Tuesday, February 28, 2006
The man claimed to have a knife and demanded money. After taking a small quantity of cas he sexually assaulted the woman. He is described as about 18 years with tanned complexion, 170 cmm tall, slim build and wearing a light coloured cap, long pants and a dark oversize jacket.
Research among 1000 adults by computer leader MSN Messenger showed that older people tended to have the sexiest voices.
Manchester United footballer Wayne Rooney registered at the bottom of the poll, while Tory Leader David Cameron was more popular than his adversary Prime Minister Tony Blair. Celtic accents were voted the most attractive, with East Anglian, Mancunian and Scouse among the worst.
BBC newsreader Anna Ford was named as the woman with the sexiest voice by almost 50% of the men questioned, followed by actress Joanna Lumley. Women voted for Connery, followed by fellow actor Pierce Brosnan.
"We are much more aurally sensitive and stimulated than we think", said behavioral expert Judi James. "Accents, pitch, pace and tone can all be turnons or turnoffs." she said. "Both women and men prefer a lower register and find deeper notes sexually attractive. This is because it mimics the way our voices dip naturally when we are sexually aroused. We also find lower tones more adult. Childish, baby voices can evoke the protective instinct in men but women are turned off by them." Ms. James said.
Saturday, February 25, 2006
Wendie Schweikert, 36, was charged on Friday with two counts of criminal sexual conduct with a minor after a parent of the boy accused the teacher of having sex with the pupil at school at least twice, Laurens Police Chief Robin Morse said.
Authorities said Schweikert remained jailed on Friday and a bond hearing was set for Saturday. Messages left at Schweikert's home and for the prosecutor were not returned. It was not immediately clear whether she had been assigned a lawyer.
Police said Schweikert, who resigned from her job at E.B. Morse Elementary School on had been an employee of the school district for nine years and had no criminal history or prior complaints against her.
"This is an unfortunate situation that is being taken seriously," district Superintendent Edgar Taylor said in a news release.
"This type of behaviour is not acceptable and will not be tolerated in the district."
Laurens is in northwestern South Carolina.
Three of the soldiers face courts-martial on charges of sodomy, pandering and engaging in sex acts for money, according to a statement released today by the military. Four other soldiers, whose names were not released, received non-judicial punishments. The army has recommended that all be discharged.
The charges do not mention the name of the site, but the division has said previously it was investigating allegations that soldiers appeared on a gay pornography website. A spokesman for the division said on Friday the charges are a result of that investigation.
The military-themed website on which the army has said soldiers appeared does not make any direct reference to the division or Fort Bragg, a sprawling post about 115 kilometres south of Raleigh, North Carolina.
"As far as we're concerned, it's isolated to the unit, and our investigation determined that these seven individuals were the only ones" involved, said 82nd Airborne spokesman Major Thomas Earnhardt.
Earnhardt said the three soldiers charged criminally under the Uniform Code of Military Justice had been appointed military lawyers, but he said the lawyers would be unavailable for comment on Friday.
The three soldiers who face courts-martial are: Specialist Richard Ashley, Private Wesley Mitten and Private Kagen Mullen.
The Army did not release their ages or hometowns, but said all seven paratroopers were members of the 2nd Battalion of the 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment.
The nonjudicial punishment received by the four other soldiers included reduction to the rank of private, 45 days of restriction to the unit area, 45 days of extra duty and forfeiture of a month's pay.
The registered owner of the website's domain name lists an address in Fayetteville, the city that adjoins Fort Bragg.
The 15,000 paratroopers of the 82nd Airborne are among the Army's most elite soldiers, all having volunteered to serve in a unit that trains to deploy anywhere in the world within 18 hours.
The military's "don't ask, don't tell" policy states that "homosexual orientation alone is not a bar to service, but homosexual conduct is incompatible with military service."
Service members who violate the policy are removed from the military.
Perfect 10 took issue with Google's image search function, which returns a page with tiny images, known as thumbnails, that fit the searcher's query. The function also allows searchers to view the image as it appears on the page. The judge ruled that because Google receives advertising money from offering search function, it was not entitled to the same level of free use of the images as other entities would be.
The ruling notes that because Perfect 10 sells similar size versions of its images to mobile phone users through a separate company, it stands to lose revenue if its request for a court order blocking Google's use of the thumbnails is not granted.
The judge found however, that Google did not violate Perfect 10's copyrights by linking to pages that Perfect 10 claims are using its images without permission.
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She was taken to Mackay Hospital for x rays of suspected facial injuries. Detective senior sergeant Roger Lowe said police were at crossroads with the investigation yesterday and could not comment. Police believe the offender may have hitchhiked out of town shortly after the rape. The weapon still has not been located.
About 5:20pm, the girl was stretching with a friend after going for a run when a male on a BMX bike approached her from behind and grabbed her on the breasts and between the legs. A police spokesman said the girl screamed and fought the man off. He was last seen riding through the park towards Tomah st. He is Caucasian male about 17 years old with olive skin, think build and short brown hair.
Thursday, February 23, 2006
"Strong women" movies, as one of the hottest new lines of adult entertainment in Japan are being called, feature females more physically powerful than the men they appear alongside and, as it turns out, beat into submission and otherwise pummel purely for the thrills of guys who buy this stuff.
Retired female professional wrestlers and one-time women's amateur grapplers are also finding no trouble getting work in high-class sex joints, offering "marital arts" tackling in more ways than one to guys with a yen to be roughed up by a member of the fairer sex.
