The American River Current

Editorial: DeVos wants to protect everyone except victims

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos’ proposed Title IX amendments could change how colleges handle sexual assault and harassment on campuses. (Photo illustration by Ashley Hayes-Stone)

December 12, 2018

In the age of the #MeToo, a United States president accused of lewd behavior, and the swearing in of a Supreme Court judge accused of sexual assault, it’s clear we live in a society that caters toward denying accusers, protecting the accused at all costs and blaming the victims. Sexual assault...

Sexual harassment and assault are not limited to Hollywood

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Lily Rodriguez Drake

December 7, 2017

In recent weeks, more than 50 accusations of sexual misconduct and harassment, including indecent exposure and other inappropriate behavior, have been directed at longtime Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein by an astounding number of actresses in the entertainment business. With equal rights in the wo...

Sexual violence shouldn’t just be considered a women’s issue

Western society is acculturated to put the emphasis of sexual assault on the victims, rather than the people doing the assaulting. (Photo by Luis Gael Jimenez)

Nathan Bauer

October 5, 2017

Sexual violence against women and children continues to be an epidemic in American society and around the world. This problem is almost exclusively considered a women’s issue that some men help with but I would argue that sexual violence is just as much of a men’s issue, even if it isn’t discus...

Editorial: Los Rios needs to take stand against Trump

President Donald Trump speaks at a rally in Sacramento, California on June 1, 2016. (File Photo)

September 19, 2017

With President Donald Trump’s recent threat to end DACA and potentially deport nearly 790,000 unauthorized immigrants or “Dreamers”  and Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos’ attempts to rollback Title IX policies instituted under Barack Obama’s presidency that outlined how schools investigat...

Opinion: Let’s talk about consent – and what needs to be said

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Shiavon Chatman

November 10, 2016

“I can be completely naked walking down the street, but if I say no, I mean no,” said ARC student Daniella McCormick. Many people, both men and women, are unaware of what consent actually is. When someone agrees to go on a date with you, this doesn’t constitute as consent. Flirting with someo...

Former LRPD officer awaits court date for alleged sexual assaults

Former officer Noah Winchester on a ride-along in November of 2014. Former LRPD officer Noah Winchester on a ride-along in November of 2014. Winchester currently awaits trial for five counts of rape and remains in custody on $3.1 million bail, according to prosecutors. (File photo)

Robert Hansen

September 7, 2016

A former Los Rios police officer was arrested late July on suspicion of multiple sexual assaults, some that date back to his time at American River College, prosecutors said. Noah Winchester, 32, was taken into custody on charges that he sexually assaulted five victims while on duty, according to San ...

Update: LRCCD releases statement on the investigation of former Los Rios police officer

Former officer Noah Winchester on a ride-along in November of 2014. Former LRPD officer Noah Winchester on a ride-along in November of 2014. Winchester currently awaits trial for five counts of rape and remains in custody on $3.1 million bail, according to prosecutors. (File photo)

Jordan Schauberger and Robert Hansen

May 12, 2016

Update May 13, 12:25 p.m.: By Jordan Schauberger Spokesman for the Los Rios Community College District Mitchel Benson released a statement this morning on the investigation of former Los Rios police officer Noah Winchester. Noah Winchester served with the Los Rios Police Department from January 1, 2...

Update: Students involved in sexual assault claim may have known each other

Caution tape was placed on the entrance to the women's restroom in the Liberal Arts breezeway while the Sacramento County Sheriff's Department investigated the area following a sexual assault claim first reported to the Los Rios Police Department. The two students involved in the incident may have known each other prior to the situation occurring, according to ARC public information officer Scott Crow. (Photo by Joe Padilla)

Matthew Peirson

April 19, 2016

Two American River College students involved in a sexual assault claim reported on campus Monday may have known each other prior to the incident, according to ARC public information officer Scott Crow. “It’s possible that the individuals may have known each other prior,” Crow said, who receiv...

Alleged sexual assault occurs on ARC campus

A sexual assault allegedly occurred in the Liberal Arts Building women's bathroom Monday. The Los Rios Police Department turned the case over to the Sacramento County Sheriff's Department. (Photo by Claire Bathory)

Claire Bathory

April 18, 2016

A case of an alleged sexual assault was reported on the American River College campus to the Los Rios Police Department, which then contacted the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department at 11 a.m. Monday morning. Sheriff’s arrived at roughly 1 p.m. to investigate the women’s restroom in the Liberal ...

Military sexual trauma survivor still haunted by her memories

Military sexual trauma survivor still haunted by her memories

Joseph Daniels and Joseph Daniels

April 20, 2015

Update: The previous version said that Tamara Dunning said she was sexually assaulted three months into her boot camp training, however, she was already out of boot camp when her alleged attack took place.  She had been 18 years old for just three months when she said she was attacked and sexu...

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