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6 convicted over notorious Indian gang rape

Jun 10, 2019 - 3:45 PM

They face the death penalty with a minimum of life imprisonment. A seventh man is acquitted while an eighth person, who was underage, faces a separate trial.

CONVICTIONS. Media gather around a Punjab Police vehicle carrying the seven accused for the rape and murder of an 8-year-old nomadic girl in Kathua in Jammu and Kashmir, as verdict is expected to be delivered at the district court in Pathankot on June 10, 2019. Photo by Narinder Nanu/AFP

New lawyer for Neymar's rape accuser considers dropping case – report

Jun 10, 2019 - 12:37 PM

Danilo Garcia Andrade, the new lawyer of the woman at the center of the alleged rape scandal, wants his client to provide further evidence

OUT. Neymar will not see action in the Copa America due to an ankle injury. File photo by Lionel Bonaventure/AFP


Chris Brown skips Paris hearing over rape accusation

May 29, 2019 - 11:00 AM

The singer is accused of raping a woman on the night of January 15 early this year

VIRGINIA BEACH, VIRGINIA - APRIL 28: Chris Brown performs onstage at SOMETHING IN THE WATER - Day 3 on April 28, 2019 in Virginia Beach City. Craig Barritt/Getty Images for Something in the Water/AFP

Duterte cracks rape jokes as he pardons PMA cadets

May 26, 2019 - 2:35 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte jokes that underclassmen of the Philippine Military Academy committed rape. This is not the first time the President has joked about the serious crime.

PARDONED. President Rodrigo Duterte signed the pardon for all outstanding punishments to Philippine Military Academy undergraduates. Screengrab from RTVM

Suspect in De La Salle-Lipa student rape slay arrested

May 22, 2019 - 8:09 PM

Police arrest the suspect in Victoria town, Oriental Mindoro

VICTIM. Flowers adorn the memorial for Fidex Therese Marana. Photo from Lavoxa online, the official college paper of De La Salle Lipa.

Otso Diretso: Don't use Silawan rape-slay to push for death penalty

Mar 25, 2019 - 3:20 PM

While justice must be served, opposition candidates say the case of 16-year-old Christine Lee Silawan should not be used to drum up support for the death penalty

FALSE: 'Video of 3 suspects' in rape-slay case of Cebu teen

Mar 17, 2019 - 4:10 PM

A video embedded in several websites is a report about a rape case in Bulacan, not in Lapu-Lapu City, Cebu

FALSE. Screenshot of the video embedded in the websites featuring the alleged suspects to rape-slay case of girl in Cebu.  FALSE. Screenshot of the video embedded in the websites featuring the alleged suspects to rape-slay case of girl in Cebu.

Duterte Youth offers P50,000 reward to catch Cebu rape-slay culprits

Mar 15, 2019 - 1:19 PM

Duterte Youth President Billy Villareal will double the reward if the suspects are caught dead

Police file rape charges vs Negros Occidental priest

Feb 28, 2019 - 10:54 AM

A parish priest in Cadiz City is accused of raping a 4-year-old girl

Over 1,600 minors nabbed for rape in 2 years – PNP

Jan 22, 2019 - 4:20 PM

On average, 15 minors suspected of committing rape are taken into custody every week

MINOR 'CRIMINALS'?. PNP chief Oscar Albayalde at a budget briefing in the Senate in 2018 Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Ateneo finds no confirmation of rape incident in Loyola campus

Dec 14, 2018 - 6:35 PM

Despite the investigation's findings, Loyola Schools Vice President Maria Vilches says that the university takes reports of sexual assault seriously

NO CONFIRMATION. The university's administration said no evidence was found to confirm an alleged rape incident that took place on campus. File photo by Katerina Francisco/Rappler

French film star Gerard Depardieu questioned in rape probe

Nov 29, 2018 - 2:03 PM

The actor is accused of raping a young actress

(FILES) In this file photo taken on September 5, 2017 French actor Gerard Depardieu arrives at the 74th Venice Film Festival at Venice Lido. - Gerard Depardieu was heard by police on November 27, 2018 in a free hearing in an investigation in which he is targeted for rape and sexual assault, it was reported on November 28 by police source. (Photo by Tiziana FABI / AFP)

