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Op-Ed: Rape, use of force, and torture: 2014's autumn of tough questions

A perfect storm is brewing this autumn over three agonizingly difficult questions: Responsibility in our alleged "rape culture," appropriate police use of force, and the alleged torture committed by the CIA. What does this mean for, and about, America?

Canadian man convicted of sexual assault on 103-year-old woman

A man in Canada, was convicted by a court in Winnipeg of sexually assaulting a 103-year-old woman in a nursing home. He had an excuse, it was just a hug, he said, but witnesses say they saw him stick a hand down her top and pants.

Lady Gaga tells Howard Stern she was raped 9 years ago

New York - Lady Gaga was sexually assaulted at the outset of her music career, the grammy-award winning artist revealed Tuesday in an interview with Howard Stern.

Father of brothers charged in horrific sex assault attacks media

The father of Calgary brothers charged in a horrific sex assault case lashed out at media today. The irate man swore at media and swung his arm out at Global reporter Nancy Hixt as she tried to question him about his sons.

Sexual assault: Man charged bizzare assaults on female feet

York Regional Police in Toronto have arrested a 28-year-old man in connection with a series of assaults on women and their feet. The alleged assaults have all taken place in the past eight days.

51-year-old man, guilty of raping a 5-year-old girl, blames her

A 51-year-old Ohio man who plead guilty to raping a five-year-old girl tried to change his plea during sentencing. He didn't deny he had oral sex with her — the change was that he was no longer taking the blame for it. It was her fault, he said.

Calgary brothers named and charged in brutal sexual assault

Two brothers who Calgary police have in custody have today been named and charged in a prolonged and brutal sexual assault of a young teen Friday night that lasted until the next morning. The brothers were taken into custody early Saturday morning.

California considers 'yes means yes' sex law

Sacramento - In what would become the first of its kind, California state legislators are weighing the establishment of a ground-breaking sexual consent law.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.
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Dr. George Doodnaught, 64, convicted of sexually assaulting 21 female patients during operations
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Father Groeschel's Sunday Night Live
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Edmonton Slut Walk 2014
Edmonton Slut Walk 2014
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Pastor Artelino Vallada, 36
Toronto Police Service
International Monetary Fund managing director Dominique Strauss-Kahn.
International Monetary Fund managing director Dominique Strauss-Kahn.
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John Leonard MacKean, 65, entering court for sentencing with his daughter
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Jennifer Mason, 30
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Inglewood Heights Junior Public School where teacher Christian Kpodjie allegedly sexually assaulted ...
Inglewood Heights Junior Public School where teacher Christian Kpodjie allegedly sexually assaulted children
Toronto District School Board
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Jian Ghomeshi, former host of CBC radio 1's Q
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CBS foreign correspondent  Lara Logan.
CBS foreign correspondent, Lara Logan.
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Edmonton Slut Walk 2014
Edmonton Slut Walk 2014
Seven of the 28 men arrested in Quebec on child pornography charges are suspected of having sexually...
Seven of the 28 men arrested in Quebec on child pornography charges are suspected of having sexually assaulted children
Surete du Quebec
Jian Ghomeshi  former host of CBC radio 1 s Q
Jian Ghomeshi, former host of CBC radio 1's Q
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permission from Christine Fox
Edmonton Slut Walk 2014
Edmonton Slut Walk 2014
Edmonton Slut Walk 2014
Edmonton Slut Walk 2014