Sexually Abuse

  • Pope apologises for 'sacrilegious cult' of Church's sexual abuse July 7, 2014

    Vatican city: Pope Francis told victims of sexual abuse by Roman Catholic clerics the church should "weep and make reparation" for crimes he said had had taken on the dimensions of a sacrilegious cult. "For some time now I have felt in my heart deep pain and suffering," he said in...
  • Goa: Neighbours abuse, strip woman; stuff her private parts with chilly powder July 3, 2014

    Panaji: In shocking news from Goa, a 33-year-old woman was allegedly abused, stripped and stuffed with chilly powder in her private parts by her neighbours. The incident allegedly took place on June 22 and 26. The woman claims that on the first day she had registered a complaint with the Mapusa...
  • Delhi: 2 youngsters acquitted of charges of raping minor cousin June 8, 2014

    New Delhi: A Delhi court has acquitted two brothers of the charges of raping their minor cousin sister, saying the possibility of them being falsely implicated to settle a business rivalry between them and the girl's father cannot be ruled out. Additional Sessions Judge Vikash Dhull let off the two south...
  • UN concern over rising sex crime in India: Will this impact India's global image? June 4, 2014

    The rape and murder of two teenaged sisters in Badaun, a minor raped and killed in Bangalore, rape at gunpoint in Mumbai, an attempt to rape a judge in Aligarh - rising incidents of crime against women have caused outrage not just in India but across the world. A WTTC...
  • India shamed globally over cases of crime against women June 4, 2014

    The rape and murder of two teenaged sisters in Badaun, a minor raped and killed in Bangalore, rape at gunpoint in Mumbai, an attempt to rape a judge in Aligarh - rising incidents of crime against women have caused outrage not just in India but across the world. A WTTC...
  • Thane: Two days on, no arrests yet after 29-year-old raped at gun point June 1, 2014

    A 29 year old woman was lured by two men on the pretext of getting her job and then, raped at gunpoint in a car. The incident took place on the 30th of May but so far the police has made little headway. ...
  • Maharashtra: Shelter home owner arrested for alleged sexual abuse May 29, 2014

    Mumbai: An illegally run private shelter home in Karjat on the outskirts of Mumbai in Maharashtra, has come under scrutiny. This after over 30 children alleged sexual abuse by the founder and owner of the shelter home. Ajit Dabholkar, the owner of the shelter home, and his assistant have been...
  • Tamil Nadu: HC rejects anticipatory bail to 59-year-old rape accused May 27, 2014

    Madurai: The Madras High Court on Tuesday rejected the anticipatory bail plea of a 59-year-old man, who allegedly raped a minor girl repeatedly and made her pregnant; observing that such act was an offence against society. Justice S Vaidynathan of Madurai bench of the HC, who dismissed the application of the...
  • Delhi: 15-year-old girl raped, neighbour arrested May 24, 2014

    New Delhi: A 15-year-old girl was allegedly raped by her neighbour in East Delhi's Harsh Vihar area, police said on Saturday. The accused, identified as Nand Lal, had been arrested, they said. The incident took place on Thursday evening when the victim went to her neighbour's house in the same building...
  • Delhi: Couple jailed in kidnap-cum-rape case of minor girl May 23, 2014

    New Delhi: A 40-year-old man and his wife, convicted in a kidnapping and rape case involving a minor, have been sentenced to imprisonment for up to 10 years by a Delhi court which voiced concern over the rising cases of child rape, saying "childhood across the nation is at risk". Observing...
  • US military punished nearly 500 for sexual harassment May 16, 2014

    Washington: The US military fired or disciplined nearly 500 workers for sexual harassment in a 12-month period, and nearly 13 per cent of the complaints filed involved repeat offenders, according to new data. The Pentagon on Thursday released its first formal report on sexual harassment amid months of criticism from...
  • Delhi HC upholds man's 7-year jail term for raping neighbour May 14, 2014

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court has upheld the seven-year jail term awarded by a trial court to a man for raping his neighbour and threatening to kill her minor son. Justice S Muralidhar dismissed the plea of Amar Singh, a resident of Pahar Ganj in Central Delhi, who claimed...
  • Mumbai: Man held for raping minor May 13, 2014

    Mumbai: A 32-year-old man has been arrested for allegedly raping a minor girl at his residence in suburban Jogeshwari, police said on Tuesday. According to Meghwadi police, the accused Raghunath Devale (32) was arrested last night after the victim's father approached the police, accusing his neighbour of raping his 15-year-old...
  • US: Pedophile teacher abused dozens as clues remained hidden May 13, 2014

    He was one of the most beloved teachers in the small world of international schools that serve the children of diplomats, well-off American expatriates and local elites. He was often the first to arrive in the morning, and the last to leave each day. He led students on class trips...
  • Theater producer Gary Goddard denies sex abuse claim April 24, 2014

    Los Angeles: Lawyers for a theater producer on Wednesday denied sexual abuse claims made against their client in a lawsuit by a man who has leveled similar allegations against other entertainment industry figures. Attorneys Alan Grodin and Paul Gaspari issued a statement on behalf of producer Gary Goddard, saying he was...
  • Tribal school superintendent, husband arrested for sexual assault of minor girls March 11, 2014