"As women become the more powerful sex in society, there's been a growing number of masochistic men who have a yearning to be subjugated," says Makoto, a spokeswoman for IZM, Japan's prime purveyor of porno featuring tall and powerfully built female stars, or flicks about women who rape men. "In some of our martial arts adult videos, the female stars don't even take their clothes off and there are no climax scenes. What you do get, though, is big girls using all their might to pound little guys, put them into strangleholds and generally beat them, which provides all the excitement masochistic men need to find sexual satisfaction."
IZM typically matches gigantic women up against the frailest of masochistic men with an average height of just 155 centimeters. Bruising and broken bones are little more than occupational hazards in the brutal babe business.
"Just the other day, one of our actors ended up with a couple of broken ribs," Makoto tells Spa! "I was really surprised when we'd finished filming the guy came over in agony and said, 'Aagh, that was bliss!'"
Adult moviemaker mouthpiece Makoto says IZM's offices are flooded daily with offers from men yearning to be clobbered on camera by a big, beautiful, though not necessarily bountiful, babe.
"Talking to a lot of these guys and you learn that there's a typical pattern where a lot of them were traumatized by beatings lashed out by their mothers or a female teacher when they were little children. Now they're adults, being subdued by a powerful woman gives them a sexual thrill," Makoto tells Spa! "Perhaps it's fundamentally a matter of Oedipal complexes."
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William Davis, 33, faces five counts of child-molesting and one count of failure to register as a sex offender. He was arrested Oct. 6 in North Dakota two days after the talk-show host broadcast his picture and offered $100,000 for information leading to his capture.
Three boys testified Wednesday in Posey County court in southwestern Indiana about abuse they said happened in 2004, when they were 13, 12 and five. Davis denies the allegations. If convicted, he would face prison sentences of 20 years to 50 years for each of the molesting charges.
Davis, who was convicted in 1992 of molesting a child, also awaits trial in neighbouring Vanderburgh County on five child-molesting counts involving different allegations.
Two friends, women in North Dakota and Minnesota, divided the $100,000 reward after Davis was arrested in Fargo, N.D.
Findings from the study, published in BJU International, include:
--Men’s sexual function (sex drive, erection, ejaculation) tends to fade with age.
--Men’s sexual satisfaction peaks when men are in their 20s.
--Men in their 50s are a close second in sexual satisfaction.
In short, men reported sexual satisfaction long after the heyday of their youth had passed.
“Our results show that although men experience more problems and less sexual function as they get older, it doesn’t necessarily follow that they are less satisfied with their sex lives as a result,” says researcher Sophie Fossa, MD, PhD, in a news release.
Fossa is a professor at Norway’s University of Oslo.
Tuesday, February 21, 2006
THE two men say they were scared. Their friend seemed to be "going berserk", smashing up his flat, yelling and hitting a female friend. They say they did not know what to do. So they went along with him when he demanded the girl have oral sex with them. But both stopped the sexual acts after a few seconds and apologised to the 17-year-old girl straight away, a court was told.
Nevertheless, in a case that centred on the line between criminal responsibility and the excuse of "duress", a jury found them guilty of gang rape, and both now could face long prison terms, one even life in jail.
The girl, known only as AB, had met a group of young men at a bowling alley in July 2004. They became friends, and started partying together. She visited the Rosebery flat three of them shared, they took drugs and chatted late into the nights.
Then, early in the morning of July 30, the leader of the group, Canan Eken, came home very drunk and was "not himself".
AB pretended to be asleep in a bedroom when Eken walked in and pushed her head towards his crotch. She resisted and he allegedly started punching her.
He then allegedly ordered her to perform oral sex on his flatmate Bulent Topcu, 28(see photo). Topcu's voice quivered when he told the jury Eken had said in Turkish: "Bulent, I will kill you. Pull your pants down. I will kill you."
But AB insisted Eken's Turkish words were directed to her, not Topcu. She did as Eken had told her, but as soon as he left the room, the sex stopped.
"[Topcu] got up and he said 'just pretend that I came in the tissues' and then he spat into [a tissue] and said 'I'll tell him that I did it'," AB told the District Court last month.
"He said that he was sorry and just to go along with it so I don't get hurt any more," she said during her evidence.
Topcu told the jury he had been stabbed on an Auburn street six months earlier and had turned to Eken, a man who allegedly associated with the Rebel motorcycle gang, had guns and dealt in drugs, to feel safe. But Eken, who had told him he was on steroids, had never acted like this before, Topcu said.
"I saw [Eken's] knife. I didn't want to get stabbed again. I nearly died once. I just wanted the whole thing to be over. I couldn't move from my seat. I couldn't do nothing. I couldn't stop it. I was too scared."
AB said Eken soon returned to the bedroom and dragged her into the smashed-up living room, where there were two other young men: Eken's other flatmate, Mustapha Dagdanasar, and Chrisovalantis Papadopoulos, whom she did not know.
Eken allegedly ordered her to pull down Papadopoulos's pants and perform oral sex on him.
Papadopoulos claimed she took the initiative, while he said "no", but AB denied this, saying he pulled down his pants himself.
"I was in hysterics, I couldn't breathe properly [because of asthma] … and I was crying," AB said. She said Eken hit her on the head with the handle of a knife.
"Billy [Topcu] or Mace [Dagdanasar] got up and said that was enough, but [Eken] told them to shut up," AB said.
Soon Eken allegedly ordered the two to have intercourse and they went to the bedroom.
Papadopoulos, 27, denied intercourse took place, but AB said it did and she pushed him off her after 20 seconds, when he hugged her and apologised. Papadopoulos said he was a religious man and he cried in court when recounting he had tried to leave the flat but was ordered by Eken to sit down.
