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Don’t open the Door!

A young woman, living near DePaul University, heard a knock at the door to her apartment. When she went to answer it she found herself staring at a man wearing a ski mask and displaying a handgun.

Homeowner walks in on burglars and is sexually assaulted

What would you do if you came home and found your door open, or signs of the lock being forced?

Loyola University freshman charged with rape

Most young woman think of rape coming at the hands of a stranger, but such is not the case.

Good Samaritans: Coming to the aid of a victim is not without risk Part-2

How can we safely respond to a cry for help?

Woman’s screams bring Edgewater Beach neighbors to her aid

The attack took place at 5:40 a.m. The 30-year old victim was walking in the alley in the 5600 block of North Kenmore Avenue when the assailant grabbed her. The victim started screaming for the man to let go of her.

Can lecture on ethics reduce sexual assaults in college?

The epidemic of sexual assault on college campuses continues unabated. The Carlisle Sentinel reports that Dickinson College is adding another approach in its efforts to reduce the number of sexual assaults on campus. Dickinson invited Harry Brod, an expert in men’s studies and a philosophy and humanities professor at the University of Northern Iowa, to […]

Sandusky case a wake up call for parents

What should you be looking for? What are some of the characteristics of a pedophile?

What did Sandusky say that NBC chose not to air?

Parents: Have you had a talk with your child about what constitutes inappropriate behavior towards them by an adult?
There are a number of places a parent can go to become familiar with the general characteristics of a pedophile.

What has helped U.S. return 99 percent of its missing children to their homes?

Child abductions by family members make up the brunt of such crimes and are resolved quickly. What are more difficult are those cases involving strangers who actively seek out children for abduction. While a small percentage of all child abductions are attributed to strangers the number of those returned safely is only 57 percent.

Victim’s screams bring Good Samaritan to her rescue

The assailant looked up to see Mr. Penska coming his way with shovel in hand, and took off running.