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Brewer's: Rape

(1 syl.). The division of a county. Sussex is divided into six rapes, each of which has its river, forest, and castle. Herepp is Norwegian for a parish district, and rape in Doomsday Book i…

Brewer's: Rape of the Lock

Lord Petre, in a thoughtless moment of frolic gallantry, cut off a lock of Arabella Fermor's hair; and this liberty gave rise to a bitter feud between the two families, which Alexander Pope…

Sexual Assault: The Silent, Violent Epidemic

Source: The American Medical Association (AMA). According to the AMA, sexual assault continues to represent the most rapidly growing violent crime in America, claiming a victim every 45 second…

Paul Shanley,

Catholic priest, was arrested in May in San Diego and charged with three counts of child rape. He was extradited to Massachusetts, where he had served as a priest for 30 years. He was indicte…

Paul Shanley,

defrocked priest, was convicted in February by a Massachusetts jury on two counts of child rape and two counts of indecent assault and battery on a child. A judge sentenced him to 12 to 15 y…

Ted Bundy

Name at birth: Theodore Robert CowellTed Bundy was a clean-cut, smooth-talking serial killer who confessed to raping and killing more than 20 young women between 1974 and 1978. Executed in Florida in …

Kobe Bryant,

professional basketball player, pleaded not guilty in May to a charge of sexual assault. He was accused of raping a 19-year-old receptionist at a Vail, Colo., spa. He said he and the woman ha…

Steven D. Green,

former U.S. Army private, was arrested in July and charged with raping an Iraqi teenager and murdering her and three members of her family in March. Green had been recently discharged for a &…

Harvey Weinstein

A legendary Hollywood power player and co-founder of Miramax Studios, Harvey Weinstein was fired from his own company in 2017 amid allegations of sexual harassment and rape. In 2018 he was arrested an…