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Local tech company owner Jonathan Cobb is accused of raping a heavily intoxicated 18-year-old acquaintance of his daughter’s at the family home in Guilderland.

Franklin Casatelli, who is accused of the rape in October of a young woman sleeping in her dorm room at UAlbany, pleaded not guilty in court Wednesday.

Gary Wright, convicted of attempting to rape his Berne neighbor, lost his appeal to the state’s highest court.

Was Gary Wright’s representation compromised because one of his lawyers, James Long, had also represented the Albany County district attorney, David Soares?

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.

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