Tag: sexual assault

Man who sexually assaulted woman in HDB lift gets 12 strokes of the cane and 11.5 years in jail

Singapore—A man who assaulted a woman in an HDB block was sentenced on Tuesday (Mar 24) to 12 strokes of the cane and 11 and a half years in jail for his crime. The assailant, 35-year-old Mohammad Fadil Othman, followed his victim, a Chinese...

‘Justice at last’, Harvey Weinstein gets 23 years in jail

On Wednesday (March 11), movie mogul Harvey Weinstein was sentenced to jail for 23 years, after being convicted of sexual assault and third-degree rape. Over 100 women have come forward with accusations against the Hollywood mogul, dating back from 1978. Many of their stories have...

Four men face accusations of conspiring to rape their wives between 2010 and 2018

Singapore — Four men have been accused of conspiring together to have their wives raped between 2010 and 2018, with three more men linked to the incidents also facing charges. The four men have appeared before a district court to face multiple rape charges. All seven...

Nursing home employee gets jail, caning for molesting half-paralysed resident

Singapore—An employee at a nursing home was sentenced to jail on Wednesday (Jan 22) after previously being acquitted for molesting a bed-ridden resident. The male employee was reportedly hired to do housekeeping and maintenance work in the nursing home. The incident happened on November 26, 2016. According...

New student’ group seeks to make NUS safe from sexual misconduct

Singapore—In the wake of this year’s increased awareness of incidents of sexual assault in university campuses, four students from the National University of Singapore (NUS) have formed a new group called Students for a Safer NUS that aims to keep students safe through ground-up initiatives. Sexual...

South Korean artists Jung Joon-young and Choi Jong-hoon sentenced to jail for rape

South Korean stars Jung Joon-young and Choi Jong-hoon have been sentenced by a South Korean court to a jail sentence of six and five years in prison, respectively, for sexually assaulting drunk and unconscious women. Jung, who was also charged with filming the rape and...

US writer sues Trump for defamation after alleged rape

A prominent US magazine columnist who says Donald Trump raped her more than two decades ago sued the president for defamation on Monday after he ridiculed her as "not my type." E. Jean Carroll, 75, filed the lawsuit in a New York court, claiming Trump's...

Number of incidents of male molestation in Singapore on the rise

Singapore—The country has seen a steady increase in the number of incidents of male molestation, even as some of the victims have struggled to come forward to tell their stories. In 2009, there were only 73 cases of outrage of modesty cases involving male...

Probation for NUS student who molested woman, victim says she is “disappointed but not surprised” by decision

Singapore—An undergraduate student of the National University of Singapore (NUS) molested a woman on the train. The judge gave him 21 months of supervised probation for his repeated offences of groping women. On Sept 12 last year, Terence Siow Kai Yuan (23) was on the...

Park Yoo Chun ordered to pay woman in sex assault case

Fallen South Korean K-Pop star Park Yoo-chun is ordered by a court in Seoul to compensate a woman who claimed the former boy band member sexually assaulted her. Park, popularly known as Micky has to pay 100 million won (SGD115,000) to the victim by the Mediation Centre...