Sex Crimes

BBC culture allowed star to commit sex crimes, but top staff unaware: report

Published 26/02/2016

LONDON Britain's globally respected broadcaster, the BBC, was told on Thursday it was guilty of serious failings in its handling of Jimmy Savile, a celebrated [more…]

Odds are against dismissal of Cosby’s sex assault case: experts

Odds are against dismissal of Cosby’s sex assault case: experts

Published 31/01/2016

NEW YORK - Bill Cosby's lawyers may face difficulty in convincing a Pennsylvania judge this week to throw out sexual assault charges in light of [more…]

Indian court says no power to extend sentence of Delhi gang rape convict

Published 21/12/2015

NEW DELHI India's top court said on Monday it had no power to detain the youngest of the men convicted of the 2012 gang rape [more…]

Irish women tweet details of their periods to PM in abortion row

Published 06/11/2015

DUBLINIrish women are tweeting details of their periods to Prime Minister Enda Kenny to help publicise a campaign to repeal restrictive abortion laws.

Abortion is [more…]

Film-maker Polanski relieved after court rejects U.S. extradition request in child sex case

Published 30/10/2015

KRAKOW, Poland Oscar-winning film-maker Roman Polanski said on Friday he was grateful and relieved after a Polish court rejected a U.S. request for his extradition [more…]

Survivors of clergy sex abuse hope ‘Spotlight’ film brings victims forward

Published 30/10/2015

BOSTON Survivors of clergy sex abuse said they hope the upcoming film "Spotlight," about the Boston Globe's groundbreaking report that Roman Catholic officials routinely covered [more…]

Two more women accuse Bill Cosby of sexual misconduct

Published 23/10/2015

NEW YORK Two more women accused comedian Bill Cosby of sexual misconduct on Friday, and their attorney Gloria Allred said she has been contacted by [more…]

Asylum seeker’s rape claims overshadow Australia’s bid for UN rights body

Published 19/10/2015

SYDNEY Australia's hardline immigration policies overshadowed the launch of its bid to join the U.N. Human Rights Council on Monday, with the government and rights [more…]

Update on Cosby deposition in sex abuse lawsuit expected Saturday

Published 10/10/2015

LOS ANGELES The attorney representing a woman suing Bill Cosby for sexually abusing her when she was 15, will deliver an update on a deposition [more…]

Depp says he mined his ‘inner evil’ to play gangster Bulger

Published 04/09/2015

VENICE Johnny Depp says he did not have to dig deep to tap into his evil side for his portrayal of the Irish-American gangster James [more…]