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Indian police station officer arrested for sexually assaulting teen girl who was reporting sexual assault

  • A 13-year-old girl, who was allegedly gang raped by four people, was allegedly sexually assaulted again at the police station where she was left by her rapists in India. 
  • The teen reached out to an NGO to narrate her ordeal, who then approached the superintendent of police and registered a first information report on Tuesday. 
  • The Uttar Pradesh police in India arrested Station House Officer Tilakdhari Saroj of Pali police station on charges of sexual assault.
  • The survivor was admitted to a hospital for treatment.

The Uttar Pradesh police in India have arrested the station house officer (SHO) of Pali police station on charges of sexually assaulting a teenage rape survivor. 

A 13-year-old girl, who was allegedly gang raped by four men, was allegedly sexually assaulted again at the police station where she was left by her rapists. 

Thailand’s #MeToo: Top politicians resign over the country’s biggest sexual assault scandal to date

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  • In what some are calling the country’s first #MeToo movement, more than a dozen women have come forward with sexual assault allegations against popular Thai politician Prinn Panitchpakdi.
  • Prinn, 44, immediately resigned from his post as deputy leader of Thailand’s Democrat Party on April 14, following an allegation of sexual assault by an 18-year-old woman.
  • Since then, a total of 18 women have come forward with rape, sexual assault and drug accusations.
  • Prinn has outright denied all allegations and maintained his innocence, adding that he was “shocked and stunned.”
  • Police say there is a common theme among the allegations: Prinn would supposedly invite women into his condominium for business matters and then would proceed to rape or assault them, sometimes after drugging them.
  • Feminist demonstrators gathered in front of the Democrat Party’s headquarters last week with a list of demands, including that all party members be investigated for past abusive behaviors.
  • As with the U.S.’ historic #MeToo movement in 2017, which was triggered by a string of allegations against Hollywood titan Harvey Weinstein and was re-adopted from a phrase coined by activist Tarana Burke in 2006, many of the Thai accusers cited fears over making charges against a high-profile figure as the reason for why they did not come forward earlier.

In what many are calling the country’s first #MeToo movement, more than a dozen women have come forward with sexual assault allegations against popular Thai politician Prinn Panitchpakdi.

Prinn, 44, resigned from his post as deputy leader of Thailand’s Democrat Party on April 14, following an allegation of sexual assault by an 18-year-old woman. Several other women have since come forward with similar accusations against the political figure, who was detained by authorities on Saturday.

Indonesia’s parliament passes landmark bill aimed at tackling sexual violence

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  • Indonesia’s parliament passed a landmark bill on Tuesday in an effort to fight sexual violence and seek justice for victims of sexual abuse.
  • A majority of lawmakers supported the passing of the bill at a plenary session after it was expedited in January by President Joko Widodo.
  • Despite an increasing amount of sexual violence complaints in Indonesia, these crimes are often complicated to prosecute for several reasons, including victims being shamed during questioning.
  • The bill enacts a punishment of up to 12 years in prison for physical sexual abuse regardless of marriage status and 15 years for sexual exploitation.

Lawmakers in Indonesia passed a long-awaited bill on Tuesday in an effort to better seek justice for sexual violence victims.

The landmark bill was first proposed and submitted in 2016 by the National Commission on Violence Against Women (Komnas Perempuan) and civil society groups. Earlier this year in January, President Joko Widodo had asked that the process be expedited to secure more convictions for sexual abuse victims.

Peng Shuai says her sexual assault allegations were a ‘huge misunderstanding’ in rare interview

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  • Chinese tennis star Peng Shuai held her first Western media interview since her disappearance in November 2021 with French sports magazine L'Équipe on Sunday at the Chinese Olympic Committee’s hotel in Beijing.
  • The three-time Chinese Olympian said her now-deleted Weibo post was a “huge misunderstanding” and hoped that people do not add more hype to the issue. She said she removed the Weibo post, because she "wanted to."
  • Peng denied making sexual assault allegations against former vice-premier Zhang Gaoli, whom she accused of sexual coercion in a Weibo post in November 2021.
  • The 36-year-old tennis star also hinted that she might retire from tennis.

Chinese tennis star Peng Shuai has denied the sexual assault allegations she made against a retired top Chinese Communist Party official last year, saying it was a “huge misunderstanding.”

