Posts Tagged ‘sexual assault’

Sexual Assault Survivors Say the U.S. Attorney’s Office Isn’t Explaining Why It Declines Their Cases

"My experience with the U.S. Attorney’s Office can only be described as one of torment."

GWU to Rescind Bill Cosby’s Honorary Degree

Following allegations against him of sexual assault

Chatter: No Touching!

What you said about what we said last week.

District Line Daily: Call and Response

After pressure from advocates and a new law, D.C. police have improved their response to sexual assault.

District Line Daily: Losing Control

Georgetown University's basketball team protests Eric Garner's death.

Post Editor on Violence Against Women Headline: “That Was My Bad”

The Washington Post published an article on its PostEverything opinion blog today under a headline that basically boiled down to: "Women, don't sleep around if you don't want men to hit you."
Within a few hours, though, the headline was replaced with one that was a bit more tempered. The original: "One way to end violence against women? Stop taking [...]

Late Night Shots Members Stupidly Chime In on Lara Logan’s Sexual Assault

Late Night Shots, the members-only social club for upwardly-mobile hard-partying Georgetown-centric prepsters that Washington City Paper infamously profiled in 2007, seems to have tamped down its ridiculousness in recent years. But it's still around, meaning participants this week got a chance to say astonishingly stupid things about the brutal sexual assault of CBS News' Lara [...]

Chandra Levy Murder Trial: Ingmar Guandique Guilty

During the fourth day of deliberations, Ingmar Guandique was found guilty of first-degree murder in the 2001 murder of Chandra Levy. The announcement came less than two hours after deliberation resumed Monday.
Guandique originally faced another count of first-degree felony murder for allegedly sexually assaulting Levy in the trial that started Oct. 25.  The kidnapping and [...]

Andre Chreky Heads to Second Sex Harassment Trial

Andre Chreky, hairdresser to the stars (or at least the D.C. stars; Laura Bush was a client), has a big problem.
As a result of  a scandalous sexual harassment trial that ended in March, Chreky was told to pay $2.3 million to Ronnie Barrett, a former colorist at his upscale K Street NW salon. According to [...]

The Blotter: They Don’t Call It A ‘Hack’ License for Nothing

You Just Lost Your Tip, Buddy: A cab driver reportedly pulled a knife on a rider after refusing to give change for a $20. On June 12,  at about 1:15 a.m, a man tried to pay for his cab ride to a spot on the 1900 block of 17th Street NW with a $20 bill. The cabbie refused to make change. [...]

The Blotter: GWU Student Dies From Fall

Fatal Fall: A George Washington University student has died after falling from a fifth-floor dormitory window, according to the GW Hatchet. On Sunday at around 4 a.m, Taylor Hubbard, 20, fell from a window located in Guthridge Hall. Cops believe there was no foul play involved. The Hatchet talked to one of the students who discovered [...]

Virginia Sex Fiend Convicted of Graphic Assaults

An Annandale, Virginia, man has been found guilty in D.C. Superior Court of an incredibly sadistic series of sexual and physical assaults on a woman, including one that left her disfigured. Carlos W. Escalante, 31, will face up to sixty years in prison. According to court documents, a woman once involved with Escalante endured torture [...]

Handsy Hairdresser Headed for Second Harassment Trial

If famous D.C. hair poofer Andre Chreky, 52, was hoping to get out of his second sexual harassment trial when he filed for bankruptcy on March 22, well,  so much for that quick snip.
Judge Royce Lamberth just set a date–August 9–for the start of the trial, in which Jennifer Thong, a former employee of Chreky's, will accuse the [...]

Our Morning Roundup: Law and Order Edition

Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor would like you to know that she was misunderstood when she said that a wise Latina woman would come to a better decision than a white man.  Yes, she's been repeating this line since the soundbite came out almost six weeks ago, but it seems to be the main focus [...]

Palin on Rape Exams: Not the Taxpayers’ Problem

According to the Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman, Sarah Palin, during her tenure as mayor of Wasilla, approved a policy to deny free forensic examinations for sexual assault victims. Former Alaska Gov. Tony Knowles disagreed with the policy, which was unique to Wasilla, and went on to sign a bill that "[made] it illegal for any law [...]