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Why women don’t ‘just speak out’

2017-10-15 06:18

The stories emerging into the sunlight about Harvey Weinstein that were once only whispered in the corridors of his empire are not unique; they are playing out every day in every industry, writes Gayle Edmunds.

Sex offence don't tell the real story

2017-10-01 06:00

A decrease in sexual offences recorded in last year’s national crime statistics and a 117% increase in 2016/17 do not paint an accurate picture of this scourge ravaging the country.

Woman says she had underage sex with R Kelly

2017-08-23 12:22

In another article written by Buzzfeed’s Jim DeRogatis, a woman has come forward to tell her story of having an underage sexual relationship with singer R Kelly.

Sex crime isn’t a punch line

2017-07-23 06:05

R Kelly rocketed into headlines again this week, unsurprisingly, for running an alleged sex cult. Until now, the singer’s sexual predation has done little to hurt his career, writes Grethe Kemp.

Ex-doc gets 95 years for drugging, abusing women

2017-06-06 05:23

A Pennsylvania doctor will spend between 30 and 95 years in prison for drugging two women and a teenage girl at his home, then sexually abusing two of them.

2 school officials resign amid sex abuse claims

2017-04-30 22:30

A Connecticut boarding school says two former headmasters have resigned as life trustees after a report that alleged teachers had sexually abused students.

Penn State sex abuse scandal costs billions

2017-01-07 18:24

Penn State's costs related to the Jerry Sandusky scandal over child molestation charges are approaching a quarter-billion dollars and growing.

Judge rules recorded phone call can be used in Bill Cosby trial

2016-09-18 17:00

A judge has ruled a recorded phone call between Bill Cosby and the mother of his accuser can be used as evidence at his sexual assault trial next year.

No bail for rape accused

2016-07-19 13:12

The parents of children who say they were abused by their former school guidance counsellor, and their supporters, were relieved on Monday when the 32-year-old man was denied bail.

UN starts probe into DRC sex abuse claims

2016-04-02 20:47

The United Nations mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo has opened an investigation into claims of sexual abuse against Tanzanian peacekeepers.

 

Soweto school guard accused of sexual assault 'seemed like an angel'

2017-10-15 06:00

The earliest complaint against the man known as 'Mkhulu' to his alleged victims was made in February, reports Msindisi Fengu, but the principal of Soweto's AB Xuma Primary told children not to tell their parents because she was 'still investigating'.

Unclear how many teachers physically, sexually abuse pupils

2017-09-24 06:05

South Africa’s regulatory body for teachers will meet the heads of all provincial education departments next week to beg them to report those who beat or have sex with their pupils.

Not all dogs bite

2017-07-29 18:47

It’s been 20 years since the Teddy Bear Clinic launched its preparation programme for children who need to face their rapists and abusers in court. A volunteer brigade of dogs has added to the love in the organisation, writes Ufrieda Ho.

Pope gets serious about sex abuse claims

2017-07-01 22:46

Pope Francis has declined to renew the mandate of the Vatican's doctrine chief, tapping instead a deputy to lead the powerful congregation that handles sex abuse cases.

TV star Harris walks free after new sex charges fail

2017-05-30 21:23

Veteran entertainer Rolf Harris, convicted of a string of sex attacks on women and girls, has walked free from a British court after a jury could not reach a verdict.

Judge rejects Roman Polanski's bid to end sex abuse case

2017-04-04 16:51

A Los Angeles judge has rejected Roman Polanski's bid to end his long-running underage sex abuse case without the fugitive director appearing in court.

Top Vatican cardinal questioned over sex abuse

2016-10-26 20:11

Australian police have flown to Rome to interview a top Vatican cardinal about allegations of sexual assault dating back decades.

UN plans to combat sexual abuse with 'no excuses' cards for troops

2016-09-02 13:19

A United Nations official has said the global organisation will begin providing peacekeeping troops with 'no excuses' cards as part of a wider effort to combat sexual abuse in stabilisation operations.

UK prosecutors consider sex abuse charges against singer Cliff Richard

2016-05-11 09:45

British prosecutors are considering whether to pursue criminal charges against singer Cliff Richard over alleged historical sex abuse.

Hollande, Ban: No impunity in CAR sex abuse case

2016-04-01 21:22

French President Francois Hollande and UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon say there will be no impunity for French troops and UN peacekeepers accused in a sexual abuse scandal in the Central African Republic.

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