The Rape Crisis Blog

I've created this blog in order to bring to the forefront the sad reality of rape victims throughout the world in the 21st century. Currently I'm collecting every piece of information I can find regarding this subject, and put it here with reference to the origin. Please comment and spread it to people that may find this interesting.

Sunday, January 28, 2007

Police seize record date-rape drug haul

Police say a raid at a Perth house last week uncovered the largest quantity of date-rape drug GHB ever seized in Western Australia. They say the 1.6 litres of the designer drug, also known as fantasy, was destined for New Year's Eve celebrations in Northbridge. A 34-year-old man has been charged over the Duncraig haul and is due to appear in court later this month. Senior Sergeant Paul McMurtrie says the seizure may have prevented sexual assaults and even deaths over the festive season. "In quantities of up to four millilitres, it can anaesthetise people and render them unconscious and in quantities of up to eight mils and more, can actually cause a person's death," he said. He says police estimate there was enough of the drug for about 800 individual doses.

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Tuesday, January 23, 2007


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Sunday, January 21, 2007

Guardian Angels On Patrol For St. Paul Rapist

(WCCO) The Guardian Angels are trying to keep the search for a St. Paul rapist in the spotlight. A 57-year-old woman and 13-year-old girl were both beaten and raped earlier this month. The Guardian Angels hope a little information will go a long way towards catching a criminal. You can't miss them in their bright red berets and jackets. When the Guardian Angels come to town, they want to be noticed."We are highly visible. That's our biggest thing, we try to be a visual deterrent," said Khaelean, a Guardian Angel from the Minneapolis chapter. Each member uses a pseudonym while on patrol. The group started in New York, but most of the members on patrol are from North and Northeast Minneapolis. The citizen patrol is in the Payne Avenue neighborhood of St. Paul trying to help police find a rapist.

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Sunday, January 14, 2007

Man charged in Cape Girardeau rape case after DNA testing

For the second time, Missouri's program of testing the DNA of all convicted felons has led to new charges in a Cape Girardeau County rape case, Prosecuting Attorney Morley Swingle announced Saturday. Samuel C. Taylor, 28, faces charges of rape and robbery in the March 12, 2004, attack on a woman on South Frederick Street. In the attack, a 58-year-old woman was approached at about 1:30 a.m. by a man who offered to sell her drugs, Swingle said in a prepared statement. After declining the offer, the woman told police she was struck from behind and beaten unconscious, Swingle said. When she awoke, her jaw was broken in two places, she had injuries to her face, ankle and neck and her purse and panties were missing, Swingle said. No suspects were charged until the Missouri State Highway Patrol reported that Taylor's DNA, collected following his 2006 conviction on felony charges of failing to pay child support, matched sperm found on the victim's clothes, Swingle said.

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Sunday, January 07, 2007

Lab: 2nd test rules out date-rape drug

WASHINGTON (AP) - The director of a leading French laboratory said Wednesday there were no significant traces of a common date-rape drug in hair samples from two women who have accused a former Naval Academy football player of drugging and sexually assaulting them. "We can say with huge accuracy that there was no exposure" to gamma-hydroxybutyrate, or GHB, a common date-rape drug, said Pascal Kintz, testifying in the military version of a grand jury hearing for Kenny Ray Morrison. Morrison, 24, is charged with rape, distribution of a controlled substance, assault and conduct unbecoming an officer for the two alleged incidents. He could face life in a military prison if convicted. An investigating officer for the military presiding over Wednesday's Article 32 hearing must decide whether to recommend Morrison's case for a general court-martial.

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Sunday, December 31, 2006

Nigeria: Truths of a Decade

I AM a few years shy of the big four O and yet, I feel like I only began to grow up just a decade ago. Before then, for all intents and purposes, I lived a happy go lucky life where I just drifted from one phase to another before maturity kicked the door in with a few disasters. All of a sudden, I was given the wheel of my life and told to drive, even though I did not even have a learner's permit talk less of a licence. Looking back on the simpler days where the world really seemed to be my oyster and everyone seemed to have been created for the sole purpose of catering to my every need; I must admit I had some fun. I was not the nicest person that ever lived and, if truth be told, I was also a very troubled young person. In those days, I had boxed myself into the corner of beauty, I let myself be defined by what I looked like and not much else; with hindsight, that was the biggest cop out that I spent almost a decade washing off.

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Sunday, December 24, 2006

When cop tried to rape Rani

Shivpuri, Dec 24: The minor girl Rani, who was thrown in prostitution by few women, had to face embarrassing moments when saviour turned villain. She was rescued from the clutches of brothel owners but had to undergo more mental stress when she was targeted by a cop. Rani who was being brought by the police here for medical examination was teased by the police personnel. When she was in the police vehicle, a constable Satyaprakash with lewd intention teased her. He threatened her with dire consequence if she would reveal it to others. Kotwali police have registered a case against the accused constable. The minor girl Rani had been rescued from the clutches of prostitutes yesterday. The SDM had issued order for her examination at district hospital. She was sent for the medical examination under police custody.

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