Weekly Update:

1. Former police officer charged with sexual assault

A former Toronto police officer has been charged with sexually assaulting a woman during an arrest. He has been summoned to appear in court.

Check out the article for yourself at: http://toronto.ctv.ca/servlet/an/local/CTVNews/20071011/police_officer_charged_071011/20071011?hub=TorontoHome

2. Rape on campus: Penn State football player charged
Penn State Running Back Austin Scott was charged today with raping a woman at his apartment on campus after meeting her in a bar. He was suspended from the team, but remains enrolled at Penn State. The university declined to comment at this point in time.

Check out the article for yourself at: http://www.usatoday.com/sports/college/football/bigten/2007-10-12-penn-state-scott_N.htm

3. Report: Women in Ireland are “leaving themselves vulnerable to rape” by binge drinking
Yet another study shows a correlation between high levels of alcohol consumption and sexual assault, and instead of just leaving it at a correlation, goes on to blame the victims for being drunk in the first place.

Check out the article for yourself at:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/northern_ireland/7034567.stm

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