There’s one thing board president Dean G. Kilpatrick wants to make abundantly clear: PAR never stopped serving victims. “Our goal for the future is to let people know we’re still here,” said Kilpatrick.
The Charleston researcher whose 1996 study on rape-related pregnancies has gotten new attention this week criticized U.S. Rep. Todd Akin’s controversial comments on the topic, but said they have prompted an important national discussion.
But Dean G. Kilpatrick, a professor and doctor at the Medical University of South Carolina and author of the 1996 study that assumes a much higher number of rapes, said government figures vastly understated the incidences of rape, and therefore, rape-related pregnancies.
North Charleston Mayor Keith Summey along with Police Chief Jon Zumalt presented monetary donations to three Victim Services Agencies.
Staff members of rape crisis centers and sexual assault agencies can breathe easier after the South Carolina House and Senate overrode Gov. Nikki Haley’s Veto 51, which cut about $500,000 to the 15 agencies across the state.
CHARLESTON, South Carolina (Reuters) – South Carolina lawmakers voted in a special session on Wednesday to override dozens of budget vetoes by the state’s governor that cut funding for teachers’ pay raises, an arts commission, and non-profit rape crisis centers.
The S.C. House of Representatives voted to override 50 of Gov. Nikki Haley’s 81 budget vetoes Tuesday, attempting to gun down vetoes that would block funding for the S.C. Arts Commission, pay raises for teachers, and — most infamously of all — the S.C. Coalition Against Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault.
If your household budget were cut by a third, you’d find it hard to make ends meet.
NORTH CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) – The director of a Charleston based rape crisis center said Tuesday her agency may have to close down if budget cuts ordered by the governor go through.
LeeAnn Blanche arrived at the emergency room around midnight, painfully aware of people staring at the stranger wearing a badge beside her.
This is the time of year when rape and sexual assaults peak. In response to the problem, the Krav Maga Worldwide Training Center in West Ashley is offering all women ages 14 and older a self-defense seminar.
NORTH CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) – A former University of South Carolina football star posted on Twitter, “I’m celibate,” after posting bond on charges he sexually assaulted a woman in North Charleston.
Rebecca Shea spent more than two decades hiding the memory of one Fourth of July afternoon.
Charleston, SC — Recent crime data from the City of Charleston is encouraging. But the crime of sexual assault continues to be difficult for police to investigate.
CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) – Violent crime continues to decrease within the City of Charleston limits according to new figures from the 2011 Charleston City Police Department crime report.
She awoke during a savage beating between a wall and a nightclub trash pile in 2008 to fight the man who was raping her.
MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. (WCIV) — Investigators say the man charged with assaulting a woman while transporting her in an ambulance did so while she was strapped down on a backboard
Student, mother unhappy with school’s response after 18-year-old reported being raped in dorm.
Help for Survivors – In light of all the recent coverage about sex abuse, People Against Rape (PAR) is offering a new support group for secondary survivors.
JAMES ISLAND, SC (WCSC) – After three years of legal wrangling, a woman raped on James Island is sharing her story.
Sheriff tells women to get guns to ward off attacks
CHARLESTON, South Carolina (Reuters) – A South Carolina sheriff who called for women to carry guns to defend themselves against assaults said on Tuesday he has received a positive response to his advice.