After four women accused a Utah State University student of sex assaults, no charges and no apparent discipline

Four women in 2015 reported to police that they were sexually assaulted by the same Utah State University student. Three of those women were Utah State students and also reported the assaults to their school. But an investigation by The Salt Lake Tribune found that no charges were ever filed and it appears the university…

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A broken system forgives sexually abusive doctors in every state

After reviewing more than 100,000 public documents from all 50 states, analyzing thousands of individual cases and interviewing patients, doctors and advocates across the country, a team of reporters at The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reached disturbing conclusions. Sexual abuse of patients by doctors occurs far more often than the profession has acknowledged. Moreover it is shrouded…

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Clery Act data doesn’t provide a realistic picture of campus crime

The way that many officials in higher education and government agencies calculate crime around colleges and universities is not a definitive measure because of how the measurements are taken, according to an investigation by The Arizona Republic. The Republic investigated off-campus crimes near Arizona State University, the University of Arizona and Michigan State University, in…

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Bartered sex, corruption and cover-ups behind bars in nation’s largest women’s prison

Records and interviews indicate a pattern of physical, mental and sexual abuse at Florida’s Lowell Correctional Institution, the largest women’s prison in the country. The Miami Herald interviewed more than 30 inmates and reviewed hundreds of pages of records to investigate the allegations. Inmates say the they’ve been forced to have sex with corrections officers.…

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Nearly 1,000 officers in six years lose badges due to sexual misconduct

In a time of increasingly publicized mistrust of police, most Americans are not aware of the number of officers charged and dismissed for sexual misconduct. After a yearlong investigation, The Associated Press found that at least 1,000 officers have been dismissed in recent years, not counting states such as California and New York, which have…

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Rape on the Night Shift

  “Sexual assault can happen anywhere. But the way the problem has played out in the workplace largely has escaped public attention. And the night shift janitor is an easy target for abuse.” Reveal, along with partners Frontline, Univision, IRP, and KQED, investigate the sexual abuse of immigrant women in the janitorial industry. They talk…

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Survey shows only 1 dishonorable discharge for sexual assault in the National Guard

Information obtained by NBC Washington is shedding light on how the National Guard responds to reports of sexual assault. The station sent a survey to every Guard unit in the country and received responses from 40 of the 54 units. The data provides “the first publicly available numbers on what happens to those accused of…

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Extra Extra Monday: Tracking charges for cops, undocumented overtime, police failure in Sharper case

A record of trouble | The Marshall Project As California prepares to greatly expand its use of halfway houses for people leaving its overcrowded prisons, state officials have turned for help to a private halfway house operator that has been cited in other states for inadequate care, unchecked violence and repeated escapes at its facilities.…

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Sex crime suspects rarely sent to prison in Southern Illinois

The Belleville News-Democrat has revealed in a three-part series that from 2005 to 2013, 70 percent of sex crimes reported to police in Southern Illinois were never even brought to a courtroom. Overall, in a 32-county area, only 1 in ten felony sex crimes suspects were convicted and sent to prison. Perhaps even more disturbing,…

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