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Should it be a crime to remove a condom during sex?

first_imgShould it be a crime to remove a condom during sex? Collier assistant teacher arrested for sex with student, supplying alcohol and drugs Do you see a typo or an error? Let us know. (WTSP) There’s a disturbing new trend with dangerous consequences. Men are taking off their condoms during consensual sex, then bragging about it online.It’s called “stealthing,” according to Alexandra Brodsky, who conducted a study on the practice, the act could violate several civil and criminal laws.Brodsky details stealthing in a report she did for Columbia Journal of Gender and Law. In it, she profiles a doctoral student named Rebecca. While she’s not studying, Rebecca works for a local rape crisis hotline. She hears about stealthing a lot from students and says often times, callers start with, “I’m not sure this is rape, but…”Rebecca says she was a victim of stealthing when she was a freshman. According to Brodsky, the law is largely silent on it.It took almost no time for us to find students like Aubree Segismondi on the USF campus, who’ve at least heard of stealthing.“I’ve seen it in social media,” Segismondi said.“It’s not ethical and it’s not right,” added student Luana Dias.All seemed to agree it’s an unsettling and possibly dangerous sex trend.“Yeah, I mean you’re susceptible to STD’s, pregnancy, stuff like that. Emotional trauma,” said Jessi Rowe, in her third year at USF.A new study in the Columbia Journal of Gender and Law defines stealthing as a man secretly removing his condom in the middle of sex.The author of the study makes the argument that doing so should be treated as a form of sexual assault.Kathleen Kempke, with the Crisis Center of Tampa Bay, says she’s aware of the study – and the trend.“I have had other cases that I’ve been very similar to this,” Kempke said.As far as the crisis center is concerned, a person who feels violated is a victim.“And they deserve the same kind of services and support that a victim that is raped by a stranger or a raped by an acquaintance would get,” Kempke said.The study also pointed to online forums. Men, bragging about stealthing. How to get away with it. Even suggesting it’s their right to, “spread one’s seed.”“I think they should find a mate that’s willing to procreate with them at the time,” said USF Junior Joseph Aldrich, “But if they have a condom on, then there’s not an idea of procreation. It’s more for pleasure.”As far as using existing statutes to prosecute stealthers in Florida, “As of yet, that statute does not exist,” said Tampa Defense Attorney Hunter Chamberlain.Chamberlain says stealthing, while despicable, could be difficult to prove as a sexual assault, since the sex itself was initially consensual.“To change this from a legal behavior to an illegal behavior, the legislature or the courts are going to have to further define what consent means,” Chamberlain said.The study concludes existing laws don’t specifically cover stealthing, despite the heightened risk of pregnancy and even public health risk associated with spreading sexually transmitted diseases.Most we spoke with, agreed with USF student Aubree Segismondi.If a law doesn’t already exist, she said, “There should be.”You can read the full report from Brodsky here. Published: April 26, 2017 11:33 AM EDT Fort Myers attorney denies lawsuit claims of ex-employees’ rape, other sex crimes SHARE Recommended Author: WTSP last_img read more

Padgett, considered a fugitive, is this week’s most wanted

first_imgJACKSBORO, TN (WLAF) – Summer Hope Padgett (TOP PHOTO) is the criminal featured on Crime Stoppers this week.Padgett’s rap sheet dates back to 2004. She has multiple narcotics related book ins since her first arrest.In late 2018, she was placed on three years probation for aggravated assault. However, she is now considered a fugitive after missing a victim impact class, not meeting with her probation officer and skipping a drug screen.Padgett is 5’11, weighs 165 pounds, has brown hair and blue eyes. She also has a heart tatoo on her left shoulder, according to jail records.Through Crime Stoppers, you can call the CCSO at 423-562-7446  if you see the person.“Please do not approach anyone you see on Crime Stoppers,” said Campbell County Sherriff Robbie Goins. “Call the sheriff’s department and report where they are. We don’t want anyone to try to apprehend these people, just tell us where they are if you see them.” (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 06/27/2019-6AM)Share this:FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

Player Profile: Max Bortenschlager

first_imgThe Terps lost starting quarterback Tyrell Pigrome for the year in the first game of the season.  The Terps lost their backup quarterback Kasim Hill in the third game of the season.  Now Maryland looks at sophomore Max Bortenschlager to lead the Terrapin offense.Bortenschlager took over after the Hill injury in the UCF game.  Maryland would drop that game 38-10 at home.  At the time, the loss didn’t look good with the main focus being that Hill suffered a torn ACL.  The UCF loss followed a big upset over top 25 ranked Texas on the road and a big blowout win over Towson at home.  Bortenschlager looked rough, throwing two picks and missed multiple open receivers.  He went 15-26 for 132 yards and a TD in the game.  Maryland fans got extremely nervous as they will have to run the remainder of the season with an unproven QB leading the way.  Then came the Minnesota game.Bortenschlager looked good in the first Big Ten Conference game as Maryland took down Minnesota, 34-21.  Bortenschlager threw 2 TD’s, 18-26 and 154 yards for his effort, with zero interceptions.  That quickly turned doubtful Maryland fanatics into hopeful fans again.Bortenschlager graduated from Cathedral HS in Indiana, a very big school that produces many division one athletes.  Max led Cathedral to the 5-A Indiana State Championship as a Junior.  He became a 3 star recruit as he passed for 2,270 yards and 21 TD’s in that championship run.  As a Terrapin, Bortenschlager appeared in two games as a freshman in 2016.  He made his first career start at #19 Minnesota and immediately put himself in the Maryland record books.  He threw a 92 yard TD pass to DJ Moore, the second-longest pass in Maryland history.Bortenschlager will have to keep his composure and play like he did against Minnesota if the Terrapins have a chance to keep rolling strong.  With Big Ten play here, it only gets more difficult as the year continues.  Maryland faces their biggest test of the year at #10 Ohio State tomorrow, kickoff is 4pm.Please follow and like us:last_img read more

