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500 Mil BC    Sex was first recognized in the fossil records more than 500 million years ago and the oldest known penis is about 100 million years old. It belongs to an ostracod, an early crustacean related to crabs, shrimps and water fleas, and was found in a fossil 500 Mil BC    Sex was first recognized in the fossil records more than 500 million years ago and the oldest known penis is about 100 million years old. It belongs to an ostracod, an early crustacean related to crabs, shrimps and water fleas, and was found in a fossil sample unearthed in Brazil.
    (Reuters, 9/13/02)

385Mil BC    Microbranchius dicki, a placoderm fish, lived about this time. Placoderms were among the first jawed vertebrates to evolve and are ancestral to humans. Scientists studying fossils of M. Dicki in 2014 said their physical structure suggested the fish engaged in copulation.
    (Econ, 10/25/14, p.83)

380Mil BC    In 2009 Scientists from Australia and Britain studying 380 million-year-old fossils of the armored placoderm fish, or Incisoscutum richiei, said embryos in the fish indicated that sex as we know it, fertilization of eggs while they are still inside a female, took place as much as 30 million years earlier than previously thought. They originally thought the fish laid their eggs before fertilization.
    (AP, 2/26/09)

415BC        In Athens the masculine street corner statues were dismembered in one night en masse.
    (Econ, 12/1/12, p.89)

425 Million    British researchers reported that an ancestor of modern water fleas, found in rocks in Britain, is the earliest clear example of a male animal. The fossil crustacean, named Colymbosathon ecplecticos (swimmer with a large penis), is unusually well-preserved, allowing scientists to see it had gills and an advanced circulatory system.
    (Reuters, 12/5/03)(SFC, 12/5/03, p.A2)

320-240 Million    The male Y and female X chromosomes evolved from ordinary chromosomes over this period.
    (SFC, 6/19/03, p.A11)

6200BC    In Germany the Adonis of Zschernitz, a male fertility figurine dating to this time, was excavated near Leipzig in 2003. In 2005 a female counterpart was found at the same site.
    (SFC, 8/17/09, p.12)

c1200-1300    A mural at Massa Marittima, Italy, dating to the 13th century, depicts a spidery tree with 25 penises and testicles hanging in the branches. "It's a message from the Guelphs, telling people that if the Ghibellines are allowed power they will bring with them heresy, sexual perversion, civic strife and witchcraft."
    (Reuters, 12/7/04)

c1400        “The Edifying Book of Erotic Chess," in effect a manual of seduction, was published.
    (Econ, 7/10/04, p.76)

1439        Jul 16, Kissing was banned in England in order to stop germs from spreading.
    (MC, 7/16/02)

c1531-1537    Ceramicist Francesco Urbini was later believed to have created a plate that shows a male head made up entirely of phalluses. In 2003 a British museum paid $317,000 for it. The head is framed by a garland carrying the inscription: "Ogni homo me guarda come fosse una testa de cazi" (Every man looks at me as if I were a dickhead).
    (Reuters, 9/18/03)

1533        Britain's Buggery Act passed during the reign of Henry VIII. The statute made buggery a capital offense. The act remained in force until it was repealed and replaced by the Offences against the Person Act 1828. Buggery remained a capital offence until 1861.
    (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buggery_Act_1533)(Econ., 12/19/20, p.69)

1552        A revision of canon law in Britain meant that adulterers could face life imprisonment of exiled.
    (Econ, 2/11/12, p.82)

1562        Mar 9, Kissing in public was banned in Naples and made punishable by death.
    (MC, 3/9/02)

1628        May 1, A May festival in Quincy, Mass., degenerated into an orgy with Indian women.
    (MC, 5/1/02)

1689        The White Hart Inn at Ware put up 26 butchers and their wives in one bed, the "Great Bed of Ware," in a marketing ploy to attract customers.
    (WSJ, 12/6/01, p.A19)

1697        Charles Perrault first penned "La Petit Chaperon Rouge" (Little Red Riding Hood) as a sexual morality tale for adults. In 2002 Catherine Orenstein authored "Little Red Riding Hood Uncloaked: Sex, Morality and the Evolution of a Fairy Tale."
    (WSJ, 8/7/02, p.D14)

1712        The English tract "Onania; or the Heinous Sin of Self-Pollution, and All Its Frightful Consequences in Both Sexes, Considered, With Spiritual and Physical Advice to Those Who Have Already Injur'd Themselves by This Abominable Practice," was published. It was later attributed to a quack doctor named John Marten.
    (SSFC, 5/18/03, p.E7)

1730        Jul 21, States of Holland put a death penalty on "sodomy."
    (MC, 7/21/02)

1732        In Scotland the Beggar’s Benison Club was founded by members of the upper middle-class. It was devoted to "the convivial celebration of male sexuality."
    (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Beggar%27s_Benison)(Econ, 2/11/12, p.82)

1767        Kitty Fisher, a prominent British courtesan, died.
    (Econ, 2/11/12, p.82)(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kitty_Fisher)

1775        Nov 5, In southern California Indians infuriated by Spanish soldier rapes of native women attacked the mission at San Diego bludgeoning a priest to death and killing two other church workers.
    (SFC, 12/6/14, p.C2)

1777        Dec 12, Rev. Benjamin Russen was hanged at Tyburn, England, for rape.
    (MC, 12/12/01)

1785        The Marquis de Sade (1740-1814) authored “The 120 Days of Sodom." It tells the story of four wealthy male libertines who resolve to experience the ultimate sexual gratification in orgies.

1791        A New Hampshire law called for convicted adulterers to be paraded on the gallows for an hour and then be publicly whipped no exceeding 39 stripes before being sent to prison and fined £100. By 2014 the penalty had been reduced to a fine of $1,200 as legislators proposed a repeal of the law.
    (Econ, 4/19/14, p.24)

1805        Louisiana passed legislation against sodomy. The law was upheld in 2002.
    (SFC, 11/23/02, p.A5)

1840        Aug 14, Baron Richard Freiherr von Krafft-Ebing (d.1902), German psychiatrist, was born. He was the author of the seminal work “Psychopathia Sexualis" (1886).

1840        In Paris, France, there were some 200 brothels.
    (Econ, 7/14/12, p.47)

1850        California passed anti-sodomy legislation in its “crime against nature" law.
    (SSFC, 5/11/08, Books p.4)

1856        May 6, Sigmund Freud (d.1939), father of psychology and the Viennese physician who discovered the unconscious, was born. He treated his hysterical patients by encouraging them to associate freely. He insisted that sexual desires and fears lay just beneath the surface of everyone’s mind. A biography of Freud was later written by Peter Gay.
    (V.D.-H.K.p.281-282)(SFEC, 1/11/98, BR p.9)(HN, 5/6/98)

1859        San Francisco police Chief Martin Burke boasted that many prostitutes have been removed from the Chinatown area and other streets. There was no effort to actually end prostitution.
    (SFC, 1/20/18, p.C2)w

1864        Jamaican law banned sex relations between men.
    (SFC, 8/30/14, p.A2)

1869        Feb 23, In San Francisco a Pacific Mail steamer arrived with 369 Chinese women aboard. Police Capt. William Douglas and a team of officers met the women at the Brannon Street docks and escorted them to Chinatown. Eight months later another 246 Chinese women arrived and were similarly escorted and delivered to companies that had ordered them.
    (SFC, 1/20/18, p.C2)

1869        Iceland made it illegal to sell or distribute pornography.
    (Econ, 4/20/13, p.64)

1873        The US Comstock Act was passed. It declared the public dissemination of information about contraception illegal. Until this time newspapers and magazines were filled with ads for birth-control devices and services. Anthony Comstock, morals crusader, successfully lobbied for a strict federal law on obscenity and established the New York Society for the suppression of Vice.
    (SFEM, 6/28/98, p.39)(SFC, 1/21/04, p.D2)

1882        Mar 22, US Congress outlawed polygamy. The Edmunds Act was adopted by the US to suppress polygamy in the territories. [see Morrill Act 1862]
    (AP, 3/22/97)(SFEM, 6/28/98, p.39)

1886        Nov 30, Folies Bergere introduced an elaborate review featuring women in sensational costumes. Years later, the Folies followed the Parisian taste for striptease and gained a reputation for spectacular nudie shows. The Folies had originated as a hall for operettas, pantomime, and even political meetings.
    (MC, 11/30/01)

1886        Baron von Richard Krafft-Ebbing (1840-1902), Austro–German psychiatrist, published “Psychopathia Sexualis" (Sexual Psychopathy: A Clinical-Forensic Study).
    (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_von_Krafft-Ebing)(Econ, 12/24/16, p.29)

1888-1965     Mary Day Winn, American writer: "Sex is the tabasco sauce which an adolescent national palate sprinkles on every course in the menu."
    (AP, 1/10/01)

1889          May 30, The brassiere was invented.
    (HN, 5/30/98)

1894        Jun 23, Alfred Kinsey, zoologist and sociologist, was born.
    (HN, 6/23/01)

1895        Apr, Donaldina Cameron (1869-1968) began working at the Mission Home in San Francisco beginning decades of work crusading against sex slavery in Chinatown. In 1977 Mildred Crowl Martin authored “Chinatown’s Angry Angel: The Story of Donaldina Cameron."
    (http://tinyurl.com/y7o5otm8)(SFC, 2/3/18, p.C1)

1896        Nov 1, The 1st bare women breast (Zulu) appeared in National Geographic Mag.
    (MC, 11/1/01)

1896        San Francisco authorities cleaned up Morton Street, a well-known brothel alley. It was renamed Union Square Avenue in 1899 and renamed Manila Avenue in 1909. In 1922 it became Maiden’s Lane.
    (SFC, 1/9/16, p.C4)

1899        The vibrator was introduced as a home medical appliance. By 1904 it appeared in magazine advertisements. In 1918 a Sears Roebuck catalog described a $5.95 portable model.
    (SSFC, 7/22/07, p.F6)

1900        Feb 1, In Chicago Ada and Minna Everleigh opened their Everleigh Club, a high-end brothel. They closed operations in 1911.
    (WSJ, 1/7/07, p.P8)

1903        Apr 9, Gregory Pincus, inventor of the birth control pill, was born.
    (MC, 4/9/02)

1905        Sigmund Freud authored his "Three Essays on Sexuality" that misinformed generations about the nature of the female orgasm.
    (NW, 6/30/03, p.44)

1906        Felix Salten (1869-1945), Austrian writer, authored the novel “Josephine Mutzenbacher," the fictional autobiography of a Vienna prostitute, a notorious pornographic novel. In 1923 he authored “Bambi."
    (Econ, 11/8/08, p.102)(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Felix_Salten)

1907        Mar 9, Indiana enacted the nation’s 1st involuntary sterilization law based on eugenics.
    (SSFC, 2/4/01, p.A3)(NH, 7/02, p.12)(MC, 3/9/02)

1909        California legalized the sterilization of convicted sodomites.
    (SSFC, 5/11/08, Books p.4)

1911        May 4, In San Francisco Police chief Seymour instructed Capt. Thomas Duke of Central Station to notify the proprietors of brothels that $2 per day would be the maximum they would be allowed to charge the 100 prostitutes at 633 Jackson and 719 Commercial Street. Current charges for the women were $5 per day.
    (SSFC, 5/1/11, DB p.46)

1911        Mar 12, In San Francisco a squad of immigration officials captured 6 Chinese slave girls, said to have been purchased for $25,000.
    (SSFC, 3/13/11, DB p.42)

1911        Oct 25, In Chicago Ada and Minna Everleigh closed their Everleigh Club, a high-end brothel, which they had begun in 1910. In 2007 Karen Abbott authored “Sin in the Second City: Madams, Ministers, Playboys, and the Battle for America's Soul."
    (WSJ, 1/7/07, p.P8)

1911        Nov 10, George Levick, a surgeon and the medical officer on Scott's famous 1910-1913 expedition to the South Pole, wrote in Greek (translated here): "This afternoon I saw a most extraordinary site [sic]. A Penguin was actually engaged in sodomy upon the body of a dead white throated bird of its own species. The act occurred a full minute, the position taken up by the cock differing in no respect from that of ordinary copulation, and the whole act was gone through down to the final depression of the cloaca."

1911        San Francisco essentially legalized prostitution by establishing an institution called the Municipal Clinic. City ordnance required every prostitute to register, receive a registration booklet and report to the clinic on Commercial Street every four days for a physical examination. In 1913 Mayor Rolph succumbed to political pressure and closed down the clinic.
    (SFC, 6/6/15, p.C2)

1913        Apr 26, Mary Phagan (13) was killed at an Atlanta pencil factory. She had stopped to pick up her check on her way to Peachtree Street to see a Confederate Memorial Day Parade. Leo Frank (29), a Jewish factory manager, was falsely accused of raping and murdering the young girl. Georgia Gov. John M. Slaton later commuted Frank’s sentence to life, but a vigilante crowd dragged him out of prison and lynched him on Aug 17. In 1968 Leonard Dinnerstein authored “The Leo Frank Case." The story is covered in the 1997 novel "The Old Religion" by David Mamet. In 1998 the musical "Parade" was produced based on the Frank lynching.
    (www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=11655)(WSJ, 6/9/00, p.A12)(WSJ, 1/17/09, p.W8)

1913        The San Francisco Bulletin published daily installments for two months of Alice’s Story: A Voice From the Underworld," the autobiography of an anonymous prostitute the paper called Alice Smith.
    (SFC, 11/17/16, p.E8)
1913        California passed the Red Light Abatement Act which cracked down on brothels and other places where prostitution was carried out.
    (SFC, 6/6/15, p.D1)

1914        Nov 13, The brassiere, invented by Caresse Crosby, was patented by Mary Phelps Jacob.
    (HN, 11/13/00)(MC, 11/13/01)

1915        Sep 21, Anthony Comstock (b.1844), former US Postal Inspector and politician dedicated to ideas of Victorian morality, died. The anti-porn campaigner had used his position to seize 50 tons of books and 4 million pictures.
    (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anthony_Comstock)(Econ, 3/15/08, p.44)

1915        California expanded the definition of sodomy to include fellatio and cunnilingus.
    (SSFC, 5/11/08, Books p.4)

1916        Feb 11, Emma Goldman was arrested for lecturing on birth control.
    (MC, 2/11/02)

1917        Jan 25, In San Francisco some 300 prostitutes led by Reggie Gamble descended on the Central Methodist Church and Pastor Rev. Paul Smith. His campaign to rid the city of prostitution threatened their livelihood. The protest failed and within days police began raiding houses in the Uptown Tenderloin. In 1918 Smith made a movie titled “The Finger of Justice" starring matinee idol Crane Wilbur as “fighting parson." The film failed to gain national prominence and in 1922 Smith left the ministry, moved to Los Angeles and began a used car salesman.  
    (SFC, 6/13/15, p.C1)

1918        Marie Stopes (1880-1958), British academic, authored the groundbreaking "Married Love" in the field of birth control and women's sexual rights. She was the first female academic on the faculty of the University of Manchester.
    (AFP, 11/19/14)(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marie_Stopes)

1920        Feb 10, Alex Comfort, English physician and author, was born. His books included "Joy of Sex."
    (HN, 2/10/01)

1921        Mar 17, Dr Marie Stopes opened Britain's 1st birth control clinic in London.
    (MC, 3/17/02)

1921        Mar, San Francisco police closed down Sid Purcell’s So Different Club, a 20-cents-a-dance joint with upstairs bedrooms, located at 520 Pacific St. Louis Sidney Le Protti (1886-1958) and his So Different Orchestra had been playing jazz there since the club opened after the 1906 earthquake.
    {SF, USA, Dance, Jazz, Sex}
    (SFEC, 4/12/98, p.D7)(SFC, 9/30/17, p.C1)

1924        Mar 20, The Virginia Legislature passed two closely related eugenics laws: SB 219, entitled "The Racial Integrity Act" and SB 281, "An ACT to provide for the sexual sterilization of inmates of State institutions in certain cases", henceforth referred to as "The Sterilization Act". The Racial Integrity Act required that a racial description of every person be recorded at birth, and felonized marriage between "white persons" and non-white persons. The law was the most famous ban on miscegenation in the US, and was overturned by the US Supreme Court in 1967, in Loving v. Virginia. Virginia repealed the sterilization in 1979. In 2001 the House of Delegates voted to express regret for the state’s selecting breeding policies that had forced sterilizations on some 8,000 people. The Senate soon followed suit.
    (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Racial_Integrity_Act_of_1924)(SSFC, 2/4/01, p.A3)(SFC, 2/15/01, p.C16)

1925        Feb 11, Virginia E. Johnson, doctor, sexologist (Masters & Johnson), was born.
    (MC, 2/11/02)

1926        Apr 9, Hugh Hefner, publisher of Playboy Magazine, was born in Chicago.

1927        South Africa’s first Immorality Act prohibited sex between whites and blacks. It was amended in 1950 to prohibit sex between whites and all non-whites.

1928        Jun 4, Ruth Westheimer, sex therapist (WYNY-FM), was born in Germany.
    (MC, 6/4/02)

1929        The Czech film "Erotikon" starred Ita Rina and was directed by Gustav Machaty. It was about a young virgin seduced by a traveling salesman.
    (SFC, 4/24/99, p.E8)

1930        Dec 4, Vatican approved the rhythm method for birth control.
    (MC, 12/4/01)

1931        Mar 30, In Scottsboro, Ala., 9 young black men were indicted for rape. By the end of April all were tried, convicted and sentenced to death, except for one age 13, who was sentenced to life in prison. The US Supreme Court later overturned the convictions, but they were convicted at a 2nd trial, even though one of the accused said no rape had occurred. Five convictions were overturned in 1937 after one alleged victim recanted her story. Clarence Norris received a pardon before his death in 1976. In 2013 Alabama’s parole board approved posthumous pardons for the “Scottsboro Boys" during a hearing for three black men whose convictions were never overturned.
    (WSJ, 6/20/07, p.A17)(SFC, 11/22/13, p.A15)

1935        Taiwan passed legislation criminalizing adultery. It was not clear whether the law applied to gay couples.
    (Econ., 5/16/20, p.31)

1937        Mar 15, The 1st state contraceptive clinic opened in Raleigh, NC.
    (MC, 3/15/02)

1938        Apr 10, NY made syphilis testing mandatory for a marriage license.
    (MC, 4/10/02)

1939        Jul 8, Henry Havelock Ellis (80), English sexologist (Man & Woman), died.
    (MC, 7/8/02)

1940s        Sally Stanford operated a cat house at 1144 Pine St, SF, Ca. It was called "The Fortress" by vice cops because it was so difficult to penetrate. Stanford later authored "A House Is Not a Home" and a personal memoir in 1966. In 1976 she became mayor of Sausalito.
    (SSFC, 12/8/02, p.D6)

1942        Switzerland legalized prostitution.
    (AP, 8/26/13)

1944        Hungary’s Admiral Miklos Horthy passed the 4th of four anti-Jewish laws, outlawing sexual intercourse between Jews and non-Jews.
    (Econ, 11/9/13, p.59)

1945        Apr 13, Vienna fell to Soviet troops. In the three weeks after Soviet troops took Vienna some 87,000 women were reported to have been raped.
    (HN, 4/13/99)(Econ, 6/18/16, p.46)

1946        France outlawed brothels.
    (Econ, 7/14/12, p.47)

1946-1948    US scientific researchers infected hundreds of Guatemalan mental patients with sexually transmitted diseases. The researchers were trying to determine whether the antibiotic penicillin could prevent syphilis infection, not just cure it. The practice only came to light in 2010 thanks to the work of an academic researcher. On Oct 1, 2010, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius issued a formal apology to Guatemala, and to Guatemalan residents of the United States. A 2011 report said 2,082 people were infected with syphilis, gonorrhea or chancroid. Previous studies had said about 1,300 people were exposed, including soldiers, prostitutes, prisoners and mental patients.
    (www.msnbc.msn.com/id/39456324/ns/health-sexual_health/)(AP, 12/7/11)

1948        The Kinsey Report "Sexual Behavior in the Human Male" was published.
    (TMC, 1994, p.1948)(SFEM, 2/9/97, p.27)

1949        Jan 8, In Virginia Ruby Stroud Floyd (32), a white woman, was raped in in Martinsville. In 1951 seven Black men were tried and sentenced to death within an eight-day period by all-white juries. In 2021 posthumous pardons were granted to the executed men. The pardons did not address the guilt or innocence of the men.
    (https://tinyurl.com/rkxcjzax)(AP, 8/31/21)

1949        Jul 16, In Florida Norma Padgett (17) and her husband were reportedly assaulted by four black men near Okahumpka after their car broke down. Willie Padgett was robbed and Norma claimed she was raped. Samuel Shepherd (22), Walter Irvin (22) and Charles Greenlee (16) were beaten in a jail after their arrests. Ernest Thompson (26) was killed by a posse days after the alleged crime. Thompson was shot more than 400 times. Three years later Sheriff Willis McCall shot Irvin and Shepherd as he drove them from prison to a 2nd trial. The case was later documented by Gilbert King in "The Devil in the Grove" and by Gary Corsair in "The Groveland Four: The Sad Saga of a Legal Lynching". In 2019 Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis granted posthumous pardons to the four men. In 2021 a circuit court judge in Lake County cleared the charges against the men and issued a ruling that effectively exonerated them of the crime.
    (SFC, 1/11/19, p.A10)(SFC, 1/12/19, p.A6)(NBC News, 11/22/21)

1950        May 1, South Africa’s 1927 Immorality Act, which prohibited sex between whites and blacks, was amended to prohibit sex between whites and all non-whites.

1950        Alfred Kinsey, pioneer sex researcher, wrote: "Human sexual behavior represents one of the least explored segments of biology, psychology, and sociology."
    (PacDis, Spring/’94, p. 48)

1951        In Utah an interview with madam Rossette Duccinni Davie, who ran the Rose Rooms brothel in Ogden with her husband in the 1940s and 1950s, was transcribed in shorthand style. The interview with former Standard-Examiner reporter Bert Strand was hidden inside a box of 1970s photos from the newspaper and only became public in 2020.
    (AP, 2/1/20)

1953        Dec, Playboy Magazine, founded in Chicago by Hugh Hefner (1926-2017) and Eldon sellers, featured Marilyn Monroe as its first cover girl and nude centerfold in the premier issue. Hefner had hired freelance illustrator Art Paul (1925-20178) as Playboy Magazine's first employee. It was Paul who created Playboy's bunny head logo.
    (www.playboy.com/worldofplayboy/faq/firstissue.html)(SFC, 11/7/96, p.E12)(SFC, 9/28/17, p.A5)(SFC, 5/2/18, p.D7)

1953        Alfred Kinsey published "Sexual Behavior in the Human Female," the 1st major US survey on women's sexual habits. He found that attitudes did not match behavior.
    (NW, 6/30/03, p.44)

1954        The “Story of O" by Pauline Reage was first published. She had written it at age 47 out of fear that her married lover would leave her. He never left her and saw to it that the novel got published.
    (SSFC, 6/26/11, p.F3)

1956        Jan 2, In Montana teenage sweethearts Duane Bogle (18) and Patricia Kalitzke (16) went missing. Bogle's body was found the next day fatally shot. Kalitzke's body was found on Jan. 4. She had been shot in the head and had injuries that were consistent with a struggle or sexual assault. In 2021 the Cascade County Sheriff’s Office announced that it had identified Kenneth Gould, a horse trainer who died in 2007 at age 79, as the “likely suspect".
    (NY Times, 6/11/21)

1956        Aug 25, Alfred C. Kinsey, US sexologist (Kinsey Report), died.
    (TOH, 1982, p.1956)(MC, 8/25/02)

1957        Nov 3, Wilhelm Reich (b.1897), Austria-born psychoanalyst, died in the US. His work was based on the sexual energy in people that he called "Orgone." In 1999 Farrar, Straus & Giroux published: "American Odyssey: Letters and Journals 1940-1947."
    (WUD, 1994, p.1209)(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wilhelm_Reich)

1958        In Romania Veronica Antal was stabbed repeatedly as she resisted being raped. In 2018 Pope Francis approved a decree recognizing the martyrdom of Antal.
    (AP, 1/27/18)

1959        Mar 6, Candy Rogers was selling camp fire mints in her Spokane neighborhood when she vanished. Sixteen days later, after a sprawling search effort, her body was found in the woods a few miles from her home. Two airmen with the Air Force died during the search after their helicopter struck a power line. In 2021 DNA evidence led to John Reigh Hoff, a door-to-door salesman, who died by suicide at age 31 in 1970.
    (NBC News, 11/19/21)   

1959        Russ Meyer produced his 1st film “The Immortal Mr. Teas." This inaugurated the “nudie-cutie" genre.
    (SSFC, 7/10/05, p.E4)

1960        Apr 16, In Texas teacher and ex-beauty queen Irene Garza (25) was killed following her confession at a Roman Catholic church in McAllen. On April 21 police found Garza's body face down in a McAllen canal, along with a candelabra from Sacred Heart and a Kodak slide photograph viewer that police said belongs to priest John Bernard Feit. An autopsy revealed that she had been raped. In 2016 pleaded guilty to her murder. On Dec. 8, 2017, a jury sentenced Feit (85) to life in prison.
    (www.cnn.com/2013/05/31/justice/garza-cold-case-timeline/)(SFC, 3/15/16, p.A6)(SFC, 12/9/17, p.A5)

1960        May 9, The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved a pill as safe for birth control use. The pill, Enovid, was made by G.D. Searle and Company of Chicago. [see May 11]
    (AP, 5/9/00)

1960        May 11, The Searle drug company won US FDA marketing approval for a birth control pill. In 2001 Carl Djerassi authored "This Man’s Pill: Reflections on the 50th Birthday of the Pill." Djerassi synthesized a key hormone in the pill in Mexico City in 1951. [see May 9]
    (SSFC, 10/21/01, p.R6)

1960        Jun 23, The Food and Drug Administration approved Enovid by GD Searle, the first oral contraceptive.

1960        Aug 18, Enovid 10, the 1st commercial oral contraceptive, debuted in Skokie, Ill.
    (MC, 8/18/02)

1961        Jul 8, John Profumo, Britain’s Secretary of State for War, met Christine Keeler, at a party at Cliveden. Profumo kept in contact with Keeler and they eventually began an affair.
    {Britain, Govm’t. Scandal, Sex}

1961        Aug 14, SF vice squad stage an early morning raid at a restaurant at Bush and Taylor and jailed 103 people. All but 14 were men accused of dancing together and kissing. Of 242 patrons 139 escaped.
    (SSFC, 8/14/11, DB p.42)

1961        India outlawed the dowry as an institutionalized marital custom to help reduce gender-driven abortions.
    (SFC, 12/6/02, p.J1)

1962        Jan 26, Bishop Burke of Buffalo Catholic dioceses declared Chubby Checker's "Twist" is impure & banned it from all Catholic schools.
    (MC, 1/26/02)

1962        Mar 21, Dutch RC bishop Beckers declared himself in favor of birth control.
    (MC, 3/21/02)

1962        Jun, In 2012 Mimi Alford (69), a grandmother and retired church administrator said she began a relationship with Pres. John F. Kennedy while she was a 19-year-old intern in the White House press office. According to a New York Post, which obtained a copy of the memoir, the affair began in the summer of 1962, on the fourth day of Alford's internship, when they had an encounter in the White House swimming pool. That night, Alford says, she lost her virginity to the president in First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy's bedroom. The affair was first revealed in 2003, when Kennedy biographer Robert Dallek wrote in "An Unfinished Life" about an unnamed intern who allegedly had a relationship with the late president. Alford’s "Once Upon a Secret: My Affair with President John F. Kennedy and Its Aftermath" was released on Feb 8, 2012.

1962        Helen Gurley Brown (1922-2012) authored "Sex and the Single Girl." In 2009 Jennifer Scanlon authored “Bad Girls Go Everywhere: The Life of Helen Gurley Brown." In 2016 Brooke Hauser authored “Enter Helen: Helen Gurley Brown and the Rise of the Modern Single Woman."
    (NW, 6/23/03, p.65)(WSJ, 4/10/09, p.W7)(SFC, 8/14/12, p.A5)(Econ, 4/16/15, p.69)

1963        Jan, British investigative reporter Peter Earle (d.1997 at 71) uncovered the call-girl ring run by osteopath Stephen Ward. The investigation snowballed into the Profumo scandal that revealed Minister of War, John Profumo, involved in an affair with Christine Keeler, who was conducting a simultaneous affair with a Soviet military attaché. The scandal brought down the government of PM Harold Macmillan. The events were dramatized in the film "Scandal."
    (http://spartacus-educational.com/PRprofumo.htm)(SFEC, 4/27/97, p.B8)

1963         Jul, Serial killers Myra Hindley (d.2002) and her boyfriend, Ian Brady (the Moors Murderers), began abducting, molesting and killing children. The pair were caught in Oct, 1965. Between 1963 and 1965 they lured five children and teenagers to their deaths, burying four of them on remote moorland near Manchester.
    (AP, 11/16/02)(AFP, 8/17/12)

1964        Jun 19, In SF publicist Davey Rosenberg (1937-1986) persuaded waitress Carol Doda (b.1937) to don a Rudi Gernreich topless bathing suit at the Condor Club. She soon had her size-34 breast injected with silicon, and her bust came to be known as Doda's "twin-44s" and "the new Twin Peaks of SF." Her fame prompted the club to erect a neon sign with blinking nipples that lasted to 1991.
    (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carol_Doda)(SFEC, 8/1/99, DB p.32)(SSFC, 9/11/11, DB p.46)

1964        Jan, Mary Sullivan (19) was raped and strangled in her Boston apartment. In 2001 there was evidence that she was not killed by Albert DeSalvo (d.1973), the suspected Boston Strangler. In 2013 DNA evidence linked DeSalvo to Sullivan’s slaying.
    (SFC, 12/7/01, p.A2)(SFC, 7/12/13, p.A10)

1964        In San Francisco a woman suffered minor bruises when a cable car lurched off its tracks. She said the accident caused an increase in her sexual appetite and numerous lovers over the nexst five years. She sued the city for turning her into a nymphomaniac and won a settlement for $50,000. In 2015 the FOGG Theater company debuted “The Cable Car Nymphomaniac."
    (SFC, 11/4/14, p.E1)

1965        Nov 14, In Ohio Mary Ellen Deener (14) was shot twice in the stomach. Her head was bashed in with a brick, so badly that her skull was shattered. In 1966 Lester Eubanks was convicted of the murder and attempted rape and was sentenced to the death penalty, but in 1972 his sentence was commuted to life in prison without parole. In 1973 he escaped while on a temporary honor furlough to go Christmas shopping. In 2021 Eubanks (77) was believed to be in the Los Angeles area.
    (https://thecinemaholic.com/mary-ellen-deener-murder/)(NBC News, 3/29/21)

1965        Dr. Judd Marmor (d.2003 at 93) authored "Sexual Inversion." It questioned the prevailing views on homosexuality.
    (SFC, 12/18/03, p.A25)

1965        The Supreme Court ruled in Griswold vs. Connecticut to invalidate a state law prohibiting the use of contraceptives. The court ruled that the government cannot regulate a married couple's use of birth control.
    (SFC, 1/22/98, p.A22)(NW, 6/30/03, p.44)

1965-1985    The Boy Scouts of America collected some 20,000 pages of “perversion files" during this period. They came to light when used as evidence in a 2010 lawsuit. In 2012 the Oregon Supreme Court approved their release.
    (SFC, 6/15/12, p.A12)

1966        Dr. William H. Masters (1915-2001) and Virginia Johnson (b.1925), leading researchers in human sexuality, authored the best seller "Human Sexual Response." Masters and Johnson reported that half of all US marriages are plagued by some kind of sexual inadequacy. They founded a research institute in St. Louis, which closed in 1994 following their 1993 divorce. In 2009 Thomas Maier authored “Masters of Sex: The Life and Times of William Masters and Virginia Johnson, the Couple Who Taught America How to Love."
    (SSFC, 2/18/01, p.A24)(NW, 6/30/03, p.44)(Econ, 5/16/09, p.90)

1966        In San Francisco Iranian-born topless star Yvonne D’Angers (21) chained herself to the Golden Gate Bridge to protest her threatened deportation. In 2009 Yvonne Boreta (64), accomplished painter and model died in Las Vegas. In 1965 D’Angers, her stage name, was a star witness in a trial over the legality of topless waitresses.
    (SSFC, 6/14/09, p.B3)

1966        Tunisia legalized abortion.
    (WSJ, 8/7/03, p.A5)

1967        Jun 24, Pope Paul VI published his encyclical Sacerdotalis coelibatus (priestly celibacy).
    (MC, 6/24/02)

1967        Jul 27, The British Sexual Offenses Act received royal assent. It partially decriminalized sexual behavior between consenting males over 21. Elements of the indecency legislation remained in place until 2003, including anti-gay restrictions relating to the age of consent, the military, and sex under various circumstances. The event was later described in the film: "A Bill Called William." The age of consent for homosexual acts was reduced to 16 in 1998.
    (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sexual_Offences_Act_1967)(SFEC, 6/15/97, DB p.49)(SFC, 6/23/98, p.A10)(AP, 1/16/13)(Econ., 12/19/20, p.69)

1968        Mar 29, In SF Linda Harmon (14) was raped and stabbed to death while babysitting for a neighbor in Visitacion Valley. In late 2003 police matched DNA evidence to William Speer, who was undergoing therapy for sexually violent tendencies at an Arizona mental hospital.
    (SFC, 12/24/03, p.A13)(SFC, 11/4/05, p.B1)

1968        Jul 29, Pope Paul VI issued the encyclical Humanae Vitae which reaffirmed the Church’s opposition to abortion, and to all contraception except the rhythm method.
    (WUD, 1994, p.1687)(AP, 7/29/98)(SSFC, 7/8/01, p.A4)

1968        David “Moses" Berg of Oakland, Ca., founded the Children of God. He combined the free love of the sexual revolution with the fervor of the American evangelical movement. [see May, 2, 1978]
    (SSFC, 2/27/05, p.A1)
1968        Al Goldstein and Jim Buckley co-founded Screw magazine. It folded in 2003.
    (SFC, 12/20/13, p.D9)
1968        In Austria a girl (16) at the state-run home in Tyrol province was reportedly raped by two soldiers and three others defecated on her. She and four other girls were picked out for the soldiers by a female orderly. In 2012 a military commission was been set up to investigate the allegations.
    (AP, 8/20/12)
1968        Dr. Kurt Freund (1914-1996), psychiatrist, left Czechoslovakia after the failure of the revolt and moved to Canada. He had developed a way to measure penile response to erotic stimulation with a phallometric device.
    (SFEC, 10/27/96, p.B8)

1969        May 14, Abortion and contraception was legalized in Canada.
    (MC, 5/14/02)

1969        Sep 4, The US Food and Drug Administration issued a report calling birth control pills safe, despite a slight risk of fatal blood-clotting disorders linked to the pills.
    (AP, 9/4/99)

1969        Nov 20, Mary Scott (23) was found dead at her apartment in San Diego. She had been strangled and raped. The case went cold until 2020 when the San Diego Police Department announced that with the help of forensic genealogy, a suspect had been identified. On Oct. 24, John Jeffrey Sipos (75), was arrested in Schnecksville, Pennsylvania, in Scott's murder.
    (NY Times, 10/30/20)

1969        Barbara Grizzuti (d.2002 at 67) authored "Unlearning the Lie: Sexism in School."
    (SFC, 4/27/02, p.A21)
1969        San Francisco's hardcore pioneer director/producer Alex de Renzy, in his directorial debut with reputed sexologists Phyllis and Eberhard Kronhausen, conducted interviews with uninhibited Danes, along with closeups of every detail of conventional sexual intercourse and depictions of lesbianism, fellatio, and cunnilingus. A 90-minute version screened in San Francisco was later confiscated and the film was banned in a number of states. In the wake of the landmark decision in People v. Alex de Renzy the documentary film “Pornography in Denmark" went into wide release.
    (www.filmsite.org/sexinfilms21.html)(SFC, 7/12/11, p.E1)
1969        In India Hindustan Latex, a government enterprise, began making condoms to the government curb the rising population. In 2009 it was renamed to HLL Lifecare.
    (Econ, 11/14/09, p.75)

1970        Feb 12, Dean Arthur Schwartzmiller (28) was convicted in Juneau, Alaska, of 2 charges of lewd conduct after being accused of molesting 2 boys. Over the next 35 years he was arrested in 6 more states on molestation charges. In 2005 police in San Jose found notebooks at his home that documented over 36,000 sex acts with young boys.
    (SFC, 6/17/05, p.A1)

1970        Nov, The Sun, a British tabloid newly acquired by Rupert Murdoch, introduced topless photos on Page 3.
    (Econ, 8/17/13, p.50)(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Page_3)

1970        Shulamith Firestone (1945-2012) authored “The Dialectic of Sex: The Case For Feminist Revolution."
    (SFC, 9/4/12, p.C4)
1970        Denmark established compulsory sex education in classrooms.
    (Econ, 9/26/15, p.60)

1971        Dr. Mary C. Raugust Howell (d.1998 at 65) contributed to the women’s medical guide: "Our Bodies, Ourselves."
    (SFC, 2/6/98, p.A23)
1971        In Peru Luis Fernando Figari founded the SCV, or Sodalitium of Christian Life, as a lay community to recruit "soldiers for God." It was one of several Catholic societies born as a conservative reaction to the left-leaning liberation theology movement that swept through Latin America starting in the 1960s.  It was later reported that Figari sodomized his recruits and forced them to fondle him and one another.
    (AP, 2/25/17)(AP, 1/10/18)
1971        In the Orange Free State, South Africa, 19 citizens were arrested for contravening the Immorality Act by having sex across the color line.
    (Econ, 2/28/04, p.81)

1972        Aug 23, The body of Jody Loomis (20) was found near Bothell, Washington. She had been riding her bike to visit her horse at a nearby stable when she was sexually assaulted and then shot in the head with a .22-caliber gun in Snohomish County, about 20 miles north of Seattle. In 2019 Terrence Miller was charged last year with killing Loomis. In 2020 Miller 78) died in an apparent suicide just hours before a jury convicted him of murder.
    (AP, 11/10/20)

1972        Alex Comfort (1920-2000), British author, published his "Joy of Sex." The book sold 12 million copies worldwide.
    (SFC, 3/28/00, p.E1)
1972        The US Supreme Court found that restrictions in place in Massachusetts on providing birth control to the unmarried was an unwarranted instance of government in the bedroom.
    (Econ, 6/20/15, p.81)
1972        In Japan Fujitsu spun off Fanuc Ltd., a maker of computerized control systems. By 2010 Fanuc was valued at some $35 billion.
    (SFC, 11/26/10, p.C4)

1973        Jan 22, The Supreme Court in a 7-2 ruling handed down its Roe vs. Wade decision, which legalized abortion, using a trimester approach. The court ruled that a woman's right to privacy encompasses her decision to terminate a pregnancy. Norma McCorvey, the anonymous Jane Roe, revealed her identity in 1989. She ended up having her 3rd baby that was the initial focus of the issue.
    (HFA, '96, p.22)(AP, 1/22/98)(SFC, 1/28/98, p.E1)(SFC, 3/5/99, p.A15)(NW, 6/30/03, p.44)

1973        Feb 13, In the SF Bay Area Leslie Perlov (21) was last seen at her Palo Alto workplace. Three days later deputies found her body under an oak tree in the foothills west of Stanford. In 2018 DNA evidence led to the arrest of Hayward resident John Arthur Getreu (74). In 1963 Getreu (18), the son of an American sergeant major, was arrested in Germany for sexually assaulting and strangling the daughter (16) of a US Army chaplain.
    (SFC, 11/23/18, p.C1)

1973        Mar 5, During spring training in Florida, Yankee pitchers Fritz Peterson and Mike Kekich announced they had swapped wives.

1973        Apr 19, In New Jersey Joan D'Alessandro (7) was raped and murdered after she knocked on the door of neighbor Joseph McGowan (d.2021) while selling cookies. After McGowan admitted to the murder, little Joan's body was later found at Harriman State Park in New York state. The young girl's murder prompted Joan’s Law, which was passed in 1997 in the state. It bans parole for criminals who murder children under 14 in connection with a sexual offense. A federal version of the law was passed the next year.
    (Fox News, 6/13/21)

1973        May 4, The 1st TV network female nudity appeared in Bruce Jay Smith's Steambath (PBS) with Valerie Perrine.

1973        Richard and Christina Milner authored “Black Players: The Secret World of Black Pimps." The book was the product of an anthropological study regarding both the lifestyles and subculture of San Francisco Bay Area pimps and their prostitutes.

1973        Montana initiated a ban on homosexual sex. In 1997 this was ruled unconstitutional.
    (SFC, 7/3/97, p.A3)(www.msmagazine.com/news/uswirestory.asp?id=3977)

1973        Marvin Zindler (1922-2007), TV reporter, pressed Texas Gov. Dolph Briscoe to close the Chicken Ranch brothel. His crusade eventually led to the Broadway show and film: “The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas."
    (SFC, 7/30/07, p.B8)

c1973    Sigurdur Hjartarson began collecting penis memorabilia and later opened his Icelandic Phallological Museum in Reykjavik.
    (SSFC, 10/19/03, p.C8)

1973        Louise O'Keeffe (9) was sexually abused by a lay teacher at a state-backed Roman Catholic school during lessons in his classroom. She later argued that the Irish state failed to put in place appropriate measures to stop "systematic abuse" at the Dunderrow National School.
    (AP, 1/28/14)

1974        Feb 2, In Fort Myers, Florida, Cynthia Nadeau was raped and her boyfriend Terry Milroy was murdered. Delbert Tibbs (1939-1974) was soon after arrested in Ocala, Fl., for the rape and murder. In December Tibbs was falsely convicted and sentenced to death. In 1976 a judge reveiewed the case and found no evidence to support the conviction. Tibbs was released in 1977.
    (www.floridacapitalcases.state.fl.us/case_updates/Htm/046450.htm)(Econ, 12/21/13, p.140)

1974        Jul, Larry Flynt (1942-2001), American pornographer and self-promoting free-speech champion, debuted his Hustler magazine.

1974        Oct 13, In the SF Bay Area Arlis Perry (19) was found sexually assaulted and killed at the Stanford Memorial Church. In 2018 DNA evidence led police to Stephen Blake Crawford, who shot himself on June 28 as police surrounded his home in San Jose.
    (SFC, 6/29/18, p.A1)

1974        Eleanor Maccoby (1917-2018), Stanford psychologist, authored "The Psychology of Sex Differences."
    (SFC, 12/28/18, p.C4)
1974        This year's edition of the "Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders" (DSM), 1st published in 1952, removed homosexuality from its list of disorders.
    (WSJ, 12/3/96, p.A1)(SFC, 12/18/03, p.A25)

1975        Mar 25, In Maryland sisters Sheila (12) and Katharine Lyon (10) vanished from the Wheaton Plaza Mall. On July 15, 2015, authorities announced an indictment on first-degree felony murder charges in the disappearances. Lloyd Michael Welch Jr. (58) said he was with the girls when they were abducted but denied any role in their deaths. Welch told investigators that he left the mall with the two girls and that he saw his uncle sexually assaulting one of them at his home the next day. On Sep 12, 2017, Lloyd Michael Welch Jr. was sentenced to 48 years in prison after pleading guilty to two counts of first-degree felony murder. On September 21 Welch pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting two girls in 1996.
    (http://tinyurl.com/phqudb7)(SFC, 7/16/15, p.A5)(SFC, 9/13/17 p.A8)(SFC, 9/22/17 p.A5)

1975        Jun 2, In Lyon, France, more than a hundred sex workers occupation of Église Saint-Nizier  to draw attention to their inhumane working conditions. In 1976 this day became celebrated as International Whores' Day or International Sex Workers Day.

1975        California Assemblyman Willie Brown won the narrow approval of a bill that decriminalized various sex acts, including sodomy, by consenting adults.
    (SFC, 12/27/99, p.A10)

1975        The Salt Wells and the Lazy B Ranch brothels opened in Churchill County, Nevada.
    (WSJ, 10/20/04, p.A12)

1976        Jan 8, In Pacifica, Ca., the body of Ronnie Cascio (18) was discovered at the Sharp Park Golf Course. She had been sexually assaulted and stabbed 30 times. Over the next few months four more young women were found murdered, Tanya Blackwell (14) of Pacifica; Paula Baxter (17) of Millbrae; Denise Lampe (19) of Broadmoor; and Carol Lee Booth (26) of South San Francisco. In 2014 police linked the Feb 24, 1976, murder of Reno resident Michelle Mitchell (19) to the Bay Area murders. In 1979 Cathy Woods, a psychiatric patient at the Louisiana State Univ. Medical Center, told staff that she had killed a girl named Michelle in Reno. Woods was ultimately convicted of murder. In 2014 DNA evidence linked Rodney Halbower (66), an inmate at the Oregon State Penitentiary, to the murder of Mitchell and 5 women in the SF Bay Area. Woods was released to her family.
    (SFC, 3/7/14, p.D8)(SFC, 9/9/14, p.C1)

1976        Feb 6, In the SF Bay Area the body of Paula Baxter (17) was found behind a church in Millbrae. She was last seen two days earlier in the parking lot of Capuchino High School. In 2015 Rodney Halbower was charged with her killing and that of Ronnie Cascio (18) of Pacifica, whose body was found on Jan 8. On Sept. 18, 2018, a jury in Redwood City found Halbower (69), believed to the Gypsy Hill Killer," guilty of raping and murdering the two girls.
    (SFC, 1/23/15, p.D2)(SFC, 9/19/18, p.A4)

1976        Mar 20, In South Carolina Elizabeth Ann Howell Wilson disappeared after working a shift at a textile mill. Her body and vehicle were later found in a rural community. In 2020 Charles Ugvine Coleman (65) was arrested  andcharged with rape and murder after DNA evidence linked him to her murder.
    (SFC, 10/24/20, p.A4)

1976        Jun 18, In California an assailant broke into the home of a Rancho Cordova woman, tied her hands and raped her in her bed. This was the first recorded case by the serial offender who came to be called the East Area Rapist. He was later believed responsible for 12 killings and over 45 rapes over the next 10 years. His last known crime was a murder in Irvine on May 5, 1986.
    (SFC, 6/16/16, p.A10)

1976        Jul 9, In Wisconsin Ellen Matheys (24) and David Schuldes (25) were fatally shot in McClintock Park in Silver Cliff. In early 2020 a judge ruled that Raymand Vannieuwenhoven (83), a man charged with the killing, is not mentally competent to stand trial. DNA from evidence from the assault was eventually used to tie him to the crime scene. In November, 2020, a judge ruled that Vannieuwenhoven is competent to stand trial. In 2021 he was convicted and sentenced to consecutive life sentences.
    (https://tinyurl.com/weq98zj)(SFC, 3/28/20, p.A3)(SFC, 11/6/20, p.A6)(Fox News, 8/27/21)

1976        Oct 16, In Alabama Sheryl Lynn Payton (24) was abducted, raped and murdered. In 1977 Thomas Whisenhant (29) was convicted after he confessed to her murder and that of 2 other convenience store clerks. Whisenhant's original conviction was overturned by the Alabama Court of Criminal Appeals. He was convicted again at a retrial in 1981. On May 27, 2010, Whisenhant was executed by lethal injection.
    (http://tinyurl.com/39dbsea)(SFC, 5/28/10, p.A8)

1976        Nov 30, In Georgia Katharina Wright (19) was found raped and murdered in an apartment in Columbus. In Johnny Lee Gates, a young black man with an intellectual disability, was convicted by an all white jury of murder, rape and robbery. In 2020 DNA evidence cast doubt on his guilt and the state Supreme Court ruled that he deserved a new trial.
    (https://tinyurl.com/yb9wa5bz)(SFC, 5/13/19, p.A4)

1976        Dec 1, Sex Pistols used profanity on TV, and got branded as "rotten punks."
    (MC, 12/1/01)

1976        South Australia became the first English-speaking jurisdiction to ban rape within marriage.
    (Econ, 10/22/16, p.34)

1977        Sep 11, Lou Ellen Burleigh (21) of Walnut Creek, Ca., went missing. Roger Kibbe was later identified as a suspect confessed to her rape and murder. In 2009 Kibbe, who had become known as the I-5 strangler, was convicted of her murder and that of 5 others. In 2011 remains of Burleigh were found in a dry riverbed near Lake Berryessa.
    (SFC, 6/28/11, p.C6)

1978        Jan 7, In Alaska the body of Shelley Connolly (16) was found next to the train tracks just south of McHugh Creek at milepost 109 of the Seward Highway; she had been sexually assaulted and murdered. The last time she was seen alive was earlier that evening inside Chilkoot Charlies talking to four men. In 2019 police in Oregon arrested Donald F. McQuade following a DNA match from cigarette butts discarded in public.
    (http://tinyurl.com/yxza6u32)(SFC, 9/5/19, p.A5)

1978        Mar 6, Larry Flynt, founder of "Hustler Magazine," was shot and wounded outside a Georgia courtroom. His story was told in a 1996 film "The People vs. Larry Flynt."
    (SFEC, 12/15/96, DB p.41)(MC, 3/6/02)

1978        May 18, Italy legalized abortion.
    (SC, 5/18/02)

1978        John Maynard (1920-2004), English biologist, authored "The Evolution of Sex."
    (SSFC, 4/25/04, p.B7)

1978        Bernie Zilbergeld (d.2002), psychologist, authored "Male Sexuality." In 1999 it was updated and published as "The New Male Sexuality."
    (SFC, 6/20/02, p.A20)

1978        Perry Mann held a nudist ball at his Tenderloin apartment in San Francisco as a fund-raiser for Louis Abolafia, who since 1968 had run as the candidate for the Cosmic Love Party. In 1979 it moved to California Hall as the Exotic Erotic Ball.
    (SFEM, 10/18/98, p.4)(SFC, 10/20/03, p.D5)(SFC, 10/22/04, p.B1)

1979        Jan 12, Kenneth Bianchi, LA's Hillside Strangler, was arrested in Bellingham. He and his cousin Angelo Buono (d.2002 at 67) sexually assaulted and murdered as many as 13 young women (12-28) in 1977-1978, and dumping their bodies on LA-area hillsides. Bianchi testified against Buono to escape the death penalty. Buono was convicted on 9 of 10 murder counts and was sentenced to life in prison.
    (SSFC, 9/22/02, p.A7)(SFC, 10/1/02, p.A17)

1979        Nov 1, In Oakland, Ca., Nancy Lugassy (28) was fatally shot by Harvey Heishman. She had told police that Heishman had raped her on the night they had met July. Heishman was later convicted and sentenced to death. In 2010 an appeals court upheld his murder conviction.
    (www.ca9.uscourts.gov/datastore/opinions/2010/09/08/07-99016.pdf)(SFC, 9/10/10, p.C2)

1980        Jan 16, In Colorado Helene Pruszynski (21), a senior at Massachusetts's Wheaton College, was returning to her aunt’s home from an internship at a Denver radio station when she was stabbed to death. In 2019 the Douglas County sheriff announced the arrest of Florida truck driver, James Curtis Clanton, in the abduction, sexual assault and murder of Pruszynski. Analysis of DNA information shared on genealogy websites helped break the cold case.
    (NY Times, 12/17/19)(SFC, 12/17/19, p.A5)

1980        Jun 22, In Antioch, Ca., Suzanne Bombardier (14) disappeared as she babysat her nieces. Her nude body was found on June 27 floating in the San Joaquin River. She had been sexually assaulted and stabbed in the heart. On Dec. 11, 2017, police arrested Mitchell Lynn Bacom (63) of Antioch after DNA evidence linked him to the murder.
    (SFC, 6/23/15, p.A1)(SFC, 12/12/17, p.A1)

1980        Oct 6, In San Francisco four teenagers abducted a student (24) at Second St. near Minna following her evening classes at Golden Gate Univ. Michael Brown, Clyde Jackson Larry Shepard (all 17) and Damont Miller (16) raped her over a four-hour period, dumped her on a desolate street, shot her twice and ran her down with their car. She survived and testified at their 1981 trial. All were sentenced to life in prison with the possibility of parole. In 2017 Michael Brown was released on parole.
    (SSFC, 12/17/17, p.A1)

1980        Oct 28, Susan Jordan (15) of Riverside, Ca., was raped and murdered by Albert Greenwood Brown. In 2010 Brown (56) was scheduled to be executed.

1980        Nov 13, Britain's Sexual Offenses Act, which partially decriminalized sexual behavior between consenting males over 21, was extended to Scotland in the Criminal Justice (Scotland) Act 1980. It took effect on 1 February 1981.

1980        Nov 17, Clifford Olson (1940-2011) began a murder spree killing 3 girls and 8 boys, ages 9 to 18, in British Columbia over an eight month period. The victims were tortured and sexually assaulted. Olson, who had an extensive criminal history, was arrested on August 12, 1981. He later confessed to the murders and, in a controversial deal, gave police information on the location of the victims' bodies in return for a C$100,000 ($95,000) payment to his family.
    (Reuters, 10/1/11)(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clifford_Olson)

1980        Robert Graham, a California millionaire, opened a sperm bank, The Repository for Germinal Choice, to make sperm available from Nobel laureate types. It closed in 1999 after yielding 215 children. In 2005 David Plotz authored “The Genius Factory: The Curious History of the Nobel Prize Sperm Bank."
    (SSFC, 6/12/05, p.B6)

1981        Jan 18, Wendy O. Williams was arrested in Milwaukee for on-stage obscenity.
    (MC, 1/18/02)

1981        Mar 23, The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that states could require, with some exceptions, parental notification when teen-age girls seek abortions. U.S. Supreme Court upheld a law making statutory rape a crime for men but not women.
    (AP, 3/23/97)(HN, 3/23/98)

1981        May 1, Heather Scaggs (20) was reported missing. Her naked body was found on May 24 in Big Basin State Park near Santa Cruz. She had been raped and shot to death. David Joseph Carpenter, a co-worker, was arrested on May 14 1981. In 1984 he was convicted of 2 murders in Santa Cruz and sentenced to death. On May 10, 1988, a San Diego jury convicted Carpenter of first degree murder in the slayings of Richard Stowers, Cynthia Moreland, Shauna May, Diana O'Connell, and Anne Alderson. Carpenter was also pronounced guilty of raping two of the women and attempting to rape a third.
    (SFC, 2/24/10, p.A7)(www.francesfarmersrevenge.com/stuff/serialkillers/carpenter.htm)

1981        Aug 27, Rene Soto clubbed to death Anselmo Covarrubias in LA County. Maria Suarez (21), a battered "sex slave" to Covarrubias and witness to the murder, was convicted of first-degree murder and sent to prison. In 2002 Gov. Davis rejected a recommended parole for Suarez. In 2003 Gov. Davis issued a parole.
    (SSFC, 6/9/02, p.A20)(SFC, 6/22/02, p.A1)(SSFC, 4/6/03, p.A12)

1981        Aug 13, In a ceremony at his California ranch, President Reagan signed a historic package of tax and budget reductions. Abstinence-only sex education programs were introduced under Pres. Reagan. The Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (OBRA) of 1981 included a rider known as the Adolescent Family Life Act (AFLA), sponsored by Republican Senators Orrin Hatch (Utah) and Jeremiah Denton (Alabama). AFLA set aside a small but significant amount of federal money to be used for the promotion of abstinence, as well as religious instruction in sexual matters within the public schools.
    (www.glbtq.com/social-sciences/sex1_education.html)(AP, 8/13/01)

1981        Nov 30, Porn star John Holmes was arrested on fugitive charges.
    (MC, 11/30/01)

1981        State Supreme Court cases in Massachusetts and New Jersey ruled that husbands can be prosecuted for raping their wives.
    (NW, 6/30/03, p.44)

1982        Jan 17, In the SF Bay Area Elisabeth Martinsson (21), a Swedish exchange student at the College of Marin, disappeared. Ten days later a convicted rapist was found with the car in Oklahoma. Henry Coleman (31) of Los Angeles, was wanted on a robbery warrant out of California. He was convicted of auto theft and sentenced to five years in prison, but was never charged with Martinsson's death. In 2014 dental records were used to identify her remains found in a canyon in Fremont, Ca.
    (AP, 5/26/15)

1982        Jan 25, In Stockton, Ca., Renee Rontal (13) and Nancy Rubia (13) were out looking for fun on a popular cruising strip when they were picked up by a 22-year-old Reyes and 21-year-old Antonio Espinoza. The next day a farm worker found Renee in a ditch outside town with her throat cut. Nancy was found nearby face down in shallow water, and an autopsy concluded that she died from drowning in the muddy water. Both girls had been beaten and raped. Espinoza was arrested a year and a half after the killing and was convicted of murder. On May 27, 2011, FBI agents and Mexican federal police arrested Alfredo Reyes (51) outside a pool hall in Tijuana, where he had been living under an alias.
    (AP, 6/24/11)

1982        Jul 10, In Germany Kalinka Bamberski (14) was found dead in her bed in the home of Dr. Dieter Krombach. The girl and her mother had moved in with Krombach after her parents' separation. The girl's father, Andre Bamberski, believed that Krombach gave his daughter a dangerous injection to make her lose consciousness so he could rape her, leading to her death. France convicted Krombach in absentia in 1995 of "intentional violence that led to unintentional death" and sentenced him to 15 years in prison. In 1997 Krombach was convicted in a German court to a two-year suspended sentence and suspended from medical practice after pleading guilty to drugging and raping a 16-year-old girl in his office. In 2009 Krombach (74) was kidnapped from his German town, tied up, and appeared near the courthouse in the eastern French city of Mulhouse. Andre Bamberski later acknowledged involvement, and was hit with preliminary charges of kidnapping. In 2011 Krombach was sentenced to 15 years in prison for "intentional violence that led to unintentional death." On Dec 20, 2012, a French court upheld the conviction against Krombach. Kidnapping charges were still pending against Bamberski,
    (http://tinyurl.com/4agzq8a)(AP, 3/29/11)(AP, 12/20/12)

1982        Jun 26, Porn star John Homes (1944-1988) was acquitted of drug-related murders in 1981. He remained in jail for burglary and contempt-of-court charges until his release in November 1982.

1982        Troy Wicker of Muscle Shoals, Ala., was shot to death. Judy Wicker later testified that she had had sex with Thomas Arthur and paid him $10,000 to kill her husband. Arthur was convicted and sentenced to death. His execution, set for Dec 6, 2007, was delayed because of a pending Supreme Court case involving lethal injections. Arthur escaped execution seven times with legal challenges, but was finally executed on May 26, 2017.
    (AP, 11/26/07)(SFC, 5/26/17, p.A8)
1982        The Homosexual Offences Order (Northern Ireland) 1982, No. 1536 (N.I. 19) decriminalized homosexual acts between consenting adults in Northern Ireland.

1983        Mar 6, In a case that drew much notoriety, a woman in New Bedford, Mass., reported being gang-raped atop a pool table in a tavern; four men were later convicted.
    (AP, 3/6/98)

1983        Mar 17, Laura Marie Purchase was murdered in southeast Texas. In 2021 police in Kansas arrested Thomas Elvin Darnell (75), following DNA evidence that linked him to her sexual assault and murder.
    (https://tinyurl.com/46skkx5r)(SFC, 5/22/21, p.A4)

1983        Aug 19, In Florida the body of Barbara Grams (19) was found in the yard outside a dentist office. She had been attacked while walking home from her restaurant job in Tampa. In 2020 DNA evidence cleared Robert DuBoise (55) of her rape and murder. He had spent 37 years in jail based on reconstructed bite marks that the prosecution argued matched his teeth. In 2021 DuBoise filed a lawsuit in federal court accusing three former detectives, a former police sergeant and a forensic dentist of fabricating the bitemark evidence.
    (The Independent, 8/27/20)(Miami Herald, 10/9/21)

1983        Aug 31, In Fairfield, Ca., Kyle Stracner (15) returned home after visiting with friends and found his mother, Priscilla Strole (40), naked and beaten to death on the floor. In 2014 investigators used DNA evidence to identify Robert Hathaway (48), a childhood friend of Kyle, as the murderer. Hathaway hanged himself on Feb 15, 2014.
    (SFC, 3/6/14, p.D2)

1983        Sep 24, In North Carolina Sabrina Buie (11) went missing. Days later her body was found. Forensic tests showed she had been raped and suffocated. Henry McCollum (19) and his half-brother Leon Brown (15) were arrested and convicted following confessions that were coerced. In 2014 McCollum and Brown were freed after DNA evidence pointed to another man who lived near where Buie’s body was found. On June 4, 2015, McCollum and Brown were pardoned by Gov. Pat McCrory. On Sep 2, 2015, the two brothers were awarded $750,000 each for their wrongful conviction.
    (http://tinyurl.com/nqn7hoz)(SFC, 9/4/14, p.A8)(SFC, 6/5/15, p.A7)(SFC, 9/3/15, p.A6)

1983        Nov 18, In Ohio Jenean Brown (19) went missing. Her body  was found 36 hours later outside Toledo. She had been beaten and nearly decapitated. In 2013 DNA tests linked Andrew Gustafson (56) to her murder. In 2014 Gustafson pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter and rape and was sentenced to 15 years in prison.
    (SFC, 12/23/14, p.A5)(http://tinyurl.com/lrsnwx3)

1983        Nov, In San Francisco Jimmy "the Beard" Ferrozzo (40), the assistant manager of the Condor Club, made famous by topless dancer Carol Doda, was crushed to death by a piano that was used to raise Doda up and down on a hydraulic lift. Exotic dancer Teresa Hill (23), naked and hysterical, survived beneath him.
    (http://tinyurl.com/7lrvcuu)(SSFC, 12/30/12, DB p.42)

1983        Dennis Maher was convicted in Boston of raping 3 women and spent the next 19 years in prison. In 2003 DNA evidence proved his innocence.
    (SFC, 4/4/03, p.A3)
1983        In North Carolina Sabrina Buie (11) was raped and murdered. Henry McCollum (19) and his half-brother Leon Brown (15) were arrested and convicted following confessions that were coerced.. In 2014 McCollum and Brown were freed after DNA evidence pointed to another man who lived near where Buie’s body was found.
    (SFC, 9/4/14, p.A8)

1983-1984     Phillip Pizzo (b.1950), dubbed "the mall rapist," committed a string of kidnappings and rapes at malls throughout Greater Boston. In 2021 Pizzo (71) was again denied parole as he served 11 concurrent life sentences for his crimes.

1984        Jan 13, Arizona inmate Robert Henry Moormann beat, stabbed and suffocated his adoptive mother, Roberta Moormann (74), who allegedly sexually abused him into adulthood. He was out of prison in Florence on furlough for another crime, the kidnapping and molesting of an 8-year-old girl in 1972. Robert Henry Moormann was executed in 2012.
    (AP, 2/29/12)

1984        Feb 26, Pak Awang (84) married his 80th spouse.
    (SC, 2/26/02)

1984        Apr 22, The US Centers for Disease Control (CDC) said French researchers had discovered that a virus causes AIDS. Scientists identified a retrovirus named human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) as the cause of AIDS.
    (SSFC, 6/3/01, p.A20)(www.avert.org/his81_86.htm)

1984        Jun 26, Michel Foucault (b.1926), French philosopher (History of Sexuality), died in Paris of an AIDs-related illness.

1984        Jul 23, Vanessa Williams became the first Miss America to resign her title, because of nude photographs published in Penthouse magazine.
    (AP, 7/23/98)

1984        Aug 3, In Pennsylvania Barbara Rowan (14) was raped and killed. Her body was found two weeks after she went missing in Bensalem, Bucks County. In 2015 George Franz Shaw (55) and Robert Scott Sanders were arrested for her rape and murder.
    (http://tinyurl.com/ngrbarn)(AP, 10/2/15)

1984        Aug 4, In Germany Robert Brown (24), a former American soldier, struck Nicola Stiel (19) and raped her, then strangled her to prevent her from reporting the rape. In 2009 Brown was extradited to Germany to face charges that he raped and murdered the woman near where he worked on a US military base in Hesse state.
    (AP, 8/17/09)

1984        Sep 21, In Cleveland, Ohio, Romell Broom (b.1956) raped a murdered Tryna Middleton (14) after abducting her at knife-point as she walked home from a football game with friends. His execution in 2009 was delayed as executioners failed to find a good vein for lethal injection. In 2017 a court re-scheduled his execution for June 17, 2020.
    (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Romell_Broom)(SFC, 5/24/17, p.A6)

1985        Jan 1, In Florida the body of Tonya McKinley (23) was found in Pensacola. She had been strangled and sexually assaulted. In 2020 police arrested Daniel Wells (57) after using family tree DNA evidence.
    (SFC, 3/20/20, p.A4)

1985        Mary Anne Warren authored “Gendercide," a look at the moral issues raised by new and emerging technologies of sex selection.
    (Econ, 3/6/10, p.77)

1986        Apr 13, Phillip Hallford forced his daughter (15) to lure her boyfriend Eddie Shannon (16) to an isolated area in Daly County, Alabama, where he shot and killed the boy and threw his body off a bridge. Melinda Hallford was pregnant at the time of the killing and had been sexually abused by her father. In 2010 Hallford (63) was executed.
    (http://off2dr.com/modules/extcal/event.php?event=256)(SFC, 11/5/10, p.A9)

1986        May 5, In California the East Area Rapist bludgeoned to death Janelle Cruz (18) in her parent’s home in Irvine. This was his last known crime since a first attack on June 18, 1976, in Rancho Cordova. In 2016 the FBI and local law enforcement offered a $50,000 reward and issued a fresh appeal for public information to identify him.
    (SFC, 6/16/16, p.A10)

1986        Jul 9, The Attorney General's Commission on Pornography released the final draft of its 2,000-page report, which linked hard-core porn to sex crimes.
    (AP, 7/9/97)

1986        Dec 6, Annette Thur (17) of Santa Cruz County was kidnapped, raped and killed following a party in Boulder Creek. A tourist found her body off Skyline Drive in San Mateo County. In 2012 DNA evidence linked registered sex offender John William Kelley (49) of Placerville to her murder and he was arrested.
    (SFC, 8/17/12, p.C5)

1987        Mar 10, The Vatican condemned surrogate parenting as well as test-tube and artificial insemination.
    (HN, 3/10/98)

1987        Dec 25, Antoni Imiela pounced on Sheila Jankowitz near her home in Forest Hill, southeast London. The attack preceded a series of rapes across south-east England in 2001 and 2002 for which the ex-railway worker was given seven life sentences in 2004. In 2012 the 'M25 Rapist' was sentenced 12 years more for raping Jankowitz.
    (AFP, 3/22/12)

1988        Apr 1, In Indiana April Tinsley (8) of Fort Wayne was abducted. Her body was found three days later in a ditch about 20 miles away. She had been sexually assaulted and strangled. In 2018 DNA evidence linked John Miller (59) to the case. He pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 80 years in prison for her abduction, rape and murder.
    (http://truecrimeguy.com/april-marie-tinsley/)(SFC, 12/22/18, p.A5)

1988        Apr 8, The Rev. Jimmy Swaggart was defrocked as a minister of the Assemblies of God after he rejected an order from the church's national leaders to stop preaching for a year amid reports he'd consorted with a prostitute.
    (AP, 4/8/08)

1988        Jul 31, The last US Playboy Club closed in Lansing, Mich.

1988        Barbara Blaine (1956-2017) began her "Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests" (SNAP). She had been sexually assaulted by her parish priest in Toledo, Ohio, for four years starting when she was 13. In 1989 SNAP was established as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization support group of survivors of clergy sexual abuse and their supporters in the United States.
    (SFC, 2/20/19, p.A8)
1988         In Portland, Ore., Paul Erven Jackson and his older brother Vance Roberts began kidnapping and holding prostitutes as sex slaves. Both men vanished in early 1991 after their mother bailed them from jail. Roberts surrendered in 2006 and was later sentenced to 108 years in prison. Jackson (45) was arrested in Mexico on Sep 28, 2015.
    (SFC, 9/30/15, p.A7)
1988        In Poland Mariusz T. raped and killed four boys in Piotrkow Trybunalski. His death sentence was commuted to 25 years under an amnesty announced when Poland shed communism in 1989. His release in 2014 caused a national uproar.
    (AP, 2/12/14)

1989        Jan 24, Physicians 1st reported a case of AIDS transmitted by heterosexual oral sex.

1989        Feb 12, In Ohio the body of Joy Stewart (22) was found raped and fatally stabbed in Preble County. She was eight months pregnant at the time. Dennis McGuire was later convicted and sentenced to death. On Jan 16, 2014, McGuire (53) was executed by a new combination of lethal drugs. The process took nearly 25 minutes from injection to death and left him gasping for air in the final minutes.
    (SFC, 1/8/14, p.A5)(http://tinyurl.com/kdp2x6z)(SFC, 1/17/14, p.A8)

1989        Mar 12, In the SF Bay Area two hikers found the sexually assaulted body of Sheila Lorraine Hatcher (27) in a ravine on San Bruno Mountain. In 2014 police arrested Gabriel O’Neill (45) of Brisban after DNA evidence linked him to the case.
    (SFC, 6/13/14, p.D4)

1989        Mar 22, Ann Harrison (15) was abducted as she waited for a school bus in front of her home in Raytown, Missouri. African-Americans Roderick Nunley and Michael Taylor forced her into a stolen car, raped and stabbed her to death. They left her body in the boot of the car. Taylor and Nunley were convicted and sentenced to death. In 2006 their execution was postponed pending a decision on whether lethal injection constitutes cruel and unusual punishment. On Feb 26, 2014, Taylor was executed.
    (http://columbiamissourian.com/news/story.php?ID=18038)(Econ, 7/22/06, p.36)(SFC, 2/27/14, p.A8)

1989        Jun 18, John Wayne Bobbitt (b.1967) married Lorena L Gallo (b.1970). [see Jan 10, 1994]

1989        Apr 19, A jogger was raped and beaten in Central Park. 5 black and Latino youths (14-16) were soon arrested and convicted. In 2002 DNA evidence identified Matias Reyes (31) as the rapist. A judge then overturned the original convictions. 3,254 other rapes were reported in the park in 1989. In 2003 Trisha Meili identified herself as the victim in her book “I Am the Central Park Jogger." In 2014 the five men initially convicted agreed to settle their civil rights lawsuit for about $40 million.
    (NG, 5/93, p.16)(SFC, 9/6/02, p.A3)(SFC, 11/21/09, p.A7)(SFC, 6/20/14, p.A11)

1989        Nov 24, In Washington state college student Mandy Stavik (18) disappeared after going out for a jog in Acme. Her body was found three days later in the Nooksack River. In 2017 police arrested Tim Bass (50) based on DNA evidence.
    (https://tinyurl.com/y27c36rn)(CBS News, 7/18/20)

1989        Phil Harvey founded DKT Int’l. to provide contraceptives at knock-down prices to some of the poorest parts of the world. His PHE group included Adam & Eve, America’s biggest mail order and online retailer of sexual toys.
    (Econ, 10/9/04, p.62)

1990        Feb 8, In California Christy Pina (14) was found dead in an artichoke field just off Highway 1 in Castroville. She had been strangled, raped and stabbed repeatedly. In 1996 advanced DNA technology identified Arsenio Pacheco Leyva as the killer, but he had gone into hiding. Leyva was later arrested in Mexico and spent over three years in jail before he was extradited to the US to face charges. On May 3, 2018, Leyva (56) was booked at the Monterey County Jail.
    (SFC, 5/8/18, p.C4)

1990        Apr 18, The US Supreme Court ruled that states may make it a crime to possess or look at child pornography, even in one's home.
    (AP, 4/18/00)

1990        May 20, In Massachusetts the body of Cheryl Kosilek (35) was found in her car at a North Attleborough shopping mall. Robert Kosilek (41) was convicted of her murder in 1993 and while in prison demanded that the state of Massachusetts provide him or her with a sex-change operation.
    (SFC, 11/24/09, p.A9)(www.highbeam.com/doc/1P2-8176530.html)

1991        Jul 26, Paul Reubens (Pee Wee Herman) was arrested in Florida for exposing himself at an adult movie theater.

1991        Aug 22, The Supreme Court of Canada struck down the so-called rape shield law, which said the previous sexual conduct of a rape victim could not be used in court.
    (AP, 8/22/01)

1991        Aug, In Germany the body of Stephanie Drews (10) was found below the 'Devil's Valley Bridge' about 40 km east of her hometown of Weimar. In 2018 police arrested a 65-year-old man on suspicion of sexually abusing and killing the girl.
    (AP, 3/5/18)
1991        Oct, In Missouri Gladys Kuehler (81) was beaten and sexually assaulted before being stabbed more than 50 times. In 1994 Walter Barton was convicted of killing Kuehler, who managed a mobile home. He was sentenced to death. Newly released blood spatter evidence cast doubt on the murder conviction days ahead of his scheduled May 19, 2020, execution.
    (The Independent, 5/14/20)

1991        Nov 26, Condoms were handed out to thousands of NYC High School students.

1991        Dec 14, Sarah Yarborough (16) was beaten, sexually assaulted and strangled to death after she arrived at her high school in Federal Way, just outside of Tacoma, to meet her drill team. In 2019 DNA evidence led to the arrest Patrick Nicholas (55).
    (AP, 10/5/19)

1991        Geraldo Rivera authored a memoir titled “Exposing Myself." In 2017 he apologized and expressed embarrassment about the book that recounts sexual experiences.
    (SFC, 12/2/17, p.A4)

1992        Jun 20, Indian officials raided Vachathi village in southern Tamil Nadu state to search for smuggled sandalwood. 18 women were reportedly raped and 100 people were badly beaten during the two-day raid. On Sep 29, 2011, an Indian court found 17 police and forest officials guilty of raping the group of lower-caste women.
    (AP, 9/29/11)(http://tinyurl.com/3wyvf2j)

1992        Sep 14, California became the first US state to implement a formal rule about client-lawyer sexual conduct. Rule 3-120 barred lawyers from using their position of power to coerce clients into sleeping with them.
    (http://tinyurl.com/lb8n7gp)(Econ, 12/10/16, p.34)

1992        Dec 28, Katie Beers (9) disappeared in Bay Shore, New York, two days before her tenth birthday. On January 13, 1993, she was found alive in a 6-foot-by-7-foot concrete bunker under the garage of John Esposito. Beers later said Esposito had raped her during her captivity. On July 27, 1994, Esposito was sentenced to 15 years to life. He was found dead in his cell of apparently natural causes on September 4, 2013, just after a parole hearing.
    {New York, USA, Kids, Rape}

1992        In Texas Dan and Fran Keller were convicted of sexually assaulting a 3-year-old after children in their day care told investigators of dismembered bodies, tortured pets and other fantastic tales. In 2017 the couple were slated to receive $3-4 million from the state for being wrongfully imprisoned for more than two decades.
    (SFC, 3/24/17, p.A5)
1992        In Vermont Fran Henry started the “Stop it Now" helpline service for child sex offenders. A British version followed a decade later.
    (Econ, 8/13/16, p.42)
1992        In Cancun, Mexico, Ana Lucia Salazar (8) told her parents that Fernando Martínez Suárez, a priest from the Legion of Christ religious order, had digitally raped her. It was later learned that Legion founder Rev. Marcial Maciel had sexually abused at least 60 seminarians, fathered at least three children and built a secretive, cult-like order to cater to his whims and hide his double life. Martínez was one of nearly a dozen Legion priests who were childhood victims of the founder and went onto molest other minors. The multi-generational chain of abuse was only acknowledged by the Legion in late 2019.
    (AP, 1/19/20)
1992        A South Korean sex worker was killed by an American soldier. In 2017 filmmaker Gina Kim brought the murder to life in "Bloodless," a 12-minute piece that won the award for best VR story at this year's Venice Film Festival.
    (AP, 10/1/17)

1992-1995    The war between Bosnia's Croats, Muslims and Serbs claimed some 100,000 lives. Government officials estimated that at least 20,000 mostly Muslim women were raped during the conflict.
    (AFP, 11/29/10)

1993        Jun 23, John Wayne Bobbitt had his penis severed by his wife, Ecuadorian born Lorena Bobbitt, in a domestic dispute. In 1996 he was ordained a minister in the Universal Life Church. Lorena Bobbitt of Prince William County, Va., sexually mutilated her husband, John, after he allegedly raped her. John Bobbitt was later acquitted of marital sexual assault; Lorena Bobbitt was later acquitted of malicious wounding by reason of insanity.
    (SFC, 12/5/96, p.A3)(AP, 6/23/98)

1993        Jul 23, Surgeon General-designate Joycelyn Elders stuck by her firm stands on sex education and AIDS prevention in a one-day confirmation hearing on Capitol Hill.
    (AP, 7/23/98)

1993        Aug 9, Reputed "Hollywood Madam" Heidi Fleiss pleaded innocent in Los Angeles to five counts of pandering and one count of selling cocaine. Fleiss was convicted in 1994 of three counts of pandering and acquitted of the drug charge, but the verdicts were later thrown out due to jury misconduct. She eventually pleaded guilty to attempted pandering.
    (AP, 8/9/98)

1993        Nov 10, A jury in Manassas, Va., acquitted John Wayne Bobbitt of marital sexual assault against his wife, Lorena, who'd sexually mutilated him. Mrs. Bobbitt was later acquitted of malicious wounding.
    (AP, 11/10/98)

1993        Dec 25, In London, an unidentified 59-year-old woman who'd been implanted with donated eggs gave birth to twins in a case that sparked controversy.
    (AP, 12/25/98)

1993        Dec 31, Samuel Morris Steward (b.1909), also known by the pen name Phil Andros, died. He was a novelist and tattoo artist later based in Oakland, California. His “Stud File" ran to more than 4,600 encounters with over 800 men. In 2010 Justin Spring authored “Secret Historian: The Life and Times of Samuel Steward, Professor, Tattoo Artist, and Sexual Renegade."
    (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phil_Andros)(SSFC, 8/22/10, p.F1)(Econ, 8/14/10, p.70)

1993        SF police officer Joanne Welsh filed a suit against police-chief Anthony Ribera for sexual harassment. In 12/95 Ribera was acquitted by a federal jury but the jury found the city guilty for not returning her to her job. She was awarded $288,606 in damages, attorneys fees and back pay.
    {SF, USA, Sex}
    (SFC, 9/5/96, p.A15)
1993        Somaly Mam (b.~1970-71) escaped Cambodia following years of forced prostitution. She moved to Paris and later returned to Cambodia to help women caught in similar situations. In 2006 she was honored as one of Glamour magazine's women of the year. In 2007 she published her autobiography: "The Road of Lost Innocence." In 2008 she was the co-winner of the $150,000 World's Children's Prize for the Rights of the Child, awarded by the Swedish Children's World Association to recognize those who defend the rights of children. In 2014 she resigned from the New York-based foundation she helped found after reports alleged that she had distorted aspects of her personal history.
    (AP, 5/29/14)(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Somaly_Mam)
1993        Japan’s “Kono Statement" was its first apology for incidents of sexual slavery during WWII. Yohei Kono was Chief Cabinet Secretary at the time.
    (Economist, 9/8/12, p.38)(AP, 6/1/13)

1994        Jan 10, In Manassas, Va., Lorena Bobbitt went on trial, charged with malicious wounding of her husband, John. She had cut off her husband's penis and was acquitted by reason of temporary insanity.
    (AP, 1/10/99)(MC, 1/10/02)

1994        Jan 25, Singer Michael Jackson settled a child molestation lawsuit against him; terms were confidential, although one source put the monetary figure at least $10 million.
    (AP, 1/25/04)

1994        Feb 24, Surgeon General Joycelyn Elders labeled smoking an "adolescent addiction" and accused the tobacco industry of trying to convince teen-agers that cigarettes will make them sexy and successful.
    (AP, 2/24/99)

1994        Mar, Minnesota officials issued an arrest warrant for Shawn Sullivan on charges of molesting 2 girls (11) and raping another (14). He escaped to Ireland as prosecutors prepared to file charges, and while staying there was convicted of sexually assaulting two 12-year-old girls. In 2010 he was arrested in London. In 2012 Britain's High Court blocked a US government bid to extradite him to Minnesota, saying the state's restrictive treatment program for sex offenders was far too draconian.
    (AP, 6/28/12)(www.startribune.com/local/south/134474288.html)

1994        Dec 2, Reputed "Hollywood Madam" Heidi Fleiss was convicted in Los Angeles of three counts of pandering.
    (AP, 12/2/99)

1994        Dec 9, President Clinton fired Surgeon General Joycelyn Elders after learning she'd told a conference that masturbation should be discussed in school as a part of human sexuality.
    (AP, 12/9/99)

1994        Carol Queen and Robert Lawrence of SF founded the Center for Sex and Culture, www.sexandculture.org. In 2004 they acquired office space at 11th and Harrison.
    (SFC, 12/29/04, p.E1)
1994        Dr. William Howell Masters and Virginia Johnson Masters (Masters and Johnson) closed their sex research institute in St. Louis. The couple had divorced in 1992 after 35 years together.
    (SFEC, 11/30/97, Par p.2)
1994        Victoria’s Secrets introduced the Miracle Bra, a bottom padded push up bra designed by Linda Wachner of Warnaco.
    (WSJ, 4/10/00, p.A1

1995        Apr 15, Norma Patricia Esparza, a Southern California college student, pointed out Gonzalo Ramirez (25) at a bar to her boyfriend Gianni Van and two others as the man who had recently raped her. Ramirez was then kidnapped and hacked to death. In 2014 Esparza pleaded guilty in exchange for a prison term. In 2015 Van was sentenced to life in prison without parole. In 2016 Esparza was sentenced to 6 years in prison.
    (http://tinyurl.com/l9v2chg)(SFC, 7/16/16, p.A7))

1995        Sep 11, Jimmy Ryce (9) was kidnapped, raped and murdered in south Florida. In 1998 Juan Carlos Chavez, a Cuban ranch hand was convicted. His defense was that he was framed by his bosses into a confession for fear of being deported. The defense held that Edward Sheinhaus, the son of Chavez’s bosses, was the killer. Chavez was executed on Feb 12, 2014.
    (SFC, 9/19/98, p.A4)(SFC, 2/13/14, p.A15)

1995        Dec 31, Pres. Clinton and Monica Lewinsky engaged in their 3rd sexual encounter. By this time Lewinsky was a member of the staff of the Office of legislative Affairs.
    (SFC, 9/12/98, p.A12)

1995        A Female Genital Mutilation Act was made federal law.
    (SFC, 1/10/04, p.A3)
1995        Frank Curtis, a Mormon brother, died. He had been convicted of criminal sex abuse. In his 1998 lawsuit filed in Multnomah County, Oregon, Jeremiah Scott, accused the church of hiding the fact that Curtis, one of its high priests, was a pedophile. Curtis was excommunicated from the church in 1983 in Pennsylvania but was rebaptized in 1984 in Michigan. In 1988, he joined the Brentwood Ward in Portland. In 2011 Lisa Davis authored “The Sins of Brother Curtis: A Story of Betrayal, Conviction, and the Mormon Church.
    (SSFC, 3/20/11, p.G7)

1996        Feb 15, A federal judge temporarily blocked the Communications Decency Act, saying the government had to explain what material it considered indecent before it could enforce the law, designed to protect children from sexually explicit material on computer networks.
    (AP, 2/15/01)

1996        Mar 10, Birdwatchers noted the "act of raptor love" between two red-tailed hawks on the Hotel Carlyle at 2:30 p.m. in New York City. It lasted a full five seconds.
    (WSJ, 4/17/96, p.A-18)

1996        Mar 15, Beatrice Abilez Loza (68), a mother of 10, was murdered and sodomized at her home in la Puente, Ca. In 1997 her son, Frank Manuel Abilez, was convicted and sentenced to death for the murder. He died at age 53 while on death row at San Quentin in 2012.
    (SFC, 4/4/12, p.C8)

1996        May 4, In Alaska Jessica Baggen was raped and murdered after she celebrated her 17th birthday. Her body was found two days later. On August 3, 2020, suspect Steve Branch (66) died by suicide after state police investigators traveled to his home in Austin, Arkansas, to interview him about Baggen’s murder in the city of Sitka.
    (NBC News, 8/11/20)

1996        May 8, Postal inspectors wrapped up a two-year sting operation in 36 states against the nation's biggest child pornography ring.
    (AP, 5/8/97)

1996        Jun 13, In Idaho Angie Dodge (19) was found stabbed and cut 14 times and left half naked in her Idaho Falls apartment. In 2019 DNA evidence led to the arrest of Brian Dripps.

