A Los Angeles businessman who frequently traveled to Japan on business and was fluent in Japanese is charged with drugging and raping a Japanese tourist who became separated from her fellow travelers.
Keven Hugh Lewis was charged with forcible rape, rape by drugs, and penetration by a foreign object and was taken into custody on Sunday, the day after the alleged attack.
The unnamed woman told authorities that Lewis had befriended her after she got separated from her tour group, and had taken her dinner. After dinner, he took her to his condominium, where the alleged rape occurred, and later dropped her off where he had found her. The woman returned to her hotel, where her fellow travelers noticed that she was not well and appeared confused. They took her to a hospital and later was referred to a rape treatment center.
12/9/2013 Mixed Results for Afghanistan's Anti-Violence Against Women Law - The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) and the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) released their annual report on violence against women in Afghanistan yesterday, revealing mixed results of the country's Elimination of Violence against Women Law.
"A Way to Go: An Update on Implementation of the Law on the Elimination of Violence against Women in Afghanistan [PDF]," found that there was a 28 percent increase in reports of violence against women from 2012 to 2013 , but only 17 percent of those were prosecuted under EVAW - a small 2 percent increase from last year.
The law, which was issued by the executive decree of President Hamid Karzai in 2009, criminalizes 22 acts of violence against women and specifies punishment for perpetrators. . . .