Cop rapes rookie policewoman in Puerto Princesa

Nov 15, 2018 - 11:36 AM

Police Officer 3 Jernie Ramirez, an assistant instructor at the Joint Maritime Law Enforcement Training Center in Puerto Princesa City, has been detained at the Palawan capital's police office

POLICE RAPE. The suspect is an assistant instructor at the Joint Maritime Law Enforcement Training Center in Puerto Princesa City. Rappler file photo

Taxi driver arrested for raping live-in partner's daughter

Oct 31, 2018 - 6:23 PM

The mother of the 10-year-old victim reported the incident to the San Juan City police

Photo from San Juan City police

Police arrest father charged with raping own daughters

Oct 30, 2018 - 11:06 PM

The suspect, who was also listed as the second most wanted man in eastern Metro Manila, is caught in Cavite

CHR: 'Promised internal cleansing' of PNP should lead to better police force

Oct 29, 2018 - 8:07 PM

The Commission on Human Rights condemns the rape of a 15-year-old girl by a Manila cop in exchange for the release of her parents arrested for illegal drugs

Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Manila cop rapes teener after promising freedom for her detained parents

Oct 29, 2018 - 7:12 PM

'Nagpahiwatig na papakawalan ang mga guardians niya. According sa nanay, talagang interesado sa bata,' says Metro Manila top cop Guillermo Eleazar

MANILA'S FINEST? Manila Police District catches one of its own allegedly committing rape to a minor. Photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

Man charged with 99 counts of rape arrested in Makati

Oct 20, 2018 - 3:55 PM

The 47-year-old accused is Makati City's most wanted

ARRESTED. Makati's most wanted person, Louie Guevarra, is arrested on October 19, 2018, for 99 counts of rape. Photo courtesy of the Makati Police

'Victim-blaming’ Duterte should apologize for rape remark

Aug 31, 2018 - 1:48 PM

(UPDATED) 'There is rape because there is a rapist, not because of anything about the victim,' says ACT Teachers Representative France Castro

PHILIPPINE CHIEF. President Rodrigo Duterte is again under fire for making another rape joke. Malacanang photo

Duterte explains rape cases in Davao: 'Many beautiful women'

Aug 31, 2018 - 10:02 AM

'For as long as there are many beautiful women, there are plenty of rape cases as well,' says President Rodrigo Duterte

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte reiterates in his speech that he has a sworn duty to protect and preserve the country and its citizens during the 49th Charter Day celebration of Mandaue City held at the Mandaue City Cultural and Sports Complex (MCCSC) in Cebu on August 30, 2018 . RICHARD MADELO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Indonesia drops abortion charge against teen raped by brother

Aug 27, 2018 - 8:58 PM

The Jambi High Court on Monday agrees to drop the abortion charge against the teenager following an appeal by her lawyers

Protests after 7-year-old raped in Delhi

Aug 10, 2018 - 7:00 PM

Local media reports say the suspect, who had been hired by the school just a month ago, pulled the girl into a secluded water-pump room just as she was leaving to go home

Chito Roño says 'justice prevailed' in Vhong Navarro rape case dismissal

Jul 27, 2018 - 12:33 PM

The 'Signal Rock' director also says while he believes in the innocence of Vhong, they still worried when the case was reopened under the new administration

Photos by Precious del Valle/Rappler

Indian minor raped by 17 men over weeks

Jul 17, 2018 - 6:54 PM

Among those arrested are the 300-room building's security guards, plumber and elevator operator, state police say.

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Jul 11, 2018 - 8:16 PM

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[OPINION] Inquirer should investigate the rape of Pepsi Paloma

Jul 10, 2018 - 5:00 PM

After deleting articles about her rape, the Inquirer should investigate the tragic story of Pepsi Paloma

Indian court upholds death sentences over 2012 gang-rape

Jul 09, 2018 - 5:55 PM

Four men are convicted in September 2013 for murder, gang rape, theft, conspiracy and 'unnatural acts' after a 7-month trial in a fast-track court. Only 3 of them are involved in the appeal rejected on Monday.

