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The judge's podium in a courtroom. (credit: Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty Images)

Man Who Raped 14-Year-Old To Appear In Court

Sir Young will appear in court Thursday morning before a different judge than the one who sentenced him and then questioned the veracity of the victim.

05/07/2014

Dallas County District Attorney Craig Watkins discusses the TV show "Dallas DNA" at the 2009 Winter Television Critics Association Press Tour at the Universal Hilton Hotel on January 9, 2009 in Los Angeles, California. (credit: Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)

Watkins Blasts Judge’s Handling Of Rape Case

A judge’s controversial handling of a rape case, and her suggestion that the 14-year-old victim was lying, has outraged Dallas County District Attorney Craig Watkins.

05/06/2014

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Judge Recuses After Questioning Rape Victim, 14

A Dallas County judge has removed herself from a rape case after telling a newspaper she thought the 14-year-old victim wasn’t “the victim she claimed to be.”

05/05/2014

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Rape Survivor Feels Shamed By Judge

A teenager who was raped by a classmate 2 ½ years ago said she now feels shamed by the judge who sentenced him.

05/02/2014

Fountain At SMU (Jay Gomley/CBSDFW)

SMU Facing Federal Sexual Assault Investigation

Southern Methodist University is one of 55 colleges/universities under investigation for possible violations of federal law over the handling of sexual violence

05/01/2014

Sir Young (credit: Dallas County Jail)

Judge Orders Rapist To Volunteer At Rape Crisis Center

A court order requiring a confessed rapist to spend time with victims of rape has stunned victims’ advocates.

04/30/2014

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Perry: Texas Won’t Comply With Federal Prison Rape Law

Texas will not comply with parts of a federal law designed to eliminate prison rape, Gov. Rick Perry said in a letter to the U.S. Attorney General, calling the rules too costly and an infringement on state rights.

04/01/2014

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Ex-Soldier Imprisoned For Raping & Killing Teen Dies

A former Fort Campbell soldier convicted of raping and killing a teenage Iraqi girl and using a shotgun to kill her family has died in prison in Arizona.

02/18/2014

Michael Edward Harssema (credit: Collin County Sheriff’s Department)

Criminal Defense Attorney Arrested For Child Sexual Assault

Police arrested a criminal defense attorney at the Dallas County Courthouse on Wednesday.

02/12/2014

Cesar Benitez (credit: Dallas County Sheriff's Department)

Suspect In String Of Lake Highlands Sexual Assaults Pleads Guilty

30-year old Cesar Benitez is accused in three sexual assaults that happened in the Lake Highlands area last year. He was arrested in April and Dallas Police say his DNA matched the attacker.

02/10/2014

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Dallas Police Warning Residents After Uptown Sex Assault

Dallas police are investigating a sexual assault that happened in Uptown, early this morning. The attack happened in the 2200 block of Clark Street.

CBSDFW.COM–01/28/2014

Child Pornography

Child Porn Victim Restitution Case Involves Texas Man

A woman whose childhood rapes by her uncle, an east Texas man, were captured on camera and widely traded on the Internet wants the Supreme Court to make it easier for victims of child pornography to receive restitution.

01/20/2014

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