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Outrage after plea deal for accused Great Falls rapist

(GREAT FALLS) The plea agreement between Bradley Goodell and the state Attorney General’s office is drawing strong criticism.

Goodell pleaded no contest to one count of sexual intercourse without consent, and guilty to one count of criminal endangerment, on Monday.

Goodell had initially been charged with four counts of sexual intercourse without consent.

The Cascade County Attorney referred the case to the state Attorney General’s office early on in the investigation due to a possible conflict of interest. 

The state is recommending that Goodell be sentenced to 10 years, with all time suspended.  

Public response on the KRTV Facebook page has been overwhelmingly critical of the plea deal, saying sexual assaults need to be taken seriously. 

Others have questioned the reasoning behind the suspended sentence and the decision to go with criminal endangerment instead of a sex crime.

Nichole Griffith, director of Victim-Witness Assistance Services in Great Falls, said, “I think it’s really disheartening to

Read more at: http://www.krtv.com/story/36620863/outrage-after-plea-deal-for-accused-great-falls-rapist

Outrage after plea deal for accused Great Falls rapist – KRTV News …

(GREAT FALLS) The plea agreement between Bradley Goodell and the state Attorney General’s office is drawing strong criticism.

Goodell pleaded no contest to one count of sexual intercourse without consent, and guilty to one count of criminal endangerment, on Monday.

Goodell had initially been charged with four counts of sexual intercourse without consent.

The Cascade County Attorney referred the case to the state Attorney General’s office early on in the investigation due to a possible conflict of interest. 

The state is recommending that Goodell be sentenced to 10 years, with all time suspended.  

Public response on the KRTV Facebook page has been overwhelmingly critical of the plea deal, saying sexual assaults need to be taken seriously. 

Others have questioned the reasoning behind the suspended sentence and the decision to go with criminal endangerment instead of a sex crime.

Nichole Griffith, director of Victim-Witness Assistance Services in Great Falls, said, “I think it’s really disheartening to

Read more at: http://www.krtv.com/story/36620863/outrage-after-plea-deal-for-accused-great-falls-rapist

Accused rapist is active US Army soldier: lawyer

The Brooklyn man busted for holding three women at gunpoint during a 2-hour rape and sex assault spree Tuesday was held without bail Thursday, as his lawyer revealed he’s an active member of the U.S. military.

Keith Wiggins, who records show is enrolled in the Army, hung his head as he was arraigned on a slew of charges, including first-degree rape, sexual abuse, menacing and endangering the welfare of a child.

Wiggins did not enter a plea as he stood in court Thursday in his stocking feet and a blue sweatsuit, as his clothing had been confiscated for forensic testing.

The chilling rampage began around 6:50 a.m., when Wiggins approached the first victim and asked for directions before producing a silver handgun and pointing it at her head, according to

Read more at: http://nypost.com/2017/10/12/accused-rapist-is-active-us-army-soldier-lawyer/

Accused serial rapist says, "We all make mistakes"

(Photo: JEAN BAPTISTE LACROIX/AFP/Getty Images)

As more and more actresses, former employees, and other women continue to come forward with stories of Harvey Weinstein’s decades-long history of harassment, unwanted advances, and outright sexual assault; as those who have worked with Weinstein unite to banish him from the industry and openly condemn his behavior; and as every waking moment is now filled with the sordid details of a life spent exploiting his power to become one of Hollywood’s most notorious and unapologetic sexual predators, there is surely one burning question still unanswered: Hey, how’s Harvey? Is he okay?

“I’m not doing okay,” Weinstein said yesterday in a video obtained by TMZ, addressing the group of paparazzi assembled outside his daughter’s home. “I’m trying. I gotta get help, guys. You know what? We all make mistakes. Second chance, I

Read more at: https://www.avclub.com/accused-serial-rapist-says-we-all-make-mistakes-1819402597

Accused teen rapist wanted to make things right by doing victim’s yardwork

A Florida teen who allegedly raped his neighbour thought he could make things right by doing her yardwork.

