An armed man robbed and raped a woman near Redwood Regional Park in Oakland this morning, police said.The incident occurred in the 6800 block of Wilton Drive near Skyline Boulevard shortly before 3 a.m.Police said the suspect was armed with a handgun and is not in custody.Further information regarding the incident was not immediately available. Anyone with information regarding this incident is encouraged to contact the Oakland Police Department at (510) 238-7230. Read More
Speaking at a Democratic fundraiser last night in Philadelphia, Vice President Joe Biden compared Republicans trying to get federal spending under control to people who blame rape victims for their plight.
Read that again: Republicans trying to get federal spending under control are like people who blame rape victims for being raped.
Here's how The Hill reports it: Read More
WHAT: Thai police raided two Bangkok houses and rescued 14 Vietnamese women — half of them pregnant — who were being held captive with their passports confiscated. Nine persons from Taiwan, Myanmar and China were arrested for human trafficking. Read More
A man suspected of rape in San Francisco's Hayes Valley this morning was already acquainted with the victim, according to police. Officers responded to the 1800 block of Market Street on the report of a suspected rape at about 3:35 a.m., according to police.They found a victim who said the alleged rapist was about 22 years old with a light complexion, weighing about 160 pounds and nearly 5 feet 10 inches tall. Read More
As the preliminary hearing for seven men and boys accused of gang raping a 16-year-old girl outside the Richmond High School homecoming dance last year enters its fourth week, students and community leaders are trying to move forward amid constant reminders of the alleged attack. Read More
If you watch too many crime shows, you may have the impression that if a woman is raped at midnight, the DNA test results are back the next morning.
Not so in San Francisco, where police might not even pick up a rape kit from the hospital for nearly a week, and the subsequent DNA test can take months to complete. Read More
DNA evidence from sexual assaults in San Francisco would no longer be allowed to sit untested on shelves under a new proposal.
In the wake of a scandal at the Police Department’s crime lab that laid bare problems in the facility, city lawmakers are proposing that every sexual assault case have DNA evidence gathered and processed in a timely manner. Read More
A story that surfaced in June about a patient raping a quadriplegic man at San Francisco General Hospital gripped the public’s interest for its depravity and malice, but it turns out that heinous “crime” was purely a matter of fiction. Read More
A $2 million arrest warrant has been issued for a man wanted on suspicion of sexually assaulting a young family member on the campus of Sanchez Elementary School this afternoon, a police spokesman said.
Officer Samson Chan said Pedro Hernandez arrived at the campus at 325 Sanchez St. to bring the girl lunch some time between noon and 2 p.m. Read More
Police in Richmond have arrested a seventh person in connection with the brutal gang rape of a 15-year-old girl outside Richmond High School's homecoming dance last month.
A SWAT team from the police detective bureau took a 21-year-old man into custody at a home in the northern part of Richmond at about 7 a.m., police Lt. Mark Gagan said. Read More