sexual assault

Sexual Assault Prevention
6:41 am
Thu October 23, 2014

UO Task Force Offers Sweeping Sexual Violence Recommendations

University of Oregon campus
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A University of Oregon task force on sexual violence proposed 23 recommendations at a university senate meeting Wednesday.

The task force report is called "Twenty Students Per Week." That refers to about how often undergraduate women at U of O experience unwanted sexual contact. The same survey with those numbers also found most student-victims don't report being sexually assaulted.

"The University of Oregon can become a leader in addressing this problem," Carol Stabile said.

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College Sex Assault Complaints
5:30 pm
Thu May 1, 2014

WSU, U-Idaho Under Investigation For Sex Assault Complaints

Washington State University and the University of Idaho are among 55 schools under investigation over their handling of sexual assault cases
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Washington State University and the University of Idaho are among the schools under investigation over their handling of sexual assault cases. Federal law requires universities to investigate reports of sexual violence and harassment, and to take steps to prevent future incidents. The U.S. Department of Education released a list of 55 colleges and universities they say may have broken the law.

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NWPR Books
4:26 am
Tue June 25, 2013

Book News: Author Of Controversial 'Seduction Guide' Apologizes

The daily lowdown on books, publishing, and the occasional author behaving badly.

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Military Sexual Assault
4:35 pm
Fri May 31, 2013

Patty Murray In Seattle To Discuss Efforts To Protect Victims Of Military Sexual Assault

Washington Senator Patty Murray was in Seattle Friday discussing her legislation aimed at combating military sexual assault.

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Harassment Lawsuit
5:05 pm
Thu May 23, 2013

Wash. Harassment Lawsuit Gets Congress Members Attention

A sexual harassment lawsuit against Evans Fruit near Yakima, Wash., came under scrutiny this week during a congressional hearing. The feds recently lost this expensive, high-profile case, and some Congress members are now asking… “Was it worth it?”

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Military Sexual Assault
4:03 pm
Tue May 7, 2013

Washington Senator Patty Murray Introduces Bill To Combat Military Assault

In its latest report, the Department of Defense says more than 2,700 service members reported being sexually assaulted in 2012. Tuesday, Washington Senator Patty Murray introduced a new bill she says will help better protect victims of military sexual assault from intimidation and systemic challenges.

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Sex Abuse Survivors
4:04 pm
Mon April 8, 2013

Sex Abuse Survivors Want To Eliminate Statute Of Limitations

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Originally published on Mon April 8, 2013 3:55 pm

SALEM, Ore. - Survivors of childhood sex abuse are lobbying in Salem to eliminate the time limit to press charges against their perpetrators. A committee held a hearing on a new bill Monday.

Letty Merritt, with the group OAASIS, is an advocate for sex abuse survivors. She says she was abused by four male relatives when she was younger. It wasn’t until her mid-30s, after years of therapy that she was finally able to speak out and press charges against her abusers. But Oregon’s criminal statute of limitations expires when victims like Merritt turn 30.

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Sexual Abuse Lawsuit
5:10 pm
Wed January 2, 2013

Portland Man Files Lawsuit Claiming Sexual Abuse By Eugene Pastor

A Portland man is suing the Oregon-Idaho Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church for sexual abuse he claims he suffered at the hands of a now-deceased Eugene pastor.

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Oregon Prison Lawsuit
4:14 pm
Tue June 26, 2012

Lawsuit Alleges More Abuse Of Female Inmates

An aerial photo of Coffee Creek Correctional Facility in Wilsonville, Oregon.

A new lawsuit alleges sexual abuse by workers at Oregon's only prison for women. It's the latest in a series of lawsuits brought by female inmates at the institution in Wilsonville.

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