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Norwegian man accused of sexual crimes with more than 300 boys

Norwegian man accused of sexual crimes with more than 300 boys

World
Nov. 21 (UPI) -- Norwegian authorities charged a 26-year-old man with sexual crimes involving more than 300 teenage boys in what some police are calling the country's biggest sexual abuse case in history. Prosecutors said the man, whose name was not revealed, targeted the teens over the Internet, at times posing as a young girl to entice the boys to send nude photographs and videos of themselves. The victims ranged in age from 9 years old to 16 years old and were from Norway, Sweden and Denmark. They said once he obtained the images, he would use them to blackmail the boys into sending more images. In all, he allegedly had more than 16,000 videos of underage boys. It is "the biggest case of sexual abuse in Norway so far," prosecutor Guro Hansson Bull said. Police believe he met several of...
Google bows to worker pressure on sexual misconduct policy

Google bows to worker pressure on sexual misconduct policy

Technology
Google is promising to be more forceful and open about its handling of sexual misconduct cases, a week after thousands of high-paid engineers and others walked out in protest over its male-dominated culture. Google bowed to one of the protesters' main demands by dropping mandatory arbitration of all sexual misconduct cases. That will now be optional, so workers can choose to sue in court and present their case in front of a jury. It mirrors a change made by ride-hailing service Uber after complaints from its female employees prompted an internal investigation. The probe concluded that its rank had been poisoned by rampant sexual harassment. "Google's leaders and I have heard your feedback and have been moved by the stories you've shared," CEO Sundar Pichai said in an email to Google empl...
Google rewrites sexual harassment policy after protests

Google rewrites sexual harassment policy after protests

Technology
Google is rewriting its policies on workplace sexual harassment following a staff walkout over its perceived failings to tackle abuses. Last week, Google employees at offices around the world staged a walkout over the treatment of women at the company after sexual misconduct claims were made against several senior figures.In a letter sent to all employees, the company's chief executive Sundar Pichai said Google was updating its rules, including introducing a drinking limit for staff."Harassment is never acceptable and alcohol is never an excuse," Mr Pichai wrote."But one of the most common factors among the harassment complaints made today at Google is that the perpetrator had been drinking." Image: Google is rewriting its sexual...
Google boss: 48 people sacked for sexual harassment

Google boss: 48 people sacked for sexual harassment

Technology
Google's chief executive has said 48 employees, including 13 senior managers, have been sacked for sexual harassment in two years. Sundar Pichai said the tech company had taken "an increasingly hard line" in responding to inappropriate conduct, according to a copy of an email sent to employees.The letter was a response to a New York Times article saying a senior Google employee, Android creator Andy Rubin, had received an exit package worth $ 90m (£70m) as he faced allegations of misconduct.Rubin left the company in 2014 with what the newspaper described as a "hero's farewell".Mr Pichai said the article had been "difficult to read".He added: "We are dead serious about making sure we provide a safe and inclusive workplace."We want to assure you that we review every sing...
Green denies 'unlawful sexual or racist behaviour'

Green denies 'unlawful sexual or racist behaviour'

Business
Topshop owner Sir Philip Green has said he "categorically and wholly denies" allegations of "unlawful sexual or racist behaviour". In a statement released after he was named in parliament as the businessman behind an injunction against the Daily Telegraph, he said: "I am not commenting on anything that has happened in court or was said in Parliament today."To the extent that it is suggested that I have been guilty of unlawful sexual or racist behaviour, I categorically and wholly deny these allegations."Arcadia and I take accusations and grievances from employees very seriously and in the event that one is raised, it is thoroughly investigated."Arcadia employs more than 20,000 people and in common with many large businesses sometimes receives formal complaints from employee...