Shock as SA 'rape victim' charged

South African rights groups have expressed shock at a decision to charge a 15-year-old alleged gang-rape victim with having underage sex. The girl was charged with statutory rape along with her alleged rapists, who are aged 14 and 16. The alleged rape Full Story »

Posted by Lauryn Paiva - via BBC News, Gian Antelles (t)
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Posted by: Posted by Lauryn Paiva - Nov 18, 2010 - 6:28 AM PST
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by Lauryn Paiva - Nov. 19, 2010

This article was extremely concise, if not very in-depth. I feel as though much more background information about the alleged rape would have added more context to the story The lead was extremely weak and almost caught me off guard in its abruptness. I do like how the article has a sidebar of information on rape in South Africa, which does provide some much needed context to the story. If they perhaps incorporated those statistics into the article, I feel the piece would have been much more informative.

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