The inmates, some of whom were menstruating, were told to remove their clothes and lift and spread their body parts, in full view of one another. Deputies yelled degrading comments and profanities as they made their orders. Some laughed.
A judge found the invasiveness of the strip searches — that the women had to expose their genitals in large groups, without any privacy — violated their 4th Amendment rights. Now thousands of former inmates, including Almaraz, are eligible to collect a share of a $53-million settlement as part of an agreement filed Tuesday in a class-action lawsuit.
A Cleveland Police spokesperson said: “30-year-old David Smith has been charged with nine counts of sexual activity with a child. He is due to appear at Teesside Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday 7 August.”
Since his election, Cllr Smith made headlines when he successfully petitioned Middlesbrough Mayor Andy Preston to trial gender-neutral toilets at Middlesbrough Council .
The UN’s recognition of June 19 as the International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict is a hollow gesture. It’s as empty and meaningless as a beauty queen wishing for world peace.
A first step would be demanding the prosecution of peacekeeping forces who target women and children for sex and actively negate their mission in already unstable regions.
#Unbroken is a movement aimed at increasing awareness of the sexual violence experienced by women in conflict and breaking the cycle of stigma and shame attached to victimhood. Please read these brave women’s stories.
Ukraine’s parliament, the Verkhovna Rada, has adopted a law allowing the forcible chemical castration of pedophiles.
Along with forced chemical castration, the new law also envisions up to 15 years in prison for raping minors and up to five years in prison for lurid acts involving minors.
Forced chemical castration of pedophiles is legal in many countries, including Britain, Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Israel, Kazakhstan, Norway, Sweden, and the United States.
One of the nation’s top forensic physicians has told The New Daily that doctors in hospitals are refusing to get involved with sexual assault cases because they don’t want to get dragged into the justice system.
But the bigger issue is the disconnect between being legally qualified to gather forensic evidence and being fully capable of doing an adequate job.
The Attorney-General is referring the mistake of fact defence in rape cases to the Queensland Law Reform Commission for advice on how to change it.
The 110-year-old legal defence allows an accused rapist to argue they had a mistaken but honest and reasonable belief that sex was consensual.
It has been used by defendants including repeat violent offenders and those who argued that a woman’s behaviour, including previous flirting or visiting a man’s home, could be taken as consent.
The Government had been reviewing the use of the contentious defence since last May, when the ABC revealed the case of “Jayne”, a woman who nearly bled to death after a sexual encounter on the Gold Coast.
One of the British establishment’s richest and most powerful figures has been granted wide-ranging secrecy orders preventing The Times from revealing him as the man who faced accusations of serious sexual harassment and assault in an employment case.