1996        Aug 22, In California college student Debbie Dorian (22) was found dead in her Fresno County apartment, her body bound at the hands and feet with duct tape. On January 28, 2020, Nickey Stane (52), arrested in 2018, was charged in the sexual assault and murder after authorities implemented the novel investigative technique that caught the suspected "Golden State Killer".
    (ABC News, 1/30/20)

1996        Nov 13, Sgt. Loren B. Taylor, a drill sergeant who'd had sex with three women recruits at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., was given five months in prison and a bad-conduct discharge in the first sentencing of the burgeoning Army sex scandal.
    (AP, 11/13/97)

1996        The documentary film “Heidi Fleiss: Hollywood Madam" by Nick Broomfield was about the leader of the LA call-girl ring.
    (SFEC, 3/8/98, DB p.47)
1996        The US passed anti-child pornography legislation.
    (WSJ, 4/17/02, p.A1)
1996        Dr. Stuart Meloy found that an electro-stimulator, designed by Medtronic to interrupt pain signals, induced orgasms in women when applied to a certain point in mid spine.
    (SFC, 2/8/01, p.A3)

1996        India outlawed sex determination tests to reduce gender-based abortions.
    (SFC, 12/6/02, p.J1)
1996        In southern India a teenager (16) was kidnapped and held for several weeks in Kerala state. A court had acquitted all but one of 24 of the accused in 2005. In 2013 India's top court ordered a retrial, which was completed in six months. In 2014 one man was sentenced to life and 23 others to 7-11 years.
    (AP, 4/4/14)

1997        Apr 30, Sarah Patterson (11) was sexually assaulted and murdered with her throat slit near Fort Worth, Texas. Her brother was beaten, but survived and later testified against Bobby Wayne Woods. Woods (44) was executed on Dec 3, 2009.
    (SFC, 12/4/09, p.A18)(www.prodeathpenalty.com/Pending/08/jan08.htm)

1997        May 19, NBC sportscaster Marv Albert was charged in an indictment with biting a woman in an Arlington, Va., hotel as many as 15 times and forcing her to perform oral sex. At trial, Albert ended up pleading guilty to assault and battery.
    (AP, 5/19/98)

1997        Jul 3, Daisy Mascada (18) cut off the penis of Julio Luna with a 10-inch knife in Seaside, Ca. She was sentenced to 7 years in prison and later pleaded that she had been kidnapped, battered and abused.
    (SFC, 10/14/99, p.A22)

1997        Jul 8, Michelle Moore-Bosko (18) of Pittsburgh, who had recently moved to Norfolk, Va., and secretly married her longtime boyfriend, William Bosko, was found raped and killed. 4 sailors, who became known as the Norfolk Four, were later convicted for her rape and murder. In 2009 Danial Williams (37), Derek Tice (39) and Joseph Dick (33) were pardoned, culminating a four-year campaign for clemency based on the sailors' claims that they were coerced into falsely admitting their involvement, that the details they provided were wrong and that there was no physical evidence linking them to the crime. A fourth sailor, Eric Wilson (33), served more than eight years in prison and has been released. A fifth man, Omar Ballard, was also convicted in the crime, and was sentenced to 100 years in prison, 59 of which were suspended. He is the only man whose DNA matched that found at the scene. His confession stated that he committed the crime by himself. In 2017 Virginia’s governor pardoned the four former sailors.
    (SFC, 8/7/09, p.A5)(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Norfolk_Four)(SFC, 3/23/17, p.A8)

1997        Jul 24, A Dallas jury awarded $120 million in damages against the local Roman Catholic diocese that ignored evidence that the priest, Rudolph Kos, sexually abused a number of altar boys from 1977-1992. Kos was suspended in 1992. Kos pleaded guilty to 3 sex abuse charges in 1998.
    (SFC, 7/25/97, p.A1)(SFC, 3/25/98, p.A3)

1997        Dec 21, In Colorado Susannah Chase (23) was brutally attacked, abducted, sexually assaulted and beaten in Boulder. She died the following day of severe head injuries. In 2008 DNA evidence connected Diego Olmos Alcalde to the slaying, as he served time in Wyoming for a kidnapping. In 2009 Chilean citizen Diego Olmos Alcalde (39) was sentenced to life in prison for Chase’s murder.
    (SFC, 4/6/98, p.A3)(SFC, 6/30/09, p.A4)(http://tinyurl.com/nwtazu)

1997        Snowflakes, the 1st embryo-adoption program in the US, began matching donor embryos to infertile women.
    (NW, 4/24/03, p.53)
1997        The Thai constitution guaranteed citizens 12 years of free education. This effectively reduced the number of Thai girls sold into the sex industry.
    (SFC, 2/6/02, p.A12)
1997        The Vatican’s top diplomat in Ireland told bishops that their policy of mandatory reporting suspected of sex abuse cases to police "gives rise to serious reservations of both a moral and canonical nature." In 2011 the Vatican insisted the letter had been "deeply misunderstood."
    (AP, 1/19/11)

1998        Jan 30, In Sarasota, Florida, a 14-year-old girl was found staggering along a road. She had been raped and stabbed nearly 30 times and beaten badly four days earlier. She hid in the woods in fear of her assailant, Scott Christopher Malsky (22), who was arrested in Delaware the next day.
    (SFC, 2/2/98, p.A3)

1998        Feb 3, Mary Kay LeTourneau, 36, former Washington state teacher, violated probation with the 14 year-old father of her baby.

1998        Mar 4, The Supreme Court ruled that sexual harassment at work can be illegal even when the offender and victim are of the same gender.
    (WSJ, 1/4/98, p.R4)(AP, 3/4/99)

1998        Mar 16, Sgt. Maj. Gene McKinney, once the Army's top enlisted man, was reprimanded and demoted one rank by a jury that had convicted him of obstruction of justice in a sexual misconduct case.
    (AP, 3/16/08)

1998        Mar 27, The US Food and Drug Administration approved the drug Viagra, made by Pfizer, saying it helped about two-thirds of impotent men improve their sexual function. Viagra’s effects were shown to last 8-12 hours. Pfizer had originally tested the compound UK 92,480 as a drug for angina and found that male volunteers were getting frequent erections. They renamed it Viagra and sought sales approval.
    (AP, 3/27/99)(SFC, 5/28/02, p.A4)(Econ, 7/16/05, p.76)

1998        Apr 2, California agreed to settle a sexual harassment lawsuit brought by 3 female prison workers for $4.3 million.
    (SFC, 4/3/98, p.A26)

1998        Jul 10, Bringing to a close one of the biggest sex scandals ever to hit the Roman Catholic Church, the Diocese of Dallas agreed to pay $23.4 million to nine former altar boys who said they had been molested by a priest.
    (AP, 7/10/99)

1998        Jul 16, In Stockton, Ca., a jury awarded $30 million in damages to 2 brothers for enduring years of sexual abuse from Rev. Oliver O’Grady. In 2006 Amy Berg produced her film “Deliver Us From Evil," a documentary on O’Grady, who was deported to Ireland after serving time in the US.
    (SFC, 7/17/98, p.A1)(SFC, 10/25/06, p.E1)

1998        Aug 11, In the Netherlands the body of Nicky Verstappen (11) was found, a day after he disappeared from a youth camp in southern Limburg province. He had been sexually abused before he was killed. In 2018 Dutch detectives said they have matched DNA traces and identified Jos Brech (55) as a suspect in the brutal murder. A European-wide warrant for Brech's arrest was issued on June 12, 2018.
    (AFP, 8/22/18)

1998        Aug 25, In Cincinnati, Ohio, 4 boys under age 11 were charged in the sexual assault of a 7-year-old girl.
    (SFC, 8/26/98, p.A3)

1998        Sep 6, Connecticut Dr. George Reardon (b.1930) died. He began abusing children in the 1950s as a young doctor in Albany, New York, and continued in Connecticut through the 1980s. In 2011 a jury found St. Francis Hospital in Hartford at fault for failing to protect young patients from abuse by Dr. Reardon. A man who said he suffered abuse as an 8-year-old was awarded $2.75 million.
    (SFC, 7/9/11, p.A5)(http://tinyurl.com/3s682nb)

1998        Nov 13, In California Cyndi Vanderheiden (b.1973) was last seen at a bar in Linden, Ca. Her car was found the next day but her body was not found. A jury later determined that she was raped and killed by Loren Herzog and Wesley Shermantine, later dubbed the “Speed Freak Killers." Their murder spree lasted for 15 years. Shermantine and Herzog were later sentenced to death, but in 2010 Herzog was freed.
    (SSFC, 9/12/10, p.C11)(http://tinyurl.com/3yepn39)

1998        In Texas 4 women were convicted of assaulting two nieces of Anna Ramirez, ages 7 and 9, in successive attacks during a week in 1994. The girls had testified that the women held them by their wrists and ankles, attacked them and threatened to kill them. Anna Vasquez was released on parole in November, 2012. Elizabeth Ramirez, Kristie Mayhugh and Cassandra Rivera were released in  2013 after a judge decided to recommend that an appeals court vacate their 1998 convictions as tainted by faulty witness testimony.
    (AP, 11/18/13)
1998        Rev. Lawrence Murphy (d.1998), who had worked at the former St. John's School for the Deaf in St. Francis, Wisconsin (1950-1975), died. In July 1996, Milwaukee Archbishop Rembert G. Weakland sent a letter to the Vatican seeking advice on how to proceed with charges of sexual molestation by Murphy on as many as 200 deaf students. Cardinal Ratzinger, who led the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith from 1981 until 2005, when he was elected pope, did not respond. The case was made public in 2010.
    (AP, 3/25/10)

1998        In China an alleged sexual assault was linked to a student's suicide. In 2018 a person claiming to be the student's classmate accused Shen Yang, a language professor, of the assault and called for a re-examination of the case. Peking University, where Shen taught until 2011, said it served Shen a disciplinary warning based on a police report at the time, but is now re-examining the case. The School of Liberal Arts at Nanjing University and Shanghai Normal University, both cut ties with the professor on April 7, 2018.
    (Reuters, 4/8/18)

1998        A Norwegian newspaper claimed that police on Cyprus routinely dismissed rape claims, treating the victims as liars.
    (The Telegraph, 1/6/20)

1998        A South Africa court struck down the law against sodomy.
    (SSFC, 5/25/03, p.A12)

1999        Jan 29, In Virginia Paul Warner Powell (20) stabbed and killed Stacie Reed (16). He also raped and attempted to kill her sister (14). Powell was executed on March 18, 2010.
    (SFC, 3/19/10, p.A8)

1999        Mar 5, Denmark's parliament voted 81-27 to legalize prostitution, effective Jul 1.
    (SFC, 3/6/99, p.A14)

1999        Apr 14, In western Japan Takayuki Otsuki (18) raped and killed Yayoi Motomura (23) before strangling to death her 11-month-old daughter Yuka in Yamaguchi. In 2000 Otsuki was convicted and jailed for life, but in 2008 he was sentenced to death. In 2012 Japan’s Supreme Court upheld the ruling.

1999        Apr 15, Erotica USA, a pornography trade show, opened a 4-day exhibit at the Javits Center in NYC.
    (SFC, 4/16/99, p.A3)

1999        May 24, The US Supreme Court ruled 5-4 that schools can be held liable for students sexually harassing other students. The court also ruled that police violate the 4th Amendment right to privacy when they allow the media into people's homes to document arrests and raids.
    (SFC, 5/25/99, p.A1,3)(AP, 5/24/00)

1999        Jul 2, A 3-day UN conference on population closed after 170 nations agreed on sex education, access to abortion and parental rights.
    (SFC, 7/3/99, p.C1)

1999        Aug 7, In Finland the village of Kutemajarvi planned a sex fair for people over age 45 to commemorate the UN designation of 1999 as the Int'l. Year of Older Persons.
    (SFC, 1/16/99, p.A12)

1999        Nov, In Kansas Tom Bledsoe (25) confessed to the rape and murder of a sister-in-law (14). Days later he recanted and pinned the crime on his younger brother, Floyd. In 2015 Floyd was freed after serving more than 15 years of a life sentence after his brother confessed in suicide notes that he was the actual killer.
    (SFC, 12/9/15, p.A10)(Econ, 2/25/17, p.25)

1999        Leslie Cunliffe, dubbed the "Silence of the Lambs" rapist by Australian authorities, posed as a policeman to abduct a 21-year-old woman at gunpoint from the southern city of Geelong and locked her in a backyard shed with padded walls. He served 12 years in prison for the torture and rape.
    (AFP, 6/18/11)
1999        Sweden established its so-called "Sex Purchase Law," where paying for sex is punished by fines or up to six months in prison, plus the humiliation of public exposure. Sweden became the first country to criminalize the purchase of sex.
    (AP, 3/16/08)(Econ, 8/9/14, p.9)

2000        Mar 26, Dr. Alex Comfort, British author of the 1972 "Joy of Sex," died at age 80 in Oxfordshire. Comfort wrote some 50 books that included novels, poetry, criticism, scientific texts and works on Eastern philosophy.
    (SFC, 3/28/00, p.E1)(AP, 3/26/01)

2000        Mar 29, The US Supreme Court affirmed cities’ power to ban nude dancing in a 6-3 decision.
    (SFC, 3/30/00, p.A3)

2000        May 3, The US FDA approved the first device to aid women with sexual dysfunction.
    (SFC, 5/4/00, p.A3)

2000        May 22, The Supreme Court struck down, 5-to-4, a federal law that shielded children from sex-oriented cable TV channels. The US Supreme Court invalidated part of a 1996 law that relegated pornography on cable TV to late-night hours.
    (AP, 5/22/01)(WSJ, 3/24/04, p.A4)

2000        Oct, Brothels were legalized. The $1 billion sex industry was estimated as 5% of the Dutch economy.
    (SSFC, 8/12/01, p.A15)

2000        UC Berkeley drama scholar Mel Gordon (1947-2018) authored "Voluptuous Panic: The Erotic World of Weimar Berlin."
    (http://tinyurl.com/y8k3usjn)(SFC, 4/4/18, p.D4)

2001        Feb 17, Lynsie Ekelund (20), a Fullerton College student, disappeared after going to a club with Christopher McAmis. In 2010 her body was found in a canyon north of Los Angeles. McAmis had used a tractor to dig her grave after he killed her during an attempted rape.
    (SFC, 11/5/10, p.C10)

2001        Aug 8, US Federal authorities announced the arrests of 100 people nationwide in an Internet child pornography operation, Landslide Productions Inc., based in Fort Worth, Tx.
    (SFC, 8/9/01, p.A3)

2001        Dec 22, Ron Nicolino (62) towed his 1,300 pound "Big Giant Bra Ball" around Point Richmond. His project "Bras Across the Grand Canyon" was rejected 10 years earlier.
    (SSFC, 12/23/01, p.A25)

2001        In Ohio a student (22) at Youngstown State Univ. was kidnapped, robbed and gang-raped. In 2008 Brandon Moore, age 15 at the time of the crime, was tried as an adult, convicted in the case and given a 112-year prison sentence. On Dec 22, 2016, a divided state Supreme Court ruled that the 112-year sentence was unconstitutional.
    (SFC, 12/23/16, p.A5)
2001        Gyorgy Gattyan, a Hungarian entrepreneur, launched LiveJasmin, an Internet cam company featuring live sex chats. The garage project later became Docler Holding. In 2013 the company became headquartered in Luxembourg. By 2015 he was Hungary’s richest man and his porn site LiveJasmin received 40m visitors a day.
    (www.itone.lu/article/gyorgy-gattyan-simple-recipe)(Econ, 10/1/11, p.64)(Econ, 9/26/15, p.62)
2001        In Belgium a 3-block tolerance zone for prostitution was established in Antwerp as a test case for national legalization of prostitution.
    (WSJ, 5/26/05, p.A1)
2001        In Canada the website AshleyMadison.com was launched with the slogan, “Life is short. Have an affair."
    (SSFC, 11/10/13, p.A6)
2001        In Paraguay Benigna Leguizamon (17) was allegedly raped by Fernando Lugo, head of diocese of San Pedro. In 2009 she said Pres. Lugo was the father of her 6-year-old child and told Magnificat radio in Ciudad del Este that she was a 17-year-old cleaning woman for the diocese of San Pedro at the time of the initial rape.
    (AP, 6/24/09)

2002        Jan 6, In San Francisco Kenneth Babers and Lamar Paschall (19) brutally raped a woman named Amber (20) near Golden Gate Ave. and Elm Alley. Four years later both men were identified by DNA evidence. Babers was arrested in 2014 and Paschall in 2012. In 2018 Babers was sentenced to 26 years in prison and Pachall to 36 years.
    (SFC, 7/28/18, p.C1)

2002        Feb 12, The JAMA medical journal reported that gonorrhea was in an estimated 5.3% of the Baltimore population and that chlamydia infected 3%.
    (SFC, 2/13/02, p.A5)

2002        Feb, Worldwide estimates of children in the sex industry reached at least 1 million.
    (SFC, 2/6/02, p.A12)

2002        Mar 8, In Mexico Ines Fernandez and Valentina Rosendo, two indigenous Me'phaa women from the state of Guerrero, reported that they had been raped and tortured by members of the Mexican Army. Since then, they have been subject to a constant stream of threats to keep them from speaking about the incidents. On Dec 15, 2011, Interior Secretary Alejandro Poire offered what he called "the most sincere of apologies" to Valentina Rosendo.
    (http://tinyurl.com/7bdvlyk)(AP, 12/16/11)

2002        Mar 18, The FBI "Operation Candyman" snared over 90 people following a 14-month investigation of child pornography over the Internet.
    (SFC, 3/19/02, p.A3)

2002        Apr 16, The US Supreme Court ruled as unconstitutional a ban on simulated depictions of child sex, that was part of the 1996 child pornography law.
    (WSJ, 4/17/02, p.A1)

2002        Apr 22, Linda Boreman (53), who starred as Linda Lovelace in the 1972 porno film "Deep Throat," died in Denver from Apr 3 car crash injuries. Boreman became an anti-porn advocate after the film and authored "Ordeal" in 1980.
    (SFC, 4/23/02, p.A18)

2002        May 7, It was reported that strain of Gonorrhea resistant to antibiotics had reached the mainland US after migrating from Hawaii and Asia.
    (SFC, 5/7/02, p.A5)

2002        Jun 5, Elizabeth Ann Smart (14) was kidnapped at gunpoint from her home in Salt Lake City. She was found Mar 12, 2003, with kidnapper Brian David Mitchell and his wife Wanda Eileen Barzee. In 2005 a judge found Mitchell mentally incompetent to stand trial. In 2009 Barzee (64) pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 15 years in prison. She also agreed to testify against her husband. In 2010 a federal jury found Mitchell guilty of kidnapping and forcing sex on her for 9 months. On May 25, 2011, a federal judge sentenced Brian David Mitchell to life in prison. Barzee was scheduled to be freed on Sept. 19, 2018.
    (SFC, 6/7/02, p.A3)(SFC, 3/13/03, p.1)(SFC, 7/27/05, p.A3)(SFC, 11/17/09, p.A7)(SFC, 12/11/10, p.A4)(SFC, 5/26/11, p.A11)(SFC, 9/12/18, p.A5)

2002        Jun 9, A Taiwanese man who claims to have castrated about 50 people and was caught over the weekend with human testicles in the refrigerator of his suburban Detroit home may not have committed any crime.
    (Reuters, 6/13/02)

2002        Jun 22, In Meerwala, Pakistan, Mukhtar Mai (18) was gang raped in the Punjab on orders from a tribal council after her brother (13) was accused of socializing with a higher-caste Mastoi girl. It was later reported that the affair was fabricated to cover up sodomy of boy by Mastoi tribesmen. Six death sentences were handed down for the crime on Sep 1. In 2005 a lower court overturned 5 convictions, but Pakistan’s high court threw out the acquittal. In 2009 Mukhtar Mai married the police officer who was assigned to protect her as her case gained notoriety, becoming his 2nd wife. On april 21, 2011, Pakistan's Supreme Court freed five men accused in the gang-rape. The ruling left just one of the initial 14 suspects in prison.
    (SFC, 7/4/02, p.A10)(SFC, 7/12/02, p.A13)(Reuters, 9/1/02)(AP, 3/11/05)(AP, 3/18/09)(AP, 4/21/11)

2002        Jul 5, The Arkansas state Supreme Court ruled that a law banning sexual relations between people of the same sex was an unconstitutional invasion of privacy.
    (SFC, 7/6/02, p.A5)

2002        Aug 9, US officials said they broke up an int'l. child pornography ring headquartered in Clovis, Ca. 10 Americans were arrested in Operation Hamlet. Lloyd Alan Emmerson (45), chiropractor, was arrested Jan 26 on a tip from Danish police.
    (SFC, 8/10/02, p.A1,11)(SFC, 8/13/02, p.A13)

2002        Aug 10, Leaders of Roman Catholic religious orders, meeting in Philadelphia, approved a plan to keep sexually abusive clergy away from children.
    (AP, 8/10/03)

2002        Aug 15, In NYC WNEW-FM radio shock jocks Gregg Hughes and Anthony Cumia aired an eyewitness account of a couple having sex in the vestibule of St. Patrick’s Cathedral. Their show was cancelled Aug 23.
    (SFC, 8/24/02, p.D4)

2002        Sep, The Museum of Sex opened at 27th and Fifth. Its 1st show was titled: NYC Sex: How New York Transformed Sex in America."
    (WSJ, 10/22/02, p.D8)

2002        Oct 8, A nasal spray named PT-141, made by Palatin Tech., was reported to raise sexual desire.
    (ADN, 10/8/02, p.A4)

2002        Oct 18, Brenda Sierra (15) was abducted on her way to high school in East Los Angeles. Her body was found the next day. On Feb 27, 2015, Rosemary Chavira (27), onetime friend of Sierra, was arrested and charged with murder.
    (Reuters, 3/4/15)
2002        Oct 18, According to Greek scientists, the length of a man's index finger can accurately predict the length of his penis. The findings are published in the September issue of the journal Urology.
    (Reuters, 10/18/02)

2002        Nov 26, A poll of 50,000 people, commissioned by Durex condom makers SSL International and released in Malaysia, showed the French had sex an average 167 times a year, pipping the Danes and the Dutch for the number one spot. It was a bad year for sex in the United States, which came in eleventh with an average of 138, after heading the rankings in 2001. Britons scored an average of 149 times. At the bottom of the pile, Singapore's 110 times was two less than Thailand's. Four in 10 people in India did not have sex until they were married and Norwegians were most likely to have sex on the first date, the survey showed. Norwegians, along with South Africans, were also more likely than any other nationality to have a one-night stand. Those in Taiwan were least likely; just 20 percent surveyed had a one-night stand.
    (Reuters, 11/26/02)

2002        Helen Lefkowitz Horowitz authored "Rereading Sex: Battles over Sexual Knowledge and suppression in Nineteenth-Century America.
    (SSFC, 9/8/02, p.M2)
2002        Olivia Judson, evolutionary biologist, authored "Dr. Tatiana’s Sex Advice to All Creation."
    (SSFC, 8/18/02, p.M3)
2002        Midori, a San Francisco sex educator, authored “The Seductive Art of Japanese Bondage."
    (SSFC, 2/10/08, p.F3)
2002        "The Sexual Life of Catherine M." by Catherine Millet was published in the US following a successful introduction in France.
    (NW, 5/27/02, p.70)
2002        Kristen O’Hara authored “Sex as Nature Intended It." O’Hara claimed that women are more likely to enjoy intercourse if their male partner is uncircumcised.
    (SSFC, 7/15/07, p.F3)
2002        In Arizona Steven Dyer was convicted of 13 counts of child molestation. Dyer went on the run. He was captured in 2012 in Montreal and turned over to US authorities.
    (SFC, 2/24/12, p.A2)
2002        China banned the novel "K: The Art of Love" by Chen Hongying following a lawsuit by a British woman who said the book insulted her late parents. The book was based on letters and journals of Julian Bell (d.1937), a nephew of Virginia Woolf, and his affair with poet named Lin.
    (SFC, 12/13/02, p.K2)

2003        Apr 3, The N. Dakota state Senate voted to keep a 113-year-old law that made it a crime for unmarried couples to live together.
    (SFC, 4/4/03, p.A7)

2003        May 1, The Australian stock market began trade in Australia's first-ever listed brothel, The Daily Planet. Shares began trading at 31 cents. Heidi Fleiss was on hand to promote the enterprise and her new book, "Pandering."
    (AP, 5/1/03)

2003        May 2, In SF the Centre for Sex and Culture held its second annual public "Masturbate-a-Thon".
    (Reuters, 5/3/02)

2003        May 9, The film "Forbidden Photographs: The Life and Work of Charles Gatewood" premiered at the Roxie theater.
    (SFC, 5/8/03, p.E3)

2003        Jun 13, Philip Giordano, former 3-term mayor of Waterbury, Conn., was sentenced to 37 years in federal prison for having oral sex with 2 young girls while in office.
    (SFC, 6/14/03, p.A3)

2003        Jun 23, The US Supreme Court ruled that Congress can require libraries to install filters on computers to screen out pornography.
    (SFC, 6/24/03, p.A1)

2003        Jul 16, New research indicated that frequent masturbation, particularly in the 20s, helps prevent prostate cancer later in life.
    (AP, 7/16/03)

2003        Aug 19, It was reported that women in Kenya had begun rebelling against a traditional "cleansing" ritual whereby new widows were required to sleep with a designated "cleanser" in order to be inherited by male relatives and freed of haunting spirits.
    (SFC, 8/19/03, p.A10)

2003        Sep 9, The Catholic archdiocese of Boston agreed to pay $85 million to settle claims by more than 550 people who said they were sexually abused by priests.
    (SFC, 9/10/03, p.A3)

2003        Sep 11, The Seattle Archdiocese agreed to pay $7.87 million to settle lawsuits brought by 15 men who said they were molested by the same priest.
    (SFC, 9/12/03, p.A3)

2003        Oct 26, It was reported that Cambodian prostitutes were being subjected to gang rapes, and that the practice, called "bauk," has been common for years.
    (SSFC, 10/26/03, p.A11)

2003        Oct, In Santiago, Chile, Claudio Spiniak, a wealthy businessman, and 6 colleagues were charged with using a luxury gym for sadomasochistic orgies with children. An estimated 4,000 children worked in Chile's commercial sex trade.
    (SFC, 11/24/03, p.F1)

2003        Nov 7, The New Hampshire Supreme Court ruled that a lesbian affair did not constitute adultery under state law.
    (SFC, 11/8/03, p.A2)

2003        Nov 20, The Archdiocese of Cincinnati agreed to pay $10,000 in fines after pleading no contest to failing to inform authorities about sex-abuse allegations.
    (WSJ, 11/21/03, p.A1)

2003        Dec 15, In Cleburne, Texas, Joanne Webb, housewife and sales rep for Passion Parties, answered to obscenity charges for selling a vibrator to undercover narcotics officers posing as a dysfunctional married couple.
    (SFC, 12/16/03, p.A2)

2003        Jane Juska (1933-2017) authored her best selling memoir “A Round-Heeled Woman: My Late-Life Adventures in Sex and Romance."
    (SFC, 10/30/17, p.C4)

2003        Thomas W. Laqueur, a professor of history at the University of California at Berkeley authored "Solitary Sex: A Cultural History of Masturbation."
    (Reuters, 5/3/02)(SSFC, 5/18/03, p.E7)

2003        Leonard Shlain authored "Sex, Time & Power: How women's Sexuality Shaped Human Evolution."
    (SSFC, 8/17/03, p.M1)

2003        The US Bureau of Land Management auctioned off the assets of Mustang Ranch on eBay. Lance Gilman paid $145,000 for the brothel’s trademark and pink stucco building, which he airlifted to his Wild Horse bordello in Storey County, Nevada.
    (Econ, 1/29/05, p.33)

2003        New Zealand swept away laws under which  prostitution was a criminal offence. Former sex worker Catherine Healy helped get prostitution decriminalized.
    (Econ, 12/23/06, p.86)(AP, 6/6/18)

2004        Jan 9, Federal officials arrested 2 people in southern California for conspiring to perform genital mutilations on 2 girls. It was the 1st prosecution under the 1995 federal Female Genital Mutilation Act.
    (SFC, 1/10/04, p.A3)

2004        Jan 16, A Canadian regulator ruled that a song lauding the joys of an "enormous penis" is not obscene because the object of the lyric's affection isn't necessarily sexual.
    (AP, 1/16/04)

2004        Jan 19, The SF Cafe Du Nord on upper Market opened the touring Sex Workers' Art Show, founded by Annie Oakley. The original show was conceived in Olympia, Wa., in 1997.
    (SSFC, 1/11/04, p.E3)

2004        Jan, In Seoul, South Korea, 9 former prostitutes sued 8 brothel operators for $842,000 in overdue wages and compensation for suffering. 7 of the girls were minors and said they were forced into sexual slavery.
    (WPR, 3/04, p.25)
2004        Jan, Sergiusz Kozubek (26), creator of a website for the town of Koniakow, Poland, (www.koniakow.com), began offering locally produced lace thongs, named stringi, on the site. Women of this Silesian highlands town had produced lace articles for some 2 centuries.
    (WSJ, 6/2/04, p.B2B)

2004        Apr 15, Several Los Angeles porn-movie companies said they would stop production for 2 months following reports that 2 stars, including veteran performer Darren James, had recently tested positive for AIDS.
    (SFC, 4/16/04, p.A2)(Econ, 4/24/04, p.66)

2004        Jul 2, The Dutch government backed plans for "seals of quality" for well-run brothels and standard contracts for prostitutes, as well as more support for those who want to leave the world's oldest profession.
    (Reuters, 7/2/04)

2004        Jul 15, Naum Ciomu, a Romanian surgeon, underwent a fit of madness while operating on a man's testicles. He proceeded to amputate the patient’s penis and cut it into three pieces.
    (AP, 7/16/04)

2004        Sep 17, Dilcia Mejia (16) was found with her throat slit inside the bedroom of her North Miami-Dade trailer home. In 2020 police detectives arrested her stepfather on a murder charge based on DNA evidence. Raul Mata (45) was arrested Watsonville, Calif.
    (AP, 9/24/20)

2004        Sep 18, Russ Meyer (82), producer-director who helped spawn the "skin flick" with such films as "Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!" (1966) and later gained a measure of critical respect, died. In 2005 Jimmy McDonough authored “Big Bosoms, Square Jaws: The Biography of Russ Meyer, King of Sex Films.
    (AP, 9/22/04)(SFC, 9/22/04, p.A2)(SSFC, 7/10/05, p.E1)

2004        Nov 19, Police in Abington, Pennsylvania, arrested Michael Cornelius Burke Jr. (38) for the assault and rape of 2 girls ages 10 & 13. In Apr 2006 Burke pleaded guilty but failed to show up for sentencing. In 2009 Burke was arrested in Mexico’s in central Veracruz state.
    (www.amw.com/fugitives/brief.cfm?id=66637)(AP, 12/9/09)

2004        Dec 3, It was reported that methamphetamine initially revs up the dopamine nervous system in the brain and that sex is the No. 1 reason people use it. The effect of an IV hit of meth is the equivalent of 10 orgasms all on top of each other lasting for 30 minutes to an hour, with a feeling of arousal that lasts for another day and a half. After you have been using it a little bit longer you can't have sex even when you're high. Nothing happens. It doesn't work. Later hair falls out and teeth fall out. A total of 1,083 clandestine methamphetamine labs were cleaned up in Tennessee in 2003.
    (AP, 12/4/04)

2004        Simon Blackburn, philosophy prof. at the Univ. of Cambridge, authored "Lust," the 3rd of his series on the 7 deadly sins.
    (SSFC, 2/07/04, p.M2)(Econ, 5/8/04, p.82)
2004        Jenna Jameson, porn star, authored “How to Make Love Like a Porn Star: A Cautionary Tale."
    (WSJ, 8/27/04, p.W13)
2004        In Iceland Hjalti Sigurjon Hauksson was convicted of raping his stepdaughter almost every day for 12 years.
    (AP, 9/16/17)
2004        Japan enacted a law stating that people wishing to register a gender change must have their original reproductive organs removed and have a body that "appears to have parts that resemble the genital organs" of the gender they want to register.
    (AP, 3/20/19)
2004        Dr. Halima Bashir (24) was gang-raped by Sudanese soldiers after speaking out about atrocities in Darfur. She told UN workers about the attack by the Janjaweed militia. The military came after her. She was cut with knives, burned with cigarettes and gang-raped repeatedly. They let her live, taunting her with the words: "Now you can go and tell the world about rape." She wrote about her experiences in her memoir, "Tears of the Desert" (2008).
    (Reuters, 10/6/10)

2004-2007    In Haiti at least 134 Sri Lankan peacekeepers exploited nine children in a sex ring from during this period. In the wake of a UN report, 114 peacekeepers were sent home. Not one was ever imprisoned.
    (AP, 4/12/17)

2005        Jan 10, GlaxoSmithKline PLC said that Bayer Healthcare AG has paid more than 200 million euros ($260 million) for sole marketing rights outside the United States for the erectile dysfunction drug Levitra.
    (AP, 1/10/05)

2005        Feb 8, Virginia lawmakers passed a bill authorizing a $50 fine for anyone who displays his or her underpants in a “lewd or indecent manner."
    (SFC, 6/9/04, p.A3)

2005        Feb 20, Ruud Lubbers, former prime minister of the Netherlands, was forced to resign as UN High Commissioner for Refugees in a sexual harassment scandal. Lubbers maintained his innocences.
    (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ruud_Lubbers)(SSFC, 2/18/18, p.C12)

2005        Mar 1, In Geneva, Switz., Edouard Stern, French financier and former Lazard banker, was found dead in his home. Swiss police later arrested Cecile Brossard (36), his French lover, who confessed to the sex-related killing of banker Edouard Stern. During her trial in 2009 she said that she lost control after Stern called her a whore. On June 18, 2009, Brossard was sentenced to eight and a half years in prison.
    (WSJ, 3/3/05, p.A1)(AP, 3/16/05)(WSJ, 4/14/05, p.A1)(SFC, 6/15/09, p.A2)(AP, 6/18/09)

2005        Apr, John Boyer, a North Carolina long-haul trucker, picked up prostitute Jennifer Smith (25) and brought her to an abandoned parking lot just off Interstate 40. The two argued over money, and Boyer strangled the victim with the seat belt of his truck, dumped her body from the cab, and drove off. In 2001 Boyer pleaded guilty to second-degree murder for killing Scarlett Wood (31) in Wilmington four years earlier and began serving a 12-year sentence. Investigators believed that Boyer was responsible for a number of other unsolved killings.
    (AP, 9/18/11)

2005        May 31, In Switzerland Griselidis Real (76), writer and well-known prostitute who campaigned for the rights and dignity of sex workers, died in Geneva. In 2009 she was re-buried in the presence of 200 people at the Cemetery of the Kings, which is reserved for individuals that have profoundly marked Swiss or international history.
    (www.independent.co.uk/news/obituaries/griselidis-real-493264.html)(AP, 3/10/09)

2005        Jul 17, Sir Edward Heath (b.1916), PM of England (1970-1974), died. He led England into what is now the EU but lost the Conservative Party leadership to Margaret Thatcher.  In 2017 police said he would have been interviewed under caution over seven allegations of sexual assault dating between 1961 and 1992, relating to five boys and two adult men.
    (AP, 7/17/05)(SFC, 7/18/05, p.B6)(Econ, 7/23/05, p.80)(AFP, 10/5/17)

2005        Jul 19, US Army soldier Lavena Johnson (b.1985) of Missouri was apparently raped and murdered while on duty in Iraq. A DOD report said she had killed herself.
    (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LaVena_Johnson)(Econ, 10/19/13, p.35)

2005        Jul 28, Jamie Leigh Jones, a Halliburton/KBR employee in Baghdad, Iraq, was allegedly drugged, raped and held against her will at Camp Hope by seven KBR employees. On May 16, 2007, she filed a lawsuit against the company and the employees which the Department of Justice failed to act upon. On December 19, 2007, she testified before Congress. The Department of Justice had been subpoenaed to also testify; they failed to appear or send a reason for declining to appear. In 2011 Jones (26) lost her lawsuit against KBR.
    (www.jamiesfoundation.org/Jamie.htm)(http://tinyurl.com/2tm4g4)(AP, 7/8/11)

2005        Aug, Dr. Richard Strauss (67), a former Ohio State Univ. team doctor, committed suicide at his home near Venice Beach, Ca. An investigative report released in 2019 said he had molested at least 177 male students from 1979-1997.
    (SFC, 5/18/19, p.A4)

2005        Sep 29, The Oregon Supreme Court held yesterday that its State Constitution protects live sex shows and nude dancing, also voiding a 4' limitation.

2005        Nov 1, In the Philippines 6 US Marines took part in a rape at the former US naval base at Subic Bay. The incident soon fueled anti-US demonstrations in Manila and objections to US presence in the Philippines. Prosecutors later contended the victim (22) was attacked in a van at Subic Bay by Lance Cpl. Daniel Smith as Lance Cpl. Keith Silkwood, Lance Cpl. Dominic Duplantis and Staff Sgt. Chad Carpentier cheered on the assault. In Dec, 2006, Lance Cpl. Daniel Smith (21) from St. Louis, was convicted of raping a Filipino woman and sentenced to 40 years in prison. He was the first American soldier convicted of wrongdoing in the Philippines since the country shut down US bases here the early 1990s. In 2009 his accuser submitted a five-page affidavit to an appeals court saying she now doubts her own version of events.
    (WSJ, 11/22/05, p.A13)(AP, 6/26/06)(AP, 12/4/06)(AP, 3/18/09)

2005        Midori, a San Francisco sex educator, authored “Wild Side Sex: The Book of Kink Educational, Sensual, And Entertaining Essays."
    (SSFC, 2/10/08, p.F3)
2005        Mark West authored “Law in Everyday Japan: Sex, Sumo, Suicide and Statutes."
    (Econ, 6/4/11, p.92)
2005        In Germany Patrick Stuebing (b.1976) was sentenced to 14 months in prison for incest with his younger sister, with whom he fathered four children. In 2012 the European Court of Human Rights said his privacy rights were not violated.
    (AP, 4/12/12)

2006        Jan 7, In India folk singer Bant Singh lost both arms and a leg in an attack after he dared to challenge high-caste landlords in his area of the northwestern state of Punjab who had raped his 17-year-old daughter. Singh's tenacity and refusal to keep quiet led to the conviction of the seven men accused of raping his daughter.
    (AFP, 2/21/11)(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bant_Singh)

2006        Jan 24, Banaz Mahmod (20) was raped, beaten, strangled, stuffed in a suitcase and buried in a back garden in Birmingham, England, on her father's orders for becoming involved with a man of whom he did not approve. Mahmod's father was given a life sentence in 2007 for ordering the killing. In 2010 two of her Kurdish cousins were jailed for life by a London court for murdering Mahmod because her family disapproved of her boyfriend.
    (www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/uk/crime/article5263475.ece)(AP, 11/10/10)

2006        Mar 12, In Iraq a family of 4 in the Khasir Abyad area, about 6 miles north of Mahmoudiya, were found killed. They included Abeer Qassim al-Janabi, who had been raped and shot in the head, her sister and her parents. A neighbor said the Abeer was 14 years old and her sister 10. In June up to 5 US soldiers of the 502nd Infantry Regiment were placed under investigation for the murders. On June 3 federal prosecutors charged former Army Pfc. Steven Green with the rape and killing of Abeer and her family. In 2007 Sgt. Paul Cortez (24) was sentenced to 100 years in prison for the gang rape and murder. Pfc. Jesse Spielman was sentenced to 110 years in prison. 3 other soldiers who pleaded guilty received sentences of 5 to 100 years. In 2009 Pfc. Steven Green was convicted of rape and murder and sentenced to life in prison.
    (SFC, 7/3/06, p.A6)(AP, 7/3/06)(SFC, 2/23/07, p.A3)(SSFC, 8/5/07, p.A16)(AP, 5/22/09)

2006        Mar 13, The 47 lacrosse players at Duke Univ., North Carolina, paid a couple of strippers to entertain them. Events this night led to the arrest of 2 players on April 18. In 2014 William Cohan authored “The Price of Silence: The Duke Lacrosse Scandal, the Power of the Elite, and the Corruption of Our Great Universities."
    (Econ, 9/15/07, p.46)(Econ, 4/12/14, p.83)

2006        Sep, Rielle Hunter, a film producer and mistress of North Carolina Sen. John Edwards, created a video sex tape with Edwards. In 2008 she had a child, fathered by Edwards, who only admitted paternity in 2010. Andrew Young, a former Edward’s loyalist, later viewed the tape and in 2010 authored a book that chronicled the affair.
    (SFC, 1/30/10, p.A6)

2006        Oct 10, The Catholic Diocese of Davenport, Iowa, sought bankruptcy protection, the 4th one in the US to do so because of priest sex-abuse claims.
    (WSJ, 10/11/06, p.A1)

2006        Nov 7, California voters passed Prop. 83, also known as Jessica’s Law, by 70.5% increasing sentences for sex offenders and prohibited them from residing within 2,000 feet of a school or park.
    (SFC, 10/2/14, p.D2)(SFC, 6/19/15, p.D2)

2006        Sister Margaret Farley, a member of the Sisters of Mercy religious order and emeritus professor of Christian ethics at Yale Divinity School, authored "Just Love: A Framework for Christian Sexual Ethics." In 2012 the Vatican said the book posed "grave harm" to the faithful.
    (AP, 6/4/12)
2006        Tom Perkins, a Silicon Valley venture capitalist, authored his novel “Sex and the Single Zillionaire."
    (Econ, 10/1/11, p.74)
2006        The first penis transplant in the world took place in China. It was later removed due to a severe psychological problem of the recipient and his wife.
    (AFP, 5/16/16)

2007        Mar 1, Deborah Palfrey (50) of Vallejo, Ca., was indicted in Washington DC for running a $2 million prostitution ring. She threatened to sell detailed phone records of her clients to pay for her defense. At least 132 women were employed by her firm in the Washington area from 1993-2006. On April 15, 2008, Palfrey was convicted of racketeering and other charges.
    (SFC, 3/3/07, p.B1)(SFC, 4/16/08, p.A2)

2007        Mar 3, In San Jose, Ca., members of the De Anza College baseball team gang-raped a girl at a house party. Members of the women’s soccer team rescued Jessica Gonzalez (17). In 2011 prosecutors said no criminal charges would be filed because the DA’s office could not prove that a crime occurred.
    (SFC, 10/15/11, p.C1)

2007        Apr 5, In San Mateo, Ca., Dr. William Ayres (75), a published child psychologist, was arrested on 14 counts of child molestation, which dated back as far as 1969. 4 new charges were added on April 12. In 2013 Ayres was sentenced to 8 years in prison.
    (SFC, 4/7/07, p.A1)(SFC, 4/13/07, p.B1)(SFC, 8/27/13, p.C1)

2007        Apr 6, In San Francisco Umar Hudson stabbed his girlfriend, Jernell Scott, to death in front of her home on Ellsworth Street after she reported his sexual abuse of her two daughters, aged 9 & 13. In 2012 Hudson (35) was sentenced to 205 years to life in prison.
    (SFC, 1/26/12, p.C6)

2007        Apr 11, Joe Francis (b.1973), the creator of the “Girls Gone Wild" video series, was indicted in Reno, Nevada, on federal tax charges. In September 2009, Francis pleaded guilty to filing false tax returns and bribing Nevada jail workers. On November 5, 2009, US District Judge S. James Otero accepted Francis’ deal on the grounds that a key witness withheld information from prosecutors.
    (SFC, 1/29/10, p.A6)(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joe_Francis)

2007        Jul 11, In San Francisco Joseph Konopka, a neighborhood activist, died at his home on Ashbury St. in the midst of erotic asphyxiation. Terry Frazier was soon arrested and charged with murder, robbery and burglary. In 2010 Frazier pleaded guilty to manslaughter charges.
    (SSFC, 3/21/10, p.C2)

2007        Jul 23, Jennifer Hawke-Petit and her two daughters were killed during a violent home invasion in Cheshire, Conn. Dr. William Petit, was badly beaten but escaped. His wife and one daughter were sexually assaulted. The girls, aged 11 and 17, were tied to their beds, doused in gasoline, and left to die in a fire. Steven Hayes (44) and Joshua Komisarjevsky (27), on parole at the time for other burglaries, were accused of their murder. Prosecutors later said they will seek the death penalty. In 2010 Hayes was convicted of murder.
    (AP, 7/23/08)(www.nbc30.com/news/14405181/detail.html)(AP, 10/5/10)

2007        Sep 5, Chinese authorities said two late-night radio shows that discussed sex and drugs have been banned for damaging young people and being "extremely pornographic."
    (AP, 9/6/07)

2007        Sep 8, In Nevada Darrin Tuck (26) handed in a videotape to Nevada authorities. The graphic video depicted a 2003 sexual assault on a 2-year-old girl. Chester Arthur Stiles was tracked down following a nationwide manhunt. In 2009 Stiles was sentenced to 21 terms of life in prison.
    (SFC, 5/30/09, p.A4)(www.amw.com/fugitives/case.cfm?id=49286)

2007        Sep 24, Hungarian officials said that in an effort to bring prostitutes into the legal economy, they will allow sex workers to apply for an entrepreneur's permit, a move that could generate government revenues from an industry worth an estimated $1 billion annually.
    (AP, 9/24/07)

2007        Sep 30, It was reported that China has banned television and radio ads for push-up bras, figure-enhancing underwear and sex toys in the communist government's latest move to purge the nation's airwaves of what it calls social pollution.
    (AP, 9/30/07)

2007        Oct 19, Christopher Paul Neil (32), a Canadian schoolteacher suspected of sexually abusing boys, was arrested in rural Thailand and charged after a 3-year international manhunt that relied on digitally unscrambled photos and tips from the public. Neil later pleaded guilty to sexually abusing a 13-year-old boy and was sentenced to three years and three months in jail; he faces other charges involving the victim's younger brother.
    (AP, 10/19/07)(AP, 10/19/08)

2007        Oct 21, In Brazil a girl (15) was arrested on accusations of breaking and entering a house and jailed with male inmates in Abaetetuba, Para state. She was locked up for weeks with 21 men who she said would only let her eat in return for sex. By her account, officials did nothing, until the story erupted in the national media and outraged Brazilians demanded her transfer.
    (AP, 11/24/07)

2007        Oct 30, In Sunnyvale, Ca., Todd David Burpee kidnapped and raped a 17-year-old girl. He was arrested 2 days later. In 2009 Burpee (22) was convicted of kidnapping and sexual assault and was sentenced 43 years to life in prison.
    (SFC, 5/30/09, p.B2)(SFC, 9/12/09, p.C3)

2007        Nov 2, In Italy Meredith Kercher (21), a British university student, was found dead with her throat slashed in the bedroom of a house in the central city of Perugia. A week later 3 suspects in the murder were remanded in custody by an Italian investigating magistrate. On Nov 19 police in Perugia identified a 4th suspect as Rudy Hermann Guede, an Ivory Coast native. Guede was arrested in Germany the next day and DNA evidence confirmed that he had sex with Kercher the night she was stabbed. In 2009 roommate Amanda Knox was convicted and sentenced to 26 years in prison. The court also convicted Knox's co-defendant and former boyfriend, Italian Raffaele Sollecito, and gave him a 25-year jail term for the murder. Rudy Hermann Guede, an Ivory Coast citizen, had already been convicted in the murder and sentenced to 30 years in prison.
    (AP, 11/2/07)(AFP, 11/10/07)(AP, 11/19/07)(AP, 11/22/07)(AP, 12/5/09)

2007        Nov 23, Emily Sander (18), a Kansas college student and Internet porn star, was last seen leaving a bar in El Dorado, about 30 miles from Wichita, with a man identified as Israel Mireles (24). Her body was found Nov 29 about 50 miles east of El Dorado. Mireles was arrested in Mexico on Dec 19 and extradited to the US on June 25, 2009.
    (AP, 11/29/07)(AP, 11/30/07)(SFC, 12/20/07, p.A4)(SFC, 6/27/09, p.A4)

2007        Dec 12, A new report said the trafficking of Bulgarian women as sex slaves brings in about 1.8 billion euros ($2.6 billion) a year for the gangs behind it, making it the country's most profitable criminal activity.
    (AP, 12/12/07)

2007        Dec 16, Australian police said they had broken up an alleged nationwide child porn ring with the arrest of six men overnight, including a former policeman, a trainee teacher and a swimming instructor.
    (AFP, 12/16/07)
2007        Dec 16, Spanish police said they had arrested 63 people across the country in five investigations into child pornography being posted, viewed and paid for on the Internet.
    (AP, 12/16/07)

2007        SF Bay Area filmmakers Wendy Slick and Emiko Omori produced “Passion & Power: The Technology of Orgasm." It was inspired by the 1999 book “The Technology of Orgasm: Hysteria, the Vibrator and Women’s Sexual Satisfaction" by Rachel Maimes.
    (SSFC, 7/22/07, p.F1)

2008        Jan 9, A Survey of teen sexual behavior in Europe and North America found that a “substantial minority" of 15-year-olds have had intercourse.
    (WSJ, 1/10/07, p.A1)

2008        Feb 1, In Sweden Christer Merrill Aggett (32), a British man, was sentenced to 14 years in prison for infecting two young women with HIV and putting 13 more at risk of infection. Six of them were under the age of 15, the legal age of consent in Sweden, when the sexual encounters took place.
    (AP, 2/1/08)

2008        Feb 12, In Canada at least 22 people, including a minor, have been charged in what police said was one of Central Canada's biggest investigations of Internet child pornography.
    (AP, 2/13/08)

2008        Feb 12, A US federal appeals court has overturned a statute outlawing sex toy sales in Texas, one of the last states, all in the South, to retain such a ban.
    (AP, 2/13/08)

2008        Feb 19, In Thailand Glenn Richard Allen (61), an American man was sentenced, to 16 years in prison for raping a 13-year-old girl and sexually abusing a second teenager in Pattaya, a Thai seaside resort town notorious for its sex industry.
    (AP, 2/19/08)

2008        Feb, Cambodia outlawed prostitution.
    (Econ, 6/13/09, p.46)

2008        Mar 3, Cambodia passed legislation on the “Suppression of Human Trafficking and Sexual Exploitation" to comply with the United States policy on human trafficking.

2008        Mar 11, The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said more than one in four US teen girls is infected with at least one sexually transmitted disease, and the rate is highest among blacks.
    (AP, 3/11/08)

2008        Mar 13, The Dutch parliament voted unanimously to outlaw bestiality and pornography involving animals.
    (AP, 3/14/08)

2008        Mar 14, In Australia Milton Orkopoulos (50), a former New South Wales state minister, was convicted on child sex and drugs charges after being described as a "sordid genius" by prosecutors.
    (AFP, 3/14/08)

2008        Apr 4, Child welfare officials scrambled to find foster homes for dozens of girls removed from a secretive West Texas religious retreat built by polygamist leader Warren Jeffs after a 16-year-old living there complained of physical abuse. By April 8 Texas had taken 416 children into protective custody. Some 140 women came along voluntarily. It was later reported that over half of the teenage girls from the Yearning for Zion Ranch had children or were pregnant. The number of 14-17 year old girls with children was later reduced as ages became confirmed. On May 22 a state appeals court ruled that authorities had no right to take children from the polygamist compound. In 2009 jurors convicted sect member Raymond Jessop (38) of sexually assaulting a girl, who became pregnant at age 16. By 2012 legal costs associated with the case approached $20 million.
    (AP, 4/5/08)(Econ, 4/12/08, p.36)(WSJ, 4/29/08, p.A1)(SFC, 5/17/08, p.A2)(SFC, 5/23/08, p.A2)(SFC, 11/6/09, p.A6)(SFC, 4/4/12, p.A6)

2008        Apr 10, In Virginia a jury convicted Rev. James Bevel (71), a noted civil rights figure, of incest after concluding he had sex with his teenage daughter 15 years ago. His had daughter testified that Bevel had begun molesting her at age 6.
    (SFC, 4/11/08, p.A4)

2008        Apr 16, In Oklahoma Custer County Sheriff Mike Burgess resigned just as state prosecutors filed 35 felony charges against him, including 14 counts of second-degree rape, seven counts of forcible oral sodomy and five counts of bribery by a public official.
    (AP, 4/18/08)

2008        Apr 23, Actress Megan Fox was named the world's sexiest woman by an annual online poll, while the world's most Googled woman, Britney Spears, barely scraped in at No. 100 after a shocker of a year.
    (AP, 4/24/08)

2008        Apr 26, In Austria police found a woman (42), missing since 1984, in the town of Amstetten following a tip. Elisabeth said her father, Josef Fritzl, had kept her captive in a cellar for almost 24 years, that he had repeatedly raped her, and that she gave birth to 7 children, one of whom later died. In November Fritzl (73) was charged with murder as well as rape, incest, false imprisonment and slavery. On March 18, 2009, Fritzl pleaded guilty to all charges against him, including homicide, after his daughter appeared unexpectedly in the courtroom. On March 19 Fritzl was convicted of homicide and sentenced him to life imprisonment in a secure psychiatric facility.
    (AP, 4/27/08)(AP, 11/13/08)(AP, 3/18/09)(AP, 3/19/09)

2008        May 1, Deborah Palfrey (b.1956), a woman from Vallejo, Ca., known as the “D.C. Madam," was found hanged at her mother’s home in Tarpon Springs, Fl. She had been convicted on April 15 of racketeering and other charges related to a prostitution ring, whose clients included high profile government officials.
    (SFC, 5/2/08, p.A13)

2008        May 8, In Martinez, Ca., Contra Costa sex crimes prosecutor Michael Gresset (51) brought home a fellow female prosecutor (30) for afternoon sex. She later accused him of rape. That afternoon he convicted a man for molesting a 4-year-old relative. The case was not reported to police until Sep 26, 2008. A grand jury indictment against Gresset was issued in October 2009. In 2011 A judge dismissed the rape case saying prosecutors had failed to present exculpatory evidence to the grand jury. The woman, at the time of the indictment, had been in the process of securing a $450,000 civil claim settlement from the county over the alleged attack.
    (SFC, 7/27/09, p.A1)(SFC, 10/20/11, p.C6)

2008        May 14, Marc Dann (46), Ohio’s attorney general, resigned under threat of impeachment due to an extramarital affair with an employee.
    (SFC, 5/15/08, p.A7)

2008        May 27, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon said the UN will investigate allegations by a leading children's charity that UN peacekeepers are involved in widespread sexual abuse of children. The report by Save the Children UK was based on field research in southern Sudan, Ivory Coast and Haiti.
    (AP, 5/27/08)

2008        Jun 6, An official said Cuba has authorized sex-change operations and will offer them free for qualifying citizens.
    (AP, 6/7/08)

2008        Jun 19, The UN adopted Resolution 1820 affirming that sexual violence as a weapon of war affects international peace and security, and could trigger sanctions.
    (Econ, 2/21/09, p.61)(http://tinyurl.com/lg8px5)

2008        Jun 20, Paraguayan prisoners rioted to press a list of demands including more sex. Inmates seized the Esperanza prison's director and other administrators, demanding nighttime conjugal visits and an end to mistreatment by guards.
    (AP, 6/20/08)

2008        Jul 2, The British government said police have arrested more than 500 suspects in a crackdown on human trafficking in the sex trade. Police made 528 arrests in the operation, codenamed Pentameter 2, after raiding 822 premises, of which 157 were massage parlors and 582 houses and flats. The operation began in October and involved 55 police forces.
    (AFP, 7/2/08)

2008        Aug 13, An alleged assault by Saudi Prince Alwaleed bin Talal (b.1955) reportedly took place on a young model (20) on a yacht on the Mediterranean island of Ibiza. An investigating magistrate on the resort island closed the case in 2010 on grounds of insufficient evidence. In 2011 Spain reopened a rape probe after tests done by a forensic lab found semen in the woman and traces of a sedative called nordazepam.
    (AP, 9/14/11)

2008        Aug 18, In Britain Philip Thompson (27), a pedophile who acted as a "librarian" for a global Internet child abuse ring, was jailed after one of the biggest undercover police investigations into online abuse.
    (Reuters, 8/18/08)

2008        Aug 19, Vietnamese authorities freed British glam rocker Gary Glitter after nearly three years in prison on child molestation charges, then moved immediately to deport him.
    (AP, 8/19/08)

2008        Sep 2, In Australia Brian Spillane, a 65-year-old ex-priest, was arrested and charged in Sydney with 60 counts relating to alleged sexual assaults against eight people. Spillane was originally charged in May with 33 child sex offenses against five people as a result of a police investigation into allegations of abuse in the 1980s at St. Stanislaus in the city of Bathurst.
    (AP, 9/3/08)

2008        Sep 3, In Australia police arrested a 66-year-old Catholic brother in connection with their probe into St. Stanislaus and a 63-year-old former teacher of another religious school in Bathurst that is also under investigation.
    (AP, 9/3/08)
2008        Sep 3, Swiss prosecutors said police have broken up an Internet child pornography ring operating in at least four European countries where men exchanged details about their contacts with young girls. In all investigators said they had identified 600 people in Germany, 40 in Austria, 13 in Switzerland and four in Liechtenstein using the forum.
    (AP, 9/3/08)

2008        Sep 5, In Poland police detained Krzysztof B. (45), in the eastern city of Siedlce, after his wife and daughter came forward with the allegations that he had imprisoned and raped his daughter (21) for 6 years fathering 2 children, who were put up for adoption.
    (AP, 9/9/08)

2008        Sep 15, Hundreds of disco workers protested in Kathmandu against a government crackdown on "nude dancing" in its bid to improve the deteriorating law and order.
    (Reuters, 9/15/08)

2008        Oct 1, Spanish police said they have staged their biggest ever operation against Internet child pornography, arresting 121 people suspected of involvement in a network that reached 75 countries. Some 800 police took part in Operation Carousel, an investigation that began last year in cooperation with Brazilian police.
    (AFP, 10/1/08)

2008        Oct 10, A Swedish court sentenced Chilean tenor Ernesto "Tito" Beltran (43) to two years and six months in prison for raping an 18-year-old nanny and molesting a 7-year-old girl. The appeals court in Goteborg upheld a previous rape conviction, but overturned an acquittal in the molestation case.
    (AP, 10/10/08)

2008        Oct 16, In Dubai a British couple was sentenced to three months in jail in a case that has caused controversy because the two were charged in July with having sex on the beach.  The Dubai Court of Appeals upheld the guilty verdict but dropped the prison sentences for Michelle Palmer and Vince Acors, though it ruled the couple must still be deported from the United Arab Emirates and pay a fine of about $272 each.
    (AP, 10/15/08)

2008        Oct 23, England Schools Minister Jim Knight said millions of children in England aged from five to 16 in state-funded schools will receive compulsory lessons about subjects including sex and drug use.
    (AFP, 10/23/08)

2008        Oct 27, An FBI spokesman said 642 arrests in 29 cities were made last week during a 3-day sting operation, Operation Cross Country II, focusing on people who forced teens into prostitution. 100 adults were arrested in the SF Bay Area.
    (SFC, 10/28/08, p.B1)
2008        Oct 27, In Somalia Aisha Ibrahim Duhulow, a 13-year-old girl who said she had been raped, was stoned to death in Kismayo after being accused of adultery by Islamic militants.
    (AP, 11/1/08)

2008        Oct 30, Indonesia's parliament passed a bill banning pornography, ignoring opposition from lawmakers and rights groups who worry it will be used to justify attacks on artistic, religious and cultural freedom.
    (AP, 10/30/08)
2008        Oct 30, In South Korea a court ruled that a law that allows only visually impaired people to become licensed masseurs does not violate the constitution, in a victory for the blind. South Korea's Constitutional Court upheld a ban on adultery, rejecting complaints that the 55-year-old law is outdated and constitutes an invasion of privacy.
    (AP, 10/30/08)

2008        Nov 13, Mexico City Health Secretary Armando Ahued said that the government will start handing out doses of one or two Viagra, Levitra or Cialis pills on Dec. 1.
    (AP, 11/13/08)

2008        Nov 19, The British government announced plans to make it illegal to pay for sex with women forced into prostitution and to name men who solicit sex on the streets, measures that prostitutes say will put more women at risk.
    (AP, 11/19/08)

2008        Nov 20, The new Australian Sex Party launched at Sexpo, an annual sex exhibition in Melbourne. It has already gathered the required 500 members and plans to register with the electoral commission next week.
    (AP, 11/20/08)

2008        Nov 25, In Britain a Sheffield man (56) was sentenced to life in prison for raping his children for more than 25 years, from the time they were between 8 and 10, beating them when they resisted. Between them, the daughters bore their father seven surviving children. Two more died at birth; the other pregnancies ended in abortion or miscarriage.
    (AP, 11/26/08)

2008        Dec 6, Amsterdam unveiled plans to close brothels, sex shops and marijuana cafes in its ancient city center as part of a major effort to drive organized crime out of the tourist haven.
    (AP, 12/6/08)

2008        Oct 15, A NYC police officer warned Michael Mineo, a tattoo parlor worker, that if he reported being sodomized with a baton during an arrest at a subway station, officers would lock him up for a felony. Officer Richard Kern (25) was later charged with aggravated sexual abuse and assault. Fellow Officers Alex Cruz and Andrew Morales were charged with hindering prosecution and official misconduct for allegedly covering up the crime.
    (AP, 12/9/08)

2008        Dec 2, In Arkansas a federal indictment was unsealed accusing evangelist Tony Alamo (74) of sexually abusing five girls on separate occasions beginning in 1994, including a period when he was serving a tax-evasion sentence at a halfway house in Texarkana. Alamo was convicted on July 24 of taking girls as young as 9 across state lines for sex.
    (AP, 12/3/08)(SFC, 7/25/09, p.A3)

2008        Dec 3, In California Theodore Neff (66) was found strangled to death as his house on San Pablo Bay burned. Within days police arrested Alejandro Hernandez Rivera, a male prostitute, in a sting operation. Neff’s golden flute was in Rivera’s car.
    (SFC, 9/21/10, p.A1)

2008        Dec 7, NYC police officers escorted a drunken Gap designer (29) to her East Village apartment. In 2011 a Manhattan jury acquitted two officers of rape, but found them guilty of misconduct for three unauthorized post midnight visits to her apartment. (SFC, 5/27/11, p.A6)

2008        Dec 11, Australian police said detectives have charged 22 men including a policeman, a senior lawyer and a child care worker in connection with a child pornography-sharing network spanning 70 countries. Brazilian information, which was shared via the international policing network Interpol, identified more than 200 suspects in 70 countries.
    (AP, 12/11/08)

2008        Dec 13, A woman (28) in Richmond, Ca., was jumped by four men, taunted for being a lesbian, repeatedly raped and left naked outside an abandoned apartment building. In early January police arrested 2 men and 2 teens on suspicion of the gang-rape. On Dec 18, 2013, Humberto Salvador (36), the ringleader of the gang rape, was convicted of multiple charges in the case. Robert Ortiz (20) still awaited trial. Darrell Hodges (20) was already sentenced to 24 years. Josue Gonzalez, who testified against Salvador, was awaiting sentencing for carjacking and robbery.
    (AP, 12/23/08)(AP, 1/2/09)(SFC, 12/19/13, p.C3)

2008        Dec 17, A South Korean court found one of the country's most famous actresses guilty of adultery, months after she tried but failed to have a law that makes extramarital affairs a crime ruled unconstitutional. Ok So-ri was handed a suspended jail term.
    (AP, 12/17/08)

2008        William N. Eskridge Jr. authored Dishonorable Passions: Sodomy Laws in America, 1861-2003.
    (SSFC, 5/11/08, Books p.4)
2008        Canada raised its heterosexual age of consent from 14 to 16.
    (Econ, 11/15/14, p.62)
2008        In the Netherlands Saban Baran (38) was convicted of leading a gang notorious for forcing more than 100 women into prostitution, tattooing some of them to mark them as the gang's property. Prosecutors also say some women who came from Germany and eastern Europe were forced to have breast implants and illegal abortions while working in brothels in Amsterdam and other Dutch cities. In 2009 he fled while on a temporarily release from prison, where he was serving a 7½ year term, to visit his wife and newborn baby.
    (AP, 9/17/09)

2009        Jan 12, State media said China has shut down 91 websites for pornographic and other "vulgar" content, as well as a political blog portal, since announcing its latest bid to ensure Internet morality.
    (Reuters, 1/12/09)

2009        Jan 13, Iran’s judiciary announced that 2 men were stoned to death last month for adultery.
    (WSJ, 1/14/09, p.A1)

2009        Jan 16, British pop star Boy George (47) was sentenced to 15 months in jail for imprisoning a Norwegian male escort (29) after a nude photoshoot. The singer and disc jockey, who stood trial under his real name George O'Dowd, admitted to police to handcuffing Audun Carlsen to his bed on April 28, 2007, as he investigated the Norwegian's alleged tampering with his computer.
    (AFP, 1/16/09)
2009        Jan 16, In South Korea Yonhap news agency said Busan District Court handed a man (42) a suspended 30-month sentence for raping his wife (25) at knifepoint. It was the first time a man in traditionally male-dominated South Korea has been convicted of marital rape.
    (AP, 1/16/09)

2009        Jan 21, In Missouri a father was arrested in Daviess County after two sealed coolers with the remains of two infants were found. a third child is believed to have died in Oklahoma. A surviving child, a 3-year-old boy, was in state custody. The man was suspected of fathering four children with his teenage daughter and faced charges of killing at least one after human remains were discovered at their rural home.
    (AP, 1/24/09)

2009        Feb 2, In Cambodia police in Siem Reap arrested Jack Louis Sporich (75), an American from Chicago. He was charged with sexually abusing four Cambodian boys.
    (AP, 2/4/09)

2009        Feb 8, In Fort Bragg, Ca., Aaron Vargas (31) shot and killed Darrell McNeill (63), a former neighbor. McNeill, a former boy Scout leader and Big Brother, had begun molesting Vargas at the age of 11 and continued as Vargas grew into his 20s. Over the next year 12 other men came forward with stories of molestation by McNeill. On April 6, 2010, Vargas pleaded no contest to voluntary manslaughter charges and faced up to 10 years in prison.
    (SSFC, 2/21/10, p.A1)(SFC, 4/7/10, p.A1)

2009        Jan 17, In Tijuana, Mexico, a prostitute (19) was smothered to death. 2 US sailors, petty officers Jarrett Monzingo and Joshua Dockery, were taken into custody and faced murder and attempted-murder charges while being held at La Mesa Prison.
    (AP, 2/12/09)

2009        Feb 12, Domenica Niehoff (63), Germany's best-known former prostitute, died. She was a familiar figure on TV talk shows in the 1970s and '80s and was instantly recognizable for her 48-inch bust and notoriously revealing outfits.
    (AP, 2/13/09)

2009        Feb 14, Mexico City set a new record as nearly 40,000 people locked lips in the city center for the world's largest group kiss. Gunmen killed a state police officer and 10 members of his family, including five children in the town of Monte Largo, Tabasco state. The shooting also killed a street vendor in front of the house of state police officer Carlos Reyes.
    (AP, 2/14/09)(AP, 2/15/09)

2009        Feb 15, Authorities in Malaysia arrested 26 unmarried Muslim couples in hotel rooms during Operation Valentine, aimed at curbing illegal premarital sex in this conservative country.
    (AP, 2/16/09)

2009        Feb 18, Polish police said they have detained 78 people, including a priest and a doctor, suspected of possessing child pornography and spreading it on the Internet.
    (AP, 2/18/09)

2009        Feb 21, Jamaican regulators said they are forbidding all explicit references to sex and violence over the airwaves. The announcement followed a Feb. 6 ban that specifically targeted dancehall tunes and videos depicting "daggering," a dance style popular among Jamaican youth that features pelvic grinding simulating sex.
    (AP, 2/22/09)

2009        Feb 23, The FBI said it has rescued more than 45 suspected teenage prostitutes, some as young as 13, in a nationwide 3-night sweep, Operation Cross Country, to remove kids from the illegal sex trade and punish their accused pimps.
    (AP, 2/23/09)

2009        Feb 27, New Mexico authorities said they have recovered bones from 13 victims at a desert site west of Albuquerque. 2 victims were identified as prostitutes reported missing in 2004.
    (SFC, 2/28/09, p.A4)

2009        Feb, A Texas grand jury returned a 106-count indictment against the former Montague Sheriff Bill Keating and 16 others. It revealed that inmates had the run of County Jail, having sex with their jailer girlfriends, bringing in recliners, taking drugs and chatting on cell phones supplied by friends or guards.
    (AP, 3/17/09)
2009        Feb, An Australian man in Victoria state was arrested on charges of raping his daughter for 30 years and fathering four children with her. The daughter first told police about the alleged abuse in 2005, but no charges were filed because she said she feared for her safety and would not cooperate with police.
    (AP, 9/17/09)

2009        Mar 13, John Worboys (b.1957), a London cab driver, was found guilty of raping or assaulting 12 women over an 18-month period, often after persuading them to drink champagne spiked with sedatives. On April 21 he was sentenced  to at least 8 years in prison. In 2010 Scotland Yard said 102 women have come forward to accuse Worboys of sexually motivated crimes since his highly publicized trial. In 2017 Britain's Parole Board announced that a panel had approved his release.
    (AP, 10/26/10)(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Worboys)(AP, 1/6/18)

2009        Mar 18, Mumbai police arrested an Indian businessman (49) for allegedly raping his daughter for more than eight years, apparently on the advice of a Hindu mystic who .said it would make him wealthy. Tantrik Hansmukh Bhai Rathode (54) was arrested the next day.
    (AP, 3/19/09)

2009        Mar 19, Former Israeli President Moshe Katsav was indicted on rape and other sexual offense charges, after calling off a plea deal that would have allowed him to escape jail time.
    (AP, 3/19/09)

2009        Mar 23, A US judge ordered the FDA to allow sales of the morning-after pill to women 17 and older without a prescription.
    (WSJ, 3/24/09, p.A1)

2009        Mar 26, A New Jersey girl (14) was accused of child pornography after posting nearly 30 explicit nude pictures of herself on MySpace.com, charges that could force her to register as a sex offender if convicted.
    (AP, 3/27/09)

2009        Mar 27, In Honda, Colombia, Arcebio Alvarez (59), a farmer and widower, was arrested on charges of incest and sexual abuse. He was accused of incest for allegedly fathering eight children with his daughter. He denied being the woman's biological father.
    (AP, 3/29/09)

2009        Apr 2, Human rights groups and some Afghan lawmakers criticized President Hamid Karzai for signing into law legislation that some believe legalizes the rape of a wife by her husband and prevents women from leaving the house without a man's permission. Article 132 of the law says: "As long as the husband is not traveling, he has the right to have sexual intercourse with his wife every fourth night." Critics said Karzai signed the legislation in the past month only for political gains several months before the country's presidential election.
    (AP, 4/2/09)

2009        Apr 8, In Canada Tori Stafford (8) was kidnapped outside her school in Woodstock, Ontario. In 2012 Terri-Lynne McClintic admitted she had kidnapped Tori and delivered her to her boyfriend Michael Rafferty, who raped the child. McClintic said she then battered the girl to death with a claw hammer. On May 11, 2012, a jury in London, Ontario, found Rafferty (31) guilty of first degree murder, kidnapping and sexual assault, dismissing his girlfriend's testimony that she alone was responsible for killing Tori Stafford.
    (Reuters, 5/11/12)

2009        Apr 9, A top human rights group said in a report that at least 90 women have been raped and 180 villagers killed over the past two months by rebels as well as government forces in volatile eastern Congo.
    (AP, 4/9/09)

2009        Apr 11, A Saudi man convicted of rape and robbery was beheaded, becoming the 22nd prisoner to be executed by sword this year in the kingdom. An Interior Ministry statement says the man committed the crimes after drinking alcohol.
    (AP, 4/11/09)

2009        Apr 12, Marilyn Chambers (born in 1952 as Marilyn Ann Briggs), adult film star, was found dead at her home in the Los Angeles suburb of Canyon Country. The pretty Ivory Snow girl helped bring hard-core adult films into the mainstream consciousness when she starred in the explicit movie "Behind the Green Door" (1972).
    (AP, 4/14/09)

2009        Apr 14, France's government launched a campaign against forced marriages and genital mutilation, seeking to protect women from practices that quietly thrive in immigrant communities the nation is struggling to integrate.
    (AP, 4/14/09)

2009        Apr 15, Clement Freud (84), a grandson of Sigmund Freud, died. He became a well-known writer, politician and urbane regular on British radio. He was best known from his three decades appearing on the BBC game show, "Just a Minute," in which panelists compete to see who can talk the longest without hesitation, deviation or repetition. In 2016 his widow apologized after he was accused in a television documentary of sexually abusing two girls between the late 1940s and 1970s.
    (AP, 4/16/09)(AP, 6/15/16)

2009        Apr 17, Five of Germany's leading Internet providers agreed to block access to sites identified by national criminal investigators as hosting child pornography, as authorities reported the breakup of an international ring.
    (AP, 4/17/09)

2009        Apr 20, In Washington state former Tacoma elementary school teacher Jennifer Rice (33) was convicted of having sex with a student (10) and his brother (15).
    (SFC, 4/21/09, p.A6)

2009        Apr 22, In Germany Chancellor Angela Merkel's Cabinet approved a new law to require the vast majority of the country's Internet service providers to block child pornography sites.
    (AP, 4/22/09)

2009        Apr, UN special investigator Philip Alston said on October 15 that Congolese soldiers had killed 50 Rwandan Hutu refugees and abducted and raped around 40 women during an April attack on a refugee camp in eastern DR Congo.
    (AFP, 10/16/09)

2009        May 11, US District Judge Samuel Kent was sentenced to 3 years in prison for lying to investigators about sexually abusing 2 female employees at his Galveston, Texas, courthouse. Kent had pleaded guilty to obstruction of justice as his trial was about to start in February. This was the first sex abuse case ever against a sitting federal judge.
    (SFC, 5/12/09, p.A5)

2009        May 14, Bangladesh's high court moved to plug a gaping hole in the country's laws by introducing a first-ever ban on sexual harassment. Bangladeshi police arrested 250 border guards accused of spreading violence across the country during a mutiny that started at a military base in Dhaka.
    (AFP, 5/14/09)
2009        May 14, A British parliamentary report into human trafficking said more than 5,000 mostly women and children have been smuggled into Britain to work as sex slaves and beggars.
    (AFP, 5/14/09)

2009        May 18, In China a government spokesman said a sex theme park that featured explicit exhibits of genitalia and sexual culture is being demolished before it can even open. The park, christened "Love Land" by its owners, went under the wrecking ball over the weekend in the southwestern city of Chongqing.
    (AP, 5/18/09)

2009        May 20, Nebraska Gov. Dave Heinemen signed a bill to prevent registered sex offenders from using social networking sites such as Facebook.
    (SFC, 5/21/09, p.A4)
2009        May 20, SF-based Craigslist sued South Carolina’s Attorney Gen’l. Henry McMaster to block him from filing criminal charges against the online classified site for abetting prostitution.
    (SFC, 5/21/09, p.C1)

2009        May 29, In Kashmir the bodies of two young women (17 & 22) were found in Shopian town. The pregnant wife of Shakeel Ahmed Ahangar and his teenage sister were allegedly raped and murdered by Indian soldiers.
    (Reuters, 6/20/09)(Econ, 6/27/09, p.48)

2009        May 30, Michelle Samaraweera (35) was rape and murdered in Walthamstow, England. On July 4, 2009, Aman Vyas (26), a suspect in her murder and other sexual assaults, was arrested at Indira Gandhi International Airport just before he boarded a flight for Thailand.
    (AP, 7/5/11)(http://michelle-samaraweera.gonetoosoon.org/)

2009        May 31, In Egypt police reported that a 25-year-old man cut off his own penis to spite his family after he was refused permission to marry a girl from a lower class family.
    (AP, 6/1/09)

2009        Jun 8, The Wall Street Journal reported that China will require all personal computers sold in the country from July 1 to come with software that blocks access to certain websites. The program aimed to prevent the spread of pornography and other "unhealthy" content.
    (AFP, 6/8/09)(AP, 6/9/09)

2009        Jun 9, In Kansas David Lee Gage of Wichita committed suicide in his jail cell. He faced 30 years in prison for raping 3 women who had advertised erotic services on Craigslist.
    (SFC, 6/10/09, p.A5)

2009        Jun 10, In Argentina Father Julio Grassi (52), a Roman Catholic priest who won fame running an Argentine foundation for poor youths (1993), was convicted of sexually molesting a boy who participated in the program. He was sentenced to 15 years in prison. Grassi continued to proclaim his innocence, saying he was "the victim of an injustice."
    (AP, 6/10/09)

2009        Jun 18, China's Internet watchdog condemned the Chinese-language version of Google for "disseminating pornographic and vulgar information."
    (AP, 6/18/09)

2009        Jun 19, Google Inc. said that it was working to block pornography reaching users of its Chinese service after a mainland watchdog found the search engine turned up large numbers of links to obscene and vulgar sites.
    (AP, 6/19/09)
2009        Jun 19, A leading South African research group said one in four male South Africans it surveyed admitted to committing rape, a finding that cast a harsh light on a culture of sexual violence that victims groups say is deeply embedded in society.
    (AP, 6/19/09)

2009        Jun 20, Italian police in Sicily said they have arrested 14 people and placed more than 250 under investigation in the country's biggest sweep against Internet child pornography.
    (AP, 6/20/09)

2009        Jun 22, In Democratic Republic of Congo rioting inmates overnight raped around 20 female prisoners during a failed prison break in Goma. Two people were killed and 12 others were injured when prisoners detonated two grenades.
    (Reuters, 6/23/09)
2009        Jun 22, In eastern Bolivia 8 men from a Mennonite farming community were arrested following accusations of raping dozens of females at the settlement. 60 women, from 11 to 47 years old, have accused the men of rape.
    (AP, 6/23/09)

2009        Jun 28, Swiss police said they have uncovered a child pornography ring involving more than 2,000 people in 78 countries.
    (AP, 6/28/09)

2009        Jun 30, Australian serial rapist John Xydias (45) was jailed for 28 years. For over 15 years he had dressed his unconscious victims in his collection of women's underwear and filmed assaults on them.
    (AFP, 6/30/09)

2009        Jun, In Kenya three young men and a boy told police that Rev. Renato Kizito Sesana, an Italian priest, had been sexually molesting them for years at a shelter for poor children. No church investigation followed. Kenyan police later said they found no evidence and believed Sesana is innocent. Soon after going to the police, three of the four complainants, including a 17-year-old, withdrew their accusations, saying they had been forced to make them by con men planning to take over church property. But in 2010 the 17-year-old told the AP that he recanted only because he and his mother repeatedly received anonymous text messages threatening them with death. He insisted he really had been abused but did not seek to press charges again because he felt no one would believe him.
    (AP, 4/11/10)

