Sep 19, 2014

Swede acquitted of rape after 'sexsomnia' diagnosis

A Swede who had sex with a woman while he was asleep was acquitted of rape because he suffers from “sexsomnia,” according to a court ruling AFP obtained Thursday. The 26-year-old man did not have “the intention” to have sex, the Sundsvall appeal court ...

Belgium grants jailed rapist, murderer euthanasia

Sep 17, 2014

Belgium grants jailed rapist, murderer euthanasia

A Belgian man convicted of murder and rape is being put to death. Yet the country doesn’t have the death penalty. Confused? Authorities have granted a request for assisted suicide by the man, who says he’s a menace to society and can’t live knowing ...

Sep 5, 2014

U.N.: one-fifth of murder victims are under 20

About 120 million girls worldwide have been forced to have sex and one-fifth of homicide victims globally are under 20 years old, resulting in 95,000 deaths in 2012, according to a United Nations report released Thursday. Drawing on data from 190 countries, the report ...

Sep 4, 2014

Ex-prostitute marches on Paris for law to criminalize clients

A former prostitute began an 800-km (500-mile) march across France on Wednesday to demand that the French government make good on its promise to penalize clients. Rosen Hicher, 57, an activist for the group Survivors of Prostitution, is protesting that a law to fine ...

Sep 3, 2014

Should theft of naked photos online be considered a sex crime?

Already hounded by paparazzi on their doorsteps, celebrities face a new battle to protect their privacy from hackers willing to splash their most intimate behind-closed-doors photos online. After the massive release of naked photos of stars including Oscar-winner Jennifer Lawrence, some experts said it ...

Child abuse victims in British town claim compensation

| Aug 28, 2014

Child abuse victims in British town claim compensation

Rotherham is a working-class, declining steel-and-coal town with higher-than-average unemployment. It seems remarkable in its ordinariness — a collection of charmless discount stores, betting shops and kebab counters surrounded by sleepy residential streets lined with brick houses that have seen better days. But below ...

Aug 24, 2014

U.K. police interview Cliff Richard over sex crime allegation

British police interviewed veteran singer Cliff Richard, one of the country’s most successful entertainers, on Saturday in connection with an alleged historic sex crime, his spokesman said. Richard, a household name in Britain since the 1950s through hits such as “Living Doll” and “Devil ...