sexual assault

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President Trump has ordered the FBI to conduct a limited "supplemental investigation" into his Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh, to update the judge's background check, following a deal struck by Senate Republicans to move the nomination forward.

The move comes after Senate Republicans agreed to delay a vote on Kavanaugh's nomination to give the FBI one week to look into the allegation of sexual assault brought against him by Christine Blasey Ford, which the federal appeals court judge denies.

When the Access Hollywood tape of Donald Trump, along with sexual assault stories involving Brock Turner and Bill Cosby, hit the news back in 2016, a middle school student in Maryland named Maeve Sanford-Kelly was listening.

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In this week's Snollygoster, Ohio's politics podcast from WOSU Public Media, Mike Thompson and Steve Brown discuss how Ohio politicians are reacting to allegations of sexual assault against U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.

Updated at 11:18 p.m. ET

Days before the Senate is set to hear from a woman who alleges that Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh attempted to sexually assault her while in high school, Kavanaugh is denying fresh accusations from a college classmate who also alleges he acted inappropriately toward her.

Updated at 6:26 p.m. ET

Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and the woman accusing him of sexual assault more than three decades ago, Christine Blasey Ford, will both testify publicly before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Sept. 24. The committee was supposed to vote on the nomination this Thursday but faced pressure after Ford went public with her allegation over the weekend.

Ford and Kavanaugh both agreed to testify under oath before the committee.

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A former St. Charles Preparatory School student who filed a lawsuit against the Catholic Diocese of Columbus is speaking out about alleged sexual abuse he experienced as a student.

The orchestra has formed a special committee made up of five members from its board of trustees to oversee the law firm's investigation.
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The Cleveland Orchestra hired a law firm to investigate allegations of sexual assault by its star violinist, William Preucil.

In 2016, reports surfaced of women being drugged at bars near local universities. Meanwhile, another bar was getting negative attention on social media for hiring bartenders with a history of sexual assault. To Maria Cole and Kendra Massey, that meant it was time to take a nationwide program and bring it local.

William Preucil
Cleveland Institute of Music

William Preucil has resigned his post as Distinguished Professor of Violin at the Cleveland Institute of Music.

His resignation over the weekend followed a Washington Post story that looked at incidents of sexual assault and harassment in the classical music world, and began with allegations that the renowned violinist sexually assaulted a student of his when he was a teacher at Miami's New World Symphony in 1998.

William Preucil has resigned his post as Distinguished Professor of Violin at the Cleveland Institute of Music.

The Cleveland Orchestra has suspended its concertmaster, Bill Preucil. The move happened one day after the Washington Post published a story in which the renowned violinist is accused of sexually assaulting a student of his when he was a teacher at Miami's New World Symphony in 1998. 

Trump administration lawyers are defending their new rules on how campuses should handle cases of sexual assault. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos issued the new guidance last fall after scrapping Obama-era rules that she said were forcing schools to violate the due process rights of the accused. Survivors' advocates filed a federal lawsuit shortly after, arguing DeVos' replacement guidelines discriminate against accusers and discourage them from reporting assaults.

Sexual Harassment on College Campuses

Jun 26, 2018
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Ohio State University is closing the Sexual Civility and Empowerment unit. An OSU external review found the center didn’t correctly document and report some sexual assault allegations.  The decision to close the three-year-old unit calls into question how the university has supported survivors of sexual assault. Today on All Sides, we look at what caused SCE’s closure and what other universities are doing to combat similar problems. 

Ohio State To Shut Down Sexual Assault Support Center

Jun 20, 2018
Ohio State University seal on campus
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Ohio State University says it's shutting down its three-year-old Sexual Civility and Empowerment unit after finding it didn't properly document and report students' sexual assault complaints.

Akron City Council will decide tonight whether to pursue a $1 million federal grant so police can process a backlog of sexual assault cold cases.

In 2012, Akron sent 1,822 rape kits to be tested – some dating from the mid-1990s. Close to half of the kits came back with a match to someone in the FBI’s national DNA database.

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