2009        Jul 6, In Yemen a barber was publicly executed after he was found guilty of raping and killing an 11-year-old boy who came to his shop for a haircut. The barber was arrested in December 2008 and confessed during a January trial to raping the boy inside his salon, killing him and cutting up his body before dumping it outside San'a.
    (AP, 7/6/09)

2009        Jul 15, Mazen Abdul-Jawad (32), a Saudi man, appeared on the Lebanese-based LBC satellite TV station’s "Bold Red Line" program and shocked Saudis by publicly confessing to sexual exploits. More than 200 people soon filed legal complaints against Abdul-Jawad, dubbed a "sex braggart" by the media, and many Saudis said he should be severely punished. On July 31 Abdul-Jawad was detained for questioning. The Jiddah offices of the LBC station were closed soon thereafter.
    (AP, 8/6/09)(AP, 8/9/09)

2009        Jul 16, In Phoenix, Arizona, 4 boys, all Liberian refugees (9-14) lured a Liberian girl (8) to a storage shed and raped her. Charges against one of the boys, aged 8, were dropped on Dec 16 after a judge ruled the boy was not competent to stand trial.
    (SFC, 8/10/09, p.A4)(SFC, 12/17/09, p.A12)
2009        Jul 16, In India Rita Bahuguna Joshi, a leading politician of India's ruling Congress party, was arrested and her house set on fire by activists after she suggested that a rival leader be raped so she can better understand the plight of rape victims.
    (AP, 7/16/09)

2009        Jul 28, Tennessee state Sen. Paul Stanley (47) resigned in Nashville after his extramarital affair with an intern (22) was revealed by an investigation into an extortion case. McKensie Morrison’s boyfriend was charged with trying to extort $10,000 from the GOP lawmaker.
    (SFC, 7/29/09, p.A6)

2009        Aug 1, Brazilian police said they have busted a ring that allegedly sent some 200 women in the last year to the United States, Europe and elsewhere to work as prostitutes. Most of the women were recruited through the Internet or Brazilian brothels and then sent to Las Vegas, the Dominican Republic and France.
    (AP, 8/1/09)

2009        Aug 19, Brazilian prosecutors said Father Clodoveo Piazza, an Italian priest who ran an award-winning shelter for homeless children in Brazil, has been charged with sexually abusing boys for years and allowing visiting foreigners to exploit the children. Piazza, now working as a missionary in Mozambique, was charged along with another former director of the nonprofit group Fraternal Help Organization, a private group based in Salvador.
    (AP, 8/20/09)

2009        Aug 24, An American UN peacekeeper under investigation for sexual exploitation and abuse of minors in Liberia was found dead in his house in Monrovia. Sources said it appeared that the American, a civilian in the Liberia mission, known as UNMIL, had committed suicide due to the investigations.
    (Reuters, 8/26/09)

2009        Aug 26, In Cambodia a Phnom Penh Municipal Court Judge found Michael James Dodd of Washington, DC, guilty of soliciting sex from a 14-year-old girl. He was arrested in October 2008 at his rented house in Phnom Penh, in the girl's company. He was sentenced to 10 years in prison and ordered to pay 20 million riel ($4,878) in compensation to the girl's family.
    (AP, 8/26/09)

2009        Aug 31, In southern California fashion designer Anand Jon Alexander was sentenced to 59 years to life in prison for sexually assaulting aspiring models he lured to Los Angeles.
    (AP, 9/1/09)

2009        Sep 4, The US Embassy in Afghanistan says it has fired eight security guards following allegations of lewd behavior and sexual misconduct at their living quarters. Two other guards resigned and also left. All of them appeared in photographs that depicted guards and supervisors in various stages of nudity at parties flowing with alcohol. The management team of the private contractor that provided the guards was also to being replaced immediately.
    (AP, 9/4/09)

2009        Sep 9, California Assemblyman Mike Duvall, R-Yorba Linda, resigned after a videotape surfaced of his bragging about sexual exploits with 2 women, one of whom reportedly worked as a lobbyist.
    (SFC, 9/10/09, p.A11)
2009        Sep 9, A Malaysian government report said indigenous tribal girls have been sexually abused by loggers in remote jungles on Borneo island, in the first official verification of rape accusations involving timber companies.
    (AP, 9/9/09)

2009        Sep 11, A Kenyan magistrate sentenced Jon Cardon Wagner, an American who founded a popular chain of coffee shops, to 15 years' imprisonment for the statutory rape of three teenage Kenyan girls. Wagner's lawyer Mohammed Nyaoga said his client is the victim of an extortion racket and will appeal. Nairobi Java House began a culture of gourmet coffee drinking nine years ago and now has eight coffee shops in the capital.
    (AP, 9/11/09)
2009        Sep 11, In South Africa reports on gender testing on running sensation Caster Semenya has determined she has male and female sexual organs. This triggered outrage and dealt a blow to her family, who may have been unaware of the reported condition. There was worry about how the 18-year-old will handle all this. Testing determined that Semenya has internal testes, meaning the runner herself, who was raised in a poor village, may have been unaware of such a condition. The condition is generally referred to as intersexuality. The older term for someone who has both male and female organs is hermaphrodite.
    (AP, 9/11/09)

2009        Sep 14, In Indonesia expanded Islamic law was passed by the regional parliament in Aceh province. One key article regarding adultery threatened 100 cane lashes for the unmarried and stoning to death for those who are married.
    (AP, 9/14/09)

2009        Sep 21, Gordon Wateridge (78), a carer at the former Haut de la Garenne children’s home during the 1970s on the Channel island of Jersey, was jailed for two years for sexually assaulting teenage girls there.
    (AFP, 9/21/09)

2009        Sep 25, Poland approved a law making chemical castration mandatory for pedophiles in some cases, sparking criticism from human rights groups.
    (Reuters, 9/25/09)

2009        Sep 26, In Switzerland director Roman Polanski (76) was taken into custody on a 31-year-old US arrest warrant, where he traveled to receive an award at the Zurich Film Festival for his lifetime work as a director. Polanski fled the United States in 1978, a year after pleading guilty to unlawful sexual intercourse with a 13-year-old girl in 1977.
    (AP, 9/27/09)(SFC, 9/30/09, p.A4)

2009        Sep 27, A New Zealand teen, Cherelle May Dudfield (18), flashed her breasts at passing cars and ended with up in a hospital after a distracted driver ran into her. In Dec she was found guilty of disorderly behavior for the prank and was fined $198.
    (AP, 12/18/09)

2009        Sep 28, In San Jose, Ca., Cristina Warthen (36), a Stanford law school graduate, was sentenced to home detention for one year for tax evasion and ordered to pay $243,000 in back taxes. She had run an escort service beginning in 2001 (touchofbrazil.net), and grossed $133,717 in 2003. In 2004 she married David Warthen, co-founder of Ask Jeeves, later Ask.com. They were later divorced.
    (SFC, 9/29/09, p.C5)
2009        Sep 28, Guinea’s military's presidential guard shot at pro-democracy demonstrators in Conakry, leaving at least 157 people dead. The government put the death toll at 57. Eyewitnesses said security forces had stripped female protesters and raped them in the streets. Other eyewitnesses said soldiers had stabbed protesters with knives and bayonets. On June 27, 2013, Lieutenant-Colonel Claude Pivi, an influential member of the junta at the time and now minister for presidential security, was charged over his alleged role in a stadium massacre. On Dec 16, 2016, Aboubacar Sidiki Diakite was arrested in Senegal for involvement in the massacre.
    (AP, 9/29/09)(AP, 10/2/09)(Reuters, 6/28/13)(AFP, 1/10/17)

2009        Sep 30, Amnesty International said tens of thousands of women who fled unrest in Darfur face the daily threat or rape and violence in refugee camps in neighboring Chad.
    (AP, 9/30/09)

2009        Oct 1, David Letterman, late-night TV talk show host, admitted in an extraordinary monologue before millions of viewers that he had sexual relationships with female employees, after a CBS News employee tried to extort $2 million from him. Suspect Robert J. Halderman later admitted his guilt and was sentenced to 6 months in jail. He was freed on Sep 2, 2010, after serving 4 months.
    (AP, 10/2/09)(SFC, 9/3/10, p.A4)

2009        Oct 2, Michael David Barrett (48), accused of taping surreptitious nude videos of ESPN reporter Erin Andrews, was arrested at O’Hare Airport as he arrived on a flight from Buffalo, NY. He faced federal charges of interstate stalking for taking the videos, trying to sell them to celebrity Web site TMZ and posting the videos online. On March 15, 2010, Barrett was sentenced to 2½ years in prison.
    (AP, 10/3/09)(SFC, 3/16/10, p.A5)

2009        Oct 5, It was reported that conservative Egyptian lawmakers have called for a ban on imports of a Chinese-made kit meant to help women fake their virginity and one scholar has even called for the "exile" of anyone who imports or uses it. The Artificial Virginity Hymen kit, distributed by the Chinese company Gigimo, costs about $30. It is intended to help newly married women fool their husbands into believing they are virgins.
    (AP, 10/5/09)

2009        Oct 7, A Saudi court convicted Mazen Abdul-Jawad for publicly talking about sex after he bragged on a TV talk show about his exploits, sentencing him to five years in jail and 1,000 lashes. The program, which aired July 15 on the Lebanese LBC satellite channel, was seen in Saudi Arabia and scandalized conservative viewers where such frank talk is rarely heard in public.
    (AP, 10/7/09)

2009        Oct 15, A French court turned down a bid by Fabienne Justel, a 39-year-old widow, to retrieve her late husband's frozen sperm in order to have his child by insemination in another country. A French law prohibited post-mortem insemination.
    (AFP, 10/15/09)

2009        Oct 19, Israeli police arrested Donald Edward Nelson (59), a convicted American pedophile, in a hostel in the Old City of Jerusalem. Nelson was convicted last year in a California court on 52 counts of sexual abuse of minors and sentenced to 110 years in prison. He fled the US to avoid being jailed and was hiding out in Jerusalem.
    (AP, 10/21/09)

2009        Oct 23, Swiss and US authorities said the US has asked Switzerland to hand over Roman Polanski to authorities in California, where he could serve up to two years in prison for having sex in 1977 with a 13-year-old girl.
    (AP, 10/23/09)
2009        Oct 23, In Richmond, Ca., a girl (16) left a homecoming dance at Richmond High gym and joined a group of men drinking in a nearby alley. She became drunk and was raped and robbed by as many as 10 young men. Police found her semi-conscious near a lunch table and arrested one suspect fleeing the scene. 2 more suspects, aged 15 and 21, were arrested on Oct 27. On Oct 28 three juveniles were arrested in connection to the crime and charged as adults. A 6th suspect was arrested on Oct 29. On Jan 19 John Crane Jr. (43) turned himself in for participating in the rape. In 2010 Cody Smith, the youngest of 7 defendants was released, because his Miranda rights had been violated.  In 2011 the West Contra Costa Unified School District settled a civil suit and agreed to pay the victim $4 million. On Sep 6, 2012, Manuel Ortega (22) pleaded guilty as was expected to receive 32 years behind bars. On Aug 15, 2013, Jose Montano (22) was sentenced to 33 years to life; Marcelles Peter (20) was sentenced to 29 years to life.
    (SFC, 10/27/09, p.C6)(SFC, 10/28/09, p.A10)(SFC, 10/29/09, p.A1)(SFC, 10/30/09, p.A1)(SFC, 1/22/10, p.C9)(SFC, 12/22/10, p.C2)(SSFC, 1/23/11, p.C3)(SFC, 9/7/12, p.A20)(SFC, 8/16/13, p.D1)

2009        Oct 24, A Saudi court convicted a female journalist for her involvement in a TV show, in which a Saudi man, Abdul-Jawad, publicly talked about sex, and sentenced her to 60 lashes. Rozanna al-Yami is believed to be the first Saudi woman journalist to be given such a punishment. The same court sentenced Abdul-Jawad earlier this month to five years in jail and 1,000 lashes. 3 other men who appeared on the show, "Bold Red Line," were also convicted of discussing sex publicly and sentenced to two years imprisonment and 300 lashes each.
    (AP, 10/24/09)

2009        Oct 25, In Italy 4 policemen were questioned for allegedly attempting to blackmail opposition leader Piero Marrazzo (51). The case centered on widespread media reports that a video shows the center-left politician in the company of a transsexual in a Rome apartment.
    (AP, 10/25/09)

2009        Oct 27, US-based Human Rights Watch said the Sept. 28 massacre by Guinean troops of at least 150 people and the rapes of dozens of women at a pro-democracy rally in Guinea were premeditated, and that rapes of kidnapped women continued for days.
    (AP, 10/27/09)

2009        Oct 29, In Cleveland, Ohio, police found the remains of 6 bodies at the home of Anthony Sowell (50) as they tried to arrest him on charges of felonious assault and rape. Sowell, a convicted rapist, was arrested on Oct 31. 5 more bodies were soon found at Sowell’s home. The women had begun disappearing in 2007. On July 22, 2011, Sowell was convicted of killing 11 women.
    (SSFC, 11/1/09, p.A20)(SFC, 11/5/09, p.A10)(SFC, 7/23/11, p.A4)

2009        Nov 4, In South Carolina Rodell Vereen, caught on video having sex with a horse, was sentenced to three years in prison after pleading guilty for the second time in two years to abusing the creature.
    (AP, 11/4/09)
2009        Nov 4, In China a guard at an unofficial jail in Beijing pleaded guilty to raping a young detainee, in a case that has put a spotlight on "black jails" where a growing number of people seeking justice from the government end up. The woman (21), from central Anhui province, had been expelled from college because of poor exam scores and came to Beijing to ask the government to reinstate her. The woman escaped the "black jail" with about 50 other detainees after the guard fled following the alleged rape.
    (AP, 11/5/09)

2009        Nov 5, The UN said at least 50 peacekeepers have received punishments ranging from reduction in military rank to eight months imprisonment for committing sexual abuses on United Nations missions since 2007.
    (AP, 11/5/09)

2009        Nov 14, It was reported that Chinese officials are being told to dump their mistresses, avoid hostess bars, and shun extravagances as part of the Communist party's efforts to clamp down on the corruption that is threatening its rule and sullying its reputation.
    (AP, 11/14/09)

2009        Nov 14, In North Carolina the Fayetteville Police Department said Antoinette Nicole Davis, the mother of Shaniya Davis (5), faced a child abuse charge involving prostitution as well as filing a false police report. The child hadn't been seen since Nov 10, when surveillance footage showed Mario Andrette McNeill carrying Shaniya into a hotel room. He was arrested and charged with kidnapping on Nov 13. The body of Shaniya Davis was found on Nov 16 in woods 30 miles from Fayetteville. She had been sexually assaulted and asphyxiated on Nov 10, the day her mother reported her missing.
    (AP, 11/15/09)(SFC, 11/17/09, p.A26)(SFC, 11/21/09, p.A4)

2009        Nov 15, Dr. Brooke Magnanti (34), who works for The Bristol Initiative for Research of Child Health, revealed herself to be the woman behind the nom de plume "Belle de Jour," which is the title of a 1967 French film starring Catherine Deneuve. Magnanti kept a weblog of her antics in 2003-2004, which were turned into a best-selling book, "The Intimate Adventures of a London Call Girl." Her memoirs were adapted into a hit 16-episode television series "Secret Diary of a Call Girl," which starred Billie Piper and was screened in countries around the world.
    (AFP, 11/16/09)

2009        Nov 24, In Alaska the Catholic diocese of Fairbanks and representatives of almost 300 alleged victims of sex abuse by clergy agreed on a settlement of almost $10 million.
    (SFC, 11/25/09, p.A4)
2009        Nov 24, In Italy prostitute Patrizia D'Addario’s memoir, "Gradisca, Presidente," (At Your Pleasure, Premier), went on sale. In it she claimed that she had slept with Premier Silvio Berlusconi on the understanding he would help her set up a countryside inn but that she got "nothing" in return.
    (AP, 11/24/09)

2009        Nov 25, US federal prosecutors said a young woman from Mexico was smuggled over the border and forced to work as a prostitute for years in Brooklyn, and the remains of an infant were found in concrete at the home where she was held prisoner. NYPD officials discovered the bin a day earlier, with the remains of an infant inside. Domingo Salazar (33) and his wife, Norma Mendez (32), appeared in US District Court in Brooklyn on sex trafficking charges and were being held without bail.
    (AP, 11/26/09)

2009        Nov 26, In Ireland an official report said the Roman Catholic archdiocese of Dublin obsessively covered up widespread sexual abuse of children by priests until the mid-1990s in a misuse of the Church's central role in Irish society.
    (Reuters, 11/26/09)

2009        Dec 4, In Switzerland Roman Polanski took refuge at his snowbound chalet after being granted bail under house arrest, while he fights extradition to the US on a child sex case.
    (AP, 12/4/09)

2009        Dec 10, Uganda's parliament approved a bill banning female genital mutilation.
    (AP, 12/11/09)

2009        Dec 12, In New York state truck driver Thomas Wallace hit a disabled car killing Julie Stratton (33). The car was disabled after hitting a deer. On Sep 1, 2010, Wallace was sentenced to 3-9 years in prison after pleading guilty to 2nd degree murder. His laptop computer was streaming pornography when his rig hit the disabled car.
    (SFC, 9/2/10, p.A6)

2009        Dec 14, In Egypt a 2-day regional conference ended addressing for the first time the once taboo topic of sexual harassment. Activists said the sexual harassment of women in the streets, schools and work places of the Arab world was driving them to cover up and confine themselves to their homes.
    (AP, 12/15/09)

2009        Dec 25, In Maryland law enforcement found the body of Sarah H. Foxwell (11) near the Delaware state line three days after she was last seen at her home. Thomas J. Leggs Jr. (30), a known sex offender and former boyfriend of the girl's aunt, was charged on Dec 23 in Sarah's kidnapping.
    (AP, 12/26/09)

2009        Dec 26, In India Andhra Pradesh Gov. Narain Dutt Tiwari (86) resigned, a day after a television news channel broadcast a tape allegedly showing him in bed with three women.
    (AP, 12/26/09)

2009        Dec 30, An Argentine judge convicted former Santa Fe Roman Catholic Archbishop Edgardo Storni of sexually abusing a seminarian in 1992.
    (AP, 12/30/09)

2009        Mara Altman authored “thanks for Coming: One Young Woman’s quest for an Orgasm."
    (SSFC, 4/19/09, Books p.J4)
2009        Richard Bernstein authored “The East, the West, and Sex," in which he wrote of the erotic allure of the East for Western men.
    (SSFC, 6/14/09, p.J3)
2009        Josh Sides authored “Erotic City: Sexual Revolutions and the Making of Modern San Francisco."
    (SSFC, 10/25/09, Books p.F1)
2009        Iceland introduced fines and jail terms for those who patronize prostitutes.
    (Econ, 4/20/13, p.63)
2009        In the Ivory Coast a random poll of 10 underage girls in Toulepleu by aid group Save The Children U.K. found that eight performed sexual acts for UN-Benin peacekeepers on a regular basis in order to secure their most basic needs. A 2010 diplomatic cable revealed that "Eight of the 10 said they had ongoing sexual relationships with Beninese soldiers in exchange for food or lodging," citing information shared with the embassy by a protection officer.
    (AP, 9/1/11)
2009        Thailand authorities arrested Maksym Shynkarenko of Ukraine for distributing child pornography. In 2012 he was extradited to the US and charged in a 32-count indictment.
    (SFC, 6/12/12, p.A6)
2009        UAR love guru Widad Lootah published the much-debated Muslim sex guide "Top Secret: Sexual Guidance for Married Couples."
    (AP, 2/13/12)

2010        Jan 1, In Dubai a British woman (23) told police she had been raped the previous evening by a waiter at a 5-star hotel. Police arrested her after she revealed during questioning that she had drunk alcohol and had sex with her fiance, with whom she was on holiday.
    (Econ, 1/16/10, p.48)
2010        Jan 1, Malaysia’s Islamic morality police arrested 52 unmarried couples for sexual misconduct following raids in hotel rooms on New Year’s Day. The detained couples were expected to be charged with khalwat (close proximity), and faced a maximum penalty of 2 years in prison and a fine.
    (SFC, 1/5/10, p.A4)

2010        Jan 6, In Chile investigators accused Rev. Ricardo Munoz Quinteros (55), a Catholic priest, and his girlfriend, Pamela Ampuero, of soliciting sex from young girls, including one who later bore his child.
    (AP, 1/6/10)

2010        Jan 10, Juliet Anderson (71), adult film star born as Judith Carr, died at her home in Berkeley, Ca. She had begun her career in 1978 and appeared in some 80 hardcore porn films. In 1984 she cast and directed Nina Hartley in “Educating Nina."
    (SSFC, 1/31/10, p.C12)

2010        Jan 12, A web site linked to leading Polish daily Gazeta Wyborcza reported that Poland's tax office has levied a fine of 2.3 million zlotys ($820,000) on an unemployed woman for failing to pay tax on income worth at least 13.7 million zlotys she said she had earned as a prostitute.
    (Reuters, 1/13/10)
2010        Jan 12, Israeli police broke up the harem of Goel Ratzon (60), who was suspected of enslaving a cult-like harem of at least 17 women and 37 children. Ratzon, who's lived this way for two decades, denied any wrongdoing. He maintained the harem with 17 women in a state of near-total obedience in apartments in the Tel Aviv area. On Feb 14 he was charged in a Tel Aviv court with enslavement, rape, incest and other sexual offenses.
    (AP, 1/14/10)(AP, 2/8/10)(AP, 2/14/10)

2010        Jan 18, A group of 30 Mauritanian Muslim leaders issued a religious edict banning female genital mutilation in the West African country. The leaders also agreed to preach against the practice at their mosques.
    (AP, 1/18/10)

2010        Jan 19, In Cuba Mariela Castro, the daughter of pres. Raul Castro and head of the Center for Sex Education, said Cuba has begun performing state-sponsored sex-change operations. The government had lifted a longtime ban on the procedure in 2007.
    (SFC, 1/20/10, p.A2)

2010        Jan 20, In Greece dozens of prostitutes, most using headscarves or hoods to hide their faces, demonstrated in central Athens, demanding working licenses for brothels across Greece.
    (AP, 1/20/10)
2010        Jan 20, South Korea’s health ministry said in a statement that switches will be flicked at 7.30 pm every third Wednesday in the month to "help staff get dedicated to childbirth and upbringing." Low birthrate was a pressing issue in this fast-ageing society.
    (AFP, 1/20/10)

2010        Feb 3, New Zealand police warned that local teenager (19), who says she auctioned her virginity online for $32,000 to raise tuition money, did not break any laws but it might be risky for her to follow through on the deal. Prostitution is legal in New Zealand under laws considered more liberal than many countries. Prostitution among consenting adults is allowed in brothels and on the streets, and offering sexual services in print ads and online is also legal.
    (AP, 2/3/10)

2010        Feb 6, China’s state media said a man who operated a porn website has been sentenced to 13 years in jail and fined 100,000 yuan (15,000 dollars), amid an ongoing campaign to crack down on online sexual content.
    (AFP, 2/7/10)

2010        Feb 7, In Canada Air Force Col. Russell Williams (46) was arrested in Ottawa and charged with first degree murder in the deaths of 2 women. He was also charged in the sexual assaults of 2 other women.
    (SFC, 2/9/10, p.A2)

2010        Feb 12, Palestinian officials rallied around Rafiq Husseini, the chief of staff to Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, after a video surfaced showing him in the nude in an alleged attempt to trade his influence for sex. Pres. Abbas fired Husseini on April 7.
    (AP, 2/12/10)(AP, 4/7/10)

2010        Feb 9, Authorities in Malaysia caned three Muslim women for having extramarital sex, making them the first women in the country to receive such punishment under Islamic law. Each woman reportedly received between four and six strokes of a rattan cane.
    (AP, 2/17/10)

2010        Feb 18, In Germany attorney Ursula Raue said 115 former students have come forward with charges of sexual abuse at schools run by Germany's Jesuit order. Victims had named 12 priests and several women among the attackers. Most of the victims were former students of one of Germany's most prestigious high schools, Berlin's private Catholic Canisius Kolleg.
    (AP, 2/18/10)

2010        Feb 22, A Delaware grand jury returned an indictment on pediatrician Dr. Earl Bradley of Lewes with 471 counts of sexual crimes against 103 children.
    (SFC, 2/23/10, p.A6)

2010        Feb 25, In California Chelsea King (17) failed to return from a run at a San Diego park. On Feb 28 John Albert Gardner III (30) of Lake Elsinore man was arrested for investigation of murder and rape. King’s body was found buried on March 2 in a shallow grave on the south shore of Lake Hodges.
    (AP, 3/3/10)
2010        Feb 25, In India a Hindu newspaper said India's best-known painter M.F. Husain (94), who went into exile after death threats from Hindu hardliners, has been granted Qatari citizenship, sparking new soul-searching about his persecution at home. Husain, known as the "Picasso of India," had angered hardline Hindus by portraying Hindu deities in the nude or in a sexually suggestive manner.
    (AFP, 2/25/10)

2010        Feb 26, Mozambique state media said 2 young men accused of having sex with a goat in central Mozambique are facing criminal charges, and the goat's owner is demanding they make traditional wedding arrangements.
    (AFP, 2/26/10)

2010        Mar 3, A Mexican woman charged that Rev. Marcial Maciel (1920-2008), the deceased, scandal-tainted founder of the conservative order Legionaries of Christ (1941), led a double life and fathered two children with her.
    (AP, 3/4/10)

2010        Mar 4, Liam Adams, the brother of Sinn Fein party leader Gerry Adams, surrendered to Irish authorities to face 23 charges of sexually abusing his daughter. He fled to the Republic of Ireland to avoid a November 2008 Belfast hearing over the charges of abusing his daughter Aine for eight years when she was a child.
    (AP, 3/4/10)

2010        Mar 11, Brazilian television network SBT broadcast a tape of Luiz Marques Barbosa (83) in bed with a 19-year-old that was widely distributed on the Internet. The station said the video was secretly filmed in January 2009 and sent anonymously to the network. Barbosa was detained in april out of fear he would flee the country.
    (AP, 4/20/10)(http://tinyurl.com/y7vwfnz)

2010        Mar 12, A union representing Dutch nurses launched a national campaign against demands for sexual services by patients who claim it should be part of their standard care.
    (Reuters, 3/11/10)

2010        Mar 16, Brazilian police and church officials said authorities were investigating three priests accused of sexually abusing altar boys after a video allegedly showing one case of abuse was broadcast on SBT television a week earlier.
    (AP, 3/17/10)

2010        Mar 23, Austria’s Graz-Seckau diocese said a priest has resigned after admitting he abused a 17-year-old boy. The priest reportedly stepped down of his own accord for the abuse that happened more than 20 years ago on a vacation. 2 other priests have also been suspended as a precautionary measure because one was convicted of committing a homosexual act with a 17-year-old and the other was convicted of exhibitionism in cases dating back about 15 and 20 years.
    (AP, 3/23/10)

2010        Mar 24, Dozens of French sex workers proclaiming themselves proud to be prostitutes marched to protest a lawmaker's proposal to legalize brothels in France, arguing that such a law would deny them the freedom to work on their own.
    (AP, 3/24/10)
2010        Mar 24, Iceland’s parliament voted to ban striptease shows, making it an offense for any business to profit from the nudity of its employees. The ban became effective on 1 July.

2010        Mar 26, Mozambican police said they have arrested 7 people suspected of trafficking women to neighboring South Africa to work as prostitutes. The men were arrested last week through a police sting operation. The women were on sale for about $670 each.
    (AP, 3/26/10)

2010        Mar 29, An American doctor living in Guatemala was convicted of sexually abusing four 10-year-old boys and sentenced to six years in prison. Dr. Joshua T. Kotouc was arrested in 2008 with the four boys in bed.
    (AP, 3/29/10)

2010        Mar 30, In India Paramhamsa Nityananda (32), a Hindu holy man with thousands of followers across India, resigned as head of Dhyanapeetam (knowledge center) after police began investigating his role in a sex scandal. On April 21 Nityananda, who claims to have devotees in 33 countries, and an aide Nithya Bhaktananda, were nabbed in the northern state of Himachal Pradesh on charges including obscenity and hurting religious sentiments.
    (Reuters, 3/30/10)(AFP, 4/21/10)

2010        Apr 2, In Yemen Elham Assi (13) bled to death hours after she spoke to her mother and just days after she was married to a 23-year-old man, in the deeply poor village of Shueba. She was tied down and forced to have sex by her husband, according to later interviews with the child's mother, police and medical reports. A February 2009 law set the minimum age for marriage at 17, but it was repealed and sent back to parliament's constitutional committee for review after some lawmakers called it un-Islamic. The committee is expected to make a final decision on the legislation this month.
    (AP, 4/10/10)

2010        Apr 3, In Portland, Maine, about two dozen women drew a crowd of onlookers when they shed their shirts and marched downtown to promote what they call equal-opportunity public toplessness.
    (AP, 4/5/10)

2010        Apr 8, Uruguay's La Republica newspaper reported that a Catholic priest who fled home to Uruguay and was defrocked after a nun accused him of raping three children in Bolivia has been living with his family for more than a year, with the full knowledge of Uruguayan church officials, despite an Interpol warrant for his arrest. Juan Jose Santana has been a fugitive from justice since being charged in May 2008 with raping three children ages 12 to 17.
    (AP, 4/10/10)

2010        Apr 12, The Vatican responded to allegations it long concealed clerical sex abuse by making it clear for the first time that bishops and clerics worldwide should report such crimes to police if they are required to by law.
    (AP, 4/13/10)

2010        Apr 15, A new study by Oxfam said the number of rapes carried out by civilians in eastern Congo has increased by 17-fold in the last few years. It said sexual assaults long perpetrated by armed groups are spreading across the population.
    (AP, 4/15/10)

2010        Apr 16, In South Africa 7 suspects waived their right to bail in a case in which they are accused of recruiting women and at least one 16-year-old from across South Africa and bringing them to Ermelo, where they were treated like slaves and forced into prostitution.
    (AP, 4/16/10)

2010        Apr 18, Pope Benedict XVI met in Malta with a group of clerical sex-abuse victims and promised them with tears in his eyes that the Catholic Church would seek justice for pedophile priests and implement "effective measures" to protect young people from abuse. 10 Maltese men came forward earlier this month saying they wanted to meet with the pope to tell him their stories and to request an apology. They said they were abused by 4 priests at a Catholic orphanage.
    (AP, 4/18/10)

2010        Apr 20, Bolivia’s Pres. Evo Morales said that men should stay away from eating chicken if they want to maintain their hair and virility. He said chicken producers inject the birds with female hormones. Producers in the US, EU and other countries abandoned the use of hormones in poultry several decades ago.
    (SFC, 4/21/10, p.A2)

2010        Apr 23, Belgium's longest serving bishop, Roger Vangheluwe (73) the Bishop of Bruges, resigned, saying he was "enormously sorry" for having sexually abused a young boy about 25 years ago. It later was established that the victim was his nephew. In 2011 the Vatican clarified the punishment against Vangheluwe after Belgian bishops reported that he had merely been sent outside Belgium for spiritual and psychological counseling.
    (AP, 4/23/10)(AP, 4/12/11)

2010        Apr 26, Chile's Roman Catholic Church was shaken by a series of dramatic televised interviews of men alleging they were abused by a respected former priest. Early the next morning a bombing that damaged a church's facade.
    (AP, 4/27/10)

2010        May 6, In Ramapo, NY, Pro Football Hall of Famer Lawrence Taylor (51) was charged with raping a 16-year-old runaway who police said was forced into prostitution by a man who had beaten her up. Third-degree rape is a charge levied when the victim is under the age of consent, which is 17 in New York.
    (AP, 5/7/10)

2010        May 7, In California former Burbank middle school teacher Amy Victoria Beck (33) was sentenced to 2 years in prison for unlawful sexual intercourse and committing a lewd act on a child. Back had pleaded no contest to having sex with a former student (14).
    (SFC, 5/8/10, p.A5)

2010        May 20, Chinese officials said Ma Yaohai (53), a college professor accused of organizing a swingers club and holding private orgies, has been sentenced to 3 1/2 years in prison, in a case that touched off national debate about sexual freedom. Ma, along with 21 other people, was arrested and charged last year under a 1997 law.
    (AP, 5/20/10)

2010        May 20, In Brazil a court ordered the arrest of a Polish priest suspected of sexually abusing a teenager in a Rio de Janeiro suburb and turning his parish home into what the judge described as an "erotic dungeon" for sex with adolescents. State prosecutors have accused Marcin Michael Strachanowski (44) of handcuffing a former altar boy (16) to a bed 3 years ago in the parish house where the priest lived and threatening to kill the youth if he spoke of the abuse.
    (AP, 5/21/10)

2010        Jun 1, Philippine officials said elementary and high schools will start teaching basic sex education as a pilot program in the conservative Roman Catholic nation, brushing aside concerns by church leaders that it may encourage promiscuity among the youth.
    (AP, 6/1/10)

2010        Jun 8, In northeastern Brazil Jose Agostinho Pereira (54) was jailed for keeping his daughter imprisoned for 12 years in a remote fishing village. Police said he had raped her repeatedly and had seven children with her. The man was also accused of abusing a young girl he had with his daughter. In Feb, 2011, Pereira was decapitated by fellow inmates who broke into his cell in the city of Pinheiro.
    (AP, 6/9/10)(AP, 2/9/11)

2010        Jun 10, In Saudi Arabia a government-owned daily reported that a Saudi court has convicted a man and sentenced him to four months in prison and 90 lashes for kissing a woman in a mall.
    (AP, 6/10/10)

2010        Jun 18, In Italy Pierino Gelmini (85), a politically connected former priest, was indicted on charges he sexually molested 12 young men who were being treated at the drug rehabilitation center he founded in Italy.
    (AP, 6/18/10)

2010        Jun 24, Libya justified its closure of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees office in a statement that included claims its representative had offered refugee status in exchange for sex.
    (AP, 6/25/10)

2010        Jun 29, In Thailand Karl Joseph Kraus (90), a Berlin-born Australian, was arrested at his home near the northern city of Chiang Mai, where police confiscated about 100 photographs of naked children. He was charged with raping four young sisters whom he allegedly lured to his home with imported chocolates and English lessons.
    (AP, 6/30/10)

2010        Jul 13, A US federal appeals court struck down the government’s long-standing prohibition against indecency on broadcast television and radio ruling that the policy was unconstitutionally vague.
    (SFC, 7/14/10, p.A5)

2010        Jul 20, The Australian Sex Party promised to spice up campaigning for next month's elections with a manifesto "unlike Australia had ever seen before." The party's policies include legalizing euthanasia, decriminalizing all drugs for personal use, and watering down strict anti-pornography laws.
    (AFP, 7/20/10)

2010        Jul 28, In Canada the Vancouver, BC, Superior Court sentenced Kenneth Klassen to 11 years in prison for committing sex tourism with children in Cambodia and Colombia and for importing pornography.
    (SFC, 7/29/10, p.A2)

2010        Jul 30, Patrick Joseph McCabe (74), a former Catholic priest, surrendered to US authorities in Alameda, Ca. They sought to extradite him to Ireland to face sexual assault charges dating back from 1973-1981. On June 5, 2011, McCabe was handed over to Ireland’s national police service.
    (SFC, 8/11/10, p.A1)(SFC, 6/8/11, p.C4)
2010        Jul 30, In eastern CongoDRC rebels from the Mai Mai militia and Rwandan Hutu FDLR occupied Luvungi town, North Kivu, one day after beginning an attack there. Over the next 4 days they gang-raped scores of women. The rebels withdrew voluntarily on Aug 4. Later reports said there were over 500 systematic rapes.
    (AP, 8/23/10)(Reuters, 9/1/10)(AP, 9/7/10)

2010        Aug 2, In Australia publicist Kristy Fraser-Kirk (25) sued Australia's poshest department store and its former head, Mark McInnes, for 33 million US dollars over alleged sexual misconduct that led to the disgraced chief executive's resignation. McInnes abruptly quit in June after claims of inappropriate behavior were made.
    (AP, 8/2/10)
2010        Aug 2, Chinese plainclothes officers detained Ye Haiyan, an activist for sex workers' rights, a few days after she publicly called for prostitution to be legalized.
    (AP, 8/2/10)

2010        Aug 24, Attorneys general in 17 US states demanded in a joint letter that SF-based Craigslist remove its adult services section because the website cannot adequately block potentially illegal ads promoting prostitution and child trafficking.
    (SFC, 8/25/10, p.D1)

2010        Aug 26, In Germany Nadja Benaissa (28), a member of girl group No Angels, broke down in tears after a German court handed her a two-year suspended sentence for infecting a former sex partner with the AIDS HIV virus.
    (AFP, 8/26/10)

2010        Aug 27, Australian police warned social networking sites to be alert to illegal child sex activity, after cracking an alleged pedophile porn ring operating on Facebook. Australian police said six arrests had been made in Britain, including the alleged head of the network, three in Australia and two in Canada.
    (AFP, 8/27/10)
2010        Aug 27, Some Nigerian women and girls are being forced into prostitution in neighboring Ivory Coast after being deceived with promises of a better life outside of their country, according to a new report by Human Rights Watch.
    (AP, 8/27/10)

2010        Aug 31, Spanish police said that for the first time they have broken up a human-trafficking gang that brought men to the country to work as prostitutes, providing them with Viagra, cocaine and other stimulant drugs to be available for sex with other men 24 hours a day. Authorities arrested 14 people, mainly Brazilians, on suspicion of running the organization and another 17 alleged prostitutes for being in Spain illegally.
    (AP, 8/31/10)

2010        Aug, In CongoDRC rebel militants raped some 240 people over 4 days in the Walikale district of eastern Congo. At least 387 people were raped in the Walikale territory in late July and early, including men, children and a month-old baby boy. In 2011 survivors suffered reprisals and a judicial inquiry into the violence was suspended.
    (Econ, 1/15/11, p.64)(AP, 7/6/11)

2010        Sep 3, SF-based Craigslist yielded to pressure and removed its controversial adult services section. On Sep 15 Craigslist said the shutdown was permanent. Backpage.com soon became the market leader in sex adverts.
    (SSFC, 9/5/10, p.A1)(AFP, 9/16/10)(Econ, 7/18/15, p.27)
2010        Sep 3, A Portuguese court found six men and one woman guilty of crimes relating to child sex abuse in a major trial that lasted nearly six years. All seven defendants were found guilty of crimes including sexually abusing minors and adolescents, raping children and running a pedophile ring at the Casa Pia, a state-run children's home in Lisbon during the 1990s.
    (AP, 9/3/10)

2010        Sep 9, The Belgium government said that an investigation into sexual abuse in the Catholic Church can continue even though a June 24 raid on the archdiocese has been ruled illegal. The next day the commission looking into sexual abuse by Catholic clergy said it had received testimony from hundreds of victims and that witnesses’ widespread abuse over decades had led to at least 13 suicides.
    (AP, 9/9/10)(AP, 9/10/10)

2010        Sep 12, An Egyptian security official said 16 Russians and Moldovans, who killed an Egyptian smuggler, have handed themselves over to police. Some of the would-be migrants to Israel attacked and fatally stabbed smuggler Massud Salim (31) after he attempted to rape one of the female members of the group.
    (AFP, 9/12/10)

2010        Sep 13, The Belgian Roman Catholic church acknowledged widespread sexual abuse over years by its clergy and pleaded for time to set up a system to punish all abusers and provide closure for victims.
    (AP, 9/13/10)
2010        Sep 13, A Canadian police study said human trafficking groups have exploited Canada's visa rules to bring victims from Europe and Asia to work in the illegal sex trade.
    (Reuters, 9/13/10)

2010        Sep 16, Pope Benedict XVI, beginning a controversial visit to Britain, acknowledged that the Catholic Church had failed to act decisively or quickly enough to deal with priests who rape and molest children. He said the church's top priority now was to help the victims heal.
    (AP, 9/16/10)
2010        Sep 16, Germany's Jesuits announced a plan to pay the victims of sexual abuse in the order's schools a "symbolic compensation" of at least euro5,000 ($6,500) each, saying the gesture is meant to be "financially painful" to the Roman Catholic organization.
    (AP, 9/16/10)
2010        Sep 16, Iran hanged Amir Bilchi Kangarlu, a man convicted of raping several young girls, in the town of Varamin, south of the capital Tehran.
    (AFP, 9/17/10)

2010        Sep 18, In Britain Pope Benedict XVI said he was ashamed of the "unspeakable" sexual abuse of children by priests, issuing an apology to the British faithful even as thousands of people opposed to his visit marched in central London in the biggest protest of his five-year papacy.
    (AP, 9/18/10)

2010        Sep 21, In Georgia lawyers for 2 men filed suit in DeKalb County against Bishop Eddie Long of New Birth Missionary Baptist Church of Lithonia alleging coercion into a sexual relationship. A 2nd suit was filed the next day by a 3rd man. A 4th suit was filed on Sep 24.
    (SFC, 9/23/10, p.A13)(SFC, 9/24/10, p.A4)

2010        Sep 26, San Francisco held its 27th annual Folsom Street Fair, a celebration of fetishes and aggressive sexuality.
    (SFC, 9/27/10, p.C1)

2010        Sep 27, Police in Brazil’s state of Rio Grande do Sul arrested Rev. Avelino Backes (70) after finding him in a hospital in the town of Santa Rosa. Backes disappeared in 2008 after being sentenced to seven years in jail for molesting girls aged 9 and 10 in the neighboring state of Santa Catarina in the 1990s.
    (AP, 9/29/10)

2010        Sep 28, In Canada an Ontario court tossed out key provisions of Canada's anti-prostitution laws, saying they did more harm than good, following a constitutional challenge by three sex-trade workers. The ruling allowed sex workers to solicit customers openly.
    (Reuters, 9/28/10)(SSFC, 10/3/10, p.A4)
2010        Sep 29, Nigerian authorities said as many as 40,000 girls and women have been trafficked to nearby West African countries to serve as sex workers.
    (AP, 9/29/10)

2010        Sep 30, Puerto Rico police charged a couple with repeatedly raping their six children and forcing them to participate in drug-fueled orgies. Police said the alleged abuse occurred daily from 2001 to 2004. The three girls were 3, 5 and 7 years old at the time. The boys were 9, 10 and 11.
    (AP, 10/1/10)

2010        Oct 14, Margot Wallstrom, the UN special representative for sexual violence in armed conflict, told the 15-nation Security Council that a man known as "Colonel Serafim" was among those believed to be responsible for the rape of over 300 people. She also said Congolese government troops are raping, killing and looting civilians in the same area of eastern Congo where militias carried out mass rapes over two months ago.
    (AP, 10/14/10)(AP, 10/14/10)
2010        Oct 14, Taiwan's government reported plans to allow sex workers to set up small businesses in the latest change to laws that had once forced the huge industry underground. Prostitution was legal only in Taiwan’s capital, Taipei, until 1997 when the city authorities made it a criminal offence to be a prostitute though not to patronize one. In 2009 it stopped punishing sex workers. Estimates from activists put the number of people involved in sex-related jobs in Taiwan at 600,000.
    (Reuters, 10/14/10)

2010        Oct 15, Roger Meece, heads of the UN peacekeeping mission in Congo, said more than 15,000 people were raped in the volatile eastern region of Congo last year, according to the best data available.
    (AP, 10/15/10)

2010        Oct 18, Australia’s Justice Minister Brendan O'Connor said illegal pornographic material must be declared on arrival, watering down recent rules that asked for all pornography to be revealed. The government said it changed the wording on passenger arrival cards after becoming aware of confusion among travelers about what pornography to declare.
    (AFP, 10/19/10)

2010        Oct 22, A British judge sentenced James Robinson (73), a former Roman Catholic priest, to 21 years in jail after he was convicted of 21 charges of sexual offenses against boys. Ordained in 1971, he was accused of abusing boys from 1959 to 1983.
    (AP, 10/22/10)
2010        Oct 22, Human Rights Watch said banditry, violence, and rape are widespread in Ivory Coast's western provinces even as the country gears for historic national elections.
    (AP, 10/22/10)

2010        Oct 26, The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said at least 30 women were kept as prisoners in a dungeon-like structure and gang-raped over multiple weeks at the Congo and Angola border before being left in the bush without their clothes. The deportees said they were held by Angolan authorities in a dingy building. At least three were killed, including two men and a woman (27) who died after being raped repeatedly.
    (AP, 10/27/10)
2010        Oct 26, In Brazil a man accused of raping 40 women turned himself in, only to be let go because Brazilian law prohibits voters from being arrested five days before elections unless they are caught red-handed. The no-arrest provision was included in the Brazilian electoral code enacted in 1932 after a period in which election fraud and arrests to intimidate voters were common.
    (AP, 10/27/10)

2010        Oct 27, In Michigan police Raymond R. Bush (38) and Taylor E. Manley, a 15-year-old girl he knew, dead in a van in a cemetery, hours after the man was to appear in court on charges alleging he sexually assaulted the girl.
    (AP, 10/28/10)

2010        Nov 6, United Nations officials said they were investigating reports that some 700 Congolese women were sexually attacked along the country's border with Angola. Many women had said Angolan soldiers were responsible for their attacks.
    (AP, 11/6/10)

2010        Nov 8, An indictment was unsealed that charged 29 people in a sex trafficking ring in which Somali gangs in Minneapolis and St. Paul allegedly forced girls under age 14 into prostitution. 17 people were arrested in Minnesota, 9 in Tennessee and 3 remained at large.
    (SFC, 11/9/10, p.A6)
2010        Nov 8, In Michigan high school freshman Samantha Kelly hanged herself after enduring taunting from classmates for accusing a senior of rape. Prosecutors were forced to drop criminal charges against Joseph Tarnopolski (18), saying they had no case without the accuser’s testimony.
    (SFC, 11/11/10, p.A8)

2010        Nov 10, In Howard, Ohio, Tina Herrmann (32) and her 2 children went missing along with friend Stephanie Sprang (41). Sarah Maynard (13) was found alive on Nov 14 in the Mount Vernon basement of the home of Mathew Hoffman (30), an unemployed tree trimmer. The bodies of Tina, Sprang and Kody Maynard were found on Nov 18 in a hollow tree central Ohio. On Jan 6, 2011, Hoffman admitted killing the 3 people and raping a 13-year-old girl. He was sentenced to life in prison.
    (SSFC, 11/14/10, p.A14)(SFC, 11/19/10, p.A11)(SFC, 1/7/11, p.A6)

2010        Nov 15, In Italy the political crisis engulfing Premier Silvio Berlusconi deepened with four members of the Cabinet quitting their jobs, a move that does not topple the government but further weakens the leader. Berlusconi stands accused of having an "uncontrollable sickness" when it comes to women, and of hosting "bunga-bunga" parties that culminate in sex.
    (AP, 11/15/10)(http://tinyurl.com/2anggqg)(Econ, 11/6/10, p.63)

2010        Nov 20, Pope Benedict XVI formally created 24 new cardinals amid cheers in St. Peter's Basilica, bringing a mostly Italian group into the elite club that will eventually elect his successor. Benedict XVI reiterated that condoms are not a moral solution for stopping AIDS. But he added that in some cases, such as for male prostitutes, their use could represent a first step in assuming moral responsibility "in the intention of reducing the risk of infection.
    (AP, 11/20/10)(AP, 11/21/10)

2010        Nov 23, In Atlanta, Georgia, Amador Cortes-Meza (36) of Mexico was convicted on federal charges of orchestrating a sex trafficking scheme in which prosecutors say he lured impoverished young Mexican women to the Atlanta area with false promises of better lives, high-paying jobs and even hints of romance. He was accused of bringing at least 10 women to the area between spring 2006 and June 2008.
    (AP, 11/24/10)

2010        Nov 24, In southern California Carlie Rose Attebury (31), a former El Modena High School high school band teacher, was convicted of 4 counts stemming from her sexual relationship with a boy (15).
    (SFC, 11/26/10, p.A6)(http://tinyurl.com/2g9r229)

2010        Nov 26, In Argentina the newspaper Clarin published the comments of a woman who has accused her father of sexually abusing her for 30 years and having 10 children with her, including one who killed himself after learning that his grandfather was his father. Elvira Gomez (43) did not report the alleged abuse until her father, Armando Gomez (62), was recently arrested for robbery.
    (AP, 11/27/10)
2010        Nov 26, In Chile the lawyer for a group of men who accused Fernando Karadima, a prominent Chilean priest, of sexually abusing them as teenagers said his clients will not appeal a ruling in favor of the clergyman. Five men, now adults, had alleged that Karadima began abusing them about 20 years ago, when they were between 14 and 17 years old. In 2011 the Vatican said Karadima was guilty of abusing minors and must retire.
    (AP, 11/26/10)(SFC, 2/19/11, p.A2)
2010        Nov 26, In South Africa a study led by the government-funded Medical Research Foundation says that in Gauteng province, home to Johannesburg, more than 37% of men said they had raped a woman. A quarter of the women interviewed said they'd been raped, but the study said only one in 25 rapes are reported to police.
    (AP, 11/26/10)

2010        Nov 28, In Cleveland, Texas, a girl (11) was gang raped in an abandoned trailer home. Authorities were notified of the alleged rape after a student from Cleveland ISD found a video of the assault. Four assaults on the young girl had begun in September. By March 24, 2011, 19 young men and teenage boys were charged with participating in the rape. On Aug 30, 2012, Eric McGowen, who fled free on bail, was convicted and sentenced to 99 years in prison.
    (SFC, 3/9/11, p.A5)(http://tinyurl.com/4cbmd2c)(SFC, 3/25/11, p.A5)(SFC, 8/31/12, p.A5)

2010        Dec 4, Mill Valley, Ca., resident John Nuzzo (65) died of an apparent heart attack. He was better know to legions of fans as John Leslie, an adult film actor who appeared in over 300 movies before becoming a prolific director.
    (SFC, 12/9/10, p.C5)

2010        Dec 7, In the Netherlands a teacher (27) was arrested on suspicion of molesting dozens of very young children. The man's computers containing child pornography were seized and he later confessed to dozens of sex crimes allegedly committed over the past year and a half.
    (AP, 12/13/10)

2010        Dec 16, The UN Security Council adopted Resolution 1960, which called for an end to all acts of sexual violence. The Secretary-General was asked to include information on parties suspected to be responsible for acts of rape or other acts of sexual violence, which the Council would use to engage with the parties or take action against them.

2010        Dec 20, New York authorities searching in a weedy area off Ocean Parkway for Shannan Gilbert (24, a sex worker from New Jersey who had been missing since May, found the remains of a woman later identified as Melissa Barthelemy (24). Two days later, during another search in the same area, authorities found the bodies of three more victims: Amber Lynn Costello (27) Megan Waterman (22), and Maureen Brainard-Barnes (25). Three months after that, in March 2011, the remains of Jessica Taylor (20) were also located near Gilgo Beach. Other parts of Taylor’s body had been found nearly eight years before in Manorville. Three more bodies -- an unidentified woman, a 2-year-old girl and an unidentified Asian male believed to be between 17 and 23 -- were found April 4, 2011. A week later, the last two of the 10 victims were found in neighboring Nassau County, including the toddler's mom. In 2020 the identification of Jane Doe #6 was made using DNA technology.
    (Good Morning America, 2/2/20)(ABC News, 5/22/20)

2010        Dec 29, A Belgian priest published a confession to a child sex-abuse accusation that came to light during a campaign to nominate him for the Nobel Peace Prize for his work fighting globalization's impact on developing countries. In October, after supporters of Francois Houtart (85) began working to nominate him for the Nobel, a woman contacted the nonprofit organization he founded and said the priest had abused her brother 40 years ago.
    (AP, 12/29/10)

2010        Dec 30, In Israel former President Moshe Katsav (65) was convicted of raping an employee when he was a Cabinet minister in 1998. "Relax, you'll enjoy it." He held the largely ceremonial office of president from 2000-2007.
    (AP, 12/30/10)

2010        Dec, Oliver O'Grady (66) was arrested in Dublin, Ireland, after leaving a computer containing pornographic images of children on a flight from Amsterdam. O'Grady had worked as a priest in northern California from 1971 until 1993, when he was arrested for abusing two brothers. He served seven years in prison and was deported to his native Ireland in 2000. In 2012 he was sentenced to 3 years in prison in Ireland for possessing child pornography.
    (AP, 1/31/12)
2010        Dec, In China Dai Qingcheng (46) was given the death penalty for raping 116 women between 1993 and 2009 in Anhui province in eastern China.
    (AP, 4/19/11)

2010        Louann Brizendine authored “The Male Brain." “Women don’t always realize the penis has a mind of its own – for neurological reasons." The male brain has an area for sexual pursuit 2.5 times larger than female brains.
    (SSFC, 3/28/10, p.A1)
2010        Philip Carr-Gomm authored “A Brief History of Nakedness."
    (Econ, 7/3/10, p.79)
2010        Laura Citron authored “A Compendium of Kisses," an examination of philematology, or the study of kissing.
    (Econ, 2/13/10, p.86)

2011        Jan 1, In CongoDRC at least 67 women were raped in South and North Kivu provinces, including a teen-ager and two pregnant women. On Jan 21 Congo arrested Lt. Colonel Kibibi Mutwara, a senior army commander accused of ordering the rapes in Fizi. The arrest followed the detention of 10 other soldiers earlier in the week. On July 22, 2011, a UN report said investigators found at least 47 women were subjected to rape and other sexual assaults from Dec. 31, 2010, to Jan. 1, 2011 in an isolated and mountainous area of North Kivu province.
    (Reuters, 1/25/11)(AP, 7/22/11)

2011        Jan 4, Owen Honors, Captain of the US aircraft carrier Enterprise, was permanently relieved of his command for making a series of ribald and offensive videos that aired on the ship’s closed-circuit TV system when he was second in command in 2006-207.
    (SFC, 1/5/11, p.A4)

2011        Jan 5, China’s state media said Beijing and Shanghai will be among the first places to put marriage databases online this year. The plan is to have records for all of China online by 2015. Officials were putting marriage records online so lovers and spouses could check for cheaters. The Ministry of Civil Affairs a few years ago said such a project would be operational by last year. The plan now is to have records for all of China online by 2015.
    (AP, 1/5/11)
2011        Jan 5, In Brazil five sisters in Sao Paulo state went to police and accused their father of sexually abusing them for over 20 years.
    (AP, 1/8/11)

2011        Jan 6, In the Netherlands the daily Het Parool reported that prostitutes in Amsterdam will be required to pay taxes this year. Over 3,000 sex workers were affected by the move.
    (SFC, 1/7/11, p.A2)

2011        Jan 8, In Los Angeles a 2nd suspect was arrested regarding videotaped sexual assaults of profoundly disabled women at a residential care facility. As many as 10 suspects were possibly involved.
    (SFC, 1/10/11, p.A4)

2011        Jan 10, Texas authorities heralded the capture of Billie Joe Harris (53), a suspected serial rapist believed to have attacked a dozen elderly women in the past two years.
    (SFC, 1/11/11, p.A6)
2011        Jan 10, Canada-based Research In Motion said it will filter pornographic internet content for its Blackberry smartphone users in Indonesia, following government pressure to stop access to porn sites or face its browsing service being shut down.
    (Reuters, 1/10/11)

2011        Jan 13, A Somaliland judge sentenced a German man to four years in jail for making pornographic films and pictures in Somalia. Gunter Pischof Albert (72) was ordered jailed and fined him $10,000. A woman (23) was also sentenced to one year in jail and fined $880.
    (AP, 1/13/11)

2011        Jan 14, Italy’s PM Berlusconi learned that he had been placed under investigation for paying for sex with an underage prostitute and abusing his position by trying to cover it up.
    (Econ, 1/22/11, p.63)

2011        Jan 17, Canada-based Research In Motion Ltd. (RIM), the maker of BlackBerry, promised Indonesia it will meet the country's request to filter out pornographic content on its smartphones in the next four days.
    (AP, 1/17/11)

2011        Jan 19, The UN reported that Lt. Col. Kibibi Mutware, a former rebel commander integrated as a colonel into the Congolese army, has been arrested in the rapes of dozens of women in volatile eastern Congo on New Year's Day. 7 other soldiers were also arrested.
    (AP, 1/19/11)

2011        Jan 21, Northern California school officials said a second-grade teacher in Oakland was placed on leave while a school and police investigate accounts by students that classmates engaged in oral sex and stripped off some of their clothes during class.
    (AP, 1/22/11)

2011        Jan 24, Chief Master Sgt. William Gurney, a senior Ohio Air Force base official, pleaded guilty to sexual misconduct and adultery, blaming extramarital affairs he had with married female subordinates and inappropriate sexual advances he made toward others on getting "caught up in a cycle of sin."
    (AP, 1/25/11)
2011        Jan 24, A Chinese newspaper said that transnational crime gangs are trafficking a growing number of Chinese women to Southeast Asia, Europe and Africa where they are forced into prostitution.
    (AP, 1/24/11)

2011        Jan 27, In Italy PM Silvio Berlusconi faced more pressure to resign after magistrates issued new documents with fresh details of erotic parties, some with under-age girls, and of his gifts to participants.
    (Reuters, 1/27/11)

2011        Jan 30, Iranian courts sentenced two people to death for running porn sites.
    (AFP, 1/30/11)

2011        Jan 31, In Indonesia popstar Nazril “Ariel" Irham was sentenced to 3½ years in prison after sex tapes with his celebrity girlfriends found their way to the Internet.
    (SFC, 2/1/11, p.A2)

2011        Jan, In Australia Lynette Daley (33), an Aboriginal woman, was found bloodied and bruised on Ten Mile Beach in northern New South Wales. An autopsy found she died from blunt force genital tract trauma after allegedly being subject to a violent sex act by a man assumed to be her boyfriend Adrian Attwater and his friend Paul Maris. For five years prosecutors refused to try Adrian Attwater and Paul Maris for her death.
    (http://tinyurl.com/zej5sor)(SFC, 12/17/16, p.A4)

2011        Feb 1, Swiss police said a 54-year-old man has admitted sexually abusing 100 mentally disabled children and adults in Switzerland and Germany during almost 3 decades.
    (SFC, 2/2/11, p.A2)

2011        Feb 3, Bangladesh police said they have arrested four Islamic clerics after Mosammet Hena (14) was whipped to death for allegedly having an illicit relationship with a married man, who escaped his 100 lashes. The girl collapsed after she was lashed in public with a bamboo cane about 70 times on Jan 31.
    (AP, 2/3/11)

2011        Jan 14, Italy’s PM Berlusconi learned that he had been placed under investigation for paying for sex with an underage prostitute, Karima el-Mahroug (known as Ruby), and abusing his position by trying to cover it up.
    (Econ, 1/22/11, p.63)

2011        Feb 9, Italian prosecutors filed a request for an immediate trial of PM Berlusconi on criminal charges relating to prostitution and abuse of power.
    (SFC, 2/10/11, p.A2)

2011        Feb 10, In Utah first-degree felony count of sodomy on a child and two second-degree felony counts of sexual abuse of a child were filed against Keith Brown (55), father of the 5 Browns classical piano group. The Brown children severed their professional relationship with their father in October of 2008.
    (AP, 2/17/11)

2011        Feb 14, In Malaysia Islamic morality police detained 40 unmarried Muslim couples in hotel rooms during Operation Valentine, aimed at curbing illegal premarital sex. The main Islamic body issued an edict in 2005 banning Muslims from celebrating what it said was a day synonymous with vice.
    (AP, 2/15/11)
2011        Feb 14, In Thailand a couple in Pattaya locked lips for 46 hours, 24 minutes and 9 seconds to celebrate Valentine’s Day. A previous world record of 32 hours was set by a Germany couple in 2009.
    {Thailand, World Record}
    (SFC, 2/15/11, p.A2)

2011        Feb 15, In Germany the trial of Detlef S. (48) opened in Koblenz. The man has admitted to fathering seven children with his step-daughter but denied charges that he sexually abused her for more than two decades. He also stood accused of abusing his own daughter and step-son, and forcing both daughters into prostitution.
    (Reuters, 2/15/11)
2011        Feb 15, Italy's Silvio Berlusconi faced a potentially fatal challenge to his power when a judge ordered him to stand trial on prostitution and abuse of power charges.
    (AP, 2/15/11)

2011        Feb 16, In California Norman Wielsch (49), commander of the Central contra Costa Narcotics Enforcement Team, was arrested along with Christopher Butler (49), owner of a Concord private investigation firm, for allegedly stealing and selling drugs. Stephen Tanabe (47), a Contra Costa deputy sheriff, was arrested on March 4 on drug and weapons charges related to the case against Wielsch and Butler. Tanabe resigned on March 10 after being accused of making “dirty DUI" arrests. Butler later said he helped Wielsch set up a house of prostitution at 670 Gregory Lane in Pleasant Hill in 2009. Butler also said Wielsch robbed prostitutes whose operations competed with his own.
    (SFC, 2/18/11, p.C2)(SFC, 3/11/11, p.C3)(SFC, 5/13/11, p.A1)(SFC, 5/14/11, p.A1)

2011        Feb 20, It was reported that researchers have found a 225-percent increase in oral cancer cases in the United States from 1974 to 2007, mainly among white men. US scientists have said there is strong evidence linking oral sex to cancer, and urged more study of how human papillomaviruses may be to blame for a rise in oral cancer among white men.
    (AFP, 2/20/11)

2011        Feb 21, In CongoDRC a mobile military court convicted army Lt. Col. Mutuare Daniel Kibibi (46) of crimes against humanity, a landmark verdict in this Central African country where aid groups say thousands are brutally raped each year and where impunity prevails for the soldiers and militia groups who terrorize civilians. 3 of Kibibi's officers received the same sentences, and 5 others got lesser sentences. 49 women who testified about the New Year attacks in Fizi were to receive up to $10,000 each in compensation from the government as part of the verdict.
    (AP, 2/21/11)

2011        Feb 22, In northeastern Brazil police in the city of Pirapemas arrested a man accused of sexually abusing his daughter for 12 years and fathering her two children. The man confessed to abusing his daughter starting when she was 14 years old and fathering two daughters, aged 5 years and 2 months.
    (AP, 2/23/11)

2011        Feb 24, A British judge ruled that WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange (39), who rocked the US government by publishing thousands of secret diplomatic memos, must be extradited to Sweden to face sex crimes allegations.
    (Reuters, 2/24/11)

2011        Feb 25, UN officials said at least 40 people have been raped in eastern areas of the Democratic Republic of Congo over the past 2 weeks.
    (SFC, 2/26/11, p.A2)

2011        Feb, A Italian convicted Pietro Lamberti for having sex with an 11-year-old girl  and sentenced him to five years in prison for sexual acts with a minor. The verdict was later upheld by an appeals court. In 2013 Italy's highest court overturned the conviction of Lamberti (60) because the verdict failed to take into account their "amorous relationship."
    (AFP, 12/30/13)

2011        Mar 3, In Germany a former folk music star (65) was sentenced to 9 years in prison for abusing hundreds of underage girls in Thailand by having unprotected sex with them while being HIV-positive. The member of Godewind was accused of 403 cases of unprotected sex the occurred in Pataya between 2005-2009.
    (SFC, 3/4/11, p.A2)
2011        Mar 3, Indonesian journalist Banjir Ambarita, who covered a police sex scandal, was treated in the hospital after being stabbed in the stomach and chest. Ambarita had written about three police officers who confessed to sexually abusing a female detainee.
    (AP, 3/3/11)

2011        Mar 4, In Connecticut Aaron Thomas (39), a man suspected of rapes and other attacks on 17 women since 1997, was arrested in New Haven. On march 7 bail for Thomas, the suspected East Coast Rapist, was set at $1.5 million.
    (SFC, 3/5/11, p.A5)(SFC, 3/8/11, p.A4)

2011        Mar 8, Authorities in Myanmar announced a ban on massage parlors and restrictions on restaurants and karaoke lounges in the country's remote capital, Naypyitaw, in a bid to curb disguised prostitution.
    (AP, 3/21/11)

2011        Mar 9, In Egypt attackers, said to be pro-Mubarak thugs, armed with knives and machetes waded into hundreds of pro-democracy activists in Cairo's Tahrir Square, as insecurity raged. Military authorities detained women in Tahrir Square and forced 18 of them to undergo “virginity tests."
    (AFP, 3/9/11)(SFC, 6/1/11, p.A6)(SFC, 6/28/11, p.A2)
2011        Mar 9, Guyana police Sgt. Dexter Clemenston was accused of raping and sodomizing a 19-year-old recruit after beating him unconscious at the national force's headquarters.
    (AP, 3/10/11)

2011        Mar 16, Europol said police in several countries have arrested 184 alleged members of an online pedophile ring and rescued 230 children in one of the biggest operations of its kind. Dubbed Operation Rescue, Europol said the probe started three years ago.
    (AFP, 3/16/11)

2011        Mar 18, The Internet Corporation for Assigned names and Numbers approved the .xxx domain for adult-content websites.
    (SFC, 3/19/11, p.D2)
2011        Mar 18, In India 2 British men were sentenced to six years in jail in India for sodomizing young boys living at the Anchorage Shelter Home in Mumbai. Charges against Duncan Grant and John Allan Waters were originally filed in 2001.
    (AFP, 3/18/11)

2011        Mar 20, In Egypt 3 men kidnapped and raped a woman (24) after stopping a vehicle at gun point. She was driving with a male relative. In April a military court in Ismailiya ordered the execution of the three men who were convicted of the kidnapping and rape. In Qena province Muslim vigilantes arrested Anwar Mitri (45), a school administrator and Coptic Christian, for renting a flat to a woman they claimed was a prostitute and for allegedly having sex with her. Mitri was tried and had his ear lopped off. 
    (AFP, 4/11/11)(Econ, 4/2/11, p.21)

2011        Mar 21, Bosnian police said they have seized some 2 million child pornography pictures and 7,000 video clips in the arrest of an alleged member of an international online child pornography ring. An unidentified 46-year-old suspect was arrested over the weekend following a raid on his home in the northern town of Derventa.
    (AP, 3/21/11)

2011        Mar 22, US President Barack Obama wrapped up a visit to Chile and departed for El Salvador, the third and final stop of his Latin America tour. In El Salvador Obama promised increasing trade and economic growth, fighting drug trafficking and creating work opportunities. In 2012 it was reported that Secret Service employees took prostitutes to their hotel rooms ahead of Obama’s visit to El Salvador.
    (AFP, 3/22/11)(SFC, 3/23/11, p.A3)(SFC, 4/27/12, p.A6)
2011        Mar 22, A German court jailed Detlef Spies, a former lorry driver, for 14 and a half years for sexually abusing his daughter, stepson and stepdaughter, with whom he fathered eight children. Spies was arrested on August 10, 2010.
    (AFP, 3/22/11)

2011        Mar 23, Amnesty International condemned the "shocking" treatment of 18 women protesters in Egypt after serious allegations that the army subjected them to torture and forced "virginity tests."
    (AFP, 3/23/11)
2011        Mar 23, Germany approved legislation whereby citizens, who were sexually abused as children, will now have up to 30 years after their 21st birthday to bring their alleged attackers before the courts.
    (AP, 3/23/11)

2011        Mar 24, In London Delroy Grant (53) a former British taxi driver dubbed the "Night Stalker", was found guilty of preying on 18 men and women over a 17-year period. Grant had preyed on the elderly for nearly two decades and may have assaulted scores of victims. On March 25 Grant was sentenced to at least 27 years in prison.
    (AP, 3/24/11)(AP, 3/25/11)

2011        Mar 26, In Libya Iman Al-Obeidi said she spent two days in detention after being arrested at a checkpoint, and sexually assaulted by up to 15 men while in custody. She shouted to tell her story at the Rixos hotel in Tripoli, after storming into the hotel's breakfast room to show her wounds to foreign media. Minders overpowered the woman and took her away. Days later Iman Al-Obeidi was sued for slander for naming her alleged attackers.
    (AP, 3/26/11)(Reuters, 3/29/11)

2011        Mar 30, A prominent Mexican businessman accused of luring poor girls to his home was sentenced to 13 years on child pornography charges in a case that tarnished the reputations of a state governor and another businessman. Jean Succar Kuri, a legal US resident, was extradited to Mexico in 2006. Targeted by an investigation in Mexico in 2003, Succar fled to the United States but was arrested during a traffic stop in Arizona in February 2004 and extradited two years later. On Aug 31 a judge extended Kuri’s prison term to 60 years.
    (AP, 3/31/11)(AP, 9/1/11)

2011        Apr 6, The Australian military was hit by another scandal after a young army recruit allegedly filmed himself having sex with a female cadet and broadcast it via Skype to his friends.
    (AFP, 4/6/11)

2011        Apr 7, In the Philippines Scott McMahon of Seattle was detained on charges of rape after he reportedly filed a case against her for allegedly traumatizing his young son. On August 2, 2016, McMahon was freed following his acquittal.
    (AP, 8/2/16)

2011        Apr 11, Indonesian lawmaker Arifinto (50), a member of the staunchly Islamic Prosperous Justice Party who helped pass a tough anti-pornography law, resigned after he got caught watching sexually explicit videos on his computer during a parliamentary debate.
    (AP, 4/11/11)
2011        Apr 11, In Puerto Rico Hilton Cordero, the police commissioner of San Juan, was charged with sexually assaulting a minor and producing child pornography in a case that emerged after his teenage daughter accused him of molesting her.
    (AP, 4/11/11)

2011        Apr 15, In Toronto, Canada, Liu Qian (23) was found raped and dead a few hours after her former boyfriend in China watched via webcam as she tried to fend off an attacker who appeared at her door. On April 7, 2014, Brian Dickson (32) was convicted of her murder and sentenced to life in prison.
    (AP, 4/8/14)(http://tinyurl.com/mq7crka)

2011        Apr 18, Two airline employees came to the aid of a woman that was being raped at Denver Int’l. Airport. Noel Bertrand (26) was later charged with sexual assault.

