What’s Current: Pregnant teens are especially vulnerable in border detention centers

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  • Immigrant advocates and lawyers claim teen moms and pregnant girls without parents are especially vulnerable in the US border crisis. Pregnant migrant women say they do not receive special medical consideration in detention centers, causing poor health for mothers and babies.
  • Spanish prosecutors claim six men accused of gang raping a 14-year-old girl should face lesser charges of sexual assault instead of rape because the girl was under the influence and “did not fight back.”
  • A Toronto man faces 22 charges for luring multiple small children into Filipino churches, recording his sexual assaults on them, and sharing the videos online.
  • A woman who turned in her abusive husband’s guns “out of fear for her and her children’s safety” faces a misdemeanor trespassing charge.
  • A New Jersey judge is under fire for his leniency with a 16-year-old boy who is accused of raping an intoxicated girl and filming the encounter. Judge James Troiano refuses to try the boy as an adult because he “comes from a good family.”
Meghan McCarty

Meghan McCarty is an undergraduate student and aspiring journalist living in the United States.