The Palm Beach Post reports that Boynton Beach teen Timothy Walding is facing sexual assault, burglary and false imprisonment charges in the rape of the woman this past Friday.

According to an arrest report obtained by the newspaper, Walding allegedly broke into his neighbour’s home while she slept and woke her up by holding a knife to her throat.

The 18-year-old then tied the victim’s hands to the bed and sexually assaulted her.

The arrest report stated Walding told his victim, “You really should deadbolt your door because I didn’t really want to do this, but I had to do it.”

According to the New York Daily News, the woman told cops she could only see Walding’s eyes when he tied her up but Walden later took off his mask to reveal his identity.

The arrest

Read more at: http://www.torontosun.com/2017/10/11/accused-teen-rapist-wanted-to-make-things-right-by-doing-victims-yardwork

NPA drops charges against "warrior woman" accused of killing …

The National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) has decided not to prosecute a mother accused of murdering and attempting to murder three men who allegedly raped her daughter in Qumbu village in the Eastern Cape.

“We have declined to prosecute which means that the charges have been withdrawn,” Luxolo Tyali, spokesperson for the NPA in the Eastern Cape, told the Mail Guardian.

In September 2017, the mother, known as the “warrior woman” in her community, was told that her daughter was being raped by three men. It was her own mother who called her with the news.

“My mother said my daughter was being raped by three boys.
I was afraid and had second thoughts, but no mother would leave her child to the wolves,” she said.

READ MORE: The only way was murder

She called the police, but when they did not answer, she took a kitchen knife and went

Read more at: https://mg.co.za/article/2017-10-09-npa-drops-charges-against-warrior-woman-accused-of-killing-daughters-rapist

Rapist accused of marrying his stepdaughter then holding her captive for 19 years is arrested in Mexico

  • Police in Mexico arrested a man after he was accused of raping his underage stepdaughter, marrying her, and keeping her captive for nearly two decades.
  • Henri Michele Piette, 62, was arrested Thursday after he was charged with first-degree rape and other offenses last month for the disturbing crimes
  • McGinnis, who is now 33, told People Piette kidnapped her from school at the early age of 12 years old after her mother left him following the sexual abuse
  • He kidnapped McGinnis under her will and took her to Mexico with him where she would be held under captivity for 19 years
  • She successfully fled captivity in June 2016 with her children 

Jessa Schroeder For Dailymail.com

Rapist accused of marrying stepdaughter arrested in Mexico | Daily …

  • Police in Mexico arrested a man after he was accused of raping his underage stepdaughter, marrying her, and keeping her captive for nearly two decades.
  • Henri Michele Piette, 62, was arrested Thursday after he was charged with first-degree rape and other offenses last month for the disturbing crimes
  • McGinnis, who is now 33, told People Piette kidnapped her from school at the early age of 12 years old after her mother left him following the sexual abuse
  • He kidnapped McGinnis under her will and took her to Mexico with him where she would be held under captivity for 19 years
  • She successfully fled captivity in June 2016 with her children 

Jessa Schroeder For Dailymail.com

Twitter Mocks Breitbart Article on Weinstein WH Visits: ‘An Accused Sexual Predator in the White House?!’

The New York Times released a huge expose on Harvey Weinstein’s numerous sexual harassment allegations this week, which conservative media has been attempting to capitalize on by highlighting the Hollywood mogul’s ties to the Democrat Party.

Breitbart News, the staunchly pro-Trump media site, attempted to do just that by publishing a piece listing Weinstein’s visits to the White House while Barack Obama was president. However, their gotcha-attempt was an airball as the site got roasted on Twitter for attacking Democrats and Weinstein when their man President Donald Trump has similar accusations going against him. Of course, this week being the one year anniversary of the The Washington Post releasing the tape of Trump bragging about sexual harassment didn’t do right-wing media any favors either.

“Just imagine, an accused sexual predator in the White House[,] the White House! Where the president lives!” Snarked writer Simon Maloy in a

Read more at: https://www.mediaite.com/online/twitter-mocks-breitbart-for-article-on-weinstein-wh-visits-imagine-an-accused-sexual-predator-in-the-white-house/