"I obeyed him because of the way he was acting before and the way he was screaming. He seemed to have something in his hand when he pointed," he said. Soon after this, AB escaped and called for help. It was about 3am.
When police arrived and broke down the door of the flat they found four young men, Eken, Topcu, Papadopoulos and Dagdanasar, hiding under a doona, fully dressed. The television and wall unit had been smashed, posters of Kemal Ataturk and Che Guevara torn off the wall, and a window broken when a James Brown doll was thrown out, the court heard.
AB said the young men should have stood up to Eken and tried to prevent the violence or the sexual activity. But Barry Cross, barrister for Papadopoulos, argued: "[Eken] acted in a frightening and terrifying way. In a way that was not only frightening and terrifying to her but to those who she was forced to perform sexual acts with."
Lawyers for both men had argued that their clients had not acted voluntarily, but under duress because they had felt threatened, acted in a way a reasonable person might act in such circumstances, and could not escape.
But the jury of eight women and four men did not accept the excuse and convicted Topcu of gang rape, carrying a maximum term of life imprisonment, and Papadopoulos of two lesser rape charges, with a maximum 20 years for each. Both are to be sentenced in March, but are likely to appeal.
When Eken appeared in court on Thursday, the Crown prosecutor, Kara Shead, told the court: "It is anticipated a guilty plea will be entered …" Judge Anthony Puckeridge adjourned his case for sentence on April 20.
Steven James Aslett, 20, was sentenced to 24 years with a non-parole period of 17 years after he pleaded guilty to charges of sexual intercourse without consent and aggravated breaking and entering.
He was one of four people who broke into a unit in Newington, in Sydney's west, in July 2003, and tied up the teenage girl's parents, before raping the girl at knifepoint.
Another of the group, a 19-year-old who cannot be named because he was 17 at the time, was jailed for up to five years for his role in the home invasion.
In sentencing the men in December 2004, Justice Michael Finnane said the girl required surgery to her genitalia after the attack, suffering the worst rape injuries he had seen in his 35-year legal career.
Today, the NSW Court of Criminal Appeal was told the sentences for Aslett and the teenager were excessive when compared with other sexual assault cases. "In my written submission I have set out a number of cases where there was a sexual assault associated with killing ... either of the victim of the sexual assault or of someone connected with them," Aslett's lawyer John Stratton told the court. "The sentence imposed on the appellant is not only greater, but in the range of 10 years greater. "The message this sends out is offenders are better off killing (their victims). "This sentence was way out of line." Mr Stratton also questioned the admissibility of some of the evidence presented in his client's trial, including the reliability of evidence given by witness and co-accused Christopher Bonham. Bonham, 20, was sentenced to 15 years for the gang rape after pleading guilty and assisting the prosecution. Mr Stratton said the jury should have been told that Bonham, who had previously conceded to police that parts of a statement he made were untrue, may not be a reliable witness. "The jury were never told ... that this evidence may be unreliable," Mr Stratton said. "The direction was only ... to exercise caution, but my submission is that is not far enough." The youth's lawyer, Helen Cox, said her client had received a "manifestly excessive" sentence, as he did not participate in the rape. Aslett's mother sat in the court throughout the appeal hearing, and called out to her son as he was led out of the court.pe"Love you baby, love you lots," she said. The Appeal Court judges, Chief Justice James Spigelman, Justice Graham Barr, and Justice Roderick Howie, have reserved their judgment.
Today, the NSW Court of Criminal Appeal was told the sentences for Aslett and the teenager were excessive when compared with other sexual assault cases.
"In my written submission I have set out a number of cases where there was a sexual assault associated with killing ... either of the victim of the sexual assault or of someone connected with them," Aslett's lawyer John Stratton told the court.
"The sentence imposed on the appellant is not only greater, but in the range of 10 years greater.
"The message this sends out is offenders are better off killing (their victims).
"This sentence was way out of line."
Mr Stratton also questioned the admissibility of some of the evidence presented in his client's trial, including the reliability of evidence given by witness and co-accused Christopher Bonham.
Bonham, 20, was sentenced to 15 years for the gang rape after pleading guilty and assisting the prosecution.
Mr Stratton said the jury should have been told that Bonham, who had previously conceded to police that parts of a statement he made were untrue, may not be a reliable witness.
"The jury were never told ... that this evidence may be unreliable," Mr Stratton said.
"The direction was only ... to exercise caution, but my submission is that is not far enough."
The youth's lawyer, Helen Cox, said her client had received a "manifestly excessive" sentence, as he did not participate in the rape.
Aslett's mother sat in the court throughout the appeal hearing, and called out to her son as he was led out of the court.pe"Love you baby, love you lots," she said.
The Appeal Court judges, Chief Justice James Spigelman, Justice Graham Barr, and Justice Roderick Howie, have reserved their judgment.
Saturday, February 18, 2006
"I want you to close your eyes," Patty Brisben playfully instructs a young man as she rubs scented lotion into his forearm and, to raucous laughter, reaches for an electric toy and a glove. "Fantasize about having an all-over body massage."
Welcome to Sex Week at Yale, a biennial celebration that has become one of the most provocative campus events in the country.
Organizers say Sex Week gets students talking about sex in a way that's more relevant than middle-school film strips, more honest than movies and television, and more fun than requisite college health lectures.
"To get people's attention, we do have to do things a little risque and a little different than other sex education programs," said junior Dain Lewis, who was inspired to direct Sex Week 2006 after attending the 2004 event.
Yale's event, which ends Saturday, includes lectures from dating specialists, a sex therapist and a discussion of homosexuality with a former Roman Catholic priest. More provocative sessions include a panel of porn stars and stripping lessons from a Playboy Channel hostess.
