Ched Evans faces new rape trial in October – Daily Telegraph

Posted May 27th, 2016 in news, rape, retrials by tracey

‘Footballer Ched Evans will go on trial to face an allegation of rape later this year.’

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Daily Telegraph, 27th May 2016

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Susan Whiting death: Woman guilty of manslaughter – BBC News

Posted May 27th, 2016 in homicide, news, rape by tracey

‘A man has been jailed for life for murdering a student with learning difficulties as his wife has been convicted of her manslaughter.’

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BBC News, 26th May 2016

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Father of Eleanor de Freitas loses battle for fresh inquest – The Guardian

Posted May 25th, 2016 in coroners, Crown Prosecution Service, families, inquests, news, rape, suicide by sally

‘The father of a woman who killed herself days before she was due in court on suspicion of making a false rape claim has lost his legal battle for a new inquest into her death.’

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The Guardian, 24th May 2016

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Mau Mau lawsuit due to begin at high court – The Guardian

‘Compensation claims for torture, rape, wrongful detention and forced labour brought by 40,000 Kenyans who allege they were mistreated by British officials during the Mau Mau insurgency are due to be heard in the high court in London on Monday.’

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The Guardian, 22nd May 2016

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IPCC launches inquiry into collapse of gang-rape case – The Guardian

Posted May 19th, 2016 in complaints, disclosure, evidence, inquiries, news, police, rape by sally

‘The police watchdog is to examine a flawed investigation of an alleged gang-rape at a university ball that collapsed as the trial of four young men accused of the crime was about to start.’

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The Guardian, 18th May 2016

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Men who view rape as ‘lads’ banter’ attacked by judge as she jails shop assistant for attacking woman so his friend could not sleep with her – Daily Telegraph

Posted May 16th, 2016 in news, rape, sentencing by sally

‘A judge has condemned men who view rape as “lads’ banter” after she jailed a Primark shop supervisor who had sex with a woman while she slept.’

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Daily Telegraph, 13th May 2016

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Thousands on the run after skipping court bail – BBC News

‘Thousands of suspected and convicted criminals who skipped court bail while facing charges including murder, child sex offences and rape are on the run.’

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BBC News, 11th May 2016

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Detective criticised for ‘getting too close’ in alleged rape case – The Guardian

Posted May 10th, 2016 in Crown Prosecution Service, disclosure, evidence, news, police, rape by sally

‘A senior judge has criticised a police detective and the Crown Prosecution Service for their handling of an accusation of gang rape after the case against four young men collapsed just as their trial was due to begin.’

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The Guardian, 9th May 2016

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Police try to keep rapist’s identity secret to protect his human rights – Daily Telegraph

Posted April 29th, 2016 in anonymity, human rights, immigration, news, rape by tracey

‘Police tried to protect the identity of a Polish rapist because of racial tensions between locals and eastern European migrants in the area.’

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Daily Telegraph, 29th April 2016

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Rapist who targeted Asian women in a series of sex attacks while on bail is jailed for life – Daily Telegraph

Posted April 29th, 2016 in bail, news, rape, sentencing, sexual offences by tracey

‘A violent rapist who carried out a series of racially motivated sexual assaults on lone women while on bail has been jailed for life.’

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Daily Telegraph, 29th April 2016

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Police accused of ‘stark errors’ and ‘cherry picking’ in university rape case – The Independent

‘Police made “stark errors” during an investigation into four young men accused of gang rape, a court has heard.’

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The Independent, 27th April 2016

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Ched Evans: Wales footballer’s rape conviction quashed – BBC News

Posted April 21st, 2016 in appeals, Criminal Cases Review Commission, news, rape, retrials by tracey

‘Footballer Ched Evans has had his conviction for rape quashed at the Court of Appeal in London, but will face a new trial.’

