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Factually impossible: Justin Bieber denies sexual assault allegation

22 Jun 2020

Factually impossible: Justin Bieber denies sexual assault allegation

Pop sensation Justin Bieber has refuted an allegation that he sexually assaulted a woman in March 2014. The assault allegation surfaced last week.

Accused in South Korean online sexual blackmail ring identified

25 Mar 2020

Accused in South Korean online sexual blackmail ring identified

In an unusual move, an accused leader of an online sexual blackmail ring was identified by the South Korea Police after millions signed a petition demanding that his identity be made public.

No one said it was crime: French writer on pedophilia

29 Jan 2020

No one said it was crime: French writer on pedophilia

Facing a rape inquiry over his history of pedophilia, French writer Gabriel Matzneff Wednesday said he "regrets" taking trips to Asia to have sex with children.

Minor accuses man of rape, accused turns to be woman

10 Nov 2019

Minor accuses man of rape, accused turns to be woman

A 32-year-old woman was arrested for the rape of a minor girl in Ongole in Andhra Pradesh's Prakasam district on Thursday.

Kolkata: Six men sexually abuse minor boy for an hour

31 Oct 2019

Kolkata: Six men sexually abuse minor boy for an hour

In a gruesome incident, a 17-year-old boy was allegedly sexually abused by six men in Kolkata, police said on Wednesday. The minor was assaulted in a moving car and then pushed out of the vehicle.

Indian electrician jailed for molesting 5-year-old boy in Dubai

15 Sep 2019

Indian electrician jailed for molesting 5-year-old boy in Dubai

A 33-year-old Indian man has been sentenced to six months in prison for molesting a five-year-old boy in a sharing villa in Dubai.

Goa swimming coach arrested for raping teen training under him

07 Sep 2019

Goa swimming coach arrested for raping teen training under him

On Friday, Goa Police arrested swimming coach Surajit Ganguly in New Delhi for raping a 15-year-old girl training under him.

Courtesy restrictions, police can't contact Kashmiri-actor who was allegedly molested

06 Sep 2019

Courtesy restrictions, police can't contact Kashmiri-actor who was allegedly molested

The curbs in Jammu and Kashmir, have not only increased the woes of the general public but have also had an effect on Mumbai police. Wondering how?

'Teenage Dream' model claims Katy Perry 'exposed his penis'

13 Aug 2019

'Teenage Dream' model claims Katy Perry 'exposed his penis'

American pop star Katy Perry has been accused of sexually harassing a model.

Formed to tackle workplace sexual harassment, government's #MeToo panel dissolved

21 Jul 2019

Formed to tackle workplace sexual harassment, government's #MeToo panel dissolved

In the wake of the #MeToo movement in October, the government had constituted a Group of Ministers (GoM) to strengthen the legal and institutional frameworks to deal with and prevent workplace sexual harassment.

Jaipur rape accused reveals heinous past crimes; raped 35 children

09 Jul 2019

Jaipur rape accused reveals heinous past crimes; raped 35 children

In the latest development, Rajasthan police, who arrested the accused in the Jaipur rape incident recently, have said the culprit has made hair-raising confessions about his history of sexual crimes.

Indonesian woman jailed for exposing boss' harassment. What?

06 Jul 2019

Indonesian woman jailed for exposing boss' harassment. What?

People often shift the onus of sexual misconduct onto the victim, demanding explanations, justifications, and action.

Six-year-old undergoes surgery after brutal rape in Dwarka; accused arrested

06 Jul 2019

Six-year-old undergoes surgery after brutal rape in Dwarka; accused arrested

A 24-year-old man has been arrested for allegedly raping a six-year-old girl in Dwarka Sector 23, Delhi, the police said on Friday.

UP: Jealous cousins rape Class-VIII student for topping exams

30 Jun 2019

UP: Jealous cousins rape Class-VIII student for topping exams

In a horrifying incident, a Class-VIII student was allegedly drugged and gang-raped by four of her cousins on a government school campus in Sitapur, Uttar Pradesh.

US: Islamic teacher sent porn videos to 15-year-old student; arrested

29 Jun 2019

US: Islamic teacher sent porn videos to 15-year-old student; arrested

An Islamic teacher in Virginia, who engaged in sexual video conversations with a 15-year-old student, has been sentenced to 10 years in prison. He was convicted at a trial in Alexandria federal court earlier this year.

Not my type: Trump denies raping writer, makes problematic statement

25 Jun 2019

Not my type: Trump denies raping writer, makes problematic statement

You are the most powerful man in the world, you have been accused of rape, and one of the first things you do is say the "woman is not your type".

US: Man raped 6-year-old "100 times", sentenced to 120 years

06 Jun 2019

US: Man raped 6-year-old "100 times", sentenced to 120 years

On Monday, a man was sentenced to 120 years in prison for several accounts of sexual abuse of a girl in Iowa, United States.

Teenager rape survivor uses legal euthanasia to end life

05 Jun 2019

Teenager rape survivor uses legal euthanasia to end life

A 17-year-old teenage girl from the Netherlands ended her own life through legal euthanasia after struggling with mental illnesses.

Kerala: Madrassa teacher sexually abused minor boys for 'revenge'

03 Jun 2019

Kerala: Madrassa teacher sexually abused minor boys for 'revenge'

We need to protect our children in a better way. This was proved once again after a 63-year-old madrassa teacher was arrested for sexually abusing minors.

Ayodhya: Man arrested for raping seven cows at cattle shelter

22 May 2019

Ayodhya: Man arrested for raping seven cows at cattle shelter

In a shocking and horrifying incident, a man has been arrested in Uttar Pradesh's Ayodhya for allegedly raping as many as seven cows at a cattle shelter.