Critics say Sex Week is just the latest act of debauchery at colleges in recent years: Students started sex columns. Vassar and others created erotica journals. Harvard launched H-Bomb, a magazine featuring suggestive pictures of undergraduates. Washington University in St. Louis offered a sex-themed week with orgasm seminars and condom telegrams.
"I don't see how bringing a Playboy stripper to campus is helping anything," said Travis Kavulla, editor of the Harvard Salient, which joined other conservative newspapers in giving Sex Week the Collegiate Network 2004 Outrage Award. "How are universities trying to educate students in sponsoring activities like this?"
Sex Week is a recognized student organization but Brisben's company, PureRomance.com, sponsors the events, not Yale. Advertising helps pay for marketing and for Sex Week at Yale, the Magazine.
According to reports by E! Online and Billboard magazine, the 40-minute, 1999 tape features Stapp and Kid Rock engaging in a variety of sex acts with four female fans on a tour bus. In one scene, says E! Online, Stapp and Rock are being "pleasured" by the young women -- whom, we presume, originally ventured onto the tour bus with the sole intention of discussing the delicate chord changes in Stapp's music -- when Stapp smiles at the camera and says, "This is my third. It's good to be the king."
Red Light District told Billboard it purchased the 45-minute video shot in 1999 from a "third-party source." The company, which released the Paris Hilton tape, has posted a 45-second clip of the tape on two Web sites, and plans to release the entire tape in the near future.
Red Light District President David Joseph told Billboard he has tried unsuccessfully to contact Stapp and Kid Rock about the tape but does not believe he needs their consent to release it on the Internet.
"This wasn't just shot by one person -- there were a lot of people holding the camera," he says. "Because of that, it's not necessary that we need (Rock and Stapp) to sign off on this. We left messages for them but they didn't respond, so maybe they didn't take it seriously."
Neither Rock nor Stapp have commented on the reported tape.
Friday, February 17, 2006
Brisbane, AU -- A Woman wearing a skimpy bikini top and wielding a syringe apologized to a Brisbane bottleshop attendant as she robbed him on Saturday night. Police said the woman, wearing a multi-coloured bikini top and short denim skirt, told the Moorooka liquor outlet staff member:
"Sorry to do this to you, but I am going to need some money."
The woman, who entered the Beaudesert Rd. shop at 9pm and left with an undisclosed amount of cash, was described as having a fair complexion, slim build, 175cm with unkempt, long blonde hair tied in a pony tail.
PS: Well I guess that most of the guys wouldn't being mind being robbed by a good looking bikini wearing thief.
Melbourne, AU -- LOVE letters from AC/DC's legendary singer Bon Scott to his former wife are to be auctioned.
Irene Thornton, Scott's wife from 1972-74, will sell the intimate writings of rock's quintessential wild man in April.
The letters, written from 1973-75, are a glimpse of Scott the romantic and reluctant rock star.
They reveal Scott as a lovestruck, ambitious and, after AC/DC conquered the world, a lonely and confused man.
"There is 20-30 chicks a day I can have the choice of," Scott wrote. "But I can't stand that. Mixed up." He's also romantic. Pretending to be a friend of his, he wrote to Irene: "There is no one in the whole wide world he loves more. Bon is very lonely and he misses his beautiful young spouse with all his heart."
He writes of drug use, heavy drinking and his disdain for rivals Skyhooks.
"I reckon we'd have to be the hottest band in the country at the moment," he wrote in 1975. "The next album will tell."
He also wrote of life on the road: "Got no booze, no dope and no body to play with except my own."
Scott's letters, his shaving mirror and a vinyl test pressing of AC/DC's Jailbreak album will be sold at Leonard Joel, South Yarra.
Scott died, aged 33, of alcohol poisoning in London in 1980. Irene lives in Melbourne.
Damaged bondage equipment and "electricity and cleaning costs" can also be claimed.
You could sign up for automatic e-mails alerting you to such moves, under legislation that headed toward final approval Wednesday.
The free e-mail service would be available through the Michigan Sex Offender Registry beginning in January 2007. The revised Web site also will allow searches for specific offenders without their approximate age -- a requirement that now makes searches more difficult.
The state House approved the e-mail notification Wednesday on a 94-12 vote. If the Senate agrees to a minor change, the bill will go to Gov. Jennifer Granholm, who said she would sign it.
The bill's main sponsor, Sen. Alan Sanborn, R-Richmond, said the e-mail alerts would make the sex offender registry more convenient. He said Ohio uses similar alerts.
"I've got three kids, one still at home, and I don't peruse the State Police sex-offender list all the time," Sanborn said Wednesday. "But I do check my e-mail. It's nice if you get the alert."
Sanborn said he lives in a rural area where children go to homes selling merchandise for school fund-raisers or for such activities as Girl Scouts. "There's a lot of practical reasons to know there's a house you don't want your kids to go to," he said.
Margaret George, 40, of Sterling Heights said she keeps track of registered offenders in her community. She approved of the proposed e-mail alerts, but said that not everyone would benefit because many homes don't have a computer.
"I think it is a good idea, but we have to go farther because there are a lot of laws set, and they need to get stricter and stop letting" sex offenders "out of jail," George said.
Rep. Aldo Vagnozzi, D-Farmington Hills, was one of 12 House members who opposed Sanborn's bill. He said the sex-offender registry list could incorrectly list people not convicted of sex crimes.
"It's got to be 100% correct," Vagnozzi said. "I don't think we should subject anyone to being targeted and then find out they didn't do anything."
