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Montana Teacher Re-Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison for Raping Student

Montana Teacher Re-Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison for Raping Student

Originally posted 09/27/2014 01:40PM

A Montana teacher was sentenced Friday to 10 years in prison in a notorious student rape case that dragged on for years and led to the censure of a judge who partially blamed the victim.

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Watch a Brave Woman 'Forgive' Her Rapist

Woman Confronts Her Rapist in Powerful Courtroom Video

Originally posted 09/26/2014 12:30PM

Eleven years after she was carjacked, raped and beaten in the parking lot of a Los Angeles supermarket, Jane Piper confronted her attacker in court this week – and her powerful remarks were captured on video.

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Student Carries Mattress in Protest Against Alleged Rapist

Columbia Student Carries Mattress in Protest of Alleged Rapist She Wants Expelled

Originally posted 09/04/2014 07:00PM

A Columbia University senior says she feels like she has carried the weight of being raped since the first day of her sophomore year, when she was assaulted in her dorm room.

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These North Carolina College Students Created a Nail Polish That Can Detect Date-Rape Drugs

These North Carolina College Students Created a Nail Polish That Can Detect Date-Rape Drugs

Originally posted 08/25/2014 04:20PM

The fight against campus sexual assaults has a new weapon, and it comes in a jar.

A group of four students from the University of North Carolina have created a new brand of nail polish that changes colors when exposed to date-rape drugs.

The nail polish is called Undercover Colors, and its inventors say they were inspired to create the line after realizing they all knew someone who had been sexually assaulted.

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AnnaLynne McCord: 'The Support Has Been Amazing' Since Revealing Rape | AnnaLynne McCord

AnnaLynne McCord to Speak About Sexual Assault on College Tour After Revealing She Was Raped

Originally posted 06/13/2014 10:55AM

After breaking her silence about being sexually assaulted as a teen, AnnaLynne McCord is taking her message to college campuses.

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Women Ruled PEOPLE.com This Week with Wonderful, Funny and Touching Stories | Jennifer Lawrence, Meryl Davis, Pamela Anderson

Women Ruled PEOPLE.com This Week with Wonderful, Funny and Touching Stories

Originally posted 05/24/2014 09:35AM

A brilliant win on the dance floor. A sad story of abuse that led to an inspiring story of resilience. A hilarious anecdote from an Oscar winner about a mortifying moment at an afterparty.

It was ladies' week on PEOPLE.com, as Meryl Davis, Pamela Anderson and Jennifer Lawrence got readers talking, for quite different reasons. Their stories were among the five that got the strongest reactions on the site this week.

Check them out below, along with two other stories that provoked, respectively, warmth and outrage. And let us know what you think of every story by clicking on the icons at the bottom.

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Psychology Professor to Stand Trial for Killing of Her Alleged Rapist

Psychology Professor to Stand Trial for Killing of Her Alleged Rapist

Originally posted 02/27/2014 08:10AM

A psychology professor who has consulted for the World Health Organization was ordered Wednesday to stand trial in California for the murder of a man who she says raped her in 1995 when she was in college.

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Dylan Farrow: Open Letter Details Sexual Abuse by Woody Allen

Dylan Farrow: Open Letter Details Sexual Abuse by Woody Allen

Originally posted 02/01/2014 06:00PM

There was a lot of debate earlier this month after Woody Allen was given a lifetime achievement award at the Golden Globes.

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Police Arrest Cousin in Death of Baby Hope

Conrado Juarez Confesses to Assaulting and Killing Anjelica Castillo

Originally posted 10/12/2013 06:00PM

Police announced Saturday that, after an investigation that lasted more than two decades, they had arrested the killer of a child who was nicknamed Baby Hope by detectives after her body was discovered inside a picnic cooler beside a Manhattan highway in 1991.

During an interrogation early Saturday, the 4-year-old girl's cousin, Conrado Juarez, had admitted sexually assaulting and smothering her, Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly said.

The child's name and the circumstances of her death had been a mystery for two decades. But earlier this week, police announced that a new tip and a DNA test had allowed them to finally identify the baby's mother, a dramatic turnaround in one of the city's more notorious cold cases.

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