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A rape complainant was told by the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) that her delay in reporting her alleged assault, her articulacy and her assertiveness were factors in its decision not to prosecute the man she said had attacked her.
Hundreds of people take to the streets across Japan to protest a recent series of court acquittals of men in sex crime cases, including a man found not guilty over having sex with his biological underage daughter.
A former London lawyer who left the legal world more than 30 years ago to become an expert in international humanitarian work with street children, efforts that earned him the Order of Canada, has been convicted of sexually abusing kids in Nepal.
Just over two years before the Bourke Street mall terror attack, a man walked into a cafe in Sydney’s Martin Place.
But Monis wasn’t just any potential customer, walking in off the street. He had been charged with 43 counts of sexual assault. He had a history of domestic violence. He was accused of conspiring to murder his own wife.
But it’s not only the Bourke Street rampage and the Lindt cafe siege that point to a disturbing link between domestic violence and terrorism.
There’s the London Bridge attacks.
The attacks on the Charlie Hebdo offices.
The Manchester bombing.
The Pulse nightclub shooting.
The Parkland massacre.
The Sandy Hook shooting.
All instances where the perpetrator had a history (or alleged history) of violence against women. All instances where these men were nonetheless free to walk into schools, nightclubs, concerts and other public spaces, and commit acts of unimaginable evil.