Apr 14, 2016

Minors lured into SNS-assisted crimes set record in 2015

Japan saw a record number of minors fall prey to molestation, prostitution and other crimes via social networking services or online community spaces last year, and nearly all of the victims were female, police said Thursday. The number of victims under 18 rose to ...

Former star CBC radio host acquitted of sexual assault

Mar 25, 2016

Former star CBC radio host acquitted of sexual assault

A judge on Thursday found a former Canadian Broadcasting Corp. radio host not guilty of sexual assault in a case that sparked a nationwide conversation about consent and sexual harassment. Jian Ghomeshi had faced four counts of sexual assault and one count of choking ...

Mar 23, 2016

U.S. sailor admits to Okinawa rape: police

A U.S. Navy sailor arrested on a charge of raping a Japanese woman in Okinawa has admitted to the crime, investigative sources said Wednesday. They said he reversed an earlier denial. Justin Castellanos, 24, who is based at the U.S. Marines’ Camp Schwab in ...

Mar 10, 2016

U.N. Security Council clashes over tackling peacekeeper sex abuse

A U.S. push for action over a surge in troubling allegations of sex abuse by U.N. peacekeepers has run into resistance from Russia, Egypt and some African countries at the U.N. Security Council, diplomats said. The United States presented a draft resolution on Friday ...