2011        Apr 20, A South Australian politician was detained and charged with four child pornography offences.
    (AFP, 4/21/11)

2011        Apr 21, A group of Japanese internet service providers started blocking access to child porn websites as part of efforts to crack down on the spread of sexually explicit images of children.
    (AFP, 4/21/11)

2011        Apr 28, The Christian Brothers in North America filed for bankruptcy becoming the 2nd Catholic order to do so because of sexual abuse claims.
    (SFC, 4/29/11, p.A7)

2011        May 1, In central Mozambique a US Peace Corps volunteer was raped at knife-point. On May 11 the US Congress opened hearings into the safety of the agency's volunteers worldwide. The program said more than 1,000 volunteers had been raped or sexually abused in the past decade and reported on allegations that the agency had mishandled sexual assault complaints.
    (AP, 5/11/11)

2011        May 4, The Vatican condemned former Canadian Bishop Raymond Lahey after he pleaded guilty to possession of child pornography and said it planned to take disciplinary action against him.
    (AP, 5/10/11)

2011        May 10, Two more top Turkish opposition politicians resigned, a month before the country's general election, over secretly filmed tapes posted on the Internet that reportedly showed them having extramarital affairs.
    (AP, 5/10/11)

2011        May 11, A new study released by the American Journal of Public Health said 1,152 women are raped every day in CongoDRC, a rate equal to 48 per hour.
    (AP, 5/11/11)

2011        May 13, In Italy Rev. Riccardo Seppia (51), who had served in Sestri Ponente as pastor of Holy Spirit church for 14 years, was arrested for allegedly abusing a 16-year-old boy and giving him cocaine.
    (AP, 5/15/11)

2011        May 14, Dominique Strauss-Kahn (62), the leader of the International Monetary Fund and a possible candidate for president of France, was yanked from an airplane moments before it was to depart for Paris and arrested in the alleged sexual assault of Nafissatou Diallo, a NYC hotel maid. The immigrant maid from Guinea identified him in a line-up. On Aug 8 Diallo sued Strauss-Kahn for sexual assault. In 2012 John Solomon authored “DSK: The Scandal That Brought Down Dominique Strauss-Kahn."
    (AP, 5/15/11)(Econ, 5/21/11, p.25)(SFC, 8/9/11, p.A5)(Econ, 5/12/12, p.88)

2011        May 16, Australia’s Sydney Morning Herald said a development application has been lodged for a Aus$12 million (US$12.7 million) extension to the Stiletto brothel, which proposes doubling its size to 40 working rooms and 21 waiting rooms.
    (AFP, 5/16/11)

2011        May 17, In South Korea hundreds of prostitutes and pimps rallied near a red-light district in Seoul to protest a police crackdown on brothels, with some unsuccessfully attempting to set themselves on fire.
    (AP, 5/17/11)

2011        May 18, The John Jay college of Criminal Justice released a $2 million report titled: “The Causes and Contexts of Sexual Abuse of Minors by Catholic Priests in the United States, 1950-2010." The Catholic church provided funding and cooperation.
    (SFC, 5/18/11, p.A5)
2011        May 18, A Turkish website that posted compromising videos which forced four far-right politicians to resign threatened to post new sex videos that could hurt more opposition politicians ahead of next month's election.
    (AP, 5/18/11)

2011        May 20, In Sweden a 43-year old man was charged with having provided 23 women with 510 films and photos of children being exploited in "especially ruthless" manner. The 23 women from across Sweden were charged with involvement in what investigators call a unique child pornography case.
    (AP, 5/20/11)

2011        May 21, In the Netherlands the Salesian order's top official, Delegate Herman Spronck, confirmed in a statement that a priest, identified by RTL Nieuws as 73-year-old "Father Van B.," had served on the board of "Martijn," a group that campaigns to end the Dutch ban on adult-child sex.
    (AP, 5/21/11)
2011        May 21, Six senior politicians in a Turkish opposition party resigned amid a sex video scandal that could have far-reaching consequences in elections on June 12.
    (AP, 5/21/11)

2011        May 22, Joseph Brooks (73), the Academy Award-winning songwriter of "You Light Up My Life" (1977), was found dead in NYC of an apparent suicide while awaiting trial on charges of sexually assaulting more than a dozen women and just months after his son was accused of murdering a swimsuit designer.
    (AP, 5/23/11)

2011        May 29, It was reported that 259 Libyan women responded on questionnaires that they have been raped by militiamen loyal to Moammar Khadafy.
    (SSFC, 5/29/11, p.A6)
2011        May 29, Nigerian police raided the Cross Foundation in Aba, a home allegedly being used to force teenage girls to have babies that were then offered for sale for trafficking or other purposes. Dr. Hyacinth Orikara was arrested and 32 pregnant girls, aged 15-17, were rescued.
    (AFP, 6/1/11)(Reuters, 6/2/11)

2011        May 31, Mahmoud Abdel Salam Omar (74), former chairman of Egypt's Bank of Alexandria, was arrested in NYC for allegedly assaulting a hotel maid the previous evening. On June 24 Omar pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor sexual abuse charge, acknowledging he kissed the woman on the lips and neck and touched her breasts after she brought tissues to his room at the posh Pierre hotel. He completed five days of community service in a soup kitchen, and his case will be closed without jail time or probation if he stays out of trouble for a year.
    (AP, 5/31/11)(http://tinyurl.com/3mjbkkf)(AP, 6/24/11)

2011        May, In Peru victims first complained to the Lima archdiocese that Catholic leader Luis Fernando Figari sodomized his recruits and forced them to fondle him and one another.
    (AP, 2/25/17)

2011        Jun 4, In Malaysia the "Obedient Wives Club" was launched. The new club said it can cure social ills such as prostitution and divorce by teaching women to be submissive and keep their men happy in the bedroom.
    (AP, 6/5/11)

2011        Jun 6, Under pressure from bloggers and journalists, Representative Anthony Weiner of New York finally admitted he sent inappropriate e-mails to six women he did not know but met via social media. He also admitted to lying about using Twitter to send a suggestive photo of himself to a young woman.  He had previously denied sending the photo, claiming his account was hacked. After apologizing to his wife and his constituents for his poor judgment, Weiner said he had no plans to resign from his congressional seat.
            (NYT, 6/6/11)

2011        Jun 8, In Redwood City, Ca., 5 boys aged 12-14 were taken into custody for an alleged rape attempt on two girls during a school field trip in March.
    (SFC, 6/15/11, p.C2)

2011        Jun 11-2011 Jun 13, In Congo’s South Kivu province at least 121 rapes occurred during this period in the village of Nyakiele. Medicins Sans Frontieres worked with Congolese health officials and the UN to get more information.
    (AP, 6/23/11)(Reuters, 6/24/11)(AP, 7/1/11)

2011        Jun 17, In Connecticut former prep school dean Robert Reihhardt (46) was sentenced to 9½ years in prison for sexually abusing 4 students at The Gunnery.
    (SFC, 6/18/11, p.A5)

2011        Jun 21, In Brazil Kenneth Andrew Craig (42), an American on the US Marshals' list of most-wanted sex offenders, was captured in Rio de Janeiro. Craig had been arrested in 1998 in Deerfield Beach, Florida, after police allegedly found him in a hotel room with two underage boys. He allegedly filmed the two youngsters having sex, but was released on bail and then fled to Brazil.
    (AP, 6/21/11)

2011        Jun 22, In Colombia women of Barbacoas announced that they would deny their partners sex until authorities began paving a 35-mile (57-km) road linking the town of 35,000 people with the provincial capital of Pasto. Army engineers began work on Oct 11 and the sex strike was declared over.
    (AP, 10/13/11)

2011        Jun 23, Early Bradley (58), a former Delaware pediatrician, was found guilty of abusing scores of young patients, most of whom were toddlers.
    (SFC, 6/24/11, p.A8)
2011        Jun 23, F. Chris Garcia, a former Univ. of New Mexico president, was arrested and jailed in connection with a multistate, online prostitution ring. Police said Garcia and New Jersey’s Fairleigh Dickinson professor David Flory were among 7 members in the top echelon of the ring, which had 1,400 members including 200 prostitutes.
    (SFC, 6/24/11, p.A8)

2011        Jun 27, A Swiss man (62) appeared in court accused of drugging and sexually abusing some 50 girls at a camp and a private boarding school between 1996 and his arrest in 2007. On July 1 the man was sentenced to 13 years in prison and ordered to pay his victims 65,000 Swiss francs ($77,000).
    (AP, 6/27/11)(AP, 7/1/11)

2011        Jun 29, Britain’s first nationwide study into the scale of child grooming on its streets has identified more than 2,000 victims. The Child Exploitation and Online Protection Center (CEOP) report said the victims were aged 14 and 15 and female.
    (AFP, 6/29/11)

2011        Jun, A petition campaign against a Jordanian garment maker was begun by US labor activists after a Bangladeshi worker told police that her Sri Lankan manager, Anil Santha, had raped her three times since March. This prompted several US retailers to stop placing orders with the Classic Fashion factory.
    (AP, 9/9/11)
2011        Jun, A Danish convicted Harry Larsen of a number of abuses, including using a baseball bat and metal bars to beat some of his family's nine children, and raping two of its teenage daughters. In its sentence, that court said he should be sent to a mental health facility. On Dec 15 an appeals court overturned the ruling and sentenced him to 11 years in prison.
    (AP, 12/15/11)

2011        Jul 1, In NYC former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn (62) was released without bail after a dramatic court hearing where the sexual assault case against him appeared to shift in his favor. Prosecutors said the credibility of the woman at the center of the case had been thrown into question.
    (Reuters, 7/1/11)

2011        Jul 5, French author Tristane Banon (31) filed charges of attempted rape against former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn. The incident took place in 2003. She had first recounted the incident on a 2007 TV show. The charges were dismissed on Oct 13 due to a 3-year statute of limitations.
    (SFC, 7/6/11, p.A5)(SFC, 10/14/11, p.A2)

2011        Jul 12, Aid organization CARE said that cases of rape and violence against women and girls fleeing to an overcrowded refugee camp in Kenya have risen sharply this year. CARE said 136 cases had been reported since January in two of three camps in Dadaab in the east of Kenya, compared to 66 in the same period in 2010.
    (AFP, 7/13/11)

2011        Jul 15, In Argentina French tourists Cassandre Bouvier (29) and Houria Moumni (20) were raped and killed by a group of men who followed the academics from Sorbonne University up a popular hiking trail, the Quebrada de San Lorenzo, outside the provincial capital of Salta.
    (AP, 8/16/11)
2011        Jul 15, Saudi authorities beheaded a man convicted of attacking a woman and snapping nude photos of her in order to blackmail her for sex.
    (AP, 7/16/11)

2011        Jul 20, NYC authorities said a high-end prostitution ring catering to Wall Street clients, who often would spend over $10,000 for a night bingeing on sex and cocaine, has been busted and 17 people indicted.
    (Reuters, 7/20/11)
2011        Jul 20, In Haiti a man (18) was sexually assaulted by peacekeepers from Uruguay on a UN base along the southern coast. The alleged attack only became public in late August when a video taken by cell phone was circulated and the UN announced an investigation.
    (AP, 9/6/11)

2011        Jul 22, In Indian-controlled Kashmir thousands hurled rocks and shouted anti-India slogans protesting in a remote village, after a woman told police she was abducted and raped by army soldiers stationed in the disputed Himalayan region.
    (AP, 7/22/11)

2011        Jul 25, A court in Burundi found Frenchman Patrice Faye (58) guilty of raping five teenagers, giving him a 25-year jail sentence and a fine of 14,000 euros ($20,000). Faye was accused of raping five girls aged 13 to 17, students at a school he set up for poor children. He denied the charges and said a doctor had confirmed that three of his accusers were still virgins.
    (AFP, 7/25/11)

2011        Jul 26, Oregon Rep. David Wu (56) said he would resign his Democratic seat in the US Congress following allegations of sexual misconduct with a teenage girl.
    (SFC, 7/25/11, p.A7)

2011        Jul 29, In Argentina French tourists Cassandre Bouvier (29) and Moumni Houria (20) were found dead in Buenos Aires. They were last seen alive two weeks earlier. On Aug 6 authorities detained seven people, including the son and daughter of a high-ranking local police official, for questioning in the rape and slaying of the two French tourists.
    (AP, 8/7/11)

2011        Aug 1, Malta sentenced Rev. Charles Pulis and Rev. Godwin Scerri to 5 and 6 years in prison after they were convicted of sexually abusing boys under their care in St Joseph's Home for children more than 20 years ago.
    (AP, 8/2/11)

2011        Aug 4, US investigators confronted Jesse Osmun in Connecticut and obtained a written confession that as a Peace Corps volunteer, he had sexually molested at least 5 girls at a South African shelter for AIDS orphans and other children. None of the girls were older than 6.
    (AP, 8/11/11)
2011        Aug 4, A Texas jury convicted polygamist sect leader Warren Jeffs (55) of child sexual assault, in a case stemming from two young followers he took as brides. Prosecutors used DNA evidence to show Jeffs fathered a child with a 15-year-old girl and played an audio recording of what they said was him sexually assaulting a 12-year-old.
    (AP, 8/4/11)

2011        Aug 20, In South Africa some 2,000 women draped sexy lingerie over their street clothes and marched through Cape Town, bringing the international "SlutWalks" campaign against the notion that a woman's appearance can excuse attacks to a country where rape is seen as a national crisis.
    (AP, 8/20/11)

2011        Aug 23, Sri Lanka police carried out mass arrests in the northern Jaffna region after residents clashed with troops alleged to have protected so-called "grease devil" sex offenders.
    (AP, 8/23/11)

2011        Aug 25, Austrian officials said they are investigating allegations that a man locked up his two mentally disabled daughters in a small room in their home, sexually abused them for 41 years. The women have accused the 80-year-old of repeatedly raping them between 1970 and May 2011. The alleged victims are now 53 and 45 years old. The Austrian man, held for around two weeks on suspicion that he regularly raped his daughters for 41 years, was freed on Sep 9 after the two women changed their story.
    (AP, 8/25/11)(AP, 9/9/11)

2011        Aug 26, Former Delaware pediatrician Earl Bradley (58) was sentenced 14 life sentences without parole for committing horrific acts of sexual abuse against scores of young patients over more than a decade.
    (AP, 8/26/11)

2011        Aug 29, Adult film productions in Los Angeles shut down temporarily after an adult film performer tested HIV-positive. A retest by the end of the week indicated no virus and film production was allowed to resume.
    (SFC, 8/30/11, p.A6)(SSFC, 9/4/11, p.A8)

2011        Sep 1, The German city of Bonn was reported to have started collecting taxes from prostitutes with an automated pay station. The tick machine printed receipts for nightly flat fees of 6 euros for the privilege of streetwalking.
    (SFC, 9/1/11, p.A2)
2011        Sep 1, Italian police arrested businessman Giampaolo Tarantini and his wife Angela Devenuto on charges of allegedly extorting money from Premier Silvio Berlusconi to ensure his cooperation in a probe over recruiting prostitutes to attend wild parties at Berlusconi's home. Tarantini has admitted he paid a high-end prostitute, Patrizia D'Addario, and other women to attend parties at Berlusconi's residences, but insisted the premier didn't know. Between September 2008 and May 2009 Tarantini recruited women of "young age, slender frame," and told them what to wear and how to behave at the parties.
    (AP, 9/1/11)(AP, 9/16/11)

2011        Sep 4, Haitian President Michel Martelly "vigorously condemned" an alleged sexual assault by UN troops against an 18-year-old man. The incident aggravated mistrust between Haitians and the peacekeeping mission. The UN was investigating allegations that five Uruguayan naval personnel at a UN base in the south sexually molested an 18-year-old man in an attack reportedly captured by a cell phone camera.
    (AP, 9/5/11)

2011        Sep 5, Mexico City police arrested Claudia Tapia (44), Jorge Iniestra (32), his mother and several of his siblings. Iniestra was arrested for allegedly keeping his two teenage stepdaughters captive for five years. He fathered five children with one of them, then killed the other young woman and one of the babies. Tapia was arrested for covering up the abuse.
    (AP, 9/7/11)

2011        Sep 13, Australian lawmaker Nick Xenophon named Catholic priest Monsignor Ian Dempsey as having allegedly raped Anglican Archbishop John Hepworth in violent attacks dating back about 50 years.
    (AFP, 9/13/11)
2011        Sep 13, In Germany Nuremberg prosecutors said they have charged a 69-year-old man with 497 counts of rape over allegations that he abused his daughter for 34 years and fathered three sons by her.
    (AP, 9/13/11)

2011        Sep 17, In Brazil a 14-year-old girl escaped and told police she was held and raped for four days by inmates after being taken inside the men's Heleno Fragoso prison in northern Para state. The teenager testified she was drugged, beaten and taken by a woman along with two other teenagers into the prison.
    (AP, 9/19/11)

2011        Sep 20, In Nigeria local authorities dismissed a 10-minute video of a Nigerian woman repeatedly asking her attackers to kill her as they take turns raping her at a university dormitory. The video had circulated for weeks around the campus of Abia State University before being posted on the Internet.
    (AP, 9/21/11)

2011        Sep 22, In South Korea about 1,600 prostitutes and pimps at a rally in Seoul chanted slogans calling for laws, that toughened the punishment for prostitution, to be scrapped.
    (AP, 9/22/11)

2011        Sep 27, Anthony Mangione (50), the chief of US Immigration and Customs in South Florida, was indicted on child pornography charges. US federal investigators had found child pornography images on his computer last April.
    (SFC, 9/29/11, p.A8)

2011        Sep 28, In London Reginald Davis, a 77-year-old man from Australia, was charged with a string of child sex attacks dating back to 1949.
    (AFP, 9/28/11)

2011        Oct 6, Mexican police arrested four men and a woman for allegedly helping force women to work as prostitutes in Mexico and the United States.
    (AP, 10/7/11)

2011        Oct 7, Nepalese campaigners said desperate AIDS charity workers are turning to prostitution to pay bills and buy food because government bureaucracy has denied them their wages.
    (AFP, 10/7/11)

2011        Oct 8, Iran hanged a man (67) convicted of multiple rapes of 37 women whom he coerced by filming acts with them. He was executed in a prison in Isfahan after four years of repeated appeals against his sentence.
    (AFP, 10/8/11)
2011        Oct 8, In South Korea US military officials apologized as they tried to ease growing public anger over 2 US soldiers who have been accused of raping teenage girls.
    (AP, 10/8/11)

2011        Oct 9, In French Polynesia German tourist Stefan Ramin (40) was murdered while visiting Nuku Hiva island. Haiti, a 31-year-old local guide, said Ramin was injured and then attempted to sexually assault Ramin’s girlfriend Heike Dorsch (37). Human remains were found in a charred pit on the island on Oct 12.
    (AFP, 10/18/11)

2011        Oct 11, Two Italians, who say they were sexually abused by priests, completed a 19-day, 340-mile (550-km) protest march to the Vatican and tried unsuccessfully to obtain an audience with the pope.
    (AP, 10/11/11)

2011        Oct 14, Kansas City's Catholic Bishop Robert Finn became the highest-ranking US Catholic official indicted on a charge of failing to protect children after he and his diocese waited five months to tell police about hundreds of images of child pornography discovered on a priest's computer. The indictment, handed down Oct. 6, was sealed because Finn was out of the country.
    (AP, 10/15/11)

2011        Oct 17, Austrian officials said an investigation will be launched into claims by 2 women that they and other girls at the Schloss Wilhelminenberg foster home, run by the city of Vienna, were raped in the 1970s. The sisters, now 47 and 49, alleged the abuse began when they were 6 and 8, and ended in their early teens.
    (AP, 10/17/11)

2011        Oct 18, A Swedish court convicted 23 women and one man of child pornography offenses in what investigators called a unique case because of the number of female perpetrators.
    (AP, 10/18/11)

2011        Oct 26, A Jordanian man (46) was sentenced to death for raping and impregnating his daughter then cutting her open to remove the fetus and letting her bleed to death. The man had been charged with the murder of the 19-year-old in May 2010 and confessed to having had sex with his daughter for five years.
    (AFP, 10/28/11)

2011        Oct 28, South Korea's parliament approved a tougher law against sex crimes, inspired in part by a recent movie based on a real-life case of sexually abused deaf children.
    (AP, 10/28/11)

2011        Oct 29, Jimmy Savile (b.1926), popular British children's TV entertainer, died. His gold coffin went on public display and he was lauded as a "national treasure" who had raised millions of pounds for good causes. In 2012 allegations that Savile sexually abused young girls for decades first emerged in an expose on the TV channel ITV. Since then, police say some 300 victims had come forward.
    (AP, 10/28/12)(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jimmy_Savile)

2011        Oct, Zimbabwe police arrested three alleged sperm-hunting women, found with a plastic bag of 31 used condoms. They were nabbed for allegedly violating 17 men. Reports of sperm hunters first surfaced in the local press in 2009. Sperm-hunting charges against the women were dropped in May, 2012, but the state decided to prosecute two of the women on a lesser charge of "loitering for the purposes of prostitution", punishable by a fine.
    (AFP, 3/22/12)(AFP, 5/3/12)

2011        Nov 1, A South Korean court sentenced US soldier Pfc. Kevin Flippin to 10 years in prison for raping a teenage girl, the second harshest punishment handed down to a convicted American soldier here in nearly 20 years.
    (AP, 11/1/11)

2011        Nov 3, In Northern Ireland Liam Adams (56), a brother of Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams, was sent to jail after he was arraigned on 18 charges of raping and indecently assaulting one of his daughters. He had fled Belfast in 2008 after police charged him with repeatedly abusing his daughter Aine when she was aged 4 to 10.
    (AP, 11/3/11)

2011        Nov 4, A Cambodian court sentenced American James D'Agostino (56), a volunteer doctor at a children's hospital in the Cambodian capital, to four years in prison on charges of sexually abusing a 15-year-old boy.
    (AP, 11/4/11)

2011        Nov 5, Penn State assistant coach Jerry Sandusky (67) was arrested for 40 sex crimes against boys dating from 1994 to 2005. All of the boys were under the care of the Second Mile Foundation, a charity that Sandusky founded in 1977.
    (SFC, 11/9/11, p.A12)(http://tinyurl.com/864sytk)

2011        Nov 8, A British court ruled that Roman Catholic priests are equivalent to employees, a decision that could pave the way for victims of sexual abuse to win damages from the church.
    (AP, 11/8/11)
2011        Nov 8, A French court ruled that the News of the World had violated the privacy of former world motorsport chief Max Mosley when it published photographs of him in a sadomasochistic orgy. The court fined Rupert Murdoch's News Group, publisher of the now-defunct tabloid, 10,000 euros ($13,800) and ordered it to pay 7,000 euros in damages for violating Mosley's privacy, but said there was no defamation. Mosley (71) had already won a case in a British court against News Group, after the News of the World published a front-page story in March 2008 entitled "F1 boss has sick Nazi orgy with 5 hookers."
    (AFP, 11/8/11)
2011        Nov 8, Indonesian police said they had arrested a British-born man accused of molesting nine children following a tip-off from authorities in Britain. The 61-year-old man, who became an Indonesian citizen after changing his nationality, was also allegedly involved in an online child pornography network.
    (AFP, 11/8/11)

2011        Nov 9, An independent report recommended the Ealing Abbey monastery should no longer be allowed to run St. Benedict's School, a London Roman Catholic school where pupils were physically and sexually abused over several decades. Former St. Benedict's headmaster, the Rev. David Pearce, was jailed in 2009 for abusing boys at the school over a 35-year period.
    (AP, 11/9/11)

2011        Nov 10, Israel's Supreme Court ordered former President Moshe Katsav (65) to spend seven years in prison after rejecting the disgraced politician's appeal of a rape conviction and other sex crimes. He was convicted last December of raping a former employee when he was a Cabinet minister and of sexually harassing two other women during his term as president from 2000 to 2007.
    (AP, 11/10/11)

2011        Nov 12, Nigeria evacuated from Mali 104 of its citizens, mostly women, either made to work as "sexual slaves" or suspected of involvement in human trafficking.
    (AFP, 11/15/11)

2011        Nov 13, A Malawi high court official said some 14 local sex workers arrested by police and forced to undergo HIV tests two years ago have sued the government for "unfair action and violating their privacy." The sex workers were charged for trading in sex while having a sexually transmitted disease. They were fined $7 (K1,200) and set free. About 14% of the country's 13 million citizens are infected with HIV.
    (AFP, 11/13/11)

2011        Nov 17, It was reported that Aliaa Magda Elmahdy (20), an Egyptian woman activist who posted nude pictures of herself on her blog to protest limits on free expression, has triggered an uproar in Egypt, drawing condemnations from conservatives and liberals alike.
    (AP, 11/17/11)

2011        Nov 21, Robert Burke (43), a former elementary school principal in Dubuque, Iowa, was sentenced to 30 years in prison after pleading guilty to one count of producing child pornography involving students at his school. Burke was also fined $25,000.
    (AFP, 11/22/11)

2011        Nov 24, Bosnian police said they have discovered around 1.5 million pornographic images of children on the computer of a man they suspect of blackmailing United States citizens with money transfers amounting to some $3000.
    (AP, 11/24/11)

2011        Nov 26, In Libya dozens of women rallied in Tripoli to pressure the new government to do more to help women raped during the country's civil war.
    (AP, 11/26/11)

2011        Nov 28, Ginger White (46) of Georgia said that she and Republican presidential hopeful Herman Cain had a 13-year extramarital affair that lasted nearly until the former businessman announced his candidacy for the White House several months ago.
    (AP, 11/28/11)

2011        Dec 2, In Canton, Georgia, Jorelys Rivera (7) disappeared from a playground after her babysitter went home to fetch sodas for friends. The girl’s body was found on Dec 1 in a trash container and she appeared to have been severely beaten and sexually assaulted.
    (SFC, 12/6/11, p.A12)
2011        Dec 2, Spanish police said they have arrested L. Morris (66), a British man, suspected of raping his step-daughter when she was nine years old and years later abusing her daughter as well. He had moved to Spain from Kent where the alleged rapes took place.
    (AFP, 12/2/11)

2011        Dec 3, Pakistani actress Veena Malik said a nude photo has been published in violation of her agreement with FHM India and she was considering legal action against the magazine. She had posed in the nude for the Indian magazine with the initials of Pakistan's feared and powerful intelligence agency on her arm and triggered fury across her conservative nation.
    (AP, 12/3/11)

2011        Dec 4, In Singapore hundreds of people gathered at a park to protest sexual violence against women as part of the global "SlutWalk" movement, in a rare public demonstration in the tightly controlled city state.
    (AP, 12/4/11)

2011        Dec 10, Saudi Arabia’s Okaz newspaper reported that a man convicted of raping his daughter has been sentenced to receive 2,080 lashes over the course of a 13-year prison term. A court in Mecca found the man guilty of raping his teenage daughter for seven years while under the influence of drugs.
    (AP, 12/10/11)

2011        Dec 12, Senior Australian naval officer Lieutenant Commander John Alan Jones (58) was convicted by a court martial of repeatedly spanking a junior female sailor to test her discipline and obedience.
    (AFP, 12/13/11)

2011        Dec 14, In Guyana a 34-year-old woman told reporters in the South American country that Chief Henry Greene took her to a hotel and raped her. She alleges the incident occurred in late November. The US revoked Greene's visa in 2006 over alleged links to drug trafficking. Greene was soon placed on leave and in January Jamaica sent a team of detectives to probe the rape allegations.
    (AP, 12/15/11)(AP, 1/5/12)

2011        Dec 16, Europol said police have arrested 112 people in 22 countries after a yearlong investigation into child pornography, warning that technology is making combating the spread of child abuse images ever more difficult. The investigation, code named "Operation Icarus," was carried out under the leadership of Danish police, due to Danish expertise in analyzing the peer-to-peer networks that were used to share files.
    (AP, 12/16/11)
2011        Dec 16, In the Netherlands a long-awaited report said thousands of children suffered sexual abuse in Dutch Catholic institutions over the past 65 years, and church officials knew about the abuse but failed to adequately address it or help the victims.
    (AP, 12/16/11)

2011        Dec 19, In Brazil A juvenile court judge in the northeastern state of Alagoas sentenced three priests for sexually abusing minors for years. Monsignor Luiz Marques Barbosa was sentenced to 21 years in prison, while Monsignor Raimundo Gomes and priest Edilson Duarte were given 16 years and four months in prison.
    (AP, 12/20/11)
2011        Dec 19, In Denmark the Copenhagen City Court ruled that Marcel Lychau Hansen had strangled 73-year-old Edith Louise Andrup in 1987 and 40-year-old Lene Buchardt Rasmussen three years later. The court also found him guilty of raping three teenagers and a 23-year-old woman in 1995 and two women in 2005 and 2010, respectively.
    (AP, 12/19/11)

2011        Dec 28, In New Jersey Patrick Lott appeared in court for videotaping teenage boys at Immaculata High School in Somerville for nearly 3 years.
    (SFC, 12/29/11, p.A4)

2011        E. L. James authored “Fifty Shades of Grey." In 2012 the bondage and wild sex trilogy held the top three spots on the NYT’s best seller list.
    (SFC, 5/10/12, p.A7)
2011        Elaine Sciolino authored “La Seduction: How the French Play the Game of Life."
    (Econ, 6/11/11, p.87)
2011        Christopher Turner authored “Adventures in the Orgasmatron: How the Sexual Revolution Came to America."
    (Econ, 7/16/11, p.85)
2011        Mark West authored “Lovesick Japan: Sex, Marriage, Romance, Law."
    (Econ, 6/4/11, p.92)
2011        In Saudi Arabia a teacher (42) was arrested for abducing and raping a girl (9). In 2013 he was convicted of kidnapping and raping eight young girls (ages 6 to 11). In 2014 the Supreme Court upheld his death sentence.
    (AFP, 4/6/14)

2012        Jan 8, Israeli police arrested 3 more men in a suspected pedophilia ring thought to have preyed on dozens of Jerusalem children. The ring is suspected of molesting 70 children between the ages of 2 and 7 in their religious Jewish neighborhood.
    (AP, 1/9/12)

2012        Jan 12, The Australian military was rocked by more sex scandals, including allegations of assault, child porn, rape and drug-dealing within its ranks.
    (AFP, 1/12/12)

2012        Jan 12, In Germany a 46-year-old priest, who has been suspended, went on trial at the state court in Braunschweig. The Roman Catholic priest has admitted to 280 counts of sexually abusing three boys over a several-year period.
    (AP, 1/13/12)

2012        Jan 16, Mexican investigators detained three more women in the city of Guadalajara in connection with an apparent child-trafficking ring that aimed to supply babies to Irish couples. Authorities last week detained four women and seized nine children, all of them between two months and two years of age. At least 11 Irish couples are involved in the case. On Jan 18 a Mexican official said four of 10 children seized showed signs of sexual abuse.
    (AP, 1/16/12)(AP, 1/18/12)

2012        Jan 18, Defrocked Irish priest Peter Kennedy (72) returned to Dublin after being extradited from Brazil. He faced 55 counts of sexually abusing 18 children from 1968-1984. Kennedy had fled to England in 2002 and to Brazil in 2003.
    (AP, 1/25/12)

2012        Jan 20, In Haiti Pakistani peace-keepers raped a 14-year-old boy in Gonaives. In March a Pakistani military tribunal convicted two soldiers and sentenced them to one year in prison.
    (Econ, 4/28/12, p.41)

2012        Jan 23, Martin Smith (46), a former TV psychic from North Shields, was found dead at HMP Manchester, formerly Strangeways Prison. Smith was jailed for 16 years in March 2011 after being found guilty of a string of offences including rape, attempted rape and indecent assault. His wife Lianne Smith (43) faced murder charges for the deaths of their 2 children in a hotel in Spain in 2010.
    (AFP, 1/25/12)

2012        Jan 26, A German court convicted a Roman Catholic priest (46) of some 250 counts of sexually abusing children over a several-year period and sentenced him to six years in prison. He was found guilty of abusing three boys aged 9 to 15 between 2004 and 2011.
    (AP, 1/26/12)

2012        Jan 27, In Puerto Rico Nicolas Gonzalez Figueroa, an assistant US Army chaplain who pleaded guilty to producing child pornography, was sentenced to nearly 20 years in prison.
    (AP, 1/27/12)

2012        Jan 28, A California police officer under investigation for sexual misconduct with a teenage minor was shot and killed while on duty by fellow officers as they tried to arrest him in Santa Maria.
    (AP, 1/28/12)

2012        Jan 29, Iranian media confirmed that Saeed Malekpour (36), an Iranian man with Canadian residency, has had a death sentence against him reinstated by the supreme court on charges he operated a pornographic website. Malekpour was arrested in Iran in 2008 while visiting his dying father.
    (AFP, 1/29/12)

2012        Feb 9, It was reported that a woman (35) recently walked through a field in northern Mozambique, near where a group of teenage boys were undergoing their ritual circumcision into adulthood. Accusing her of trespassing on sacred ground forbidden to women, the traditional leader meted out his punishment: He ordered 17 of his young initiates to gang rape her. Four of the youths were arrested.
    (AFP, 2/9/12)

2012        Feb 10, Former San Diego police officer Anthony Arevalos was sentenced to nearly 9 years in prison for soliciting sexual favors in exchange for not issuing traffic tickets against young women.
    (SFC, 2/11/12, p.A5)

2012        Feb 15, Hajah Noraihan, the Malaysian consul to Uganda, said that more than 600 Ugandan girls are currently trapped in Malaysian prostitution rings. Uganda's honorary consul in Kuala Lumpur said that at least three Ugandans have been killed there in the last two years.
    (AP, 2/20/12)(http://allafrica.com/stories/201202150018.html)
2012        Feb 15, Mexican federal prosecutors said they have detained four people in Tlaxcala state, who for almost a decade lured unsuspecting young Mexican women to the United States to force them into prostitution. Police found the mutilated bodies of six men inside plastic bags dumped on a road leading to the tourist city of Cuernavaca, Morelos state.
    (AP, 2/15/12)(AP, 2/16/12)

2012        Feb 21, Malaysia's Home Ministry said in a statement that bookstores were no longer allowed to sell "Where did I come from?" by British author Peter Mayle pending a review.
    (AFP, 2/21/12)

2012        Feb 22, Tunisia's court of cassation threw out a ruling banning pornographic websites.
    (AFP, 2/22/12)

2012        Mar 1, In Ohio an adoptive father was charged with raping three boys in his care and compelling prostitution by hiring the 10-year-old out for sex. He and two other men remained in jail on rape charges.
    (AP, 3/1/12)

2012        Mar 2, It was reported that thousands of male Indonesian civil servants had their monthly pay transferred to their wives' bank accounts this week in a bid by a local government to stop men having affairs.
    (AFP, 3/2/12)

2012        Mar 6, Moldova introduced new legislation approving chemical castration for foreigners and nationals convicted of sexually abusing children.   
    (SFC, 3/7/12, p.A2)

2012        Mar 9, Germany’s Bild daily proclaimed that a bare-breasted front page blond would be the Berlin paper’s last of more than 5,000 women who have appeared since 1984.
    (SFC, 3/10/12, p.A2)
2012        Mar 9, In Ukraine Oksana Makar (18) was invited by two young men, ages 21 and 23, to their friend's apartment, where the three men allegedly gang-raped her, tried to choke her to death, wrapped her in a sheet, took her to a construction site, dumped her in a pit and set her on fire. After surgery 55% of her skin was gone, her kidneys were completely burned, and one of her arms and both her feet had to be amputated. The suspects were arrested the next day, but two of them were released soon after. The two men who were released are the sons of former government officials. On March 13 the two men were arrested, and all three suspects were charged with attempted murder. Makar died of her injuries on March 29. Murder was added to the rape chargers against the suspects.
    (http://tinyurl.com/798q68z)(AP, 3/29/12)

2012        Mar 18, In China Ling Gu, the son of a loyal aide to President Hu Jintao, was killed in a Ferrari accident which initially garnered only minimal coverage in China's state media. Two young women were also injured. A report on Sep 3 said Ling was half-naked when the crash occurred and his two passengers were naked or half-dressed, suggesting they had been involved in some kind of high-speed sex game. Ling Jihua made a botched attempt to cover-up the incident. His youngest brother Ling Wancheng, director of the Communist party’s General Office, later fled to the US.
    (AP, 9/4/12)(SFC, 8/4/15, p.A10)

2012        Mar 23, Australian police said they have smashed a child porn ring and arrested 14 men, including fathers, after hundreds of thousands of images and videos were seized, some depicting toddlers. Police raided more than a dozen properties across the country over the past week after a tip-off by Interpol, which linked the men to a child exploitation network in Germany.
    (AFP, 3/23/12)

2012        Mar 26, Ontario's highest court struck down a national law that outlaws brothels but upheld an effective ban on street prostitution, a partial victory for those arguing Canada's laws put sex workers in harm's way.
    (Reuters, 3/26/12)
2012        Mar 26, In France former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn was handed preliminary charges alleging he was involved in a French prostitution ring.
    (SFC, 3/27/12, p.A2)

2012        Mar 26, A Spanish court dropped a rape probe against a Saudi prince who is one of the world's richest people, saying his accuser's allegations are inconsistent and do not stand up. The ruling cleared Prince Alwaleed bin Talal (57) and was released today by a court in Palma in Spain's Balearic Islands in the Mediterranean. The drugging and sexual assault of a young Spanish model was alleged to have occurred aboard a yacht moored at the island of Ibiza in the wee hours of Aug 12, 2008.
    (AP, 3/29/12)

2012        Mar 27, Brazil’s Tourism Ministry said it is asking more than 2,000 websites to remove sexual content that promotes Latin America's biggest country as a sex tourism destination.
    (AP, 3/27/12)

2012        Mar 29, The Arkansas Supreme Court struck down a state law banning sexual contact between teachers and students 18 or older.
    (SFC, 3/30/12, p.A6)
2012        Mar 29, In Colombia a 10-year-old ethnic Wayuu girl gave birth via Caesarean section. Under Colombian law, any sexual relations with a child age 14 or younger is a crime punishable by at least 9 years in prison. Under Colombia's 1991 constitution the Wayuu have jurisdiction.
    (AP, 4/10/12)

2012        Mar 30, Amnesty International blasted a Brazilian verdict by an appeals court as "outrageous" and called it an "affront to the most basic human rights. The Superior Court of Justice ruled this week that a man accused of having sex with three 12-year-olds couldn't be convicted of rape because of extenuating circumstances, including the fact the girls had previously worked as prostitutes.
    (AP, 3/30/12)

2012        Apr 6, In Indiana Richard Leon Finkbinder (39) was arrested and charged with coercing 2 teenage boys into performing online sex acts for him by threatening to post on gay porn sites videos he secretly made of them.
    (SFC, 4/10/12, p.A12)

2012        Apr 13, Pres. Obama arrived in Cartagena, Colombia, for meetings with 33 other regional leaders for the Summit of the Americas this weekend. 11 US Secret Service agents, sent to provide security for President Obama, were reported to have visited prostitutes in Cartagena. At least 20 women were in hotel rooms with US agents and military personnel just before President Barack Obama arrived for the summit.
    (AP, 4/14/12)(AP, 4/17/12)(SFC, 4/19/12, p.A5)

2012        Apr 16, Sex experts urged Hong Kongers to strip off their reputation as some of the least active lovers in Asia to get more out of their sex lives and overcome challenges of privacy in a cramped city.
    (AFP, 4/17/12)

2012        Apr 17, South Africa Police arrested seven youths, aged 14 to 20, for the gang rape of a teenage girl (17) after they were identified based on video images. She was said to have the mental capacity of a four-year-old. A day earlier the Johannesburg High Court heard 62 rape cases, including a father-son pair charged with attacking 21 women together.
    (AFP, 4/19/12)

2012        Apr 24, Moldova's Pres. Nicolae Timofti refused to sign a law that would have meant that foreigners convicted of sexually abusing children in Moldova were chemically castrated. Parliament had approved the law on March 6 after lawmakers said the impoverished nation was attracting pedophiles from the West.
    (AP, 4/24/12)

2012        Apr, In Jordan girl (14) was shopping in the northern city of Zarqa when a man (19) kidnapped her, took her to the desert where he had a pitched a tent, and raped her for three consecutive days. Within days news emerged that the boy had agreed to marry the girl, while all charges against him were dropped. Article 308 allows rape charges to be dropped if the perpetrator agrees to marry the victim. He cannot divorce the woman for five years. Jordanians, particularly women activists, have held several street protests against the law.
    (AFP, 6/28/12)

2012        May 4, A federal jury in Nashville split its verdict against 9 people accused of operating a sex trafficking ring run mostly by Somali refugee gang members. 3 men were convicted of conspiracy to commit sex trafficking of children. 6 men were acquitted.
    (SFC, 5/5/12, p.A5)

2012        May 6, In New Jersey Justin Street (22), a father of two, died one day after receiving a silicon injection from Kasia Rivera (35), who advertised a penis enlargement procedure. On Sep 11 Rivera pleaded not guilty to causing his death.
    (SFC, 9/12/12, p.A16)

2012        May 9, Nine men in northwest England were sentenced to jail terms for luring girls as young as 13 into sexual encounters using alcohol and drugs. The men, aged between 22 and 59, were all of Pakistani or Afghan origin.
    (AP, 5/9/12)

2012        May 11, Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam's office confirmed that he had signed the controversial "gateway sexual activity" bill, which stirred up controversy nationwide and even was lampooned by comedian Stephen Colbert.
    (Reuters, 5/11/12)

2012        May 17, The Canada Science and Technology Museum in Ottowa opened "Sex: A Tell-all Exhibition" as planned despite strong criticism from Canadian Heritage Minister James Moore, who has called it an insult to taxpayers.
    (Reuters, 5/17/12)

2012        May 9, In Yemen a girl (13) was raped as she headed to a bakery. She was kidnapped and taken into a car whose owner has been identified. She was brutally raped by the suspects who then deformed her face using sharp tools. Protesters later called for the arrest of 7 escaped suspects.
    (AFP, 5/19/12)

2012        May 13, Japanese artist Mao Sugiyama (22) had his penis and testicles surgically removed in March and kept them frozen for two months before dishing them out, seasoned and braised, to customers at an event hall. Diners paid 20,000 yen ($250) for the plate with a portion of genitals. Police in Tokyo said they knew of the episode, but added that it had not broken the law as cannibalism was not illegal in Japan.
    (AFP, 5/25/12)

2012        May 27, Chinese authorities said police have arrested Li Xingong, the former deputy director of the party committee in Yongcheng city, Henan province, on suspicion of raping at least 10 underage girls. The case has sparked a storm of Internet anger.
    (AFP, 5/27/12)

2012        Jun 4, In Cambodia Alexander Trofimov, who built a $300 million tourist resort in the country, was arrested at the house of an under-aged girl (11-12) outside of the capital Phnom Penh. Authorities planned to deport him shortly. Russian businessman Trofimov was arrested in 2007 facing 17 complaints of sexually abusing minors, the youngest just six years old. He was sentenced to 17 years, reduced on appeal to eight years. He was controversially freed early in December last year after receiving a royal pardon.
    (AFP, 6/5/12)

2012        Jun 6, A UN report said Joseph Kony's Lord Resistance Army has abducted more than 600 child soldiers and sex slaves over the past two years even as the hunt for the rebel leader intensifies. At least 591 children, including 268 girls, were reported seized over the same time in Democratic Republic of Congo, Central African Republic and South Sudan.
    (AFP, 6/6/12)

2012        Jun 15, In Alameda County, Ca., a jury ordered the Jehovah’s Witnesses to pay an unprecedented $21 million to a woman who blamed the church for allowing a fellow congregant to molest her when she was a child in the mid-1990s.
    (SFC, 6/16/12, p.A1)
2012        Jun 15, In Australia documents were released revealing "horrific" child sex assaults and brutal initiation ceremonies in the Australian military, prompting PM Julia Gillard to signal a possible public inquiry. The report details allegations of sexual and other serious physical assaults against boys as young as 13 dating back to the 1950s.
    (AFP, 6/15/12)

2012        Jun 20, In Australia a Sydney brothel was reported to have received the green light for a multi-million-dollar expansion which will see it become the nation’s largest sex premises. Stiletto’s hourly rate of Aus$370 includes room, lady of choice and beverages.
    (AFP, 6/20/12)

2012        Jun 22, In Pennsylvania Jerry Sandusky (68), former defensive coach at Penn State, was convicted of sexually assaulting 10 boys over 15 years.
    (SFC, 6/23/12, p.A4)

2012        Jun 26, A German court ruled that circumcising young boys on religious grounds amounts to grievous bodily harm, in a landmark decision that the Jewish community said trampled on parents' religious rights.
    (AFP, 6/27/12)

2012        Jul 4, Austrian police said they have identified 272 suspects in the country as part of a months long investigation of internet-based child pornography involving 141 nations.
    (AP, 7/4/12)

2012        Jul 10, A damning report on the Australian military detailed 24 allegations of rape that never went to trial and other claims that Defence Minister Stephen Smith admitted would "shock" people. Smith released an entire 1,500-page document detailing 847 alleged incidents of sexual or other abuse dating back to the 1950s.
    (AFP, 7/10/12)

2012        Jul 12, A Nepalese court jailed Bajir Singh Tamang (37) for a record 170 years for trafficking teenage girls to work as prostitutes in India.
    (AFP, 7/12/12)

2012        Jul 20, In Texas instructor Staff Sgt. Luis Walker was found guilty on all 28 charges he faced including rape and sexual assault. He was among 12 Lackland Air Force Base instructors investigated for sexual misconduct toward at least 31 female trainees. The next day Walker was sentenced to 20 years in prison.
    (SFC, 7/21/12, p.A5)(AP, 7/21/12)
2012        Jul 20, In the Ivory Coast nine women were sentenced to two years in prison each for involvement in female genital mutilation, marking the first time such a case results in jail time in the West African nation.
    (AP, 7/20/12)

2012        Jul 21, An Egyptian court sentenced Ali Wanees, an ultraconservative former lawmaker and cleric, to a year in prison for public indecency, after police said they found him fondling a woman on his lap in a parked car at night. He was tried in absentia and is allowed a retrial. The court sentenced the woman he was with to six months in jail.
    (AP, 7/21/12)

2012        Aug 4, Minor Bollywood actress Sherlyn Chopra (28), the first Indian woman to pose naked for Playboy magazine, said she is proud to have "pushed the envelope" in a country where public nudity in any form remains largely taboo.
    (AFP, 8/5/12)

2012        Aug 5, The LA Times reported that internal documents from the Boy Scouts of America reveal more than 125 cases in which men suspected of molestation allegedly continued to abuse Scouts, despite a blacklist meant to protect boys from sexual predators.
    (AP, 8/5/12)

2012        Aug 16, In Iraq Banin Haider (4) was kidnapped in Zubair, a rundown town just outside the city of Basra. Police later found her body in a derelict area with her hands and legs bound. She was raped multiple times, and her head was smashed by what was believed to be a large brick. An off-duty soldier assigned to a nearby army base, Akram al-Mayahi, was arrested in connection with the Banin's murder. He was found guilty on Oct. 22 and sentenced to death for abusing and killing the girl.
    (AP, 11/9/12)

2012        Aug 17, Brittni Nicole Colleps (28), a former North Texas high school teacher, was convicted and sentenced to five years in prison for having sex with five 18-year-old students at her home in 2011. Three former students, who testified a day earlier, said that they did not consider themselves victims and did not want to see their former English teacher prosecuted.
    (AFP, 8/18/12)

2012        Aug 21, In Pakistan barber Yousaf Khan (32) was kidnapped by seven members of a landowning family who gouged his eyes with a sharp knife before slitting his ears, nose, lips and tongue over a relationship with a married woman in the family in Mirzapur village.
    (AFP, 8/23/12)

2012        Aug 22, Minnesota Democrat state Rep. Kerry Gauthier (56) dropped his re-election bid following reports of his sexual encounter with a 17-year-old boy.
    (SFC, 8/22/12, p.A6)

2012        Aug 23, In Illinois authorities in Washington Park, a village next to East St. Louis, raided a house where a teenage girl (17) had been held captive and repeatedly sexually assaulted for over 2 years. Police took into custody a 24-year-old man and his mother. They also recovered the teen's young child, which the girl said was the result of rape by her captor.
    (AP, 8/24/12)
2012        Aug 23, Jordan's Paralympic committee said it has withdrawn three members from a pre-Games training camp in Northern Ireland over charges of sex offences.
    (AFP, 8/23/12)

2012        Aug 24, Rupert Murdoch's British tabloid The Sun published nude photographs of Prince Harry (27), claiming it defied royal orders not to print them in defense of press freedom.
    (AFP, 8/24/12)
2012        Aug 24, Sierra Leone lawmakers passed a sexual offences law introducing stiff minimum sentences for offenders that has been hailed as a victory in a nation where sexual abuse is rife.
    (AFP, 8/24/12)

2012        Aug 26, In Togo women in the civil rights group "Let's Save Togo" said they will have a week long sex strike to demand the resignation of President Faure Gnassingbé.
    (AFP, 8/26/12)

2012        Aug 29, Vietnamese researchers said new species of fish with a penis on its head has been identified in the Mekong Delta.
    (AFP, 8/29/12)

2012        Aug 31, In northern Mali a man accused of rape in received 100 lashes, as the Islamists controlling the city continue to mete out punishments under Shariah law. He was identified as a Burkina Faso citizen named Boubacar El-Bourkinabiyoune.
    (AP, 8/31/12)

2012        Aug, In Richmond, Ca., a young woman escaped from the home of Raul Ochoa, who had held and sexually assaulted her since she was 12 years old. On Jan 29, 2014, Ochoa (52) pleaded guilty to forced lewd acts and forcible rape on the victim (28).
    (SFC, 2/1/14, p.C2)

2012        Sep 6, In Kansas City, Missouri, Bishop Robert Finn was found guilty of a misdemeanor count for failing to report suspected child abuse from a child pornography case involving Rev. Shawn Ratigan.
    (SFC, 9/7/12, p.A11)

2012        Sep 9, In Carrolton, Texas, Franklin Davis (30) was charged with murder after confessing to the death of Shania Gray (16). Police believe he killed her to prevent her testimony at an upcoming sexual assault trial.
    (SFC, 9/11/12, p.A5)

2012        Sep 14, A French magazine published photos of Prince William's wife Kate sunbathing topless at a private house in southern France, prompting a strong condemnation from the royal family.
    (AP, 9/14/12)

2012        Sep 22, In Australia Jill Meagher (29) was raped and strangled as she walked home from a bar after an evening out with work colleagues in Melbourne. On Jun 19, 2013, sex offender Adrian Ernest Bayley (41) was sentenced to life in prison for the rape and murder. He had been free on parole after previous convictions for raping five women.
    (AP, 6/19/13)

2012        Sep 26, US defense officials said Fort Bragg, NC, Brig. Gen. Jeffrey A. Sinclair faces possible courts martial on charges that include forced sex with several female subordinates and fraudulent claims on a government charge card. In 2014 Sinclair (51) pleaded guilty to less serious counts of misconduct in a deal that included the dropping of sexual assault charges.
    (SFC, 9/27/12, p.A7)(SFC, 3/6/14, p.A8)(SFC, 3/18/14, p.A7)

2012        Sep, In Tunisia Meriem Ben Mohamed (27) was reportedly raped by two policemen who later said they had found and her boyfriend having sex in a car in a Tunis suburb. A third policeman allegedly tried to extort money from her fiance at a bank cashpoint. The woman later authored a book in France entitled "Guilty of being raped." The policemen faced trial in 2014.
    (AFP, 2/13/14)

2012        Oct 2, Hundreds of Tunisians protested in support of a woman (27) who says she was raped by police and is facing accusations of violating modesty laws. The woman says three police officers stopped her in a car last month, and one of them held her fiancé back while the other two raped her. The police officers deny wrongdoing
    (AP, 10/2/12)

2012        Oct 3, In Britain a documentary screened on ITV showing interviews with several people who claimed they had been abused as children by Jimmy Savile, a popular BBC presenter who died in 2011.
    (Econ, 10/27/12, p.58)

2012        Oct 5, In Colorado fifth-grader Jessica Ridgeway (10) never showed up at a nearby park where she was supposed to meet friends for the one-mile walk to her elementary school. On Oct 10 her body was found in an Arvada, Colo., park, just a few miles from where she went missing. On Oct 23 police arrested Austin Reed Sigg (17) in connection with the murder and sexual assault. Sigg confessed to killing Ridgeway. On Nov 19, 2013 Sigg, was sentenced to life in prison. 
    (SFC, 10/13/12, p.A5)(SFC, 10/26/12, p.A9)(SFC, 11/20/13, p.A6)

2012        Oct 9, In Portland, Maine, Alexis Wright (29) pleaded not guilty to 106 counts of prostitution, violation of privacy, tax evasion and other charges for allegedly providing sex for money at her Zumba fitness studio and a nearby one-room office she rented in Kennebunk. The man police say was her business partner, 57-year-old Mark Strong Sr., pleaded not guilty to 59 counts of promotion of prostitution and violation of privacy. On May 31, 2013, Alexis Wright was sentenced to 10 months in jail in a plea agreement.
    (AP, 10/10/12)(SFC, 6/1/13, p.A4)
2012        Oct 9, In New Hampshire Seth Mazzaglia raped and murdered college student Elizabeth Marriott (19) of Westborough, Mass. Kathryn McDonough, his girlfriend, had lured Marriott to their apartment as a sexual offering to her boyfriend. The couple packed Marriott’s body into a suitcase, drove to Portsmouth, and threw it into the Piscataqua River. Her body has never been found.

2012        Oct 10, Former US Peace Corps volunteer Jesse Osmun apologized for sexually abusing young girls in South Africa before he was sentenced to 15 years in prison. He had provided support to people affected by the AIDS virus.
    (SFC, 10/11/12, p.A4)

2012        Oct 11, In France a court in Creteil, outside Paris, sentenced 4 of 14 men accused of rape to prison terms, although most of the time was suspended. The longest term any will serve is a year. French women's organizations decried the acquittals and lenient sentences for the gang raping two teenage girls more than a decade ago.
    (AP, 10/12/12)
2012        Oct 11, In Iraq Abeer Ali (5) was abducted while her family attended a wedding in Zubair. Her body was found 12 hours later in an empty lot, bearing similar signs of trauma to Banin Haider, who was raped and killed in the same area on Aug 16. Abeer was strangled with a shoelace. The suspected kidnapper phoned nine friends and invited them to take part in the rape. So far, eight people have been arrested and have confessed. All of those arrested in the two cases were drug addicts under the influence at the time of the crimes.
    (AP, 11/9/12)

2012        Oct 16, In Japan two US sailors were arrested for the alleged rape of a Japanese woman on Okinawa.
    (SFC, 10/18/12, p.A2)

2012        Oct 18, In Portland, Oregon, the Boy Scouts of America some 4,500 pages of secret "perversion files" released by order of the Oregon Supreme Court, their maneuvers protected suspected sexual predators while victims suffered in silence. The new files are a window on a much larger collection of documents the Boy Scouts of America began collecting soon after their founding in 1910.
    (AP, 10/19/12)

2012        Oct 28, London police arrested one-time pop star Gary Glitter as part of an investigation into allegations of child sex abuse by the late BBC presenter Jimmy Savile. Glitter, born Paul Gadd, shot to fame in the early 1970s with the hit "Rock and Roll". He has long been dogged by child sex accusations. He was convicted of abusing two girls in Vietnam in 2006 and has been jailed in that country.
    (AP, 10/28/12)

2012        Nov 1, British police arrested comedian Freddie Starr as part of an investigation triggered by allegations that the late BBC presenter Jimmy Savile sexually abused hundreds of children.
    (Reuters, 11/2/12)

2012        Nov 7, Egypt's top prosecutor ordered government ministries to enforce a ban on pornographic websites, three years after a court denounced the sites as "venomous and vile." The order followed a protest by ultraconservative Salafis.
    (AP, 11/7/12)

2012        Nov 9, David Petraeus, the retired four-star general renowned for taking charge of the military campaigns in Iraq and then Afghanistan, abruptly resigned as director of the CIA, admitting to an extramarital affair. Petraeus carried on the affair with his biographer and reserve Army officer Paula Broadwell.
    (AP, 11/10/12)
2012        Nov 9, The Australian government said it has abandoned its 5-year-old pledge to mandate a filter blocking child pornography and other objectionable Internet content. Instead service providers have agreed to block a list of 1,400 websites.
    (SFC, 11/9/12, p.A2)

2012        Nov 13, Peter Ball (80), a former Church of England bishop was arrested in western England on suspicion of sexually assaulting boys as young as 12 in the late 1980s and early 1990s. A 2nd man, a retired Anglican priest aged 67, was detained in Sussex on suspicion of separate offences against two teenage boys in 1981 and 1983.
    (AP, 11/13/12)

2012        Nov 20, San Francisco lawmakers disappointed committed nudists by voting 6-5 t0 approve a ban on public nakedness despite concerns the measure would undermine the city's reputation as a sanctuary for free expression. Exemptions would be made for participants at permitted street fairs and parades.
    (AP, 11/20/12)(SFC, 11/21/12, p.A1)
2012        Nov 20, A 5-year-old sex tape of an 18-year-old woman allegedly hired by developers to sleep with a city official exploded on the Chinese Internet when screenshots of it were uploaded by a Beijing-based former journalist Zhu Ruifeng to his Hong Kong-registered website, an independent online clearing house for corruption allegations.
    (AP, 11/27/12)

2012        Nov 23, Congolese troops fleeing the M23 rebels raped at least 97 women and 33 girls, some as young as 6, over the last 24 hours. A UN report released on May 8, 2013 said most of the rapes took place over Nov. 22-23, 2012, in the eastern Congo town of Minova.
    (AP, 5/8/13)
2012        Nov 23, Former French tennis coach Regis de Camaret (70) was convicted and sentenced to eight years in prison for raping young students at his academy, ending a seven-year legal case that began when a former ranked player published a book describing years of abuse at his hands.
    (AP, 11/23/12)

2012        Nov 29, In New York lawyers for Dominique Strauss-Kahn and house keeper Nafissatou Diallo reportedly reached an agreement to settle a suit she had brought against him for sexual assault. Attorneys the next day denied a settlement saying they merely “discussed a resolution." A settlement was agreed to on Dec 10.
    (SFC, 11/30/12, p.A10)(SFC, 12/1/12, p.A5)(SFC, 12/11/12, p.A14)

2012        Dec 4, A ban on nudity in San Francisco was given final approval by the city’s Board of Supervisors in a raucous meeting at which several people stripped naked in board chambers.
    (SFC, 12/5/12, p.C1)

2012        Dec 9, Argentina’s President Cristina Fernandez gave Susana Trimarco a human rights award before hundreds of thousands of people in the Plaza de Mayo for her efforts in rescuing sex slaves and helping them start new lives. Argentina's efforts to combat sex trafficking began largely as a result of Susana Trimarco's one-woman, decade-long quest to find her missing daughter, Maria de los Angeles "Marita" Veron.
    (AP, 12/11/12)(AP, 12/13/12)

2012        Dec 12, In Argentina the acquittal of 13 people accused in the disappearance of a young woman who was allegedly kidnapped and forced into prostitution for "VIP clients" spread shock and outrage across the country, prompting street protests and calls by political leaders to impeach the three judges who delivered the verdict.
    (AP, 12/12/12)

2012        Dec 14, In San Francisco Frederick Dozier Jr. (33), a school cafeteria worker, was sentenced to 373 years to life in prison for assaulting 3 women in the Mission District in 2011.
    (SSFC, 12/16/12, p.C11)

2012        Dec 16, In India six men raped medical student Jyoti Singh (23) and savagely beat her and her companion with iron rods on a bus driving around New Delhi, passing through several police checkpoints, before stripping them and dumping them on the side of the road. The rapes triggered massive protests on Dec 19 as police fished out the raped body of a 10-year old girl from a canal in Bihar state's Saharsa district. Singh died on Dec 29. Ram Singh, the bus driver and the fifth suspect in the crime, was found hanging in his cell in Tihar prison in March 2013. Four of the suspects were sentenced to death in 2013. On Dec 20, 2015, the youngest convict from gang rape was released after fulfilling his three-year sentence in a reform home.  
    (AP, 12/19/12)(AP, 12/29/12)(Econ., 3/14/15, p.43)(CSM, 12/20/15)(AP, 5/5/17)

2012        Dec 17, Philippine legislators passed a landmark bill that would provide government funding for contraceptives and sexuality classes in schools despite strong opposition by the dominant Roman Catholic Church and its followers. Pres. Aquino III signed the legislation on Dec 21.
    (AP, 12/17/12)(SSFC, 12/30/12, p.A6)

2012        Dec 28, In India authorities in Punjab state took action when an 18-year-old woman killed herself by drinking poison a month after she told police she was gang-raped. Authorities suspended one police officer and fired two others on accusations they delayed investigating and taking action in the case. The woman was raped Nov. 13 and reported the attack to police on Nov 27. The three accused in the rape were arrested only on the previous night night, a month after the crime was reported.
    (AP, 12/29/12)

2012        Dec 29, Indian police charged six men with murder, adding to accusations that they beat and gang-raped a woman on a New Delhi bus on Dec 16 in a case that shocked the country. The victim "passed away peacefully" early today at Mount Elizabeth hospital in Singapore.
    (AP, 12/29/12)

2012        Dec 30, Spain's Interior Ministry said police have arrested 17 people on suspicion of smuggling Nigerian women into Spain and forcing them into prostitution using threats including claims they would cast Voodoo spells on them if they didn't comply.
    (AP, 12/30/12)

2012        Faramerz Dabhoiwala authored “The Origins of Sex: A History of the First Sexual Revolution."
    (Econ, 2/11/12, p.82)
2012        Tom Hickman authored “God’s Doodle: The Life and Times of the Penis."
    (Econ, 12/1/12, p.89)
2012        Florence Williams authored “Breasts: A Natural and Unnatural History."
    (SSFC, 5/13/12, p.F6)

2013        Jan 3, In India 5 men accused of raping a university student for hours on a bus as it drove through New Delhi were charged with murder, rape and other crimes that could bring them the death penalty. A sixth suspect, listed as a 17-year-old, was expected to be tried in a juvenile court, where the maximum sentence would be three years in a reform facility. Authorities said they will seek the death penalty against the 5 men.
    (AP, 1/3/13)(SFC, 1/4/13, p.A2)

2013        Jan 6, Somalia’s Universal TV reported that armed men in police uniform had raped a young woman. The same day Al Jazeera published an article describing rape by security forces in camps for internally displaced people in Mogadishu. Journalist Abdiaziz Abdinur Ibrahim then interviewed the woman but never published a story. He was arrested for conducting the interview.
    (AP, 1/23/13)

2013        Jan 11, A US federal judge barred California from enforcing a voter-approved law that requires 73,000 registered sex offenders to disclose their internet identities to police.
    (SFC, 1/12/13, p.C1)
2013        Jan 11, British police released a report saying the late entertainer Jimmy Savile committed more than 200 sex crimes from 1955-2009, with most victims children and teens assaulted the length and breadth of Britain, from TV studios to hospitals and even a hospice.
    (AP, 1/11/13)

2013        Jan 12, In India police arrested six suspects in another gang rape of a bus passenger in Punjab state. Police also arrested a 32-year-old man for allegedly raping and killing a 9-year-old girl two weeks ago in Ahmednagar district in western India.
    (AP, 1/13/13)

2013        Jan 22, In Connecticut Kevin Wallin (61), a Catolic priest, pleaded not guilty to federal charges of selling crystal meth to an undercover police officer. On April 2 Wallin pleaded guilty to a federal drug charge. He was accused of making over $300,000 in methamphetamine sales while running an adult video and sex toy shop.
    (SFC, 1/24/13, p.A10)(SFC, 4/3/13, p.A5)

2013        Jan 23, Rights groups called for the Somali government to release a journalist arrested by police for interviewing a woman who said she was raped by government security forces. Freelance journalist Abdiaziz Abdinur Ibrahim and three others accused in the case have been held for more than a week without charge. Journalist Abdiaziz Abdinur was later charged with insulting a government body and inducing the woman to give false evidence.
    (AP, 1/23/13)(AP, 1/31/13)

2013        Jan 25, In China a scandal involving Chinese city officials having sex with women hired by developers who secretly videotaped the trysts to extort construction deals broadened with state media announcing that 10 more officials have been fired.
    (AP, 1/25/13)

2013        Jan 26, Pennsylvania police said Stephen Baker (62), a Franciscan friar, was found dead of a self-inflicted knife wound at the St. Bernardine monastery. Baker was named in recent settlements involving 11 men who alleged that he sexually abused them 3 decades ago.
    (SSFC, 1/27/13, p.A6)

2013        Jan 29, Mexican immigration authorities said they have broken up a bizarre cult that allegedly ran a sex-slavery ring among its followers on the US border. The "Defensores de Cristo" or "Defenders of Christ" allegedly recruited women to have sex with a Spanish man who claimed he was the reincarnation of Christ.
    (AP, 1/30/13)
2013        Jan 29, The Somali government charged a woman who has said she was raped by security forces. Human Rights Watch later said three other people including the woman's husband were also charged with assisting the alleged rape victim to evade investigators.
    (AP, 1/31/13)

2013        Jan 31, The United Nations demanded that Egyptian authorities act to bring perpetrators of sexual assaults to justice, saying it had reports of 25 sexual assaults on women in Tahrir rallies over the past week.
    (AP, 2/2/13)

2013        Feb 1, In San Francisco a ban on public nudity took effect.
    (SSFC, 2/2/14, p.C1)

2013        Feb 2, Nebraska Lt. Gov. Rick Sheehy resigned abruptly in a scandal involving thousands of calls to four women on his state-issued cellphone, including one woman who said she had a romantic relationship with the politician.
    (AP, 2/2/13)
2013        Feb 2, South Africa teenager Anene Booysen (17) was gang-raped, mutilated and left for dead on a building construction site in the Western Cape. She lived long enough to identify one of her attackers. Police on Feb 7 said they have arrested a second suspect for the gang-rape. On May 21 a magistrate said there was not enough evidence to try suspect Jonathan Davids (22), her rejected boyfriend. On Nov 1 Johannes Kana (21), a man convicted of raping and murdering the girl, was sentenced to life in jail.
    (AP, 2/7/13)(AP, 5/21/13)(AFP, 11/1/13)

2013        Feb 4, In Mexico a gang of armed, masked men raped six Spanish tourists in the Mexican resort of Acapulco.
    (AP, 2/6/13)

2013        Feb 5, In Somalia a Mogadishu court handed down one-year prison sentences to a woman who said she was raped by security forces and a reporter who interviewed her. The judges decided the woman falsely claimed she was raped and had insulted the government. On March 3 an appeals court dropped charges against the woman. A journalist who interviewed the rape victim and was tried alongside her had his sentence reduced from one year to six months.
    (AP, 2/5/13)(AP, 3/3/13)

2013        Feb 7, In Ottowa, Canada, police said Marc Leduc (56) has been charged with two counts of first-degree murder in connection with the killing of two local sex workers. Pamela Kosmac, 39, was found murdered in 2008 near a bicycle path, while Leanne Lawson, 23, was found in a parking lot in a central part of the city. Leduc was already in custody facing 11 charges related to an alleged sexual assault of a 19-year-old Ottawa woman last November.
    (AP, 2/8/13)

2013        Feb 16, A court in Egypt ordered a TV channel that airs belly dancing clips off the air for showing "sexually explicit" content and operating without a broadcast license.
    (AP, 2/16/13)
2013        Feb 16, In India the bodies of three sisters — aged 7, 9 and 11 — were found in a village well in Bhandara district in Maharashtra after they had gone missing from school two days earlier. Police eventually registered a case of rape and murder after a post-mortem of the girls found that they had been sexually abused and brutally killed.
    (AP, 2/22/13)

2013        Feb 18, In Maryland Dr. Nikita A. Levy (54) was found dead. The gynecologist’s employment at Johns Hopkins was terminated on Feb 8 following reports of his surreptitiously photographing and videotaping his patients.  In 2014 the John Hopkins Health System agreed to pay $190 million to some 8,000 women to settle the case.
    (SFC, 2/19/13, p.A7)(SFC, 7/22/14, p.A4)

2013        Feb 26, Human Rights Watch said Sri Lankan security forces continue to use torture, rape and other forms of sexual violence against suspected members of the Tamil Tiger rebels and their supporters, nearly four years after the end of the country's civil war. The military denied the allegations.
    (AP, 2/26/13)

2013        Feb 27, British health officials said gonorrhea cases have soared by 25 percent in the past year in England as superbug or drug-resistant strains of the sexually transmitted infection (STI) take hold worldwide.
    (AP, 2/27/13)
2013        Feb 27, Brazilian police said Father Emilson Soares Correa, a Roman Catholic priest, is being investigated for allegations of sexual abuse of three young girls in his parish in Niteroi, a city across Guanabara Bay from Rio de Janeiro.
    (AP, 2/27/13)

2013        Feb, Malaysian restaurant manager Riduan Masmud (40) was charged with committing statutory rape with a girl (13) in a parked car in Borneo. He later defended his actions by saying he has married the girl.
    (AP, 5/22/13)

2013        Mar 1, In Japan US Seaman Christopher Browning (24), of Athens, Texas, and Petty Officer 3rd Class Skyler Dozierwalker (23), of Muskogee, Oklahoma, were found guilty by the Naha District Court of raping and robbing a woman in her 20s in a parking lot in October. Both admitted committing the crime. Browning was sentenced to 10 years and Dozierwalker received nine years.
    (AP, 3/1/13)

2013        Mar 3, Scottish Cardinal Keith O’Brien acknowledged having engaged in unspecified sexual misbehaviour, apologized for his actions a d recused himself from the conclave to select a new pope.
    (SFC, 3/4/13, p.A3)

2013        Mar 8, In South Africa statistics say someone gets raped every four minutes. A woman is also killed by an intimate partner every eight hours, a probable underestimate because no perpetrator is identified in 20 percent of killings.
    (AP, 3/8/13)

2013        Mar 15, In Britain Dr. Davinderjit Bains, arrested last year, admitted 39 charges against 30 victims, including sexual assault, voyeurism and sexual activity with a child. He had used a Tieex 4GB Waterproof HD Spy Watch DVR, which has a camera on its face, to record assaults on patients at his practice in Royal Wootton Bassett in western England.
    (AP, 3/15/13)
2013        Mar 15, In India a Swiss woman (39) on a cycling trip in Madhya Pradesh state with her husband was gang-raped by eight men. On March 17 police arrested 5 men, who admitted to the attack. At least 2 others remained at large.
    (AP, 3/16/13)(AP, 3/17/13)

2013        Mar 16, In Texas Air Force Staff Sgt. Eddy Soto was sentenced to a dishonorable discharge and 4 years in prison for raping a female trainee. Over 30 Lackland instructors have been investigated in the military sex scandal. Soto was the 9th trainer convicted and sentenced.
    (SFC, 3/18/13, p.A5)

2013        Mar 17, In Ohio 2 members of the Steubenville high school football team were found guilty of raping a drunken 16-year-old girl after a drinking party last August 11. On Nov 25 a superintendent and two coaches were charged with lying or failure to report possible child abuse.
    (SFC, 3/18/13, p.A5)(SFC, 11/26/13, p.A6)

2013        Mar 21, India passed anti-rape legislation that included a controversial provision setting the age of sexual consent at 18.
    (SFC, 3/22/13, p.A6)

2013        Mar 22, In Ireland Patrick McCabe (77), a former Catholic priest who had worked in California, was sentenced to 18 month in prison for assaulting two boys decades ago in Ireland.
    (SFC, 3/23/13, p.C2)

2013        Mar 26, In Libya 3 British female activists of Pakistani origin were kidnapped and raped in the eastern city of Benghazi. Pro-government militiamen were suspected. The women were part of an overland aid convoy bound for Gaza.
    (AP, 3/29/13)

2013        Mar 31, In Brazil a French man and US woman studying Portuguese were held for hours while the woman was sexually assaulted aboard a public transport van they boarded in Rio de Janeiro's Copacabana beach neighborhood. Three men, ages 20 to 22, were soon taken into custody and a third was being sought in connection with the attack. Police later detained a 14-year-old suspected of participating in the attack. On Aug 14 three men were convicted of grand theft, rape and extortion.
    (AP, 4/2/13)(SFC, 4/3/13, p.A3)(SFC, 4/9/13, p.A2)(Reuters, 8/15/13)

2013        Apr 1, Gaza's Hamas-controlled parliament announced a new law requiring separate classes for boys and girls in public and private schools from the fourth grade rather than the current 7th grade. The education law also bars male teachers from teaching in girls' schools. It will go effect at the start of the new school year in September.
    (AP, 4/1/13)

2013        Apr 7, In Halifax, Canada, Rehtaeh Parsons (17) died after being removed from life support following a suicide attempt by hanging on April 4. She had killed herself after a photo of her allegedly being sexually assaulted in Nov, 2011, circulated online. In August one man (18) was charged with two counts of distributing child pornography and the second man (18) was charged with making child pornography and distributing it.
    (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Suicide_of_Rehtaeh_Parsons)(AP, 8/9/13)

2013        Apr 10, A Danish man (31) was acquitted of molesting two 17-year-old girls after he was found to suffer from a rare sleep disorder known as "sexsomnia."
    (AP, 4/12/13)

2013        Apr 13, Congolese Justice Minister Wivine Mumba said a dozen senior officers in the Congolese army have been arrested for responsibility for mass rapes committed by several army units in eastern Congo in November 2012.
    (AP, 4/13/13)

2013        Apr 17, In India a 5-year-old girl was found after being raped and tortured by a man who held her in a locked room in New Delhi for two days. Manoj Kumar (24), who lived in the room where the girl was found, was arrested on April 20 in Muzaffarpur town, Bihar state. The girl remained in serious condition. Kumar led police to a 2nd suspect, Pradeep Kumar (19), who was arrested April 22.
    (AP, 4/20/13)(AP, 4/22/13)

2013        Apr 20, Police in Nicaragua detained Eric Justin Toth, a former US school teacher, who was on the FBI's 10 most-wanted fugitives as a suspect in a child pornography investigation.
    (AP, 4/23/13)

2013        Apr 26, British celebrity publicist Max Clifford (70) was charged with 11 counts of indecent assault, including on two underage girls. He was arrested in December as part of an investigation into sex crime allegations against the late Jimmy Savile.
    (Reuters, 4/26/13)

2013        Apr 27, In Indonesia an Australia woman (28) was attacked and raped while vacationing with her family near Bali’s popular Kuta beach. Her assailant also stole stole three iPads, two cellphones and $154 in cash.
    (AP, 4/29/13)

2013        Apr 29, On California a jury in Santa Ana convicted Catherine Kieu (50) of torture and aggravated mayhem. She was accused of drugging her husband (60) and then severing his penis and tossing it into the garbage disposal. She was jealous of his plans to divorce her because he was seeing his ex-girlfriend.
    (SFC, 4/30/13, p.A4)

2013        May 1, Bill Roache, Britain’s longest-serving soap actor, was arrested on suspicion of a 1967 rape.
    (SFC, 5/2/13, p.A2)

2013        May 2, British news media reported that Stuart Hall (83) had pleaded guilty last month to sex abuse charges against young girls decades ago. Media were barred from reporting the plea until now.
    (SFC, 5/3/13, p.A5)

2013        May 4, Nigel Evans (55), a member of PM David Cameron's Conservative party, was detained over sexual attacks allegedly carried out at his home in Lancashire, northern England between July 2009 and March of this year. Evans had announced in 2010 that he was gay.
    (AP, 5/5/13)

2013        May 6, US Air Force Lt. Col. Jeffrey Krusinsky (41), head of Air Force sexual assault prevention, was arrested on charges of groping a woman a day earlier in a suburban Virginia parking lot.
    (SFC, 5/8/13, p.A8)
2013        May 6, In Cleveland 3 women, Amanda Berry (27), Gina DeJesus (23) and Michelle Knight (32), who went missing separately about a decade ago, when they were in their teens or early 20s, were found alive in a residential area just south of downtown. 3 brothers, Ariel Castro (52), Pedro (54) and Onil Castro (50) were arrested. On May 8 Ariel Castro was charged with kidnapping and rape of the 3 women. His two borthers were not charged. On July 26 Ariel Castro pleaded guilty to 937 counts in a deal to avoid the death penalty. 
    (AP, 5/7/13)(AP, 5/8/13)(SFC, 5/8/13, p.A10)(AP, 5/9/13)(SFC, 7/27/13, p.A6)

2013        May 8, Guinea's leading human rights group confirmed that a member of the country's paramilitary police unit was found guilty of raping a female demonstrator inside the national soccer stadium during the Sep 28, 2009, pro-democracy rally.
    (AP, 5/8/13)

2013        May 12, It was reported that an upsurge of gang rapes has hit the breakaway region of Somaliland. Rights activists and medical officials said least 84 women have been raped since the beginning of this year.
    (AP, 5/12/13)

2013        May 15, The Vatican ordered disgraced Scottish Cardinal Keith O'Brien to leave Scotland for several months to pray and atone for sexual misconduct, issuing a rare public sanction against a "prince of the church" and the first such punishment meted out by Pope Francis.
    (AP, 5/15/13)

2013        May 19, Tunisian feminist Amina Sboui (19), aka Amina Tyler, who scandalized her country by posting topless photos of herself online, was arrested after allegedly sneaking into Tunisia's holiest city disguised in a veil, then trying to get undressed during a protest. Sboui was freed from jail on Aug 1, but still faced trial for profanation of a cemetery.
    (AP, 5/20/13)(AP, 8/1/13)

2013        May 20, In New York Brooklyn assemblyman Vito Lopez resigned following allegations that he had groped or harassed at least 8 young female staffers.
    (Econ, 5/25/13, p.32)

2013        May 22, Army Secretary John McHugh and Chief of Staff General Ray Odierno told a Senate panel they were addressing the service's sexual harassment and sexual assault problem as their top priority. They revealed that Sergeant First Class Michael McClendon was charged last week for videotaping female cadets in the showers at West Point.
    (Reuters, 5/22/13)

2013        May 23, Lawyers said an order of the Roman Catholic Church has agreed to pay $16.5 million to more than 400 adults who said they were sexually abused as children by religious leaders. The victims claimed abuse at schools and child-care facilities belonging to the Christian Brothers and the Christian Brothers of Ireland, Inc, in 17 US states and Canada from the late 1940s or early 1950s until the 1980s.
    (Reuters, 5/23/13)

2013        May 24, An Egyptian security official said 10 male relatives have killed a mother and her two daughters on suspicion of moral offenses, so-called "honor killings."
    (AP, 5/24/13)

2013        May 25, In Turkey some 100 people kissed for several minutes at a subway stop in Ankara after subway officials earlier in the week made an announcement asking passengers "to act in accordance with moral rules" after security cameras spotted a couple kissing.
    (AP, 5/26/13)

2013        Jun 4, India’s police reported that an American tourist was gang-raped in the northern resort town of Manali. 3 men picked her up in a truck while she was hitchhiking, then drove to a secluded spot and raped her. Himachal Pradesh police on June 6 arrested 3 Nepalese men in connection to her rape.
    (AP, 6/5/13)(SFC, 6/7/13, p.A5)

2013        Jun 5, India’s police said they have arrested a man accused of raping an Irish woman (21) who volunteered at a children's charity in the Indian city of Kolkata.
    (AP, 6/5/13)

2013        Jun 6, Bolivian officials said Quachua villagers in the southern highlands buried alive Santos Ramos (17) in the grave of Leandra Arias Janco (35), for her rape and murder on June 2.
    (SFC, 6/8/13, p.A2)

2013        Jun 18, Mexican authorities arrested Walter Lee Williams (64), a former university professor who was on the FBI's Ten Most Wanted Fugitives list, in the resort city of Playa del Carmen. He was wanted on charges of sexual exploitation of children and traveling abroad for the purpose of engaging in sexual acts with children.
    (AP, 6/19/13)

2013        Jun 19, The US Naval Academy at Annapolis, Md., charged 3 Navy football players with sexually assaulting a female midshipman at an off-campus house in April, 2012.
    (SFC, 6/20/13, p.A7)

2013        Jun 24, In Italy former premier Silvio Berlusconi was sentenced to seven years in prison and banned from politics for life for paying an underage prostitute for sex during infamous "bunga bunga" parties and forcing public officials to cover it up. He still had two levels of appeal.
    (AP, 6/25/13)

2013        Jun 26, In Ukraine Irina Krashkova (29) was beaten and raped by local police in Vradiyevka. The officers involved were not arrested until enraged residents stormed the police station in protest.
    (AP, 7/21/13)(http://tinyurl.com/lf25gh4)

2013        Jun 27, The UN raised the alarm about the recent rape of 9 girls in eastern Congo. The youngest was 18 months old and 2 of the girls died.
    (SFC, 6/28/13, p.A2)

2013        Jun 29, In Tennessee Vanderbilt University said it has dismissed four football players from the team and suspended them from the university as the result of a sex crimes investigation.
    (CSM, 6/30/13)

2013        Jul 1, In southern California police arrested high school teacher Laura Elizabeth Whitehurst (28), two weeks after giving birth, for allegedly having had unlawful sex with a student (16).
    (SFC, 7/3/13, p.A5)
2013        Jul 1, Connecticut’s Fairfield Univ. and others that supported a charity, designed to help feed and educate boys in Haiti, reached a $12 million settlement with children who were sexually abused by Douglas Perlitz, a founder of the group. Perlitz  was sentenced to nearly 20 years in prison in 2011 for the assaults at the Project Pierre Toussaint School.
    (SFC, 7/2/13, p.A4)

2013        Jul 10, In southern California three former allies of San Diego Mayor Bob Filner called on him to resign, saying several women had approached them describing instances of sexual harassment.
    (Econ, 8/10/13, p.24)

2013        Jul 11, Pope Francis overhauled the laws that govern the Vatican City State, criminalizing leaks of Vatican information and specifically listing sexual violence, prostitution and possession of child pornography as crimes against children that can be punished by up to 12 years in prison.
    (AP, 7/11/13)

2013        Jul 18, In Martinez, Ca., Marcelles Peter (20) of Pinole and Jose Montano (22) of Richmond were found guilty of nuumerous felony charges in the Oct 24, 2009, gang rape of a girl (16) outside Richmond High School (see Oct 23, 2009).
    (SFC, 7/19/13, p.A1)

2013        Jul 17, In Dubai Marte Deborah Dalelv (24), a Norwegian woman, was sentenced to 16 months in jail for having sex outside marriage after she reported an alleged rape. On July 19 she decided to speak out in hopes of drawing attention to the risks of outsiders misunderstanding the Islamic-influenced legal codes in this cosmopolitan city. Norwegian diplomats secured her release and she has been allowed to remain at the Norwegian Seamen's Center in central Dubai. She said her alleged attacker received a 13-month sentence for out-of-wedlock sex and alcohol consumption. On July 22 Dubai pardoned Dalelv.
    (AP, 7/19/13)(Reuters, 7/22/13)

2013        Jul 19, Ohio police arrested Michael Madison (35), a registered sex offender, after finding a female body in a garage in East Cleveland. Two more bodies were found the next day. Authorities believed the victims were killed in the last 6-10 days.
    (SFC, 7/22/13, p.A4)

2013        Jul 20, An Indian court sentenced six men, convicted of the gang rape last March 15 of a Swiss woman, to life in prison.
    (Reuters, 7/20/13)

2013        Jul 22, In San Diego, Ca., Irene McCormack, the former communications director for Mayor Bob Filner, filed a sexual harassment lawsuit against Filner alleging unwanted sexual advances that included demands to work without panties.
    (SFC, 7/23/13, p.A5)

2013        Jul 24, Virginia Johnson (b.1925), pioneering sex therapist and researcher, died in St. Louis. She and her husband, William Masters (d.2001), had authored books that included “Human Sexual Response" (1966) and “Human Sexual Inadequacy" (1970.
    (SFC, 7/26/13, p.D7)

2013        Jul 29, US officials said the FBI has arrested 150 people across the country on charges of holding children against their will for prostitution in a three-day weekend sweep. Officials called this the largest-ever operation against child sex-trafficking.
    (Reuters, 7/29/13)

2013        Jul 30, Morocco’s King Mohamed VI pardoned 48 jailed Spaniards at the request of Spain's King Juan Carlos, who visited Morocco last month. Included in the pardon was Spanish pedophile Daniel Fino Galvan, convicted 18 months ago by criminal courts in Kenitra, near Rabat, of raping and filming children aged between 4 and 15. He was serving a 30-year sentence for raping 11 children.
    (Reuters, 8/1/13)

2013        Aug 1, In Ohio Ariel Castro (53), the man convicted of holding three women captive and raping them for a decade, was sentenced to life without parole plus 1,000 years.
    (SFC, 8/2/13, p.A6)

2013        Aug 3, Morocco’s King Mohamed VI revoked a pardon granted on July 30 to Spanish pedophile Daniel Fino Galvan. Galvan, already back in Spain, was soon arrested by Spanish authorities.
    (Reuters, 8/6/13)

2013        Aug 6, In China a panel of the Shanghai Communist Party Committee said that three Shanghai Supreme Court officials had  "participated in prostitution" after being invited to dinner. A fourth court official had accepted female companionship but did not take a woman to a room. A whistleblower had filed a police complaint in April, but "the case went nowhere" and he therefore decided to post the video online instead of going to the police again. His case triggered the investigation.
    (AP, 8/7/13)

2013        Aug 16, In California a US District Judge ruled that a Los Angeles County law requiring adult film performers to wear condoms is constitutional.
    (SSFC, 8/18/13, p.A12)

2013        Aug 22, Sources said that San Diego Mayor Bob Filner (70) will resign as part of a mediation deal reached in his sexual harassment lawsuit. At least 18 women have accused Filner of sexual harassment.
    (SFC, 8/23/13, p.A5)
2013        Aug 22, In India a young photojournalist was repeatedly raped by five men in a deserted textile mill in Mumbai. One suspect was arrested the next day. On April 4, 2014, three of the men were sentenced to death and a 4th was sentenced to life in prison.
    (AP, 8/24/13)(SFC, 8/24/13, p.A5)(SFC, 4/5/14, p.A2)

2013        Aug 24, In India police arrested a 2nd man in the gang rape of a young photojournalist in Mumbai, and said they had enough evidence to prosecute those responsible for a crime that has renewed public outcry over sexual violence in the country. The victim (22) remained in a hospital and was recovering well after being repeatedly raped by five men on Aug 22 in a deserted textile mill.
    (AP, 8/24/13)

2013        Aug 25, In Massachusetts 3 suburban Boston high school soccer players used a broomstick to rape one freshmen and try to rape two others at a sports team-building retreat in the Berkshires at Camp Lenox in Otis.
    (SFC, 9/4/13, p.A5)
2013        Aug 25, India’s police arrested the last of five men wanted in the gang rape of a photojournalist in Mumbai.
    (AP, 8/25/13)

2013        Aug 26, In Montana defendant Stacey Rambold (54) received a 15 year sentence with all but one month suspended for the rape of student Cherice Moralez (14) in 2008. Morales committed suicide in 2010, a few weeks before her seventeenth birthday and before the case went to trial. On Sep 4 state prosecutors said they are appealing the sentence. Rambold was released on Sep 26. On April 30, 2014, the state Supreme Court ruled that the one month sentence was too short. On Sep 26, 2014, Rambold was sentenced to ten years in prison.
    (http://tinyurl.com/mjks62n)(SFC, 9/7/13, p.A4)(SFC, 9/27/13, p.A7)(SFC, 5/1/14, p.A8)(SFC, 9/27/14, p.A6)
2013        Aug 26, Zurich, Switzerland, launched publicly funded, drive-in, open wooden garages to make prostitution less of a public nuisance and safer for women.
    (AP, 8/26/13)

2013        Aug 28, In China Li Tianyi (17), the teenage son of a prominent Chinese general, denied the charge of gang rape, inflaming public anger in a case that has stirred resentment against the offspring of the political elite who are widely seen as spoiled. In 2011 he drove a BMW into another car in Beijing, beat up the couple inside the vehicle and then scoffed at bystanders about calling the police. Tianyi was one of five accused of assaulting a woman in a Beijing hotel in February. On Sep 26 a court sentenced Tianyi to 10 years in prison for his role in the rape. Two juvenile accomplices, who pleaded guilty, were given suspended sentences and released.
    (Reuters, 8/28/13)(Econ, 10/26/13, p.53)

2013        Aug 31, An Indian teenager was sentenced to three years in juvenile detention for the December gang rape of a trainee physiotherapist, the first verdict in a case that sparked debate over whether India is too soft on young offenders. The woman died in a Singapore hospital two weeks after the December 16 attack.
    (Reuters, 8/31/13)

2013        Sep 1, In India Asaram Bapu, a controversial spiritual guru, was arrested on a rape charge filed by a teenage girl in the northwestern state of Rajasthan.
    (AP, 9/1/13)

2013        Sep 4, In India holyman Baba Premdas (60) was found bleeding late in northern Uttar Pradesh state after severing his genitals in what reports said was a protest at last week's arrest of Asaram Bapu, a self-styled Hindu holyman.
    (AFP, 9/5/13)

2013        Sep 10, In Louisiana local and federal law officials said they have arrested Van Draylan Dixson (38), a neighborhood watch volunteer, on suspicion of raping four women in Dallas.
    (SFC, 9/11/13, p.A4)
2013        Sep 10, An Indian court convicted four men in the deadly gang rape of a young woman on a moving New Delhi bus.
    (AP, 9/10/13)
2013        Sep 10, Lawmakers in Switzerland, where prostitution is legal, agreed to make it a criminal act to pay for sex with anyone who is under 18 years old.
    (AP, 9/10/13)

2013        Sep 11, In Sierra Leone a statement from the office of the president said Mamoud Tarawalie, the country's deputy education minister, has been relieved of his duties "with immediate effect" because he was facing "sexual assault and rape" allegations.
    (AP, 9/12/13)

2013        Sep 20, In Peru Luis Bambaren, the former president of Peru's bishops' conference and bishop emeritus of Chimbote, told local media that Gabino Miranda has been dismissed as auxiliary bishop in the dioceses of Ayacucho, a poor Andean region in southern Peru, after he was accused of having sexual relations with minors.
    (Reuters, 9/20/13)

2013        Sep 26, In China the teenage son of two celebrity singers for the Chinese military was convicted of rape and sentenced to 10 years in prison, in a case the public closely watched for signs of leniency because of his family ties.
    (AP, 9/26/13)

2013        Oct 1, Colorado teenager Austin Reed Sigg (18), who confessed to abducting, killing and dismembering a 10-year-old girl last year, pleaded guilty to first-degree murder, sexual assault and also to the botched kidnapping of a female jogger months before the killing.
    (Reuters, 10/1/13)

2013        Oct 2, Polish police said they have located Rev. Wojciech Gil, a priest sought by Interpol on suspicion he sexually abused children in the Dominican Republic, where he led a parish in the mountain town of Juncalito for eight years.
    (AP, 10/2/13)

2013        Oct 4, Poland's Catholic Church said it will not pay compensation to victims of priests who sexually abused children. Rev. Jozef Kloch said in comments aired by Polish Radio 1 that the responsibility for compensation lies with the perpetrator.
    (AP, 10/4/13)

2013        Oct 8, A Saudi court sentenced a preacher convicted of raping his five-year-old daughter and torturing her to death to eight years in prison and 800 lashes. The court also ordered Fayhan al-Ghamdi to pay his ex-wife, the girl's mother, one million riyals ($270,000) in "blood money." Ghamdi's second wife, accused of taking part in the crime, was sentenced to 10 months in prison and 150 lashes.
    (AFP, 10/8/13)

2013        Oct 9, Sex workers in the legendary London district of Soho demonstrated in carnival masks and negligees against evictions they claim threaten their safety and the unique nature of the area.
    (AFP, 10/9/13)

2013        Oct 10, Kenyans demanded justice after three men accused of brutally gang raping a school girl (16) and dumping her in a pit latrine were ordered to cut grass as punishment.
    (AFP, 10/10/13)

2013        Oct 15, Bob Filner (71), the former mayor of San Diego, pleaded guilty to a series of false imprisonment and battery charges involving three women. He faced three years of probation and house confinement as well as a six month loss of pension benefits.
    (SFC, 10/16/12, p.A5)

2013        Oct 18, French osteopath Pierre Pallardy (72) was sentenced to 10 years in jail for raping and sexually assaulting female patients. His list of famous clients included Pablo Picasso and Rudolf Nureyev.
    (AFP, 10/18/13)

2013        Oct 21, South African prosecutors said a man arrested on suspicion of raping and murdering two toddlers in a Johannesburg slum has confessed, after the case sparked violent riots last week.
    (AFP, 10/21/13)

2013        Oct 23, A Nevada jury found Saudi Arabian air force Sgt. Mazen Alotaibi guilty of sexually assaulting a boy (13) at the Circu Circus hotel in las Vegas on New Year’s Eve.
    (SFC, 10/24/12, p.A6)

2013        Oct 26, In Manchester, England, Ray Teret (72), the former driver for disgraced late BBC entertainer Jimmy Savile appeared in court to face charges including multiple counts of raping girls younger than 16.
    (AP, 10/26/13)

2013        Nov 4, New Zealand police said they were investigating a gang of young males who boasted online about stupefying underage girls with alcohol then having group sex with them. The case has raised concerns about how to police online bullying.
    (AFP, 11/4/13)

2013        Nov 5, Lyon-based Interpol said it was waiting for information from Dutch authorities after a rights group said it had identified 1,000 paedophiles by offering online sex with a computer-generated girl (10).
    (AFP, 11/5/13)

