Ched Evans launches fresh rape conviction appeal bid – BBC News

Posted July 21st, 2014 in appeals, news, rape by sally

‘Footballer Ched Evans has launched a fresh bid to get his rape conviction overturned.’

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BBC News, 19th July 2014

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Babysitter jailed for raping boy of three – BBC News

Posted July 18th, 2014 in child abuse, news, rape, sentencing by tracey

‘A 66-year-old man has been jailed for life for raping a three-year-old boy he was babysitting.’

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BBC News, 18th July 2014

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Swansea Black Friday rapist Jagdip Brar jailed for 18 years – BBC News

Posted July 14th, 2014 in news, rape, sentencing by sally

‘A Swansea law student who beat and repeatedly raped a woman left stranded in the city centre on Black Friday has been jailed for 18 years.’

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BBC News, 11th July 2014

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Domestic violence convictions at record high – The Guardian

‘The conviction rate for domestic violence cases has reached its highest ever level, with cases now making up 10.7% of the Crown Prosecution Service’s workload, the director of public prosecutions will announce on Wednesday.’

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The Guardian, 2nd July 2014

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Law graduate Rhiannon Brooker jailed over false rape claims – BBC News

Posted June 27th, 2014 in legal education, news, perverting the course of justice, rape, sentencing by tracey

‘A law graduate who falsely accused her boyfriend of rape as an excuse for failing her exams has been jailed for three-and-a-half years.’

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BBC News, 26th June 2014

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Peterborough ‘Facebook grooming’ sex attackers jailed – BBC News

‘Two sex attackers from Peterborough who targeted teenage girls via Facebook have been jailed.’

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BBC News, 20th June 2014

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Measures aimed at addressing drop in rape convictions launched – BBC News

Posted June 6th, 2014 in Crown Prosecution Service, news, prosecutions, rape, statistics by sally

‘Measures aimed at improving the conviction rate for rape in courts in England and Wales have been launched by the Director of Public Prosecutions.’

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BBC News, 6th June 2014

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Trainee barrister accused boyfriend of rape to get out of sitting legal exams – Daily Telegraph

‘Rhiannon Brooker, a trainee lawyer, faces jail after being found guilty of make up allegations of rape and assault against her boyfriend.’

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Daily Telegraph, 5th June 2014

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Claire Semmens jailed over Aaron Hughes toddler rape – BBC News

Posted May 28th, 2014 in child abuse, news, rape, sentencing by sally

‘A babysitter has been jailed for 16 years for giving a three-year-old boy to a known paedophile who drugged and raped him.’

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BBC News, 27th May 2014

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Wrongfully convicted man Victor Nealon gets apology – BBC News

‘A man who spent 17 years behind bars wrongfully convicted of attempted rape has received an apology from a body set up to examine miscarriages of justice.’

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BBC News, 20th May 2014

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Juries need to be taught about the reality of rape, says DPP – The Independent

Posted May 7th, 2014 in evidence, judiciary, juries, news, rape by sally

‘Judges should warn juries about the common misconceptions people have about rape before they are allowed to hear any evidence, two of the leading figures in the fight against sex crime say today.’

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The Independent, 6th May 2014

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900,000 crimes, including rape, not pursued by police in 2013 – The Independent

Posted May 1st, 2014 in crime, news, police, rape, reports, statistics by sally

‘Nearly a million criminal offences including rape have gone unrecorded by police in a single year, according to a damning report that could see the 20-year decline in recorded crime reversed when accurate statistics are calculated.’

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The Independent, 1st May 2014

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Vulnerable witnesses allowed to give evidence pre-trial – BBC News

‘Vulnerable witnesses can give evidence before a trial starts from Monday as part of a pilot scheme in three Crown Courts in England.’

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BBC News, 28th April 2014

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Boy’s ‘campaign of rape’ against nine-year-old sister – BBC News

Posted April 25th, 2014 in incest, news, rape, sentencing, young offenders by sally

‘A teenage boy who carried out a “campaign of rape” against his younger sister has been given a 10-year custodial sentence.’

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BBC News, 24th April 2014

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CPS defends decision to bring assault and rape charges against Nigel Evans – The Guardian

‘The director of public prosecutions has defended the decision to bring sex assault and rape charges against Tory MP Nigel Evans by saying it would do the same again, despite a warning from its former director Lord Macdonald that it must not “lose perspective” over high-profile cases involving historic allegations.’

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The Guardian, 11th April 2014

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Fiddled crime figures lead to under-reporting of rapes and other serious offences, says report – The Independent

Posted April 9th, 2014 in crime, news, police, rape, statistics by sally

‘The culture of fiddling crime statistics is ingrained within the upper echelons of the police service where target-chasing has led to the under-reporting of serious crimes including rape, according to a report by MPs out today.’

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The Independent, 9th April 2014

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Judges criticise police over ‘bizarre’ penis ID request – Daily Telegraph

‘Sex attacker Kelvyn Lester, 47, declined to take medication for erectile dysfunction so officers could photograph his penis for an identification procedure.’

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Daily Telegraph, 7th April 2014

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Rotherham child rapist jailed after fleeing to Cyprus – BBC News

‘A child sex offender who fled to Cyprus after committing “the most shocking and appalling crimes imaginable” has been jailed for 11 years and six months.’

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BBC News, 4th April 2014

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Rape victim’s children face ‘barbaric’ forced adoption – BBC News

Posted March 28th, 2014 in adoption, children, domestic violence, news, rape by sally

‘A mother has described a decision to put her children up for adoption over fears that she may get back with her violent former partner as “barbaric”.’

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BBC News, 27th March 2014

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Increased sentence handed to violent Penzance rapist – Attorney General’s Office

Posted March 17th, 2014 in appeals, press releases, rape, sentencing by tracey

‘After reference from Solicitor General, Court of Appeal increases sentence of Lee David Hosking from 9 and a half years’ imprisonment to 13.’

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Attorney General’s Office, 14th March 2014

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