Saturday, December 30, 2006

Saucy Sheriff's Sex Romp

WINNIPEG -- A pair of courthouse sheriff's officers are on unpaid leave and face possible disciplinary action for their guest starring roles in a saucy Internet sex video.

The video, allegedly recorded during Grey Cup weekend in Winnipeg, shows the male and female officers canoodling with a porn performer identified as Oshean in what appears to be a hotel room.

Justice officials were alerted to the existence of the video yesterday, said Jeff Schnoor, assistant deputy minister of courts.

"We do take the matter seriously," Schnoor said. "An investigation began as soon as it came to our attention."

Schnoor said it has yet to be determined if the male and female officer violated any code of conduct provisions by participating in the video. He would not explain why they were placed on leave without pay.

"We have enough information to determine that it is the proper course of action," Schnoor said.

On her website, Oshean, who is based in Winnipeg, describes herself as an "XXX adult web star" who believes sex "is a really great way to make friends."

She describes her video offerings as "REAL reality porn."

Text accompanying the Grey Cup video reads: "Grey Cup weekend closes off with a bang when Oshean gets wild with the hottest (woman) she could find."

Oshean declined comment when a Sun reporter reached her by telephone.

"I suppose you should probably be talking to them," she said of the other two people in the video.

Oshean has two websites. One describes her as an "independent porn star escort" who believes "sex is a recreational activity" and is available for "incalls only" in downtown Winnipeg.

Rates for men and couples are listed on the same site.

Information about Oshean, including her measurements, can also be found on a website listing of Winnipeg escorts.

The online sex romp is the latest in a string of embarrassing incidents for the local sheriff's department. Earlier this month, supervisor and former Blue Bomber great Willard Reaves was placed on leave following allegations of unprofessional conduct.

Last March a sheriff's officer was charged with arson and fraud after he allegedly torched his own SUV and tried to pin the blame on outlaw bikers.

US Weekly Journalist Arrested On Sex Charges

He was convicted Dec. 20 after an eight-day jury trial in New York and faces a mandatory minimum of five years in prison, according to court documents.

Thursday, December 28, 2006

Woman Offers Her Eggs On Internet To Pay Off Credit Card

A young woman has put her eggs for sale on the internet to pay off £15,000 of credit card debts.

Alexandra Saunders posted her details on an American website after reading about the huge amount that can be made in a woman's magazine.

The 26-year-old, who already has three jobs to try and pay off her debts, thought it would be an easy way to make money.

It is illegal for a woman to sell her eggs within the UK but egg donation is big business in the US where childless couples pay up to £20,000 in exchange the eggs of a young healthy woman.

Fine For Taping Women

Victoria, AU -- A Victorian man who covertly videotaped the "Genital regions" of hundreds of women, including many during the Indy carnival, has apologized for his "dumb mistake".

A magistrate described the taping as "disgusting" when he fined recent IT graduate Paul Robert Smith, 29, $1800, however did not record a conviction because he did not believe there had been any "pre planning"

"It's something that is disgusting, particularly for the women and something that is just completely unacceptable behavior," Magistrate Ray Rinaudo said. Smith pleaded guilty in Southport Magistrate's Court. He apologized to the women and denied that he planned to put the videos on the internet.

S Korea To Pay Men Who Promise Not To Buy Sex

SEOUL, South Korea -- South Korea has launched a campaign offering cash to men if they promise not to buy sex from prostitutes after year-end office parties, government officials said Tuesday.

The move is aimed at changing the party culture in this male-dominated society by winning commitments from male employees to abstain from hiring prostitutes after the parties, said an official at the Gender Equality and Family Ministry. A total of $5,000 will be paid to companies based on the largest number of volunteers who sign a pledge, the official said. AP

Friday, December 15, 2006

Man Whose Sex Drive Rose After Injury Claims $7 Million

A Christian newly-wed has filed a £3.5 million compensation claim against his employers, saying that his marriage was ruined because his sex drive spiralled out of control after he injured his head at work.

Stephen Tame, 29, from East Bergholt, Suffolk, fell from a gantry while working in a bicycle warehouse in January 2002. Although he made a full physical recovery after two years of specialist treatment, he claims that the accident led to severe sexual disinhibition, which is destroying his marriage.

His wife, Sarah (photo on the right), 30, has had to spend nights away from him “to get some respite”, and he has resorted to using pornography and visiting a prostitute.

Mrs Tame, who got married to her husband eight months before the accident, was also shocked to find that he had been unfaithful to her, with a 57-year-old woman who attended the same church.

Mr Tame’s lawyers say that his behaviour has become rude and physically aggressive.

He is suing his former employers, Professional Cycling Marketing, for damages, through his wife. In September last year judgment was entered in favour of Mr Tame on the basis of 100 per cent liability. Judge Michael Harris must now decide how much compensation to award.

Mrs Tame, who is now living with her parents, wept as she told the court of her reaction to her husband’s infidelity. “I was in total shock. It was horrible. I was in turmoil. We love each other, but the love is slowly going.

“When I left we were not living apart as such; I was just having a respite. My head was in turmoil.

“We both try to pray every day and we try to pray together. The church has been supporting us and they are trying to keep us together. They tell us not to make any harsh decisions.”

She added that her husband’s carers had advised her to sleep in a separate bed to avoid encouraging his high sex drive.

Asked by the defence whether she had separated from Mr Tame to increase the value of the compensation claim, she said: “That was never my intention in leaving. I was becoming mentally ill because of the whole issue of the accident.”

She is seeing a counsellor and taking antidepressants.

Bill Braithwaite, QC, Mr Tame’s barrister, said: “Mr Tame has a presentation which can be described as ‘fatuous euphoria’ and has been significantly disinhibited sexually, and a significant question has arisen in relation to Mr and Mrs Tame’s marriage. The sexual side of their life is pretty troubled and unfortunately reveals a visit to a prostitute recently.

“Mrs Tame appears to have left her husband on several occasions, the most recent being last month.”

Mr Tame’s legal advisers have based their compensation claim on the belief that he will not be able to work again, and on the assumption that his marriage will collapse within a year under the strain of his inflated sex drive.

Counsel for the defence are arguing that Mr Tame will eventually be able to work for up to 16 hours a week, and that his marriage may survive, which would lower the cost of his care. The hearing continues at the High Court in London.

Man Says Woman Claiming Rape Paid Him For Sex

A man charged with raping a woman he met through a singles chat line denied the charge on Monday, and claimed that she paid him for sex.Chad Franco, 33, is charged with first-degree sexual assault, robbery, use of a weapon to commit a felony and possession of methamphetamine.The alleged victim told KETV NewsWatch 7's Suzanne Deyo that she met Franco through the telephone dating service called Live Links. The woman said she was raped after responding to the ad and meeting a man through the service.

Police said Franco and the alleged victim spoke on the phone about six times before the woman invited Franco to her home."The next thing I know, he comes in, forces me to the bedroom, ties me up, rapes me and says if I could get myself loose he wouldn't rob me," the woman told KETV NewsWatch 7 in an interview last month.In court on Monday morning, Franco's attorney offered a different story.

He said that after Franco arrived at the woman's apartment, he told the woman he wasn't going to do anything with her based on how she looked. Franco's attorney said his client told her he would need to get paid if he had sex with her. Franco's attorney said that's when the woman gave Franco some gift cards and DVDs.

The alleged victim claims Franco used a gun and knife to force her to have sex with him. She also said he stole the gift cards and DVDs from her.On Monday, the judge decided there was enough evidence to bind Franco over to district court on charges of first-degree sexual assault, use of a weapon to commit a felony and robbery.Police said they haven't recovered a gun or knife, but they did recover a rope that Franco allegedly used to tie up the woman. Police said she had rope burns on her arms and wrists immediately after the incident.

Oldman Traded Crack For Sex

An 80-year-old man from Bloomfield pleaded guilty on Wednesday to charges that he traded crack cocaine from his home, the Pittsburgh Tribune Review reported.Pittsburgh police first arrested Felix Cocco in November 2005 after he had been dealing drugs from his back porch for almost a year and then again in February 2006, police said.Police confiscated crack, a digital scale, packing materials and a pistol during that first arrest.

