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Sexual assault

Veteran British TV host Stuart Hall jailed for indecent assault of girls

Veteran British television and radio presenter Stuart Hall was jailed for 15 months yesterday after admitting 14 charges of indecently assaulting girls as young as nine.

Tuesday, 18 June, 2013, 3:48am

US military chiefs worried about sexual assault law

America’s top military officers are likely to advise Congress not to go too far overhauling the US military’s justice system to address the problem of sexual assault when they testify at a Senate hearing on Tuesday.

4 Jun 2013 - 2:56pm

Actress Amanda Bynes says policeman sexually assaulted her during arrest over marijuana

The 27-year-old former child star first alleged during her arraignment on Friday that police illegally entered her apartment after being called to her building. But in a Twitter message believed to be from the troubled actress posted Saturday, Bynes alleged that her arresting officer also sexually assaulted her.

27 May 2013 - 5:59am

'No sex' claim in assault of six schoolgirls is challenged

Authorities in Wanning city, in Hainan , are facing new challenges to their claim that a headmaster and a government official sexually assaulted six primary schoolgirls but did not actually have sex with them.

17 May 2013 - 4:48am

Hainan child sex scandal takes new turn as girl says she was offered money for sex

An investigation into two men accused of sexual assault took a new turn on Wednesday after one of the six child victims involved said she was offered money for sex. The six primary-six classmates involved initially told authorities that the men, a primary school headmaster and government official had sexually molested – but not raped – them at two different hotels in Hainan province’s Wanning city.

17 May 2013 - 12:19am

US Army anti-sexual assault co-ordinator accused of sex crimes

A US Army sergeant who worked as a sexual assault prevention coordinator at Fort Hood, Texas, has been accused of sex crimes, the Pentagon said on Tuesday, the second man in the military’s anti-sexual assault effort to be accused since last week.

15 May 2013 - 11:11pm

Hainan province teacher, city official arrested over sex assault of six girls

A schoolmaster and a government official in Hainan province have been arrested in connection with the sexual assault of six primary school girls, local authorities said yesterday.

14 May 2013 - 4:38am

Afghan policewomen suffer sexual abuse at work

Afghanistan’s policewomen suffer sexual assault by male colleagues, often inside police stations, a rights group said on Thursday, calling for women-only toilets and changing facilities to curb such abuse.

Addressing the concerns of policewomen is necessary to address the “rampant violence” against women in the wider society, said Human Rights Watch.

25 Apr 2013 - 8:55pm

Activists welcome India’s anti-rape law, with caution

Campaigners welcomed a toughening of laws in India on Wednesday for sex crimes but said they were not enough to tackle a crisis underpinned by cultural attitudes, including from “sexist” lawmakers.

20 Mar 2013 - 8:48pm

Swiss woman tourist gang-raped in Madhya Pradesh, India

She was on a cycling trip with her husband in impoverished Madhya Pradesh state when up to eight men attacked the couple on Friday night. The woman was sexually assaulted and the couple were robbed.

17 Mar 2013 - 7:08am