Willowbei Eversole, 59, of Huntington Woods said the sex-offender list should not include adolescents who are convicted of minor sex offenses, such as consensual sex with a boyfriend or girlfriend. Eversole, who has three grown stepchildren, said names of younger offenders should be removed from the list after a few years.
Under the law, the names of people convicted of designated sex felonies and misdemeanors go on the list for 25 years. The list went on the Internet in 1999.
"I think there ought to be some kind of grading system for the age of the offender," Eversole said. "Society has just gone overboard, in my opinion, with trying to make things right. They err too far on the side of infringing on people's liberties who may have made a mistake when they were young."
It's not known yet whether the e-mail alerts will include the names of sex offenders that are new to the list, or merely link subscribers to the registry Web site, where they can scan their ZIP code for new names.
State Police spokeswoman Shanon Akans said the e-mails are only part of a revised State Police Web site that will be easier to use. She said the e-mail alerts would not require more employees.
Contact CHRIS CHRISTOFF at 517-372-8660 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Staff writers Chastity Pratt and Stan Donaldson contributed to this report.
Tuesday, February 14, 2006
"The whole issue of children in prostitution has been completely overlooked in Australia," Child Wise chief executive Bernadette McMenamin told The Sunday Mail. "It's been an issue people don't know how to tackle. These young children fall through the child protection system."
The Child Wise charity works to prevent and reduce the sexual abuse and commercial exploitation of children. Queensland youth groups say they are helping dozens of children every week who are selling sex to survive.
"People are getting younger and younger," said Kerrie Counihan, head of Cairns group Youth Empowered Towards Independence. "They are 12, 13 and 14. Three years ago it was 15, 16, 17. They'll give sex to get a bed, to get food, to get attention, clothes, money and drugs."
The former Crime Commission and Queensland police investigated child prostitution in 2000 as part of the Project Axis inquiry into child sex offending. Their findings were never made public, but The Sunday Mail this week obtained a draft report which concludes: "Child prostitution is a significant problem in Queensland."
Those surveyed for the study include more than 30 children involved in prostitution, 30 police juvenile aid bureaus and 18 jailed child sex offenders.
Children admitted to selling sex to strangers for between $5 and $250, usually on weekends to middle-aged, drunk men who approached them at night.
The children were usually picked up on the street or at toilet blocks, skate ramps, shopping centres and parks. Child prostitution was known to occur in Brisbane, the Gold Coast, Ipswich, Sunshine Coast, Bundaberg, Townsville and Cairns.
Most of the children were involved in "opportunistic" prostitution, but some were formal sex workers. One boy said he had "used sex to live" since his mother kicked him out of the family home.
"He began engaging in sex for favours before the age of 8 and is still active," the report says.
A "lack of both police and community resources" meant the extent of the problem was unclear, but 112 children were known to be involved in prostitution.
"The results of the survey would suggest police are unaware of the extent of the problem," the report says.
A spokeswoman this week said the report was not released "because it hadn't uncovered any new information", with other non-government studies already revealing the extent of the problem.
"The Crime Commission at the time made the decision that there was no point duplicating information already publicly available," the spokeswoman said.
The study was mentioned in only a few brief paragraphs of a Project Axis report.
Ms McMenamin said the report was commissioned to discredit shocking figures found in non-government reports. When the report instead backed up the findings, it was "buried because it was controversial".
Child prostitution had only increased in the years since.
"It's definitely worse. More kids are going into care, more are in vulnerable situations, using drugs and homeless."
Youth organisations say extra funding would allow them to operate at night and provide company, shelter and food to help break the cycle that leads to child prostitution.Source: www.news.com.au
Pop singer Dannii Minogue has allegedly been captured on film engaged in a lesbian lapdance romp at a London strip club. Grainy images apparently showing the Aussie performer being intimate with a blonde stripper at the "Puss In Boots" nightclub were published yesterday in London's News Of The World newspaper.
The images appear to show Minogue with a pole dancer named "Jupiter". Dannii took pole-dancing lessons in 2002 at the same club for the video of her hit song Put The Needle On It. It is claimed the images were take on September 22 last year.
Monday, February 13, 2006
Men's magazine FHM has selected the top 50 hot Aussie babes for its latest edition - among them Sigrid Thornton, Marcia Hines, Lynda Stoner and Germaine Greer.
"It's not easy to reduce over 200 years of gorgeous Australian women down to a top 50 but, in the end, it simply had to be done," said FHM deputy editor Ben Smithurst.
"We love a sunburnt country, but not as much as we love the women who live here.
"I don't think any country in the world could compete with Australia, and Australian women."
Coming in second on the list was pop princess Kylie Minogue, followed by Delvene Delaney, Jana Wendt, Jennifer Hawkins, Sandra Sully, Natalie Imbruglia, Chrissie Amphlett, Jo Beth Taylor and Olivia Newton John.
Others on the list, in stores on February 6, include Sarah O'Hare, Nicole Kidman, Rose Byrne, Lisa Curry-Kenny, Belinda Green, Rachel Ward, Abigail and Lady Sonia McMahon.
Jenny Gemma Dalbin, 30, had pleaded guilty in Perth Magistrate Court last month to unlawfully wounding William Siddon, 35, during a domestic argument at their Northam home, 100km northeast of Perth. She stabbed Siddon in the temple, back, shoulder and leg with a air of scissors, during an argument sparked by Siddon playing Burning Love over and over again.
magistrate Richard Bayly imposed an intensive supervision order on Dalbin, saying she had to undergo counseling for an alcohol problem, and ordered she pay $53 costs.
