Crimewatch bus stop rapist jailed after 25 years – BBC News

Posted February 16th, 2018 in DNA, kidnapping, news, rape, sentencing by sally

‘A man has finally been jailed for a “brutal” abduction and rape featured on Crimewatch, thanks to an “out of the blue” DNA match 24 years later.’

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BBC News, 15th February 2018

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Police failing to record thousands of crimes, including rape – The Guardian

Posted February 15th, 2018 in crime, news, police, rape, reports, sexual offences, statistics by sally

‘Thousands of reported crimes including rape and domestic abuse are going unrecorded by police, a watchdog has warned.’

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The Guardian, 15th February 2018

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Freezer body murder: Uncle guilty of Celine Dookhran rape and killing – BBC News

Posted February 14th, 2018 in murder, news, rape by michael

“An uncle has been convicted of kidnapping, raping and slitting the throat of his niece before putting her body in a deep freezer.”

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BBC News, 14th February 2018

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Man sentenced for raping teenage girl in Rotherham during early 2000s – Crown Prosecution Service

Posted February 12th, 2018 in child abuse, press releases, rape, sentencing by tracey

‘A man who raped a teenager on two occasions in the early 2000s has been convicted today (9 February) in one of a series of trials connected to allegations of child sexual abuse in Rotherham. He was sentenced to nine years in prison.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 9th February 2018

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Police wrongly pursued retired fire chief rather than investigate blackmail claim against fantasist who accused him of rape – Daily Telegraph

Posted February 12th, 2018 in appeals, blackmail, miscarriage of justice, news, police, rape by tracey

‘Police wrongly pursued a rape case against a retired fire chief rather than investigate a blackmail claim against the fantasist who made the allegation, the Telegraph can disclose. David Bryant, 67, spent almost three years in jail after being convicted of rape in a miscarriage of justice that further plunges into crisis the police handling of sex abuse cases. Mr Bryant’s conviction was overturned in the Court of Appeal and now a High Court judge has raised serious questions over a police force’s failure to investigate his accuser.’

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Daily Telegraph, 10th February 2018

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Black cab rapist John Worboys will be asked if he minds wearing electronic tag – Daily Telegraph

Posted February 6th, 2018 in electronic monitoring, news, parole, rape, recidivists, release on licence, victims by tracey

‘John Worboys will be asked if he objects to wearing an electronic tag when he is eventually released from prison.’

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Daily Telegraph, 4th February 2018

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John Worboys back in Wakefield prison as victims fight his release – The Guardian

Posted February 5th, 2018 in detention, news, rape, recidivists, release on licence, victims by sally

‘The black-cab rapist John Worboys has been moved to a prison outside London as victims fight to keep him in jail for a longer sentence.’

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The Guardian, 14th January 2018

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Solicitor for student in rape case criticises police and CPS – The Guardian

Posted January 31st, 2018 in Crown Prosecution Service, news, police, prosecutions, rape by sally

‘The solicitor representing the student at the heart of a collapsed rape trial has dismissed a police and prosecution review of the case that resulted in an apology to her client as disingenuous and warned that the police’s determination to obtain convictions overrides their attention to other duties.’

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The Guardian, 30th January 2018

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UK rape complainants ‘face unfair questions about sexual history’ – The Guardian

Posted January 29th, 2018 in criminal procedure, cross-examination, evidence, news, rape by sally

‘Complainants in rape cases are being subjected to invasive and unfair questioning about their sexual history, according to a cross-party campaign supporting tighter restrictions on cross-examination in trials.’

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The Guardian, 29th January 2018

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Sadiq Khan challenges release of rapist John Worboys – The Guardian

Posted January 26th, 2018 in judicial review, news, parole, rape by sally

‘The mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, is launching legal action to challenge the Parole Board over its decision to release the black-cab rapist John Worboys.’

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The Guardian, 25th January 2018

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Hundreds of cases dropped over evidence disclosure failings – BBC News

Posted January 24th, 2018 in Crown Prosecution Service, disclosure, evidence, news, police, rape, statistics by tracey

‘The number of prosecutions in England and Wales that collapsed because of a failure by police or prosecutors to disclose evidence increased by 70% in the last two years, the BBC can reveal.’

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BBC News, 24th January 2018

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Newspapers threaten legal action for Worboys parole report – BBC News

Posted January 24th, 2018 in judicial review, media, Ministry of Justice, news, parole, rape, reasons, sexual offences by tracey

‘Two newspapers have threatened legal action if the Parole Board does not publish its reasons for agreeing to release convicted rapist John Worboys.’

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BBC News, 24th January 2018

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Stay silent during rape and attackers may assume consent, warns DPP – The Guardian

Posted January 23rd, 2018 in consent, Crown Prosecution Service, evidence, news, noise, prosecutions, rape by sally

‘Rape victims have been warned by the director of public prosecutions that if they stayed silent during the assault their attackers may have assumed consent was given and therefore could escape being charged.’

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The Guardian, 22nd January 2018

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Collapsed rape trials could hamper convictions, says Lord Judge – BBC News

Posted January 22nd, 2018 in evidence, judges, juries, news, rape, trials by sally

‘The collapse of a series of prominent rape trials could deter juries from convicting in genuine cases, a former lord chief justice has warned.’

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BBC News, 20th January 2018

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John Worboys release will not be challenged by government – BBC News

Posted January 19th, 2018 in judicial review, news, parole, rape, sexual offences by tracey

‘The government will not challenge the decision to release rapist John Worboys, the justice secretary says.’

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BBC News, 19th January 2018

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Oxford University student cleared of rape charge as yet another case collapses days before trial begins – Daily Telegraph

Posted January 19th, 2018 in Crown Prosecution Service, disclosure, evidence, news, police, prosecutions, rape by tracey

‘An Oxford University student has become the latest accused rapist to have his case dropped against him after two years on bail amid wider public concern about the actions of police and prosecutors.’

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Daily Telegraph, 18th January 2018

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Serial sex attacker Kirk Reid to be considered for release from jail – The Guardian

Posted January 18th, 2018 in news, probation, rape, recidivists, release on licence, sexual offences by tracey

‘A serial sex attacker who was allowed to continue his spree of violence after police failures is being considered for release by the Parole Board.’

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The Guardian, 17th January 2018

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We need to improve disclosure, CPS admits as rape trial abandoned – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted January 17th, 2018 in Crown Prosecution Service, disclosure, evidence, news, rape by tracey

‘The Crown Prosecution Service has admitted that it needs to improve its disclosure of unused material after a rape trial was abandoned yesterday because vital phone evidence was not disclosed.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 16th January 2017

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‘Black cab rapist’ John Worboys could still be a risk when released, admits Parole Board – Daily Telegraph

Posted January 17th, 2018 in news, parole, rape, recidivists, sexual offences by sally

‘The head of the Parole Board has admitted he cannot guarantee the public’s safety when the ‘black cab rapist’ John Worboys is released at the end of the month.’

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Daily Telegraph, 16th January 2018

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Rape case collapses after ‘cuddling’ photos emerge – BBC News

Posted January 16th, 2018 in disclosure, evidence, news, rape, trials by sally

‘A rape case has collapsed after images emerged of the accused and his alleged victim “cuddling” in bed together.’

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BBC News, 15th January 2018

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