SEX CRIMES

  • Jennifer Lawrence says photo hacking is sex crime: magazine October 8, 2014

    (Reuters) - Oscar winner Jennifer Lawrence, one of dozens of actresses, models and celebrities whose intimate images have been posted online, spoke about the photo hacking scandal for the first time on Tuesday, saying it is a crime and sexual violation. In an interview with Vanity Fair magazine, Lawrence, 24, said...
  • Falling law and order in UP snowballing into a major crisis for SP July 11, 2013

    New Delhi: A minor girl, raped in December 2012, was brutalised just days before appearing in court to testify against the rapist. Her tongue was chopped off by the brother of the rapist on Thursday in Uttar Pradesh's Pratapgarh district. "She came out of the house at night to go to...
  • Boy, 11, fathers child with a 36yearold woman in NZ June 19, 2013

    Melbourne: An 11yearold boy in New Zealand has become a father after conceiving a child with the 36yearold mother of a school friend. The woman coerced the boy, from Auckland, into repeated sexual encounters over a period of time before becoming pregnant, the New Zealand Herald newspaper reported. The woman gave...
  • Obama urges US military to stamp out sexual assault May 25, 2013

    Annapolis: President Barack Obama urged the future leaders of the US military on Friday to stamp out sexual assault from their ranks, warning that a few individuals could undermine the strongest military in the world. Addressing the graduating class of the US Naval Academy, Obama used his commencement speech to take...
  • US general warns of sexual assault 'crisis', meets Obama May 17, 2013

    Washington: The top general in the US Armed Forces warned of a crisis of confidence in the growing ranks of women soldiers due to a rash of sexual assault cases that has prompted lawmakers to act. The warning by Army General Martin Dempsey came hours before President Barack Obama asked military...
  • Citizen Journalist Agenda for Change: Stories of rape survivors April 29, 2013

    On the citizen Journalist Agenda for change special we focus on stories of women who have survived rape and are fighting for their rights. ...
  • Swedish judges says Assange allegations 'a mess' April 3, 2013

    Adelaide: A senior Swedish judge has described the sex crime allegations in his country against fugitive WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange as "a mess." In a speech at Australia's University of Adelaide on Wednesday, Justice Stefan Lindskog, chairman of the Supreme Court of Sweden, listed legal obstacles to extraditing the 41yearold...
  • Goa: Police release sketch of man who raped a 7yrold January 17, 2013

    Panaji: Goa Police on Wednesday released a sketch of the suspect in connection with the rape case of a sevenyearold girl. It also declared an award of Rs 50,000 for providing information about the suspect. A 15member special investigation team has also been formed to track the suspect, who has...
  • MP: Two brothers rape two minor tribal girls January 16, 2013

    Shivpuri: Two minor tribal girls were allegedly raped by two brothers near the construction site of the proposed Kakaito Dam under the Govardhan police station recently, the police said on Wednesday. A driver and an electrician raped the two girls aged 14 and 15 years on January 9...
  • Ecuador mulls Assange transfer to Sweden embassy September 22, 2012

    Quito: Ecuador has said it would consider asking Britain to authorise the transfer of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange to its embassy in Sweden so that he can respond to sex crimes allegations there. Foreign Minister Ricardo Patino told reporters on Friday that there are several possibilities to resolve the standoff with...
  • UK: Court rejects Assange bid to reopen case June 14, 2012

    London: Britain's Supreme Court on Thursday dismissed a final bid by WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to reopen his appeal against extradition to Sweden over alleged sex crimes. The required period for extradition "shall not commence until the 14th day after today", the court said. Two weeks ago the court rejected 40yearold Assange's...
  • UK judge says Julian Assange can be extradited February 24, 2011

    London: A British judge says WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange can be extradited to Sweden over sex crimes claims. Judge Howard Riddle says the allegations of rape and sexual molestation by two women are extraditable offenses and a Swedish warrant was properly issued. Lawyers for Assange have a week to appeal Thursday's...
  • WikiLeaks: will Assange be extradited to Sweden? February 7, 2011

    A UK court will decide on Assange's extradition in the sexual assault case on two women in Sweden. ...
  • Rocker Boy George convicted for bizarre crime January 16, 2009

    London: Singer Boy George was sentenced to 15 months in jail on Friday after being convicted of falsely imprisoning a male escort by handcuffing him to a wall in a London apartment. British Judge David Radford said the 47yearold former Culture Club lead singer, whose real name is George O'Dowd, was...
  • Nurse kills hit man hired by estranged husband August 29, 2008

    San Francisco: A emergency room nurse in Portland, Oregon has killed a hit man who tried to murder her with a hammer after being hired by her estranged husband, according to local TV station KATU on Thursday. Susan Kuhnhausen, 51, choked the man to death after he attacked her...
  • Sex crime victim's pic on site sparks ethics row May 1, 2008

    New York: Breaking with standards widely followed by the mainstream news media, the celebrity Web site TMZ posted a story about a 14yearold who is a movie star's son and an alleged sex crime victim, and it ran the boy's picture. The story posted on Wednesday said the boy was in...
  • Crimes against females rampant in Eurasia: UNFPA November 28, 2007

    New York: Prenatal sex selection in India is leading to skewed sex ratios, which has resulted in a greater demand for young women, usually lower class women, who are then trafficked abroad, and forced into household sexual slavery, a UN body has said. In households that cannot afford more than one...