Millionaire put plane on autopilot to have sex with 15-year-old

22 May 2019

Millionaire put plane on autopilot to have sex with 15-year-old

In the United States, a harrowing incident of sexual abuse has caught attention. A millionaire, identified as Stephen Bradley Mell, has been arrested for abusing a 15-year-old minor.

US 'sex slave' guru goes on trial: Details here

08 May 2019

US 'sex slave' guru goes on trial: Details here

The trial of Keith Raniere, the leader of a suspected sex cult NXIVM (pronounced Nexium), began in New York on Tuesday.

Pollachi: Girl, who went missing, found dead with slit throat

07 Apr 2019

Pollachi: Girl, who went missing, found dead with slit throat

A 19-year-old girl, who had gone missing two days ago in Pollachi of Tamil Nadu, was found dead on Saturday with a slit throat.

New 'consent condom' needs two people to unpack it

05 Apr 2019

New 'consent condom' needs two people to unpack it

In the wake of the #MeToo movement, apparently everyone is talking about the importance of consent, and rightly so.

Indian catholic priest gets six years jail for abusing minor

30 Mar 2019

Indian catholic priest gets six years jail for abusing minor

A US court sentenced a former Roman Catholic Indian priest to six years of jail for touching a minor girl inappropriately, reports said.

Cardinal George Pell gets 6-years in jail for child sex-abuse

13 Mar 2019

Cardinal George Pell gets 6-years in jail for child sex-abuse

Cardinal George Pell, the most senior Vatican official to be convicted of sex abuse to date, has been sentenced to six years in prison by an Australian court for the "callous" assault of two choirboys in the late 1990s.

Top Vatican cleric Cardinal George Pell convicted of child sex-crimes

26 Feb 2019

Top Vatican cleric Cardinal George Pell convicted of child sex-crimes

Australia's senior-most Catholic cleric Cardinal George Pell has been found guilty of five counts of child sexual-assault and is set to be jailed.

Church files on pedophile priests destroyed, top Catholic cardinal admits

24 Feb 2019

Church files on pedophile priests destroyed, top Catholic cardinal admits

A top Catholic cardinal admitted yesterday that Church files on priests accused of sexually abusing children were destroyed in a move which allowed pedophiles to prey on others.

Maharashtra government plans to make self-defense part of school curriculum

16 Feb 2019

Maharashtra government plans to make self-defense part of school curriculum

The Maharashtra government is considering making training in self-defense a part of the school curriculum in the state.

Raped by school headmaster, Class 2 girl went home bleeding

25 Jan 2019

Raped by school headmaster, Class 2 girl went home bleeding

In a disgusting incident, a school headmaster in Andhra Pradesh allegedly raped a student of Class 2, earlier this week, inside the school premises.

Singapore: Indian, who sexually-exploited minor, gets 13 years jail sentence

12 Jan 2019

Singapore: Indian, who sexually-exploited minor, gets 13 years jail sentence

A 31-year-old Indian man who sexually exploited a minor in Singapore was sentenced to 13 years in jail and 12 strokes of cane by the High Court, media reports claimed.

Kevin Spacey returning from sexual-assault hearing, gets caught for speeding

08 Jan 2019

Kevin Spacey returning from sexual-assault hearing, gets caught for speeding

Kevin Spacey cannot stop having run-ins with the law, apparently.

Mumbai: Teen, murders 10-year-old, says got idea from crime-shows

23 Dec 2018

Mumbai: Teen, murders 10-year-old, says got idea from crime-shows

In a shocking incident, a 15-year-old allegedly murdered and sexually assaulted a 10-year-old in Mumbai's Sakinaka area and said he got the idea to hide the incident from crime shows.

Sona's vomiting on Twitter. I'd like to maintain decorum: Sonu

20 Dec 2018

Sona's vomiting on Twitter. I'd like to maintain decorum: Sonu

Singer Sonu Nigam has responded to Sona Mohapatra's tweets against him, saying that though she's "vomiting" on Twitter, he would like to maintain decorum.

Noida: Accused of sexual-harassment, Genpact employee commits suicide

20 Dec 2018

Noida: Accused of sexual-harassment, Genpact employee commits suicide

A senior employee of Genpact India took his life at his home in Noida on Tuesday after he was accused of sexual harassment by women at his workplace.

#MeToo: Sona Mohapatra slams Sonu Nigam for supporting Anu Malik

19 Dec 2018

#MeToo: Sona Mohapatra slams Sonu Nigam for supporting Anu Malik

Sonu Nigam sparked fresh controversy after he extended support to Anu Malik, who was accused of sexual harassment by multiple women.

#MeToo: Sonu Nigam defends Anu Malik against sexual harassment allegations

19 Dec 2018

#MeToo: Sonu Nigam defends Anu Malik against sexual harassment allegations

Singer Sonu Nigam has come out in support of his music director friend Anu Malik, who was accused of sexual misconduct by several women.

US: Indian-techie, who assaulted sleeping-woman on flight, gets 9-years jail

14 Dec 2018

US: Indian-techie, who assaulted sleeping-woman on flight, gets 9-years jail

A federal court in Detroit sentenced an Indian techie to nine years in prison after he was convicted of assaulting a sleeping woman on a plane.

#MeToo: Mumbai police gives Subhash Ghai a clean chit

07 Dec 2018

#MeToo: Mumbai police gives Subhash Ghai a clean chit

In the #MeToo wave which finally hit India after a long time, several celebrities, including Vikas Bahl, Sajid Khan, Alok Nath, were accused of sexual harassment.

SC Judge Joseph tells lawyers to help downtrodden, helpless people

19 Nov 2018

SC Judge Joseph tells lawyers to help downtrodden, helpless people

Supreme Court Judge Kurian Joseph has called upon lawyers to help the downtrodden and helpless people.