Backlogged Rape Kits Now Accounted For

(CNN) — The city of Houston is celebrating a major accomplishment in eliminating a backlog of untested rape kits. There were more than 6,000 untested rape kits, some dating back to the 1990s. Now, city officials say information from each of those cases has been accounted for and entered into the national DNA database. So … Continue reading »

Man Sentenced for Park Rape

EUGENE, Ore. — A former Eugene resident will spend more than six years in prison for raping a 12-year-old girl. Anthony Meredith, 22, pleaded guilty to raping the girl at Alton Baker Park during a game of hide and seek in 2008. A sketch was released at the time of the assault, but Meredith wasn’t … Continue reading »

“Jane Doe” Sues UO

EUGENE, Ore. — The University of Oregon has 21 days to respond to the filing of a lawsuit against it and the Men’s Basketball Head Coach, Dana Altman, on Thursday. After that, the discovery can begin. That will include reviewing various documents and conducting interviews, which could take months depending on the back and forth … Continue reading »

Corvallis Man Pleads Not Guilty to Rape

CORVALLIS, Ore. – A Corvallis man is pleading not guilty to raping a nine-year-old girl. On Monday, 36-year-old Jose Perez-Cardenas appeared in court for the first time with an attorney present. He appeared in-custody through a web-camera from the Benton County Jail. Next to him was a Spanish interpreter, explaining what was happening. Corvallis Police … Continue reading »

New Rape, Sexual Assault Report Released

(CNN) — A study by the Department of Justice finds 80 percent of rape and sexual assaults of female college students are not reported to police. The findings, released Thursday, also found that non-students were victims of rape and sexual assault more than twice as often as students were. In about 80 percent of rape … Continue reading »

EPD Searches for Sexual Assault Suspect

EUGENE, Ore. – Eugene Police is searching for a suspect after a woman was allegedly raped in a busy area of Eugene, Tuesday. EPD says it happened near the 7-Eleven store on Coburg Road just before 6 p.m. It says a woman in her 20’s was walking to her parked car when a man armed … Continue reading »

Springfield Man Accused of Kidnap, Rape

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — A Springfield man is accused of kidnapping and raping his estranged wife early Saturday morning. Police say when the woman arrived at her home, Jose Alfredo Ortiz, 42, was waiting for her. He allegedly forced her into his car and back to his home at 2120 S. A Street. Officers say Ortiz … Continue reading »

Man Arraigned for 2008 Rape

EUGENE, Ore. — A man accused of raping a 12-year-old girl in Alton Baker Park in 2008 was arraigned Thursday. Eugene police say 22-year-old Anthony Wayne Meredith of Park City, Utah will be arraigned in the Lane County Jail on rape and sodomy charges. Back on December 31, 2008, police say a 12-year-old girl was … Continue reading »

Survey: One in 10 Women Raped at UO

EUGENE, Ore. — A shocking study from the University of Oregon Department of Psychology looks at the number of sexual assaults on campus. 10 percent of women in the study say they’ve been raped while attending college at the UO. It surveyed nearly 1000 students and asked detailed and direct questions about their sex life. … Continue reading »

Teen Suspect Arrested in Rape Case

EUGENE, Ore. — The Eugene Police Department is investigating a rape that officers say happened near Autzen Stadium Saturday night. A 17-year-old male is in jail, accused of beating and raping a 39-year-old woman. On Saturday evening, Eugene police responded to the Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and Scout Access Road area. When they arrived, … Continue reading »

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