What’s Current: Trans-identified male child molester may receive short stay in juvenile detention

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  • A 26-year-old trans-identified male who sexually assaulted a 10-year-old girl may receive a short sentence in juvenile detention or be granted probation, sparking outrage over the Los Angeles County’s district attorney’s policies. Hannah Tubbs committed the assault in 2014 two weeks before his 18th birthday, making him eligible to be tried as a child in 2022.
  • Academics call for English prisons to stop jailing pregnant women for non-violent offenses after a woman gave birth to a stillborn baby in a prison toilet. 
  • A Rhode Island man who allegedly faked his death and fled the U.S. to evade rape charges in multiple states is captured in Scotland after being hospitalized with COVID-19.
  • Taliban forces fire pepper spray at a group of women holding a non-violent demonstration in Kabul to demand rights to work and get an education.
Meghan McCarty

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