Saturday, December 27, 2008

College student is city's 500th homicide of year As the city saw its 500th homicide of the year this week, the highest toll in five years, a mother was trying to come to grips with the death of her first-born. Michele Delashment said her 21-year-old son, Kermit Delashment II -- one of four children -- had recently earned his associate's degree in computer science at Olive-Harvey College.

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

University of Michigan police investigate report of 2006 sexual assault

by Art Aisner The Ann Arbor News
Wednesday December 24, 2008, 10:23 AM
University of Michigan Police said they are investigating an alleged sexual assault involving students from the spring of 2006.
A 20-year-old student went to the police department late last week to report the incident after she was initially reluctant to come forward, Lt. Robert Neumann said.
The woman said she was groped by a male acquaintance inside another person's residence in the Vera Baits II housing complex in the 1400 block of Hubbard Street in 2006, Neumann said

Judge denies motion to suppress evidence in Kuhn case

By Mandy Hofmockel
Collegian Staff Writer
The case for a State College man charged with rape and attempted murder was dealt a blow Tuesday when a judge denied a motion to suppress evidence collected after what the defense called an "illegal arrest."
Michael A. Kuhn, 31, was arrested in August 2007 after police say a woman reported a man loitering outside her 612 Apple Alley apartment and staring in her window. Following that arrest, police charged Kuhn in connection with the rape of a Penn State graduate student.

Monday, December 22, 2008

Porn actor gets life sentence for WSU rape

The pornographic film actor known as Jack Venice was given a life sentence for raping a woman at a Washington State University sorority.
COLFAX, Wash. —
The pornographic film actor known as Jack Venice was given a life sentence for raping a woman at a Washington State University sorority.
Under the sentence he received Friday in Whitman County Superior Court, the 26-year-old native of Houston, Christopher Jack Reid, will be eligible for parole in nine years.
Reid was convicted in October of second-degree rape and three burglary counts.
KRPL reports Reid told the court he is sorry for what happened to the victim but maintains his innocence. His lawyer plans an appeal.
The victim told the court she is afraid of being attacked again and sleeps with the lights on.
Prosecutors say Reid and a WSU student got drunk and broke into several sororities in search of women to co-star in sex videos.

Brothers Get 20 Years In Student's Death

Kutztown University Student Attacked In Sept. 2007
POSTED: 2:18 pm EST December 20, 2008
UPDATED: 7:40 am EST December 22, 2008

READING, Pa. -- Two brothers were sentenced Friday to 20 to 40 years in prison for their roles in the beating death of a college student last year.
Terry Kline, 23, and Kenneth Kline, 22, both of Allentown, offered tearful apologies to the family of Kyle Quinn, 19, a Kutztown University sophomore.
Quinn was attacked at random on Sept. 7, 2007, a few blocks from campus after the brothers and a third man left a bar looking for someone to beat up.

Sunday, December 21, 2008

4 say they're victims of man accused in SMU student's death

12:00 AM CST on Sunday, December 21, 2008
By JASON TRAHAN / The Dallas Morning News
The women came to his poker room near the Southern Methodist University campus – sometimes with their boyfriends, sometimes by themselves.
Many of them found the atmosphere at his illicit poker games enticing, said James McDaniel, a self-described professional poker player known for hosting Texas Hold 'Em games four nights a week.
Authorities say Mr. McDaniel preyed on at least four of these women, maybe many more, offering them free drugs and alcohol. But , prosecutors say he tricked the women with ground-up depressants instead of lines of cocaine, or slipped the date-rape drug GHB into their drinks.
When they woke up, they believed they had been raped.

Saturday, December 20, 2008

College Student Attacked In Alleged Hate Crime

Ugly words lead to violence at a local college campus. Now, two teenagers are under arrest – one charged with felony assault as a hate crime. It happened Tuesday at the main campus of Westchester Community College. CBS 2's Tony Aiello has more.

