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Va. Man Gets 12 Years in Near-Fatal D.C. Sex Assault

A Virginia man has been sentenced to 12 years in prison in what prosecutors say was a sexual assault that was so violent, it nearly killed the victim.

10/01/2014

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New Nail Polish Detects Presence of Date Rape Drugs in Drinks

The future of preventing date rape may soon be at the tip of your finger—literally.

08/27/2014

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Study: Warm Weather Brings Out Violent Criminals

In a recent study from the U.S. Department of Justice, it was found that rapes, sexual assaults and domestic violence cases occur more often during the summer months.

08/17/2014

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D.C. Man Freed After 25 Years in Prison for Rape and Killing He Didn’t Commit

A District of Columbia judge has declared that a 50-year-old man is innocent of a 1982 rape and slaying that put him in prison for 25 years.

07/21/2014

Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson warns that some parents of Central American children attempting to cross the U.S. border illegally already know of the risks, noting that some girls are given birth control “in case they’re raped along the way.”  (credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Homeland Secretary: Parents Give Immigrant Children Birth Control ‘In Case They’re Raped Along The Way’

Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson warns that some parents of Central American children attempting to cross the U.S. border illegally already know of the risks, noting that some girls are given birth control “in case they’re raped along the way.”

07/17/2014

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Survey: Rapes Not Investigated at 2 in 5 Colleges

A survey of colleges and universities finds a lack of coordination between many campuses and local law enforcement in handling sexual assaults, and that many schools have gone years without investigating such cases.

07/09/2014

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Virginia Inmate Pleads Guilty to 1989 Rapes

A man serving life sentences for rape has pleaded guilty to raping two women in Arlington in 1989.

06/19/2014

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Rape Charge Dropped Against Virginia Deputy

Prosecutors have agreed to drop a charge of rape against a former sheriff’s deputy in Alexandria who was accused of sexually assaulting an inmate.

06/05/2014

Police released this sketch of a man they say raped a woman in her Woodbridge apartment. (Photo from Prince William County Police)

Police: Woman Raped in Her Woodbridge Apartment

Police in Prince William County say they’re looking for a man who raped a woman at gunpoint in her Woodbridge apartment as her two children slept.

05/29/2014

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Alexandria Sheriff’s Deputy Charged with Raping Inmate

An Alexandria deputy sheriff has been arrested and charged with sexually assaulting an inmate at the William G. Truesdale Adult Detention Center.

05/27/2014

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