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Mentally disabled football player 'brutally raped' with coat hanger by teammates, lawsuit claims

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The family of a black mentally disabled high school football player in Idaho has filed a $10-million lawsuit against the school district after he was allegedly “brutally raped” with a coat hanger by white teammates. 413 more words

World

Threats prompt lockdown of Idaho school where football players allegedly raped disabled teammate

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DIETRICH, Idaho – Dietrich’s K-12 school was locked down Wednesday afternoon, and students were eventually bussed to another location, after the school received a number of threatening calls, and a person entered the school despite a teacher’s pleas not to. 359 more words

News

Windsor police hunt for perpetrator after a series of sex assaults

Windsor police are warning women to be on their guard after a series of east-end sex assaults.

“If you observe somebody acting suspiciously just trust your gut feeling and get to a safe location and call us,” said Const. 265 more words

Local News

Why I Write About Rape

Jodie Foster made a brilliant and much-needed statement recently about the over-reliance male writers/directors have on rape as a plot device and explanation for female motivation. 830 more words

Theatre

Boggart and Sexual Assault

In Harry Potter series, boggart is an amortal shape shifting non-being that takes on the form of viewer’s worst fear.

Hermione’s boggart on her third year was Professor McGonagall telling her that she failed all exams. 301 more words

Bill Cosby Ordered To Stand Trial On Sexual Assault Charges

Following a hearing on Tuesday, a Pennsylvania judge has ordered Bill Cosby to stand trial on sexual assault charges.

Sections of accuser Andrea Constand‘s statement were read in court, detailing the sexual assault that took place in Cosby’s home in 2004. 174 more words

National

Three White Football Players Charged With Using Coat Hanger To Rape Black Disabled Teammate

Details are so gruesome that the presiding judge sealed documents until they were released after an April 22 preliminary hearing, writes the MagicValley.com.

The case in question revolves around a Black disabled football player with learning disabilities who was allegedly sexually assaulted on October 23, 2015 by three of his White teammates in a high school locker room in Dietrich, Idaho. 434 more words

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