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Sexual assault victims in North Carolina discuss their traumatic experiences and how they coped with the subsequent anguish and depression. Floren questions the legal system's handling of sexual offenders.
Gavin Smith was a red-shirt freshman defensive tackle for North Carolina State University Wolfpack. He is currently serving 6-8 years in the Morrison Correctional Facility in Hoffman, NC after being convicted of raping a 17-year-old girl. His case is now being reviewed by The North Carolina Court of Appeals on the basis that the prosecutor introduced prejudicial evidence concerning another incident between Smith and a young girl. The Court will determine a ruling sometime in the next few months.
Sidney Harr has championed the case of Crystal Magnum and former District Attoryney Michael Nifong. Magnum's case drew national attention when she accused the 2006 Duke lacrosse team of raping her after she was hired to dance. Nifong filed charges with the North Carolina Attorney General on her behalf which were later dropped due to insufficient evidence. Now Harr has made it a personal mission to right these wrongs but his defense of Magnum may hurt her defense in her current court case.
Among the crimes persistently challenging college campus safety is sexual assault. Researching efforts through corporations such as RTI International are producing data related to identifying factors and evaluating preventative measures. The collaborative effect of such data can hopefully help to reduced incidences of this common campus crime.
A Podcast interview with a rape survivor shrouded in anonymity became well known as an illustration of the typical survivor’s road to justice. As the author revealed, it often contains long investigation process delays and yields no convictions, as confirmed by the accompanying statistics. From the ensuing investigation and ten part series about sexual assault on “Sarah Says,” Sarah Delia hoped to help make their road to justice shorter and smoother.