Victim comes forward in alleged sexual assault at Goucher

A Goucher College student who allegedly was sexually assaulted has come forward but is not cooperating with Baltimore County police, police said.

The student came forward Tuesday, days after College President Sanford Ungar sent an e-mail to the school's nearly 2,400 students, encouraging victims to reach out for support and help prevent more assaults, said Kristen Keener, a spokeswoman for the college. The e-mail reported that another student -- not a victim -- had told campus security of three alleged sexual assaults that had taken place on and off campus throughout the semester.
"Goucher is working in tandem with the Baltimore County Police Department, and we aren't able to share much more than that to ensure that their investigation isn't compromised," Keener wrote in an e-mail. Police spokesman Bill Toohey said Friday that the agency is investigating a number of calls generated by media reports of Ungar's e-mail.

"A young lady did come forward but didn't want to follow up, so there was nothing else we could do," he said. Toohey declined to say if police are close to making an arrest, saying it is standard to withhold that type of information until an arrest is made.

The school had identified three possible suspects, two students and a former student, whose names had not been released. According to Ungar's Dec. 12 e-mail, date-rape drugs were suspected to have been used in the incidents, and the victims of the alleged assaults knew their attackers.

Friday, December 19, 2008

Police: 44th and Spruce home invasion and sex assault similar to Oct. Center City crimes

Updated Dec. 19, 5:30 p.m.Two Penn students were victims of an armed home invasion and sexual assault Friday night.Philadelphia police say that the incident is similar to two others that occurred in Center City in October and believe the same person is responsible for all three attacks.

At about 3 p.m. Friday, a 22-year-old Penn student was leaving her apartment on an upper floor of an apartment building located on the 4400 block of Spruce Street. An unidentified male approached her in the hallway and forced her back into her apartment at knifepoint, according to Capt. John Darby of the Philadelphia Police Special Victims Unit.Inside, he produced a handgun and robbed her of her iPod, cell phone, laptop and cash. He then bound, blindfolded and gagged her, Darby said.The woman was tied for more than an hour, when her roommate, a 24-year-old Penn student, arrived.

She was robbed of similar items and then sexually assaulted several times by the perpetrator over the course of several hours. Darby said the perpetrator went to great lengths to hide his identity - he wore gloves and a ski mask and also forced his victim to take a shower to try to eliminate any evidence left as a result of the assault.

The women called the police when the man left the apartment sometime after 7 p.m. They were taken to the hospital but did not suffer critical injuries, Vice President for Public Safety Maureen Rush said.It is unclear how the man, whom the women did not know, entered the apartment.

The man was armed with a gun and a knife. He is described as a black male in his mid- to late-20s, about 6 foot tall with short black hair and having an average build and goatee. He is said to be wearing black jacket with a zipper down the front over a tan shirt and blue jeans with Timberland boots. He is possibly carrying a blue bookbag and blue umbrella.Darby said that this incident bears similarities between two incidents that occurred in Center City this fall.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Lawrence police believe recent sexual assault is linked to cases back to 2004

A recent rape at a southwest Lawrence home may be related to multiple other rapes in the city that have occurred since 2004, police said Monday.
In all five cases, police said the attacker was armed with a weapon, sometimes a gun.
A 19-year-old Kansas University student was attacked by an unidentified male suspect who entered her home with a handgun about 2 a.m. Dec. 1, police said. The next day, more than a dozen Lawrence officers and detectives searched grassy areas along the Kansas Highway 10 bypass and the area of 27th Street and Wakarusa Drive in southwest Lawrence looking for evidence regarding the latest rape.
“We do have strong information to believe that this attack is related to the other four attacks in the city,” said police Sgt. Bill Cory. “We take these crimes very seriously.”

No indictments in alleged Holy Cross sex assault

WORCESTER— Four men accused of sexually assaulting a College of the Holy Cross student in her dorm room will not be indicted, according to the Worcester district attorney’s office. A Worcester grand jury returned “complete no bill” decisions on Edward K. Kingori, Bizmark Obeng-Mensah, Alie Samura and Yeverne R. Sarpee on one count of sexual assault for each man, according to a list of cases reported out yesterday.