Cocco had wanted to remain sexually active after his wife died three years ago and turned to prostitutes, his defense attorney, Martha Bailor, said.Assistant District Attorney Matt Wholey said he would forgo seeking mandatory sentences that would put Cocco in prison for at least seven years if Cocco and Bailor agreed to a six-to-18 month jail term.Bailor said she was concerned about her client's vulnerability in jail, so Manning has ordered a presentence evaluation of Cocco's health.Manning also put Cocco on house arrest, where he will wear an electronic-monitoring bracelet until he is sentenced on October 2.

Some Woman Allergic To Sex With Men

Women can be allergic to sex with men, but doctors are finding women can overcome this allergy through regular sex combined with treatments derived from semen.

"It's really a very rare condition, but it does happen," allergist and immunologist David Resnick at New York Presbyterian Hospital told LiveScience.

Semen allergy symptoms can include itching, burning and swelling in the genitals. In the most severe cases, hives or swelling might appear elsewhere on the body and the woman might experience difficulty breathing.

"Typically symptoms occur within 30 minutes of intercourse, but in rare cases it may be hours or even days later," Resnick explained.

One study from the University of Cincinnati of 1,073 women who sought information on semen allergy concerning their symptoms found 130 had the allergy. In some women, the reaction occurs only with one partner while others are allergic to all partners.

Women are not in all cases allergic to semen itself, but to chemicals in the semen from food, beverages or medications the man has had, ranging from penicillin to compounds in walnuts. However, "this is rare, even more rare than semen allergy itself," Resnick said.

Resnick said about half of all women with semen allergy have other allergies as well, such as skin allergy or hay fever. Most women with the allergy are between age 20 and 30, and 41 percent experience symptoms the first time they have sex.

"In most cases, symptoms gradually worsen and occur sooner with subsequent exposures," he said.

To desensitize a woman's immune system against semen, doctors can either apply diluted samples of semen to a woman's vagina every 20 minutes, gradually increasing the concentration over the course of several hours, or the women can receive allergy shots containing small amounts of semen over the course of several weeks. Both techniques require sex two or three times a week to train their immune system.

There are also cases where women have "outgrown" the allergy without treatment.

The compounds in the semen that appear to trigger this allergy seem to be proteins from the prostate gland. "People are now testing them for use in desensitization therapies," Resnick said.

Resnick discussed the condition today at the annual meeting of the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology in Philadelphia.

Sunday, December 10, 2006

Mariah Carey Vs Mary Carey

Singer Mariah Carey has threatened legal action against porn star Mary Carey to stop her trademarking her similar-sounding stage name.

The singer believes fans could get the two performers confused if Mary Carey's trademark application is successful.

However, the adult film actress, whose real name is Mary Cook, has said she will not be intimidated by the singer.

"I'm ready to battle Mariah over this because I've been Mary Carey for a long time," she told Reuters.

"It's kind of funny because I'm a porn star and I've been being myself for a long time. I think she's being silly."

The actress started using the stage name Mary Carey in 2002 and ran for California governor against Arnold Schwarzenegger.

Grammy-winning Mariah Carey is particularly concerned by the possible confusion in the names because the actress wants to trademark the name for audio and video recordings.

But David Beitchman, a lawyer for Mary Carey, said he believed Mariah Carey stood little chance of winning a court battle over the names.

"My first thought was, does Mariah Carey realise what her lawyer is comparing her to and are they seriously concerned?" he said.

"Do they seriously think the fans are going to be confused?"

Condoms Too Big For Indian Men

A survey of more than 1,000 men in India has concluded that condoms made according to international sizes are too large for a majority of Indian men.

The study found that more than half of the men measured had penises that were shorter than international standards for condoms.

It has led to a call for condoms of mixed sizes to be made more widely available in India.

The two-year study was carried out by the Indian Council of Medical Research.

Over 1,200 volunteers from the length and breadth of the country had their penises measured precisely, down to the last millimetre.

The scientists even checked their sample was representative of India as a whole in terms of class, religion and urban and rural dwellers.

The conclusion of all this scientific endeavour is that about 60% of Indian men have penises which are between three and five centimetres shorter than international standards used in condom manufacture.

Doctor Chander Puri, a specialist in reproductive health at the Indian Council of Medical Research, told the BBC there was an obvious need in India for custom-made condoms, as most of those currently on sale are too large.

The issue is serious because about one in every five times a condom is used in India it either falls off or tears, an extremely high failure rate.

And the country already has the highest number of HIV infections of any nation.

'Not a problem'

Mr Puri said that since Indians would be embarrassed about going to a chemist to ask for smaller condoms there should be vending machines dispensing different sizes all around the country.

"Smaller condoms are on sale in India. But there is a lack of awareness that different sizes are available. There is anxiety talking about the issue. And normally one feels shy to go to a chemist's shop and ask for a smaller size condom."

But Indian men need not be concerned about measuring up internationally according to Sunil Mehra, the former editor of the Indian version of the men's magazine Maxim.

"It's not size, it's what you do with it that matters," he said.

"From our population, the evidence is Indians are doing pretty well.

"With apologies to the poet Alexander Pope, you could say, for inches and centimetres, let fools contend."


Thursday, December 07, 2006

Muslim Woman Offers Sex Tips On TV

Heba Kotb is a conservative Muslim, wears an Islamic head scarf, and goes on television once a week to talk frankly and in great detail about sex.

On her show, Big Talk, Kotb answers questions from Muslims all over the Middle East about the most intimate bedroom issues with an openness that is shocking and revolutionary in a society where discussing the subject is taboo.

“How do I talk about these issues? Very seriously,” the Egyptian sexologist says.

”I put on a mask-like face and make sure I speak in the right tone of voice,” she adds.

She also does it by talking about sex in an Islamic light, arguing that the faith is in favor of pleasure for both men and women, with one important caveat that it be only in the context of marriage.


“I'm very proud of my religion,” Kotb said in an interview at Cairo University, where she teaches forensic medicine.

“My studies revealed to me more and more how Islam was ahead in all sexual matters ... I discovered that Islam understood sex long before the rest of the world,” she adds.

For example, Islam “stresses the importance of foreplay,” Kotb said, and she often stresses to listeners that women should also enjoy sex.

Kotb's frankness is a hit in a region where sex education is minimal, male-female contact is often discouraged and talk on the subject is usually in hushed tones, allowing myths to circulate freely.

She lectured in Saudi Arabia and Yemen recently, where she said many men in the audience where shocked, while women some with veiled faces bombarded her with questions.

Kotb, 39 and married with three daughters, studied sexology at Maimonides University, a private school in Florida, and combined it with her own knowledge of her religion to produce a dissertation titled Sexuality in Islam.

She opened a sexology clinic in Cairo in 2002, wrote sex advice columns in newspapers, appeared on talk shows and answered questions on an Arabic website.

She started Big Talk on the independent Egyptian satellite channel El-Mehwar more than two months ago.

Much of her advice is straight biology laying out facts rarely aired elsewhere. Nothing is too sensitive.

She discusses sexual positions, female orgasm, oral sex (allowed, “since there is no religious text banning it”), even masturbation (frowned upon but at least preferable to unmarried or adulterous sex, which is haram, meaning forbidden by religion).

Ubelievable Sex Trial That Can Happen Only In USA

Utah, US -- Utah Supreme Court justices acknowledged Tuesday that they were struggling to wrap their minds around the concept that a 13-year-old Ogden girl could be both an offender and a victim for the same act - in this case, having consensual sex with her 12-year-old boyfriend.

The girl was put in this odd position because she was found guilty of violating a state law that prohibits sex with someone under age 14. She also was the victim in the case against her boyfriend, who was found guilty of the same violation by engaging in sexual activity with her.

"The only thing that comes close to this is dueling," said Justice Michael Wilkins, noting that two people who take 20 paces and then shoot could each be considered both victim and offender.
And Chief Justice Christine Durham wondered if the state Legislature had intended the "peculiar consequence" that a child would have the simultaneous status of a protected person and an alleged perpetrator under the law.

The comments came in oral arguments on a motion asking the high court to overturn the finding of delinquency - the legal term in juvenile court for a conviction - against Z.C., who became pregnant after she and her boyfriend engaged in sex in October 2003. State authorities filed delinquency petitions in July 2004, alleging that each had committed sexual abuse of a
child, a second-degree felony if committed by an adult.

The girl appealed the petition, saying her constitutional right to be treated equally under the law had been violated. Her motion noted that for juveniles who are 16 and 17, having sex with others in their own age group does not qualify as a crime. Juveniles who are 14 or 15 and have sex with peers can be charged with unlawful conduct with a minor, but the law provides for mitigation when the age difference is less than four years, making the offense a misdemeanor.

