Rotherham man jailed for ‘hideous’ child sex offences – BBC News

Posted December 5th, 2016 in child abuse, news, rape, sentencing, sexual grooming, sexual offences by sally

‘An 18-year-old man who groomed, raped and abused seven girls in a series of “hideous” sex attacks has been jailed for nine years.’

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BBC News, 2nd December 2016

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Father who raped daughter ‘almost daily’ jailed for 14 years – The Independent

Posted December 2nd, 2016 in child abuse, domestic violence, news, rape, sentencing by sally

‘A father who raped his daughter “almost daily” has been jailed for 14 years.’

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The Independent, 30th November 2016

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Stephen Port: Serial killer guilty of murdering four men – BBC News

Posted November 24th, 2016 in drug offences, homosexuality, murder, news, poisoning, rape, recidivists by tracey

‘A serial killer has been found guilty of murdering four young men by poisoning them with lethal doses of a date rape drug.
Stephen Port, 41, lured his victims to his London flat and secretly gave them GHB, the Old Bailey heard. Scotland Yard believes there could be more victims and is reviewing 58 deaths in London spanning four years involving the drug.’

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BBC News, 23rd November 2016

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Rape law review after footballer Ched Evans’s trial – BBC News

Posted November 17th, 2016 in disclosure, news, rape, victims by sally

‘The law protecting alleged rape victims from disclosing details of their sex lives will be reviewed in the wake of Wales footballer Ched Evans’s case.’

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BBC News, 16th November 2016

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‘Fake rape’ woman Layla Ibrahim fights to clear name – BBC News

‘A woman sentenced to three years in prison after being convicted of faking her own rape says she is now fighting to clear her name.’

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BBC News, 15th November 2016

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With and without foundation – Bedroom tax in Supreme Court – Nearly Legal

‘The Supreme Court has handed down its judgment in the culmination of years of cases on the discriminatory impact of the ‘removal of the spare room subsidy’ – the bedroom tax. The outcome was mixed, even including a split judgment on one case, but in at least one respect, the bedroom tax regulations were held to unlawfully and unjustifiably discriminate against households with disabled members.’

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Nearly Legal, 9th November 2016

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Rotherham child abuse: Eight jailed for rape and sexual abuse of three girls – BBC News

Posted November 7th, 2016 in child abuse, news, rape, sentencing, sexual offences by sally

‘Eight men who sexually abused three teenage girls in Rotherham between 1999 and 2003 have been jailed.’

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BBC News, 4th November 2016

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Woman jailed for faking own violent rape battles to clear her name – The Guardian

‘A woman accused of beating herself up and faking her own violent rape has launched a bid to clear her name.’

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The Guardian, 5th November 2016

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Somali gang jailed for the systematic rape and abuse of vulnerable schoolgirls in Bristol – Daily Telegraph

Posted November 2nd, 2016 in child abuse, conspiracy, gangs, news, rape, reports, sentencing, sexual offences by tracey

‘A gang of Somali refugees have been jailed for their part in the systematic rape and abuse of teenage girls who were failed by police and told their “lifestyle choices” were to blame for their ordeal.’

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Daily Telegraph, 1st November 2016

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Law concerning use of sexual history in rape trials ‘could be reformed’ – The Guardian

Posted October 28th, 2016 in evidence, news, rape, victims by sally

‘The law could be reformed to make clear that an alleged rape victim’s sexual history must not in future be used routinely as evidence in court, the attorney general has suggested.’

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The Guardian, 27th October 2016

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Rape suspects to lose right to know accuser’s identity under new bill – The Guardian

Posted October 27th, 2016 in anonymity, bills, disclosure, news, rape, sexual offences, victims by sally

‘Rape suspects will lose the right to be told the names of their accusers in stranger cases under a move to change the law on sexual assaults. Campaigners claim victims of serious sexual crimes by strangers are frequently put in unnecessary danger by police officers disclosing the name of the accuser to the accused.’

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The Guardian, 27th October 2016

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Man banned from having sex without telling the police first – Daily Telegraph

Posted October 25th, 2016 in news, rape, sexual offences by michael

‘A man dubbed a “sexual predator” has been banned from going into pubs after 9 pm or having having sex without informing the police.’

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Daily Telegraph, 24th October 2016

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Royal Military Police apologise to family of corporal who killed herself – The Guardian

Posted October 20th, 2016 in armed forces, human rights, news, police, rape, suicide by tracey

‘The Royal Military Police (RMP) have apologised for failings in the way they investigated the case of a female corporal who killed herself after alleging she had been raped.’

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The Guardian, 19th October 2016

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Ched Evans’ family may ‘take action’ against Loose Women – BBC News

Posted October 19th, 2016 in complaints, consent, media, news, rape by sally

‘The family of footballer Ched Evans have said they may take legal action after a discussion of his rape acquittal on ITV’s Loose Women.’

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BBC News, 18th October 2016

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Barristers say ‘over-reaction’ to Ched Evans case counterproductive – The Guardian

Posted October 19th, 2016 in barristers, news, rape, sexual offences, victims, women by sally

‘Leading criminal barristers are concerned that victims of sexual attacks may be “scared off” from coming forward by the “over-reaction” of some women’s rights campaigners following the Ched Evans rape verdict.’

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The Guardian, 18th October 2016

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Cold case officer claims DNA law helps rapists avoid jail – BBC News

Posted October 18th, 2016 in DNA, news, police, rape by sally

‘Murderers and rapists are avoiding detection because police have to dispose of DNA samples, the head of a cold case unit has claimed.’

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BBC News, 18th October 2016

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We cannot allow the courts to judge rape by sexual history – The Guardian

Posted October 18th, 2016 in consent, news, rape, sexual offences, victims by sally

‘The Ched Evans case threatens women’s right to fair treatment in the courtroom. Battles won may have to be fought again.’

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The Guardian, 17th October 2016

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Ched Evans: Scrutinising woman’s sexual history in rape trial ‘set us back 30 years’ – The Independent

Posted October 17th, 2016 in evidence, news, rape, retrials by tracey

‘A former solicitor general has condemned the way the Ched Evans rape trial was conducted. Vera Baird told the BBC details of the woman’s sexual past should not have been heard in court and the case could discourage people who are sexually assaulted from reporting it to police.’

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The Independent, 16th October 2016

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Footballer Ched Evans cleared of rape in retrial – The Guardian

Posted October 14th, 2016 in news, rape, retrials by michael

‘The international footballer Ched Evans has been found not guilty at his retrial of raping a 19-year-old waitress in a hotel room after a drunken night out with former club-mates.’

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The Guardian, 14th October 2016

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Reported rapes double following high-profile police investigations into historic sex abuse – The Independent

Posted October 13th, 2016 in news, police, rape, sexual offences, statistics by tracey

‘The number of alleged rapes recorded by police has more than doubled in less than four years, figures show. A spike in reports of sexual offences has been seen following high-profile investigations including Operation Yewtree, which was launched in 2012 in the wake of the Jimmy Savile scandal.’

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The Independent, 13th October 2016

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