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."