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Fans rally under #JusticeForKrisWu after idol found guilty of sex crimes

  • Several fans of former EXO member Kris Wu, whose real name is Wu Yifan, rallied to his defense on Twitter after the Beijing Chaoyang Court sentenced Wu to 13 years in jail on Friday for rape and group licentiousness.
  • Wu, a Canadian national born in China, was fined 600 million yuan (approximately $83.8 million) for tax evasion shortly after his sentencing.
  • The Beijing court also ordered Wu’s deportation after serving his time. He will be barred from entering China for 10 years.
  • “In China, law is a toy,” one Twitter user wrote. “They convicted an innocent man without any solid evidence, purely by fake words from malicious liars. In this two year farce, Kris Wu is the only victim in the whole farce.”
  • Controversial social media influencer Oli London also defended the K-pop star in a series of tweets, claiming that Wu was imprisoned “based on false accusations.”
  • “Just remember when the most famous woman in China went missing Fan Bing Bing. Just remember when one of China's richest men Jack Ma went missing. Just remember when China's most famous Tennis Star Peng Shuai went missing,” London wrote in another tweet. “Now Kris Wu, most famous pop star, jailed under false charge.”

Several fans of former EXO member Kris Wu have rallied on Twitter after a Beijing court sentenced him to 13 years in jail in a closed-door hearing last week.

Wu, whose real name is Wu Yifan, was sentenced to 13 years in jail by the Beijing Chaoyang Court on Friday, with his charges listed as 11 years and six months for rape and one year and 10 months for group licentiousness.

‘He beat her until her dentures fell out’: Man held without bail for kidnapping, sexual assault of senior Asian woman

  • Christian M. Lynch, 26, was ordered held without bail at a dangerousness hearing on Wednesday for allegedly kidnapping, torturing and raping a 64-year-old Asian woman on Nov. 12.
  • The victim’s ordeal began at the Wollaston MBTA station when Lynch allegedly abducted her and took her to an apartment on East Elm Avenue.
  • There, the victim was bound, strangled and sexually assaulted for the next 11 hours before being dumped at a parking lot at Westgate Mall in Brockton.
  • After the attack, Lynch allegedly went shopping for cleaning supplies and a new mattress.
  • Following his arrest, Lynch claimed that the encounter was consensual and described his actions as his way of “going out into the world getting a date.”
  • Lynch is facing multiple charges in connection with the incident, as well as a prior attack on another Asian woman and an indecent exposure last month.

The man accused of kidnapping, strangling and raping a 64-year-old Asian woman in Quincy, Massachusetts, earlier this month has been ordered held without bail.

At a hearing on Wednesday, a judge determined that Christian M. Lynch, 26, was too dangerous to be released after the Nov. 12 incident, which has since left the local community fearing for their safety.

Man charged with kidnapping, sexual assault of senior Asian woman in Massachusetts

  • Christian M. Lynch, 26, has been arraigned on multiple charges in connection with the kidnapping, torture and rape of a 64-year-old Asian woman in Quincy, Massachusetts, on Saturday.
  • The victim, who was heading to work, was allegedly kidnapped at Wollaston station and forced into a vehicle that took her to an apartment on East Elm Avenue.
  • The senior woman was then bound, strangled and sexually assaulted for the next 11 hours at the apartment, where she thought she was “going to die,” according to reports.
  • At around 6 p.m., she was dropped off at a parking lot at Westgate Mall in Brockton, where a passerby found her and called the police.
  • Lynch has also been charged with attempted kidnapping and assault with the intent to rape in connection with another incident that occurred 20 minutes earlier, in which he allegedly targeted another Asian woman.
  • Lynch is currently being held without bail and will return to court for a dangerousness hearing next week.

A Massachusetts man has been arrested and charged in connection with an hours-long attack on a senior Asian woman that involved kidnapping, torture and rape, authorities announced on Monday.

The victim, 64, was at Wollaston station in Quincy on Saturday morning when she was allegedly kidnapped shortly after 7 a.m.

‘Australia’s worst pedo‌p‌hile’ sentenced to 129 years in prison for child sex abuse in Philippines

  • On Nov. 3, Peter Gerard Scully, known as “Australia’s worst ped‌oph‌ile‌,” was sentenced to 129 years in prison in the Philippines for child abuse cases.
  • Scully and his accomplices held and abused at least eight children in the city of Cagayan de Oro from 2011 to 2014. 
  • The victims included an 18-month-old girl and an 11-year-old girl whose dead body was found buried under the floor of a rented house.
  • In 2018, Scully was also sentenced to life in prison for human t‌raf‌fi‌ck‌ing and five counts of rape, including the rape of a 1-year-old girl and the tor‌tu‌re of multiple toddlers. 
  • According to prosecutors, his recent sentence was the last batch of cases against Scully and his accomplices. 

