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An Australian judge on Thursday sentenced Graeme Lawrence, 77, to eight years in jail, for sexually abusing a 15-year-old boy in 1991 local media reported.

Former Anglican dean jailed in Australia for child sex abuse

An Australian judge on Thursday sentenced Graeme Lawrence, 77, to eight years in jail, for sexually abusing a 15-year-old boy in 1991 local media reported.
Tunisians ink their fingers after voting in parliamentary elections, October 6, 2019. FETHI BELAID - AFP

Media magnate, law master face off in Tunisia presidential vote

Almost a month since the launch of Tunisia's presidential vote and whittled down from more than 20 candidates, conservative law professor Kais Saied and media magnate Nabil Karoui face off on Sunday before the country's electorate of seven million.

Kaduna sexual assault centers record 662 cases of abuse against women, children

Isah Ibrahim, an advocacy advisor with the NGO made the disclosure in Zaria, during a two-day sensitization workshop on Violence Against Children (VAC).

Man sexually assaults friend’s lover after sleep-walking into their bedroom

A man who reportedly suffers from sexsomnia has been sued for wandering into his friend’s bedroom and sexually assaulting the man’s girlfriend.
Harvey Weinstein appears in court in New York

Sexual assault: Harvey Weinstein’s trial will go ahead in New York – court

A US court on Thursday rejected fallen movie mogul Harvey Weinstein’s attempts to have his sexual assault trial, due to start in January, moved out of New York City.
Malka Leifer, a former teacher accused of dozens of cases of sexual abuse of girls at a school in Melbourne, arrives for a hearing at the district court in Jerusalem in February 2018. Ahmad Gharabli-AFP-Getty Images

Israeli court orders arrest of Australian school principal for ‘sexual assault’

An Israeli court on Wednesday ordered a former Australian school principal, suspected of sexual assault, and who Australia is seeking to extradite, released from prison to house arrest.
Malka Leifer, a former teacher accused of dozens of cases of sexual abuse of girls at a school in Melbourne, arrives for a hearing at the district court in Jerusalem in February 2018. Ahmad Gharabli-AFP-Getty Images

Israeli court orders house arrest in Australian extradition case

An Israeli court on Wednesday ordered a former Australian school principal, suspected of sexual assault, and who Australia is seeking to extradite, released from prison to house arrest.

India arrests woman who accused politician of sexual assault

A 23-year-old law student who accused a leader of India's governing party of sexual assault was arrested Wednesday on charges of extortion, police said.

Herbalist jailed 21 years for raping, impregnating daughter

A herbalist, Jacob Alonge, 52, has been sentenced to 21 years in prison for raping his daughter at their home in Ososo village, Akoko-Edo, Benin, Edo State.
Cristiano Ronaldo has pledged his immediate future to Juventus in the wake of their eighth straight Serie A title.

Prosecutor: We can’t prove rape charges against Cristiano Ronaldo

The 10-year old rape allegation against Portuguese soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo in Las Vegas cannot be proven beyond reasonable doubt, prosecutors said on Monday.

HRW: Gambian ex-dictator Yahya Jammeh ‘handpicked’ women for rape

Former Gambian president Yahya Jammeh "handpicked" women whom he would rape or sexually coerce, offering cash, gifts and other privileges in exchange, international rights groups said on Wednesday.
Nse Ikpe-Etim

Nse Ikpe-Etim: Being a prostitute is not a crime

Ahead of the cinema release of the new movie which she stars in, ‘Heaven’s Hell’, on May 10, 2019, Nollywood actress Nse Ikpe-Etim has condemned the alleged sexual harassment of women labelled a prostitutes by police officers after a raid on an Abuja night club.
Julian Assange gestures to the media from a police vehicle on his arrival at Westminster Magistrates court on Thursday in London, England.

Julian Assange’s father calls on Australia to bring him home

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange's father on Sunday called on Australia to bring his son home, saying he was shocked to see his son's condition after his arrest in London last week.
Julian Assange gives a thumbs up to onlookers from inside a police van in London on Thursday.

Lawmakers urge UK to cooperate with Sweden in Assange case

More than 70 British lawmakers have urged their government to prioritise any extradition bid Sweden might make for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who is also wanted in the United States.
Armando Vega Gil

Musician commits suicide after #MeToo accusation

A Mexican rock star was found dead Monday after tweeting that he planned to kill himself in a “radical declaration of innocence” after being accused of sexual harassment by the country’s #MeToo movement.

Court remands two university dropouts over alleged gang rape

For allegedly raping a 23-year-old lady, two Babcock University dropouts, Don-Chima George and Olusegun Rasak, are now at the Kirikiri Prisons on the orders of an Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court.

19-year old remanded for allegedly defiling two sisters

An Ogudu Magistrates’ Court in Lagos State has remanded a 19-year-old man, Andrew Chinedu, in prison over alleged defilement of two sisters, aged eight and six years.
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Ondo NSCDC records 1,953 cases in 2018

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Ondo State Command says it has recorded no fewer than 1,953 of various cases between Jan. 1 and Dec. 24,2018.

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