The Crime Victims and Sexual Assault Center should be encoded in the county charter, a permanent part of our government.

BERNE — Timothy M. David was arrested this month for a rape police say happened the week of the Altamont Fair in August.

David, 25, of 1721 Helderberg Trail, was charged with third-degree rape, a felony, and with sexual misconduct and endangering the welfare of a child, both misdemeanors.

A jury found Henry Manigault guilty of rape, strangulation, imprisonment, and assault of his intimate partner in Medusa, a hamlet in the town of Rensselaerville.

Regulations handed down from the federal and state governments are changing the way sexual assaults are handled on college campuses. The goal is to strengthen the rights of victims and improve crime reporting and transparency.

The men and women being raped — with the highest rates in prisons, the military, and colleges — must not bear the shame that belongs to the rapists. We need to open our mouths and shout for changes.

NEW SCOTLAND — New Scotland native Jesse Sommer, now a captain in the United States Army, says the military is at the forefront of a very important social issue — acknowledging victims of rape and sexual assault and helping them along the road to recovery.

A woman raped and kidnapped by a juvenile detention center inmate in Rensselaerville cannot collect both workers’ compensation benefits and settlement money from a civil rights lawsuit for the same injuries, the state’s Court of Appeals affirmed, 6 to 1, on Nov. 19.​

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