Rape case warning over Tory plan to rewrite human rights law – The Guardian

Posted August 28th, 2014 in human rights, news, rape, victims by sally

‘Victims of rape may experience a decline in the standards of police investigations if David Cameron presses ahead with plans to scrap the Human Rights Act and loosen Britain’s commitments under the European convention on human rights, a new campaign warns.’

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The Guardian, 27th August 2014

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Former judge says rape conviction rates will not improve until ‘women stop getting so drunk’ – The Independent

Posted August 27th, 2014 in alcohol abuse, judges, news, rape, sexual offences by sally

‘A former judge has claimed rape conviction statistics will not improve until women “stop getting so drunk”.’

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The Independent, 26th August 2014

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About 1,400 Rotherham children ‘sexually exploited over 16-year period’ – The Guardian

Posted August 26th, 2014 in child abuse, children, local government, news, rape, reports, sexual offences by tracey

‘About 1,400 children were sexually exploited in Rotherham over a 16-year period, according to a report that concluded “it is hard to describe the appalling nature of the abuse that child victims suffered”.’

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The Guardian, 26th August 2014

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Teenager who raped elderly woman in her home is jailed for 16 years – The Guardian

Posted August 21st, 2014 in elderly, news, rape, sentencing by tracey

‘A teenager who raped a woman in her 90s has been jailed for 16 years.’

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The Guardian, 20th August 2014

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Northumbria Police to re-examine ‘no crime’ rape claims – BBC News

Posted August 20th, 2014 in consent, news, police, prosecutions, rape, standards by tracey

‘A number of rape claims are to be re-examined by police over fears they were incorrectly recorded as a “no crime” Northumbria Police said 33 rapes have this year been listed as “no crime” – when people subsequently inform officers no offence took place – but 11 are to be reinvestigated.’

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BBC News, 19th August 2014

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Ex-Greater Manchester Police officer jailed for rape of a child – BBC News

Posted August 18th, 2014 in child abuse, news, police, rape, sentencing, sexual offences by tracey

‘A retired police officer has been jailed for raping and sexually abusing a child.’

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BBC News, 15th August 2014

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Boy sentenced to four years for rape of girl aged 10 – BBC News

Posted August 13th, 2014 in child abuse, news, rape, sentencing, young offenders by sally

‘A 15-year-old boy has been sentenced to four years for raping a 10-year-old girl in Shrewsbury town centre.’

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BBC News, 12th August 2014

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Woman who tried to trick strangers into raping former colleague jailed – The Guardian

Posted August 11th, 2014 in assault, internet, news, rape, sentencing, sexual offences, threatening behaviour by sally

‘A woman who used sex chatrooms to try to trick strangers into raping a former work colleague has been jailed for six years.’

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The Guardian, 8th August 2014

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HRA damages awarded in date rape cases – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted July 28th, 2014 in damages, human rights, news, police, rape, sexual offences by sally

‘This is an important summary of the principles applicable to HR damages, particularly in circumstances where there have been other payments already made arguably in respect of the acts in question. So it should be first port of call if you have an HR damages problem, not least because it gathers all the learning together.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 27th July 2014

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Ched Evans launches fresh rape conviction appeal bid – BBC News

Posted July 21st, 2014 in appeals, news, rape by sally

‘Footballer Ched Evans has launched a fresh bid to get his rape conviction overturned.’

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BBC News, 19th July 2014

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Babysitter jailed for raping boy of three – BBC News

Posted July 18th, 2014 in child abuse, news, rape, sentencing by tracey

‘A 66-year-old man has been jailed for life for raping a three-year-old boy he was babysitting.’

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BBC News, 18th July 2014

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Swansea Black Friday rapist Jagdip Brar jailed for 18 years – BBC News

Posted July 14th, 2014 in news, rape, sentencing by sally

‘A Swansea law student who beat and repeatedly raped a woman left stranded in the city centre on Black Friday has been jailed for 18 years.’

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BBC News, 11th July 2014

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Domestic violence convictions at record high – The Guardian

‘The conviction rate for domestic violence cases has reached its highest ever level, with cases now making up 10.7% of the Crown Prosecution Service’s workload, the director of public prosecutions will announce on Wednesday.’

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The Guardian, 2nd July 2014

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Law graduate Rhiannon Brooker jailed over false rape claims – BBC News

Posted June 27th, 2014 in legal education, news, perverting the course of justice, rape, sentencing by tracey

‘A law graduate who falsely accused her boyfriend of rape as an excuse for failing her exams has been jailed for three-and-a-half years.’

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BBC News, 26th June 2014

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Peterborough ‘Facebook grooming’ sex attackers jailed – BBC News

‘Two sex attackers from Peterborough who targeted teenage girls via Facebook have been jailed.’

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BBC News, 20th June 2014

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Measures aimed at addressing drop in rape convictions launched – BBC News

Posted June 6th, 2014 in Crown Prosecution Service, news, prosecutions, rape, statistics by sally

‘Measures aimed at improving the conviction rate for rape in courts in England and Wales have been launched by the Director of Public Prosecutions.’

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BBC News, 6th June 2014

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Trainee barrister accused boyfriend of rape to get out of sitting legal exams – Daily Telegraph

‘Rhiannon Brooker, a trainee lawyer, faces jail after being found guilty of make up allegations of rape and assault against her boyfriend.’

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Daily Telegraph, 5th June 2014

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Claire Semmens jailed over Aaron Hughes toddler rape – BBC News

Posted May 28th, 2014 in child abuse, news, rape, sentencing by sally

‘A babysitter has been jailed for 16 years for giving a three-year-old boy to a known paedophile who drugged and raped him.’

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BBC News, 27th May 2014

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Wrongfully convicted man Victor Nealon gets apology – BBC News

‘A man who spent 17 years behind bars wrongfully convicted of attempted rape has received an apology from a body set up to examine miscarriages of justice.’

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BBC News, 20th May 2014

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Juries need to be taught about the reality of rape, says DPP – The Independent

Posted May 7th, 2014 in evidence, judiciary, juries, news, rape by sally

‘Judges should warn juries about the common misconceptions people have about rape before they are allowed to hear any evidence, two of the leading figures in the fight against sex crime say today.’

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The Independent, 6th May 2014

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