In an interview with French sports magazine L’Équipe, the 36-year-old athlete’s first Western media interview since her disappearance in November 2021, Peng revealed nothing much has changed in her life, The Washington Post reported.

12 people, including 3 minors, arrested for beating, parading gang-raped victim in New Delhi

  • A married 20-year-old Indian woman was abducted from her home in Karkardooma, New Delhi and then tortured and raped in what authorities described as a “revenge attack.”
  • The rape survivor was reportedly blamed for the death of 16-year-old Ayush Nahariya, who died by suicide in November 2021 after the woman reportedly rejected his advances. His family blamed the victim, a mother of a 2-year-old, for Nahariya’s death.
  • Male family members allegedly raped the young woman while female members cheered them on. The victim was later paraded outside with a shaved head, a tarred face and a garland of discarded slippers hanging from her neck.
  • A total of 12 people, including eight women and three minors, have been arrested so far. Police also filed a complaint against three additional men for sexual harassment, physical assault and criminal intimidation charges on Saturday.

Warning: This article contains graphic descriptions of violence and sexual assault that some readers may find disturbing.

New Delhi police have arrested a total of 12 people, including eight women and three minors, for the beating and parading of a gang-rape survivor in India’s capital last week.

Registered sex offender caught raping woman at NYC construction site

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A registered sex offender is facing a new set of charges after police caught him raping an Asian woman at a Manhattan construction site on Wednesday.

The scene: New York police had to physically pull Darryl Phelps, 61, off the woman at around 1:30 a.m. under scaffolding at a construction site on West 28th Street near Eighth Avenue in Chelsea. A witness who saw the attack called 911.

China tennis star Peng Shuai denies she made sexual assault allegations in new video

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Chinese tennis star Peng Shuai now denies in new video that she was sexually assaulted. 

A misunderstanding: Peng, the world’s No. 1 doubles player in 2014, said in a public statement on Sunday that people misunderstood her Weibo post from Nov. 2 in which she alleged former Chinese Vice Premier Zhang Gaoli sexually assaulted her in 2018 at his home, Reuters reported.

Chinese athlete Peng Shuai, missing over two weeks after MeToo allegations, reemerges in private video call

Tennis star Peng Shuai appears in IOC video

For the first time since her weeks-long disappearance, Chinese tennis star Peng Shuai has finally reappeared, telling International Olympics Committee (IOC) officials that she is “safe and well” during a 30-minute private video call.

The video call: Peng, 35, spoke to IOC President Thomas Bach, Athletes Commission Chair Emma Terho and Li Lingwei, an IOC member and former vice president of the Chinese Tennis Association, during the call on Sunday, according to the Associated Press.

AAPI activist and climate activist accuse each other of sexual assault

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Two young activists from New York University (NYU) — one championing AAPI causes and the other, climate change — have accused each other of sexual assault, resulting in a legal battle that has divided public opinion based largely on anecdotal evidence.

What the AAPI activist is saying: Emma Tang, a Taiwanese American activist, claims that Jamie Margolin, a Jewish climate change activist, raped her on the night of Oct. 31, 2020. Noting she was intoxicated at the time of the alleged sexual assault, Tang says she remembers Margolin being on top of her and finding herself completely naked the next morning.

State-run media outlet shares email purported to be from missing Chinese tennis player Peng Shuai

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An email purportedly penned by tennis star Peng Shuai declaring she’s neither missing nor unsafe emerged via the Twitter account of Chinese state-run platform CGTN on Wednesday.

Curveball: The email, which also backpedals on Peng’s previous allegations of sexual assault against China’s former Vice Premier Zhang Gaoli, was reportedly sent to the Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) Chairman and CEO Steve Simon, CNN reported.

#WhereIsPengShuai: Tennis star now missing after her Me Too accusations against ex-CCP official

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The Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) has expressed concern about the safety and whereabouts of Chinese tennis player Peng Shuai after she recently accused a former state leader of sexual assault. 

A star athlete’s claims: Peng, the world’s No. 1 doubles player in 2014, alleged in a Nov. 2 Weibo post that former vice-premier Zhang Gaoli had forced her into sex after inviting her to dinner with him and his wife three years ago, NextShark previously reported.

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