59-year-old charged with rape

Uganda, March 2011

A 59-year-old man has been charged with rape. Tororo senior Grade One Magistrate Samuel Munobe heard that Ikori Angopa alledgedly raped Florence Amojong, 40, on February 13 at Amenya Zone in Tororo district.

Munobe also did not allow Angopa to enter a plea as the charges against him could only be tried by a higher court.

Prosecution told court that Amojong visited Angopa’s home and found him drinking enguli (a potent local gin). He reportedly offered the same drink to the visitor and later turned against her, wrestled her down and raped her.

The suspect was arrested after the complainant reported the matter to the Police.

Angopa was remanded at Morukatipe prison pending committal to High Court.

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Jane Fonda admits being raped, sexually abused as a girl

March 2017

Actress Jane Fonda revealed that she was raped and sexually abused as a girl in an interview published Thursday by Net-A-Porter magazine.

“I’ve been raped, I’ve been sexually abused as a child and I’ve been fired because I wouldn’t sleep with my boss,” the two-time Oscar winner said.

“I always thought it was my fault. That I didn’t do or say the right thing,” she added.

Fonda’s remarks came in a conversation with Brie Larson, who last year won the Oscar for “Room,” the story of a woman who is held hostage for years by a man who sexually abuses her.

The 79-year-old Fonda, a prominent activist for women’s rights for years, in 2001 founded the Center for Adolescent Reproductive Health, which helps prevent teen pregnancy.

She is also an active member of the global V-Day movement, which works to halt violence against women.

“I know young girls who’ve been raped and didn’t even know it was rape. They think, ‘It must have been because I said no the wrong way,’” she said.

“One of the great things the women’s movement has done is to make us realize that (rape and abuse is) not our fault. We were violated and it’s not right,” Fonda added.

In 2014, Fonda revealed that her mother, Frances Ford Seymour, was also sexually abused as a child and committed suicide at age 42, when the actress was 12.

Fonda, while she was preparing her memoirs, discovered that situation when she reviewed her mother’s medical history.

“The minute that I read that, everything fell into place,” Fonda said. “I knew why the promiscuity, the endless plastic surgery, the guilt, the inability to love or be intimate, and I was able to forgive her and forgive myself.”

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India rights panel says police raped tribal women in Maoist stronghold

India, January 2017

India’s rights watchdog said more than a dozen tribal women were raped and sexually assaulted by police in restive Chhattisgarh state, with the victims’ lawyer slamming authorities over delays in arresting the accused on Sunday.

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) said at least 16 women were ‘victims of rape, sexual and physical assault’ after it concluded an investigation into reports that police attacked several villages in Bijapur district during an operation against Maoist rebels in October 2015.

‘Prima-facie, human rights of the victims have been grossly violated by the security personnel of the Government of Chhattisgarh for which the State Government is vicariously liable,’ the government panel said in a statement on Saturday.

The NHRC said it was in the process of recording the testimonies of 20 more victims who were sexually assaulted during the incident.

Several media reports at that time said police officers had raped or sexually assaulted at least 40 women in five villages and destroyed and looted homes during the anti-Maoist operation.

The reports said 11 women were gang raped, including a 14-year-old girl and a pregnant woman.

Police filed an initial complaint and launched an investigation over the allegations but no arrests have been made yet.

Kishore Narayan, who is representing 14 victims, told AFP that the panel has backed their claims and accused the police of deliberately shielding the culprits.

‘The victims gave the names of the policemen involved in the barbarity but nothing has happened. They carried a sham investigation and are trying to obfuscate the case,’ Narayan said.

He said they have filed a petition in the Chhattisgarh High Court demanding an investigation by a special police team from outside the state.

Activists often accuse Indian security forces of committing gross human rights violations including extra-judicial killings, arson and sexual assualt in the conflict torn region.

India is fighting thousands of armed Maoists rebels in the so-called ‘Red Corridor’ which passes through swathes of resource-rich areas of central and eastern India and is mostly inhabited by underprivileged tribes.

The guerrillas — inspired by Chinese revolutionary leader Mao Zedong — say they are fighting the Indian government for land, jobs and other rights for poor tribal groups, with thousands of lives lost in the the decades-old insurgency.

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TWO US SOLDIERS TO BE SUED FOR RAPING IRAQI GIRL

Washington, October 2006

THE US MILITARY DECIDED TODAY TO BRING FOUR FORMER MILITARY RECRUITS IN IRAQ BEFORE A MILITARY COURT ON CHARGES OF AL MAHMOUDIYA KILLING CASE.

ACCORDING TO CABLE NETWORK NEWS (CNN) TWO OF THE AIRLIFTED 101 CONTINGENT WILL FACE DEATH PENALTY IF FOUND GUILTY OF RAPING AN IRAQI GIRL AND KILLING HER AND HER FAMILY MEMBERS IN MAHMOUDIYA ON MARCH 12 2006.

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Arab man jumps fence, rapes Jewish girl in schoolyard

Israel, January 2017

Arab man jumps school fence, rapes schoolgirl, attempted to rape 40-year-old woman on roadside.

A 20-year-old Arab man from the Tel Aviv-area Arab city of Kafr Qasim was arrested on Monday on suspicion of raping an 11-year-old Jewish girl ten months ago, as well as attempting to rape a Jewish woman from the Samaria town of Oranit.

In March 2016, the man approached a Jewish school in Yafo (Jaffa) and climbed over the fence. He then dragged one of the schoolgirls to a corner of the yard and raped her.

In September 2016, the same man attempted another attack, this time on a 40-year-old Jewish woman who was jogging in Oranit. Police say the woman was running near the road when the suspect stopped his truck near her, pretending to ask for directions.

He then got out of his truck and pushed her over. However, the woman fought back and managed to chase her attacker off.

DNA samples from the second attack were taken, and police managed to identify the suspect, who was arrested on Monday. The court has extended his arrest by nine days.

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Bnei Brak man suspected of raping young boys in haredi town of Modi’in Ilit

Isarael, October 2013

Police say father of one victim came forward after meeting with rabbi to ask if he should go to police.

Modi’in Illit Police have arrested a 20-year-old resident of Bnei Brak suspected of involvement in attacks on several victims, including a sexual assault on a nine-year-old boy.

Police noted that the victim’s father went to his rabbi and asked whether or not he should notify authorities of the alleged abuse. The rabbi told the man to go to police immediately, and he filed the complaint on Tuesday.

The child told police that he was on his way back home from school when he asked a young man to help him cross the street. The boy said the man then asked him to come with him to a nearby building, underneath a synagogue, where he sexually assaulted him.

Police then sent an officer who specializes in dealing with crimes against children to take the child to point out where the incident took place. When they arrived, the child saw the suspect, and pointed him out to police, who arrested him on the spot.

The man reportedly confessed to the allegations, and was taken to a hearing at the Jerusalem Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday, where his remand was extended by eight days.

Police in Modi’in Illit are now calling on residents to come forward if they know of additional children the suspect assaulted.