sexual assault

Const. Jason Tress

Mountie testifies another RCMP officer sexually assaulted her at 2012 party

Former Mountie on trial for sexual assault in connection with incident in northwestern Alberta

 

FILE - In this Tuesday, May 7, 2019, file courtroom drawing, defendant Keith Raniere, center, leader of the secretive group NXIVM, is seated between his attorneys Paul DerOhannesian, left, and Marc Agnifilo during the first day of his sex trafficking trial. Raniere, a self-improvement guru whose organization NXIVM attracted millionaires and actresses among its adherents, faces sentencing Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020, on convictions that he turned some female followers into sex slaves branded with his initials. (Elizabeth Williams via AP, File)

NXIVM guru gets 120 years in prison in sex-slaves case

NXIVM guru gets 120 years in prison in sex-slaves case

 

Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada David Lametti responds to a question during a news conference about training for judges Monday October 19, 2020 in Ottawa. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Commons gives approval in principle to judges’ sexual assault training bill

Commons gives approval in principle to judges’ sexual assault training bill

 

Dani Ayers CEO of the #MeToo movement poses for a portrait in her home in Atlanta on Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2020. Ayers quietly yet with a bold vision transitioned into becoming the movement’s CEO in July after first joining the organization in 2018. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

On #MeToo anniversary, leaders say focus is on inequality

#MeToo hashtag went viral three years ago on Oct. 15, 2017

  • Oct 16, 2020
Dani Ayers CEO of the #MeToo movement poses for a portrait in her home in Atlanta on Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2020. Ayers quietly yet with a bold vision transitioned into becoming the movement’s CEO in July after first joining the organization in 2018. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
Canadian military-college students report widespread sexual misconduct

Canadian military-college students report widespread sexual misconduct

Canadian military-college students report widespread sexual misconduct

Canadian military-college students report widespread sexual misconduct
The Statistics Canada offices in Ottawa are pictured, May 1, 2013. A Statistics Canada study says gay, lesbian, bisexual and other sexual minority people are nearly three times more likely than heterosexuals to experience sexual or physical assault. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
The Statistics Canada offices in Ottawa are pictured, May 1, 2013. A Statistics Canada study says gay, lesbian, bisexual and other sexual minority people are nearly three times more likely than heterosexuals to experience sexual or physical assault. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Federal judge refuses to block campus sexual assault rules

Federal judge refuses to block campus sexual assault rules

Federal judge refuses to block campus sexual assault rules

Federal judge refuses to block campus sexual assault rules
A three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals found that Ashley Judd should be allowed to pursue both parts of her lawsuit against Harvey Weinstein, in a July 29, 2020 story. (Photo by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS)

Court says Judd can sue Weinstein for sexual harassment

LOS ANGELES — A federal appeals court on Wednesday restored a major…

  • Jul 30, 2020
A three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals found that Ashley Judd should be allowed to pursue both parts of her lawsuit against Harvey Weinstein, in a July 29, 2020 story. (Photo by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS)
The documentary “On the Record,“ by Kirby Dick and Amy Ziering, provides a searingly intimate portrayal of the agonizing process of calculating whether to go public, in a May 26, 2020 story. (Photo by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS)

#MeToo, phase 2: Doc explores heavy burden on women of colour

There’s an elegant, almost poetic silence to one of the most compelling…

  • May 27, 2020
The documentary “On the Record,“ by Kirby Dick and Amy Ziering, provides a searingly intimate portrayal of the agonizing process of calculating whether to go public, in a May 26, 2020 story. (Photo by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS)
Harvey Weinstein was sentenced to 23 years on March 11, 2020. (Photo by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS)

Weinstein sentenced to 23 years for sexual assaults

NEW YORK — Harvey Weinstein was sentenced Wednesday to 23 years in…

  • Mar 11, 2020
Harvey Weinstein was sentenced to 23 years on March 11, 2020. (Photo by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS)
Harvey Weinstein. (Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP file)

Weinstein faces sentencing, prison in landmark #MeToo case

NEW YORK — Harvey Weinstein is back in court Wednesday for the…

  • Mar 11, 2020
Harvey Weinstein. (Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP file)
Harvey Weinstein was convicted of rape and sexual assault against two women on Monday in a New York courtoom. (Photo by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS)