Utah basketball team makes it a doubly-good day for Ute fans

first_imgLAS VEGAS – The Utah basketball team made it 2-for-2 for Uteville Saturday, following up on the football team’s big victory earlier in the Las Vegas Bowl with a 59-46 victory of their own over UNLV at MGM Grand Arena late Saturday evening.Delon Wright scored 17 points and Brandon Taylor added 16 as the Utes overcame a poor shooting first half to improve to 8-2 on the season. The Utes were aided by some poor shooting by the Rebels who only managed 32.7 percent from the field on 17 of 52. The Rebels were also an atrocious 10 of 23 (43.5 percent) from the free throw line.“It was like one of those heavyweight fights that wasn’t very pretty,’’ said Utah coach Larry Krystkowiak of some of the sloppy play and poor shooting by both teams.The Utes shot just 28 percent in the first half on 7 of 25 from the field, but improved to 50 percent in the second half and finished at 39.6 for the game.“We were far more patient and stayed with it in the second half,’’ said Krystkowiak. “We talked about not rushing it. We were really sped up in the first half.’’The No. 14-ranked Utes came in hoping to erase the bad taste left in their mouth by their last game at MGM when they fell way behind early and were beaten by Arizona 71-39 in the quarterfinals of the Pac-12 Tournament.They trailed much of the first half before taking a 24-23 halftime lead on a reverse layup by Wright at the buzzer off a Ute steal. That gave the Utes some momentum and they came out stronger in the second half, playing more aggressive according to Taylor.“I felt we weren’t aggressive enough in the first half,’’ said Taylor. “They’re one of the top blocking teams in the country and we kind of played right into their hands and I thought we could get more aggressive.’’In the second half, the Utes started heating up as Wright and Dakari Tucker each hit a 3-pointer to stake the Utes a 32-25 lead. They pushed the lead to 10 at 44-34 as Jakob Poeltl scored six of eight Ute points. The Utes pushed the lead to 51-38 with 5:48 left on a jumper by Taylor and then coasted home from there.Both teams came into the game at 7-2 with Utah’s only losses coming to ranked San Diego State and Kansas, while the Rebels’ only two losses this year had come against Pac-12 schools Stanford (89-60) and Arizona State (77-55).The Utes had a large and raucous contingent of fans on hand at MGM, still giddy over the decisive victory earlier in the day. They were easily a match for the Rebel fans, who clapped to “Viva Las Vegas” and chanted “Re-bels” throughout the game. Ute fans answered with loud chants of “Let’s go, Utah’’ and were much louder in the second half as the Utes took control of the game.Utah led early before the Rebels went ahead on 21-17 on baskets by Rashad Vaughn and Jelan Kendrick before the Utes came back to take the halftime lead on Wright’s basket.UNLV was led by Vaughn with 16 points, while Christian Wood had eight points and 13 rebounds.In the first game of the MGM Showcase Saturday night, No. 16 Washington improved to 10-0 by edging No. 15 Oklahoma 69-67. The Huskies, who led 40-27 at halftime, were led by Jernard Jarreau with 12 points and Mike Anderson and Robert Upshaw with 11 points apiece.UTE NOTES – The Utes were outrebounded for the first time this season 41-37. Ute forward Chris Reyes led the Utes with 10 rebounds . . . The Utes have two more non-conference games – against South Dakota State Wednedsay and Carroll College Dec. 30 — before starting Pac-12 play. The Utes will play USC on Jan. 2 and UCLA on Jan. 4 . . . Ute junior Jordan Loveridge missed his fifth straight game with a knee injury . . . This marked the first time UNLV had played a game in Las Vegas on The Strip, away from the Thomas & Mack Center . . . The Rebels play at No. 3 Arizona Tuesday night . . . The Rebels are coached by former BYU assistant coach Dave Rice, who has compiled a 78-34 record in three-plus seasons going into Saturday’s game . . . Former NBA great Kareem Abdul-Jabbar was on hand to support Coaches vs. Cancer and was honored at halftime . . . In Utah’s last game in February of 2011, the Utes lost 67-54 to UNLV. The Utes last appearance in Las Vegas came in the 2011 Mountain West Conference Tournament where they lost to San Diego State 64-50. Related Runnin’ Utes felt at home in Vegas thanks to fanslast_img read more