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Rio Gang-Rape Victim: 'Nobody Deserves This'

Describes assault, stigma that followed

(Newser) - "I fell asleep and woke up in a completely different place, with a man under me, one on top of me and two holding me down," the Rio de Janeiro teenager who was allegedly gang-raped by more than 30 men says in an interview , per CNN . "I... More »

Alert Diners Apparently Stop 'Roofie' Date Rape

Santa Monica police arrest Michael Hsu, 24

(Newser) - Three women dining out in Santa Monica, Calif., Thursday night apparently spotted a guy slip his table-mate a "roofie"-style drug—and rushed to prevent the woman from being raped, Jezebel reports. As Sonia Ulrich writes on Facebook , she and her friends Monica Kenyon and Marla Saltzer were enjoying... More »

Arrest Made in Case of '33-Man Gang Rape'

The cops are seeking survivor's boyfriend, too

(Newser) - Brazil police have identified four suspects and made an arrest in the shocking case of a Rio de Janeiro teenager who was allegedly gang-raped by more than 30 people, the New York Times reports. Police say they're interrogating the still-unidentified suspect, who was nabbed after some 70 military police... More »

More Than 30 Men Sought in Gang Rape of Teen Girl

Videos and photos of the attack posted online garnered hundreds of likes

(Newser) - Brazilian police are searching for more than 30 men suspected of gang-raping a 16-year-old girl May 21 in a Rio de Janeiro slum, CBS News reports. Police only became aware of the crime after two men posted photos and videos of the naked and unconscious victim online, along with jokes... More »

Man Pleads Guilty to Kidnapping, Raping Teen for 9 Months

Kibby let her go convinced he'd 'terrorized' her to the point she wouldn't talk

(Newser) - A prosecutor says a man who kidnapped and repeatedly raped a 14-year-old girl let her return to her New Hampshire home after nine months because he was convinced he'd "terrorized her enough" that she wouldn't reveal his identity, the AP reports. Nathaniel Kibby, 35, pleaded guilty Thursday... More »

Cosby: I Had Sex Encounter With 17-Year-Old

Newly published 2005-2006 depositions reveal more explosive confessions

(Newser) - Bill Cosby appeared in a Pennsylvania courthouse Tuesday for a preliminary hearing in a criminal sex-assault case brought against him by ex-Temple University employee Andrea Constand, but newly revealed court papers from depositions he gave in 2005 and 2006 for Constand's civil suit are also making headlines. In those... More »

Dad Cut Off Hands of His Baby's Alleged Rapist: Cops

Indian man on the run after reportedly severing teen's hands, leaving him in ditch

(Newser) - A young Indian father out for vigilante justice lured the teen accused of raping his baby daughter away from a Punjab state courthouse Tuesday, tied him to a tree, and cut both of the suspect's hands off, cops say, per AFP . The 25-year-old father, IDed as Parminder Singh, is... More »

Philippine Prez Candidate: Rape Comment Is 'How Men Talk'

Rodrigo Duterte (aka 'Duterte Harry') isn't sorry for shocking remarks

(Newser) - Some men talk sports and politics. But the front-runner for May's presidential election in the Philippines has different ideas about how guys shoot the breeze—and he's taking heat for it. Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte made a campaign speech Sunday, and in it he referred to the... More »

Trojan's New Campaign: More Consent

Condom company spreading a 'culture of consent' on college campuses

(Newser) - April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month, and for the second year in a row, the maker of Trojan condoms wants to help spread the word around college campuses through its "Consent: Ask for It" campaign with the Advocates for Youth nonprofit, per a press release . The goal: for college... More »

Dear Abby Accused of Blaming Teen Rape Victim

'I told him he was hurting me, but he didn't stop'

(Newser) - "Dear Abby" is taking some heat for her recent answer to a letter writer, which some saw as blaming the teen girl for her own rape. The letter writer, a high-school junior who was a virgin before the incident she wrote in about, says a classmate invited her over... More »