Peter Gerard Scully, known as “Australia’s worst pedophile,” was sentenced to 129 years in prison in the Philippines for child abuse cases, including the rape of an 18-month-old girl.

Scully, 59, along with his girlfriend Lovely Margallo and their two accomplices Alexander Lao and Maria Durotiya Chia, entered into a plea-bargaining agreement on Nov. 3 after being charged with 60 offenses, including trafficking, child pornography, child abuse and rape.

4 men plead guilty to conspiring to sexually assault sedated wives

  • Four men pleaded guilty to conspiring with other men to drug their wives with a sedative and have other men rape them afterward on Monday.
  • The perpetrators were only identified as K, 45; L, 53; M, 45; and N, 37, under a court gag order to protect the wives' identities.
  • Their accomplice, J, a 41-year-old husband, was reportedly given the highest number of charges among all the conspirators in the case for his key role in the incidents, which happened between 2010 and 2018.
  • A sixth man in the case, only referred to as P, was already sentenced to three years in jail in January, while the last accomplice, O, is reportedly contesting the charges against him.

Four men pleaded guilty on Monday in a Singapore court to conspiring with other men to drug their wives with sedatives before raping them afterward to fulfill their wife-sharing fantasies.

The four men were only identified as K, 45; L, 53; M, 45; and N, 37, under a court gag order to protect the wives’ identities. The court learned that some of the incidents were filmed.

Constance Wu says her family hasn’t talked about her sexual assault: ‘Asian families avoid the uncomfortable conversations’

  • Constance Wu, 40, revealed that her family has not yet talked about the alleged rape incident she experienced in her 20s.
  • “They haven't talked about it to me yet because Asian families avoid the uncomfortable conversations!” Wu told human rights activist Loretta J. Ross at the 2022 MAKERS Conference in Dana Point, California, on Monday. 
  • “So no one's been, like, ‘Oh, I didn't know you were raped,’” Wu added.
  • The “Crazy Rich Asians” star took a three-year break from social media following the online backlash she faced for her tweets about ABC renewing “Fresh Off the Boat” for a sixth season.

Constance Wu recently revealed that her family has been avoiding conversations about mental health issues and the alleged rape incident she experienced in her 20s.

During the 2022 MAKERS Conference in Dana Point, California, on Monday, human rights activist Loretta J. Ross asked Wu, 40, about her family’s reactions to her recent revelation about rape.

Kelly Marie Tran to star in biopic about Nobel-nominated activist Amanda Nguyen

Kelly Tran and Amanda Nguyen
  • Kelly Marie Tran will produce and star in a biopic about civil rights activist Amanda Nguyen.
  • The film will cover Nguyen’s story as a sexual assault survivor during her time at Harvard University and her path to becoming a champion of survior rights.
  • Nguyen’s work culminated as the Sexual Assault Survivors' Rights Act, which become U.S. federal law in 2016 and led to her Nobel Peace Prize nomination.
  • Tang Yi is in talks to direct and write the biopic, while Nina Yang Bongiovi and Nguyen herself are set to produce alongside Tran.

Kelly Marie Tran will be juggling acting and producing in a biopic about her friend: civil rights activist Amanda Nguyen.

Tran, who is best known for her work in the “Star Wars” franchise and “Raya and the Last Dragon, will star as Nguyen in a story about her journey as a survivor of sexual assualt while attending Harvard University and then a civil rights activist for survivor’s rights, according to The Hollywood Reporter

VP of Boston bank arrested in connection with series of stabbings, sexual assaults dating back to 2003

  • Ivan Cheung, 42, of Quincy, Massachusetts, is facing multiple charges related to a series of sexual assaults involving two young girls and two women in Boston between 2003 and 2006.
  • The victims include a 13-year-old girl, a 14-year-old girl, a 23-year-old woman and an 18-year-old woman, according to prosecutors.
  • Cheung allegedly picked up his victims, drove them elsewhere and raped them at knifepoint before stabbing them.
  • In June, Boston police collected a cigarette he had discarded and linked its DNA content to genetic material recovered from the last two attacks.
  • Cheung worked at Boston-based financial services firm State Street, which terminated his employment following his arrest.