Weinstein conviction sends right message, says advocate

“Don’t stay in silence because we can make this end one day”

Harvey Weinstein was convicted of rape and sexual assault against two women on Monday in a New York courtoom. (Photo by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS)
A jury convicted Harvey Weinstein of raping an aspiring actress in a New York City hotel room in 2013 and sexually assaulting production assistant at his apartment in 2006, in a Feb. 24, 2020 story. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)

‘Mixed verdict’ in Weinstein case may disappoint some #MeToo supporters: scholar

The verdict in Harvey Weinstein’s sexual assault trial is in, but Canadian…

A jury convicted Harvey Weinstein of raping an aspiring actress in a New York City hotel room in 2013 and sexually assaulting production assistant at his apartment in 2006, in a Feb. 24, 2020 story. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)
Harvey Weinstein was convicted of rape and sexual assault against two women on Feb. 24, 2020 in a New York courtoom. (Photo by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS)

Harvey Weinstein found guilty in landmark #MeToo moment

NEW YORK — Harvey Weinstein was convicted Monday of rape and sexual…

  • Feb 24, 2020
Harvey Weinstein was convicted of rape and sexual assault against two women on Feb. 24, 2020 in a New York courtoom. (Photo by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS)
Montreal actor Erika Rosenbaum has alleged that Harvey Weinstein made aggressive sexual advances during three separate meetings about 15 years ago, in a Feb. 18, 2020 story. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)

Canadian Weinstein accuser draws strength from #MeToo community, regardless of verdict

For years, Montreal actor Erika Rosenbaum says, she was harbouring a “secret”…

Montreal actor Erika Rosenbaum has alleged that Harvey Weinstein made aggressive sexual advances during three separate meetings about 15 years ago, in a Feb. 18, 2020 story. (Photo by THE CANADIAN PRESS)
Sexual assault charge dropped against Red Deer man accused in Canada Day 2018 attack

Sexual assault charge dropped against Red Deer man accused in Canada Day 2018 attack

Crown prosecutors stay charges when no reasonable likelihood of conviction

  • Feb 6, 2020
Sexual assault charge dropped against Red Deer man accused in Canada Day 2018 attack
Patricia Arango, executive director of the Central Alberta Sexual Assault Support Centre, is hopeful that education programs aimed at empowering children in the past five years will help reduce the rate of Albertans who are sexually abused. (Photo by Advocate staff)

Rate of sexual abuse holds steady over past 35 years

Estimated 1.8 million Albertans sexually abused

Patricia Arango, executive director of the Central Alberta Sexual Assault Support Centre, is hopeful that education programs aimed at empowering children in the past five years will help reduce the rate of Albertans who are sexually abused. (Photo by Advocate staff)
Jurors hear from accusers at the Harvey Weinstein trial, in a Jan. 29, 2020 story. (Photo by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS)

Accusers: Weinstein excused lewd acts as film industry norm

NEW YORK — One woman testified that Harvey Weinstein led her to…

  • Jan 30, 2020
Jurors hear from accusers at the Harvey Weinstein trial, in a Jan. 29, 2020 story. (Photo by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS)
Three more accusers are expected to testify against Harvey Weinstein before the end of the week, in a Jan. 28, 2020 story. (Photo by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS)

Harvey Weinstein NYC sex assault trial picks up pace

NEW YORK — The closely watched #Metoo era rape trial of Harvey…

  • Jan 28, 2020
Three more accusers are expected to testify against Harvey Weinstein before the end of the week, in a Jan. 28, 2020 story. (Photo by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS)
Patricia Arango, executive director of the Central Alberta Sexual Assault Support Centre, says about 10 per cent of the centre’s clients are seniors. (Photo by SUSAN ZIELINSKI/Advocate staff)

Reaching out to seniors dealing with sexual assault

Central Alberta Sexual Assault Support Centre available to help

Patricia Arango, executive director of the Central Alberta Sexual Assault Support Centre, says about 10 per cent of the centre’s clients are seniors. (Photo by SUSAN ZIELINSKI/Advocate staff)