Sexual assault

Benjamin Mendy found not guilty on six counts of rape

Manchester City defender Benjamin Mendy was found not guilty of six counts of rape and one count of sexual assault on Friday, while jurors could not reach verdicts on one count of rape and one of attempted rape, British media reported on Friday.

May 25, 2016
May 25, 2016

Bill Cosby ordered to stand trial in sex assault case

A US judge has ordered actor and comedian Bill Cosby to stand trial on charges of sexual assault.

April 22, 2016
April 22, 2016

'Sex assault': JUST students stage demo in Dhaka

The students of Jessore University of Science and Technology (JUST) staged a demonstration in Dhaka protesting the expulsion of five fellow students of the university.

February 23, 2016
February 23, 2016

Further probe in Pahela Baishakh sex assault: Court

A Dhaka court orders further investigation in a case filed over sexual assault during Pahela Baishakh celebration near TSC of Dhaka University last year.

February 9, 2016
February 9, 2016

12 men jailed for sexually exploiting girl in UK

Twelve men who sexually exploited a vulnerable teenage girl in West Yorkshire have received jail sentences of up to 20 years.

February 1, 2016
February 1, 2016

Arrestee sent to jail

A Dhaka court yesterday sent Kamal Hossain, the lone arrestee in connection with the Pahela Baishakh sexual assault case, to jail after he refused to give confessional statement before a magistrate.

January 16, 2016
January 16, 2016

Refugees say it with flowers

Refugees have been handing out flowers to try to challenge negative perceptions that have arisen following wave of sexual assaults on women in some German cities on New Year's Eve.

December 31, 2015
December 31, 2015

Bill Cosby charged with indecent assault

Prosecutors in the US have charged comedian Bill Cosby with aggravated indecent assault over an alleged incident in 2004.

December 30, 2015
December 30, 2015

Are police willing to arrest culprits?

Police failure to bring the sex offenders of the Pahela Baishakh incident to book gives a worrying message about law

December 25, 2015
December 25, 2015

United Hospital’s ‘sex offender’ nurse arrested

Rapid Action Battalion members arrest a staff nurse of United Hospital in Dhaka, suspected of sexually harassing a female patient, from the capital's airport area.

December 4, 2015
December 4, 2015

Sexual abuse: DU woman student lodges case against bus helper

A Dhaka University student lodges a case against a bus helper for allegedly verbally abusing her in a local bus on her way to Gabtoli from Manikganj.