Seven boys, all of whom are under the age of 14, have been accused of gang-raping an eight-year-old girl in an abandoned house in St. Paul, Minnesota. Four of the boys are under age 10, and thus cannot face criminal prosecution under Minnesota state law. The remaining three boys, ages 10, 11, and 13, face charges of first-degree criminal sexual conduct. If found guilty, the boys could be confined to a juvenile corrections institution until age 19.
Police said that the girl's 9-year-old brother led the attack, in which four of the boys raped the girl, two others fondled her genitals, and another allegedly watched.
9/12/2014 Violence Against Women Act Turns 20 - Saturday will be the 20th Anniversary of the groundbreaking federal Violence Against Women Act (VAWA).
Passed in 1994, VAWA was the first piece of federal legislation to specifically address domestic violence and sexual assault as crimes and to provide federal funding to improve local response to violence against women, including training and resources for law enforcement and judges.
President Barack Obama on Tuesday issued a proclamation commemorating the VAWA anniversary. . . .
9/12/2014 Indiana Woman Charged With Feticide For Premature Delivery - An Indiana woman has been charged with feticide after she delivered prematurely and sought hospital treatment.
Purvi Patel, 33, sought help at an emergency room for vaginal bleeding where it was discovered that she had delivered prematurely at home. . . .