Sex crime

Rockford man charged with sexual assault and spreading HIV to a child

ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) -- 31-year-old Steven Grimes has been charged with 12 counts of Predatory Criminal Sexual Assault of a Child and Criminal Transmission of HIV. The investigation began on May 25, 2019 when the Rockford Police Department was called to a medical office for a report of sexual assault to a child. The suspect, Grimes was later arrested. According to Winnebago County State's Attorney Marilyn...

Victim of sexual assault says she will take years to heal

A woman who was sexually assaulted in her own home says it will take years before her mental health is repaired. She told the Dunedin District Court last week, in a tearful statement, that the whole process of taking the case through court had been "excruciating and degrading". "I felt it had taken a part of me that is yet to be replaced," she said of...

Report on sexual abuse allegations against late Springfield Bishop Christopher Weldon could prove pivotal

A soon-to-be-released report nearly a year in the making could shed light on decades of sexual abuse by clergy in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Springfield and forever change how one of its most influential bishops is viewed.Last July, retired Superior Court Judge Peter A. Velis was asked by Bishop Mitchell T. Rozanski to investigate allegations of sexual misconduct made against the late Bishop...

Mobile threats spread under guise of porn content doubled in 2019

New Delhi, June 20 (IANS): The number of mobile users attacked by pornographic content grew two-fold in 2019, reaching 42,973 users compared to the 19,699 who were targeted in 2018, cybersecurity firm Kaspersky said in a new report. Adult content, just as is the case with other types of entertainment, remains one of the most prominent ways malefactors try to infect devices. Moreover, due to its...

COVID-19, conflict and sexual violence: reversing the burden of proof

By Sophie Sutrich Sexual violence in armed conflict, while prohibited by international humanitarian law, remains a brutal reality. To mark the International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict, Sophie Sutrich, ICRC’s Head of Addressing Sexual Violence, highlights the effects of conflict-related sexual violence on its survivors and discusses the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. https://blogs.icrc.org/law-and-policy/wp-content/uploads/sites/102/2020/06/Sexual-violence-day.m4a Sexual violence is a well-known side effect of emergencies,...

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Nearly 1 in 3 young men in the US report having no sex, study finds: News at IU: Indiana University

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- Researchers from Indiana University say that nearly 1 in 3 U.S. men, ages 18 to 24, reported no sexual activity in...

What is the “normal” frequency of sex?

It’s human nature to wonder whether you are having more or less sex than others. But it’s a difficult question to answer. Many factors can...