Sexual assault

Police are responding to "an event" amidst reports of a shooting in Whakatane. File photo An attempted armed robbery and shooting has occurred at a berry farm in Whakatane. Senior Sergeant Mark van der Kley, of Whakatane Police, told the Whakatane Beacon the incident took place at Julian's Berry Farm. German tourists have told the Beacon a male entered the store with a gun and demanded money before he fired the weapon. DO YOU KNOW MORE? SEND US AN EMAIL The tourists left the scene and did not s...
A ground staffer at the Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA) has registered a complaint with the Delhi Police, alleging that one of her senior colleagues inside T3 has been pressurising her for sexual favours. The complainant claimed that she has been facing this harassment for the last three months, and that the colleague has been threatening her that she might lose her job for turning him down. An FIR on the basis of her complaint was registered at the IGI police station on Monday, seni...
Sexual Assault Centre London is crediting London Police for taking a “very proactive” approach in improving how they handle complaints of sexual assault, after a damning report by the Globe and Mail found they’ve dismissed one in three sexual assault cases as baseless allegations. “This article is bringing it to light to the public, but we’ve been having these conversations for years with police services,” said Jane McGregor, the Director of Community Programs for the Sexual Assault...
Two other former staff at £35,000-a-year St Paul’s have been convicted of possessing obscene images of children.The scandal can be reported after rowing coach Patrick Marshall was jailed for 17 years at London’s Southwark Crown Court yesterday.Marshall, now 70, preyed on boys at the school in Barnes, south-west London.Former PE teacher Michael Ellis, 70, was jailed for eight and a half years for assaulting two teenage boys.And David Sansom-Mallett, 73, received 14 years for rape and indecen...
Over 6,000 children have been the victims of sexual assault while at school in the last three years. Fresh research shows that there are an average of 10.5 serious sexual offences in England's schools every day. These include rape, exposure, sexual assaults and grooming. The figures are the result of a Freedom of Information (FoI) request by the Liberal Democrats. The party's education spokesmen, John Pugh, believes these known sex crimes against children could be "the tip of the iceberg". Pug...
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From her window, Catherine Galliford can see a pack of children on rollerblades along a path by a nearby river. “I wish I could be out there too,” she says. “But I can’t leave the house.” Six months after her settlement with the RCMP and six days after her only child was sentenced to life in prison for murder, former RCMP officer Catherine Galliford is in a prison of her own at an undisclosed location, hemmed in by PTSD, agoraphobia and chemical dependency as she tries to put her lif...
SYDNEY • Seven per cent of Catholic priests were accused of sexually abusing children in Australia between 1950 and 2010, but the allegations were never investigated, according to "shocking and indefensible" data revealed at a top-level inquiry. The national investigation into paedophilia in institutions heard yesterday that 4,444 alleged incidents were reported to the church authorities, and in some dioceses, more than 15 per cent of priests were perpetrators. Australia ordered the inquiry ...
DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – The Dallas Police Department has arrested Francisco Arroyo, 26, on charges related to the sexual abuse of a 15-year-old female child. Arroyo was transported to the Dallas County Jail where he is being held for the following charges: Sexual Assault of Child, Sexual Performance by Child, Sexual Assault of Child, and Sexual Performance by Child. The total bond is $400,000 on the four charges. Anyone with additional information involving Francisco Arroyo should contact Det...
DAVIS (CBS13) – Police in Davis are investigating another hate incident targeting the city’s Muslim community. The UC Davis Police Department says that overnight Friday into Saturday, someone left a package of pork tenderloins on the doorstep of an apartment on Orchard Park Drive, off of Russell Boulevard. Officers say the residents of the apartment are Muslim. The incident is being investigated as a hate crime because of pork being a prohibited food for people of the Muslim faith. No sus...
MONDAY, Feb. 6, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Treatment received in childhood to help fight cancer can have an impact on sexual health in adulthood, a new report suggests. However, the study also found that most adult survivors of childhood cancer report having satisfying sexual and romantic lives. "As positive as it is to see this, we still should be closely monitoring sexual health in adults who did have cancer treatment as children, especially those needing high-dose neurotoxic [brain-harming] t...
The Globe and Mail investigation into the classification of a shocking number of sexual-assault complaints – one in five – as “unfounded” raises some troubling questions about how seriously police take the issue of sexual violence. It is a reminder too that, even when the criminal-justice system is working properly, it can only do so much. Prosecution and incarceration of offenders may provide a sense of relief, and maybe even some deterrence, but that’s not enough. From a public heal...
• Sexual assault against female aid workers appears widespread, yet it remains grossly underreported and under-acknowledged • The vast majority of perpetrators are men working in the aid industry, often those in supervisor/higher-level positions than their victims • Very few agencies have robust policies and procedures for prevention, security training, investigation and response to sexual assault against aid workers • The humanitarian community can no longer be reactive to specifi...
Annette Bening is heading to TV to join “The People v. O.J. Simpson” boss Ryan Murphy’s look at Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath. Bening will star in the upcoming “Katrina: American Crime Story,” playing former Louisiana governor Kathleen Blanco, the network announced Tuesday. A four-time Oscar nominee and a Golden Globe nominee this year for “20th Century Women,” Bening has kept primarily to film, with her last small screen appearance being the 2005 HBO TV movie “Mrs. Harri...
A registered sex offender from Provo was arrested Friday night on reports of sexually abusing an elderly woman.Police reports state a woman told Provo police officers he was sexually assaulted by the suspect, Jeffrey Scofield, on Feb. 1. Scofield, 42, reportedly handcuffed the woman and sexually assaulted her. The woman told police she believed he injured her during the assault because she was bleeding. Scratches consistent with handcuffing were found on the wom...
Justin Trudeau said the federal government is prepared to play a key role in the fight against sexual violence, acknowledging that Canada has yet to tackle the issue with the necessary sense of urgency. The Prime Minister praised The Globe and Mail for its “Unfounded” series that started over the weekend on the disparate treatment of sexual-assault complaints by police services across Canada, saying it would prompt further action inside his government. “Sexual violence, sexual assault, i...
The recent spate of violence against women and children in Jamaica prompted a major march throughout the city of Montego Bay, St James, this morning by citizens calling for an end to the senseless bloodsheds. The silent protesters, who were attired in black and carried placards, were organised by the St James Central Women's Movement. The march took them from ‘Clock’ on Barnett Street to Sam Sharpe Square in the heart of the city. “We want it to be known that we are not going to sit by ...
A primary school teacher accused of having sexual relationships with three teenage girls has had his disciplinary hearing adjourned. Jonathan Mark Norbury, 35, of Swansea, is facing the Education Workforce Council’s fitness to practise committee over alleged sexual relationships with three girls both while they were under 16 and between the ages of 16 and 18. The disciplinary hearing in Cardiff was forced to adjourn after its panel failed to decide in time whether the allegations facing Norb...
About seven percent of Catholic priests in Australia were accused of sexually abusing children between 1950 and 2010 , but few allegations were investigated, an inquiry in Sydney has heard. The scathing figures, released as hearings began on Monday over the allegations dating back decades, were compiled with the cooperation of the church as part of…