For adolescents under 14, though, there are no exceptions or mitigation and they are never considered capable of consenting to sex. A juvenile court judge denied the motion by Z.C., who then admitted to the offense while preserving her right to appeal to a higher court. The Utah Court of Appeals last December upheld the judge's refusal to dismiss the allegation.

At Tuesday's arguments, Matthew Bates, an assistant Utah attorney general, argued the prosecution of the girl was not unreasonable. He said the statute in question is designed to prevent sex with children who are 13 and younger, even if the other person is in the same age group. By passing that law, legislators were sending a message, Bates said: Sex with or among children is unacceptable.

Randall Richards, the girl's attorney, argued that prosecuting children under a law meant to protect them is illogical.

Bill To Change Sex On Paper In NYC Killed

NEW YORK, US -- New York City's health department on Tuesday rejected a proposal that would have allowed transgender people to switch the gender on their birth certificates without a sex-change operation.

Advocates who had been praising the proposal as ground-breaking for the rights of transgender people called it a frustrating setback when officials rescinded the proposal just before it was due for a vote by the board of health.

Had it passed, people who live in the gender opposite their genitalia would have been able to acquire a new birth certificate if they had the backing of doctors and mental health professionals.

The health department cited "broader societal ramifications"for killing the proposal, noting that hospitals, schools and jails still must classify people by gender.

"For example, how can you send a person with a penis to a women's prison?"said one health department official who requested anonymity because he was not authorised to speak for the department.

New York City's health department had made the proposal in recognition that many transgender people cannot afford sex reassignment surgery or do not consider it necessary to live in their acquired gender.

Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Parents Indicted For Alleged Rape In Israel

ISRAEL - The Nazareth District Court on Tuesday sentenced a northern man to 17 years in prison for turning his daughter into a sex slave, Israel Radio reported.

According to the report, the man had continuously raped the girl, now 14, since she was nine years old.

The daughter, who had attempted suicide, was being kept in a secure youth ward in the Tirat Hacarmel hospital for mental health.

Also in Nazareth, prosecutors presented an indictment earlier Tuesday to the District Court against a Beit She'an couple accused of raping their 15-year-old daughter as her toddler brother looked on.

According to the indictment, the mother held the teenager down as the drunken father disrobed and then assaulted the girl. The couple's three-year-old son witnessed the rape, the charge sheet reported.

Prosecutors requested that the suspects be held during the proceedings. The daughter and her brother were taken under the auspices of local social services following their parents' arrest.

Police initially learned of the case on November 18th when social services told them that the parents were refusing to let their daughter enter their apartment.

On Monday evening, a Jerusalem man was arrested on suspicion that he had raped his sister-in-law repeatedly since she was nine years old, Jerusalem police said Tuesday.

In interrogations, the 35-year-old man reportedly told investigators that the sexual relations were consensual.

The man was picked up after a complaint was filed with police Monday afternoon. Police intended to ask the Jerusalem District Court to extend the suspect's remand.

Juror In Tears As Sex Tape Played In Court

A jury member wept, while others shielded their eyes during several graphic scenes in a video depicting the alleged rape of a teenage girl.

The 90-minute tape was played in the New Plymouth District Court yesterday on day two of the trial of a 49-year-old man facing a raft of sex charges.

It was the first time a video of that nature had been shown at a criminal trial in Taranaki.

While the accused bowed his head during most of the tape, some members of the jury looked shocked and disturbed as the video showed the man ordering the girl to remove her school uniform and assume various sexual positions.

It also showed the man having oral sex with the girl, who was 14 when the tape was made.

The complainant, now 22, struggled during the video evidence. The judge adjourned proceedings when she burst into tears.

The accused, whose name is suppressed, is facing 32 charges – eight of rape, 10 of indecent assault and 14 of sexual violation – against the complainant when she was aged 12-15.

Defence counsel Lance Rowe repeatedly stopped and rewound parts of the video as he cross-examined the complainant.

She denied she had ever made sexual deals with the accused in return for cigarettes and money.

She said she was ordered into a bedroom and had been too scared to say no.

"I wanted it over and done with. I was scared, all I wanted to do was get out of it."

Although Mr Rowe told the court the acts on the video were child abuse, he asked the complainant if she had lied about when the abuse started.

"He pushed me into the bedroom – I was only 12," she replied. "I had no choice, he was too strong for me."

The trial continues today.

Sylvester Stallone Abstained From Sex

Sylvester Stallone abstained from sex during the shooting of "Rocky Balboa," because he wanted to look convincing in the upcoming sequel's many boxing scenes.

The 60-year-old was determined to behave like a top athlete during shooting.

He says, "There is only so much energy in the body, and I know some athletes in the film didn't adhere to the ban, but I did because I knew it was the only way.

"I hear David Beckham says he doesn't but maybe he's the exception.

"The people I know who fight all stick to a sex ban because, if they don't, they lose. Of course it is hard to do, but that's why you fight so well.

"You are so aggravated you just want to get it all over with."

Friday, November 24, 2006

Singapore Swingers

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Every two months, dozens of couples meet in a pub in Singapore, have drinks, mingle, and then decide whether they want to sleep with one another.

In Sydney or Seattle nobody would bat an eyelid, but the couples are part of a thriving underground swinging scene that is an anomaly for a country where oral sex is illegal and Playboy magazine is banned.

There are more than 10 swingers clubs in Singapore, most of them private, some of them online. With more than 6,000 members, the Web-based United SG Swingers is one of the biggest.

"There are a lot more people that are open to the idea. It's so widespread now," said a 42-year-old Singaporean company executive who only wanted to be identified as Jack.

"Swinging is all about sex. It's satisfying the urge to have casual sex and doing it with somebody you're comfortable with," said Jack, who has been swinging for 10 years.

For all their enthusiasm, few swingers tell family and friends about their lifestyle, although the practice is not illegal in Singapore.

"In Singapore, most people will perceive us as perverts," said a 39-year-old publisher who has been swinging for five years. "Look at our government policies, they say: 'Let's open up.' But our policies have always remained very conservative."

Wealthy Singapore, which has consistently ranked near the bottom in a global survey of sexually active nations, has been struggling to shake off its reputation for prudishness.

On Friday, it opened Sexpo 2006, the country's second sex exhibition, featuring an array of toys and seminars.


At United SG Swingers, people share erotic photographs, exchange personal ads and correspond about the next gathering. It is a close-knit community in which couples recommend good sex partners and criticise those who aren't.

A police spokesman confirmed that swinging is not illegal as long as it is done behind closed doors, is consensual and no money changes hands.

This year, the organisers of United SG Swingers started holding "on premise" parties, where couples can engage in group sex in houses and hotel rooms across Singapore.

At these parties, the bedrooms have a strict clothes-off rule and the "hard swingers" can engage in partner swapping. The "soft swingers" are couples who stand around and watch, or have sex with their own partners in full view of others.

Couples who swing say that seeing their own partners in action keeps their passion burning.

"It's like looking at cake and wanting to eat it," said the main organiser of United SG Swingers, 37-year-old IT specialist Josh, as his 32-year-old wife nodded in agreement.

But some swingers disapprove of these parties, saying they can degenerate into orgies.

"You can't establish pure friendships when there's a large group," said Ishak. "Genuine swingers would want to establish trust -- you can't trust a person just by meeting them one time and then think they can do it with your wife."

A 34-year-old Australian who attends swinging parties told Reuters that Singapore's scene is just evolving.

"It's very innocuous here, it's not like other countries," he said. "Compared to Australia and Europe, it's more discreet and less lively. Singaporeans are pretty reserved in a lot of ways."

Teacher Faces 20 Years Jail Term For Sex With Students

INDONESIAN prosecutors have graphically outlined child-sex abuse charges that could lead to the Australian teacher Peter Smith being jailed for 20 years.

South Jakarta District Court was told Smith had abused so many children - aged between 13 and 17 - he could not remember their names. The abuse occurred over the past six years and was usually videoed, the court was told yesterday.

Smith, 48, was employed by the Australian Government-supervised Indonesia Australia Language Foundation. He had been convicted of abusing Aboriginal pupils in the Northern Territory before changing his name and moving to Indonesia.

After Smith's arrest, another senior teacher at the foundation, Don Hancock, committed suicide. Smith's alleged victims said they were also abused by a second Australian called Don and they identified Hancock from photographs shown to them by the Herald.

