Hannah Graham suspect charged in 2005 rape

Hannah Graham suspect charged in 2005 rape

Authorities have brought additional charges against the man accused of abducting an 18-year-old college student in Virginia: the abduction, rape and attempted capital murder of a 26-year-old woman in a Washington, D.C. suburb. A Circuit Court grand jury in Fairfax County on Monday handed up the new indictment against Jesse L. Matthew Jr., 32, who […]

Janes Fonda talks about sexual abuse of her mother

She discovered her mother had been sexually abused when she was 8 years old

Janes Fonda talks about sexual abuse of her mother

Jane Fonda told an audience of activists and philanthropists that her mother had been sexually abused as a child before eventually committing suicide at 42. Fonda shared the personal story at an event celebrating the 40th anniversary of the Rape Treatment Center, which provides comprehensive free treatment for sexual assault victims. She hosted the Rape […]

Obama scolds colleges for ‘turning blind eye’ to rape

A checklist for schools to use in drafting or reevaluating sexual misconduct policies

Obama scolds colleges for ‘turning blind eye’ to rape

The Obama administration admonished colleges and universities — “No more turning a blind eye” — as it released guidelines designed to stem sexual assaults on campuses and help the victims. A White House task force on sexual assault recommends in a report to be released Tuesday that schools identify trained, confidential victim’s advocates and conduct […]

Calls for Akin to quit Senate race mount after insensitive rape remark

Calls for Akin to quit Senate race mount after insensitive rape remark

Senior GOP operatives and Republican leaders are urging Rep. Todd Akin to get out of the race against incumbent Missouri Senator Claire McCaskill after his controversial comments about abortions for women who have been raped, Capitol Hill Blue has learned. Akin faces a deadline of 5 p.m. Tuesday to withdraw as contributions to his campaign […]