Sexual Assault: News

24 May 2023

Malayalam Movies

Court rejects actor Unni Mukundan's plea in sexual harassment case

Malayalam actor Unni Mukundan faced another setback on Tuesday when the Kerala High Court directed the initiation of a trial against him in an assault case filed in 2017.

18 Apr 2023


Who's David Choe, actor slammed for 'bragging' about 'rapey behavior'

Ali Wong-Steven Yeun's comedy-drama series Beef premiered on April 6 on Netflix and immediately became fans' favorite miniseries.

US: 6 female teachers arrested for sexual misconduct with students

As many as six female teachers across the United States (US) have reportedly been detained within two days for allegedly having sex with students.

15 Mar 2023

Harvey Weinstein

Harvey Weinstein seeks new lawyers; DA not retrying remaining charges

Harvey Weinstein is looking for a new set of lawyers to lead the Los Angeles rape verdict appeal. In a recent development, Deputy Los Angeles County District Attorney Paul Thompson said that they would not retry Weinstein on the remaining sexual assault charges.

14 Mar 2023

Delhi High Court

Delhi HC allows minor's abortion in absence of father's consent 

The Delhi High Court on Monday allowed a 16-year-old girl, an alleged victim of sexual assault, to undergo termination of a nearly 24-week pregnancy, reported PTI.

'Sexually assaulted by father as child': DCW chief Swati Maliwal

In a shocking revelation, Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) Chairperson Swati Maliwal on Saturday said that she was sexually assaulted and brutally beaten by her father as a child, reported ANI.

10 Mar 2023


Indian couple fights for 3-year-old daughter's custody from German government

An Indian couple is fighting against German authorities for the custody of their three-year-old daughter who was taken away by the country's child protection services in September 2021 after suspecting sexual abuse and later ruling them unfit for parenting.

31 Jan 2023


Kerala: Man gets 3 life-terms for raping, impregnating minor daughter

A Kerala court on Monday sentenced a man to three life terms for repeatedly raping his minor daughter and impregnating her, PTI reported.

03 Jan 2023


Delhi accident: Injuries caused death, no sexual assault, reveals autopsy

The preliminary autopsy report of Anjali Singh—the woman who was killed after being hit by a car and dragged for 13km in West Delhi in the wee hours of Sunday—has reportedly ruled out sexual assault.

20 Dec 2022

Harvey Weinstein

Harvey Weinstein found guilty in a rape case

Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein was found guilty of rape by a Los Angeles court on Monday.

10 Dec 2022


Backstreet Boys' Nick Carter denies rape allegations of autistic woman

American singer and Backstreet Boys member Nick Carter has been accused of rape by an autistic woman.

Chhawla gang rape-murder case: Delhi government to challenge convicts' release

Two weeks after the Supreme Court ordered the release of the three convicts in the 2012 Chhawla gang rape-murder case, the Delhi government is set to challenge the order after receiving a go-ahead from Lieutenant-Governor (L-G) VK Saxena.

17 Nov 2022


Pune: 17-year-old girl raped by father, grandfather for 6 years

Pune Police has initiated an investigation into a sexual abuse case where a 17-year-old girl alleged that she was raped and abused numerous times by her grandfather, father, and uncle over the past six years.

31 Oct 2022


Mumbai: Man arrested for sexually assaulting stray dog in Powai

The Mumbai Police arrested a man for sexually assaulting a female stray dog in the Powai area of the Maharasthra capital on Saturday, The Times of India reported.

Supreme Court bans two-finger test in rape cases: Details here

The Supreme Court on Monday imposed a ban on using the two-finger test in rape cases, calling it "patriarchal" and "unscientific."

12 Aug 2022


Kerala assault case: MLA says survivor benefited professionally from incident

Senior Kerala politician and ex-legislator PC George on Thursday said that the survivor of the 2017 sexual assault case has benefited professionally after the incident.

09 Aug 2022


Delhi: Minor gang-raped by two hawkers near Tilak Bridge; arrested

Two hawkers have been arrested for allegedly raping a 17-year-old girl near New Delhi's Tilak Bridge, said the Delhi Police.

06 Aug 2022

Uttar Pradesh

UP: MP cleared of rape charges, year after victim's suicide

A court in Varanasi on Saturday acquitted Uttar Pradesh legislator Atul Rai of a rape charge that he had been facing since 2019.

01 Aug 2022

West Bengal

West Bengal: Human trafficking and rape victim clears class 12th

In West Bengal, a 22-year-old girl who became a victim of human trafficking and was raped multiple times during her teenage has passed her class 12 exams after overcoming trauma.

24 Jul 2022


Police bust brothel on Meghalaya BJP leader's property, six rescued

The police in Meghalaya on Saturday reportedly busted a sex racket operating out of a building purportedly owned by Bernard N Marak, the Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) state vice-president, in Tura.