The prosecutor, Bayu Pramesti, said Smith was charged with abuse under Indonesia's child protection law, which carries a maximum 15-year sentence. A clause for repeated offences was added to his charges, which could extend his penalty by up to a third.

Mr Pramesti said Smith understood the impact of his acts, which could morally damage the children and cause them to become "addicted to sex".

"The defendant always picked up children from poor family backgrounds so they can be easily used," he told the court.

Smith usually paid the boys between $3 and $10, the court was told.

The charges state Smith committed indecent acts through "violence or threats of violence, forcing, cheating, lying or persuading children to commit or to let indecent actions to happen".

"The defendant … has a hobby to record the children's sexual activities after purchasing a Handycam around year 2001," the court was told.

Videos of the abuse would be presented to the trial, prosecutors said. The testimony of up to eight of the children is likely to be held in a closed court.

Mr Pramesti provided details of the alleged offences, stating Smith would often masturbate the boys, perform oral sex and sometimes penetrate them. His indictment also describes Smith insisting that some of the boys sodomise each other.

Smith's lawyer, Sangap Sidauruk, said he had not decided how he would plead to the charges. "Anything can happen," Mr Sidauruk said.

He said his client had denied forcing, threatening or paying the boys to have sex.

Smith sat quietly before the panel of judges during the first day of the hearing, dressed in a white shirt and tan trousers. The case continues next week.

The welfare organisation that reported Smith to the police, the Jakarta Centre for Street Children, alleged Smith and Hancock had abused up to 100 children and were part of an international pedophile ring.

A statement from the centre, distributed outside the court, called for the maximum penalty to be given to Smith and compensation awarded to his victims. Australia should act to prevent pedophiles travelling to Indonesia, a spokesman said.

Last month, Smith told the Herald his crimes were "blown way out of proportion". Many street urchins survived by prostitution, he said. "It's the only way they can get money. It's a double-sided arrangement."


Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Heather Mills Hit With Sex Scandal

London,UK -- A fresh torrent of sordid sex allegations has emerged about Sir Paul McCartney's estranged wife Heather Mills as the fall out from their break up continues. The claims, including that Mills was once a high class prostitute who specialized in lesbian and group sex, appeared in British newspapers yesterday.

The News of the World claimed to have compiled a detailed dossier of years of vice, including call girl sessions Mills had with and arms dealer and an Arab prince for fees as high as $12,500 per session.

The paper quoted a former prostitute who claimed to have had a threesome with Mills and a member of the Saudi royal family, and identified another woman who reportedly acted as Mills's madam. The paper didn't carry a response from Mills, but she h as in the past specifically denied being a high class prostitute.

There were further disturbing reports in the The Mail on Sunday and Sunday Mirror newspapers which tracked down the sex partner pictured with Mills in raunchy pictures that surfaced last week. Contrary to her protestations that the shots from German book Die Freuden Der Liebe (The Joys of Love) were educations, male co-star Peter Wilson described the 1988 images as "cheap, titillating and sleazy."

Wilson, now a property developer, who lives in Spain, didn't realize Mills had gone on to marry until his cousin rang him this week to say the graphic pictures were splashed all over the tabloids.

Source: F.Hudson London

Australian Women's Breast Larger Than Ever

Australian women's breasts are reaching record sizes, according to new research. The average Aussie bra size has increased from a 12B in 2000 to 14C in 2006. The research, by bra manufacturer Fayreform, also reveals 41% of women now wear a D cup or above.

Dr. Heather McCosker-Howard, a Brisbane Consultant in women's health, said bulging busts were caused by a number of factors. "We know that the population as a whole is getting heavier and that the average dress size is now 14", she said. "For some women the contraceptive pill can increase breast size and HRT in older women may also have a similar effect."

Robyn Corrigan runs the Arianne boutique and has spent 20 years in the underwear business. "Breasts have become larger, absolutely, and the growth has all been natural too, not surgically enhanced," she said. "Our most common bras go from 10DD through the 16E, although we now have to stock bras up to 22G"

The Courier Mail

Release Bid By Melbourne Sadist

Melbourne, AU -- A Sadist who turned teenage girls into sex slaves yesterday launched a legal bid to be allowed to live in the community.

Robert Fletcher, 49, who used hypnotism and mind-altering techniques to entice two 15-year-old girls into prostitution, sadomasochism and black magic - was jailed after pleading guilty. He completed his 10-year-sentence in June but is the subject of an extended supervision order under the Serious Sex Offenders Monitoring Act.

Brits Would Give Up Sex To Live Longer

Four in 10 Britons would be prepared to give up sex if it meant they would live to be 100, a survey published yesterday showed.

The Mori research found that 40% would pass on passion for longevity, although far more women (48%) were willing to make the sacrifice than men (31%). Nearly all (94%) wouldn't give up friends or family in order to reach their century, while 50% thought scientists should keep trying to prolong people's lives.

Sex Won't Kill You - Crack Will

Contrary to movie mythology, having sex doesn't increase your chances of a heart attack, but snorting cocaine lifts the risk of seizure more than 20-fold.

A new Australian study is the first to analyse all known triggers for heart attacks, including sexual activity, cocaine use, pollution, heavy meals, and stressful major events like terrorist attacks.

Researcher Dr Geoffrey Tofler said traditional long-term approaches to heart attack prevention, like diet and exercise regimes and medication, are important but they often ignore other brief triggers.

These external pressures - such as sudden severe stress or physical exertion - can be a factor in up to 40 per cent of heart attacks.

"We know, for example, that the incidence of heart attacks rises sharply in the days after people are exposed to major events such as an earthquake or a September 11," he said.

Having sex, however, causes very little increased risk of heart attack whereas cocaine use boosts the likelihood 20 times.

"If individuals know what the relative risks are they will be better able to manage their own health accordingly," he said.

Further research will address questions such as whether, during a highly stressful event such as the last minutes of a close football final, people at risk would benefit from added medicine to prevent blood clots, fast heart rate and raised blood pressure that could increase the risk of a heart attack.


Saturday, November 18, 2006

Female Teacher Cleared Of Classroom Sex Act

A WOMAN teacher who was filmed on a mobile telephone performing a sex act on a 15-year-old schoolboy was cleared yesterday of having sexual activity with a child.

Rebecca Poole, 26, insisted that the boy had held a screwdriver to her head, grabbed her hair and forced her to give him oral sex at a school drama studio. The jurors, who saw the pupil’s video of the incident, in which he grins at the camera, took just over an hour to deliver their unanimous verdicts.

Mrs Poole, a married mother of one, clasped her hand to her mouth and broke down in tears at Birmingham Crown Court as the verdicts were delivered. She was cleared of three charges of sexual activity with a child and one of abuse of trust.

While Mrs Poole’s father turned to the jurors to thank them, the boy’s family sat in the public gallery looking dismayed. Speaking outside the court, with her husband, Dacey, at her side, Mrs Poole said: “I’m ecstatic.”

The verdicts bring to an end a week-long trial that has set the schoolteacher’s word against her pupil’s claim that they were embroiled in a passionate three-month relationship last year. They were even said to have had sex in her husband’s Porsche.

The pupil, now 17, who cannot be named for legal reasons, claimed that he would meet Mrs Poole, the head of his school’s drama department, after her weekly Spanish lesson, the only time that they could conduct the affair without her husband finding out.

She was arrested in October last year when the boy’s parents found the explicit video on his mobile phone.

Mrs Poole, from Hollywood, Worcestershire, wept as she told the court that the youth — whom she had earlier lent £100 so that he could pay off a drug dealer from whom he had stolen a bag of cannabis — had held a screwdriver to the back of her head during the attack. Describing how she felt when she saw the footage, she said: “It is a video clip of me being sexually assaulted and I felt sick that he would want to video that and brag about it.”

She said that she feared she could have been raped.

Her testimony contrasted sharply with her pupil’s evidence, in which he said that he had “a pretty good time” during what he said was his first “proper” sexual experience, days before his 16th birthday.

Mrs Poole said that she had been indecently assaulted six times by pupils at Lordswood Boys’ School in Harbone, Birmingham. Although she had reported the other attacks, she had not reported this incident because she feared that it would ruin her career. She denied performing oral sex on the boy during the first five police interviews. She confirmed what had happened only when police said that they had a video film of the act.

Mrs Poole has said that she will never work as a teacher again.

Andrea Jones, Mrs Poole’s solicitor, said: “She is extremely grateful to the jury for their careful consideration of all the evidence in this case. It has been a very difficult 12 months since her arrest.