2013        Nov 10, Spanish police said they have busted a gang of 25 Nigerians who were engaged in human trafficking for sexual exploitation, Internet fraud and money laundering.
    (AP, 11/10/13)

2013        Nov 15, Toronto police said a global investigation into a Canadian child porn website has led to the arrest of 341 people including teachers, doctors and police officers, and the rescue of 386 sexually abused children.
    (AFP, 11/15/13)

2013        Nov 16, In Texas Franklin Davis of the Dallas area was sentenced to death for the killing his children’s babysitter, Shania Gray (16), to prevent her from testifying that he had raped her.
    (SSFC, 11/17/13, p.A8)

2013        Nov 21, The UN in Somalia called for a "proper investigation" after police arrested an alleged rape victim and the journalists who reported her story for defamation.
    (AFP, 11/21/13)

2013        Nov 23, In Santa Cruz, Ca., Google executive Forrest Timothy Hayes (51) died on his 50-foot yacht following a heroin injection given by Alix Catherine Tichelman (26), a high-priced call girl. The action was caught on video. Tichelman was arrested on July 4, 2014, and became a suspect in the death of her boyfriend Dean Riopelle, who died of a heroin overdose two months earlier in Atlanta. On May 19, 2015, Tichelman was sentenced to six years in County Jail after pleading guilty to involuntary manslaughter and administering illicit drugs.
    (SFC, 7/10/14, p.A1)(SFC, 7/11/14, p.D1)(SFC, 5/20/15, p.D1)

2013        Nov 27, In Northern Ireland Liam Adams (58), the brother of Sinn Fein president Gerry Adams, was jailed for 16 years for raping his own daughter in the late 1970s and early 1980s, when she was between 4 and 9 years old.
    (AFP, 11/27/13)

2013        Nov 30, The French parliament backed a reform of the country's prostitution law that will impose a 1,500-euro fine on anyone paying for sex. The bill will give France some of the toughest legislation on prostitution in Europe, similar to that of Sweden.
    (Reuters, 11/30/13)
2013        Nov 30, In India Tehelka Editor Tarun Tejpal (50) was taken into custody for allegedly assaulting a female colleague in the elevator of a hotel in Goa. Tejpal was charged on Feb 17, 2014, for sexual assault and rape. Tehelka magazine was one that pushed Indian society to confront corruption and sexual violence.
    (SFC, 2/18/14, p.A2)

2013        Dec 2, In central Poland a priest (49) was sentenced to more than eight years after being convicted of sexually abusing five boys.
    (AP, 12/2/13)

2013        Dec 4, Nigerian police said that they raided a home and freed 16 pregnant girls and young women allegedly being forced to have babies to be sold.
    (AFP, 12/4/13)

2013        Dec 9, A Somali court sentenced to jail a woman (19) who said she was raped and two journalists who broadcast her story, saying they were guilty of defamation and insulting state institutions. The woman, who is also a journalist, was handed a suspended six-month jail sentence for defamation and lying, during which time she will be confined to her home.
    (AFP, 12/9/13)

2013        Dec 18, A British judge sentenced the former lead singer of the rock band Lostprophets to 29 years in jail, saying that Ian Watkins had "plumbed new depths of depravity" in committing a string of sexual offenses against very young children.
    (AP, 12/18/13)

2013        Dec 19, Al Goldstein (77), the publisher of Screw magazine, died at a Brooklyn hospice. He and Jim Buckley co-founded the magazine in 1968 and it continued to 2003.
    (SFC, 12/20/13, p.D9)

2013        Dec 20, Canada's highest court struck down the country's anti-prostitution laws, a victory for sex workers who had argued that a ban on brothels and other measures made their profession more dangerous.
    (AP, 12/20/13)

2013        Dec 31, In India a pregnant girl (16) died in Kolkata following severe burn injuries. She had been raped two times On Oct 25-26 and ended up in a hospital on Dec 23 with sever burn injuries. Her family said she was set on fire by associates of those who had gang raped her.
    (AP, 1/7/14)

2013        Shereen El Feki authored “Sex and the Citadel: Intimate Life in a Changing Arab World."
    (SSFC, 2/17/13, p.F1)(Econ, 3/30/13, p.81)
2013        Estelle B. Freedman authored “Redefining Rape: Sexual Violence in the Era of Suffrage and Segregation."
    (SSFC, 9/15/13, p.F7)
2013        In Liberia Katie Meyler, an American woman, founded the More Than Me Academy at West Point in Monrovia. It was the first of 18 schools that the US charity opened in the the country. The charity founded the school specifically to empower and educate local girls to save them from prostitution and sexual coercion. In 2018 the US investigative site ProPublica described how girls were systematically raped at the West Point school.
    (AFP, 10/16/18)(AP, 4/21/19)

2014        Jan 2, South Korea's military said it would fight a court ruling quashing its move to kick an officer candidate out of the elite Army Academy for having sex with his girlfriend while on leave.
    (Reuters, 1/2/14)

2014        Jan 8, Seventeen people related to the San Diego street gang BMS were arrested in California and New Jersey by police and FBI agents for operating a prostitution ring that spanned 46 cities in 23 states.
    (SFC, 1/10/14, p.A5)

2014        Jan 8, Seventeen people related to the San Diego street gang BMS were arrested in California and New Jersey by police and FBI agents for operating a prostitution ring that spanned 46 cities in 23 states.
    (SFC, 1/10/14, p.A5)

2014        Jan 10, French President Francois Hollande threatened legal action over a Closer magazine report saying he is having a secret affair with actress Julie Gayet. Hollande’s wife Valerie Trierweiler was hospitalized following the news.
    (AP, 1/10/14)(SFC, 1/13/14, p.A2)

2014        Jan 14, In India a Danish tourist (51) was gang-raped, robbed and beaten in New Delhi after she got lost and approached a group of men for directions back to her hotel near Connaught Place. Nine attackers took her to a secluded spot, robbed her and raped her repeatedly at knifepoint. On June 10, 2016, five men were sentenced to life in prison for the attack. One of the accused men died during trial in February. Three who were younger than 18 at the time of the attack were handed to the Juvenile Justice Board to remain in custody until they are 18 and reformed.
    (AP, 1/15/14)(AP, 6/10/16)

2014        Jan 15, The Archdiocese of Chicago released 6,000 pages of documents as part of a settlement with sex abuse victims.
    (SFC, 1/16/14, p.A6)

2014        Jan 16, The Catholic diocese of Stockton, Ca., filed for bankruptcy after pauing millions of dollars to plaintiffs who made sexual abuse allegations during the past two decades.
    (SFC, 1/17/14, p.A8)
2014        Jan 16, In Utah 5 people were found dead after co-workers reported that police officer Joshua Boren (34) failed to show up for his shift at the Lindon Police Dept. Boren had shot and killed his wife, mother-in-law and two children before killing himself. Kelly Boren had just confronted her husband about raping her and told him their marriage was over.
    (SFC, 1/18/14, p.A4)(AP, 7/8/14)
2014        Jan 16, British police working alongside counterparts in the Philippines and Australia said they had dismantled a paedophile ring that streamed live sexual abuse of Filipino children as young as six over the Internet, with victims' parents involved in some cases.
    (AFP, 1/16/14)

2014        Jan 17, It was reported that Pope Benedict XVI defrocked 384 priests from 2011-2012 for sexually molesting children. This was a dramatic increase over the 171 priests removed in 2008 and 2009, when the Vatican first provided details on the number of priests defrocked.
    (AP, 1/17/14)

2014        Jan 20, In India a woman (20) was assaulted by 13 men in Birbhum district in West Bengal. Police later said was gang-raped on the orders of a village court as punishment for having a relationship with a man from a different community. The village chief and all 13 men were soon arrested.
    (Reuters, 1/23/14)

2014        Jan 21, China executed a man who held six women as sex slaves in an underground prison and killed two of them, in a crime which shocked the nation. Li Hao (36) was convicted of murder and rape in Luoyang Intermediate People's Court in the central province of Henan in 2012.
    (Reuters, 1/21/14)

2014        Jan 27, South Africa’s Pres. Zuma signed a “DNA Act" to match more sexual offenders, including many who break the law more than once, with their crimes, exonerate the wrongly accused and crack cold cases.
    (AP, 2/21/14)

2014        Jan 29, In France Bayern Munich winger Franck Ribery and Real Madrid forward Karim Benzema were acquitted on charges of soliciting an underage prostitute, ending a case that has lasted more than three years and tarnished both players' reputation.
    (AP, 1/30/14)

2014        Feb 3, Macedonia's parliament adopted a bill imposing chemical castration on repeat offenders convicted of sexually abusing children. On Feb 5 the country's leading child protection group said that the law is still too lenient.
    (AP, 2/5/14)

2014        Feb 5, A UN human rights committee urged the Holy See to open its files on pedophiles and bishops who concealed their crimes saying the Vatican "systematically" adopted policies that allowed priests to rape and molest tens of thousands of children over decades.
    (AP, 2/5/14)

2014        Feb 8, In India an angry crowd gathered outside a Delhi police station to protest poor policing and racist treatment of people in the northeast after a 14-year-old girl from that part of India filed charges of rape in the capital.
    (Reuters, 2/8/14)

2014        Feb 9, Danish director Lars von Trier brought an extra-long version of his "Nymphomaniac Volume I" to the Berlin International Film Festival, a cut that increases to nearly 2½ hours the first installment of the two-part drama about a woman's sexual life from girlhood to age 50.
    (AP, 2/9/14)

2014        Feb 14, The Chinese government sacked the police chief of the southern "sin city" of Dongguan following a candid report by the state broadcaster on the underground sex industry there.
    (Reuters, 2/14/14)
2014        Feb 14, In Germany Agriculture Minister Hans-Peter Friedrich announced his resignation over claims he leaked confidential information about an international child porn probe.
    (AFP, 2/14/14)

2014        Feb 15, In Pakistan a cleric ordered that a woman be stoned to death after her husband found her with another man. She was stoned to death and an autopsy revealed that her skull had been shattered with a brick, and that she had multiple ax wounds. Six people were arrested on Feb 17 in connection with the stoning.
    (AP, 2/18/14)

2014        Feb 17, In Zimbabwe former US Rep. Melvin Jay Reynolds (62) was arrested on suspicion of possessing pornography and an immigration offence. Reynolds, an Illinois Democrat, resigned from his congressional seat in 1995 after he was convicted of 12 counts of statutory rape, obstruction of justice and solicitation of child pornography. On Feb 21 a judge dismissed the pornography charges but ordered Reynolds to pay a fine or face jail time after pleading guilty to charges of violating the country's immigration laws.
    (AP, 2/18/14)(AP, 2/21/14)

2014        Feb 18, Polish prosecutors said they have charged a Catholic priest (Wojciech G.) with four counts of sex abuse against children in Poland and in the Dominican Republic, where he was working in a rural parish.
    (Reuters, 2/18/14)

2014        Feb 19, Libya said it will offer compensation to women raped during the 2011 NATO-backed uprising that toppled Moammar Khadafy.
    (SFC, 2/20/14, p.A2)

2014        Feb 21, The head of Croatia's Bishops Conference, Archbishop Zelimir Puljic, said the Rev. Nedeljko Ivanov has been found guilty of sexually abusing minors in 1980s and 1990s. Ivanov was ordered to apologize to the victims and donate part of his pension to charity.
    (AP, 2/22/14)

2014        Feb 26, Canadian anesthesiologist Dr. George Doodnaught (65) was sentenced to 10 years in prison for sexually assaulting 21 sedated women.
    (SFC, 2/27/14, p.A2)

2014        Mar 7, In Fort Hood, Texas, Army Sgt. 1st Class Gregory McQueen, a coordinator of the post’s sexual assault and harassment program, was charged with 21 counts of pandering, conspiracy and maltreatment of a subordinate.
    (SSFC, 3/9/14, p.A9)

2014        Mar 10, South Africa said it will ask Mozambican authorities to investigate reports of sexual abuse of its female nationals held in the neighbouring country's jails.
    (AFP, 3/10/14)

2014        Mar 11, Eric Toth, a former Washington private school teacher, was sentenced to 25 years in prison in a child pornography case. He was captured in Nicaragua in 2013 after a year on the FBI's "Ten Most Wanted" fugitives list.
    (AP, 3/11/14)

2014        Mar 13, US border agent Esteban Manzanares (32) committed suicide. He was accused of kidnapping and assaulting an immigrant woman, her daughter and another girl a day earlier in Mission, Texas.
    (SFC, 3/15/14, p.A10)(AP, 3/17/14)

2014        Mar 14, In Pakistan a woman died after setting herself on fire a day earlier outside a police station after reporting men tried to rape her died. The woman's brother had filed a complaint with police in January, saying his sister had been abducted and the assailants tried to rape her.
    (AP, 3/14/14)

2014        Mar 21, An Indian court sentenced four men to life in prison for raping a call-center operator last August inside an abandoned textile mill in the financial hub of Mumbai.
    (AP, 3/21/14)(SFC, 3/21/14, p.A5)
2014        Mar 21, Uganda news reported that authorities have ordered a police investigation into complaints by elite female runners that they suffered sexual harassment and abuse from a top athletics coach.
    (AFP, 3/21/14)

2014        Mar 22, Pope Francis named the initial members of a commission to advise him on sex abuse policy, tapping lay and religious experts.
    (AP, 3/22/14)

2014        Mar 24, British Judge Jonathan Gosling Francis sentenced Paul Cullen (85), a former Catholic priest who spent decades on the run, to 15 years in jail for sexually abusing seven children between 1957 and 1991.
    (AFP, 3/25/14)

2014        Mar 27, China’s Xinhua state news said a Wuhu city court has sentenced to death a rapist who posed as a female on social networks to lure 16 girls to meet him. Wang Yong (40) was sentenced earlier this month for raping the girls aged 12 to 16 starting in 2009.
    (AP, 3/27/14)
2014        Mar 27, South Korea formally approved a request from women rights activists, including one "comfort woman", to meet North Korean counterparts at a conference on Japan's wartime use of sex slaves.
    (AFP, 3/27/14)
2014        Mar 27, A scandal in Uganda over alleged sex abuse of female runners deepened after it emerged that Moses Kipsiro, the athlete who exposed the issue, was dropped from the national half-marathon team.
    (AFP, 3/27/14)

2014        Mar 28, Italian bishops published guidelines adopting a Vatican-backed sex abuse policy that says they have no obligation to inform police if they suspect a child has been molested.
    (SFC, 3/29/14, p.A2)

2014        Mar 31, In Connecticut The Rev. Paul Gotta was arrested on seven sexual assault charges. Police say the assaults took place over the span of a year beginning in January 2012. He was arrested by federal authorities last year on charges including illegally transferring a gun, ammunition and explosive material to a juvenile.
    (AP, 4/1/14)
2014        Mar 31, Two Tunisian police officers were convicted of raping a young woman in September 2012, and sentenced to seven years in prison in a case that drew widespread protests after the victim was initially accused of immoral behavior.
    (AP, 4/1/14)

2014        Apr 2, In Mexico Cuauhtemoc Gutierrez de la Torre, president of the PRI in Mexico City, denied a report that he kept a network of prostitutes on the party payroll for his personal use. The PRI quickly put him on leave and called for a police investigation.
    (Econ, 4/5/14, p.31)

2014        Apr 7, A judge in Puerto Rico ordered a diocese to provide state prosecutors with all confidential documents related to an ongoing sexual abuse probe. The Diocese of Arecibo has defrocked six priests accused of sex abuse, and prosecutors are investigating at least 11 other priests facing similar accusations.
    (AP, 4/8/14)

2014        Apr 14, California police said two parolees killed at least four women while wearing GPS trackers in 2012 and 2013. Franc Cano (27) and Steven Dean Gordon (45) were charged with four counts of rape and four counts of murder. On Dec 21, 2016, jurors recommended that Gordon should be given the death penalty. Cano was being tried separately.
    (SFC, 4/15/14, p.A8)(SFC, 12/22/16, p.D8)
2014        Apr 14, French police demanded that male students and staff at a high school in western France — 527 people in total — give DNA samples as they searched for the assailant who raped a teenage girl in La Rochelle. Investigators had exhausted all other leads in the Sept. 30 rape of the girl in a dark bathroom at the school.
    (AP, 4/14/14)

2014        Apr 16, A Kentucky jury convicted James Schook (66), a former Catholic priest, of three counts of sodomy in a case stemming from the 1970s.
    (AP, 4/17/14)

2014        Apr 19, Tobias Bowen (47), charged with raping a child in March 2010 when he lived in New York’s Syracuse suburb of Liverpool, was arrested in London after getting off a plane. He had fled to his native Liberia, where he was administrator of a government hospital.
    (AP, 4/22/14)

2014        Apr 22, In Brunei the penalty for homosexuality was increased to death by stoning as part of a new broader imposition of Islamic Shariah law which also imposed death for rape, adultery and extramarital relations.
    (SSFC, 5/18/14, p.A17)

2014        Apr 24, Four French police officers were held in custody on suspicion of raping a 34-year-old Canadian woman at their Paris headquarters. The alleged rape took place overnight April 22-23 at the headquarters of the Paris police station.
    (AFP, 4/25/14)

2014        Apr 28, British celebrity publicist Max Clifford (71), one of the most influential figures in Britain's entertainment world, was convicted of eight counts of indecent assault on victims aged between 15 and 18 at the time of offense in the 1970s and '80s. On May 2 he was sentenced to eight years in prison for the string of indecent assaults on four women.
    (AP, 5/2/14)

2014        May 2, In Oakland, Ca., the “Hook-Up Truck" made its debut a few blocks off Telegraph at 26th St. after security guards at Art Murmur refused its entrance. The brainchild of conceptual artist Spy Emerson provided a space for couples to enjoy intimacy.
    (SSFC, 5/4/14, p.C1)
2014        May 2, Philippine officials said police have arrested 58 suspected members of an online extortion syndicate this week in Manila and three other regions. They had reportedly duped hundreds of victims worldwide into exposing themselves in front of webcams or engaging in lewd chats. Some 100 more Filipino suspects were later linked to online blackmail syndicates.
    (SFC, 5/3/14, p.A2)(AP, 5/13/14)

2014        May 5, A Paris court found a South African artist guilty of sexual exhibitionism after a performance in Paris that saw him dance with a rooster tied to his penis. But the criminal court imposed no penalty on the artist Steven Cohen (51), noting that no complaint had been filed against him and that he had not engaged in sexual acts.
    (AFP, 5/514)

2014        May 6, The Vatican released comprehensive statistics for the first time on how it has disciplined priests accused of raping and molesting children. It said 848 priests have been defrocked and an additional 2,572 given lesser sanctions over the past decade.
    (SFC, 5/7/14, p.A3)

2014        May 7, An Indonesian official said a woman who was gang-raped by men accusing her of having extramarital sex may be caned publicly for violating Islamic law. The widow (25) said she was raped by eight men on May 1 who allegedly found her with a married man in her house. The men reportedly beat the man, doused the two with sewage, and then turned them over to Islamic police in conservative Aceh province.
    (AP, 5/7/14)

2014        May 9, Police in Davis, Ca., arrested Rev. Hector Coria (45) for allegedly engaging in a sexual relationship with a teenage girl.
    (SFC, 5/12/14, p.A6)
2014        May 9, In New Zealand a foreign diplomat followed a 21-year-old woman and assaulted her. New Zealand charged the man with assault and attempt to rape, but his home country claimed diplomatic immunity and sent him home within days of the incident.
    {New Zealand, Rape}
    (AP, 6/30/14)

2014        May 12, In Pakistan Qari Naseer (27) and two friends raped a college girl (20) in a moving car. Naseer, a teacher at a Quranic school in Mansehra, and the two friends were soon arrested. He was suspected of having filmed and blackmailed other victims.
    (AP, 5/14/14)

2014        May 13, US authorities in Puerto Rico said they have arrested a Roman Catholic priest on charges including sexual trafficking of minors in the first federal case of its kind in the US territory. Israel Berrios (58), a priest in the Diocese of Caguas, was arrested in the northern town of Naranjito.
    (AP, 5/13/14)

2014        May 15, In Sudan Meriam Ibrahim (26), a pregnant woman doctor who married a Christian man in 2011 and who was convicted earlier this week on charges of "apostasy," was sentenced to death. The court in Khartoum also ordered Ibrahim be given 100 lashes for committing "zena" — an Arabic word for illegitimate sex. On May 27 Ibrahim gave birth to her child in jail. On June 23 the Court of Cassation canceled her sentence and ordered her release. On June 24 Khartoum airport passport police arrested Meriam Ibrahim after she presented emergency travel documents issued by the South Sudanese embassy and carrying an American visa. She was freed again on June 26.
    (AP, 5/15/14)(AP, 5/18/14)(AP, 5/29/14)(AP, 6/23/14)(AP, 6/26/14)

2014        May 27, In Pakistan Farzana Parveen (25), a three-months pregnant woman, was reportedly beaten to death outside the Lahore High Court with bricks by members of her own family for marrying the man of her choice. She had gone to testify in defense of her husband Muhammad Iqbal (45), who was accused by her relatives of kidnapping her and forcing her into the marriage. Parveen's father Muhammad Azeem was detained while five others, two brothers and three cousins, remained at large. Four more suspects were arrested on May 29. On May 31 Farzana's elder sister said it was Iqbal who had killed her. Iqbal has admitted that he had killed his first wife in a dispute over Farzana in 2009. The two brothers were arrested on June 4. Authorities also arrested a third man for taking part in the assault who has claimed the woman Parveen was married to him at the time she married against her family's wishes.
    (AFP, 5/27/14)(AP, 5/28/14)(AP, 5/30/14)(AP, 6/1/14)(AP, 6/4/14)

2014        May 28, In India villagers found the bodies of two girls (14&15), who had gone missing the previous day, hanging from a tree near Katra village in Uttar Pradesh state. A group of men had raped and killed the two cousins, then hung their bodies from a mango tree. On May 30 two police officers were arrested and two more fired in the case. By May 31 three suspects were in custody and two remained missing. In 2021 Sonia Feleiro authored "The Good Girls," an investigation into the case.
    (AP, 5/29/14)(AP, 5/31/14)(Econ., 2/13/21, p.81)

2014        May 30, In Kentucky James Schook (66), a former priest dying of cancer, was sentenced to 15 years in prison for carrying on a years-long sexual relationship with a teenage boy.
    (SFC, 5/31/14, p.A4)
2014        May 30, In Mexico 19 people filed a criminal complaint alleging they were sexually abused by a now-suspended Mexican priest, and allege his archdiocese covered up the allegations for years. Mexico's Roman Catholic Church announced May 27 that the Vatican had stripped Eduardo Cordova of his clerical functions after investigations into allegations of the sexual abuse of a 16-year-old in 2012.
    (AP, 6/1/14)

2014        Jun 3, In Egypt sexual assaults on women took place during public celebrations of Pres. El-Sisi’s electoral victory. On Aug 7 a court sentenced two men to life in prison and a 3rd to 20 years on charges that included kidnapping, attempted rape, torture and attempted murder.
    (SFC, 8/8/14, p.A2)

2014        Jun 5, Egypt’s outgoing Pres. Adly Mansour decreed sexual harassment a crime punishable by up to five years in prison.
    (SFC, 6/6/14, p.A2)

2014        Jun 8, In China a raid by officers on small bathhouses and other businesses associated with prostitution sparked clashes lasting hours in the southern city of Guangzhou.
    (AP, 6/8/14)

2014        Jun 9, Egyptian police arrested seven men for sexually assaulting a 19-year-old student during celebrations marking the inauguration of the country's new president in Cairo's central Tahrir Square the day before.
    (AP, 6/9/14)

2014        Jun 11, London’s new Trafficking and Kidnap Unit of its Metropolitan Police arrested six people suspected of sex trafficking. The arrests were part of an ongoing investigation of a Hungarian organized crime group.
    (AP, 6/11/14)
2014        Jun 11, In Cambodia the Phnom Penh Municipal court sentenced Daniel Johnson (35) to one year in prison for abusing five boys, aged 11 to 15, at the Hope Transitions orphanage, where he served as director. Johnson was sought in the US on child sex allegations.
    (AP, 6/11/14)

2014        Jun 17, Austrian police said a Romanian woman (40) was imprisoned, raped and repeatedly beaten in a house in Styria for more than a month before escaping when her attacker got drunk. Police arrested a Romanian man (49) in connection with the imprisonment and attacks.
    (Reuters, 6/17/14)

2014        Jun 18, Indonesian officials officially shut a massive prostitution complex in Surabaya amid protests by sex workers, who said their livelihoods were being destroyed. Tri Rismaharini, the first female mayor of Surabaya, had pledged to close down all brothels in the city.
    (AP, 6/18/14)
2014        Jun 18, Japan's parliament passed a law which bans possession of child pornography, but excludes sexually explicit depictions of children in comics, animation and computer graphics.
    (AP, 6/18/14)

2014        Jun 25, US federal investigators shut down myredbook.com, a SF Bay Area website that catered to prostitutes and johns. Eric Omuro (53) of Mountain view and Annmarie Lanoce (40) of Rocklin (Placer Ct.) were arrested after being indicted a day earlier.
    (SFC, 6/26/14, p.A10)

2014        Jun 27, Mexican authorities in the northern state of San Luis Potosi arrested Roman Catholic priest Guillermo Gil Torres on suspicion of sexually abusing a minor, the second priest charged there in a week.
    (AP, 6/28/14)
2014        Jun 27, The Vatican said that Archbishop Jozef Wesolowski, a former ambassador to the Dominican Rep., was found guilty for sexually abusing boys and sentenced to laicization.
    (SFC, 6/28/14, p.A4)

2014        Jun 28, In northeastern Nigeria an explosion overnight in a brothel in the city of Bauchi killed 11 people and wounded 28.
    (Reuters, 6/28/14)

2014        Jun 30, In England Rolf Harris (84) an Australian-born artist, TV presenter and performer of songs like "Tie Me Kangaroo Down, Sport," was convicted at Southwark Crown Court on all 12 counts of indecently assaulting girls and young women from 1968-1986.
    (AFP, 6/30/14)

2014        Jul 2, Britain sentenced five members of a gang to between three and 12 years in prison for luring victims with false promises of legitimate work. The organizer and Indian national Vishal Chaudhary (35), received 12 years. Over 120 eastern European women were forced to have sex with up to 20 men a day in brothels across London.
    (AP, 7/3/14)
2014        Jul 2, In India a girl (6) was assaulted when she left her classroom to go to the restroom in Bangalore. It took two weeks for the incident to be reported. On July 19 thousands of people angry over alleged police inaction rallied to demand that authorities arrest those responsible for the attack.
    (AP, 7/19/14)

2014        Jul 4, In London television entertainer Rolf Harris, who for decades cultivated an image of the affectionate uncle with numerous children's television programs, was sentenced to five years and nine months in prison for a string of abuses against young girls.
    (AP, 7/4/14)

2014        Jul 6, In eastern India a 14-year-old girl was dragged into a forest and raped on the orders of a village council in retaliation for a sex assault blamed on her brother.
    (AP, 7/11/14)

2014        Jul 8, In Thailand the body of a raped girl (13) was discovered early today near the train tracks in Prachuap Khirikhan province's Pranburi district. She had disappeared the night of July 5 from a sleeping berth en route from the southern province of Surat Thai to the capital, Bangkok. A railway worker was arrested and faced charges of rape, concealing a body and murder, which carries the death penalty.
    (AP, 7/8/14)

2014        Jul 10, In southern California David Galvan sent nude photographs of ex-boyfriend and science teacher Richard Rosa to over 200 students and staff at John Muir High School while Rosa was out of the country. Galvan was arrested in late October.
    (SFC, 11/1/14, p.A7)

2014        Jul 12, Egyptian police said they have arrested a driver for raping a Russian tourist in a resort town. Cairo police said they have arrested a low-ranking officer who groped a Tunisian woman at Cairo airport.
    (AP, 7/12/14)
2014        Jul 12, In Iraq gunmen stormed two buildings in Baghdad's residential district of Zayouna, known in the area for housing rented flats where a notorious pimp kept a "stable" of up to 60 women. At least 31 people were killed, two of them men.
    (AFP, 7/14/14)

2014        Jul 16, Britain’s National Crime Agency said police have arrested 660 suspected pedophiles including doctors, teachers and care workers in a six-month operation targeting people watching indecent images online.
    (AFP, 7/16/14)
2014        Jul 16, Medical charity Doctors Without Borders (MSF) said women and children are being kidnapped by armed gangs and forced to work as sex slaves in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo.
    (AFP, 7/16/14)
2014        Jul 16, An Egyptian court sentenced seven men to life in prison over sexual assaults at Cairo's Tahrir Square, including during celebrations marking Abdel Fattah al-Sisi's presidential election victory last month.
    (AFP, 7/16/14)

2014        Jul 17, In Wyoming, Michigan, the body of Brooke Slocum (18) was found in the trunk of Brady Oestrike (31). Her boyfriend Charles Oppenheimer (25) was found decapitated a day earlier. The couple had connected with Oestrike on Craigslist and arranged a sexual encounter. Oestrike fled a police chase and fatally shot himself after crashing his car.
    (SFC, 7/22/14, p.A4)
2014        Jul 17, In northern Syria Jihadists in Tabaqa, Raqa province, accused a woman of adultery and stoned her to death.
    (AFP, 7/18/14)

2014        Jul 18, An Italian appeals court acquitted former Premier Silvio Berlusconi (77) in a sex-for-hire case.
    (SFC, 7/19/14, p.A3)

2014        Jul 23, Chinese state media said the government would target pornography on smartphones and punish pornographic app creators.
    (SFC, 7/24/14, p.A2)

2014        Jul 24, UN official Jacqueline Badcock said Jihadists in Iraq have ordered that all women between the ages of 11 and 46 must undergo female genital mutilation, which could affect up to four million women and girls in the war-ravaged country.
    (AP, 7/24/14)

2014        Jul 25, A Texas judge recommended that Michael Phillips (57) of Dallas be exonerated based on recent DNA evidence that absolved him of a 1990 rape for which he served 12 years in prison.
    (SFC, 7/26/14, p.A7)

2014        Jul 30, Jose Manuel Garcia Guevara was returned to Lake Charles, La., after being arrested in Mexico for the Feb. 19, 2008, rape and murder of Wanda Barton.
    (SFC, 8/1/14, p.A7)

2014        Jul, Japanese artist Megumi Igarashi was arrested after she mailed 3-D data of a kayak in the shape her vagina to supporters. She was interrogated for 23 days and then released. In December Igarashi was arrested again for suspicion of displaying an obscene object. Her trial opened in April, 2015.
    (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Megumi_Igarashi)(Econ, 6/13/15, p.41)

2014        Aug 15, In New York state Stephen Howells Jr. (39) and Nicole Vaisey (25), both of Hermon, were arrested and arraigned on charges they abducted two Amish sisters 7&12) with the intent to physically or sexually abuse them. The sisters were abducted Aug 13 from a farm stand in front of the family's home in Oswegatchie.
    (AP, 8/16/14)

2014        Aug 21, Oklahoma police officer Daniel Ken Holtzclaw (27) was arrested on complaints of sexually assaulting at least six women during traffic stops.
    (SFC, 8/23/14, p.A6)
2014        Aug 21, Philippine police arrested eight suspected members of an online syndicate in bulacan province. They were accused of blackmailing over 1,00 Hong Kong and Singaporean residents after luring them into exposing themselves in front of a webcam.
    (SFC, 8/23/14, p.A2)

2014        Aug 26, A new report by Alexis Jay, a former chief social work adviser to the Scottish government, concluded that from 1997-2013 some 1,400 children were sexually exploited in Rotherham, northern England.
    (AP, 8/26/14)

2014        Sep 1, In India a 16-year-old went missing after trying to save her father from being attacked by village elders as punishment for failing to repay a loan. Her body was found the next morning. Police soon arrested three people after the girl's father lodged a complaint that she was raped and murdered in West Bengal state.
    (AFP, 9/3/14)

2014        Sep 7, An Afghan judge sentenced seven men to death for the August 23 gang-rape of four women in a case that sparked nationwide outrage and highlighted the violence women face despite reforms since the Taliban era.
    (AFP, 9/7/14)

2014        Sep 8, Human Rights Watch said Internationally-funded African Union troops in Somalia (AMISOM) have raped women and girls as young as 12 and traded food aid for sex.
    (AFP, 9/9/14)

2014        Sep 10, New Zealand police said Michael Harris (56), who owns the Main Street Lodge in the North Island town of Kaitaia, was charged with 39 offenses against 16 men, including indecent assault, aggravated wounding related to allegedly drugging the men and making intimate visual recordings.
    (AP, 9/10/14)

2014        Sep 17, Philippine authorities arrested 43 suspected members of a syndicate that runs a lucrative online cybersex operation catering to clients worldwide.
    (AP, 9/18/14)

2014        Sep 24, In Missouri Army Staff Sgt. Angel M. Sanchez (30) was found guilty of sexually assaulting and harassing eight female soldiers.
    (SFC, 9/25/14, p.A8)

2014        Sep 25, In London Dale Bolinger (59), an NHS nurse dubbed the "Canterbury Cannibal", was found guilty of attempting to meet a girl under the age of 16 following sexual grooming. He had plotted to behead and eat the girl and was jailed for nine years.
    (AFP, 9/25/14)

2014        Oct 3, Australia’s government said it will investigate sexual abuse claims at its refugee detention center on Nauru, while removing 10 aid workers from the South Pacific island following reports of coaching detainees to commit self-harm protests.
    (Reuters, 10/3/14)

2014        Oct 8, Cambodia enacted a regulation to protect nightclub hostesses and other adult entertainment workers under the same laws that protect other workers' rights.
    (AP, 10/8/14)

2014        Oct 16, An Italian appeals court said Silvio Berlusconi paid a teenage nightclub dancer for sex but there is no proof he knew her age at the time, explaining its decision to overturn the former prime minister's "bunga bunga" conviction.
    (Reuters, 10/16/14)

2014        Oct 22, Polish prosecutors said a parish priest, identified as Wojciech Gil, has been formally charged in Poland with sexually molesting minors in both in Poland (2000-2001) and the Dominican Republic (2009-2013).
    (AP, 10/22/14)

2014        Oct 23, A group of South Sudanese women peace activists said they have suggested that men in the civil war-torn country be denied sex until they stop fighting.
    (AFP, 10/23/14)

2014        Oct 25, An Afghan court in Kabul sentenced mullah Mohammad Amin to 20 years in prison after finding the religious teacher guilty of raping a 10-year-old girl. The rape took place in May in the girl's home village near the provincial capital of Kunduz.
    (AP, 10/26/14)

2014        Oct 28, Cambodian police arrested Michael Edward Harris, identified by media there as a US Army deserter wanted in the US for offenses involving child pornography and possible related crimes. Sgt. Harris entered Cambodia on Jan. 17 after earlier skipping bail in Florida.
    (AP, 10/29/14)

2014        Oct 31, Sudanese soldiers attacked the village of Tabit in the Darfur region. In an apparent 2-day rampage over the disappearance of one of their own they reportedly raped some 200 women. An official UNAMID statement found no evidence of such crimes. An internal UNAMID report said people were warned not to talk. On Feb 11, 2015, a new Human Rights Watch report, based on more than 130 interviews, said girls as young as 10 were raped by Sudanese army forces, and that some women and girls were assaulted multiple times and in front of their families.
    (Econ, 12/6/14, p.62)(AP, 2/11/15)

2014        Oct, In Egypt the National Council for Childhood and Motherhood (NCCM) documented 300 cases of assault on children this month, including 27 boys and girls raped and 23 murdered, 13 of them by parents.
    (AFP, 12/13/14)

2014        Nov 6, The Archdiocese of Chicago released files on three dozen more abusive clergy members to fulfill Cardinal Francis George’s pledge to do so before he retires.
    (SFC, 11/7/14, p.A6)

2014        Nov 21, The Los Angeles Unified School District agreed to pay $139 million to settle claims that former Miramonte Elementary School third grade teacher Mark Berndt abused his students. 69 parents and 81 students had accused Berndt of lewd acts. He had pleaded guilty on Nov 15, 2013.
    (SFC, 11/22/14, p.A5)

2014        Nov 24, In Spain 3 priests and a lay person were arrested in Granada on suspicion of child sex abuse in a case which Interior Minister Jorge Fernandez Diaz said Pope Francis has taken a special interest in uncovering.
    (AP, 11/24/14)(Reuters, 11/24/14)

2014        Nov 29, The British government reported that up to 13,000 people in Britain are victims of trafficking, sexual exploitation or other forms of modern slavery.
    (AP, 11/29/14)

2014         Nov, Rolling Stone magazine published a distressing story recounting an alleged brutal gang rape of a woman named Jackie in the Alpha Chapter of the Phi Kappa Psi fraternity house at the University of Virginia. In 2017 the fraternity settled a suit against Rolling Stone for $1.65 million.
    (Reuters, 12/5/14)(AFP, 4/6/15)(Econ, 2/25/17, p.A5)
2014        Nov, In northeastern Romania a woman (18) was gang raped by seven men (18-27) after she accepted a ride home. The case became a national story after a court ruled in June that the suspects could remain free pending trial. On August 17, 2015, the men, aged 18 to 27, were sentenced to between five years and eight months and eight years and four months in prison.
    (AP, 8/14/15)(AP, 8/17/15)

2014        Dec 1, In Creteil, France, three armed assailants broke into an apartment around noon and tied up a Jewish couple before proceeding to steal bank cards and jewelry. They then raped the 19-year-old woman. The assailants declared: “you Jews, you have money," as they forced their way into the couple’s home. Four suspects were arrested within the month.

2014        Dec 3, Pope Francis assured Dominican authorities that the truth must prevail in the case of his former ambassador to the Caribbean country who is accused of sexually abusing young boys. The Holy See recalled Jozef Wesolowski last year after rumors surfaced in Santo Domingo that he allegedly paid shoeshine boys to masturbate.
    (AP, 12/3/14)

2014        Dec 4, In Kenya two men were reported jailed for gang raping children after Kenya's high court in 2013 ordered the police to re-open 10 cases where officers had yelled at, demanded bribes from and even locked up girls who tried to report rape to them.
    (Reuters, 12/4/14)

2014         Dec 5, The US Department of Justice said that it’s investigating several complains concerning the University of New Mexico's conduct of reported sexual assaults & sexual persecution of students.
    (Reuters, 12/5/14)
2014        Dec 5, In India Uber taxi driver Shiv Kumar Yadav raped a young female passenger (25) in New Delhi. On Nov 3, 2015, Yadav was sentenced to life in prison.
    (AFP, 10/20/15)(AP, 11/3/15)

2014         Dec 6, Australian court documents revealed that a boy (18) raped his best buddy’s sixty-two year old mom at knife point after she invited him into her home in Sydney. The boy pleaded guilty last week to aggravated sexual assault.

2014        Dec 8, In India US online ride-hailing service Uber was banned from operating in New Delhi after a female passenger accused one of its drivers of rape on Dec 5. Uber employed Shiv Kumar Yadav even though he had been arrested on allegations of sexual assault three years ago.
    (Reuters, 12/8/14)(SFC, 1/14/15, p.A2)

2014        Dec 10, The British Scouting Association apologized after revealing that 48 sexual abuse lawsuits had been made since the movement started in 1907, 36 of which had been brought since October 2012.
    (AFP, 12/11/14)

2014        Dec 11, Britain's Scout Association was warned that sexual abuse claims that have led to payouts of £500,000 were only the "tip of the iceberg."
    (AFP, 12/11/14)
2014        Dec 11, In London Aravindan Balakrishnan (74), the leader of an obscure Maoist collective, was charged with false imprisonment, rape, cruelty to a person under 16 years old and indecent assault. He allegedly held three women, freed last year, against their will in a London house for 30 years.
    (AP, 12/11/14)

2014        Dec 15, A court in northern China cleared a man of the rape and murder of a woman in a public toilet 18 years after he was executed for the crime. Huugjilt was 18 when he was sentenced to death and executed for the 1996 crime. State media had previously reported that a convicted serial rapist and killer confessed to the murder in 2005 after receiving a death sentence for other crimes, but was never tried for this killing and has still not been executed. On Dec 17 Feng Zhiming, police officer who oversaw the case, was arrested and charged with torture to coerce confession, dereliction of duty and taking bribes.
    (AP, 12/15/14)(AP, 12/18/14)

2014        Dec 21, China’s state news agency Xinhua reported that authorities have detained over 30,000 people during a two-month clamp down on pornography and gambling.
    (Reuters, 12/21/14)

2014        Dec 22, An Indonesian court sentenced five janitors to up to eight years in prison over the rape of a kindergartner boy (6) at an international school in Jakarta. A sixth suspect committed suicide while in custody after drinking bathroom cleanser.
    (AP, 12/22/14)

2014        Dec 26, In India a Japanese research scholar (22) escaped after being held hostage and raped for nearly three weeks near a Buddhist pilgrimage center in Bodh Gaya, Bihar state. By Jan 4 five men were arrested.
    (AP, 1/3/15)(AFP, 1/4/15)

2014        Dec 29, In Florida a motion was filed in which a woman, Jane Doe #3, alleges she was "forced to have sexual relations" with Andrew, the Duke of York, in London, New York and the Caribbean at the behest of Jeffrey Epstein from 1999-2002. In 2008 Epstein was sentenced to 18 months in prison after pleading guilty to a single Florida state charge of soliciting prostitution. He remains a registered sex offender.
    (AFP, 1/3/15)

2014        Dec 31, Former American school teacher Michael R. Vucic (41) was extradited to the US from Bosnia to face prosecution in Illinois on sexual assault charges dating back to 2012.
    (AP, 12/31/14)

2014        Mindy Chateauvert authored “Sex Workers Unite: A History of the Movement from Stonewall to Slut Walk."
    (SSFC, 1/12/14, p.F7)
2014        Jonathan Eig authored “The Birth of the Pill: How Four Crusaders Reinvented Sex and Launched a Revolution."
    (SSFC, 10/19/14, p.Q1)
2014        Isabel Sawhill authored “Generation Unbound: Drifting into Sex and Parenthood without Marriage."
    (Econ, 10/4/14, p.90)
2014        In Egypt a girl (17) was allegedly raped at a luxury Cairo hotel. Potential witnesses and acquaintances later faced forced virginity tests and anal examinations by authorities. In 2020 three Egyptian men were arrested in Lebanon for their involvement in the rape.
    (AP, 9/24/20)
2014        Malka Leifer (48) was put under house arrest in Israel and underwent the beginnings of an extradition process that ended in 2016 when a mental health evaluation determined she wasn’t fit to stand trial. In 2008, as allegations of sexual abuse surfaced, the Israeli-born Leifer, a trusted teacher and school principal in an insular religious community in Australia, left her position at the school suddenly and returned to Israel.
    (AP, 12/27/19)
2014        Uganda's government introduced legislation to prohibit the spread of pornography, which it said would help protect women and children. The law led to women being attacked in the streets for wearing certain types of clothing, such as miniskirts. In 2021 the law was annulled by Uganda's Constitutional Court.
    (BBC, 8/16/21)

2015        Jan 2, In Pakistan Moeen Yasin, a six-year-old boy, was found strangled and dumped in a mosque after being sexually abused. Police soon apprehended up to seven people including local cleric Qari Saqib, a prime suspect in the case.
    (AFP, 1/3/15)

2015        Jan 4, In India a 16-year-old victim was attacked and gang-raped after arriving in eastern Bihar state late today where the gang, including a local administrator's driver, approached her and offered her a lift to a relative's home. Police soon arrested one of five suspects.
    (AFP, 1/6/15)

2015        Jan 14, The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said that in total 14 people had been executed for alleged adultery or homosexuality in the war-torn country since July, half of them women. A new video showed fighters from Al-Nusra Front, Al-Qaeda's Syrian affiliate, tying up a woman and shooting her in a square for alleged adultery.
    (AFP, 1/14/15)

2015        Jan 19, A young woman was sexually assaulted after a party at Stanford’s Kappa Alpha fraternity. In 2016 Stanford swimmer Brock Allen Turner was sentenced to six months in county jail for digitally penetrating an unconscious and intoxicated victim.
    (SFC, 6/7/16, p.A6)(SFC, 6/14/16, p.C2)

2015        Jan 22, In Britain a topless model appeared on the Sun’s third page, after an absence of several days sparked reports that the controversial feature had been dropped.
    (AP, 1/22/15)

2015        Jan 29, In southern California the Boys Scouts of America settled a sex-abuse case involving a 20-year old man who was molested by a Scout volunteer in 2007. The decision kept internal documents detailing sex abuse alegations from 1971-2007 secret from the public.
    (SFC, 1/30/15, p.A12)

2015        Jan, In Sudan members of the Rapid Support Forces raped at least 60 women in the western Darfur region after taking over the town of Golo.
    (SFC, 9/10/15, p.A6)

2015        Feb 5, British glam rocker Gary Glitter (70), aka Paul Gadd, was convicted of one count of attempted rape, four counts of indecent assault and one count of sexual intercourse with a girl under the age of 13.
    (AFP, 2/5/15)

2015        Feb 6, Italian judicial sources said Dino Maglio (35), a policeman who posed as an amiable host on the Couchsurfing website, has been charged with drugging and raping a 16-year-old Australian and may have sexually assaulted up to 15 other women. He will go on trial in Padua near Venice from March 17.
    (AFP, 2/6/15)

2015        Feb 8, In India a Japanese student (20) was raped while touring Jaipur. Three men (20-24), who offered to be her tour guides, took her to a farming village outside the city, raped her on a roadside and fled. Villagers heard the woman crying and helped her contact police. On Sep 4 a court sentenced the three men to 20 years in prison. Three other defendants were sentenced to two years in prison for helping the three main accused commit the crime.
    (AP, 9/4/15)

2015        Feb 9, Police in India said that they had arrested eight people suspected in the rape and murder of a Nepalese woman in the northwest state of Haryana. The 28-year-old woman had been staying with her sister when she went missing Feb 1. Her mutilated body was discovered three days later. In northern India police searched for a man who raped a Japanese student sightseeing in Jaipur a day earlier. The accused tour guide turned himself in on Feb 13.
    (AP, 2/9/15)(AFP, 2/13/15)

2015        Feb 10, Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim began a 5-year prison sentence after a court rejected his final appeal against a sodomy conviction.
    (AP, 2/10/15)

2015        Feb 11, In Turkey female student Ozgecan Aslan (20) was raped and beaten to death by bus driver Ahmet Suphi Altindoken (26). Her body was burned in a wooded area in a bid to hide the evidence but the corpse was found by police on Feb 13.
    (AFP, 2/16/15)

2015        Feb 12, England and Wales passed a new law banning "revenge porn" -- sexually explicit images shared online by a former partner without their ex's consent. The devolved governments in Scotland and Northern Ireland, which have responsibility for justice matters, are also looking at introducing similar laws.
    (AFP, 2/12/15)

2015        Feb 13, An Italian court sentenced Somali trafficker Mouhamud Elmi Muhidin (34) to 30 years in prison. He had raped and attacked migrants he had led through the desert to Libya to make the perilous crossing to Italy in October 2013.
    (AFP, 2/14/15)

2015        Feb 16, In Spain court papers showed that a Granada court has dropped charges against 11 out of 12 suspects in the country's biggest ever clerical sex abuse scandal because the statute of limitations had expired.
    (AFP, 2/16/15)

2015        Feb 17, In Chicago a civil suit was filed against Mohammad Abdullah Saleem (75), founder of the Institute of Islamic Education, accusing him of abusing an employee and three teenage students. The suit accused Saleem of abusing female students as far back as the 1980s.
    (SFC, 2/18/15, p.A7)

2015        Feb 26, In the Czech Rep. a court convicted Roman Catholic priest Erik Tvrdon of rape and sexual abuse and sentenced him to five years in prison. He was found guilty of raping four women and sexually abusing a minor.
    (AP, 2/26/15)
2015        Feb 26, South Korea’s Constitutional court struck down a 62-year-old law that made adultery an offense punishable by up to two years in prison.
    (SFC, 2/27/15, p.A4)

2015        Feb 27, Former British pop star Gary Glitter (70), aka Paul Gadd, received a 16-year prison sentence after being convicted of sexually abusing three young girls in the 1970s.
    (AP, 2/27/15)

2015        Feb 27, Brazilian authorities arrested Victor Arden Barnard (53), a self-professed minister put on a US most-wanted list for allegedly molesting two girls in a "Maidens Group" at his religious fellowship in rural Minnesota.
    (AP, 2/28/15)

2015        Mar 2, British police said they had charged 10 men with sexual offences against children and adults, part of a wider investigation into child sexual exploitation in the northern English town of Rochdale.
    (Reuters, 3/2/15)

2015        Mar 4, Congo DRC police in Kinshasa said they have arrested a Belgian man (74) on allegations he raped two girls ages 11 and 13.
    (AFP, 3/4/15)

2015        Mar 8, In the SF Bay Area Randhir Kaur (37), a woman from India attending the UCSF School of Dentistry, was raped and shot in her apartment in Albany. In 2018 Keith Kenard Asberry Jr. (33) was charged with her rape and murder. A rape kit that implicated him in a 2008 attack in Berkeley had gone untested for years.
    (http://tinyurl.com/y9n3cpye)(SFC, 3/15/18, p.A1)

2015        Mar 10, Italy's highest court confirmed former Premier Silvio Berlusconi's acquittal on charges he paid an underage Moroccan prostitute for sex and then used his influence to cover it up.
    (AP, 3/11/15)

2015        Mar 13, Police in southern California arested 8 of 14 students under investigation for a series of sexual assaults on and off the campus of Venice High School in Los Angeles.
    (SSFC, 3/15/15, p.A10)
2015        Mar 9, Beijing police said five women activists have been criminally detained for planning to put up anti-sexual harassment posters in three Chinese cities.
    (AP, 3/13/15)

2015        Mar 14, In eastern India a nun in her 70s was gang-raped by a group of bandits when she tried to prevent them from robbing a Christian missionary school in West Bengal state.
    (AP, 3/14/15)

2015        Mar 16, A Swedish man (20) was ordered to pay damages of 76,000 kronor ($8,750, 8,300 euros) to his ex-girlfriend for posting a video online of them having sex. The case sparked outrage in Sweden in 2013 when an appeals court slashed the damages imposed by the district court of Joenkoeping in eastern Sweden, from 136,000 down to 31,000 kronor.
    (AFP, 3/16/15)

2015        Mar 17, British officials said three judges who looked at pornography on their work accounts have been fired. A fourth judge who was also found to have viewed similar material at work resigned before the inquiry had concluded.
    (AP, 3/17/15)

2015        Mar 20, Europol, the European Union's policy agency, said that raids earlier this week in Austria, Cyprus, Slovenia and Switzerland led to 26 arrests and the identification of 14 possible victims of the smugglers. The raids of brothels and restaurants targeted Chinese criminal networks that reportedly smuggled people to the continent.
    (AP, 3/20/15)

2015        Mar 23, Australian-born former tennis Grand Slam champion Bob Hewitt was found guilty in South Africa of raping and assaulting young girls whom he was coaching in the early 1980s.
    (Reuters, 3/23/15)

2015        Apr 2, Canadian authorities said seven members of an Asia-based organized crime syndicate have been arrested for exploiting more than 500 women mostly from China and Korea in a prostitution ring that spanned the country.
    (AP, 4/3/15)
2015        Apr 2, An Indonesian court sentenced Canadian teacher Neil Bantleman (45) to 10 years in jail on charges of sexually abusing three young children at a prestigious international school in Jakarta. The principal and a number of other teachers have said they believe Bantleman is innocent. Ferdinant Tjiong, an Indonesian teaching assistant, was also sentenced to 10 years and both men planned to appeal.
    (AP, 4/2/15)(AP, 4/3/15)

2015        Apr 3, In southern California Kevin Christopher Bollaert (28) of San Diego was sentenced to 18 years in prison for operating a revenge porn website. In February he was found guilty on six counts of extortion and 21 counts of identity theft.
    (SFC, 4/4/15, p.A6)

2015        Apr 5, Rolling Stone magazine withdrew and apologized for a discredited story last November about a gang rape on a US college campus in Virginia, publishing a review of the debacle that found "avoidable" failures in basic journalism practices.
    (AP, 4/6/15)

2015        Apr 6, In Dubai twenty-eight men and women were reported fined or jailed for attending an alcohol-fuelled sex party on a yacht.
    (AFP, 4/6/15)

2015        Apr 13, In Australia a man (47) from Warwick, Queensland, was charged with 145 sex offences against at least 28 children, including rape, after allegedly using social media to groom them.
    (AFP, 4/13/15)

2015        Apr 16, British prosecutors said they will not charge former lawmaker Greville Janner (86) with alleged sex crimes due to his severe dementia. More than a dozen people had accused Janner of abusing them in the 1960s-1980s. Janner died on Dec 19, days after a court ruled him unfit because of ill health to stand trial.
    (SFC, 4/17/15, p.A2)(AP, 12/20/15)

2015        Apr 19, In South Africa Sister Gertrud Tiefenbacher (86), from the Sacred Heart Home Convent in the village of Ixopo, southwest of Durban, was found murdered in her room after being suffocated with a towel, and her hands tied with an electric typewriter cord. On April 28 police said three people have been arrested for her rape and murder. On May 12 Sibongiseni Phungula (25) and Mondli Shozi (26) pleaded guilty to rape and murder saying they had broken into the convent to steal food.
    (http://tinyurl.com/n4prtt5)(AP, 4/28/15)(AFP, 5/12/15)

2015        Apr 21, Danish lawmakers in a 91-75 vote approved banning sex with animals.
    (AP, 4/22/15)

2015        Apr 29, Russell Taylor, executive director of the Jared Foundation, was arrested at his home in Wayne Township, Indiana, after investigators found child pornography. The Jared Foundation to prevent childhood obesity was started in 2004 by Jared Fogle, spokesperson for sandwich chain Subway.
    (http://tinyurl.com/pby9uyk)(SFC, 7/8/15, p.A14)

2015        Apr 30, A judicial source said fourteen French soldiers are implicated in a probe into the alleged rape of children in the Central African Republic, in what could be a potentially devastating scandal for the army.
    (AFP, 4/30/15)

2015        Apr, Chilean members of the pope's Commission for the Protection of Minors sent a delegation to Rome to hand-deliver a letter to the pope about Bishop Juan Barros. The letter from Juan Carlos Cruz detailed abuse, kissing and fondling he says he suffered at the hands of Rev. Fernando Karadima. Cruz said Barros and others saw this but did nothing to stop it.
    (AP, 2/5/18)
2015        Apr, In Egypt a Bedouin woman (32) was kidnapped from her single-storey, stone house in the Sinai village of al-Taweela. The kidnappers had identified themselves as Sinai Province, the most lethal Islamist group in Egypt. The following day villagers found the woman's body nearby with two gunshots in the head and a cut through her neck. She had been raped and a note found with the body said the woman had been killed because she had cooperated with the Egyptian army.
    (Reuters, 7/15/15)

2015        May 15, Washington DC rabbi Bernard "Barry" Freundel (63), who admitted setting up cameras to spy on women as they prepared for Jewish ritual baths, was sentenced to more than six years in prison.
    (AFP, 5/16/15)

2015        May 19, The Paris-based International Federation of Human Rights released a report that accused the "Egyptian police, National Security Intelligence officers and the military" of abusing detainees with "sexual violence, including rape, sexual assault, rape with objects, electrocution of genitalia, sex-based defamation and blackmail".
    (AFP, 5/19/15)

2015        May 20, A national UK police group looking into potential links between multiple British investigations into past child sex abuse said that more than 1,400 suspects have been identified.
    (AP, 5/20/15)

2015        May 22, In Sacramento, Ca., Jordan James Kirby (23) of Paradise was sentenced to 29 years in federal prison for tricking young girls on Facebook into sending him explicit photographs of themselves and then using the pictures to extort them.
    (SSFC, 5/24/15, p.C2)

2015        May 27, Zimbabwe’s Constitutional Court ruled that it was illegal and sexist for police to indiscriminately arrest women on the streets and in public establishments because it was discriminatory and deprived women of equal rights and the right to liberty. By 2017 a flood of young women and girls joined professional prostitutes driving down prices.
    (AP, 6/3/15)(Econ, 1/7/17, p.38)

2015        May 28, Former US House Speaker Dennis Hastert (73) was indicted on federal charges alleging he agreed to pay $3.5 million in hush money to a longtime acquaintance, then lied to the FBI when asked about suspicious cash withdrawals. The next day it was reported that the payments were made to conceal alleged sexual abuse of a young man when Hastert was a high school teacher in Illinois.
    (SFC, 5/29/15, p.A10)(SFC, 5/30/15, p.A7)
2015        May 28, China executed Li Jishun, a former elementary school teacher in Gansu province, for molesting or raping 26 students, some as young as 4. The case underscored the vulnerability of rural children left behind by parents seeking jobs in cities.
    (AP, 5/29/15)

2015        May, Turkish police arrested 53 people on suspicion of pimping and prostitution in raids on 25 addresses in five provinces across the south and southeast, after receiving reports that patrons of swinger clubs were bringing prostitutes to the sex parties. On Aug 3 local media said prosecutors have demanded jail sentences of up to 177 years for 29 people in the southeastern province of Adana suspected of setting up swingers' clubs.
    (AP, 8/3/15)

2015        Jun 1, Malaysian media reported that Muslim Rohingya women who were held at human-trafficking camps in Thailand and Malaysia were subjected to gang rapes by their captors, assaults that left at least two of them pregnant.
    (AFP, 6/2/15)
2015        Jun 1, In Northern Ireland paying for sex became illegal today making it the only part of Britain to adopt more stringent legislation aimed at punishing clients of prostitutes instead of sex workers.
    (AFP, 6/1/15)

2015        Jun 2, In Florida a Petty Officer 3rd Class Cody Shoemaker (22) was sentenced to eighteen months in prison for secretly videotaping female trainees as they undressed for showers aboard the submarine Wyoming. He was the 4th crew member to be sentenced to prison. Three more crew members awaited trial.
    (SFC, 6/3/15, p.A6)

2015        Jun 4, US government experts recommended approval for a pill, flibanserin made by Sprout Pharmaceuticals, to boost sexual desire in women.
    (SFC, 6/5/15, p.A7)

2015        Jun 8, Spanish police said they had dismantled a trafficking ring they said used voodoo rituals -- including animal sacrifice -- to force Nigerian women into prostitution in Spain. Six traffickers were arrested and four of the victims freed.
    (AFP, 6/8/15)

2015        Jun 10, The Vatican said Pope Francis has approved the creation of an internal Church tribunal empowered to punish bishops who cover up sex abuse by priests.
    (AFP, 6/10/15)

2015        Jun 11, A Cambodia court sentenced a schoolteacher from Australia to five years in prison after finding him guilty of sexually abusing six underage boys.
    (AP, 6/11/15)

2015        Jun 12, In France ex-IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn (66) was acquitted of sex crime accusations by a court in Lille, the final chapter in a transatlantic scandal that destroyed the political ambitions of a man once tipped to become his country's president. The court also acquitted the owner of a string of Belgian bordellos nicknamed "Dodo the Pimp", who was accused of providing prostitutes at sex parties attended by Dominique Strauss-Kahn.
    (Reuters, 6/12/15)(AFP, 6/12/15)

2015        Jun 15, The Vatican said Jozef Wesolowski, a former archbishop and papal ambassador to the Dominican Republic, will stand trial on criminal charges of paying for sex with minors and possessing child pornography. Pope Francis also accepted the resignation Archbishop John Nienstedt and Auxiliary Bishop Lee Anthony Piche of St. Paul and Minneapolis after prosecutors there charged the archdiocese with having failed to protect children from unspeakable harm from a pedophile priest who was later convicted of molesting two boys.
    (Reuters, 6/15/15)(AP, 6/15/15)

2015        Jun 19, In Romania a court ruled that seven suspected rapists should be put under judicial control, meaning they have to report to police but are free. They were suspected of raping an 18-year-old woman last November. On July 24 a court in Vaslui County said that magistrates who freed the suspects from house arrest are being investigated for gross negligence.
    (AP, 7/24/15)

2015        Jun 29, In NYC a young Swedish woman who sued her former Wall Street executive boss over lurid allegations of sexual conquest, betrayal and stalking was awarded $18 million by a federal jury. Hanna Bouveng (25) accused Benjamin Wey (43) in an $850 million lawsuit of using his power as owner of New York Global Group to coerce her into four sexual encounters before firing her after discovering she had a boyfriend.
    (AP, 6/29/15)

2015        Jun 30, A UN rights report said South Sudan's army raped then torched girls alive inside their homes during a recent campaign.
    (AFP, 6/30/15)

2015        Jun, Gambia dictator Yahya Jammeh allegedly drugged and raped Toufah Jallow, angry that she had turned down his marriage proposal. Jallow soon fled Gambia, fearing for her life. In 2019 she held a press conference to share her account via social media and in a human rights report. In 2021 she released her memoir: “Toufah: The Woman Who Inspired an African #MeToo Movement," written with journalist Kim Pattaway.
    (AP, 10/17/21)

2015        Jul 6, In Philadelphia a 2005 deposition testimony by former TV star Bill Cosby was unsealed. In it Cosby admitted that he had obtained quaaludes to give young women before sex. More than two dozen women have accused Cosby of sexual misconduct dating back more than four decades.
    (SFC, 7/8/15, p.A8)

2015        Jul 9, In Pennsylvania Gary Machinshok (29) of Wilkes-Barre was sentenced to up to 27 years in prison for raping his wife's daughter (15) in an effort to conceive a baby the couple could raise. Machinshok testified against his wife, who was sentenced in April to 15 to 30 years in prison. She pleaded guilty in January to charges including rape, assault, endangering the welfare of a child and conspiracy.
    (Reuters, 7/10/15)
2015        Jul 9, As today Backstage.com users posting advertisements of an adult nature, such as escort services, must use Bitcoin, Litecoin or Dogecoin to pay any posting fees. The move makes Backpage the first mainstream resource of its type to experiment with a cryptocurrency-only payment model.

2015        Jul 26, Britain’s deputy speaker of the House of Lords, John Sewel, resigned his position after publication of photos and a video allegedly showing him using cocaine with prostitutes. He remained a member of the House of Lords.
    (AP, 7/26/15)

2015        Jul 27, Australia's Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse, launched in 2013, heard that the local Jehovah's Witnesses Church failed to report to police more than 1,000 cases of child sexual abuse going back more than 60 years.
    (Reuters, 7/27/15)

2015        Jul 31, India ordered Internet service providers to block access to 857 adult websites in what the government has described as a way to protect social decency.
    (AP, 8/3/15)

2015        Aug 1, In Canada dozens of topless women — and men — attended a "Bare With Us" rally meant to educate the public about women's right to go shirtless if they choose. Ontario women have had the right to go topless in public since 1996.
    (AP, 8/2/15)

2015        Aug 3, Former British PM Edward Heath (d.2005) was drawn into a child sex abuse scandal when police watchdog the Independent Police Complaints Commission said it would investigate a retired policeman's claim that a prosecution was dropped in the 1990s when the accused threatened to expose the ex-premier. Heath led Britain between 1970 and 1974, taking it into the European Economic Community in 1973.
    (AFP, 8/4/15)
2015        Aug 3, Chinese officials said authorities over the weekend seized thousands of bottles of spirits laced with chemicals used to make erectile dysfunction drugs such as Viagra.
    (AFP, 8/3/15)

2015        Aug 4, The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Milwaukee said it will pay $21 million top more than 300 victims of clergy abuse in a settlement that would end a four-year bankruptcy proceeding.
    (SFC, 8/4515, p.A6)
2015        Aug 4, Thailand police said they have arrested five people suspected of trafficking Thai women into sex slavery in China and believed to be part of a ring that has also trafficked women into Malaysia and Singapore.
    (Reuters, 8/4/15)

2015        Aug 10, Pakistani police in Punjab province arrested five more people over a major child sex abuse scandal after a lawyer for the victims accused them of protecting culprits, while activists said the case was just the tip of the iceberg. At least 280 children were filmed being sexually abused by a gang of 25 men who used the hundreds of videos they produced to blackmail the youngsters' parents. Videos dated back to 2007.
    (AFP, 8/10/15)

2015        Aug 11, At a forum in Dublin, Ireland, Amnesty Int’l. approved a controversial policy to endorse the decriminalization of the sex trade.
    (SFC, 8/12/15, p.A2)

2015        Aug 18, US federal regulators approved flibanserin, the so-called female Viagra, developed by Sprout Pharmaceuticals to treat hypoactive sexual desire disorder.
    (SFC, 8/19/15, p.A1)

2015        Aug 19, In Indiana Jared Fogle (37), the longtime pitchman for the Subway sandwich chain, pleaded guilty to allegations that he paid for sex acts with minors and received child pornography. On Nov 19 Fogle was sentenced to 15 years and eight months in prison.
    (SFC, 8/20/15, p.A6)(SFC, 11/20/15, p.A14)
2015        Aug 19, Hackers claimed to have exposed data on millions of spouses who signed up to the cheating website Ashley Madison.
    (AP, 8/19/15)

2015        Aug 20, Canada's Valeant Pharmaceuticals said it is paying $1 billion to buy North Carolina-based Sprout Pharmaceuticals, which just won US government approval to sell the first "female Viagra" drug. Valeant shares were up 0.2 percent at $245.47 in pre-market trade on the New York Stock Exchange.
    (AFP, 8/20/15)
2015        Aug 20, Tanzania said it has suspended about a quarter of its recruitment agencies in a bid to crackdown on human trafficking after complaints that girls sent as domestic servants to the Middle East were used as sex slaves and forced to work without pay.
    (Reuters, 8/20/15)

2015        Sep 9, Police in India investigated complaints from two Nepalese women that a Saudi Arabian diplomat raped them repeatedly and confined them in his home near New Delhi. He claimed diplomatic immunity, and the Saudi embassy in a statement denied all the allegations.
    (AP, 9/9/15)

2015        Sep 11, Republican Rep. Cindy Gamrat (42), a socially conservative Michigan lawmaker, was expelled from office and GOP Rep. Todd Courser (43) resigned after they rocked the Legislature with an extramarital affair and a botched attempt to conceal it with a fictional, sexually explicit email.
    (AP, 9/11/15)
2015        Sep 11, A British court sentenced seven men to prison for raping and sexually abusing babies and young children and sharing the abuse online through pictures and live videos.
    (AP, 9/11/15)

2015        Sep 16, Thailand police arrested former primary school teacher Decha Pradit, who they said admitted to having sexually abused 24 schoolgirls, after a tip-off from the US Department of Homeland Security. The abuse occurred over a decade ago while he had worked as a gym teacher at a school in northern Uttaradit province from 2002 to 2004.
    (AP, 9/19/15)

2015        Sep 17, Lesotho police arrested a 63-year-old Danish man after they found 21 pieces of female genitalia in his freezer at his home in Bloemfontein.
    (AP, 9/23/15)

2015        Sep 23, In Los Angeles Saudi Prince Majed Abdulaziz Al-Saud (28) was arrested for allegedly trying to force a woman to perform oral sex on him at a Beverly Hills mansion.
    (AFP, 9/26/15)
2015        Sep 23, Afghan Pres. Ashraf Ghani pledged to stamp out widespread sexual abuse of boys by powerful Afghan commanders.
    (SFC, 9/24/15, p.A2)

2015        Sep 29, In Indonesia more than 200 ethnic Rohingya stormed out of an encampment as tensions erupted following alleged rapes and beatings by locals at the site where members of Myanmar's long-persecuted minority have been held since arriving by boat four months ago.
    (AP, 9/29/15)

2015        Oct 7, A British court jailed former Bishop Peter Ball (83) for 32 months after he pleaded guilty to indecently assaulting teenagers in a case that has prompted accusations of a cover-up. Eighteen victims said they had been targeted by Ball at his home in Litlington, East Sussex.
    (AFP, 10/7/15)

2015        Oct 8, In the Czech Rep. a Prague court convicted Qatari royal family member Hamad bin Abdallah bin Thani Al Thani of sexually abusing minors and sentenced him to 11 months and eight days in prison. Czech authorities reopened the trial in 2009 after Qatar failed to prosecute him and issued an international arrest warrant for him in 2011.
    (AP, 10/8/15)   

2015        Oct 13, Playboy Enterprises announced that it would stop publishing full nudity pictures as of March 2016.
    (Econ, 10/24/15, p.29)
2015        Oct 13, Pakistani police arrested three police officers after a woman set herself on fire a day earlier and accused them on her deathbed of gang raping her near Multan. Also in Multan a man (42) died after setting himself on fire to protest the demolition of his home.
    (AP, 10/13/15)

2015        Oct 16, In India a two-and-a-half-year-old girl was abducted from a religious event in west Delhi by two men and raped before being dumped in a park near her home. In a separate incident on the other side of the city, a five-year-old was lured to a neighbor's house and raped by three men. Police the next day arrested three men for raping the 5-year-old. On Oct 18 police arrested two teenagers for allegedly raping the toddler in New Delhi.
    (AFP, 10/17/15)(AP, 10/18/15)

2015        Oct 17, Addyi, the first drug to boost sexual desite in women, became available from Sprout Pharmaceuticals.
    (SFC, 10/17/15, p.A5)
2015        Oct 17, Spanish police said they have arrested 81 persons on suspicion of sexually abusing minors and sharing child pornography on the Internet.
    (AP, 10/17/15)

2015        Oct 20, In India Uber taxi driver Shiv Kumar Yadav was convicted of raping a young female passenger in the capital last Dec 5. Uber was banned from operating in New Delhi in the aftermath of the attack.
    (AFP, 10/20/15)

2015        Oct 22, China’s Communist Party Central Committee officially banned golf for its 88 million Communist Party members. Also banned was excessive eating and drinking and having improper sexual relations.
    (SFC, 10/23/15, p.A3)

2015        Oct 23, Quebec province officials said eight Canadian police officers, suspected of sexually assaulting and beating aboriginal women, have been put on leave or transferred to administrative duty.
    (AFP, 10/23/15)

2015        Oct 30, In New Hampshire Owen Labrie (20) of Vermont was sentenced to a year in jail for sexually assaulting a freshman girl (15) as part of an upperclassman tradition at St. Paul’s School in Concord to rack up sexual conquests.
    (SFC, 10/30/15, p.A8)

2015        Oct, In South Africa twelve men attacked two couples strolling in a Johannesburg park. 2 men were bound and thrown into a lake where they drowned. One woman was raped and the other escaped. On Nov 9 one man (24, suspected to be part of the group of attackers, appeared in court.
    (AP, 11/9/15)

2015        Nov 5, Thai authorities said police have cracked down on a sex ring that lured underage girls to work as prostitutes whose services were sold to high-ranking military officers, Buddhist monks and a variety of other officials.
    (AP, 11/5/15)

2015        Nov 14, In Indiana Lonny Jordan Hatland (20), a reserve officer with the Muncie Police Department, was arrested for sexually and physically assaulting a juvenile girl and coercing her into having sex with other men.
    (AP, 11/16/15)

2015        Nov 15, Cynthia Payne (82), British brothel-keeper, died.
    (Econ, 11/28/15, p.82)

2015        Nov 20, British police issued an "unreserved apology" to seven women deceived into sexual relationships with officers on undercover assignments.
    (AFP, 11/20/15)

2015        Nov 25, Iran's top leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, said the United States is using "money and sexual attractions" to try to infiltrate the Islamic Republic.
    (AP, 11/25/15)

2015        Nov 26, El Salvador's Roman Catholic Church announced it has suspended a well-known priest, saying he acknowledged sexually abusing a young girl. Monsignor Jesus Delgado (77) was the vicar general of the Archdiocese of San Salvador and was considered a close associate of assassinated Archbishop Oscar Romero.
    (AP, 11/27/15)

2015        Nov, In China a mother entrusted her daughter to Bao Yuming, a high-ranking director at two large companies. He started raping her a month later, when she was just 14 years old. In 2016 the girl began reporting sexual abuse to police, but they did not pursue her claims. In 2020 the central government probed the handling of the case.
    (https://tinyurl.com/yd2t5rkw)(Econ, 4/25/20, p.35)

2015        Dec 4, Aravindan Balakrishnan (75), a cult leader who led a secretive Maoist commune in London, was found guilty of raping and sexually assaulting his female followers and imprisoning his own daughter for 30 years.
    (AP, 12/4/15)

2015        Dec 13, Amnesty International said Egypt must immediately release Mazen Mohamed Abdallah (14), who says he was sexually abused in detention by police using a wooden stick and bring his alleged torturers to justice.
    (Reuters, 12/13/15)

2015        Dec 17, In Syracuse, NY, Stephen Howells (40) and girlfriend Nicole Vaisey (26) were sentenced to 580 years in prison for sexually abusing six children.
    (SFC, 12/31/15, p.A12)

2015        Dec 25, In Brazil police in Rio de Janeiro tortured five young people, aged between 13 and 23, on Christmas night, allegedly burning them and sexually molesting them after demanding extortion money.
    (AFP, 12/28/15)

2015        Dec 28, In France DNA traces helped police identify and arrest a Frenchman (40) suspected of 33 rapes or attempted rapes in a suburban Paris forest from 1995 to 2001.
    (AP, 12/30/15)
2015        Dec 28, South Korea and Japan reached a landmark agreement to resolve the issue of "comfort women", as those who were forced to work in Japan's wartime brothels were euphemistically known.
    (Reuters, 12/28/15)

2015        Dec 31, In Germany dozens of apparently coordinated sexual assaults took place against women on New Year's Eve in the western city of Cologne. "Arab-looking men" were blamed. The port city of Hamburg also reported around 10 similar attacks against women on New Year's Eve. By Jan 19 the number of complaints had risen to over 800.
    (AFP, 1/4/16)(SFC, 1/20/16, p.A2)
2015        Dec 31, In Sweden at least 15 young women were reportedly groped by groups of men on New Year's Eve in the city of Kalmar.
    (AP, 1/8/16)

2016        Jan 13, A Vietnamese court sentenced Vadim Scott Benderman (45), a Canadian man, to four years in jail after finding him guilty of sexually abusing four homeless teenage boys. Benderman was arrested last June after being caught abusing a boy at his rented house.
    (AP, 1/13/16)

2016        Jan 15, The UN said it has documented cases of Burundi's security forces gang-raping women during searches of opposition supporters' houses and heard witness testimony of mass graves.
    (Reuters, 1/15/16)

2016        Jan 21, Oklahoma City police officer Daniel Holtzclaw was ordered to spend the rest of his life in prison for preying on women in 2013 and 2014.
    (SFC, 1/22/16, p.A10)
2016        Jan 21, A UN report said South Sudanese government troops held women as sex slaves while attacking scores of civilians just outside UN bases in Unity state.
    (SFC, 1/22/16, p.A2)

2016        Jan 26, In Los Angeles Bikram Chaudhury, the founder of Bikram yoga, was ordered to pay nearly $5.5 million to his former legal advisor, who said he sexually harassed her and wrongfully fired her for investigating another woman’s rape complaint.
    (SFC, 1/27/16, p.A6)

2016        Feb 16, In Colombia Sen. Carlos Ferro resigned as deputy Interior minister as soon as a video, in which he discusses sexual encounters with other men, went viral. Ferro denied any wrongdoing or abuse of his political position.
    (AP, 2/18/16)

2016        Feb 20, An Egyptian appeals court ordered the jailing of author Ahmed Naji for two years for publishing in a literary magazine a sexually explicit excerpt of his novel that prosecutors said violated public morals. The trial stemmed from a complaint filed by a private citizen after Akhbar al-Adab magazine published an excerpt from Naji's novel, "The Use of Life," in August 2014.
    (AP, 2/20/16)

2016        Feb 23, A Stockholm court sentenced Swedish Dr. Martin Trenneborg (38) to 10 years in prison for abducting a woman and locking her up in a home-made bunker, but acquitted him of charges of aggravated rape. On April 28 an appeals court reduced his sentence to eight years.
    (AP, 2/23/16)(AP, 4/28/16)

2016        Feb 24, An official said Indonesia plans to close all red-light districts in the country by 2019, stepping up a campaign against prostitution after a controversial push to clear up a brothel area of Jakarta.
    (AFP, 2/24/16)
2016        Feb 24, Indonesia's top court overruled the acquittals of Canadian Neil Bantleman and Indonesian teacher Ferdinant Tjiong and ordered longer prison terms for sexually abusing three young children at a prestigious international school in Jakarta. Both had been sentenced to 10 years last April by the South Jakarta District Court. Appeals to the High Court had acquitted them in August, ruling there was not sufficient evidence to support their conviction. In July 2019 Bantleman was granted clemency and returned to Canada.
    (AP, 2/25/16)(SFC, 7/13/19, p.A2)

2016        Feb 29, Australian Cardinal George Pell, the highest-ranking Vatican official to testify on systemic sexual abuse of children by clergy in the Roman Catholic Church, said senior clergy lied to him to cover up abuse in the 1970s.
    (Reuters, 3/1/16)
2016        Feb 29, Thailand police said they will have to tighten security on Koh Kut island after four French tourists were brutally assaulted, including two women who were raped.
    {Thailand, Rape}
    (AP, 2/29/16)

2016        Mar 2, Jason Lawrance (50), a British man, was found guilty of raping five women he met through the US Internet dating service match.com, which he was allowed to use despite complaints to the website from his victims. Lawrance was jailed for life with a minimum term of 12 years and six months for sexually violating seven women. In 2019 he was found guilty by the Nottingham Crown Court of further sex attacks on five women he met on the Match.com internet dating site.
    (AFP, 3/2/16)(The Telegraph, 7/31/19)
2016        Mar 2, A Guatemalan court ordered two former military officers convicted of holding indigenous women as sex slaves during the nation's civil war to pay their victims just over $1 million in compensation.
    (Reuters, 3/2/16)

2016        Mar 7, In India a 15-year-old girl was fighting for her life in a New Delhi hospital after being raped and set on fire on the rooftop terrace of her family's home in a village outside the city. Police soon arrested a 20-year-old man and charged him with raping and burning the girl. The girl died on March 9.
    (AP, 3/8/16)(AP, 3/9/16)

2016        Mar 11, The UN said South Sudan has encouraged fighters to rape women in place of wages while children have been burnt alive and called the young nation one of the world's most "horrendous" human rights situations.
    (AFP, 3/11/16)
2016        Mar 11, The UN Security Council approved its first-ever resolution tackling the escalating problem of sexual abuse by UN peacekeepers who act as predators when sent to protect vulnerable civilians in some of the world's most volatile areas.
    (AP, 3/11/16)

2016        Mar 13, In Japan Okinawa police arrested Justin Castellanos (24) a US Navy seaman at Camp Schwab. Police said he is suspected of sexually assaulting a Japanese tourist in her 40s as she slept at her hotel earlier that morning. On July 15 Castellanos was sentenced to two and a half years in prison.
    (AP, 3/14/16)(AP, 7/15/16)

2016        Mar 17, A Macau court sentenced Alan Ho, the nephew of former kingpin Stanley Ho, to 13 months in prison for helping to facilitate a high-profile prostitution ring in the world's biggest gambling hub.
    (Reuters, 3/17/16)

2016        Mar 18, A Florida jury awarded wrestler Hulk Hogan $115 million in his sex tape lawsuit against Gawker Media.
    (SFC, 3/19/16, p.A5)

2016        Mar 23, North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory signed a new law that blocks local governments from passing antidiscrimination rules and requiring transgender students to use bathrooms assigned to their biological sex. The ban expired on Dec. 1, 2020.
    (SFC, 3/29/16, p.A5)(Econ., 12/12/20, p.31)
2016        Mar 23, Germany's Cabinet approved legislation meant to better control prostitution and make life safer for sex workers, a bill that includes making the use of condoms obligatory.
    (AP, 3/23/16)

2016        Mar 24, Former England footballer Adam Johnson was sentenced to six years in prison at Bradford Crown Court for engaging in sexual activity with a 15-year-old fan.
    (AFP, 3/24/16)

2016        Mar 27, In Japan girl (15) escaped from suspect Kabu Terauchi's apartment in downtown Tokyo while he was shopping in Akihabara. She had been held captive for nearly two years. Investigators captured Terauchi in the early hours of March 28 near a forest west of Tokyo.
    (AP, 3/28/16)

2016        Mar 31, A US-based advocacy group says 98 girls in Central African Republic reported they were sexually abused by international peacekeepers, and three girls told UN staff they were tied up, undressed and forced to have sex with a dog by a French military commander in 2014.
    (AP, 3/31/16)
2016        Mar 31, South Korean activist prostitutes said they would appeal to the United Nations to win back their right to work after the Constitutional Court rejected a petition to overturn a law that punishes sex workers.
    (Reuters, 3/31/16)

2016        Apr 1, Lebanon's security forces said they have dismantled the country's largest known sex trafficking ring and freed 75 mainly Syrian women.
    (AFP, 4/1/16)
2016        Apr 1, The UN peacekeeping mission in Democratic Republic of Congo said that it has received allegations of sexual abuse against Tanzanian peacekeepers based in Congo's northeast.
    (Reuters, 4/2/16)

2016        Apr 2, In Indonesia a teenage girl was raped and murdered by 14 men. This went largely unnoticed at a national level until social media users began highlighting its brutality. The rape and murder reignited calls for Parliament to pass the Elimination of Sexual Violence Act.
    (AP, 5/3/16)

2016        Apr 3, In Texas freshman Haruka Weiser was strangled, sexually assaulted and killed as she walked to her dorm in Austin. Her body was found on April 5.
    (http://tinyurl.com/j68je5s)(SFC, 6/11/16, p.A5)

2016        Apr 6, France's lower house of parliament held a final vote on a bill against prostitution and sex trafficking that bans buying sex, not selling it. Customers would face fines and be required to attend classes on the harms of prostitution.
    (AP, 4/6/16)

