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Rapist nabbed 3 years later after friend request to victim

Palma De Mallorca - Three years ago a French woman was attacked and raped on the Spanish island of Mallorca. Her attacker was never found, until now, when he sent the victim a friend request on a social network.
In the Media by Anne Sewell

High ranking Australian Catholic Bishop arrested on sex charges

A senior Roman Catholic Bishop who is head of the Australian Defence Force military diocese, has been arrested by Western Australian police and charged with sexual assault.
In the Media by Greta McClain - 1 comment

Toronto woman reports sexual assault after answering Kijiji ad

Toronto - A woman alleges she was sexually assaulted after responding to a job ad posted on Kijiji. Police are advising people how to protect themselves when answering online ads.
In the Media by Arthur Weinreb

Billionaire who sexually assaulted stepdaughter gets 4 months

Racine - A billionaire who confessed to repeatedly molesting his stepdaughter starting when she was 12 years old was sentenced by a Wisconsin judge to four months behind bars, and will be eligible for release after just 60 days.
In the Media by Brett Wilkins - 5 comments

Calgary teacher charged with sexual assault back behind bars

Calgary - Jennifer Mason, 30, had her bail revoked after it was alleged she breached the terms of her bail. She was granted bail after she was charged with having a sexual relationship with a former student.
In the Media by Arthur Weinreb

Edmonton Slut Walk seeks to end victim blaming Special

Edmonton - Consent was the word of the day at the fourth annual Edmonton Slut Walk on May 31, where around 200 people rallied and marched.
Digital Journal Report by Paula Kirman

White House task force draws attention to campus sexual assault

Columbus - All parents are concerned with the safety of their children who are away at college. Campus life is such an incredible experience; it can be forgotten than there are predators on campus.
In the Media by Ryan McManus

Three B.C. men charged in brutal attacks on sex trade workers

Surrey - Three men in their early 20s face a total of 17 charges arising from assaults of two sex trade workers in 2012 in Surrey, B.C.
In the Media by Arthur Weinreb - 1 comment

Canadian soldier charged with 10 sexual offences

Petawawa - A 31-year-old infantryman stationed at CFB Petawawa is in custody facing charges. The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) believe there may be more victims.
In the Media by Arthur Weinreb - 1 comment

Rape victim dies after setting herself ablaze

Muzaffargarh - An eighteen year old college student who was allegedly gang raped by five men set herself on fire in front of a local police station after the man accused of initiating the rape was released by officials.
In the Media by Greta McClain - 1 comment

Former Mountie charged with sexually assaulting teen boys

A 58-year-old man is facing eight counts of sexually assaulting teen boys in the 1970s and 80s while he coached baseball and hockey.
In the Media by Arthur Weinreb - 1 comment

Court: Man who poked holes in condoms guilty of sexual assault

Ottawa - The Supreme Court of Canada upheld the conviction of a man for sexual assault after he punctured condoms he used in an attempt to get his girlfriend pregnant and save their relationship.
In the Media by Arthur Weinreb - 5 comments

Toronto doctor gets 10 years for sexual assaults during surgery

Toronto - Dr. George Doodnaught, a former anaesthesiologist at North York General Hospital, was sentenced after being convicted of sexually assaulting 21 women while they were undergoing surgery.
In the Media by Arthur Weinreb - 4 comments

Viral short film 'Oppressed Majority' reverses roles (Video)

Imagine a world where it was the men who were sexually harassed and abused in the streets by women and the men who were in charge of child care. A French director put together a short video showing just this scenario and it is going viral.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 4 comments

Op-Ed: When should a woman be searched by a man?

When should a woman be subjected to an intimate search, and should this procedure ever be carried out by a man? Some appear to think it should.
In the Media by Alexander Baron

Woman who fell from LAPD car claims she was sexually assaulted

Los Angeles - A graduate student who was caught on camera tumbling out of a moving police car in Los Angeles claims she was being sexually assaulted by her arresting officer.
In the Media by Brett Wilkins - 2 comments

Op-Ed: Rapists with badges: Sex crimes and cops

The recent release by the L.A. Times of hiring documents from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department highlighted a seemingly growing problem in U.S. law enforcement agencies: those that commit sex crimes are finding their way into police agencies.
In the Media by Justin King - 1 comment

Toronto doctor guilty of sexually assaulting women during surgery

Toronto - A 64-year old Toronto anaesthesiologist was found guilty of all 21 counts of sexual assault against him. The assaults occurred while the female victims were under conscious sedation, undergoing surgery.
In the Media by Arthur Weinreb - 4 comments

Young teenage girl captures father's sex abuse on webcam

Florensac - A 14-year-old girl from the French town of Florensac, allegedly sexually abused for months, used a webcam to secretly videotape one of her father's sexual attacks in order to record evidence of the assault.
In the Media by Lesley Lanir - 6 comments

High-risk sex offender who fled Canada arrested in Seattle

Seattle - Michael Stanley, a registered sex offender who fled Canada and went to the U.S., has been arrested in Seattle and faces charges of sexual assault and harassment.
In the Media by Arthur Weinreb - 1 comment

Rise of Indian women-only space amid male-only village councils

New Delhi - While international news sources begin following the rise of women-only options in India, village-based male councils continue to blame Western influences like clothing and mobile phone usage for violence against women.
In the Media by Michael Krebs

96-year-old woman sexually assaulted at home; suspect on loose

Pleasantville - A man is on the run after allegedly sexually assaulting, beating and robbing a 96-year-old woman early Saturday morning inside her southern New Jersey home, the place she has lived in for the past 60 years.
In the Media by Yukio Strachan

Madonna: I was once raped at knifepoint

Before she was known as the "Material Girl," Madonna recounts in a candid essay a horrifying story about her early years in New York involving a sexual assault.
In the Media by Yukio Strachan

Op-Ed: Indian women — A rebound narrative on the nature of delivery

A number of my friends, on looking at the social amplifications that I have been putting forward, have asked me to give shape to the feminist cause in India, and I have some humble words.
In the Media by Michael Krebs

In wake of gang rapes, India begins women-only transportation

In response to the disturbing gang rape incidents that made headlines around the world, India has begun instituting a women-only subculture.
In the Media by Michael Krebs - 3 comments

Viral video tackles culture of blaming rape victims in India

In a viral video tackling the disturbing rape and domestic violence behaviors in India, All India Bakchod provides clarity on the issue - cheerily blaming the victim.
In the Media by Michael Krebs - 4 comments

Landmark Court Ruling: Masturbation in public is okay in Sweden

Stockholm - A man who was arrested on June 6 for masturbating into the water at Stockholm's Drevviken beach has been acquitted of sexual assault. The Södertörn District Court ruled that the 65-year-old man did not commit an offense as his action was victimless.
In the Media by Dinh Nguyen - 7 comments

Study: 1 in 10 men in Asia admit they have committed rape

A World Health Organization study uncovers the startling truth behind sexual violence against women from the mouths of the men themselves.
In the Media by Eric Morales - 11 comments

2 arrested in Rehtaeh Parsons rape and cyberbullying case

Halifax - Police in Canada said Thursday they have made two arrests in the case of a 17-year-old who committed suicide after a photo of her allegedly being sexually assaulted was shared online.
In the Media by Yukio Strachan - 1 comment

Review: ‘India: A Dangerous Place to Be a Woman’ Special

Delhi - Last December, a young woman was raped and murdered in India. The shockwaves are still reverberating across the world. This is one woman's view.
Digital Journal Report by Alexander Baron - 10 comments
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