A rape test for welfare is a chilling way to save money – The Guardian

Posted July 30th, 2015 in benefits, children, news, rape, social security, tax credits by sally

‘Rape that results in pregnancy is one circumstance that defies the chancellor’s notion of choice about family size.’
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The Guardian, 29th July 2015

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Norwich paedophile ring: Woman at centre of gang who made children ‘sexual play things’ guilty of 23 offences – The Independent

Posted July 28th, 2015 in child abuse, conspiracy, gangs, news, rape, sexual offences, social services, women by sally

‘A woman has been found guilty of being at the centre of a paedophile ring which set children up as “sexual play-things” over more than a decade.’

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The Independent, 27th July 2015

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Sex gang victim escapes six years of exploitation to see captors jailed – The Independent

‘Members of an international sexual exploitation ring were jailed on Thursday after one victim escaped and told police of her horrific six-year ordeal at their hands.’

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The Independent, 17th July 2015

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Redditch man sees sentence doubled to 20 years’ imprisonment for multiple rapes – Attorney General’s Office

Posted July 3rd, 2015 in appeals, press releases, rape, sentencing by tracey

‘Appeal Court increases the 10 year rape sentence of John Dennis to 20 years after ruling the original sentence unduly lenient.’

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Attorney General’s Office, 1st July 2015

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Child rapist banned from contact with children is given permission to live with toddler daughter – Daily Telegraph

‘The 24-year-old man was convicted of raping a 12-year-old girl when he was 17, but is said to be ‘contrite and remorseful’ about the ‘awful crime’.’

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Daily Telegraph, 26th June 2015

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Policeman who slept with rape victim to dodge gross misconduct charge – The Guardian

‘Decision to let DS Robert Dawson retire contradicts new regulations by Theresa May to stop officers avoiding disciplinary action by quitting the force.’

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The Guardian, 24th June 2015

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London Underground worker jailed for falsely claiming she was raped – The Independent

Posted June 24th, 2015 in news, perverting the course of justice, rape, sentencing by sally

‘A London Underground worker, who falsely claimed she was raped after a night out, has been jailed for eight months for perverting the course of justice, with the judge adding she had “let down genuine rape victims.”’

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The Independent, 23rd June 2015

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Forced marriage jail first as Cardiff man sentenced – BBC News

Posted June 11th, 2015 in bigamy, forced marriages, news, rape, sentencing, voyeurism by sally

‘A 34-year-old Cardiff man has become the first person in the UK to be prosecuted under forced marriage laws introduced a year ago.’

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BBC News, 10th June 2015

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Chetham’s violin teacher found not guilty of rape – The Guardian

Posted June 9th, 2015 in consent, news, rape, school children, teachers by tracey

‘A former violin teacher accused of abusing his power and influence to prey on students has been found not guilty of rape.’

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The Guardian, 8th June 0215

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Pembroke Dock child abuser, 75, jailed for life – BBC News

Posted June 8th, 2015 in news, rape, sentencing, sexual offences by sally

‘A 75-year-old Pembrokeshire man who abused three children over a 15-year period has been jailed for life.’

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BBC News, 5th June 2015

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Men and women ‘cannot consent to sex if they are drunk’, new report suggests – The Independent

Posted June 4th, 2015 in alcohol abuse, consent, news, rape, reports by sally

‘A rape charity has welcomed a report into sexual offence legislation that has called for legal amendments so a person who is severely intoxicated would lose the capacity to consent to sex.’
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The Independent, 3rd June 2015

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Surge in rape reports is overwhelming the police – Daily Telegraph

Posted June 3rd, 2015 in budgets, news, police, rape, sexual offences, statistics, terrorism by sally

‘Met Chief Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe says rape will be given the same priority as counter terrorism, but warns that hundreds more officers will be needed if the force is to avoid being overwhelmed.’

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Daily Telegraph, 2nd June 2015

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Rape victims failed by under-resourced police and prosecutors, report finds – The Guardian

Posted June 2nd, 2015 in Crown Prosecution Service, news, police, rape, reports, sexual offences, victims by sally

‘Rape victims are being failed by a lack of resources among police and prosecutors, a new report has found.’

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The Guardian, 2nd June 2015

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Rape victim falsely accused of lying by police wins £20,000 payout – The Guardian

‘A rape victim falsely accused of lying by detectives has won £20,000 in damages after suing police under the Human Rights Act. The woman, who cannot be named, was 17 when a man raped her in Winchester in April 2012 after a night out with friends. Her mother reported the attack hours later and the victim told officers her T-shirt may contain her attacker’s DNA.’

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The Guardian, 22nd May 2015

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Karl Barker jailed over child rape and dogging charges – BBC News

Posted May 19th, 2015 in news, rape, sentencing, sexual grooming, sexual offences by sally

‘A man who repeatedly raped a girl from the age of 12 and sold her for sex at dogging sites has been jailed.’

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BBC News, 18th May 2015

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BBC faces no action over ‘knickers’ comment in Ched Evans debate – The Guardian

Posted May 19th, 2015 in BBC, complaints, media, news, rape by sally

‘A BBC radio presenter who said women should “keep their knickers on” while discussing convicted rapist and footballer Ched Evans will face no further action from media regulator Ofcom.’

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The Guardian, 18th May 2015

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Human Rights Act: What has it done for us? – The Independent

‘The Conservatives want to replace it. Here are five things it has implemented for good.’

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The Independent, 15th May 2015

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Bassingbourn Libyan soldiers jailed for Cambridge man’s rape – BBC News

Posted May 18th, 2015 in armed forces, Libya, news, rape, sentencing, sexual offences by sally

‘Two Libyan cadets have been jailed for 12 years each for raping a man in Cambridge.’

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BBC News, 15th May 2015

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Worcestershire man jailed for historical rape – BBC News

Posted May 13th, 2015 in DNA, news, rape, sentencing by tracey

‘A man has been jailed for the “degrading” rape of a woman in her home more than 23 years ago.’

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BBC News, 12th May 2015

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Former student fails in legal challenge over Oxford’s handling of rape claims – The Guardian

Posted May 12th, 2015 in inquiries, judicial review, news, rape, sexual offences, universities by tracey

‘A former Oxford student has failed in her attempt to overturn the university’s policy on investigating complaints of rape and sexual assault.’

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The Guardian, 8th May 2015

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