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A Trail of Rape and Murder over Decades

One morning in July 1974, Anita Andrews, the owner and bartender at Fagiani’s Cocktail Lounge in Napa, California was found dead in her bar–raped, beaten, and stabbed to death in a bloody frenzy. She’d last been seen alive the night before talking to a drifter who sat at the end of the bar, playing cards and flirting with her. But the stranger, along with Anita’s Cadillac, had disappeared. Unable to locate a suspect, police investigators sadly watched the case grow cold over the years.

Meanwhile a month after Anita’s murder, young Michele Wallace, was driving down a road in the mountains near Crested Butte, Colorado, when she gave two stranded motorists, Chuck Matthews and a man named Roy, a ride. Dropping Matthews off at a bar in Gunnison, she agreed to take “Roy” to his truck. She was never seen alive again, nor could a massive search of the mountains locate her remains. The trail leading to her killer also ran into deadends.

Fourteen years later, Charlotte Sauerwin, engaged to be married, met a smooth-talking man at a Laundromat in Livingston Parish, Louisiana. The next evening, her body was found in the woods; she’d been raped, tortured, and her throat slashed. The police suspected her fiance, Vince LeJeune, though he proclaimed his innocence to anyone who would listen. Meanwhile, the man from the Laundromat couldn’t be located.

The three murders would remain unsolved, eating at the hearts, minds and lives of the women’s families, friends and communities. Then in the early 1990s, a rookie Gunnison County sheriff’s investigator named Kathy Young began looking into the Wallace case and identified a suspect named Roy Melanson, a serial rapist from Texas. It would lead her and other investigators looking into murders and rapes in other states to a serial killer who struck again and again with seeming impunity. Smooth Talker: Trail of Death is the story of Melanson, his depredations, and the intrepid police work that went into bringing him to justice not just in Colorado, but California and Louisiana.

One by One, Marry-Your-Rapist Laws Are Falling in the Middle East …

Experts attribute the traction of the movement to repeal these laws to a steady expansion of women’s education in the region and a new kind of public activism spurred by social media, in which advocates have sometimes pushed the envelope with stunts like the bloodied gowns.

Wafa Bani Mustafa, a member of Parliament in Jordan and a leading proponent of repeal, said only a change in the law could drive change in social norms. Without repeal, she argued, “the state of impunity will continue, and the interest of the family will be put ahead of the victim’s right to justice.”

Marriage loopholes in rape cases are not unique to the Arab world, though countries in the region are among the last to retain them in their penal codes. The Philippines, a predominantly Catholic country, still has a marry-your-rapist loophole, according to an 82-country survey

Read more at: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/22/world/middleeast/marry-your-rapist-laws-middle-east.html

One by One, Marry-Your-Rapist Laws Are Falling in the Middle East

In June, just after the middle-of-night Ramadan meal, the man went to Ms. Latifa’s brother’s house, where she was staying, and shot her nine times. She died, at age 22.

Experts attribute the traction of the movement to repeal these laws to a steady expansion of women’s education in the region and a new kind of public activism spurred by social media, in which advocates have sometimes pushed the envelope with stunts like the bloodied gowns.

Wafa Bani Mustafa, a member of Parliament in Jordan and a leading proponent of repeal, said only a change in the law could drive change in social norms. Without repeal, she argued, “the state of impunity will continue and the interest of the family will be put ahead of the victim’s right to justice.”

Marriage loopholes in rape cases are not unique to the Arab world, though countries

Read more at: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/22/world/middleeast/marry-your-rapist-laws-middle-east.html

Police Hope Sketch Will Lead To Arrest Of Sexual Predator « CBS …

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Meredith Fine lives just a couple of blocks from where two women were attacked in an apartment in the Fairfax District.

“Definitely scary, so it’s important for everyone make sure about what’s going on around them,” Fine said.

The Los Angeles Police Department hopes a sketch of a sexual predator who they fear could strike again at any time could help locate him.

On July 3, two women had just moved into their apartment when the attack occurred.

The attack by the man in the sketch is far from the only concern here. Multiple women have come forward in the Wilshire area to report other assaults.

“There’s been a lot of reports of peeping Toms, people being approached in their driveways by aggressive people,” said Michelle Myer, who is watching her back now more than ever. She says women in the area will be on edge until this guy is arrested.

