Sexual assault

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

Former BBC broadcaster presenter Stuart Hall. Photo: AP

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

Joint Chiefs Chairman General Martin Dempsey. Photo: AP

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

Amanda Bynes hides her face as she is led from court. Photo: AP

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

Lieutenant Colonel Jeffrey Krusinski. Photo: Reuters

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

Human Rights Watch has called for an end to the abuse of Afghanistan’s policewomen by male colleagues. Photo: AFP

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

Female Communist Party lawmaker Brinda Karat said that parliament had shamed India with its highly sexist, regressive commentary during the discussion on a bill increasing punishment for sex offenders. Photo: AFP

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

The Swiss woman is escorted by policewomen for a medical examination at a hospital. Photo: AP

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

China Digest, March 4, 2013

A woman has been acquitted of charges that she stole books and statues from the home of Ji Xianlin, a famed linguist and professor of Peking University, a few months after his death in 2009, reports. 

4 Mar 2013 - 5:42am

Talking points

Yang Jiechi

A ballot to decide the successful applicants for the revised Home Ownership Scheme will be drawn today. The draw will choose the 5,000 - 4,500 families and 500 singles - who are eligible to buy second-hand HOS flats without paying the Housing Authority's premium.

18 Feb 2013 - 1:55am

Letters to the Editor, January 24, 2013

Thick smog above an elevated highway in Beijing. Photo: EPA

Wage-rate hike will threaten small retailers

The statutory minimum wage was supposed to raise living standards for the poor, making it worthwhile for people to work. However, it has fuelled inflation as businesses pass on the higher costs to consumers.

24 Jan 2013 - 5:32am 1 comment

Hong Kong's official rape statistics vastly lower than grim reality

Government data on rape and sexual assaults in Hong Kong do not reflect a much bleaker reality, a survey has found.

In fact, most offenses go unreported because victims feel ashamed or fear condemnation. One-fourth of these also happen within marriage.

For several years, A-Yuk kept her marital nightmares to herself.

22 Jan 2013 - 3:07pm 1 comment

Six arrested over second gang rape of woman on a bus

Indian police personnel present six arrested men, accused of a gang rape in Punjab state. Photo: AFP

Six men have been arrested over the rape of a female passenger on a coach in India, weeks after the gang-rape and murder of a student on a bus in New Delhi sparked nationwide protests.

14 Jan 2013 - 4:16am