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Sexual Violence

Gazette opinion: The terribly underreported violent crime

The series of home-invasion rapes that occurred last year in Billings put our entire community on alert. People started locking doors — all the time — and hundreds of women turned out for a self-defense class organized by the Billings Police Department at Montana State University Billings.

April 17, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

University of Wyoming police: Rape threat came from alleged target

CASPER, Wyo. — The University of Wyoming Police Department says Meg Lanker-Simons created the anonymous threat of sexual violence targeted at her on social media last week.

April 30, 2013 5:05 pmLoading…
Crowd throws flowers into Clark Fork in support of victims of sexual violence

Crowd throws flowers into Clark Fork in support of victims of sexual violence

MISSOULA — Despite sleet and rain, thunder and lightning, more than 100 people lined the Higgins Avenue Bridge on Wednesday evening to toss flowers into the icy waters of the Clark Fork River as a gesture of support for victims of sexual violence.

March 06, 2013 9:33 pm Photos


Montana Regents OK new policy for sexual assaults

Montana Regents OK new policy for sexual assaults

HAVRE — Leaders of the Montana University System issued new policies Friday for handling claims of sexual assault, the latest development in a controversy that has led to a federal investigation into whether a college botched its response to rape reports made by female students.

May 25, 2012 10:41 amLoading…

Increase reported in domestic, sexual violence services

Domestic and Sexual Violence Services, a nonprofit organization based in Red Lodge, reported an increase in helpline calls, from 420 in 2010, to 544 last year.

March 21, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

Guest opinion: Get involved to prevent sexual violence

In 2009, President Obama was the first president to mark April as Sexual Assault Awareness Month. This devastating crime warrants our focused attention because it is often misunderstood and incorrectly portrayed. Paradoxically, on the one hand, we are reluctant to talk about the issue; yet, …

April 16, 2011 12:00 amLoading…

Bill to help violence victims moves to Wyoming Senate

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — A bill aimed at helping the victims of domestic or sexual violence move and feel more secure at home has advanced to the Wyoming Senate.

February 10, 2011 11:45 amLoading…

Guest opinion: Let's change bad news about domestic violence

On the morning of Dec. 3, I logged onto the Billings Gazette website, as I do most mornings. I scrolled down to the Montana News section, where there were 20 headlines listed. There were two articles about the seemingly senseless murder of a young Montana Highway Patrol officer, as well as a…

December 08, 2010 12:00 amLoading…

Foundation singles out Domestic and Sexual Violence Services of Carbon County

RED LODGE — In the past year, 13 percent of teens in Carbon County have been the victim of teen dating violence, according to a recent survey on Montana youth risk behavior.

August 03, 2010 8:04 pmLoading…

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