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500 Mil    Sex was first recognized in the fossil records more than 500 million years ago and the oldest known penis is about 100 million years old. It belongs to an ostracod, an early crustacean related to crabs, shrimps and water fleas, and was found in a fossil sample unearthed in Brazil.
    (Reuters, 9/13/02)

380Mil BC    In 2009 Scientists from Australia and Britain studying 380 million-year-old fossils of the armored placoderm fish, or Incisoscutum richiei, said embryos in the fish indicated that sex as we know it, fertilization of eggs while they are still inside a female, took place as much as 30 million years earlier than previously thought. They originally thought the fish laid their eggs before fertilization.
    (AP, 2/26/09)

415BC    In Athens the masculine street corner statues were dismembered in one night en masse.
    (Econ, 12/1/12, p.89)

425 Million    British researchers reported that an ancestor of modern water fleas, found in rocks in Britain, is the earliest clear example of a male animal. The fossil crustacean, named Colymbosathon ecplecticos (swimmer with a large penis), is unusually well-preserved, allowing scientists to see it had gills and an advanced circulatory system.
    (Reuters, 12/5/03)(SFC, 12/5/03, p.A2)

320-240 Million    The male Y and female X chromosomes evolved from ordinary chromosomes over this period.
    (SFC, 6/19/03, p.A11)

6200BC    In Germany the Adonis of Zschernitz, a male fertility figurine dating to this time, was excavated near Leipzig in 2003. In 2005 a female counterpart was found at the same site.
    (SFC, 8/17/09, p.12)

c1200-1300    A mural at Massa Marittima, Italy, dating to the 13th century, depicts a spidery tree with 25 penises and testicles hanging in the branches. "It's a message from the Guelphs, telling people that if the Ghibellines are allowed power they will bring with them heresy, sexual perversion, civic strife and witchcraft."
    (Reuters, 12/7/04)

c1400        “The Edifying Book of Erotic Chess,” in effect a manual of seduction, was published.
    (Econ, 7/10/04, p.76)

1439        Jul 16, Kissing was banned in England in order to stop germs from spreading.
    (MC, 7/16/02)

c1531-1537    Ceramicist Francesco Urbini was later believed to have created a plate that shows a male head made up entirely of phalluses. In 2003 a British museum paid $317,000 for it. The head is framed by a garland carrying the inscription: "Ogni homo me guarda come fosse una testa de cazi" (Every man looks at me as if I were a dickhead).
    (Reuters, 9/18/03)

1534        Britain passed a statute that made buggery a capital offense.
    (Econ, 2/11/12, p.82)

1552        A revision of canon law in Britain meant that adulterers could face life imprisonment of exiled.
    (Econ, 2/11/12, p.82)

1562        Mar 9, Kissing in public was banned in Naples and made punishable by death.
    (MC, 3/9/02)

1628        May 1, A May festival in Quincy, Mass., degenerated into an orgy with Indian women.
    (MC, 5/1/02)

1689        The White Hart Inn at Ware put up 26 butchers and their wives in one bed, the "Great Bed of Ware," in a marketing ploy to attract customers.
    (WSJ, 12/6/01, p.A19)

1697        Charles Perrault first penned "La Petit Chaperon Rouge" (Little Red Riding Hood) as a sexual morality tale for adults. In 2002 Catherine Orenstein authored "Little Red Riding Hood Uncloaked: Sex, Morality and the Evolution of a Fairy Tale."
    (WSJ, 8/7/02, p.D14)

1712        The English tract "Onania; or the Heinous Sin of Self-Pollution, and All Its Frightful Consequences in Both Sexes, Considered, With Spiritual and Physical Advice to Those Who Have Already Injur'd Themselves by This Abominable Practice," was published. It was later attributed to a quack doctor named John Marten.
    (SSFC, 5/18/03, p.E7)

1730        Jul 21, States of Holland put a death penalty on "sodomy."
    (MC, 7/21/02)

1732        In Scotland the Beggar’s Benison Club was founded by members of the upper middle-class. It was devoted to "the convivial celebration of male sexuality."
    (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Beggar%27s_Benison)(Econ, 2/11/12, p.82)

1767        Kitty Fisher, a prominent British courtesan, died.
    (Econ, 2/11/12, p.82)(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kitty_Fisher)

1777        Dec 12, Rev. Benjamin Russen was hanged at Tyburn, England, for rape.
    (MC, 12/12/01)

1791        A New Hampshire law called for convicted adulterers to be paraded on the gallows for an hour and then be publicly whipped no exceeding 39 stripes before being sent to prison and fined £100. By 2014 the penalty had been reduced to a fine of $1,200 as legislators proposed a repeal of the law.
    (Econ, 4/19/14, p.24)

1805        Louisiana passed legislation against sodomy. The law was upheld in 2002.
    (SFC, 11/23/02, p.A5)

1840        Aug 14, Baron Richard Freiherr von Krafft-Ebing (d.1902), German psychiatrist, was born. He was the author of the seminal work “Psychopathia Sexualis” (1886).
    (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_von_Krafft-Ebing)

1840        In Paris, France, there were some 200 brothels.
    (Econ, 7/14/12, p.47)

1850        California passed anti-sodomy legislation in its “crime against nature” law.
    (SSFC, 5/11/08, Books p.4)

1856        May 6, Sigmund Freud (d.1939), father of psychology and the Viennese physician who discovered the unconscious, was born. He treated his hysterical patients by encouraging them to associate freely. He insisted that sexual desires and fears lay just beneath the surface of everyone’s  mind. A biography of Freud was later written by Peter Gay.
    (V.D.-H.K.p.281-282)(SFEC, 1/11/98, BR p.9)(HN, 5/6/98)

1869        Iceland made it illegal to sell or distribute pornography.
    (Econ, 4/20/13, p.64)

1873        The US Comstock Act was passed. It declared the public dissemination of information about contraception illegal. Until this time newspapers and magazines were filled with ads for birth-control devices and services. Anthony Comstock, morals crusader, successfully lobbied for a strict federal law on obscenity and established the New York Society for the suppression of Vice.
    (SFEM, 6/28/98, p.39)(SFC, 1/21/04, p.D2)

1882        Mar 22, US Congress outlawed polygamy. The Edmunds Act was adopted by the US to suppress polygamy in the territories. [see Morrill Act 1862]
    (AP, 3/22/97)(SFEM, 6/28/98, p.39)

1886        Nov 30, Folies Bergere introduced an elaborate review featuring women in sensational costumes. Years later, the Folies followed the Parisian taste for striptease and gained a reputation for spectacular nudie shows. The Folies had originated as a hall for operettas, pantomime, and even political meetings.
    (MC, 11/30/01)

1888-1965     Mary Day Winn, American writer: "Sex is the tabasco sauce which an adolescent national palate sprinkles on every course in the menu."
    (AP, 1/10/01)

1889          May 30, The brassiere was invented.
    (HN, 5/30/98)

1894        Jun 23, Alfred Kinsey, zoologist and sociologist, was born.
    (HN, 6/23/01)

1896        Nov 1, The 1st bare women breast (Zulu) appeared in National Geographic Mag.
    (MC, 11/1/01)

1899        The vibrator was introduced as a home medical appliance. By 1904 it appeared in magazine advertisements. In 1918 a Sears Roebuck catalog described a $5.95 portable model.
    (SSFC, 7/22/07, p.F6)

1900        Feb 1, In Chicago Ada and Minna Everleigh opened their Everleigh Club, a high-end brothel. They closed operations in 1911.
    (WSJ, 1/7/07, p.P8)

1903        Apr 9, Gregory Pincus, inventor of the birth control pill, was born.
    (MC, 4/9/02)

1905        Sigmund Freud authored his "Three Essays on Sexuality" that misinformed generations about the nature of the female orgasm.
    (NW, 6/30/03, p.44)

1906        Felix Salten (1869-1945), Austrian writer, authored the novel “Josephine Mutzenbacher,” the fictional autobiography of a Vienna prostitute, a notorious pornographic novel. In 1923 he authored “Bambi.”
    (Econ, 11/8/08, p.102)(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Felix_Salten)

1907        Mar 9, Indiana enacted the nation’s 1st involuntary sterilization law based on eugenics.
    (SSFC, 2/4/01, p.A3)(NH, 7/02, p.12)(MC, 3/9/02)

1909        California legalized the sterilization of convicted sodomites.
    (SSFC, 5/11/08, Books p.4)

1911        May 4, In San Francisco Police chief Seymour instructed Capt. Thomas Duke of Central Station to notify the proprietors of brothels that $2 per day would be the maximum they would be allowed to charge the 100 prostitutes at 633 Jackson and 719 Commercial Street. Current charges for the women were $5 per day.
    (SSFC, 5/1/11, DB p.46)

1911        Mar 12, In San Francisco a squad of immigration officials captured 6 Chinese slave girls, said to have been purchased for $25,000.
    (SSFC, 3/13/11, DB p.42)

1911        Oct 25, In Chicago Ada and Minna Everleigh closed their Everleigh Club, a high-end brothel, which they had begun in 1910. In 2007 Karen Abbott authored “Sin in the Second City: Madams, Ministers, Playboys, and the Battle for America's Soul.”
    (WSJ, 1/7/07, p.P8)

1911        Nov 10, George Levick, a surgeon and the medical officer on Scott's famous 1910-1913 expedition to the South Pole, wrote in Greek (translated here): "This afternoon I saw a most extraordinary site [sic]. A Penguin was actually engaged in sodomy upon the body of a dead white throated bird of its own species. The act occurred a full minute, the position taken up by the cock differing in no respect from that of ordinary copulation, and the whole act was gone through down to the final depression of the cloaca."
    (http://tinyurl.com/bmlpwm9)

1913        Apr 26, Mary Phagan (13) was killed at an Atlanta pencil factory. She had stopped to pick up her check on her way to Peachtree Street to see a Confederate Memorial Day Parade. Leo Frank (29), a Jewish factory manager, was falsely accused of raping and murdering the young working-class girl. Georgia Gov. John M. Slaton later commuted Frank’s sentence to life, but a vigilante crowd dragged him out of prison and lynched him on Aug 17. In 1968 Leonard Dinnerstein authored “The Leo Frank Case.” The story is covered in the 1997 novel "The Old Religion" by David Mamet. In 1998 the musical "Parade" was produced based on the Frank lynching.
    (SFEC, 1/4/98, BR p.6)(WSJ, 12/22/98, p.A16)(WSJ, 6/9/00, p.A12)(WSJ, 1/17/09, p.W8)

1914        Nov 13, The brassiere, invented by Caresse Crosby, was patented by Mary Phelps Jacob.
    (HN, 11/13/00)(MC, 11/13/01)

1915        Sep 21, Anthony Comstock (b.1844), former US Postal Inspector and politician dedicated to ideas of Victorian morality, died. The anti-porn campaigner had used his position to seize 50 tons of books and 4 million pictures.
    (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anthony_Comstock)(Econ, 3/15/08, p.44)

1915        California expanded the definition of sodomy to include fellatio and cunnilingus.
    (SSFC, 5/11/08, Books p.4)

1916        Feb 11, Emma Goldman was arrested for lecturing on birth control.
    (MC, 2/11/02)

1920        Feb 10, Alex Comfort, English physician and author, was born. His books included "Joy of Sex."
    (HN, 2/10/01)

1921        Mar 17, Dr Marie Stopes opened Britain's 1st birth control clinic in London.
    (MC, 3/17/02)

1924        Mar 20, The Virginia Legislature passed two closely related eugenics laws: SB 219, entitled "The Racial Integrity Act" and SB 281, "An ACT to provide for the sexual sterilization of inmates of State institutions in certain cases", henceforth referred to as "The Sterilization Act". The Racial Integrity Act required that a racial description of every person be recorded at birth, and felonized marriage between "white persons" and non-white persons. The law was the most famous ban on miscegenation in the US, and was overturned by the US Supreme Court in 1967, in Loving v. Virginia. Virginia repealed the sterilization in 1979. In 2001 the House of Delegates voted to express regret for the state’s selecting breeding policies that had forced sterilizations on some 8,000 people. The Senate soon followed suit.
    (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Racial_Integrity_Act_of_1924)(SSFC, 2/4/01, p.A3)(SFC, 2/15/01, p.C16)

1925        Feb 11, Virginia E. Johnson, doctor, sexologist (Masters & Johnson), was born.
    (MC, 2/11/02)

1926        Apr 9, Hugh Hefner, publisher of Playboy Magazine, was born in Chicago.
    (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hugh_Hefner)

1927        South Africa’s first Immorality Act prohibited sex between whites and blacks. It was amended in 1950 to prohibit sex between whites and all non-whites.
    (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Immorality_Act)

1928        Jun 4, Ruth Westheimer, sex therapist (WYNY-FM), was born in Germany.
    (MC, 6/4/02)

1929        The Czech film "Erotikon" starred Ita Rina and was directed by Gustav Machaty. It was about a young virgin seduced by a traveling salesman.
    (SFC, 4/24/99, p.E8)

1930        Dec 4, Vatican approved the rhythm method for birth control.
    (MC, 12/4/01)

1931        Mar 30, In Scottsboro, Ala., 9 young black men were indicted for rape. By the end of April all were tried, convicted and sentenced to death, except for one age 13, who was sentenced to life in prison. The US Supreme Court later overturned the convictions, but they were convicted at a 2nd trial, even though one of the accused said no rape had occurred. Five convictions were overturned in 1937 after one alleged victim recanted her story. Clarence Norris received a pardon before his death in 1976. In 2013 Alabama’s parole board approved posthumous pardons for the “Scottsboro Boys” during a hearing for three black men whose convictions were never overturned.
    (WSJ, 6/20/07, p.A17)(SFC, 11/22/13, p.A15)

1937        Mar 15, The 1st state contraceptive clinic opened in Raleigh, NC.
    (MC, 3/15/02)

1938        Apr 10, NY made syphilis testing mandatory for a marriage license.
    (MC, 4/10/02)

1939        Jul 8, Henry Havelock Ellis (80), English sexologist (Man & Woman), died.
    (MC, 7/8/02)

1940s        Sally Stanford operated a cat house at 1144 Pine St, SF, Ca. It was called "The Fortress" by vice cops because it was so difficult to penetrate. Stanford later authored "A House Is Not a Home" and a personal memoir in 1966. In 1976 she became mayor of Sausalito.
    (SSFC, 12/8/02, p.D6)

1942        Switzerland legalized prostitution.
    (AP, 8/26/13)

1944        Hungary’s Admiral Miklos Horthy passed the 4th of four anti-Jewish laws, outlawing sexual intercourse between Jews and non-Jews.
    (Econ, 11/9/13, p.59)

1946        France outlawed brothels.
    (Econ, 7/14/12, p.47)

1946-1948    US scientific researchers infected hundreds of Guatemalan mental patients with sexually transmitted diseases. The researchers were trying to determine whether the antibiotic penicillin could prevent syphilis infection, not just cure it. The practice only came to light in 2010 thanks to the work of an academic researcher. On Oct 1, 2010, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius issued a formal apology to Guatemala, and to Guatemalan residents of the United States. A 2011 report said 2,082 people were infected with syphilis, gonorrhea or chancroid. Previous studies had said about 1,300 people were exposed, including soldiers, prostitutes, prisoners and mental patients.
    (www.msnbc.msn.com/id/39456324/ns/health-sexual_health/)(AP, 12/7/11)

1948        The Kinsey Report "Sexual Behavior in the Human Male" was published.
    (TMC, 1994, p.1948)(SFEM, 2/9/97, p.27)

1950        May 1, South Africa’s 1927 Immorality Act, which prohibited sex between whites and blacks, was amended to prohibit sex between whites and all non-whites.
    (http://en.wikisource.org/wiki/Immorality_Amendment_Act,_1950)

1950        Alfred Kinsey, pioneer sex researcher, wrote: "Human sexual behavior represents one of the least explored segments of biology, psychology, and sociology."
    (PacDis, Spring/’94, p. 48)

1953        Dec, Marilyn Monroe took it all off in the 1st issue of Playboy Magazine.
    (NW, 6/30/03, p.44)

1953        Alfred Kinsey published "Sexual Behavior in the Human Female," the 1st major US survey on women's sexual habits. He found that attitudes did not match behavior.
    (NW, 6/30/03, p.44)

1954        The “Story of O” by Pauline Reage was first published. She had written it at age 47 out of fear that her married lover would leave her. He never left her and saw to it that the novel got published.
    (SSFC, 6/26/11, p.F3)

1956        Aug 25, Alfred C. Kinsey, US sexologist (Kinsey Report), died.
    (TOH, 1982, p.1956)(MC, 8/25/02)

1957        Nov 3, Wilhelm Reich (b.1897), Austria-born psychoanalyst, died in the US. His work was based on the sexual energy in people that he called "Orgone." In 1999 Farrar, Straus & Giroux published: "American Odyssey: Letters and Journals 1940-1947."
    (WUD, 1994, p.1209)(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wilhelm_Reich)

1959        Russ Meyer produced his 1st film “The Immortal Mr. Teas.” This inaugurated the “nudie-cutie” genre.
    (SSFC, 7/10/05, p.E4)

1960        May 9, The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved a pill as safe for birth control use. The pill, Enovid, was made by G.D. Searle and Company of Chicago. [see May 11]
    (AP, 5/9/00)

1960        May 11, The Searle drug company won US FDA marketing approval for a birth control pill. In 2001 Carl Djerassi authored "This Man’s Pill: Reflections on the 50th Birthday of the Pill." Djerassi synthesized a key hormone in the pill in Mexico City in 1951. [see May 9]
    (SSFC, 10/21/01, p.R6)

1960        Jun 23, The Food and Drug Administration approved Enovid by GD Searle, the first oral contraceptive.
    (Internet)

1960        Aug 18, Enovid 10, the 1st commercial oral contraceptive, debuted in Skokie, Ill.
    (MC, 8/18/02)

1961        Aug 14, SF vice squad stage an early morning raid at a restaurant at Bush and Taylor and jailed 103 people. All but 14 were men accused of dancing together and kissing. Of 242 patrons 139 escaped.
    (SSFC, 8/14/11, DB p.42)

1961        India outlawed the dowry as an institutionalized marital custom to help reduce gender-driven abortions.
    (SFC, 12/6/02, p.J1)

1962        Jan 26, Bishop Burke of Buffalo Catholic dioceses declared Chubby Checker's "Twist" is impure & banned it from all Catholic schools.
    (MC, 1/26/02)

1962        Mar 21, Dutch RC bishop Beckers declared himself in favor of birth control.
    (MC, 3/21/02)

1962        Jun, In 2012 Mimi Alford (69), a grandmother and retired church administrator said she began a relationship with Pres. John F. Kennedy while she was a 19-year-old intern in the White House press office. According to a New York Post, which obtained a copy of the memoir, the affair began in the summer of 1962, on the fourth day of Alford's internship, when they had an encounter in the White House swimming pool. That night, Alford says, she lost her virginity to the president in First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy's bedroom. The affair was first revealed in 2003, when Kennedy biographer Robert Dallek wrote in "An Unfinished Life" about an unnamed intern who allegedly had a relationship with the late president. Alford’s "Once Upon a Secret: My Affair with President John F. Kennedy and Its Aftermath" was released on Feb 8, 2012.
    (http://tinyurl.com/7shp9j3)

1962        Helen Gurley Brown (1922-2012) authored "Sex and the Single Girl." In 2009 Jennifer Scanlon authored “Bad Girls Go Everywhere: The Life of Helen Gurley Brown.”
    (NW, 6/23/03, p.65)(WSJ, 4/10/09, p.W7)(SFC, 8/14/12, p.A5)

1963         Jul, Serial killers Myra Hindley (d.2002) and her boyfriend, Ian Brady (the Moors Murderers), began abducting, molesting and killing children. The pair were caught in Oct, 1965. Between 1963 and 1965 they lured five children and teenagers to their deaths, burying four of them on remote moorland near Manchester.
    (AP, 11/16/02)(AFP, 8/17/12)

1964        Jun 19, In SF publicist Davey Rosenberg (1937-1986) persuaded waitress Carol Doda (b.1937) to don a Rudi Gernreich topless bathing suit at the Condor Club. She soon had her size-34 breast injected with silicon, and her bust came to be known as Doda's "twin-44s" and "the new Twin Peaks of SF." Her fame prompted the club to erect a neon sign with blinking nipples that lasted to 1991.
    (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carol_Doda)(SFEC, 8/1/99, DB p.32)(SSFC, 9/11/11, DB p.46)

1964        Jan, Mary Sullivan (19) was raped and strangled in her Boston apartment. In 2001 there was evidence that she was not killed by Albert DeSalvo (d.1973), the suspected Boston Strangler. In 2013 DNA evidence linked DeSalvo to Sullivan’s slaying.
    (SFC, 12/7/01, p.A2)(SFC, 7/12/13, p.A10)

1965        Dr. Judd Marmor (d.2003 at 93) authored "Sexual Inversion." It questioned the prevailing views on homosexuality.
    (SFC, 12/18/03, p.A25)

1965        The Supreme Court ruled in Griswold vs. Connecticut to invalidate a state law prohibiting the use of contraceptives. The court ruled that the government cannot regulate a married couple's use of birth control.
    (SFC, 1/22/98, p.A22)(NW, 6/30/03, p.44)

1965-1985    The Boy Scouts of America collected some 20,000 pages of “perversion files” during this period. They came to light when used as evidence in a 2010 lawsuit. In 2012 the Oregon Supreme Court approved their release.
    (SFC, 6/15/12, p.A12)

1966        Dr. William H. Masters (1915-2001) and Virginia Johnson (b.1925), leading researchers in human sexuality, authored the best seller "Human Sexual Response." Masters and Johnson reported that half of all US marriages are plagued by some kind of sexual inadequacy. They founded a research institute in St. Louis, which closed in 1994 following their 1993 divorce. In 2009 Thomas Maier authored “Masters of Sex: The Life and Times of William Masters and Virginia Johnson, the Couple Who Taught America How to Love.”
    (SSFC, 2/18/01, p.A24)(NW, 6/30/03, p.44)(Econ, 5/16/09, p.90)

1966        In San Francisco Iranian-born topless star Yvonne D’Angers (21) chained herself to the Golden Gate Bridge to protest her threatened deportation. In 2009 Yvonne Boreta (64), accomplished painter and model died in Las Vegas. In 1965 D’Angers, her stage name, was a star witness in a trial over the legality of topless waitresses.
    (SSFC, 6/14/09, p.B3)

1966        Tunisia legalized abortion.
    (WSJ, 8/7/03, p.A5)

1967        Jun 24, Pope Paul VI published his encyclical Sacerdotalis coelibatus (priestly celibacy).
    (MC, 6/24/02)

1967        The British Sexual Offenses Act partially decriminalized sexual behavior between consenting males over 21. Elements of the indecency legislation remained in place until 2003, including anti-gay restrictions relating to the age of consent, the military, and sex under various circumstances. The event was later described in the film: "A Bill Called William." The age of consent for homosexual acts was reduced to 16 in 1998.
    (SFEC, 6/15/97, DB p.49)(SFC, 6/23/98, p.A10)(AP, 1/16/13)

1968        Mar 29, In SF Linda Harmon (14) was raped and stabbed to death while babysitting for a neighbor in Visitacion Valley. In late 2003 police matched DNA evidence to William Speer, who was undergoing therapy for sexually violent tendencies at an Arizona mental hospital.
    (SFC, 12/24/03, p.A13)(SFC, 11/4/05, p.B1)

1968        Jul 29, Pope Paul VI issued the encyclical Humanae Vitae which reaffirmed the Church’s opposition to abortion, and to all contraception except the rhythm method.
    (WUD, 1994, p.1687)(AP, 7/29/98)(SSFC, 7/8/01, p.A4)

1968        David “Moses” Berg of Oakland, Ca., founded the Children of God. He combined the free love of the sexual revolution with the fervor of the American evangelical movement. [see May, 2, 1978]
    (SSFC, 2/27/05, p.A1)
1968        Al Goldstein and Jim Buckley co-founded Screw magazine. It folded in 2003.
    (SFC, 12/20/13, p.D9)
1968        In Austria a girl (16) at the state-run home in Tyrol province was reportedly raped by two soldiers and three others defecated on her. She and four other girls were picked out for the soldiers by a female orderly. In 2012 a military commission was been set up to investigate the allegations.
    (AP, 8/20/12)
1968        Dr. Kurt Freund (1914-1996), psychiatrist, left Czechoslovakia after the failure of the revolt and moved to Canada. He had developed a way to measure penile response to erotic stimulation with a phallometric device.
    (SFEC, 10/27/96, p.B8)

1969        May 14, Abortion and contraception was legalized in Canada.
    (MC, 5/14/02)

1969        Sep 4, The US Food and Drug Administration issued a report calling birth control pills safe, despite a slight risk of fatal blood-clotting disorders linked to the pills.
    (AP, 9/4/99)

1969        Barbara Grizzuti (d.2002 at 67) authored "Unlearning the Lie: Sexism in School."
    (SFC, 4/27/02, p.A21)
1969        San Francisco's hardcore pioneer director/producer Alex de Renzy, in his directorial debut with reputed sexologists Phyllis and Eberhard Kronhausen, conducted interviews with uninhibited Danes, along with closeups of every detail of conventional sexual intercourse and depictions of lesbianism, fellatio, and cunnilingus. A 90-minute version screened in San Francisco was later confiscated and the film was banned in a number of states. In the wake of the landmark decision in People v. Alex de Renzy the documentary film “Pornography in Denmark” went into wide release.
    (www.filmsite.org/sexinfilms21.html)(SFC, 7/12/11, p.E1)
   
1969        In India Hindustan Latex, a government enterprise, began making condoms to the government curb the rising population. In 2009 it was renamed to HLL Lifecare.
    (Econ, 11/14/09, p.75)

1970        Feb 12, Dean Arthur Schwartzmiller (28) was convicted in Juneau, Alaska, of 2 charges of lewd conduct after being accused of molesting 2 boys. Over the next 35 years he was arrested in 6 more states on molestation charges. In 2005 police in San Jose found notebooks at his home that documented over 36,000 sex acts with young boys.
    (SFC, 6/17/05, p.A1)

1970        Nov, The Sun, a British tabloid newly acquired by Rupert Murdoch, introduced topless photos on Page 3.
    (Econ, 8/17/13, p.50)(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Page_3)

1970        Shulamith Firestone (1945-2012) authored “The Dialectic of Sex: The Case For Feminist Revolution.”
    (SFC, 9/4/12, p.C4)

1971        Dr. Mary C. Raugust Howell (d.1998 at 65) contributed to the women’s medical guide: "Our Bodies, Ourselves."
    (SFC, 2/6/98, p.A23)

1971        In the Orange Free State, South Africa, 19 citizens were arrested for contravening the Immorality Act by having sex across the color line.
    (Econ, 2/28/04, p.81)

1972        Alex Comfort (1920-2000), British author, published his "Joy of Sex." The book sold 12 million copies worldwide.
    (SFC, 3/28/00, p.E1)

1973        Jan 22, The Supreme Court in a 7-2 ruling handed down its Roe vs. Wade decision, which legalized abortion, using a trimester approach. The court ruled that a woman's right to privacy encompasses her decision to terminate a pregnancy. Norma McCorvey, the anonymous Jane Roe, revealed her identity in 1989. She ended up having her 3rd baby that was the initial focus of the issue.
    (HFA, '96, p.22)(AP, 1/22/98)(SFC, 1/28/98, p.E1)(SFC, 3/5/99, p.A15)(NW, 6/30/03, p.44)

1973        Mar 5, During spring training in Florida, Yankee pitchers Fritz Peterson and  Mike Kekich announced they had swapped wives.
    (www.around-the-horn.com/?p=131)

1973        May 4, The 1st TV network female nudity appeared in Bruce Jay Smith's Steambath (PBS) with Valerie Perrine.
    (www.imdb.com/title/tt0167415/trivia)

1973        Richard and Christina Milner authored “Black Players: The Secret World of Black Pimps.” The book was the product of an anthropological study regarding both the lifestyles and subculture of San Francisco Bay Area pimps and their prostitutes.
    (www.amazon.com/Black-players-Secret-World-pimps/dp/0316574112)

1973        Montana initiated a ban on homosexual sex. In 1997 this was ruled unconstitutional.
    (SFC, 7/3/97, p.A3)(www.msmagazine.com/news/uswirestory.asp?id=3977)

1973        Marvin Zindler (1922-2007), TV reporter, pressed Texas Gov. Dolph Briscoe to close the Chicken Ranch brothel. His crusade eventually led to the Broadway show and film: “The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas.”
    (SFC, 7/30/07, p.B8)

c1973    Sigurdur Hjartarson began collecting penis memorabilia and later opened his Icelandic Phallological Museum in Reykjavik.
    (SSFC, 10/19/03, p.C8)

1973        Louise O'Keeffe (9) was sexually abused by a lay teacher at a state-backed Roman Catholic school during lessons in his classroom. She later argued that the Irish state failed to put in place appropriate measures to stop "systematic abuse" at the Dunderrow National School.
    (AP, 1/28/14)

1974        Feb 2, In Fort Myers, Florida, Cynthia Nadeau was raped and her boyfriend Terry Milroy was murdered. Delbert Tibbs (1939-1974) was soon after arrested in Ocala, Fl., for the rape and murder. In December Tibbs was falsely convicted and sentenced to death. In 1976 a judge reveiewed the case and found no evidence to support the conviction. Tibbs was released in 1977.
    (www.floridacapitalcases.state.fl.us/case_updates/Htm/046450.htm)(Econ, 12/21/13, p.140)

1974        This year's edition of the "Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders" (DSM), 1st published in 1952, removed homosexuality from its list of disorders.
    (WSJ, 12/3/96, p.A1)(SFC, 12/18/03, p.A25)

1975        California Assemblyman Willie Brown won the narrow approval of a bill that decriminalized various sex acts, including sodomy, by consenting adults.
    (SFC, 12/27/99, p.A10)

1975        The Salt Wells and the Lazy B Ranch brothels opened in Churchill County, Nevada.
    (WSJ, 10/20/04, p.A12)

1976        Oct 16, In Alabama Sheryl Lynn Payton (24) was abducted, raped and murdered. In 1977 Thomas Whisenhant (29) was convicted after he confessed to her murder and that of 2 other convenience store clerks. Whisenhant's original conviction was overturned by the Alabama Court of Criminal Appeals. He was convicted again at a retrial in 1981. On May 27, 2010, Whisenhant was executed by lethal injection.
    (http://tinyurl.com/39dbsea)(SFC, 5/28/10, p.A8)

1976        Dec 1, Sex Pistols used profanity on TV, and got branded as "rotten punks."
    (MC, 12/1/01)

1977        Sep 11, Lou Ellen Burleigh (21) of Walnut Creek, Ca., went missing. Roger Kibbe was later identified as a suspect confessed to her rape and murder. In 2009 Kibbe, who had become known as the I-5 strangler, was convicted of her murder and that of 5 others. In 2011 remains of Burleigh were found in a dry riverbed near Lake Berryessa.
    (SFC, 6/28/11, p.C6)

1978        Mar 6, Larry Flynt, founder of "Hustler Magazine," was shot and wounded outside a Georgia courtroom. His story was told in a 1996 film "The People vs. Larry Flynt."
    (SFEC, 12/15/96, DB p.41)(MC, 3/6/02)

1978        May 18, Italy legalized abortion.
    (SC, 5/18/02)

1978        John Maynard (1920-2004), English biologist, authored "The Evolution of Sex."
    (SSFC, 4/25/04, p.B7)

1978        Bernie Zilbergeld (d.2002), psychologist, authored "Male Sexuality." In 1999 it was updated and published as "The New Male Sexuality."
    (SFC, 6/20/02, p.A20)

1978        Perry Mann held a nudist ball at his Tenderloin apartment in San Francisco as a fund-raiser for Louis Abolafia, who since 1968 had run as the candidate for the Cosmic Love Party. In 1979 it moved to California Hall as the Exotic Erotic Ball.
    (SFEM, 10/18/98, p.4)(SFC, 10/20/03, p.D5)(SFC, 10/22/04, p.B1)

1979        Nov 1, In Oakland, Ca., Nancy Lugassy (28) was fatally shot by Harvey Heishman. She had told police that Heishman had raped her on the night they had met July. Heishman was later convicted and sentenced to death. In 2010 an appeals court upheld his murder conviction.
    (www.ca9.uscourts.gov/datastore/opinions/2010/09/08/07-99016.pdf)(SFC, 9/10/10, p.C2)

1980        Oct 28, Susan Jordan (15) of Riverside, Ca., was raped and murdered by Albert Greenwood Brown. In 2010 Brown (56) was scheduled to be executed.
    (http://abclocal.go.com/kabc/story?section=news/state&id=7687899)

1980        Nov 17, Clifford Olson (1940-2011) began a murder spree killing 3 girls and 8 boys, ages 9 to 18, in British Columbia over an eight month period. The victims were tortured and sexually assaulted. Olson, who had an extensive criminal history, was arrested on August 12, 1981. He later confessed to the murders and, in a controversial deal, gave police information on the location of the victims' bodies in return for a C$100,000 ($95,000) payment to his family.
    (Reuters, 10/1/11)(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clifford_Olson)

1980        Robert Graham, a California millionaire, opened a sperm bank, The Repository for Germinal Choice, to make sperm available from Nobel laureate types. It closed in 1999 after yielding 215 children. In 2005 David Plotz authored “The Genius Factory: The Curious History of the Nobel Prize Sperm Bank.”
    (SSFC, 6/12/05, p.B6)

1981        Jan 18, Wendy O. Williams was arrested in Milwaukee for on-stage obscenity.
    (MC, 1/18/02)

1981        May 1, Heather Scaggs (20) was reported missing. Her naked body was found on May 24 in Big Basin State Park near Santa Cruz. She had been raped and shot to death. David Joseph Carpenter, a co-worker, was arrested on May 14 1981. In 1984 he was convicted of 2 murders in Santa Cruz and sentenced to death. On May 10, 1988, a San Diego jury convicted Carpenter of first degree murder in the slayings of Richard Stowers, Cynthia Moreland, Shauna May, Diana O'Connell, and Anne Alderson. Carpenter was also pronounced guilty of raping two of the women and attempting to rape a third.
    (SFC, 2/24/10, p.A7)(www.francesfarmersrevenge.com/stuff/serialkillers/carpenter.htm)

1981        Aug 27, Rene Soto clubbed to death Anselmo Covarrubias in LA County. Maria Suarez (21), a battered "sex slave" to Covarrubias and witness to the murder, was convicted of first-degree murder and sent to prison. In 2002 Gov. Davis rejected a recommended parole for Suarez. In 2003 Gov. Davis issued a parole.
    (SSFC, 6/9/02, p.A20)(SFC, 6/22/02, p.A1)(SSFC, 4/6/03, p.A12)

1981        Aug 13, In a ceremony at his California ranch, President Reagan signed a historic package of tax and budget reductions. Abstinence-only sex education programs were introduced under Pres. Reagan. The Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (OBRA) of 1981 included a rider known as the Adolescent Family Life Act (AFLA), sponsored by Republican Senators Orrin Hatch (Utah) and Jeremiah Denton (Alabama). AFLA set aside a small but significant amount of federal money to be used for the promotion of abstinence, as well as religious instruction in sexual matters within the public schools.
    (www.glbtq.com/social-sciences/sex1_education.html)(AP, 8/13/01)

1981        Nov 30, Porn star John Holmes was arrested on fugitive charges.
    (MC, 11/30/01)

1982        Jan 25, In Stockton, Ca., Renee Rontal (13) and Nancy Rubia (13) were out looking for fun on a popular cruising strip when they were picked up by a 22-year-old Reyes and 21-year-old Antonio Espinoza. The next day a farm worker found Renee in a ditch outside town with her throat cut. Nancy was found nearby face down in shallow water, and an autopsy concluded that she died from drowning in the muddy water. Both girls had been beaten and raped. Espinoza was arrested a year and a half after the killing and was convicted of murder. On May 27, 2011, FBI agents and Mexican federal police arrested Alfredo Reyes (51) outside a pool hall in Tijuana, where he had been living under an alias.
    (AP, 6/24/11)

1982        Jul 10, In Germany Kalinka Bamberski (14) was found dead in her bed in the home of Dr. Dieter Krombach. The girl and her mother had moved in with Krombach after her parents' separation. The girl's father, Andre Bamberski, believed that Krombach gave his daughter a dangerous injection to make her lose consciousness so he could rape her, leading to her death. France convicted Krombach in absentia in 1995 of "intentional violence that led to unintentional death" and sentenced him to 15 years in prison. In 1997 Krombach was convicted in a German court to a two-year suspended sentence and suspended from medical practice after pleading guilty to drugging and raping a 16-year-old girl in his office. In 2009 Krombach (74) was kidnapped from his German town, tied up, and appeared near the courthouse in the eastern French city of Mulhouse. Andre Bamberski later acknowledged involvement, and was hit with preliminary charges of kidnapping. In 2011 Krombach was sentenced to 15 years in prison for "intentional violence that led to unintentional death." On Dec 20, 2012, a French court upheld the conviction against Krombach. Kidnapping charges were still pending against Bamberski,
    (http://tinyurl.com/4agzq8a)(AP, 3/29/11)(AP, 12/20/12)

1982        Jun 26, Porn star John Homes (1944-1988) was acquitted of drug-related murders in 1981. He remained in jail for burglary and contempt-of-court charges until his release in November 1982.
    (www.imdb.com/name/nm0001360/bio)

1983        Mar 6, In a case that drew much notoriety, a woman in New Bedford, Mass., reported being gang-raped atop a pool table in a tavern; four men were later convicted.
    (AP, 3/6/98)

1981        Mar 23, The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that states could require, with some exceptions, parental notification when teen-age girls seek abortions. U.S. Supreme Court upheld a law making statutory rape a crime for men but not women.
    (AP, 3/23/97)(HN, 3/23/98)

1981        State Supreme Court cases in Massachusetts and New Jersey ruled that husbands can be prosecuted for raping their wives.
    (NW, 6/30/03, p.44)

1983        Aug 31, In Fairfield, Ca., Kyle Stracner (15) returned home after visiting with friends and found his mother, Priscilla Strole (40), naked and beaten to death on the floor. In 2014 investigators used DNA evidence to identify Robert Hathaway (48), a childhood friend of Kyle, as the murderer. Hathaway hanged himself on Feb 15, 2014.
    (SFC, 3/6/14, p.D2)

1983        Nov, In San Francisco Jimmy "the Beard" Ferrozzo (40), the assistant manager of the Condor Club, made famous by topless dancer Carol Doda, was crushed to death by a piano that was used to raise Doda up and down on a hydraulic lift. Exotic dancer Teresa Hill (23), naked and hysterical, survived beneath him.
    (http://tinyurl.com/7lrvcuu)(SSFC, 12/30/12, DB p.42)

1983        Dennis Maher was convicted in Boston of raping 3 women and spent the next 19 years in prison. In 2003 DNA evidence proved his innocence.
    (SFC, 4/4/03, p.A3)

1984        Jan 13, Arizona inmate Robert Henry Moormann beat, stabbed and suffocated his adoptive mother, Roberta Moormann (74), who allegedly sexually abused him into adulthood. He was out of prison in Florence on furlough for another crime, the kidnapping and molesting of an 8-year-old girl in 1972. Robert Henry Moormann was executed in 2012.
    (AP, 2/29/12)

