sexual assault http://kut.org en Campus Sexual Assaults Are Targeted In New White House Report http://kut.org/post/campus-sexual-assaults-are-targeted-new-white-house-report Noting that 1 in 5 women is sexually assaulted in college, the White House is releasing new guidelines to help victims of that violence and improve the way schools handle such cases. Tue, 29 Apr 2014 16:57:55 +0000 Bill Chappell, NPR 10320 at http://kut.org Campus Sexual Assaults Are Targeted In New White House Report Sexual Assaults In Military Have Increased By A Third Since 2010 http://kut.org/post/sexual-assaults-military-have-increased-third-2010 A Pentagon survey estimating sexual assaults in the military finds that cases have spiked by a third since 2010.<p><a href="http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2013/05/07/military-sexual-assaults/2140835/"><em>USA Today</em> obtained a summary of the report</a>, which is due out later this week. Tue, 07 May 2013 15:21:03 +0000 7644 at http://kut.org Sexual Violence Victims Say Military Justice System Is 'Broken' http://kut.org/post/sexual-violence-victims-say-military-justice-system-broken Myla Haider took a roundabout route to becoming an agent in the Army's Criminal Investigation Command, or CID. Wars kept interrupting her training.<p>"My commander wanted to take me to Iraq as the intelligence analyst for the battalion, so I gave up my seat in CID school," Haider says.<p>She speaks in a steady, "just the facts ma'am" tone. Once a cop always a cop, the 37-year-old says.<p>Her commander from the 101st Airborne, retired Lt. Col. Marty Herbert, describes Haider as a sharp, even-keeled analyst, standing out in a battalion of hundreds. Thu, 21 Mar 2013 16:46:34 +0000 Marisa Peñaloza 7037 at http://kut.org Sexual Violence Victims Say Military Justice System Is 'Broken' Steubenville Girls Arrested After Allegedly Threatening Rape Victim http://kut.org/post/steubenville-girls-arrested-after-allegedly-threatening-rape-victim The 16-year-old girl raped by two Ohio high school football players in <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2013/03/18/174608680/after-steubenville-guilty-verdicts-grand-jury-to-weigh-more-charges" target="_blank">a crime that has attracted wide attention</a> has also been the victim of online harassment, the state's top prosecutor said late Monday.<p>Attorney General Mike DeWine announced that two Steubenville, Ohio, girls have been arrested and charged with threatening the other girl. Tue, 19 Mar 2013 15:53:08 +0000 Mark Memmott, NPR 7001 at http://kut.org Steubenville Girls Arrested After Allegedly Threatening Rape Victim After Steubenville Guilty Verdicts, Grand Jury Weighs More Charges http://kut.org/post/after-steubenville-guilty-verdicts-grand-jury-weighs-more-charges Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine will convene a grand jury next month to investigate whether other charges should be filed in the infamous case of a 16-year-old girl who was raped by two high school football players last summer.<p>The case, involving players from the small city of Steubenville along Ohio's border with West Virginia, has <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2013/03/13/174180448/steubenville-rape-trial-begins" target="_blank">attracted attention around the nation and the world</a> because of images of the victim and text messages about her that the boys and some of thei Mon, 18 Mar 2013 14:37:01 +0000 Mark Memmott, NPR 6984 at http://kut.org After Steubenville Guilty Verdicts, Grand Jury Weighs More Charges Pennsylvania Judge Denies Sandusky Request For New Trial http://kut.org/post/pennsylvania-judge-denies-sandusky-request-new-trial A Pennsylvania judge on Wednesday denied a motion by former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky for a new trial.<p>Sandusky was convicted of 45 counts of sexual abuse of minors back in October. Wed, 30 Jan 2013 19:18:40 +0000 Eyder Peralta 6399 at http://kut.org Pennsylvania Judge Denies Sandusky Request For New Trial More Tears for Notre Dame's 'Fake Tragedy' Than a Real Girl's Death? http://kut.org/post/more-tears-notre-dames-fake-tragedy-real-girls-death The bizarre story of Notre Dame star linebacker Manti Te'o and the girlfriend he now says never existed has <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2013/01/18/169691337/teo-spoke-of-girlfriend-as-if-she-existed-after-he-supposedly-learned-of-hoax" target="_blank">exploded on to news sites and TV channels this week</a>.