“She very much wants to thank her family and friends for their unwavering support. In particular she would like to thank her husband. She is now very tired and would now like to spend time with her husband and her ten-week-old baby.”

Mrs Warman said that Mrs Poole would not be pressing charges against the boy. She said: “My instructions are not to pursue this further. The incident is closed as far as Mrs Poole is concerned.

“It is not that it didn’t happen, but closure is a very good thing for all parties.”

It is understood that West Midlands Police do not intend to pursue Mrs Poole’s allegations of sexual assault.

Mrs Poole obtained her teaching qualification in drama and English at the University of Central England. Part of her coursework involved a placement at Lordswood Boys’ School, where she later began a full-time job.

Birmingham City Council, the local education authority, said that Mrs Poole remained suspended from her job while a full internal inquiry was being carried out.

Sex With Dead Deer Not Illegal - Lawyer Argues

Wisconsin, US -- The defence lawyer of a Wisconsin man charged with having sex with a dead deer is claiming he's innocent of any wrongdoing - because a "crimes against sexual morality" statute prohibits sex with animals, but fails to mention carcasses, The Duluth News Tribune reports.

Bryan James Hathaway, 20, of Superior, was arrested on "a misdemeanour charge of sexual gratification with an animal" after indulging in intercourse with said deceased deer on 11 October.

His attorney, public defender Fredric Anderson, last week filed a motion with a Douglas County court which argued "because the deer was dead, it was not considered an animal and the charge should be dismissed". He wrote: "The statute does not prohibit one from having sex with a carcass."

He further argued that, according to Webster's dictionary, an animal is "any of a kingdom of living beings". If you include carcasses in that definition, Anderson reasoned, "you really go down a slippery slope with absurd results".

Anderson demanded that a judge clarify "what the Legislature intended 'animal' to mean in the statute", insisting: "And the only clear point to draw the line in that definition, I believe, is the point of death."

Assistant district attorney James Boughner countered by saying that the court could indeed use a dictionary to determine the meaning of a word, but isn't obliged to do so. He told Judge Michael Lucci that "when a person's pet dog dies, the person still refers to the dog as his or her dog, not a carcass".

"It stays a dog for some time," Boughner added, noting that Hathaway himself had referred to the dead deer as exactly that, and not a carcass, when confronted by police.

Brougher concluded by stating the "statute was on punishing the human behaviour, not protecting animals".

"It does not seem to draw a line between the living and the dead," he noted. Interpreting the statue to exclude carcasses would, moreover, "also exclude freshly killed animals", Boughner insisted. This, in turn, "could lead to people who commit such acts with animals to kill them".

Boughner's latter point seems to be backed up by Hathaway's previous form, which saw him in April 2005 plead "no contest to one felony charge of mistreatment of an animal for the shooting death of Bambrick, a 26-year-old horse, to have sex with the animal".

Judge Lucci summed the matter up concisely with: "I'm a little surprised this issue hasn't been tackled before in another case." He then promised to render a decision before Hathaway's next court appearance on 1 December.

Hathaway faces a possible nine months' jail and a fine of up to $10,000 on the deer sex rap, but if convicted, "could serve a prison term of up to two years because of a previous conviction".

Sex With A Hedgehog For Premature Ejaculation

Belgrade, SR -- A Serbian man who went to a witchdoctor in search of a cure for premature ejaculation rather foolishly took the shaman's advice, viz: have sex with a hedgehog.

You know the rest: Zoran Nikolovic, 35, from Belgrade, ended up in the hospital with severe lacerations to his wedding tackle, according to Ananova. A hospital spokesman said: "The animal was apparently unhurt and the patient came off much worse from the encounter. We have managed to repair the damage to his penis."

We contacted a member of the International Association of Witchdoctors this morning for a comment. He told us: "This demonstrates the dangers in consulting unlicenced witchdoctors. We advise anyone with ejaculatory disfunction to consult our list of approved practitioners."

On the matter of premature ejaculation, he added: "Mix one teaspoon of powdered ocelot spleen with Red Bull under a full moon. Drink one hour before attempting penetration while sitting in a pentacle formed by toad skulls. Then, when you're on the job, think about the mother-in-law and filling in tax returns."

Thursday, November 16, 2006

Dead Millionair Guilty Of Kidnap And Rape

The High Court ruled yesterday that the estate of Chris Dawes, the founder of networking company Micromuse, should pay damages to a woman he attacked before his death in 1999.

The Court awarded Amanda Lawson £259,000 for the three day incident in 1998. Lawson sued Dawes's estate for pyschological damage she suffered and her inability to continue her business. The judge said there was overwhelming evidence she had been attacked.

A MODEL suing the estate of an Australian millionaire playboy has already been beaten to the courtroom by his family who successfully squeezed millions of dollars from his fortune.

Amanda Lawson claims computer tycoon Chris Dawes drugged her with crack cocaine and repeatedly raped her. She appeared in London's High Court last week in an attempt to get a substantial sum from Dawes's $59 million estate.

Dawes, 39, died when his $1.5 million McLaren F1 sports car smashed into a tree in Essex three months after the alleged attack on Lawson over Christmas 1998. His death sparked a protracted series of legal battles across three continents.

Dawes was a former Adelaide amusement arcade worker, who made his fortune from computer software company Micromuse, which he set up in an attic when he moved to London in 1989. His fortune was estimated at $59 million when he died and comprised 65 luxury cars, including five Ferraris worth $6 million, exclusive homes in London, Essex, San Francisco and Amsterdam, and a private jet, helicopter and yacht.

But he left just 10 per cent of his fortune to his daughters Prudence, 10, and Ruby, 7, with the rest going to crime-fighting groups in Britain. His parents disputed the will in the South Australian Supreme Court.

Lawyer Gary Palasis, representing Dawes's estate, said the matter was resolved by agreement last September. Dawes's mother, Audine, was paid $1.5 million, his sister Belinda Marsh $1.25 million and his father Ernest $1.1 million.

Lawson's case had been bogged down by procedural matters for years before the London hearing last week.

She claimed the multimillionaire had lured her to the isolated Channel Island Alderney with the offer of a job running a modelling agency to be fronted by Naomi Campbell.

She was picked up by private helicopter in London and flown to the Devereux House Hotel, one of several properties Dawes owned on the island. He greeted her wearing his trademark black leather trousers, black Gucci shirt and black-painted toenails.

Her solicitor said she was taken to a room of "utter squalor" that was littered with empty vodka bottles and ashtrays. She was given a pint glass of vodka and tonic and forced to smoke crack cocaine through a pipe. She was forced to have sex with Dawes after being told his former SAS minders could arrange an accident.

The three-day ordeal of "fear and degradation" ended when she finally managed to call her boyfriend who alerted Alderney police, her solicitor said. It left her unable to return to work and suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder.

Sharone Stone Advocates Oral Sex For Teens

Actress SHARON STONE is adamant teenagers should be prepared to engage in oral sex, if it saves from them the dangers of unprotected penetrative sex.

The BASIC INSTINCT star spends much of her time away from
Hollywood working as an activist raising AIDS awareness, and she always carries condoms with her to hand out in a bid to increase safe sex levels. She explains, "I was in the store the other day and I watched a young girl trying on clothes, showing her abdomen. Her mother was trying to talk to her about not being inappropriately luring.

I said, 'Gee that would look much nicer with a camisole under.' "Her mother walked away, and I said to the girl, 'I'd like to give you a two-minute conversation about sex.Young people talk to me about what to do if they're being pressed for sex? I tell them (what I believe): oral sex is a hundred times safer than vaginal or anal sex. "If you're in a situation where you cannot get out of sex, offer a blow job. I'm not embarrassed to tell them."


Porn Peddler Offers 100Mil For Spears Sex Tape

Celebrity porn merchant David Hans Schmidt has offered $100 million for an alleged sex tape featuring pop star Britney Spears and estranged husband Kevin Federline.

Schmidt is the porn broker behind videos starring Fred Durst and most recently former "Saved by the Bell" star Dustin Diamond.

A 19-second clip from a videotape was recently leaked online, which allegedly shows the pop princess performing a sex act on her estranged husband.

Fox News claims British newspaper News of the World has offered $50 million for the full tape. But Schmidt is ready to double that offer. He tells Radar Online, "I'd offer $100 million if this tape is any good. What the [bleep] is News of the World doing trying to get into the porn-selling business, anyway?