Cagayan de Oro court convicts Australian pedophile Peter Scully

Jun 13, 2018 - 3:47 PM

(UPDATED) Peter Gerard Scully is found guilty of human trafficking and rape for using children below 12 years old – including a one-year-old – in his cybersex operations

Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

New York grand jury indicts Harvey Weinstein on rape, sex crime charges

May 31, 2018 - 9:42 AM

The indictment is next step for prosecutors to bring the movie producer to trial on charges of alleged sex crimes

NEW YORK, NY - MAY 25: Harvey Weinstein along with his attorney Benjamin Brafman (L) appears at his arraignment in Manhattan Criminal Court on Friday, May 25, 2018. The former movie producer faces charges in connection with accusations made by aspiring actress Lucia Evans who has said that Weinstein forced her to perform oral sex on him in his Manhattan office in 2004. Weinstein (66) has been accused by dozens of other women of forcing them into sexual acts using both pressure and threats. The revelations of the his behavior helped to spawn the global #MeToo movement. Steven Hirsch-Pool via Getty Images/AFP

Pasig City's most wanted arrested

May 15, 2018 - 10:01 AM

Police say Ronald Russel Santos allegedly raped a 15-year-old girl in 2016

MOST WANTED. Ronald Russel Santos is arrested in Barangay San Miguel in Pasig, after a citizen reported his presence in the area. Sourced photo

Did DFA do enough in rape scandal?

May 08, 2018 - 4:41 PM

After the son of a Philippine diplomat is raped, the family finds insufficient support from the Department of Foreign Affairs despite persistent pleas for help

Sotto wrong, rights groups not quiet over India rape cases – HRW

May 08, 2018 - 1:55 PM

Human Rights Watch tells Philippine Senate Majority Leader Vicente Sotto III that international groups have been speaking up about sexual violence in India

Sen. Tito Sotto. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Asylum seeker jailed for life in Germany for rape, murder

Mar 22, 2018 - 8:19 PM

Hussein Khavari, of uncertain age and origin, is found guilty of the deadly night-time attack on medical student Maria Ladenburger, 19, in October 2016 in the university town of Freiburg

Baguio: Rape cases up, minors involved in street crimes

Dec 04, 2017 - 7:29 PM

The Baguio City Hall façade has been turned orange since November 25 to support the '18 Days to End Violence Against Women' campaign

Ex-champ Mike Tyson barred from entering Chile

Nov 10, 2017 - 6:10 PM

Chilean police explain it has the power to 'prohibit the entry into the country of any foreigner who has negative records and/or convictions in their country of origin'

BARRED. A handout picture realesed on November 9, 2017 by Chile's Investigation Police showing US former world heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson escorted by Chile's Investigations Police members at Santiago de Chile airport. Tyson was detained at the airport for violating Chilean immigration laws and he will be deported to the United States. AFP

Harvey Weinstein hires celebrated New York criminal lawyer

Nov 09, 2017 - 6:12 PM

Weinstein is working with Benjamin Brafman, who previously represented rapper Sean Combs and former IMF boss Dominique Strauss-Kahn

BEVERLY HILLS, CA - FEBRUARY 25: Producer Harvey Weinstein speaks onstage at The Weinstein Company's Pre-Oscar Dinner in partnership with Bvlgari and Grey Goose at Montage Beverly Hills on February 25, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California. Rich Polk/Getty Images for The Weinstein Company/AFP

Noven Belleza on rape case aftermath

Sep 27, 2017 - 7:41 AM

Noven says he has no ill-feeling towards the girl who accused him of rape

Vhong Navarro thankful for dismissal of rape complaints

Sep 22, 2017 - 6:16 PM

Director Chito Roño, Vhong's manager, and counsel Alma Mallonga say they are thankful to the DOJ for the dismissal of the complaint filed by Deniece Cornejo

Roman Polanski faces fresh accusation of sex attack on minor

Aug 17, 2017 - 10:00 AM

The victim identified as Robin accuses The Pianist director of sexual assault when she was 16 in 1973

