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Female teacher, 42, who had sexual relationship with pupil, 15, has two-year prison sentence

A teacher at a top private school who had a sexual relationship with a pupil has had her prison sentence reduced by 11 months. Nicola Park, 42, was jailed for 27 months in April after developing a relationship with the 15-year-old girl who had confided in her about a personal issue. They soon went on […]

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Canada

Coastal GasLink, contractor deny liability for alleged sexual assault at pipeline work camp | CBC News

Coastal GasLink says it is not liable for an alleged sexual assault at a work camp in northern B.C., and instead says any negligence is the fault of Civeo Premium Services, a pipeline contractor which also denies responsibility. The two companies also disagree about who employed the person alleged to have committed the sexual assault.  The denials from […]

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Mere friendship with woman is not consent for sexual relationship: Bombay HC

The Bombay High Court recently held that merely sharing a friendly relationship with a woman does not permit a man to take her for granted and construe it as her consent to establish a physical relationship. A single-judge bench of Justice Bharati H Dangre on June 24, while rejecting anticipatory bail to a man booked […]

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UK

New campaign BANS all youth leaders from any sexual activities with under-18s

From Tuesday, adults in these roles will be recognised in law as being in “positions of trust” and barred from sexual activity with 16 and 17-year-olds. The rule already covers professions such as doctors, teachers and carers. It will now apply to those who train, supervise or instruct young people in sport or religion. The […]

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UK

MoD shame as 1 in 7 women in armed forces subjected to sexual harassment

Ukraine: Woman says Russian’s ‘raped me and killed husband’ The shocking news comes as Armed Forces Week comes to a conclusion, designed to celebrate the best of the military and raise awareness. The MoD has since launched new initiatives to ensure a high level of satisfaction in service life as well as trying to bring […]

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Health

Former firefighter pleads guilty to four sexual assaults

Jun. 25—VERNON — A former Manchester firefighter pleaded guilty on Friday to four sexual assaults that occurred in Manchester and Vernon from 2001 to 2008. Angelo Alleano, 49, of Vernon, faces 25 years in prison, followed by 10 years of special parole. Sentencing is scheduled for Aug. 26 in Vernon Superior Court. Alleano’s plea follows […]

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Health

Former Manchester firefighter pleads guilty to 4 counts of sexual assault, more than 2 years after his arrest in cold cases

A Vernon man pleaded guilty Friday in Rockville Superior Court to four counts of first-degree sexual assault, according to Tolland State’s Attorney Matthew C. Gedansky. Under the terms of the plea, Angelo Alleano, 49, faces a total effective sentence of up to 25 years to serve, to be followed by 10 years of special parole, […]

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Life Style

HC calls for alertness over naming sexual relationship with consent as rape

Kochi: The Kerala High Court called for alertness over naming a sexual relationship with consent as rape even though there is no need for inspection of evidence while considering an anticipatory bail plea. The court’s observation came along with the order granting anticipatory bail to actor and producer Vijay Babu in the actress sexual assault […]

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Gaming

Activision Blizzard shareholders approve plan for public report on sexual harassment | Engadget

Activision Blizzard shareholders on Tuesday approved a plan for the company to release an annual, public report detailing its handling of sexual harassment and gender discrimination disputes, and how it’s working to prevent these incidences. The proposal was initially made in February by New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli. Under the proposal, Activision Blizzard […]

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Celebrities

‘Sexual assault and racism nearly ruined my Olympic dreams’

Anyika Onuora had a glittering athletics career, winning Olympic, World, European and Commonwealth sprint and relay medals. But her path to success was beset by racism and two horrifying sexual assaults. Here, the 37-year-old, who lives in London with boyfriend Rohan, shares her painful memories… “In 2016, under the bright lights of the Rio stadium, […]