Mr Bayly said her partner Siddon, who was jailed for nine months yesterday, for an earlier assault on Dalbin, had written to the court asking for her to be released as soon as possible. Siddon said he had now fully recovered form his injuries and requested that his partner be allowed to return to her home in Northam.
PS: Love is strange feeling as we all now. The line between love and hate is very thin one and it seems these two are crossing over very often.
Saturday, February 11, 2006
The book, coming out Thursday, is aimed at correcting misunderstandings and demystifying the myth of the penis, Aftenposten reported.
Four sexologists, a photographer and a designer compiled the tome, which includes photographs of 100 men who volunteered their penises for measurements and comparisons. The "Penis Atlas" offers a complete and correct presentation of the penis from differing viewpoints, the publishers said.
Friday, February 10, 2006
Tamahori, 55, was arrested on January 8 when he allegedly sought sex with and undercover policeman while wearing women's clothes, according to a criminal complaint filed in the Los Angeles Superior Court. "Mr . Tamahori was arrested for soliciting. I can confirm he was dressed in a women's clothing at the time of the arrest.", officer Jason Lee of L.A .P.D said.
Prosecutors confirmed they had filed two misdemeanors charges against the filmmaker, agreeing to engage in an act of prostitution and unlawfully loitering on Hollywood's Santa Monica Boulevard.
"He was arrested after approaching an undercover officer sitting in his car and offering to perform a sex act," Frank Mateljan of the Los Angeles City Attorney's office said. He is due to appear in court in LA on February 24. Tamahori was released on $A2650 bail.
Mizner, 31, was arrested in Thailand on Thursday after his girlfriend allegedly found a videotape of him attempting to have sex with her two-year-old daughter. Thai police said Mizner had admitted to the crime which carries a possible life sentence. They said he had also confessed to being wanted in Queensland for similar offences involving a three-year-old girl.
Thai prosecutors are awaiting medical reports and the results of forensic tests sized from Mizner's Thai apartment before bringing him to court later this month.
A safe-sex initiative in Broome, Western Australia, which involves providing condoms from canisters hung in trees, has been approved for a six-month trial period.
The Broome Shire met today and voted to set up the "condom trees".
Shire president Graeme Campbell says the council agreed to the trial because of the very high rate of sexually transmitted infections in the Kimberley.
Mr Campbell says the shire will use the trial period to determine the effectiveness of the "condom trees".
"Based on a report that will be given to us by the end of the trial period after the fifth month, we'll meet again and decide whether we wish to continue with the program or not," he said.
Thursday, February 09, 2006
Robert M. Swalstad, 31, also was ordered by Stevens County Superior Court Judge Allen C. Nielson not to have contact with any girls under the age of 18, with the exception of his now-16-year-old wife.
Swalstad pleaded guilty to a single gross misdemeanor charge of communication with a minor for immoral purposes. Swalstad, who must register as a sex offender, could be out of jail in four months with good behavior, Nielson said.
Swalstad was accused of having sex with his wife when she was a 15-year-old freshman at Columbia High School in Hunters. He was arrested in June when the teen came forward and said she was pregnant with Swalstad's child.
The couple now lives in Wyoming, where his wife gave birth to a son Jan. 6.
Stevens County Prosecutor Jerry Wetle told the court that the case was difficult to pursue because the victim and her family initially refused to cooperate with investigators.
Swalstad originally was arrested on third-degree child rape charges. His plea agreement to the lesser gross misdemeanor charge prompted a petition campaign in the small riverside community calling for harsher punishment.
The couple moved to Worland, where Swalstad's parents live. Swalstad resigned his teaching post and Washington state education officials revoked his teaching certificate.
For men, the most hurt that their partner can do to them is to be sexually unfaithful. However, women find emotional betrayal far harder to forgive than sexual infidelity, a study has found (Ha, like we didn't know that). Scientists say the findings show how the different sexes have different priorities.
They say there are sound evolutionary reasons why men need to ensure that they are not raising another man's offspring. For women, on the other hand, their priority is to find a partner who will stick around to help raise their family.
The study, carried out by a team of psychologists at Florida Atlantic University in the US, set out to discover how men and women reacted to infidelity and whether their relationship history played a part.
The study, published in the journal Personality and Individual Differences, found that men were twice as likely to be upset by sexual rather than emotional infidelity, while women had the opposite reaction.
When the team looked at the participant's relationship histories, they discovered that the reactions were heightened in men who had previously been involved in long-term committed partnerships. But for women they found little difference in their reactions regardless of their relationship history. They said this might be due to the way women are taught to value relationships from and early age.
The researchers said their findings fit with past studies, which found that jealousy manifested itself in different ways in men and women. Both sexes have a jealousy physiology, but some of the triggers that activate men's jealously are different from the triggers that activate women's jealousy.
Wednesday, February 08, 2006
"Don P", whose real name is Donnell Prince, is charged with rape and two counts of aggravated sodomy, reports The Associated Press. Prince and an accomplice are suspected of taking the girl into a bedroom on Dec. 16. Police are still searching for the second man, says Dekalb police officer Cory Hughes.
Prince's attorney, Keith Adams, denies the girl was a minor and says the sex was consensual, reports the AP.
He adds that none of the people in the apartment will corroborate the alleged rape.
Trillville has had two hits, "Neva Eva" and "Some Cut," which reached No. 3 on Billboard magazine's Hot rap tracks.
Tuesday, February 07, 2006
The scientists, from Trinity College Dublin, have discovered that as many as one in 12 Irish men could be descended from Niall of the Nine Hostages, a fifth-century warlord, head of the most powerful dynasty in an ancient Ireland.
