, according to the latest annual report by Shared Hope International, an antitrafficking group based in Vancouver, Wash.

By Julia Talanova

(CNN) -- The small town of Steubenville became a household name for the wrong reasons, thanks to social media, but when two teenage boys were arrested there, accused of raping a 16-year-old girl, very few people in the Rust Belt town in Ohio were eager to talk.

By Stacy Teicher Khadaroo

The trial that started Wednesday in Steubenville, Ohio, has brought to light the disturbing regularity of dating and sexual violence among teenagers and how peers often stand idly by – or, in some cases, even post videos to Facebook.

In Ohio, a judge will decide if two teenage boys raped a 16-year-old girl after a party. The case garnered international attention when accusations arose about the boys being protected as members of a popular football team. Social media postings suggested that students knew of, and joked about, the alleged attack.

NOTE: This article contains disturbing content that may be triggering for some readers.


By Michael Pearson and Poppy Harlow

Steubenville, Ohio (CNN) -- Two Steubenville, Ohio, football stars treated a young girl "like a toy," sexually assaulting her, recording some of the abuse and then, finally, bragging about what had happened and how impaired the girl was, a prosecutor said Wednesday in the opening statement of the teens' rape trial.


Published: Friday, May 18, 2012, 5:35 AM By Patriot-News Op-Ed

By Delilah Rumburg

Former IMF director Dominique Strauss-Kahn has been given back his passport after sexual assault charges against him were dropped in New York this week.

Mr Strauss-Kahn, 62, has said he cannot cannot wait to return to France but he is expected first to visit Washington.

He had been confined to New York since May, when hotel maid Nafissatou Diallo accused him of sexual assault.

Opinion polls in his native France suggest his political prospects there have been badly damaged.

By Edward Cody

PARIS — A French prosecutor has ordered a preliminary investigation into whether Dominique Strauss-Kahn, former head of the International Monetary Fund and once a leading candidate to become president of France, participated in gang rape at a sex party he is accused of helping to organize in a Washington hotel.

(Trigger warning)


July 27, 2011

By Karen Freifeld and Patricia Hurtado

Ex-International Monetary Fund chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn’s next court appearance on charges of sexual assault and attempted rape was postponed until Aug. 23, the second time New York prosecutors have delayed the hearing.


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