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12 Jan 2024

Police Investigate First Alleged Rape in Metaverse

Police are investigating [an alleged virtual rape](https://metro.co.uk/2024/01/02/police-investigate-virtual-rape-a-child-metaverse-20050890/amp/) in the metaverse involving a girl under 16. The incident occurred while she was using a VR headset, and she reportedly experienced psychological trauma akin to a physical assault. This case might be the first of its kind, highlighting legal challenges as current laws are not equipped for virtual crimes. Meta, the platform's owner, stressed that the case raises broader issues about the necessity of legal reforms to protect individuals in virtual environments.