Rape is generally defined as sexual intercourse without consent that is committed by threat of force, injury, or some form of duress—and is one of the most traumatic and horrifying experiences an individual may ever have to go through. Different kinds of rape include stranger rape, date rape, gang rape or multiple rate, acquaintance rape,…

“You don’t know me, but you’ve been inside me, and that’s why we’re here today.” A rape victim spoke these powerful words to her attacker at his criminal trial for three counts of sexual assault. In January 2015, a young woman woke up on a gurney in a hospital with no idea how she got…

Child sexual abuse has become a silent epidemic in the U.S. It occurs in homes, churches, hospitals and more. Sexual abuse of children is tragically common; one out of every three girls and one out of every eight boys will be sexually abused by age 18. Of these abuses, 80 to 90 percent are committed…

The Fitch Law Firm filed a brief today in the Ohio Supreme Court on behalf of one of its sexual abuse victims, Jessica Simpkins, in her case against the Delaware Grace Brethren Church. In 2008, Jessica, then 15, was twice raped by her pastor, Brian Williams. A jury awarded her 3.5 million dollars in pain…

A USA Today recent investigation revealed that more than 70,000 untested rape kits in more than 1000 police agencies. The article, in the weekend edition for July 17-19, 2015, postulated that of the 18,000 police agencies nationwide, untested kits could run into the hundreds of thousands. The investigation revealed a wide spread discrepancy how police…

Scott E. Murphy, ex-pastor of the Newark Heights Church of God, pled guilty yesterday in Licking County Ohio Common Pleas Court to four felony counts for engaging in unlawful sexual activity with a 15 year old female member of the church. Murphy was sentenced to nearly 5 years in prison and labeled a sex offender….

A Knox County grand jury has indicted Trever L. Rodenberger on one county of sexual battery, a third degree felony, for having sex with a high school student. According to the Columbus Dispatch, Rodenberger admitted to the relationship in a conversation with the superintendent of East Knox High School. Although the student was 18, it…

On Monday, July 6, 2015, a Columbus man was sentenced to 2 years in prison for having sex with a foster child placed in his care. Per media accounts, Herbert C. King, Jr. pled guilty to four counts of sexual battery for having sexual relations with a 17 year old boy. A hospital examination reportedly…

According to numerous media reports, Bill Cosby admitted in sworn testimony in 2005 that he used a drug known as “Quaaludes” for young women that he wanted to have sex with. The admission was made in a civil case involving Andrea Constand, who alleged that Cosby drugged and raped her during her employment at Temple…

The Ohio legislature increased the time allowed for prosecution of rape and sexual battery from 20 to 25 years. The bill passed the House and the Senate unanimously and is expected to be signed buy Gov. Kasich. Rep. Sarah LaTourette sponsored the bill. The statute extends the time for in which prosecutors can prosecute criminal…

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