February Media Update

Local News Shine the Light STAR and HAART are now accepting submissions for Shine the Light event performers. Apply now here! Deputies arrest a man in Centerville, LA suspected of raping 12-year-old girl. Girl from New Orleans testifies in sex abuse trial. Baton Rouge Police Department investigates home invasions. Judge appoints public defender for home invasion suspect. Two Baton… Read More

12/11/13 Weekly Media Update

Local News Baton Rouge In last week’s media update, there were many articles about several men being charged in the rape of a 12 year old girl in Port Allen. We’ve now learned that two of the men’s bail amounts were increased, see here. In another article, we hear from Racheal Hebert, our executive director at STAR.… Read More

Weekly Media Update

Local News STAR’s Executive Director appointed to LA Women’s State Commission  RACHEAL Hebert, our Executive Director here at STAR, was appointed to the Louisiana Women’s Policy and Research Commission on Thursday, November 7, 2013.  In the past, the Commission’s Report to the Governor has not reported on the impact of sexual violence on Louisiana women because… Read More

Weekly Media Update

Local News Baton Rouge St. Bernard Parish President David Peralta said Tuesday that his wife has withdrawn a sexual assault complaint against him, a day after State Police revealed they are investigating an allegation against the first-term parish leader.  See more here. Man from Baker kidnaps, rapes and robs a woman at knife point on Friday,… Read More

Weekly Media Update

Local News Baton Rouge Man arrested for sexual battery after 3-Year-old tests positive for STD.  See here and here for more. STAR’s Executive Director, Racheal Hebert, quoted on issue of women’s inequality in Louisiana Louisiana has been ranked 9th among states in the rate of women murdered by men.  Women in Louisiana fare worst among all… Read More