A man from Quincy, Massachusetts, has been hit with multiple charges in connection with a string of sexual assaults involving women and children in Boston nearly 20 years ago.

Ivan Cheung, 42, is accused of raping two young girls and two women in separate incidents in 2003, 2005 and 2006. He worked for State Street, a financial services firm in Boston.

Indian women protest release of Hindu men who sexually assaulted pregnant Muslim woman

  • Dozens of women protested in New Delhi, India, on Thursday after a court ordered the release of 11 Hindu men who gang-raped a pregnant Muslim woman and killed seven of her family members in 2002.
  • Activists at the protest held signs that read “Protecting rapists and penalizing victims” and “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere” as they directed their outrage toward the state government.
  • “How can justice for any woman end like this?” the rape victim reportedly wrote in a statement released on Wednesday. “Give me back my right to live without fear and in peace.”

Dozens of women have spoken up against the release of 11 Hindu men who gang-raped a pregnant Muslim woman in India in 2002.

Activists gathered in New Delhi to protest on Thursday after a court on Monday ordered the release of the Hindu men who sexually assaulted Bilkis Bano, a then-21-year-old pregnant Muslim woman, and killed seven of her family members.

Indian mother chops off boyfriend’s penis after catching him trying to sexually assault her daughter

  • A 36-year-old mother from Uttar Pradesh’s Lakhimpur Kheri district in India allegedly chopped off her boyfriend’s penis after she caught him attempting to rape her daughter in their home.
  • The woman, whose name was not revealed, had purportedly just come home from work when she caught her boyfriend red-handed on Wednesday.
  • “I was working on the farm when the incident took place. Fortunately, I returned home in the nick of time and caught him red-handed,” the woman told Times of India.
  • “He even attacked me while I was trying to save my daughter so I brought a knife from the kitchen and chopped off his private parts to teach him a lesson,” she added. “ I have no regrets for what I did."
  • The man was reportedly booked under Section 376 (rape) of the Indian Penal Code and the Protection of Children from Sexual Offenses Act.
  • He was later transported to the city of Lucknow where he received “higher treatment.”

An Indian mother chopped off her boyfriend’s penis after she allegedly caught him attempting to rape her 14-year-old daughter.

The 36-year-old mother, whose name was not revealed, said she was coming home from work in Uttar Pradesh’s Lakhimpur Kheri district on Wednesday when she caught her 32-year-old partner attempting to rape her daughter.

University student in South Korea arrested for sexual assault and falling death of classmate

  • A 20-year-old freshman at Inha University in Incheon, South Korea, has been arrested for allegedly raping a female classmate and causing her to fall to her death.
  • The suspect was taken into emergency custody on Friday after the victim was found dead at 3:49 a.m. with no clothes and blood on her head, mouth and ears.
  • Police speculate that the suspect raped the victim in the school building and caused her to fall to her death from the third floor.
  • The suspect denied pushing the victim off the building during police questioning.

Police in Incheon, South Korea, have arrested a 20-year-old freshman at Inha University for allegedly raping a female classmate and causing her to fall to her death.

The suspect was detained on Friday around 2 p.m. after the 20-year-old victim was found dead at 3:49 a.m. She was reportedly found naked with blood on her head, mouth and ears. The Incheon District Court issued an arrest warrant on Sunday due to the “risk of destroying evidence or escaping” and the suspect was brought in for questioning.

Viral video of man storming his ex-wife’s home before alleged sexual assault sparks outrage in China

  • Surveillance footage, which circulated social media on Sunday, shows a woman in China unlocking her front door when a man in a red raincoat suddenly ambushes, violently dragging the woman and a little girl into her unit in Laiyang, Shandong province, on July 6.
  • The man, surnamed Zhan, was identified as the woman’s former husband. The woman accused Zhan of raping her while their daughter was asleep before he left that same night, according to the police statement on Tuesday.
  • Police have detained Zhan. If he is convicted of rape, he could be jailed for between three to 10 years.
  • The viral footage reignited discussions and concerns regarding women’s safety in mainland China.

Police detained a man in China who was accused of rape after surveillance footage of him ambushing his ex-wife and daughter went viral on social media. 

The surveillance footage, which circulated social media on Sunday, shows a woman unlocking her front door when a man in a red raincoat suddenly ambushes her, violently dragging the woman and a little girl into her unit in Laiyang, Shandong province, on July 6.