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Prosecuting Sexual Assault
DOJ grant provides $650,000 to jump-start new sexual assault prosecution unit
"...Local sexual assault advocates are celebrating a victory after the U.S. Department..."

Oct. 14, 2016 News Feature by Sarah Marloff

Addressing Sexual Assault by Student-Athletes
Campaign hopes to eradicate rapes on high school campuses
"...program designed directly to address dating violence and sexual assault among student-athletes...."

Dec. 6, 2016 News Post by Sarah Marloff

Sexual Assault Advocates Demand Answers for Rape Kit Negligence
Group pens letter to mayor, police chief, city manager
"...ever-growing rape kit backlog has prompted Travis County’s Sexual Assault Response and Resource Team (SARRT) to draft a letter..."

March 1, 2017 News Post by Sarah Marloff

Bill of the Week: Surviving Sexual Assault
Bill would ease ability of victims to get medical care
"...a hospital ready to collect evidence of the sexual assault that any evidence that she was drugged was lost...."

May 11, 2013 News Post by Jordan Smith

Travis D.A. Seeks a Roadblock in Sexual Assault Suit
Moore, Montford on defense after disclosure of alleged misconduct
"...hearing today (Tue., April 2) in the ongoing sexual assault class action lawsuit...."

April 2, 2019 News Post by Sarah Marloff

Plaintiffs Appeal Dismissal of Sexual Assault Survivors’ Lawsuit
Filing: Court “incorrectly abdicated” duty to uphold women’s rights
"...after U.S. District Judge Lee Yeakel dismissed the sexual assault class action case brought against local law enforcement, the..."

Aug. 11, 2020 News Post by Sarah Marloff

Federal Judge Dismisses Local Sexual Assault Survivors’ Lawsuit
Yeakel cites progress by Lege in rejecting claims against APD, D.A.
"...U.S. District Judge Lee Yeakel has dismissed the sexual assault class action lawsuit filed by eight local rape survivors..."

Feb. 11, 2020 News Post by Sarah Marloff

Federal Judge Hears Oral Arguments in Sexual Assault Class Action
Yeakel to consider motions to dismiss before issuing scheduling order
"...Austin’s and Travis County’s motions to dismiss the sexual assault class action suit brought against both entities by eight..."

Dec. 17, 2018 News Post by Sarah Marloff

Travis County Settles With Sexual Assault Survivors
$580,000 settlement reached in three-year legal battle over handling of sexual assault cases
"...against the county and city of Austin by sexual assault survivors. The agreement, which includes a $250,000 commitment to..."

June 25, 2021 News Feature by Sarah Marloff

Rape Survivor Sues Local Motel for Failing to Help Her After Assault
The motel is accused of lacking adequate security, more
"...Emily Borchardt, the 24-year-old rape survivor behind the defamation..."

Jan. 24, 2020 News Post by Sarah Marloff

APD Unveils New Interview Rooms For Survivors of Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence
The next step in improving sexual assault investigations in Austin?
"...six new interview rooms redesigned with survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence, and their children in mind...."

Nov. 4, 2019 News Post by Sarah Marloff

Attempted Sexual Assault in North Austin
APD believes case is linked to seven other assaults
"...Another attempted sexual assault occurred in North Austin on Sun., April 17...."

April 20, 2016 News Post by Sarah Marloff

Assault on Precinct 13
This new version of John Carpenter's classic is superfluous in the extreme, and while it’s not technically a bad movie, per se, viewers unfamiliar with the film’s lineage will likely write it off as yet another midwinter also-ran, the sort of action film that never quite takes off and instead focuses on random gun battles and cheesy dialogue.
"...this case it’s more like twice-upping. John Carpenter’s 1976 Assault on Precinct 13 – a tight, lower-than-low-budget film about..."

Jan. 21, 2005 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

A Closer Look at the D.A.'s Handling of Sexual Assault Cases
Also: Austin's first African-American genealogy conference
"...embroiled in two lawsuits surrounding its handling of sexual assault cases, the district attorney's office is the subject of..."

Feb. 7, 2020 News Post by Kimberley Jones

Cody Wilson Charged With Sexual Assault
Local man behind 3D printed gun debate allegedly paid for sex with minor
"...can publish instructions to 3-D-printed guns, faces felony sexual assault charges after Austin Police determined that he paid a..."

