Attorney Jill Filipovic has a terrific primer for reporters covering rape cases. Her post was inspired by this story in Mother Jones about the Jamie Leigh Jones/KBR rape case. Jones alleges that she was gang raped while working for KBR in Iraq.
Last year, Megan Carpentier wrote a bracing debunking of KBR's spin in RH Reality Check, her piece well worth revisiting.
[Photo credit: Phil Roeder, Creative Commons. This is a photo of the U.S. Supreme Court, which doesn't try rape cases, but I like the image.]