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.

Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Marine rapist jailed for 40 years

MANILA An American Marine has been sentenced to 40 years in prison for rape in a case hailed as a victory for women’s rights and Philippines independence from its former colonial power. Three other Marines were acquitted of complicity after a long trial that resurrected controversies about the American military presence in the country. After the sentencing a scuffle broke out between security staff from the US Embassy and local police over who would take custody of Lance Corporal Daniel Smith, 21. (AP) .

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