COLUMBUS, Ohio – Emotional appeals from their abusers who minimize their own wrongdoing, rather than threats, often lead victims of domestic violence to drop charges, a study found.
In jailhouse phone calls with their victims, abusers minimized the abuse and spoke of depression and loneliness, appealing to the victim’s sympathy, according to the study, which [...]
MUNCIE, IN — A man who forced his way into a woman’s apartment near The Village raped the woman even after she stabbed him four times, according to police reports.
The victim told police that the man was using a T-shirt to soak up blood from his wounds as he continued to carry out the attack [...]
A New York City Police Department officer responding to a domestic dispute early Sunday morning died after allegedly being shoved over a railing by the suspect and falling nine feet.
Police say at around 4:30 a.m., Officer Alain Schaberger, 42, was removing the 42-year-old suspect, George Villanueva, from his home on St. Marks Place in Boerum [...]
County Armagh, Northern Ireland – A terrified young mother was raped while out walking with her children at a woodland beauty spot.
The 23-year-old was walking with her two children on Saturday afternoon when she spotted a suspicious-looking man with a dog following her.
Shortly afterwards he subjected her to a sickening and humiliating attack in full [...]
Jacksonville, FL – Two video cameras were found pointing at a trailer’s front door Wednesday, while every other door and window was boarded up or screwed tight so no one could get in — or out — of the home in the 6400 block of Flowers Avenue, according to the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office.
Now a 38-year-old [...]
SAN ANTONIO — After a weekend of more than a dozen reported domestic assaults in the San Antonio area and three deaths, directors at Family Violence Prevention Services are urging the community to step it up when it comes to prevention by calling police to report an incident or talking to the victim.
“(With) most of [...]
PORTLAND — Oregon domestic violence statistics show a tragic trend. In 2009, 27 victims lost their lives, including four children. In 2010, 47 victims were killed, five children among them. The trend shows no sign of slowing.
Last Friday, police said a 48-year-old man shot his 21-year-old girlfriend, then turned the gun on himself. A week [...]
Detroit— Just hours before Lamar Moore entered the 6th Precinct with a shotgun and opened fire, police searched his home as part of their investigation into the rape and kidnapping of an underage girl, police sources said.
Although police officials would not speculate for the record on what may have prompted Moore to enter the precinct [...]
It seemed like a pretty solid case against San Antonio, TX, Officer Craig Nash. The rape kit turned up his DNA, and GPS put his squad car where his accuser said she was taken captive and then raped. Gotta love technology. The victim went to the police station immediately to report the attack.
Not only [...]
U.S. Rep. Gwen Moore says domestic violence deaths in Wisconsin are at their highest in 10 years
When U.S. Rep. Gwen Moore (D-Wis.) was honored by the National Network to End Domestic Violence, she issued a statement saying “we have a real crisis on our hands.”
In Wisconsin, her Oct. 7, 2010, statement read, “deaths from domestic [...]