15 Jul 2022


Delhi: Class 10 girl gang-raped in moving car

In a horrific incident, a 16-year-old girl was allegedly kidnapped and gang-raped by three men in the Vasant Vihar area of Delhi, the police said.

10 Jul 2022


Gorakhpur: Man rapes wife with friends, films act to blackmail

In a shocking incident in Uttar Pradesh's Gorakhpur, a man, along with his friends, allegedly raped his wife and filmed the act, the police said on Friday.

01 Jul 2022

Uttar Pradesh

Lakhimpur Kheri: Elder sister gets minor raped, murdered by friends

After the alleged gang-rape and murder of a 13-year-old girl in Uttar Pradesh's Lakhimpur Kheri district on Tuesday, seven accused, including the elder sister of the victim, were arrested on Wednesday.

27 Jun 2022


Uttarakhand: Woman, six-year-old daughter gang-raped in moving car in Roorkee

In yet another horrifying case of sexual assault in India, a woman and her six-year-old daughter were allegedly gang-raped in a moving car by a man, who offered her a lift, and his friends.

24 Jun 2022


Elderly man accused of raping stray dog in Rajasthan's Bharatpur

A senior citizen is suspected of raping a female stray dog in Bharatpur district of Rajasthan.

21 Jun 2022

Pakistan News

Pakistan: Punjab province declares emergency to deal with surging rapes

In the wake of an uptick in the number of cases of sexual harassment against women and children in Pakistan's Punjab province, the authorities have decided to declare an "emergency" there.

20 Jun 2022


Filmmaker Paul Haggis arrested over sexual assault charges in Italy

Oscar-winning screenwriter Paul Haggis was detained by authorities on Sunday for allegedly sexually assaulting a woman in southern Italy, as reported by Italian media publications.

20 Jun 2022


Dehradun: 15-year-old arrested for raping 24-year-old five-star hotel staffer

A 24-year-old housekeeping staff of a five-star hotel in the Uttarakhand capital of Dehradun was allegedly raped by a 15-year-old boy, the police said on Sunday.

17 Jun 2022


Kolkata: Call center employees gang-rape colleague at office party

Amid reports of a string of sexual assault cases across India, a woman was gang-raped in a Kolkata guesthouse on Saturday last week.

16 Jun 2022


Mumbai writer, raped by 75-year-old, gets death threats by 'D-Gang'

In a shocking incident reported from Mumbai, a 35-year-old writer was allegedly raped by a 75-year-old businessman in a five-star hotel located in the Juhu area.

03 Jun 2022


Hyderabad: 5 minors booked for raping teen girl

The Hyderabad Police has registered a case against five minors, including an MLA's son, for the alleged gang rape of a teenage girl last week.

17 May 2022

Doctor Strange

'Doctor Strange' actor Zara Phythian convicted of child sex abuse

Zara Phythian, one of the cast members of the 2016 Marvel Cinematic Universe film Doctor Strange, has been sentenced to eight years in jail.

09 May 2022

Delhi Police

Delhi: Sahitya Akademi Award winner Nilotpal Mrinal booked for rape

Sahitya Akademi Award-winning author Nilotpal Mrinal has been accused of allegedly raping a 32-year-old woman for 10 years under the pretext of marriage, the Delhi Police said on Monday.

07 May 2022


Bihar: Girl shoots video of father allegedly raping her

In a horrific incident reported from Bihar's Samastipur, a 50-year-old man was arrested for allegedly raping his daughter.

20 Mar 2022


Pune: 11-year-old raped by father, brother, grandfather repeatedly over 5yrs

In a horrifying case of child sexual abuse, an 11-year-old girl was allegedly repeatedly raped and sexually abused by her father, brother, grandfather, and distant uncle over the last five years on separate occasions, the Pune Police revealed on Saturday.

08 Feb 2022


ScoopWhoop's Sattvik Mishra accused of sexual assault by Samdish Bhatia

ScoopWhoop CEO Sattvik Mishra has reportedly resigned after being accused of sexual misconduct by former Unscripted anchor Samdish Bhatia.

01 Feb 2022


"Want her back home": Family of Delhi rape survivor

The 20-year-old woman, who was allegedly abducted, sexually assaulted, tortured, and paraded by her neighbors in Delhi last week, is recovering, away from her family and three-year-old boy.

14 Jan 2022

Delhi High Court

Delhi HC brings back focus on India's marital rape exception

The Delhi High Court is hearing a batch of fresh petitions that challenge the exception given to marital rape under the Indian criminal law.

20 Dec 2021


Chinese star Peng Shuai withdraws sexual assault claims. WTA disgruntled

In a recent statement, Chinese tennis star Peng Shuai has denied that she had accused a former senior official of sexual assault.

30 Nov 2021

New York City

Ghislaine Maxwell allegedly 'served up' girls for Epstein to abuse

British socialite Ghislaine Maxwell preyed on underage girls for convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein to abuse, prosecutors alleged on Monday.

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