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NOPD Hunt Two Suspected Rapists


Detectives have discovered some clues in the case of an Aggravated Rape in the East last week. Today, the New Orleans Police Department (NOPD) issued composite sketches of two suspects in the ugly incident.


NOPD Says Online Date Ended With Rape in Quarter


Two sexual assaults occurred Monday (4.24) night according to the New Orleans Police Department (NOPD). In one case, authorities are saying that an internet dating rendezvous turned ugly in the Quarter. The second case was reported Uptown, near Broadmoor.


Sharper Back in NOLA to Enter a Plea


Darren Sharper had a sad homecoming to New Orleans today. After spending several nights in St. Tammany Parish prison, the former Saints star appeared in federal court blocks from the SuperDome wearing a different uniform: the orange jumpsuit of an inmate.


Sharper to File Plea Today


One time hero Darren Sharper is due in Los Angeles court today to enter a plea bargain for sexual assault charges. In addition to California, Sharper is also facing similar charges in Louisiana, Nevada, and Arizona.


13 Year Old Arrested for Rape


Few details are available in a rape arrest form Thursday (2.27). However, the facts released by the New Orleans Police Department (NOPD) are chilling. A 13-year-old male is in police custody after allegedly sexually assaulting three other minors.


Report Reveal 1000+ Untested Rape Kits in La.


More data is streaming in about the response to sexual assaults in Louisiana and the information continues to reflect poorly on local law enforcement. State Senator J.P. Morrell used Act 124 of the 2014 Regular Legislative Session to request numbers on the untested rape kits in the state and the number tops 1000.


Judges Orders Sharper to N.O.


Normally, Who Dats embrace the return of former Saints. However, Darren Sharper's return to New Orleans will neither be loving nor his choice. On Monday (1.12) a federal judge ordered that Sharper be returned to NOLA by February 23 to face federal charges.


Council Grills Harrison on Sex Crimes


The New Orleans Police Department (NOPD) is spending a lot of time investigating homicides, but to many, including the City Council, it appears that his focus comes at the cost of victims of other crimes. In the wake of an audit released by the Office of Inspector General, that sentiment grew into an impassioned exchange at City Hall. The report revealed five detectives in the Special Victims Section (SVS) were barely filing any paperwork on sexual assault cases at all. About 840 (or 65 percent) of the 1290 cases the unit had been assigned between 2011-2013 were designated miscellaneous. Councilmember Susan Guidry led a meeting of the Criminal Justice Committee (12.18) to discuss how the NOPD plans to rectify their entire police culture and regain the public’s trust.


Suspects Sought in Marigny Rape


Police have released composite sketches and description of two suspects in a Marigny rape case. Authorities say that the two men sexually assaulted a woman inside a house on the 800 block of St. Ferdinand Street on November 28. NOPD believe that the men fled in a black, four door compact after the horrific incident.


Four Rapes Reported Over Weekend


Rape is not just a pressing issue in Virginia and television programs. Over the past weekend, four different sexual assaults were reported to the New Orleans Police Department (NOPD.) Due to the nature of the crime, details are sparse, but the information available is appalling.


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