1984        Feb 26, Pak Awang (84) married his 80th spouse.
    (SC, 2/26/02)

1984        Apr 22, The US Centers for Disease Control (CDC) said French researchers had discovered that a virus causes AIDS. Scientists identified a retrovirus named human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) as the cause of AIDS.
    (SSFC, 6/3/01, p.A20)(www.avert.org/his81_86.htm)

1984        Jun 26, Michel Foucault (b.1926), French philosopher (History of Sexuality), died in Paris of an AIDs-related illness.
    (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michel_Foucault)

1984        Jul 23, Vanessa Williams became the first Miss America to resign her title, because of nude photographs published in Penthouse magazine.
    (AP, 7/23/98)

1984        Aug 4, In Germany Robert Brown (24), a former American soldier, struck Nicola Stiel (19) and raped her, then strangled her to prevent her from reporting the rape. In 2009 Brown was extradited to Germany to face charges that he raped and murdered the woman near where he worked on a US military base in Hesse state.
    (AP, 8/17/09)

1984        Sep 21, In Cleveland, Ohio, Romell Broom (28) raped a murdered Tryna Middleton (14) after abducting her at knife-point as she walked home from a football game with friends. His execution in 2009 was delayed as executioners failed to find a good vein for lethal injection.
    (www.associatedcontent.com/article/2185057/romell_brooms_execution_fails_over.html)

1985        Mary Anne Warren authored “Gendercide,” a look at the moral issues raised by new and emerging technologies of sex selection.
    (Econ, 3/6/10, p.77)

1986        Apr 13, Phillip Hallford forced his daughter (15) to lure her boyfriend Eddie Shannon (16) to an isolated area in Daly County, Alabama, where he shot and killed the boy and threw his body off a bridge. Melinda Hallford was pregnant at the time of the killing and had been sexually abused by her father. In 2010 Hallford (63) was executed.
    (http://off2dr.com/modules/extcal/event.php?event=256)(SFC, 11/5/10, p.A9)

1986        Jul 9, The Attorney General's Commission on Pornography released the final draft of its 2,000-page report, which linked hard-core porn to sex crimes.
    (AP, 7/9/97)

1986        Dec 6, Annette Thur (17) of Santa Cruz County was kidnapped, raped and killed following a party in Boulder Creek. A tourist found her body off Skyline Drive in San Mateo County. In 2012 DNA evidence linked registered sex offender John William Kelley (49) of Placerville to her murder and he was arrested.
    (SFC, 8/17/12, p.C5)

1987        Mar 10, The Vatican condemned surrogate parenting as well as test-tube and artificial insemination.
    (HN, 3/10/98)

1987        Dec 25, Antoni Imiela pounced on Sheila Jankowitz near her home in Forest Hill, southeast London. The attack preceded a series of rapes across south-east England in 2001 and 2002 for which the ex-railway worker was given seven life sentences in 2004. In 2012 the 'M25 Rapist' was sentenced 12 years more for raping Jankowitz.
    (AFP, 3/22/12)

1988        Apr 8, The Rev. Jimmy Swaggart was defrocked as a minister of the Assemblies of God after he rejected an order from the church's national leaders to stop preaching for a year amid reports he'd consorted with a prostitute.
    (AP, 4/8/08)

1988        Jul 31, The last US Playboy Club closed in Lansing, Mich.
    (www.michiganhistorymagazine.com/date/july03/07_31_1988.html)

1988        In Poland Mariusz T. raped and killed four boys in Piotrkow Trybunalski. His death sentence was commuted to 25 years under an amnesty announced when Poland shed communism in 1989. His release in 2014 caused a national uproar.
    (AP, 2/12/14)

1989        Jan 24, Physicians 1st reported a case of AIDS transmitted by heterosexual oral sex.
    (www.aegis.com/news/Lt/1989/LT890104.html)

1989        Feb 12, In Ohio the body of Joy Stewart (22) was found raped and fatally stabbed in Preble County. She was eight months pregnant at the time. Dennis McGuire was later convicted and sentenced to death. On Jan 16, 2014, McGuire (53) was executed by a new combination of lethal drugs. The process took nearly 25 minutes from injection to death and left him gasping for air in the final minutes.
    (SFC, 1/8/14, p.A5)(http://tinyurl.com/kdp2x6z)(SFC, 1/17/14, p.A8)

1989        Mar 12, In the SF Bay Area two hikers found the sexually assaulted body of Sheila Lorraine Hatcher (27) in a ravine on San Bruno Mountain. In 2014 police arrested Gabriel O’Neill (45) of Brisban after DNA evidence linked him to the case.
    (SFC, 6/13/14, p.D4)

1989        Mar 22, Ann Harrison (15) was abducted as she waited for a school bus in front of her home in Raytown, Missouri. African-Americans Roderick Nunley and Michael Taylor forced her into a stolen car, raped and stabbed her to death. They left her body in the boot of the car. Taylor and Nunley were convicted and sentenced to death. In 2006 their execution was postponed pending a decision on whether lethal injection constitutes cruel and unusual punishment. On Feb 26, 2014, Taylor was executed.
    (http://columbiamissourian.com/news/story.php?ID=18038)(Econ, 7/22/06, p.36)(SFC, 2/27/14, p.A8)

1989        Jun 18, John Wayne Bobbitt (b.1967) married Lorena L Gallo (b.1970). [see Jan 10, 1994]
    (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lorena_Bobbitt)

1989        Apr 19, A jogger was raped and beaten in Central Park. 5 black and Latino youths (14-16) were soon arrested and convicted. In 2002 DNA evidence identified Matias Reyes (31) as the rapist. A judge then overturned the original convictions. 3,254 other rapes were reported in the park in 1989. In 2003 Trisha Meili identified herself as the victim in her book “I Am the Central Park Jogger.” In 2014 the five men initially convicted agreed to settle their civil rights lawsuit for about $40 million.
    (NG, 5/93, p.16)(SFC, 9/6/02, p.A3)(SFC, 11/21/09, p.A7)(SFC, 6/20/14, p.A11)

1989        Phil Harvey founded DKT Int’l. to provide contraceptives at knock-down prices to some of the poorest parts of the world. His PHE group included Adam & Eve, America’s biggest mail order and online retailer of sexual toys.
    (Econ, 10/9/04, p.62)

1990        Apr 18, The US Supreme Court ruled that states may make it a crime to possess or look at child pornography, even in one's home.
    (AP, 4/18/00)

1990        May 20, In Massachusetts the body of Cheryl Kosilek (35) was found in her car at a North Attleborough shopping mall. Robert Kosilek (41) was convicted of her murder in 1993 and while in prison demanded that the state of Massachusetts provide him or her with a sex-change operation.
    (SFC, 11/24/09, p.A9)(www.highbeam.com/doc/1P2-8176530.html)

1991        Jul 26, Paul Reubens (Pee Wee Herman) was arrested in Florida for exposing himself at an adult movie theater.
    (http://crime.about.com/library/blreubenspaul.htm)

1991        Aug 22, The Supreme Court of Canada struck down the so-called rape shield law, which said the previous sexual conduct of a rape victim could not be used in court.
    (AP, 8/22/01)

1991        Nov 26, Condoms were handed out to thousands of NYC High School students.
    (www.findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_hb3573/is_199611/ai_n8414037)

1992        Jun 20, Indian officials raided Vachathi village in southern Tamil Nadu state to search for smuggled sandalwood. 18 women were reportedly raped and 100 people were badly beaten during the two-day raid. On Sep 29, 2011, an Indian court found 17 police and forest officials guilty of raping the group of lower-caste women.
    (AP, 9/29/11)(http://tinyurl.com/3wyvf2j)

1992-1995    The war between Bosnia's Croats, Muslims and Serbs claimed some 100,000 lives. Government officials estimated that at least 20,000 mostly Muslim women were raped during the conflict.
    (AFP, 11/29/10)

1993        Jun 23, John Wayne Bobbitt had his penis severed by his wife, Ecuadorian born Lorena Bobbitt, in a domestic dispute. In 1996 he was ordained a minister in the Universal Life Church. Lorena Bobbitt of Prince William County, Va., sexually mutilated her husband, John, after he allegedly raped her. John Bobbitt was later acquitted of marital sexual assault; Lorena Bobbitt was later acquitted of malicious wounding by reason of insanity.
    (SFC, 12/5/96, p.A3)(AP, 6/23/98)

1993        Jul 23, Surgeon General-designate Joycelyn Elders stuck by her firm stands on sex education and AIDS prevention in a one-day confirmation hearing on Capitol Hill.
    (AP, 7/23/98)

1993        Aug 9, Reputed "Hollywood Madam" Heidi Fleiss pleaded innocent in Los Angeles to five counts of pandering and one count of selling cocaine. Fleiss was convicted in 1994 of three counts of pandering and acquitted of the drug charge, but the verdicts were later thrown out due to jury misconduct. She eventually pleaded guilty to attempted pandering.
    (AP, 8/9/98)

1993        Nov 10, A jury in Manassas, Va., acquitted John Wayne Bobbitt of marital sexual assault against his wife, Lorena, who'd sexually mutilated him. Mrs. Bobbitt was later acquitted of malicious wounding.
    (AP, 11/10/98)

1993        Dec 25, In London, an unidentified 59-year-old woman who'd been implanted with donated eggs gave birth to twins in a case that sparked controversy.
    (AP, 12/25/98)

1993        Dec 31, Samuel Morris Steward (b.1909), also known by the pen name Phil Andros, died. He was a novelist and tattoo artist later based in Oakland, California. His “Stud File” ran to more than 4,600 encounters with over 800 men. In 2010 Justin Spring authored “Secret Historian: The Life and Times of Samuel Steward, Professor, Tattoo Artist, and Sexual Renegade.”
    (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phil_Andros)(SSFC, 8/22/10, p.F1)(Econ, 8/14/10, p.70)

1993        SF police officer Joanne Welsh filed a suit against police-chief Anthony Ribera for sexual harassment. In 12/95 Ribera was acquitted by a federal jury but the jury found the city guilty for not returning her to her job. She was awarded $288,606 in damages, attorneys fees and back pay.
    {SF, USA, Sex}
    (SFC, 9/5/96, p.A15)
1993        Somaly Mam (b.~1970-71) escaped Cambodia following years of forced prostitution. She moved to Paris and later returned to Cambodia to help women caught in similar situations. In 2006 she was honored as one of Glamour magazine's women of the year. In 2007 she published her autobiography: "The Road of Lost Innocence." In 2008 she was the co-winner of the $150,000 World's Children's Prize for the Rights of the Child, awarded by the Swedish Children's World Association to recognize those who defend the rights of children. In 2014 she resigned from the New York-based foundation she helped found after reports alleged that she had distorted aspects of her personal history.
    (AP, 5/29/14)(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Somaly_Mam)
1993        Japan’s “Kono Statement” was its first apology for incidents of sexual slavery during WWII. Yohei Kono was Chief Cabinet Secretary at the time.
    (Economist, 9/8/12, p.38)(AP, 6/1/13)

1994        Jan 10, In Manassas, Va., Lorena Bobbitt went on trial, charged with malicious wounding of her husband, John. She had cut off her husband's penis and was acquitted by reason of temporary insanity.
    (AP, 1/10/99)(MC, 1/10/02)

1994        Jan 25, Singer Michael Jackson settled a child molestation lawsuit against him; terms were confidential, although one source put the monetary figure at least $10 million.
    (AP, 1/25/04)

1994        Feb 24, Surgeon General Joycelyn Elders labeled smoking an "adolescent addiction" and accused the tobacco industry of trying to convince teen-agers that cigarettes will make them sexy and successful.
    (AP, 2/24/99)

1994        Mar, Minnesota officials issued an arrest warrant for Shawn Sullivan on charges of molesting 2 girls (11) and raping another (14). He escaped to Ireland as prosecutors prepared to file charges, and while staying there was convicted of sexually assaulting two 12-year-old girls. In 2010 he was arrested in London. In 2012 Britain's High Court blocked a US government bid to extradite him to Minnesota, saying the state's restrictive treatment program for sex offenders was far too draconian.
    (AP, 6/28/12)(www.startribune.com/local/south/134474288.html)

1994        Dec 2, Reputed "Hollywood Madam" Heidi Fleiss was convicted in Los Angeles of three counts of pandering.
    (AP, 12/2/99)

1994        Dec 9, President Clinton fired Surgeon General Joycelyn Elders after learning she'd told a conference that masturbation should be discussed in school as a part of human sexuality.
    (AP, 12/9/99)

1994        Carol Queen and Robert Lawrence of SF founded the Center for Sex and Culture, www.sexandculture.org. In 2004 they acquired office space at 11th and Harrison.
    (SFC, 12/29/04, p.E1)
1994        Dr. William Howell Masters and Virginia Johnson Masters (Masters and Johnson) closed their sex research institute in St. Louis. The couple had divorced in 1992 after 35 years together.
    (SFEC,11/30/97, Par p.2)
1994        Victoria’s Secrets introduced the Miracle Bra, a bottom padded push up bra designed by Linda Wachner of Warnaco.
    (WSJ, 4/10/00, p.A1)

1995        Sep 11, Jimmy Ryce (9) was kidnapped, raped and murdered in south Florida. In 1998 Juan Carlos Chavez, a Cuban ranch hand was convicted. His defense was that he was framed by his bosses into a confession for fear of being deported. The defense held that Edward Sheinhaus, the son of Chavez’s bosses, was the killer. Chavez was executed on Feb 12, 2014.
    (SFC, 9/19/98, p.A4)(SFC, 2/13/14, p.A15)

1995        Dec 31, Pres. Clinton and Monica Lewinsky engaged in their 3rd sexual encounter. By this time Lewinsky was a member of the staff of the Office of legislative Affairs.
    (SFC, 9/12/98, p.A12)

1995        A Female Genital Mutilation Act was made federal law.
    (SFC, 1/10/04, p.A3)
1995        Frank Curtis, a Mormon brother, died. He had been convicted of criminal sex abuse. In his 1998 lawsuit filed in Multnomah County, Oregon, Jeremiah Scott, accused the church of hiding the fact that Curtis, one of its high priests, was a pedophile. Curtis was excommunicated from the church in 1983 in Pennsylvania but was rebaptized in 1984 in Michigan. In 1988, he joined the Brentwood Ward in Portland. In 2011 Lisa Davis authored “The Sins of Brother Curtis: A Story of Betrayal, Conviction, and the Mormon Church.
    (SSFC, 3/20/11, p.G7)

1996        Feb 15, A federal judge temporarily blocked the Communications Decency Act, saying the government had to explain what material it considered indecent before it could enforce the law, designed to protect children from sexually explicit material on computer networks.
    (AP, 2/15/01)

1996        Mar 10, Birdwatchers noted the "act of raptor love" between two red-tailed hawks on the Hotel Carlyle at 2:30 p.m. in New York City. It lasted a full five seconds.
    (WSJ, 4/17/96, p.A-18)

1996        Mar 15, Beatrice Abilez Loza (68), a mother of 10, was murdered and sodomized at her home in la Puente, Ca. In 1997 her son, Frank Manuel Abilez, was convicted and sentenced to death for the murder. He died at age 53 while on death row at San Quentin in 2012.
    (SFC, 4/4/12, p.C8)

1996        May 8, Postal inspectors wrapped up a two-year sting operation in 36 states against the nation's biggest child pornography ring.
    (AP, 5/8/97)

1996        Nov 13, Sgt. Loren B. Taylor, a drill sergeant who'd had sex with three women recruits at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., was given five months in prison and a bad-conduct discharge in the first sentencing of the burgeoning Army sex scandal.
    (AP, 11/13/97)

1996        The documentary film “Heidi Fleiss: Hollywood Madam” by Nick Broomfield was about the leader of the LA call-girl ring.
    (SFEC, 3/8/98, DB p.47)
1996        The US passed anti-child pornography legislation.
    (WSJ, 4/17/02, p.A1)
1996        Dr. Stuart Meloy found that an electro-stimulator, designed by Medtronic to interrupt pain signals, induced orgasms in women when applied to a certain point in mid spine.
    (SFC, 2/8/01, p.A3)

1996        India outlawed sex determination tests to reduce gender-based abortions.
    (SFC, 12/6/02, p.J1)
1996        In southern India a teenager (16) was kidnapped and held for several weeks in Kerala state. A court had acquitted all but one of 24 of the accused in 2005. In 2013 India's top court ordered a retrial, which was completed in six months. In 2014 one man was sentenced to life and 23 others to 7-11 years.
    (AP, 4/4/14)

1997        Apr 30, Sarah Patterson (11) was sexually assaulted and murdered with her throat slit near Fort Worth, Texas. Her brother was beaten, but survived and later testified against Bobby Wayne Woods. Woods (44) was executed on Dec 3, 2009.
    (SFC, 12/4/09, p.A18)(www.prodeathpenalty.com/Pending/08/jan08.htm)

1997        May 19, NBC sportscaster Marv Albert was charged in an indictment with biting a woman in an Arlington, Va., hotel as many as 15 times and forcing her to perform oral sex. At trial, Albert ended up pleading guilty to assault and battery.
    (AP, 5/19/98)

1997        Jul 3, Daisy Mascada (18) cut off the penis of Julio Luna with a 10-inch knife in Seaside, Ca. She was sentenced to 7 years in prison and later pleaded that she had been kidnapped, battered and abused.
    (SFC, 10/14/99, p.A22)

1997        Jul 24, A Dallas jury awarded $120 million in damages against the local Roman Catholic diocese that ignored evidence that the priest, Rudolph Kos, sexually abused a number of altar boys from 1977-1992. Kos was suspended in 1992. Kos pleaded guilty to 3 sex abuse charges in 1998.
    (SFC, 7/25/97, p.A1)(SFC, 3/25/98, p.A3)

1997        Dec 21, In Colorado Susannah Chase (23) was brutally attacked, abducted, sexually assaulted and beaten in Boulder. She died the following day of severe head injuries. In 2008 DNA evidence connected Diego Olmos Alcalde to the slaying, as he served time in Wyoming for a kidnapping. In 2009 Chilean citizen Diego Olmos Alcalde (39) was sentenced to life in prison for Chase’s murder.
    (SFC, 4/6/98, p.A3)(SFC, 6/30/09, p.A4)(http://tinyurl.com/nwtazu)

1997        Snowflakes, the 1st embryo-adoption program in the US, began matching donor embryos to infertile women.
    (NW, 4/24/03, p.53)
1997        The Thai constitution guaranteed citizens 12 years of free education. This effectively reduced the number of Thai girls sold into the sex industry.
    (SFC, 2/6/02, p.A12)
1997        The Vatican’s top diplomat in Ireland told bishops that their policy of mandatory reporting suspected of sex abuse cases to police "gives rise to serious reservations of both a moral and canonical nature." In 2011 the Vatican insisted the letter had been "deeply misunderstood."
    (AP, 1/19/11)

1998        Jan 30, In Sarasota, Florida, a 14-year-old girl was found staggering along a road. She had been raped and stabbed nearly 30 times and beaten badly four days earlier. She hid in the woods in fear of her assailant, Scott Christopher Malsky (22), who was arrested in Delaware the next day.
    (SFC, 2/2/98, p.A3)

1998        Feb 3, Mary Kay LeTourneau, 36, former Washington state teacher, violated probation with the 14 year-old father of her baby.
    (http://tinyurl.com/7smjq)

1998        Mar 4, The Supreme Court ruled that sexual harassment at work can be illegal even when the offender and victim are of the same gender.
    (WSJ, 1/4/98, p.R4)(AP, 3/4/99)

1998        Mar 16, Sgt. Maj. Gene McKinney, once the Army's top enlisted man, was reprimanded and demoted one rank by a jury that had convicted him of obstruction of justice in a sexual misconduct case.
    (AP, 3/16/08)

1998        Mar 27, The US Food and Drug Administration approved the drug Viagra, made by Pfizer, saying it helped about two-thirds of impotent men improve their sexual function. Viagra’s effects were shown to last 8-12 hours. Pfizer had originally tested the compound UK 92,480 as a drug for angina and found that male volunteers were getting frequent erections. They renamed it Viagra and sought sales approval.
    (AP, 3/27/99)(SFC, 5/28/02, p.A4)(Econ, 7/16/05, p.76)

1998        Apr 2, California agreed to settle a sexual harassment lawsuit brought by 3 female prison workers for $4.3 million.
    (SFC, 4/3/98, p.A26)

1998        Jul 10, Bringing to a close one of the biggest sex scandals ever to hit the Roman Catholic Church, the Diocese of Dallas agreed to pay $23.4 million to nine former altar boys who said they had been molested by a priest.
    (AP, 7/10/99)

1998        Jul 16, In Stockton, Ca., a jury awarded $30 million in damages to 2 brothers for enduring years sexual abuse from Rev. Oliver O’Grady.
    (SFC, 7/17/98, p.A1)

1998        Aug 25, In Cincinnati, Ohio, 4 boys under age 11 were charged in the sexual assault of a 7-year-old girl.
    (SFC, 8/26/98, p.A3)

1998        Sep 6, Connecticut Dr. George Reardon (b.1930) died. He began abusing children in the 1950s as a young doctor in Albany, New York, and continued in Connecticut through the 1980s. In 2011 a jury found St. Francis Hospital in Hartford at fault for failing to protect young patients from abuse by Dr. Reardon. A man who said he suffered abuse as an 8-year-old was awarded $2.75 million.
    (SFC, 7/9/11, p.A5)(http://tinyurl.com/3s682nb)

1998        Nov 13, In California Cyndi Vanderheiden (b.1973) was last seen at a bar in Linden, Ca. Her car was found the next day but her body was not found. A jury later determined that she was raped and killed by Loren Herzog and Wesley Shermantine, later dubbed the “Speed Freak Killers.” Their murder spree lasted for 15 years. Shermantine and Herzog were later sentenced to death, but in 2010 Herzog was freed.
    (SSFC, 9/12/10, p.C11)(http://tinyurl.com/3yepn39)

1998        In Texas 4 women were convicted of assaulting two nieces of Anna Ramirez, ages 7 and 9, in successive attacks during a week in 1994. The girls had testified that the women held them by their wrists and ankles, attacked them and threatened to kill them. Anna Vasquez was released on parole in November, 2012. Elizabeth Ramirez, Kristie Mayhugh and Cassandra Rivera were released in  2013 after a judge decided to recommend that an appeals court vacate their 1998 convictions as tainted by faulty witness testimony.
    (AP, 11/18/13)
1998        Rev. Lawrence Murphy (d.1998), who had worked at the former St. John's School for the Deaf in St. Francis, Wisconsin (1950-1975), died. In July 1996, Milwaukee Archbishop Rembert G. Weakland sent a letter to the Vatican seeking advice on how to proceed with charges of sexual molestation by Murphy on as many as 200 deaf students. Cardinal Ratzinger, who led the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith from 1981 until 2005, when he was elected pope, did not respond. The case was made public in 2010.
    (AP, 3/25/10)

1998        A South Africa court struck down the law against sodomy.
    (SSFC, 5/25/03, p.A12)

1999        Jan 29, In Virginia Paul Warner Powell (20) stabbed and killed Stacie Reed (16). He also raped and attempted to kill her sister (14). Powell was executed on March 18, 2010.
    (SFC, 3/19/10, p.A8)

1999        Mar 5, Denmark's parliament voted 81-27 to legalize prostitution, effective Jul 1.
    (SFC, 3/6/99, p.A14)

1999        Apr 14, In western Japan Takayuki Otsuki (18) raped and killed Yayoi Motomura (23) before strangling to death her 11-month-old daughter Yuka in Yamaguchi. In 2000 Otsuki was convicted and jailed for life, but in 2008 he was sentenced to death. In 2012 Japan’s Supreme Court upheld the ruling.
    (www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20120220x1.html)

1999        Apr 15, Erotica USA, a pornography trade show, opened a 4-day exhibit at the Javits Center in NYC.
    (SFC, 4/16/99, p.A3)

1999        May 24, The US Supreme Court ruled 5-4 that schools can be held liable for students sexually harassing other students. The court also ruled that police violate the 4th Amendment right to privacy when they allow the media into people's homes to document arrests and raids.
    (SFC, 5/25/99, p.A1,3)(AP, 5/24/00)

1999        Jul 2, A 3-day UN conference on population closed after 170 nations agreed on sex education, access to abortion and parental rights.
    (SFC, 7/3/99, p.C1)

1999        Aug 7, In Finland the village of Kutemajarvi planned a sex fair for people over age 45 to commemorate the UN designation of 1999 as the Int'l. Year of Older Persons.
    (SFC, 1/16/99, p.A12)

1999        Leslie Cunliffe, dubbed the "Silence of the Lambs" rapist by Australian authorities, posed as a policeman to abduct a 21-year-old woman at gunpoint from the southern city of Geelong and locked her in a backyard shed with padded walls. He served 12 years in prison for the torture and rape.
    (AFP, 6/18/11)
1999        Sweden established its so-called "Sex Purchase Law," where paying for sex is punished by fines or up to six months in prison, plus the humiliation of public exposure.
    (AP, 3/16/08)

2000        Mar 26, Dr. Alex Comfort, British author of the 1972 "Joy of Sex," died at age 80 in Oxfordshire. Comfort wrote some 50 books that included novels, poetry, criticism, scientific texts and works on Eastern philosophy.
    (SFC, 3/28/00, p.E1)(AP, 3/26/01)

2000        Mar 29, The US Supreme Court affirmed cities’ power to ban nude dancing in a 6-3 decision.
    (SFC, 3/30/00, p.A3)

2000        May 3, The US FDA approved the first device to aid women with sexual dysfunction.
    (SFC, 5/4/00, p.A3)

2000        May 22, The Supreme Court struck down, 5-to-4, a federal law that shielded children from sex-oriented cable TV channels. The US Supreme Court invalidated part of a 1996 law that relegated pornography on cable TV to late-night hours.
    (AP, 5/22/01)(WSJ, 3/24/04, p.A4)

2000        Oct, Brothels were legalized. The $1 billion sex industry was estimated as 5% of the Dutch economy.
    (SSFC, 8/12/01, p.A15)

2001        Feb 17, Lynsie Ekelund (20), a Fullerton College student, disappeared after going to a club with Christopher McAmis. In 2010 her body was found in a canyon north of Los Angeles. McAmis had used a tractor to dig her grave after he killed her during an attempted rape.
    (SFC, 11/5/10, p.C10)

2001        Aug 8, US Federal authorities announced the arrests of 100 people nationwide in an Internet child pornography operation, Landslide Productions Inc., based in Fort Worth, Tx.
    (SFC, 8/9/01, p.A3)

2001        Dec 22, Ron Nicolino (62) towed his 1,300 pound "Big Giant Bra Ball" around Point Richmond. His project "Bras Across the Grand Canyon" was rejected 10 years earlier.
    (SSFC, 12/23/01, p.A25)

2001        LiveJasmin, an Internet cam company featuring live sex chats, was launched. By 2011 it was the number one adult destination site and the 50th most visited site in the world.
    (Econ, 10/1/11, p.64)
2001        In Belgium a 3-block tolerance zone for prostitution was established in Antwerp as a test case for national legalization of prostitution.
    (WSJ, 5/26/05, p.A1)
2001        In Canada the website AshleyMadison.com was launched with the slogan, “Life is short. Have an affair.”
    (SSFC, 11/10/13, p.A6)
2001        In Paraguay Benigna Leguizamon (17) was allegedly raped by Fernando Lugo, head of diocese of San Pedro. In 2009 she said Pres. Lugo was the father of her 6-year-old child and told Magnificat radio in Ciudad del Este that she was a 17-year-old cleaning woman for the diocese of San Pedro at the time of the initial rape.
    (AP, 6/24/09)

2002        Feb 12, The JAMA medical journal reported that gonorrhea was in an estimated 5.3% of the Baltimore population and that chlamydia infected 3%.
    (SFC, 2/13/02, p.A5)

2002        Feb, Worldwide estimates of children in the sex industry reached at least 1 million.
    (SFC, 2/6/02, p.A12)

2002        Mar 8, In Mexico Ines Fernandez and Valentina Rosendo, two indigenous Me'phaa women from the state of Guerrero, reported that they had been raped and tortured by members of the Mexican Army. Since then, they have been subject to a constant stream of threats to keep them from speaking about the incidents. On Dec 15, 2011, Interior Secretary Alejandro Poire offered what he called "the most sincere of apologies" to Valentina Rosendo.
    (http://tinyurl.com/7bdvlyk)(AP, 12/16/11)

2002        Mar 18, The FBI "Operation Candyman" snared over 90 people following a 14-month investigation of child pornography over the Internet.
    (SFC, 3/19/02, p.A3)

2002        Apr 16, The US Supreme Court ruled as unconstitutional a ban on simulated depictions of child sex, that was part of the 1996 child pornography law.
    (WSJ, 4/17/02, p.A1)

2002        Apr 22, Linda Boreman (53), who starred as Linda Lovelace in the 1972 porno film "Deep Throat," died in Denver from Apr 3 car crash injuries. Boreman became an anti-porn advocate after the film and authored "Ordeal" in 1980.
    (SFC, 4/23/02, p.A18)

2002        May 7, It was reported that strain of Gonorrhea resistant to antibiotics had reached the mainland US after migrating from Hawaii and Asia.
    (SFC, 5/7/02, p.A5)

2002        Jun 5, Elizabeth Ann Smart (14) was kidnapped at gunpoint from her home in Salt Lake City. Richard Albert Ricci (48), a suspect and former handyman for the family, died from a brain tumor on Aug 30. She was found Mar 12, 2003, with kidnapper Brian David Mitchell and his wife Wanda Eileen Barzee. In 2005 a judge found Mitchell mentally incompetent to stand trial. In 2009 Barzee (64) pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 15 years in prison. She also agreed to testify against her husband. In 2010 a federal jury found Mitchell guilty of kidnapping and forcing sex on her for 9 months.
    (SFC, 6/7/02, p.A3)(SFC, 3/13/03, p.1)(SFC, 7/27/05, p.A3)(SFC, 11/17/09, p.A7)(SFC, 12/11/10, p.A4)

2002        Jun 9, A Taiwanese man who claims to have castrated about 50 people and was caught over the weekend with human testicles in the refrigerator of his suburban Detroit home may not have committed any crime.
    (Reuters, 6/13/02)

2002        Jun 22, In Meerwala, Pakistan, Mukhtar Mai (18) was gang raped in the Punjab on orders from a tribal council after her brother (13) was accused of socializing with a higher-caste Mastoi girl. It was later reported that the affair was fabricated to cover up sodomy of boy by Mastoi tribesmen. Six death sentences were handed down for the crime on Sep 1. In 2005 a lower court overturned 5 convictions, but Pakistan’s high court threw out the acquittal. In 2009 Mukhtar Mai married the police officer who was assigned to protect her as her case gained notoriety, becoming his 2nd wife. On april 21, 2011, Pakistan's Supreme Court freed five men accused in the gang-rape. The ruling left just one of the initial 14 suspects in prison.
    (SFC, 7/4/02, p.A10)(SFC, 7/12/02, p.A13)(Reuters, 9/1/02)(AP, 3/11/05)(AP, 3/18/09)(AP, 4/21/11)

2002        Jul 5, The Arkansas state Supreme Court ruled that a law banning sexual relations between people of the same sex was an unconstitutional invasion of privacy.
    (SFC, 7/6/02, p.A5)

2002        Aug 9, US officials said they broke up an int'l. child pornography ring headquartered in Clovis, Ca. 10 Americans were arrested in Operation Hamlet. Lloyd Alan Emmerson (45), chiropractor, was arrested Jan 26 on a tip from Danish police.
    (SFC, 8/10/02, p.A1,11)(SFC, 8/13/02, p.A13)

2002        Aug 10, Leaders of Roman Catholic religious orders, meeting in Philadelphia, approved a plan to keep sexually abusive clergy away from children.
    (AP, 8/10/03)

2002        Aug 15, In NYC WNEW-FM radio shock jocks Gregg Hughes and Anthony Cumia aired an eyewitness account of a couple having sex in the vestibule of St. Patrick’s Cathedral. Their show was cancelled Aug 23.
    (SFC, 8/24/02, p.D4)

2002        Sep, The Museum of Sex opened at 27th and Fifth. Its 1st show was titled: NYC Sex: How New York Transformed Sex in America."
    (WSJ, 10/22/02, p.D8)

2002        Oct 8, A nasal spray named PT-141, made by Palatin Tech., was reported to raise sexual desire.
    (ADN, 10/8/02, p.A4)

2002        Oct 18, According to Greek scientists, the length of a man's index finger can accurately predict the length of his penis. The findings are published in the September issue of the journal Urology.
    (Reuters, 10/18/02)

2002        Nov 26, A poll of 50,000 people, commissioned by Durex condom makers SSL International and released in Malaysia, showed the French had sex an average 167 times a year, pipping the Danes and the Dutch for the number one spot. It was a bad year for sex in the United States, which came in eleventh with an average of 138, after heading the rankings in 2001. Britons scored an average of 149 times. At the bottom of the pile, Singapore's 110 times was two less than Thailand's. Four in 10 people in India did not have sex until they were married and Norwegians were most likely to have sex on the first date, the survey showed. Norwegians, along with South Africans, were also more likely than any other nationality to have a one-night stand. Those in Taiwan were least likely; just 20 percent surveyed had a one-night stand.
    (Reuters, 11/26/02)

2002        Helen Lefkowitz Horowitz authored "Rereading Sex: Battles over Sexual Knowledge and suppression in Nineteenth-Century America.
    (SSFC, 9/8/02, p.M2)
2002        Olivia Judson, evolutionary biologist, authored "Dr. Tatiana’s Sex Advice to All Creation."
    (SSFC, 8/18/02, p.M3)
2002        Midori, a San Francisco sex educator, authored “The Seductive Art of Japanese Bondage.”
    (SSFC, 2/10/08, p.F3)
2002        "The Sexual Life of Catherine M.” by Catherine Millet was published in the US following a successful introduction in France.
    (NW, 5/27/02, p.70)
2002        Kristen O’Hara authored “Sex as Nature Intended It.” O’Hara claimed that women are more likely to enjoy intercourse if their male partner is uncircumcised.
    (SSFC, 7/15/07, p.F3)
2002        In Arizona Steven Dyer was convicted of 13 counts of child molestation. Dyer went on the run. He was captured in 2012 in Montreal and turned over to US authorities.
    (SFC, 2/24/12, p.A2)
2002        China banned the novel "K: The Art of Love" by Chen Hongying following a lawsuit by a British woman who said the book insulted her late parents. The book was based on letters and journals of Julian Bell (d.1937), a nephew of Virginia Woolf, and his affair with poet named Lin.
    (SFC, 12/13/02, p.K2)

2003        Apr 3, The N. Dakota state Senate voted to keep a 113-year-old law that made it a crime for unmarried couples to live together.
    (SFC, 4/4/03, p.A7)

2003        May 1, The Australian stock market began trade in Australia's first-ever listed brothel, The Daily Planet. Shares began trading at 31 cents. Heidi Fleiss was on hand to promote the enterprise and her new book, "Pandering."
    (AP, 5/1/03)

2003        May 2, In SF the Centre for Sex and Culture held its second annual public "Masturbate-a-Thon".
    (Reuters, 5/3/02)

2003        May 9, The film "Forbidden Photographs: The Life and Work of Charles Gatewood" premiered at the Roxie theater.
    (SFC, 5/8/03, p.E3)

2003        Jun 13, Philip Giordano, former 3-term mayor of Waterbury, Conn., was sentenced to 37 years in federal prison for having oral sex with 2 young girls while in office.
    (SFC, 6/14/03, p.A3)

2003        Jun 23, The US Supreme Court ruled that Congress can require libraries to install filters on computers to screen out pornography.
    (SFC, 6/24/03, p.A1)

2003        Jul 16, New research indicated that frequent masturbation, particularly in the 20s, helps prevent prostate cancer later in life.
    (AP, 7/16/03)

2003        Aug 19, It was reported that women in Kenya had begun rebelling against a traditional "cleansing" ritual whereby new widows were required to sleep with a designated "cleanser" in order to be inherited by male relatives and freed of haunting spirits.
    (SFC, 8/19/03, p.A10)

2003        Sep 9, The Catholic archdiocese of Boston agreed to pay $85 million to settle claims by more than 550 people who said they were sexually abused by priests.
    (SFC, 9/10/03, p.A3)

2003        Sep 11, The Seattle Archdiocese agreed to pay $7.87 million to settle lawsuits brought by 15 men who said they were molested by the same priest.
    (SFC, 9/12/03, p.A3)

2003        Oct 26, It was reported that Cambodian prostitutes were being subjected to gang rapes, and that the practice, called "bauk," has been common for years.
    (SSFC, 10/26/03, p.A11)

2003        Oct, In Santiago, Chile, Claudio Spiniak, a wealthy businessman, and 6 colleagues were charged with using a luxury gym for sadomasochistic orgies with children. An estimated 4,000 children worked in Chile's commercial sex trade.
    (SFC, 11/24/03, p.F1)

2003        Nov 7, The New Hampshire Supreme Court ruled that a lesbian affair did not constitute adultery under state law.
    (SFC, 11/8/03, p.A2)

2003        Nov 20, The Archdiocese of Cincinnati agreed to pay $10,000 in fines after pleading no contest to failing to inform authorities about sex-abuse allegations.
    (WSJ, 11/21/03, p.A1)

2003        Dec 15, In Cleburne, Texas, Joanne Webb, housewife and sales rep for Passion Parties, answered to obscenity charges for selling a vibrator to undercover narcotics officers posing as a dysfunctional married couple.
    (SFC, 12/16/03, p.A2)

2003        Thomas W. Laqueur, a professor of history at the University of California at Berkeley authored "Solitary Sex: A Cultural History of Masturbation."
    (Reuters, 5/3/02)(SSFC, 5/18/03, p.E7)

2003        Leonard Shlain authored "Sex, Time & Power: How women's Sexuality Shaped Human Evolution."
    (SSFC, 8/17/03, p.M1)

2003        The US Bureau of Land Management auctioned off the assets of Mustang Ranch on eBay. Lance Gilman paid $145,000 for the brothel’s trademark and pink stucco building, which he airlifted to his Wild Horse bordello in Storey County, Nevada.
    (Econ, 1/29/05, p.33)

2003        New Zealand swept away laws under which  prostitution was a criminal offence.
    (Econ, 12/23/06, p.86)

2004        Jan 9, Federal officials arrested 2 people in southern California for conspiring to perform genital mutilations on 2 girls. It was the 1st prosecution under the 1995 federal Female Genital Mutilation Act.
    (SFC, 1/10/04, p.A3)

2004        Jan 16, A Canadian regulator ruled that a song lauding the joys of an "enormous penis" is not obscene because the object of the lyric's affection isn't necessarily sexual.
    (AP, 1/16/04)

2004        Jan 19, The SF Cafe Du Nord on upper Market opened the touring Sex Workers' Art Show, founded by Annie Oakley. The original show was conceived in Olympia, Wa., in 1997.
    (SSFC, 1/11/04, p.E3)

2004        Jan, In Seoul, South Korea, 9 former prostitutes sued 8 brothel operators for $842,000 in overdue wages and compensation for suffering. 7 of the girls were minors and said they were forced into sexual slavery.
    (WPR, 3/04, p.25)
2004        Jan, Sergiusz Kozubek (26), creator of a website for the town of Koniakow, Poland, (www.koniakow.com), began offering locally produced lace thongs, named stringi, on the site. Women of this Silesian highlands town had produced lace articles for some 2 centuries.
    (WSJ, 6/2/04, p.B2B)

