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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.