2016        Apr 12, The Catholic Church in France pledged to shed light on all cases of paedophilia, including "historic cases", following a scandal over an archbishop accused of covering up a priest's crimes.
    (AP, 4/12/16)

2016        Apr 21, In San Francisco sex trafficker Jamar Geeter (29) was sentenced to 97 years to life in prison for sexually trafficking two girls ages 14 and 16.
    (SFC, 4/22/16, p.D1)

2016        Apr 27, A member of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) said thousands of Nepali women are being trafficked every year as sex workers and bonded laborers, and China and South Korea are emerging as new destinations.
    (AP, 4/27/16)

2016        Apr 28, In southern India a female law student (30) was sexually penetrated by sharp objects before being murdered in her home in Perumbavoor, Kerala state. On May 3 police detained three men for questioning in the rape and murder.
    (AP, 5/3/16)

2016        Apr, In Austria a woman (21) was raped in a station toilet in Vienna by three Afghan teenagers, one of the first serious crimes committed by asylum seekers after Austria was swept up in Europe's migration crisis in 2015.
    (AP, 1/31/17)
2016        Apr, In India an American tourist was drugged and raped in her hotel room. On Dec 26 police said they have arrested four suspects including a tour guide, his associate, a car driver and a hotel worker. The suspects denied the accusations.
    (SFC, 12/27/16, p.A2)

2016        May 6, A Papua New Guinea court ruled that a pregnant African woman, who says she was raped at an Australia detention center for asylum seekers on the tiny South Pacific island of Nauru, cannot be forced to have an abortion in Papua New Guinea because it is unsafe and illegal.
    (Reuters, 5/7/16)

2016        May 12, The Obama administration said public schools must permit transgender students to use bathrooms and locker rooms consistent with their chosen gender identity.
    (SFC, 5/13/16, p.A8)
2016        May 12, In Australia the 4-day Sexpo, Sydney's adult entertainment and lifestyle show, opened for its 20th year.
    (http://www.sexpo.com.au/)(AFP, 5/15/16)

2016        May 13, Albania’s government fired Shukri Xhelili, mayor of Peshkopi, after he offered a job to a young woman in exchange for sexual favors.
    (AP, 5/13/16)

2016        May 17, Germany’s police said they have received a total of seven complaints alleging sexual harassment or assault at the Carnival of Cultures, an annual festival in Berlin that ran from May 13 to May 16.
    (AP, 5/17/16)

2016        May 18, In South Carolina police in Simpsonville arrested 54 people in a 2-day prostitution bust.
    (SSFC, 5/22/16, p.A11)

2016        May 25, In Brazil a video was posted featuring the girl (16) naked on a bed and apparent rapists bragging that she had been raped by more than 30 men. They were suspected of assaulting her on May 21 in Rio de Janeiro. Online social networks quickly erupted with outrage over the video as police launched an investigation.
    (AFP, 5/28/16)
2016        May 25, Indonesian Pres. Joko Widodo issued a regulation that provides tougher penalties for child rapists, including chemical castration and the death penalty.
    (AP, 5/25/16)

2016        May 28, Pakistani media said the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) has banned advertisements for contraceptive products on television and radio over concern that they expose inquisitive children to the subject of sex.
    (Reuters, 5/28/16)

2016        Jun 3, A court in Turkey sentenced a Turkish man, Erdal E. (29), to 108 years in jail for sexually assaulting at least eight Syrian children while working as a cleaner at the refugee camp in Nizip in the southern Gaziantep province near the Syrian border.
    (AFP, 6/4/16)

2016        Jun 4, Pope Francis scrapped his proposed tribunal to prosecute bishops who failed to protect their flocks from pedophile priests and instead established new legal procedures to remove them if the Vatican finds they were negligent.
    (AP, 6/4/16)

2016        Jun 6, A court in Britain sentenced former schoolteacher Richard Huckle to 22 life sentences for child abuse after using his position teaching English in Malaysia to gain access to victims. He will have to serve a minimum of 25 years for 71 offenses against children aged between six months and 12 years from 2006 to 2014.
    (AP, 6/6/16)
2016        Jun 6, Pope Francis named a special administrator for the Catholic Church on the Pacific island of Guam after its archbishop was accused of sexually abusing young boys and of keeping church abuse policies weak to protect himself.
    (AP, 6/6/16)

2016        Jun 7, In Thailand police raided a massage parlor and arrested 121 sex workers, including 15 who were under the age of 18. Five men running the brothel in Bangkok were soon charged with human trafficking.
    (Reuters, 6/10/16)

2016        Jun 10, In the SF Bay Area the East Bay Express reported that a Richmond woman (18) said she has had sexual relations with numerous officers from the Oakland, Richmond, Livermore and Stockton police departments during her stint as a sex worker. This followed the sudden resignation a day earlier of Oakland Police Chief Sean Whent. On May 31, 2017, the Oakland City Council voted 7-1 to approve a $989,000 settlement with former sex worker Jasmine (19), aka Celeste Guap.
    (SFC, 6/14/16, p.A5)(SFC, 6/1/17, p.E1)

2016        Jun 12, Police in Spain, France and Paraguay have arrested around 14 people and freed up to 15 women as part of a 3-day joint operation against sex trafficking that began on June 7.
    (AP, 6/12/16)

2016        Jun 13, Qatar convicted a Dutch woman (22) of adultery and gave her a one-year suspended sentence after she reported being raped while on holiday in Doha. Officials said was also fined 3,000 Qatari riyals ($800/710 euros) and will be deported once she pays the fine. The male defendant, said by a court official to be Syrian and named as Omar Abdullah al-Hasan, was sentenced to 100 lashes for having illicit sex and 40 lashes for drinking alcohol.
    (AFP, 6/13/16)

2016        Jun 14, A Cambodian court sentenced American businessman Brian David Naswall (53) to 10 years in prison for sexually abusing nine underage girls.
    (AP, 6/14/16)

2016        Jun 15, In Guam Roland Paul L. Sondia (54) said that he was a 15-year-old altar boy when Archbishop Anthony Apuron sexually abused him during a sleepover in a church rectory in summer 1977, when Apuron was a parish priest. Apuron was convicted this year in a secret Vatican trial and suspended.
    (AP, 6/15/16)(SFC, 8/9/19, p.A5)

2016        Jun 16, United Nations investigators said the Islamic State is committing genocide against the Yazidis in Syria and Iraq to destroy the religious community of 400,000 people through killings, sexual slavery and other crimes.
    (Reuters, 6/16/16)

2016        Jun 22, Cameroon’s parliament voted to change the country’s penal code to criminalize adultery for men. The Senate and Pres. Paul Biya, who proposed the revision, were expected to endorse the change.
    (SFC, 6/23/16, p.A3)

2016        Jun 23, A French court ordered the extradition of US rapper Freddie Gibbs (34) to Austria, where he is accused of rape.
    (AFP, 6/23/16)

2016        Jun 28, Amnesty International released a damning report saying Mexico's police and armed forces routinely torture and mistreat women, sometimes using sexual violence during arrest and interrogation.
    (AFP, 6/28/16)

2016        Jul 1, Amnesty International published "horrifying" accounts by migrants of exploitation and sexual abuse in Libya, including Christians who were abducted by Islamic State group militants and forced into sexual slavery.
    (AP, 7/1/16)

2016        Jul 2, In Finland eight Cuban volleyball players were arrested following allegations that a woman was raped at a hotel where the team was staying in Tampere, 170 km (105 miles) north of Helsinki. Two were later released. On June 30, 2017, a Finnish court of appeal cut the prison sentences of five Cuban volleyball players jailed for aggravated rape in the southwestern city of Turku.
    (AP, 8/29/16)(AFP, 9/20/16)(AFP, 6/30/17)

2016        Jul 6, Former Fox News anchor Gretchen Carlson filed sexual harassment charges against Roger Ailes (76), the founder and head of Fox News.
    (SFC, 7/20/16, p.A7)

2016        Jul 7, The German parliament passed a landmark "no means no" rape law, broadening the definition of sex crimes and making it easier to deport migrants and refugees who commit them.
    (AFP, 7/7/16)

2016        Jul 8, In Pennsylvania Grace Packer (14), the adopted daughter of Sara Packer, was raped and smothered to death in a “rape-murder fantasy" shared by the mother and her boyfriend Jacob Sullivan. The couple dismembered the body in October and it was found by two hunters in Luzerne County on Oct 31. On Jan 6 Sullivan began confessing to the murder.
    (SFC, 1/9/17, p.A12)

2016        Jul 11, South Sudan's as President Salva Kiir ordered a ceasefire after a new day of heavy fighting in the capital Juba that sent thousands of people fleeing and threatened a return to civil war. Five foreigners were raped and their local colleague murdered at the Terrain Hotel in Juba as Pres. Kiir's troops won a three-day battle over opposition forces loyal to ex-Vice President Riek Machar. Lt. Col. Luka Akechak, the unit commander at the hotel, later became one of more than a dozen South Sudanese soldiers standing trial in a military court. Akechak was found dead in October 2017 following medical treatment in Juba.
    (AFP, 7/11/16)(Reuters, 10/20/17)

2016        Jul 19, The Tanzanian government admitted that it has banned imports and sales of sexual lubricants in its latest move targeting the gay community. It estimated that 23 percent of men who have sex with men in Tanzania are living with HIV/AIDS.
    (AFP, 7/22/16)

2016        Jul 20, Police in northern India said that they have arrested two men for raping a young woman for the second time in three years. The woman told police that she was gang-raped again on July 13 because she was unwilling to withdraw the case.
    (AP, 7/20/16)

2016        Jul 21, In the SF Bay Area Noah Winchester (31), a former black Peninsula police officer, was arrested and charged with 22 felony offenses related to the assault of five females since 2013.
    (SFC, 7/22/16, p.D1)

2016        Jul 24, In India  an Israeli tourist (25) was raped after she accepted a car ride while traveling in the northern state of Himachal Pradesh. Police soon  arrested two of six men and a search was on for the other four.
    (AP, 7/25/16)

2016        Jul 25, British prosecutors unveiled the extra charges against Stephen Port (41), who already faced murder charges in connection with the discovery of four bodies near Port's home in Barking, east London, between June 2014 and September 2015. They accused Port of nonlethal attacks on eight other men involving six criminal counts of poisoning, seven of rape and four of sexual assault.
    (AP, 7/25/16)
2016        Jul 25, In Indonesia organizers of a recent poll on rape said more than 90 percent of cases go unreported, highlighting the country's "deafening silence" around sexual violence as victims fear being blamed.
    (Reuters, 7/25/16)

2016        Jul 26, Malawi police arrested  Eric Aniva who said he was hired by families to have sex with more than 100 young women, including children, in what was described as ritual cleansing. Aniva told media he was HIV-positive.
    (AP, 7/26/16)

2016        Jul 29, In northern India  a woman and her 14-year-old daughter were gang-raped off a busy highway near the town of Bulandshahr, Uttar Pradesh state, after their car was stopped by a gang of men. 15 suspects were soon detained.
    (AP, 7/31/16)

2016        Jul 30, Spanish police said they have arrested three members of a criminal group engaged in human trafficking and the sexual exploitation of foreign transsexuals and transvestites.
    (AP, 7/30/16)

2016        Aug 1, A new law came into effect for freshmen students at the Univ. of Minnesota requiring them to be given training on campus sexual assaults within the first ten days of the school year.
    (Econ, 9/24/16, p.30)

2016        Aug 4, In California Stockton Mayor Anthony Silva was arrested on charges that he supplied alcohol to underage counselors at acity run youth camp and surreptitiously recorded a group of young people playing strip poker in Silva’s bedroom in 2015. Silva denied the charges.
    (SFC, 8/5/16, p.D1)
2016        Aug 4, A German federal court said a person with a genetic abnormality who identifies as neither woman nor man can't be entered in Germany's birth register under an alternative label such as "inter" or "diverse." The plaintiff planned to go to Germany's highest court, the Federal Constitutional Court.
    (AP, 8/4/16)

2016        Aug 5, Brazilian police arrested Moroccan boxer Hassan Saada (22) for allegedly sexually assaulting two female cleaners on August 3 in Rio’s Olympic Village.
    (AFP, 8/5/16)

2016        Aug 6, In Malaysia Ahmad Syukri Yusuf (22), charged last year with raping a 14-year-old girl, faced a retrial after he avoided prison in July by marrying her. The case has sparked anger from rights groups and calls for a ban on child marriage and justice for victims of sexual violence.
    (AP, 8/3/16)(AFP, 8/6/16)

2016        Aug 18, In Myanmar the body of Raysuana (25) was found found naked and unconscious by a road next to an army compound in Sittwe, the capital of the conflict-torn Rakhine State. Medical attendants noticed bruising on her neck and bleeding from her vagina. She died the same evening. Police said she died of natural causes and no  murder investigation was launched.
    (Reuters, 8/31/16)

2016        Aug 21, British police arrested Laurence former priest Soper (72) for sex crimes he is accused of committing from 1972 to 1986. He was arrested at Luton Airport after he was deported from Kosovo.
    (Reuters, 8/22/16)

2016        Sep 5, Indonesian police said they had broken up an online male prostitution ring and identified 148 young men and boys, at least one as young as 13, offering sexual services.
    (Reuters, 9/5/16)

2016        Sep 7, The city of Oakland, Ca., fired four police officers and suspended seven others in connection with a scandal involving a sex worker (19) from Richmond who calls herself Celeste Guap. The teenager has said she had sex with 29 law enforcement officers in the Bay Area in the past two years. On Sept. 29 Guap, aka Jasmine, filed claims seeking tens of millions of dollars in compensation from Richmond, San Francisco, Livermore and Alameda County.
    (SFC, 9/8/16, p.A1)(SFC, 10/1/16, p.C1)

2016        Sep 24, It was reported that war crimes investigators collecting evidence of the Islamic State group's elaborate operation to kidnap thousands of women as sex slaves say they have a case to try IS leaders with crimes against humanity but cannot get US or global backing to bring current detainees before an international tribunal.
    (AP, 9/24/16)

2016        Sep 28, California’s Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill that eliminates the 10-year state of limitations on rape.
    (SFC, 9/29/16, p.A1)

2016        Sep 30, California’s Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill that redefined rape to include unlawful penetration by any object.
    (SFC, 10/1/16, p.A1)

2016        Oct 6, In Italy a British woman (50) was subjected to multiple rapes in the Hotel Alimuri  in Sorrento. In 2018 arrest warrants were issued for five workers at the hotel. Investigators had seized the cell phones of male personnel at the hotel and discovered that the suspects had chatted about the attack and exchanged photos taken of the woman while she was being raped. The employees had slipped her a date rape drug, filmed and took photos of the assault. Some were identified by tattoos on their bodies. In 2019 the five men were sentenced to prison terms of between four and nine years.
    (The Telegraph, 12/15/19)(AP, 5/14/18)

2016        Oct 8, In Argentina Lucia Perez (16) was forced to consume cocaine, before being raped and impaled in Mar La Plata. On Oct 19 thousands of protesters rallied across the country to support women’s rights and against her brutal killing.
    (SSFC, 10/23/16, p.A10)(Econ, 11/5/16, p.30)

2016        Oct, Porn star Stormy Daniels, aka Stephanie Clifford, received $130,000 in return for her promise to keep quiet an extramarital affair she had with Donald Trump in 2006-2007. The money was reportedly paid by Michael Cohen, Trump's personal lawyer.
    (SFC, 3/10/18, p.A6)
2016        Oct, In Iran molestation victims of Koran singer Saeed Tousi spoke out on Voice of America. The judiciary ruled out a public trial. Tousi remained at liberty.
    (Econ, 11/19/16, p.40)
2016        Oct, In Italy a British woman (50) was raped at a hotel in Sorrento. In 2018 arrest warrants were issued for five workers at the hotel. Investigators had seized the cell phones of male personnel at the hotel and discovered that the suspects had chatted about the attack and exchanged photos taken of the woman while she was being raped.
    (AP, 5/14/18)
2016        Oct, In Sweden five teenagers from Afghanistan reportedly dragged another Afghan boy into a forest, threatened him with a knife and raped him. On Dec 6 Swedish authorities charged the five teenagers with aggravated rape.
    (AP, 12/6/16)

2016        Nov 18, A bill in Turkey that would overturn men's convictions for child sex assault if they marry their victim provoked fury with critics accusing the proposals of encouraging rape.
    (AFP, 11/18/16)

2016        Nov 20, Norwegian police said they were investigating a pedophile network suspected to involve at least 51 people, which includes the abuse of infants and at least one case of a suspect acknowledging abusing his own children.
    (AP, 11/20/16)

2016        Nov 21, Germany’s port city of Hamburg named a street after Domenica Niehoff (d.2009), the country’s most famous dominatrix. Niehoff gained fame in the 1980s by campaigning for the rights of sex workers. She also worked to help women struggling with drug addiction.
    (AP, 11/21/16)

2016        Nov 22, In Malawi Eric Aniva (45), an HIV-positive man who said he had sex with at least 100 girls and women in traditional cleansing rituals, was sentenced to two years in jail for "harmful practices." Malawi is one of the worst HIV-affected countries in the world, with 27,000 deaths from AIDS-related illnesses and nine percent of the adult population infected with the virus.
    (AFP, 11/22/16)

2016        Nov 25, In France British photographer David Hamilton (b.1933), known for his widely published nude images of underage girls, was found dead in his Paris home with a plastic bag over his head. Flavie Flament (42), who modelled for Hamilton almost 30 years ago, published an autobiographical novel last month in which she described being raped by a famous photographer during a shoot.
    (AP, 11/26/16)

2016        Nov, In Argentina police arrested Rev. Nicola Corradi (82), Rev. Horacio Corbacho (55) and three other men following a raid at the Antonio Provolo Institute for hearing impaired children in Mendoza province. Police and found magazines featuring naked women and about $34,000 in Corradi's room. At least 24 students of the institute had come forward seeking justice for the abuse they say they suffered at the hands of the five men.
    (AP, 12/23/16)

2016        Dec 2, UN investigators said South Sudanese soldiers have brutally raped an elderly woman and a pregnant woman lost her baby after being gang-raped by seven soldiers. Three in five women in UN-administered "protection of civilian" sites around the capital Juba experienced rape or sexual assault, according to a 2016 report by the UN Population Fund.
    (Reuters, 12/2/16)

2016        Dec 5, German police in the western city of Bochum arrested an Iraqi asylum-seeker (31) on suspicion of sexually assaulting two Chinese students. DNA evidence linked the man to an attack and attempted rape of a Chinese woman (21) in August, and of raping a Chinese woman (27) in November.
    (AP, 12/6/16)

2016        Dec 8, Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary reported 436 accusations of sexual abuse by police in England and Wales over two years through the end of March.
    (SFC, 12/9/16, p.A5)

2016        Dec 9, Police overseeing the sex abuse scandal in British soccer said 83 potential suspects have been identified and linked to 98 clubs. The age range of potential victims was 7 to 20 years old.
    (AP, 12/9/16)

2016        Dec 16, A London jury found Ralph Clarke (101) guilty of 21 counts of indecency and indecent assault on two girls in the 1970s and '80s. The former truck driver had admitted nine other charges against a boy. On Dec 19 Clarke was sentenced to thirteen years in jail.
    (AP, 12/16/16)(AP, 12/19/16)

2016        Dec 18, Egypt's highest court ordered the freeing of an author who was jailed for public indecency when extracts from his sexually explicit novel were published in a literary newspaper. A chapter from Ahmed Naji's novel Istikhdam al-Hayat, or Using Life, had been serialized in a state-owned literary publication.
    (Reuters, 12/18/16)

2016        Dec 23, In India an 18-month study, led by the My Choices Foundation in partnership with major anti-trafficking groups across India, found the average age of girls being trafficked had fallen to age 10 to 14 in recent years from 14 to 16 in the past.
    (Reuters, 12/23/16)

2016        Dec 25, China’s Beijing police said they had investigated hundreds of cases of suspected prostitution, in a rare public announcement on a crackdown against illegal vice.
    (Reuters, 12/25/16)

2016        Dec 31, In India several women were groped and assaulted by a mob in the Bangalore central business district as they celebrated New Year's Eve. The assaults spurred women's rights activists to demand that police investigate. On Dec 4 police detained six suspects in relation to the assaults.
    (Reuters, 1/3/17)(SFC, 1/5/17, p.A3)

2016        Dec, In Puntland six teenage boys forced the girls, aged 14 and 16, into a car and drove them close to the Ethiopian border where they stripped and raped them, taking photographs and video. Clan elders initially proposed that the perpetrators' families pay each of the girls' families 100 camels in compensation - an offer they rejected.
    (Reuters, 1/19/17)

2016        In New Hampshire three women were arrested after taking off their tops at a beech in Laconia. The members of the Free the Nipple campaign called the case gender-based discrimination, and appealed to the state Supreme Court after a lower court refused to dismiss the case.
    (SFC, 2/2/18, p.A6)

2017        Jan 4, In Kentucky former LaRue County High School principal Stephen Kyle Goodlett (36) was indicted in Louisville on federal charges of possessing and transporting child pornography. He had admitted to investigators that he has a pornography addiction and downloaded images from phones confiscated from students.
    (AP, 1/5/17)

2017        Jan 6, Attorneys confirmed that Shilo Heavenly Quine (57), a California inmate, had become the first US inmate to receive state-funded sex-reassignment surgery. In 1980 Quine and an accomplice had shot and killed Shahid Ali Baig, a father of three, stealing his car and $80 during a drug and alcohol rampage in Los Angeles.
    (SFC, 1/9/17, p.D2)

2017        Jan 11, In Illinois Corey Walgren (16), an honors student at Naperville North High School, jumped to his death from a five-story parking deck after being interviewed by school officials about a video he had made of having sex with a classmate. In 2019 the city of Naperville approved a $125,000 settlement to the Walgren family.
    (SFC, 9/13/17 p.A8)(SFC, 9/2/19, p.A6)
2017        Jan 11, Officials said Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has ordered government agencies to ensure free access to contraceptives for 6 million women who cannot obtain them, in a move expected to be opposed by the Roman Catholic church.
    (AP, 1/11/17)

2017        Jan 12, Albania’s Serious Crime Court sentenced former Peshkopi mayor Shukri Xhelili to 32 months in jail after he was found guilty of having fondled and kissed a 20-year-old woman in his office while she resisted, then taken her to a hotel room in Tirana and promised a pay rise in exchange for sexual favors.
    (AP, 1/12/17)

2017        Jan 14, In India Sunil Rastogi (38), a tailor, was arrested by police investigating sexual assaults on three girls aged between nine and ten in eastern Delhi in January and December. Rastogi confessed to abducting "hundreds" of girls since 2004 -- luring them with new clothes, and taking them to secluded places such as derelict buildings, where he would sexually assault and rape them.
    (Reuters, 1/17/17)

2017        Jan 16, In southern India police arrested an American man (42) in Hyderabad on suspicion of circulating child pornography on the internet.
    (Reuters, 1/19/17)

2017        Jan 18, A court in southwest France gave the go-ahead for the extradition of Stephen Carruthers (43), a suspected pedophile arrested on Jan 8, who is one of Britain's most wanted fugitives.
    (AFP, 1/18/17)

2017        Jan 20, A South Korean court said  that the government had broken the law during the 1960s and 1970s by detaining prostitutes who catered to US soldiers and by forcing them to undergo treatment for venereal diseases. The court ordered the government to pay 57 plaintiffs $4,240 each in compensation for physical and psychological damage.
    (SFC, 1/21/17, p.A4)

2017        Jan 22, In Sweden teenager and two men in their 20s were arrested in the city of Uppsala, after police received tips about a rape and live streaming in a closed Facebook group from users.
    (AP, 1/24/17)

2017        Jan 23, South Dakota Rep. Mathew Wollman (R) resigned after admitting that he had sexual contact with two interns. He said both interns were over 21 and that the sex was consensual.
    (SFC, 1/24/17, p.A5)

2017        Feb 6, Australian church data showed that seven percent of Catholic priests working in Australia between 1950 and 2010 were accused of child sex crimes but few were pursued, as hearings began over allegations dating back decades.
    (Reuters, 2/6/17)
2017        Feb 6, Cambodian police said they arrested a Japanese man and two Cambodians last week suspected of tricking Cambodian women into working in the sex trade in Japan.
    (AP, 2/6/17)
2017        Feb 6, South Sudan’s Pres. Salva Kiir said that soldiers who rape civilians should be shot, trying to mollify citizens outraged by abuses by security forces and quell growing international anger over attacks.
    (Reuters, 2/6/17)

2017        Feb 9, A British immigration tribunal upheld a government decision to strip four men of citizenship. They had been convicted of grooming girls for sex in a case that fueled racial tensions. They now faced deportation to Pakistan.
    (AP, 2/9/17)
2017        Feb 9, A French court threw out a complaint by a federation of Catholic families that dating site Gleeden's business model is illegal and anti-social because it encourages extramarital affairs.
    (AP, 2/9/17)

2017        Feb 11, London's Sotheby's auction house opened the "Erotica: Passion & Desire" show of over 150 titillating items to explore the varied attitudes to nudity and sex across eras and continents ahead of an auction for the next week.
    (AFP, 2/10/17)

2017        Feb 19, The Philippines' Bureau of Immigration arrested Cody Dean Turner. The convicted American pedophile, wanted by US authorities for a string of crimes, will be deported for being an undocumented and undesirable alien.
    (AP, 2/22/17)

2017        Feb 25, In Texas Air Force Tech. Sgt. Anthony Lizana (35) was sentenced to three months of confinement, one month of hard labor and given a dishonorable discharge following his conviction of misconduct with eight women.
    (SFC, 2/27/17, p.A4)

2017        Feb 27, In southern California former teacher Robert Ruben Ornelas was sentenced to 190 years in federal prison for traveling to the Philippines to have sex with young girls and videotaping the encounters.
    (AP, 2/28/17)

2017        Mar 1, Marie Collins, a leading member of a group advising Pope Francis on how to root out sex abuse in the Catholic Church, quit in frustration, citing "shameful" resistance within the Vatican.
    (Reuters, 3/1/17)

2017        Mar 2, An Austrian court found eight Iraqi nationals guilty of gang-raping a German tourist on New Year's Eve, 2015, and sentenced them to prison terms of between nine and 13 years.
    (AP, 3/2/17)

2017        Mar 3, South Sudan said it has arrested four soldiers after residents accused the army of beating and raping civilians in a small village near the capital last month.
    (Reuters, 3/3/17)
2017        Mar 3, In Ukraine dozens of sex workers and human rights campaigners gathered in Kiev demanding the legalization of prostitution in the post-Soviet state.
    (AFP, 3/3/17)
2017        Mar 3, The UN said Sri Lankan security and police forces are reportedly still committing rape and torture, and the country must investigate and prosecute those involved as well as those implicated in past wartime atrocities.
    (Reuters, 3/3/17)

2017        Mar 10, The Pentagon faced a burgeoning scandal as more pictures of naked female service members apparently shared without their consent by male colleagues have turned up on secret social media sites.
    (AFP, 3/11/17)

2017        Mar 11, Spanish police said they have freed a 16-year-old girl who was being advertised by an alleged prostitution ring as a virgin and have made seven arrests. The ring was based in the southern resort town of Marbella.
    (AP, 3/11/17)

2017        Mar 13, Two former Penn State administrators pleaded guilty to mishandling child-sex allegations against Jerry Sandusky, more than five years after the scandal rocked the university and led to the downfall of football coach Joe Paterno.
    (SFC, 3/14/17, p.A7)

2017        Mar 14, In India the body of an Irish woman (28) was found by a farmer on an isolated beach near Canacona village in the western beach state of Goa. She had been raped and strangled. A local criminal was arrested the next day and faced rape and murder charges.
    (AP, 3/16/17)

2017        Mar 19, In Chicago a girl (15) went missing. She was found two days later and taken to a children's hospital for treatment. Her alleged gang rape had been broadcast on Facebook Live. On April 1 police arrested a 14-year-old boy in connection with the gang rape.
    (AFP, 4/2/17)

2017        Mar 27, Israeli police arrested more than 20 Jewish ultra-Orthodox suspected sex offenders whose alleged crimes were known to their insular communities but concealed from the authorities.
    (AFP, 3/27/17)

2017        Mar 31, A German court convicted a Moroccan-born man, identified only as Souhayl M. (19), of raping a 90-year-old woman and sentenced him to 5 ½ years in prison. The victim was attacked last October just after she visited a church.
    (AP, 3/31/17)
2017        Mar 31, Swedish prosecutors investigating a suspected gang rape and its broadcast via Facebook Live said they had received a copy of the footage from the US social media company.
    (Reuters, 3/31/17)

2017        Apr 2, In Germany a Ghanaian man (31) reportedly raped a camper at knife-point in front of her boyfriend days after being denied asylum, while the couple was camping near Bonn. He was arrested five days later after DNA evidence linked him to the crime.
    (AP, 9/25/17)
2017        Apr 2, In southern India a German tourist was raped in the beach town of Mamallapuram, Tamil Nadu state. Police searched for two men suspected in the rape.
    (AP, 4/3/17)

2017        Apr 4, A Dutchman convicted of cyberbullying lost his appeal against being extradited to Canada to face charges linked to the 2012 suicide of Amanda Todd (15), who suffered online harassment. Aydin C. was sentenced last month to almost 11 years in jail, after being found guilty of 72 charges including computer sex crimes.
    {Netherlands, USA, Internet, Sex}
    (AFP, 4/4/17)

2017        Apr 7, In Cambodia Tan Saravuth, a Cambodian-American man, was arrested in Phnom Penh for procuring children for prostitution, a crime punishable by seven to 15 years in prison.
    (AP, 4/11/17)

2017        Apr 10, Spain's police arrested 25 suspected members of a Chinese criminal gang and freed 22 Chinese women who had been forced to work as prostitutes for it in and around Barcelona.
    (AP, 4/19/17)

2017        Apr 16, In Afghanistan Taliban militants stoned a man and a woman accused of adultery to death in Logar province.
    (AP, 4/17/17)

2017        Apr 18, Spanish officials said an international law enforcement crackdown on a network that allegedly distributed child pornography via the popular online chat application WhatsApp resulted in the arrests of more than three dozen people in 10 countries. The network operated some 100 chat groups with 135 identified users in Europe, Central America and South America.
    (AP, 4/18/17)

2017        Apr 21, In Cambodia Evrard Nicolas Sarot (53) of the Netherlands was formally charged for taking nude photos of boys and possessing at least 1,300 pornographic pictures. Sarot was arrested April 18 while photographing naked boys aged 11-15.
    (AP, 4/21/17)
2017        Apr 21, Police in Ontario, Canada, said more than 100 men have been arrested for allegedly trying to buy sex from underage girls following an investigation and sting operation that took place over four years.
    (SFC, 4/22/17, p.A2)

2017        Apr 22, Lebanese activists ramped up their campaign to scrap Article 522, a controversial law allowing rapists who marry their victims to go free.
    (AFP, 4/22/17)

2017        Apr 25, A Swedish court sentenced three men aged 18-24 for participating in a gang rape that was streamed live on a closed Facebook group. The men were arrested last Jan 22.
    (AP, 4/25/17)
2017        Apr 25, In Thailand a Brazilian woman (22) arrived at Don Muang airport from Malaysia and had asked to be driven to central Bangkok. Instead she was driven to an area outside Bangkok, where the driver is accused of beating and raping her before leaving her by the side of the road. Police the next day arrested the driver on charges of rape, illegal detention, and theft with violence.
    (AP, 4/26/17)

2017        Apr, Colombia’s constitutional court ruled that Venezuelan sex workers are entitled to work visas.
    (Econ 7/22/17, p.28)

2017        May 1, In central Somalia Islamist militants publicly stoned one man to death and shot dead another after both were accused of raping a girl.
    (Reuters, 5/1/17)

2017        May 4, In the Netherlands an asylum-seeker (33) from Eritrea was sentenced to 12 years in prison for raping a 17-year-old woman last September after attempting to strangle and drown her.
    (AP, 5/4/17)

2017        Apr 20, In the Philippines David Timothy Deakin (53) was arrested as he streamed illicit content through the Tor network, which disguised his identity, in a case of webcam sex tourism.
    (AP, 5/9/17)

2017        May 12, A federal jury in Minneapolis awarded a Twin Cities woman nearly $1 million in her civil lawsuit against a Minnesota man she says sexually assaulted her when she was 14 and living in Laos.
    (AP, 5/12/17)

2017        May 15, US-based Human Rights Watch said Ugandan soldiers sexually abused at least 13 girls and women in the Central African Republic since 2015 while the troops were helping to hunt for warlord Joseph Kony.
    (Reuters, 5/15/17)

2017        May 16, Germany’s dpa news agency said a German court has convicted an Iraqi man (32) of raping two Chinese college students in the western city of Bochum. He was sentenced to 11 years in prison.
    (AP, 5/16/17)   
2017        May 16, An Indian court in New Delhi ruled that doctors were free to carry out an abortion on a girl (10) who was raped and impregnated by her stepfather.
    (SFC, 5/17/17, p.A2)

2017        May 19, In New York former US Rep. Anthony Weiner (52) pleaded guilty to a single count of transmitting sexual material to a minor.
    (SFC, 5/20/17, p.A5)
2017        May 19, In southern India a woman (24) in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala state, cut off the genitals of a Hindu holy man who tried to rape her and who she alleged has been sexually assaulting her for the past eight years. Gangeshananda Theerthapada (54) was reported to be in stable condition after reconstructive surgery.
    (AP, 5/20/17)

2017        May 30, Australia’s Foreign Minister Julie Bishop said she would cancel the passports of around 20,000 pedophiles on the national child sex offender register under legislation that will be introduced to Parliament soon. Australian pedophiles have been notorious for taking inexpensive vacations to nearby Southeast Asian and Pacific island countries to abuse children there.
    (AP, 5/30/17)   

2017        May 31, A Kuwaiti appeals court sentenced seven young men (18-23) to death for the abduction and rape of a disabled 13-year-old boy. The court overturned a 10-year jail term handed in April by a lower court against the seven accused.
    (AFP, 5/31/17)

2017        May, The city of Oakland, Ca., awarded $989,000 to Celeste Guap, aka Jasmine, who has said she had sex with 29 law enforcement officers in the Bay Area.
    {SF Bay Area, USA, Sex}
    (SFC, 10/26/17, p.D6)

2017        Jun 2, German police arrested a Romanian truck driver (40) suspected of raping and killing a woman in southwestern Germany last year and another woman in Austria in 2014. Both women were killed with an iron bar.
    (AP, 6/3/17)

2017        Jun 6, In Pennsylvania Lee Donald Kaplan (52) was convicted of sexually assaulting six girls in the same family and fathering two children by one of them. Authorities alleged that the girls’ parents had “gifted" their oldest daughter to Kaplan because he helped the family out of financial ruin.
    (SFC, 6/7/17, p.A6)

2017        Jun 8, Thailand arrested a fugitive (38) on an international arrest warrant He was suspected of rapes that took place in several locations in Sweden on May 17-19.
    (AP, 6/8/17)

2017        Jun 18, In Virginia Nabra Hassanen (17) of Reston, a Muslim teenager, was raped and murdered as she walked back to a mosque with friends for pre-dawn religious services. In 2019 Darwin Martinez-Torres of Sterling was sentenced to life in prison.
    (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Killing_of_Nabra_Hassanen)(AP, 3/28/19)

2017        Jun 22, Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby said the Church of England "colluded" with and helped to hide the long-term sexual abuse of young men by Peter Ball (85). The ex-bishop had admitted to abusing 18 young men from the 1970s to 1990s was imprisoned in 2015 and released after serving 16 months.
    (AP, 6/22/17)

2017        Jul 1, In southern Sweden the Bravalla festival in Norrkoping was called off for next year after a rape was reported a day earlier. Swedish police say they so far have 11 cases of sexual abuse and one rape at the July 28-July 1 festival.
    (AP, 7/1/17)

2017        Jul 3, Oregon enacted a rule change allowing people who do not identify with their gender to instead mark “X" on their driver’s licenses of state ID cards.
    (SFC, 8/12/17, p.A6)

2017        Jul 11, Germany’s dpa news agency reported that a Bavarian court has convicted Hans D. (62), a Buddhist monk, of more than 25 counts of sexually abusing children and sentenced him to seven years and nine months in prison.
    (AP, 7/11/17)

2017        Jul 15, In Minnesota Justine Ruszczyk Damond, an Australian woman who called 911 to report what she believed to be an active sexual assault, was shot and killed by a Minneapolis police Officer Mohamed Noor. The case was later handed to prosecutors for possible charges. On March 20, 2018, Officer Noor was charged with murder and manslaughter.
    (AP, 7/18/17)(SFC, 9/13/17 p.A6)(AP, 3/21/18)

2017        Jul 18, British prosecutors said a police helicopter crew filmed people having sex and sunbathing naked. One police officer, Adrian Pogmore (50), has pleaded guilty to misconduct. Four other men deny the charges.
    (AP, 7/18/17)
2017        Jul 18, In Germany a report released today said at least 547 members of the Domspatzen boys’ choir in Regensburg choir were physically or sexually abused between 1945 and 1992. It counted 500 cases of physical violence and 67 of sexual violence, committed by a total of 49 perpetrators. The choir was led from 1964 to 1994 by Benedict's brother, the Rev. Georg Ratzinger.
    (AP, 7/18/17)
2017        Jul 18, Thai police said Wirapol Sukphol (aka Luang Pu Nenkham), a former Buddhist monk wanted on child sex charges, will be sent home from the United States to face trial.
    (Reuters, 7/18/17)

2017        Jul 26, Pakistani police said they have arrested 20 members of a village council over instructing a man to rape a girl (17) to avenge the rape of his sister (13). The girl is the sister of the man who is suspected in the rape of the other girl earlier this month.
    (AP, 7/26/17)

2017        Jul 28, Romania's Orthodox Church said it has voted to defrock Cristian Pomohaci, a priest who is suspected of trying to sexually corrupt a 17-year-old boy.
    (AP, 7/28/17)

2017        Jul 31, A British man, David Turner (72), was convicted of importing a lifelike child sex doll from China in what police said was a landmark case in the fight against a new form of sex crime against children.
    (Reuters, 7/31/17)
2017        Jul 31, In Yemen a man convicted of raping and murdering a three-year-old girl was executed in Sanaa in front of hundreds of onlookers. A policeman fired five bullets from an assault rifle into Muhammad al-Maghrabi (41) as he lay with his hands handcuffed behind his back on a blanket on the ground in Tahrir Square.
    (Reuters, 7/31/17)

2017        Jul, In Turkey a heavily-pregnant Syrian refugee was raped and bludgeoned to death by rock-wielding attackers at her home, just days before she was due to give birth. Her 10-month-old baby boy was strangled to death in a brutal double murder that sparked shock and outrage.
    (AFP, 9/22/17)

2017        Aug 1, Cambodia's PM Hun Sen ordered the ouster of Agape International Mission, an American-led Christian organization that seeks to rescue and rehabilitate women working in the sex trade, saying its comments in a TV report last week demeaned the country.
    (AP, 8/1/17)
2017        Aug 1, Jordan's lower house of parliament scrapped a provision in the kingdom's penal code that allowed a rapist to escape punishment if he married his victim.
    (AP, 8/1/17)

2017        Aug 8, Former British police Officer Adrian Pogmore (51) was jailed for a year for using a police helicopter to film a couple having sex and other people sunbathing nude.
    (AFP, 8/8/17)

2017        Aug 14, In Germany the court in the town of Krefeld said Hartmut Hopp (73) must serve in Germany the five-year sentence given to him by a Chilean court in 2011 for 16 counts of aiding in the sexual abuse of children.
    (AP, 8/14/17)

2017        Aug 16, Lebanon's parliament abolished a law, in place since the 1940s, that allowed rapists to avoid prison by marrying their victims.
    (AP, 8/16/17)

2017        Aug 17, In India a girl (10), raped by an uncle, gave birth to a 5-pound girl by cesarean section in Chandigarh. She had lost a legal battle to have an abortion.
    (SFC, 8/18/17, p.A2)
2017        Aug 17, The Holy Synod of Romania's Orthodox Church met to discuss what action to take against a bishop who was seen on video engaging in sexual acts with a male student. The Bishop of Husi, Corneliu Barladeanu (51) was currently suspended and claimed the 18-minute film is doctored.
    (AP, 8/17/17)
2017        Aug 17, Thai law enforcement officials arrested Kim South Korean Hyoung-joon, suspected of involvement in trafficking of Thai women into South Korea's sex industry.
    (AP, 8/18/17)

2017        Aug 18, Texas authorities said a monthlong sting operation in Houston has led to the arrest of more than 250 sex buyers and traffickers.
    (SFC, 8/19/17, p.A5)
2017        Aug 18, In Romania Corneliu Barladeanu (51), the Bishop of Husi, stepped down at the end of a two-day Holy Synod where a sex scandal was discussed for the first time in its 92-year history. Barladeanu was seen on video engaging in sexual acts with a male student, but maintained his innocence.
    (AP, 8/18/17)

2017        Aug 28, South Carolina indicted former Catholic priest Wayland Brown (74) for molesting two children in Jasper county almost 40 years ago. Pope John Paul II had dismissed Brown from the priesthood in 2004 following convictions in Maryland for abusing two boys.
    (SFC, 8/29/17, p.A5)
2017        Aug 28, In India the popular and flamboyant Indian spiritual guru, who calls himself Dr. Saint Gurmeet Singh Ram Rahim Insan (Insaan), was sentenced by a judge to 20 years in prison on charges dating from 2002 of raping two female followers. His Dera Sacha Sauda sect claims to have about 50 million followers and campaigns for vegetarianism and against drug addiction. It also organizes blood-donation and tree-planting drives. 38 people died in riots after his conviction.
    (AP, 8/28/17)(Econ, 9/2/17, p.33)
2017        Aug 28, Uganda's government inaugurated its Pornography Control Committee, a national committee to stem the circulation of pornography.
    (AP, 8/28/17)

2017        Aug 31, A Cambodian court found Park Youl (63) a Korean man, guilty of child sex offenses and sentenced him to 14 years in prison.  Youl was a pastor of a Christian church in Siem Reap in northwestern Cambodia.
    (AP, 8/31/17)

2017        Aug, In the SF Bay Area Celeste Guap (20), aka Jasmine, who has said she had sex with 29 law enforcement officers in the Bay Area, filed a civil suit against Contra Costa County, naming Sheriff David Livingston and former deputy Ricardo Perez as defendants. On October 4 a judge in Alameda dismissed a criminal suit against Perez and weeks later a US District Judge dismissed the civil suit.
    (SFC, 10/26/17, p.D6)
2017        Aug, In Chile the Marist Brothers, congregation dedicated to education, revealed that at least 14 minors had been abused from the 1970s until 2008 by Brother Abel Perez. The group later said Perez confessed in 2010.
    (SFC, 5/15/18, p.A5)

2017        Sep 3, In Italy Guerlin Butungu (20), Congolese asylum-hopeful who was rescued at sea and brought to Italy in 2015, was nabbed aboard a train by police as the last of a gang of four young males suspected of raping a Polish tourist on a beach, beating her companion unconscious and raping a Peruvian woman barely an hour later in the resort town of Rimini. Three others were arrested a day earlier.
    (AP, 9/3/17)

2017        Sep 4, In India Murray Dennis Ward, a 54-year-old British man, was arrested for allegedly sexually abusing three blind students at a school in New Delhi.
    (AP, 9/5/17)

2017        Sep 5, Baylor Univ. in Waco, Texas, settled a lawsuit filed by a former student who said she was raped by two football players. Terms were not released.
    (SFC, 9/6/17, p.A4)

2017        Sep 6, Kate Millett (82), activist, artist and educator, died while on a visit in Paris. Her best-selling "Sexual Politics" (1970) was a landmark of cultural criticism and a manifesto for the modern feminist movement.
    (AP, 9/7/17)
2017        Sep 6, India's top court allowed a 13-year-old rape survivor to have a late abortion after lawyers said carrying the baby to full term would cause her trauma and agony.
    (AFP, 9/6/17)

2017        Sep 8, In Italy prosecutors in Florence were investigating allegations by two US students that they were raped by Carabinieri policemen who escorted them home in a patrol car from a nightclub. The women accused the officers of raping them early Sep 7 in their apartment building.
    (AP, 9/8/17)

2017        Sep 13, Seattle Mayor Ed Murray, beset over sex abuse allegations, said he will resign.
    (SFC, 9/14/17 p.A6)

2017        Sep 15, Vatican and US officials said a high-ranking priest working in the Vatican's embassy in Washington has been recalled after US prosecutors asked for him to be charged there and face trial in a child pornography investigation.
    (AP, 9/15/17)

2017        Sep 22, The Trump administration scrapped Obama-era guidance on investigating campus sexual assault and replaced it with new instructions that allow universities to require higher standards of evidence when handling complaints.
    (SFC, 9/23/17 p.A6)

2017        Sep 23, Police in western India arrested popular spiritual guru Kaushlendra Prapannacharya Falahari Maharaja (70), the second in the past month, for allegedly raping a 21-year-old woman in Rajashtan state.
    (AP, 9/23/17)

2017        Sep 25, Anthony Weiner (53), a former New York Democratic congressman, was sentenced to 21 months in jail for illicit online contact with a girl (15). Weiner reported to prison on Nov 6.
    (SFC, 9/26/17, p.A5)(SFC, 11/7/17, p.A5)

2017        Oct 3, The Vatican's secretary of state headlined a four-day international conference on protecting children from online sexual abuse and exploitation, weeks after he recalled one of his diplomats who was caught up in a US-Canadian-Vatican investigation into child porn.
    (AP, 10/2/17)

2017        Oct 4, Republican congressman Tim Murphy of Pennsylvania announced that he will not run for a 9th term, amid tawdry revelations of an extramarital affair in which the antiabortion lawmaker urged his mistress Shannon Edwards to get an abortion when he thought she was pregnant.
    (SFC, 10/5/17, p.A5)
2017        Oct 4, It was reported that Renate Langer (61), a former German actress, has told Swiss authorities that film director Roman Polanski raped her at a house in Gstaad in February 1972, when she was 15.
    (SFC, 10/4/17, p.A2)

2017        Oct 6, Pope Francis denounced the proliferation of adult and child pornography on the internet and demanded better protections for children online — even as the Vatican confronts its own cross-border child porn investigation involving a top papal envoy.
    (AP, 10/6/17)
2017        Oct 6, The Legionaries of Christ, a Catholic religious order which fell into disgrace after the discovery that its founder was a sexual abuser with a secret family, was hit by fresh scandal with revelations that the head of its Rome seminary fathered two children. A statement said that Father Oscar Turrion would leave the priesthood.
    (Reuters, 10/7/17)

2017        Oct 10, Allegations poured out against Hollywood movie mogul Harvey Weinstein in on-the-record reports that detailed claims of sexual abuse from 13 women between 1990 and 2015. Weinstein’s wife announced she was leaving her husband.
    {California, USA, Sex}
    (SFC, 10/11/17, p.A5)

2017        Oct 11, India’s Supreme Court ruled that having sexual intercourse with a wife younger than 18 is rape. A 2011 government census indicated that the percentage of below-18 marriages in India was as high as 47%.
    (SFC, 10/13/17, p.A3)
2017        Oct 11, Pope Francis accepted the resignation of Bishop Hubertus Leteng (58) of Indonesia's Ruteng diocese. Leteng resigned following reports that he had a mistress and siphoned off more than $100,000 in church funds.
    (AP, 10/11/17)

2017        Oct 12, Cambodia deported 74 Chinese citizens accused of extorting money from women in mainland China with threats to circulate naked images of them online.
    (SFC, 10/13/17, p.A2)

2017        Oct 13, American Caitlan Coleman, her Canadian husband, Joshua Boyle and their three children, freed in Pakistan this week, returned to Canada where the husband said one of his children had been murdered and his wife had been raped.
    (AP, 10/14/17)

2017        Oct 18, A report on human trafficking published at least 1,320 underage Dutch girls between the ages of 12 and 17 fall victim to sexual exploitation in the Netherlands each year.
    (Reuters, 10/18/17)

2017        Oct 20, A woman from Pacifica woke up in San Francisco to find she had been raped and charged $150 by an Uber driver who said she had vomited in his car. Mohamed Ben Azaza, a Tunisian national, fled to Canada. In 2019 he was extradited back to the San Francisco to face charges.
    (SFC, 1/31/19, p.C3)
2017        Oct 20, In New Mexico Tom Begaye was sentenced in Albuquerque to life in prison for the 2016 sexual assault and killing of Ashlynne Mike (11) on the Navajo Nation.
    (SSFC, 10/22/17, p.A8)
2017        Oct 20, In Cyprus a senior Orthodox Christian cleric announced that couples who marry in civil ceremonies are banned from taking wedding photos outside places of worship, after an uproar over a lewd photo taken in a chapel courtyard. The region is known for hosting destination weddings.
    (AP, 10/20/17)

2017        Oct 23, The Hollywood sexual abuse scandal widened after 38 women were reported to have accused US film director James Toback (72) of unwanted sexual encounters over a period of decades. His semi-autobiographical "The Pick-up Artist" was made in 1987.
    (AFP, 10/23/17)

2017        Oct 24, German Broadcaster ZDF reported that employees of a security company that runs several refugee camps in Berlin were luring asylum seekers, some of them minors, into prostitution.
    (Reuters, 10/26/17)

2017        Oct 26, A 2nd actress accused former Pres. George H.W. Bush of inappropriate touching. Jordana Grolnick said Bush grabbed her buttocks last year in Maine and quipped that his favorite magician is “David Cop-a-Feel."
    (SFC, 10/27/17, p.A8)
2017        Oct 26, Paris city hall called an ad linking students with rich men and women "shameful," and said officials will work with police to remove it from the city.
    (AP, 10/26/17)

2017        Oct 30, NBC News confirmed that it has terminated its contract with political journalist Mark Halperin, who has been accused of sexual harassment by several women when he worked at ABC News more than a decade ago.
    (SFC, 10/31/17, p.A6)

2017        Nov 1, Los Angeles Times reported that six women, including actress Olivia Munn, have accused prominent film director Brett Ratner of harassment or misconduct.
    (AP, 11/1/17)

2017        Nov 2, In Britain Kevin Spacey faced fresh allegations of sexual harassment, with an ex-employee accusing his old theater of turning a blind eye to the Hollywood star's misconduct.
    (AP, 11/2/17)
2017        Nov 2, The Dutch defense minister announced an investigation after soldiers revealed fresh allegations of harassment, abuse, assault and rape in the army.
    (AFP, 11/2/17)

2017        Nov 4, Peter Pilz (63), an Austrian Green party parliamentarian, said he's giving up his seat in parliament amid allegations of sexual harassment. He was accused in comments published today in the Falter newsweekly of groping a young woman at a 2013 conference.
    (AP, 11/4/17)

2017        Nov 5, Kentucky’s Republican House Speaker Jeff Hoover resigned his leadership position after acknowledging he had settled sexual harassment claims from one of his staffers last month. Hoover said he will remain in the Legislature.
    (SFC, 11/6/17, p.A4)

2017        Nov 6, Afghan officials said seven of Vice President Abdul Rashid Dostum's bodyguards, convicted of the sexual assault and illegal imprisonment of a political rival, have been sentenced to five years in jail. The seven bodyguards were convicted over the incident on Nov. 1, but were not yet in custody.
    (AFP, 11/6/17)

2017        Nov 7, Britain's University of Oxford said one of its professors, the prominent Swiss Muslim intellectual Tariq Ramadan, had taken a leave of absence from the university, after two women filed complaints against him in France over allegations of rape.
    (Reuters, 11/7/17)

2017        Nov 8, In the SF Bay Area Alameda prosecutors charged San Leandro police Officer Marco Becerra (26) with three felony counts of unlawful sex with a girl just under 18. The pair had met in the department’s Explorer program and the relationship was reported as consensual. The case was dismissed in June, 2018, after the young woman  declined to press charges.
    (SFC, 11/28/17, p.C1)(SFC, 7/11/18, p.D2)

2017        Nov 10, American comedian Louis C.K. issued a statement acknowledging accounts of him masturbating in front of colleagues and expressed remorse for wielding his influence irresponsibly.
    (SFC, 11/11/17, p.A6)

2017        Nov 16, In Nebraska Sidney Loofe (24) of Lincoln was reported missing. Her body parts were found in ditches along a highway weeks after her disappearance. Bailey Boswell and her boyfriend, Aubrey Trail, were later charged with first-degree murder and other crimes in the killing. In 2019 Trail was convicted by a Saline County jury and waived his right to have a jury decide whether he should be eligible for the death penalty. He maintained that Loofe's death happened accidentally during rough sex. Bailey requested that her trial be moved and testimony about rough sex and the occult barred.
    (http://tinyurl.com/y9hbee7v)(AP, 7/30/19)

2017        Nov 17, Paris region authorities said 1,142 clients of prostitutes have been fined in the French capital since a law that bans buying sex entered into effect in April 2016.
    (AP, 11/17/17)
2017        Nov 17, The Vatican said it had opened an investigation into reports that a former teenage altar boy, who allegedly repeatedly forced a dormitory mate to have sex with him, went on to become a priest.
    (Reuters, 11/18/17)

2017        Nov 21, CBS News and PBS cut ties to media figure Charlie Rose less than 24 hours after several women who worked with him on his PBS interview show alleged a pattern of sexual misconduct.
    (SFC, 11/22/17, p.A6)

2017        Nov 22, In Michigan former Dr. Larry Nassar (54), accused of molesting girls while working for USA Gymnastics and Michigan State Univ., pleaded guilty to multiple charges of sexual assault. Nassar lost his license to practice on Dec. 7 was sentenced to 60 years in federal prison.
    (SFC, 11/22/17, p.A12)(SFC, 12/8/17, p.A4)
2017        Nov 22, The Washington Post reported that US Rep. Joe Barton, a Texas Republican, had told a woman in 2015 that he would complain to US Capitol Police if sexually explicit photos of him and other material from their relationship were to be publicly exposed.
    (SFC, 11/24/17, p.A8)
2017        Nov 22, Human Rights Watch said Indonesia’s military and police continue to perform abusive virginity tests on female recruits three years after the WHO declared they had no scientific validity.
    (SFC, 11/22/17, p.A2)
2017        Nov 22, In Mexico a 12-year-old girl died after an assailant attacked her and raped her two young sisters (10 and 11) in their home in the border city of Ciudad Juarez.
    (AP, 11/25/17)

2017        Nov 23, China’s Xinhua news agency said that police were checking allegations that some teachers and staff at the kindergarten had abused children, who were "reportedly sexually molested, pierced by needles and given unidentified pills" at a Beijing kindergarten run by RYB Education Inc. Shares in RYB plunged 38 percent on the New York Stock Exchange early the next day, almost wiping out most of the 44 percent rise in the Chinese company's stock since its IPO in September.
    (Reuters, 11/24/17)

2017        Nov 25, Authorities in China detained a woman suspected of abusing children at a Beijing kindergarten run by RYB Education, a US-listed company, in a case that has caused nationwide anger.
    (AP, 11/25/17)

2017        Nov 26, US Rep. John Conyers (88), D-Mich., stepped aside as the top Democrat on the House Judiciary Committee amid sexual harassment allegations. Conyers said he would not resign from Congress and would fight the allegations.
    (SFC, 11/27/17, p.A5)

2017        Nov 27, In Mexico Yendi Guadalupe Torres Castellanos (35), a sex crimes prosecutor, was shot and killed in front of her office in in the municipality of Panuco, northern Veracruz state.
    (AP, 11/28/17)

2017        Nov 29, John Eastman of Connecticut (50) was sentenced to 17 years in prison for pretending to be a pop star and enticing young girls into performing sexual acts during video chats. Eastman was  also sentenced to a lifetime of probation.
    (SFC, 11/30/17, p.A6)
2017        Nov 29, NBC fired Matt Lauer, the co-host of the “Today," program over allegations of inappropriate sexual behavior. Lauer had  $25 million a year salary.
    (SFC, 11/30/17, p.A8)
2017        Nov 29, It was reported that generations of native Sami people living in remote northern Norway have been victims of rape and child sex abuse that has gone largely unreported and uninvestigated. A police report covering the period from 1953 to August 2017 documented at least 151 sexual assaults, including 43 rapes, in the Arctic municipality of Tysfjord, which has a population of less than 2,000.
    (AP, 11/29/17)

2017        Nov 30, US Rep. Congressman Joe Barton of Texas announced his retirement following new reports that he had carried on multiple extramarital relationships before his 2015 divorce.
    (SFC, 11/30/17, p.A6)
2017        Nov 30, Top Hong Kong hurdler Lui Lai-yiu accused her former coach of sexually assaulting her when she was a schoolgirl, prompting the city's leader Carrie Lam to ask police to look into the matter.
    (AFP, 11/30/17)

2017        Dec 1, The US House Ethics Committee requested records detailing taxpayer financed payments made over the years to settle claims of sexual harassment, discrimination and other prohibited behavior by members of Congress.
    (SFC, 12/2/17, p.A4)
2017        Dec 1, Shervin Pishevar, one of Silicon Valley's most powerful venture capitalists, denied claims by several women of sexual harassment, saying he is the victim of an "organized smear campaign".
    (AFP, 12/2/17)

2017        Dec 2, In Australia Geoffrey Rush announced he's stepping down as president of the country’s screen industry academy, days after a theater company revealed it had received a complaint against the Oscar-winning actor of "inappropriate behavior."
    (AP, 12/2/17)

2017        Dec 3, The Metropolitan Opera in NYC announced that it is suspending its relationship with James Levine (74), its music director emeritus because of multiple allegations of sexual misconduct.
    (SFC, 12/4/17, p.A7)

2017        Dec 4, US President Donald Trump endorsed Roy Moore, Alabama’s candidate for the US Senate. Moore has been accused of making unwanted sexual advances on teenage girls. Beverly Young Nelson, one of the women who accused Moore of groping her when she was sixteen, later admitted to adding notes to her yearbook beneath Moore’s inscription to remind herself of where and when Moore signed her yearbook. She was one of nine women who claimed Moore had made unwanted advances when they were teenagers.
    (SFC, 12/5/17, p.A5)(SFC, 12/9/17, p.A6)

2017        Dec 5, It was reported that an Argentine judge has ordered the arrest of Paraguay midfielder Jonathan Fabbro for alleged sexual assault of an underage girl.
    (AP, 12/5/17)

2017        Dec 5, US Democratic Rep. John Conyers (88) of Michigan, the longest-serving member of the House, resigned following a number of sexual misconduct allegations in recent weeks.
    (SFC, 12/6/17, p.A5)

2017        Dec 6, Time Magazine named “The Silence Breakers" as its 2017 Person of the Year, recognizing the women  (and some men) who have come forward with stories of sexual harassment and assault.
    (SFC, 12/7/17, p.A5)

2017        Dec 7, US Rep. Trent Franks, R.- Arizona, said he will resign next month after revealing that he discussed surrogacy with two female staff members. Trent resigned on Dec. 8 bowing to an ultimatum from Speaker Paul Ryan.
    (SFC, 12/8/17, p.A4)(SFC, 12/9/17, p.A5)
2017        Dec 7, US Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., announced that he would resign in the coming weeks following charges of sexual harassment and indiscretions. On Dec. 13 Lt. Gov. Tina Smith was appointed by Gov. Mark Dayton to fill Franken’s seat.
    (SFC, 12/8/17, p.A4)(SFC, 12/14/17, p.A6)
2017        Dec 7, The NYC Ballet confirmed that its leader Peter Martins (71) had requested and was granted a temporary leave following accusations of past sexual harassment.
    (SFC, 12/9/17, p.A5)

2017        Dec 8, California state Assemblyman Matt Dababneh, a Democrat from Los Angeles County, announced his resignation effective Jan. 1, days after three women accused him of sexual misconduct.
    (SFC, 12/9/17, p.C1)

2017        Dec 11, Three women who have previously accused Pres. Trump of sexual harassment shared their stories on NBC’s “Megan Kelly Today" and later called for a congressional investigation into Trump’s alleged behavior.
    (SFC, 12/12/17, p.A4)

2017        Dec 13, Kentucky state lawmaker Dan Johnson (57) died of an apparent suicide in a secluded area in Mount Washington. He had denied allegations of sexual assault of a teenage girl in the basement of his home.
    (SFC, 12/14/17, p.A8)
2017        Dec 13, In eastern Congo DRC a military court sentenced 12 militia members to life in prison for gang rapes of dozens of children and for murder. Provincial deputy Frederic Batumike was convicted for organizing violence that began in 2013 and continued for years in the village of Kavumu.
    (SFC, 12/14/17, p.A2)

2017        Dec 14, In the SF Bay Area a Contra Costa jury convicted Fernando Maldonado, a Martinez pastor, of 23 counts of child sexual abuse after he failed to show up at his trail and apparently fled to Mexico with his wife and children. Maldonado had been charged in 2015 with sexual abuse of a girl in his parish. On April 3, 2018, Maldonado was deported from Mexico to face charges in Contra Costa County. On April 13 Maldonado was sentenced to 34 years in prison.
    (SFC, 12/15/17, p.D2)(SFC, 4/5/18, p.D3)(SSFC, 4/15/18, p.C3)

2017        Dec 15, Major US entertainment figures announced the founding of the Commission on Sexual Harassment and Advancing Equality in the Workplace  to be chaired by Anita Hill, the woman who testified in 1991 during the co9nfirmation hearings of Supreme Court Judge Clarence Thomas.
    (SSFC, 12/17/17, p.A8)
2017        Dec 15, An Australian inquiry into child abuse recommended that the Catholic Church lift its demand of celibacy from clergy and that priests be prosecuted for failing to report evidence of pedophilia heard in the confessional.
    (AP, 12/15/17)

2017        Dec 19, The US House Office of Compliance released statistics showing that taxpayers paid more than $342,000 to settle workplace discrimination disputes at House lawmakers’ offices between 2008 and 2012. This included nearly $175,000 for weight settlements related to sexual harassment and sex discrimination accusations.
    (SFC, 12/20/17, p.A6)
2017        Dec 19, Police in southern Italy said they have arrested seven people on charges of trafficking Nigerian women for prostitution.
    (AP, 12/19/17)

2017        Dec 20, British PM Theresa May forced her most senior minister, Damian Green, to resign for lying about whether he knew pornography had been found on computers in his parliamentary office.
    (Reuters, 12/21/17)

2017        Dec 21, Three opera singers and a classical musician say that world-renowned conductor Charles Dutoit (81) sexually assaulted them. The women accused the artistic director and principal conductor of London's Royal Philharmonic Orchestra of sexual misconduct on the sidelines of rehearsals and performances in five cities between 1985 and 2010.
    (AP, 12/21/17)

2017        Dec 22, In Germany a Romanian truck driver was convicted of murder and rape in the killing last year of a woman (27) who was out jogging in a forest in Endingen. Austria sought the man's extradition for a further trial there over the killing in 2014 of a French female student in Kufstein.
    (AP, 12/22/17)

2017        We-Vibe was ordered to pay customers $10,000 each after hackers discovered that the device was recording highly personal information about its owners.
    (Econ, 9/30/17, p.16)
2017        In Australia a British backpacker (22) was kidnapped and repeatedly raped during a monthlong ordeal in the country's Outback. In 2019 Marcus Allyn Keith Martin (25) pleaded guilty in the District Court of Cairns, in the far north of Queensland state, to charges of rape and deprivation of liberty against the woman from Liverpool.
    (AP, 5/29/19)

2018        Jan 1, Some 300 prominent women announced an initiative called “Time’s Up" in an effort to fight sexual harassment.
    (SFC, 1/2/18, p.A7)

2018        Jan 9, In Pakistan the body of Zainab Ansari (8) was found in a garbage bin in Kasur city, Punjab province. Police said she had been abducted last week, raped and murdered. DNA testing later linked the killing to at least five other cases of child abuse and murder in Kasur. eight suspects were soon detained.
    (AP, 1/10/18)(SSFC, 1/14/18, p.A4)

2018        Jan 10, Missouri Republican Gov. Eric Greitans acknowledged being unfaithful in his marriage but denied allegations that he blackmailed a woman to stay quiet, following a bombshell news report that overshadowed his annual report to the Legislature.
    (SFC, 1/12/18, p.A16)
2018        Jan 10, The Vatican took over Sodalitium Christianae Vitae, a Peru-based Catholic movement, whose founder was accused of sexual and psychological abuse, just days before Pope Francis starts a trip to Chile and Peru where the sexual abuse scandal is expected to play out on the sidelines.
    (AP, 1/10/18)

2018        Jan 11, Beijing’s Beihang University released a statement on its official Weibo account, saying that an investigation found that Professor Chen Xiaowu had engaged in “sexual harassment behavior" that seriously violated the school’s code of conduct as well as professional ethics.
    (http://tinyurl.com/yby3pvww)(SFC, 1/13/18, p.A2)
2018        Jan 11, German authorities said they have arrested eight suspected members of an online pedophile network in what they describe as one of the most serious child sexual abuse cases they ever investigated. All the arrests occurred last fall.
    (AP, 1/11/18)

2018        Jan 12, The Wall Street Journal reported that Michael Cohen, Pres. Donald Trump’s personal lawyer, had arranged a $130,000 payment in October 2016 to adult film star Stormy Daniels, aka Stephanie Clifford, to keep her from discussing an alleged sexual encounter dating back to 2006 during the 2016 presidential campaign.
    (http://tinyurl.com/yclhfnuy)(SFC, 2/1/18, p.A6)

2018        Jan 14, China's Education Ministry revoked the prestigious academic title of university Prof. Chen Xiaowu, accused of sexually harassing students, in a case that has sparked national media coverage and a nascent #MeToo movement in the country.
    (Reuters, 1/14/18)
2018        Jan 14, In Pakistan the body of an abducted five-year-old girl was found in a field near the northwestern city of Mardan. Provincial police later said that an autopsy indicated sexual abuse.
    (AP, 1/17/18)

2018        Jan 15, French magistrates dismissed a case brought against a group of French soldiers accused of sexually abusing children while on deployment in the Central African Republic in 2013-2014.
    (Reuters, 1/15/18)
2018        Jan 15, Kenyan police arrested Roman Catholic priest in Muranga County for allegedly engaging sexual relations with a man (18).
    (AP, 1/16/18)

2018        Jan 16, In Chile Pope Francis expressed "pain and shame" over a sexual abuse scandal in the Catholic Church in Chile, seeking forgiveness for a crisis that has scarred its credibility and left many faithful skeptical of reform.
    (AP, 1/16/18)

2018        Jan 19, In Pakistan four men in eastern Punjab province reportedly dragged a polio campaign worker into a room, stripped her lower dress off, took pictures of her and attempted to rape her but her screaming attracted others and the suspects got away.
    (AP, 1/20/18)

2018        Jan 24, In Michigan former sports Dr. Larry Nassar (54) was sentenced to 40 to 175 years in prison for molesting some of the nation’s top gymnasts under the guise of medical treatment. Nassar would first have to serve a 60-year federal sentence for child pornography crimes. On Jan. 30 Nassar faced a third sentencing hearing during which a judge said the number of people abused by Nassar had climbed to 265.
    (SFC, 1/25/18, p.A7)(SFC, 2/1/18, p.A7)
2018        Jan 24, London’s Financial Times newspaper reported that women hired to entertain businessmen and politicians last week at the men-only Presidents Club charity fundraising gala in London were groped, propositioned and sexually harassed at the secretive event.
    (Reuters, 1/24/18)

2018        Jan 25, Cambodian police raided a rented villa where the foreigners were taking part in what organizers billed as a pub crawl and found people "dancing pornographically." While almost 90 foreigners were detained, all but 10 were released. On Jan. 28 the ten foreigners were charged with producing pornographic pictures.
    (AP, 1/28/18)
2018        Jan 25, In Senegal bandits attacked a group of Spanish tourists and raped two women in the southern Casamance region before making off with thousands of euros.
    (Reuters, 1/26/18)

2018        Jan 30, American actor Mark Salling (35) died of an apparent suicide in Los Angeles, weeks after pleading to guilty to possession of child pornography. He played bad-boy Noah “Puck" Puckerman in the musical comedy “Glee."
    (SFC, 1/31/18, p.A5)

2018        Jan 31, In France Islamic scholar Tariq Ramadan (55) was arrested following claims by two women that he assaulted them in French hotel rooms in 2009 and 2012. The married father of four has denied the accusations from the two women.
    (AFP, 2/3/18)

2018        Jan, In Indian-controlled Kashmir Asifa, a Muslim girl (8), was kidnapped. Her raped and mutilated body was found in the woods a week later. Police later said the attack had been planned for over a month as a way to terrify the Bakarwals, a Muslim community of nomadic herders, into leaving the area.
    (AP, 4/13/18)

2018        Feb 2, The California state Senate and Assembly released a cache of documents revealing 20 substantiated complaints of sexual harassment or inappropriate behavior against lawmakers or high-level legislative staffers over the past 12 years.
    (SFC, 2/3/18, p.A1)

2018        Feb 5, In Michigan former sports Dr. Larry Nassar was sentenced to a third prison term of 40 to 125 years for molesting young athletes at an elite Michigan training center.
    (SFC, 2/6/18, p.A7)

2018        Feb 6, The US House of Representatives passed a resolution prohibiting members from engaging in sexual relationships with staff.
    (AP, 2/9/18)
2018        Feb 6, In Nevada the board of directors of Wynn Resorts accepted the resignation of billionaire casino mogul Steve Wynn. The announcement came less than two weeks after the Wall Street Journal reported that a number of women said Wynn harassed or assaulted them and that one case led to a $7.5 million settlement.
    (AP, 2/7/18)

2018        Feb 7, Jon Venables, one of Britain's most notorious killers, admitted to having more than a thousand indecent images of children. In 1993 he murdered two-year-old James Bulger when he was only 10 himself.
    (AFP, 2/7/18)

2018        Feb 8, In Ohio Arnold Perry (34) was sentenced to 27 years in prison on rape and sexual battery charges. Authorities said he had impregnated 14-year-old twins and their sister (12) while living in their home in 2015-2016.
    (SFC, 2/10/18, p.A5)

2018        Feb 9, The Times of London reported that misconduct allegations against seven former Oxfam staff in Haiti included the use of prostitutes — some of whom may have been under 18 — and downloading pornography following the 2010 earthquake.
    (AP, 2/10/18)

2018        Feb 12, US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said that department employees must step in and intervene if they witness sexual harassment, one day after US President Donald Trump expressed sympathy for those accused of harassment and not given due process.
    (Reuters, 2/12/18)
2018        Feb 12, Penny Lawrence, Oxfam's deputy chief executive resigned, saying she took "full responsibility" for failing to act immediately in the sexual misconduct scandal involving the charity's workers in Haiti following the 2010 earthquake.
    (AP, 2/12/18)
2018        Feb 12, In Cambodia a Dutch man and a Norwegian man, arrested for allegedly posting photos on social media of sexually suggestive dancing, were released on bail and ordered deported. One British man still incarcerated out of the 10 originally detained.
    (AP, 2/15/18)
2018        Feb 12, Israel arrested an Australian woman accused of sex crimes against children in her home country. Australia wants Malka Leifer (54) extradited for sexually abusing children while she was a teacher at a local school. An Israeli court had previously stopped extradition proceedings against Leifer after determining she was not fit to stand trial.
    (AP, 2/13/18)

2018        Feb 14, Michael Cohen, Pres. Donald Trump’s longtime personal lawyer, said he paid $130,000 of his own money in 2016 to porn star Stephanie Clifford, who has not publicly denied having an affair with Trump.
    (SFC, 2/15/18, p.A7)
2018        Feb 14, Britain's film industry announced a plan to tackle bullying and sexual harassment, backed by stars including Emma Watson, Gemma Arterton and James Bond producer Barbara Broccoli.
    (AP, 2/14/18)
2018        Feb 14, An Israeli court ordered Malka Leifer (54), an Australian woman accused of sex crimes in Australia, be placed under psychiatric evaluation until further notice.
    (AP, 2/14/18)

2018        Feb 15, Pennsylvania’s Attorney General said seven guards have been charged with sexually abusing inmates at the Lackawanna County Prison in Scranton.
    (SFC, 2/17/18, p.A4)
2018        Feb 15, Australia’s PM Malcolm Turnbull banned government employees from having sex with staff as deputy prime minister Barnaby Joyce battled for his political survival following revelations of a relationship with a former staffer.
    (SFC, 2/16/18, p.A2)
2018        Feb 15, In London Barry Bennell (64) was convicted of 43 counts of child sex abuse during his time working for northwest clubs Manchester City and Crewe Alexandra, among others, from 1979 to 1990. The scandal broke in late 2016 when former Liverpool and Tottenham star Paul Stewart broke his 40-year silence and revealed how he was abused as a teenager. Bennel was arrested in the USA in 1994.
    (AFP, 2/15/18)(AP, 2/15/18)

2018        Feb 17, Pope Francis renewed a commission on clergy sexual abuse, confirming US Cardinal Sean O'Malley of Boston as its head. The Vatican promised to give victims a greater say in its work.
    (Reuters, 2/17/18)

2018        Feb 18, Almost 200 British female entertainment stars called for an international movement to end sexual misconduct across society in a letter published ahead of today’s British Academy Film Awards.
    (AP, 2/18/18)

2018        Feb 19, In Rhode Island a grand jury indictment was unsealed accusing Republican Sen. Nicholas Kettle of extorting sex from a male page.
    (SFC, 2/20/18, p.A9)
2018        Feb 19, A British judge sentenced a prolific pedophile to 32 years in prison. Geophysicist Matthew Falder (29) admitted to 137 offenses, including blackmail, voyeurism and encouraging the rape of a child.
    (AP, 2/19/18)
2018        Feb 19, Former English youth soccer coach Barry Bennell was jailed for 30 years for abusing 12 young footballers. Bennell has already served three jail terms, totaling 15 years, for similar offenses involving 16 other victims in England and the United States.
    (AP, 2/19/18)

2018        Feb 20, London-based Oxfam revealed that it was investigating 26 new cases of sexual misconduct since the crisis erupted over its handling of a 2011 prostitution scandal in Haiti.
    (AFP, 2/20/18)

2018        Feb 22, California state Sen. Tony Mendoza resigned after a Senate investigation found that he had engaged in unwanted sexual advances toward subordinate female staffers over the past 12 years.
    (SFC, 2/23/18, p.A1)
2018        Feb 22, A court in southeastern Germany has sentenced a former Catholic priest to 8½ years in prison for child sex abuse. The court found the defendant guilty of abusing five boys on more than 100 occasions since the mid-1990s. The man was previously imprisoned for sexual offenses from 2003 to 2009. A church court expelled him from the priesthood in 2008.
    (AP, 2/22/18)

2018        Feb 23, South Sudan's government said it was asking the UN commission for the names of accused senior military officials and will investigate. A new UN report told of gang-rapes, castrations, ethnic violence and other abuses that have left much of South Sudan in despair.
    (AP, 2/23/18)

2018        Feb 24, A Pakistani court acquitted 12 men of child sex abuse and blackmail charges, the latest verdict in a massive pedophilia scandal that rocked the country in August 2015. Two of the accused were jailed for life in April last year.
    (AFP, 2/24/18)
2018        Feb 24, The UN peacekeeping mission in South Sudan said it has recalled a Ghanaian police unit working at one of its protection camps while it investigates allegations that some of them were involved in sexual abuse.
    (Reuters, 2/24/18)

2018        Feb 26, Thai police arrested a group of 10 Russians who were running a sex training class for their compatriots in the seaside town of Pattaya, and have charged them with working in Thailand without permission.
    (Reuters, 2/26/18)
2018        Feb 26, It was reported that the UN mission in South Sudan has recalled a 46-member peacekeeping unit after some members allegedly paid women living in a protection camp for sex. Ghanaian officers were recalled from Wau to Juba.
    (SFC, 2/26/18, p.A2)

2018        Feb 27, Jian Cai, a former University of Wyoming professor, was ordered to leave the US and return to China within 90 days. He had pleaded guilty to possessing child pornography last November. A district judge also ordered Cai to pay $6,000 in restitution.
    (AP, 3/1/18)

2018        Feb 28, Michael Cohen, Pres. Trump’s personal lawyer, obtained a secret retraining order to block porn actress Stormy Daniels from speaking publicly about Donald Trump’s alleged extramarital affair with her.
    (SFC, 3/8/18, p.A8)
2018        Feb 28, A French prosecutor said a man suspected of sexually assaulting dozens of women over more than 20 years has been arrested in northern France. The suspect admitted to raping or sexually assaulting about 40 women.
    (AP, 2/28/18)
2018        Feb 28, In Thailand Anastasia Vashukevich, a Belarusian woman jailed for offering sex lessons without a work permit, said she has a story to tell involving the Kremlin, Russian billionaires and even the president of the United States.
    (AP, 3/1/18)

2018        Feb, In Hawaii Kamehameha Schools reached an $80 million settlement with a group of 32 people who had sued the institution in 2016 for sexual abuse by a psychiatric consultant decades earlier. Dr. Robert Browne (d.1991) had treated hundreds of Kamehameha students from the late 1950s to the early 1980s.
    (SFC, 10/25/18, p.A6)
2018        Feb, In Turkey a man entered a child’s house in Adana during a wedding outside the home and reportedly raped a sleeping girl (4). He was beaten as he fled unclothed and relatives of the girl tried to burn his house down. The suspect was arrested. The attack ignited a national discourse about child abuse.
    (SFC, 3/5/18, p.A4)

2018        Mar 5, French Interior Minister Gerard Collomb said the government is introducing a 90-euro fine ($110) for street harassment and sexist comments.
    (AP, 3/5/18)

2018        Mar 6, Leading French advertisers and the country's broadcast watchdog launched a nationwide plan to fight sexist stereotypes in ads — from half-naked women selling vacuum cleaners to violent video games marketed to boys.
    (AP, 3/6/18)
2018        Mar 6, In South Korean Ahn Hee-jung, the governor of South Chungcheong province, resigned after his secretary publicly accused him of raping her, making him the highest-profile South Korean man taken down by the #MeToo movement. He had been seen as a leading presidential contender.
    (AP, 3/6/18)

2018        Mar 7, It was reported that between 10,000 and 30,000 Nigerian prostitutes are estimated to be walking Italian streets, often to pay off the debts they incurred to get there.
    (AP, 3/7/18)

2018        Mar 9, In South Korea veteran actor Jo Min-ki (53), who was under investigation for alleged sexual abuse of his students, was found dead in Seoul. Police were investigating multiple claims that Jo sexually abused his students when he was a professor at Cheongju University in central South Korea.
    (AP, 3/9/18)

2018        Mar 10, In Yemen hundreds of detainees suffered sexual abuse by Emirati officers at Beir Ahmed prison in the southern city of Aden following series of hunger strikes among prisoners. At least five prisons were later identified where security forces used sexual torture to brutalize and break inmates.
    (AP, 6/20/18)

2018        Mar 11, Britain's Sunday Mirror newspaper said pedophiles in central England abused up to 1,000 girls, some as young as 11, over a four-decade period.
    (AP, 3/12/18)

2018        Mar 14, A father testified in an Australian court that his son said he was sexually abused by Vatican Cardinal George Pell during a waterskiing outing years ago.
    (AP, 3/15/18)(SFC, 3/15/18, p.A4)

2018        Mar 16, A Vatican tribunal sacked Guam archbishop Anthony Apuron after finding him "guilty of certain accusations."  He had been accused of sexually abusing minors in the 1970s.
    (Reuters, 3/16/18)

2018        Mar 20, Former Playboy model Karen McDougal sued American Media, the owner of the National Enquirer, to be released from a 2016 legal agreement requiring her silence over a 2006 affair with Donald Trump.
    (SFC, 3/21/18, p.A12)

2018        Mar 21, France announced a series of measures against sexual violence, including on-the-spot fines for sexual harassment on the street and extended deadlines for filing rape complaints.
    (Reuters, 3/21/18)

2018        Mar 22, Europol, the European Union's law enforcement agency, said police have smashed a Nigerian organized crime ring in one of the largest European operations against human trafficking. It says 89 people have been arrested in Britain and Spain and 39 victims rescued. The gang had trafficked victims to Europe through Libya and Italy, forcing women into prostitution to pay for their journey.
    (AP, 3/22/18)
2018        Mar 22, Top Russian media outlets launched a rare boycott of parliament after it dismissed claims from several journalists that a senior lawmaker had sexually harassed them. Several reporters for Western and Russian independent media have accused Leonid Slutsky, head of the State Duma's foreign affairs committee, of making lewd sexual comments and groping.
    (AFP, 3/22/18)

2018        Mar 26, Pakistani police arrested 12 people, including members of a village council, elders and relatives, for ordering a man to rape a girl in revenge for the rape of his sister.
    (AP, 3/26/18)

2018        Mar 30, A Chinese court sentenced Gao Chengyong (54), dubbed the country's "Jack the Ripper," to death for the rape and murder of 11 women and girls over the course of 14 years (1988-2002).
    (Reuters, 3/30/18)

2018        Mar 31, In the SF Bay Area Richmond jail guard Patrick Morseman (26) walked into the jail cell of two women and had oral sex and intercourse with both of them. One of the women collected evidence using a feminine pad and handed it to an attorney. Morseman was soon arrested and charged with four felony counts.
    (SFC, 4/24/19, p.C1)
2018        Mar 31, Thousands of Mongolians protested in front of parliament in Ulaanbaatar to demand more action to prevent child abuse, after the widely-reported rape of a male infant shocked the country.
    (Reuters, 3/31/18)

2018        Apr 5, In India a girl (11) was sexually assaulted and murdered in the western Gujarat city of Surat. Her body was found the next day. The case was made public on April 15.
    (Reuters, 4/15/18)