2004        Apr 15, Several Los Angeles porn-movie companies said they would stop production for 2 months following reports that 2 stars, including veteran performer Darren James, had recently tested positive for AIDS.
    (SFC, 4/16/04, p.A2)(Econ, 4/24/04, p.66)

2004        Jul 2, The Dutch government backed plans for "seals of quality" for well-run brothels and standard contracts for prostitutes, as well as more support for those who want to leave the world's oldest profession.
    (Reuters, 7/2/04)

2004        Jul 15, Naum Ciomu, a Romanian surgeon, underwent a fit of madness while operating on a man's testicles. He proceeded to amputate the patient’s penis and cut it into three pieces.
    (AP, 7/16/04)

2004        Sep 18, Russ Meyer (82), producer-director who helped spawn the "skin flick" with such films as "Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!" (1966) and later gained a measure of critical respect, died. In 2005 Jimmy McDonough authored “Big Bosoms, Square Jaws: The Biography of Russ Meyer, King of Sex Films.
    (AP, 9/22/04)(SFC, 9/22/04, p.A2)(SSFC, 7/10/05, p.E1)

2004        Nov 19, Police in Abington, Pennsylvania, arrested Michael Cornelius Burke Jr. (38) for the assault and rape of 2 girls ages 10 & 13. In Apr 2006 Burke pleaded guilty but failed to show up for sentencing. In 2009 Burke was arrested in Mexico’s in central Veracruz state.
    (www.amw.com/fugitives/brief.cfm?id=66637)(AP, 12/9/09)

2004        Dec 3, It was reported that methamphetamine initially revs up the dopamine nervous system in the brain and that sex is the No. 1 reason people use it. The effect of an IV hit of meth is the equivalent of 10 orgasms all on top of each other lasting for 30 minutes to an hour, with a feeling of arousal that lasts for another day and a half. After you have been using it a little bit longer you can't have sex even when you're high. Nothing happens. It doesn't work. Later hair falls out and teeth fall out. A total of 1,083 clandestine methamphetamine labs were cleaned up in Tennessee in 2003.
    (AP, 12/4/04)

2004        Simon Blackburn, philosophy prof. at the Univ. of Cambridge, authored "Lust," the 3rd of his series on the 7 deadly sins.
    (SSFC, 2/07/04, p.M2)(Econ, 5/8/04, p.82)
2004        Jenna Jameson, porn star, authored “How to Make Love Like a Porn Star: A Cautionary Tale.”
    (WSJ, 8/27/04, p.W13)
2004        Dr. Halima Bashir (24) was gang-raped by Sudanese soldiers after speaking out about atrocities in Darfur. She told UN workers about the attack by the Janjaweed militia. The military came after her. She was cut with knives, burned with cigarettes and gang-raped repeatedly. They let her live, taunting her with the words: "Now you can go and tell the world about rape." She wrote about her experiences in her memoir, "Tears of the Desert" (2008).
    (Reuters, 10/6/10)

2005        Jan 10, GlaxoSmithKline PLC said that Bayer Healthcare AG has paid more than 200 million euros ($260 million) for sole marketing rights outside the United States for the erectile dysfunction drug Levitra.
    (AP, 1/10/05)

2005        Feb 8, Virginia lawmakers passed a bill authorizing a $50 fine for anyone who displays his or her underpants in a “lewd or indecent manner.”
    (SFC, 6/9/04, p.A3)

2005        Mar 1, In Geneva, Switz., Edouard Stern, French financier and former Lazard banker, was found dead in his home. Swiss police later arrested Cecile Brossard (36), his French lover, who confessed to the sex-related killing of banker Edouard Stern. During her trial in 2009 she said that she lost control after Stern called her a whore. On June 18, 2009, Brossard was sentenced to eight and a half years in prison.
    (WSJ, 3/3/05, p.A1)(AP, 3/16/05)(WSJ, 4/14/05, p.A1)(SFC, 6/15/09, p.A2)(AP, 6/18/09)

2005        Apr, John Boyer, a North Carolina long-haul trucker, picked up prostitute Jennifer Smith (25) and brought her to an abandoned parking lot just off Interstate 40. The two argued over money, and Boyer strangled the victim with the seat belt of his truck, dumped her body from the cab, and drove off. In 2001 Boyer pleaded guilty to second-degree murder for killing Scarlett Wood (31) in Wilmington four years earlier and began serving a 12-year sentence. Investigators believed that Boyer was responsible for a number of other unsolved killings.
    (AP, 9/18/11)

2005        May 31, In Switzerland Griselidis Real (76), writer and well-known prostitute who campaigned for the rights and dignity of sex workers, died in Geneva. In 2009 she was re-buried in the presence of 200 people at the Cemetery of the Kings, which is reserved for individuals that have profoundly marked Swiss or international history.
    (www.independent.co.uk/news/obituaries/griselidis-real-493264.html)(AP, 3/10/09)

2005        Jul 19, US Army soldier Lavena Johnson (b.1985) of Missouri was apparently raped and murdered while on duty in Iraq. A DOD report said she had killed herself.
    (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LaVena_Johnson)(Econ, 10/19/13, p.35)

2005        Jul 28, Jamie Leigh Jones, a Halliburton/KBR employee in Baghdad, Iraq, was allegedly drugged, raped and held against her will at Camp Hope by seven KBR employees. On May 16, 2007, she filed a lawsuit against the company and the employees which the Department of Justice failed to act upon. On December 19, 2007, she testified before Congress. The Department of Justice had been subpoenaed to also testify; they failed to appear or send a reason for declining to appear. In 2011 Jones (26) lost her lawsuit against KBR.
    (www.jamiesfoundation.org/Jamie.htm)(http://tinyurl.com/2tm4g4)(AP, 7/8/11)

2005        Sep 29, The Oregon Supreme Court held yesterday that its State Constitution protects live sex shows and nude dancing, also voiding a 4' limitation.
    (http://talkleft.com/new_archives/012567.html)

2005        Nov 1, In the Philippines 6 US Marines took part in a rape at the former US naval base at Subic Bay. The incident soon fueled anti-US demonstrations in Manila and objections to US presence in the Philippines. Prosecutors later contended the victim (22) was attacked in a van at Subic Bay by Lance Cpl. Daniel Smith as Lance Cpl. Keith Silkwood, Lance Cpl. Dominic Duplantis and Staff Sgt. Chad Carpentier cheered on the assault. In Dec, 2006, Lance Cpl. Daniel Smith (21) from St. Louis, was convicted of raping a Filipino woman and sentenced to 40 years in prison. He was the first American soldier convicted of wrongdoing in the Philippines since the country shut down US bases here the early 1990s. In 2009 his accuser submitted a five-page affidavit to an appeals court saying she now doubts her own version of events.
    (WSJ, 11/22/05, p.A13)(AP, 6/26/06)(AP, 12/4/06)(AP, 3/18/09)

2005        Midori, a San Francisco sex educator, authored “Wild Side Sex: The Book of Kink Educational, Sensual, And Entertaining Essays.”
    (SSFC, 2/10/08, p.F3)
2005        Mark West authored “Law in Everyday Japan: Sex, Sumo, Suicide and Statutes.”
    (Econ, 6/4/11, p.92)
2005        In Germany Patrick Stuebing (b.1976) was sentenced to 14 months in prison for incest with his younger sister, with whom he fathered four children. In 2012 the European Court of Human Rights said his privacy rights were not violated.
    (AP, 4/12/12)

2006        Jan 7, In India folk singer Bant Singh lost both arms and a leg in an attack after he dared to challenge high-caste landlords in his area of the northwestern state of Punjab who had raped his 17-year-old daughter. Singh's tenacity and refusal to keep quiet led to the conviction of the seven men accused of raping his daughter.
    (AFP, 2/21/11)(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bant_Singh)

2006        Jan 24, Banaz Mahmod (20) was raped, beaten, strangled, stuffed in a suitcase and buried in a back garden in Birmingham, England, on her father's orders for becoming involved with a man of whom he did not approve. Mahmod's father was given a life sentence in 2007 for ordering the killing. In 2010 two of her Kurdish cousins were jailed for life by a London court for murdering Mahmod because her family disapproved of her boyfriend.
    (www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/uk/crime/article5263475.ece)(AP, 11/10/10)

2006        Mar 12, In Iraq a family of 4 in the Khasir Abyad area, about 6 miles north of Mahmoudiya, were found killed. They included Abeer Qassim al-Janabi, who had been raped and shot in the head, her sister and her parents. A neighbor said the Abeer was 14 years old and her sister 10. In June up to 5 US soldiers of the 502nd Infantry Regiment were placed under investigation for the murders. On June 3 federal prosecutors charged former Army Pfc. Steven Green with the rape and killing of Abeer and her family. In 2007 Sgt. Paul Cortez (24) was sentenced to 100 years in prison for the gang rape and murder. Pfc. Jesse Spielman was sentenced to 110 years in prison. 3 other soldiers who pleaded guilty received sentences of 5 to 100 years. In 2009 Pfc. Steven Green was convicted of rape and murder and sentenced to life in prison.
    (SFC, 7/3/06, p.A6)(AP, 7/3/06)(SFC, 2/23/07, p.A3)(SSFC, 8/5/07, p.A16)(AP, 5/22/09)

2006        Mar 13, The 47 lacrosse players at Duke Univ., North Carolina, paid a couple of strippers to entertain them. Events this night led to the arrest of 2 players on April 18. In 2014 William Cohan authored “The Price of Silence: The Duke Lacrosse Scandal, the Power of the Elite, and the Corruption of Our Great Universities.”
    (Econ, 9/15/07, p.46)(Econ, 4/12/14, p.83)

2006        Sep, Rielle Hunter, a film producer and mistress of North Carolina Sen. John Edwards, created a video sex tape with Edwards. In 2008 she had a child, fathered by Edwards, who only admitted paternity in 2010. Andrew Young, a former Edward’s loyalist, later viewed the tape and in 2010 authored a book that chronicled the affair.
    (SFC, 1/30/10, p.A6)

2006        Oct 10, The Catholic Diocese of Davenport, Iowa, sought bankruptcy protection, the 4th one in the US to do so because of priest sex-abuse claims.
    (WSJ, 10/11/06, p.A1)

2006        Sister Margaret Farley, a member of the Sisters of Mercy religious order and emeritus professor of Christian ethics at Yale Divinity School, authored "Just Love: A Framework for Christian Sexual Ethics." In 2012 the Vatican said the book posed "grave harm" to the faithful.
    (AP, 6/4/12)
2006        Tom Perkins, a Silicon Valley venture capitalist, authored his novel “Sex and the Single Zillionaire.”
    (Econ, 10/1/11, p.74)

2007        Mar 1, Deborah Palfrey (50) of Vallejo, Ca., was indicted in Washington DC for running a $2 million prostitution ring. She threatened to sell detailed phone records of her clients to pay for her defense. At least 132 women were employed by her firm in the Washington area from 1993-2006. On April 15, 2008, Palfrey was convicted of racketeering and other charges.
    (SFC, 3/3/07, p.B1)(SFC, 4/16/08, p.A2)

2007        Mar 3, In San Jose, Ca., members of the De Anza College baseball team gang-raped a girl at a house party. Members of the women’s soccer team rescued Jessica Gonzalez (17). In 2011 prosecutors said no criminal charges would be filed because the DA’s office could not prove that a crime occurred.
    (SFC, 10/15/11, p.C1)

2007        Apr 5, In San Mateo, Ca., Dr. William Ayres (75), a published child psychologist, was arrested on 14 counts of child molestation, which dated back as far as 1969. 4 new charges were added on April 12. In 2013 Ayres was sentenced to 8 years in prison.
    (SFC, 4/7/07, p.A1)(SFC, 4/13/07, p.B1)(SFC, 8/27/13, p.C1)

2007        Apr 6, In San Francisco Umar Hudson stabbed his girlfriend, Jernell Scott, to death in front of her home on Ellsworth Street after she reported his sexual abuse of her two daughters, aged 9 & 13. In 2012 Hudson (35) was sentenced to 205 years to life in prison.
    (SFC, 1/26/12, p.C6)

2007        Apr 11, Joe Francis (b.1973), the creator of the “Girls Gone Wild” video series, was indicted in Reno, Nevada, on federal tax charges. In September 2009, Francis pleaded guilty to filing false tax returns and bribing Nevada jail workers. On November 5, 2009, US District Judge S. James Otero accepted Francis’ deal on the grounds that a key witness withheld information from prosecutors.
    (SFC, 1/29/10, p.A6)(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joe_Francis)

2007        Jul 11, In San Francisco Joseph Konopka, a neighborhood activist, died at his home on Ashbury St. in the midst of erotic asphyxiation. Terry Frazier was soon arrested and charged with murder, robbery and burglary. In 2010 Frazier pleaded guilty to manslaughter charges.
    (SSFC, 3/21/10, p.C2)

2007        Jul 23, Jennifer Hawke-Petit and her two daughters were killed during a violent home invasion in Cheshire, Conn. Dr. William Petit, was badly beaten but escaped. His wife and one daughter were sexually assaulted. The girls, aged 11 and 17, were tied to their beds, doused in gasoline, and left to die in a fire. Steven Hayes (44) and Joshua Komisarjevsky (27), on parole at the time for other burglaries, were accused of their murder. Prosecutors later said they will seek the death penalty. In 2010 Hayes was convicted of murder.
    (AP, 7/23/08)(www.nbc30.com/news/14405181/detail.html)(AP, 10/5/10)

2007        Sep 5, Chinese authorities said two late-night radio shows that discussed sex and drugs have been banned for damaging young people and being "extremely pornographic."
    (AP, 9/6/07)

2007        Sep 8, In Nevada Darrin Tuck (26) handed in a videotape to Nevada authorities. The graphic video depicted a 2003 sexual assault on a 2-year-old girl. Chester Arthur Stiles was tracked down following a nationwide manhunt. In 2009 Stiles was sentenced to 21 terms of life in prison.
    (SFC, 5/30/09, p.A4)(www.amw.com/fugitives/case.cfm?id=49286)

2007        Sep 24, Hungarian officials said that in an effort to bring prostitutes into the legal economy, they will allow sex workers to apply for an entrepreneur's permit, a move that could generate government revenues from an industry worth an estimated $1 billion annually.
    (AP, 9/24/07)

2007        Sep 30, It was reported that China has banned television and radio ads for push-up bras, figure-enhancing underwear and sex toys in the communist government's latest move to purge the nation's airwaves of what it calls social pollution.
    (AP, 9/30/07)

2007        Oct 19, Christopher Paul Neil (32), a Canadian schoolteacher suspected of sexually abusing boys, was arrested in rural Thailand and charged after a 3-year international manhunt that relied on digitally unscrambled photos and tips from the public. Neil later pleaded guilty to sexually abusing a 13-year-old boy and was sentenced to three years and three months in jail; he faces other charges involving the victim's younger brother.
    (AP, 10/19/07)(AP, 10/19/08)

2007        Oct 21, In Brazil a girl (15) was arrested on accusations of breaking and entering a house and jailed with male inmates in Abaetetuba, Para state. She was locked up for weeks with 21 men who she said would only let her eat in return for sex. By her account, officials did nothing, until the story erupted in the national media and outraged Brazilians demanded her transfer.
    (AP, 11/24/07)

2007        Oct 30, In Sunnyvale, Ca., Todd David Burpee kidnapped and raped a 17-year-old girl. He was arrested 2 days later. In 2009 Burpee (22) was convicted of kidnapping and sexual assault and was sentenced 43 years to life in prison.
    (SFC, 5/30/09, p.B2)(SFC, 9/12/09, p.C3)

2007        Nov 2, In Italy Meredith Kercher (21), a British university student, was found dead with her throat slashed in the bedroom of a house in the central city of Perugia. A week later 3 suspects in the murder were remanded in custody by an Italian investigating magistrate. On Nov 19 police in Perugia identified a 4th suspect as Rudy Hermann Guede, an Ivory Coast native. Guede was arrested in Germany the next day and DNA evidence confirmed that he had sex with Kercher the night she was stabbed. In 2009 roommate Amanda Knox  was convicted and sentenced to 26 years in prison. The court also convicted Knox's co-defendant and former boyfriend, Italian Raffaele Sollecito, and gave him a 25-year jail term for the murder. Rudy Hermann Guede, an Ivory Coast citizen, had already been convicted in the murder and sentenced to 30 years in prison.
    (AP, 11/2/07)(AFP, 11/10/07)(AP, 11/19/07)(AP, 11/22/07)(AP, 12/5/09)

2007        Nov 23, Emily Sander (18), a Kansas college student and Internet porn star, was last seen leaving a bar in El Dorado, about 30 miles from Wichita, with a man identified as Israel Mireles (24). Her body was found Nov 29 about 50 miles east of El Dorado. Mireles was arrested in Mexico on Dec 19 and extradited to the US on June 25, 2009.
    (AP, 11/29/07)(AP, 11/30/07)(SFC, 12/20/07, p.A4)(SFC, 6/27/09, p.A4)

2007        Dec 12, A new report said the trafficking of Bulgarian women as sex slaves brings in about 1.8 billion euros ($2.6 billion) a year for the gangs behind it, making it the country's most profitable criminal activity.
    (AP, 12/12/07)

2007        Dec 16, Australian police said they had broken up an alleged nationwide child porn ring with the arrest of six men overnight, including a former policeman, a trainee teacher and a swimming instructor.
    (AFP, 12/16/07)
2007        Dec 16, Spanish police said they had arrested 63 people across the country in five investigations into child pornography being posted, viewed and paid for on the Internet.
    (AP, 12/16/07)

2007        SF Bay Area filmmakers Wendy Slick and Emiko Omori produced “Passion & Power: The Technology of Orgasm.” It was inspired by the 1999 book “The Technology of Orgasm: Hysteria, the Vibrator and Women’s Sexual Satisfaction” by Rachel Maimes.
    (SSFC, 7/22/07, p.F1)

2008        Jan 9, A Survey of teen sexual behavior in Europe and North America found that a “substantial minority” of 15-year-olds have had intercourse.
    (WSJ, 1/10/07, p.A1)

2008        Feb 1, In Sweden Christer Merrill Aggett (32), a British man, was sentenced to 14 years in prison for infecting two young women with HIV and putting 13 more at risk of infection. Six of them were under the age of 15, the legal age of consent in Sweden, when the sexual encounters took place.
    (AP, 2/1/08)

2008        Feb 12, In Canada at least 22 people, including a minor, have been charged in what police said was one of Central Canada's biggest investigations of Internet child pornography.
    (AP, 2/13/08)

2008        Feb 12, A US federal appeals court has overturned a statute outlawing sex toy sales in Texas, one of the last states, all in the South, to retain such a ban.
    (AP, 2/13/08)

2008        Feb 19, In Thailand Glenn Richard Allen (61), an American man was sentenced, to 16 years in prison for raping a 13-year-old girl and sexually abusing a second teenager in Pattaya, a Thai seaside resort town notorious for its sex industry.
    (AP, 2/19/08)

2008        Mar 3, Cambodia passed legislation on the “Suppression of Human Trafficking and Sexual Exploitation” to comply with the United States policy on human trafficking.
    (http://healthdev.net/site/post.php?s=3840)

2008        Mar 11, The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said more than one in four US teen girls is infected with at least one sexually transmitted disease, and the rate is highest among blacks.
    (AP, 3/11/08)

2008        Mar 13, The Dutch parliament voted unanimously to outlaw bestiality and pornography involving animals.
    (AP, 3/14/08)

2008        Mar 14, In Australia Milton Orkopoulos (50), a former New South Wales state minister, was convicted on child sex and drugs charges after being described as a "sordid genius" by prosecutors.
    (AFP, 3/14/08)

2008        Apr 4, Child welfare officials scrambled to find foster homes for dozens of girls removed from a secretive West Texas religious retreat built by polygamist leader Warren Jeffs after a 16-year-old living there complained of physical abuse. By April 8 Texas had taken 416 children into protective custody. Some 140 women came along voluntarily. It was later reported that over half of the teenage girls from the Yearning for Zion Ranch had children or were pregnant. The number of 14-17 year old girls with children was later reduced as ages became confirmed. On May 22 a state appeals court ruled that authorities had no right to take children from the polygamist compound. In 2009 jurors convicted sect member Raymond Jessop (38) of sexually assaulting a girl, who became pregnant at age 16. By 2012 legal costs associated with the case approached $20 million.
    (AP, 4/5/08)(Econ, 4/12/08, p.36)(WSJ, 4/29/08, p.A1)(SFC, 5/17/08, p.A2)(SFC, 5/23/08, p.A2)(SFC, 11/6/09, p.A6)(SFC, 4/4/12, p.A6)

2008        Apr 10, In Virginia a jury convicted Rev. James Bevel (71), a noted civil rights figure, of incest after concluding he had sex with his teenage daughter 15 years ago. His had daughter testified that Bevel had begun molesting her at age 6.
    (SFC, 4/11/08, p.A4)

2008        Apr 16, In Oklahoma Custer County Sheriff Mike Burgess resigned just as state prosecutors filed 35 felony charges against him, including 14 counts of second-degree rape, seven counts of forcible oral sodomy and five counts of bribery by a public official.
    (AP, 4/18/08)

2008        Apr 23, Actress Megan Fox was named the world's sexiest woman by an annual online poll, while the world's most Googled woman, Britney Spears, barely scraped in at No. 100 after a shocker of a year.
    (AP, 4/24/08)

2008        Apr 26, In Austria police found a woman (42), missing since 1984, in the town of Amstetten following a tip. Elisabeth said her father, Josef Fritzl, had kept her captive in a cellar for almost 24 years, that he had repeatedly raped her, and that she gave birth to 7 children, one of whom later died. In November Fritzl (73) was charged with murder as well as rape, incest, false imprisonment and slavery. On March 18, 2009, Fritzl pleaded guilty to all charges against him, including homicide, after his daughter appeared unexpectedly in the courtroom. On March 19 Fritzl was convicted of homicide and sentenced him to life imprisonment in a secure psychiatric facility.
    (AP, 4/27/08)(AP, 11/13/08)(AP, 3/18/09)(AP, 3/19/09)

2008        May 1, Deborah Palfrey (b.1956), a woman from Vallejo, Ca., known as the “D.C. Madam,” was found hanged at her mother’s home in Tarpon Springs, Fl. She had been convicted on April 15 of racketeering and other charges related to a prostitution ring, whose clients included high profile government officials.
    (SFC, 5/2/08, p.A13)

2008        May 8, In Martinez, Ca., Contra Costa sex crimes prosecutor Michael Gresset (51) brought home a fellow female prosecutor (30) for afternoon sex. She later accused him of rape. That afternoon he convicted a man for molesting a 4-year-old relative. The case was not reported to police until Sep 26, 2008. A grand jury indictment against Gresset was issued in October 2009. In 2011 A judge dismissed the rape case saying prosecutors had failed to present exculpatory evidence to the grand jury. The woman, at the time of the indictment, had been in the process of securing a $450,000 civil claim settlement from the county over the alleged attack.
    (SFC, 7/27/09, p.A1)(SFC, 10/20/11, p.C6)

2008        May 14, Marc Dann (46), Ohio’s attorney general, resigned under threat of impeachment due to an extramarital affair with an employee.
    (SFC, 5/15/08, p.A7)

2008        May 27, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon said the UN will investigate allegations by a leading children's charity that UN peacekeepers are involved in widespread sexual abuse of children. The report by Save the Children UK was based on field research in southern Sudan, Ivory Coast and Haiti.
    (AP, 5/27/08)

2008        Jun 6, An official said Cuba has authorized sex-change operations and will offer them free for qualifying citizens.
    (AP, 6/7/08)

2008        Jun 19, The UN adopted Resolution 1820 affirming that sexual violence as a weapon of war affects international peace and security, and could trigger sanctions.
    (Econ, 2/21/09, p.61)(http://tinyurl.com/lg8px5)

2008        Jun 20, Paraguayan prisoners rioted to press a list of demands including more sex. Inmates seized the Esperanza prison's director and other administrators, demanding nighttime conjugal visits and an end to mistreatment by guards.
    (AP, 6/20/08)

2008        Jul 2, The British government said police have arrested more than 500 suspects in a crackdown on human trafficking in the sex trade. Police made 528 arrests in the operation, codenamed Pentameter 2, after raiding 822 premises, of which 157 were massage parlors and 582 houses and flats. The operation began in October and involved 55 police forces.
    (AFP, 7/2/08)

2008        Aug 13, An alleged assault by Saudi Prince Alwaleed bin Talal (b.1955) reportedly took place on a young model (20) on a yacht on the Mediterranean island of Ibiza. An investigating magistrate on the resort island closed the case in 2010 on grounds of insufficient evidence. In 2011 Spain reopened a rape probe after tests done by a forensic lab found semen in the woman and traces of a sedative called nordazepam.
    (AP, 9/14/11)

2008        Aug 18, In Britain Philip Thompson (27), a pedophile who acted as a "librarian" for a global Internet child abuse ring, was jailed after one of the biggest undercover police investigations into online abuse.
    (Reuters, 8/18/08)

2008        Aug 19, Vietnamese authorities freed British glam rocker Gary Glitter after nearly three years in prison on child molestation charges, then moved immediately to deport him.
    (AP, 8/19/08)

2008        Sep 2, In Australia Brian Spillane, a 65-year-old ex-priest, was arrested and charged in Sydney with 60 counts relating to alleged sexual assaults against eight people. Spillane was originally charged in May with 33 child sex offenses against five people as a result of a police investigation into allegations of abuse in the 1980s at St. Stanislaus in the city of Bathurst.
    (AP, 9/3/08)

2008        Sep 3, In Australia police arrested a 66-year-old Catholic brother in connection with their probe into St. Stanislaus and a 63-year-old former teacher of another religious school in Bathurst that is also under investigation.
    (AP, 9/3/08)
2008        Sep 3, Swiss prosecutors said police have broken up an Internet child pornography ring operating in at least four European countries where men exchanged details about their contacts with young girls. In all investigators said they had identified 600 people in Germany, 40 in Austria, 13 in Switzerland and four in Liechtenstein using the forum.
    (AP, 9/3/08)

2008        Sep 5, In Poland police detained Krzysztof B. (45), in the eastern city of Siedlce, after his wife and daughter came forward with the allegations that he had imprisoned and raped his daughter (21) for 6 years fathering 2 children, who were put up for adoption.
    (AP, 9/9/08)

2008        Sep 15, Hundreds of disco workers protested in Kathmandu against a government crackdown on "nude dancing" in its bid to improve the deteriorating law and order.
    (Reuters, 9/15/08)

2008        Oct 1, Spanish police said they have staged their biggest ever operation against Internet child pornography, arresting 121 people suspected of involvement in a network that reached 75 countries. Some 800 police took part in Operation Carousel, an investigation that began last year in cooperation with Brazilian police.
    (AFP, 10/1/08)

2008        Oct 10, A Swedish court sentenced Chilean tenor Ernesto "Tito" Beltran (43) to two years and six months in prison for raping an 18-year-old nanny and molesting a 7-year-old girl. The appeals court in Goteborg upheld a previous rape conviction, but overturned an acquittal in the molestation case.
    (AP, 10/10/08)

2008        Oct 16, In Dubai a British couple was sentenced to three months in jail in a case that has caused controversy because the two were charged in July with having sex on the beach.  The Dubai Court of Appeals upheld the guilty verdict but dropped the prison sentences for Michelle Palmer and Vince Acors, though it ruled the couple must still be deported from the United Arab Emirates and pay a fine of about $272 each.
    (AP, 10/15/08)

2008        Oct 23, England Schools Minister Jim Knight said millions of children in England aged from five to 16 in state-funded schools will receive compulsory lessons about subjects including sex and drug use.
    (AFP, 10/23/08)

2008        Oct 27, An FBI spokesman said 642 arrests in 29 cities were made last week during a 3-day sting operation, Operation Cross Country II, focusing on people who forced teens into prostitution. 100 adults were arrested in the SF Bay Area.
    (SFC, 10/28/08, p.B1)
2008        Oct 27, In Somalia Aisha Ibrahim Duhulow, a 13-year-old girl who said she had been raped, was stoned to death in Kismayo after being accused of adultery by Islamic militants.
    (AP, 11/1/08)

2008        Oct 30, Indonesia's parliament passed a bill banning pornography, ignoring opposition from lawmakers and rights groups who worry it will be used to justify attacks on artistic, religious and cultural freedom.
    (AP, 10/30/08)
2008        Oct 30, In South Korea a court ruled that a law that allows only visually impaired people to become licensed masseurs does not violate the constitution, in a victory for the blind. South Korea's Constitutional Court upheld a ban on adultery, rejecting complaints that the 55-year-old law is outdated and constitutes an invasion of privacy.
    (AP, 10/30/08)

2008        Nov 13, Mexico City Health Secretary Armando Ahued said that the government will start handing out doses of one or two Viagra, Levitra or Cialis pills on Dec. 1.
    (AP, 11/13/08)

2008        Nov 19, The British government announced plans to make it illegal to pay for sex with women forced into prostitution and to name men who solicit sex on the streets, measures that prostitutes say will put more women at risk.
    (AP, 11/19/08)

2008        Nov 20, The new Australian Sex Party launched at Sexpo, an annual sex exhibition in Melbourne. It has already gathered the required 500 members and plans to register with the electoral commission next week.
    (AP, 11/20/08)

2008        Nov 25, In Britain a Sheffield man (56) was sentenced to life in prison for raping his children for more than 25 years, from the time they were between 8 and 10, beating them when they resisted. Between them, the daughters bore their father seven surviving children. Two more died at birth; the other pregnancies ended in abortion or miscarriage.
    (AP, 11/26/08)

2008        Feb, Cambodia outlawed prostitution.
    (Econ, 6/13/09, p.46)

2008        Dec 6, Amsterdam unveiled plans to close brothels, sex shops and marijuana cafes in its ancient city center as part of a major effort to drive organized crime out of the tourist haven.
    (AP, 12/6/08)

2008        Dec 7, NYC police officers escorted a drunken Gap designer (29) to her East Village apartment. In 2011 a Manhattan jury acquitted two officers of rape, but found them guilty of misconduct for three unauthorized post midnight visits to her apartment.
    (SFC, 5/27/11, p.A6)

2008        Oct 15, A NYC police officer warned Michael Mineo, a tattoo parlor worker, that if he reported being sodomized with a baton during an arrest at a subway station, officers would lock him up for a felony. Officer Richard Kern (25) was later charged with aggravated sexual abuse and assault. Fellow Officers Alex Cruz and Andrew Morales were charged with hindering prosecution and official misconduct for allegedly covering up the crime.
    (AP, 12/9/08)

2008        Dec 2, In Arkansas a federal indictment was unsealed accusing evangelist Tony Alamo (74) of sexually abusing five girls on separate occasions beginning in 1994, including a period when he was serving a tax-evasion sentence at a halfway house in Texarkana. Alamo was convicted on July 24 of taking girls as young as 9 across state lines for sex.
    (AP, 12/3/08)(SFC, 7/25/09, p.A3)

2008        Dec 3, In California Theodore Neff (66) was found strangled to death as his house on San Pablo Bay burned. Within days police arrested Alejandro Hernandez Rivera, a male prostitute, in a sting operation. Neff’s golden flute was in Rivera’s car.
    (SFC, 9/21/10, p.A1)

2008        Dec 11, Australian police said detectives have charged 22 men including a policeman, a senior lawyer and a child care worker in connection with a child pornography-sharing network spanning 70 countries. Brazilian information, which was shared via the international policing network Interpol, identified more than 200 suspects in 70 countries.
    (AP, 12/11/08)

2008        Dec 13, A woman (28) in Richmond, Ca., was jumped by four men, taunted for being a lesbian, repeatedly raped and left naked outside an abandoned apartment building. In early January police arrested 2 men and 2 teens on suspicion of the gang-rape. On Dec 18, 2013, Humberto Salvador (36), the ringleader of the gang rape, was convicted of multiple charges in the case. Robert Ortiz (20) still awaited trial. Darrell Hodges (20) was already sentenced to 24 years. Josue Gonzalez, who testified against Salvador, was awaiting sentencing for carjacking and robbery.
    (AP, 12/23/08)(AP, 1/2/09)(SFC, 12/19/13, p.C3)

2008        Dec 17, A South Korean court found one of the country's most famous actresses guilty of adultery, months after she tried but failed to have a law that makes extramarital affairs a crime ruled unconstitutional. Ok So-ri was handed a suspended jail term.
    (AP, 12/17/08)

2008        William N. Eskridge Jr. authored Dishonorable Passions: Sodomy Laws in America, 1861-2003.
    (SSFC, 5/11/08, Books p.4)

2008        In the Netherlands Saban Baran (38) was convicted of leading a gang notorious for forcing more than 100 women into prostitution, tattooing some of them to mark them as the gang's property. Prosecutors also say some women who came from Germany and eastern Europe were forced to have breast implants and illegal abortions while working in brothels in Amsterdam and other Dutch cities. In 2009 he fled while on a temporarily release from prison, where he was serving a 7½ year term, to visit his wife and newborn baby.
    (AP, 9/17/09)

2009        Jan 12, State media said China has shut down 91 websites for pornographic and other "vulgar" content, as well as a political blog portal, since announcing its latest bid to ensure Internet morality.
    (Reuters, 1/12/09)

2009        Jan 13, Iran’s judiciary announced that 2 men were stoned to death last month for adultery.
    (WSJ, 1/14/09, p.A1)

2009        Jan 16, British pop star Boy George (47) was sentenced to 15 months in jail for imprisoning a Norwegian male escort (29) after a nude photoshoot. The singer and disc jockey, who stood trial under his real name George O'Dowd, admitted to police to handcuffing Audun Carlsen to his bed on April 28, 2007, as he investigated the Norwegian's alleged tampering with his computer.
    (AFP, 1/16/09)
2009        Jan 16, In South Korea Yonhap news agency said Busan District Court handed a man (42) a suspended 30-month sentence for raping his wife (25) at knifepoint. It was the first time a man in traditionally male-dominated South Korea has been convicted of marital rape.
    (AP, 1/16/09)

2009        Jan 21, In Missouri a father was arrested in Daviess County after two sealed coolers with the remains of two infants were found. a third child is believed to have died in Oklahoma. A surviving child, a 3-year-old boy, was in state custody. The man was suspected of fathering four children with his teenage daughter and faced charges of killing at least one after human remains were discovered at their rural home.
    (AP, 1/24/09)

2009        Feb 2, In Cambodia police in Siem Reap arrested Jack Louis Sporich (75), an American from Chicago. He was charged with sexually abusing four Cambodian boys.
    (AP, 2/4/09)

2009        Feb 8, In Fort Bragg, Ca., Aaron Vargas (31) shot and killed Darrell McNeill (63), a former neighbor. McNeill, a former boy Scout leader and Big Brother, had begun molesting Vargas at the age of 11 and continued as Vargas grew into his 20s. Over the next year 12 other men came forward with stories of molestation by McNeill. On April 6, 2010, Vargas pleaded no contest to voluntary manslaughter charges  and faced up to 10 years in prison.
    (SSFC, 2/21/10, p.A1)(SFC, 4/7/10, p.A1)

2009        Jan 17, In Tijuana, Mexico, a prostitute (19) was smothered to death. 2 US sailors, petty officers Jarrett Monzingo and Joshua Dockery, were taken into custody and faced murder and attempted-murder charges while being held at La Mesa Prison.
    (AP, 2/12/09)

2009        Feb 12, Domenica Niehoff (63), Germany's best-known former prostitute, died. She was a familiar figure on TV talk shows in the 1970s and '80s and was instantly recognizable for her 48-inch bust and notoriously revealing outfits.
    (AP, 2/13/09)

2009        Feb 14, Mexico City set a new record as nearly 40,000 people locked lips in the city center for the world's largest group kiss. Gunmen killed a state police officer and 10 members of his family, including five children in the town of Monte Largo, Tabasco state. The shooting also killed a street vendor in front of the house of state police officer Carlos Reyes.
    (AP, 2/14/09)(AP, 2/15/09)

2009        Feb 15, Authorities in Malaysia arrested 26 unmarried Muslim couples in hotel rooms during Operation Valentine, aimed at curbing illegal premarital sex in this conservative country.
    (AP, 2/16/09)

2009        Feb 18, Polish police said they have detained 78 people, including a priest and a doctor, suspected of possessing child pornography and spreading it on the Internet.
    (AP, 2/18/09)

2009        Feb 21, Jamaican regulators said they are forbidding all explicit references to sex and violence over the airwaves. The announcement followed a Feb. 6 ban that specifically targeted dancehall tunes and videos depicting "daggering," a dance style popular among Jamaican youth that features pelvic grinding simulating sex.
    (AP, 2/22/09)

2009        Feb 23, The FBI said it has rescued more than 45 suspected teenage prostitutes, some as young as 13, in a nationwide 3-night sweep, Operation Cross Country, to remove kids from the illegal sex trade and punish their accused pimps.
    (AP, 2/23/09)

2009        Feb 27, New Mexico authorities said they have recovered bones from 13 victims at a desert site west of Albuquerque. 2 victims were identified as prostitutes reported missing in 2004.
    (SFC, 2/28/09, p.A4)

2009        Feb, A Texas grand jury returned a 106-count indictment against the former Montague Sheriff Bill Keating and 16 others. It revealed that inmates had the run of County Jail, having sex with their jailer girlfriends, bringing in recliners, taking drugs and chatting on cell phones supplied by friends or guards.
    (AP, 3/17/09)
2009        Feb, An Australian man in Victoria state was arrested on charges of raping his daughter for 30 years and fathering four children with her. The daughter first told police about the alleged abuse in 2005, but no charges were filed because she said she feared for her safety and would not cooperate with police.
    (AP, 9/17/09)

2009        Mar 13, John Worboys (b.1957), a London cab driver, was found guilty of raping or assaulting 12 women, often after persuading them to drink champagne spiked with sedatives. On April 21 he was sentenced  to at least 8 years in prison. In 2010 Scotland Yard said 102 women have come forward to accuse Worboys of sexually motivated crimes since his highly publicized trial.
    (AP, 10/26/10)(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Worboys)

2009        Mar 18, Mumbai police arrested an Indian businessman (49) for allegedly raping his daughter for more than eight years, apparently on the advice of a Hindu mystic who .said it would make him wealthy. Tantrik Hansmukh Bhai Rathode (54) was arrested the next day.
    (AP, 3/19/09)

2009        Mar 19, Former Israeli President Moshe Katsav was indicted on rape and other sexual offense charges, after calling off a plea deal that would have allowed him to escape jail time.
    (AP, 3/19/09)

2009        Mar 23, A US judge ordered the FDA to allow sales of the morning-after pill to women 17 and older without a prescription.
    (WSJ, 3/24/09, p.A1)

2009        Mar 26, A New Jersey girl (14) was accused of child pornography after posting nearly 30 explicit nude pictures of herself on MySpace.com, charges that could force her to register as a sex offender if convicted.
    (AP, 3/27/09)

2009        Mar 27, In Honda, Colombia, Arcebio Alvarez (59), a farmer and widower, was arrested on charges of incest and sexual abuse. He was accused of incest for allegedly fathering eight children with his daughter. He denied being the woman's biological father.
    (AP, 3/29/09)

