The DPP’s tough new rape guidelines: What are they and why are they so important? – The Independent

Posted January 30th, 2015 in Crown Prosecution Service, news, police, prosecutions, rape, victims by sally

‘Rape suspects will now have a greater burden of responsibility to demonstrate how a possible victim consented “with full capacity and freedom to do so” to authorities.’

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The Independent, 29th January 2015

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New rape guidelines are welcome – if they’re actually followed – The Guardian

Posted January 30th, 2015 in Crown Prosecution Service, news, police, prosecutions, rape by sally

‘The latest CPS advice issued to help police dispel rape myths is meaningless if ignored by officers on the ground.’

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The Guardian, 29th January 2015

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Campaigners hail DPP’s tough new rape guidelines as ‘huge step forward’ – The Independent

Posted January 29th, 2015 in consent, Crown Prosecution Service, news, police, rape by sally

‘Radical changes to the way sex offences are investigated have been hailed as a “huge step forward” by campaigners.’

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The Independent, 28th January 2015

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Ex-Royal Navy chief petty officer Geoffrey Rooney jailed for child abuse – BBC News

‘A former Royal Navy sailor has been jailed for 14 years for a series of horrific child sex offences including the rape of a six-month-old baby.’

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BBC News, 23rd January 2015

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Number of rapes recorded by police in England and Wales leaps 31% in a year – The Guardian

Posted January 23rd, 2015 in news, police, rape, statistics by sally

‘The number of rapes recorded by the police in England and Wales has risen by 31% in the past year to 24,043 – the highest level for at least 10 years, according to the Office for National Statistics.’

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The Guardian, 22nd January 2015

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Sadistic pair jailed for ‘black magic’ rape of 11-year-old girl – The Independent

Posted January 23rd, 2015 in child abuse, news, rape, sentencing, witchcraft by sally

‘A sadistic couple who bullied a schoolgirl into submission with “black magic” threats before she was raped have been jailed for 17 years.’

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The Independent, 22nd January 2015

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Man jailed for 12 years for Manchester tourist rape – BBC News

Posted January 23rd, 2015 in news, rape, sentencing by sally

‘A man who raped and sexually assaulted a tourist in Manchester city centre has been jailed for 12 years.’

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BBC News, 22nd January 2015

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Doctor accused of child rape in US overturns extradition bid – Daily Telegraph

Posted January 21st, 2015 in bail, children, doctors, extradition, fugitive offenders, human rights, news, rape by sally

‘British court rules extradition of 48-year-old Tobias Bowen would breach human rights because he faces an “indefinite” sentence if convicted of sex crimes in New York.’

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Daily Telegraph, 20th January 2015

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DPP to consult on greater assistance to victims giving evidence at court – Crown Prosecution Service

‘Alison Saunders, the Director of Public Prosecutions, has today [19 January 2015] published a major consultation on the approach to ensuring victims are properly assisted for the trial process at court and called for an overhaul of the service provided to witnesses to ensure that they are able to give the best possible evidence. The proposals are subject to an eight week public consultation.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 19th January 2015

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Rape victims will be warned of defence lawyer tactics under new guidelines – Daily Telegraph

‘Director of Public Prosecutions launches controversial new guidelines intended to help victims and witnesses through giving evidence in court.’

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Daily Telegraph, 19th January 2015

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Updated CPS-Police Rape Protocol launched as DPP warns of rising caseloads – Crown Prosecution Service

Posted January 14th, 2015 in Crown Prosecution Service, police, press releases, rape, sexual offences, victims by tracey

‘A joint protocol, created and implemented by the Crown Prosecution Service and the Police has been launched today [Thursday 8 January 2015], setting out how to deal with all rape cases from the initial complaint to after the verdict in a trial.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 8th January 2015

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Ched Evans: the legal issues – Halsbury’s Law Exchange

‘The “innocent man wrongly imprisoned who fights a valiant struggle to secure his freedom” is a long used trope in our culture. The hero is normally a sympathetic figure, heroically taking on the establishment.’

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Halsbury’s Law Exchange, 7th January 2015

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Rape trials rise by 30% as courts fight to clear caseload – The Guardian

Posted January 8th, 2015 in Crown Prosecution Service, news, police, prosecutions, rape, victims by sally

‘Prosecutors are experiencing a 30% surge in the number of rape trials as courts struggle to cope with a backlog of historical allegations and fresh cases.’

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The Guardian, 8th January 2015

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Ched Evans: Attorney general’s office probe into website – BBC News

Posted January 7th, 2015 in attorney general, contempt of court, employment, internet, news, rape, sentencing, sport, victims by tracey

‘The attorney general’s office is considering whether a website supporting convicted rapist Ched Evans breached contempt of court laws.’

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BBC News, 6th January 2014

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The legal issues in the Ched Evans case – BBC News

‘Footballer Ched Evans is still looking for a new club after being released from prison last October, having served half of a five-year sentence for the rape of a 19-year-old woman in a hotel in May 2011.’

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BBC News, 6th January 2014

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Paediatrician goes on trial for alleged historical rapes at Stoke Mandeville – The Guardian

Posted January 7th, 2015 in abuse of position of trust, child abuse, doctors, news, rape, sexual offences by tracey

‘A consultant paediatrician raped and indecently assaulted young girls in the 1970s and 80s thinking he was “bomb-proof” because no one would believe a child over him, a jury has been told.’

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The Guardian, 6th January 2015

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Ministry of Justice steps in to prevent Ched Evans from playing abroad – The Guardian

Posted January 5th, 2015 in freedom of movement, news, rape, sexual offences, sport by sally

‘Attempts by Ched Evans to resurrect his football career were quashed last night after the British government stepped in to prevent the convicted rapist plying his trade overseas.’

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The Guardian, 3rd January 2015

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Man jailed for five years for raping woman on his 18th birthday night out – The Independent

Posted December 17th, 2014 in news, rape, sentencing, victims by sally

‘A man has been jailed for five years for raping a woman during a night out to celebrate his 18th birthday.’

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The Independent, 16th December 2014

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London ‘slavery’ case: CPS charges Aravindan Balakrishnan – The Guardian

Posted December 11th, 2014 in child cruelty, false imprisonment, news, rape, trafficking in human beings by sally

‘A Maoist activist accused of keeping three women in domestic servitude for 30 years has been charged with 25 offences including rape and child cruelty.’

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The Guardian, 11th December 2014

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Jimmy Savile’s friend Ray Teret jailed for 25 years for series of sex crimes – Daily Telegraph

Posted December 11th, 2014 in news, rape, sentencing, sexual offences by sally

‘Ray Teret – known as Ugli Ray – used celebrity status in the Manchester club scene to prey on ‘starstruck’ victims.’

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Daily Telegraph, 11th December 2014

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