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.
8/26/2015 Saudi Women Prepare to Vote for the First Time - The fight for gender equality is making slow but notable progress in Saudi Arabia, where women will be allowed to vote for the first time in upcoming December elections.
This shift in Saudi law came in 2011, when a royal decree announced that women would be allowed to vote and run in local elections beginning in December of 2015. . . .
8/25/2015 Fraternity Signs Promote Rape Culture, Elicit Outrage - Old Dominion University (ODU) in Virginia is receiving national attention for a fraternity's vulgar and offensive signs that were on display as first-year students moved into their dorms.
The signs, which were hung on fraternity Sigma Nu and displayed derogatory messages for incoming female students- and their mothers- have since been removed, and the University has promised disciplinary action. . . .