A 51-year old woman remains in jail after her 16-year old son served a liquid containing the date rape drug at a party last Saturday night. Lois Krause is being held on charges of aggravated battery with $100,000 bond. Her son, whose name is being withheld, is also charged with aggravated battery, but was released to a relative.
Police found three 14-year old girls unconscious on Krause’s driveway, "bleeding from the nose and in respiratory distress." 911 operators were called when the girls began vomiting after drinking eight glasses of the liquid "Invigorate."
Invigorate contains gamma-hydroxybutyrate, or the "date rape drug." Krause’s son claims he bought the liquid at a health food store, believing he and his friends could get drunk without the odor of alcohol.
One of the girls is in serious condition, another is in stable condition, and the third has been treated and released.
Media Resources: Nando Times and Reuters - July 19, 1999
12/9/2013 Mixed Results for Afghanistan's Anti-Violence Against Women Law - The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) and the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) released their annual report on violence against women in Afghanistan yesterday, revealing mixed results of the country's Elimination of Violence against Women Law.
"A Way to Go: An Update on Implementation of the Law on the Elimination of Violence against Women in Afghanistan [PDF]," found that there was a 28 percent increase in reports of violence against women from 2012 to 2013 , but only 17 percent of those were prosecuted under EVAW - a small 2 percent increase from last year.
The law, which was issued by the executive decree of President Hamid Karzai in 2009, criminalizes 22 acts of violence against women and specifies punishment for perpetrators. . . .