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CNN Feels Sorry for Steubenville Rapists; World Can’t Believe its Ears

March 18, 2013

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 Source by Winston Ross Mar 18, 2013 4:30 PM EDT Since when do rapists get all the sympathy? After a CNN reporter seemed to side with the defendants, the critics called for blood. But CNN isn’t alone, writes Winston Ross. Rarely do rapists evoke such sympathy. After two teenagers were convicted on Sunday of raping […]

Hotel soaps used to combat human trafficking (USA)

March 17, 2013

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source http://www.wdrb.com/story/21661429/hotel-soaps-used-to-combat-human-trafficking?autoStart=true&topVideoCatNo=default&clipId=8639894     LOUISVILLE, KY (WDRB) — It looks like an assembly line for party favors. A group of women standing around a table, stuffing plastic gift bags with bars of soap. The women are volunteers with the group S.O.A.P or Save Our Adolescents from Prostitution. Their gathering this weekend in Louisville was part […]

Police: NY man cut ankle monitor before killing mom, raping girl in carjacking

March 16, 2013

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Source Published March 16, 2013 Associated Press March 15, 2013: New York State Police investigate a car involved in a fatal carjacking on Verplank Road, Clay, N.Y. (AP) Probation officials are investigating how a man charged with possessing child pornography managed to cut off his electronic monitoring bracelet before carjacking a woman at a mall, […]

Violence Against Women Declined By 64% Over 10 Years, But Progress Has Stalled

March 16, 2013

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Source Violence Against Women Declined By 64 Over 10 Years But Progress Has Stalled Last week, President Obama signed the newly reauthorized Violence Against Women Act into law. The new law expands protections from sexual and domestic violence to more groups and funds training for police and for judges, strengthening the criminal justice system’s response […]

Official: Human trafficking ‘definitely’ in Keys

March 15, 2013

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source BY TERRY SCHMIDA Citizen Staff tschmida@keysnews.com Human trafficking is a very real problem, and it’s “definitely” going on in the Keys, according to Tyson Elliott, human trafficking coordinator for the Florida Department of Juvenile Justice. Elliott, a former sex crimes detective, was in Key West this week for a talk Wednesday night at the […]

Two men charged in human trafficking case involving girl in Milwaukee

March 15, 2013

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MILWAUKEE – Charges are filed against two men accused of human trafficking. According to the criminal complaint, Marcus Smith-Reaves is the man cited as being the mastermind behind holding a 17-year-old girl hostage in a house on North 34th Street and demanding that she perform sex acts for money and give him all the cash. […]

Child sex trafficking in US hotels? One woman’s plea for action.

March 15, 2013

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Source The first time someone mentioned human trafficking to Kimberly Ritter, she had only a vague idea of what it was. “Isn’t that something that happens in third-world countries?” she asked. That was 2008. Today Ms. Ritter might be said to have two careers. On the one hand, she’s still a meeting planner, a 20-year […]

Uber Limo Driver Allegedly Raped a 20-Year-Old Customer In D.C., But Won’t Be Prosecuted

March 15, 2013

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The U.S. Attorney’s Office said he is under investigation, but will not be charged. The Washington Post reports that a 35-year-old limousine driver named Anouar Habib Trabelsi allegedly raped a 20-year-old passenger. The woman used Uber’s smartphone app to e-hail a black car from outside a bar on U Street in December, which is when the alleged […]

Salem Twp. man kills wife, self in home with daughter, in-laws (U.S.)

August 11, 2012

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Source The Columbiana County Sheriff’s Office says Greg Hensley, 47, apparently fatally shot his wife, Tracie Hensley, 49, and then killed himself at their home on Egypt Road in Salem Township on Thursday night. A call came in to the Columbiana County 911 center at 10:16 p.m. about the shootings. Police found Tracie Hensley dead, […]

Jury urges death for man convicted of murdering wife, child after test showed he wasn’t father (U.S.)

August 10, 2012

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Source By Associated Press, Published: August 10 RIVERSIDE, Calif. — A California jury recommended the death penalty Friday for a man convicted of murdering his wife and her daughter after a paternity test showed he wasn’t the child’s father.A Riverside County Superior Court jury returned the penalty-phase verdict against Michael Barbar, 55, after he was convicted […]