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Massage attendant arrested on rape complaint filed by Japanese tourist

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A male massage attendant was jailed for allegedly sexually assaulting his client, a Japanese woman, inside a spa on Monday night in Quezon City.

Posted: April 9th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »

Documents reveal chaotic military sex-abuse record

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At U.S. military bases in Japan, most service members found culpable in sex crimes in recent years did not go to prison, according to internal Department of Defense documents. Instead, in a review of hundreds of cases filed in America’s largest overseas military installation, offenders were fined, demoted, restricted to their bases or removed from the military.

Posted: February 8th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

WHO study: Third of women suffer domestic violence

In this Thursday, July 30, 2009 file photo Shoes representing female victims of violence are displayed by protesters from the Chilean Network Against Domestic and Sexual Violence in Santiago. The sign at bottom reads in Spanish "Rosa Alvarado, 31, stabbed by ex-boyfriend, 16 April 2008." About a third of women worldwide have been physically or sexually assaulted by a former or current partner, according to the first major review of violence against women. AP

In the first major global review of violence against women, a series of reports released Thursday found that about a third of women have been physically or sexually assaulted by a former or current partner.

Posted: June 21st, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Committee passes bill to address sexual assaults

As Congress investigates the growing epidemic of sexual assaults within the military, the Senate Armed Services Committee holds a hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, June 4, 2013, to demand answers from top uniformed leaders about whether a drastic overhaul of the military justice system is needed. From left are, Judge Advocate General of the Army Lt. Gen. Dana K. Chipman, Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno, Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Martin Dempsey, Legal Counsel to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Brig. Gen. Richard C. Gross, and Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Jonathan W. Greenert. AP/J. Scott Applewhite

A House committee — with broad support from Republicans and Democrats — on Wednesday approved legislation to tackle the growing problem of sexual assault in the armed forces by taking away the power of military commanders to overturn convictions in rape and assault cases.

Posted: June 6th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Indian businessman arrested in rape of Irish woman

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Police said Wednesday they have arrested a man accused of raping an Irish woman who volunteered at a children’s charity in the Indian city of Kolkata.

Posted: June 5th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

House panel to address sexual assaults in military

This undated image provided by Stacey Thompson shows Thompson. Thompson says she was sexually assaulted in 1999. Thompson lived quietly with her trauma for 14 years until now. Emboldened by the mounting pressure on the Pentagon to address the problem, she started appealing her case about six months ago. She went public with her story for the first time, speaking with the media. AP

Lawmakers outraged by sexual assaults in the military are moving swiftly to address the problem, tackling legislation that would strip commanders of their authority to overturn convictions in rape and assault cases.

Posted: June 5th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Police: American woman gang-raped in Indian town

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An American woman was gang-raped Tuesday in the northern Indian resort town of Manali, police said.

Posted: June 4th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Sexual assaults force changes to military justice

In this March 13, 2013, file photo Chair of the Senate subcommittee on Personnel, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., right, greets panel members testifying at the hearing on sexual assault in the military on Capitol Hill in Washington. From left are Judge Advocate General of the U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Richard Harding, Judge Advocate General of the U.S. Army Lt. Gen. Dana Chipman, acting General Council of the Defense Department Robert Taylor, Judge Advocate General of the U.S. Navy Vice Adm. Nanette DeRenzi, Staff Judge Advocate to the Commandant of the Marine Corps Maj. Gen. Vaughn Ary, and Director of the Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Office Maj. Gen. Gary Patton. AP PHOTO

Determined to stop sexual assaults in the military, Congress is spelling out for the armed services how far lawmakers are willing to go in changing the decades-old military justice system.

Posted: June 4th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Senator: Fire commanders allowing sex assault

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From Congress to the White House, pressure is mounting to hold military commanders accountable for the rising number of sexual assaults in the armed services.

Posted: May 27th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Ex-yeshiva teacher admits sex assault of US boy

Yosef Kolko, 39, right, walks with an unidentified man, near the Ocean County Courthouse in Toms River, N.J., Thursday, May 9, 2013, during a break in his trial on sexual assault charges. Testimony continues in the trial of the yeshiva teacher accused of sexually abusing a boy at a summer camp where he was a counselor. Prosecutors say the boy's parents were pressured by members of their Orthodox Jewish community to drop the charges and let a rabbinical court deal with them. AP photo

A former yeshiva teacher changed pleas Monday on the third day of his trial and admitted he sexually assaulted a 12-year-old boy he had met while working as a camp counselor.

Posted: May 14th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

US man charged with kidnap, rape after women found

Gina De Jesus, one of three women held captive for about a decade at a run-down Cleveland house, gives a thumbs-up as she is escorted toward her home Wednesday, May 8, 2013, in Cleveland. The miraculous rescue of the three missing women has given hope to many families whose loved ones have vanished. Yet hope, when searching for a long-lost child, can be a dangerous thing. AP photo

The former school bus driver accused of kidnapping and raping three women missing for about a decade will make his first public appearance in court Thursday after emerging as the lone suspect.

Posted: May 9th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

3 teens arrested after California girl’s suicide

A man walks through the parking lot at Saratoga High School in Saratoga, Calif., Friday, April 12, 2013. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

Eight days after being sexually assaulted by friends while passed out at a party, and then humiliated by online photos, 15-year-old Audrie Pott posted on Facebook that her life was ruined, “worst day ever,” and hanged herself, the family’s lawyer said.

Posted: April 12th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Egypt ‘bodyguards’ take stand against sex assault

Tahrir Bodyguard volunteers gather in Tahrir Square in Cairo, Egypt during a Friday protest, one week after the square was the site of attacks on more than 25 women on the second anniversary of the uprising that ousted Hosni Mubarak. AP

With bright neon vests and hardhats gleaming at dusk, a dozen Egyptian volunteers fanned out through Cairo’s crowded Tahrir Square. Their project: end a surge in sexual assaults on women that activists say has become the darkest stain on the country’s opposition street movement.

Posted: February 2nd, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

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