(FILES) This file photo taken on May 27, 2017 shows French-Polish director Roman Polanski posing during a photocall for the film 'Based on a True Story' (D'Apres une Histoire Vraie) at the 70th edition of the Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, southern France.  A third woman came forward on August 15, 2017 to accuse Roman Polanski of sexual assault when she was a minor, four decades after he went on the run for raping another girl. The woman, identified only as Robin, told a news conference in Los Angeles she was "sexually victimized" by the legendary French-Polish film director when she was just 16, in 1973. / AFP PHOTO / Valery HACHE

Indian girl, 10, seeks abortion after rape

May 16, 2017 - 3:43 PM

The child who was often left at home while her mother went out to work on construction sites says she was raped by her stepfather who has since been arrested

Rape case against Knicks star Derrick Rose dismissed

Oct 20, 2016 - 12:48 PM

Jurors deliberated for less than 4 hours before returning with their verdict and rejecting allegations from the woman who sought 21 million in damages

EXONERATED. Derrick Rose of the New York Knicks had a civil lawsuit accusing him of rape dismissed. Michael Reaves/Getty Images/AFP

Los Angeles judge mulls mistrial in Derrick Rose civil rape case

Oct 12, 2016 - 12:57 PM

The judge says he is considering declaring the trial invalid because lawyers for Derrick Rose are not given access to several text messages they claim are essential to their case

MISTRIAL. A Los Angeles judge is considering declaring the trial in the Derrick Rose civil rape case invalid after lawyers for the plaintiff were accused of withholding key evidence. File photo by Eduardo Munoz Alvarez/AFP

Derrick Rose unfazed by rape case as LA police confirm investigation

Sep 27, 2016 - 4:31 PM

Rose is facing a civil trial in a Los Angeles court over the allegations by a woman who claims she was sexually assaulted by the player and two friends in 2015

Derrick Rose of the New York Knicks addresses the media during the New York Knicks Media Day at the Ritz Carlton on September 26, 2016 in White Plains, New York. Michael Reaves/Getty Images/AFP

5 Cuban volleyball players jailed for rape in Finland

Sep 20, 2016 - 6:34 PM

The Pirkanmaa district court says the Finnish woman was attacked on the night of July 2 in a hotel where the Cuban team was staying during the Volleyball World League championship in July

RAPE CASE. Picture taken on August 29, 2016 at the court of Tampere, Finland, shows Luis Tomas Sosa Sierra, player of Cuba's national volleyball team, accused of rape. Five members of Cuba's national volleyball team were jailed on September 20, 2016 in Finland for a rape that took place during a Volleyball World League event in July, a district court said. A sixth player was acquitted of the same charge. Kalle Parkkinen / Lehtikuva / AFP

Assault case puts spotlight on rape culture at US campuses

Jun 12, 2016 - 7:54 AM

According to the National Crime Victimization Survey about 1 in 6 women in the United States are victims of sexual assault

A group of school kids tours the Stanford University campus on May 22, 2014 in Stanford, California. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images/AFP/File

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LOOKING BACK: Daniel Smith and the Subic rape case

Dec 01, 2015 - 7:07 PM

Pemberton s fate mirrors that of fellow US serviceman Daniel Smith who was implicated in the Subic rape case nearly a decade ago

HEARING. US Marines Staff Sergeant Dominic Duplantis (L) and Lance Corporal Daniel Smith leave the courtroom after their hearing on the Subic rape case in 2006. Photo by Mike Alquinto/EPA

College student found raped, dead in Negros Occidental

Jun 27, 2015 - 7:46 PM

Police say Marrisa Parreño 16 was found dead just half an hour after she left her house for school

Missing student found dead, raped in Bacolod

May 15, 2015 - 1:13 PM

The suspect a tricycle driver has been arrested in Himamaylan City He will undergo a drug test

Rape cases involving minors rise in Dapitan

Mar 27, 2015 - 6:51 PM

As of January 9 cases of rape involving minors have already been reported to the police – almost equal to the annual average in the last 3 years