Authorities in Hercules, California are investigating allegations that a transgender student was sexually assaulted at school while using the boy’s restroom, which is his right under a controversial state law.
According to theContra Coastal Times, the 15-year-old male, who was born a female, said he was in the boy’s bathroom on Monday when three male students assaulted him — both physically and sexually.
Now repeat after me: “Jared Leto isn’t really a problem”
A 12-year-old boy who raped his seven-year-old sister after watching porn online has walked free after a judge ruled he is not a danger to society.
The boy pleaded guilty to rape, two counts of indecent assault and inciting a child to engage in sexual intercourse.
Blackburn Youth Court heard he had viewed hardcore porn films with his friends leading to “a desire to try it out”. The sex offences took place between March and May last year.
District Judge James Prowse said the boy, now 13, does not represent a danger to society and it is “highly improbable” he would re-offend given the “unsophisticated” and “immature” reasoning that triggered the attack.
He added that keeping him in custody would “tear the family apart” and expose him to “hardened and sophisticated” youth criminals.
In a statement, the boy said he was “disgusted” with his crimes and promised not to do it again. His sister said she missed him and wants him to return to the house despite feeling “sad” for what he did.
The boy will be placed on the sex offenders register for two-and-a half years. He is set to return to the family home in the coming months with the help of social workers.
An Indian female politician and activist has said rape victims may have invited attacks by their clothes and behaviour, fuelling a national debate over a series of incidents of sexual violence against women.
Asha Mirje, a Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader in western Maharashtra state, questioned why a 23-year-old physiotherapy student who was gang-raped on a bus in Delhi in 2012 was out late at night.
The student died of her injuries and thousands of people took to the streets in nationwide protests against the prevalence of rape and sexual assault in the world’s largest democracy.
A number of shocking incidents have since been highlighted in Indian media, most recently the case of 20-year-old woman who said she was gang-raped in a rural area of West Bengal in eastern India on the orders of a village court last week.
Mirje said in reference to the Delhi assault: “Did Nirbhaya really have go to watch a movie at 11 in the night with her friend?”
"Nirbhaya", a Hindi word meaning "fearless", has been widely adopted by the Indian media as a name for the victim.
She also commented on the gang rape of a photojournalist who was on assignment at a disused mill in Mumbai last year, asking why the victim had gone to such an isolated place.
"Rapes take place also because of a woman’s clothes, her behaviour and her presence at inappropriate places," she said.
Women must be “careful”, she said, and think if they are inviting assault.
What in the actual fuck
The parliament of Morocco has unanimously amended an article of the penal code that allowed rapists of underage girls to avoid prosecution by marrying their victims.
The move follows intensive lobbying by activists for better protection of young rape victims. The amendment has been welcomed by rights groups.
Article 475 of the penal code generated unprecedented public criticism.
It was first proposed by Morocco’s Islamist-led government a year ago.
But the issue came to public prominence in 2012 when 16-year-old Amina Filali killed herself after being forced to marry her rapist.