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Category: Sex Crimes

 

Airbnb Reportedly Paid Australian Tourist $7 Million After Rape in New York City Rental

Jun 16, 2021

A sexual assault survivor who was raped inside a New York City Airbnb rental received a $7 million payout, according to a report from Bloomberg News. The report suggests that the attack, which occurred on New Year’s Eve in 2015,...

 

L.A. Times Files Motion to Unseal Depositions in Sexual Harassment Case Involving Former Mayor’s Aide

Jun 11, 2021

The Los Angeles Times reported yesterday that an attorney representing the newspaper has requested a judge make public testimony from a lawsuit that could be of interest to Angelenos. Said lawsuit alleges an LAPD officer was sexually harassed by Mayor...

 

Former California Representative Katie Hill Fighting to Make Revenge Porn a Federal Crime

Jun 11, 2021

After nude images of her were disseminated around the world without her consent, former California representative, Katie Hill, reportedly feared for her safety and experienced suicidal thoughts, nightmares, anxiety, and mounting legal debt. Hill was the U.S. Representative from California’s...

 

Released California Sex Offender Charged With 8 New Counts of Abusing 2 Children

Jun 10, 2021

Less than six months after being released from Coalinga State Hospital, a registered sex offender allegedly struck again. Jorge Vasquez, 48, was arrested Sunday by police in Porterville, California. A judge had released the known sexual predator in 2018, ruling...

 

How Can Victims of Revenge Porn Fight Back Under California Law?

Jun 4, 2021

California was the first state to outlaw revenge porn in 2013. That year, legislation made it a misdemeanor to share “intimate images” of a person without their consent. The current penalty for a first-time revenge porn offense is six months...

 

How Safe is Your Next Uber or Lyft Ride? A Look at Rideshare Safety Statistics

Jun 3, 2021

Whether it’s Uber or Lyft, using a rideshare service as a mode of transportation can be convenient and affordable. But regardless of which company you choose as a means of getting from Point A to Point B, ridesharing can also...

 

Ex-UCLA Gynecologist Indicted on 21 Sexual Abuse Counts

May 25, 2021

Former University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) gynecologist, Dr. James Heaps, was indicted on 21 counts of various sexual abuse offenses Monday. The grand jury indictment unsealing brought additional charges against Heaps, who now faces a total of 21 felony...

 

When Prosecutor Refuses Rape Charges, Survivor Convenes Her Own Grand Jury Based on Obscure 1887 Law

May 25, 2021

When a Kansas prosecutor refused to bring charges after a woman accused a man of rape, the alleged victim took the law into her own hands. Madison Smith, a 22-year-old graduate student at Bethany College in Lindsborg, Kansas, has spent...

 

Anaheim Teacher Arrested at Elementary School on Suspicion of Possessing Child Pornography

May 21, 2021

An Anaheim schoolteacher was arrested Wednesday at his place of work on suspicion of possessing child pornography. Anaheim Police Department’s Sexual Assault Detectives Unit arrested 39-year-old Joseph Williams Page, a sixth grade teacher at local Guinn Elementary School, early that...

 

Fresno Man Released After Sheriff Discovers Over 1,000 Child Pornography Tapes

May 20, 2021

***Warning: The story below contains disturbing subject matter. On Tuesday, detectives with Central Valley Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force arrested a Fresno man on felony child pornography charges. During the arrest, authorities reportedly came across one of the...

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