"They're just trying to sling arrows into the dark to get some headlines. No way they'd make their money back."

Friday, November 10, 2006

Man With 10 Year Erection Won $400 000

PROVIDENCE, R.I. - A former handyman has won more than $400,000 in a lawsuit over a penile implant that gave him a 10-year erection (He's not the funny guy in the photo mind you - its just for illustration :)

Charles "Chick" Lennon, 68, received the steel and plastic implant in 1996, about two years before Viagra went on the market. The Dura-II is designed to allow impotent men to position the penis upward for sex, then lower it.

But Lennon could not position his penis downward. He said he could no longer hug people, ride a bike, swim or wear bathing trunks because of the pain and embarrassment. He has become a recluse and is uncomfortable being around his grandchildren, his lawyer said.

In 2004, a jury awarded him $750,000. A judge called that excessive and reduced it to $400,000. On Friday, the Rhode Island Supreme Court affirmed that award in a ruling that turned on a procedural matter.

"I don't know any man who for any amount of money would want to trade and take my client's life," said Jules D'Alessandro, Lennon's attorney. "He's not a whole person."

A lawyer representing both Dura-II manufacturer Dacomed Corp. and the company's insurer declined to comment. Dacomed maintained that nothing was wrong with the implant.

The implant consists of a series of plastic plates strung together with steel surgical wire, almost like a roll of wrapped coins. Springs press against the plates, creating enough surface tension to simulate an erection, D'Alessandro said.

Lennon cannot get the implant removed because of health problems, including open-heart surgery, his lawyer said. Impotence drugs could not help Lennon even if he were able to have the device taken out, because tissue had be to removed for it to be implanted.

Dacomed was later acquired by a California company whose sales dropped when Viagra was introduced on the market. The company filed for bankruptcy the following year.

NZ Presbyterian Church Bans Gays

Wellington, NZ -- New Zealand Presbyterian General Assembly voted yesterday to ban homosexual and unmarried people living with lovers form becoming ministers or elders of the church. About 500 delegates meeting in Auckland supported the ban, with a 65% majority voting for it Radio New Zealand reported.

Tokyo Adult Club For Train Molesters

Tokyo, JP -- In a seedy world first, a new adult club in Tokyo is catering for men who like to molest young girls on trains. The Train Cafe is offering club membership to customers who can molest young girls dressed in school uniforms on a train carriage set ups inside the premisses.

A spokeman for Train Cafe said exclusive membership to the club in the Ikeburkuro district cost customers and initial 5000 yen ($64) fee and 2000 yen for a tea each visit. But members who pay 3600 yen are allowed to get on the train carriage set up inside the cafe where for 20 min, they can touch women standing at strategic points.

Those who pay an extra 5000 yen can select a woman they can ride with for 15 minutes. While in the cafe carriage members are able to feel like they are riding on the top Yamanote Line, Tokyo's loop line operated by JR East Co.

Train Cafe, the first of its kind in Japan and the world, was established in May last year and claims to have 4000 members and 250 women registred. The number of groping incident on Tokyo trains stood at 2201 in 2004, up threefold from 1996, tokyo police report.

Hiroshi Osedo

Defence - Woman Wanted Sex The Night Of Alleged Rape

A 63-year-old woman who claimed she was raped by a Northland policeman 19 years ago was out for sex, the accused man's lawyer told a jury today.

Gary Gotlieb said he would call evidence from a man who said the woman at the centre of the historic rape allegation wanted sex the night she claimed the policeman handcuffed and raped her in a Northland police station.

The woman said she was driving the policeman, 44, home after a Saturday night at a Northland hotel in Mach, 1988, when she was raped.

The accused man, who cannot be named, faces eight charges, including four of sexual violation by rape.

Mr Gotlieb told a jury in Auckland District Court today that five defence witnesses would be called. He said one witness, Les Gardener, was expected to tell the court the woman suggested sex with him earlier in the evening, before she was allegedly raped by the policeman.

Mr Gotlieb said Mr Gardener told the police about the woman's alleged behaviour when he learnt of the allegations brought against the officer four months later.

The five-day trial is due to end tomorrow.

Singapore May Allow Anal And Oral Sex

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Singapore is considering decriminalising oral and anal sex between consenting heterosexual adults, but not between homosexuals, official documents show.

The Ministry of Home Affairs on Thursday posted a public consultation paper about proposed amendments to the city-state's penal code, Singapore's primary criminal legislation.

"We intend to repeal s.377, rescoping it such that anal and oral sex, if done in private between a consenting adult heterosexual couple aged 16 years old and above, would no longer be criminalised," the paper said

Currently, section 377 of the Penal Code "criminalises all forms of carnal intercourse against the order of nature, other than vaginal intercourse".

The paper makes no mention of the decriminalisation of oral and anal sex between men.

"Homosexuality is not widely accepted or tolerated in Singapore," the pro-government Straits Times quoted a home affairs official as saying on Thursday.

Under Singapore law, a man who is found to have committed an act of "gross indecency" with another man could be jailed for up to two years. Despite the official ban on gay sex, Singapore has a thriving gay scene.

Saturday, November 04, 2006

Examination Rape Claims

Brisbane, AU -- A suburban Brisbane GP is on trial in the District Court accused of digitally raping and sexually assaulting a school girl during a pelvic examination. The court was told Dr. Jason Wu was working at a medial centre at Clayfield in Brisbane's inner north on January 24 last year when the 16-year-old private school student came to see him about a suspected urinary tract infection and complained about pain during sex.

The Crown alleges that during a consensual internal examination while the girl was in Wu's room he asked her questions about her sex life with her boyfriend before stimulating her clitoris on two separate occasions. He is also accused of digitally penetrating her twice during the examination. Wu has pleaded not guilty to two counts of rape and two counts of sexual assault.

Crown prosecutor David Kent said the girl claimed that before the examination, Wu talked to her about sex - asking if she and her boyfriend engaged in foreplay and describing orgasms to her before telling her "I am going to stimulate your clitoris". When the examination finished he gave her a specimen jar for a urine sample.

The girl later reported the incident to her boyfriend, her family and then police. Wu denied talking to the girl about orgasms and rejected all her claims. He told police he had asked the girl for consent to do the internal examination and had withdrawn his gloved hand during the inspection to change gloves when he noticed a tear in the first glove.

The trial before Judge Nick Samios continues.

The Courier Mail

Sexiest 007 Licensed To Thrill

His selection as the new 007 initially raised a few eyebrows. But now Daniel Craig has been hailed as the sexiest 007 ever by his glamorous Bond girls. Such praise could easily go to a man's head but luckily for Craig he has girlfriend Satsuki Mitchell to bring him down to earth.

She last week took him shopping for organic groceries in West London, a rather mundane mission for an international spy. But while Satsuki, 30, may regard Craig's honed physique as perfect for carry bags, his Casino Royale co-stars appreciated it for different reasons.

In a Mail on Sunday interview, new Bond girl Caterina Murion said of her sex scene with Craig: "I's award him at least a nine-an-a-half out of 10 for technique. His kiss would suggest he is wonderful lover. Gentle, but not too gentle. Passionate, but not too forceful."

As Solange, the wife of Bond villain Dimitrios, the 32-year-old Sardinian has one love scene with Craig, 38, but admitted:"I would have liked more." Co-stars Eva Green and Ivana Milicevic are also singing the new Bond's praises.

Green, a 26-year-old French actress said: "Craig is capable of being trashy and sexy and scary. And that's and attractive combination. Is he a good snogger? He certainly passed the test."

Milicevic, a 32-year-old Serbian actress, said:" I didn't get to kiss Bond, and I am still pretty fed up about that"

Online Dater Charged With Multiple Rapes

He was an online dater's dream. Tall, clean-cut with a fashionable address and a taste for upscale bars and restaurants.

But Jeffrey J. Marsalis _ who alternately claimed to be an astronaut, a doctor or a spy _ was really an on-and-off nursing student whose appealing profile on the online dating site allowed him to meet woman after woman, slip something in their drinks and then rape them, police said.

Now, Marsalis, 33, is facing trial on nine counts of rape involving eight women, while a 10th charge is pending in Idaho. He was acquitted of three similar assaults at a trial in Philadelphia in January, but before he could leave the courtroom, he was handcuffed by police and accused of the new charges. A judge later denied bail.

In court this week during his preliminary hearing, the women told strikingly similar stories of meeting the smooth-talking Marsalis and then feeling unusually intoxicated after returning from the bathroom or letting him buy a round from the bar.

