Tag: rape

UK Rape Prosecutions at All-Time Low but Leading Solicitor Rejects Calls for Complainants’ Phones to Be Off-Limits

Rape convictions are at an all-time low but one solicitor, who has acted for the defence in several rape cases, says men are still getting a “raw deal.” A leading defence solicitor in the north of England, who declined to be named, told The Epoch Times, “Most rape defendants are men and they are getting…


Supreme Court Says Expanded Rape Shield Laws Are Constitutional

The Supreme Court of Canada has upheld expansions to Canada’s rape shield laws made by the Liberals four years ago. In a 6-3 ruling today, the court says the expanded rules to further prevent a sexual assault complainant’s past from being used against them in a trial are “constitutional in their entirety.” Rape shield laws…


Oscar-Winning Screenwriter Paul Haggis Arrested in Italy on Sexual Assault Charges

Oscar-winning screenwriter Paul Haggis is under house arrest in southern Italy on charges of sexual assault and aggravated personal injury, accusations that the Canadian director denies, his lawyers said on Monday. “Mr Paul Haggis was detained on Sunday with an emergency measure issued by the Brindisi prosecutors and is now under house arrest in Ostuni….


US Judge Dismisses Cristiano Ronaldo Rape Lawsuit in Vegas

LAS VEGAS—A Nevada woman has lost her bid in a U.S. court to force international soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo to pay millions of dollars more than the $375,000 in hush money she received after claiming he raped her in Las Vegas in 2009. U.S. District Judge Jennifer Dorsey in Las Vegas kicked the case out…


Uyghur Women Subjected to Sexual Violence in CCP’s Xinjiang Repression: US Religious Freedom Commissioner

Uyghur women are victims of sexual violence under the Chinese regime’s campaign of repression in Xinjiang, regardless of whether they are detained in an internment camp or not, according to Nury Turkel, vice chair of the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom. “They think all the sexual violence that they’re subjecting Uyghur women to, this…


Bail Set at $1 Million for Boy Accused of Killing 10-Year-Old Girl in Wisconsin

By Matt McKinney From Star Tribune CHIPPEWA FALLS, Wis.—A 14-year-old boy accused of the rape and murder of 10-year-old Iliana “Lily” Peters appeared Wednesday before a circuit court judge who ordered him held on $1 million cash bail. Appearing in court via video from a juvenile detention facility, the defendant—an 8th grader and a lifelong…


Indonesian Principal Given Life Term for Raping 13 Students

BANDUNG, Indonesia—An Indonesian court on Tuesday sentenced an Islamic boarding school principal to life in prison for raping at least 13 students over five years and impregnating some of them. The principal of the girls’ school in West Java’s Bandung city, Herry Wirawan, pleaded guilty and apologized to his victims and their families during the…


Man Charged in Rape on Philadelphia Train Held for Trial

PHILADELPHIA—A man accused of raping a woman on a commuter train outside Philadelphia while other passengers were present was ordered held for trial by a magistrate judge Monday. Fiston Ngoy, 35, is charged with rape and related offenses. The Oct. 13 attack on a Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority train drew international attention. Police and other…


Florida Judge Clears Charges Against ‘Groveland Four,’ Black Men Accused of 1949 Rape

A Florida judge on Monday posthumously exonerated four black men, known as the “Groveland Four,” wrongly accused of raping a white teenager 72 years ago during the Jim Crow era of Southern U.S. racial segregation. Lake County Circuit Court Judge Heidi Davis took a final step in the cases of Charles Greenlee, Walter Irvin, Sam…


Georgia Linebacker Adam Anderson Formally Charged With Rape

Georgia linebacker Adam Anderson was charged with rape on Wednesday evening after voluntarily turning himself in to the Athens-Clarke County Police in Georgia, his attorney announced. Anderson was being held without bond. Lawyer Steve Sadow said in a statement: “Adam is innocent of the charge brought against him and intends to vigorously defend himself in…