<p>With it has come criticism aimed at the school for what some see as a double standard. Notre Dame is strongly supporting Te'o — school officials say they've investigated and that he's the victim of a hoax. Fri, 18 Jan 2013 22:55:14 +0000 Mark Memmott, NPR 6259 at http://kut.org More Tears for Notre Dame's 'Fake Tragedy' Than a Real Girl's Death? Clearing Texas Rape Kit Backlog Brings Hefty Price Tag http://kut.org/post/clearing-texas-rape-kit-backlog-brings-hefty-price-tag <p></p><p>There are some 20,000 untested rape kits sitting on evidence shelves in police departments across Texas, the state Department of Public Safety estimates.</p><p>Each box with samples of hair, skin and clothing represents one of the worst moments of the victim’s life, a crime that was followed by hours in a doctor’s office submitting the most personal evidence.</p><p> Fri, 04 Jan 2013 18:11:02 +0000 Brandi Grissom, Texas Tribune 6061 at http://kut.org Clearing Texas Rape Kit Backlog Brings Hefty Price Tag AM Update: Speed Limit Increase on 183A, Learning from Lackland?, Long-Awaited Medal for UT Alum http://kut.org/post/am-update-speed-limit-increase-183a-learning-lackland-long-awaited-medal-ut-alum <p><strong>Speed Limit Increase on 183A Toll Road</strong></p><p>You&rsquo;ll soon be able to drive faster on the <a href="http://www.mobilityauthority.com/projects/183a.php" target="_blank">183A toll road</a>.</p><p>The <a href="http://www.mobilityauthority.com/monkeewrench/files/resources/MA_Spd_Lmt_Incr_071112_REV.pdf" target="_blank">speed limit is going up</a> from 70 to 75 miles per hour this morning. The new speed limit goes into effect as soon as the new signs are installed.</p><p>The speed limit increase affects more than 11 miles of highway stretching from RM 620 in Northwest Austin through Cedar Park and Leander. Thu, 02 Aug 2012 13:12:45 +0000 Mary Mattia & Laura Rice 4803 at http://kut.org AM Update: Speed Limit Increase on 183A, Learning from Lackland?, Long-Awaited Medal for UT Alum At An Air Force Base, Allegations Of Sexual Assault http://kut.org/post/air-force-base-texas-allegations-sexual-assault Opening statements will be made Tuesday in the trial of a former Air Force instructor accused of rape and sexual assault of the young trainees in his care.<p>Staff Sgt. Luis Walker faces 28 charges and could be sentenced to life in prison. A total of 12 Air Force instructors are under investigation for allegedly abusing recruits at Lackland Air Force Base, the main Air Force training center.<p>If what prosecutors say about Walker is true, he made life hell for 10 new members of the U.S. Air Force. Tue, 17 Jul 2012 14:42:30 +0000 Larry Abramson 4698 at http://kut.org At An Air Force Base, Allegations Of Sexual Assault Report Slams Penn State Leadership for Failures in Sandusky Case http://kut.org/post/report-slams-penn-state-leadership-failures-sandusky-case <p>A scathing report on the child sex abuse scandal at Penn State was released today, indicting authorities at top levels of the college for failure to report Jerry Sandusky&rsquo;s sexual assault of young boys in the university&rsquo;s football program.</p><p>The report, prepared by Louis Freeh, states the following:</p><blockquote><p>Four of the most powerful people at The Pennsylvania State University&mdash;President Graham B. Spanier, Senior Vice President-Finance Gary C. Schultz, Athletic Director Timothy M. Curley and Head Football Coach Joseph V. Paterno&mdash;failed to protect against a child sexual predator harming children for over a decade. These men concealed Sandusky&#39;s activities from the Board of Trustees, the University community and authorities. They exhibited a striking lack of empathy for Sandusky&#39;s victims by failing to inquire as to their safety and well-being, especially by not attempting to determine the identity of the child who Sandusky assaulted in the Lasch Building in 2001.&rdquo;</p></blockquote><p> Thu, 12 Jul 2012 19:01:14 +0000 Wells Dunbar 4673 at http://kut.org Report Slams Penn State Leadership for Failures in Sandusky Case Services For Sex Assault Victims Lacking, UT Study Finds http://kut.org/post/services-sex-assault-victims-lacking-ut-study-finds <p>Services for sexual assault victims are significantly lacking in Texas, according to a new survey out of the UT-Austin.&nbsp;</p><p>The study said, for example, that emergency room wait times for sex assault victims are so long that they often leave before receiving treatment and reporting the assault.</p><p>&quot;Sexual assault crimes persist as a social problem in Texas and the need to propel this issue to the public&#39;s attention is pressing,&quot; the study&#39;s lead investigator, Dr. Noël Busch-Armendariz <a href="http://www.utexas.edu/news/2011/08/26/assault_services_gaps/">said in a press release</a>. Thu, 01 Sep 2011 18:09:47 +0000 Katrina Tollin 2380 at http://kut.org Services For Sex Assault Victims Lacking, UT Study Finds