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Man faces charges for sexually assaulting 36 girls in Finland

According to the preliminary investigation, the 31-year-old man has been alleged of a number of sexual offences. The suspected crimes were made during the period from 2007 to 2014. The victims were minor girls aged from 6-17.

Sex crimes influenced by genes in families: Study

Close male relatives of men convicted of sexual offences are more likely to commit the same types of crimes, Swedish scientists have found. This is due to genetic factors rather than shared family environment, says the team from Sweden's Karolinska Institutet and Oxford University.

Rape and sex offence figures soar in England and Wales

 The number of rapes and sexual offences recorded by police in England and Wales has soared to record levels, official figures showed on Thursday, a jump police attributed to improved recording and greater confidence among victims to report crimes.

2014 saw rise in offences against women in courts

New Delhi: An alarming rise in cases of sexual offences against women and children by Delhi's trial courts in 2014 remained a major concern notwithstanding few successful prosecutions, including Dhaula Kuan gang-rape case involving a woman from north-east.

Germany to toughen penalties against child porn

Germany is seeking to widen its definition of child pornography and jail people for up to three years for owning or trading photographs of naked children that are considered pornographic, according to a new draft law.

Delhi High Cour raps Centre, Delhi govt on campaign against sexual offences

Delhi High Court has pulled up the Centre and the city government for their approach in creating mass awareness against sexual offences concerning child and women.

Delhi court acquits man accused of raping widow as she turns hostile

A man accused of repeatedly raping a widow has been acquitted by a Delhi court after the alleged victim turned hostile and said that she had registered a false case against him.

HC seeks details of areas in Delhi where eveteasing is rampant

Rape is an aggravated form of eve teasing, the Delhi High Court today observed while directing the Centre and city government to provide it details of areas in the national capital where sexual offences are rampant.

SIT set up to investigate Manipuri girl`s rape

Delhi Police have constituted a Special Investigation Team to investigate the rape of a 14-year-old Manipuri girl allegedly by her landlord`s son two days ago.

SAI coach booked on charges of harassing female wrestler

Police today registered a case against a coach at the Sports Authority of India`s (SAI) Hisar centre for allegedly harassing a teenage woman wrestler.

Delhi HC wants special prosecutors for sex crimes on kids

The Delhi High Court on Wednesday directed the state government to appoint special public prosecutors in each district court within three months for cases of sexual offences against children.

Leniency to accused in sexual offences `undesirable`: Delhi HC

Leniency in matters involving sexual offences is undesirable and against public interest, the Delhi High Court has said while denying relief to a man sentenced to five years in jail for sodomising a teenaged boy 13 years ago.

Death verdict not under political pressure: Gang-rape victim`s father

The father of the Delhi gang-rape victim has taken a strong exception to the defence counsel`s contention that death penalty was awarded to the four convicts under political pressure and termed the statement as an insult to the judiciary.

Delhi gang-rape case: India has not changed

The verdict has been delivered and the guilty will be hanged to death in the December 16 Delhi gang-rape case. But the question that still remains is by hanging few rapists are the streets going to become any safer for the women in the country?

Delhi gang-rape: As accused get death, their families live to die

Call it fulfillment of a deceased`s last wish or the emancipation of thousands who either raised their voices on the streets or strongly condemned the December 16 gang-rape from within the confines of their homes.

December 16 Delhi gang-rape: Can death sentence act as a deterrent?

Nearly nine months after six men outraged her modesty, tortured her and threw her on the road naked with her companion; justice was finally delivered to the 23-year-old Nirbhaya.

`Large no of acquittals due to lack of protection for victims`

Lack of protection for victims is one reason for large percentage of acquittals in criminal cases relating to sexual offences, NV Ramana said.

Make sexual offences act part of school curriculum: Krishna Tirath

The law providing protection to children from sexual offences should be made part of the school curriculum and children must be educated about its provisions, Women and Child Development Minister Krishna Tirath said.

Court acquits man of rape charge after he marries girl

A man facing trial for charges of raping a girl repeatedly on the pretext of marrying her has been let off by a Delhi court as she turned hostile and refused to pursue the case after the accused tied the knot with her.

One in three sacked US military men fired due to sexual offences

Thirty percent of US military commanders who were fired over the past eight years lost their jobs because of sexually related offenses, which include harassment, adultery, and improper relationships.