Authorities ask anyone

Read more at: http://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2017/07/21/sketch-sexual-predator-fairfax-district/

Police Hope Sketch Will Lead To Arrest Of Sexual Predator

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Meredith Fine lives just a couple of blocks from where two women were attacked in an apartment in the Fairfax District.

“Definitely scary, so it’s important for everyone make sure about what’s going on around them,” Fine said.

The Los Angeles Police Department hopes a sketch of a sexual predator who they fear could strike again at any time could help locate him.

On July 3, two women had just moved into their apartment when the attack occurred.

The attack by the man in the sketch is far from the only concern here. Multiple women have come forward in the Wilshire area to report other assaults.

“There’s been a lot of reports of peeping Toms, people being approached in their driveways by aggressive people,” said Michelle Myer, who is watching her back now more than ever. She says women in the area will be on edge until this guy is arrested.

Authorities ask anyone

Read more at: http://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2017/07/21/sketch-sexual-predator-fairfax-district/

Were Chester Bennington and Chris Cornell Murdered to Cover Up a Pedophile Ring?

CLAIM

Chester Bennington and Chris Cornell were murdered because they were about to reveal a ring of pedophiles.




FALSE

RATING

FALSE

ORIGIN

On 21 July 2017, the fake news web site YourNewsWire posted a story reporting that Linkin Park singer

Read more at: http://www.snopes.com/chester-bennington-and-chris-cornell-murdered/

Home and Away spoilers: Irene’s rapist son wants access to baby Luc

There’s a tug of love in the offing in upcoming episodes of Home and Away when Irene’s jailed son Mick Jennings demands access to his baby daughter Luc Ashford – and even wants a paternity test to prove he’s got rights.

Irene reveals she has been secretly visiting her disturbed son in the psychiatric unit where he’s serving time for raping Billie, who later tragically died shortly after giving birth to Luc after falling pregnant as result of the sexual assault. 

Confiding in Olivia Fraser Richards that he’s trying to be rehabilitated, Reenie is pushed by the teenager to tell Billie’s widow VJ and brother Ash about Mick’s wishes – and they predictably flip.

Still reeling from the baby girl’s health scare where she almost died, VJ and Ash are determined to stop Mick from playing any part in Luc’s life but are stunned to hear if the criminal can prove he is

Read more at: http://www.radiotimes.com/news/2017-07-22/home-and-away-irenes-rapist-son-wants-access-to-baby-luc

Home and Away: Irene’s rapist son wants access to baby Luc

There’s a tug of love in the offing in upcoming episodes of Home and Away when Irene’s jailed son Mick Jennings demands access to his baby daughter Luc Ashford – and even wants a paternity test to prove he’s got rights.

Irene reveals she has been secretly visiting her disturbed son in the psychiatric unit where he’s serving time for raping Billie, who later tragically died shortly after giving birth to Luc after falling pregnant as result of the sexual assault. 

Confiding in Olivia Fraser Richards that he’s trying to be rehabilitated, Reenie is pushed by the teenager to tell Billie’s widow VJ and brother Ash about Mick’s wishes – and they predictably flip.

Still reeling from the baby girl’s health scare where she almost died, VJ and Ash are determined to stop Mick from playing any part in Luc’s life but are stunned to hear if the criminal can prove he is

Read more at: http://www.radiotimes.com/news/2017-07-22/home-and-away-irenes-rapist-son-wants-access-to-baby-luc

Convicted rapist due to be re-sentenced to prison

A California appellate court has struck down a life in prison without parole sentence for a 45-year-old Redding man convicted in 2012 of raping a 17-year-old girl in 2008 and an 11-year-old girl in 2011

But it appears he’s not getting much of a break.

Arthur Lee Perkins Jr. is due to be re-sentenced on Aug. 9 to a likely life in prison with the possibility of parole term that could keep him behind bars for the next 60 to 70 years, if he lives that long.

Still, that’s not a certainty, said prosecutor Sarah Murphy, noting recent changes in the state’s sentencing laws.

Instead of life in prison without parole, Murphy said Perkins is facing either a 53-year plus 15-year sentence or a 43-year plus 30-year-to-life prison sentence.

“He should serve all that, but there’s

Read more at: http://www.redding.com/story/news/local/2017/07/21/convicted-rapist-due-re-sentenced-prison/499298001/

Rapist charged with menacing hiker and her kids | WNYT.com


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