2018        Apr 12, In California Carl Ferrer, the CEO of Backpage.com pleaded guilty to state and federal chargesincluding conspiracy and money laundering and agreed to testify in ongoing prosecutions against others at the website that authorities have dubbed a lucrative nationwide "online brothel".
    (SFC, 4/14/18, p.D2)
2018        Apr 12, A court in Trinidad and Tobago ruled that colonial-era laws banning same-sex intimacy between consenting adults are unconstitutional.
    (http://tinyurl.com/ybcmwp9k)(SSFC, 4/15/18, p.A4)

2018        Apr 13, It was reported that the US embassy in Cambodia has fired 32 people after they were allegedly caught sharing pornographic material in a non-official chat group. There were no diplomats among those fired.
    (Reuters, 4/13/18)
2018        Apr 13, In India lawmaker Kuldeep Singh Sengar from the ruling Hindu nationalist party was arrested after being accused of abducting and raping a teenage girl last year. Sengar was arrested after being questioned by authorities in Lucknow, the capital of northern Uttar Pradesh state.
    (AP, 4/14/18)
2018        Apr 13, The Swedish Academy, which awards the Nobel Literature Prize, appointed a new head as a sexual harassment scandal rocked the prestigious institution. Anders Olsson, a writer and professor of literature, was appointed to the post on a temporary basis. The scandal centered on allegations by 18 women that they had been subject to harassment and physical abuse by Jean-Claude Arnault, the French husband of Academy member Katarina Frostenson.
    (AFP, 4/13/18)
2018        Apr 13, A new UN report put Myanmar's armed forces on a UN blacklist of government and rebel groups "credibly suspected" of carrying out rapes and other acts of sexual violence in conflict for the first time.
    (AP, 4/14/18)

2018        Apr 15, In India thousands of people protested across the country to seek an end to sexual violence against women.
    (AP, 4/15/18)

2018        Apr 17, In Pakistan clashes broke out in Karachi between police and protesters angered by the killing of a seven-year-old girl earlier this week, in violence that left one protester dead with a gunshot to the head. The girl went missing two days ago. Her body was found a day earlier, and initial forensics report suggested she was raped before being strangled.
    (AP, 4/17/18)

2018        Apr 18, Norway's national transport regulator said high school graduates should refrain from running naked across bridges and having sex on roundabouts lest they give drivers "too much of a surprise".
    (Reuters, 4/18/18)

2018        Apr 20, Indonesia's deeply conservative Aceh province caned several unmarried couples for showing affection in public and two women for prostitution before an enthusiastic audience of hundreds.
    (AP, 4/20/18)

2018        Apr 21, India's government prescribed the death penalty for people convicted of raping children under 12 to help combat an increase in violent crime against women. The ordinance will require the approval of Parliament within six months in order to become law. In the meantime, suspects can be prosecuted using the ordinance.
    (AP, 4/21/18)

2018        Apr 24, Juan Carlos Cruz, the key whistleblower in Chile's clerical sex abuse scandal, arrived in Rome for his audience with Pope Francis and said he will urge the pope to get rid of the "toxic" bishops and cardinals who have defamed and discredited abuse survivors around the world.
    (AP, 4/24/18)

2018        Apr 25, Danish submarine builder Peter Madsen (47), a self-taught engineer, was sentenced to life in prison after a Copenhagen court found him guilty of the premeditated murder and sexual assault of Swedish journalist Kim Wall onboard his homemade submarine last year.
    (AFP, 4/25/18)
2018        Apr 25, An Indian court jailed a self-styled religious preacher (77) for life for raping a teenage girl, the latest sexual abuse case against a so-called "godman." Asumal Harpalani, commonly known as Asaram Bapu, has been held since September 2013.
    (Reuters, 4/25/18)

2018        Apr 26, In Pennsylvania TV star Bill Cosby (80) was convicted of drugging and molesting Andrea Constand in 2004.
    (SFC, 4/27/18, p.A5)
2018        Apr 26, In Spain women's rights groups protested after a court in northern Spain sentenced five men to nine years each in prison for the lesser crime of sexual abuse in what activists saw as a gang rape during the 2016 running of the bulls festival in Pamplona.
    (AP, 4/26/18)

2018        Apr 30, Police in India arrested four teenagers after a video of them allegedly tearing the clothes off a girl in the village of Bharthura, Bihar state, was shared widely on social media.
    (AP, 4/30/18)
2018        Apr 30, In India a 16-year-old girl committed suicide after being raped a day earlier by eight men in the Nuh district of the northern state of Haryana.
    (Reuters, 5/3/18)

2018        Apr, In Nepal prominent Canadian aid worker Peter Dalglish (60) was arrested at his mountain villa and charged with sexually abusing children.
    (AP, 5/14/18)

2018        May 1, Louisiana's Sec. of State Tom Schedler said he will be stepping down on May 8, amid allegations that he sexually harassed one of his employees.
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    (SFC, 5/2/18, p.A6)
2018        May 1, An Australian court ruled that Vatican Treasurer George Pell must face trial on charges of historical sexual offences, making him the most senior Catholic official to be tried on such allegations. He pleaded not guilty.
    (Reuters, 5/1/18)
2018        May 1, In northern India a 19-year-old woman was raped by five men, including the driver of an autorickshaw she hailed in near Gurugram town, Haryana state.
    (AP, 5/3/18)

2018        May 3, CBS News anchor Charlie rose was fired after more than two dozen women came forward with sexual misconduct allegations.
    (SFC, 5/4/18, p.A5)
2018        May 3, In Los Angeles the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, closed the door on Roman Polanski (84), announcing that it had revoked his nearly 50-year membership, along with that of Bill Cosby. Polanski had been a film academy member for over 40 years since pleading guilty to unlawful sex with a minor in 1977.
    (AP, 5/4/18)
2018        May 3, In India a mob blocked highways and sat on railway tracks near Guntur, in the state of Andhra Pradesh, demanding public punishment for a rickshaw puller accused of raping a girl (9). The accused, said to be around 55, was found hanging in a wood the next day. Police said he had likely committed suicide.
    (Reuters, 5/4/18)

2018        May 4, In eastern India a girl (17) was raped, doused in kerosene and set alight. Police soon arrested a 19-year-old man who lives in the same neighbourhood as the girl struggled to survive. On the same day another girl (16) was raped and burned to death, both in the state of Jharkhand. Fifteen people were soon detained in the case of the 16-year-old, who was torched to death in the state's Chatra district.
    (AFP, 5/7/18)

2018        May 5, Indian police arrested 14 people suspected of kidnapping, raping and burning to death a teenage girl. The girl was raped on May 3 while attending a wedding ceremony in Jharkhand state. Suspects beat up the girl's family members for complaining against them and burned her to death after finding her at home alone on May 4.
    (AP, 5/5/18)

2018        May 7, New York state Attorney General Eric Schneidermann announced that he would resigned just hours after the New Yorker published accounts by four women of physical violence during romantic encounters.
    (SFC, 5/8/18, p.A5)

2018        May 10, In Sudan a young woman (19), convicted of killing her husband while she claims he was raping her, was sentenced to death. Noura Hussein had been forced into marriage by her parents three years ago and had initially fled her husband, refusing to consummate the marriage. Lawyers appealed the decision by the Criminal court in Omdurman.
    (AP, 5/10/18)

2018        May 15, Facebook said it pulled or slapped warnings on nearly 30 million posts containing sexual or violent images, terrorist propaganda or hate speech in the first three months of 2018.
    (AFP, 5/15/18)

2018        May 16, Michigan State Univ. announced a $500 million settlement with 332 women and girls who said they were molested by sports doctor Larry Nassar.
    (SFC, 5/17/18, p.A14)

2018        May 18, The Vatican confirmed that all 31 active Chilean bishop have offered to resign over what Pope Francis said was their "grave negligence" in investigating abuse and protecting children.
    (AP, 5/18/18)

2018        May 21, A Japanese researcher said a survey of women working for Japanese newspapers and TV networks has found 156 cases of alleged sexual misconduct reported by 35 women, about one-third of which involved lawmakers, government officials and law enforcers.
    (AP, 5/21/18)

2018        May 22, In Australia Archbishop of Adelaide Philip Wilson (67) became the most senior Roman Catholic cleric in the world to be convicted of covering up child sex abuse.
    (AP, 5/22/18)
2018        May 22, In Germany Susanna Feldman (14), a member of the Jewish community in Mainz, went missing. Her body was found June 6 on the outskirts of Wiesbaden. Police sought Ali Bashar, a fugitive Iraqi asylum-seeker, and on June 6 arrested a Turkish man. Bashar and his family abruptly left a home for asylum applicants in Germany after the killing. He was later extradited from Iraq. In 2019 Bashar (22) admitted to killing the girl following consensual sex as he went on trial.
    (AP, 6/7/18)(AP, 3/12/19)

2018        May 24, Oscar-winning actor Morgan Freeman apologized to anyone who might have felt "uncomfortable or disrespected" by his behavior after CNN reported the multiple women have accused him of sexual harassment and inappropriate behavior on professional settings.
    (SFC, 5/25/18, p.A7)
2018        May 24, A Romanian court ordered that Austrian businessman Dieter Kaas (67), suspected of child pornography, be placed under house arrest.
    (AP, 5/24/18)

2018        May 25, In NYC disgraced Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein was arraigned in a Manhattan court, charged with rape and a criminal sex act on two women. He agreed to post bail at $1 million cash and was ordered fitted with a GPS monitoring device.
    (AFP, 5/25/18)

2018        May 26, In Chile Rancagua Bishop Alejandro Goic presented his resignation as head of the Bishops' Conference sex abuse prevention board, the latest episode in a Chilean abuse scandal which has rocked Pope Francis's papacy.
    (AFP, 5/26/18)

2018        May 31, Australia's Social Services Minister Dan Tehan said four in five victims of child sexual abuse in Australian institutions will be eligible for compensation after three churches, the Scouts movement and the YMCA joined a federal government redress plan.
    (AP, 5/31/18)

2018        Jun 4, New Zealand former sex worker Catherine Healy (62) was awarded one of the nation's top honors when she became a Dame Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit.
    (AP, 6/6/18)

2018        Jun 6, Italian police said five Romanians have been arrested in Sicily for allegedly exploiting other Romanians as unpaid farmworkers and prostitutes.
    (AP, 6/6/18)

2018        Jun 8, Kurdish authorities in northern Iraq detained Ali Bashar (20) on suspicion of raping and murdering Susanna Feldman (14), a Jewish girl who went missing May 22 in Germany.
    (Reuters, 6/8/18)
2018        Jun 8, A Swedish court sentenced Kingsley Sarfo, a Ghanaian midfielder with top Swedish club Malmo FF, to 32 months in prison after he was found guilty of two cases of rape of an under-aged girl.
    (AP, 6/8/18)

2018        Jun 9, The Vatican indicted Monsignor Carlo Capella, the No. 4 official in its Washington embassy, on child pornography possession and said he would face a trial starting June 22. He has been in Vatican custody since April.
    (AP, 6/9/18)

2018        Jun 10, Spanish police said they have arrested 24 people suspected of distributing pornographic images of children on the internet.
    (AP, 6/10/18)

2018        Jun 14, Prosecutors in Chile seized documents in raids on Roman Catholic Church offices in Santiago and Rancagua as part of an investigation in clergy sex abuse scandals. Police and prosecutors began staging raids on Church offices in Santiago, looking for evidence of sex crimes the Church had not reported to police.
    (SFC, 6/15/18, p.A4)(Reuters, 7/31/18)

2018        Jun 17, In Texas deputy sheriff Jose Nunez (47) was arrested in Bexar County following accusations of assaulting a girl (4) and threatening her Guatemalan mother with deportation if she reported him.
    (SFC, 6/19/18, p.A6)

2018        Jun 21, The BBC reported that former aid workers have accused staff of charity Doctors Without Borders of using prostitutes and boasting of exchanging medicine for sex while working in Africa.
    (AP, 6/21/18)
2018        Jun 21, In Cambodia four Cambodian women and a Chinese man were arrested in a house in Phnom Penh on charges of providing commercial surrogate services. Police rescued 33 pregnant surrogates who were allegedly hired by the Chinese man.
    (AP, 6/23/18)

2018        Jun 22, In Spain five men convicted of sexually assaulting a young woman (18) at the Pamplona bull running festival in 2016 were released on bail while a court considers their appeals against their nine-year prison sentences. Their acquittal of gang rape charges and conviction on a lesser felony caused widespread outrage. The men had joked about the assault in a Whatsapp group called "La Manada" (The Wolf Pack).
    (AP, 6/23/18)(Reuters, 6/23/18)

2018        Jun 26, In India a girl (7) was abducted and raped while waiting to be picked up from school by her parents in Mandsaur, Madhya Pradesh state. Two suspects were soon arrested on suspicion of raping the girl and trying to slit her throat with a knife.
    (AP, 6/30/18)
2018        Jun 23, The Vatican tribunal convicted Monsignor Carlo Capella, a former Holy See diplomat, and sentenced him to five years in prison for possessing and distributing child pornography in the first such trial of its kind inside the Vatican.
    (AP, 6/23/18)

2018        Jun 25, UNAIDS staffer Martina Brostrom, who says she was sexually assaulted by UNAIDS former deputy executive director Luiz Loures in Thailand in 2015, cast fresh doubt on an investigation into her case and called for the agency chief to be sacked.
    (AFP, 6/25/18)

2018        Jun 28, The Vatican said Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of two more Chilean bishops caught up in the country's sexual abuse scandal, bringing to five the number he has accepted so far.
    (Reuters, 6/28/18)

2018        Jul 2, Malaysian authorities said they are investigating the marriage between an 11-year-old Thai girl and a 41-year-old Malaysian Muslim, including elements of possible "sexual grooming" in the case.
    (AP, 7/2/18)

2018        Jul 3, In Germany Wiesbaden prosecutors said that Ali Bashar (20), who's in custody for the May slaying of Susanna Feldman, is believed to have raped a 11-year-old German girl in a refugee home in March in the western city. Prosecutors said Bashar and a 14-year-old Afghan boy also raped the 11-year-old together in May. The Afghan boy is accused of also raping her another time and was arrested a day earlier.
    (AP, 7/3/18)
2018        Jul 3, Russian investigators said historian Yury Dmitriyev (62) has been charged with sexual assault and faces up to 20 years in prison, if convicted. Dmitriyev was accused of sexually abusing his adopted daughter between 2012 and 2016 and vehemently denied all the charges. He spent decades locating and exhuming mass graves of people killed under Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin's rule. Activists said the case against him is an attempt by authorities to muzzle the outspoken historian.
    (AFP, 7/3/18)

2018        Jul 4, British police said they are investigating six claims of sexual assault or assault by Academy Award-winning actor Kevin Spacey, three more than previously disclosed.
    (AP, 7/4/18)

2018        Jul 6, Police in eastern India arrested a school principal, two teachers and three students after a teenage girl blamed them and another 13 schoolmates for repeatedly raping her for the last seven months.
    (AP, 7/7/18)

2018        Jul 7, A Cairo court sentenced Lebanese tourist Mona el-Mazboh (24), arrested last month, to eight years in prison for posting a video on Facebook complaining of sexual harassment and conditions in Egypt. An appeal was set for July 29.
    (AP, 7/7/18)
2018        Jul 7, Thousands of South Korean women gathered in Seoul to demand stronger government action to fight the spread of intimate photos and video taken by hidden cameras.
    (AP, 7/7/18)

2018        Jul 10, Indian police arrested seven people in Bihar state, including a school principal and a teacher, on suspicion of raping and blackmailing a teenage girl over several months. The girl (15) had told police she was raped by students in a school lavatory in December 2017 and that the abuse continued for seven months.
    (Reuters, 7/10/18)
2018        Jul 10, The UN human rights office said at least 232 civilians were killed and 120 women and girls raped in "scorched earth" attacks by South Sudan government troops and aligned forces in opposition-held villages earlier this year.
    (Reuters, 7/10/18)

2018        Jul 11, Adult film star Stormy Daniels (39), who is locked in a court battle with President Donald Trump over their alleged affair, was arrested after allegedly "fondling" patrons at a strip club in Columbus, Ohio -- a move her lawyer calls a "politically motivated" setup. Daniels was released on bond early the next day and charges were dropped the same afternoon.
    (AFP, 7/12/18)(SFC, 7/13/18, p.A6)

2018        Jul 12, San Francisco and San Mateo police arrest Orlando Vilchez Lazo (37), a suspected serial rapist. Police had matched his DNA to four rapes in SF assaults dating back to 2013 in which he posed as a driver for a ride-hailing company.
    (SFC, 7/14/18, p.A1)
2018        Jul 12, Chilean authorities arrested Oscar Munoz Toledo (56), a priest, on accusations of sexually abusing minors.
    (SFC, 7/14/18, p.A2)

2018        Jul 14, In India a woman (35) was gang raped and burned alive in the northern city of Sambhal. A police case was soon filed against five men involved.
    (Reuters, 7/15/18)

2018        Jul 19, Australia's PM Malcolm Turnbull called on Pope Francis to fire Adelaide Archbishop Philip Wilson (67), who is the most senior Roman Catholic cleric ever convicted for covering up child sexual abuse.
    (AP, 7/19/18)
2018        Jul 19, Turkish authorities formally arrested Adnan Oktar, a controversial Islamic televangelist and cult leader, on charges that include forming a criminal gang, blackmail and sexual abuse of minors. At least 168 of Oktar's followers were also formally arrested on the same charges.
    (AP, 7/19/18)

2018        Jul 20, Chile's archdiocese of the city of Rancagua said the Vatican has dismissed Chilean deacon Luis Rubio over sexual abuse accusations, amid a widespread abuse scandal gripping the country's Catholic Church.
    (AFP, 7/21/18)
2018        Jul 20, Pope Francis accepted the resignation of a senior Roman Catholic bishop in Honduras, following allegations of financial and sexual impropriety against the cleric.
    (Reuters, 7/21/18)

2018        Jul 19, In Indonesia a girl (15) who was raped by her brother was sentenced to six months in prison for having an abortion. The brother (18) received a two-year prison sentence for having sex with a minor.
    (AP, 7/22/18)

2018        Jul 26, China's state-controlled People's Daily posted a Ted Talks video about sexual assault on its Weibo account. Accusations of sexual assault spread across China's social media this week as the #MeToo movement took aim at prominent activists, intellectuals and a television personality.
    (Reuters, 7/27/18)

2018        Jul 27, CBS stock fell 6% after a New Yorker story detailed allegations of sexual misconduct by CEO Les Moonves.
    (SFC, 7/28/18, p.D2)

2018        Jul 28, Pope Francis accepted the resignation of Cardinal Theodore McCarrick (88), the former archbishop of Washington, D.C., who has been at the center of a widening sexual abuse scandal.
    (Reuters, 7/28/18)

2018        Aug 1, French lawmakers voted to outlaw sexual harassment on the streets, leaving cat-callers and aggressively lecherous individuals facing potential on-the-spot fines of up to 750 euros as part of tougher legislation to fight sexual violence.
    (Reuters, 8/2/18)

2018        Aug 2, China's religious affairs administration said it would investigate claims a high-ranking Buddhist monk sexually harassed nuns and coerced them into sex. Xuecheng, the abbot of the well-known Longquan Temple on the outskirts of Beijing, has denied the allegations.
    (Reuters, 8/2/18)

2018        Aug 4, In South Korea tens of thousands of women staged a mass rally in Seoul to protest against spycam porn, urging tougher punishments for peeping Toms as anger over the growing scourge boils over.
    (AFP, 8/4/18)

2018        Aug 6, In northern India police rescued 24 girls and shut down a care home that had been operating illegally in Uttar Pradesh state, after a youngster living there fled and complained to officers about sexual exploitation.
    (AP, 8/7/18)

2018        Aug 7, In southwestern Germany a mother (48) and her partner were convicted and jailed for repeatedly raping the woman's young son, now 10, and selling him to pedophiles on the internet, abusing him for more than two years.
    (AP, 8/7/18)

2018        Aug 9, A British inquiry concluded that sexual abuse at two leading Roman Catholic schools in Britain was considerably higher than is reflected by conviction figures, with monks hiding allegations to protect the church's reputation.
    (AP, 8/9/18)

2018        Aug 10, German police detained former cyclist and Tour de France champion (1997) Jan Ullrich (44) for attacking and injuring a prostitute in a Frankfurt luxury hotel.
    (Reuters, 8/10/18)

2018        Aug 11, Spanish police warned of a massive blackmail campaign to expose web users' supposed visits to porn sites unless they pay up, a technique police called 'sextorsion'.
    (AFP, 8/11/18)

2018        Aug 12, Malaysian media said two women have been charged under Islamic laws forbidding lesbian sex at the Shariah High Court in Terengganu, a conservative state ruled by the Islamist opposition party Pan-Malaysian Islamist Party (PAS). They were sentenced to six strokes by caning for having sex and fined 3,300 ringgit ($806).
    (Reuters, 8/14/18)

2018        Aug 14, Pennsylvania officials released a grand jury report that identified more than 300 "predator priests" who molested children in six dioceses since the 1940s.
    (SFC, 8/15/18, p.A6)(SFC, 8/16/18, p.A4)
2018        Aug 14, In Australia Newcastle Magistrate Robert Stone ordered former Adelaide Archbishop Philip Wilson, most senior Roman Catholic cleric convicted of covering up child sex abuse, to be detained at his sister's house for at least 6 months before he is eligible for parole.
    (AP, 8/14/18)
2018        Aug 14, Chilean authorities raided the headquarters of the Catholic Church's Episcopal Conference as part of a widespread investigation into clerical sex abuse in the South American country.
    (AP, 8/14/18)

2018        Aug 15, The Buddhist Association of China said its president Xuecheng had passed his duties to a deputy following reports of sexual misconduct.
    (AP, 8/15/18)

2018        Aug 16, In Australia Paul Bradshaw (74), a man with terminal cancer, said he could die happy after reaching a 1 million Australian dollar ($727,000) landmark settlement against the Catholic Irish Christian Brothers for sexual abuse he suffered more than 50 years ago at the hands of Brothers Lawrence Murphy, Bruno Doyle and Christopher Angus, who are all dead.
    (AP, 8/16/18)

2018        Aug 17, In Arizona the sales and marketing director of Backpage.com pleaded guilty to conspiring to facilitate prostitution, acknowledging that he participated in a scheme to give free ads to prostitutes in a bid to draw them away from competitors and win over their future business. Dan Hyer was the second Backpage.com employee to plead guilty in cases in which the site has been accused of ignoring warnings to stop running prostitution ads.
    (AP, 8/18/18)

2018        Aug 20, Massachusetts-based BishopAccountability.org, an int'l research group, launched a database of Irish clergy convicted or credibly accused of sexually abusing children in hopes of pressing Pope Francis to disclose the names of all the priests and brothers deemed guilty by the church.
    (AP, 8/20/18)
2018        Aug 20, Four Japanese basketball players apologized for bringing "disgrace" to their nation after they were kicked out of the Asian Games for paying prostitutes for sex.
    (AFP, 8/20/18)
2018        Aug 20, Pope Francis, facing sexual abuse crises in several countries, wrote an unprecedented letter to all Catholics, asking each one of them to help root out "this culture of death" and vowing there would be no more cover ups.
    (Reuters, 8/20/18)

2018        Aug 24, In China a ride-sharing passenger (20) in the eastern city of Wenzhou was raped and killed by a driver for Didi Chuxing, China's largest ride-hailing firm. Police found and arrested the suspect, a 27-year-old driver called Zhong, early the next day.
    (Reuters, 8/25/18)
2018        Aug 24, In Nepal one person was killed and dozens injured when police opened fire on protesters demanding action over the rape and murder of a 13-year-old girl. Schoolgirl Nirmala Panta went missing in late July and her body was found the following day in a sugar-cane field.
    (AFP, 8/25/18)

2018        Aug 26, In France Moroccan singer Saad Lamjarred (33) was arrested on suspicion of committing a rape in the town of Saint-Tropez on the French Riviera. Lamjarred was previously arrested in October 2016 for having assaulted a French woman in a luxury hotel on the Champs-Elysee avenue.
    (AP, 8/27/18)

2018        Aug 27, In France a man was detained on suspicion of assaulting a 22-year-old student who released a shocking video of an attack last month outside a Paris cafe which went viral online. Surveillance footage of the incident shows a man hurling an ashtray from a table outside the cafe at Marie Laguerre, allegedly after she told him to "shut up" following lewd comments. In October Firas M. (25) was sentenced to six months in jail and fined $2,300.
    (AFP, 8/28/18)(SFC, 10/6/18, p.A2)
2018        Aug 27, In Indonesia a 15-year-old girl jailed for six months for terminating her pregnancy after being raped by her brother was cleared by a higher court. The girl's mother was still being investigated over whether she had helped her daughter to have the abortion.
    (Reuters, 8/29/18)

2018        Aug 29, Indian police arrested Bangladeshi monk Bhante Sangh Priya on suspicion of sexually abusing children at the Bodh Gaya Buddhist shelter and meditation center in Bihar state.
    (AP, 8/30/18)

2018        Aug 31, Chile's chief prosecutor's office said the number of cases of priestly sexual abuse of minors it was investigating had soared to 119 as more victims came forward.
    (AP, 8/31/18)

2018        Aug, In Colombia three victims associations delivered 2,000 documented cases of sexual abuse during five decades of civil war to the Special Peace Tribunal (JEP).
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    (Reuters, 9/20/18)
2018        Aug, In Morocco a dozen suspects, aged 17 to 28, were remanded in custody on charges including human trafficking of a minor, rape and torture. Teenager Khadija (17) said members of a "dangerous gang" in her town had abducted and held her prisoner for two months, raping and torturing her.
    (AFP, 10/10/18)

2018        Sep 6, It was reported that police in Thailand have arrested 12 people who shared a Facebook post about a British tourist's allegation that police had refused to accept her rape complaint on the island of Koh Tao in June.
    (AP, 9/6/18)

2018        Sep 10, Swedish prosecutors said they will charge a medical doctor who is suspected of sexual violence, misconduct and child rape in a case involving 52 minors and 18 adults. The crimes, which also include sexual misconduct and child pornography, took place between 2015 and 2017.
    (AP, 9/10/18)

2018        Sep 12, In southern California Dr. Grant Robicheaux (38) of Newport Beach Cerissa Riley of Brea were arrested after being charged with rape by use of drugs, oral copulation by anesthesia or controlled substances, and other crimes. The two later denied allegations that they had preyed on two intoxicated women and then drugged and raped them. In 2020 prosecutors dropped multiple rape charges against Grant Robicheaux and Riley, after finding key video evidence never actually existed.
    (SFC, 9/20/18, p.A4)(AP, 2/5/20)
2018        Sep 12, Germany's Catholic Church said it was "dismayed and ashamed" by decades of child sex abuse by priests, after a report was leaked showing that thousands of minors were assaulted. The report said 3,677 people were abused by clergy between 1946 and 2014.
    (AFP, 9/12/18)(SFC, 9/13/18, p.A2)
2018        Sep 12, In northern India three men reportedly drugged, kidnapped and raped a teenage girl while she was on her way to a test-preparation course. The girl was able to name the suspects.
    (AP, 9/15/18)

2018        Sep 13, In India a group of Indian Catholic nuns staged a rare street protest in the southern state of Kerala demanding justice after an alleged sexual assault of a nun by a bishop. The protest, now in its sixth day in Kochi, Kerala's financial hub, gathered momentum as the locals, activists, writers and politicians came out in support.
    (Reuters, 9/12/18)

2018        Sep 14, An Indian court ruled there is enough evidence to send former UN climate chief Rajendra Pachauri to trial on sexual harassment charges in a case filed by a former female colleague in New Delhi. Police registered the case against Pachauri after the 29-year-old female colleague accused him three years ago of sexual harassment and criminal intimidation.
    (AP, 9/15/18)
2018        Sep 14, In the Netherlands four people who say Tibetan Buddhist teachers abused them physically or psychologically presented the Dalai Lama with written accounts from 12 alleged victims and appealed to him to address the problem.
    (AP, 9/14/18)

2018        Sep 14, In China a driver (23) for the ZTO Express delivery service was arrested for attempted rape in the eastern city of Wenzhou.
    (AP, 9/17/18)

2018        Sep 15, In France four men allegedly raped a woman (19) outside a nightclub in Toulouse. Images of the apparent attack soon circulated on social media. The alleged victim later told police that she had been attacked in the nightclub's car park and that she believed she had been drugged.
    (Reuters, 9/20/18)

2018        Sep 16, Christine Blasey Ford (51), a San Francisco Bay Area clinical psychology professor, came forward with explosive allegations that Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her when they were teenagers more than three decades ago.
    (SFC, 9/17/18, p.A1)
2018        Sep 16, A weekend report by respected Dutch daily NRC linked 20 of 39 bishops and cardinals to (sexual) abuse. The paper reported that four bishops committed abuse and a further 16 senior clergymen transferred priests who had been accused of abuse to new locations.
    (AP, 9/17/18)

2018        Sep 17, Church officials in northern Spain said the Vatican has suspended priest Jose Manuel Ramos for 10 years over allegations that he abused schoolchildren. An internal investigation concluded that Ramos had sexually abused minors between 1981 and 1984.
    (AP, 9/17/18)

2018        Sep 20, In the SF Bay Area Roy Charles Waller (58) of Benicia was taken into custody in Berkeley after being linked to DNA evidence from crimes by his family lineage. Waller was suspected of being the NorCal Rapist, a serial predator accused of sexually assaulting women over a span of 15 years beginning in 1991. On Jan. 7, 2019, Waller was charged with 28 new crimes.
    (SFC, 9/22/18, p.A1)(SFC, 1/8/19, p.C4)
2018        Sep 20, Taiwan said it is looking for Cody Wilson, the owner of a Texas company that sells blueprints to make untraceable 3-D printed guns, wanted on an arrest warrant tied to an accusation that he had sex with an underage girl and paid her $500 afterward.
    (AP, 9/20/18)
2018        Sep 20, The Vatican accepted a request from a bishop in India to be temporarily relieved of his pastoral duties as police questioned him for a second day. A nun from the southern state of Kerala has accused Bishop Franco Mulakkal, who heads the Diocese of Jalandhar, of raping her repeatedly over a period of two years.
    (Reuters, 9/20/18)

2018        Sep 21, Women's rights groups in Portugal reacted angrily to a court's suspended sentence for two men found guilty of sexually assaulting an incapacitated woman who had passed out drunk at a night club in 2016.
    (AP, 9/21/18)
2018        Sep 21, The Vatican said Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of two more Chilean bishops, in his latest move to confront a widening worldwide sexual abuse scandal.
    (Reuters, 9/21/18)

2018        Sep 23, In Texas Cody Wilson (30) was booked into Harris County Jail in Houston early today and was being held on $150,000 bond after being arrested in Taiwan on Sept. 21, where police say he flew after learning he was being investigated for allegedly having sex with an underage girl.
    (AP, 9/23/18)

2018        Sep 24, Kenyan police charged Migori province Gov. Okoth Obado with the murder of a university student who claimed he had impregnated her in an extramarital affair. Sharon Otieno was kidnapped along with journalist Barack Oduor last month when they were due to meet with the governor. Otieno's body was later found in a forest.
    (AP, 9/24/18)

2018        Sep 25, A German court said it could not enforce a Chilean prison sentence for Hartmut Hopp (74), a German former member of a Nazi pedophile sect, for complicity in child sex abuse because the evidence the Chilean court had provided against him fell short of that required under German judicial standards. Dr. Hopp was the right-hand man of convicted pedophile Paul Schaefer, a former Wehrmacht soldier and lay preacher who in 1961 founded the "Colonia Dignidad" commune that indoctrinated residents and kept them as virtual slaves.
    (AP, 9/25/18)
2018        Sep 25, The head of the Catholic Church in Germany apologized "for all the failure and pain", after a report spanning a 70-year period ending in 2014, found indications of sexual abuse by 1,670 clerics, with more than 3,700 possible victims.
    (Reuters, 9/25/18)

2018        Sep 27, Speaking before members of the US Senate Judiciary Committee University Prof. Christine Blasey Ford (51) said she believed she was going to be raped or accidentally killed during an alleged assault 36 years ago by Brett Kavanaugh, Donald Trump's embattled nominee for the Supreme Court. Kavanaugh (53) furiously refuted the testimony of Ford.
    (AFP, 9/27/18)(AFP, 9/28/18)
2018        Sep 27, The magazine of the Jesuit religious order in the United States publicly withdrew its endorsement of Judge Brett Kavanaugh as Supreme Court justice following testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee by the Jesuit-educated Kavanaugh and the woman accusing him of sexually assaulting her decades ago.
    (AP, 9/28/18)
2018        Sep 27, India's Chief Justice Dipak Misra and the rest of the five-member court struck down a 158-year-old law that treated adultery in certain cases as a criminal offense punishable by up to five years in prison. The court called the law unconstitutional and noted that a "husband is not the master of woman." The law did not allow wives to prosecute adulterous husbands.
    (AP, 9/27/18)
2018        Sep 27, Polish Catholic Bishop Romuald Kaminski apologized to those who were sexually abused by priests in his Warsaw diocese and vowed to take steps to win back their trust.
    (AP, 9/27/18)

2018        Sep 28, The Vatican said Pope Francis has defrocked Rev. Fernando Karadima (88), the Chilean priest at the center of the global sex abuse scandal rocking his papacy, invoking his "supreme" authority to stiffen a sentence originally handed down by a Vatican court in 2011.
    (AP, 9/28/18)

2018        Sep 29, It was reported that the US Dept. of Education has suspended this year's $4 million installment to Chicago's Magnet Schools Assistance Program following allegations that the district failed to protect students from sexual violence.
    (SFC, 9/29/18, p.A5)

2018        Oct 1, In Sweden Jean-Claude Arnault (72), the man at the center of a sex abuse and financial crimes scandal that is tarnishing the academy that awards the Nobel Prize in Literature, was convicted of rape and sentenced to two years in prison.
    (AP, 10/1/18)

2018        Oct 2, It was reported that a court in Dubai has sentenced an Egyptian taxi driver (34)to six months in prison and deportation after convicting him of sexually assaulting a US Navy officer (22) in March 2017.
    (AP, 10/2/18)
2018        Oct 2, An appeals court in Poland ruled that a Roman Catholic order should pay damages to a woman who was abducted and sexually abused by one of its priests when she was 13. The priest was arrested in 2008 and convicted of pedophilia. He has served four years in prison, and was removed from the religious order last year.
    (AP, 10/2/18)

2018        Oct 3, Pope Francis opened a gathering of bishops with the Catholic Church in a swirling state of crisis over sex abuse, urging its leaders not to let the next generation's faith be snuffed out "by our own shortcomings, mistakes and sins".
    (Reuters, 10/3/18)

2018        Oct 7, A private foundation in Poland published a map of 255 cases of sexual abuse of minors by the country's Catholic priests — the latest development pressuring Poland's church to admit and take responsibility for such abuse cases.
    (AP, 10/7/18)

2018        Oct 8, Kentucky Catholic Bishop William Medley said his Owensboro diocese has received 66 sexual abuse allegations against 27 priests since 1937, the year the diocese was founded.
    (SFC, 10/10/18, p.A4)

2018        Oct 10, Father Louis Brouillard (97) died in Minnesota. He was removed from public ministry in 1985, but continued to receive a stipend from the church. In 2016 he signed a sworn statement admitting to sexually abusing at least 20 children in Guam. In 2019 more than 220 former altar boys, students and Boy Scouts were suing the US territory's Catholic archdiocese over sexual assaults by 35 clergy, teachers and scoutmasters.
    (http://tinyurl.com/y647kxjy)(AP, 8/8/19)

2018        Oct 12, In Australia Chinese property developer Xu Longwei was sentenced to at least two-and-a-half years in jail by a court for non-consensual intercourse with a woman after a Sydney dinner party hosted by billionaire JD.com-founder Richard Liu.
    (Reuters, 10/12/18)

2018        Oct 13, The Vatican said Pope Francis has defrocked Chilean bishops Francisco José Cox Huneeus (84), former archbishop emeritus of the city of La Serena, and Marco Antonio Órdenes Fernández (53), former archbishop emeritus of Iquique, who have been caught up in the country's widening sexual abuse crisis.
    (Reuters, 10/13/18)

2018        Oct 14, India's junior external affairs minister, M.J. Akbar, denied any wrongdoing after more than a dozen women accused him of sexual misconduct when he was a newspaper editor.
    (AP, 10/14/18)
2018        Oct 14, Nepalese officials said local internet providers have begun blocking thousands of pornographic websites as part of a government directive aimed at stopping sexual violence.
    (AP, 10/14/18)

2018        Oct 15, Indian government minister M.J. Akbar filed a defamation suit against one of at least 10 women who have accused him of sexual harassment, calling her allegations false and malicious.
    (Reuters, 10/15/18)

2018        Oct 16, It was reported that Spain's bishops have set up a commission on child sex abuse in the Catholic Church, in preparation for meeting next year called by Pope Francis to cope with a spreading sexual abuse crisis.
    (Reuters, 10/16/18)

2018        Oct 17, Indian government junior minister M.J. Akbar resigned to fight accusations of sexual harassment from more than a dozen women during his previous career as a journalist.
    (Reuters, 10/17/18)
2018        Oct 17, UN agencies called for an end to the practice in some countries of determining whether a girl or woman is a virgin through gynecological testing.
    (SFC, 10/18/18, p.A2)

2018        Oct 19, In northern California William Deen Brown (39) was arrested in Santa Rosa after DNA evidence linked him to the rape of a girl (14) near a Rohnert Park creek.
    (SSFC, 10/21/18, p.C3)

2018        Oct 19, It was reported that 20 men have been jailed for raping and abusing more than a dozen teenage girls in the city of Huddersfield in northern England after a judge lifted reporting restrictions. The men were found guilty in a series of trials this year.
    (AP, 10/19/18)
2018        Oct 19, Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano, the Vatican ambassador who accused Pope Francis of rehabilitating a disgraced ex-American cardinal, doubled down on his claims, asserting that the "scourge of homosexuality" in the priesthood is responsible for sex abuse and that the Vatican is being hypocritical in refusing to acknowledge it.
    (AP, 10/19/18)

2018        Oct 20, An Indian court ordered the trial of sexual harassment charges against one of world's leading climate change experts, Rajendra K. Pachauri (78).
    (Reuters, 10/20/18)

2018        Oct 22, Australia's PM Scott Morrison delivered a formal apology to the victims of child sex abuse, saying the nation must acknowledge their long, painful journey and its failure to protect them.
    (AP, 10/22/18)
2018        Oct 22, In India the body of Kuriakose Kattuthara, a Catholic priest who police said had spoken to them about Bishop Franco Mulakkal, was found in his room in a church in the northern state of Punjab. He was witness in a case involving the alleged rape of a nun by the Roman Catholic bishop. Mulakkal, bishop of the Diocese of Jalandhar in Punjab, was arrested in the southern state of Kerala last month on charges of raping the nun.
    (Reuters, 10/22/18)

2018        Oct 25, Italian authorities said 3 suspects, two Senegalese citizens and one Nigerian, were being held on suspicion of murder, group sexual assault and handing out drugs in the death late last week of 16-year-old Desiree Mariottini.
    (AP, 10/25/18)

2018        Oct 29, In England seven men were convicted at Sheffield Crown Court of sexually abusing vulnerable teenagers in a prosecution sparked by revelations of sexual exploitation stretching back years. The perpetrators were mostly men of Pakistani heritage
    (AP, 10/29/18)

2018        Nov 1, Google employees held a wave of walkouts around the world to protest the internet company’s handling of sexual harassment. In Ireland hundreds of employees walked out of Google's European headquarters in Dublin as part of a global campaign over the US tech giant's handling of sexual harassment. Amit Singhal, a former search chief, left the company in 2016 after being accused of groping a female. The Google board had approved a $45 million settlement for him. Andy Rubin, who used to head the Android division, had left the company after being accused of sexual misconduct.  His exit package was $90 million.
    (http://tinyurl.com/y7fsfyst)(AP, 11/1/18)(SFC, 3/13/19, p.D4)

2018        Nov 4, Police in India said that they are investigating allegations that a 4-year-old girl was gang-raped the previous evening while being treated for a snake bite in an intensive care unit at a hospital in Uttar Pradesh state. One man was in custody and police were looking for others.
    (AP, 11/4/18)

2018        Nov 7, Guam's Catholic church said it will file for bankruptcy — a move that will allow the archdiocese to avoid trial in dozens of lawsuits alleging child sexual abuse by priests and move toward settlements.
    (AP, 11/7/18)
2018        Nov 7, Police in Thailand arrested Sgt. Maj. Jakkrit Khomsing (43), an HIV-infected soldier, who allegedly blackmailed and raped more than 70 teenage boys.
    (AP, 11/8/18)

2018        Nov 8, In Australia former New South Wales (NSW) state Labor party leader Luke Foley resigned after being accused of sexually harassing an ABC journalist, four months before a state election he had been in a position to win. Foley denied the allegations and said he has hired lawyers to sue for defamation over the claims.
    (AP, 11/9/18)

2018        Nov 13, Pope Francis named Archbishop Charles Scicluna as a deputy, or adjunct secretary, at the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, the Vatican office that processes sex abuse cases globally.
    (AP, 11/13/18)

2018        Nov 15, A French court acquitted former government minister Georges Tron (61) and his former deputy, Brigitte Gruel (61), of raping two employees during foot-massaging sessions in his office. Virginie Ettel (41) and Eva Loubrieu (44) had testified that they felt powerless to resist being groped and penetrated digitally by Tron because they were afraid of losing their jobs.
    (AFP, 11/15/18)
2018        Nov 15, A French court granted release to Islamic scholar Tariq Ramadan (56), a Swiss citizen and professor at Oxford University, on condition he pay 300,000 euros ($340,000) bail, surrender his Swiss passport and remain in France. Two women have accused Ramadan of raping them in France.
    (AP, 11/16/18)
2018        Nov 15, Cardinal Gualtiero Bassetti, president of the Italian bishops' conference, said that a national advisory group of lay and religious experts is being created to help dioceses educate personnel about protecting children and to help bishops investigate abuse reports.
    (AP, 11/15/18)

2018        Nov 19, A British Parole Board panel ruled that John Worboys (61), a former London taxi driver who was convicted in 2009 of raping or sexually assaulting 12 women he picked up as passengers, wasn't suitable for release. 102 women had made allegations against him.
    (AP, 11/19/18)

2018        Nov 20, In France Rev. Robert Bonan was arrested in the town of Lautenbach on preliminary charges of raping minors. The charges were based on multiple complaints, some dating to the 1980s.
    (AP, 11/23/18)

2018        Nov 23, Pope Francis named the Vatican's top sex abuse investigator and a close US ally to an organizing committee for a February abuse prevention summit.
    (AP, 11/23/18)

2018        Nov 24, Spanish police said they have arrested 79 people suspected of producing and distributing child pornography on the Internet an operation that started in 2016.
    (AP, 11/24/18)

2018        Nov 29, In Boston defrocked Roman Catholic priest Ronald Paquin, released from prison in 2015, was convicted of sexually abusing another boy in the 1980s.
    (SFC, 11/30/18, p.A5)
2018        Nov 29, West Virginia's Roman Catholic archdiocese released the names of priests or deacons who it said have been credibly accused of child sexual abuse since 1950. Eleven of the 18 are now deceased.
    (SFC, 11/30/18, p.A4)

2018        Dec 1, Doctors Without Borders said a "dramatic increase" in sexual violence occurred in South Sudan over 10 days, between Nov. 19 and Nov. 29, as 125 women and girls walked to a food distribution site in Bentiu in Unity state. The women and girls were raped, whipped and clubbed in attacks so shocking that some aid workers in South Sudan said they are left speechless.
    (AP, 12/1/18)
2018        Dec 1, In New Zealand Grace Millane (22), a British tourist, was last seen entering a central Auckland hotel with a 26-year-old man. The man was arrested on Dec 8 and police planned to charge him with murder. Millane, from Wickford in Essex, was on a round-the-world trip when she was allegedly strangled during rough sex at an apartment in Auckland. A suitcase containing her remains was found in a shallow grave in a forested area of the Waitakere ranges a week later on December 9.
    (AP, 12/8/18)(The Telegraph, 11/6/19)

2018        Dec 3, Indian authorities said two men accused of trying to molest a woman (20) in northern India set her on fire two days later after she lodged a complaint with police. Her suspected attackers have been arrested and three policemen suspended for dereliction of duties.
    (Reuters, 12/3/18)
2018        Dec 3, A Swedish appeals court found Jean-Claude Arnault, the man at the center of a sex scandal that forced the postponement of this year's Nobel Prize in Literature, guilty of an additional rape and increased his prison term.
    (Reuters, 12/3/18)

2018        Dec 4, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani ordered an investigation after the Guardian reported that members of the national women's soccer team were sexually and physically abused by men from the country's football federation.
    (AP, 12/4/18)

2018        Dec 5, The Vatican launched an investigation into a small Chilean religious order of nuns after some sisters denounced sexual abuse at the hands of priests and mistreatment by their superiors.
    (AP, 12/7/18)
2018        Dec 5, A Spanish regional court confirmed a controversial ruling that cleared five men of gang-raping an 18-year-old woman during Pamplona's 2016 San Fermin festival, a case which led to protests across Spain over chauvinism and sexual abuse. The Navarra court confirmed nine-year prison sentences for the men.
    (Reuters, 12/5/18)

2018        Dec 6, An Australian appeal court overturned a conviction against Adelaide Archbishop Philip Wilson (68), the most senior Roman Catholic cleric ever found guilty of covering up child sex abuse.
    (AP, 12/6/18)
2018        Dec 6, Philippine immigration authorities said they have arrested an American Roman Catholic priest accused of sexually assaulting altar boys was arrested in a church in Naval town on the island province of Biliran. Rev. Kenneth Bernard Hendricks (77) has been indicted in Ohio for alleged illicit sexual conduct in the Philippines.
    (AP, 12/6/18)

2018        Dec 7, Rath Rott Mony (47), a Cambodian labor activist, was arrested in Bangkok as he attempted to travel to the Netherlands with his family after helping produce a sex-trafficking documentary for the Russia Today channel in October. Cambodia has dismissed the documentary as fake.
    (Reuters, 12/7/18)

2018        Dec 8, In Brazil ten women on the Globo TV network accused self-styled spiritual healer Joao Teixeira de Faria, known as John of God, of sexually abusing them at a clinic in the central-western state of Goias.
    (AP, 12/9/18)

2018        Dec 9, Afghan authorities announced the suspension of the head of the soccer federation and five other senior officials amid allegations of sexual and physical abuse of female athletes.
    (AP, 12/9/18)

2018        Dec 11, An Australian court found Cardinal George Pell (77), one of the highest ranking Vatican officials and a former top adviser to Pope Francis, guilty on five charges of child sexual offences committed more than two decades ago against 13-year-old boys. The verdict was only made public on Feb. 26, 2019.
    (Reuters, 2/26/19)

2018        Dec 14, CBS pledged to give $20 million to 16 organizations dedicated to eliminating sexual harassment in the workplace.
    (SFC, 12/15/18, p.A6)

2018        Dec 16, In India a New Delhi security guard allegedly raped a three-year-old girl after luring her with sweets. The girl was hospitalized and her suspected attacker was soon arrested.
    (Reuters, 12/17/18)

2018        Dec 19, In India Swaroop Raj (35), an assistant vice president at Genpact India, committed suicide following accusations of sexual misconduct.
    (http://tinyurl.com/ya8cj4a2)(Reuters, 12/21/18)

2018        Dec 20, The UN said the "overwhelming majority" of women and older girls who passed through Libya as migrants reported being gang-raped by traffickers or having witnessed others taken away to be sexually abused in a report based on hundreds of interviews.
    (AP, 12/20/18)

2018        Dec 21, Minnesota prosecutors said Chinese billionaire Richard Liu will not face charges over an Aug. 31 rape accusation by a Chinese woman studying in Minnesota because they could not prove his guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.
    (AP, 12/22/18)

2018        Dec 25, In India a woman (42) attacked her alleged stalker (25) and cut off his genitals before rushing him to a Mumbai hospital to save his life. The woman and her two alleged acquaintances were taken into police custody as investigations continued.
    (Reuters, 12/27/18)

2018        Dec 28, Afghanistan's attorney general slapped a travel ban on five top football officials, hours after graphic details emerged of alleged sexual and physical abuse against members of the women's national team.
    (AFP, 12/28/18)

2018        Dec 29, In Arizona an incapacitated woman (29) with significant intellectual disabilities at the Hacienda Health-Care facility gave birth following a sexual assault. Nathan Sutherland, a nurse whose DNA police said matches a sample from the baby, later pleaded not guilty to charges of rape.
    (SFC, 1/14/19, p.A4)(SFC, 1/21/19, p.A4)(SSFC, 2/10/19, p.A8)

2018        Dec 31, In Egypt Amal Fathi (34), arrested in May over a video she posted online in which she spoke out against sexual harassment, lost her appeal and was handed a two-year prison term, as well as a fine of 10,000 Egyptian pounds ($560).
    (AFP, 12/31/18)

2018        China's highest court made it clear for the first time that sexual harassment could be grounds for suing.
    (Econ., 12/19/20, p.75)
2018        In East Timor American missionary Richard Daschbach was expelled from his Catholic congregation after admitting to sexual abuse of minors. In 2021 Daschbach (84) went on trial and faced 14 counts of sexual abuse of children under age 14, plus other charges.
    (AP, 2/11/19)(SFC, 2/24/21, p.A3)
2018        In Indonesia Nuril Maknun, a part-time bookkeeper at a highschool, was found guilty of distributing obscene material. She was sentenced to six months in jail and a fine of about $35,000 for recording her boss' lewd phone call as proof that she was being harassed. In 2019 a court denied her request for a review of the case.
    (SFC, 7/6/19, p.A4)

2019        Jan 11, Portugal's parliament unanimously changed the law to expand the definition of rape to cover all sex without consent, joining just seven EU countries with such a wide definition.
    (Reuters, 1/11/19)

2019        Jan 14, It was reported that a Finnish citizens' initiative to withdraw asylum from people convicted of sex crimes received tens of thousands of signatures over the weekend and has become an important political issue ahead of this year's parliamentary elections.
    (Reuters, 1/14/19)
2019        Jan 14, Two French policemen went on trial over the alleged gang-rape of a drunk Canadian tourist in April 2014 at the former headquarters of the Paris police.
    (AFP, 1/14/19)

2019        Jan 15, In Thailand Vashukevich, a model from Belarus who claimed last year that she had evidence of Russian involvement in helping elect Donald Trump president, pleaded guilty in a Thai court in a case related to holding a sex training seminar and will be deported. She and seven co-defendants were given suspended 18-month prison terms and fines.
    (AP, 1/15/19)

2019        Jan 16, In Australia Aiia Maasarwe (21), an exchange student from Shanghai University in China, was attacked shortly after stepping off from a tram in the suburb of Bundoora. Codey Herrmann (20), an aspiring rapper, was soon charged with murder and rape in the death of the Israeli student.
    (AP, 1/19/19)
2019        Jan 16, It was reported that Britain's Parliament has approved a law that will make it illegal to take so-called "upskirting" photos. Following "royal assent" the law will apply in England and Wales. The practice is already banned in Scotland.
    (AP, 1/16/19)

2019        Jan 17, An Indian court sentenced a popular and flamboyant spiritual guru and three followers to life in prison in the murder 16 years ago of a journalist who published a letter about the guru's alleged sexual exploitation of women. Dr. Saint Gurmeet Singh Ram Rahim Insan and his three followers were convicted on Jan. 11 on murder charges.
    (AP, 1/17/19)

2019        Jan 21, It was reported that more South Korean female skaters are accusing their coaches of sexually abusing them, following claims by two-time Olympic champion Shim Suk-hee that her former coach had repeatedly raped her.
    (AP, 1/21/19)

2019        Jan 22, French officials said US singer Chris Brown (29) and two other people are in custody in Paris after a woman filed a rape complaint.
    (AP, 1/22/19)

2019        Jan 24, Former Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond denied committing any crime after he appeared in court, charged with multiple sex offences including attempted rape.
    (Reuters, 1/24/19)

2019        Jan 25, In Connecticut more than 130 people who say they were sexually abused as children at a now-defunct charity school in Haiti reached a $60 million settlement with a Jesuit university in Connecticut and other defendants.
    (AP, 1/25/19)
2019        Jan 25, In Zimbabwe reports of a violent crackdown continued as rights groups and others accused security forces of raping women during house-to-house searches.
    (AP, 1/25/19)

2019        Jan 28, Pope Francis said celibacy for priests was a "gift to the Church" and not "optional", while returning to the Vatican from Panama. Francis said there's reason to consider ordaining older, married men in remote communities where priests are in short supply. Celibacy was imposed in the 11th century, possibly partly to prevent descendants of priests inheriting church property.
    (AP, 1/28/19)

2019        Jan 29, The Vatican said that Father Hermann Geissler, an Austrian section head in the Vatican doctrinal office, the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (CDF), had submitted his resignation. He denied accusations by a former nun of soliciting sex from her a decade ago while hearing her confession.
    (Reuters, 1/29/19)

2019        Jan 31, In Pakistan the British High Commission in Islamabad said convicted child-sex offender Choudhry Ikhalaq Hussain (41), who was part of a gang that exploited teenage girls in a northern English town, has been arrested in Pakistan where he fled during his trial.
    (Reuters, 1/31/19)

2019        Feb 1, A French priest was sentenced to five years, two without parole, for sexually assaulting four young female parishioners, one of whom was just nine when the offences started, and embezzling 100,000 euros ($115,000) to pay one of his victims.
    (AFP, 2/2/19)

2019        Feb 3, In France Anne-Sophie Schmidt, one of 10 women in three countries who say they were assaulted, harassed or in one case raped by conductor Charles Dutoit, issued a statement calling attention to the allegations ahead of his first major concert since the allegations surfaced in 2017.
    (AP, 2/3/19)

2019        Feb 4, In Vietnam a college student (20) was killed on the eve of the Lunar New year. She had been taken hostage and raped by five men for two days. A spiritual leader later blamed the victim saying she had bad karma from a past life. Authorities later ordered monks to stop "soul summoning" and "bad karma eviction" ceremonies after an investigation found the rituals to be a swindle.
    (SSFC, 3/24/19, p.A2)

2019        Feb 5, The Jerusalem District Prosecutor's Office said that Ilan Levy-Neumand, a dual French-Israeli citizen and resident of a West Bank settlement, was arrested and that prosecutors petitioned the court for his extradition. In 2010, Levy-Neumand was convicted in absentia by a French court for sexual offenses against eight girls and sentenced to 15 years in prison. He fled France for Israel after his arrest in 2002.
    (AP, 2/5/19)
2019        Feb 5, Pope Francis said Catholic priests and bishops had been sexually abusing nuns, and that his predecessor Benedict XVI had dissolved a religious order of women because of "sexual slavery on the part of priests and the founder".
    (AFP, 2/6/19)

2019        Feb 6, In Virginia a grand jury indicted Troy George Skinner (25) of New Zealand on four counts of production of child pornography, kidnapping and attempted kidnapping. Skinner was shot and wounded by the 14-year-old girl's mother after arriving uninvited in June and smashing a glass door to try to get inside.
    (AP, 2/7/19)

2019        Feb 7, In Costa Rica a second woman accused former president and Nobel Peace laureate Oscar Arias (78) of sexual assault in 2015. The former Miss Costa Rica said he "grabbed" her head and pulled her close to him before "he touched my breasts over my clothes and then gave me a kiss against my will".
    (AP, 2/8/19)
2019        Feb 7, In Kosovo hundreds of protesters called on authorities to jail a police officer accused of sexually abusing a girl (16).
    (AP, 2/7/19)
2019        Feb 7, Sierra Leone's Pres. Julius Maada Bio declared a national emergency over rape and sexual violence, saying perpetrators are getting younger and their acts more violent.
    (AP, 2/8/19)

2019        Feb 8, US media reported that a second woman has accused Virginia's Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax of sexual misconduct, further adding to the political turmoil in the state.
    (AFP, 2/9/19)

2019        Feb 9, Virginia's embattled Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax called for authorities, including the FBI, to investigate sexual assault allegations against him while defying widespread demands for his resignation.
    (SSFC, 2/10/19, p.A8)
2019        Feb 9, The British Daily Telegraph published details of allegations of sexual and racial misconduct by retail tycoon Philip Green (66), after the Topshop owner dropped a legal bid to stop the claims being reported.
    (AP, 2/9/19)

2019        Feb 14, Spanish campaigners delivered a petition with more than half a million signatures to the national parliament in Madrid demanding an extension of the statute of limitations in child sex abuse cases.
    (AP, 2/14/19)

2019        Feb 15, A report by the UN human rights office and the UN mission in South Sudan recorded 175 cases, mainly rapes lasting hours by multiple uniformed and armed men, just between September and December 2018.
    (Reuters, 2/15/19)

2019        Feb 15, Costa Rico's Justice Ministry announced that Julio Solis, director of Citizen Peace and Coexistence Promotion, had resigned. The country's vice-minister of economy reported him a day earlier for alleged sexual abuse.
    (AP, 2/15/19)

2019        Feb 16, The Roman Catholic Diocese of Brooklyn, NYC, released the names of more than 100 priests who have been credibly accused of sexually abusing a child.
    (SSFC, 2/17/19, p.A7)
2019        Feb 16, French director Francois Ozon's film "Grace a Dieu" ("By the Grace of God") won the Berlin Film Festival's jury grand prize. The movie, which opens on Feb. 20, portrays French priest Bernard Preynat, who has been accused of molesting dozens of boys during the 1980s and '90s.
    (AP, 2/18/19)     
2019        Feb 16, The Vatican said former US cardinal Theodore McCarrick (88) has been expelled from the Roman Catholic priesthood after being found guilty of sexual crimes against minors and adults.
    (Reuters, 2/16/19)

2019        Feb 18, It was reported that the Catholic Diocese of Oakland, Ca., has released the names of 45 clergymen and religious brothers they say are "credibly accused" of sexually assaulting minors.
    (SFC, 2/18/19, p.C1)

2019        Feb 19, At the Vatican Catholic religious orders from around the world apologized for having failed to respond when their priests raped children, acknowledging that their family-like communities blinded them to sexual abuse and led to misplaced loyalties, denial and cover-ups.
    (AP, 2/19/19)

2019        Feb 21, A Polish charity helping victims of child abuse committed by Catholic priests accused 24 bishops of concealing perpetrators of sexual molestation of minors. Three activists overturned a statue of a Polish priest accused of sex abuse in the northern city of Gdansk. Father Henryk Jankowski, who died in 2010, has faced accusations of pedophilia.
    (Reuters, 2/21/19)(AFP, 2/21/19)
2019        Feb 21, Pope Francis opened his high-stakes abuse prevention summit at the Vatican. He issued 21 proposals to stem the clergy sex abuse around the world at the start of the 4-day event.
    (AP, 2/21/19)

2019        Feb 21, Moshe Journo (53), an Israeli man who allegedly had been on the run for 15 years after being accused of raping a teenage girl in Pennsylvania, was extradited back to the United States.
    (AP, 2/22/19)

2019        Feb 24, Pope Francis ended his conference on the sexual abuse of children by clergy by calling for an "all-out battle" against a crime that should be "erased from the face of the earth".
    (AP, 2/24/19)

2019        Feb 25, Kim Vincent Avis (55), aka Ken Gordon-Avis, reportedly vanished after going for a nighttime swim in treacherous waters in Monterey, Ca. Detectives soon began to suspect a hoax. Avis was wanted on 24 counts of rape in Scotland. In July he was arrested in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
    (AP, 7/27/19)
2019        Feb 25, Paris prosecutors dropped a rape investigation targeting filmmaker Luc Besson (59) because of a lack of evidence.
    (AP, 2/25/19)

2019        Feb 27, In Australia George Pell, the most senior Catholic cleric ever convicted of child sex abuse, was sent to prison and will wait two weeks to learn his sentence for molesting two choirboys in a Melbourne cathedral two decades ago.
    (AP, 2/27/19)

2019        Mar 5, Italy's high court annulled an appeals court ruling that overturned a rape verdict  regarding a 2015 assault in which two Peruvian men argued that the woman was too "masculine" to be a victim. A new trial was ordered.
    (SFC, 3/14/19, p.A2)

2019        Mar 7, In Costa Rico judicial police raided Roman Catholic church offices in San Jose, searching for information about two priests accused of sexual abuse.
    (AP, 3/7/19)
2019        Mar 7, French Catholic cleric, Cardinal Philippe Barbarin, was convicted of failing to report allegations of sexual abuse in his diocese and said he would submit his resignation to Pope Francis. The archbishop of Lyon was handed a six-month suspended prison sentence.
    (Reuters, 3/7/19)
2019        Mar 7, A German court sentenced four men for their involvement in running an online child pornography platform to prison sentences from three years and ten months to almost 10 years.
    (AP, 3/7/19)

2019        Mar 8, Workers in the Polish city of Gdansk dismantled a statue of the late Solidarity-era priest, Henryk Jankowski, following allegations he sexually abused minors.
    (AP, 3/8/19)

2019        Mar 11, Police in India said they had recovered four videos from four arrested men, involving other victims in Tamil Nadu state. A woman (19) had said in a complaint filed with the police that she was traveling with the four men, two of whom she knew, in a car last month when she was forcibly disrobed and videotaped. She alleged the men then threatened to upload the video online if she did not meet them whenever summoned.
    (Reuters, 3/12/19)

2019        Mar 13, In Australia Cardinal George Pell, who in past years attended the retreat as Francis' finance minister, was sentenced to six years in prison for sexually abusing two youths in the 1990s. Pell must serve a minimum of 3 years and 8 months before he is eligible for parole. He planned to appeal.
    (AP, 3/13/19)

2019        Mar 14, Poland's Catholic Church leaders revealed that they have recorded cases of 382 priests abusing minors since 1990.
    (AP, 3/14/19)

2019        Mar 15, The Catholic Church in Costa Rica asked for forgiveness following recent accusations that three of its priests sexually abused minors, amid a clerical abuse scandal that has ravaged the institution's credibility around the globe.
    (Reuters, 3/15/19)

2019        Mar 18, A UN report released today showed an increase in allegations of sexual abuse and exploitation by staff working in UN agencies and their partner organizations.
    (AFP, 3/18/19)

2019        Mar 20, South Korean police said they have arrested two men for using illegal spy cameras at motels to film and livestream videos of about 1,600 guests, raking in about 7 million won ($6,200) over the past three months.
    (Reuters, 3/21/19)

2019        Mar 21, Human Rights Watch reported that authorities in China and Myanmar are failing to stop the brutal trafficking of young women, often teenagers, from the conflict-ridden Kachin region for sexual slavery.
    (AP, 3/21/19)
2019        Mar 21, In South Korea K-pop singer and television celebrity, Jung Joon-young, was arrested over accusations he shared his secret sex videos.
    (Reuters, 3/21/19)

2019        Mar 23, Ireland extradited dual citizen Eric Eoin Marques (33) to the US, where he faced charges of conspiracy to advertise and distribute child pornography. Prosecutors said Marques hosted an anonymous hosting service on the darknet that spread the porn for five years.
    (AP, 3/26/19)

2019        Mar 26, An attorney said the Pennsylvania Roman Catholic Diocese of Erie has agreed to pay $2 million to a man who was sexually abused as a child by a priest who made him say confession after the assaults. Defrocked priest David Poulson was sentenced this year to 2½ to 14 years in prison after pleading guilty to the sexual assault of one boy and attempted sexual assault of another.
    (AP, 3/26/19)

2019        Mar 28, In the SF Bay Area Rev. Hector David Mendoza-Vela (42), the head priest of Corpus Christi Parish in Fremont, was arrested on suspicion of 30 counts child sex abuse from 2016-2017.
    (SFC, 4/1/19, p.C1)
2019        Mar 28, In Virginia Darwin Martinez-Torres of Sterling was sentenced to life in prison for raping and killing Nabra Hassanen (17) of Reston, a Muslim teenager, as she walked back to a mosque with friends for pre-dawn religious services in June 2017. immigration authorities said Martinez-Torres is an El Salvador native and was in the country illegally.
    (AP, 3/28/19)

2019        Mar 29, Pope Francis enacted sweeping new legislation to protect children from sexual abuse within the Vatican and other Holy See institutions in Rome, as well as by its diplomatic corps worldwide.
    (Reuters, 3/29/19)

2019        Mar 31, Police in Colombia's second-largest city said they have arrested Thomas Renno of California for allegedly offering cash over Facebook to girls as young as 13 in exchange for sexual acts.
    (AP, 3/31/19)

2019        Apr 2, Congo DRC's army captured Masudi Alimasi Kokodiko, leader of the widely feared Raia Mutomboki militia, in South Kivu's Shabunda territory. He has been accused of orchestrating mass rapes and other atrocities.
    (Reuters, 4/4/19)

2019        Apr 4, The Vatican upheld its conviction of Guam's ousted Archbishop Anthony Apuron for sexually abusing minors and added a further penalty on appeal that effectively prevents him from presenting himself as a bishop.
    (AP, 4/4/19)

2019        Apr 6, In Bangladesh Jahan Rafi (18) told her family she was lured to the roof of her rural school in the town of Feni and asked to withdraw sexual harassment charges against her Islamic school's principal by five people clad in burqas. When she refused, she said her hands were tied and she was doused in kerosene and set alight. Rafi told the story to her brother in an ambulance on the way to the hospital and he recorded her testimony on his mobile phone before she died.
    (AP, 4/19/19)

2019        Apr 11, In Japan a Catholic Bishops' Conference in Tokyo said it has established a committee in each diocese to investigate allegations of sexual abuse against minors by its priests.
    (SFC, 4/12/19, p.A2)

2019        Apr 12, Louisiana's Diocese of Lafayette, where the first widely reported case of clergy sex abuse became public in the 1980s, released a list of 33 priests and four deacons credibly accused of sexually abusing a minor or vulnerable adult.
    (AP, 4/12/19)

2019        Apr 19, In NYC Clare Bronfman (40), heiress to the Seagram liquor fortune, pleaded guilty to her role in self-help group Nxivm, a secretive society of women sex slaves. Keith Raniere (58), the founder of NXIVM, has already been charged with sex trafficking and forced labor conspiracy and now stands alone as a defendant in a case.
    (AFP, 4/20/19)
2019        Apr 19, A Paris court dismissed a 2016 defamation case against six women who accused a former French lawmaker of sexual misconduct and the journalists who reported the allegations. The court ordered Denis Baupin to pay 1,000 euros ($1,120) in damages to each of the 12 people he sued.
    (AP, 4/19/19)

2019        Apr 25, In southern Florida Luis Clarke (38), a part-time youth pastor at Abrazo tu Sueno Church in Pembroke Pines, was arrested and charged with sexual battery of a minor. He had coerced a girl (15) into having sex by threatening to turn her family in to immigration officials.
    (SFC, 4/27/19, p.A4)
2019        Apr 25, A Bahraini rights group said that sexual abuse and torture have been widespread and systematic in jails in the Gulf island nation during a yearslong crackdown.
    (AP, 4/25/19)

2019        Apr 26, Human Rights Watch called on China and Pakistan to take action to end bride trafficking, warning in an April 26 statement of "increasing evidence that Pakistani women and girls are at risk of sexual slavery in China".
    (AP, 5/07/19)

2019        Apr 30, Sterling Van Wagenen (71), a filmmaker who co-founded the Sundance Film festival, pleaded guilty in Utah to sexual abuse of a child.
    (SFC, 5/1/19, p.A6)

2019        May 4, In France a Norwegian student filed a complaint for alleged rape in a fire hall in the Plaisance district of southern Paris. French newspaper Le Parisien reported that the woman told police she had consensual sex with one firefighter but then was raped by several others. Six firefighters faced charges in a following investigation.
    (AP, 5/06/19)

2019        May 6, In India a panel of judges dismissed a sexual harassment complaint against chief justice Ranjan Gogoi. Protesters soon responded carrying placards demanding a new and impartial investigation.
    (Reuters, 5/07/19)

2019        May 7, In France Jean Vanier (90), a Canadian religious figure whose charity work helped improve conditions for the developmentally disabled in multiple countries over the past half-century, died in Paris. A visit to a psychiatric hospital prompted him to found L'Arche in 1964 as an alternative living environment where those with developmental disabilities could be full-fledged participants in the community instead of patients. It was later reported that Vanier had sexual relations with at least six women that were "manipulative," "coercive" or "non-consensual".
    (AP, 5/07/19)(Econ., 2/29/20, p.41)

2019        May 9, Pope Francis issued a new church law about reporting clergy sex abuse and cover-up, outlining investigation procedures when the accused is a bishop or religious superior.
    (AP, 5/09/19)

2019        May 12, In Kashmir thousands of people took to the streets to protest the alleged rape of a 3-year-old girl by a neighbor who lured her to a school bathroom. The girl was hospitalized in critical condition on May 8, but her condition has stabilized. The suspect's family produced a school-issued birth certificate giving his age as 13. Protesters said the suspect is not less than 20 and he worked in a motor repair workshop.
    (AP, 5/13/19)

2019        May 14, Poland's PM Mateusz Morawiecki vowed tougher punishments for those who sexually abuse minors after a new film spurred the country into grappling with the problem of abuse by priests. The documentary "Tell No One" has triggered soul searching in the deeply Catholic country since it was released May 11 on YouTube.
    (AP, 5/14/19)

2019        May 17, Former British doctor Alan Tutin (71) was sentenced to 10 years in prison for groping female patients including a 12-year-old child between 1980 and 2004.
    (AP, 5/17/19)
2019        May 17, Germany said it would pay compensation of up to 10,000 euros ($11,000) each to victims of the former Nazi pedophile sect "Colonia Dignidad" in Chile. The sect was founded in 1961 by Paul Schaefer, a former Wehrmacht soldier, lay preacher and convicted pedophile, who abused, drugged and indoctrinated residents and kept them as virtual slaves. Schaefer was arrested in Argentina in 2005 and then jailed in Chile for child sexual and other abuses. Schaefer (88) died behind bars in 2010. Victims said compensation offered by Germany was not enough to make up for decades of slavery and abuse.
    (AFP, 5/17/19)(AFP, 5/18/19)
2019        May 17, A South Korea appeals court extended the jail term imposed on cult leader Pastor Lee Jaerock (75) for raping female followers, sentencing him to 16 years behind bars. He was convicted last year of raping eight women more than 40 times.
    (AFP, 5/17/19)

2019        May 17, Pope Francis accepted the resignation of Brazilian Bishop Vilson Dias de Oliveira (60), reportedly suspected of extorting priests and covering up sexual abuse.
    (AFP, 5/17/19)

2019        May 20, The Swedish prosecutor heading an investigation into a rape allegation against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange filed a request with a local court for him to be detained in absentia.
    (Reuters, 5/20/19)

2019        May 22, It was reported that shady middle-men are openly advertising on Chinese social media to smuggle blood samples of pregnant women to Hong Kong to skirt the mainland's ban on gender testing.
    (AFP, 5/22/19)
2019        May 22, It was reported that a smartphone app developed by Japanese police is being widely downloaded by women trying to protect themselves from gropers on packed rush-hour trains. The "Digi Police" app was originally issued by Tokyo police three years ago, but a function to scare off molesters was only added a few months ago.
    (AP, 5/22/19)

2019        May 23, International police group Interpol said that nine people had been arrested in Thailand, Australia and the US and 50 children had been rescued after investigators took down an online pedophilia ring.
    (AFP, 5/23/19)

2019        May 30, In Chicago prosecutors charged R&B singer R. Kelly with 11 new sex-related counts, including some that carry a maximum sentence of 30 years in prison.
    (SFC, 5/31/19, p.A4)

2019        Jun 3, A New Jersey appellate court upheld a ruling that denies pension benefits to former judge Stephen Thompson (72), who served a federal prison term for having sex with a boy in Russia and bringing back a tape of the act.
    (AP, 6/4/19)
2019        Jun 3, Naasón Joaquín García (50), the leader of La Luz del Mundo, and a follower of the church, Susana Medina Oaxaca (24), were arrested after landing at Los Angeles International Airport. Two days later California officials announced that Garcia has been charged with human trafficking and child rape. The Mexico-based church has branches in the US claiming more than 1 million followers. The fundamentalist Christian church, whose name translates to The Light of the World, was founded in 1926 by García's grandfather.
    (AP, 6/5/19)

2019        Jun 7, The Catholic Church in Texas said it is reviewing allegations that a top monsignor continued to hear the confessions of Laura Pontikes, a married woman, after luring her into a sexual relationship, a potentially serious crime under church law.
    (AP, 6/8/19)

2019        Jun 10, In Kashmir a court sentenced three Hindu men, including a police officer, to life imprisonment for kidnapping, raping and murdering an 8-year-old Muslim girl in 2018, in a case that has exacerbated tensions in the disputed region.
    (AP, 6/10/19)
2019        Jun 10, In Nepal Peter John Dalglish (62), a former high-profile UN humanitarian worker from Canada, was found guilty by a court of sexually abusing two boys and is due to be sentenced next month. On July 9 he was sentenced to nine years in prison.
    (AFP, 6/11/19)(SFC, 7/10/19, p.A2)
2019        Jun 10, The Vatican issued an official document rejecting the idea that people can choose or change their genders and insisting on the sexual complementarity of men and women to make babies.
    (SFC, 6/11/19, p.A4)

2019        Jun 11, It was reported that a Polish court has ordered church authorities to hand over to prosecutors classified files regarding a pedophilia case, in a rare example of a clash between the state and the powerful Catholic Church in deeply devout Poland.
    (Reuters, 6/11/19)
2019        Jun 11, Human Rights Watch said children studying in Senegal's Koranic schools face "alarming rates" of abuse, including rape, neglect and imprisonment.
    (AFP, 6/11/19)

2019        Jun 13, In California Sacramento County sheriff's Deputy Shauna Bishop (44 ) was arrested after she turned herself in for allegedly having sex with a boy (16).
    (SFC, 6/15/19, p.A5)

2019        Jun 14, Britain banned ads featuring "harmful gender stereotypes" which are likely to cause offence under new rules that could have a major impact on the industry.
    (AFP, 6/14/19)

2019        Jun 15, In Texas Stephen Bratton (43), a former Southern Baptist pastor, posted a $50,000 bond. He was accused of child sex abuse.
    (SFC, 6/18/19, p.A5)

2019        Jun 16, Bangladeshi authorities arrested a senior policeman accused of sharing on social media the recording of an official complaint of sexual harassment made by a teenage girl who was later allegedly burned to death. Madrasa student Jahan was allegedly burned to death in April after she refused to withdraw an allegation of sexual harassment against the institution's principal. Moazzem Hossain had been in hiding since late May, when the Cyber Tribunal court warrant was issued against him over sharing the complaint by Nusrat Jahan.
    (Reuters, 6/16/19)
2019        Jun 16, It was reported that Pakistani investigators are trying to unravel trafficking networks that convince impoverished Pakistanis to marry off their daughters to Chinese men for cash, and they say evidence is growing that many of the women and girls are sold into prostitution once in China.
    (AP, 6/16/19)

2019        Jun 19,  A jury in Brooklyn convicted Keith Raniere (58), head of the Albany-area NXIVM, on all counts of sex-trafficking and coercing women into sex. Raniere was arrested at a Mexican hideout in 2018.
    (SFC, 6/20/19, p.A6)

2019        Jun 21, British police said they had arrested 44 people as part of an investigation into historical child sex abuse in northern England. Police said 36 men and three women had been detained over the last two weeks over the inquiry which is centered on allegations from four women that they were abused as children, predominantly in the towns of Dewsbury and Batley between 1995 and 2002.
    (Reuters, 6/21/19)
2019        Jun 21, China's Ministry of Public Security said police have rescued 1,130 abducted foreign women in the second half of last year in coordinated operations with five Southeast Asian countries.
    (AP, 6/21/19)
2019        Jun 21, Spain's Supreme Court found five men who called themselves "The Pack" guilty of gang rape, overturning previous convictions of the lesser offence of sexual abuse in a case that shook the country. Each defendant was sentenced to 15 years in prison. The five had raped the drunk woman, then aged 18, at the entrance to an apartment building in Pamplona in July 2016.
    (AFP, 6/21/19)

2019        Jun 26, In California two brothers reached a $6.8 settlement with the Catholic Hanna Boys Center in Sonoma. The brothers were allegedly abused as children at the residential treatment center for at risk teens by counselor Kevin Thorpe. In 2018 Thorpe pleaded no contest and was sentenced to 21 years in prison.
    (SFC, 6/27/19, p.C5)
2019        Jun 26, Human Rights Watch (HRW) said former Gambian president Yahya Jammeh "handpicked" women whom he would rape or sexually coerce, offering cash, gifts and other privileges in exchange.
    (AFP, 6/26/19)

2019        Jun 27, In Germany two of three men charged with hundreds of counts of child sexual abuse over decades at a German campsite pleaded guilty as their trial opened.
    (AFP, 6/27/19)

2019        Jun 28, A Norwegian man was sentenced to 16 years in prison for the sexual abuse, including rape, of several hundred underage boys in what was described as the largest such case in the country's history.
    (AFP, 6/28/19)

2019        Jul 1, In Rhode Island the Roman Catholic Diocese of Providence released a list of 50 clerics it says have been credibly accused of sexually abusing children. Only 19 of the priests and deacons on the list, from files dating back to 1950, were still alive.
    (SFC, 7/2/19, p.A4)

2019        Jul 2, Hawaii became the first US state to remove a requirement that a person be a victim of sex trafficking to have a prostitution conviction erased.
    (SFC, 7/4/19, p.A9)

2019        Jul 6, Jeffrey Epstein, a New York financier long accused of molesting dozens of girls, was arrested at Teterboro Airport in New Jersey after arriving by private jet from Paris. He was charged with one count of sex trafficking and one count of conspiracy to commit sex trafficking.
    (SSFC, 7/7/19, p.A15)

2019        Jul 10, In Germany Ali Bashar (22), an Iraqi man, was sentenced to life in jail for the 2018 rape and murder of Susanna Maria Feldman (14) that fuelled far-right protests against a mass influx of mostly Muslim migrants.
    (AFP, 7/10/19)

2019        Jul 12, In Florida Mirko and Regina Ceska were arrested for charges including sexual assault and neglect. The couple, described as “doomsday preppers," allegedly abused their adopted twin daughters, subjecting them to beatings, sexual assaults and a restricted food intake.
    (The Independent, 7/28/19)
2019        Jul 12, Singer R. Kelly was arrested in Chicago under charges that included racketeering, kidnapping, forced labor and the sexual exploitation of a child.
    (SFC, 7/13/19, p.A6)

2019        Jul 15, It was reported that a new contraceptive vaginal ring prevents pregnancy for a year and allows women to have complete control over conception, according to a report that details the results of two clinical trials testing the safety and efficacy of the device.
    (Reuters, 7/15/19)
2019        Jul 15, Jerry Bausby (43) of Kansas City, Mo., was found guilty in the March 2016 death of his daughter, Daizsa Bausby (18). He was convicted of second-degree murder, sodomy, incest and sexual abuse.
    (AP, 7/16/19)

2019        Jul 17, In India the Goa bench of the Bombay High court held Samson D’Souza (36) guilty on all five counts of drugging, raping and murdering 15-year old Scarlett Keeling on north Goa’s Anjuna beach, after she had attended a belated Valentine’s Day party over 11 years ago. A 2nd man was acquitted.
    (The Telegraph, 7/17/19)

2019        Jul 18, Documents released by a judge's order in Manhattan detailed a flurry of communications involving Donald Trump, his campaign team and former personal lawyer Michael Cohen to engineer hush-money payments to a porn actress who said she had a sexual encounter with the president shortly before the 2016 election.
    (Reuters, 7/18/19)
2019        Jul 18, A US judge in Manhattan ruled that American financier Jeffrey Epstein will remain behind bars while he awaits trial on charges of sex trafficking dozens of underage girls.
    (Reuters, 7/18/19)
2019        Jul 18, A Cyprus court ordered 12 Israelis vacationing on the east Mediterranean island nation to remain in police custody for eight days after a 19-year-old British woman alleged that she was raped a day earlier at the popular resort of Ayia Napa.
    (AP, 7/18/19)
2019        Jul 18, Canada offered a cash settlement for victims of sexual harassment, sexual assault and gender-based discrimination in the country's military in response to class action lawsuits filed by victims. The federal government budgeted C$800 million ($611.3 million) in compensation for members of the armed forces, and an additional C$100 million for Department of National Defense workers.
    (Reuters, 7/19/19)

2019        Jul 19, George Nader (60), a Lebanese-American businessman, was hit with new federal charges of child pornography, sex trafficking, and obscenity. Nader, with deep political and financial ties to the United Arab Emirates, was a key cooperator in Mueller’s probe of foreign influence in the 2016 election.
    (The Daily Beast, 7/19/19)

2019        Jul 23, It was reported that the US State Department has stopped publishing crime data involving Americans harmed in Jamaica — but it won't say why. The State Department did warn in its 2019 report that "rape and sexual assault are serious problems throughout Jamaica, including at resorts and hotels.
    (USA Today, 7/23/19)

2019        Jul 26, A Cyprus court extended the detention of seven Israeli teenagers out of the 12 who were arrested as suspects in the rape of a 19-year-old British woman. Five suspects were released a day earlier.
    (AP, 7/26/19)

2019        Jul 28, Police in Cyprus arrested a 19-year-old British woman on suspicion of filing a false complaint of gang rape for which a dozen Israeli teens had been detained as suspects. A lawyer said Cyprus police will release all seven Israeli teenagers who were being detained as suspects in the alleged rape of a British woman. Investigators questioning the woman concluded that her allegations "didn't stand to reason." On October 15 the teenager said that she feared for her life after “aggressive" police allegedly forced her to sign a retraction.
    (Reuters, 7/28/19)(AP, 7/18/19)(The Telegraph, 10/15/19)

