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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Rapist George Moseley jailed for 23 years for attacks on woman and girls – BBC News

Posted March 11th, 2014 in child abuse, news, rape, sentencing, sexual offences, wounding by tracey

‘A man branded a “danger to women” has been jailed for 23 years for a series of sex attacks in Hertfordshire.’

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BBC News, 10th March 2014

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Northampton man has sentence increased to life for brutal rape – Attorney General’s Office

Posted March 5th, 2014 in appeals, grievous bodily harm, news, rape, sentencing by sally

‘Gintas Burinskas’ sentence becomes one of life imprisonment with a minimum term of 6 years.’

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Attorney General’s Office, 4th March 2014

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Cpl Anne-Marie Ellement: Army apologises as coroner finds bullying was suicide factor – Daily Telegraph

Posted March 4th, 2014 in armed forces, bullying, inquests, news, rape, suicide by sally

‘Coroner urges Ministry of Defence to review care for vulnerable soldiers after ruling that bullying and “lingering” mental effects of alleged rape were factors in suicide of Corporal Anne-Marie Ellement.’

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Daily Telegraph, 3rd March 2014

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12-year-old boy walks free after raping younger sister as judge rules he is ‘not a danger to society’ – The Independent

Posted March 4th, 2014 in children, families, news, pornography, rape, sexual offences by sally

‘A 12-year-old boy who raped his seven-year-old sister after watching porn online has walked free after a judge ruled he is not a danger to society.’

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The Independent, 3rd March 2014

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Rape of vulnerable women ‘has been effectively decriminalised’ – The Independent

‘Rape of vulnerable women, especially those with learning difficulties, has effectively been “decriminalised”, according to a research academic employed by the country’s largest police force.’

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The Independent, 28th February 2014

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Taxi sex attacks: John Worboys’ victims win payout bid – BBC News

Posted February 28th, 2014 in compensation, human rights, news, police, rape, sexual offences by sally

‘Two women who were sexually assaulted by London taxi driver John Worboys have won a High Court victory in their bid to get compensation from the police.’

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BBC News, 28th February 2014

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New evidence delays coroner’s ruling on death of soldier who said she was raped – The Guardian

Posted February 25th, 2014 in armed forces, disclosure, evidence, inquests, news, rape by sally

‘A coroner’s ruling into the death of a soldier who said she had been raped and bullied has been unexpectedly delayed after lawyers for the military revealed they had uncovered new documents, including a reference to a diary and mobile phones the woman’s family say were never passed to them.’

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The Guardian, 24th February 2014

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Peterborough sex gang jailed for total of 54 years – The Independent

Posted February 20th, 2014 in child abuse, gangs, news, rape, sentencing, sexual grooming, sexual offences, young offenders by sally

‘Members of a child sex gang responsible for raping and sexually abusing girls as young as 12 in Peterborough were jailed at the Old Bailey today.’

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The Independent, 20th February 2014

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UK launches £500,000 fund to help male victims of rape and sexual abuse – The Guardian

Posted February 13th, 2014 in news, rape, sexual offences, victims by sally

‘A £500,000 fund to provide help, including counselling and advice, to male victims of rape and sexual violence is to be launched on Thursday.’

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The Guardian, 13th February 2014

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Coronation Street actor William Roache acquitted of rape and assault charges – The Guardian

Posted February 7th, 2014 in assault, news, prosecutions, rape, sexual offences by tracey

‘The Coronation Street star William Roache was acquitted of two counts of rape and five charges of indecent assault on Thursday at the end of a trial that raised questions about the decision of police and prosecutors to press charges.’

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The Guardian, 6th February 2014

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Cellar girl case rapist Ilyas Ashar has sentence increased – BBC News

Posted February 5th, 2014 in appeals, news, rape, sentencing, trafficking in human beings by sally

‘A couple who trafficked a 10-year-old girl to the UK and kept her as a servant for almost a decade have had their sentences increased.’

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BBC News, 4th February 2014

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Call for review of rape complainants’ treatment after woman’s death – The Guardian

Posted February 5th, 2014 in complaints, news, police, rape, sexual offences, victims by sally

‘A police and crime commissioner has called for a review of how sex offence complainants are treated by the courts after the death of a woman days after a jury acquitted a man accused of raping her.’

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The Guardian, 4th February 2014

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Woman falls to death days after man accused of raping her is cleared – Daily Telegraph

Posted February 4th, 2014 in complaints, evidence, news, police, rape, suicide by sally

‘The Independent Police Complaints Commission is to investigate the death of a woman who twice gave evidence in the trial of a man accused of raping her.’

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Daily Telegraph, 3rd February 2014

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Revealed: Thousands of rape cases thrown out as charges fall following new CPS guidelines – The Independent

Posted February 4th, 2014 in Crown Prosecution Service, news, prosecutions, rape by sally

‘The Crown Prosecution Service is investigating whether thousands of suspected rape cases have been wrongly discontinued over the last two years because police forces or its own lawyers are misinterpreting official guidelines.’

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The Independent, 4th February 2014

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