Child of incestuous rape seeks compensation – BBC News

‘A severely disabled man born after an incestuous rape is seeking compensation at the Court of Appeal as a victim.’

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BBC News, 15th March 2017

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No verdict reached in University Challenge rape trial – BBC News

Posted February 16th, 2017 in consent, news, rape, sexual offences by sally

‘A jury has failed to reach a verdict in the trial of a former University Challenge contestant accused of rape.’

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BBC News, 15th February 2017

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Violent abusers to be prevented from cross-examining ex-partners in court – The Guardian

‘Domestic violence victims will no longer face the threat of being interrogated by their former partners in court under proposed legislation.’

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The Guardian, 12th February 2017

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Former soldier Peter Atilla cleared of ‘sexsomnia’ rape – BBC News

Posted February 10th, 2017 in automatism, news, rape by tracey

‘A former soldier accused of rape has been cleared after a court heard he was suffering from a sleep disorder.’

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BBC News, 9th February 2017

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MP proposes UK rape shield law to protect victims in court – The Guardian

Posted February 8th, 2017 in bills, cross-examination, news, rape, victims by tracey

‘A private member’s bill to protect rape victims from being cross-examined in court about their sexual history is to be introduced to the House of Commons.’

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The Guardian, 8th February 2017

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Rape accusers ‘face court ordeal by defence lawyers’ – The Guardian

Posted February 6th, 2017 in bad character, bills, cross-examination, news, rape, sexual offences, trials, victims, witnesses by sally

‘Rape complainants are being routinely questioned in court about their sexual histories and even the way they were dressed on the night they were attacked, according to a damning dossier of case studies to be presented to MPs this week. The findings have triggered calls for the law to be tightened to protect complainants better.’

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The Guardian, 4th February 2017

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Don Hale: One man’s fight for justice – BBC News

Posted January 27th, 2017 in media, miscarriage of justice, murder, news, rape by sally

‘Fifteen years ago Stephen Downing was acquitted after spending 27 years in prison for murder, overturning one of Britain’s most notorious miscarriages of justice and putting into the spotlight the local newspaper editor who helped to bring the police’s case tumbling down.’

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BBC News, 26th January 2017

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Company director jailed for rape 26 years later after DNA match when he is arrested over row with teenagers – Daily Telegraph

Posted January 26th, 2017 in assault, DNA, news, rape, sentencing by tracey

‘A businessman has been jailed for raping a woman 26 years ago after police linked him to the crime when he was arrested and had his DNA taken following a row with a group of rowdy teenagers outside his £500,000 home.’

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Daily Telegraph, 25th January 2017

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Rape victims shouldn’t have to pay for their own justice through the civil courts – The Independent

‘The jury in a criminal case must believe the accused is guilty ‘beyond reasonable doubt’, meaning that a victim can be believed and yet a ‘not guilty’ verdict is still returned. This is part of the reason that many cases never reach trial: the police or CPS think the evidence may not fulfil the tough requirements of the criminal courts.’

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The Independent, 18th January 2017

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Lawyer warns male students to think twice before having sex with drunken women – Daily Telegraph

Posted January 16th, 2017 in alcohol abuse, barristers, consent, Crown Prosecution Service, news, rape by sally

‘Male students should not risk having sex with girls who have been drinking heavily for fear they could end up being accused of rape, a leading female barrister has warned.’

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Daily Telegraph, 13th January 2017

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Rapper sentenced to 23 years after raping and torturing a woman – The Guardian

Posted January 11th, 2017 in false imprisonment, grievous bodily harm, news, rape, sentencing, torture by sally

‘A man who raped and tortured a woman while keeping her prisoner for three days last February has been jailed for 23 years.’

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The Guardian, 10th January 2017

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Karen Danczuk’s rapist brother jailed for 15 years – BBC News

Posted December 16th, 2016 in news, rape, sentencing by tracey

‘The brother of Karen Danczuk has been jailed for 15 years for a series of sex attacks on her and two other victims.’

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BBC News, 15th December 2016

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Police let 15 rapists off with apology – Daily Telegraph

Posted December 13th, 2016 in cautions, community service, crime, news, rape by sally

‘Fifteen rapists have faced no further justice than being asked to say sorry thanks to a crime resolution strategy designated for “less serious crimes.”‘

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Daily Telegraph, 13th December 2016

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Murderer jailed for 1986 rape thanks to DNA testing advances – BBC News

Posted December 12th, 2016 in DNA, news, rape, recidivists, sentencing by sally

‘A convicted murderer has been given a second life sentence for a rape he committed 30 years ago – thanks to advances in DNA testing.’

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BBC News, 9th December 2016

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Sexual history evidence: fair game? – Counsel

Posted December 9th, 2016 in admissibility, consent, evidence, interpretation, news, rape, retrials by sally

‘Ali Naseem Bajwa QC and Eva Niculiu examine the issues raised by use of the complainant’s sexual history in the Ched Evans rape retrial.’

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Counsel, December 2016

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West Yorkshire police and agencies ‘failed to protect’ groomed girl – The Guardian

Posted December 7th, 2016 in child abuse, news, police, rape, sexual grooming, social services by tracey

‘Police and social services in West Yorkshire were guilty of “a serious systematic failure” to safeguard a vulnerable girl who was groomed and raped by at least 13 men, an investigation has found. A serious case review by the Bradford Safeguarding Children Board found insufficient steps were taken to protect the girl from exploitation.’

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The Guardian, 6th December 2016

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Rotherham man jailed for ‘hideous’ child sex offences – BBC News

Posted December 5th, 2016 in child abuse, news, rape, sentencing, sexual grooming, sexual offences by sally

‘An 18-year-old man who groomed, raped and abused seven girls in a series of “hideous” sex attacks has been jailed for nine years.’

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BBC News, 2nd December 2016

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Father who raped daughter ‘almost daily’ jailed for 14 years – The Independent

Posted December 2nd, 2016 in child abuse, domestic violence, news, rape, sentencing by sally

‘A father who raped his daughter “almost daily” has been jailed for 14 years.’

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The Independent, 30th November 2016

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Stephen Port: Serial killer guilty of murdering four men – BBC News

Posted November 24th, 2016 in drug offences, homosexuality, murder, news, poisoning, rape, recidivists by tracey

‘A serial killer has been found guilty of murdering four young men by poisoning them with lethal doses of a date rape drug.
Stephen Port, 41, lured his victims to his London flat and secretly gave them GHB, the Old Bailey heard. Scotland Yard believes there could be more victims and is reviewing 58 deaths in London spanning four years involving the drug.’

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BBC News, 23rd November 2016

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Rape law review after footballer Ched Evans’s trial – BBC News

Posted November 17th, 2016 in disclosure, news, rape, victims by sally

‘The law protecting alleged rape victims from disclosing details of their sex lives will be reviewed in the wake of Wales footballer Ched Evans’s case.’

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BBC News, 16th November 2016

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