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Sexual Assault

Sexual assault a threat for female border crossers

Sexual assault a threat for female border crossers

Women, children at special risk — which worries activists as illegal crossings soar.

July 13, 2014 8:00 pmLoading…

Mistrial declared in ex-Tucson cop's rape case

Even after hearing a second round of closing arguments, a jury in the case against a former Tucson police officer accused of rape was unable to reach a verdict.

May 30, 2014 4:15 pm

Witness claims former police officer wanted sex for leniency

A Tucson woman testified Wednesday that after former police Officer Benjamin Gaballa arrested her, he drove her to a midtown parking garage where he raped her before taking her to jail.

May 22, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Tucson police arrest man suspected in midtown sexual assaults

Tucson police arrest man suspected in midtown sexual assaults

Tucson police arrested a man suspected in a series of sexual assaults committed in the the last four months in the midtown area. 

April 15, 2014 11:39 am
Worker arrested in care-home sex assaults

Worker arrested in care-home sex assaults

An employee was arrested Thursday in connection with a sexual assault of an elderly woman who lived at Villa Maria Care Center, police said.

March 01, 2014 12:00 am Related
Man faces sexual assault charge of elderly woman in Tucson care center

Man faces sexual assault charge of elderly woman in Tucson care center

A man was arrested Thursday in connection to a sexual assault of a vulnerable elderly woman who lived at Villa Maria Care Center, police said.

February 28, 2014 1:00 am Related

Tucson man who fondled girl given 18 months, probation

A Tucson man convicted of fondling a 9-year-old girl at a McDonald’s restaurant was sentenced to 18 months in prison Thursday.

December 19, 2013 4:00 pm
Tucson sisters held captive for a week beaten, drugged, raped

Tucson sisters held captive for a week beaten, drugged, raped

Two sisters held against their will for a week in a South Tucson motel room were drugged, beaten and raped by their captor, according to court documents obtained Tuesday.

October 22, 2013 4:00 pm

Sarah Garrecht Gassen: Let's pin the issue of sexual assault where it belongs: on the attackers

Let's talk about the rapists. Conversations, including in those in Congress, about how to get thousands of military women who have been sexually assaulted to believe, despite ample evidence to the contrary, that their accounts will be heard and addressed with justice skips an elemental part …

June 06, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
McCain says he cannot support women enlisting as military grapples with sex-assault epidemic

McCain says he cannot support women enlisting as military grapples with sex-assault epidemic

WASHINGTON — Sen. John McCain said he cannot support women joining the military as it grapples with a sexual assault epidemic some lawmakers described as a cancer at a hearing Tuesday in which senators dressed down senior military leaders, led by female lawmakers, combat veterans and former …

June 04, 2013 4:53 pmLoading…
Photos: Amanda Bynes tweets that she's suing NYPD

Photos: Amanda Bynes tweets that she's suing NYPD

Reports surfaced on the Internet that the latest news from Amanda Bynes was that she was suing everyone and becoming a rapper. You recall that last week she accused an NYPD officer of sexually assaulting her after she was charged with heaving a marijuana bong out the window of her 36th-floor…

May 27, 2013 8:05 pm Photos

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Soldier in sexual-assault office accused of abuse

WASHINGTON — A soldier assigned to coordinate a sexual-assault prevention program in Texas is under investigation for “abusive sexual contact” and other alleged misconduct and has been suspended from his duties, the Army announced Tuesday.

May 14, 2013 8:40 pmLoading…

Firehouse allegation costs Tucson $125,000

The City Council has agreed to pay $125,000 to settle a sexual harassment claim filed by a former Tucson Fire Department paramedic.

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Air Force sexual-assault chief is charged with battery

Air Force sexual-assault chief is charged with battery

The man leading a U.S. Air Force program responsible for preventing sexual assault has been arrested on suspicion of drunkenly groping a woman in an Arlington, Va., parking lot, officials said Monday.

May 06, 2013 9:03 pmLoading…

Arizona border officers seize date-rape drug

NOGALES, Ariz. — A Mexican woman has been arrested at the southern Arizona border for allegedly possessing animal tranquilizers often used in the commission of “date rape” sexual assaults.

October 23, 2012 4:54 pm

Guest Column: Regardless of terminology, rape victims need information, support

Discussions about "legitimate" and "real" rape have been in the news.

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US urges 'caution' on Rocky Point travel after Americans targeted

The July 19 shootout in Puerto Peñasco made headlines because of its death toll, but it was just the culmination of a series of attacks in the beach town, including a July 17 home invasion targeting U.S. tourists.

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Ben's Bells: Recipient gives of her heart and spirit

Ben's Bells: Recipient gives of her heart and spirit

The recipient of this week's Ben's Bell is Ivonne Gaitan Romero, an advocate working for Su Voz Vale, the bilingual-bicultural program at Southern Arizona Center Against Sexual Assault (SACASA).

July 14, 2012 12:00 amLoading…
Ben's Bells: Recipient gives of her heart and spirit

Ben's Bells: Recipient gives of her heart and spirit

Ivonne Gaitan Romero, second from left, holding her Ben's Bell, "puts her heart and spirit into everything she does, and she does it for love," said her co-worker at Su Voz Vale, Rowan Frost, left, in nominating Gaitan Romero for a bell.

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