2009        Apr 2, Human rights groups and some Afghan lawmakers criticized President Hamid Karzai for signing into law legislation that some believe legalizes the rape of a wife by her husband and prevents women from leaving the house without a man's permission. Article 132 of the law says: "As long as the husband is not traveling, he has the right to have sexual intercourse with his wife every fourth night." Critics said Karzai signed the legislation in the past month only for political gains several months before the country's presidential election.
    (AP, 4/2/09)

2009        Apr 8, In Canada Tori Stafford (8) was kidnapped outside her school in Woodstock, Ontario. In 2012 Terri-Lynne McClintic admitted she had kidnapped Tori and delivered her to her boyfriend Michael Rafferty, who raped the child. McClintic said she then battered the girl to death with a claw hammer. On May 11, 2012, a jury in London, Ontario, found Rafferty (31) guilty of first degree murder, kidnapping and sexual assault, dismissing his girlfriend's testimony that she alone was responsible for killing Tori Stafford.
    (Reuters, 5/11/12)

2009        Apr 9, A top human rights group said in a report that at least 90 women have been raped and 180 villagers killed over the past two months by rebels as well as government forces in volatile eastern Congo.
    (AP, 4/9/09)

2009        Apr 11, A Saudi man convicted of rape and robbery was beheaded, becoming the 22nd prisoner to be executed by sword this year in the kingdom. An Interior Ministry statement says the man committed the crimes after drinking alcohol.
    (AP, 4/11/09)

2009        Apr 12, Marilyn Chambers (born in 1952 as Marilyn Ann Briggs), adult film star, was found dead at her home in the Los Angeles suburb of Canyon Country. The pretty Ivory Snow girl helped bring hard-core adult films into the mainstream consciousness when she starred in the explicit movie "Behind the Green Door" (1972).
    (AP, 4/14/09)

2009        Apr 14, France's government launched a campaign against forced marriages and genital mutilation, seeking to protect women from practices that quietly thrive in immigrant communities the nation is struggling to integrate.
    (AP, 4/14/09)

2009        Apr 17, Five of Germany's leading Internet providers agreed to block access to sites identified by national criminal investigators as hosting child pornography, as authorities reported the breakup of an international ring.
    (AP, 4/17/09)

2009        Apr 20, In Washington state former Tacoma elementary school teacher Jennifer Rice (33) was convicted of having sex with a student (10) and his brother (15).
    (SFC, 4/21/09, p.A6)

2009        Apr 22, In Germany Chancellor Angela Merkel's Cabinet approved a new law to require the vast majority of the country's Internet service providers to block child pornography sites.
    (AP, 4/22/09)

2009        Apr, UN special investigator Philip Alston said on October 15 that Congolese soldiers had killed 50 Rwandan Hutu refugees and abducted and raped around 40 women during an April attack on a refugee camp in eastern DR Congo.
    (AFP, 10/16/09)

2009        May 11, US District Judge Samuel Kent was sentenced to 3 years in prison for lying to investigators about sexually abusing 2 female employees at his Galveston, Texas, courthouse. Kent had pleaded guilty to obstruction of justice as his trial was about to start in February. This was the first sex abuse case ever against a sitting federal judge.
    (SFC, 5/12/09, p.A5)

2009        May 14, Bangladesh's high court moved to plug a gaping hole in the country's laws by introducing a first-ever ban on sexual harassment. Bangladeshi police arrested 250 border guards accused of spreading violence across the country during a mutiny that started at a military base in Dhaka.
    (AFP, 5/14/09)
2009        May 14, A British parliamentary report into human trafficking said more than 5,000 mostly women and children have been smuggled into Britain to work as sex slaves and beggars.
    (AFP, 5/14/09)

2009        May 18, In China a government spokesman said a sex theme park that featured explicit exhibits of genitalia and sexual culture is being demolished before it can even open. The park, christened "Love Land" by its owners, went under the wrecking ball over the weekend in the southwestern city of Chongqing.
    (AP, 5/18/09)

2009        May 20, Nebraska Gov. Dave Heinemen signed a bill to prevent registered sex offenders from using social networking sites such as Facebook.
    (SFC, 5/21/09, p.A4)
2009        May 20, SF-based Craigslist sued South Carolina’s Attorney Gen’l. Henry McMaster to block him from filing criminal charges against the online classified site for abetting prostitution.
    (SFC, 5/21/09, p.C1)

2009        May 29, In Kashmir the bodies of two young women (17 & 22) were found in Shopian town. The pregnant wife of Shakeel Ahmed Ahangar and his teenage sister were allegedly raped and murdered by Indian soldiers.
    (Reuters, 6/20/09)(Econ, 6/27/09, p.48)

2009        May 30, Michelle Samaraweera (35) was rape and murdered in Walthamstow, England. On July 4, 2009, Aman Vyas (26), a suspect in her murder and other sexual assaults, was arrested at Indira Gandhi International Airport just before he boarded a flight for Thailand.
    (AP, 7/5/11)(http://michelle-samaraweera.gonetoosoon.org/)

2009        May 31, In Egypt police reported that a 25-year-old man cut off his own penis to spite his family after he was refused permission to marry a girl from a lower class family.
    (AP, 6/1/09)

2009        Jun 8, The Wall Street Journal reported that China will require all personal computers sold in the country from July 1 to come with software that blocks access to certain websites. The program aimed to prevent the spread of pornography and other "unhealthy" content.
    (AFP, 6/8/09)(AP, 6/9/09)

2009        Jun 9, In Kansas David Lee Gage of Wichita committed suicide in his jail cell. He faced 30 years in prison for raping 3 women who had advertised erotic services on Craigslist.
    (SFC, 6/10/09, p.A5)

2009        Jun 10, In Argentina Father Julio Grassi (52), a Roman Catholic priest who won fame running an Argentine foundation for poor youths (1993), was convicted of sexually molesting a boy who participated in the program. He was sentenced to 15 years in prison. Grassi continued to proclaim his innocence, saying he was "the victim of an injustice."
    (AP, 6/10/09)

2009        Jun 18, China's Internet watchdog condemned the Chinese-language version of Google for "disseminating pornographic and vulgar information."
    (AP, 6/18/09)

2009        Jun 19, Google Inc. said that it was working to block pornography reaching users of its Chinese service after a mainland watchdog found the search engine turned up large numbers of links to obscene and vulgar sites.
    (AP, 6/19/09)
2009        Jun 19, A leading South African research group said one in four male South Africans it surveyed admitted to committing rape, a finding that cast a harsh light on a culture of sexual violence that victims groups say is deeply embedded in society.
    (AP, 6/19/09)

2009        Jun 20, Italian police in Sicily said they have arrested 14 people and placed more than 250 under investigation in the country's biggest sweep against Internet child pornography.
    (AP, 6/20/09)

2009        Jun 22, In Democratic Republic of Congo rioting inmates overnight raped around 20 female prisoners during a failed prison break in Goma. Two people were killed and 12 others were injured when prisoners detonated two grenades.
    (Reuters, 6/23/09)
2009        Jun 22, In eastern Bolivia 8 men from a Mennonite farming community were arrested following accusations of raping dozens of females at the settlement. 60 women, from 11 to 47 years old, have accused the men of rape.
    (AP, 6/23/09)

2009        Jun 28, Swiss police said they have uncovered a child pornography ring involving more than 2,000 people in 78 countries.
    (AP, 6/28/09)

2009        Jun 30, Australian serial rapist John Xydias (45) was jailed for 28 years. For over 15 years he had dressed his unconscious victims in his collection of women's underwear and filmed assaults on them.
    (AFP, 6/30/09)

2009        Jun, In Kenya three young men and a boy told police that Rev. Renato Kizito Sesana, an Italian priest, had been sexually molesting them for years at a shelter for poor children. No church investigation followed. Kenyan police later said they found no evidence and believed Sesana is innocent. Soon after going to the police, three of the four complainants, including a 17-year-old, withdrew their accusations, saying they had been forced to make them by con men planning to take over church property. But in 2010 the 17-year-old told the AP that he recanted only because he and his mother repeatedly received anonymous text messages threatening them with death. He insisted he really had been abused but did not seek to press charges again because he felt no one would believe him.
    (AP, 4/11/10)

2009        Jul 6, In Yemen a barber was publicly executed after he was found guilty of raping and killing an 11-year-old boy who came to his shop for a haircut. The barber was arrested in December 2008 and confessed during a January trial to raping the boy inside his salon, killing him and cutting up his body before dumping it outside San'a.
    (AP, 7/6/09)

2009        Jul 15, Mazen Abdul-Jawad (32), a Saudi man, appeared on the Lebanese-based LBC satellite TV station’s "Bold Red Line" program and shocked Saudis by publicly confessing to sexual exploits. More than 200 people soon filed legal complaints against Abdul-Jawad, dubbed a "sex braggart" by the media, and many Saudis said he should be severely punished. On July 31 Abdul-Jawad was detained for questioning. The Jiddah offices of the LBC station were closed soon thereafter.
    (AP, 8/6/09)(AP, 8/9/09)

2009        Jul 16, In Phoenix, Arizona, 4 boys, all Liberian refugees (9-14) lured a Liberian girl (8) to a storage shed and raped her. Charges against one of the boys, aged 8, were dropped on Dec 16 after a judge ruled the boy was not competent to stand trial.
    (SFC, 8/10/09, p.A4)(SFC, 12/17/09, p.A12)
2009        Jul 16, In India Rita Bahuguna Joshi, a leading politician of India's ruling Congress party, was arrested and her house set on fire by activists after she suggested that a rival leader be raped so she can better understand the plight of rape victims.
    (AP, 7/16/09)

2009        Jul 28, Tennessee state Sen. Paul Stanley (47) resigned in Nashville after his extramarital affair with an intern (22) was revealed by an investigation into an extortion case. McKensie Morrison’s boyfriend was charged with trying to extort $10,000 from the GOP lawmaker.
    (SFC, 7/29/09, p.A6)

2009        Aug 1, Brazilian police said they have busted a ring that allegedly sent some 200 women in the last year to the United States, Europe and elsewhere to work as prostitutes. Most of the women were recruited through the Internet or Brazilian brothels and then sent to Las Vegas, the Dominican Republic and France.
    (AP, 8/1/09)

2009        Aug 19, Brazilian prosecutors said Father Clodoveo Piazza, an Italian priest who ran an award-winning shelter for homeless children in Brazil, has been charged with sexually abusing boys for years and allowing visiting foreigners to exploit the children. Piazza, now working as a missionary in Mozambique, was charged along with another former director of the nonprofit group Fraternal Help Organization, a private group based in Salvador.
    (AP, 8/20/09)

2009        Aug 24, An American UN peacekeeper under investigation for sexual exploitation and abuse of minors in Liberia was found dead in his house in Monrovia. Sources said it appeared that the American, a civilian in the Liberia mission, known as UNMIL, had committed suicide due to the investigations.
    (Reuters, 8/26/09)

2009        Aug 26, In Cambodia a Phnom Penh Municipal Court Judge found Michael James Dodd of Washington, DC, guilty of soliciting sex from a 14-year-old girl. He was arrested in October 2008 at his rented house in Phnom Penh, in the girl's company. He was sentenced to 10 years in prison and ordered to pay 20 million riel ($4,878) in compensation to the girl's family.
    (AP, 8/26/09)

2009        Aug 31, In southern California fashion designer Anand Jon Alexander was sentenced to 59 years to life in prison for sexually assaulting aspiring models he lured to Los Angeles.
    (AP, 9/1/09)

2009        Sep 4, The US Embassy in Afghanistan says it has fired eight security guards following allegations of lewd behavior and sexual misconduct at their living quarters. Two other guards resigned and also left. All of them appeared in photographs that depicted guards and supervisors in various stages of nudity at parties flowing with alcohol. The management team of the private contractor that provided the guards was also to being replaced immediately.
    (AP, 9/4/09)

2009        Sep 9, California Assemblyman Mike Duvall, R-Yorba Linda, resigned after a videotape surfaced of his bragging about sexual exploits with 2 women, one of whom reportedly worked as a lobbyist.
    (SFC, 9/10/09, p.A11)
2009        Sep 9, A Malaysian government report said indigenous tribal girls have been sexually abused by loggers in remote jungles on Borneo island, in the first official verification of rape accusations involving timber companies.
    (AP, 9/9/09)

2009        Sep 11, A Kenyan magistrate sentenced Jon Cardon Wagner, an American who founded a popular chain of coffee shops, to 15 years' imprisonment for the statutory rape of three teenage Kenyan girls. Wagner's lawyer Mohammed Nyaoga said his client is the victim of an extortion racket and will appeal. Nairobi Java House began a culture of gourmet coffee drinking nine years ago and now has eight coffee shops in the capital.
    (AP, 9/11/09)
2009        Sep 11, In South Africa reports on gender testing on running sensation Caster Semenya has determined she has male and female sexual organs. This triggered outrage and dealt a blow to her family, who may have been unaware of the reported condition. There was worry about how the 18-year-old will handle all this. Testing determined that Semenya has internal testes, meaning the runner herself, who was raised in a poor village, may have been unaware of such a condition. The condition is generally referred to as intersexuality. The older term for someone who has both male and female organs is hermaphrodite.
    (AP, 9/11/09)

2009        Sep 14, In Indonesia expanded Islamic law was passed by the regional parliament in Aceh province. One key article regarding adultery threatened 100 cane lashes for the unmarried and stoning to death for those who are married.
    (AP, 9/14/09)

2009        Sep 21, Gordon Wateridge (78), a carer at the former Haut de la Garenne children’s home during the 1970s on the Channel island of Jersey, was jailed for two years for sexually assaulting teenage girls there.
    (AFP, 9/21/09)

2009        Sep 25, Poland approved a law making chemical castration mandatory for pedophiles in some cases, sparking criticism from human rights groups.
    (Reuters, 9/25/09)

2009        Sep 26, In Switzerland director Roman Polanski (76) was taken into custody on a 31-year-old US arrest warrant, where he traveled to receive an award at the Zurich Film Festival for his lifetime work as a director. Polanski fled the United States in 1978, a year after pleading guilty to unlawful sexual intercourse with a 13-year-old girl in 1977.
    (AP, 9/27/09)(SFC, 9/30/09, p.A4)

2009        Sep 27, A New Zealand teen, Cherelle May Dudfield (18), flashed her breasts at passing cars and ended with up in a hospital after a distracted driver ran into her. In Dec she was found guilty of disorderly behavior for the prank and was fined $198.
    (AP, 12/18/09)

2009        Sep 28, In San Jose, Ca., Cristina Warthen (36), a Stanford law school graduate, was sentenced to home detention for one year for tax evasion and ordered to pay $243,000 in back taxes. She had run an escort service beginning in 2001 (touchofbrazil.net), and grossed $133,717 in 2003. In 2004 she married David Warthen, co-founder of Ask Jeeves, later Ask.com. They were later divorced.
    (SFC, 9/29/09, p.C5)
2009        Sep 28, Guinea’s military's presidential guard shot at pro-democracy demonstrators in Conakry, leaving at least 157 people dead. Eyewitnesses said security forces had stripped female protesters and raped them in the streets. Other eyewitnesses said soldiers had stabbed protesters with knives and bayonets.
    (AP, 9/29/09)

2009        Sep 30, Amnesty International said tens of thousands of women who fled unrest in Darfur face the daily threat or rape and violence in refugee camps in neighboring Chad.
    (AP, 9/30/09)

2009        Oct 1, David Letterman, late-night TV talk show host, admitted in an extraordinary monologue before millions of viewers that he had sexual relationships with female employees, after a CBS News employee tried to extort $2 million from him. Suspect Robert J. Halderman later admitted his guilt and was sentenced to 6 months in jail. He was freed on Sep 2, 2010, after serving 4 months.
    (AP, 10/2/09)(SFC, 9/3/10, p.A4)

2009        Oct 2, Michael David Barrett (48), accused of taping surreptitious nude videos of ESPN reporter Erin Andrews, was arrested at O’Hare Airport as he arrived on a flight from Buffalo, NY. He faced federal charges of interstate stalking for taking the videos, trying to sell them to celebrity Web site TMZ and posting the videos online. On March 15, 2010, Barrett was sentenced to 2½ years in prison.
    (AP, 10/3/09)(SFC, 3/16/10, p.A5)

2009        Oct 5, It was reported that conservative Egyptian lawmakers have called for a ban on imports of a Chinese-made kit meant to help women fake their virginity and one scholar has even called for the "exile" of anyone who imports or uses it. The Artificial Virginity Hymen kit, distributed by the Chinese company Gigimo, costs about $30. It is intended to help newly married women fool their husbands into believing they are virgins.
    (AP, 10/5/09)

2009        Oct 7, A Saudi court convicted Mazen Abdul-Jawad for publicly talking about sex after he bragged on a TV talk show about his exploits, sentencing him to five years in jail and 1,000 lashes. The program, which aired July 15 on the Lebanese LBC satellite channel, was seen in Saudi Arabia and scandalized conservative viewers where such frank talk is rarely heard in public.
    (AP, 10/7/09)

2009        Oct 15, A French court turned down a bid by Fabienne Justel, a 39-year-old widow, to retrieve her late husband's frozen sperm in order to have his child by insemination in another country. A French law prohibited post-mortem insemination.
    (AFP, 10/15/09)

2009        Oct 19, Israeli police arrested Donald Edward Nelson (59), a convicted American pedophile, in a hostel in the Old City of Jerusalem. Nelson was convicted last year in a California court on 52 counts of sexual abuse of minors and sentenced to 110 years in prison. He fled the US to avoid being jailed and was hiding out in Jerusalem.
    (AP, 10/21/09)

2009        Oct 23, Swiss and US authorities said the US has asked Switzerland to hand over Roman Polanski to authorities in California, where he could serve up to two years in prison for having sex in 1977 with a 13-year-old girl.
    (AP, 10/23/09)
2009        Oct 23, In Richmond, Ca., a girl (16) left a homecoming dance at Richmond High gym and joined a group of men drinking in a nearby alley. She became drunk and was raped and robbed by as many as 10 young men. Police found her semi-conscious near a lunch table and arrested one suspect fleeing the scene. 2 more suspects, aged 15 and 21, were arrested on Oct 27. On Oct 28 three juveniles were arrested in connection to the crime and charged as adults. A 6th suspect was arrested on Oct 29. On Jan 19 John Crane Jr. (43) turned himself in for participating in the rape. In 2010 Cody Smith, the youngest of 7 defendants was released, because his Miranda rights had been violated.  In 2011 the West Contra Costa Unified School District settled a civil suit and agreed to pay the victim $4 million. On Sep 6, 2012, Manuel Ortega (22) pleaded guilty as was expected to receive 32 years behind bars. On Aug 15, 2013, Jose Montano (22) was sentenced to 33 years to life; Marcelles Peter (20) was sentenced to 29 years to life.
    (SFC, 10/27/09, p.C6)(SFC, 10/28/09, p.A10)(SFC, 10/29/09, p.A1)(SFC, 10/30/09, p.A1)(SFC, 1/22/10, p.C9)(SFC, 12/22/10, p.C2)(SSFC, 1/23/11, p.C3)(SFC, 9/7/12, p.A20)(SFC, 8/16/13, p.D1)

2009        Oct 24, A Saudi court convicted a female journalist for her involvement in a TV show, in which a Saudi man, Abdul-Jawad, publicly talked about sex, and sentenced her to 60 lashes. Rozanna al-Yami is believed to be the first Saudi woman journalist to be given such a punishment. The same court sentenced Abdul-Jawad earlier this month to five years in jail and 1,000 lashes. 3 other men who appeared on the show, "Bold Red Line," were also convicted of discussing sex publicly and sentenced to two years imprisonment and 300 lashes each.
    (AP, 10/24/09)

2009        Oct 25, In Italy 4 policemen were questioned for allegedly attempting to blackmail opposition leader Piero Marrazzo (51). The case centered on widespread media reports that a video shows the center-left politician in the company of a transsexual in a Rome apartment.
    (AP, 10/25/09)

2009        Oct 27, US-based Human Rights Watch said the Sept. 28 massacre by Guinean troops of at least 150 people and the rapes of dozens of women at a pro-democracy rally in Guinea were premeditated, and that rapes of kidnapped women continued for days.
    (AP, 10/27/09)

2009        Oct 29, In Cleveland, Ohio, police found the remains of 6 bodies at the home of Anthony Sowell (50) as they tried to arrest him on charges of felonious assault and rape. Sowell, a convicted rapist, was arrested on Oct 31. 5 more bodies were soon found at Sowell’s home. The women had begun disappearing in 2007. On July 22, 2011, Sowell was convicted of killing 11 women.
    (SSFC, 11/1/09, p.A20)(SFC, 11/5/09, p.A10)(SFC, 7/23/11, p.A4)

2009        Nov 4, In South Carolina Rodell Vereen, caught on video having sex with a horse, was sentenced to three years in prison after pleading guilty for the second time in two years to abusing the creature.
    (AP, 11/4/09)
2009        Nov 4, In China a guard at an unofficial jail in Beijing pleaded guilty to raping a young detainee, in a case that has put a spotlight on "black jails" where a growing number of people seeking justice from the government end up. The woman (21), from central Anhui province, had been expelled from college because of poor exam scores and came to Beijing to ask the government to reinstate her. The woman escaped the "black jail" with about 50 other detainees after the guard fled following the alleged rape.
    (AP, 11/5/09)

2009        Nov 5, The UN said at least 50 peacekeepers have received punishments ranging from reduction in military rank to eight months imprisonment for committing sexual abuses on United Nations missions since 2007.
    (AP, 11/5/09)

2009        Nov 14, It was reported that Chinese officials are being told to dump their mistresses, avoid hostess bars, and shun extravagances as part of the Communist party's efforts to clamp down on the corruption that is threatening its rule and sullying its reputation.
    (AP, 11/14/09)

2009        Nov 14, In North Carolina the Fayetteville Police Department said Antoinette Nicole Davis, the mother of Shaniya Davis (5), faced a child abuse charge involving prostitution as well as filing a false police report. The child hadn't been seen since Nov 10, when surveillance footage showed Mario Andrette McNeill carrying Shaniya into a hotel room. He was arrested and charged with kidnapping on Nov 13. The body of Shaniya Davis was found on Nov 16 in woods 30 miles from Fayetteville. She had been sexually assaulted and asphyxiated on Nov 10, the day her mother reported her missing.
    (AP, 11/15/09)(SFC, 11/17/09, p.A26)(SFC, 11/21/09, p.A4)

2009        Nov 15, Dr. Brooke Magnanti (34), who works for The Bristol Initiative for Research of Child Health, revealed herself to be the woman behind the nom de plume "Belle de Jour," which is the title of a 1967 French film starring Catherine Deneuve. Magnanti kept a weblog of her antics in 2003-2004, which were turned into a best-selling book, "The Intimate Adventures of a London Call Girl." Her memoirs were adapted into a hit 16-episode television series "Secret Diary of a Call Girl," which starred Billie Piper and was screened in countries around the world.
    (AFP, 11/16/09)

2009        Nov 24, In Alaska the Catholic diocese of Fairbanks and representatives of almost 300 alleged victims of sex abuse by clergy agreed on a settlement of almost $10 million.
    (SFC, 11/25/09, p.A4)
2009        Nov 24, In Italy prostitute Patrizia D'Addario’s memoir, "Gradisca, Presidente," (At Your Pleasure, Premier), went on sale. In it she claimed that she had slept with Premier Silvio Berlusconi on the understanding he would help her set up a countryside inn but that she got "nothing" in return.
    (AP, 11/24/09)

2009        Nov 25, US federal prosecutors said a young woman from Mexico was smuggled over the border and forced to work as a prostitute for years in Brooklyn, and the remains of an infant were found in concrete at the home where she was held prisoner. NYPD officials discovered the bin a day earlier, with the remains of an infant inside. Domingo Salazar (33) and his wife, Norma Mendez (32), appeared in US District Court in Brooklyn on sex trafficking charges and were being held without bail.
    (AP, 11/26/09)

2009        Nov 26, In Ireland an official report said the Roman Catholic archdiocese of Dublin obsessively covered up widespread sexual abuse of children by priests until the mid-1990s in a misuse of the Church's central role in Irish society.
    (Reuters, 11/26/09)

2009        Dec 4, In Switzerland Roman Polanski took refuge at his snowbound chalet after being granted bail under house arrest, while he fights extradition to the US on a child sex case.
    (AP, 12/4/09)

2009        Dec 10, Uganda's parliament approved a bill banning female genital mutilation.
    (AP, 12/11/09)

2009        Dec 12, In New York state truck driver Thomas Wallace hit a disabled car killing Julie Stratton (33). The car was disabled after hitting a deer. On Sep 1, 2010, Wallace was sentenced to 3-9 years in prison after pleading guilty to 2nd degree murder. His laptop computer was streaming pornography when his rig hit the disabled car.
    (SFC, 9/2/10, p.A6)

2009        Dec 14, In Egypt a 2-day regional conference ended addressing for the first time the once taboo topic of sexual harassment. Activists said the sexual harassment of women in the streets, schools and work places of the Arab world was driving them to cover up and confine themselves to their homes.
    (AP, 12/15/09)

2009        Dec 25, In Maryland law enforcement found the body of Sarah H. Foxwell (11) near the Delaware state line three days after she was last seen at her home. Thomas J. Leggs Jr. (30), a known sex offender and former boyfriend of the girl's aunt, was charged on Dec 23 in Sarah's kidnapping.
    (AP, 12/26/09)

2009        Dec 26, In India Andhra Pradesh Gov. Narain Dutt Tiwari (86) resigned, a day after a television news channel broadcast a tape allegedly showing him in bed with three women.
    (AP, 12/26/09)

2009        Dec 30, An Argentine judge convicted former Santa Fe Roman Catholic Archbishop Edgardo Storni of sexually abusing a seminarian in 1992.
    (AP, 12/30/09)

2009        Mara Altman authored “thanks for Coming: One Young Woman’s quest for an Orgasm.”
    (SSFC, 4/19/09, Books p.J4)
2009        Richard Bernstein authored “The East, the West, and Sex,” in which he wrote of the erotic allure of the East for Western men.
    (SSFC, 6/14/09, p.J3)
2009        Josh Sides authored “Erotic City: Sexual Revolutions and the Making of Modern San Francisco.”
    (SSFC, 10/25/09, Books p.F1)
2009        Iceland introduced fines and jail terms for those who patronize prostitutes.
    (Econ, 4/20/13, p.63)
2009        In the Ivory Coast a random poll of 10 underage girls in Toulepleu by aid group Save The Children U.K. found that eight performed sexual acts for UN-Benin peacekeepers on a regular basis in order to secure their most basic needs. A 2010 diplomatic cable revealed that "Eight of the 10 said they had ongoing sexual relationships with Beninese soldiers in exchange for food or lodging," citing information shared with the embassy by a protection officer.
    (AP, 9/1/11)
2009        Thailand authorities arrested Maksym Shynkarenko of Ukraine for distributing child pornography. In 2012 he was extradited to the US and charged in a 32-count indictment.
    (SFC, 6/12/12, p.A6)
2009        UAR love guru Widad Lootah published the much-debated Muslim sex guide "Top Secret: Sexual Guidance for Married Couples."
    (AP, 2/13/12)

2010        Jan 1, In Dubai a British woman (23) told police she had been raped the previous evening by a waiter at a 5-star hotel. Police arrested her after she revealed during questioning that she had drunk alcohol and had sex with her fiance, with whom she was on holiday.
    (Econ, 1/16/10, p.48)
2010        Jan 1, Malaysia’s Islamic morality police arrested 52 unmarried couples for sexual misconduct following raids in hotel rooms on New Year’s Day. The detained couples were expected to be charged with khalwat (close proximity), and faced a maximum penalty of 2 years in prison and a fine.
    (SFC, 1/5/10, p.A4)

2010        Jan 6, In Chile investigators accused Rev. Ricardo Munoz Quinteros (55), a Catholic priest, and his girlfriend, Pamela Ampuero, of soliciting sex from young girls, including one who later bore his child.
    (AP, 1/6/10)

2010        Jan 10, Juliet Anderson (71), adult film star born as Judith Carr, died at her home in Berkeley, Ca. She had begun her career in 1978 and appeared in some 80 hardcore porn films. In 1984 she cast and directed Nina Hartley in “Educating Nina.”
    (SSFC, 1/31/10, p.C12)

2010        Jan 12, A web site linked to leading Polish daily Gazeta Wyborcza reported that Poland's tax office has levied a fine of 2.3 million zlotys ($820,000) on an unemployed woman for failing to pay tax on income worth at least 13.7 million zlotys she said she had earned as a prostitute.
    (Reuters, 1/13/10)
2010        Jan 12, Israeli police broke up the harem of Goel Ratzon (60), who was suspected of enslaving a cult-like harem of at least 17 women and 37 children. Ratzon, who's lived this way for two decades, denied any wrongdoing. He maintained the harem with 17 women in a state of near-total obedience in apartments in the Tel Aviv area. On Feb 14 he was charged in a Tel Aviv court with enslavement, rape, incest and other sexual offenses.
    (AP, 1/14/10)(AP, 2/8/10)(AP, 2/14/10)

2010        Jan 18, A group of 30 Mauritanian Muslim leaders issued a religious edict banning female genital mutilation in the West African country. The leaders also agreed to preach against the practice at their mosques.
    (AP, 1/18/10)

2010        Jan 19, In Cuba Mariela Castro, the daughter of pres. Raul Castro and head of the Center for Sex Education, said Cuba has begun performing state-sponsored sex-change operations. The government had lifted a longtime ban on the procedure in 2007.
    (SFC, 1/20/10, p.A2)

2010        Jan 20, In Greece dozens of prostitutes, most using headscarves or hoods to hide their faces, demonstrated in central Athens, demanding working licenses for brothels across Greece.
    (AP, 1/20/10)
2010        Jan 20, South Korea’s health ministry said in a statement that switches will be flicked at 7.30 pm every third Wednesday in the month to "help staff get dedicated to childbirth and upbringing." Low birthrate was a pressing issue in this fast-ageing society.
    (AFP, 1/20/10)

2010        Feb 3, New Zealand police warned that local teenager (19), who says she auctioned her virginity online for $32,000 to raise tuition money, did not break any laws but it might be risky for her to follow through on the deal. Prostitution is legal in New Zealand under laws considered more liberal than many countries. Prostitution among consenting adults is allowed in brothels and on the streets, and offering sexual services in print ads and online is also legal.
    (AP, 2/3/10)

2010        Feb 6, China’s state media said a man who operated a porn website has been sentenced to 13 years in jail and fined 100,000 yuan (15,000 dollars), amid an ongoing campaign to crack down on online sexual content.
    (AFP, 2/7/10)

2010        Feb 7, In Canada Air Force Col. Russell Williams (46) was arrested in Ottawa and charged with first degree murder in the deaths of 2 women. He was also charged in the sexual assaults of 2 other women.
    (SFC, 2/9/10, p.A2)

2010        Feb 12, Palestinian officials rallied around Rafiq Husseini, the chief of staff to Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, after a video surfaced showing him in the nude in an alleged attempt to trade his influence for sex. Pres. Abbas fired Husseini on April 7.
    (AP, 2/12/10)(AP, 4/7/10)

2010        Feb 9, Authorities in Malaysia caned three Muslim women for having extramarital sex, making them the first women in the country to receive such punishment under Islamic law. Each woman reportedly received between four and six strokes of a rattan cane.
    (AP, 2/17/10)

2010        Feb 18, In Germany attorney Ursula Raue said 115 former students have come forward with charges of sexual abuse at schools run by Germany's Jesuit order. Victims had named 12 priests and several women among the attackers. Most of the victims were former students of one of Germany's most prestigious high schools, Berlin's private Catholic Canisius Kolleg.
    (AP, 2/18/10)

2010        Feb 22, A Delaware grand jury returned an indictment on pediatrician Dr. Earl Bradley of Lewes with 471 counts of sexual crimes against 103 children.
    (SFC, 2/23/10, p.A6)

2010        Feb 25, In California Chelsea King (17) failed to return from a run at a San Diego park. On Feb 28 John Albert Gardner III (30) of Lake Elsinore man was arrested for investigation of murder and rape. King’s body was found buried on March 2 in a shallow grave on the south shore of Lake Hodges.
    (AP, 3/3/10)
2010        Feb 25, In India a Hindu newspaper said India's best-known painter M.F. Husain (94), who went into exile after death threats from Hindu hardliners, has been granted Qatari citizenship, sparking new soul-searching about his persecution at home. Husain, known as the "Picasso of India," had angered hardline Hindus by portraying Hindu deities in the nude or in a sexually suggestive manner.
    (AFP, 2/25/10)

2010        Feb 26, Mozambique state media said 2 young men accused of having sex with a goat in central Mozambique are facing criminal charges, and the goat's owner is demanding they make traditional wedding arrangements.
    (AFP, 2/26/10)

2010        Mar 3, A Mexican woman charged that Rev. Marcial Maciel (1920-2008), the deceased, scandal-tainted founder of the conservative order Legionaries of Christ (1941), led a double life and fathered two children with her.
    (AP, 3/4/10)

2010        Mar 4, Liam Adams, the brother of Sinn Fein party leader Gerry Adams, surrendered to Irish authorities to face 23 charges of sexually abusing his daughter. He fled to the Republic of Ireland to avoid a November 2008 Belfast hearing over the charges of abusing his daughter Aine for eight years when she was a child.
    (AP, 3/4/10)

2010        Mar 11, Brazilian television network SBT broadcast a tape of Luiz Marques Barbosa (83) in bed with a 19-year-old that was widely distributed on the Internet. The station said the video was secretly filmed in January 2009 and sent anonymously to the network. Barbosa was detained in april out of fear he would flee the country.
    (AP, 4/20/10)(http://tinyurl.com/y7vwfnz)

2010        Mar 12, A union representing Dutch nurses launched a national campaign against demands for sexual services by patients who claim it should be part of their standard care.
    (Reuters, 3/11/10)

2010        Mar 16, Brazilian police and church officials said authorities were investigating three priests accused of sexually abusing altar boys after a video allegedly showing one case of abuse was broadcast on SBT television a week earlier.
    (AP, 3/17/10)

2010        Mar 23, Austria’s Graz-Seckau diocese said a priest has resigned after admitting he abused a 17-year-old boy. The priest reportedly stepped down of his own accord for the abuse that happened more than 20 years ago on a vacation. 2 other priests have also been suspended as a precautionary measure because one was convicted of committing a homosexual act with a 17-year-old and the other was convicted of exhibitionism in cases dating back about 15 and 20 years.
    (AP, 3/23/10)

2010        Mar 24, Dozens of French sex workers proclaiming themselves proud to be prostitutes marched to protest a lawmaker's proposal to legalize brothels in France, arguing that such a law would deny them the freedom to work on their own.
    (AP, 3/24/10)
2010        Mar 24, Iceland’s parliament voted to ban striptease shows, making it an offense for any business to profit from the nudity of its employees. The ban became effective on 1 July.
    (http://news.scotsman.com/world/Strip-shows-offlimits-in-.6178649.jp)

2010        Mar 26, Mozambican police said they have arrested 7 people suspected of trafficking women to neighboring South Africa to work as prostitutes. The men were arrested last week through a police sting operation. The women were on sale for about $670 each.
    (AP, 3/26/10)

2010        Mar 29, An American doctor living in Guatemala was convicted of sexually abusing four 10-year-old boys and sentenced to six years in prison. Dr. Joshua T. Kotouc was arrested in 2008 with the four boys in bed.
    (AP, 3/29/10)

2010        Mar 30, In India Paramhamsa Nityananda (32), a Hindu holy man with thousands of followers across India, resigned as head of Dhyanapeetam (knowledge center) after police began investigating his role in a sex scandal. On April 21 Nityananda, who claims to have devotees in 33 countries, and an aide Nithya Bhaktananda, were nabbed in the northern state of Himachal Pradesh on charges including obscenity and hurting religious sentiments.
    (Reuters, 3/30/10)(AFP, 4/21/10)

2010        Apr 2, In Yemen Elham Assi (13) bled to death hours after she spoke to her mother and just days after she was married to a 23-year-old man, in the deeply poor village of Shueba. She was tied down and forced to have sex by her husband, according to later interviews with the child's mother, police and medical reports. A February 2009 law set the minimum age for marriage at 17, but it was repealed and sent back to parliament's constitutional committee for review after some lawmakers called it un-Islamic. The committee is expected to make a final decision on the legislation this month.
    (AP, 4/10/10)

2010        Apr 3, In Portland, Maine, about two dozen women drew a crowd of onlookers when they shed their shirts and marched downtown to promote what they call equal-opportunity public toplessness.
    (AP, 4/5/10)

2010        Apr 8, Uruguay's La Republica newspaper reported that a Catholic priest who fled home to Uruguay and was defrocked after a nun accused him of raping three children in Bolivia has been living with his family for more than a year, with the full knowledge of Uruguayan church officials, despite an Interpol warrant for his arrest. Juan Jose Santana has been a fugitive from justice since being charged in May 2008 with raping three children ages 12 to 17.
    (AP, 4/10/10)

2010        Apr 12, The Vatican responded to allegations it long concealed clerical sex abuse by making it clear for the first time that bishops and clerics worldwide should report such crimes to police if they are required to by law.
    (AP, 4/13/10)

2010        Apr 15, A new study by Oxfam said the number of rapes carried out by civilians in eastern Congo has increased by 17-fold in the last few years. It said sexual assaults long perpetrated by armed groups are spreading across the population.
    (AP, 4/15/10)

2010        Apr 16, In South Africa 7 suspects waived their right to bail in a case in which they are accused of recruiting women and at least one 16-year-old from across South Africa and bringing them to Ermelo, where they were treated like slaves and forced into prostitution.
    (AP, 4/16/10)

2010        Apr 18, Pope Benedict XVI met in Malta with a group of clerical sex-abuse victims and promised them with tears in his eyes that the Catholic Church would seek justice for pedophile priests and implement "effective measures" to protect young people from abuse. 10 Maltese men came forward earlier this month saying they wanted to meet with the pope to tell him their stories and to request an apology. They said they were abused by 4 priests at a Catholic orphanage.
    (AP, 4/18/10)

2010        Apr 20, Bolivia’s Pres. Evo Morales said that men should stay away from eating chicken if they want to maintain their hair and virility. He said chicken producers inject the birds with female hormones. Producers in the US, EU and other countries abandoned the use of hormones in poultry several decades ago.
    (SFC, 4/21/10, p.A2)

2010        Apr 23, Belgium's longest serving bishop, Roger Vangheluwe (73) the Bishop of Bruges, resigned, saying he was "enormously sorry" for having sexually abused a young boy about 25 years ago. It later was established that the victim was his nephew. In 2011 the Vatican clarified the punishment against Vangheluwe after Belgian bishops reported that he had merely been sent outside Belgium for spiritual and psychological counseling.
    (AP, 4/23/10)(AP, 4/12/11)

2010        Apr 26, Chile's Roman Catholic Church was shaken by a series of dramatic televised interviews of men alleging they were abused by a respected former priest. Early the next morning a bombing that damaged a church's facade.
    (AP, 4/27/10)

2010        May 6, In Ramapo, NY, Pro Football Hall of Famer Lawrence Taylor (51) was charged with raping a 16-year-old runaway who police said was forced into prostitution by a man who had beaten her up. Third-degree rape is a charge levied when the victim is under the age of consent, which is 17 in New York.
    (AP, 5/7/10)

