sexual assaults

Did They Pinkie Swear?

The Steubenville rape case has been rife with controversy since August.   When the rumor of deals struck by the prosecution surfaced, they were quickly dismissed by the Attorney General’s office.   “We’ve made no deals with anyone,” was the response to the question of deals; however today Attorney General Mike Dewine fessed up that indeed the three individuals were given immunity from prosecution in exchange for their testimony.  In all three letters the state…
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Hello Cleveland!!

The blog was down for the better part of the day due to some server issues, but hopefully those have been resolved.  Nope, I didn’t shut down.  I’m here for the duration.  I write about a lot of cases, and my focus has always been for the victims.  I don’t always have heartwarming things to say about criminals or others who behave like savages, and I believe that if it looks like a turd, and…
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Wheeling Park Student Arrested

On Thursday, Wheeling Park High School senior, Cody Brautigam was arrested at the school’s campus for allegations that he sexually assaulted two girls younger than 10 years old.  He was booked into the Northern Regional Jail in Moundsville on two counts of first-degree sexual assault and two counts of first-degree sexual abuse.  He is being held on $100,000 bond. The Wheeling Intelligencer reported: According to a police report, a 9-year-old girl told a sexual assault…
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#SupportSurvivorsOhio – Wear a Badge

Please show your support by placing a “twibbon” on your Facebook pages and twitter photos.  It is very simple to do.  We are also working to get teal ribbons to wear on Friday to show support for Ohio Survivors of sexual violence.  You can email me for details if you want to be involved in bringing awareness.  Thanks. You can add your twibbon by clicking here:

Sept 14th #SupportSurvivorsOhio

I have seen A LOT of victim blaming going on – not only here but elsewhere.  I have allowed the comments, because I want people to have a platform to speak.  However, with that decision comes a heavy heart from reading these comments.   I want to apologize to all survivors of rape who are out there on behalf of the simple-minded individuals who make those comments.  NO ONE deserves to get raped.  NO ONE…
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We Didn't Know What Rape Was

MARK COLE: Mark Cole II, 17, said the victim was leaving one house and was so intoxicated she could barely walk. “She wasn’t capable of walking on her own and was stumbling as walking,” Cole said. Cole said he shot a video of sexual conduct in his car between Mays and the victim as they were driving to Cole’s house. Cole said he later deleted the video from his phone. He said, at his house,…
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Steubenville Big Red Rape Accusations: The Other Perpetrators

On August 11, students from Steubenville High School or “Big Red” as it is known locally, attended various end of the summer parties in the Ohio Valley.  That night while in attendance at a party that was allegedly held at a COACH’s home, underage students were drinking to celebrate the end of the summer.  For many in attendance, it was the end of their high school journey and they were moving on to attend various…
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Jeepers Creepers

Where’d ya get those…perversions.  Someone who has been named the “Hilltop Creeper” is breaking into women’s homes in the middle of the night and once inside their homes lurps over their beds while they sleep and touches them inappropriately.  So far there have been 19 incidents all concentrated in the Hilltop area of Columbus. The posted  map shows the dotted areas where the Creeper has struck.  The Hilltop is on the west side of Columbus. …
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