Rape Videos Online

It’s safe to say that rape is not left-wing. Nor does it seem to be right-wing.

According to humanevents.com, many search engines give billions of people access to hundreds – possibly even thousands – of videos that show women being sexually abused, raped. humanevents.com is a self-described coservative website.

According to humanevents.com, there are graphic websites that that allow users to upload media anonymously or by using an alias. Rapists have uploaded videos of their rapes. Most of the women in these videos are young, heavily intoxicated or drugged, and in many cases they are unconscious.

humanevents.com found dozens of videos of women being raped, which together had been viewed more than 21 million times.

Pornography websites rely heavily on search engines to receive much of their traffic. Google and other search engines provide their users access to these pornographic sites, earning a profit from the increased advertising revenue that comes from having additional site traffic.

Users who find these horrific rape videos in the “videos” section of Google not only have access to the videos themselves but also can “preview” images that appear in the search results the search engines provide. This means users do not ever need to leave Google to see graphic pictures of these rape victims.

Over the past four months, humanevents.com made multiple attempts to get Google, Yahoo, and Bing to ban the rape videos, but after four months, not one had been removed.

Many websites themselves are based overseas, where laws to protect women from sexual crimes are minimal, and very little can be done by U.S. law enforcement to halt these videos from being distributed by pornography sites. This leaves victims with virtually no way of preventing these videos, which reportedly fit the legal definition of obscenity, from getting into the hands of millions of people – except through search engines.

humanevents.com writes that public pressure could force search engines to consider changing their policies so these videos are not so easily accessible. If search engines agree to permanently ban any website that shows rape videos, after giving a specified period for the websites to remove the material, this problem could potentially be solved overnight – since porn websites rely so heavily on search engines for their traffic.

Search engines that do not change their policies could be at risk of violating federal, and possibly state, law. The Department of Justice (DOJ) says on its website, “Federal law prohibits the possession with intent to sell or distribute obscenity, to send, ship, or receive obscenity, to import obscenity, and to transport obscenity across state boarders for purposes of distribution.”

Some may argue that taking down videos of rape somehow violates the right to free speech.

In 1919, the U.S. Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendall Holmes, Jr. wrote:

“The most stringent protection of free speech would not protect a man in falsely shouting fire in a theatre and causing a panic … . The question in every case is whether the words used are used in such circumstances and are of such a nature as to create a clear and present danger.”

So there are limits to the right to free speech.

Think of it this way: what if there were a video of your kid being raped on the internet? Would you want it up there?

How about obscenity laws?

humanevents.com writes that “Obscene material” has largely been defined in important Supreme Court cases, such as Miller v. California (1973). From those cases, a test has been formulated to determine whether material is legally categorized as obscene. The Department of Justice outlines the test online, indicating that “[a]ny material that satisfies this three-pronged test may be found obscene.” Below are the “three prongs”:

“1. Whether the average person, applying contemporary adult community standards, finds that the matter, taken as a whole, appeals to prurient interests (i.e., an erotic, lascivious, abnormal, unhealthy, degrading, shameful, or morbid interest in nudity, sex, or excretion);

“2. Whether the average person, applying contemporary adult community standards, finds that the matter depicts or describes sexual conduct in a patently offensive way (i.e., ultimate sexual acts, normal or perverted, actual or simulated, masturbation, excretory functions, lewd exhibition of the genitals, or sado-masochistic sexual abuse); and

“3. Whether a reasonable person finds that the matter, taken as a whole, lacks serious literary, artistic, political, or scientific value.”

In other words, the law takes into consideration the views of the average person and community standards. Most people would probably find a video of an actual rape to be obscene.

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Washington Man Indicted On Using Twitter To Distribute Child Porn

A federal grand jury indicted a 43-year-old registered sex offender from Sea-Tac, Washington for distributing images of child rape via Twitter.

Police arrested the man – not named in this article – in June after an investigation traced images of child rape to his Twitter account and his Internet protocol (IP) address, according to a U.S. Attorney’s Office media release.

He has been in custody following his arrest on state charges. He will be arraigned on the indictment on Friday in U.S. District Court in Seattle, according to the Kent Reporter news magazine.

Due to the prior convictions, the man faces a mandatory minimum 15 years in prison if convicted of distribution of visual depictions of minors engaging in sexually explicit conduct.

The Internet Crimes against Children Task Force, the Kent Police Department and the King County Sheriff’s Office investigated the case.

According to records filed in King County (Washington) Superior Court and in U.S. District Court, between September 2014 and February 2015, Twitter made reports to the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC) about images of child rape uploaded to the Internet.

The reports resulted in a law enforcement investigation involving Western Washington’s Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force. The investigation revealed that the Internet address reportedly involved in the distribution of the sexually explicit images was used by the man.

Detectives also found out the man had two 1996 convictions for first-degree child molestation.

(Updated article)

Nun Raped In India, Suspect Found

Last year, a 72-year-old nun was reportedly raped during an attack at a convent school in West Bengal in India.  The nation was shocked.

Recently, the main suspect was arrested.

On June 17th NDTV reported that Nazrul, a 28-year-old Bangladeshi national, was arrested at the Sealdah railway station when he was getting off a local train.

(Updated article)

13-Year-Old Took Part In Four-Hour Gang Rape In U.K.

A 13-year-old boy took part in a gang rape with six other older men which was filmed on a mobile phone, a court has been told. The victim, a woman aged 20 years, had been visiting friends before walking through a subway on her way home

A young schoolboy was involved in a violent gang rape with six older men which was all filmed on a cellphone, a U.K. court has heard.

