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Seattle Times letters to the editor

Category: Sexual assault
May 15, 2014 at 6:39 PM

College sexual assaults: College disciplinary hearings lack certain qualities

What a misguided idea. College disciplinary hearings are for students who plagiarize, not for students who rape [“Make college discipline records publicly available,” Opinion, May 14]. Any crime against a person must be prosecuted in a real judicial court, where the guilty can actually be punished and the innocent have their rights protected. College disciplinary…

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Comments | More in Sexual assault | Topics: colleges, sexual assault, Steve Goldstein

May 15, 2014 at 6:02 AM

Massage therapist rapes: No one deserves rape

I am an attorney who represents immigrant victims of violence — some of the most marginalized and vulnerable members of our society. So it was a relief to read that Danford Grant will be headed to prison for his atrocious crimes [“Attorney Danford Grant pleads guilty to 5 counts of rape,” Local News,…

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Comments | More in Sexual assault | Topics: Danford Grant, Jennifer M. Mashek, King County Prosecutor Dan Satterberg

May 14, 2014 at 12:18 PM

University sexual assaults: Responsibility shouldn’t rest with the universities

While sexual assault, harassment and rape are all crimes where perpetrators need to be prosecuted zealously, I don’t believe responsibility for punishing the perpetrators (or preventing the crimes) should rest with the university [“Victims of campus rape should be dialing 911,” Opinion, May 10]. If a murder occurred on campus, it would not be…

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Comments | More in Sexual assault | Topics: campuses, harassment, Josh Gibbs