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Letter to the editor: Story on Kamiak rape was salacious and an invasion of privacy


Last updated 8/12/2020 at 2:11pm

I just finished reading "Former Kamiak student charged with second-degree rape." When reporting on a rape the article should not be written like a Penthouse Forum story. I found this style of writing salacious and the details that were made public an invasion of the victim’s privacy.

The reporting of a sexual crime should, rightly, include the location, time, age of victim age of offender and the degree of violence involved. Specifics such as "the girl said that Stone unzipped her pants, pushed her underwear to the side and penetrated her with his fingers" is highly salacious. The follow...

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