Sexual Assault on Campus Shrouded in Secrecy (First in a Series)
Three hours into deliberations by the University of Virginia’s Sexual Assault Board, UVA junior Kathryn Russell sat with her mother in a closet-like room in sprawling Peabody Hall. Down the corridor, two professors and two students were deciding her fate. Russell was replaying in her mind, endlessly, details of her allegations of rape when, she remembers, Shamim Sisson, the board chair, stepped into the room and delivered the order: You can’t talk about the verdict to anyone.

Pastor Offers Sex Offenders A ‘Miracle’: A New Start
More than 20 states, including Florida, limit where convicted sex offenders can live — keeping them away from schools, parks and other places where children congregate.
In Miami, dozens of homeless sex offenders live under a bridge because there are few, if any, options nearby. But 90 miles away, there’s a community dedicated to housing sex offenders.
Most States Have Not Adopted Sex Offender Rules
The Associated Press reported earlier this week that “more than three years after Congress ordered stepped-up monitoring of sex offenders, only one state has adopted the government’s strict new requirements, and some others are weighing whether to ignore the law and just pay a penalty.”
Richmond gang rape suspects plead not guilty
RICHMOND — Six people charged with gang raping a 16-year-old girl outside Richmond High School’s homecoming dance Oct. 24 pleaded not guilty in a packed courtroom Tuesday.
The suspects, including three juveniles charged as adults, remain jailed on high or no bail and are scheduled to return to court Jan. 21 to set a preliminary hearing date.