2010        May 7, In California former Burbank middle school teacher Amy Victoria Beck (33) was sentenced to 2 years in prison for unlawful sexual intercourse and committing a lewd act on a child. Back had pleaded no contest to having sex with a former student (14).
    (SFC, 5/8/10, p.A5)

2010        May 20, Chinese officials said Ma Yaohai (53), a college professor accused of organizing a swingers club and holding private orgies, has been sentenced to 3 1/2 years in prison, in a case that touched off national debate about sexual freedom. Ma, along with 21 other people, was arrested and charged last year under a 1997 law.
    (AP, 5/20/10)

2010        May 20, In Brazil a court ordered the arrest of a Polish priest suspected of sexually abusing a teenager in a Rio de Janeiro suburb and turning his parish home into what the judge described as an "erotic dungeon" for sex with adolescents. State prosecutors have accused Marcin Michael Strachanowski (44) of handcuffing a former altar boy (16) to a bed 3 years ago in the parish house where the priest lived and threatening to kill the youth if he spoke of the abuse.
    (AP, 5/21/10)

2010        Jun 1, Philippine officials said elementary and high schools will start teaching basic sex education as a pilot program in the conservative Roman Catholic nation, brushing aside concerns by church leaders that it may encourage promiscuity among the youth.
    (AP, 6/1/10)

2010        Jun 8, In northeastern Brazil Jose Agostinho Pereira (54) was jailed for keeping his daughter imprisoned for 12 years in a remote fishing village. Police said he had raped her repeatedly and had seven children with her. The man was also accused of abusing a young girl he had with his daughter. In Feb, 2011, Pereira was decapitated by fellow inmates who broke into his cell in the city of Pinheiro.
    (AP, 6/9/10)(AP, 2/9/11)

2010        Jun 10, In Saudi Arabia a government-owned daily reported that a Saudi court has convicted a man and sentenced him to four months in prison and 90 lashes for kissing a woman in a mall.
    (AP, 6/10/10)

2010        Jun 18, In Italy Pierino Gelmini (85), a politically connected former priest, was indicted on charges he sexually molested 12 young men who were being treated at the drug rehabilitation center he founded in Italy.
    (AP, 6/18/10)

2010        Jun 24, Libya justified its closure of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees office in a statement that included claims its representative had offered refugee status in exchange for sex.
    (AP, 6/25/10)

2010        Jun 29, In Thailand Karl Joseph Kraus (90), a Berlin-born Australian, was arrested at his home near the northern city of Chiang Mai, where police confiscated about 100 photographs of naked children. He was charged with raping four young sisters whom he allegedly lured to his home with imported chocolates and English lessons.
    (AP, 6/30/10)

2010        Jul 13, A US federal appeals court struck down the government’s long-standing prohibition against indecency on broadcast television and radio ruling that the policy was unconstitutionally vague.
    (SFC, 7/14/10, p.A5)

2010        Jul 20, The Australian Sex Party promised to spice up campaigning for next month's elections with a manifesto "unlike Australia had ever seen before." The party's policies include legalizing euthanasia, decriminalizing all drugs for personal use, and watering down strict anti-pornography laws.
    (AFP, 7/20/10)

2010        Jul 28, In Canada the Vancouver, BC, Superior Court sentenced Kenneth Klassen to 11 years in prison for committing sex tourism with children in Cambodia and Colombia and for importing pornography.
    (SFC, 7/29/10, p.A2)

2010        Jul 30, Patrick Joseph McCabe (74), a former Catholic priest, surrendered to US authorities in Alameda, Ca.. They sought to extradite him to Ireland to face sexual assault charges dating back from 1973-1981. On June 5, 2011, McCabe was handed over to Ireland’s national police service.
    (SFC, 8/11/10, p.A1)(SFC, 6/8/11, p.C4)
2010        Jul 30, In eastern CongoDRC rebels from the Mai Mai militia and Rwandan Hutu FDLR  occupied Luvungi town, North Kivu, one day after beginning an attack there. Over the next 4 days they gang-raped scores of women. The rebels withdrew voluntarily on Aug 4. Later reports said there were over 500 systematic rapes.
    (AP, 8/23/10)(Reuters, 9/1/10)(AP, 9/7/10)

2010        Aug 2, In Australia publicist Kristy Fraser-Kirk (25) sued Australia's poshest department store and its former head, Mark McInnes, for 33 million US dollars over alleged sexual misconduct that led to the disgraced chief executive's resignation. McInnes abruptly quit in June after claims of inappropriate behavior were made.
    (AP, 8/2/10)
2010        Aug 2, Chinese plainclothes officers  detained Ye Haiyan, an activist for sex workers' rights, a few days after she publicly called for prostitution to be legalized.
    (AP, 8/2/10)

2010        Aug 24, Attorneys general in 17 US states demanded in a joint letter that SF-based Craigslist remove its adult services section because the website cannot adequately block potentially illegal ads promoting prostitution and child trafficking.
    (SFC, 8/25/10, p.D1)

2010        Aug 26, In Germany Nadja Benaissa (28), a member of girl group No Angels, broke down in tears after a German court handed her a two-year suspended sentence for infecting a former sex partner with the AIDS HIV virus.
    (AFP, 8/26/10)

2010        Aug 27, Australian police warned social networking sites to be alert to illegal child sex activity, after cracking an alleged pedophile porn ring operating on Facebook. Australian police said six arrests had been made in Britain, including the alleged head of the network, three in Australia and two in Canada.
    (AFP, 8/27/10)
2010        Aug 27, Some Nigerian women and girls are being forced into prostitution in neighboring Ivory Coast after being deceived with promises of a better life outside of their country, according to a new report by Human Rights Watch.
    (AP, 8/27/10)

2010        Aug 31, Spanish police said that for the first time they have broken up a human-trafficking gang that brought men to the country to work as prostitutes, providing them with Viagra, cocaine and other stimulant drugs to be available for sex with other men 24 hours a day. Authorities arrested 14 people, mainly Brazilians, on suspicion of running the organization and another 17 alleged prostitutes for being in Spain illegally.
    (AP, 8/31/10)

2010        Aug, In CongoDRC rebel militants raped some 240 people over 4 days in the Walikale district of eastern Congo. At least 387 people were raped in the Walikale territory in late July and early, including men, children and a month-old baby boy. In 2011 survivors suffered reprisals and a judicial inquiry into the violence was suspended.
    (Econ, 1/15/11, p.64)(AP, 7/6/11)

2010        Sep 3, SF-based Craigslist yielded to pressure and removed its controversial adult services section. On Sep 15 Craigslist said the shutdown was permanent.
    (SSFC, 9/5/10, p.A1)(AFP, 9/16/10)
2010        Sep 3, A Portuguese court found six men and one woman guilty of crimes relating to child sex abuse in a major trial that lasted nearly six years. All seven defendants were found guilty of crimes including sexually abusing minors and adolescents, raping children and running a pedophile ring at the Casa Pia, a state-run children's home in Lisbon during the 1990s.
    (AP, 9/3/10)

2010        Sep 9, The Belgium government said that an investigation into sexual abuse in the Catholic Church can continue even though a June 24 raid on the archdiocese has been ruled illegal. The next day the commission looking into sexual abuse by Catholic clergy said it had received testimony from hundreds of victims and that witnesses’ widespread abuse over decades had led to at least 13 suicides.
    (AP, 9/9/10)(AP, 9/10/10)

2010        Sep 12, An Egyptian security official said 16 Russians and Moldovans, who killed an Egyptian smuggler, have handed themselves over to police. Some of the would-be migrants to Israel attacked and fatally stabbed smuggler Massud Salim (31) after he attempted to rape one of the female members of the group.
    (AFP, 9/12/10)

2010        Sep 13, The Belgian Roman Catholic church acknowledged widespread sexual abuse over years by its clergy and pleaded for time to set up a system to punish all abusers and provide closure for victims.
    (AP, 9/13/10)
2010        Sep 13, A Canadian police study said human trafficking groups have exploited Canada's visa rules to bring victims from Europe and Asia to work in the illegal sex trade.
    (Reuters, 9/13/10)

2010        Sep 16, Pope Benedict XVI, beginning a controversial visit to Britain, acknowledged that the Catholic Church had failed to act decisively or quickly enough to deal with priests who rape and molest children. He said the church's top priority now was to help the victims heal.
    (AP, 9/16/10)
2010        Sep 16, Germany's Jesuits announced a plan to pay the victims of sexual abuse in the order's schools a "symbolic compensation" of at least euro5,000 ($6,500) each, saying the gesture is meant to be "financially painful" to the Roman Catholic organization.
    (AP, 9/16/10)
2010        Sep 16, Iran hanged Amir Bilchi Kangarlu, a man convicted of raping several young girls, in the town of Varamin, south of the capital Tehran.
    (AFP, 9/17/10)

2010        Sep 18, In Britain Pope Benedict XVI said he was ashamed of the "unspeakable" sexual abuse of children by priests, issuing an apology to the British faithful even as thousands of people opposed to his visit marched in central London in the biggest protest of his five-year papacy.
    (AP, 9/18/10)

2010        Sep 21, In Georgia lawyers for 2 men filed suit in DeKalb County against Bishop Eddie Long of New Birth Missionary Baptist Church of Lithonia alleging coercion into a sexual relationship. A 2nd suit was filed the next day by a 3rd man. A 4th suit was filed on Sep 24.
    (SFC, 9/23/10, p.A13)(SFC, 9/24/10, p.A4)

2010        Sep 26, San Francisco held its 27th annual Folsom Street Fair, a celebration of fetishes and aggressive sexuality.
    (SFC, 9/27/10, p.C1)

2010        Sep 27, Police in Brazil’s state of Rio Grande do Sul arrested Rev. Avelino Backes (70) after finding him in a hospital in the town of Santa Rosa. Backes disappeared in 2008 after being sentenced to seven years in jail for molesting girls aged 9 and 10 in the neighboring state of Santa Catarina in the 1990s.
    (AP, 9/29/10)

2010        Sep 28, In Canada an Ontario court tossed out key provisions of Canada's anti-prostitution laws, saying they did more harm than good, following a constitutional challenge by three sex-trade workers. The ruling allowed sex workers to solicit customers openly.
    (Reuters, 9/28/10)(SSFC, 10/3/10, p.A4)
2010        Sep 29, Nigerian authorities said as many as 40,000 girls and women have been trafficked to nearby West African countries to serve as sex workers.
    (AP, 9/29/10)

2010        Sep 30, Puerto Rico police charged a couple with repeatedly raping their six children and forcing them to participate in drug-fueled orgies. Police said the alleged abuse occurred daily from 2001 to 2004. The three girls were 3, 5 and 7 years old at the time. The boys were 9, 10 and 11.
    (AP, 10/1/10)

2010        Oct 14, Margot Wallstrom, the UN special representative for sexual violence in armed conflict, told the 15-nation Security Council that a man known as "Colonel Serafim" was among those believed to be responsible for the rape of over 300 people. She also said Congolese government troops are raping, killing and looting civilians in the same area of eastern Congo where militias carried out mass rapes over two months ago.
    (AP, 10/14/10)(AP, 10/14/10)
2010        Oct 14, Taiwan's government reported plans to allow sex workers to set up small businesses in the latest change to laws that had once forced the huge industry underground. Prostitution was legal only in Taiwan's  capital, Taipei, until 1997 when the city authorities made it a criminal offence to be a prostitute though not to patronize one. In 2009 it stopped punishing sex workers. Estimates from activists put the number of people involved in sex-related jobs in Taiwan at 600,000.
    (Reuters, 10/14/10)

2010        Oct 15, Roger Meece, heads of the UN peacekeeping mission in Congo, said more than 15,000 people were raped in the volatile eastern region of Congo last year, according to the best data available.
    (AP, 10/15/10)

2010        Oct 18, Australia’s Justice Minister Brendan O'Connor said illegal pornographic material must be declared on arrival, watering down recent rules that asked for all pornography to be revealed. The government said it changed the wording on passenger arrival cards after becoming aware of confusion among travelers about what pornography to declare.
    (AFP, 10/19/10)

2010        Oct 22, A British judge sentenced James Robinson (73), a former Roman Catholic priest, to 21 years in jail after he was convicted of 21 charges of sexual offenses against boys. Ordained in 1971, he was accused of abusing boys from 1959 to 1983.
    (AP, 10/22/10)
2010        Oct 22, Human Rights Watch said banditry, violence, and rape are widespread in Ivory Coast's western provinces even as the country gears for historic national elections.
    (AP, 10/22/10)

2010        Oct 26, The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said at least 30 women were kept as prisoners in a dungeon-like structure and gang-raped over multiple weeks at the Congo and Angola border before being left in the bush without their clothes. The deportees said they were held by Angolan authorities in a dingy building. At least three were killed, including two men and a woman (27) who died after being raped repeatedly.
    (AP, 10/27/10)
2010        Oct 26, In Brazil a man accused of raping 40 women turned himself in, only to be let go because Brazilian law prohibits voters from being arrested five days before elections unless they are caught red-handed. The no-arrest provision was included in the Brazilian electoral code enacted in 1932 after a period in which election fraud and arrests to intimidate voters were common.
    (AP, 10/27/10)

2010        Oct 27, In Michigan police Raymond R. Bush (38) and Taylor E. Manley, a 15-year-old girl he knew, dead in a van in a cemetery, hours after the man was to appear in court on charges alleging he sexually assaulted the girl.
    (AP, 10/28/10)

2010        Nov 6, United Nations officials said they were investigating reports that some 700 Congolese women were sexually attacked along the country's border with Angola. Many women had said Angolan soldiers were responsible for their attacks.
    (AP, 11/6/10)

2010        Nov 8, An indictment was unsealed that charged 29 people in a sex trafficking ring in which Somali gangs in Minneapolis and St. Paul allegedly forced girls under age 14 into prostitution. 17 people were arrested in Minnesota, 9 in Tennessee and 3 remained at large.
    (SFC, 11/9/10, p.A6)
2010        Nov 8, In Michigan high school freshman Samantha Kelly hanged herself after enduring taunting from classmates for accusing a senior of rape. Prosecutors were forced to drop criminal charges against Joseph Tarnopolski (18), saying they had no case without the accuser’s testimony.
    (SFC, 11/11/10, p.A8)

2010        Nov 10, In Howard, Ohio, Tina Herrmann (32) and her 2 children went missing along with friend Stephanie Sprang (41). Sarah Maynard (13) was found alive on Nov 14 in the Mount Vernon basement of the home of Mathew Hoffman (30), an unemployed tree trimmer. The bodies of Tina, Sprang and Kody Maynard were found on Nov 18 in a hollow tree central Ohio. On Jan 6, 2011, Hoffman admitted killing the 3 people and raping a 13-year-old girl. He was sentenced to life in prison.
    (SSFC, 11/14/10, p.A14)(SFC, 11/19/10, p.A11)(SFC, 1/7/11, p.A6)

2010        Nov 15, In Italy the political crisis engulfing Premier Silvio Berlusconi deepened with four members of the Cabinet quitting their jobs, a move that does not topple the government but further weakens the leader. Berlusconi stands accused of having an "uncontrollable sickness" when it comes to women, and of hosting "bunga-bunga" parties that culminate in sex.
    (AP, 11/15/10)(http://tinyurl.com/2anggqg)(Econ, 11/6/10, p.63)

2010        Nov 20, Pope Benedict XVI formally created 24 new cardinals amid cheers in St. Peter's Basilica, bringing a mostly Italian group into the elite club that will eventually elect his successor. Benedict XVI reiterated that condoms are not a moral solution for stopping AIDS. But he added that in some cases, such as for male prostitutes, their use could represent a first step in assuming moral responsibility "in the intention of reducing the risk of infection.
    (AP, 11/20/10)(AP, 11/21/10)

2010        Nov 23, In Atlanta, Georgia, Amador Cortes-Meza (36) of Mexico was convicted on federal charges of orchestrating a sex trafficking scheme in which prosecutors say he lured impoverished young Mexican women to the Atlanta area with false promises of better lives, high-paying jobs and even hints of romance. He was accused of bringing at least 10 women to the area between spring 2006 and June 2008.
    (AP, 11/24/10)

2010        Nov 24, In southern California Carlie Rose Attebury (31), a former El Modena High School high school band teacher, was convicted of 4 counts stemming from her sexual relationship with a boy (15).
    (SFC, 11/26/10, p.A6)(http://tinyurl.com/2g9r229)

2010        Nov 26, In Argentina the newspaper Clarin published the comments of a woman who has accused her father of sexually abusing her for 30 years and having 10 children with her, including one who killed himself after learning that his grandfather was his father. Elvira Gomez (43) did not report the alleged abuse until her father, Armando Gomez (62), was recently arrested for robbery.
    (AP, 11/27/10)
2010        Nov 26, In Chile the lawyer for a group of men who accused Fernando Karadima, a prominent Chilean priest, of sexually abusing them as teenagers said his clients will not appeal a ruling in favor of the clergyman. Five men, now adults, had alleged that Karadima began abusing them about 20 years ago, when they were between 14 and 17 years old. In 2011 the Vatican said Karadima was guilty of abusing minors and must retire.
    (AP, 11/26/10)(SFC, 2/19/11, p.A2)
2010        Nov 26, In South Africa a study led by the government-funded Medical Research Foundation says that in Gauteng province, home to Johannesburg, more than 37% of men said they had raped a woman. A quarter of the women interviewed said they'd been raped, but the study said only one in 25 rapes are reported to police.
    (AP, 11/26/10)

2010        Nov 28, In Cleveland, Texas, a girl (11) was gang raped in an abandoned trailer home. Authorities were notified of the alleged rape after a student from Cleveland ISD found a video of the assault. Four assaults on the young girl had begun in September. By March 24, 2011, 19 young men and teenage boys were charged with participating in the rape. On Aug 30, 2012, Eric McGowen, who fled free on bail, was convicted and sentenced to 99 years in prison.
    (SFC, 3/9/11, p.A5)(http://tinyurl.com/4cbmd2c)(SFC, 3/25/11, p.A5)(SFC, 8/31/12, p.A5)

2010        Dec 4, Mill Valley, Ca., resident John Nuzzo (65) died of an apparent heart attack. He was better know to legions of fans as John Leslie, an adult film actor who appeared in over 300 movies before becoming a prolific director.
    (SFC, 12/9/10, p.C5)

2010        Dec 7, In the Netherlands a teacher (27) was arrested on suspicion of molesting dozens of very young children. The man's computers containing child pornography were seized and he later confessed to dozens of sex crimes allegedly committed over the past year and a half.
    (AP, 12/13/10)

2010        Dec 16, The UN Security Council adopted Resolution 1960, which called for an end to all acts of sexual violence. The Secretary-General was asked to include information on parties suspected to be responsible for acts of rape or other acts of sexual violence, which the Council would use to engage with the parties or take action against them.
    (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_Nations_Security_Council_Resolution_1960)

2010        Dec 29, A Belgian priest published a confession to a child sex-abuse accusation that came to light during a campaign to nominate him for the Nobel Peace Prize for his work fighting globalization's impact on developing countries. In October, after supporters of Francois Houtart (85) began working to nominate him for the Nobel, a woman contacted the nonprofit organization he founded and said the priest had abused her brother 40 years ago.
    (AP, 12/29/10)

2010        Dec 30, In Israel former President Moshe Katsav (65) was convicted of raping an employee when he was a Cabinet minister in 1998. "Relax, you'll enjoy it." He held the largely ceremonial office of president from 2000-2007.
    (AP, 12/30/10)

2010        Dec, Oliver O'Grady (66) was arrested in Dublin, Ireland, after leaving a computer containing pornographic images of children on a flight from Amsterdam. O'Grady had worked as a priest in northern California from 1971 until 1993, when he was arrested for abusing two brothers. He served seven years in prison and was deported to his native Ireland in 2000. In 2012 he was sentenced to 3 years in prison in Ireland for possessing child pornography.
    (AP, 1/31/12)
2010        Dec, In China Dai Qingcheng (46) was given the death penalty for raping 116 women between 1993 and 2009 in Anhui province in eastern China.
    (AP, 4/19/11)

2010        Louann Brizendine authored “The Male Brain.” “Women don’t always realize the penis has a mind of its own – for neurological reasons.” The male brain has an area for sexual pursuit 2.5 times larger than female brains.
    (SSFC, 3/28/10, p.A1)
2010        Philip Carr-Gomm authored “A Brief History of Nakedness.”
    (Econ, 7/3/10, p.79)
2010        Laura Citron authored “A Compendium of Kisses,” an examination of philematology, or the study of kissing.
    (Econ, 2/13/10, p.86)

2011        Jan 1, In CongoDRC at least 67 women were raped in South and North Kivu provinces, including a teen-ager and two pregnant women. On Jan 21 Congo arrested Lt. Colonel Kibibi Mutwara, a senior army commander accused of ordering the rapes in Fizi. The arrest followed the detention of 10 other soldiers earlier in the week. On July 22, 2011, a UN report said investigators found at least 47 women were subjected to rape and other sexual assaults from Dec. 31, 2010, to Jan. 1, 2011 in an isolated and mountainous area of North Kivu province.
    (Reuters, 1/25/11)(AP, 7/22/11)

2011        Jan 4, Owen Honors, Captain of the US aircraft carrier Enterprise, was permanently relieved of his command for making a series of ribald and offensive videos that aired on the ship’s closed-circuit TV system when he was second in command in 2006-207.
    (SFC, 1/5/11, p.A4)

2011        Jan 5, China’s state media said Beijing and Shanghai will be among the first places to put marriage databases online this year. The plan is to have records for all of China online by 2015. Officials were putting marriage records online so lovers and spouses could check for cheaters. The Ministry of Civil Affairs a few years ago said such a project would be operational by last year. The plan now is to have records for all of China online by 2015.
    (AP, 1/5/11)
2011        Jan 5, In Brazil five sisters in Sao Paulo state went to police and accused their father of sexually abusing them for over 20 years.
    (AP, 1/8/11)

2011        Jan 6, In the Netherlands the daily Het Parool reported that prostitutes in Amsterdam will be required to pay taxes this year. Over 3,000 sex workers were affected by the move.
    (SFC, 1/7/11, p.A2)

2011        Jan 8, In Los Angeles a 2nd suspect was arrested regarding videotaped sexual assaults of profoundly disabled women at a residential care facility. As many as 10 suspects were possibly involved.
    (SFC, 1/10/11, p.A4)

2011        Jan 10, Texas authorities heralded the capture of Billie Joe Harris (53), a suspected serial rapist believed to have attacked a dozen elderly women in the past two years.
    (SFC, 1/11/11, p.A6)
2011        Jan 10, Canada-based Research In Motion said it will filter pornographic internet content for its Blackberry smartphone users in Indonesia, following government pressure to stop access to porn sites or face its browsing service being shut down.
    (Reuters, 1/10/11)

2011        Jan 13, A Somaliland judge sentenced a German man to four years in jail for making pornographic films and pictures in Somalia. Gunter Pischof Albert (72) was ordered jailed and fined him $10,000. A woman (23) was also sentenced to one year in jail and fined $880.
    (AP, 1/13/11)

2011        Jan 14, Italy’s PM Berlusconi learned that he had been placed under investigation for paying for sex with an underage prostitute and abusing his position by trying to cover it up.
    (Econ, 1/22/11, p.63)

2011        Jan 17, Canada-based Research In Motion Ltd. (RIM), the maker of BlackBerry, promised Indonesia it will meet the country's request to filter out pornographic content on its smartphones in the next four days.
    (AP, 1/17/11)

2011        Jan 19, The UN reported that Lt. Col. Kibibi Mutware, a former rebel commander integrated as a colonel into the Congolese army, has been arrested in the rapes of dozens of women in volatile eastern Congo on New Year's Day. 7 other soldiers were also arrested.
    (AP, 1/19/11)

2011        Jan 21, Northern California school officials said a second-grade teacher in Oakland was placed on leave while a school and police investigate accounts by students that classmates engaged in oral sex and stripped off some of their clothes during class.
    (AP, 1/22/11)

2011        Jan 24, Chief Master Sgt. William Gurney, a senior Ohio Air Force base official, pleaded guilty to sexual misconduct and adultery, blaming extramarital affairs he had with married female subordinates and inappropriate sexual advances he made toward others on getting "caught up in a cycle of sin."
    (AP, 1/25/11)
2011        Jan 24, A Chinese newspaper said that transnational crime gangs are trafficking a growing number of Chinese women to Southeast Asia, Europe and Africa where they are forced into prostitution.
    (AP, 1/24/11)

2011        Jan 27, In Italy PM Silvio Berlusconi faced more pressure to resign after magistrates issued new documents with fresh details of erotic parties, some with under-age girls, and of his gifts to participants.
    (Reuters, 1/27/11)

2011        Jan 30, Iranian courts sentenced two people to death for running porn sites.
    (AFP, 1/30/11)

2011        Jan 31, In Indonesia popstar Nazril “Ariel” Irham was sentenced to 3½  years in prison after sex tapes with his celebrity girlfriends found their way to the Internet.
    (SFC, 2/1/11, p.A2)

2011        Feb 1, Swiss police said a 54-year-old man has admitted sexually abusing 100 mentally disabled children and adults in Switzerland and Germany during almost 3 decades.
    (SFC, 2/2/11, p.A2)

2011        Feb 3, Bangladesh police said they have arrested four Islamic clerics after Mosammet Hena (14) was whipped to death for allegedly having an illicit relationship with a married man, who escaped his 100 lashes. The girl collapsed after she was lashed in public with a bamboo cane about 70 times on Jan 31.
    (AP, 2/3/11)

2011        Jan 14, Italy’s PM Berlusconi learned that he had been placed under investigation for paying for sex with an underage prostitute, Karima el-Mahroug (known as Ruby), and abusing his position by trying to cover it up.
    (Econ, 1/22/11, p.63)

2011        Feb 9, Italian prosecutors filed a request for an immediate trial of PM Berlusconi on criminal charges relating to prostitution and abuse of power.
    (SFC, 2/10/11, p.A2)

2011        Feb 10, In Utah first-degree felony count of sodomy on a child and two second-degree felony counts of sexual abuse of a child were filed against Keith Brown (55), father of the 5 Browns classical piano group. The Brown children severed their professional relationship with their father in October of 2008.
    (AP, 2/17/11)

2011        Feb 14, In Malaysia Islamic morality police detained 40 unmarried Muslim couples in hotel rooms during Operation Valentine, aimed at curbing illegal premarital sex. The main Islamic body issued an edict in 2005 banning Muslims from celebrating what it said was a day synonymous with vice.
    (AP, 2/15/11)
2011        Feb 14, In Thailand a couple in Pattaya locked lips for 46 hours, 24 minutes and 9 seconds to celebrate Valentine’s Day. A previous world record of 32 hours was set by a Germany couple in 2009.
    {Thailand, World Record}
    (SFC, 2/15/11, p.A2)

2011        Feb 15, In Germany the trial of Detlef S. (48) opened in Koblenz. The man has admitted to fathering seven children with his step-daughter but denied charges that he sexually abused her for more than two decades. He also stood accused of abusing his own daughter and step-son, and forcing both daughters into prostitution.
    (Reuters, 2/15/11)
2011        Feb 15, Italy's Silvio Berlusconi faced a potentially fatal challenge to his power when a judge ordered him to stand trial on prostitution and abuse of power charges.
    (AP, 2/15/11)

2011        Feb 16, In California Norman Wielsch (49), commander of the Central contra Costa Narcotics Enforcement Team, was arrested along with Christopher Butler (49), owner of a Concord private investigation firm, for allegedly stealing and selling drugs. Stephen Tanabe (47), a Contra Costa deputy sheriff, was arrested on March 4 on drug and weapons charges related to the case against Wielsch and Butler. Tanabe resigned on March 10 after being accused of making “dirty DUI” arrests. Butler later said he helped Wielsch set up a house of prostitution at 670 Gregory Lane in Pleasant Hill in 2009. Butler also said Wielsch robbed prostitutes whose operations competed with his own.
    (SFC, 2/18/11, p.C2)(SFC, 3/11/11, p.C3)(SFC, 5/13/11, p.A1)(SFC, 5/14/11, p.A1)

2011        Feb 20, It was reported that researchers have found a 225-percent increase in oral cancer cases in the United States from 1974 to 2007, mainly among white men. US scientists have said there is strong evidence linking oral sex to cancer, and urged more study of how human papillomaviruses may be to blame for a rise in oral cancer among white men.
    (AFP, 2/20/11)

2011        Feb 21, In CongoDRC a mobile military court convicted army Lt. Col. Mutuare Daniel Kibibi (46) of crimes against humanity, a landmark verdict in this Central African country where aid groups say thousands are brutally raped each year and where impunity prevails for the soldiers and militia groups who terrorize civilians. 3 of Kibibi's officers received the same sentences, and 5 others got lesser sentences. 49 women who testified about the New Year attacks in Fizi were to receive up to $10,000 each in compensation from the government as part of the verdict.
    (AP, 2/21/11)

2011        Feb 22, In northeastern Brazil police in the city of Pirapemas arrested a man accused of sexually abusing his daughter for 12 years and fathering her two children. The man confessed to abusing his daughter starting when she was 14 years old and fathering two daughters, aged 5 years and 2 months.
    (AP, 2/23/11)

2011        Feb 24, A British judge ruled that WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange (39), who rocked the US government by publishing thousands of secret diplomatic memos, must be extradited to Sweden to face sex crimes allegations.
    (Reuters, 2/24/11)

2011        Feb 25, UN officials said at least 40 people have been raped in eastern areas of the Democratic Republic of Congo over the past 2 weeks.
    (SFC, 2/26/11, p.A2)

2011        Feb, A Italian convicted Pietro Lamberti for having sex with an 11-year-old girl  and sentenced him to five years in prison for sexual acts with a minor. The verdict was later upheld by an appeals court. In 2013 Italy's highest court overturned the conviction of Lamberti (60) because the verdict failed to take into account their "amorous relationship."
    (AFP, 12/30/13)

2011        Mar 3, In Germany a former folk music star (65) was sentenced to 9 years in prison for abusing hundreds of underage girls in Thailand by having unprotected sex with them while being HIV-positive. The member of Godewind was accused of 403 cases of unprotected sex the occurred in Pataya between 2005-2009.
    (SFC, 3/4/11, p.A2)
2011        Mar 3, Indonesian journalist Banjir Ambarita, who covered a police sex scandal, was treated in the hospital after being stabbed in the stomach and chest. Ambarita had written about three police officers who confessed to sexually abusing a female detainee.
    (AP, 3/3/11)

2011        Mar 4, In Connecticut Aaron Thomas (39), a man suspected of rapes and other attacks on 17 women since 1997, was arrested in New Haven. On march 7 bail for Thomas, the suspected East Coast Rapist, was set at $1.5 million.
    (SFC, 3/5/11, p.A5)(SFC, 3/8/11, p.A4)

2011        Mar 8, Authorities in Myanmar announced a ban on massage parlors and restrictions on restaurants and karaoke lounges in the country's remote capital, Naypyitaw, in a bid to curb disguised prostitution.
    (AP, 3/21/11)

2011        Mar 9, In Egypt attackers, said to be pro-Mubarak thugs, armed with knives and machetes waded into hundreds of pro-democracy activists in Cairo's Tahrir Square, as insecurity raged. Military authorities detained women in Tahrir Square and forced 18 of them to undergo “virginity tests.”
    (AFP, 3/9/11)(SFC, 6/1/11, p.A6)(SFC, 6/28/11, p.A2)
2011        Mar 9, Guyana police Sgt. Dexter Clemenston was accused of raping and sodomizing a 19-year-old recruit after beating him unconscious at the national force's headquarters.
    (AP, 3/10/11)

2011        Mar 16, Europol said police in several countries have arrested 184 alleged members of an online pedophile ring and rescued 230 children in one of the biggest operations of its kind. Dubbed Operation Rescue, Europol said the probe started three years ago.
    (AFP, 3/16/11)

2011        Mar 18, The Internet Corporation for Assigned names and Numbers approved the .xxx domain for adult-content websites.
    (SFC, 3/19/11, p.D2)
2011        Mar 18, In India 2 British men were sentenced to six years in jail in India for sodomizing young boys living at the Anchorage Shelter Home in Mumbai. Charges against Duncan Grant and John Allan Waters were originally filed in 2001.
    (AFP, 3/18/11)

2011        Mar 20, In Egypt 3 men kidnapped and raped a woman (24) after stopping a vehicle at gun point. She was driving with a male relative. In April a military court in Ismailiya ordered the execution of the three men who were convicted of the kidnapping and rape. In Qena province Muslim vigilantes arrested Anwar Mitri (45), a school administrator and Coptic Christian, for renting a flat to a woman they claimed was a prostitute and for allegedly having sex with her. Mitri was tried and had his ear lopped off. 
    (AFP, 4/11/11)(Econ, 4/2/11, p.21)

2011        Mar 21, Bosnian police said they have seized some 2 million child pornography pictures and 7,000 video clips in the arrest of an alleged member of an international online child pornography ring. An unidentified 46-year-old suspect was arrested over the weekend following a raid on his home in the northern town of Derventa.
    (AP, 3/21/11)

2011        Mar 22, US President Barack Obama wrapped up a visit to Chile and departed for El Salvador, the third and final stop of his Latin America tour. In El Salvador Obama promised increasing trade and economic growth, fighting drug trafficking and creating work opportunities. In 2012 it was reported that Secret Service employees took prostitutes to their hotel rooms ahead of Obama’s visit to El Salvador.
    (AFP, 3/22/11)(SFC, 3/23/11, p.A3)(SFC, 4/27/12, p.A6)
2011        Mar 22, A German court jailed Detlef Spies, a former lorry driver, for 14 and a half years for sexually abusing his daughter, stepson and stepdaughter, with whom he fathered eight children. Spies was arrested on August 10, 2010.
    (AFP, 3/22/11)

2011        Mar 23, Amnesty International condemned the "shocking" treatment of 18 women protesters in Egypt after serious allegations that the army subjected them to torture and forced "virginity tests."
    (AFP, 3/23/11)
2011        Mar 23, Germany approved legislation whereby citizens, who were sexually abused as children, will now have up to 30 years after their 21st birthday to bring their alleged attackers before the courts.
    (AP, 3/23/11)

2011        Mar 24, In London Delroy Grant (53) a former British taxi driver dubbed the "Night Stalker", was found guilty of preying on 18 men and women over a 17-year period. Grant had preyed on the elderly for nearly two decades and may have assaulted scores of victims. On March 25 Grant was sentenced to at least 27 years in prison.
    (AP, 3/24/11)(AP, 3/25/11)

2011        Mar 26, In Libya Iman Al-Obeidi said she spent two days in detention after being arrested at a checkpoint, and sexually assaulted by up to 15 men while in custody. She shouted to tell her story at the Rixos hotel in Tripoli, after storming into the hotel's breakfast room to show her wounds to foreign media. Minders overpowered the woman and took her away. Days later Iman Al-Obeidi was sued for slander for naming her alleged attackers.
    (AP, 3/26/11)(Reuters, 3/29/11)

2011        Mar 30, A prominent Mexican businessman accused of luring poor girls to his home was sentenced to 13 years on child pornography charges in a case that tarnished the reputations of a state governor and another businessman. Jean Succar Kuri, a legal US resident, was extradited to Mexico in 2006. Targeted by an investigation in Mexico in 2003, Succar fled to the United States but was arrested during a traffic stop in Arizona in February 2004 and extradited two years later. On Aug 31 a judge extended Kuri’s prison term to 60 years.
    (AP, 3/31/11)(AP, 9/1/11)

2011        Apr 6, The Australian military was hit by another scandal after a young army recruit allegedly filmed himself having sex with a female cadet and broadcast it via Skype to his friends.
    (AFP, 4/6/11)

2011        Apr 11, Indonesian lawmaker Arifinto (50), a member of the staunchly Islamic Prosperous Justice Party who helped pass a tough anti-pornography law, resigned after he got caught watching sexually explicit videos on his computer during a parliamentary debate.
    (AP, 4/11/11)
2011        Apr 11, In Puerto Rico Hilton Cordero, the police commissioner of San Juan, was charged with sexually assaulting a minor and producing child pornography in a case that emerged after his teenage daughter accused him of molesting her.
    (AP, 4/11/11)

2011        Apr 15, In Toronto, Canada, Liu Qian (23) was found raped and dead a few hours after her former boyfriend in China watched via webcam as she tried to fend off an attacker who appeared at her door. On April 7, 2014, Brian Dickson (32) was convicted of her murder and sentenced to life in prison.
    (AP, 4/8/14)(http://tinyurl.com/mq7crka)

2011        Apr 18, Two airline employees came to the aid of a woman that was being raped at Denver Int’l. Airport. Noel Bertrand (26) was later charged with sexual assault.
    (www.truecrimereport.com/2011/04/ex-marine_noel_alexander_alleg.php)

2011        Apr 20, A South Australian politician was detained and charged with four child pornography offences.
    (AFP, 4/21/11)

2011        Apr 21, A group of Japanese internet service providers started blocking access to child porn websites as part of efforts to crack down on the spread of sexually explicit images of children.
    (AFP, 4/21/11)

2011        Apr 28, The Christian Brothers in North America filed for bankruptcy becoming the 2nd Catholic order to do so because of sexual abuse claims.
    (SFC, 4/29/11, p.A7)

2011        May 1, In central Mozambique a US Peace Corps volunteer was raped at knife-point. On May 11 the US Congress opened hearings into the safety of the agency's volunteers worldwide. The program said more than 1,000 volunteers had been raped or sexually abused in the past decade and reported on allegations that the agency had mishandled sexual assault complaints.
    (AP, 5/11/11)

2011        May 4, The Vatican condemned former Canadian Bishop Raymond Lahey after he pleaded guilty to possession of child pornography and said it planned to take disciplinary action against him.
    (AP, 5/10/11)

2011        May 10, Two more top Turkish opposition politicians resigned, a month before the country's general election, over secretly filmed tapes posted on the Internet that reportedly showed them having extramarital affairs.
    (AP, 5/10/11)

2011        May 11, A new study released by the American Journal of Public Health said 1,152 women are raped every day in CongoDRC, a rate equal to 48 per hour.
    (AP, 5/11/11)

2011        May 13, In Italy Rev. Riccardo Seppia (51), who had served in Sestri Ponente as pastor of Holy Spirit church for 14 years, was arrested for allegedly abusing a 16-year-old boy and giving him cocaine.
    (AP, 5/15/11)

2011        May 14, Dominique Strauss-Kahn (62), the leader of the International Monetary Fund and a possible candidate for president of France, was yanked from an airplane moments before it was to depart for Paris and arrested in the alleged sexual assault of Nafissatou Diallo, a NYC hotel maid. The immigrant maid from Guinea identified him in a line-up. On Aug 8 Diallo sued Strauss-Kahn for sexual assault. In 2012 John Solomon authored “DSK: The Scandal That Brought Down Dominique Strauss-Kahn.”
    (AP, 5/15/11)(Econ, 5/21/11, p.25)(SFC, 8/9/11, p.A5)(Econ, 5/12/12, p.88)

2011        May 16, Australia’s Sydney Morning Herald said a development application has been lodged for a Aus$12 million (US$12.7 million) extension to the Stiletto brothel, which proposes doubling its size to 40 working rooms and 21 waiting rooms.
    (AFP, 5/16/11)

2011        May 17, In South Korea hundreds of prostitutes and pimps rallied near a red-light district in Seoul to protest a police crackdown on brothels, with some unsuccessfully attempting to set themselves on fire.
    (AP, 5/17/11)

