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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Proposed legislation in the Ohio House would lift caps on pain-and-suffering awards in lawsuits brought by rape victims. The bill introduced this month by two Democratic lawmakers stems from a 2016 Ohio Supreme Court ruling that threw out a $3.6 million jury award to a woman raped by her pastor at… Read More
For the first time since November, a Senate committee heard testimony on a bill to eliminate the time limit on prosecuting rapes. Jane Bryan is still haunted by the late night rape of her mother by a man who broke into their Akron home in 1991, while she and her siblings slept in the next room…. Read More
Two Ohio State University football players are jailed on kidnapping and rape charges for an alleged assault last week. Senior defensive back Amir Riep and redshirt senior linebacker/safety Jahsen Wint were booked into the Franklin County Jail early Wednesday morning. According to an affidavit filed by Columbus Police with the Franklin County Municipal Court, Riep… Read More
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – State senators in Ohio are debating a proposal to lift the statute of limitations on rape. It would also close a loophole that allows rape inside marriage to go unpunished. During Senate hearings that began Wednesday, Democratic co-sponsor Sen. Nickie Antonio, of Lakewood, said Ohio’s current rape laws don’t account for… Read More
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – The latest federal lawsuit against Ohio State over two decades of alleged sexual abuse by a now-deceased team doctor means nearly 300 men are listed plaintiffs in the matter. Forty-three plaintiffs filed a new case Thursday, including a wrestler alleging Richard Strauss raped him and two men alleging they were sexually… Read More
The average age of those who were raped was around 15, and their assailants were typically older partners. Women who were raped had a greater likelihood of long-term health problems.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – A former Marshall University student has appealed a Title IX lawsuit accusing the school of mishandling her rape case and allowing the man accused in the attack to remain on campus. The Herald-Dispatch reports Alicia Gonzales’ case was appealed Wednesday. Judge Robert C. Chambers dismissed the case about a month ago,… Read More
Benefit auction to support EVE, Incorporated, the shelter and service agency for survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault. Located in Marietta Ohio, the agency was established in 1981 and has offered consistent services since then. Services include shelter stays, advocacy, support for starting a new life in a new place.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An audit has found an Ohio State University center intended to support sexual assault survivors failed to report 57 potential felonies to law enforcement as legally required during the three years it was open. The school closed its Sexual Civility and Empowerment unit in June 2018 after finding workers didn’t properly… Read More
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The warnings came in text messages from her friends: He’s outside the dorm. He’s at the student center. He’s at Starbucks. But for Alicia Gonzales, sometimes it didn’t matter where he was. She would often hide away in her room on the campus of Marshall University, overcome with fear that she’d… Read More