An investigation was sparked and police launched a major operation after a 20-year-old woman told police she was raped in a house in Southampton, Hampshire, UK, in January, according to mirror.co.uk.

Earlier in the night the woman had been visiting friends before walking through a subway on her way home, according to The New York Post.  That’s where she met one of the defendants, Mihaita Palie.

The Mirror reports that she went back to the house, where six others were waiting, and was subjected to a horrifying four-hour ordeal, which was filmed on a cellphone.

“In this room were these defendants and they subsequently subjected her to rape and other sexual abuse as described in the indictment,” said prosecutor Simon Foster.

The court was told that the woman managed to make her way to a public phone after the attack and was able to call police.

“She telephoned the police. They came and found her. She told them about the address in which she had spent a few hours,” Foster added.  “The defendants were arrested and she later gave a three-hour account in interview,” he said.

Octavian Militaru, 37, Mihaita Palie, 33, Cosmin Nicut, 20, Radu-Florin Panciuc, 20, Nicolae Ghinea, 21, Ion Matei, 41, and the 13-year-old boy are facing a four-week trial. writes The New York Post.

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/boy-13-took-part-four-5858429

http://nypost.com/2015/06/11/13-year-old-took-part-in-filmed-four-hour-gang-rape-prosecutor/

Indian Gang Rape Victim Faces Exhausting ‘Purification Ritual’

The rape victim, who cannot be identified.

An Indian woman who was gang-raped and impregnated as a result will have to go through a “purification ritual” to remain the part of her society, writes the Pakistan Tribe news publication.

The only condition in which her society would accept her back is that she would go through an exhausting ritual which is conducted to “purify” her, according to the Pakistan Tribe.

The ritual is ordered by her community’s local courts and only has to be undertaken by the females in cases of rape or infidelity.

The ritual entails a test in which a “tantric” – a priest basically practicing black magic and believing in supernatural powers – asks the victim questions regarding the incident. The ritual pre-dates the existence of courts and the police, according to the BBC News.

The transparency of her responses is to be determined by the number of barley seeds in the priest’s hand.

The woman will be asked whether the number of seeds in the priest’s hand is even or odd.  If she gives the right answer, she will supposedly be telling the truth and if she cannot give the right answer it will mean that she has been telling lies.

In return for this, she will have to carry a 10-kg stone on her head while giving answers to the same questions asked previously.  This process continues for until the priest is satisfied that she has finally told the truth.

If the lady passes the test and is purified, then she is accepted by her family and if not then she will have to leave the community, writes the Pakistani Tribe.

(Updated article)

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-india-32444349

http://www.pakistantribe.com/story/40753/gang-rape-victim-to-undergo-tiresome-purification-ritual/

Gang Rapists On Trial

Justin King 2012

The second of four Pittsfield defendants – Justin A. King – charged with gang raping a University of Massachusetts student is scheduled to start today following a last-minute slate of motions argued in Hampshire Superior Court last week.

Defendant Emmanuel Bile was tried and convicted in March and has begun serving an 8- to 10-year state prison sentence.  Adam T. Liccardi and Caleb Womack are due to be tried in that order after King.

King, 21, Liccardi, 20, Bile, 21, and Caleb Womack, 20, were each charged with raping the student in Pierpont Dormitory on Oct. 13, 2012, according to masslive.com.

The judge in the King rape trial told the lawyers for both sides Friday that she will question the jury. On Friday, Hampshire Superior Court Judge Bertha D. Josephson told defense lawyer Terrence Dunphy and prosecutor Jenifer Suhl that she would conduct a “voir dire” of the jurors as they are seated.

The additional questioning is made possible by an order of the Massachusetts Superior Court handed down in February. The ruling allows lawyers to gather more information from prospective jurors, but judges still have the discretion to question the jurors themselves during the enrolling of a jury, writes masslive.com.

(Updated article)

http://www.masslive.com/news/index.ssf/2015/06/primer_on_justin_king_rape_tri.html

http://www.masslive.com/news/index.ssf/2015/06/hampshire_superior_court_judge_9.html

Another Look At The Duggar Situation

TYT Network

Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar are defending their handling of eldest son Josh’s molestation of five underage girls, including four of their daughters, writes TYT Network.

In an interview with Fox News’ Megyn Kelly on ‘The Kelly File’ Wednesday, the reality TV stars went into great detail about what exactly happened 12 years ago when Josh, the eldest son of the ’19 Kids and Counting’ clan, confessed to having touched some of his younger sisters inappropriately.

“There were a couple of times he came and told us what he had done,” Jim Bob Duggar told Kelly of how the found out about Josh’s actions. “Again this was not rape or anything like that, it was touching someone over the clothes. there were a couple of times he touched someone under the clothes, for a few seconds. Each time he came and told us crying. It was the third time that we decided we needed help.”

According to The Washington Post, in newly released portions of an interview with Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly, Jessa Seewald came to the defense of her oldest brother, Josh Duggar.

“I do want to speak up in his defense against people who are calling him a child molester or a pedophile or a rapist,” Seewald said in the interview. “I’m like that is so overboard and a lie really. I mean people get mad at me for saying that, but I can say this because I was one of the victims.”

Another Duggar sister, 24-year-old Jill Dillard, said that although it wasn’t their “first choice” to speak publicly about the matter, she and Seewald decided to “set the record straight” once the story broke and was widely discussed.