A New Low In College Athlete Assault Cases

A former student is suing the University of Northern Iowa for what she says was its mishandling of her sexual assault case. Now the university's defense team is requesting a number of documents from her past — including accounts of her father's death when she was five years old. » 9/19/11 7:00pm 9/19/11 7:00pm

School Reportedly Made Girl Write Apology To Her Alleged Attacker

A Missouri school is being sued for some of the most disturbing allegations in recent memory: according to the suit, officials not only disregarded a girl's rape claim, but forced her to deliver an apology letter to her alleged attacker. Then, she says, the same student raped her again. » 8/16/11 5:35pm 8/16/11 5:35pm

Boy Tries To Rip Off Girl's Hijab, Faces Hate Crime Charges

A 12-year-old Staten Island boy has been charged with a hate crime for attacking a girl and trying to rip off her hijab. But his school apparently tried hard to get police to drop charges. » 3/31/11 12:45pm 3/31/11 12:45pm

Students Shot At LA High School

Two students were hurt at LA's Gardena High School this morning when a gun apparently went off accidentally inside another student's backpack. The suspected owner of the weapon, a tenth-grader, is in custody. » 1/18/11 4:55pm 1/18/11 4:55pm

High School Basketball Players Accused Of Horrifying Hazing

Five former members of an Idaho high school basketball team are accused of imprisoning teammates and penetrating them with foreign objects as part of a horrible hazing ritual. Now they're facing sex crime charges. » 12/17/10 5:20pm 12/17/10 5:20pm

Officials Won't Prosecute Notre Dame Assault Case

The St. Joseph County Prosecutor's Office has announced it won't prosecute the alleged sexual battery that led college student Elizabeth Seeberg to take her own life. Nor will the person who sent her a threatening text be charged. » 12/16/10 6:25pm 12/16/10 6:25pm

Reported Sexual Assaults Up 64% At Military Academies

Sexual assaults at US military academies were up 64% last academic year, according to a Defense Dept. report. And while the Air Force had the biggest increase, they may actually be doing the most to combat assault. » 12/16/10 9:36am 12/16/10 9:36am

Rutgers Sex-Spy Victim Commits Suicide

Two Rutgers students were arrested this week for planting a hidden camera webcam in a fellow student's dorm room, and broadcasting video of him having sex. And, tragically, sources say their victim has now committed suicide. » 9/29/10 12:00pm 9/29/10 12:00pm

Afghan Girls Poisoned For Going To School

In case you needed more evidence that things in Afghanistan are going from bad to worse, fifty-nine students at a girls' school were hospitalized earlier today because they were attacked with poisoned gas. » 8/25/10 11:12am 8/25/10 11:12am

Was Bullying Really Behind Phoebe Prince's Suicide?

Coverage of Phoebe Prince's bullying (ours included) has told the story of a clique of evil kids systematically tormenting an outcast. But now one reporter says this isn't accurate — and the bullies are victims too. » 7/21/10 12:27pm 7/21/10 12:27pm

Bullies Charged In Teen's Suicide, But Questions Remain

Nine teens have been charged with crimes ranging from harassment to statutory rape in connection with the suicide of Massachusetts highschooler Phoebe Prince. But an anti-bullying statute is still pending, and some blame Prince for her problems. » 3/30/10 9:30am 3/30/10 9:30am

How Colleges Fail Assault Victims — And How Students Can Help

The latest in a series of disturbing reports on campus assault found that colleges and government agencies alike often botch rape investigations. One solution may be to keep rape from happening in the first place. » 2/25/10 4:00pm 2/25/10 4:00pm

Hofstra Student Sentenced To Community Service, Counseling For False…

Danmell Ndonye, the 18-year-old Hofstra University student who falsely accused five men of raping her earlier this month, will not serve jail time, provided she comply with court ordered mental health counseling and community service. [NY Times] » 9/26/09 12:30pm 9/26/09 12:30pm

Hofstra Student "Likely" To Face Criminal Charges For Rape Accusation

The Hofstra University student who recanted her rape allegations against four men will "likely" receive criminal charges in a few days. A source said police were awaiting some "corroborating evidence," but did not reveal what the charges would be. [Newsday] » 9/21/09 11:40am 9/21/09 11:40am

Are Professors Especially Vulnerable To Stalking?

A new survey claims that professors are more vulnerable to stalking than the general population, and that male professors suffer it nearly as often as women. » 9/16/09 8:00pm 9/16/09 8:00pm

College Men Suffer As Much Violence As Women

In a study of college students, men were as likely as women to have suffered violence. Men reported more physical abuse, women more emotional, and women were more likely to be abused by family members. [U.S. News & World Report] » 7/17/09 10:40am 7/17/09 10:40am