Sexual offences

Doubts criminal law has teeth to protect minors from sex predators

News that yet another teacher has been accused of molesting students - this a time a primary school principal in Hainan - sparked soul-searching media commentaries on how the mainland's school system and the criminal law itself had failed to protect minors.

Sunday, 19 May, 2013, 3:55am

We need a sober view of sexual violence

Osaka Mayor and Japan Restoration Party co-leader Toru Hashimoto leaves a press conference at Osaka city hall in Osaka. Photo: AFP

Osaka Mayor Toru Hashimoto and our own security chief Lai Tung-kwok have much in common. Both men have caused public outrage this month with their comments related to violence against women.

After half a century of the sexual and gender equality revolution, it's remarkable how powerful and well-educated men in Asia still go about life as if nothing has changed.

18 May 2013 - 4:10am 4 comments

In India, a ban on pornography may be a good idea

Indian school children participate in a protest rally in New Delhi condemning the act of kidnapping and rape of a five year old child. Photo: EPA

It might seem extreme but Indians are so troubled by the spike in sexual violence against women and children that they are considering extreme measures - including banning pornography.

7 May 2013 - 2:23am

Talking points

World gets in the mood for love

Romantics around the world prepare to take their loved ones somewhere extra special for the day of the year most associated with love. 

14 Feb 2013 - 1:29am

Rape case shines a light on India's deep sickness

Indians perform special ritual for the soul of a gang rape victim in New Delhi. Photo: AP

The rape of a young Indian medical student who subsequently died from her injuries unleashed heartfelt angry street demonstrations, especially from women who have suffered sexual abuse, along with much hand-wringing and crocodile tears from the authorities wishing the fuss would go away.

12 Jan 2013 - 2:15am 1 comment

Tycoon Chen Zhuolin appears on indecent assault charge

Accompanied by aides, Agile chairman Chen Zhoulin leaves Eastern Court, where he has been charged with attacking a female employee. Photo: Edward Wong

The chairman of Agile Property Holdings appeared in court yesterday charged with indecently assaulting a 28-year-old female employee at his luxury house in Happy Valley.

9 Jan 2013 - 5:17am

Talking points

Airline staff walk out over job cuts

Legco panel debates update for rape law

14 Dec 2012 - 2:55am

Briefs, December 9, 2012

Two men were arrested after a brawl over a receipt in a Cheung Sha Wan restaurant.

9 Dec 2012 - 3:59am

Briefs, November 11, 2012

Beijing's worry over anti-communist moves

11 Nov 2012 - 5:10am

Doctor banned by Medical Council for secret photos of women patients

Dr Christopher Tong Yung-man at the hearing. Photo: Nora Tam

A private doctor was found guilty of professional misconduct and permanently deregistered after he secretly took pictures of six women patients and improperly touched the breasts and private parts of five of them.

It is the harshest penalty yet handed down by the Medical Council, the profession's ruling body.

5 Nov 2012 - 5:45am

Briton Reginald Davies, 78, convicted of rapes he carried out 63 years ago

Reginald Davies

An elderly man has been convicted of the rape and sexual abuse of four young girls in south Wales going back as long as 63 years ago, in one of the oldest historic cases of sex offences ever prosecuted.

26 Oct 2012 - 4:55am

Briefs, October 3, 2012

Villagers hold the meat of dead beached pilot whales. Photo: AFP

Indian graft fighter launches new party

3 Oct 2012 - 4:14am

Airport policeman arrested for taking photos up flight attendant's dress

A policeman based at Hong Kong International Airport who allegedly snapped photos up the skirt of a sleeping Cathay Pacific flight attendant on a bus was released on bail yesterday.

The 38-year-old off-duty officer, who the force only identified as Cheung, was arrested on Friday on suspicion of outraging public decency.

30 Sep 2012 - 4:07am

Modernise Hong Kong law on sexual offences

Hong Kong does not stand out as an unsafe city. But apparently sexual offences are not uncommon. Hardly a day goes by without news of someone landing in court for rape, indecent assault or exposure in public places, and they touch on a broader issue of public concern. Are these offences adequately covered by our law? Is justice being served?

22 Sep 2012 - 3:12am 1 comment