Tuesday, 7 April 2020

Tag Archives: sexual abuse

Westminster rape trial: victim fed story to press

LONDON: A woman who claims she was raped by a Tory aide approached the press the next day ‘to ensure a sympathetic write-up’, a court heard. Samuel Armstrong, 24, is accused of raping the woman in the early hours of October 14 last year. At Southwark Crown Court today, jurors ...

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84% of grooming gang members Asian, Think tank say

LONDON: The vast majority of men convicted of child grooming gang offences in Britain are Asian, according to think tank Quilliam. The new research found differences in the ways in which pedophiles from different ethnic backgrounds operate. Quilliam’s report claims that the “regressive left” denies the problem exists “and threatens ...

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200 held over child sex abuse on live streams

British police officers arrested 188 people in a single week over allegations of online child sex abuse – and say that livestreaming platforms are becoming the platform of choice for sex offenders. Officers reported the spike in arrests after a week of “intensification” which saw forces across the UK swoop ...

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One in 10 females aged 16-19 suffer domestic abuse, report finds

LONDON: Around one in 10 females aged 16 to 19 were victims of domestic abuse last year, a survey has suggested. Data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) report on domestic abuse showed that 10.5% of 16 to 19-year-old females reported instances of abuse in the 12-month period to ...

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Angelina Jolie urges UN to crack down on sexual violence

LONDON: Angelina Jolie has urged United Nations peacekeepers to crack down on sexual violence. The 42-year-old actress referenced the recent sexual misconduct allegations in Hollywood – which have seen several big-names, including Harvey Weinstein and Kevin Spacey accused of sexual harassment – in a forceful speech in which she called ...

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Olympic gymnast Aly Raisman: I was abused by doctor

MICHIGAN: Olympic gymnast Aly Raisman says she is among the young women sexually abused by a former USA Gymnastics team doctor. Raisman tells “60 Minutes” she was 15 when she was first treated by Dr. Larry Nassar, who spent more than two decades working with athletes at USA Gymnastics. He’s ...

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Actress sues Weinstein Company for enabling sexual assault

LONDON: An actress filed suit against The Weinstein Company, alleging that Harvey Weinstein sexually assaulted her and that the company had enabled his behaviour. Dominique Huett charges in her suit – the first to be filed since the Weinstein scandal broke earlier this month – that she met Weinstein at ...

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British scientist pleads guilty to 137 online sex abuse charges

BIRMINGHAM: A British scientist pleaded guilty to 137 criminal offences involving online abuse, including encouraging the rape of a four-year-old boy, the National Crime Agency said in a statement. Matthew Falder, 28, who dubbed himself “666devil” and “evilmind” online, blackmailed many of his 50 victims into sending “severe abuse images” ...

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Los Angeles police open Weinstein sex assault investigation

Detectives have interviewed a possible victim who recently reported she was sexually assaulted by the film mogul, police spokesman Sal Ramirez said. He said he could not answer any questions about where the incident took place or when the woman was interviewed by detectives. The Los Angeles Times reported the ...

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Twitter steps up fight against sexual harassment

LONDON: Twitter has announced tough new rules on tweets containing “non-consensual nudity” and sexual harassment, which could be seen as fallout from the Harvey Weinstein abuse scandal. The rules will come into force in the coming weeks, Twitter said in a statement late Tuesday, after company co-founder Jack Dorsey on ...

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