The Canadian Press

1998-07-03 | Jane-Doe-Rapist

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A rape victim won a landmark lawsuit against Metro Toronto police in the so-called balcony rapist case. The woman known as Jane Doe alleged police were negligent for not warning women in her downtown neighborhood that a man was preying on women. Lawyer Cynthia Peterson said the judge agreed. A man pleaded guilty to raping Jane Doe and four other women and was sentenced to 20 years in jail.

Date: 1998-07-03
Placeline: Toronto, ON, Canada
Source: The Canadian Press
Length: 20 seconds

Transcript Prediction: << the trial judge found that the police did not take rape as seriously as a crime did not devote adequate resources to the investigation of this rapist were motivated by and their investigation was informed by rape mythology and sexist stereotypes about women >>

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