Jul 2, 2015

Women hail Indian top court's rape ruling

Women’s rights activists in India hailed Thursday a Supreme Court ruling rejecting judge-ordered mediation between rapists and their victims, a legal move they said was common in the conservative country. The Supreme Court issued the warning after a public outcry over a judge’s decision ...

Jun 30, 2015

South Sudan army raped, burned girls alive: U.N. human rights report

South Sudan’s army raped then torched girls alive inside their homes during a recent campaign notable for its “new brutality and intensity,” a U.N. rights report said Tuesday. Rights investigators from the U.N. mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) warned of “widespread human rights abuses” ...

Jun 25, 2015

Bosnia grants first ever compensation to wartime rape victim

A Bosnian court Wednesday ordered two former soldiers to compensate a woman they raped during the 1990s conflict in an unprecedented ruling that could open the door to justice for thousands of victims. Bosiljko Markovic and Ostoja Markovic were each sentenced to 10 years ...

Jun 25, 2015

Stockholm rape clinic opens doors to male victims

A Stockholm rape clinic will open its doors in October to male and transgender victims in addition to the women it already treats, a sexologist at the clinic said Wednesday. “What’s new is that the clinic will now be open to any person, regardless ...

New Zealand tooth fetish sex offender jailed

Jun 19, 2015

New Zealand tooth fetish sex offender jailed

A New Zealand man who yanked women’s teeth out with pliers during sex and had a fetish for “fat gummy ladies” was jailed for six years on Friday. The sentencing judge said that finding an appropriate sentence for Wellington man Philip Lyle Hansen was ...

Former IMF chief Strauss-Kahn acquitted in pimping trial

Jun 13, 2015

Former IMF chief Strauss-Kahn acquitted in pimping trial

Dominique Strauss-Kahn had a caustic reaction Friday as four years of legal battles involving sex charges on two continents ended without a single conviction: “All that for this?” From a sordid New York hotel encounter to orgies in Paris, the former International Monetary Fund ...

Child sex abuse claims shake U.N. as revelations continue

May 30, 2015

Child sex abuse claims shake U.N. as revelations continue

The boys said they approached the French soldiers because they were hungry. Some were so young that they didn’t quite understand the acts the soldiers demanded in return. One boy, 8 or 9 years old, said he did it several times to the same ...

Molestation claim against Michael Jackson's estate dismissed

May 28, 2015

Molestation claim against Michael Jackson's estate dismissed

A choreographer who accused Michael Jackson of years of molestation cannot pursue his allegations against the singer’s estate because he waited too long to file the legal action, a judge ruled. Superior Court Judge Mitchell Beckloff wrote in his ruling Tuesday that Wade Robson’s ...

Suspect at large in slaying of Missouri woman kept in a box

May 22, 2015

Suspect at large in slaying of Missouri woman kept in a box

A Missouri woman who escaped captivity from a wooden box three weeks ago was found dead in a home on Thursday, along with her teenage son, and police are searching for the man suspected both of locking her up and killing her. Officers found ...