Student says Skidmore College will Allow her Attacker to Re-apply in Two Years

It's been the buzz of the campus for two weeks. Would the school readmit a male student they found responsible for violating its sexual conduct policy? "The student body, alumni, many members of the Skidmore community, have taken a stand that we do not want rapists on our campus," said Sam Harris, a Skidmore senior. Skidmore College student Reina Kiefer was sexually assaulted last April. She brought it to the attention of the school and they suspended the attacker for a year. But the man wants to come back to Skidmore, so at the end of the one-year suspension, he ...

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Skidmore Students Protest Possible Readmission of Accused Rapist

Hundreds of college students railed in support of a classmate on Friday who is fighting to keep the man who sexually assaulted her from coming back to school. Reina Kiefer is a sophomore at Skidmore College, last year she was sexually assaulted by a classmate. After an investigation, the College determined the man was guilty of violating its sexual misconduct policy and he was suspended for a year.… On Friday, a hearing was held to determine whether the male student who was suspended was ready to be readmitted to the school. So far, a determination has not been ...

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Skidmore Students Hold Silent Protest Before Readmission Hearing

A show of solidarity was held at Skidmore College on Friday in a silent protest in response to an alleged sexual assault that happened on campus. More than 100 students filled Palamountain Hall for a silent protest. It was to show support and love for Reina Kiefer. The Skidmore sophomore said she was drugged and raped by a fellow student in April 2014. The college investigated and found that student had violated the school’s sexual and gender based misconduct policy. He was subsequently suspended for a year. “There’s absolutely nothing that anyone can say to ...

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Child porn suspects pay restitution to victims

James Marsh is an attorney who represents "Amy," a woman who was sexually assaulted by her uncle starting when she was four years old. Marsh says "Amy," pictured in the infamous "Misty Series" of child porn images, is victimized every time images of her are downloaded into a computer. Marsh says "Amy" has received more than 800 notifications from federal prosecutors that her images have been found on computers seized in child porn investigations. In some of those cases, Marsh has sued for restitution, and "Amy" is getting paid. Marsh says money may never heal his ...

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Commentary on the Congressional Hearing relating to Masha Allen’s adoption

Background and commentary on Masha Allen

Also joining us, James Marsh. This is Masha`s attorney. James... JAMES MARSH, MASHA`S ATTORNEY: Hi, Nancy. GRACE: Hi, friend. What are we going to do about this adoption agency that helped facilitate Masha coming from Russia, straight into the hands of an American pedophile? MARSH: Well, I guess, unfortunately, or fortunately for Masha, we have a lot of potential defendants in this case, because it wasn`t just one adoption agency that helped facilitate this. There were many cooperating agencies involved. This was the agency that did the home study. There`s the ...

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Background and commentary on Danielle van Dam murder case

Background and commentary on the state of the nation’s foster care system

Background and commentary on the threat of 100 foster parents of District of Columbia children to return them because the District’s child welfare system was several months and millions of dollars behind in payments to day-care providers

Commentary on child killer Marie Noe