Cops: Friend Live-Streamed Teen's Rape

Pal's boyfriend is also charged in Feb. 27 incident

(Newser) - A man and woman have been charged in a disturbing case out of Columbus, Ohio, in which police say a teen was raped while her friend streamed the assault on live-video app Periscope. Authorities say 18-year-old Marina Lonina and the 17-year-old victim were drinking with 29-year-old Raymond Gates inside a... More »

New Ride-Sharing Service for Women, Driven by Women

But there are risks of gender discrimination lawsuits

(Newser) - Starting April 19 in Boston, women will be able to hail a ride that may make them feel safer, the Next Web reports. In response to reported sexual assaults during Uber, Lyft, and taxi rides, Michael Pelletz launched Chariot for Women , providing ride-sharing just for women (as well as kids... More »

UN Armies Use Troops Prone to Corruption

Alleged crimes described as 'sickening and odious'

(Newser) - Thirty countries that provide the most troops to UN peacekeeping armies are particularly prone to corruption, according to a new study . Transparency International, an organization that monitors corruption, says six of the most troop-contributing nations scored an F in an A-to-F grading system—Togo, Morocco, Chad, Egypt, Burkina Faso, and... More »

4 Men Raped 9-Year-Old While Mom Got High: Cops

Alleged crime happened on Easter Sunday

(Newser) - "I want justice." That's what a woman is seeking for her 9-year-old granddaughter, who allegedly endured a brutal Easter Sunday attack by four men while her mom got high on meth in a friend's garage, KTSU reports. The men are accused of raping, sodomizing, and threatening... More »

New Sex Harassment Rules Defined for Cabbies

New York City aims to clarify do's and don'ts

(Newser) - New York City officials are updating harassment rules to spell out exactly what taxi and hire car drivers can't do—like make sexual suggestions, touch, be touched by, or ejaculate on passengers, the Independent reports. The goal is to clarify fairly broad rules so drivers and passengers know the... More »

Victim: Prosecutor Was Like a Hero, Then He Raped Me

Terry Mitchell opens up about alleged assault

(Newser) - Terry Mitchell was already a victim of child sex abuse when she was raped at knife-point in June 1980. Two months later, the 16-year-old was jogging with two black friends in Salt Lake City when they were gunned down by a white supremacist. "After the shootings, I was like... More »

Author: My Character's Rape Was Based on My Own

Jessica Knoll says acknowledging gang rape when she was 15 is 'a start'

(Newser) - The author of the best-selling novel Luckiest Girl in the World is starting a frank conversation with her readers, admitting a year after her novel's release that the excruciating rape scene in her book is based on events that happened to her at a party when she was 15,... More »

DC Judge Quits After Witness Accuses Him of 1981 Rape

Then-16-year-old was a witness in a case

(Newser) - The chief US district judge in Washington, DC, resigned abruptly on Wednesday, the same day a Utah woman filed a lawsuit accusing him of repeatedly raping her 35 years ago, NBC News reports. The lawsuit claims Richard Roberts was a civil rights lawyer in 1981 when he "intimidated, coerced,... More »

To Continue Rapes, ISIS Uses Birth Control

'Obscure' point of Islamic law prohibits raping a pregnant woman

(Newser) - Another horror in the litany suffered by women and girls at the hands of ISIS: Fighters are forcing captives to take birth control so they can continue to use them as sex slaves, according to a lengthy New York Times article. "It is a particularly modern solution to a... More »

UN Report Details South Sudan's Use of Rape as 'Instrument of Terror'

'One of the most horrendous human rights situations in the world'

(Newser) - A UN report describing sweeping crimes like children and the disabled being burned alive and fighters being allowed to rape women as payment shows South Sudan is facing "one of the most horrendous human rights situations in the world," the UN human rights chief said Friday. Zeid Raad... More »

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