What’s Current: Mark Salling, facing prison on child pornography charges, found dead

What’s Current is Feminist Current’s daily news roundup.

  • Glee actor Mark Salling, who was facing up to seven years in prison for child pornography possession, was found dead today in was is suspected to be a suicide.
  • Another in a growing trend of gruesome rapes has shocked and outraged Indian women, as details come out in the story of an eight month old girl who was raped by her male cousin and is finally in stable condition following multiple surgeries for internal organ damage.
  • Robert Pickton, a Canadian serial killer who preyed on trafficked and Indigenous women, is on film saying he regrets that he only killed 49 women, as he’d wanted to kill 50.
  • The Canadian government is now providing security and counselling services to the Edmonton woman who says a former federal cabinet minister, Kent Hehr, sexually harassed her, as she has been targeted with death threats.
  • Former Michigan teacher, James Chelekis, has been sentenced to 30 to 60 years in prison, for having slashed his wife’s throat after she found out that he was being unfaithful to her. It was later discovered that he had been grooming and abusing a 14-year-old girl.
Natasha Chart
Natasha Chart

Natasha Chart is an online organizer and feminist living in the United States. She does not recant her heresy.

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