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  • Brown signs bill closing loophole in rape law

    Brown signs bill closing loophole in rape law
    SACRAMENTO — Closing a loophole in California's rape law, Gov. Jerry Brown on Monday signed a bill clarifying that an attacker who impersonates someone else to coerce a victim into sexual activity can be prosecuted for rape. He also approved a...
  • Four face death penalty after conviction in Indian gang rape

    Four face death penalty after conviction in Indian gang rape
    NEW DELHI – Sentencing arguments will be heard Wednesday for four men facing the death penalty after an Indian court them found guilty of raping and murdering a 23-year-old physiotherapy student in December. The closely watched case has angered,...
  • India court finds four men guilty in bus gang rape

    India court finds four men guilty in bus gang rape
    NEW DELHI -- An Indian court on Tuesday found guilty four men accused of raping and murdering a 23-year old physiotherapy student on a moving bus in December, in a case that has sparked tougher laws, fast-track courts, public outrage and extensive soul-...
  • O.C. man sentenced for 1980s attacks on women he met through ads

    A onetime Orange County resident -- who, for the last 30 years, had been serving prison terms out of state -- has been sentenced to six years and eight months in state prison for cases from the early 1980s in which he sexually assaulted, raped and...
  • 'Night Stalker' victim on killer's death: 'Justice has been served'

    'Night Stalker' victim on killer's death: 'Justice has been served'
    Bill Carns and his girlfriend were the last people to be attacked by  Richard Ramirez, the "Night Stalker" serial killer who murdered 13 people in 1984 and '85 and was convicted of dozens of other felonies, including rape. On Friday, the day that...
  • Rape of American woman in India shows how women travel with peril

    Rape of American woman in India shows how women travel with peril
    The gang rape of a 30-year-old American woman in India on Tuesday is the latest horrific reminder that women travel in a more dangerous world than men. The woman was visiting a mountainous tourist area in northern India when she found herself stranded....
  • Jailing of Afghan women for 'moral' crimes is increasing, group says

    Jailing of Afghan women for 'moral' crimes is increasing, group says
    ISLAMABAD, Pakistan -- The number of women and girls jailed by Afghan authorities for “moral crimes” has risen by 50% in the last 18 months, an alarming statistic that reflects the Afghan government’s need to step up efforts to protect...
  • Drunkenness isn't the same as consent

    Drunkenness isn't the same as consent
    It would be easy to close the book and say justice has been served in the Steubenville, Ohio, rape case. Two high school football stars were found guilty Sunday of raping an intoxicated 16-year-old at a party in a case that became a national scandal...
  • Man who allegedly raped, killed O.C. teen 25 years ago extradited

     
    Daniel Edward McDermott, 44, faces on felony count of special circumstances murder during the commission of a rape, with a maximum penalty of life in state prsion without the possibility of parole if he's convicted, according to a statement from the...
  • Man who wanted Christmas video of ex-girlfriend's murder get 31 years

     
    Mark Alan Jarosik, 46, was found guilty by a jury in October of two felony counts of forcible rape, one felony count each of solicitation to commit murder and attempted murder with premediation and deliberation, two misdemeanor counts of attempting to...
  • Orange County judge’s rape remarks mirror Todd Akin's

     
    In saying that a rape victim's sexual assault was only "technical" because the female body "shuts down" when attacked, an Orange County judge admonished by a state agency expressed a scientifically discredited viewpoint that recently sank the campaign...