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Judge: Girl can’t be blamed for her assault

Excerpt from ARLINGTON, WA — A lawyer for a private Christian school and one of its teachers won’t be allowed to argue in court that a 14-year-old and her parents bear some responsibility for an inappropriate relationship between the girl and the school’s former principal. Snohomish County Superior Court Judge David Kurtz earlier this …

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Preventing child sexual abuse can also reduce college assaults, rapes

Excerpt from College campuses are among of the most dangerous places in America for women. According to the 2014 White House Council on Women and Girls, one out of five college women are sexually assaulted and nearly one out of 10 college men are rapists. Studies indicate that 33 percent of rapists committed their …

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Courthouse dogs calm victims’ fears about testifying

More than seven y ears after King County became the first in the nation to use an assistance dog to provide comfort for victims in a courthouse setting, the practice has been upheld by an appeals-court ruling. By Christine Clarridge – Seattle Times staff reporter Ask 16-year-old twin sisters Jordan and Erin what they remember most about …

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