    Police on Monday arrested a residential school's superintendent and her husband, who were absconding in connection with alleged sexual abuse of minor girls at the facility in Chhattisgarh's Narayanpur district. Neeta Naag, superintendent of the Kanya Ashram (residential school for tribal girls) in Dhanora village of the naxal-affected district, was apprehended...
  • Fresh guidelines outlined on medical care to rape victims March 4, 2014

    Nagpur: The Union Health Ministry, which has drawn new guidelines for treating rape victims, has asked all hospitals to set up a designated room for forensic and medical examination of victims besides outlawing the two-finger test performed on them, dubbing it as unscientific. The Department of Health Research (DHR) along with...
  • 'You ruined my childhood', molested student tells her teacher on webcam; video goes viral on YouTube January 22, 2014

    Los Angeles: A California educator has resigned after a woman accused her in a YouTube video of abusing her when she was a 12-year-old student, school authorities said on Tuesday, and police said they were looking into the allegations. In a video that went viral, 28-year-old Jamie Carrillo speaks into a...
  • Andhra Pradesh: Tutor allegedly accused of raping 11 minor tribal girls January 4, 2014

    Eleven minor tribal girls residing in a students' hostel run by an NGO in Nalgonda district of Andhra Pradesh, have alleged sexual assault by their tutor for the past five months, police said on Saturday. According to Nalgonda Superintendent of Police T Prabhakar Rao, a case was yesterday registered against accused...
  • Delhi: Homeless women battle not just the cold, but also abuse December 24, 2013

    New Delhi: Thousands of homeless women and children spend their nights out on the streets of the national capital, battling not just the cold but also abuse and violence. With only six shelters for women, many who are forced to live in the open share horror stories of sexual assault...
  • Kavdas orphanage case: Six convicted, two acquitted December 6, 2013

    Mumbai: Almost three years after the case of 19 special children being starved, tortured and sexually abused at an orphanage in Kavdas first came to light, the Sessions court on Thursday convicted six accused and acquitted two in the case. It's been a long battle to get justice for these...
  • Touching, whistling, innuendo: What is workplace sexual abuse and how to prevent it November 23, 2013

    The allegation levelled against Tehelka founder Tarun Tejpal has reignited the debate on the safety of women and protection against sexual harassment at workplace. Complaints of sexual abuse at the workplace are often ignored as minor misconduct rather than being reported as serious crimes that carry a penalty. Often women...
  • Two arrested for allegedly sexually assaulting a 15-month-old November 16, 2013

    New Delhi: Two suspects have been arrested for allegedly sexually assaulting a 15-month-old baby on Friday evening. The girl has sustained injuries and has been admitted to a hospital. The incident took place on Friday night at her home when her parents were away. (More details awaited) ...
  • Minor girls recount tales of exploitation, sexual abuse and trafficking November 7, 2013

    New Delhi: As horrifying details continue to emerge in the domestic help murder case involving BSP MP Dhananjay Singh and his wife Dr Jagriti Singh, several other cases of vulnerable girls have also come to light. An investigation by CNN-IBN reveals how hundreds of minors are trafficked and sold as...
  • CJ Show: WARR against railway rowdies November 3, 2013

    CJ's Dipesh Tank and Vaishali Janardhan are on a mission to eliminate rowdy behaviour in Mumbai's local trains. They have formed a movement called 'War against Railway Rowdies and are surveying the types of abuse faced by women on board the trains. Watch their story as they try to fight...
  • SHO suspended, booked for trying to sexually harass woman constable September 5, 2013

    An SHO has been suspended in Lucknow for allegedly trying to sexually harass a woman constable and FIR lodged against him after the charge was prima facie found to be true, police said on Thursday. "SHO, Aliganj, Taufiq Khan was suspended on Wednesday night after charge against him of trying to...
  • Woman lets husband, son sexually assault daughter for years September 5, 2013

    A young woman on Wednesday stunned people at the Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister's official residence in Lucknow when she alleged that her father and brother had been sexually abusing her for the last 10 years, officials said. Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav was on Wednesday present at the "Janta Darshan", a weekly...
  • Mumbai gangrape: 2 accused may have sexually abused others in the past, suspect police August 26, 2013

    Mumbai: All five accused in the Mumbai gangrape case have now been arrested. Two of them have also given their confession to the police claiming that the abandoned Shakti Mills compound was frequented by couples and many a times they mugged them. They also reportedly told the police that they didn't...
  • Home guard arrested for sexually abusing, blackmailing B Tech student August 21, 2013

    Kanpur police has arrested a home guard for alleged sexual abuse and extorting money by blackmailing a 20-year-old college student. The home guard, Dharamveer Singh befriended the victim, a B.Tech student from Jaunpur at the Chhatrapati Shahuji Maharaj University in 2012. Singh abused the victim by making him unconscious and...
  • Mumbai: 65-year-old man arrested for sexual abuse of great-granddaughter August 19, 2013

    A 65-year-old man was on Sunday arrested for allegedly sexually assaulting his four-year-old great-granddaughter, police said. The victim's grandmother -- the accused's daughter -- was also arrested for trying to destroy evidence, police said. Both the accused (names not disclosed) have been booked under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences...