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Israeli Tourist Raped in India

Two suspects have been arrested

(Newser) - Police in northern India have made two arrests in connection with the rape of an Israeli tourist, who was assaulted after she accepted a ride with six men while traveling in the state of Himachal Pradesh. Police were using security camera footage from the town of Manali, where the victim... More »

Cops: Rape Victim Was Raped Again by Same 5 Men

Young woman's case highlights the plight of the lower castes in India

(Newser) - A master's student at India's MD University in Rohtak was found in the bushes last week, her clothes torn and the victim of an apparent abduction and rape, cops say—and her attackers look to be the same five men who gang-raped her three years ago, the Times ... More »

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 »

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 »

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 »

2 Boys Turned in by Their Moms in NYC Gang Rape

4 teens in custody; 1 suspect still at large

(Newser) - Two teenagers accused of taking part in a gang rape that shocked New York City were turned in by their own mothers, police say. Two other suspects were apprehended and another is still at large, according to police, who say that two of the teens in custody are 15 years... More »

Cops: Men Rape Teen in NYC After Ordering Dad Away

18-year-old assaulted in Brooklyn playground, cops say

(Newser) - A group of five men raped a teenager one-at-a-time in a Brooklyn playground on Thursday night after ordering her father to flee at gunpoint, police say. The 18-year-old survivor, unnamed in media reports, was with her dad in Osborn Playground at about 11:15pm when the suspects allegedly came up,... More »

India Frees Youngest Attacker in Infamous Gang Rape

Unnamed man was 17 at time of brutal assault on student 3 years ago

(Newser) - The youngest attacker in the fatal gang rape of an Indian student aboard a moving bus has been freed three years after the brutal attack that rocked India to its foundations, igniting mass riots and national outcry but little in the way of substantive reform. The unnamed man, who was... More »

Delhi Rape Victim's Mom Makes Brave Announcement

'Her name was Jyoti'

(Newser) - Three years to the day after her daughter received fatal injuries during a brutal gang rape in Delhi, Asha Singh told a crowd that she wanted the world to know her daughter's name. "I feel no shame in naming my daughter. I say this in front of you... More »

In World's Newest Nation, Army Is Burning Girls Alive

UN report describes torture, rape, abductions in South Sudan

(Newser) - Violence in South Sudan, which broke from Sudan in 2011, has escalated to "a new brutality and intensity," according to a new UN report accusing the Sudan People's Liberation Army of carrying out a campaign of "killing, rape, abduction, looting, arson, and displacement." It notes... More »

3rd Man Arrested in Alleged Spring Break Gang-Rape

Cops say he encouraged, joined 'sickening' beach assault

(Newser) - A third man has been arrested in what Bay County Sheriff Frank McKeithen says is "one of the most disgusting, repulsive, sickening things" he has ever seen. George Davon Kennedy was arrested in Dekalb County, Ga., over the alleged public gang rape of a woman on a public beach... More »

Woman Raped as Spring Break Crowd Watched: Cops

2 college kids charged in appalling Florida attack in broad daylight

(Newser) - Two college students have been charged with what police are calling the gang rape of a woman on a public beach in broad daylight, and Bay County Sheriff Frank McKeithen tells the Panama City News Herald that hundreds of nearby spring break revelers did absolutely nothing to stop the "... More »

Police: No Evidence of UVa Gang Rape

Investigation suspended, but not closed

(Newser) - Charlottesville police held a press conference today to discuss their investigation into the alleged gang rape at the University of Virginia reported in Rolling Stone, and, according to the AP , they announced they've suspended their investigation after being unable to confirm the rape happened as described—partially because the... More »

Latest India Gang-Rape Victim: 71-Year-Old Nun

6 men assault elderly woman as she tried to stop them from robbing school

(Newser) - The latest victim in India's seemingly unchecked epidemic of gang rape is a septuagenarian nun who was trying to thwart a group of men from robbing the missionary school where she worked. As NPR reports, six men stormed the Convent of Jesus and Mary school in West Bengal state... More »

Filmmaker's Interviews With Indian Rapists Horrify

Documentary on murder of Indian woman reveals men's shocking attitudes

(Newser) - Two years ago, medical student Jyoti Singh was brutally gang-raped on a bus in Delhi, India; she died from her injuries almost two weeks later. Now an Israeli-born filmmaker's documentary about the attack, set to air on BBC4 on Sunday and at a New York screening on March 9,... More »

Cops: Japanese Student Kidnapped, Gang-Raped in India

Five men reportedly arrested

(Newser) - Another horrific gang-rape story is emerging out of India, this time involving a 22-year-old Japanese woman who police say was held for at least 12 days, reports the New York Times . Police have arrested five men, including two brothers, reports the BBC . Authorities say that the young academic was staying... More »

India Says Girls Hanged From Tree Died by Suicide

Teens weren't raped, murdered, federal investigators say

(Newser) - An investigation into the deaths of two teenage cousins believed to have been raped and hanged by their attackers concluded that the two actually committed suicide, according to authorities in India. The head of the Central Bureau of Investigation, India's version of the FBI, told reporters that the local... More »

Gang-Rape Report Shuts Down UVa Frats Until January

President calls on those with information to come forward

(Newser) - A Rolling Stone report on an alleged gang rape at a University of Virginia fraternity has prompted the school's president to suspend all frats until the spring semester. In an open letter to students and staff today, president Teresa Sullivan calls for "the collective strength of the members... More »

India Fashion Shoot's Rape Theme Triggers Fury

Twitter erupts over images reminiscent of New Delhi attack

(Newser) - Twitter users in India are voicing their horror at a new fashion photo shoot—which seems to be inspired by the gang rape and murder of a 23-year-old on a bus in New Delhi. The images, set on a bus and viewable at the BBC and BuzzFeed , show several male... More »

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