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Wrongfully convicted man gets statue in Texas

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A Texas man who was wrongfully convicted and sentenced to 25 years in prison, where he eventually died, has been honored with a statue. Time Cole spent 13 years in prison after being accused of rape. 

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Cee Lo Green apologizes for rape tweets

I truly and deeply apologize for the comments attributed to me on Twitter. Those comments were idiotic, untrue and not what I believe. — CeeLo Green (@CeeLoGreen) September 3, 2014 Musician Cee Lo Green apologized Tuesday night for “idiotic” tweets about rape, but didn’t actually acknowledge that he made the comments. The apology came in […]

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Teen convicted in Steubenville rape case back on school football team

One of two teens convicted in the explosive rape case in Steubenville, Ohio is back on the team. Ma’lik Richmond practiced with the team Monday as a wide receiver. 

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Teen rape survivor fights back with #IAMJADA

A 16-year-old Texas teen who found out she was raped via social media is speaking out. It is not The Black Youth Project’s policy to identify rape victims, but the young girl is choosing to identify herself. Jada, spoke to KHOU about the rape last week. She said that she has nothing to hide and […]

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City of New York reaches $40M settlement with Central Park Five

New York City has reached a $40 million settlement with five men whose convictions were overturned in the Central Park Jogger case. The men, known as the Central Park Five, were accused of raping a woman who was jogging in Central Park in 1989. 

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Tufts University kicks out student after she was raped

On Monday, Wagatwe Wanjuki posted a tweet about what it’s like to be a rape survivor. The 27-year-old took to Twitter after reading a June 6 Washington Post column buy conservative writer George Will. The column suggested there was no campus rape epidemic and that women were lying about being victims of sexual assault.

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Update: former NFL star Darren Sharper to remain in jail

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A Los Angeles judge has once again refused to release former NFL safety Darren Sharper from jail. Sharper is awaiting trial in Los Angeles after pleading not guilty to charges that he raped and drugged two women last year. 

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Update: Darren Sharper in LA court today

Former NFL star Darren Sharper returns to court Thursday for a hearing in Los Angeles that will determine whether he is released on bail. The decision follows a new set of charges against Sharper alleging that he sexually assaulted and drugged two women in Tempe, Ariz. last year. 

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Detroit officer responding to domestic violence call charged with raping victim

A Detroit police officer has been charged with sexually assaulting the victim of a domestic violence call he responded to. Officer Deon Nunlee, 40, was arraigned on three counts of second-degree criminal sexual conduct, one count of assault with intent to penetrate, and one count of misconduct while on duty.

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Police Report: Darren Sharper told several about ‘non-consensual’ sex

According to a police report, former NFL player Darren Sharper told several witnesses that he and an acquaintance had non-consensual sex with two women in New Orleans last fall. Sharper is currently in jail in Los Angeles, where he is also facing charges. 

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