I have prosecuted sexual violence in two states. I’ve trained and consulted for the United States military and in 49 US jurisdictions. I’m not aware of a single one where grabbing a person’s genitals or genital area would not constitute a crime of sexual assault. But then again, I’m not in the United States Senate.Read More Quick Takes
Paranoia strikes deep. So does male patriarchy. Almost dreamily, Ross Douthat in yesterday’s New York Times bemoans a typical scene in American college life. Alcohol-fueled parties, he says, are a “twilit (or strobe-lit) scene in which many alleged sexual assaults take place.” Fair enough, but he then goes on to say the party environment is […]Continue Reading…
Copperhead Road is a character driven, psychological thriller about the extremities of the human spirit and the power of friendship. As a former special victims prosecutor and a victim of chronic child sexual abuse, there are touches of my personal story in this book, but it’s more an amalgamation of the thousands of cases and brave children I’ve encountered over the years. This book is for them, and every boy and girl still silent, helpless, and alone. Thanks for taking a look.