2011        May 18, The John Jay college of Criminal Justice released a $2 million report titled: “The Causes and Contexts of Sexual Abuse of Minors by Catholic Priests in the United States, 1950-2010.” The Catholic church provided funding and cooperation.
    (SFC, 5/18/11, p.A5)
2011        May 18, A Turkish website that posted compromising videos which forced four far-right politicians to resign threatened to post new sex videos that could hurt more opposition politicians ahead of next month's election.
    (AP, 5/18/11)

2011        May 20, In Sweden a 43-year old man was charged with having provided 23 women with 510 films and photos of children being exploited in "especially ruthless" manner. The 23 women from across Sweden were charged with involvement in what investigators call a unique child pornography case.
    (AP, 5/20/11)

2011        May 21, In the Netherlands the Salesian order's top official, Delegate Herman Spronck, confirmed in a statement that a priest, identified by RTL Nieuws as 73-year-old "Father Van B.," had served on the board of "Martijn," a group that campaigns to end the Dutch ban on adult-child sex.
    (AP, 5/21/11)
2011        May 21, Six senior politicians in a Turkish opposition party resigned amid a sex video scandal that could have far-reaching consequences in elections on June 12.
    (AP, 5/21/11)

2011        May 22, Joseph Brooks (73), the Academy Award-winning songwriter of "You Light Up My Life" (1977), was found dead in NYC of an apparent suicide while awaiting trial on charges of sexually assaulting more than a dozen women and just months after his son was accused of murdering a swimsuit designer.
    (AP, 5/23/11)

2011        May 29, It was reported that 259 Libyan women responded on questionnaires that they have been raped by militiamen loyal to Moammar Khadafy.
    (SSFC, 5/29/11, p.A6)
2011        May 29, Nigerian police raided the Cross Foundation in Aba, a home allegedly being used to force teenage girls to have babies that were then offered for sale for trafficking or other purposes. Dr. Hyacinth Orikara was arrested and 32 pregnant girls,  aged 15-17, were rescued.
    (AFP, 6/1/11)(Reuters, 6/2/11)

2011        May 31, Mahmoud Abdel Salam Omar (74), former chairman of Egypt's Bank of Alexandria, was arrested in NYC for allegedly assaulting a hotel maid the previous evening. On June 24 Omar pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor sexual abuse charge, acknowledging he kissed the woman on the lips and neck and touched her breasts after she brought tissues to his room at the posh Pierre hotel. He completed five days of community service in a soup kitchen, and his case will be closed without jail time or probation if he stays out of trouble for a year.
    (AP, 5/31/11)(http://tinyurl.com/3mjbkkf)(AP, 6/24/11)

2011        Jun 4, In Malaysia the "Obedient Wives Club" was launched. The new club said it can cure social ills such as prostitution and divorce by teaching women to be submissive and keep their men happy in the bedroom.
    (AP, 6/5/11)

2011        Jun 6, Under pressure from bloggers and journalists, Representative Anthony Weiner of New York finally admitted he sent inappropriate e-mails to six women he did not know but met via social media. He also admitted to lying about using Twitter to send a suggestive photo of himself to a young woman.  He had previously denied sending the photo, claiming his account was hacked. After apologizing to his wife and his constituents for his poor judgment, Weiner said he had no plans to resign from his congressional seat.
            (NYT, 6/6/11)

2011        Jun 8, In Redwood City, Ca., 5 boys aged 12-14 were taken into custody for an alleged rape attempt on two girls during a school field trip in March.
    (SFC, 6/15/11, p.C2)

2011        Jun 11-2011 Jun 13, In Congo’s South Kivu province at least 121 rapes occurred during this period in the village of Nyakiele. Medicins Sans Frontieres worked with Congolese health officials and the UN to get more information.
    (AP, 6/23/11)(Reuters, 6/24/11)(AP, 7/1/11)

2011        Jun 17, In Connecticut former prep school dean Robert Reihhardt (46) was sentenced to 9½  years in prison for sexually abusing 4 students at The Gunnery.
    (SFC, 6/18/11, p.A5)

2011        Jun 21, In Brazil Kenneth Andrew Craig (42), an American on the US Marshals' list of most-wanted sex offenders, was captured in Rio de Janeiro. Craig had been arrested in 1998 in Deerfield Beach, Florida, after police allegedly found him in a hotel room with two underage boys. He allegedly filmed the two youngsters having sex, but was released on bail and then fled to Brazil.
    (AP, 6/21/11)

2011        Jun 22, In Colombia women of Barbacoas announced that they would deny their partners sex until authorities began paving a 35-mile (57-km) road linking the town of 35,000 people with the provincial capital of Pasto. Army engineers began work on Oct 11 and the sex strike was declared over.
    (AP, 10/13/11)

2011        Jun 23, Early Bradley (58), a former Delaware pediatrician, was found guilty of abusing scores of young patients, most of whom were toddlers.
    (SFC, 6/24/11, p.A8)
2011        Jun 23, F. Chris Garcia, a former Univ. of New Mexico president, was arrested and jailed in connection with a multistate, online prostitution ring. Police said Garcia and New Jersey’s Fairleigh Dickinson professor David Flory were among 7 members in the top echelon of the ring, which had 1,400 members including 200 prostitutes.
    (SFC, 6/24/11, p.A8)

2011        Jun 27, A Swiss man (62) appeared in court accused of drugging and sexually abusing some 50 girls at a camp and a private boarding school between 1996 and his arrest in 2007. On July 1 the man was sentenced to 13 years in prison and ordered to pay his victims 65,000 Swiss francs ($77,000).
    (AP, 6/27/11)(AP, 7/1/11)

2011        Jun 29, Britain’s first nationwide study into the scale of child grooming on its streets has identified more than 2,000 victims. The Child Exploitation and Online Protection Center (CEOP) report said the victims were aged 14 and 15 and female.
    (AFP, 6/29/11)

2011        Jun, A petition campaign against a Jordanian garment maker was begun by US labor activists after a Bangladeshi worker told police that her Sri Lankan manager, Anil Santha, had raped her three times since March. This prompted several US retailers to stop placing orders with the Classic Fashion factory.
    (AP, 9/9/11)
2011        Jun, A Danish convicted Harry Larsen of a number of abuses, including using a baseball bat and metal bars to beat some of his family's nine children, and raping two of its teenage daughters. In its sentence, that court said he should be sent to a mental health facility. On Dec 15 an appeals court overturned the ruling and sentenced him to 11 years in prison.
    (AP, 12/15/11)

2011        Jul 1, In NYC former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn (62) was released without bail after a dramatic court hearing where the sexual assault case against him appeared to shift in his favor. Prosecutors said the credibility of the woman at the center of the case had been thrown into question.
    (Reuters, 7/1/11)

2011        Jul 5, French author Tristane Banon (31) filed charges of attempted rape against former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn. The incident took place in 2003. She had first recounted the incident on a 2007 TV show. The charges were dismissed on Oct 13 due to a 3-year statute of limitations.
    (SFC, 7/6/11, p.A5)(SFC, 10/14/11, p.A2)

2011        Jul 12, Aid organization CARE said that cases of rape and violence against women and girls fleeing to an overcrowded refugee camp in Kenya have risen sharply this year. CARE said 136 cases had been reported since January in two of three camps in Dadaab in the east of Kenya, compared to 66 in the same period in 2010.
    (AFP, 7/13/11)

2011        Jul 15, In Argentina French tourists Cassandre Bouvier (29) and Houria Moumni (20) were raped and killed by a group of men who followed the academics from Sorbonne University up a popular hiking trail, the Quebrada de San Lorenzo, outside the provincial capital of Salta.
    (AP, 8/16/11)
2011        Jul 15, Saudi authorities beheaded a man convicted of attacking a woman and snapping nude photos of her in order to blackmail her for sex.
    (AP, 7/16/11)

2011        Jul 20, NYC authorities said a high-end prostitution ring catering to Wall Street clients, who often would spend over $10,000 for a night bingeing on sex and cocaine, has been busted and 17 people indicted.
    (Reuters, 7/20/11)
2011        Jul 20, In Haiti a man (18) was sexually assaulted by peacekeepers from Uruguay on a UN base along the southern coast. The alleged attack only became public in late August when a video taken by cell phone was circulated and the UN announced an investigation.
    (AP, 9/6/11)

2011        Jul 22, In Indian-controlled Kashmir thousands hurled rocks and shouted anti-India slogans protesting in a remote village, after a woman told police she was abducted and raped by army soldiers stationed in the disputed Himalayan region.
    (AP, 7/22/11)

2011        Jul 25, A court in Burundi found Frenchman Patrice Faye (58) guilty of raping five teenagers, giving him a 25-year jail sentence and a fine of 14,000 euros ($20,000). Faye was accused of raping five girls aged 13 to 17, students at a school he set up for poor children. He denied the charges and said a doctor had confirmed that three of his accusers were still virgins.
    (AFP, 7/25/11)

2011        Jul 26, Oregon Rep. David Wu (56) said he would resign his Democratic seat in the US Congress following allegations of sexual misconduct with a teenage girl.
    (SFC, 7/25/11, p.A7)

2011        Jul 29, In Argentina French tourists Cassandre Bouvier (29) and Moumni Houria (20) were found dead in Buenos Aires. They were last seen alive two weeks earlier. On Aug 6 authorities detained seven people, including the son and daughter of a high-ranking local police official, for questioning in the rape and slaying of the two French tourists.
    (AP, 8/7/11)

2011        Aug 1, Malta sentenced Rev. Charles Pulis and Rev. Godwin Scerri to 5 and 6 years in prison after they were convicted of sexually abusing boys under their care in St Joseph's Home for children more than 20 years ago.
    (AP, 8/2/11)

2011        Aug 4, US investigators confronted Jesse Osmun in Connecticut and obtained a written confession that as a Peace Corps volunteer, he had sexually molested at least 5 girls at a South African shelter for AIDS orphans and other children. None of the girls were older than 6.
    (AP, 8/11/11)
2011        Aug 4, A Texas jury convicted polygamist sect leader Warren Jeffs (55) of child sexual assault, in a case stemming from two young followers he took as brides. Prosecutors used DNA evidence to show Jeffs fathered a child with a 15-year-old girl and played an audio recording of what they said was him sexually assaulting a 12-year-old.
    (AP, 8/4/11)

2011        Aug 20, In South Africa some 2,000 women draped sexy lingerie over their street clothes and marched through Cape Town, bringing the international "SlutWalks" campaign against the notion that a woman's appearance can excuse attacks to a country where rape is seen as a national crisis.
    (AP, 8/20/11)

2011        Aug 23, Sri Lanka police carried out mass arrests in the northern Jaffna region after residents clashed with troops alleged to have protected so-called "grease devil" sex offenders.
    (AP, 8/23/11)

2011        Aug 25, Austrian officials said they are investigating allegations that a man locked up his two mentally disabled daughters in a small room in their home, sexually abused them for 41 years. The women have accused the 80-year-old of repeatedly raping them between 1970 and May 2011. The alleged victims are now 53 and 45 years old. The Austrian man, held for around two weeks on suspicion that he regularly raped his daughters for 41 years, was freed on Sep 9 after the two women changed their story.
    (AP, 8/25/11)(AP, 9/9/11)

2011        Aug 26, Former Delaware pediatrician Earl Bradley (58) was sentenced 14 life sentences without parole for committing horrific acts of sexual abuse against scores of young patients over more than a decade.
    (AP, 8/26/11)

2011        Aug 29, Adult film productions in Los Angeles shut down temporarily after an adult film performer tested HIV-positive. A retest by the end of the week indicated no virus and film production was allowed to resume.
    (SFC, 8/30/11, p.A6)(SSFC, 9/4/11, p.A8)

2011        Sep 1, The German city of Bonn was reported to have started collecting taxes from prostitutes with an automated pay station. The tick machine printed receipts for nightly flat fees of 6 euros for the privilege of streetwalking.
    (SFC, 9/1/11, p.A2)
2011        Sep 1, Italian police arrested businessman Giampaolo Tarantini and his wife Angela Devenuto on charges of allegedly extorting money from Premier Silvio Berlusconi to ensure his cooperation in a probe over recruiting prostitutes to attend wild parties at Berlusconi's home. Tarantini has admitted he paid a high-end prostitute, Patrizia D'Addario, and other women to attend parties at Berlusconi's residences, but insisted the premier didn't know. Between September 2008 and May 2009 Tarantini recruited women of "young age, slender frame," and told them what to wear and how to behave at the parties.
    (AP, 9/1/11)(AP, 9/16/11)

2011        Sep 4, Haitian President Michel Martelly "vigorously condemned" an alleged sexual assault by UN troops against an 18-year-old man. The incident aggravated mistrust between Haitians and the peacekeeping mission. The UN was investigating allegations that five Uruguayan naval personnel at a UN base in the south sexually molested an 18-year-old man in an attack reportedly captured by a cell phone camera.
    (AP, 9/5/11)

2011        Sep 5, Mexico City police arrested Claudia Tapia (44), Jorge Iniestra (32), his mother and several of his siblings. Iniestra was arrested for allegedly keeping his two teenage stepdaughters captive for five years. He fathered five children with one of them, then killed the other young woman and one of the babies. Tapia was arrested for covering up the abuse.
    (AP, 9/7/11)

2011        Sep 13, Australian lawmaker Nick Xenophon named Catholic priest Monsignor Ian Dempsey as having allegedly raped Anglican Archbishop John Hepworth in violent attacks dating back about 50 years.
    (AFP, 9/13/11)
2011        Sep 13, In Germany Nuremberg prosecutors said they have charged a 69-year-old man with 497 counts of rape over allegations that he abused his daughter for 34 years and fathered three sons by her.
    (AP, 9/13/11)

2011        Sep 17, In Brazil a 14-year-old girl escaped and told police she was held and raped for four days by inmates after being taken inside the men's Heleno Fragoso prison in northern Para state. The teenager testified she was drugged, beaten and taken by a woman along with two other teenagers into the prison.
    (AP, 9/19/11)

2011        Sep 20, In Nigeria local authorities dismissed a 10-minute video of a Nigerian woman repeatedly asking her attackers to kill her as they take turns raping her at a university dormitory. The video had circulated for weeks around the campus of Abia State University before being posted on the Internet.
    (AP, 9/21/11)

2011        Sep 22, In South Korea about 1,600 prostitutes and pimps at a rally in Seoul chanted slogans calling for laws, that toughened the punishment for prostitution, to be scrapped.
    (AP, 9/22/11)

2011        Sep 27, Anthony Mangione (50), the chief of US Immigration and Customs in South Florida, was indicted on child pornography charges. US federal investigators had found child pornography images on his computer last April.
    (SFC, 9/29/11, p.A8)

2011        Sep 28, In London Reginald Davis, a 77-year-old man from Australia, was charged with a string of child sex attacks dating back to 1949.
    (AFP, 9/28/11)

2011        Oct 6, Mexican police arrested four men and a woman for allegedly helping force women to work as prostitutes in Mexico and the United States.
    (AP, 10/7/11)

2011        Oct 7, Nepalese campaigners said desperate AIDS charity workers are turning to prostitution to pay bills and buy food because government bureaucracy has denied them their wages.
    (AFP, 10/7/11)

2011        Oct 8, Iran hanged a man (67) convicted of multiple rapes of 37 women whom he coerced by filming acts with them. He was executed in a prison in Isfahan after four years of repeated appeals against his sentence.
    (AFP, 10/8/11)
2011        Oct 8, In South Korea US military officials apologized as they tried to ease growing public anger over 2 US soldiers who have been accused of raping teenage girls.
    (AP, 10/8/11)

2011        Oct 9, In French Polynesia German tourist Stefan Ramin (40) was murdered while visiting Nuku Hiva island. Haiti, a 31-year-old local guide, said Ramin was injured and then attempted to sexually assault Ramin’s girlfriend Heike Dorsch (37). Human remains were found in a charred pit on the island on Oct 12.
    (AFP, 10/18/11)

2011        Oct 11, Two Italians, who say they were sexually abused by priests, completed a 19-day, 340-mile (550-km) protest march to the Vatican and tried unsuccessfully to obtain an audience with the pope.
    (AP, 10/11/11)

2011        Oct 14, Kansas City's Catholic Bishop Robert Finn became the highest-ranking US Catholic official indicted on a charge of failing to protect children after he and his diocese waited five months to tell police about hundreds of images of child pornography discovered on a priest's computer. The indictment, handed down Oct. 6, was sealed because Finn was out of the country.
    (AP, 10/15/11)

2011        Oct 17, Austrian officials said an investigation will be launched into claims by 2 women that they and other girls at the Schloss Wilhelminenberg foster home, run by the city of Vienna, were raped in the 1970s. The sisters, now 47 and 49, alleged the abuse began when they were 6 and 8, and ended in their early teens.
    (AP, 10/17/11)

2011        Oct 18, A Swedish court convicted 23 women and one man of child pornography offenses in what investigators called a unique case because of the number of female perpetrators.
    (AP, 10/18/11)

2011        Oct 26, A Jordanian man (46) was sentenced to death for raping and impregnating his daughter then cutting her open to remove the fetus and letting her bleed to death. The man had been charged with the murder of the 19-year-old in May 2010 and confessed to having had sex with his daughter for five years.
    (AFP, 10/28/11)

2011        Oct 28, South Korea's parliament approved a tougher law against sex crimes, inspired in part by a recent movie based on a real-life case of sexually abused deaf children.
    (AP, 10/28/11)

2011        Oct 29, Jimmy Savile (b.1926), popular British children's TV entertainer, died. His gold coffin went on public display and he was lauded as a "national treasure" who had raised millions of pounds for good causes. In 2012 allegations that Savile sexually abused young girls for decades first emerged in an expose on the TV channel ITV. Since then, police say some 300 victims had come forward.
    (AP, 10/28/12)(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jimmy_Savile)

2011        Oct, Zimbabwe police arrested three alleged sperm-hunting women, found with a plastic bag of 31 used condoms. They were nabbed for allegedly violating 17 men. Reports of sperm hunters first surfaced in the local press in 2009. Sperm-hunting charges against the women were dropped in May, 2012, but the state decided to prosecute two of the women on a lesser charge of "loitering for the purposes of prostitution", punishable by a fine.
    (AFP, 3/22/12)(AFP, 5/3/12)

2011        Nov 1, A South Korean court sentenced US soldier Pfc. Kevin Flippin to 10 years in prison for raping a teenage girl, the second harshest punishment handed down to a convicted American soldier here in nearly 20 years.
    (AP, 11/1/11)

2011        Nov 3, In Northern Ireland Liam Adams (56), a brother of Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams, was sent to jail after he was arraigned on 18 charges of raping and indecently assaulting one of his daughters. He had fled Belfast in 2008 after police charged him with repeatedly abusing his daughter Aine when she was aged 4 to 10.
    (AP, 11/3/11)

2011        Nov 4, A Cambodian court sentenced American James D'Agostino (56), a volunteer doctor at a children's hospital in the Cambodian capital, to four years in prison on charges of sexually abusing a 15-year-old boy.
    (AP, 11/4/11)

2011        Nov 5, Penn State assistant coach Jerry Sandusky (67) was arrested for 40 sex crimes against boys dating from 1994 to 2005. All of the boys were under the care of the Second Mile Foundation, a charity that Sandusky founded in 1977.
    (SFC, 11/9/11, p.A12)(http://tinyurl.com/864sytk)

2011        Nov 8, A British court ruled that Roman Catholic priests are equivalent to employees, a decision that could pave the way for victims of sexual abuse to win damages from the church.
    (AP, 11/8/11)
2011        Nov 8, A French court ruled that the News of the World had violated the privacy of former world motorsport chief Max Mosley when it published photographs of him in a sadomasochistic orgy. The court fined Rupert Murdoch's News Group, publisher of the now-defunct tabloid, 10,000 euros ($13,800) and ordered it to pay 7,000 euros in damages for violating Mosley's privacy, but said there was no defamation. Mosley (71) had already won a case in a British court against News Group, after the News of the World published a front-page story in March 2008 entitled "F1 boss has sick Nazi orgy with 5 hookers."
    (AFP, 11/8/11)
2011        Nov 8, Indonesian police said they had arrested a British-born man accused of molesting nine children following a tip-off from authorities in Britain. The 61-year-old man, who became an Indonesian citizen after changing his nationality, was also allegedly involved in an online child pornography network.
    (AFP, 11/8/11)

2011        Nov 9, An independent report recommended the Ealing Abbey monastery should no longer be allowed to run St. Benedict's School, a London Roman Catholic school where pupils were physically and sexually abused over several decades. Former St. Benedict's headmaster, the Rev. David Pearce, was jailed in 2009 for abusing boys at the school over a 35-year period.
    (AP, 11/9/11)

2011        Nov 10, Israel's Supreme Court ordered former President Moshe Katsav (65) to spend seven years in prison after rejecting the disgraced politician's appeal of a rape conviction and other sex crimes. He was convicted last December of raping a former employee when he was a Cabinet minister and of sexually harassing two other women during his term as president from 2000 to 2007.
    (AP, 11/10/11)

2011        Nov 12, Nigeria evacuated from Mali 104 of its citizens, mostly women, either made to work as "sexual slaves" or suspected of involvement in human trafficking.
    (AFP, 11/15/11)

2011        Nov 13, A Malawi high court official said some 14 local sex workers arrested by police and forced to undergo HIV tests two years ago have sued the government for "unfair action and violating their privacy." The sex workers were charged for trading in sex while having a sexually transmitted disease. They were fined $7 (K1,200) and set free. About 14% of the country's 13 million citizens are infected with HIV.
    (AFP, 11/13/11)

2011        Nov 17, It was reported that Aliaa Magda Elmahdy (20), an Egyptian woman activist who posted nude pictures of herself on her blog to protest limits on free expression, has triggered an uproar in Egypt, drawing condemnations from conservatives and liberals alike.
    (AP, 11/17/11)

2011        Nov 21, Robert Burke (43), a former elementary school principal in Dubuque, Iowa, was sentenced to 30 years in prison after pleading guilty to one count of producing child pornography involving students at his school. Burke was also fined $25,000.
    (AFP, 11/22/11)

2011        Nov 24, Bosnian police said they have discovered around 1.5 million pornographic images of children on the computer of a man they suspect of blackmailing United States citizens with money transfers amounting to some $3000.
    (AP, 11/24/11)

2011        Nov 26, In Libya dozens of women rallied in Tripoli to pressure the new government to do more to help women raped during the country's civil war.
    (AP, 11/26/11)

2011        Nov 28, Ginger White (46) of Georgia said that she and Republican presidential hopeful Herman Cain had a 13-year extramarital affair that lasted nearly until the former businessman announced his candidacy for the White House several months ago.
    (AP, 11/28/11)

2011        Dec 2, In Canton, Georgia, Jorelys Rivera (7) disappeared from a playground after her babysitter went home to fetch sodas for friends. The girl’s body was found on Dec 1 in a trash container and she appeared to have been severely beaten and sexually assaulted.
    (SFC, 12/6/11, p.A12)
2011        Dec 2, Spanish police said they have arrested L. Morris (66), a British man, suspected of raping his step-daughter when she was nine years old and years later abusing her daughter as well. He had moved to Spain from Kent where the alleged rapes took place.
    (AFP, 12/2/11)

2011        Dec 3, Pakistani actress Veena Malik said a nude photo has been published in violation of her agreement with FHM India and she was considering legal action against the magazine. She had posed in the nude for the Indian magazine with the initials of Pakistan's feared and powerful intelligence agency on her arm and triggered fury across her conservative nation.
    (AP, 12/3/11)

2011        Dec 4, In Singapore hundreds of people gathered at a park to protest sexual violence against women as part of the global "SlutWalk" movement, in a rare public demonstration in the tightly controlled city state.
    (AP, 12/4/11)

2011        Dec 10, Saudi Arabia’s Okaz newspaper reported that a man convicted of raping his daughter has been sentenced to receive 2,080 lashes over the course of a 13-year prison term. A court in Mecca found the man guilty of raping his teenage daughter for seven years while under the influence of drugs.
    (AP, 12/10/11)

2011        Dec 12, Senior Australian naval officer Lieutenant Commander John Alan Jones (58) was convicted by a court martial of repeatedly spanking a junior female sailor to test her discipline and obedience.
    (AFP, 12/13/11)

2011        Dec 14, In Guyana a 34-year-old woman told reporters in the South American country that Chief Henry Greene took her to a hotel and raped her. She alleges the incident occurred in late November. The US revoked Greene's visa in 2006 over alleged links to drug trafficking. Greene was soon placed on leave and in January Jamaica sent a team of detectives to probe the rape allegations.
    (AP, 12/15/11)(AP, 1/5/12)

2011        Dec 16, Europol said police have arrested 112 people in 22 countries after a yearlong investigation into child pornography, warning that technology is making combating the spread of child abuse images ever more difficult. The investigation, code named "Operation Icarus," was carried out under the leadership of Danish police, due to Danish expertise in analyzing the peer-to-peer networks that were used to share files.
    (AP, 12/16/11)
2011        Dec 16, In the Netherlands a long-awaited report said thousands of children suffered sexual abuse in Dutch Catholic institutions over the past 65 years, and church officials knew about the abuse but failed to adequately address it or help the victims.
    (AP, 12/16/11)

2011        Dec 19, In Brazil A juvenile court judge in the northeastern state of Alagoas sentenced three priests for sexually abusing minors for years. Monsignor Luiz Marques Barbosa was sentenced to 21 years in prison, while Monsignor Raimundo Gomes and priest Edilson Duarte were given 16 years and four months in prison.
    (AP, 12/20/11)
2011        Dec 19, In Denmark the Copenhagen City Court ruled that Marcel Lychau Hansen had strangled 73-year-old Edith Louise Andrup in 1987 and 40-year-old Lene Buchardt Rasmussen three years later. The court also found him guilty of raping three teenagers and a 23-year-old woman in 1995 and two women in 2005 and 2010, respectively.
    (AP, 12/19/11)

2011        Dec 28, In New Jersey Patrick Lott appeared in court for videotaping teenage boys at Immaculata High School in Somerville for nearly 3 years.
    (SFC, 12/29/11, p.A4)

2011        E. L. James authored “Fifty Shades of Grey.” In 2012 the bondage and wild sex trilogy held the top three spots on the NYT’s best seller list.
    (SFC, 5/10/12, p.A7)
2011        Elaine Sciolino authored “La Seduction: How the French Play the Game of Life.”
    (Econ, 6/11/11, p.87)
2011        Christopher Turner authored “Adventures in the Orgasmatron: How the Sexual Revolution Came to America.”
    (Econ, 7/16/11, p.85)
2011        Mark West authored “Lovesick Japan: Sex, Marriage, Romance, Law.”
    (Econ, 6/4/11, p.92)
2011        In Saudi Arabia a teacher (42) was arrested for abducing and raping a girl (9). In 2013 he was convicted of kidnapping and raping eight young girls (ages 6 to 11). In 2014 the Supreme Court upheld his death sentence.
    (AFP, 4/6/14)

2012        Jan 8, Israeli police arrested 3 more men in a suspected pedophilia ring thought to have preyed on dozens of Jerusalem children. The ring is suspected of molesting 70 children between the ages of 2 and 7 in their religious Jewish neighborhood.
    (AP, 1/9/12)

2012        Jan 12, The Australian military was rocked by more sex scandals, including allegations of assault, child porn, rape and drug-dealing within its ranks.
    (AFP, 1/12/12)

2012        Jan 12, In Germany a 46-year-old priest, who has been suspended, went on trial at the state court in Braunschweig. The Roman Catholic priest has admitted to 280 counts of sexually abusing three boys over a several-year period.
    (AP, 1/13/12)

2012        Jan 16, Mexican investigators detained three more women in the city of Guadalajara in connection with an apparent child-trafficking ring that aimed to supply babies to Irish couples. Authorities last week detained four women and seized nine children, all of them between two months and two years of age. At least 11 Irish couples are involved in the case. On Jan 18 a Mexican official said four of 10 children seized showed signs of sexual abuse.
    (AP, 1/16/12)(AP, 1/18/12)

2012        Jan 18, Defrocked Irish priest Peter Kennedy (72) returned to Dublin after being extradited from Brazil. He faced 55 counts of sexually abusing 18 children from 1968-1984. Kennedy had fled to England in 2002 and to Brazil in 2003.
    (AP, 1/25/12)

2012        Jan 20, In Haiti Pakistani peace-keepers raped a 14-year-old boy in Gonaives. In March a Pakistani military tribunal convicted two soldiers and sentenced them to one year in prison.
    (Econ, 4/28/12, p.41)

2012        Jan 23, Martin Smith (46), a former TV psychic from North Shields, was found dead at HMP Manchester, formerly Strangeways Prison. Smith was jailed for 16 years in March 2011 after being found guilty of a string of offences including rape, attempted rape and indecent assault. His wife Lianne Smith (43) faced murder charges for the deaths of their 2 children in a hotel in Spain in 2010.
    (AFP, 1/25/12)

2012        Jan 26, A German court convicted a Roman Catholic priest (46) of some 250 counts of sexually abusing children over a several-year period and sentenced him to six years in prison. He was found guilty of abusing three boys aged 9 to 15 between 2004 and 2011.
    (AP, 1/26/12)

2012        Jan 27, In Puerto Rico Nicolas Gonzalez Figueroa, an assistant US Army chaplain who pleaded guilty to producing child pornography, was sentenced to nearly 20 years in prison.
    (AP, 1/27/12)

2012        Jan 28, A California police officer under investigation for sexual misconduct with a teenage minor was shot and killed while on duty by fellow officers as they tried to arrest him in Santa Maria.
    (AP, 1/28/12)

2012        Jan 29, Iranian media confirmed that Saeed Malekpour (36), an Iranian man with Canadian residency, has had a death sentence against him reinstated by the supreme court on charges he operated a pornographic website. Malekpour was arrested in Iran in 2008 while visiting his dying father.
    (AFP, 1/29/12)

2012        Feb 9, It was reported that a woman (35) recently walked through a field in northern Mozambique, near where a group of teenage boys were undergoing their ritual circumcision into adulthood. Accusing her of trespassing on sacred ground forbidden to women, the traditional leader meted out his punishment: He ordered 17 of his young initiates to gang rape her. Four of the youths were arrested.
    (AFP, 2/9/12)

2012        Feb 10, Former San Diego police officer Anthony Arevalos was sentenced to nearly 9 years in prison for soliciting sexual favors in exchange for not issuing traffic tickets against young women.
    (SFC, 2/11/12, p.A5)

2012        Feb 15, Hajah Noraihan, the Malaysian consul to Uganda, said that more than 600 Ugandan girls are currently trapped in Malaysian prostitution rings. Uganda's honorary consul in Kuala Lumpur said that at least three Ugandans have been killed there in the last two years.
    (AP, 2/20/12)(http://allafrica.com/stories/201202150018.html)
2012        Feb 15, Mexican federal prosecutors said they have detained four people in Tlaxcala state, who for almost a decade lured unsuspecting young Mexican women to the United States to force them into prostitution. Police found the mutilated bodies of six men inside plastic bags dumped on a road leading to the tourist city of Cuernavaca, Morelos state.
    (AP, 2/15/12)(AP, 2/16/12)

2012        Feb 21, Malaysia's Home Ministry said in a statement that bookstores were no longer allowed to sell "Where did I come from?" by British author Peter Mayle pending a review.
    (AFP, 2/21/12)

2012        Feb 22, Tunisia's court of cassation threw out a ruling banning pornographic websites.
    (AFP, 2/22/12)

2012        Mar 1, In Ohio an adoptive father was charged with raping three boys in his care and compelling prostitution by hiring the 10-year-old out for sex. He and two other men remained in jail on rape charges.
    (AP, 3/1/12)

2012        Mar 2, It was reported that thousands of male Indonesian civil servants had their monthly pay transferred to their wives' bank accounts this week in a bid by a local government to stop men having affairs.
    (AFP, 3/2/12)

2012        Mar 6, Moldova introduced new legislation approving chemical castration for foreigners and nationals convicted of sexually abusing children.   
    (SFC, 3/7/12, p.A2)

2012        Mar 9, Germany’s Bild daily proclaimed that a bare-breasted front page blond would be the Berlin paper’s last of more than 5,000 women who have appeared since 1984.
    (SFC, 3/10/12, p.A2)
2012        Mar 9, In Ukraine Oksana Makar (18) was invited by two young men, ages 21 and 23, to their friend's apartment, where the three men allegedly gang-raped her, tried to choke her to death, wrapped her in a sheet, took her to a construction site, dumped her in a pit and set her on fire. After surgery 55% of her skin was gone, her kidneys were completely burned, and one of her arms and both her feet had to be amputated. The suspects were arrested the next day, but two of them were released soon after. The two men who were released are the sons of former government officials. On March 13 the two men were arrested, and all three suspects were charged with attempted murder. Makar died of her injuries on March 29. Murder was added to the rape chargers against the suspects.
    (http://tinyurl.com/798q68z)(AP, 3/29/12)

2012        Mar 18, In China Ling Gu, the son of a loyal aide to President Hu Jintao, was killed in a Ferrari accident which initially garnered only minimal coverage in China's state media. Two young women were also injured. A report on Sep 3 said Ling was half-naked when the crash occurred and his two passengers were naked or half-dressed, suggesting they had been involved in some kind of high-speed sex game.
    (AP, 9/4/12)

2012        Mar 23, Australian police said they have smashed a child porn ring and arrested 14 men, including fathers, after hundreds of thousands of images and videos were seized, some depicting toddlers. Police raided more than a dozen properties across the country over the past week after a tip-off by Interpol, which linked the men to a child exploitation network in Germany.
    (AFP, 3/23/12)

2012        Mar 26, Ontario's highest court struck down a national law that outlaws brothels but upheld an effective ban on street prostitution, a partial victory for those arguing Canada's laws put sex workers in harm's way.
    (Reuters, 3/26/12)
2012        Mar 26, In France former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn was handed preliminary charges alleging he was involved in a French prostitution ring.
    (SFC, 3/27/12, p.A2)

2012        Mar 26, A Spanish court dropped a rape probe against a Saudi prince who is one of the world's richest people, saying his accuser's allegations are inconsistent and do not stand up. The ruling cleared Prince Alwaleed bin Talal (57) and was released today by a court in Palma in Spain's Balearic Islands in the Mediterranean. The drugging and sexual assault of a young Spanish model was alleged to have occurred aboard a yacht moored at the island of Ibiza in the wee hours of Aug 12, 2008.
    (AP, 3/29/12)

2012        Mar 27, Brazil’s Tourism Ministry said it is asking more than 2,000 websites to remove sexual content that promotes Latin America's biggest country as a sex tourism destination.
    (AP, 3/27/12)

2012        Mar 29, The Arkansas Supreme Court struck down a state law banning sexual contact between teachers and students 18 or older.
    (SFC, 3/30/12, p.A6)
2012        Mar 29, In Colombia a 10-year-old ethnic Wayuu girl gave birth via Caesarean section. Under Colombian law, any sexual relations with a child age 14 or younger is a crime punishable by at least 9 years in prison. Under Colombia's 1991 constitution the Wayuu have jurisdiction.
    (AP, 4/10/12)

2012        Mar 30, Amnesty International blasted a Brazilian verdict by an appeals court as "outrageous" and called it an "affront to the most basic human rights. The Superior Court of Justice ruled this week that a man accused of having sex with three 12-year-olds couldn't be convicted of rape because of extenuating circumstances, including the fact the girls had previously worked as prostitutes.
    (AP, 3/30/12)

2012        Apr 6, In Indiana Richard Leon Finkbinder (39) was arrested  and charged with coercing 2 teenage boys into performing online sex acts for him by threatening to post on gay porn sites videos he secretly made of them.
    (SFC, 4/10/12, p.A12)

2012        Apr 13, Pres. Obama arrived in Cartagena, Colombia, for meetings with 33 other regional leaders for the Summit of the Americas this weekend. 11 US Secret Service agents, sent to provide security for President Obama, were reported to have visited prostitutes in Cartagena. At least 20 women were in hotel rooms with US agents and military personnel just before President Barack Obama arrived for the summit.
    (AP, 4/14/12)(AP, 4/17/12)(SFC, 4/19/12, p.A5)

2012        Apr 16, Sex experts urged Hong Kongers to strip off their reputation as some of the least active lovers in Asia to get more out of their sex lives and overcome challenges of privacy in a cramped city.
    (AFP, 4/17/12)

2012        Apr 17, South Africa Police arrested seven youths, aged 14 to 20, for the gang rape of a teenage girl (17) after they were identified based on video images. She was said to have the mental capacity of a four-year-old. A day earlier the Johannesburg High Court heard 62 rape cases, including a father-son pair charged with attacking 21 women together.
    (AFP, 4/19/12)

2012        Apr 24, Moldova's Pres. Nicolae Timofti refused to sign a law that would have meant that foreigners convicted of sexually abusing children in Moldova were chemically castrated. Parliament had approved the law on March 6 after lawmakers said the impoverished nation was attracting pedophiles from the West.
    (AP, 4/24/12)

2012        Apr, In Jordan girl (14) was shopping in the northern city of Zarqa when a man (19) kidnapped her, took her to the desert where he had a pitched a tent, and raped her for three consecutive days. Within days news emerged that the boy had agreed to marry the girl, while all charges against him were dropped. Article 308 allows rape charges to be dropped if the perpetrator agrees to marry the victim. He cannot divorce the woman for five years. Jordanians, particularly women activists, have held several street protests against the law.
    (AFP, 6/28/12)

2012        May 4, A federal jury in Nashville split its verdict against 9 people accused of operating a sex trafficking ring run mostly by Somali refugee gang members. 3 men were convicted of conspiracy to commit sex trafficking of children. 6 men were acquitted.
    (SFC, 5/5/12, p.A5)

2012        May 6, In New Jersey Justin Street (22), a father of two, died one day after receiving a silicon injection from Kasia Rivera (35), who advertised a penis enlargement procedure. On Sep 11 Rivera pleaded not guilty to causing his death.
    (SFC, 9/12/12, p.A16)

2012        May 9, Nine men in northwest England were sentenced to jail terms for luring girls as young as 13 into sexual encounters using alcohol and drugs. The men, aged between 22 and 59, were all of Pakistani or Afghan origin.
    (AP, 5/9/12)

2012        May 11, Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam's office confirmed that he had signed the controversial "gateway sexual activity" bill, which stirred up controversy nationwide and even was lampooned by comedian Stephen Colbert.
    (Reuters, 5/11/12)

2012        May 17, The Canada Science and Technology Museum in Ottowa opened "Sex: A Tell-all Exhibition" as planned despite strong criticism from Canadian Heritage Minister James Moore, who has called it an insult to taxpayers.
    (Reuters, 5/17/12)

2012        May 9, In Yemen a girl (13) was raped as she headed to a bakery. She was kidnapped and taken into a car whose owner has been identified. She was brutally raped by the suspects who then deformed her face using sharp tools. Protesters later called for the arrest of 7 escaped suspects.
    (AFP, 5/19/12)

2012        May 13, Japanese artist Mao Sugiyama (22) had his penis and testicles surgically removed in March and kept them frozen for two months before dishing them out, seasoned and braised, to customers at an event hall. Diners paid 20,000 yen ($250) for the plate with a portion of genitals. Police in Tokyo said they knew of the episode, but added that it had not broken the law as cannibalism was not illegal in Japan.
    (AFP, 5/25/12)

