UK: In a horrific case, a 61-year-old man who has a history of abusing young children, pleaded guilty of sexual assault of a seven-year-old girl but noe he plans to sue the little one for flirting with him.
The man was spared a jail term as he told the court that he was unable to resist the young girl as she 'flirted' with him and and 'pinned him to a bed', reports Daily Mail.
The child protection officials termed his claims 'outrageous' and rue the fact that he only got an eigh-month suspended sentence.
After the man was successful in evading jail, he is now claiming that he will sue the girl for making such allegations. In fact, he was also quoted by the daily as saying that he admitted the offence only on the advice of his 'bad legal advice',
Divorced couple fight over 12 embryos
SINGAPORE: A married couple who had chosen to freeze 12 embryos are now engaged in a custody battle over the frozen entities after their divorce.
The split couple are not so worried over their young daughter qwho is 10 years old but more over the dozen embryos, reports The New Paper.
The couple wanted more than one child and since they couldn't have another one naturally. The wife had resisted going for in-vitro fertilisation because of her religious beliefs. However, she gave in later and the couple proceeded with the procedure.
However, soon after the couple embarked on the procedure, the woman discovered that her husband was having an affair and the couple filed for divorce.
Lawyers were quoted by the daily as saying that there are no governing laws on the issue of embryos in divorce cases in Singapore, and that this was the first time they had heard of such a case.
Wife stabs husband for not helping her tidy up
UK: A woman, 49, allegedly flug a pair of scissors at her husband for not helping her clean the home.
The couple were expecting friends for Sunday lunch and were enagaged in a bitter row as the husband had refused to tidy up after her, claims Daily Mail.
The husband died from a 3-4-inch deep wound in his chest area. The wife admitted throwing the pair of scissors at her husband but merely a throw from a distance could not have penetrated so deep into his chest and lungs.
The four-time married woman who is said to have a filthy temper was accused of stabbing the victim in the heart and lungs area with a new dressmaking scissors – after she was told to 'shut up'.
Female teacher, 32, caught in affair with student, 15
SINGAPORE - A 32-year-old female Singaporean teacher was sentenced to a year in jail on Monday for having sex with a 15-year-old boy in her school, local media reported.
The teacher, who was married with two children, started a relationship with the student last year after she started counselling him, the Straits Times daily reported on its website.
Their names were withheld to protect the minor's identity.
The court was told that she wooed the boy with gifts including a copy of the bestselling book "Eat, Pray, Love", which dealt with a divorced American woman's adventures and was made into a film starring Julia Roberts in 2010.
The two continued their relationship for more than a month, during which they had consensual sex at the teacher's flat before the student's parents found out about the affair and reported her to the school.
In passing sentence, district judge Eugene Teo warned those who viewed schools "as acceptable venues for such illicit pursuits, and our students as acceptable partners in lust" will be punished, the Straits Times reported.
Another news portal said the judge noted that psychiatrists found "no predatory paedophilic tendencies" in the teacher, which led to the comparatively light sentence.
Under Singapore law, an adult found guilty of engaging sexual intercourse with anyone under the age of 16 - even if it's consensual - faces up to 10 years' imprisonment, a fine or both. (AFP)
Facebook used to kidnap, traffic girls
INDONESIA: When a 14-year-old girl received a Facebook friend request from an older man she didn't know, she accepted it out of curiosity. It's a click she will forever regret, leading to a brutal story that has repeated itself as sexual predators find new ways to exploit Indonesia's growing obsession with social media.
The junior high student was quickly smitten by the man's smooth online flattery. They exchanged phone numbers, and his attention increased with rapid-fire texts. He convinced her to meet in a mall, and she found him just as charming in person. They agreed to meet again. On her way to church choir practice, she climbed into the man's minivan near her home in Depok, on the outskirts of Jakarta.
The man, a 24-year-old who called himself Yogi, drove her an hour to the town of Bogor, West Java, she said in an interview. There, he locked her in a small room inside a house with at least five other girls aged 14 to 17. She was drugged and raped repeatedly - losing her virginity in the first attack.
After one week of torture, her captor told her she was being sold and shipped to the faraway island of Batam, known for its seedy brothels and child sex tourism that caters to men coming by boat from nearby Singapore.
She sobbed hysterically and begged to go home. She was beaten and told to shut up or die. So far this year, 27 of the 129 children reported missing to Indonesia's National Commission for Child Protection are believed to have been abducted after meeting their captors on Facebook, said the group's chairman, Arist Merdeka Sirait. One of the 27 has been found dead. In the month since the Depok girl was found near a bus terminal on September 30, there have been at least seven reports of young girls in Indonesia being abducted by people they met on Facebook. (AP)