Michael Le Vell case: the accuser deserves anonymity – Halsbury’s Law Exchange

Posted September 20th, 2013 in anonymity, criminal justice, news, rape, sexual offences, victims by sally

“The recent trial and acquittal of Coronation Street actor Michael Le Vell raises some worrying thoughts as regards the young girl in the case. Her anonymity is preserved as the law states that of all those who allege rape should be; Sexual Offences (Amendment) Act 1992, as amended by the Youth Justice and Criminal Evidence Act 1999, Sch 2. However, there have been press reports of her identity being leaked on Twitter and it is apparently common knowledge in certain circles.”

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Halsbury’s Law Exchange, 19th September 2013

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