Rape: consenting in a digital age – Halsbury’s Law Exchange

Posted October 24th, 2014 in alcohol abuse, consent, internet, news, rape by sally

‘Rape, as everyone knows, is having penetrative sexual activity with someone without that person’s consent and the defendant not reasonably believing that that person is consenting.’

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Halsbury’s Law Exchange, 24th October 2014

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Man sentenced to 21 years in prison for knifepoint rape of online date – The Independent

Posted October 22nd, 2014 in harassment, internet, news, rape, sentencing by sally

‘A man who brutally raped a woman at knifepoint, whom he had met on a dating website, has been sentenced to 21 years in jail.’

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The Independent, 21st October 2014

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Ched Evans conviction to be fast-tracked by watchdog investigating miscarriages of justice – The Independent

Posted October 20th, 2014 in miscarriage of justice, news, ombudsmen, rape by sally

‘The watchdog which investigates possible miscarriages of justice has said it is fast-tracking an application by Ched Evans to review his rape conviction.’

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The Independent, 19th October 2014

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Cellar slave girl: Salford couple must pay victim £100,000 – BBC News

‘A deaf girl from Pakistan kept as a slave for nine years by a millionaire couple from Salford is to receive £100,000 in compensation.’

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BBC News, 15th October 2014

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Rapes increase by 29% as overall crime falls in England and Wales – BBC News

Posted October 16th, 2014 in crime, news, rape, statistics by sally

‘The number of rapes reported to and recorded by police in England and Wales are at their highest ever level, police figures have shown.’

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BBC News, 16th October 2014

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Judy Finnigan and the danger of belittling rape – Halsbury’s Law Exchange

Posted October 16th, 2014 in media, news, rape, victims, violence by sally

‘The broadcaster Judy Finnigan has been the cynosure of all eyes after ill-considered remarks she made on ITV’s “Loose Women” show on Monday 13 October 2014, when referring to convicted rapist and sometime Wales international and Sheffield United footballer Ched Evans.’

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Halsbury’s Law Exchange, 15th October 2014

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Is poor supervision for killers like Harry Street putting the public at risk? – Daily Telegraph

Posted October 8th, 2014 in homicide, mental health, murder, news, probation, rape by sally

‘Killers released under the Mental Health Act need better supervision to prevent them reoffending, campaigners warn.’

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Daily Telegraph,

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Rise in cases of ritual child abuse linked to witchcraft beliefs reported, say police – The Guardian

Posted October 8th, 2014 in child abuse, murder, news, police, rape, religiously aggravated offences, witchcraft by sally

‘More cases of ritual child abuse linked to belief in witchcraft are being reported, the police said.’

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The Guardian, 8th October 2014

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European Convention on Human Rights: What has it ever done for us? – The Independent

‘As the Tories attempt to dilute the treaty’s authority in the UK, James Cusick takes a look at the difference it has made.’

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The Independent, 3rd October 2014

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Court rejects call for woman’s jail term over false rape claims to be increased – The Guardian

Posted September 26th, 2014 in appeals, news, perverting the course of justice, rape, sentencing by tracey

‘The solicitor general has been criticised for asking a court to increase a three-and-a-half-year jail term imposed on a trainee barrister and new mother convicted of falsely accusing her former boyfriend of a series of rapes and assaults. Robert Buckland QC asked the court of appeal to increase the sentence handed to Rhiannon Brooker, 30, after she was found guilty of fabricating allegations that led to her ex-partner Paul Fensome being jailed for 36 days. But three appeal court judges ruled that the term should not be increased.’

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The Guardian, 25th September 2014

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Rotherham child rapist Lee Pearson has sentence doubled – BBC News

Posted September 18th, 2014 in news, rape, sentencing, sexual offences by tracey

‘A child rapist has had his jail sentence doubled by the Court of Appeal.’

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BBC News, 18th September 2014

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Expenses scandal journalist Ben Leapman jailed for rape – BBC News

‘A former deputy news editor of the Sunday Telegraph has been jailed for seven years for raping a woman.’

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BBC News, 16th September 2014

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A bold new vision for the treatment of victims – Ministry of Justice

‘Victims’ rights will be enshrined in law as part of a major set of reforms announced by Justice Secretary Chris Grayling today.’

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Ministry of Justice, 14th September 2014

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Sexual abuse in prison needs urgent investigation, commission warns – The Guardian

Posted September 15th, 2014 in news, ombudsmen, prisons, rape, sexual offences, statistics by tracey

‘Penal reformers say there is an urgent need to determine the nature and scale of sexual abuse in prisons in England and Wales in the wake of estimates that hundreds of inmates are being raped or sexually assaulted every year.’

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The Guardian, 15th September 2014

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‘Monstrous child sexual predator’ John Laister jailed – BBC News

‘An ex-Sunday school teacher who raped and sexually abused young girls under his care has been jailed for 14 years.’

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BBC News, 9th September 2014

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Judge condemns Crown Prosecution Service for pursuing sex case – Daily Telegraph

‘Judge Anthony Morris QC had urged prosecutors to pull the sex assault case before the trial had even begun because of lack of evidence.’

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Daily Telegraph, 8th September 2014

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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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