A no bill results when there is insufficient evidence for an indictment or when a charge is included in another indictment. A complete no bill means that all of the allegations against an individual were returned as no bills.

Mr. Kingori, 21, of 63 Ledgecrest Drive; Mr. Obeng-Mensah, 21, of 141 Austin St., Apt. 2; Mr. Sarpee, 18, of 98 Austin St.; and Mr. Samura, 19, of 38 Cedar St., were arrested in October. The alleged assault occurred Oct. 18.

According to police, the Holy Cross student met three of the defendants at an on-campus dance and exchanged phone numbers with one of them. Sometime around 3 a.m., the man called her and showed up at her dorm with two other men. Authorities said she let them into her room, where she alleged the sexual assaults occurred.

Rutgers student faces charges in alleged sexual assault in Cook campus dorm

RUTGERS — —A university student was arrested and faces charges in connection with an alleged sexual assault early this year, police said.The incident took place on Jan. 25 in a residence hall on the Cook campus, but was not reported by the victim until Friday, Rutgers University police Lt. Amy Hackett said. That led to the arrest of Aaron T. Bastin, 22, of Newton, N.J.Hackett described the victim as an acquaintance of Bastin, which may have contributed to the delay in reporting the incident.Bastin is charged with sexual assault, sexual contact and criminal restraint. He was being held at the Middlesex County Adult Correction Center in North Brunswick in lieu of $25,000 bail, with no 10 percent cash option.

Sexual Assault In The Falls

A DNA database leads to an aggravated sexual assault arrest in Wichita Falls. Paul Anthony Moreno is charged with the crime.
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Police say on October first, a woman was walking along Seymour Highway when Moreno shoved her into some bushes and sexually assaulted her. They say DNA links Moreno to the assault. He's being held on a one million dollar bond

Student assaulted

Suzanne Fredrickson, Staff Writer Published: December 18, 2008

A 19-year-old female Santa Rosa Junior College student was sexually assaulted while driving home from class at the Santa Rosa campus Nov. 18.
The victim was driving on Bennett Valley Road close to Old Bennett Ridge Road, in Rincon Valley, when a driver behind her flashed his headlights and pulled in the lane of opposing traffic, in an attempt to force her to pull over. She pulled off Bennett Valley Road southeast of Enterprise Road and the male suspect approached her vehicle on foot.

The suspect had his nose covered with the neck of his shirt. He told her to call 911 because a motorcycle accident occurred. She began to make the phone call and the suspect told her to hang up or he would hurt her.

He committed sexual battery on her and then walked back to his car and drove off in an unknown direction.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Georgetown Student Reports Sexual Assault

ia WJLA, Georgetown University's Department of Public Safety says a student has reported an intruder and attempted sexual assault in her off-campus residence in the 1300 Block of 36th St. NW.
On Thursday, December 11, 2008 at approximately 6:43 a.m., a student reported to DPS that an unidentified male entered her residence by an unknown means, went into her bedroom and into her bed, then placed his hands on her. The victim challenged the suspect, he got out of the bed and exited the bedroom, closing the door behind him.

Attempted rape on Broadway Street

There was an attempted rape and battery which occurred at 9:25 p.m., Thursday Dec. 11, at 201 Broadway St., according to a police press release. The suspect is described as a Hispanic male approximately 25 years old. He is 5 feet 6 inches tall, has a stocky build and a mustache. He was wearing dark clothing and a beanie-style hat.

