http://www.usa.com/philadelphia-pa-crime-and-crime-rate.htm When will these crimes decrease, where the residents will feel safe again? There were unsolved cases like 19-year old Rameek Roland who was shot multiple times in South Philadelphia, who was later was pronounced dead. (Grubola, H, 2009) 26-year-old Montague White - was found shot multiple times in his chest and hip. There were Priest who was molesting little children and no one was doing anything about it. Philadelphia had a few serial rapists which only two of those rapists were caught.
Bennett Barbour In 1978, a man named Bennett Barbour was convicted of rape and spent 4.5 years in prison until finally proven innocent by DNA testing performed by The Virginia Department of Forensic Science’s post conviction testing project. On February 7, 1978, a student that was 19 years old, that attended William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia, was raped in her fiancé’s apartment held at gunpoint. Soon after the rape happened, the victim alerted the police. When investigators arrived at the apartment, the victim described the assailant as 5’ 6” and weighed about 145 pounds. After a week had passed since the crime, the victim was shown photos that had possibly matched the description that was given to the investigators.
I was naïve enough years ago to believe the same. But that is far from the truth. For instance Atlanta a city that is only about 530 miles from my house is taking claim of being one of the biggest underage sex trafficking cities in the United States. A local teen group recently came together to make awareness of this issue stating facts that 500 girls are trafficked in Atlanta each month, servicing 7200 men
The number of children prostituted in the state of Victoria rose above those in other states, where prostitution is not legalized. Victoria also had the highest number of prostituted children in Australia. The legalization of prostitution in Australia has failed to protect prostituted women from violent clients. In 2011, A 65 year old sex worker was found dead. Police later suspected that one of her regular clients killed her during a sex act.
Prototypes for example is a non-profit organization that helps countless abuse victims every day. Their key is keeping both mother and child together through the recovery and for twenty-six years they have been successfully helping those abused. Education in parenting combined with pyscoloigal and physical health serves to help victims (“Domestic”). "Prototypes supports the bond between mother and child and works to break the cycle of violence, addiction and abuse, so kids can grow up to create happy, healthy relationships" (“Domestic”). Statistics show that "85% of women remain in a relationship where domestic violence has been reported" (“Domestic”).
The rate of violent sexual crime has increased 64 percent since 2006 according to US Army report, which noted that “rape, sexual sodomy were the most frequent violent sex crimes committed in 2011” (Pentagon Report: Sexual Assault in the Military up Dramatically). According to the Department of Defense 2009 fiscal year, 3230 women and men reported sexual assault. They also admit that 80% of sexual assault survivors do not report the crime (The Invisible War). It is an extraordinary number if we try to do the math and find out how many people that have been victim of sexual assault in the military. In 1991 Congress reported that 200,000 women soldiers were victims of sexual assault so far in the US Army.
While living on the streets he was adopted by an American family who supported him, and gave him shelter. After a few years he ran away because a teacher molested him at the school he attended. At 18, he says, he was gang-raped in prison and, he claimed, killed three of the rapists while still incarcerated. After his jail term he started preying on young girls in Peru. In an interview when he was incarcerated he described how he would commit his murders "I would take her to a secret hideaway where prepared graves waited.
Guilty or Not Guilty Imagine two high school lovers; one of them is sixteen and one of them in eighteen. They engage in sexual activity, not really knowing the consequences that the law has against that. One of the parents finds out and reports him to the police station saying that her daughter was raped, knowing that she consensually agreed to have sex with him. The court holds a trial for him and is then found guilty of statutory rape. He is now twenty five years old and happily married to his high school sweetheart, whose mother convicted him of rape.
More than 70,000 students are victims of alcohol-related sexual assault or date rape. (Hingson et al., 2002). Reports state that 67 percent of male sexual aggressors and 50 percent of female victims had been drinking at the time of the sexual assault. According to www.niaaa.gov ) “In both 1998 and 2001, more than 500,000 students were unintentionally injured because of drinking and more than 600,000 were assaulted by another student who had been drinking,” says Ralph Hingson of Boston University .Hingson was quoted in a news
The study also showed that on average these offenders only served 3 ½ years of their 8 year sentence. Among the group of 9,691were 18 people sentenced to life terms which none of them served. It also showed that the numbers of sex offenders compared to non sex offenders released from prisons are 4 times more likely to be arrested for a sex crime (Langan). Some may suggest that the punishment against first time offenders are pretty rough as is. For starters, they are banned from living within 2000