As Falsely Accused Man Sits in Jail, A Woman’s Rape Accusations Fall Apart on Damning Video — In the video, we see a woman’s rape allegations against her male co-worker fall apart as he sits helpless in jail. Though one case is not representative of all cases, it does raise the question of how many rape allegations are false. A thesis by Edward Greer published in the Loyola of Los Angeles Law Review examines the issue of false rape allegations and reports some of the findings. At issue is the oft-repeated claim that only 2 percent of rape allegations are false.
Harvard Law Professors Slam Government Stance on Sexual Assault — One of America’s most prestigious law schools got a legal slap on the wrist on Tuesday, and many of its professors are unhappy. The U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights announced that Harvard Law School had failed to respond adequately to student claims of sexual harassment and assault and was therefore in violation of Title IX. The decision will see that the Ivy League law school revise its sexual harassment policies again, in addition to the university-wide changes announced earlier this year.
Judge orders more jail for mother who contacted teen sex-abuse victim — A Landisville woman convicted of sex abuse of a 17-year-old boy is not getting out of prison just yet. A local judge again scolded 32-year-old Rikki Salzman for breaking terms of her original house-arrest sentence by having the teen victim over to her home. Lancaster County Judge Howard Knisely ordered that Salzman spend four more months in Lancaster County Prison. She’s been in since Aug. 26, in accordance with Knisely’s previous order. Continue reading