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Report: Migrant kids fleeing violence could find refuge in Mexico but fail

Thousands of migrant children fleeing gang violence in Central America could qualify for refugee status in Mexico, but only a tiny fraction actually seek that legal protection, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said on Thursday. ... Read more»

Arizona to pay $3 million in prison teacher rape case

Arizona agreed on Monday to pay $3 million to an ex-prison teacher who was attacked and raped at a state correctional facility when she was left alone with a violent sexual offender.... Read more»

Far from home

Sexual violence plagues young women attempting to flee Central America

A brutal pattern of sexual violence affects thousands of girls and young women who flee from Central America to enter the United States, reveals a review of legal documents and interviews with defense lawyers in political asylum cases along with Los Angeles religious and social service workers.... Read more»

Demonstrators demand release of transgender woman in ICE custody

Activists say Nicoll Hernández-Polanco, a transgender woman from Guatemala, is being held at an all-male facility and has suffered sexual assault by fellow detainees and ill treatment by guards. ... Read more»

Campus sexual assault: What colleges are doing wrong

A round up of cases and coverage that show the persistence of sexual violence at colleges.... Read more»

Five ways Congress is trying to curb rape in the military

When the Senate Armed Services Committee held a hearing on the U.S. military’s sexual assault crisis, lawmakers grilled Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine officials on the alarmingly high number of rapes and other sexual abuses in their ranks.... Read more»

More Az veterans report dealing with military sexual trauma

Luisa Valdez said she was 18 and new to the Army when knocks awoke her and four male service members pushed her back into her barracks room and onto the bed. Each man raped her, she said.... Read more»1

Violence Against Women Act adds protections for tribal women

Tribal courts will be able to prosecute non-Native abusers under an expanded Violence Against Women Act that won final congressional approval. It also expands domestic violence protections for immigrants, extends them to same-sex couples and includes funding.... Read more»

Senate votes to let tribal courts try non-Indians in domestic, sexual assault cases

Native American and women’s groups welcomed the Senate’s reauthorization Tuesday of the Violence Against Women Act, which includes a provision to let tribal courts prosecute non-Indian suspects in domestic and sexual abuse cases. ... Read more»

Wikileaks' Assange seeks asylum in Ecuador

Julian Asange, the founder of WikiLeaks, has taken refuge in the Ecuadorian embassy in London, where he has formally requested asylum.... Read more»

Smart v. Stupid

Raped in the military, then raped by Congress

Scarred by war, then by friendly fire rape, House Republicans also would like women service members to bear their rapist’s child. ... Read more»1

Sheriff looking for man accused of attacking 3 girls

Pima County Sheriff's deputies are looking for a man accused of sexually assaulting three young girls in a home on the city's East Side early Monday morning.... Read more»

BP agents apprehend 3 with sex-crime convictions

Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents apprehended three Mexican nationals with sex-crime convictions in separate incidents since Tuesday.... Read more»

Texas warns students to avoid spring break in Mexico

The Texas Department of Public Safety is again warning students to avoid traveling to Mexico during spring break.... Read more»

Az man, America's Most Wanted, nabbed in Montreal

Steven Dyer, a regular on America’s Most Wanted, is back in police custody after a decade running from a dozen sexual abuse charges in Arizona.... Read more»

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