They said they woke up hours later, back at his apartment _ groggy, sometimes undressed _ after an apparent sexual encounter or even in the middle of intercourse.

"It was like waking up from surgery," said one of the women who was not identified because it is AP policy to not name victims of sexual assaults. "My body was there, and I could see what was going on around me, but I couldn't move."

Marsalis' lawyer says the women are suffering from regret after being duped about his accomplishments and dumped after consensual sex.

"Some of this may be buyer's remorse," defense lawyer Kathleen E. Martin said Thursday.

None of the Philadelphia victims _ most of them well-educated professionals _ went to police or a hospital afterward, Martin pointed out. Instead, police sought the women out after they seized Marsalis' computer as part of an earlier case.

While it is difficult to prove the use of date-rape drugs, since they metabolize before victims are alert enough to get a drug screen, a jury could still find him guilty of rape if it decides the women were too impaired to consent to sex.

The outcome may hinge on whether prosecutors can build a circumstantial case by trying all the cases together or whether the defense will try to sever the cases, attorneys for both sides said. The lawyers declined to discuss their trial strategy.

Nine women testified during the two-day evidentiary hearing that concluded Thursday in a Philadelphia court.

One said Marsalis, posing as a doctor, later visited her in a hospital during an unrelated stay. He had a stethoscope around his neck, and checked her chart.

Another said she became pregnant from the encounter _ and Marsalis went with her when she had an abortion.

"This guy is not shy. He's confident. He's plotting," said Capt. John Darby, head of the city's sex crimes unit. "He showed IDs to a lot of these women supporting the various roles, positions that he seemingly held. He really put on a hell of a show."

In the pending Idaho case, the woman _ who worked with Marsalis for the company which operates the area's ski resort _ did go to a hospital the next day. The alleged assault occurred in October 2005, while Marsalis was awaiting trial in the first Philadelphia case.

Records show Marsalis has moved frequently, and lived in Utah, Washington state, Arizona, where he worked as a paramedic, and Florida, where he obtained a permit for a concealed weapon.

He met seven of the eight Philadelphia women through between 2003 and 2005. The company said Thursday that it cannot monitor what goes on once their clients move from online communication to the real world.

Darby considers Marsalis no less dangerous than the predator who attacks strangers in an alley.

"Certainly he presented himself as an appealing individual. And that's the danger," he said. "You really have to treat those kind of (online) contacts as if they were a stranger."


Monday, October 30, 2006

Israel President Facing Rape Allegations

Israel's attorney-general Menachem Mazuz is expected to recommend President Moshe Katsav suspend himself from duties after police said they had evidence he committed rape, Israeli media reported.

The reports said Mazuz would issue the recommendation in response to a high court petition against 60-year-old Katsav, who has denied any wrongdoing.

The Justice Ministry and police said in a statement on October 15 they had gathered evidence Katsav "carried out sex crimes of rape, sexual molestation by force and without consent" against women employees.

It is up to Mazuz to decide whether to indict Katsav.

An Israeli lawyer has petitioned the high court to order the president suspend himself from duties.

The reports said Mazuz would tell the court Katsav should at least temporarily refrain from carrying out his duties so as to avoid obstructing the prosecution, as employees had hesitated to testify against him.

The case is unlikely to have any direct effect on Prime Minister Ehud Olmert's government because the presidency is a ceremonial post in Israel.

Saturday, October 28, 2006

Office Employees And Porn

Office workers are spending up to a fifth or their time online at work searching for porn. Porn obsessed staff in real estate, car dealerships and law firms are costing thousands of dollars a month in wasted hours and excess internet charges.

A survey by Brisbane internet security company Netbox Blue has revealed that porn routinely ranks among the top 10 most popular websites. Firms are losing productivity because staff are viewing pornography and other non-work-related websites instead of focusing on their proper tasks", chief executive Trent Davis said.

Recent examples of abuse include a boss's son who spent the day buying lingerie online and six lawyers who surfed the net for hardcore porn.

Source: The Courier Mail

I know this is a problem, altough I am not sure they would be working during that time anyway. If not porn, it would be MP3 downloading or eBay shopping. It really doesn't matter. People are not slaves, so sometimes they do need to relax a bit. Or you can try to fight workplace porn by giving free adult site subscriptions to your employees like Danes!

Army Cadets Escape Child Sex Conviction

Brisbane,AU -- Two teenage army cadets who engaged in consensual sexual experimentation with a pair of girls at a cadet cam ended up in the dock of Brisbane District Court yesterday as graphic details of their exploits were recounted to a packed room.

Keiran David Francis Johnston and Benjamin David Simmons were sexually naive 17 and 18 year old schoolboys when they became involved with the girls - who were aged 14 and 13 at the time. The girls were described in yesterday's proceedings as enthusiastic participants in the sexual conduct.

The alleged sexual activity mostly involved the girls giving oral sex to Johnston and Simmons in private while the group was taking part in two cadet camps in April and August last year. The majority of the incidents occurred at the first camp. A further two counts involving Johnston happened at the August camp.

The court was told that the two girls did not initiate the police complaint and one girl made it clear she did not wish the prosecution to proceed. The events only came to light after schoolyard gossip about it reached authorities. Prosecutor Glen Cash told the court that while any child sex offence was serious, there was no evidence that the two girls were cajoled into the activity.

Barrister Craig Eberhardt, for Simmons, said his client was sexually inexperienced at the time and has since been humiliated publicly and shamed by his expulsion from cadets and the exposure of his conduct in the media. Mr. Eberhardt said that after the incident his client had asked out one of the complainants and been rejected, which had damaged his self-esteem. He was hospitalized earlier this year for depression.

Both accused were placed on 12-month $500 good behavior orders. Convictions were not recorded. Judge Dick said the case was most peculiar but that was not to say the prosecution should not have been brought because the conduct was till a criminal offence. She told them she hoped the case would provide a lesson.

Friday, October 27, 2006

Sex Slaves Sold On Streets Of London

Source: agency France-Presse

London, UK -- Women are being bought and sold on the streets of London for as little as US$5000 and than forced to work in the sex industry, a Government minister said last week.

Solicitor General Mike O'Brien was speaking as he opened Europe's first dedicated center to tackle gangs who bring unwitting young women to Britain from abroad - notably from Asia and eastern Europe - to work as prostitutes.

"Some victims do not even realize they are being trafficked until they arrive and then find the job they were being promised as a waitress turns out to be enforced servitude as a prostitute, including being beaten and raped" he said.

Mr O'Brien joined junior Home Office Minister Vernon Coaker and Women's Minister Meg Munn to open The UK Human Trafficking Center in Sheffield in northern England. The facility will be run by South Yorkshire Police using specially trained officers, lawyers and immigration workers. Although it will focus on all types of human trafficking there is a particular focus on exploitation in the sex trade following a high-profile, countrywide police operation launched earlier this year.

Operation Penameter involves all 55 police forces in England, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland and the Channel Islands, as well as immigration and intelligence officials, prosecutors and charities. Since its launch on February 21 this year, 188 women - most of them aged 18 -25 but some young as 14 - were rescued in raids on brothels, massage parlor's and private homes. Eighty four were confirmed as trafficking victims.

The women came from as far as Brazil, China, Czech Republic, Estonia, Germany, India, Iran, Jamaica, Kenya, Kosovo, Latvia, Lithuania, Malaysia, Namibia, Poland, Rwanda, Romania, Russia, Slovakia and Thailand.

Bondage Killer Appeal Fails

Brisbane, AU -- A killer who engaged in bondage sex with his victim and tortured a second woman for his own "amusement" has failed to convince the Court of Appeal that his 16-year jail sentence is excessive. Earlier this year, after a lengthy legal process, Sven Huebner, 36, was sentenced to 12 years jail for the manslaughter of Linda Jane Roberts and a cumulative four years jail for the torture of university student Melissa Gazsik.

As a serious violent offender, he must serve 80% of the 16 years before being eligible four release. Huebner went to the Court of Appeal to request that the sentence be halved, painting himself as a caring friend who let his love of bondage get out of hand. In a unanimous judgment, the Court of Appeal dismissed his request.

Huebner's then girlfriend Amy Louise Maher, 24, was sentenced to 18 months jail for being and accessory after the fact of Roberts' manslaughter and three year and six month's' jail for the attack on Gazsik. Her sentences were wholly suspended to reflect the two years and nine months she had served.

