Category: Sexual Assault

Preventative Programs are Primarily Responsible for Decline in NSW Crime


By Zeb Holmes and Ugur Nedim A Sydney criminologist believes that the implementation of preventative and diversionary strategies is the primary reason for most categories of crime declining across the state in recent years. Dr Garner Clancey, a senior lecturer at the University of Sydney, points out that many offences have fallen by as much ...

Rolf Harris Cleared of Indecent and Sexual Assault Charges


A jury in London found Australian entertainer Rolf Harris not guilty of ‘groping’ a blind and disabled woman, and a 13-year old girl who asked for an autograph at a radio station. He was also cleared of sexually assaulting a 42-year old woman, who alleged Harris put his hand up her skirt and onto her ...

‘They give God a bad name,’ says victim


By Sonia Hickey and Ugur Nedim More than 1,800 Catholic Church figures and 4,444 allegations of abuse. Horrific numbers, which a senior Catholic Church figure has described as ‘shocking’ and ‘indefensible’ at the 50th public hearing of the Royal Commission – the 16th hearing dealing with abuse within the Catholic Church. The three-week hearing currently ...

Removing Condom During Sex is Rape


One man’s life will never be the same after being convicted of rape for secretly removing a condom during sex with a woman he had met online. The 47-year old French man and his companion, a Swiss woman, met on Tinder (where else). After their second date, they decided to go to bed together. They ...

Lawyer Hypnotised Clients for Sexual Gratification


A lawyer in the US has been sentenced to 12 years in prison and permanently disbarred from practising law after using hypnosis on his clients to sexually gratify himself. Attorney Michael Fine was caught in a police sting initiated by one of his clients, who felt something was terribly wrong about their meetings together. Hypnosis ...

Lawyer Guilty of Sexual Assault


By Sonia Hickey and Ugur Nedim. A 35-year old lawyer from London is facing prison time after his drunken behaviour got out of control at a Christmas Party at the prestigious London Rowing Club, leading to convictions for ‘racially-aggravated assault’ and ‘sexual assault’. Festive celebrations went horribly wrong for lawyer Alastair Main in December 2015 ...

The Delay in Prosecuting the Death of Lynette Daley: A Nation’s Shame


By Paul Gregoire and Ugur Nedim Lynette Daley was already dead by the time paramedics arrived at Ten Mile Beach in northern NSW. It was around 7 am on January 27, 2011 and the 33-year-old mother-of-seven’s body lay bloodied and brutalised. Two men, Adrian Attwater and Paul Maris, were with the deceased. They told paramedics ...

Former Prison Chief Avoids Jail After Sexually Assaulting Unconscious Woman


By Sonia Hickey and Ugur Nedim The Northern Territory’s former chief prison officer has avoided a prison sentence despite pleading guilty to sexually assaulting a young woman at a party. The outcome has victims’ groups and members of the public confused and angry. Warren May, now 65, indecently assaulted and digitally penetrated a 20-year old ...

Police Officer Accused of Raping Child


By Blake O’Connor and Ugur Nedim A Queensland police officer is awaiting trial after being charged with sexually assaulting a former partner’s child and indecently assaulting another. The 46-year old officer, whose name has been suppressed for legal reasons, is charged with one count of ‘sexual intercourse without consent’ and 11 counts of indecently assaulting ...

Largest Prison Strike in US History: An Exclusive Interview with Azzurra Crispino


The largest prison strike in US history is in its third week. But you may not know it, as for the most part, the mainstream media in the States has been ignoring this unprecedented action. Tens of thousands of inmates from over 40 prisons across 24 US states joined together on September 9 in a ...