When a black woman told West Virginia authorities in 2007 that seven white people had raped and tortured her over several days in a racially motivated attack, minority rights groups rallied to her support. More than two years later, Williams, now 22 and living in Columbus, recanted her story on Wednesday, and the groups that supported her stood at arm's length from the woman whose mother had described her as "slow." Still, the suspects all confessed to their actions and pleaded guilty. All but one were sent to prison.
An Oakes man faces charges in the February rapes of three people younger than 15. Lane Olson, 19, was charged in Dickey County Court with three counts of gross sexual imposition. He’s being held in the Stutsman County jail on $2,000 bail. Court documents said Olson had sex with three acquaintances, who later went to police.
Police say the wife called 911 Sunday and said a man with a knife raped her in the bedroom of their home about 25 miles northeast of Charlotte. Police say the husband was in the room at the time of the attack.
A fiercely debated, nine-year investigation into Ireland's Roman Catholic-run institutions says priests and nuns terrorized thousands of boys and girls in workhouse-style schools for decades — and government inspectors failed to stop the chronic beatings, rapes and humiliation.
Josef Fritzl was convicted of homicide, enslavement, incest, rape and other charges today and sentenced to life in a psychiatric prison for holding his daughter captive for 24 years and fathering her seven children.
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