2019        Jul 28, In India a highway collision critically injured a woman who had accused Kuldeep Singh Sengar, a legislator of the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), of rape. The woman and her lawyer were in hospital battling for their lives after a truck hit a car in which they were travelling, killing the woman's two aunts, who were also in the car. One of the aunts was a witness in the rape case.
    (Reuters, 7/29/19)

2019        Jul, In Florida Jimmy Dunbar, in inmate serving 30 years for murder at Lee Correctional near Florence, pleaded guilty to running a sextortion scam from behind bars with help from “money mules" on the outside. A judge gave him another 46 months for extortion, money laundering and conspiracy to commit wire fraud. In December it was reported that gang members in prison in South Carolina made at least $144,000 in a “sextortion ring" involving nude photos and smuggled cellphone.
    (Miami Herald, 12/23/19)

2019        Aug 1, The Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals upheld the rape and sexual assault convictions and 263-year prison sentence of former Oklahoma City police officer Daniel Holtzclaw (32), whose case has been watched closely by the Black Lives Matter movement and some conservatives.
    (AP, 8/1/19)

2019        Aug 3, In Mexico a 17-year-old girl was reportedly raped by four policemen in their patrol car in Azcapotzalco, in northern Mexico City.
    (The Independent, 8/13/19)

2019        Aug 5, Denis Flynn (27) of San Jose, Ca., learned that he was awarded a $28 million settlement for having been sexually abused by his adoptive parents. He had been adopted at age nine from an orphanage in northern Russia by Ralph and Carolyn Flynn and taken to live in Los Gatos, Ca., where he was abused for ten years. In 2017 Ralph Flynn was sentenced to 24 years in prison; Carolyn Flynn received a ten year sentence.
    (SFC, 8/9/19, p.C8)

2019        Aug 7, Tennessee convict Curtis Ray Watson (44) was discovered missing, several hours after being seen near a house at West Tennessee State Penitentiary where employee Debra Johnson (64) lived. Authorities say Johnson was found sexually assaulted and deceased in the house with a cord around her neck. Watson, who had escaped on a tractor, was captured on August 11 in the town of Henning.
    (AP, 8/11/19)(SFC, 8/12/19, p.A4)
2019        Aug 7, Spanish police arrested five French tourists, ages 18 to 19, on suspicion of gang-raping a 20-year-old Norwegian woman in the Costa Blanca resort of Benidorm.
    (Reuters, 8/8/19)

2019        Aug 8, Neil Kimball, a Los Angeles County sheriff's detective, was sentenced to three years in prison for having sex with girl (15) that he met while investigating her report of being sexually assaulted in 2017.
    (SFC, 8/10/19, p.A5)
2019        Aug 8, Khabir Daniel, a Georgia state ice cream man and convicted child molester, was sentenced to 25 years in prison and life on probation for raping a 14-year-old girl inside his work truck.
    (AP, 8/9/19)
2019        Aug 8, Simon Cheng (28), a trade and investment officer at the Hong Kong consulate’s Scottish Development International section, disappeared on the way back from a business event in the Chinese city of Shenzhen. On Aug. 22 China’s state-backed Global Times newspaper said he was detained for involvement in prostitution.
    {China, Hong Kong, Sex}
    (The Telegraph, 8/22/19)
2019        Aug 8, In Mexico City a policeman reportedly raped 16-year-old girl said in a museum in the city center. A policeman was soon arrested.
    (AP, 8/13/19)

2019        Aug 10, Lyft driver Tonye Kolokolo was arrested in San Bruno, California, on allegations he raped a 25-year-old woman who had requested a ride home the previous evening from a bar in San Mateo. She said the driver took her to his residence in the City of Tracy without her request or permission.
    (Business Insider, 8/12/19)

2019        Aug 13, The Los Angeles Opera said it will investigate accusations of sexual misconduct against Spanish tenor Placido Domingo, as two organizations canceled planned appearances by him.
    (Reuters, 8/14/19)

2019        Aug 15, Washington DC Catholic priest Urbano Vazquez (47) was convicted after a weeklong trial for sexually abusing two children in his parish. He faced up to 45 years in prison.
    (AP, 8/16/19)

2019        Aug 16, Coral Springs police said Timothy Norris (60) has been charged in the knifepoint rape of a Florida woman at her home in 1983. DNA evidence led authorities to Norris serving time for bank robbery at a West Virginia federal prison.
    (AP, 8/18/19)

2019        Aug 20, Three more women sued the estate of Jeffrey Epstein in Manhattan federal court, saying they were recruited to provide massages for the financier and then sexually abused.
    (Reuters, 8/20/19)
2019        Aug 20, Philadelphia's police Commissioner Richard Ross Jr. resigned amid allegations that members of his department engaged in sexual harassment and racial and gender discrimination against two women serving in the ranks.
    (AP, 8/2o/19)

2019        Aug 22, It was reported that a new directive in Portugal says transgender children can make choices that correspond with their gender identity, including choosing a bathroom, wearing a girl's or boy's school uniform or using their new gender name. They can only officially change their gender at 16.
    (AP, 8/22/19)
2019        Aug 22, A UN report charged that sexual violence carried out by Myanmar's security forces against the country's Muslim Rohingya minority was so widespread and severe that it demonstrates intent to commit genocide as well as warrants prosecution for war crimes and crimes against humanity.
    (AP, 8/22/19)

2019        Aug 26, In North Carolina federal prosecutors announced long sentences for the wife and mother of a jailed man. All three pleaded guilty to trafficking underage girls for sex to raise money for Zerrell Fuentes’ bond. Brianna Leshay Wright was sentenced to 10 years in prison for sex trafficking a minor. Her mother-in-law, Tanya Fuentes, was sentenced to two years for conspiracy.
    (AP, 8/27/19)

2019        Aug 28, A German court fined former cyclist and Tour de France champion Jan Ullrich (45) 7,200 euros for attacking and injuring an African sex worker (31) in a room in a luxury Frankfurt hotel in the early hours of Aug. 10, 2018.
    (Reuters, 8/28/19)
2019        Aug 28, An Indian health official said Tamil Nadu state has banned sex assignment surgery on babies whose sex is not clear at birth, in a first to protect intersex children.
    (Reuters, 8/28/19)

2019        Aug 29, Two former New York City police officers pleaded guilty to charges of misconduct and receiving a bribe after the pair said they had sex with an 18-year-old drug suspect in the back of a police vehicle in exchange for releasing her.
    (ABC News, 8/29/19)
2019        Aug 29, A new study published today reported that there is no single gene responsible for sexual orientation.
    (SFC, 8/30/19, p.a9)

2019        Sep 3, Experts backed by the UN's top human rights body flagged allegations of rape, sexual assault and gender-based violence committed by all sides in Yemen's civil war, now in its fifth year.
    (AP, 9/3/19)

2019        Sep 11, The Roman Catholic archbishop of St. Paul and Minneapolis said he has opened an investigation under a new Vatican protocol into allegations that the bishop of Crookston interfered with investigations into clerical sexual misconduct.
    (AP, 9/11/19)

2019        Sep 12, The Roman Catholic Diocese of Rochester in New York filed for bankruptcy because of financial fallout from the church's decades-long sex abuse scandal. A New York law that went into effect last month gives victims of childhood sexual abuse one year to file lawsuits that had previously been barred because the allegations were too old.
    (AP, 9/12/19)

2019        Sep 13, Harvard University expressed remorse for accepting millions of dollars in gifts from Jeffrey Epstein in the years before his 2008 sex crimes conviction and said it regretted its association with the disgraced financier. Harvard added that it will donate the total unspent balance of $186,000 to organizations that support victims of human trafficking and sexual assault.
    (Reuters, 9/13/19)
2019        Sep 13, Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt referred 12 former clergy for potential criminal prosecution after his office completed a 13-month investigation of sexual abuse within the Roman Catholic Church.
    (AP, 9/13/19)
2019        Sep 13, In New Mexico Arthur Perrault (81), a former Roman Catholic priest who fled the country decades ago, was sentenced to 30 years in prison after a jury found him guilty of sexually abusing an altar boy at a veterans' cemetery and military base. Perrault had pleaded not guilty after he was returned to the US from Morocco in 2017 and maintained his innocence at the sentencing.
    (AP, 9/13/19)

2019        Sep 24, Alex Whipple (22), a Utah man who pleaded guilty to killing and sexually assaulting his niece, was sentenced to life in prison with no chance of parole. Whipple killed Elizabeth "Lizzy" Shelley (5) on May 25, after his sister let him spend the night at the family home.
    (AP, 9/25/19)

2019        Sep 26, Scores of local government officials from 31 US states pressured McDonald's Corp's to do a better job of protecting workers from groping, obscene comments and other forms of sexual harassment, adding their voices to an employee-led campaign that has seen walkouts at several stores.
    (Reuters, 9/26/19)
2019        Sep 26, Nigerian police rescued hundreds of boys and men from a building in Kaduna state where they had been beaten, starved, sexually assaulted and chained.
    (AP, 9/27/19)

2019        Oct 2, Opera star Placido Domingo resigned as general director of the Los Angeles Opera and withdrew from all future performances following multiple allegations of sexual harassment.
    (SFC, 10/3/19, p.A5)
2019        Oct 2, An Israeli court ordered Malka Leifer, a former educator accused of sexually abusing her students in Australia, released on house arrest while she fights extradition proceedings.
    (AP, 10/2/19)

2019        Oct 4, California police said they have arrested Nickey Stane (52) for sexual assault and battery cases. He was caught after he allegedly used a recording device to view someone in the bathroom without their knowledge. Police used DNA evidence from two decades ago to connect Stane to a murder and a series of sexual assaults dating back to 1999.    
    (Good Morning America, 10/5/19)

2019        Oct 8, The Atlanta-based Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said US infections from three sexually transmitted diseases have risen for a fifth consecutive year. Chlamydia rose 3% from 2017, gonorrhea rose 5% and syphilis rose 15%.
    (SFC, 10/9/19, p.A6)

2019        Oct 16, It was reported that US Federal prosecutors have shut down the "largest dark web child porn marketplace" and charged Jong Woo Son (23) of South Korea with running it. The site, called "Welcome to Video," was shut down in March 2018, years after it was first founded in June 2015. Korean law enforcement raided his home and found servers hosting the site in his bedroom in March 2018.
    (Reuters, 10/16/19)
2019        Oct 16, In Florida Marissa Mowry (28),a former live-in nanny, pleaded guilty to sexual battery. She had started relations with a boy when he was 11 and their son was now five.
    (SFC, 10/19/19, p.A5)

2019        Oct 24, A court in southern Bangladesh sentenced 16 people to death for the killing of a young woman in a horrific attack earlier this year. Nusrat Jahan Rafi (19) was set on fire on April 6 after she and her family refused to withdraw sexual harassment charges against the principal of the Islamic school she attended.
    (CBS News, 10/24/19)

2019        Oct 25, In South Carolina former Greenville County Sheriff Will Lewis, found guilty of misconduct for using his power and office to push a personal assistant to have sex with him, was sentenced to the maximum of a year in prison.
    (AP, 10/25/19)

2019        Oct 29, An Australian judge sentenced Codey Herrmann (21) to 36 years in prison for the January 16 murder and rape of Israeli student Aiia Maasarwe, whom he bludgeoned into unconsciousness moments after she stepped off a tram in Melbourne before setting her corpse on fire.
    (AP, 10/29/19)

2019        Oct 30, A woman in her 40s was kidnapped in North Las Vegas. Shed was dragged to, Palmdale, California, by father-and-daughter kidnappers. She was found by military personnel on Oct. 6 cold but alive after a harrowing, weeklong kidnapping where she was raped, robbed and left for dead in the desert. Stanley Alfred Lawton (54) and his daughter Shaniya Nicole Poche-Lawton (22) were soon arrested.
    (AP, 11/9/19)

2019        Oct 31, In Indonesia Mukhlis bin Muhammad (46), a member of the Aceh Ulema Council (MPU), was caned 28 times in a public park by a religious officer for adultery in Aceh province. The woman he had the sexual relationship with was flogged, also in public, receiving 23 lashes.
    (Reuters, 11/1/19)
2019        Oct 31, In Spain five men were acquitted of a 2016 rape on the grounds that their 14-year-old victim had been unconscious at the time. The Barcelona-based court ruled that the men were guilty of the lesser crime of sexual abuse and sentenced them to 10-12 years and fined them 12,000 euros ($13,300).
    (AP, 11/1/19)

2019        Nov 1, A Lebanese criminal court sentenced Tarek Houshi, a local Uber driver, to death in the case of Rebecca Dykes, a British woman, who was raped and killed in Beirut in December, 2017.
    (AP, 11/1/19)

2019        Nov 3, Chris Kempczinski, who was in charge of McDonald's operations in the United States, took over as CEO, following Steve Easterbrook's dismissal over a recent consensual relationship with an employee, which McDonald's board determined violated company policy.
    (AP, 11/4/19)

2019        Nov 7, In Virginia Satyasurya Sahas Thumma (23) was sentenced to 6.5 years in prison for cyberstalking his ex-girlfriends and sending nude photos of them to their families, friends and even a church.
    (AP, 11/8/19)
2019        Nov 7, Former Lithuanian judge Neringa Venckiene (48), wanted in connection with claims she made about a pedophile ring, appeared at a detention hearing after being extradited to her home country from Chicago. The once-rising judicial star led an anti-pedophilia movement that swept her and six others into Lithuania's Parliament in 2012.
    (AP, 11/7/19)

2019        Nov 9, French bishops voted in favor of a plan to offer payments to people who were sexually abused as children by members of the Catholic clergy.
    (Reuters, 11/9/19)

2019        Nov 15, It was reported that Giles Daniel Warrick (60), suspected of being the “Potomac River Rapist," is now awaiting extradition from Horry County, South Carolina. He was accused of raping 10 women and killing one of them between 1991 and 1998 in Washington, D.C. and its surrounding suburbs.
    (AP, 11/15/19)

2019        Nov 15, Britain's Prince Andrew said in comments broadcast today that he had no recollection of ever meeting an American woman who alleges she was forced to have sex with him when she was underage. Virginia Giuffre has said she was forced to have sex with Andrew in London, New York and on a private Caribbean island between 1999 and 2002, when she says Epstein kept her as a "sex slave".
    (Reuters, 11/16/19)
2019        Nov 15, Italian TV said a scandal over alleged sexual molestation and abuse at the Vatican’s youth seminary is growing, with more former papal altar boys alleging inappropriate behavior by priests inside the Vatican walls.
    (AP, 11/15/19)

2019        Nov 19, A Swedish prosecutor dropped a rape investigation against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, ending the near decade-old case that had sent the anti-secrecy campaigner into hiding in London's Ecuadorian embassy to avoid extradition.
    (Reuters, 11/19/19)

2019        Nov 21, An Argentine criminal prosecutor requested the arrest of Vatican-based Catholic Bishop Gustavo Zanchetta after officials said he ignored repeated calls and emails about an investigation of sex abuse allegations against him.
    (Reuters, 11/21/19)

2019        Nov 22, It was reported that the Vatican’s Caritas Internationalis charity learned in 2017 of pedophilia concerns involving Rev. Luk Delft, its Central African Republic director, but left it for his superiors to investigate and he remained in place and in ministry until this year.
    (AP, 11/22/19)

2019        Nov 26, Pennsylvania overhauled its child sexual abuse laws. Gov. Tom Wolf signed legislation that give future victims of child sex abuse more time to file lawsuits and ends time limits for police to file criminal charges.
    (SFC, 11/27/19, p.A5)

2019        Nov 30, In India thousands of protesters gathered outside a police station on the outskirts of the city of Hyderabad demanding four men accused of raping and murdering a 27-year-old woman be handed over to them. The charred body of the woman, a veterinarian, was found in the town of Shadnagar, near Hyderabad, on Nov. 28.
    (Reuters, 11/30/19)

2019        Dec 2, Billionaire Alki David (b.1968), heir to a Greek Coca-Cola bottling fortune, was hit with more than $58 million in damages after a Los Angeles jury found him liable for battery, sexual battery and sexual harassment against a former employee. Last week, the jury awarded Mahim Khan $8.25 million in compensatory damages in her suit against David.
    (http://tinyurl.com/shql7g3)(SFC, 12/4/19, p.A5)

2019        Dec 4, It was reported that fourteen women, ranging in age from 30 to 56 and nearly all first-time offenders, have banded together to sue the United States, not under pseudonyms but under their real names, over the abuse they say they’ve endured at the Coleman Federal Correctional Complex in Florida. Seven of the women are still incarcerated.
    (Miami Herald, 12/4/19)
2019        Dec 4, In New York state Bishop Richard Malone (73) of Buffalo resigned, forced to step aside amid mounting calls for his ouster from his staff, priests and public over his handling of allegations of clergy sexual misconduct.
    (AP, 12/4/19)

2019        Dec 7, Texas sheriff’s deputy Floyd Berry (49) was arrested after police say he performed unlawful strip-searches on at least six women in 11 days. An investigation discovered that Berry had “unlawfully strip-searched" six women while on patrol in the southern portion of Bexar County between Nov. 24 and Dec. 4.
    (Miami Herald, 12/8/19)
2019        Dec 7, In Lebanon scores of women marched through the streets of Beirut to protest sexual harassment and bullying and demanding rights including the passing of citizenship to children of Lebanese women married to foreigners.
    (AP, 12/7/19)

2019        Dec 9, In London convicted burglar Joseph McCann (34), who assaulted and raped women and children during a two-week rampage across Britain while wrongly free from jail, was given 33 life sentences, with the judge saying he would never cease to be a danger to society.
    (Reuters, 12/9/19)

2019        Dec 11, The New York Times reported that Harvey Weinstein and his former film studio's board have reached a tentative $25 million settlement that would end nearly every sexual misconduct lawsuit brought against him and his company.
    (AP, 12/11/19)

2019        Dec 13, In Florida Hialeah Police Sgt. Jesús Menocal Jr. (32) was arrested by FBI agents at the city’s police department in connection with allegations that he sexually assaulted and threatened four girls and women while he was on duty.
    (Miami Herald, 12/13/19)

2019        Dec 16, In South Carolina Seth Hopkins, the son of a man accused of shooting seven law officers in 2018, admitted to raping a young girl in his home multiple times in 2017 and 2018. He was sentenced to 20 years in prison for first-degree criminal sexual conduct.
    (AP, 12/16/19)
2019        Dec 16, Sri Lankan police arrested a local Swiss embassy employee after she claimed she was abducted by government officials, interrogated and sexually assaulted before being released. The alleged victim claimed she was abducted by CID officials in a white van on November 25, and held for hours, while her abductors sexually abused her and tried to force her to disclose embassy-related information.
    (The Telegraph, 12/17/19)
2019        Dec 16, The United Nations' AIDS agency fired two staffers for financial and sexual misconduct, including whistleblower Martina Brostrom, whose allegations of being sexually assaulted sparked months of turmoil at the organization.
    (AP, 12/16/19)

2019        Dec 17, Pope Francis abolished the use of the Vatican's highest level of secrecy in clergy sexual abuse cases, responding to mounting criticism that the rule of “pontifical secrecy" has been used to protect pedophiles, silence victims and prevent police from investigating crimes.
    (AP, 12/17/19)

2019        Dec 19, In Canada an Ottawa judge dismissed all 19 charges against former Taliban hostage Joshua Boyle, who was charged with sexual assault of his estranged wife, Caitlan Coleman. Mr Boyle and Ms Coleman were kidnapped in October 2012 while backpacking in Afghanistan. They spent five years in captivity, during which their three children were born.
    (The Telegraph, 12/20/19)

2019        Dec 20, Former southwest Missouri sheriff's lieutenant David Hastings (68) was sentenced to six consecutive life terms for sexually abusing an 8-year-old girl. Jurors found Hastings guilty in October of 11 felonies, including statutory rape, statutory sodomy and child molestation.
    (AP, 12/23/19)
2019        Dec 20, A court in India sentenced a regional politician to life imprisonment for raping a teenage girl (17). Kuldeep Singh Sengar had been jailed since last year on charges of having brutalized the young woman in 2017. The ruling came a few months after the teenager was critically injured in a car crash on a rural highway that killed two of her aunts.
    (NY Times, 12/21/19)

2019        Dec 22, A court in Egypt convicted three teenage boys of fatally stabbing a boy who was defending a girl from sexual harassment, sentencing them each to 15 years in prison. A fourth boy, who was involved in the attack, was sentenced to five years. The three suspects had repeatedly stabbed Mahmoud el-Banna (17) in October.
    (AP, 12/22/19)

2019        Dec 27, It was reported that Pennsylvania's Roman Catholic dioceses have paid nearly $84 million to 564 victims of sexual abuse. The tally was expected to grow as backlog claims are processed.
    (SFC, 12/27/19, p.A7)

2019        Dec 30, A Cyprus court found a 19 year-old British woman guilty of fabricating claims that she was gang raped last July 17 by 12 Israelis in a hotel room at a tourist resort in the east Mediterranean island nation, saying that her story lacked credibility. The woman says she is innocent and will appeal the ruling.
    (AP, 12/30/19)

2019        Dec 30, President Donald Trump signed into law legislation that provides funding to help states eliminate backlogs in rape kit testing.
    (Good Morning America, 12/31/19)
2019        Dec 30, Robert J. Goldberg (61) filed a lawsuit in San Francisco that describes years of psychological control and sexual abuse he suffered from age 11 into adulthood while working for the late Jesuit Rev. Donald J. McGuire as a valet. McGuire died in federal prison in 2017 while serving a 25-year sentence for molesting other boys who came under his sway.
    (AP, 12/31/19)

2019        Paraguay's government, led by right-wing President Mario Abdo, banned sex education guides for teachers, while the Senate declared itself "pro-life and pro-family" after opening an annual session with a prayer in the usually secular state.
    (AP, 4/5/19)

2020        Jan 2, The owners and operators of GirlsDoPorn, a San Diego-based porn website, must pay $12.7 million after a judge found them liable for fraud and breach of contract for lying to women about how their explicit videos would be distributed.
    (AP, 1/3/20)

2020        Jan 6, British authorities sentenced Reynhard Sinaga (36) to 30 years in prison following his conviction for sexual offenses against 48 men. He was described as the most prolific rapist in British legal history. Sinaga had arrived in Britain from Indonesia in 2007 on a student visa and received two degrees from the Univ. of Manchester.
    (SFC, 1/7/20, p.A2)
2020        Jan 6, A Scandinavian woman said she was forced by Cypriot police to withdraw a rape claim or face arrest in 1998, in a striking parallel to the case of a British teenager who was allegedly gang raped on the Mediterranean island.
    (The Telegraph, 1/6/20)

2020        Jan 7, A Cypriot court handed a four-month suspended sentence to a 19-year-old British woman who was found guilty of public mischief after authorities said she made up claims that she was raped by up to a dozen Israelis.
    (AP, 1/7/20)
2020        Jan 7, In India a death warrant was issued for the four men convicted of the 2012 gang rape and murder of a young woman on a New Delhi bus that galvanized protests and brought attention to the country's sexual violence epidemic.
    (The Telegraph, 1/7/20)

2020        Jan 8, The Montana Supreme Court reversed a $35 million judgment against the Jehovah's Witnesses for not reporting a girl's sexual abuse to authorities. The court said in its 7-0 decision that the Jehovah's Witnesses fall under an exemption to that law in this case. The ruling overturned a 2018 verdict awarding compensatory and punitive damages to the woman who was abused as a child in the mid-2000s by a member of the Thompson Falls Jehovah's Witness congregation.
    (AP, 1/8/20)

2020        Jan 9, The Israeli the Justice Ministry confirmed that a psychiatric panel has determined that Malka Leifer, a woman facing dozens of sex-abuse charges in Australia, is fit to stand trial for extradition.
    (AP, 1/9/20)

2020        Jan 11, In New Hampshire a lawsuit filed in Merrimack County Superior Court alleged that more than two dozen men and women were physically, sexually and emotionally abused as children at a state-run youth detention center from 1982 to 2014.
    (AP, 1/11/20)

2020        Jan 14, French movie director Christophe Ruggia was taken into custody over allegations that he sexually assaulted a teenage girl who was cast in one of his movies nearly two decades ago. Actress Adele Haenel, who is now 31, has alleged that Ruggia assaulted and harassed her between 2001 and 2004 after she was cast in a Ruggia-directed movie called "Les Diables".
    (Reuters, 1/14/20)

2020        Jan 17, It was reported that Brazil’s government plans to push abstinence-based sex education to help cut teenage pregnancy rates, in a controversial move inspired by an evangelical Christian pressure group and Donald Trump’s policy in the US.
    (The Guardian, 1/17/20)

2020        Jan 18, Florida authorities arrested suspect Robert Eugene Koehler (60), a registered sex offender from Palm Bay. He is believed to be the notorious Pillowcase Rapist who raped more than 40 women in South Florida between 1981 and 1986.
    (Miami Herald, 1/20/20)(Insider, 1/24/20)

2020        Jan 24, In Venezuela a woman (49) reportedly escaped after 31 years of captivity when captor Matias Salazar (56) left a set of keys behind. She sought help at a branch of a state-run women’s advocacy agency. Salazar was later arrested in the city of Maracay.
    (The Independent, 2/12/20)

2020        Feb 5, It was reported that Pope Francis has defrocked the Argentine priest, Roberto Juan Yannuzzi, after a four-year investigation determined he had sex with adults under his authority, absolved them of the sin during confession and otherwise abused his power. The pope’s decision was made public this week in a statement by the archbishop of La Plata, Argentina.
    (AP, 2/5/20)

2020        Feb 6, Eric Eoin Marques (34), a man who spent years fighting his extradition from Ireland to the US, pleaded guilty in a Maryland courtroom to operating a web hosting service that allowed users to anonymously access more than 1 million files of child pornography.
    (AP, 2/6/20)
2020        Feb 6, In North Carolina Durham County sheriff’s deputies charged a record 18 people with soliciting prostitution, targeting the customers in a new fight against human trafficking. Deputies used the internet to arrange meetings with men at a local hotel and then arrested them there.
    (Charlotte Observer, 2/7/20)

2020        Feb 11, In NYC ex-convict Lawrence “Larry" Ray (60), accused of bilking several college students out of nearly $1 million and forcing some into prostitution or unpaid labor, was arrested on extortion and sex trafficking charges. Ray had allegedly turned his daughter’s university dormitory into a “cult" and forced one student into sex work.
    (AP, 2/11/20)(The Independent, 2/12/20)
2020        Feb 11, Tracy Reynolds (45) of Alamosa, Colorado, was arrested at the Tampa, Florida, airport, where she was trying to board a flight to Mexico. Izhak Cohen (53) was arrested in Hadera, Israel, and prosecutors said they will seek his extradition to the US. They were charged with laundering millions of dollars that came from a high-end prostitution operation that started in 2012.
    (AP, 2/16/20)

2020        Feb 14, It was reported that 8 Many High School basketball players were arrested in Many, Louisiana after police investigated Snapchat footage of a group sexually assaulting a high school student. The arrests were made after a video of a sexual assault on another student circulated on the social media app Snapchat.
    (Reuters, 2/14/20)

2020        Feb 16, The Israeli military said it has thwarted an attempt by the Hamas militant group to hack soldiers' phones by posing as young, attractive women on social media, striking up friendships and persuading them into downloading malware.
    (AP, 2/16/20)

2020        Feb 24, In Florida Gerald Nicolas (65) of Sarasota, who faced 50 child porn charges, died early today when he ran out in a front of a semi-truck on Interstate 75.
    (Miami Herald, 2/24/20)
2020        Feb 24, A New York City jury reached a verdict in the rape trial of Harvey Weinstein (67). He was found guilty of criminal sexual assault and of rape in the third degree. He was found not guilty of the more serious charges of predatory sexual assault and of rape in the first degree.
    (CBS News, 2/24/20)

2020        Mar 3, Spain's left-wing government approved a bill that would qualify all non-consensual sex as rape, acting on a pre-election promise to strengthen laws in defence of women's rights. The draft law faced months of debate in parliament.
    (Reuters, 3/3/20)

2020        Mar 6, Mexico's bishops said the Vatican had suspended a clerical sex abuse fact-finding and assistance mission to Mexico due to the spreading coronavirus in Italy and now the Vatican.
    (AP, 3/6/20)
2020        Mar 6, Pope Francis accepted the resignation of Lyon Cardinal Philippe Barbarin (69), who was convicted and then acquitted of covering up for a pedophile priest in a case that fueled a reckoning over clergy sexual abuse in France.
    (AP, 3/6/20)

2020        Mar 10, UN human rights chief Michelle Bachelet said that “apparently systematic" human rights violations in North Korean detention centers, including sexual violence against women and girls, could amount to crimes against humanity.
    (AP, 3/10/20)

2020        Mar 11, In NYC Harvey Weinstein was sentenced to 23 years in prison, two weeks after a jury convicted him of sexual assault and rape.
    (Business Insider, 3/11/20)

2020        Mar 13, US federal prosecutors hit R&B singer R. Kelly with more criminal charges in a revised indictment filed in NYC. Charges included the singer of having unprotected sex with a girl in 2015 without disclosing he had herpes.
    (SSFC, 3/15/20, p.A5)
2020        Mar 13, A UN report said allegations of sexual abuse and exploitation in UN peacekeeping and political missions rose significantly in 2019, with allegations against civilian personnel nearly doubling.
    (AP, 3/13/20)

2020        Mar 20, Investigations by the American Guild of Musical Artists and Los Angeles Opera found sexual harassment charges against famed tenor Placido Domingo (79) to be credible. The union said Domingo has resigned and will pay $500,000 to sexual harassment eradication programs and a fund that helps opera employees in cirsis.
    (SFC, 3/21/20, p.A4)
2020        Mar 20, A US federal judge approved the extradition of Adem Kostjerevac, a St. Louis County man, to Bosnia, where he faces a war crime charge. The government of Bosnia-Herzegovina has accused Kostjerevac of raping a pregnant Serbian prisoner in 1992. The final decision on extradition is up to the US Secretary of State.
    (AP, 3/23/20)
2020        Mar 20, In India four men sentenced to death for the gruesome gang rape and murder of a woman on a New Delhi bus in 2012 were hanged. The case exposed the scope of sexual violence in India and prompted horrified Indians to demand swift justice.
    (AP, 3/20/20)

2020        Mar 23, In Scotland an Edinburgh jury acquitted former leader Alex Salmond (65) of sex crimes involving allegations from nine women.
    (SFC, 3/24/20, p.A2)

2020        Mar 24, In South Korea police revealed the identity of a man accused of running a range of porn channels on a Telegram chat app. Cho Jumin (24) had charged up to 30,000 subscribers between $200 and $1,200, most of which was collected in bitcoin, for access to his "nth rooms".
    (Econ, 3/28/20, p.34)

2020        Mar 26, In India the Jimme Foundation, an LGBT+ rights group, launched a fundraising appeal for Mumbai sex workers whose income has been hit by coronavirus, saying it wanted to help other Indians who faced prejudice.
    (Reuters, 3/26/20)

2020        Apr 1, In Somalia two girls aged just three and four were abducted and raped. Several arrests had been made following the attack. A doctor in charge of the hospital where they were being treated said they need major surgery.
    (BBC, 4/5/20)

2020        Apr 6, Australia's High Court overturned the convictions of Cardinal George Pell, the most senior Catholic leader ever found guilty of sexually abusing children. It found that the jury "ought to have entertained a doubt as to the applicant's guilt with respect to each of the offenses for which he was convicted".
    (The Week, 4/7/20)
2020        Apr 6, Bangladesh vowed to provide emergency food supplies for "as long as needed" to thousands of sex workers left destitute by the sudden closure of brothels due to the coronavirus pandemic.
    (Reuters, 4/6/20)

2020        Apr 7, It was reported that sales of sex toys in Denmark have more than doubled after Danes were told to stay at home to limit the spread of the coronavirus.
    (Reuters, 4/7/20)

2020        Apr 21, Spain unveiled a series of measures aimed at helping prostitutes and victims of trafficking and sexual exploitation survive the country's coronavirus lockdown. Under the new measures, victims will be able to access improved support services.
    (Reuters, 4/21/20)
2020        Apr 21, Thailand stepped up efforts to tackle sexual harassment, pledging to protect victims who come forward and to investigate complaints of abuse experienced by one in five Thais.
    (Reuters, 4/21/20)

2020        Apr 23, In India a man (21) raped and severely damaged the eyes of a six-year-old girl from his village. Police arrested the man the next day in the Damoh district of Madhya Pradesh state. Federal data has shown that rape occurs every 20 minutes, on average, in the country of 1.3 billion people.
    (Reuters, 4/24/20)
2020        Apr 23, An Indian woman was allegedly gang raped in a school in the desert state of Rajasthan where she had been quarantined for a night by the police amid the nationwide coronavirus lockdown. Three local men were soon arrested.
    (Reuters, 4/26/20)
2020        Apr 23, In South Korea Busan Mayor Oh Keo-don (71) resigned after admitting to sexual misconduct. A female public servant had accused him of sexual assault in his office.
    (SFC, 4/24/20, p.A2)

2020        May 6, US Education Secretary Betsy DeVos issued new regulations on sexual assault at colleges and schools designed to increase protections for people accused of sexual harassment and assault on campus. The change rolls back Obama-era guidance for schools to step up investigations.
    (NY Times, 5/7/20)

2020        May 7, Chinese researchers said that a minority of men infected with COVID-19 had the new coronavirus in their semen, opening up a small chance the disease could be transmitted sexually.
    (Reuters, 5/7/20)

2020        May 15, In Zimbabwe three young female opposition activists, who were reported missing following a May 13 protest over COVID-19 lockdown measures, were being treated at a hospital after asserting they were abducted and sexually abused by suspected state security agents.
    (AP, 5/15/20)

2020        May 22, US regulators approved the Phexxi birth control gel made by Evofem Biosciences of San Diego. It will have a list price of $250-$275 for a box of 12.
    (SFC, 5/26/19, p.A3)

2020        May 26, It was announced that the Roman Catholic Diocese of Saint Cloud in Minnesota will pay sexual abuse victims $22.5 million and file for bankruptcy. Some 70 people say they were abused by 41 priests in cases that date back to the 1950s.
    (AP, 5/27/20)

2020        Jun 3, It was reported that Nicholas DiMarzio, the Roman Catholic bishop of Brooklyn, has been accused by a second man of abuse in the 1970s, when the bishop was a parish priest in New Jersey. DiMarzio was already under a church investigation for alleged sex abuse. DiMarzio has denied both allegations.
    (AP, 6/3/20)

2020        Jun 9, Nigerian police arrested a man after 40 people were raped in one town over the period of a year. A mother in the northern town Dangora caught the man in her children's bedroom. The man ran away but neighbors gave chase and caught him.
    (BBC, 6/10/20)

2020        Jun 11, The Nigerian Minister of Women Affairs called on law enforcement to speed up prosecution of rape cases which had reached an "alarming rate" three times the typical level as women and children are locked down with their abusers.
    (Reuters, 6/11/20)

2020        Jun 16, Gregory Dow (61), an American Christian missionary, pleaded guilty in a US court to sexually abusing young girls at an orphanage he started in Kenya. The orphanage was in operation from 2008 to 2017 when Mr Dow fled Kenya.
    (BBC, 6/16/20)

2020        Jun 25, In Colombia seven soldiers were charged in the rape of an indigenous girl (13). All seven pleaded guilty.
    (SFC, 6/27/20, p.A2)

2020        Jun 30, Nine women who sued convicted rapist Harvey Weinstein reached a nearly $19 million settlement n the lawsuit that alleged that the disgraced movie mogul was a serial sexual harasser and abuser. The settlement still needs approval in US District Court in New York City.
    (NBC News, 6/30/20)

2020        Jul 2, British socialite Ghislaine Maxwell was arrested in New Hampshire by the FBI on charges she helped procure underage sex partners for financier Jeffrey Epstein.
    (AP, 7/2/20)

2020        Jul 4, Egyptian police arrested Ahmed Bassam Zaki who, according to prosecutors, has confessed to assaulting at least six girls including one aged under 18 and to blackmailing the victims.
    (AFP, 7/15/20)

2020        Jul 6, In South Korea Son Jong-woo (24), the operator of the largest child pornography web site ever uncovered, walked free from prison after a court in Seoul ruled that he could not be extradited to the US to face additional charges. Son had completed his 18-month term in April but was immediately detained again after a US federal grand jury indicted him on nine charges.
    (The Telegraph, 7/6/20)

2020        Jul 13, It was reported that Russian prosecutors have brought charges of premeditated murder against three Moscow teenage sisters for killing their abusive father. Krestina, Angelina and Maria stabbed their 57-year old father Mikhail Khachaturyan in July 2018 after enduring years of intimidation, beatings and sexual abuse.
    (The Telegraph, 7/13/20)

2020        Jul 20, Former Fox News employee Jennifer Eckhart filed a lawsuit in a New York federal court against Fox News and former network anchor Ed Henry, accusing him of raping her.
    (Reuters, 7/20/20)

2020        Jul 23, In Germany 11 men were convicted of rape at the end of a year-long trial over a gang assault on an 18-year-old woman in October 2018. The case, in which most of the defendants were Syrian, added to tensions in Germany over migration.
    (AP, 7/23/20)

2020        Aug 1, London police arrested a Conservative Party lawmaker after a former parliamentary aide accused him of rape and sexual assault while they were in a relationship. The man was not named and was soon released on bail.
    (AP, 8/2/20)

2020        Aug 4, Drew Drechsel, known as “The Real Life Ninja" on NBC’s “American Ninja Warrior," was arrested at his home in Saint Cloud, Florida. He is accused of manufacturing child porn, enticing a minor to travel for sex and use of interstate commerce to entice a minor.
    (Miami Herald, 8/5/20)

2020        Aug 5, In Los Angeles Grammy Award-winning producer Detail, whose real name is Noel Fisher, was arrested in a sexual assault investigation. Detail has worked with the likes of Beyoncé and Lil Wayne.
    (Entertainment Weekly, 8/5/20)

2020        Aug 8, In Texas a pair of Fort Hood soldiers were among those arrested at the conclusion of a two-day child prostitution sting. Nine men arrested also included a third US service member.
    (Miami Herald, 8/11/20)

2020        Aug 10, McDonald's filed a lawsuit accusing former CEO Steve Easterbrook of lying, concealing evidence, and fraud linked to a sexual relationship with a subordinate while he was running the company.
    (The Week, 8/11/20)

2020        Aug 12, The Philadelphia Inquirer reported that understaffing and inadequate supervision of staff and patients plagued campuses of the nonprofit Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health organization, where at least 41 intellectually disabled children have reported sexual assaults over the past quarter-century.
    (AP, 8/13/20)

2020        Aug 18, In Somalia two soldiers were executed after being convicted of raping a 10-year-old boy who died from the bleeding.
    (AP, 8/18/20)

2020        Aug 23, Jerry Falwell issued a statement to the Washington Examiner in which he said that his wife had had an affair with Giancarlo Granda and that Granda had been trying to extort money from the couple over the matter. The prominent evangelical leader, appeared to be nearing the end of his leadership at Liberty University, after Granda told Reuters he had a yearslong sexual relationship involving Falwell and his wife.
    (NY Times, 8/25/20)

2020        Aug 29, It was reported that Lebanese security forces have arrested three Egyptian men wanted in their home country on charges of involvement in an alleged gang rape at a luxury Cairo hotel six years ago. Authorities soon detained possible witnesses and some of their acquaintances, who could face separate charges under the country’s vague morality laws.
    (AP, 8/30/20)(AP, 9/24/20)

2020        Sep 1, A thousand police officers in Germany raided the homes of 50 people as part of a nationwide crackdown on the online sharing and distribution of child pornography. Investigators seized around 2,000 phones, computers and other devices upon which images were stored.
    (AP, 9/2/20)

2020        Sep 2, In New Jersey Karim Elkorany (37), who worked as a telecommunications specialist in Iraq, was arrested on two counts of making false statements to the FBI. The former UN official was accused of drugging and sexually assaulting several women.
    (AP, 9/2/20)

2020        Sep 8, It was reported that the US Justice Department is asking to take over President Donald Trump's defense in a defamation lawsuit from a writer who accused him of rape, and federal lawyers asked a court to allow a move that could put the American people on the hook for any money she might be awarded. E. Jean Carroll alleged last year that Trump raped her in a New York luxury department store in the mid-1990s.
    (AP, 9/8/20)

2020        Sep 11, Italian authorities said police have arrested four men and are investigating another four on suspicion of sexually assaulting two British girls at a villa where a party was being held in the southern province of Matera.
    (AP, 9/11/20)
2020        Sep 11, It was reported that lawmakers in Nigeria's Kaduna State have approved surgical castration as punishment for those convicted of raping children under the age of 14. State governor Nasir Ahmad el-Rufai needs to sign the bill for it to become law in the state.
    (BBC, 9/11/20)

2020        Sep 14, In India a woman (19), who belonged to the Dalit community, was raped by four men in the heartland state of Uttar Pradesh’s Hathras district. Her family found her naked, bleeding and paralyzed with a split tongue and a broken spine in a field outside their home. She died on Sept. 28. Four men, all from an upper caste, were arrested.
    (AP, 9/30/20)
2020        Sep 14, The US deported a key witness in an ongoing investigation into sexual abuse at an Immigration and Customs Enforcement detention center in El Paso. The Department of Homeland Security's Inspector General had forbidden the woman's deportation, but changed course, and the woman was sent to Mexico.
    (Business Insider, 9/16/20)

2020        Sep 15, Former British lawmaker Charlie Elphicke was sentenced to two years in prison for sexually assaulting two women a decade apart. Elphicke was convicted in July at London's Southwark Crown Court of three counts of assault against two victims.
    (AP, 9/15/20)

2020        Sep 17, A UN report said targeted killings, intimidation and sexual assaults of both men and women were committed against opposition supporters ahead of the disputed May election in Burundi. The report saw little optimism in the government of new President Evariste Ndayishimiye, saying it is “extremely concerned" that he has appointed senior officials who face international sanctions for alleged human rights abuses in the country’s 2015 political turmoil.
    (AP, 9/17/20)

2020        Sep 19, In Nigeria Gracious David-West (40), a member of the Greenlanders - also known as Dey Gbam, a mafia-styled street gang that sprung out of the armed militant groups, was arrested. In October he sentenced to death in Port Harcourt for killing nine women. Authorities said he had sex with his victims before binding their arms and feet with strips of white sheets and then strangling them.
    (BBC, 10/9/20)
2020        Sep 19, Sex workers in Thailand launched a petition calling for prostitution to be decriminalized and urging authorities to remove all penalties for selling sex. A current law made prostitution illegal in 1960.
    (The Telegraph, 9/22/20)

2020        Sep 21, An Israeli court approved the extradition of Malka Leifer, a former teacher wanted in Australia on charges of child sex abuse, potentially paving the way for her to stand trial after a six-year legal battle.
    (AP, 9/21/20)

2020        Sep 22, Federal authorities announced that Benjamin Jenkins (25) of Cobb County, Georgia, was sentenced to 40 years in prison for a “prolific" sextortion scheme involving as many as 150 underage girls. A jury found Jenkins guilty of producing and distributing child pornography he coerced his victims to create for him.
    (Miami Herald, 9/23/20)

2020        Sep 28, In Florida US immigration agents deported Alcedis Ortiz (42) to Colombia even as he awaited trial for sexually assaulting a girl (12).
    (SFC, 10/13/20, p.A4)

2020        Sep 30, A North Korean refugee has recounted how she was repeatedly raped by two South Korean spies, shedding a fresh spotlight on the widespread abuse of women during the dangerous process of defecting from the authoritarian North.
    (The Telegraph, 9/30/20)

2020        Oct 2, Los Angeles prosecutors filed new charges against disgraced movie producer and convicted rapist Harvey Weinstein, accusing him of sexually assaulting two more women.
    (NBC News, 10/2/20)

2020        Oct 8, French police said they have arrested 61 people suspected of involvement in a vast child pornography network in 30 regions of the country over the last four days.
    (SFC, 10/9/20, p.A2)

2020        Oct 12, Bangladesh's government approved the use of the death penalty in rape cases. Led by PM Sheikh Hasina, the cabinet met online and approved changes to a law that will enable courts to sentence any convicted rapist to execution.
    (CBS News, 10/12/20)

2020        Oct 17, Pope Francis permanently removed Polish bishop Edward Janiak (68) following a probe into allegations he covered up cases of sexual abuse by his priests in Kalisz.   
    (SSFC, 10/18/20, p.A5)

2020        Oct 23, Two Bartonsville, Pennsylvania, men and a company that ran hotels in Stroudsburg and Bartonsville were convicted of sex and drug trafficking offenses by a jury in federal court in Scranton in a case the US Attorney’s Office said is precedent setting.
    (USA Today, 10/29/20)

2020        Oct 27, A judge in Brooklyn sentenced Keith Raniere, the leader of the cultlike group Nxivm, to life in prison for sex trafficking, racketeering and other crimes.
    (NY Times, 10/27/20)

2020        Nov 10, A two-year Vatican investigation of ex-Cardinal Theodore McCarrick found that a series of bishops, cardinals and popes downplayed or dismissed reports that he slept with seminarians, and determined that Pope Francis merely continued his predecessors’ handling of the predator until a former altar boy alleged abuse.
    (AP, 11/10/20)

2020        Nov 11, Pope Francis pledged to rid the Catholic Church of sexual abuse and offered prayers to victims of former Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, a day after the Vatican released a detailed report into the decades long church cover-up of his sexual misconduct.
    (AP, 11/11/20)

2020        Nov 12, A new report from the Louisville Courier-Journal alleged that corruption within the department reportedly extends to at least 738,000 sexual abuse complaints against officers.
    (TheGrio, 11/12/20)

2020        Nov 16, The prestigious University of California system filed a proposed $73 million settlement with seven women who accused former gynecologist Dr. James Heaps of sexual abuse. As part of the class-action lawsuit, more than 6,600 patients of Dr. James Heaps could receive part of the settlement. A federal judge must still approve the deal.
    (AP, 11/16/20)
2020        Nov 16, Some 88,500 claims of sexual abuse have been filed against the Boy Scouts of America as the deadline arrived for submitting claims in the organization's bankruptcy case.
    (SFC, 11/17/20, p.A5)

2020        Nov 18, A Northern California jury deliberated just 2½ hours before convicting serial rapist Roy Waller (60), aka the NorCal Rapist, on all 46 charges, bringing him to justice for a series of terrifying home attacks between 1991 and 2006.
    (NBC News, 11/19/20)
2020        Nov 18, The University of Michigan said it will pay $9.25 million to eight women who reported emotional or sexual abuse by Martin Philbert, a man who became the school's chief academic officer. Philbert was fired in March, weeks after being put on leave by President Mark Schlissel. He quit as a faculty member in June.
    (AP, 11/18/20)

2020        Nov 20, It was reported that GHB, the club and party drug, is to be reclassified to increase the penalties to up to five years in jail for possession after British Government advisers uncovered a “concerning increase" in the harm it causes. Reynhard Sinaga, the UK's most prolific rapist, was jailed earlier this year for drugging and raping more than 40 men, with his trials hearing that he laced his victims' drinks with drugs like GBH to render them unconscious.
    (The Telegraph, 11/20/20)

2020        Nov 26, In South Korea the Seoul Central District Court found Cho Ju-bin (25) guilty of violating laws to protect minors from sexual abuse and of making a profit from producing and selling abusive footage. He had overseen a group of 38 accomplices who befriended and then blackmailed at least 74 women into sharing explicit videos that were then posted in pay-per-view internet chat rooms. Cho was sentenced to 40 years in prison.
    (The Telegraph, 11/26/20)

2020        Dec 1, Authorities said the Roman Catholic Church has paid out $7.3 million to more than 70 people sexually abused during their youth by priests in Colorado parishes, settling claims dating back over two decades.
    (Reuters, 12/1/20)

2020        Dec 5, In southern California more than 150 people were arrested and a juvenile sex trafficking victim was rescued after Los Angeles County authorities shut down a massive underground party.
    (NBC News, 12/9/20)

2020        Dec 8, An investigative panel looking into a pattern of violent crimes at the Fort Hood Army base in Texas says they found a command structure that was "permissive" of sexual assaults. Army Secretary Ryan McCarthy announced 14 firings and suspensions among commanders and lower-level leaders as a result of an investigation into a pattern of sexual assault, harassment, suicides and murder at the post in Killeen, Texas.
    (Reuters, 12/8/20)(CBS News, 12/9/20)

2020        Dec 10, Mastercard and Visa said they had prohibited the use of their cards on the adult website Pornhub, after the New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof reported that the platform included videos of child abuse and rape.
    (NY Times, 12/10/20)
2020        Dec 10, In Kenya four women subjected to sexual assault in the violence that followed the disputed 2007 election were set to receive compensation. The government was ordered to pay $36,000 (£27,000) to each one.
    (AP, 12/10/20)

2020        Dec 12, In South Korea protests erupted as sex offender Cho Doo-soon (69) was released from prison at the end of his sentence for raping and seriously injuring a young girl in 2008, a crime which caused revulsion across the country.
    (The Telegraph, 12/13/20)

2020        Dec 14, Canadian fashion executive Peter Nygard (79) was arrested in Winnipeg at the request of the US. His arrest on sex trafficking, racketeering and related charges came after the FBI raided Nygard’s Manhattan offices earlier this year.
    (AP, 12/15/20)

2020        Dec 16, French model agent Jean-Luc Brunel (74), accused of supplying underage girls to Jeffrey Epstein, was arrested by detectives at Charles de Gaulle airport, who are questioning him on his links to British socialite Ghislaine Maxwell and Prince Andrew.
    (AP, 12/17/20)

2020        Dec 18, In California Roy Charles Waller (60), the notorious NorCal rapist, was sentenced to 897 years in state prison. He had attacked, kidnapped and sexually assaulted nine women in Northern California over a 15-year period.
    (SFC, 12/119/20, p.B1)

2020        Dec 28, Mahinder Watsa (96), Indian obstetrician-gynecologist and "sexpert" for the Mumbai Mirror, died.
    (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mahinder_Watsa)(Econ., 1/23/21, p.74)

2020        Dec 29, An Egyptian court convicted Ahmed Bassam Zaki, a former student at the American University in Cairo, of sexual misconduct charges and sentenced him to three years in prison, the first conviction in a case that has fueled the #MeToo movement in the Arab world’s most populous country. Zaki was being tried separately in criminal court on charges of rape and attempted rape of three other women who were minors at the time of the alleged crimes.
    (AP, 12/29/20)

2020        Dec, In China Xu Yan was sentenced to 13 years in prison following sexual relationships with a local police chief and trysts with other local leaders, including police and hospital officials. She had received $573,000 from nine men, including eight officials, according to court documents. She was ordered to pay the money back, plus $869,000 in fines. All of the men but one avoided prison time.
    (AP, 3/29/21)

2021        Jan 1, In China a new civil code took effect requiring employers to prevent sexual harassment at work.
    (Econ., 12/19/20, p.76)

2021        Jan 4, A court in Lahore, Pakistan, abolished so-called virginity tests for women in sexual assault cases, saying the practice is humiliating and casts suspicion on victims rather than the accused.
    (NY Times, 1/6/21)

2021        Jan 11, In Bellingham, Wa., Margo St. James (83), proud prostitute and union organizer, died. She is best known for the creation of COYOYE, which stood for Cast Off Your Old Tired Ethics, to fight for the rights of sex workers.
    (SFC, 1/16/21, p.B1)
2021        Jan 11, A Turkish court sentenced cult leader Adnan Oktar to over 1,000 years in jail for for fraud, torture and sexual abuse.
    (Econ., 1/30/21, p.42)

2021        Jan 18, An Egyptian woman was arrested reportedly on charges of ‘violating family values’ after photos of her cupcakes bearing iced genitals went viral on Facebook. She was later released on bail worth EGP 5,000 (£233).
    (AP, 1/19/21)

2021        Jan 21, The French government pledged to toughen laws on the rape of children after a massive online movement saw hundreds of victims share accounts about sexual abuse within their families over the past week.
    (AP, 1/23/21)
2021        Jan 21, The UN special representative on sexual violence in conflict said “serious allegations of sexual violence" have emerged in Ethiopia’s embattled Tigray region, while women and girls face shortages of rape kits and HIV drugs amid restrictions on humanitarian access.
    (AP, 1/22/21)

2021        Jan 23, Newly appointed US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin issued his first directive in the role late today, giving the Pentagon's senior leaders two weeks to gather reports on sexual assault prevention programs in the military and send him assessments of what has worked and what hasn't.
    (AP, 1/24/21)

2021        Jan 25, Israeli authorities extradited Malka Leifer (54), a former teacher accused of sexually abusing her former students in Australia, capping a six-year legal battle that had strained relations between the two governments and antagonized Australia's Jewish community.
    (AP, 1/25/21)

2021        Jan 29, New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy said he has named a former state comptroller as an independent investigator into allegations that inmates in a state women's prison were beaten and sexually assaulted by corrections officers, adding that a criminal investigation is underway.
    (AP, 1/29/21)

2021        Jan 31, The Lincoln Project, an influential anti-Donald Trump group, in a statement called co-founder John Weaver (61) “a predator, a liar, and an abuser" following reports that he repeatedly sent unsolicited and sexually charged messages online to young men, often while suggesting he could help them get work in politics.
    (AP, 1/31/21)

2021        Feb 5, American Christian missionary Gregory Dow was sentenced to more than 15 years in prison for abusing underage girls in an orphanage in Kenya between 2013 and 2017. Last year, Dow pleaded guilty in the US to four counts of engaging in illicit sexual conduct with a minor in a foreign place.
    (BBC, 2/5/21)

2021        Feb 10, Larry Flynt (78), the pornographer and self-promoting free-speech champion, died at his home in Los Angeles. He was a ninth-grade dropout who built an empire of publications, strip clubs and “adult" shops around his sexually explicit magazine Hustler, which debuted in July, 1974.
    (NY Times, 2/10/21)
2021        Feb 10, The Diocese of Winona-Rochester in Minnesota said it has reached a $21.5 million settlement with 145 individuals who were sexually abused by its clergy members.
    (AP, 2/11/21)
2021        Feb 10, It was reported that David Wilson (36), one of Britain's most prolific pedophiles, has been jailed for 25-years. He used fake Facebook profiles to blackmail children into sending indecent images of themselves.
    (The Telegraph, 2/10/21)

2021        Feb 11, Ethiopia's minister for women said rape has occurred “conclusively and without a doubt" in the embattled Tigray region in a rare government acknowledgement of the toll on civilians during 100 day of fighting.
    (AP, 2/12/21)

2021        Feb 17, In France Georges Tron (63), a former Sarkozy minister and the mayor of Draveil since 1995, was found guilty of rape and sexual assault and sentenced to five years in prison. Under French law he is allowed to hold his post until a final verdict is reached due to presumption of innocence.
    (https://tinyurl.com/n5ve4htv)(The Telegraph, 5/15/21)

2021        Feb 22, The US Supreme Court rejected adult film actress Stormy Daniels' bid to revive her defamation lawsuit against former President Donald Trump over a Twitter post in which he accused her of a "con job" after she described being threatened over publicizing her account of a sexual relationship with him.
    (Reuters, 2/22/21)

2021        Feb 23, Andy Teuber (52), head of the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium, resigned from the health care organization and as a member of the University of Alaska Board of Regents. Soon after allegations of sexual misconduct surfaced against him. On March 2 he disappeared while piloting a helicopter to Kodiak Island.
    (AP, 3/3/21)

2021        Feb 25, The former US Olympic gymnastics coach John Geddert (63) died by suicide hours after Michigan prosecutors charged him with human trafficking and sexual crimes.
    (NY Times, 2/25/21)

2021        Feb 27, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo called for an outside review following a report of sexual misconduct allegations against him by a second former aide, compounding problems for one of America's most well-known Democratic politicians.
    (Reuters, 2/27/21)

2021        Mar 1, It was reported that abuse allegations against New Hampshire’s state-run youth detention center now span six decades. Of the 150 accused staffers, more than half are accused of sexual abuse.
    (AP, 3/1/21)

2021        Mar 3, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo apologized for making several women “feel uncomfortable" with unwanted advances, but said he would not resign.
    (NY Times, 3/3/21)
2021        Mar 3, Sarah Everard (33) vanished while walking home in London. Her body was found a week later. Metropolitan Police officer, Wayne Couzens (48), was later charged with the kidnap and murder. On March 13 hundreds defied coronavirus restrictions to gather and protest violence against women. The event ended with clashes between police and those attending. In June Couzens pleaded guilty to her kidnap and rape. In July Couzens admitted to her murder.
    (AP, 3/14/21)(AP, 6/8/21)(Axios, 7/9/21)

2021        Mar 8, At The Hague International Criminal Court judges awarded $30 million (25.3 million euros) in reparations to victims of crimes for which Congolese warlord Bosco Ntaganda was convicted including child soldiers and victims of rape and sexual slavery.
    (AP, 3/8/21)
2021        Mar 8, A judge in Senegal charged opposition leader Ousmane Sonko (46) with rape and released him on bail, after days of deadly protests sparked by his arrest last week. Sonko, accused of assaulting a woman who worked in a beauty salon, says the case is politically motivated.
    (AP, 3/8/21)

2021        Mar 9, The UN WHO and its partners reported in a new study that nearly one in three women worldwide have experienced physical or sexual violence in their lifetimes.
    (AP, 3/9/21)

2021        Mar 10, Atlanta-based International Ministries (RZIM), founded by the late Ravi Zacharias, said it will suspend fundraising, lay off 60% of its staff and overhaul its mission in the wake of revelations that he engaged in sexual misconduct with massage therapists and carried on many amorous extramarital relationships via texts and email.
    (AP, 3/10/21)

2021        Mar 11, A group of 59 Democratic lawmakers demanded New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's resignation in the wake of an allegation that he groped an aide at the Executive Mansion last year.
    (AP, 3/11/21)

2021        Mar 16, In Georgia a gunman killed eight people, seven of them women, in an attack on three massage parlors in the Atlanta area. Six of the people killed were Asian, and two were white. Suspect Robert Aaron Long (21) of Woodstock, Ga., was captured in Crisp County. Long soon told investigators he had a sexual addiction and saw the businesses as a temptation that he needed to eliminate.
    (NY Times, 3/17/21)(NBC News, 3/17/21)

2021        Mar 17, Sean Lannon (47) was arrested in St Louis, Missouri driving the stolen car of his alleged New Jersey victim, Michael Dabkowski. Lannon said Dabkowski had sexually abused him as a child. Lannon soon claimed responsibility for 15 killings in New Mexico.
    (The Independent, 3/20/21)
2021        Mar 17, It was reported that interest in cybersex is soaring as the pandemic has left people subject to lockdowns and travel bans and unable to seek intimacy in the usual ways. In London Angelina Aleksandrovich runs a collective called Raspberry Dream Labs which creates multi-sensory cybersex experiences which allow people to enjoy intimate moments together even when they are not in same place.
    (Reuters, 3/17/21)

2021        Mar 19, Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson was hit with four lawsuits alleging sexual misconduct, bringing the total number of such suits filed this week to seven.
    (The Week, 3/20/21)

2021        Mar 20, In Pakistan two men were sentenced to death for gang-raping a woman on the side of a highway in Punjab last September, an attack that triggered nationwide protests and calls for tougher laws.
    (Reuters, 3/20/21)

2021        Mar 25, The University of Southern California announced that it will pay more than $1.1 billion to the former patients of campus gynecologist Dr. George Tyndall, accused of preying sexually on hundreds of patients, marking what university officials called “the end of a painful and ugly chapter in the history of our university".
    (NY Times, 3/26/21)

2021        Mar 30, New York state's highest court cleared the way for Summer Zervos, a former contestant on "The Apprentice," to sue Donald Trump for defamation, after the former US president called her a liar for accusing him of sexual assault.
    (Reuters, 3/30/21)

2021        Mar 31, The UN's sexual and reproductive health agency pushed international allies to provide $26.7 million in funding that would go toward "life-saving sexual and reproductive services and a multi-sectoral response to gender-based violence" in Venezuela.
    (Axios, 3/31/21)

2021        Apr 1, In a unanimous ruling, the Massachusetts Supreme Court expanded the definition of the term adultery to apply to a spouse engaged in same-sex infidelity.
    (AP, 4/2/21)
2021        Apr 1, UK charity Oxfam said it has suspended two members of staff in the Democratic Republic of Congo over allegations of sexual exploitation and bullying.
    (BBC, 4/1/21)

2021        Apr 2, The G7 group of leading economic powers condemned the killing of civilians, sexual and gender based violence, indiscriminate shelling and the forced displacement of residents of Tigray and Eritrean refugees.
    (BBC, 4/2/21)

2021        Apr 3, In Dubai videos and photographs depicting over a dozen naked women, lined up on a balcony while being filmed in Dubai’s upscale Marina neighborhood in broad daylight, splashed across social media. Police soon arrested a group of people on charges of public debauchery. Police in Dubai soon arrested 11 Ukrainian women and a Russian man for their involvement in the nude photo shoot.
    (AP, 4/4/21)(AP, 4/6/21)

2021        Apr 5, Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.) said that he would not resign from Congress in the face of allegations that he "slept with" a 17-year-old girl.
    (AP, 4/5/21)

2021        Apr 9, The US House Ethics Committee announced it would launch an investigation into Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.) and the allegations that he violated sex trafficking laws.
    (The Week, 4/10/21)

2021        Apr 11, An Egyptian court convicted Ahmed Bassam Zaki, a former student at an elite university, of attempted rape and drug possession, sentencing him to eight years imprisonment atop a previous punishment for other sexual misconduct convictions.
    (AP, 4/11/21)

2021        Apr 12, A Los Angeles grand jury indicted former movie producer Harvey Weinstein (67) on four counts each of forcible rape and forcible oral copulation, two counts of sexual battery, and one count of sexual penetration by force.
    (The Week, 4/13/21)
2021        Apr 12, UN Secretary-General Antonio Gutierrez said in a report that the COVID-19 pandemic led to a spike in gender-based violence last year and combatants continued to use sexual violence “as a cruel tactic of war" and political repression. The report focused on 18 countries and listed 52 parties “credibly suspected" of responsibility “for patterns of rape or other forms of sexual violence".
    (AP, 4/12/21)

2021        Apr 14, A UN report said nearly half of women in 57 developing countries are denied the right to decide whether to have sex with their partners, use contraception or seek health care.
    (AP, 4/14/21)

2021        Apr 15, It was reported that nearly 15,000 anonymous accounts of sexual misconduct, including harassment, groping, and rape, have been shared online by students from schools across the U.K.
    (CBS News, 4/15/21)

2021        Apr 21, Missouri state’s House of Representatives voted 153-0 to expel legislator Rick Roeber after an investigation by fellow lawmakers concluded that he had physically and sexually abused his children.
    (NY Times, 4/21/21)
2021        Apr 21, Manhattan district attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. announced that his office would stop prosecuting prostitution. A New York judge agreed to dismiss thousands of prostitution-related offenses dating to the 1970s at the request of the Manhattan district attorney.
    (NY Times, 4/21/21)(AP, 4/21/21)

2021        Apr 27, W.W. Norton said in a memo to its staff that it will permanently take Blake Bailey’s biography of Philip Roth out of print, following allegations that Mr. Bailey sexually assaulted multiple women and behaved inappropriately toward his students when he was an eighth grade English teacher. Norton said it is permanently putting out of print our editions of ‘Philip Roth: The Biography’ and ‘The Splendid Things We Planned,’ Blake Bailey’s 2014 memoir.
    (NY Times, 4/27/21)

2021        Apr 29, Federal agents in Arkansas arrested former reality TV personality Josh Duggar. Josh is eldest child in the Duggar family, which was featured on TLC’s “19 Kids and Counting" until the show was canceled after he admitted to sexually abusing underage girls. The following day he was charged with receiving and possessing child pornography. Duggar pleaded not guilty to both charges. On Dec. 9, 2021, Duggar was convicted of downloading and possessing child pornography.
    (NY Daily News, 4/30/21)(NBC News, 5/1/21)(SFC, 12/10/21, p.A6)

2021        Apr, German police arrested four members of a gang suspected to be behind one of the world's biggest child abuse image websites with more than 400,000 members worldwide. Three of the arrested men were accused of operating Boystown, a platform for distributing indecent images and video of children. A 4th man arrested in Paraguay was due to be extradited to Frankfurt.
    (AP, 5/3/21)

2021        May 7, Chad Salsman, a Pennsylvania district attorney who had cast the sex case against him as a pack of “vicious lies." pleaded guilty to pressuring clients for sex when he was a defense attorney and then coercing them to keep quiet about it.
    (AP, 5/7/21)

2021        May 11, Egyptian prosecutors said they have shelved their months-long investigation into an alleged 2014 gang rape of a 17-year-old girl by young men from wealthy families at a luxury Cairo hotel, ordering the release of all suspects for lack of evidence.
    (AP, 5/12/21)

2021        May 14, Joel Greenberg, a former Florida tax collector and Rep. Matt Gaetz's (R-Fla.) former confidant, agreed to cooperate with prosecutors and admitted to sex trafficking a minor.
    (NY Times, 5/14/21)

2021        May 16, It was reported that Microsoft board members concluded the software giant's founder, Bill Gates, should step down from its board last year during an investigation into an allegedly inappropriate relationship with a female Microsoft employee.
    (WSJ, 5/16/21)

2021        May 17, Joel Greenberg, a former associate of Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.), pleaded guilty to six criminal charges, including sex trafficking a 17-year-old girl and wire fraud.
    (Axios, 5/17/21)

2021        May 21, The UN humanitarian agency urged heavy punishments for aid workers and others who committed sex abuses during the Ebola epidemic in eastern Congo, saying it has launched a hotline to receive complaints from victims.
    (AP, 5/21/21)

2021        Jun 1, It was reported that Pope Francis has changed church law to explicitly criminalize the sexual abuse of adults by priests who abuse their authority, and to say that laypeople who hold church office can be sanctioned for similar sex crimes. The new provisions, released today after 14 years of study, were contained in the revised criminal law section of the Vatican’s Code of Canon Law.
    (AP, 6/1/21)

2021        Jun 4, Cardinal Reinhard Marx, a leading German cardinal and confidant of Pope Francis, offered to resign over the Catholic Church's “catastrophic" mishandling of clergy sexual abuse cases, declaring that the scandals had brought the church to “a dead end".
    (AP, 6/4/21)

2021        Jun 5, The Diocese of Buffalo, NY, announced that three priests have been placed on leave in response to claims in a lawsuit filed last month that they sexually abused a boy in the 1990s.
    (Tribune Publ., 6/6/21)

2021        Jun 9, Aubrey Trail of Nebraska was sentenced to death for the murder and mutilation of Tinder date Sydney Loofe (24) in 2017 after she refused to engage in group sex and fraud.
    (The Independent, 6/10/21)

2021        Jun 10, Pope Francis refused to let German Cardinal Reinhard Marx resign over the sex abuse scandal in the church, but said a process of reform was necessary and that every bishop must take responsibility for the “catastrophe" of the crisis.
    (AP, 6/10/21)

2021        Jun 14, Ruben Andre Garcia (31), a porn actor and producer who recruited young women under false pretenses to appear in videos for San Diego-based website GirlsDoPorn.com, was sentenced to 20 years in custody in connection with his pleas to federal sex-trafficking and conspiracy charges.
    (https://tinyurl.com/vpbup8eh)(USA Today, 6/21/21)

2021        Jun 18, A Fort Bliss, Texas, soldier was convicted at an Army court-martial hearing of sexually assaulting a fellow soldier and another unnamed woman. Pfc. Christian Alvarado was sentenced by a military judge to 18 years and three months in prison.
    (Fox News, 6/18/21)

2021        Jun 22, US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin announced that he supports changes to the military justice system in cases of sexual assault.
    (Axios, 6/22/21)

2021        Jun 28, Poland’s Catholic Church listed 292 clergymen who are alleged to have abused over 300 boys and girls from 1958 though 2020, in its latest report on the sexual abuse of minors.
    (AP, 6/28/21)

2021        Jun 30, Bill Cosby (83) was released from prison after the Pennsylvania Supreme Court overturned his 2018 conviction for sexual assault. Mr. Cosby had served three years of a three- to 10-year sentence at a maximum-security prison outside Philadelphia when the court ruled that a “non-prosecution agreement" with a previous prosecutor meant that Mr. Cosby should not have been charged in the case.
    (NY Times, 7/1/21)

2021        Jul 1, US officials announced that a Homeland Security Investigations-led operation into human trafficking in Kansas and Missouri (June 17 to June 26) arrested 82 suspects and rescued 31 victims of sexual exploitation.
    (AP, 7/1/21)

2021        Jul 20, A federal court in Brooklyn ordered Keith Raniere (60), the head of the sex group Nxivm, to pay $3.4 million in restitution to 21 women, who were branded with his initials.
    (The Independent, 7/21/21)

2021        Jul 21, The Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruled 5-2 vacating a sexual abuse lawsuit against the Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown. attorneys for some of the plaintiffs said this will likely result in the dismissal of similar cases statewide, including multiple lawsuits filed in Lackawanna County Court against the Diocese of Scranton.
    (Scranton Times-Tribune, 7/22/21)
2021        Jul 21, Argentina became the first country in Latin America to officially recognize gender nonbinary people, who can now choose to have their gender marked as an X on their national identity documents and passports if they do not identify as either female or male.
    (NY Times, 7/22/21)

2021        Jul 27, In California a federal jury convicted Ed Buck, a wealthy political donor, on charges that he injected gay men with methamphetamine in exchange for sex. Buck has given more than $500,000 to mostly Democratic politicians and causes since 2000.
    (SFC, 7/28/21, p.A3)

2021        Jul 30, The US Department of Justice announced that Brian Jeffrey Raymond (45), a former diplomat to Mexico, had pleaded guilty to the sexual abuse of two women, and to taking nude or partially nude images and videos of more than 20 women without their consent.
    (AP, 7/31/21)

2021        Jul 31, Police in China said Chinese-Canadian pop star Kris Wu has been detained by Beijing police on suspicion of rape, following an accusation the former member of the Korean boy band EXO lured young women into sexual relationships.
    (AP, 7/31/21)

2021        Aug 1, In India a girl (9), who has not been named by authorities and belonged to the Dalit community, one of Hinduism’s most oppressed castes, was found dead near a Delhi crematorium late today. Her whole body was burnt apart from her ankles and feet. Four men, including the crematorium's priest, were arrested the next day for the alleged rape and murder.
    (AP, 8/4/21)

2021        Aug 3, New York state Attorney General Letitia James said a five-month investigation has found that Governor Andrew Cuomo sexually harassed multiple women and violated federal and state laws while creating a "climate of fear" in the workplace. President Biden called for the resignation of Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo.
    (Reuters, 8/3/21)(NY Times, 8/3/21)

2021        Aug 8, Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding Ltd said it has suspended several staff following an employee's allegations on the company's intranet that she was sexually assaulted by her boss and a client.
    (Reuters, 8/8/21)

2021        Aug 9, The head of a fund providing restitution to victims of Jeffrey Epstein's sexual abuses said she has finished the claims process, and awarded nearly $125 million to about 150 eligible claimants. The financier killed himself at age 66 in a Manhattan jail cell on Aug. 10, 2019, while awaiting trial on sex trafficking charges.
    (AP, 8/9/21)
2021        Aug 9, Virginia Giuffre, one of Jeffrey Epstein’s most prominent accusers, sued Prince Andrew in New York, saying that the scion of Britain’s royal family had raped and sexually abused her when she was 17.
    (NY Times, 8/9/21)

2021        Aug 10, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo resigned following an inquiry that found he sexually harassed 11 women, mounting legal pressure and demands for his departure by President Joe Biden and others.
    (Reuters, 8/10/21)

2021        Aug 11, Amnesty International said the Ethiopian military and its allies are responsible for widespread sexual violence against women in Tigray, using rape as a strategy of war.
    (AP, 8/11/21)

2021        Aug 12, A South Korean military court sentenced disgraced K-pop star Seungri to three years in prison for crimes including providing prostitutes to foreign businessmen.
    (AP, 8/12/21)

2021        Aug 19, OnlyFans, a social media platform where users can sell subscription access to content, said that it would ban sexually explicit imagery starting in October. On August 25 OnlyFans said it has suspended the plan following an outcry from its creators and advocates for sex workers.
    (NY Times, 8/19/21)(AP, 8/25/21)

2021        Aug 21, The Vatican said it has disciplined Poland's Archbishop Marian Golebiewski (83), the former archbishop of Wroclaw, following an investigation into negligence over sex abuse allegations, banning him from taking part in any public ceremonies, both religious and secular.
    (Reuters, 8/21/21)

2021        Aug 25, In southern California a grand jury indicted adult film actor Ron Jeremy (68) on more than 30 counts of sexual assault involving 21 women and girls across more than two decades. Ronald Jeremy Hyatt pleaded not guilty in Los Angeles Superior Court to all of the allegations, which include 12 counts of rape.
    (AP, 8/25/21)

2021        Sep 8, Nancy Salzman, the co-founder of Nxivm, was sentenced to three years for her involvement in a cult-like group that branded and coerced women into sex.
    (The Independent, 9/9/21)

2021        Sep 10, In India a woman (34) was raped and then tortured with an iron rod in a truck parked in suburban Mumbai early today. She died at a local hospital a day later. Protests soon followed. Mumbai police soon arrested a man (45) and charged him with rape and murder.
    (AP, 9/13/21)

2021        Sep 15, A US judge said former President Donald Trump cannot delay a lawsuit accusing him of defaming former Elle magazine columnist E. Jean Carroll after she claimed he raped her in the mid-1990s.
    (Reuters, 9/15/21)
2021        Sep 15, London's High Court said it would take steps if necessary to serve papers on Britain's Prince Andrew in a US lawsuit brought by a woman who accuses him of sexually assaulting her two decades ago.
    (Reuters, 9/15/21)
2021        Sep 15, It was reported that Pope Francis has rejected the resignation of Stefan Hesse, the archbishop of Hamburg, who offered to step down in March after he was faulted for his handling of sexual abuse in his previous diocese.
    (AP, 9/15/21)
2021        Sep 15, The United Nations said it has sent home all 450 Gabonese troops from its peacekeeping mission in Central African Republic and opened an investigation after allegations of the sexual abuse of five girls.
    (Reuters, 9/15/21)

2021        Sep 20, Prince Andrew of Britain was served in the United States with a lawsuit brought by Virginia Roberts Giuffre, who alleges she was forced to have sex with him and was assaulted by him when she was 17.
    (Washington Examiner, 9/21/21)

2021        Sep 23, It was reported that a Moroccan court has handed down 20-year prison sentences to 11 men found guilty of brutally raping and kidnapping a 17-year-old woman in 2018.
    (BBC, 9/23/21)

2021        Sep 27, A NYC jury found R. Kelly (54), the multiplatinum R&B artist whose musical legacy became intertwined with dozens of accusations of sexual abuse, guilty of serving as the ringleader of a decades-long scheme to recruit women and underage girls for sex.
    (NY Times, 9/27/21)

2021        Sep 28, The World Health Organization's regional director for Africa said that the agency was "heartbroken" by the findings of an independent commission on sex abuse in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The commission found that some 21 of 83 alleged perpetrators were employed by the WHO, and that the abuses, which included nine allegations of rape, were committed by both national and international staff.
    (Reuters, 9/28/21)

2021        Oct 1, Lawyers said Canadian fashion designer Peter Nygard (80) has consented to extradition to the United States, where he faces sex trafficking and racketeering charges. Toronto Police Service issued a statement saying it had an arrest warrant for Nygard on six charges of sexual assault and three charges of forcible confinement between 1987 and 2006.
    (Reuters, 10/1/21)

2021        Oct 3, It was reported that the French Catholic Church has had an estimated 3,000 pedophiles in its ranks over the past 70 years, the head of an independent commission investigating the sex abuse scandal.
    (Reuters, 10/3/21)

2021        Oct 5, A report by the Independent Commission on Sexual Abuse in the Church said clergy members in the Roman Catholic Church in France sexually abused more than 200,000 minors over the past seven decades. The independent commission concluded the problem was far more pervasive and systematic than previously known.
    (NY Times, 10/5/21)

2021        Oct 6, Russian authorities said they had fired five senior prison officials and opened a slew of criminal investigations into alleged torture and sexual assaults at a jail in the Saratov region.
    (Reuters, 10/6/21)

2021        Oct 7, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed into law a bill that prohibits "stealthing," or removing a condom during sex without consent, making it a civil sexual battery offense.
    (Reuters, 10/7/21)

2021        Oct 11, British police announced they will not take any action against Prince Andrew after a review prompted by a Jeffrey Epstein accuser who claims that he sexually assaulted her.
    (AP, 10/11/21)

2021        Oct 27, The US State Department said it has issued its first passport with an “X" gender designation — a milestone in the recognition of the rights of people who do not identify as male or female — and expects to be able to offer the option to nonbinary, intersex and gender-nonconforming people early next year.
    (AP, 10/27/21)

2021        Oct 29, Britain's Prince Andrew rejected Virginia Giuffre's accusations that he sexually abused her more than two decades ago when she was 17, and urged a US judge to dismiss her civil lawsuit.
    (Reuters, 10/29/21)

2021        Nov 2, Chinese tennis star Peng Shuai (35) posted that Zhang Gaoli (75), a former vice-premier and member of the powerful Politburo Standing Committee, had forced her to have sex despite repeated refusals following a round of tennis three years ago. The post was quickly removed. Zhang retired in 2018 and has largely disappeared from public life.
    (SFC, 11/5/21, p.A6)

2021        Nov 8, France's Catholic Church agreed to financially compensate sex abuse victims in what the president of the country's Bishop Conference hailed as a “decisive step".
    (AP, 11/8/21)

2021        Nov 10, In Denmark an investigation concluded that between 1970 and 2010 a culture of sexual misconduct, occasions of heavy drinking and incidents of bullying were common at the Danish Radio Girls’ Choir, made up of teenagers and young women. The 34-page report concluded that most cases went back 20-50 years.
    (AP, 11/11/21)
2021        Nov 10, Rights group Amnesty International said fighters from Ethiopia's Tigray region have gang-raped and abused women in neighboring Amhara region.
    (Reuters, 11/10/21)

2021        Nov 11, Portugal's Roman Catholic Church said it would create an independent commission to investigate historical child sexual abuse allegedly committed by members of the clergy following pressure from prominent congregants to lift a veil of silence around the issue.
    (Reuters, 11/11/21)

2021        Nov 17, Pakistan introduced chemical castration as a possible punishment for serial rapists under a law that also calls for faster trials of suspected sexual offenders.
    (Reuters, 11/18/21)

2021        Nov 18, US prosecutors announced sex-trafficking charges alleging that girls and young women were coerced to have sex with the founder of a Philippines-based church who is a friend and adviser to President Rodrigo Duterte.
    (Reuters, 11/18/21)

2021        Nov 19, A government official said Pakistan has removed a clause from a new criminal law that had allowed chemical castration as a possible punishment for serial rapists.
    (Reuters, 11/19/21)

2021        Nov 22, Italian customs police dismantled a Nigerian organized crime syndicate that forced dozens of young women into prostitution and begging on the streets of Italy and then smuggled out millions of euros in ill-gained revenues to Nigeria, with cash hidden in suitcase handles or pasta packages.
    (AP, 11/22/21)

2021        Nov 28, Phil Saviano (69), a clergy sex abuse survivor and whistleblower, died in Douglas, Mass. He played a pivotal role in exposing decades of predatory assaults by Roman Catholic priests in the United States.
    (AP, 11/29/21)

2021        Dec 2, Uber Technologies Inc. agreed to pay a $9 million settlement for its failure to comply with California regulators for information about sexual assault claims made by its customers and drivers over nearly two years.
    (SFC, 12/4/21, p.C2)

2021        Dec 8, It was reported that four lecturers at a leading university in Morocco have appeared in court over accusations of offering students better grades in exchange for sex. A fifth lecturer faced charges of indecent assault and battery.
    (BBC, 12/8/21)

2021        Dec 11, China's government-backed newspaper Dahe Daily reported late today that e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding has dismissed a female employee who accused a former co-worker of sexual assault earlier this year.
    (Reuters, 12/12/21)

2021        Dec 15, In London David Fuller (67), a double murderer who sexually abused more than 100 corpses in hospital mortuaries was sentenced, to life in prison. Fuller had filmed himself carrying out the attacks on at least 102 bodies in mortuaries inside the now-closed Kent and Sussex Hospital and the Tunbridge Wells Hospital, in Pembury, where he had worked as an electrician since 1989.
    (AP, 12/15/21)

2021        Dec 19, Chinese tennis star Peng Shuai (35) said that she had never accused anyone of sexually assaulting her, and that a social media post she had made early last month had been misunderstood. After that post, she was absent from public view for nearly three weeks.
    (Reuters, 12/19/21)

2021        Dec 21, In East Timor Richard Daschbach (84), a defrocked Catholic missionary priest, was found guilty and sentenced to 12 years in prison for sexually abusing orphaned and disadvantaged young girls.
    (SFC, 12/22/21, p.A3)
2021        Dec 21, The United Nations Human Rights Office said that it had received 13 allegations of rape and gang rape by security forces during protests in Sudan on Dec. 19. Opposition medics reported a second person killed.
    (Reuters, 12/21/21)

2021        Kate Lister, a lecturer at Leeds Trinity University in England, authored “Harlots, Whores & Hackabouts: A History of Sex for Sale".
    (NY Daily News, 10/27/21)

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