Sexual Assault

liz goldman
City Life

A Twist of Fate Led a Main Line Doc and Her Patient on a Fight for Sexual Assault Victims’ Rights

Hi, this is Dr. Liz Goldman. Please feel free to leave me a message, and I will return your call within 24 hours. I apologize, […]

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In Surprise Testimony, Woman Says Philly Guitarist Mike Tyler Sexually Assaulted Her in 1985

Tuesday was supposed to be the day that veteran Philadelphia guitarist Mike Tyler learned what his sentence would be after a jury convicted him in […]

rape kit backlog
City Life

Philly Has Finally Cleared Its Backlog of Untested Rape Evidence

Philly just took a significant step toward justice for victims of sexual assault. District attorney Larry Krasner joined police commissioner Richard Ross on Thursday to announce […]

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Main Line Doctor Says Lower Merion Schools Ignored Her Sexual Abuse Allegations

Bill McKendry was once a popular fixture at Bala Cynwyd Middle School in the Lower Merion School District, where he began teaching in 1969. Known […]

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Ex-Temple Frat President Facing New Sexual Assault Charges

The ex-president of a Temple University fraternity who was charged with attempted rape in May is now facing additional sexual assault charges stemming from a […]

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City Life

Suspect Wanted in West Philly Sexual Assaults Turns Himself In

This is a developing story and may be updated at any time. The man who was wanted in connection with a string of sexual assaults […]

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Ex-Temple Frat President to Stand Trial on Sexual Assault Charges

The former Temple University fraternity president accused of attempted rape will stand trial for seven sexual assault-related charges next month. During a preliminary hearing at the Criminal […]

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City Life

Police Make Arrest in Armed Sexual Assault at SEPTA City Hall Station

Philadelphia police have taken a person of interest into custody in relation to an armed sexual assault that occurred in SEPTA’s City Hall station on Tuesday […]

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Temple Frat President Ari Goldstein Charged With Attempted Rape, Indecent Assault; Bail Set at $2 Million

This is a developing story and may be updated at any time. Less than a month after Temple University suspended one of its fraternities over […]

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Accused Child Rapist Mike Tyler Launches #WhatAboutUs Movement

It’s been eight months since we first told you that veteran Philadelphia guitarist Mike Tyler was arrested and charged with raping a teenage boy, and […]

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City Life

Temple Frat Suspended Over Sexual Assault Allegations

Temple University has suspended one of its fraternities over two allegations of sexual assault. University and Philadelphia police say they have received multiple “credible” reports […]

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Philadelphia Orchestra: Allegations Against Famed Conductor “Demand Investigation”

Weighing in on disturbing sexual assault allegations against world-renowned conductor Charles Dutoit reported by the Associated Press on Thursday, the Philadelphia Orchestra has said in […]

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Christian Music Fest Founder Charged With Sexually Assaulting Children

The South Jersey pastor behind Creation, the nation’s largest Christian music festival, has been charged with sexually assaulting four children. Police arrested Harry Thomas, of Medford, […]

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City Life

The Woman Who Began the #MeToo Movement Was a Philly Activist

You’ve probably seen Tarana Burke all over TIME’s website – and the internet in general – today. If you didn’t already know, Burke is the woman […]

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Philly CEO Nate Mell Accused of Sexual Assault

On a Friday in October, with the #MeToo campaign in full effect in the wake of the explosive Harvey Weinstein allegations that had just emerged […]