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  • ‘X-Men’ Director Bryan Singer Accused of Raping Teenage Boy

    Bryan Singer joined the list of people accused of sexual assault in Hollywood after allegations he raped a 13-year-old teenage boy in 2003.

  • A Look at the Problem of Rape in US Prisons

    Inmate advocates worry that a proposal to reduce the financial penalties for states that don't comply with a 2003 federal law aimed at eliminating rape behind bars will severely damage it.

  • Australian Hospital Denies Refusing Raped Man Emergency HIV Treatment

    An Australian man claimed a hospital denied him treatment for HIV after he was raped, despite him asking six times.

  • News Analysis: Forced Sex in Prison Report

    The U.S. Department of Justice has released its report, “Sexual Victimization in Prisons, and Jails Reported by Inmates, 2011–12: National Inmate Survey, 2011–12.” As this survey collected data for the sexual orientation of the victim, differences in risk between lesbian, gay, and bisexual (LGB) inmates and heterosexual inmates became visible: LGB inmates are much more likely to be victims than are straight inmates. Sexual victimization or forced sex ranges from nonconsensual touching to gang rape. Fortunately most inmates both straight and LGB reported no sexual victimization. Unfortunately, the survey did not collect data for the victimization of transgender individuals.

  • Notalone.gov To Assist Campus Rape Survivors

    Want to know whether there's been a history of sexual assaults on your college campus? The Obama administration has created a new website that will post enforcement actions it's taken against schools and provide information for survivors on where to go for help.

  • Opening Line: September 16, 2015

    Comments by our readers from our online outlets compiled by John McDonald.

  • Perry: Texas Won’t Comply With Federal Prison Law

    Texas will not comply with parts of a federal law designed to eliminate prison rape, Gov. Rick Perry said in a letter to the U.S. Attorney General, calling the rules too costly and an infringement on state rights.

  • Ron Blake Was Raped in 2015; Now He’s On A Mission to Share His Story and Get on the ‘The Late Show’

    It was late on Nov. 2, 2015 when Ron Blake was sitting on his couch in Phoenix, Arizona. “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert” had just started, and per usual, he opened the show with a monologue taking jabs at politics and pop culture.

  • Transgender Inmate Claims Prison Guard Raped Her

    NEW YORK (AP) — A transgender inmate transitioning into a woman claims she was repeatedly raped by a Rikers Island corrections officer and jail officials turned a blind eye.