By Becky Lee Katz


The Criminal Court of Abu Dhabi, in the capital of the United Arab Emirates, ruled this week that an 18-year-old Emirati woman who accused six men of gang-raping her will herself serve a one-year sentence for consensual sex.


It's one of in the latest in a scourge of reported rape cases in Dubai, The court proceedings were marred by legal travesties, experts say.


By Debra Erdley


Advocates for rape victims say the Georgia Bureau of Investigation's release of photographs, audio tapes and video of interviews with a 20-year-old coed who accused Pittsburgh Steelers' quarterback Ben Roethlisberger of rape is a nightmare come true.


"It certainly seems to me to be unnecessary and almost punitive to the victim," said attorney Carol Tracy, executive director of the Women's Law Project in Philadelphia.


by Remi Adeoye

WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Laura Neuman was raped when she was 18 years old. It took nearly 20 years to identify her attacker, even though he'd been arrested six times before her attack and at least six times afterward.
Alphonso Hill pleaded guilty in September 2002 to raping Neuman and was sent to prison for 15 years. A DNA sample, taken in prison, led to charges in six other rape cases.
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(SALEM, Ore.) - State public health officials have filed administrative rules to implement a new law that requires hospitals to offer emergency contraception to female victims of sexual assault.  The law, passed as HB 2700 by the 2007 Legislature, makes Oregon one of just nine states nationwide to have such a requirement. It became effective Jan.


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