Sexual Assault

Alleged Sexual Abusers: 52 Former New Jersey Boy Scout Leaders Appear in BSA “Perversion Files”

Alleged Sexual Abusers: 52 Former New Jersey Boy Scout Leaders Appear in BSA “Perversion Files”

Child sexual abuse is a heinous crime, especially when the perpetrator is someone in a position of trust. Priests, teachers, coaches, and Boy Scout leaders often have one-on-one access to vulnerable young people and crimes are committed.

New Jersey Extends Statute of Limitations for Victims of Sexual Abuse

New Jersey Extends Statute of Limitations for Victims of Sexual Abuse

New Jersey recently made it easier for victims of sexual abuse to file civil actions against their attackers. The recently-signed legislation extends the statute of limitations in civil actions to the victim’s age 55 or 7 years after the victims realize their abuse, whichever is later.

Rutgers Moves To Ban Professor-Student Romantic Relationships

Rutgers Moves To Ban Professor-Student Romantic Relationships

The university will now investigate all such complaints, regardless of how much time has passed since the incidents. At the same time as the university reported this change, the president formed a committee to “attack the problems of sexual harassment” and recommend further changes.

April Is Sexual Assault Awareness Month: Helping Someone Who Confides That They Have Been Sexually Assaulted

April Is Sexual Assault Awareness Month:  Helping Someone Who Confides That They Have Been Sexually Assaulted

The statistics are horrifying: Every 92 seconds, someone in America is sexually assaulted. Do the math – that works out to more than 321,000 victims age 12 and above every year. (statistics from the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network RAINN)

Sexual Assault News From Cooking to Marching: Mario Batali Restaurants and West Point Cadets

Sexual Assault News From Cooking to Marching: Mario Batali Restaurants and West Point Cadets

Two recent news stories centered on sexual assault jumped out at us this week. The stories are connected in that they both concern sexual assaults on women, in one case by a world-famous celebrity chef and in the second case by one of the U.S.’s most revered military education institutions.