2012        May 27, Chinese authorities said police have arrested Li Xingong, the former deputy director of the party committee in Yongcheng city, Henan province, on suspicion of raping at least 10 underage girls. The case has sparked a storm of Internet anger.
    (AFP, 5/27/12)

2012        Jun 4, In Cambodia Alexander Trofimov, who built a $300 million tourist resort in the country, was arrested at the house of an under-aged girl (11-12) outside of the capital Phnom Penh. Authorities planned to deport him shortly. Russian businessman Trofimov was arrested in 2007 facing 17 complaints of sexually abusing minors, the youngest just six years old. He was sentenced to 17 years, reduced on appeal to eight years. He was controversially freed early in December last year after receiving a royal pardon.
    (AFP, 6/5/12)

2012        Jun 6, A UN report said Joseph Kony's Lord Resistance Army has abducted more than 600 child soldiers and sex slaves over the past two years even as the hunt for the rebel leader intensifies. At least 591 children, including 268 girls, were reported seized over the same time in Democratic Republic of Congo, Central African Republic and South Sudan.
    (AFP, 6/6/12)

2012        Jun 15, In Alameda County, Ca., a jury ordered the Jehovah’s Witnesses to pay an unprecedented $21 million to a woman who blamed the church for allowing a fellow congregant to molest her when she was a child in the mid-1990s.
    (SFC, 6/16/12, p.A1)
2012        Jun 15, In Australia documents were released revealing "horrific" child sex assaults and brutal initiation ceremonies in the Australian military, prompting PM Julia Gillard to signal a possible public inquiry. The report details allegations of sexual and other serious physical assaults against boys as young as 13 dating back to the 1950s.
    (AFP, 6/15/12)

2012        Jun 20, In Australia a Sydney brothel was reported to have received the green light for a multi-million-dollar expansion which will see it become the nation’s largest sex premises. Stiletto’s  hourly rate of Aus$370 includes room, lady of choice and beverages.
    (AFP, 6/20/12)

2012        Jun 22, In Pennsylvania Jerry Sandusky (68), former defensive coach at Penn State, was convicted of sexually assaulting 10 boys over 15 years.
    (SFC, 6/23/12, p.A4)

2012        Jun 26, A German court ruled that circumcising young boys on religious grounds amounts to grievous bodily harm, in a landmark decision that the Jewish community said trampled on parents' religious rights.
    (AFP, 6/27/12)

2012        Jul 4, Austrian police said they have identified 272 suspects in the country as part of a months long investigation of internet-based child pornography involving 141 nations.
    (AP, 7/4/12)

2012        Jul 10, A damning report on the Australian military detailed 24 allegations of rape that never went to trial and other claims that Defence Minister Stephen Smith admitted would "shock" people. Smith released an entire 1,500-page document detailing 847 alleged incidents of sexual or other abuse dating back to the 1950s.
    (AFP, 7/10/12)

2012        Jul 12, A Nepalese court jailed Bajir Singh Tamang (37) for a record 170 years for trafficking teenage girls to work as prostitutes in India.
    (AFP, 7/12/12)

2012        Jul 20, In Texas instructor Staff Sgt. Luis Walker was found guilty on all 28 charges he faced including rape and sexual assault. He was among 12 Lackland Air Force Base instructors investigated for sexual misconduct toward at least 31 female trainees. The next day Walker was sentenced to 20 years in prison.
    (SFC, 7/21/12, p.A5)(AP, 7/21/12)
2012        Jul 20, In the Ivory Coast nine women were sentenced to two years in prison each for involvement in female genital mutilation, marking the first time such a case results in jail time in the West African nation.
    (AP, 7/20/12)

2012        Jul 21, An Egyptian court sentenced Ali Wanees, an ultraconservative former lawmaker and cleric, to a year in prison for public indecency, after police said they found him fondling a woman on his lap in a parked car at night. He was tried in absentia and is allowed a retrial. The court sentenced the woman he was with to six months in jail.
    (AP, 7/21/12)

2012        Aug 4, Minor Bollywood actress Sherlyn Chopra (28), the first Indian woman to pose naked for Playboy magazine, said she is proud to have "pushed the envelope" in a country where public nudity in any form remains largely taboo.
    (AFP, 8/5/12)

2012        Aug 5, The LA Times reported that internal documents from the Boy Scouts of America reveal more than 125 cases in which men suspected of molestation allegedly continued to abuse Scouts, despite a blacklist meant to protect boys from sexual predators.
    (AP, 8/5/12)

2012        Aug 16, In Iraq Banin Haider (4) was kidnapped in Zubair, a rundown town just outside the city of Basra. Police later found her body in a derelict area with her hands and legs bound. She was raped multiple times, and her head was smashed by what was believed to be a large brick. An off-duty soldier assigned to a nearby army base, Akram al-Mayahi, was arrested in connection with the Banin's murder. He was found guilty on Oct. 22 and sentenced to death for abusing and killing the girl.
    (AP, 11/9/12)

2012        Aug 17, Brittni Nicole Colleps (28), a former North Texas high school teacher, was convicted and sentenced to five years in prison for having sex with five 18-year-old students at her home in 2011. Three former students, who testified a day earlier, said that they did not consider themselves victims and did not want to see their former English teacher prosecuted.
    (AFP, 8/18/12)

2012        Aug 21, In Pakistan barber Yousaf Khan (32) was kidnapped by seven members of a landowning family who gouged his eyes with a sharp knife before slitting his ears, nose, lips and tongue over a relationship with a married woman in the family in Mirzapur village.
    (AFP, 8/23/12)

2012        Aug 22, Minnesota Democrat state Rep. Kerry Gauthier (56) dropped his re-election bid following reports of his sexual encounter with a 17-year-old boy.
    (SFC, 8/22/12, p.A6)

2012        Aug 23, In Illinois authorities in Washington Park, a village next to East St. Louis, raided a house where a teenage girl (17) had been held captive and repeatedly sexually assaulted for over 2 years. Police took into custody a 24-year-old man and his mother. They also recovered the teen's young child, which the girl said was the result of rape by her captor.
    (AP, 8/24/12)
2012        Aug 23, Jordan's Paralympic committee said it has withdrawn three members from a pre-Games training camp in Northern Ireland over charges of sex offences.
    (AFP, 8/23/12)

2012        Aug 24, Rupert Murdoch's British tabloid The Sun published nude photographs of Prince Harry (27), claiming it defied royal orders not to print them in defense of press freedom.
    (AFP, 8/24/12)
2012        Aug 24, Sierra Leone lawmakers passed a sexual offences law introducing stiff minimum sentences for offenders that has been hailed as a victory in a nation where sexual abuse is rife.
    (AFP, 8/24/12)

2012        Aug 26, In Togo women in the civil rights group "Let's Save Togo" said they will have a week long sex strike to demand the resignation of President Faure Gnassingbé.
    (AFP, 8/26/12)

2012        Aug 29, Vietnamese researchers said new species of fish with a penis on its head has been identified in the Mekong Delta.
    (AFP, 8/29/12)

2012        Aug 31, In northern Mali a man accused of rape in received 100 lashes, as the Islamists controlling the city continue to mete out punishments under Shariah law. He was identified as a Burkina Faso citizen named Boubacar El-Bourkinabiyoune.
    (AP, 8/31/12)

2012        Aug, In Richmond, Ca., a young woman escaped from the home of Raul Ochoa, who had held and sexually assaulted her since she was 12 years old. On Jan 29, 2014, Ochoa (52) pleaded guilty to forced lewd acts and forcible rape on the victim (28).
    (SFC, 2/1/14, p.C2)

2012        Sep 6, In Kansas City, Missouri, Bishop Robert Finn was found guilty of a misdemeanor count for failing to report suspected child abuse from a child pornography case involving Rev. Shawn Ratigan.
    (SFC, 9/7/12, p.A11)

2012        Sep 9, In Carrolton, Texas, Franklin Davis (30) was charged with murder after confessing to the death of Shania Gray (16). Police believe he killed her to prevent her testimony at an upcoming sexual assault trial.
    (SFC, 9/11/12, p.A5)

2012        Sep 14, A French magazine published photos of Prince William's wife Kate sunbathing topless at a private house in southern France, prompting a strong condemnation from the royal family.
    (AP, 9/14/12)

2012        Sep 22, In Australia Jill Meagher (29) was raped and strangled as she walked home from a bar after an evening out with work colleagues in Melbourne. On Jun 19, 2013, sex offender Adrian Ernest Bayley (41) was sentenced to life in prison for the rape and murder. He had been free on parole after previous convictions for raping five women.
    (AP, 6/19/13)

2012        Sep 26, US defense officials said Fort Bragg, NC, Brig. Gen. Jeffrey A. Sinclair faces possible courts martial on charges that include forced sex with several female subordinates and fraudulent claims on a government charge card. In 2014 Sinclair (51) pleaded guilty to less serious counts of misconduct in a deal that included the dropping of sexual assault charges.
    (SFC, 9/27/12, p.A7)(SFC, 3/6/14, p.A8)(SFC, 3/18/14, p.A7)

2012        Sep, In Tunisia Meriem Ben Mohamed (27) was reportedly raped by two policemen who later said they had found and her boyfriend having sex in a car in a Tunis suburb. A third policeman allegedly tried to extort money from her fiance at a bank cashpoint. The woman later authored a book in France entitled "Guilty of being raped." The policemen faced trial in 2014.
    (AFP, 2/13/14)

2012        Oct 2, Hundreds of Tunisians protested in support of a woman (27) who says she was raped by police and is facing accusations of violating modesty laws. The woman says three police officers stopped her in a car last month, and one of them held her fiancé back while the other two raped her. The police officers deny wrongdoing
    (AP, 10/2/12)

2012        Oct 3, In Britain a documentary screened on ITV showing interviews with several people who claimed they had been abused as children by Jimmy Savile, a popular BBC presenter who died in 2011.
    (Econ, 10/27/12, p.58)

2012        Oct 5, In Colorado fifth-grader Jessica Ridgeway (10) never showed up at a nearby park where she was supposed to meet friends for the one-mile walk to her elementary school. On Oct 10 her body was found in an Arvada, Colo., park, just a few miles from where she went missing. On Oct 23 police arrested Austin Reed Sigg (17) in connection with the murder and sexual assault. Sigg confessed to killing Ridgeway. On Nov 19, 2013 Sigg, was sentenced to life in prison. 
    (SFC, 10/13/12, p.A5)(SFC, 10/26/12, p.A9)(SFC, 11/20/13, p.A6)

2012        Oct 9, In Portland, Maine, Alexis Wright (29) pleaded not guilty to 106 counts of prostitution, violation of privacy, tax evasion and other charges for allegedly providing sex for money at her Zumba fitness studio and a nearby one-room office she rented in Kennebunk. The man police say was her business partner, 57-year-old Mark Strong Sr., pleaded not guilty to 59 counts of promotion of prostitution and violation of privacy. On May 31, 2013, Alexis Wright was sentenced to 10 months in jail in a plea agreement.
    (AP, 10/10/12)(SFC, 6/1/13, p.A4)

2012        Oct 10, Former US Peace Corps volunteer Jesse Osmun apologized for sexually abusing young girls in South Africa before he was sentenced to 15 years in prison. He had provided support to people affected by the AIDS virus.
    (SFC, 10/11/12, p.A4)

2012        Oct 11, In France a court in Creteil, outside Paris, sentenced 4 of 14 men accused of rape to prison terms, although most of the time was suspended. The longest term any will serve is a year. French women's organizations decried the acquittals and lenient sentences for the gang raping two teenage girls more than a decade ago.
    (AP, 10/12/12)
2012        Oct 11, In Iraq Abeer Ali (5) was abducted while her family attended a wedding in Zubair. Her body was found 12 hours later in an empty lot, bearing similar signs of trauma to Banin Haider, who was raped and killed in the same area on Aug 16. Abeer was strangled with a shoelace. The suspected kidnapper phoned nine friends and invited them to take part in the rape. So far, eight people have been arrested and have confessed. All of those arrested in the two cases were drug addicts under the influence at the time of the crimes.
    (AP, 11/9/12)

2012        Oct 16, In Japan two US sailors were arrested for the alleged rape of a Japanese woman on Okinawa.
    (SFC, 10/18/12, p.A2)

2012        Oct 18, In Portland, Oregon, the Boy Scouts of America some 4,500 pages of secret "perversion files" released by order of the Oregon Supreme Court, their maneuvers protected suspected sexual predators while victims suffered in silence. The new files are a window on a much larger collection of documents the Boy Scouts of America began collecting soon after their founding in 1910.
    (AP, 10/19/12)

2012        Oct 28, London police arrested one-time pop star Gary Glitter as part of an investigation into allegations of child sex abuse by the late BBC presenter Jimmy Savile. Glitter, born Paul Gadd, shot to fame in the early 1970s with the hit "Rock and Roll". He has long been dogged by child sex accusations. He was convicted of abusing two girls in Vietnam in 2006 and has been jailed in that country.
    (AP, 10/28/12)

2012        Nov 1, British police arrested comedian Freddie Starr as part of an investigation triggered by allegations that the late BBC presenter Jimmy Savile sexually abused hundreds of children.
    (Reuters, 11/2/12)

2012        Nov 7, Egypt's top prosecutor ordered government ministries to enforce a ban on pornographic websites, three years after a court denounced the sites as "venomous and vile." The order followed a protest by ultraconservative Salafis.
    (AP, 11/7/12)

2012        Nov 9, David Petraeus, the retired four-star general renowned for taking charge of the military campaigns in Iraq and then Afghanistan, abruptly resigned as director of the CIA, admitting to an extramarital affair. Petraeus carried on the affair with his biographer and reserve Army officer Paula Broadwell.
    (AP, 11/10/12)
2012        Nov 9, The Australian government said it has abandoned its 5-year-old pledge to mandate a filter blocking child pornography and other objectionable Internet content. Instead service providers have agreed to block a list of 1,400 websites.
    (SFC, 11/9/12, p.A2)

2012        Nov 13, Peter Ball (80), a former Church of England bishop was arrested in western England on suspicion of sexually assaulting boys as young as 12 in the late 1980s and early 1990s. A 2nd man, a retired Anglican priest aged 67, was detained in Sussex on suspicion of separate offences against two teenage boys in 1981 and 1983.
    (AP, 11/13/12)

2012        Nov 20, San Francisco lawmakers disappointed committed nudists by voting 6-5 t0 approve a ban on public nakedness despite concerns the measure would undermine the city's reputation as a sanctuary for free expression. Exemptions would be made for participants at permitted street fairs and parades.
    (AP, 11/20/12)(SFC, 11/21/12, p.A1)
2012        Nov 20, A 5-year-old sex tape of an 18-year-old woman allegedly hired by developers to sleep with a city official exploded on the Chinese Internet when screenshots of it were uploaded by a Beijing-based former journalist Zhu Ruifeng to his Hong Kong-registered website, an independent online clearing house for corruption allegations.
    (AP, 11/27/12)

2012        Nov 23, Congolese troops fleeing the M23 rebels raped at least 97 women and 33 girls, some as young as 6, over the last 24 hours. A UN report released on May 8, 2013 said most of the rapes took place  over Nov. 22-23, 2012, in the eastern Congo town of Minova.
    (AP, 5/8/13)
2012        Nov 23, Former French tennis coach Regis de Camaret (70) was convicted and sentenced to eight years in prison for raping young students at his academy, ending a seven-year legal case that began when a former ranked player published a book describing years of abuse at his hands.
    (AP, 11/23/12)

2012        Nov 29, In New York lawyers for Dominique Strauss-Kahn and house keeper Nafissatou Diallo reportedly reached an agreement to settle a suit she had brought against him for sexual assault. Attorneys the next day denied a settlement saying they merely “discussed a resolution.” A settlement was agreed to on Dec 10.
    (SFC, 11/30/12, p.A10)(SFC, 12/1/12, p.A5)(SFC, 12/11/12, p.A14)

2012        Dec 4, A ban on nudity in San Francisco was given final approval by the city’s Board of Supervisors in a raucous meeting at which several people stripped naked in board chambers.
    (SFC, 12/5/12, p.C1)

2012        Dec 9, Argentina’s President Cristina Fernandez gave Susana Trimarco a human rights award before hundreds of thousands of people in the Plaza de Mayo for her efforts in rescuing sex slaves and helping them start new lives. Argentina's efforts to combat sex trafficking began largely as a result of Susana Trimarco's one-woman, decade-long quest to find her missing daughter, Maria de los Angeles "Marita" Veron.
    (AP, 12/11/12)(AP, 12/13/12)

2012        Dec 12, In Argentina the acquittal of 13 people accused in the disappearance of a young woman who was allegedly kidnapped and forced into prostitution for "VIP clients" spread shock and outrage across the country, prompting street protests and calls by political leaders to impeach the three judges who delivered the verdict.
    (AP, 12/12/12)

2012        Dec 14, In San Francisco Frederick Dozier Jr. (33), a school cafeteria worker, was sentenced to 373 years to life in prison for assaulting 3 women in the Mission District in 2011.
    (SSFC, 12/16/12, p.C11)

2012        Dec 16, In India six men raped a woman (23) and savagely beat her and her companion with iron rods on a bus driving around New Delhi, passing through several police checkpoints, before stripping them and dumping them on the side of the road. The rapes triggered massive protests on Dec 19 as police fished out the raped body of a 10-year old girl from a canal in Bihar state's Saharsa district. The victim of the bus rape died on Dec 29.
    (AP, 12/19/12)(AP, 12/29/12)

2012        Dec 17, Philippine legislators passed a landmark bill that would provide government funding for contraceptives and sexuality classes in schools despite strong opposition by the dominant Roman Catholic Church and its followers. Pres. Aquino III signed the legislation on Dec 21.
    (AP, 12/17/12)(SSFC, 12/30/12, p.A6)

2012        Dec 28, In India authorities in Punjab state took action when an 18-year-old woman killed herself by drinking poison a month after she told police she was gang-raped. Authorities suspended one police officer and fired two others on accusations they delayed investigating and taking action in the case. The woman was raped Nov. 13 and reported the attack to police on Nov 27. The three accused in the rape were arrested only on the previous night night, a month after the crime was reported.
    (AP, 12/29/12)

2012        Dec 29, Indian police charged six men with murder, adding to accusations that they beat and gang-raped a woman on a New Delhi bus on Dec 16 in a case that shocked the country. The victim "passed away peacefully" early today at Mount Elizabeth hospital in Singapore.
    (AP, 12/29/12)

2012        Dec 30, Spain's Interior Ministry said police have arrested 17 people on suspicion of smuggling Nigerian women into Spain and forcing them into prostitution using threats including claims they would cast Voodoo spells on them if they didn't comply.
    (AP, 12/30/12)

2012        Faramerz Dabhoiwala authored “The Origins of Sex: A History of the First Sexual Revolution.”
    (Econ, 2/11/12, p.82)
2012        Tom Hickman authored “God’s Doodle: The Life and Times of the Penis.”
    (Econ, 12/1/12, p.89)
2012        Florence Williams authored “Breasts: A Natural and Unnatural History.”
    (SSFC, 5/13/12, p.F6)

2013        Jan 3, In India 5 men accused of raping a university student for hours on a bus as it drove through New Delhi were charged with murder, rape and other crimes that could bring them the death penalty. A sixth suspect, listed as a 17-year-old, was expected to be tried in a juvenile court, where the maximum sentence would be three years in a reform facility. Authorities said they will seek the death penalty against the 5 men.
    (AP, 1/3/13)(SFC, 1/4/13, p.A2)

2013        Jan 6, Somalia’s Universal TV reported that armed men in police uniform had raped a young woman. The same day Al Jazeera published an article describing rape by security forces in camps for internally displaced people in Mogadishu. Journalist Abdiaziz Abdinur Ibrahim then interviewed the woman but never published a story. He was arrested for conducting the interview.
    (AP, 1/23/13)

2013        Jan 11, A US federal judge barred California from enforcing a voter-approved law that requires 73,000 registered sex offenders to disclose their internet identities to police.
    (SFC, 1/12/13, p.C1)
2013        Jan 11, British police released a report saying the late entertainer Jimmy Savile committed more than 200 sex crimes from 1955-2009, with most victims children and teens assaulted the length and breadth of Britain, from TV studios to hospitals and even a hospice.
    (AP, 1/11/13)

2013        Jan 12, In India police arrested six suspects in another gang rape of a bus passenger in Punjab state. Police also arrested a 32-year-old man for allegedly raping and killing a 9-year-old girl two weeks ago in Ahmednagar district in western India.
    (AP, 1/13/13)

2013        Jan 22, In Connecticut Kevin Wallin (61), a Catolic priest, pleaded not guilty to federal charges of selling crystal meth to an undercover police officer. On April 2 Wallin pleaded guilty to a federal drug charge. He was accused of making over $300,000 in methamphetamine sales while running an adult video and sex toy shop.
    (SFC, 1/24/13, p.A10)(SFC, 4/3/13, p.A5)

2013        Jan 23, Rights groups called for the Somali government to release a journalist arrested by police for interviewing a woman who said she was raped by government security forces. Freelance journalist Abdiaziz Abdinur Ibrahim and three others accused in the case have been held for more than a week without charge. Journalist Abdiaziz Abdinur was later charged with insulting a government body and inducing the woman to give false evidence.
    (AP, 1/23/13)(AP, 1/31/13)

2013        Jan 25, In China a scandal involving Chinese city officials having sex with women hired by developers who secretly videotaped the trysts to extort construction deals broadened with state media announcing that 10 more officials have been fired.
    (AP, 1/25/13)

2013        Jan 26, Pennsylvania police said Stephen Baker (62), a Franciscan friar, was found dead of a self-inflicted knife wound at the St. Bernardine monastery. Baker was named in recent settlements involving 11 men who alleged that he sexually abused them 3 decades ago.
    (SSFC, 1/27/13, p.A6)

2013        Jan 29, Mexican immigration authorities said they have broken up a bizarre cult that allegedly ran a sex-slavery ring among its followers on the US border. The "Defensores de Cristo" or "Defenders of Christ" allegedly recruited women to have sex with a Spanish man who claimed he was the reincarnation of Christ.
    (AP, 1/30/13)
2013        Jan 29, The Somali government charged a woman who has said she was raped by security forces. Human Rights Watch later said three other people including the woman's husband were also charged with assisting the alleged rape victim to evade investigators.
    (AP, 1/31/13)

2013        Jan 31, The United Nations demanded that Egyptian authorities act to bring perpetrators of sexual assaults to justice, saying it had reports of 25 sexual assaults on women in Tahrir rallies over the past week.
    (AP, 2/2/13)

2013        Feb 1, In San Francisco a ban on public nudity took effect.
    (SSFC, 2/2/14, p.C1)

2013        Feb 2, Nebraska Lt. Gov. Rick Sheehy resigned abruptly in a scandal involving thousands of calls to four women on his state-issued cellphone, including one woman who said she had a romantic relationship with the politician.
    (AP, 2/2/13)
2013        Feb 2, South Africa teenager Anene Booysen (17) was gang-raped, mutilated and left for dead on a building construction site in the Western Cape. She lived long enough to identify one of her attackers. Police on Feb 7 said they have arrested a second suspect for the gang-rape. On May 21 a magistrate said there was not enough evidence to try suspect Jonathan Davids (22), her rejected boyfriend. On Nov 1 Johannes Kana (21), a man convicted of raping and murdering the girl, was sentenced to life in jail.
    (AP, 2/7/13)(AP, 5/21/13)(AFP, 11/1/13)

2013        Feb 4, In Mexico a gang of armed, masked men raped six Spanish tourists in the Mexican resort of Acapulco.
    (AP, 2/6/13)

2013        Feb 5, In Somalia a Mogadishu court handed down one-year prison sentences to a woman who said she was raped by security forces and a reporter who interviewed her. The judges decided the woman falsely claimed she was raped and had insulted the government. On March 3 an appeals court dropped charges against the woman. A journalist who interviewed the rape victim and was tried alongside her had his sentence reduced from one year to six months.
    (AP, 2/5/13)(AP, 3/3/13)

2013        Feb 7, In Ottowa, Canada, police said Marc Leduc (56) has been charged with two counts of first-degree murder in connection with the killing of two local sex workers. Pamela Kosmac, 39, was found murdered in 2008 near a bicycle path, while Leanne Lawson, 23, was found in a parking lot in a central part of the city. Leduc was already in custody facing 11 charges related to an alleged sexual assault of a 19-year-old Ottawa woman last November.
    (AP, 2/8/13)

2013        Feb 16, A court in Egypt ordered a TV channel that airs belly dancing clips off the air for showing "sexually explicit" content and operating without a broadcast license.
    (AP, 2/16/13)
2013        Feb 16, In India the bodies of three sisters — aged 7, 9 and 11 — were found in a village well in Bhandara district in Maharashtra after they had gone missing from school two days earlier. Police eventually registered a case of rape and murder after a post-mortem of the girls found that they had been sexually abused and brutally killed.
    (AP, 2/22/13)

2013        Feb 18, In Maryland Dr. Nikita A. Levy (54) was found dead. The gynecologist’s employment at Johns Hopkins was terminated on Feb 8 following reports of his surreptitiously photographing and videotaping his patients.  In 2014 the John Hopkins Health System agreed to pay $190 million to some 8,000 women to settle the case.
    (SFC, 2/19/13, p.A7)(SFC, 7/22/14, p.A4)

2013        Feb 26, Human Rights Watch said Sri Lankan security forces continue to use torture, rape and other forms of sexual violence against suspected members of the Tamil Tiger rebels and their supporters, nearly four years after the end of the country's civil war. The military denied the allegations.
    (AP, 2/26/13)

2013        Feb 27, British health officials said gonorrhea cases have soared by 25 percent in the past year in England as superbug or drug-resistant strains of the sexually transmitted infection (STI) take hold worldwide.
    (AP, 2/27/13)
2013        Feb 27, Brazilian police said Father Emilson Soares Correa, a Roman Catholic priest, is being investigated for allegations of sexual abuse of three young girls in his parish in Niteroi, a city across Guanabara Bay from Rio de Janeiro.
    (AP, 2/27/13)

2013        Feb, Malaysian restaurant manager Riduan Masmud (40) was charged with committing statutory rape with a girl (13) in a parked car in Borneo. He later defended his actions by saying he has married the girl.
    (AP, 5/22/13)

2013        Mar 1, In Japan US Seaman Christopher Browning (24), of Athens, Texas, and Petty Officer 3rd Class Skyler Dozierwalker (23), of Muskogee, Oklahoma, were found guilty by the Naha District Court of raping and robbing a woman in her 20s in a parking lot in October. Both admitted committing the crime. Browning was sentenced to 10 years and Dozierwalker received nine years.
    (AP, 3/1/13)

2013        Mar 3, Scottish Cardinal Keith O’Brien acknowledged having engaged in unspecified sexual misbehaviour, apologized for his actions a d recused himself from the conclave to select a new pope.
    (SFC, 3/4/13, p.A3)

2013        Mar 8, In South Africa statistics say someone gets raped every four minutes. A woman is also killed by an intimate partner every eight hours, a probable underestimate because no perpetrator is identified in 20 percent of killings.
    (AP, 3/8/13)

2013        Mar 15, In Britain Dr. Davinderjit Bains, arrested last year, admitted 39 charges against 30 victims, including sexual assault, voyeurism and sexual activity with a child. He had used a Tieex 4GB Waterproof HD Spy Watch DVR, which has a camera on its face, to record assaults on patients at his practice in Royal Wootton Bassett in western England.
    (AP, 3/15/13)
2013        Mar 15, In India a Swiss woman (39) on a cycling trip in Madhya Pradesh state with her husband was gang-raped by eight men. On March 17 police arrested 5 men, who admitted to the attack. At least 2 others remained at large.
    (AP, 3/16/13)(AP, 3/17/13)

2013        Mar 16, In Texas Air Force Staff Sgt. Eddy Soto was sentenced to a dishonorable discharge and 4 years in prison for raping a female trainee. Over 30 Lackland instructors have been investigated in the military sex scandal. Soto was the 9th trainer convicted and sentenced.
    (SFC, 3/18/13, p.A5)

2013        Mar 17, In Ohio 2 members of the Steubenville high school football team were found guilty of raping a drunken 16-year-old girl after a drinking party last August 11. On Nov 25 a superintendent and two coaches were charged with lying or failure to report possible child abuse.
    (SFC, 3/18/13, p.A5)(SFC, 11/26/13, p.A6)

2013        Mar 21, India passed anti-rape legislation that included a controversial provision setting the age of sexual consent at 18.
    (SFC, 3/22/13, p.A6)

2013        Mar 22, In Ireland Patrick McCabe (77), a former Catholic priest who had worked in California, was sentenced to 18 month in prison for assaulting two boys decades ago in Ireland.
    (SFC, 3/23/13, p.C2)

2013        Mar 26, In Libya 3 British female activists of Pakistani origin were kidnapped and raped in the eastern city of Benghazi. Pro-government militiamen were suspected. The women were part of an overland aid convoy bound for Gaza.
    (AP, 3/29/13)

2013        Mar 31, In Brazil a French man and US woman studying Portuguese were held for hours while the woman was sexually assaulted aboard a public transport van they boarded in Rio de Janeiro's Copacabana beach neighborhood. Three men, ages 20 to 22, were soon taken into custody and a third was being sought in connection with the attack. Police later detained a 14-year-old suspected of participating in the attack. On Aug 14 three men were convicted of grand theft, rape and extortion.
    (AP, 4/2/13)(SFC, 4/3/13, p.A3)(SFC, 4/9/13, p.A2)(Reuters, 8/15/13)

2013        Apr 1, Gaza's Hamas-controlled parliament announced a new law requiring separate classes for boys and girls in public and private schools from the fourth grade rather than the current 7th grade. The education law also bars male teachers from teaching in girls' schools. It will go effect at the start of the new school year in September.
    (AP, 4/1/13)

2013        Apr 7, In Halifax, Canada, Rehtaeh Parsons (17) died after being removed from life support following a suicide attempt by hanging on April 4. She had killed herself after a photo of her allegedly being sexually assaulted in Nov, 2011, circulated online. In August one man (18) was charged with two counts of distributing child pornography and the second man (18) was charged with making child pornography and distributing it.
    (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Suicide_of_Rehtaeh_Parsons)(AP, 8/9/13)

2013        Apr 10, A Danish man (31) was acquitted of molesting two 17-year-old girls after he was found to suffer from a rare sleep disorder known as "sexsomnia."
    (AP, 4/12/13)

2013        Apr 13, Congolese Justice Minister Wivine Mumba said a dozen senior officers in the Congolese army have been arrested for responsibility for mass rapes committed by several army units in eastern Congo in November 2012.
    (AP, 4/13/13)

2013        Apr 17, In India a 5-year-old girl was found after being raped and tortured by a man who held her in a locked room in New Delhi for two days. Manoj Kumar (24), who lived in the room where the girl was found, was arrested on April 20 in Muzaffarpur town, Bihar state. The girl remained in serious condition. Kumar led police to a 2nd suspect, Pradeep Kumar (19), who was arrested April 22.
    (AP, 4/20/13)(AP, 4/22/13)

2013        Apr 20, Police in Nicaragua detained Eric Justin Toth, a former US school teacher, who was on the FBI's 10 most-wanted fugitives as a suspect in a child pornography investigation.
    (AP, 4/23/13)

2013        Apr 26, British celebrity publicist Max Clifford (70) was charged with 11 counts of indecent assault, including on two underage girls. He was arrested in December as part of an investigation into sex crime allegations against the late Jimmy Savile.
    (Reuters, 4/26/13)

2013        Apr 27, In Indonesia an Australia woman (28) was attacked and raped while vacationing with her family near Bali’s popular Kuta beach. Her assailant also stole stole three iPads, two cellphones and $154 in cash.
    (AP, 4/29/13)

2013        Apr 29, On California a jury in Santa Ana convicted Catherine Kieu (50) of torture and aggravated mayhem. She was accused of drugging her husband (60) and then severing his penis and tossing it into the garbage disposal. She was jealous of his plans to divorce her because he was seeing his ex-girlfriend.
    (SFC, 4/30/13, p.A4)

2013        May 1, Bill Roache, Britain’s longest-serving soap actor, was arrested on suspicion of a 1967 rape.
    (SFC, 5/2/13, p.A2)

2013        May 2, British news media reported that Stuart Hall (83) had pleaded  guilty last month to sex abuse charges against young girls decades ago. Media were barred from reporting the plea until now.
    (SFC, 5/3/13, p.A5)

2013        May 4, Nigel Evans (55), a member of PM David Cameron's Conservative party, was detained over sexual attacks allegedly carried out at his home in Lancashire, northern England between July 2009 and March of this year. Evans had announced in 2010 that he was gay.
    (AP, 5/5/13)

2013        May 6, US Air Force Lt. Col. Jeffrey Krusinsky (41), head of Air Force sexual assault prevention, was arrested on charges of groping a woman a day earlier in a suburban Virginia parking lot.
    (SFC, 5/8/13, p.A8)
2013        May 6, In Cleveland 3 women, Amanda Berry (27), Gina DeJesus (23) and Michelle Knight (32), who went missing separately about a decade ago, when they were in their teens or early 20s, were found alive in a residential area just south of downtown. 3 brothers, Ariel Castro (52), Pedro (54) and Onil Castro (50) were arrested. On May 8 Ariel Castro was charged with kidnapping and rape of the 3 women. His two borthers were not charged. On July 26 Ariel Castro pleaded guilty to 937 counts in a deal to avoid the death penalty. 
    (AP, 5/7/13)(AP, 5/8/13)(SFC, 5/8/13, p.A10)(AP, 5/9/13)(SFC, 7/27/13, p.A6)

2013        May 8, Guinea's leading human rights group confirmed that a member of the country's paramilitary police unit was found guilty of raping a female demonstrator inside the national soccer stadium during the Sep 28, 2009, pro-democracy rally.
    (AP, 5/8/13)

2013        May 12, It was reported that an upsurge of gang rapes has hit the breakaway region of Somaliland. Rights activists and medical officials said least 84 women have been raped since the beginning of this year.
    (AP, 5/12/13)

2013        May 15, The Vatican ordered disgraced Scottish Cardinal Keith O'Brien to leave Scotland for several months to pray and atone for sexual misconduct, issuing a rare public sanction against a "prince of the church" and the first such punishment meted out by Pope Francis.
    (AP, 5/15/13)

2013        May 19, Tunisian feminist Amina Sboui (19), aka Amina Tyler, who scandalized her country by posting topless photos of herself online, was arrested after allegedly sneaking into Tunisia's holiest city disguised in a veil, then trying to get undressed during a protest. Sboui was freed from jail on Aug 1, but still faced trial for  profanation of a cemetery.
    (AP, 5/20/13)(AP, 8/1/13)

2013        May 20, In New York Brooklyn assemblyman Vito Lopez resigned following allegations that he had groped or harassed at least 8 young female staffers.
    (Econ, 5/25/13, p.32)

2013        May 22, Army Secretary John McHugh and Chief of Staff General Ray Odierno told a Senate panel they were addressing the service's sexual harassment and sexual assault problem as their top priority. They revealed that Sergeant First Class Michael McClendon was charged last week for videotaping female cadets in the showers at West Point.
    (Reuters, 5/22/13)

2013        May 23, Lawyers said an order of the Roman Catholic Church has agreed to pay $16.5 million to more than 400 adults who said they were sexually abused as children by religious leaders. The victims claimed abuse at schools and child-care facilities belonging to the Christian Brothers and the Christian Brothers of Ireland, Inc, in 17 US states and Canada from the late 1940s or early 1950s until the 1980s.
    (Reuters, 5/23/13)

2013        May 24, An Egyptian security official said 10 male relatives have killed a mother and her two daughters on suspicion of moral offenses, so-called "honor killings."
    (AP, 5/24/13)

2013        May 25, In Turkey some 100 people kissed for several minutes at a subway stop in Ankara after subway officials earlier in the week made an announcement asking passengers "to act in accordance with moral rules" after security cameras spotted a couple kissing.
    (AP, 5/26/13)

2013        Jun 4, India’s police reported that an American tourist was gang-raped in the northern resort town of Manali. 3 men picked her up in a truck while she was hitchhiking, then drove to a secluded spot and raped her. Himachal Pradesh police on June 6 arrested 3 Nepalese men in connection to her rape.
    (AP, 6/5/13)(SFC, 6/7/13, p.A5)

2013        Jun 5, India’s police said they have arrested a man accused of raping an Irish woman (21) who volunteered at a children's charity in the Indian city of Kolkata.
    (AP, 6/5/13)

2013        Jun 6, Bolivian officials said Quachua villagers in the southern highlands buried alive Santos Ramos (17) in the grave of Leandra Arias Janco (35), for her rape and murder on June 2.
    (SFC, 6/8/13, p.A2)

2013        Jun 18, Mexican authorities arrested Walter Lee Williams (64), a former university professor who was on the FBI's Ten Most Wanted Fugitives list, in the resort city of Playa del Carmen. He was wanted on charges of sexual exploitation of children and traveling abroad for the purpose of engaging in sexual acts with children.
    (AP, 6/19/13)

2013        Jun 19, The US Naval Academy at Annapolis, Md., charged 3 Navy football players with sexually assaulting a female midshipman at an off-campus house in April, 2012.
    (SFC, 6/20/13, p.A7)

2013        Jun 24, In Italy former premier Silvio Berlusconi was sentenced to seven years in prison and banned from politics for life for paying an underage prostitute for sex during infamous "bunga bunga" parties and forcing public officials to cover it up. He still had two levels of appeal.
    (AP, 6/25/13)

2013        Jun 26, In Ukraine Irina Krashkova (29) was beaten and raped by local police in Vradiyevka. The officers involved were not arrested until enraged residents stormed the police station in protest.
    (AP, 7/21/13)(http://tinyurl.com/lf25gh4)

2013        Jun 27, The UN raised the alarm about the recent rape of 9 girls in eastern Congo. The youngest was 18 months old and 2 of the girls died.
    (SFC, 6/28/13, p.A2)

2013        Jun 29, In Tennessee Vanderbilt University said it has dismissed four football players from the team and suspended them from the university as the result of a sex crimes investigation.
    (CSM, 6/30/13)

2013        Jul 1, In southern California police arrested high school teacher Laura Elizabeth Whitehurst (28), two weeks after giving birth, for allegedly having had unlawful sex with a student (16).
    (SFC, 7/3/13, p.A5)
2013        Jul 1, Connecticut’s Fairfield Univ. and others that supported a charity, designed to help feed and educate boys in Haiti, reached a $12 million settlement with children who were sexually abused by Douglas Perlitz, a founder of the group. Perlitz  was sentenced to nearly 20 years in prison in 2011 for the assaults at the Project Pierre Toussaint School.
    (SFC, 7/2/13, p.A4)

2013        Jul 10, In southern California three former allies of San Diego Mayor Bob Filner called on him to resign, saying several women had approached them describing instances of sexual harassment.
    (Econ, 8/10/13, p.24)

2013        Jul 11, Pope Francis overhauled the laws that govern the Vatican City State, criminalizing leaks of Vatican information and specifically listing sexual violence, prostitution and possession of child pornography as crimes against children that can be punished by up to 12 years in prison.
    (AP, 7/11/13)

2013        Jul 18, In Martinez, Ca., Marcelles Peter (20) of Pinole and Jose Montano (22) of Richmond were found guilty of nuumerous felony charges in the Oct 24, 2009, gang rape of a girl (16) outside Richmond High School (see Oct 23, 2009).
    (SFC, 7/19/13, p.A1)

