Tag : rape

Has Public Trial by Social Media Killed ‘Innocent Until Proven Guilty’?

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The recent spate of allegations against celebrities and normal folk alike, as well as the success of the #MeToo movement, have led to what many call a breakthrough on the silence and stigma of sex crimes, especially by offenders who consider themselves untouchable However, with the desire to encourage other … Read More

Queer Too: Kevin Spacey And Normalising Sexual assault Within Queer Culture

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After the recent sexual assault allegations against Kevin Spacey and his subsequent coming out I had initially thought that this might shed light on the issue of sexual assault within queer spaces. But instead I saw something else; people passionately having to protect queer identities from being aligned with predatory ... Read More

Campus Watch: Missouri fraternity suspended after “date rape” initiation

2 years ago / 0 comments

The University of Missouri has suspended its Delta Upsilon fraternity yet again, after accusations surfaced that new, naïve members were handed date rape pills and told to drug fellow female students. The members of the fraternity, all male, were told this act was mandatory in order to complete an initiation, … Read More

Rape Advocate’s Meet-up in Leeds Cancelled

3 years ago / 0 comments

Plans for an international meet up day organised by “pick-up” artist Roosh V have been cancelled over safety fears. The ‘neomasculine’ group Return of Kings had planned to gather in eight major UK cities on 6th February to mark their first ‘International Meet Up Day’, with meet ups organised in … Read More

The real rape joke.

3 years ago / 0 comments

Warning: This article contains discussion of sexual assault. If you feel like you want to discuss any issues raised, please visit the Student Counselling Centre, call Nightline, or Support After Rape and Sexual Violence Leeds (SARSVL). Rape jokes are so prevalent in our daily lives, from jokes about “dropping the … Read More

Rapist jailed for knifepoint attack

3 years ago / 0 comments

A man has been jailed for ten years for raping a sex worker in a brutal knifepoint attack in Leeds. Anthony Riley, 24 dragged the woman to the ground by her hair. He then proceeded to punch and kick her before putting a knife to her throat and raping her. … Read More

Consent: Learning that ‘no’ means ‘NO’

3 years ago / 0 comments

**TRIGGER WARNING: rape, sexual assault** There has been significant debate this week over the recent controversy of consent classes being introduced to Russell Group Universities throughout the country. The classes were devised in order to reduce sexual harassment, whilst teaching students what does and does not constitute as consent. The … Read More

Beeston Rapist Pleads Guilty

3 years ago / 0 comments

A man has pleaded guilty to raping an 18-year old woman in Beeston earlier this year. Zdenko Turtak, who was extradited from Slovakia in July after officers from the West Yorkshire Police Homicide and Major Enquiry Team issued an arrest warrant and tracked him down, has appeared at Leeds Crown Court … Read More

UPDATE: Suspected Beeston rapist appears in court

3 years ago / 0 comments

A Slovakian man appeared in court today to be formally charged with the attempted murder and rape of a woman in Leeds, following his extradition from Slovakia last night. The 21-year-old Slovakian national, who has been named as Zdenko Turtak, was arrested by local police in the Kosice area of eastern Slovakia last … Read More

Teenager arrested after reported rape behind Corn Exchange

3 years ago / 0 comments

A 19 year old man has been arrested following a reported rape behind the Leeds Corn Exchange in the early hours of this morning. The victim, a 20 year old woman, contacted the police following the incident which happened on Assembly Street in the city centre. Detective Inspector Mark Strother, … Read More