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Woman sexually assaulted by man claiming to be Bell employee

Incident happened Friday night in the east end. Toronto police are looking for a man they say posed as a Bell employee before sexually assaulting a woman in the east end on Friday night. The incident happened in an apartment at Dawes Rd. and Gower St., in Woodbine Gardens, just before 7 p.m. The suspect […]

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Toronto doctor facing penalty over patient’s sexual abuse allegations

TORONTO — A Toronto doctor faces a possible penalty after Ontario’s medical watchdog found he made sexual remarks and inappropriately touched a female patient during psychotherapy sessions over several years. The College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario’s discipline committee launched an investigation after a woman, whose identity is protected by a publication ban, filed a complaint against Dr. William (Art) […]

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In the age of sexting, feminism is the anti-chill for teens.

Grade 9, 1999, was the year of the blow job at my junior high school. Not everyone was giving — or getting — but in general, it was the year when girls started giving boys oral sex. Mind you, never the other way around. There were parties sans parents and blackberry coolers that tasted like […]

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Peel cop suspended for failing to charge man breaking domestic assault conditions

A Peel Regional Police officer will miss a week of work after being found guilty of neglect of duty for failing to report and charge a man who was found to be breaching domestic assault conditions. The officer, Const. Brandon Krane, will miss a total of seven days as a result of a Police Services […]

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Four in 10 GTA residents blame victims of abuse: Poll

Interval House decided to gauge attitudes about domestic abuse after high-profile cases of abuse sparked a public conversation that, all too often, put the blame on victims, said Paula Del Cid, residential program supervisor at Interval House. The Angus Reid Forum online poll asked 868 Ontarians if they agreed with the statement: “A person is responsible […]

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English law against ‘controlling’ domestic behaviour takes effect

LONDON — People who use repeated threats, humiliation and intimidation to control their intimate partners or family members could face prosecution in England and Wales under a law which became effective on Tuesday. “Coercive or controlling” behaviour can now be prosecuted as a crime punishable by a fine and up to five years in prison. It can […]

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