'Virtual groping feels just as real': Sexual assaults that occur in the metaverse being looked into

Touted as the future with the potential to connect people in new ways, the metaverse now has the potential to be a crime scene. ST ILLUSTRATION: CEL GULAPA
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SINGAPORE - In 2016, a woman from America who goes by the pseudonym Jordan Belamire wrote on open publishing platform Medium about how she had been virtually groped while trying out a virtual reality (VR) game.

She had been sexually assaulted previously in real life, and said being assaulted during the VR game was like being attacked physically.

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