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Aug 16, 2018
New data from the Invisible Institute released Thursday revealed police officers accused of domestic violence are often the subjects of excessive force complaints on the job — and they’re rarely punished or fired. According to the Institute, the new data found: Between 2000 and 2016, more than 6 percent of...
Aug 15, 2018
A new Illinois law will require hospitals to ensure that sexual assault victims receive timely treatment from someone trained to examine them. Right now in Illinois, fewer than 200 nurses have completed training in how to treat sexual assault victims, and only 20 are certified in...
Aug 15, 2018
A new grand jury report says that internal documents from six Catholic dioceses in Pennsylvania show that more than 300 “predator priests” have been credibly accused of sexually abusing more than 1,000 child victims. “We believe that the real number of children whose records were lost or who were afraid...
Aug 14, 2018
Under the new law, children in Pentagon-run schools will now receive the same protections against sexual assault as children in public schools in the United States. Legislators hope this will interrupt the pattern of child assault cases languishing unaddressed and unresolved. The new regulations come as a part of the...
Aug 13, 2018
The authorization bill also includes language expanding the eligibility of victims’ counsel in domestic violence cases and changes to how information on those crimes are recorded throughout the military. It also requires defense leaders to standardize policies for safely transferring victims of domestic violence or sexual assault away from accused...
Aug 9, 2018
A grand jury indicts an Ohio County woman on human trafficking and sexual abuse charges. The Ohio County Sheriff’s Office says it has been investigating allegations of child sexual and physical abuse at the Horse Branch home of Shelly Hayes, 37, since May 23. Hayes is the mother of seven...
Aug 8, 2018
llinois legislation designed to ensure ride-hail drivers undergo adequate background checks is now law. A statement from Illinois Senate Democrats says it took effect Tuesday. It requires that those applying to be ride-hail drivers provide their full name and social security number, as well as their date of...
Aug 8, 2018
China’s first laws designed to protect minors from sexual harassment on school campuses, including excessive physical contact and suggestive messages and images, are now in effect in the city of Hangzhou. The new rules prohibit teachers from any type of “sex-related” intimate behaviors with children and cover students in kindergartens,...
Aug 6, 2018
Two youth care workers at Arizona shelters for migrant children have been charged with sexually assaulting immigrant teenagers, according to court records. They are the latest claims of abuse at government-contracted shelters that have a key role in the Trump administration’s hard-line immigration crackdown. On Tuesday, the police in Phoenix...
Aug 3, 2018
A former worker at a shelter for immigrant youths in Arizona has been accused of molesting eight teenage boys over a nearly yearlong period at the facility, according to federal records cited by nonprofit news site ProPublica. In a separate case, a federal contractor has also been arrested on suspicion...