sex crimes

Cyntoia Brown, Trafficked Teen, Finally Freed from Jail

Cyntoia Brown, Trafficked Teen, Finally Freed from Jail

Today, August 7th, 2019 Cyntoia Brown finally walked free after 15 years in prison. Her crime? Defending herself after a prolonged experience of abuse and sex trafficking. Her story is sadly not unique, as countless women of color or victims of sex trafficking or intimate abuse who eventually defend themselves wind-up prosecuted and incarcerated despite […]

Decades-Old Rape Kits Being Tested, Assailants Being Prosecuted

Decades-Old Rape Kits Being Tested, Assailants Being Prosecuted

Content Note: This article discusses rape and rape culture. In 2009, a Detroit prosecutor discovered something horrifying: there was a backlog of untested rape kits in a warehouse, some dating all the way back to the 1980s. After records were checked, it turned out that there were more than 11,000 (11,303, to be exact) untested […]