Sure, I understand what you're saying, BUT if the police are called and an incident report is filed, an arrest is made, charges are filed against someone (like a rapist), etc., those documents are public record and can be viewed by the public - - including the media.
So, if you had a wreck on a public road, then onlookers or members of the media, etc. have the right to take pictures, video, report the incident, etc. Also, if the accident report states injuries, etc., that is also fair game.
Criminal proceedings - - like a rape charge - - are different because of the pending prosecution of the offender. In cases like this, incident reports and investigations are generally protected from public disclosure
until after the trial of the case. However, any gruesome, detailed or gory facts and details of the crime would come out at trial - - which is held in an open public courtroom and the media would certainly have the right to report the details in the news