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BBC News, 21st April 2016

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Judge criticises army drink and sex culture as two former soldiers cleared of rape – Daily Telegraph

Posted April 21st, 2016 in alcohol abuse, armed forces, courts martial, inquests, news, rape, suicide by tracey

‘A judge has criticised a culture of “excessive drinking” and sexual relationships within the Royal Military Police, as two former soldiers were acquitted of raping a colleague who later killed herself.’

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Daily Telegraph, 20th April 2016

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Rape Acquittal: A Case Study – 6 Pump Court

Posted April 19th, 2016 in drug abuse, news, rape by sally

‘‘D’ was a 21-year old university maths student. Born and brought up in Bristol, he had no convictions, cautions or reprimands and was of previous good character. He was charged with a single offence of rape. The complainant, ‘C’, was a fellow student. The rape was alleged to have happened on campus.’

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6 Pump Court, 15th April 2016

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Former Bedfordshire police officer jailed for abusing girls – BBC News

Posted April 18th, 2016 in child abuse, news, police, rape, sentencing, sexual grooming, sexual offences by sally

‘A former police officer has been given a 23-year sentence after using Facebook to find vulnerable girls to have sex with.’

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BBC News, 15th April 2016

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Four cleared in Royal Agricultural University rape case – BBC News

Posted April 12th, 2016 in news, prosecutions, rape, universities by sally

‘Four men accused of rape after a university’s summer ball have been cleared after the case against them was dropped.’

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BBC News, 11th April 2016

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Paedophile jailed for rape of 11-year-old girl – The Guardian

Posted April 8th, 2016 in child abuse, kidnapping, news, rape, sentencing by tracey

‘A paedophile who kidnapped and raped an 11-year-old girl after grabbing her off the street as she walked home was branded the “living embodiment of every parent’s worst nightmare”, as he was jailed.’

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The Guardian, 8th April 2016

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Rochdale sex abusers jailed for offences against girls – BBC News

Posted April 8th, 2016 in child abuse, conspiracy, news, rape, sentencing, sexual offences by tracey

‘Nine men who committed sexual offences against eight girls and women have been jailed for up to 25 years.’

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BBC News, 8th April 2016

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Nine Rochdale men to be sentenced for child sex abuse – The Guardian

Posted April 8th, 2016 in child abuse, conspiracy, news, rape, sexual grooming, sexual offences, victims by tracey

‘Nine men are set to be sentenced for a catalogue of serious sexual offences against six teenage girls in Rochdale.’

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The Guardian, 7th April 2016

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Regina v Goss – WLR Daily

Posted March 30th, 2016 in appeals, child abuse, law reports, rape, sentencing, sexual offences by sally

Regina v Goss

‘The defendant pleaded guilty to three charges of rape … one charge of aiding and abetting rape, two charges of indecent assault and one charge of indecency with a child. He was initially sentenced to 16 years’ imprisonment on each of the rape charges and on the aiding and abetting rape charge, and four years’ imprisonment on each of the other charges, the seven sentences to run concurrently. The sentences of 16 years were calculated by taking a starting point of 24 years and deducting one-third for the guilty pleas. Some four weeks later the sentencing judge had the case re-listed and, in reliance on the “slip rule” in Crim PR r 28.4, he changed the four sentences of 16 years to 18 years on the footing that a reduction of 25%, not one-third, was appropriate in view of the fact that the defendant had made no admissions when, much earlier, the complainant had made complaints but no prosecution had resulted. The defendant appealed against sentence. Permission to appeal was given by the single judge on the ground that it had been established in R v Nodjoumi (1985) 7 Cr App R (S) 183 that it was incorrect to use the slip rule to change a sentence solely because the sentencing judge had, on reflection, concluded that the original sentence had been inadequate. On the hearing of the appeal, however, R v Nodjoumi was relied on only as support for a submission that the sentencing judge had not been justified in concluding that the reduction should be 25% rather than one-third.’

WLR Daily, 23rd March 2016

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