Sept. 19, 2018 News Post by Nina Hernandez

Two Longhorns Suspended After Sexual Assault Allegations
Sources tell 247 Sports that the players are Case McCoy and Jordan Hicks
"...Alamo Bowl in the aftermath of charges of sexual assault. No players' names were given because charges have not..."

Dec. 28, 2012 Sports Post by Michael Corcoran

Austin’s Sexual Assault Controversies Roil the District Attorney’s Race
Margaret Moore's controversial handling of rape cases brings opponents to the race
"...How does it feel seeing sexual assault become an election issue?..."

Feb. 7, 2020 News Feature by Sarah Marloff

Painful Splits Along the Way to Stopping Sexual Assault in and Around Austin
Different approaches to accountability lead to rifts throughout the county
"...Department has handled the last seven years of sexual assault cases...."

March 15, 2019 News Feature by Sarah Marloff

Fighting Sexual Assault
Amid growing national momentum, UT-Austin takes steps to protect incoming students
"..."One in five women is sexually assaulted in college."..."

May 16, 2014 News Feature by Jessica Luther

Survival, and Hope in How Austin Handles Sexual Assault
As their legal battle continues, women look forward to political change
"...sued local law enforcement over the treatment of sexual assault survivors waited for a ruling that it seemed at..."

Oct. 23, 2020 News Feature by Sarah Marloff

Class Action Lawsuit Seeks Justice for Sexual Assault Survivors
Plaintiffs cite longstanding malpractice by Austin, Travis County
"...Three local sexual assault survivors on Monday filed a federal class action lawsuit..."

June 19, 2018 News Post by Sarah Marloff

Advocates Object to D.A.’s Appointment to Sexual Assault Survivors Task Force
Survivors also calling on lawmakers to intervene following the appointment
"...resigned from the not-yet up and running statewide Sexual Assault Survivors Task Force. The Statesman broke the news Friday..."

July 26, 2019 News Feature by Sarah Marloff

Sexual Assault Survivors Watch Warily as APD Touts Change
Is everything really different under the new police chief?
"...that Austin and Travis County's mishandling of reported sexual assaults violates the constitutional rights of survivors. That pattern of..."

Nov. 5, 2021 News Feature by Austin Sanders

More Survivors Willing to Join Sexual Assault Class Action
Attorneys for the survivors’ lawsuit presented to Public Safety Commission Monday
"...a new complaint is filed in the ongoing sexual assault survivors' lawsuit against the city of Austin, Travis County,..."

June 7, 2019 News Feature by Sarah Marloff

City Acknowledges Its Debt to Sexual Assault Survivors
Seen and heard
"...the best care and service to survivors of sexual assault."..."

Feb. 4, 2022 News Feature by Sarah Marloff

Four Women File New Sexual Assault Suit in State Court
Survivors come forward to accuse APD and the D.A.'s Office
"...Another sexual assault class action lawsuit has been filed against Austin, Travis..."

Sept. 18, 2020 News Feature by Sarah Marloff

After Mishandling a Student's Assault, AISD Stalls on Training Staff
Austin High alum recalls feelings silenced, ignored, and blamed
"...of class several times already after reporting a sexual assault by another student, although this was the first time..."

Jan. 8, 2021 News Feature by Clara Ence Morse

Bill of the Week: Protecting Sexual Assault Survivors
Austin senator files five bills in wake of Baylor scandal
"...Baylor University's sexual assault scandal, in which it is alleged that 31 football..."

March 24, 2017 News Feature by Mary Tuma

Georgetown ISD Parents Say Students Involved in Sexual Assault Must Face Consequences
Parents say neither the administration nor law enforcement has done enough to protect their kids
"...several Georgetown ISD students participated in the violent sexual assault of a classmate off campus, parents of children in..."

April 22, 2022 News Feature by Morgan O’Hanlon

Amy's Army Raises Awareness, Support for Sexual Assault Survivors
Campaign to raise awareness, support for survivors
" social media campaign is sharing the realities sexual assault survivors face within the criminal justice system and calling..."

May 7, 2021 News Feature by Sarah Marloff

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