Rape

C.J. Spillman

Attempted Rape Complaint Without Arrest Of Former 49er C.J. Spillman Baffles Legal Experts

A 21-page police report obtained by KPIX 5 reveals significant details about allegations of attempted rape against former San Francisco 49ers safety C.J. Spillman, causing legal experts to question the district attorney’s decision not to press charges.

10/10/2014

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Reports Of Sexual Assaults On UC Campuses Up By 50%

With about 240,000 students, the UC system’s rate of reported sexual assaults last year was about 1 per 1,200 students.

10/02/2014

A lab technician analyzes the contents of a rape test kit. (CBS)

Gov. Brown Signs Legislation Ending Rape Kit Backlog

Many women in California who have been traumatized by sexual assault may feel a sense of relief, knowing that law enforcement agencies will act much sooner to test rape kits after legislation was signed Tuesday by Gov. Brown.

10/01/2014

California Gov. Jerry Brown discusses pension reform during a news conference on August 28, 2012 in Los Angeles. (Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Governor Brown Signs Bill Requiring Consent Before Sex For College Students

Gov. Jerry Brown announced Sunday that he has signed a bill that makes California the first in the nation to define when “yes means yes” and adopt requirements for colleges to follow when investigating sexual assault reports.

09/28/2014

CeeLo Green (credit: Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

CeeLo Green Deletes Twitter After Controversial Comments on Consent

The singer took to his Twitter to give his definition of rape…

09/02/2014

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California Bill Defining Sexual Consent On College Campuses Passes, Awaits Gov. Signature

State lawmakers on Thursday passed a bill that would make California the first state to define when “yes means yes” while investigating sexual assaults on college campuses.

08/28/2014

Police at the scene where a body was found near the intersection of Audubon and Santee Drives, May 30, 2013. (CBS)

San Jose Crime Report: Homicides Down, Other Violent Crimes On The Rise

San Jose is seeing an increase in violent crime this year even as homicides are on the decline.

08/26/2014

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Santa Rosa Man Reconvicted On Rape Charges In Kidnapping Case After Appeal

A Sonoma County jury deliberated four hours Monday before reconvicting a Santa Rosa man of rape in concert with a kidnapping allegation in 2006 and 2009, Sonoma County District Attorney Jill Ravitch said.

08/19/2014

Leah Francis (with bullhorn) leads a protest at Stanford University, June 12, 2014. (CBS)

Alaska District Attorney Will Not Bring Charges In Sexual Assault Case Involving Stanford Student

District Attorney James Scott said there is insufficient evidence to prove that 21-year-old senior Leah Francis was raped by her ex-boyfriend in his home in Alaska over winter break.

08/13/2014

A lab technician analyzes the contents of a rape test kit. (CBS)

Alameda County Teams With FBI In Hopes Of Processing Backlog Of DNA Rape Kits Faster

Alameda County’s District Attorney is now working with the FBI on a pilot project to process and review a backlog of untested DNA rape kits more rapidly.

08/12/2014

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