Sexual assault

Man convicted of sexual assault moves to Cortez

By Stephanie Alderton Journal Staff Writer Cortez Police Department released the name of a sexually violent predator who recently moved to the city of Cortez. On May 25, police started to advertise...

DATE: June 1, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

One of three sexual assault suspects pleads guilty

One of three men accused of sexually assaulting a woman in October pleaded guilty Friday to one count of felony assault with a deadly weapon and two counts of attempted sexual assault. A second man...

DATE: May 11, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

New approach aids Native assault victims

A few years ago while trying to help a sexual assault victim in St. Paul, Alaska, Kristie Traver, 46, found herself in an awful position. The victim needed a forensic exam – all the intrusive,...

DATE: May 6, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Three men suspected of sexually assaulting woman at gunpoint appear headed for plea agreement

All three suspects in a high-profile sexual assault case waived their right to a preliminary hearing Monday and appear to be in negotiations for a plea agreement. The terms of the plea agreement...

DATE: March 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Harassment in Colorado government goes beyond statehouse

Nearly three of every thousand Colorado state government agency workers have filed a sexual harassment claim at work in the past five years, a Rocky Mountain PBS investigation found. Sexual...

DATE: March 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Hundreds gather for Durango’s #MeToo rally against sexual violence

Merkin Karr was 19 years old when she found herself in an abusive relationship, but for many years, she refused to believe she was a victim. “I thought that smart, strong women like me don’t have...

DATE: Feb. 17, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango #MeToo March and Rally speakers share text of their speeches

More than 300 people gathered in Buckley Park on Saturday morning as part of the first Durango #MeToo March and Rally to speak out against sexual assault. Retired Navy Capt. Gail Harris introduced...

DATE: Feb. 17, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Sexual violence perpetrated most against Native Americans

The current national conversation about sexual assault is incomplete without discussing violence against Native American women. Often in Native communities, a mother will teach her child what to do...

DATE: Dec. 29, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bystander intervention is critical to stopping sexual assault

Life is busy, and it is easy to become distracted or overwhelmed by what events are taking place around us. It is especially easy when something does not affect us personally, right here and right...

DATE: Dec. 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Let us unlearn rape culture and embrace consent culture

In Durango, we all agree that rape is wrong. We just cannot agree what rape is. We treat as normal behavior many forms of sexual assault. We only recognize as rape the kinds of sexualized traumas...

DATE: Dec. 15, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

FBI seeks potential sex abuse victims on reservation

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The FBI is casting a wide net for potential victims of sexual abuse by a man who lives on a remote Arizona reservation world-renowned for its blue-green waterfalls. Fydel Jones...

DATE: Dec. 10, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News

What can you do for someone who has been sexually assaulted?

“I’ve been raped.” It’s hard to hear. It’s even harder to go through. Now, we are seeing a shift in society for people to openly talk about their experiences with sexual assault. People from...

DATE: Dec. 8, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News