Student Abuse and Rape in College

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The amount of rape and abuse cases according to statistics is at an unacceptable high. At least 1 in 4 women will experience sexual assault during their years in college (Sexual Assault and College Campuses – Statistics). In many instances the incident is a result from alcohol intoxication. According to Sara Lawrence College at least 50% of sexual assault cases include alcohol (Sexual Assault and College Campuses – Statistics). Administration from all over must come together to put an end to senseless abuse. In a recent scandal at Penn State University defensive line Coach Jerry Sandusky was accused of having sexual relations with ten young boys while working at Penn State. In trial it came out to be very clear that over the course of many years Mr. Sandusky had been sexually assaulting members from his foster home that was meant to help troubled boys. It is so hard for people to speak out and ask someone for help, because many don’t believe anyone will understand their situation. However, many of the boys knew each other from the group home and had been going through the same terrifying experience. It’s a shame that it can take decades for just one person to get caught instead of days in this case it took fifteen years. It wasn’t until one of the victims mother reported the incident and investigation began. Four grown men including head coach Joe Paterno failed to notify any type of higher authority when they found out Sandusky was in the College locker room shower with a younger male in 2001. The facts from the article show numerous amounts of horrible authority like similar to miscommunication. In conclusion to the article Jerry Sandusky was charged on forty-five accounts of sexual assault. The trial also resulted in the firi... ... middle of paper ... ...hat Can Save Your Life." Cosmopolitan. N.p., n.d. Web. 26 Mar. 2014. . Kingkade, Tyler. "USC Mislabels Sexual Assault To Keep Crime Numbers Low, Clery Complaint Says." The Huffington Post., 12 Aug. 2013. Web. 23 Mar. 2014. . Kirk, Chris. "The Penn State Scandal, Piece by Piece." Penn State Scandal Timeline. Associated Press, 12 July 2013. Web. 22 Mar. 2014. . Reich, Ashley. "Teacher-Student Relationship: Woman Wonders If She Should Reveal Ex's Sordid Past To His Employer." The Huffington Post., 16 July 2013. Web. 25 Mar. 2014. .

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