Roberts was killed on August 18, 2001, but it was not until November that year that her naked body was found, along with plastic and rope, in bushlands at Mackenzie in Brisbane. Gazsik was lured to bushland by the pair in 2000, where she was bound, tortured and choked for hours before being freed. Huebner maintained he was trying to get Gazsik to focus "on the important issues" in life.

Thursday, October 26, 2006

Consent Form Signed Before Sex?

When it comes to sex, we all know that “no” means “no.” But did you know that “yes” may also mean “no?”

New legislation currently being considered by lawmakers in the U.K. would make it illegal for men to have sex with women who have had a few too many drinks, even if the lady consents. That’s right. A woman who drinks a few martinis or has some wine with dinner and willingly engages in a night of passion can wake up the next morning and cry rape.

The proposed law is meant to safeguard drunk women. But the absurdity of this bill is enough to make a sober person vault off the wagon.

Rape is a horrible, brutal crime and anyone who commits rape ought to be locked up until Dick Clark is no longer with us.

But a man who has a one-night stand with an eager, tipsy woman is no rapist. Just because a woman wakes up the next morning with a slight hangover and a pang of regret doesn’t give her the right to accuse a man of rape. Rape is a serious offence and it diminishes the hurt and suffering of true rape victims when we dilute the definition of rape.

One group that strongly opposes the proposed legislation is the U.K. Men’s Movement. Chairman George McAuley says men will have to obtain written consent in the form of a sex contract before attempting a home run.

“Radical feminists within the Labour Party have made consensual heterosexual sex a dangerous minefield,” argues McAuley in a recent piece by London’s Daily Mail. “The changes in legislation will increase the number of innocent men convicted of rape. It means men will have to get a consent form signed, dated and countersigned in triplicate before they make love.”

Before Andrea Dworkin fans beat down my door, let me be clear. We are not talking about a woman who is so intoxicated that she passes out and cannot possibly consent to sex. If a man takes advantage of an unconscious woman, he is guilty of rape. The law is already clear about that.

And if a man slips some roofies (the so-called “date rape drug”) into a girl’s drink, then that man belongs in jail.

But a woman who has a bit too much alcohol — of her own volition — and invites a man back to her place for some non-existent coffee and proceeds to squeal “yes” in every way possible can not and must not cry rape afterwards.

We would never let a man off the hook for assaulting a woman just because he had a few too many beers. We would hold him accountable for his actions even if he was drunk at the time. Just like a drunk driver cannot plead intoxication as a defence.

Some people may disagree with me and wonder how a mom who has a daughter could possibly oppose this legislation. Well, as a mother who may one day have a son, I know that I don’t want to live in a world where men are labelled rapists and thrown in jail for having consensual sex.

By Lyida Lovric

Controling The Sex Criminals In Irland

William McAuley the man responsible for the assessment and management of paedophiles, rapists and sexual predators in Northern Ireland, talks to Deborah McAleese about Ulster's sex offending capital - and how he believes the situation can be managed and controlled
25 October 2006

"There is a cancer in society called sex offending. No part of society is free. It is everywhere - among solicitors, religious people, rich and poor.

"There is a huge portion that is benign and does not pose a risk, but there is some that is dangerous and risky, like malignant cancer."

William McAuley uses his sex offender/cancer analogy to drive home the reality that society will never be free from sex offenders.

But the Northern Ireland policy co-ordinator for the multi-agency MASRAM - which tracks and assesses sex offenders - also uses the comparison to offer reassurances that there are measures that can be taken to tackle the 'disease'.

"For those malignant offenders, just like malignant cancer, there are a whole range of treatments, including surgery, to remove a cancerous tumour.

"In some cases of sex offending you have to send the criminal justice system in and effectively use that surgery to remove the danger.

"But there are sex offenders that you cannot remove surgically and you have to deal with it on a basis of risk management."

Dangerous paedophile Paul Hunter Redpath was dealt with on the basis of risk management.

On his release from jail for having sex with a teenage girl, Redpath was moved into approved accommodation and placed under strict probation conditions.

Within hours of his release Redpath had disappeared. For three weeks he was on the loose, his movements and actions unknown.

He fled across the border and is currently living in Dublin where he is now subject to sex offender registration requirements in the Republic.

However, there has been outcry that the paedophile is not to be returned to the province to face punishment for breaking his probation conditions - an offence which can result in being sent back to jail.

In August Robert Simpson Wallace, a 77-year-old high risk sex offender, who "posed a serious risk to women and girls" also went on the run from his approved accommodation in Belfast and failed to sign the sex offenders' register. He was later arrested by police in Lurgan.

Redpath and Wallace are not the only sex offenders who have failed to comply with probation conditions, but in these cases police took the rare step of making completely public the offenders' details through the media.

To issue a public warning about a missing sex offender is a last resort and the decision is taken only after careful consideration by the assistant chief constable following an application for disclosure from MASRAM.

Full disclosure can only be made if it is in the public interest and it will not result in the offender being killed or seriously injured.

At lower levels, details about a sex offender can be disclosed on a need-to-know basis, when the ACC decides to make the disclosure to those people he/she would deem necessary, for example the victim, a partner or school principal.

"Around 97% of people required to notify police comply with requirements. Only a small percentage of people do not comply. That is when disclosure comes up. We have to protect everyone's human right not to be sexually assaulted or abducted," said Mr McAuley.

"The ACC has got to balance what is in the best public interest and what is going to impact on the individual's human rights."

The housing of sex offenders is one social issue that continues to spark heated public debates and at times can even trigger a level of public hysteria.

Mr McAuley is keen to dispel the myth that hostels are home to a large number of sex offenders who, if they haven't already, are just waiting to pounce on their next victim.

In fact, across the whole of Northern Ireland only 60 beds are available in hostel-type accommodation for people who have committed sexual offences.

The majority of sex offenders live in private accommodation.

Hostels - the proper term is supported accommodation - have restrictions on the number of sex offenders they house and the beds are allocated on a basis of need and assessment.

The decision of housing has nothing to do with police or MASRAM.

It is up to the sex offender to find appropriate accommodation which complies with any court restrictions or orders.

If no appropriate accommodation can be found the sex offender is sent straight back to prison.

"The offender is in breach of his licence if he does not live in approved accommodation. If their is no appropriate accommodation then he ends up back in prison.

"People have spent a long time in prison because they cannot find appropriate accommodation," said Mr McAuley.

While sex offenders come from all walks of life and can strike in any place, Belfast's 'Golden Mile', from Queen's University down towards the city centre, is the highest-risk sex offending area for adults in Northern Ireland according to Mr McAuley.

The majority of sex offences against adults in that area are not being carried out by convicted sex offenders but by offenders who have not yet been brought to the attention of the authorities.

Due to the number of bars, clubs, night spots and proximity to the university area, the 'Golden Mile' is a favoured area for teenagers, students and young adults and therefore it is a preferred haunt for sexual predators who are looking for vulnerable targets.

"Predatory sex offenders will target those areas where people are more vulnerable. The 'Golden Mile' does lend itself to a range of vulnerabilities through alcohol and late night venues," said Mr McAuley.

Different resident groups in south Belfast have often complained about sex offenders being housed in their area, saying that they do not feel safe letting their children walk along the streets.

"But when did they ever feel safe sending their kids down there?" asked Mr McAuley.

"By sending 10-year-old girls to walk down there by themselves is already increasing their vulnerability because everyone knows the majority of sex offences against adults occur down that golden mile," he added.

"Why send your children down the highest risk area of Northern Ireland? Sex predators are already there. The re-offending rate is very low. Most offences reported to police are new cases, they are new people."

When there are rumours of sex offenders being housed in an area it can lead to angry protests and even vigilante attacks. However, Mr McAuley said that people have to realise that sex offenders will always be there.

"I do not have the luxury of being able to choose whether you have sex offenders or you do not but a community can take steps to reduce their vulnerability and that's the message we need to get out.

"You do not go out and get drunk and separated from your friends and stagger down the road at 1.30am, because sex predators are out there and see that as an opportunity," he said.

And referring back to his favoured analogy, he added: "Just like with cancerous tumours you cannot remove them all. Over 9,000 people have convictions for sex offences.

"Where do you send them? There is no way you can surgically remove all of those.

"If you do you are only removing the tip of the iceberg, those that you know about.

"If the public thought we had removed all sex offenders then they are in an even more risky situation, because they would naively think the problem was solved."