An earlier study has shown that Genghis Khan, the Mongol emperor who conquered most of Asia in the 13th century, could have nearly 16 million descendants.
PhD student Laoise Moore tested the Y chromosome which is passed on from fathers to sons, and examined DNA samples from 800 males across Ireland.
Modern surnames tracing their ancestry to Niall include Gallagher, Boyle, O'Donnell and O'Doherty. Niall reportedly had 12 sons, many of whom became powerful Irish kings themselves.
Police said a woman had complained about 2.30pm on Christmas Eve that a man had been taking photos of her. Officers soon caught up with Stokes and found about 30 photos on his camera. The court was told Stokes admitted he had taken the photos of the women from behind and that they were unaware of his behavior.
Stokes told the court he had been drinking heavily in the lead-up to the incident and his memory of events was "a little hazy at best". Instead a month long jail sentence he was given two years probation with conditions that he take part in counseling and not commit another offence.
Monday, February 06, 2006
She was being held in the Suffolk County jail in Riverhead on $10,000 bail, and Judge William Price set her next court date for Friday, police said.
Diane DeMartini-Scully, 45, a school psychologist with the East Hampton school district, was charged with third-degree rape and third-degree criminal sexual act for two alleged encounters with her former neighbor in May 2005.
DeMartini-Scully had sexual intercourse and oral sex with the boy on a number of occasions in her home in Mattituck and in her car, according to Southold Det. Steve Harned.
Messages left at the home of DeMartini-Scully and her husband were not returned.
Police said that after the boy moved to Jacksonville, N.C., with his mother, DeMartini-Scully also allegedly paid a secret visit to the boy, now 17, in his new town. There, police and the boy's mother allege that DeMartini-Scully gave alcohol and marijuana to the boy and his younger sister, 12.
In October, DeMartini-Scully was arraigned and released on $20,000 bail in Onslow County, N.C., on charges that included kidnapping and contributing to the delinquency of minors.
Mitzi Szereto has some tips for you. American-born Szereto, now living in London, England, has written and edited more than a dozen books of erotica. Among the titles: Erotic Fairy Tales: A Romp Through the Classics; The World's Best Sex Writing 2005; Wicked: Sexy Tales of Legendary Lovers; the Erotic Travel Tales anthology series, and the M.S. Valentine erotic novels.
She'll be conducting a residential weekend erotic writing workshop on the Isle of Wight next month and in June, and a week-long erotic writing course on the Greek island of Skiathos in September. Szereto is inviting submissions for two new anthologies.
For Getting Even: Women's Tales of Revenge, stories should be by women, less than 9,000 words and may be of any sexual orientation. For Sleeping With the Gods: An Erotic Odyssey, she is accepting stories 1,500 to 9,000 words long with an erotic/sexy edge in the myths of the Greco-Roman tradition. For more information about these anthologies and for details about how to submit material (no email submissions will be considered), write to Szereto at email@example.com.
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Seattle, US -- Since last September, a million-dollar, state-of-the-art residence for sex offenders in Seattle has sat vacant, open for business but empty, while officials dickered over who should move in.
Meanwhile, the state was spending about $62,000 to rent the converted warehouse, and another $385,400 to pay staff -- all in preparation for today, when Joseph Aqui, a convicted serial rapist, becomes the first resident.Last Thursday, Aqui sat politely before King County Superior Court Judge Paris Kallas, saying he understood the conditions of his confinement -- a ban on pornography, prohibitions against social contact with women and children and several dozen additional rules. He thanked the system for giving him another chance.
"I think this is a win-win situation for the state, myself and my family," he said, standing before the judge in red prison pajamas. "I'm dedicated to making this successful."
His new home, a brick-and-cinderblock dorm beneath the Spokane Street Viaduct, was built to hold six residents. But for the foreseeable future Aqui, 53, will be there alone, wandering the beige hallways, reading in his room or watching videos -- previewed by his treatment team -- on the dormitory's 27-inch set. Five other sex offenders living in Pierce County are eligible to move in, but none wishes to.
The Seattle home, built after a federal court ordered the state to reintegrate sex offenders into society and the subject of much community debate over location, has a stark, institutional feel, the Pierce County sex offenders have said. Also, they say, it is too much in the public eye.
The state plans to spend $3.7 million to operate the secure community-treatment facility over the two years. With 1,800-pound magnetic door locks, 24-hour video cameras, solar lighting tubes and a high-tech command center, it cost $1.7 million to build.
A team of 17 staffers will be deployed in shifts to watch Aqui around the clock as the facility's sole resident does his own laundry, cooks his own food in the suburban-style kitchen and looks for work. At least once a week, he'll travel to Bellevue, under supervision, for sex offender treatment and during down time walk through the "garden," a fenced-in, plantless patch of cement beneath the highway.
Despite a history of violating court-ordered directives against viewing pornography and having affairs, Aqui also will be permitted to make unmonitored phone calls and watch cable TV.
Aqui, however, has proved time and again that obeying state-set boundaries is not his strong suit.
After being convicted of rape and burglary in 1973, he served almost two decades in state prison before being civilly committed to a special commitment center for sexually violent predators on McNeil Island. Three years later, he was released to live with his wife and children at their home near Walla Walla on condition that he abide by certain rules, including marital fidelity.
But Aqui admitted to having an affair with a woman he'd met at church, and returned to McNeil Island in 2001, only to be released later that year under new, stricter conditions.
He flouted those, too, and was sent back to the special commitment center in 2003, where he has lived ever since, a model of rule-abiding decorum, staff say.
