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    April 4, 2006 — As facts continue to unfold in the highly publicized case involving Duke University lacrosse players, members of the media are looking to RAINN to offer expert advice and opinions. Recently, a reporter with the Charlotte Observer interviewed RAINN's President and Founder, Scott Berkowitz, on his views on the case thus far:"The absence of DNA doesn't necessarily mean there wasn't a crime,"...
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    March 17, 2006 — A suspected sexual predator who disappeared last year after being charged in San Diego with child molestation was added to the U.S. Marshals Service's 15 Most Wanted fugitive list, authorities said Monday. Frederick McLean, 55, is wanted on multiple counts of sexual assault on a child. McClean is described as 5 feet 11 inches tall, weighing 170 pounds. He has brown hair and hazel eyes....
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    February 21, 2006 — RAINN will be a featured guest on the "World Talk Radio" show hosted by Dr. Michelle Gottlieb. The subject will be college sexual assault, its aftereffects and related statistics, and the show will include calls and emails from listeners. If you have a question for RAINN or a personal story you wish to share, you can email it to the radio show before it airs. ...
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    January 30, 2006 — RAINN announced Susan Molinari as the first chairwoman of its newly formed National Leadership Council. RAINN's National Leadership Council is a group of leaders from across the country who have demonstrated a strong commitment to RAINN's mission of educating the public about sexual assault, supporting victims and ensuring that rapists are brought to justice. ...
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    October 23, 2005 — The Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN), the nation's largest anti-sexual assault organization, believes that the FBI's report of an increase in reported rapes may actually be good news. According to the FBI's Uniform Crime Reports, released this week, to 94,635, in 2004. Since 2000, FBI totals show rapes reported to police up nearly 5 percent. ...
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    Academy Award winner Mira Sorvino and screen legend Donald Sutherland star in Lifetime TV's "Human Trafficking." On October 24 and 25, at 9PM ET/PT, tune in to Lifetime Television for the premiere of its first-ever miniseries, "Human Trafficking," a two-part film, starring Academy Award winner Mira Sorvino and Golden ...
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    September 26, 2005 — RAINN launched its national Crime Fighter awards at a Seattle event honoring 12 state legislators who have led the fight to use DNA to catch and convict rapists. The honorees have all sponsored legislation that will expand DNA collection from criminals and enhance the value of the national DNA database. Scott Berkowitz, RAINN's president and founder, presented the awards at a luncheon during the annual meeting of the National Conference of State Legislators....
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    September 10, 2005 — Recording artists Xscape have teamed with RAINN for a multi-tiered national campaign to fight sexual violence. Dubbed "Xscape the Violence with RAINN," the effort gets underway this fall with the distribution of special Xscape/RAINN materials to concertgoers nationwide on Xscape's tour. Xscape will also be recording public service announcements for RAINN....
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    September 8, 2005 — Scott Berkowitz is criticizing a Senate proposal to cut nearly 50 percent of the budget requested by the White House for the funding of DNA tests on evidence from rapes and other unsolved crimes. The funding cut would undermine the Debbie Smith Act, which authorized $177 million in FY06 for DNA analysis of evidence from about 250,000 unsolved rape cases....
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    September 7, 2005 —In response to President Bush's State of the Union Address, the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN) released the following statement by Scott Berkowitz, its president and founder. "We are grateful for President Bush's continuing commitment to combating violence and excited that the First Lady plans to launch a new initiative to teach at-risk ...
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    RAINN mourns the loss of Howard Clery Jr., the anti-sexual assault crusader who advocated increased security on college campuses and lobbied for the Jeanne Clery Act, a federal law requiring colleges to disclose criminal statistics and security policies. The act was named after Clery's youngest daughter, Jeanne Clery, who was raped and murdered in her dorm room at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, PA, in 1986....
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    December 21, 2007 — The 2006 National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS), just released by the Justice Department’s Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS), shows continued evidence of the remarkable decline in sexual violence in the U.S. over the last 14 years. According to the 2006 NCVS survey, there were an estimated 272,350 sexual assaults in 2006 against victims age 12 and older....
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    December 19, 2007 – (Washington, DC) – RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network), the nation’s largest anti-sexual assault organization, issued the following statement today regarding the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security’s hearing, “Enforcement of Federal Criminal Law to Protect Americans Working for U.S. Contractors in Iraq." RAINN applauds the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security, and Representative Ted Poe...
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    March, 2, 2006 - (Washington, D.C.) – RAINN recently added Evelyn Fortier to its executive management team as director of public policy. Fortier, most recently legislative director to U.S. Senator David Vitter (R-LA), brings more than 10 years of Capitol Hill experience to the organization. Fortier’s professional and academic qualifications will enable her to develop a legislative agenda that advances RAINN’s goals of preventing sexual assault and responding to victims’ needs....
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    May 4, 2006 – (Washington, DC) – RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network), the nation’s largest anti-sexual assault organization, issued the following statement today regarding releasing of the name of the alleged victim in the Duke University rape case. There is no law prohibiting media from releasing the name of a victim in a sexual assault case. However, this has long been a courtesy that responsible media extend to victims....

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