2013        Jul 17, In Dubai Marte Deborah Dalelv (24), a Norwegian woman, was sentenced to 16 months in jail for having sex outside marriage after she reported an alleged rape. On July 19 she decided to speak out in hopes of drawing attention to the risks of outsiders misunderstanding the Islamic-influenced legal codes in this cosmopolitan city. Norwegian diplomats secured her release and she has been allowed to remain at the Norwegian Seamen's Center in central Dubai. She said her alleged attacker received a 13-month sentence for out-of-wedlock sex and alcohol consumption. On July 22 Dubai pardoned Dalelv.
    (AP, 7/19/13)(Reuters, 7/22/13)

2013        Jul 19, Ohio police arrested Michael Madison (35), a registered sex offender, after finding a female body in a garage in East Cleveland. Two more bodies were found the next day. Authorities believed the victims were killed in the last 6-10 days.
    (SFC, 7/22/13, p.A4)

2013        Jul 20, An Indian court sentenced six men, convicted of the gang rape last March 15 of a Swiss woman, to life in prison.
    (Reuters, 7/20/13)

2013        Jul 22, In San Diego, Ca., Irene McCormack, the former communications director for Mayor Bob Filner, filed a sexual harassment lawsuit against Filner alleging unwanted sexual advances that included demands to work without panties.
    (SFC, 7/23/13, p.A5)

2013        Jul 24, Virginia Johnson (b.1925), pioneering sex therapist and researcher, died in St. Louis. She and her husband, William Masters (d.2001), had authored books that included “Human Sexual Response” (1966) and “Human Sexual Inadequacy” (1970.
    (SFC, 7/26/13, p.D7)

2013        Jul 29, US officials said the FBI has arrested 150 people across the country on charges of holding children against their will for prostitution in a three-day weekend sweep. Officials called this the largest-ever operation against child sex-trafficking.
    (Reuters, 7/29/13)

2013        Jul 30, Morocco’s King Mohamed VI pardoned 48 jailed Spaniards at the request of Spain's King Juan Carlos, who visited Morocco last month. Included in the pardon was Spanish pedophile Daniel Fino Galvan, convicted 18 months ago by criminal courts in Kenitra, near Rabat, of raping and filming children aged between 4 and 15. He was serving a 30-year sentence for raping 11 children.
    (Reuters, 8/1/13)

2013        Aug 1, In Ohio Ariel Castro (53), the man convicted of holding three women captive and raping them for a decade, was sentenced to life without parole plus 1,000 years.
    (SFC, 8/2/13, p.A6)

2013        Aug 3, Morocco’s King Mohamed VI revoked a pardon granted on July 30 to Spanish pedophile Daniel Fino Galvan. Galvan, already back in Spain, was soon arrested by Spanish authorities.
    (Reuters, 8/6/13)

2013        Aug 6, In China a panel of the Shanghai Communist Party Committee said that three Shanghai Supreme Court officials had  "participated in prostitution" after being invited to dinner. A fourth court official had accepted female companionship but did not take a woman to a room. A whistleblower had filed a police complaint in April, but "the case went nowhere" and he therefore decided to post the video online instead of going to the police again. His case triggered the investigation.
    (AP, 8/7/13)

2013        Aug 16, In California a US District Judge ruled that a Los Angeles County law requiring adult film performers to wear condoms is constitutional.
    (SSFC, 8/18/13, p.A12)

2013        Aug 22, Sources said that San Diego Mayor Bob Filner (70) will resign as part of a mediation deal reached in his sexual harassment lawsuit. At least 18 women have accused Filner of sexual harassment.
    (SFC, 8/23/13, p.A5)
2013        Aug 22, In India a young photojournalist was repeatedly raped by five men in a deserted textile mill in Mumbai. One suspect was arrested the next day. On April 4, 2014, three of the men were sentenced to death and a 4th was sentenced to life in prison.
    (AP, 8/24/13)(SFC, 8/24/13, p.A5)(SFC, 4/5/14, p.A2)

2013        Aug 24, In India police arrested a 2nd man in the gang rape of a young photojournalist in Mumbai, and said they had enough evidence to prosecute those responsible for a crime that has renewed public outcry over sexual violence in the country. The victim (22) remained in a hospital and was recovering well after being repeatedly raped by five men on Aug 22 in a deserted textile mill.
    (AP, 8/24/13)

2013        Aug 25, In Massachusetts 3 suburban Boston high school soccer players used a broomstick to rape one freshmen and try to rape two others at a sports team-building retreat in the Berkshires at Camp Lenox in Otis.
    (SFC, 9/4/13, p.A5)
2013        Aug 25, India’s police arrested the last of five men wanted in the gang rape of a photojournalist in Mumbai.
    (AP, 8/25/13)

2013        Aug 26, In Montana defendant Stacey Rambold (54) received a 15 year sentence with all but one month suspended for the rape of student Cherice Moralez (14) in 2008. Morales committed suicide in 2010, a few weeks before her seventeenth birthday and before the case went to trial. On Sep 4 state prosecutors said they are appealing the sentence. Rambold was released on Sep 26. On April 30, 2014, the state Supreme Court ruled that the one month sentence was too short.
    (http://tinyurl.com/mjks62n)(SFC, 9/7/13, p.A4)(SFC, 9/27/13, p.A7)(SFC, 5/1/14, p.A8)
2013        Aug 26, Zurich, Switzerland, launched publicly funded, drive-in, open wooden garages to make prostitution less of a public nuisance and safer for women.
    (AP, 8/26/13)

2013        Aug 28, In China Li Tianyi (17), the teenage son of a prominent Chinese general, denied the charge of gang rape, inflaming public anger in a case that has stirred resentment against the offspring of the political elite who are widely seen as spoiled. In 2011 he drove a BMW into another car in Beijing, beat up the couple inside the vehicle and then scoffed at bystanders about calling the police. Tianyi was one of five accused of assaulting a woman in a Beijing hotel in February. On Sep 26 a court sentenced Tianyi to 10 years in prison for his role in the rape. Two juvenile accomplices, who pleaded guilty, were given suspended sentences and released.
    (Reuters, 8/28/13)(Econ, 10/26/13, p.53)

2013        Aug 31, An Indian teenager was sentenced to three years in juvenile detention for the December gang rape of a trainee physiotherapist, the first verdict in a case that sparked debate over whether India is too soft on young offenders. The woman died in a Singapore hospital two weeks after the December 16 attack.
    (Reuters, 8/31/13)

2013        Sep 1, In India Asaram Bapu, a controversial spiritual guru, was arrested on a rape charge filed by a teenage girl in the northwestern state of Rajasthan.
    (AP, 9/1/13)

2013        Sep 4, In India holyman Baba Premdas (60) was found bleeding late in northern Uttar Pradesh state after severing his genitals in what reports said was a protest at last week's arrest of Asaram Bapu, a self-styled Hindu holyman.
    (AFP, 9/5/13)

2013        Sep 10, In Louisiana local and federal law officials said they have arrested Van Draylan Dixson (38), a neighborhood watch volunteer, on suspicion of raping four women in Dallas.
    (SFC, 9/11/13, p.A4)
2013        Sep 10, An Indian court convicted four men in the deadly gang rape of a young woman on a moving New Delhi bus.
    (AP, 9/10/13)
2013        Sep 10, Lawmakers in Switzerland, where prostitution is legal, agreed to make it a criminal act to pay for sex with anyone who is under 18 years old.
    (AP, 9/10/13)

2013        Sep 11, In Sierra Leone a statement from the office of the president said Mamoud Tarawalie, the country's deputy education minister, has been relieved of his duties "with immediate effect" because he was facing "sexual assault and rape" allegations.
    (AP, 9/12/13)

2013        Sep 20, In Peru Luis Bambaren, the former president of Peru's bishops' conference and bishop emeritus of Chimbote, told local media that Gabino Miranda has been dismissed as auxiliary bishop in the dioceses of Ayacucho, a poor Andean region in southern Peru, after he was accused of having sexual relations with minors.
    (Reuters, 9/20/13)

2013        Sep 26, In China the teenage son of two celebrity singers for the Chinese military was convicted of rape and sentenced to 10 years in prison, in a case the public closely watched for signs of leniency because of his family ties.
    (AP, 9/26/13)

2013        Oct 1, Colorado teenager Austin Reed Sigg (18), who confessed to abducting, killing and dismembering a 10-year-old girl last year, pleaded guilty to first-degree murder, sexual assault and also to the botched kidnapping of a female jogger months before the killing.
    (Reuters, 10/1/13)

2013        Oct 2, Polish police said they have located Rev. Wojciech Gil, a priest sought by Interpol on suspicion he sexually abused children in the Dominican Republic, where he led a parish in the mountain town of Juncalito for eight years.
    (AP, 10/2/13)

2013        Oct 4, Poland's Catholic Church said it will not pay compensation to victims of priests who sexually abused children. Rev. Jozef Kloch said in comments aired by Polish Radio 1 that the responsibility for compensation lies with the perpetrator.
    (AP, 10/4/13)

2013        Oct 8, A Saudi court sentenced a preacher convicted of raping his five-year-old daughter and torturing her to death to eight years in prison and 800 lashes. The court also ordered Fayhan al-Ghamdi to pay his ex-wife, the girl's mother, one million riyals ($270,000) in "blood money.” Ghamdi's second wife, accused of taking part in the crime, was sentenced to 10 months in prison and 150 lashes.
    (AFP, 10/8/13)

2013        Oct 9, Sex workers in the legendary London district of Soho demonstrated in carnival masks and negligees against evictions they claim threaten their safety and the unique nature of the area.
    (AFP, 10/9/13)

2013        Oct 10, Kenyans demanded justice after three men accused of brutally gang raping a school girl (16) and dumping her in a pit latrine were ordered to cut grass as punishment.
    (AFP, 10/10/13)

2013        Oct 15, Bob Filner (71), the former mayor of San Diego, pleaded guilty to a series of false imprisonment and battery charges involving three women. He faced three years of probation and house confinement as well as a six month loss of pension benefits.
    (SFC, 10/16/12, p.A5)

2013        Oct 18, French osteopath Pierre Pallardy (72) was sentenced to 10 years in jail for raping and sexually assaulting female patients. His list of famous clients included Pablo Picasso and Rudolf Nureyev.
    (AFP, 10/18/13)

2013        Oct 21, South African prosecutors said a man arrested on suspicion of raping and murdering two toddlers in a Johannesburg slum has confessed, after the case sparked violent riots last week.
    (AFP, 10/21/13)

2013        Oct 23, A Nevada jury found Saudi Arabian air force Sgt. Mazen Alotaibi guilty of sexually assaulting a boy (13) at the Circu Circus hotel in las Vegas on New Year’s Eve.
    (SFC, 10/24/12, p.A6)

2013        Oct 26, In Manchester, England, Ray Teret (72), the former driver for disgraced late BBC entertainer Jimmy Savile appeared in court to face charges including multiple counts of raping girls younger than 16.
    (AP, 10/26/13)

2013        Nov 4, New Zealand police said they were investigating a gang of young males who boasted online about stupefying underage girls with alcohol then having group sex with them. The case has raised concerns about how to police online bullying.
    (AFP, 11/4/13)

2013        Nov 5, Lyon-based Interpol said it was waiting for information from Dutch authorities after a rights group said it had identified 1,000 paedophiles by offering online sex with a computer-generated girl (10).
    (AFP, 11/5/13)

2013        Nov 10, Spanish police said they have busted a gang of 25 Nigerians who were engaged in human trafficking for sexual exploitation, Internet fraud and money laundering.
    (AP, 11/10/13)

2013        Nov 15, Toronto police said a global investigation into a Canadian child porn website has led to the arrest of 341 people including teachers, doctors and police officers, and the rescue of 386 sexually abused children.
    (AFP, 11/15/13)

2013        Nov 16, In Texas Franklin Davis of the Dallas area was sentenced to death for the killing his children’s babysitter, Shania Gray (16), to prevent her from testifying that he had raped her.
    (SSFC, 11/17/13, p.A8)

2013        Nov 23, In Santa Cruz, Ca., Google executive Forrest Timothy Hayes (51) died on his 50-foot yacht following a heroin injection given by Alix Catherine Tichelman (26), a high-priced call girl. The action was caught on video and Tichelman was arrested on July 4, 2014.
    (SFC, 7/10/14, p.A1)

2013        Nov 21, The UN in Somalia called for a "proper investigation" after police arrested an alleged rape victim and the journalists who reported her story for defamation.
    (AFP, 11/21/13)

2013        Nov 27, In Northern Ireland Liam Adams (58), the brother of Sinn Fein president Gerry Adams, was jailed for 16 years for raping his own daughter in the late 1970s and early 1980s, when she was between 4 and 9 years old.
    (AFP, 11/27/13)

2013        Nov 30, The French parliament backed a reform of the country's prostitution law that will impose a 1,500-euro fine on anyone paying for sex. The bill will give France some of the toughest legislation on prostitution in Europe, similar to that of Sweden.
    (Reuters, 11/30/13)
2013        Nov 30, In India Tehelka Editor Tarun Tejpal (50) was taken into custody for allegedly assaulting a female colleague in the elevator of a hotel in Goa. Tejpal was charged on Feb 17, 2014, for sexual assault and rape. Tehelka magazine was one that pushed Indian society to confront corruption and sexual violence.
    (SFC, 2/18/14, p.A2)

2013        Dec 2, In central Poland a priest (49) was sentenced to more than eight years after being convicted of sexually abusing five boys.
    (AP, 12/2/13)

2013        Dec 4, Nigerian police said that they raided a home and freed 16 pregnant girls and young women allegedly being forced to have babies to be sold.
    (AFP, 12/4/13)

2013        Dec 9, A Somali court sentenced to jail a woman (19) who said she was raped and two journalists who broadcast her story, saying they were guilty of defamation and insulting state institutions. The woman, who is also a journalist, was handed a suspended six-month jail sentence for defamation and lying, during which time she will be confined to her home.
    (AFP, 12/9/13)

2013        Dec 18, A British judge sentenced the former lead singer of the rock band Lostprophets to 29 years in jail, saying that Ian Watkins had "plumbed new depths of depravity" in committing a string of sexual offenses against very young children.
    (AP, 12/18/13)

2013        Dec 19, Al Goldstein (77), the publisher of Screw magazine, died at a Brooklyn hospice. He and Jim Buckley co-founded the magazine in 1968 and it continued to 2003.
    (SFC, 12/20/13, p.D9)

2013        Dec 20, Canada's highest court struck down the country's anti-prostitution laws, a victory for sex workers who had argued that a ban on brothels and other measures made their profession more dangerous.
    (AP, 12/20/13)

2013        Dec 31, In India a pregnant girl (16) died in Kolkata following severe burn injuries. She had been raped two times On Oct 25-26 and ended up in a hospital on Dec 23 with sever burn injuries. Her family said she was set on fire by associates of those who had gang raped her.
    (AP, 1/7/14)

2013        Shereen El Feki authored “Sex and the Citadel: Intimate Life in a Changing Arab World.”
    (SSFC, 2/17/13, p.F1)(Econ, 3/30/13, p.81)
2013        Estelle B. Freedman authored “Redefining Rape: Sexual Violence in the Era of Suffrage and Segregation.”
    (SSFC, 9/15/13, p.F7)

2014        Jan 2, South Korea's military said it would fight a court ruling quashing its move to kick an officer candidate out of the elite Army Academy for having sex with his girlfriend while on leave.
    (Reuters, 1/2/14)

2014        Jan 8, Seventeen people related to the San Diego street gang BMS were arrested in California and New Jersey by police and FBI agents for operating a prostitution ring that spanned 46 cities in 23 states.
    (SFC, 1/10/14, p.A5)

2014        Jan 8, Seventeen people related to the San Diego street gang BMS were arrested in California and New Jersey by police and FBI agents for operating a prostitution ring that spanned 46 cities in 23 states.
    (SFC, 1/10/14, p.A5)

2014        Jan 10, French President Francois Hollande threatened legal action over a Closer magazine report saying he is having a secret affair with actress Julie Gayet. Hollande’s wife Valerie Trierweiler was hospitalized following the news.
    (AP, 1/10/14)(SFC, 1/13/14, p.A2)

2014        Jan 14, In India a Danish tourist (51) was gang-raped, robbed and beaten near a popular shopping area in New Delhi after she got lost and approached a group of men for directions back to her hotel.
    (AP, 1/15/14)

2014        Jan 16, The Catholic diocese of Stockton, Ca., filed for bankruptcy after pauing millions of dollars to plaintiffs who made sexual abuse allegations during the past two decades.
    (SFC, 1/17/14, p.A8)
2014        Jan 16, In Utah 5 people were found dead after co-workers reported that police officer Joshua Boren (34) failed to show up for his shift at the Lindon Police Dept. Boren had shot and killed his wife, mother-in-law and two children before killing himself. Kelly Boren had just confronted her husband about raping her and told him their marriage was over.
    (SFC, 1/18/14, p.A4)(AP, 7/8/14)
2014        Jan 16, British police working alongside counterparts in the Philippines and Australia said they had dismantled a paedophile ring that streamed live sexual abuse of Filipino children as young as six over the Internet, with victims' parents involved in some cases.
    (AFP, 1/16/14)

2014        Jan 17, It was reported that Pope Benedict XVI defrocked 384 priests from 2011-2012 for sexually molesting children. This was a dramatic increase over the 171 priests removed in 2008 and 2009, when the Vatican first provided details on the number of priests defrocked.
    (AP, 1/17/14)

2014        Jan 20, In India a woman (20) was assaulted by 13 men in Birbhum district in West Bengal. Police later said was gang-raped on the orders of a village court as punishment for having a relationship with a man from a different community. The village chief and all 13 men were soon arrested.
    (Reuters, 1/23/14)

2014        Jan 21, China executed a man who held six women as sex slaves in an underground prison and killed two of them, in a crime which shocked the nation. Li Hao (36) was convicted of murder and rape in Luoyang Intermediate People's Court in the central province of Henan in 2012.
    (Reuters, 1/21/14)

2014        Jan 27, South Africa’s Pres. Zuma signed a “DNA Act” to match more sexual offenders, including many who break the law more than once, with their crimes, exonerate the wrongly accused and crack cold cases.
    (AP, 2/21/14)

2014        Jan 29, In France Bayern Munich winger Franck Ribery and Real Madrid forward Karim Benzema were acquitted on charges of soliciting an underage prostitute, ending a case that has lasted more than three years and tarnished both players' reputation.
    (AP, 1/30/14)

2014        Feb 3, Macedonia's parliament adopted a bill imposing chemical castration on repeat offenders convicted of sexually abusing children. On Feb 5 the country's leading child protection group said that the law is still too lenient.
    (AP, 2/5/14)

2014        Feb 5, A UN human rights committee urged the Holy See to open its files on pedophiles and bishops who concealed their crimes saying the Vatican "systematically" adopted policies that allowed priests to rape and molest tens of thousands of children over decades.
    (AP, 2/5/14)

2014        Feb 8, In India an angry crowd gathered outside a Delhi police station to protest poor policing and racist treatment of people in the northeast after a 14-year-old girl from that part of India filed charges of rape in the capital.
    (Reuters, 2/8/14)

2014        Feb 9, Danish director Lars von Trier brought an extra-long version of his "Nymphomaniac Volume I" to the Berlin International Film Festival, a cut that increases to nearly 2½ hours the first installment of the two-part drama about a woman's sexual life from girlhood to age 50.
    (AP, 2/9/14)

2014        Feb 14, The Chinese government sacked the police chief of the southern "sin city" of Dongguan following a candid report by the state broadcaster on the underground sex industry there.
    (Reuters, 2/14/14)
2014        Feb 14, In Germany Agriculture Minister Hans-Peter Friedrich announced his resignation over claims he leaked confidential information about an international child porn probe.
    (AFP, 2/14/14)

2014        Feb 15, In Pakistan a cleric ordered that a woman be stoned to death after her husband found her with another man. She was stoned to death and an autopsy revealed that her skull had been shattered with a brick, and that she had multiple ax wounds. Six people were arrested on Feb 17 in connection with the stoning.
    (AP, 2/18/14)

2014        Feb 17, In Zimbabwe former US Rep. Melvin Jay Reynolds (62) was arrested on suspicion of possessing pornography and an immigration offence. Reynolds, an Illinois Democrat, resigned from his congressional seat in 1995 after he was convicted of 12 counts of statutory rape, obstruction of justice and solicitation of child pornography. On Feb 21 a judge dismissed the pornography charges but ordered Reynolds to pay a fine or face jail time after pleading guilty to charges of violating the country's immigration laws.
    (AP, 2/18/14)(AP, 2/21/14)

2014        Feb 18, Polish prosecutors said they have charged a Catholic priest (Wojciech G.) with four counts of sex abuse against children in Poland and in the Dominican Republic, where he was working in a rural parish.
    (Reuters, 2/18/14)

2014        Feb 19, Libya said it will offer compensation to women raped during the 2011 NATO-backed uprising that toppled Moammar Khadafy.
    (SFC, 2/20/14, p.A2)

2014        Feb 21, The head of Croatia's Bishops Conference, Archbishop Zelimir Puljic, said the Rev. Nedeljko Ivanov has been found guilty of sexually abusing minors in 1980s and 1990s. Ivanov was ordered to apologize to the victims and donate part of his pension to charity.
    (AP, 2/22/14)

2014        Feb 26, Canadian anesthesiologist Dr. George Doodnaught (65) was sentenced to 10 years in prison for sexually assaulting 21 sedated women.
    (SFC, 2/27/14, p.A2)

2014        Mar 7, In Fort Hood, Texas, Army Sgt. 1st Class Gregory McQueen, a coordinator of the post’s sexual assault and harassment program, was charged with 21 counts of pandering, conspiracy and maltreatment of a subordinate.
    (SSFC, 3/9/14, p.A9)

2014        Mar 10, South Africa said it will ask Mozambican authorities to investigate reports of sexual abuse of its female nationals held in the neighbouring country's jails.
    (AFP, 3/10/14)

2014        Mar 11, Eric Toth, a former Washington private school teacher, was sentenced to 25 years in prison in a child pornography case. He was captured in Nicaragua in 2013 after a year on the FBI's "Ten Most Wanted" fugitives list.
    (AP, 3/11/14)

2014        Mar 13, US border agent Esteban Manzanares (32) committed suicide. He was accused of kidnapping and assaulting an immigrant woman, her daughter and another girl a day earlier in Mission, Texas.
    (SFC, 3/15/14, p.A10)(AP, 3/17/14)

2014        Mar 14, In Pakistan a woman died after setting herself on fire a day earlier outside a police station after reporting men tried to rape her died. The woman's brother had filed a complaint with police in January, saying his sister had been abducted and the assailants tried to rape her.
    (AP, 3/14/14)

2014        Mar 21, An Indian court sentenced four men to life in prison for raping a call-center operator last August inside an abandoned textile mill in the financial hub of Mumbai.
    (AP, 3/21/14)(SFC, 3/21/14, p.A5)
2014        Mar 21, Uganda news reported that authorities have ordered a police investigation into complaints by elite female runners that they suffered sexual harassment and abuse from a top athletics coach.
    (AFP, 3/21/14)

2014        Mar 22, Pope Francis named the initial members of a commission to advise him on sex abuse policy, tapping lay and religious experts.
    (AP, 3/22/14)

2014        Mar 24, British Judge Jonathan Gosling Francis sentenced Paul Cullen (85), a former Catholic priest who spent decades on the run, to 15 years in jail for sexually abusing seven children between 1957 and 1991.
    (AFP, 3/25/14)

2014        Mar 27, China’s Xinhua state news said a Wuhu city court has sentenced to death a rapist who posed as a female on social networks to lure 16 girls to meet him. Wang Yong (40) was sentenced earlier this month for raping the girls aged 12 to 16 starting in 2009.
    (AP, 3/27/14)
2014        Mar 27, South Korea formally approved a request from women rights activists, including one "comfort woman", to meet North Korean counterparts at a conference on Japan's wartime use of sex slaves.
    (AFP, 3/27/14)
2014        Mar 27, A scandal in Uganda over alleged sex abuse of female runners deepened after it emerged that Moses Kipsiro, the athlete who exposed the issue, was dropped from the national half-marathon team.
    (AFP, 3/27/14)

2014        Mar 28, Italian bishops published guidelines adopting a Vatican-backed sex abuse policy that says they have no obligation to inform police if they suspect a child has been molested.
    (SFC, 3/29/14, p.A2)

2014        Mar 31, In Connecticut The Rev. Paul Gotta was arrested on seven sexual assault charges. Police say the assaults took place over the span of a year beginning in January 2012. He was arrested by federal authorities last year on charges including illegally transferring a gun, ammunition and explosive material to a juvenile.
    (AP, 4/1/14)
2014        Mar 31, Two Tunisian police officers were convicted of raping a young woman in September 2012, and sentenced to seven years in prison in a case that drew widespread protests after the victim was initially accused of immoral behavior.
    (AP, 4/1/14)

2014        Apr 2, In Mexico Cuauhtemoc Gutierrez de la Torre, president of the PRI in Mexico City, denied a report that he kept a network of prostitutes on the party payroll for his personal use. The PRI quickly put him on leave and called for a police investigation.
    (Econ, 4/5/14, p.31)

2014        Apr 7, A judge in Puerto Rico ordered a diocese to provide state prosecutors with all confidential documents related to an ongoing sexual abuse probe. The Diocese of Arecibo has defrocked six priests accused of sex abuse, and prosecutors are investigating at least 11 other priests facing similar accusations.
    (AP, 4/8/14)

2014        Apr 14, California police said two parolees killed at least four women while wearing GPS trackers last fall. Franc Cano (27) and Steven Dean Gordon (45) were charged with four counts of rape and four counts of murder.
    (SFC, 4/15/14, p.A8)
2014        Apr 14, French police demanded that male students and staff at a high school in western France — 527 people in total — give DNA samples as they searched for the assailant who raped a teenage girl in La Rochelle. Investigators had exhausted all other leads in the Sept. 30 rape of the girl in a dark bathroom at the school.
    (AP, 4/14/14)

2014        Apr 16, A Kentucky jury convicted James Schook (66), a former Catholic priest, of three counts of sodomy in a case stemming from the 1970s.
    (AP, 4/17/14)

2014        Apr 19, Tobias Bowen (47), charged with raping a child in March 2010 when he lived in New York’s Syracuse suburb of Liverpool, was arrested in London after getting off a plane. He had fled to his native Liberia, where he was administrator of a government hospital.
    (AP, 4/22/14)

2014        Apr 22, In Brunei the penalty for homosexuality was increased to death by stoning as part of a new broader imposition of Islamic Shariah law which also imposed death for rape, adultery and extramarital relations.
    (SSFC, 5/18/14, p.A17)

2014        Apr 24, Four French police officers were held in custody on suspicion of raping a 34-year-old Canadian woman at their Paris headquarters. The alleged rape took place overnight April 22-23 at the headquarters of the Paris police station.
    (AFP, 4/25/14)

2014        Apr 28, British celebrity publicist Max Clifford (71), one of the most influential figures in Britain's entertainment world, was convicted of eight counts of indecent assault on victims aged between 15 and 18 at the time of offense in the 1970s and '80s. On May 2 he was sentenced to eight years in prison for the string of indecent assaults on four women.
    (AP, 5/2/14)

2014        May 2, In Oakland, Ca., the “Hook-Up Truck” made its debut a few blocks off Telegraph at 26th St. after security guards at Art Murmur refused its entrance. The brainchild of conceptual artist Spy Emerson provided a space for couples to enjoy intimacy.
    (SSFC, 5/4/14, p.C1)
2014        May 2, Philippine officials said police have arrested 58 suspected members of an online extortion syndicate this week in Manila and three other regions. They had reportedly duped hundreds of victims worldwide into exposing themselves in front of webcams or engaging in lewd chats. Some 100 more Filipino suspects were later linked to online blackmail syndicates.
    (SFC, 5/3/14, p.A2)(AP, 5/13/14)

2014        May 5, A Paris court found a South African artist guilty of sexual exhibitionism after a performance in Paris that saw him dance with a rooster tied to his penis. But the criminal court imposed no penalty on the artist Steven Cohen (51), noting that no complaint had been filed against him and that he had not engaged in sexual acts.
    (AFP, 5/514)

2014        May 6, The Vatican released comprehensive statistics for the first time on how it has disciplined priests accused of raping and molesting children. It said 848 priests have been defrocked and an additional 2,572 given lesser sanctions over the past decade.
    (SFC, 5/7/14, p.A3)

2014        May 7, An Indonesian official said a woman who was gang-raped by men accusing her of having extramarital sex may be caned publicly for violating Islamic law. The widow (25) said she was raped by eight men on May 1 who allegedly found her with a married man in her house. The men reportedly beat the man, doused the two with sewage, and then turned them over to Islamic police in conservative Aceh province.
    (AP, 5/7/14)

2014        May 9, Police in Davis, Ca., arrested Rev. Hector Coria (45) for allegedly engaging in a sexual relationship with a teenage girl.
    (SFC, 5/12/14, p.A6)
2014        May 9, In New Zealand a foreign diplomat followed a 21-year-old woman and assaulted her. New Zealand charged the man with assault and attempt to rape, but his home country claimed diplomatic immunity and sent him home within days of the incident.
    {New Zealand, Rape}
    (AP, 6/30/14)

2014        May 12, In Pakistan Qari Naseer (27) and two friends raped a college girl (20) in a moving car. Naseer, a teacher at a Quranic school in Mansehra, and the two friends were soon arrested. He was suspected of having filmed and blackmailed other victims.
    (AP, 5/14/14)

2014        May 13, US authorities in Puerto Rico said they have arrested a Roman Catholic priest on charges including sexual trafficking of minors in the first federal case of its kind in the US territory. Israel Berrios (58), a priest in the Diocese of Caguas, was arrested in the northern town of Naranjito.
    (AP, 5/13/14)

2014        May 15, In Sudan Meriam Ibrahim (26), a pregnant woman doctor who married a Christian man in 2011 and who was convicted earlier this week on charges of "apostasy," was sentenced to death. The court in Khartoum also ordered Ibrahim be given 100 lashes for committing "zena" — an Arabic word for illegitimate sex. On May 27 Ibrahim gave birth to her child in jail. On June 23 the Court of Cassation canceled her sentence and ordered her release. On June 24 Khartoum airport passport police arrested Meriam Ibrahim after she presented emergency travel documents issued by the South Sudanese embassy and carrying an American visa. She was freed again on June 26.
    (AP, 5/15/14)(AP, 5/18/14)(AP, 5/29/14)(AP, 6/23/14)(AP, 6/26/14)

2014        May 27, In Pakistan Farzana Parveen (25), a three-months pregnant woman, was reportedly beaten to death outside the Lahore High Court with bricks by members of her own family for marrying the man of her choice. She had gone to testify in defense of her husband Muhammad Iqbal (45), who was accused by her relatives of kidnapping her and forcing her into the marriage. Parveen's father Muhammad Azeem was detained while five others, two brothers and three cousins, remained at large. Four more suspects were arrested on May 29. On May 31 Farzana's elder sister said it was Iqbal who had killed her. Iqbal has admitted that he had killed his first wife in a dispute over Farzana in 2009. The two brothers were arrested on June 4. Authorities also arrested a third man for taking part in the assault who has claimed the woman Parveen was married to him at the time she married against her family's wishes.
    (AFP, 5/27/14)(AP, 5/28/14)(AP, 5/30/14)(AP, 6/1/14)(AP, 6/4/14)

2014        May 28, In India villagers found the bodies of two girls (14&15), who had gone missing the previous day, hanging from a tree near Katra village in Uttar Pradesh state. A group of men had raped and killed the two cousins, then hung their bodies from a mango tree. On May 30 two police officers were arrested and two more fired in the case. By May 31 three suspects were in custody and two remained missing.
    (AP, 5/29/14)(AP, 5/31/14)

2014        May 30, In Kentucky James Schook (66), a former priest dying of cancer, was sentenced to 15 years in prison for carrying on a years-long sexual relationship with a teenage boy.
    (SFC, 5/31/14, p.A4)
2014        May 30, In Mexico 19 people filed a criminal complaint alleging they were sexually abused by a now-suspended Mexican priest, and allege his archdiocese covered up the allegations for years. Mexico's Roman Catholic Church announced May 27 that the Vatican had stripped Eduardo Cordova of his clerical functions after investigations into allegations of the sexual abuse of a 16-year-old in 2012.
    (AP, 6/1/14)

2014        Jun 5, Egypt’s outgoing Pres. Adly Mansour decreed sexual harassment a crime punishable by up to five years in prison.
    (SFC, 6/6/14, p.A2)

2014        Jun 8, In China a raid by officers on small bathhouses and other businesses associated with prostitution sparked clashes lasting hours in the southern city of Guangzhou.
    (AP, 6/8/14)

2014        Jun 9, Egyptian police arrested seven men for sexually assaulting a 19-year-old student during celebrations marking the inauguration of the country's new president in Cairo's central Tahrir Square the day before.
    (AP, 6/9/14)

2014        Jun 11, London’s new Trafficking and Kidnap Unit of its  Metropolitan Police arrested six people suspected of sex trafficking. The arrests were part of an ongoing investigation of a Hungarian organized crime group.
    (AP, 6/11/14)
2014        Jun 11, In Cambodia the Phnom Penh Municipal court sentenced Daniel Johnson (35) to one year in prison for abusing five boys, aged 11 to 15, at the Hope Transitions orphanage, where he served as director. Johnson was sought in the US on child sex allegations.
    (AP, 6/11/14)

2014        Jun 17, Austrian police said a Romanian woman (40) was imprisoned, raped and repeatedly beaten in a house in Styria for more than a month before escaping when her attacker got drunk. Police arrested a Romanian man (49) in connection with the imprisonment and attacks.
    (Reuters, 6/17/14)

2014        Jun 18, Indonesian officials officially shut a massive prostitution complex in Surabaya amid protests by sex workers, who said their livelihoods were being destroyed. Tri Rismaharini, the first female mayor of Surabaya, had pledged to close down all brothels in the city.
    (AP, 6/18/14)
2014        Jun 18, Japan's parliament passed a law which bans possession of child pornography, but excludes sexually explicit depictions of children in comics, animation and computer graphics.
    (AP, 6/18/14)

2014        Jun 25, US federal investigators shut down myredbook.com, a SF Bay Area website that catered to prostitutes and johns. Eric Omuro (53) of Mountain view and Annmarie Lanoce (40) of Rocklin (Placer Ct.) were arrested after being indicted a day earlier.
    (SFC, 6/26/14, p.A10)

2014        Jun 27, Mexican authorities in the northern state of San Luis Potosi arrested Roman Catholic priest Guillermo Gil Torres on suspicion of sexually abusing a minor, the second priest charged there in a week.
    (AP, 6/28/14)
2014        Jun 27, The Vatican said that Archbishop Jozef Wesolowski, a former ambassador to the Dominican Rep., was found guilty for sexually abusing boys and sentenced to laicization.
    (SFC, 6/28/14, p.A4)

2014        Jun 28, In northeastern Nigeria an explosion overnight in a brothel in the city of Bauchi killed 11 people and wounded 28.
    (Reuters, 6/28/14)

2014        Jun 30, In England Rolf Harris (84) an Australian-born artist, TV presenter and performer of songs like "Tie Me Kangaroo Down, Sport," was convicted at Southwark Crown Court on all 12 counts of indecently assaulting girls and young women from 1968-1986.
    (AFP, 6/30/14)

2014        Jul 2, Britain sentenced five members of a gang to between three and 12 years in prison for luring victims with false promises of legitimate work. The organizer and Indian national Vishal Chaudhary (35), received 12 years. Over 120 eastern European women were forced to have sex with up to 20 men a day in brothels across London.
    (AP, 7/3/14)
2014        Jul 2, In India a girl (6) was assaulted when she left her classroom to go to the restroom in Bangalore. It took two weeks for the incident to be reported. On July 19 thousands of people angry over alleged police inaction rallied to demand that authorities arrest those responsible for the attack.
    (AP, 7/19/14)

2014        Jul 4, In London television entertainer Rolf Harris, who for decades cultivated an image of the affectionate uncle with numerous children's television programs, was sentenced to five years and nine months in prison for a string of abuses against young girls.
    (AP, 7/4/14)

2014        Jul 6, In eastern India a 14-year-old girl was dragged into a forest and raped on the orders of a village council in retaliation for a sex assault blamed on her brother.
    (AP, 7/11/14)

2014        Jul 8, In Thailand the body of a raped girl (13) was discovered early today near the train tracks in Prachuap Khirikhan province's Pranburi district. She had disappeared the night of July 5 from a sleeping berth en route from the southern province of Surat Thai to the capital, Bangkok. A railway worker was arrested and faced charges of rape, concealing a body and murder, which carries the death penalty.
    (AP, 7/8/14)

2014        Jul 12, Egyptian police said they have arrested a driver for raping a Russian tourist in a resort town. Cairo police said they have arrested a low-ranking officer who groped a Tunisian woman at Cairo airport.
    (AP, 7/12/14)
2014        Jul 12, In Iraq gunmen stormed two buildings in Baghdad's residential district of Zayouna, known in the area for housing rented flats where a notorious pimp kept a "stable" of up to 60 women. At least 31 people were killed, two of them men.
    (AFP, 7/14/14)

2014        Jul 16, Britain’s National Crime Agency said police have arrested 660 suspected pedophiles including doctors, teachers and care workers in a six-month operation targeting people watching indecent images online.
    (AFP, 7/16/14)
2014        Jul 16, Medical charity Doctors Without Borders (MSF) said women and children are being kidnapped by armed gangs and forced to work as sex slaves in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo.
    (AFP, 7/16/14)
2014        Jul 16, An Egyptian court sentenced seven men to life in prison over sexual assaults at Cairo's Tahrir Square, including during celebrations marking Abdel Fattah al-Sisi's presidential election victory last month.
    (AFP, 7/16/14)

2014        Jul 17, In Wyoming, Michigan, the body of Brooke Slocum (18) was found in the trunk of Brady Oestrike (31). Her boyfriend Charles Oppenheimer (25) was found decapitated a day earlier. The couple had connected with Oestrike on Craigslist and arranged a sexual encounter. Oestrike fled a police chase and fatally shot himself after crashing his car.
    (SFC, 7/22/14, p.A4)
2014        Jul 17, In northern Syria Jihadists in Tabaqa, Raqa province, accused a woman of adultery and stoned her to death.
    (AFP, 7/18/14)

2014        Jul 18, An Italian appeals court acquitted former Premier Silvio Berlusconi (77) in a sex-for-hire case.
    (SFC, 7/19/14, p.A3)

2014        Jul 23, Chinese state media said the government would target pronography on smartphones and punish pornographic app creators.
    (SFC, 7/24/14, p.A2)

2014        Jul 24, UN official Jacqueline Badcock said Jihadists in Iraq have ordered that all women between the ages of 11 and 46 must undergo female genital mutilation, which could affect up to four million women and girls in the war-ravaged country.
    (AP, 7/24/14)

2014        Jul 25, A Texas judge recommended that Michael Phillips (57) of Dallas be exonerated based on recent DNA evidence that absolved him of a 1990 rape for which he served 12 years in prison.
    (SFC, 7/26/14, p.A7)

2014        Mindy Chateauvert authored “Sex Workers Unite: A History of the Movement from Stonewall to Slut Walk.”
    (SSFC, 1/12/14, p.F7)

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