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UPDATE 8/31/2020 Bryan C. Sattelmyer is now charged with raping a 10-year-old and an 18-year-old female, in addition to the original charge of raping a 13 year-old girl. On Monday, a grand jury indicted the 45 year-old on six counts of rape, three counts of gross sexual imposition, and one count of having weapons while… Read More
Education Secretary Betsy DeVos announced what she called historic changes Wednesday to Obama-era guidelines that she said will make the process fairer.
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
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) – Kentucky authorities say the state will start using rapid DNA testing for sexual assault investigations. Authorities said Wednesday that the rapid DNA system has proven successful at identifying suspects within hours. For the last several months, Kentucky State Police forensics’ laboratories have piloted use of the system. Gov. Matt Bevin and… Read More
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – The West Virginia Department of Military Affairs and Public Safety says the state is set to eliminate its backlog of untested rape kits this year. News outlets report the state launched an initiative in 2015 to start testing its nearly 2,400 shelved rape kits, some of which dated back to the… Read More
Gillette, Wyoming, isn’t the kind of place you just happen to come across. “It’s about a four hour drive through vast, unimpacted, wide, sweeping plains,” said Matt Gray, a professor at University of Wyoming in Laramie, explaining the trek from his office to his clients. Plains, he said, “and lots and lots of antelope.” For… Read More
Silent and Live Auctions to benefit EVE, Incorporated, the service agency and shelter for survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault. Items to be auctioned are donated from Marietta and the Washington County community. All proceeds to the agency’s budget. $30 donation per person of a table of ten for $25o. Hotel Lafayette, Friday, August… Read More
This is the October 17, 2017 broadcast of The OUtlet from WOUB News. On this week’s show, we’ll tell you how an event on Ohio University’s campus impacted survivors of sexual assault. One of our reporters sits down with former Ohio governor Ted Strickland. Athens County will have the opportunity to vote on decriminalizing marijuana… Read More
A female alleged that she had been sexually assault after a date two weeks ago, according to the Athens County Sheriff’s Office. The office is seeking more information about the man accused in the incident. The woman said the alleged sexual assault happened about two weeks ago, after the two had gone to the Athena… Read More