For 30 years his pattern has been to gain the trust of supervisors, then deceive them. Discussing Aqui's case before Judge Kallas in 2003, prosecutor David Hackett quoted an exasperated therapist at Western State Hospital as saying, "It is obvious that we were completely fooled by this very charming, clever and utterly unscrupulous individual."
Nevertheless, last week Hackett appeared relieved at the latest resolution to what he termed "a long and bumpy road with Mr. Aqui."
"I think this is a good solution," he said. "It gives both the community and Mr. Aqui a chance for success."
Aqui's first week at the community home will likely be a quiet one, Ziegler said, without many trips to the supermarket, library or other places he may eventually visit.
He'll meet his therapist, Myrna Pinedo, and his community corrections officer, then spend time getting to know the staff.
"Since he's the first person here, he'll probably have a chance to pick his own room," Ziegler quipped.
There is no time limit on Aqui's residency on South Spokane Street. Throughout it, he'll wear an electronic monitoring bracelet and be personally escorted wherever he goes.
Even if Aqui and his wife, Rita, want to have dinner together, their chosen restaurant will have to be prescreened and state-approved, with a staffer sitting at a table nearby, watching.http://seattlepi.nwsource.com
Saturday, February 04, 2006
Readers of the online mag were asked to vote for the woman they would most want a relationship with, would think about marrying or would want to have their children.
While women admit regularly being drawn to men who can make them laugh, men find funny women a turn-off. Psychologists reached this conclusion after studying the dating behavior of hundreds of twentysomethings.
The research showed that men feel threatened by wise-cracking women, Dr. Rod Marting, who led the study at the University of Western Ontario in Canada, said. "Men see being funny as a male thing. When forced to choose between humour production and humour appreciation in potential partners, women valued humour production. Men valued receptivity to their own humour."
The survey results came as no surprise to Meera Syal, who cowrote and starred in the BBC comedy "Goodness Gracious Me."
"The idea that men are more interested in having and audience rather than sharing banter doesn't really surprise me", said the 44-year-old, who is married to Sanjeev Bhaskar, her co-star in another BBC comedy, The Kumars at NO.42.
"Women see men with a sense of humour as dangerous and sexy, while men see it as threatening", she said.
Oriane Messina, of BBC radio Fours' Bearded Ladies, said: "I can't say I've laughed a man into bed, whereas I know plenty of men who have laughed a woman into bed."
Source: Daily Mail
Thursday, February 02, 2006
The man, 20, is due to appear in Mt Isa Magistrate's Court on February 6 charged with 13 counts of committing and indecent act and five counts o indecent treatment of children by exposing himself. The alleged exposures occurred over several months in 2003 in Ferny Grove, on Brisbane's northside, drawing 18 official complaints from women and children.
The exhibitionist was tracked using a DNA sample taken of bodily fluid left at the scene of one alleged offence. After running some of the fluid through a national database, the sample was matched with the man's DNA and hew was arrested on Thursday.
Nearly 60% of women felt kissing was more important than sex, compared to just 24% of men. The study, carried out in Germany and Austria, found that men who knew hot to kiss were considered good lovers. The survey also revealed that a long, passionate kiss can lower blood pressure and cholesterol levels.
The girl - who had celebrated her 13th birthday the day before the relationship began - fell pregnant and has since given birth to the child, which she cares for with the support of her mother.
Stephen Douglas King, 19, of Waterford West, pleaded guilty to one count of unlawful carnal knowledge of a child under 16 years. Crown prosecutor Paula Price said the pair - than aged 13 and 17 - were living near each other, when they became friends and later developed a sexual relationship with lasted for several months.
Ms. Price said King moved into the girl's home, living in a separate bedroom, when his own family life became to volatile. The girl's m other was not aware of the sexual relationship. The girl learned of her pregnancy during an unrelated hospital visit in September. In King's defense, the court was told he had a volatile family life and, in the months before the relationship, had discovered the body of a close relative who had committed suicide.
He also planned to apply for joint custody of the child, but had been prevented by the criminal proceedings from having a role in the child's life before now. Judge Ian Wylie, QC, did not record a conviction against King and ordered her perform 160 hours community service.
Source: The Courier Mall
During the violent and prolonged attack on "The Block", one of the rapists allegedly telephoned friends and urged them to come over and "have a go". Last week, 43-year-old Sela Qoro of Western Sydney faced Parramatta Court charged with aggravated sexual assault in company and depriving a person of liberty. Mr Qoro, a father of five, is the second man charged over the attack. He was denied bail by magistrate Timothy Keady.
Police allege the woman had been walking along Eveleigh St. in the inner city suburb of Redfern at 11pm, after visiting friends when she was approached by a man she knew as "Charles", who dragged her into a house.
Police allege Everett Charles Weatherall, 33, was the ring leader of the attack and called out "hey sister, hey girl" as the woman walked pas his house. When she approached him, he grabbed her by the wrist and dragged her inside.
Ashe she was led upstairs to a room with a single bed the woman n oticed 8 to 10 men drinking alcohol in the kitchen. She was forced to perform oral sex on Mr. Weatherall. When another men entered the room, Mr. Weatherall allegedly said "have a go, fuck her". When the victim said she wanted to go home, Mr. Weatherall said: "oh, you're staying her tonight, you know."
Over the next three hours the woman was forced to perform oral sex on about 15 to 16 men. She was raped vaginally and analy and raped by more than one man at a time. One of her attackers was allegedly a 16-year-old. Police said Mr. Weather all telephoned friends to "come over and have a go".
The young woman escaped the house when a man said"she's had enough" and escorted her outside.
Source: The Australian