statutory rape

“Keeping Up With the Kardashians” & The Problem With Statutory Rape Laws

Why last week’s episode should be making us all very angry.

Ali Drucker | December 10, 2015 - 11:30 am

Statutory Rape Victim Forced To Pay Child Support For Kid He Didn’t Know Existed

Well, this story is all sorts of fucked up. When Nick Olivas was 14 years old, he had sex with a 20-year-old woman, though it’s essential to note that Olivas…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | September 3, 2014 - 12:30 pm

R. Kelly Responds To Sexual Abuse Expose With Football Metaphor

UPDATE, 12/18/13, 10:30 a.m.:  The title of this post used to read “R. Kelly Responds To Underage Girl Sex Expose With Football Metaphor ,” which was incorrect. R. Kelly hasn’t

Jessica Wakeman | December 17, 2013 - 6:00 pm

The Soapbox: Why Does Anyone Still Think It’s Okay To Listen To R. Kelly?

R. Kelly is one of the most successful R&B artists of our time. He’s sold 54 million records globally, had a career that spans three decades and penned classic records…

Christiana Mbakwe | December 5, 2013 - 12:00 pm

Teacher Who Raped 14-Year-Old Student Is Free After 30 Days In Jail

Good news, Montana parents! I know you were worried that Stacey Dean Rambold was stuck behind bars instead of in the classroom at Billings High School, where he liked to…

Jessica Wakeman | September 26, 2013 - 3:20 pm

Judge To Reconsider Rapist’s 30-Day Sentence

The Montana judge who sentenced a teacher to only 30 days of a 15-year sentence in prison for the statutory rape of a 14-year-old girl (who later killed herself) has decided…

Jessica Wakeman | September 4, 2013 - 7:30 pm

Washington Post Op-Ed Argues That Teachers Shouldn’t Be Jailed For Having Sex With Underage Students

Last week, we told you about an appalling case in which Montana Judge G. Todd Baugh sentenced convicted statutory rapist Stacey Rambold to a mere 30 days in jail for raping…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | September 3, 2013 - 9:20 am

Disturbing Couple Of The Day: A 24-Year-Old Pop Star And A 12-Year-Old Model

This is 24-year-old Chinese pop star Zhang Muyi and his 12-year-old model GIRLFRIEND, Akama Miki. Yes, I said GIRLFRIEND. The couple, both famous in China, who have been “dating” since…

Ami Angelowicz | September 25, 2012 - 2:40 pm

It’s Time To Cry: Teen Girl Murdered Before She Could Testify Against Her Rapist

More than half of all sexual assaults are never reported to the police and 97 percent of rapists will never spend a day in jail. These statistics from the Rape…

Jessica Wakeman | September 15, 2012 - 2:00 pm

A Completely Uncomfortable Engagement — Between A Politician And A High School Girl

This week in totally disturbing nuptials news, a staffer on John McCain’s 2008 presidential campaign met his bride-to-be while on a tour stop on behalf of the Republican candidate. The…

Julie Gerstein | June 20, 2011 - 10:40 am

A Little Totally Inappropriate Weekend Reading, Anyone?

Nowadays, I believe this would be known as a book about statutory rape. Oh, how things have changed since the ’70s. And is there something we didn’t know about Cheryl…

Ami Angelowicz | April 24, 2011 - 10:00 am

Khloe Kardashian Talks About Statutory Rape

I think it’s really brave of Khloe Kardashian to talk about losing her virginity at age 14 on “The Joy Behar Show.” She says she was pressured by…

Ami Angelowicz | November 30, 2010 - 5:10 pm

Today In Terribleness: 14-Year-Old Girl Commits Suicide When ID’d After Statutory Rape

A week ago today, 14-year-old Samantha Kelly of Huron Township, Michigan, came home from school and hung herself. Why would a young girl take her own life? Over the past…

Jessica Wakeman | November 15, 2010 - 5:19 pm

12-Year-Old Girl Seeks Divorce From Her 80-Year-Old Husband

It’s the best possible ending to the most disgusting marriage I’ve ever heard of. A 12-year-old Saudi girl is seeking a divorce from her 80-year-old cousin-turned-husband. That was not a…

Ami Angelowicz | February 9, 2010 - 7:40 pm

20-Year-Old Lila Rose Emerges As Anti-Abortion Crusader

After using clandestine tactics to investigate Planned Parenthood, Lila Rose, 20, has become known as an anti-abortion crusader. She staged her own sting at the clinics to prove her claim…

Annika Harris | May 28, 2009 - 4:45 pm