VU student attacked in her apartment

VINCENNES, IN (WFIE)- In Knox County, police are asking the public for help in solving an attack on a female student who was attending Vincennes University.
It happened off campus at the Saint Clair apartments November 21st.
The 21-year-old victim says she was assaulted inside her apartment.
Police say the woman is no longer attending classes at VU and is recovering at her home.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Man stabs San Marcos college student

College Student Assaulted Distributing Pro-Life Literature

College Student Assaulted Distributing Pro-Life Literature
"People of tolerance" strike again:WILLIAMSBURG, February 10, 2006 ( – A pro-life student at William and Mary college in Williamsburg, Virginia was punched in the face and thrown to the ground while she was handing out literature at a demonstration. The victim, a junior, was not seriously hurt but was shaken according to a fellow student and campus pro-life group member.The student, who is not being named by the college, was attacked by a woman who became upset at the pro-life message of the demonstration. University spokesman Bill Walker said police are looking for a white female with wavy brown hair who is around 5 feet 8 inches or 5 feet 9 inches tall.

Trinity College Student Assaulted, Police Say

The Hartford CourantMarch 28, 2008 02:20 PM
A Trinity College student was reportedly sexually assaulted early Friday morning on Vernon Street, according to the college.The woman described the perpetrator as an unshaven, balding Caucasian man about 40 years old, 5 feet, 11 inches, and very large and heavy, according to an e-mail from Charles Morris, Trinity's director of campus safety.The campus safety department received notice of the assault around 11 a.m., according to the e-mail. The assault took place around 4 a.m. Campus safety and Hartford police will be increasing patrols in the area of Vernon Street and Allen Place, according to the e-mail.Staff members from the dean of students' office, the health center and the counseling center are ensuring that the student receives medical and psychological attention. Hartford police and the Connecticut Sexual Assault Crisis Services were also notified.

Monday, December 15, 2008

Investigation of sexual assaults of Goucher students not yet a police matter

College president appeals for victims to come forward
By Bryan P.
Posted 12/15/08
The investigations of three possible incidents of sexual assaults of students at Goucher College are stymied as officials wait for victims or witnesses to come forward.Officials at the private school in Towson learned last week of three possible incidents of what they called “non-stranger sexual assaults,” possibly involving so-called date-rape drugs. The officials know the names of alleged victims but say they cannot interview the purported vicitms because of privacy concerns.“It’s a tricky situation,” said Kristen Keener, a Goucher College spokeswoman.“We can’t go to anybody who is an alleged victim because it is their prerogative” to come to authorities, Keener said. “The college would be very glad to get (information about the incidents) and get these victims any kind of counseling they need.”A student at the college reported to college public safety officials last week the alleged incidents that may have involved a date-rape drug, Keener said.The student did not have first-hand knowledge of the incidents but had heard about them, Keener said.It is not known when the incidents occurred because college officials learned about them third-hand. Keener said the belief is they happened recently.Goucher President Sanford Unger sent nearly 1,500 undergraduate students an e-mail alert Dec. 12 containing an appeal to students who were either victims or know something about the alleged incidents to come forward.“The investigation cannot move forward without that information,” said Keener, adding that the investigation was so being handled so far by the college, and not Baltimore County police.“It will have to remain so until someone comes forward,” she said.A county police spokesman, Cpl. Mike Hill, confirmed that his agency is not yet investigating the alleged incidents.“This is all third-hand information at this point,” Hill said. “We have not been contacted whatsoever; we have no investigations and no victims.”Keener said that, despite a lack of direct information, the college is taking the reports seriously and has no reason to believe they are a hoax.“Regardless, the college will always err on the side of student safety,” she said.

Friday, December 12, 2008

Georgetown student reports sexual assault

A Georgetown University student has reported an attempted sexual assault at the hands of an intruder in her off-campus residence. On Thursday, December 11, 2008 at approximately 6:43 a.m., she reported that an unidentified male entered her residence by an unknown means, went into her bedroom and into her bed, then placed his hands on her. The victim fought the suspect, and he got out of the bed and exited the bedroom. The suspect has been described as a white male with wet brown hair. The DPS is asking anyone who might have seen anything to call at (202) 687-4343.