Victims of rape and violence being left in dark about attackers’ whereabouts by authorities – The Independent

Posted May 23rd, 2019 in news, notification, probation, rape, sexual offences, statistics, victims, violence by tracey

‘Victims of rape and violence are being “let down” and left in the dark about their attackers’ whereabouts, a report has found. The service provided by the National Probation Service (NPS) was “poor”, HM Inspectorate of Probation said in the wake of criticism over “black cab rapist” John Worboys case.’

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The Independent, 22nd May 2019

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Man who ‘confessed’ to raping woman in Facebook message was not prosecuted – The Independent

‘A man who “confessed” on Facebook Messenger to raping a woman in her sleep will not be prosecuted because authorities think there is “no realistic prospect of conviction”, The Independent can reveal.’

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The Independent, 19th May 2019

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MPs call for inquiry into how family courts treat rape and abuse survivors – The Guardian

‘More than 120 MPs have called for the family courts to be opened up to greater scrutiny and for those who father children through rape to be denied parental rights.’

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The Guardian, 15th May 2019

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Rape victims demand a say in official review of criminal justice failings – The Guardian

‘Victims’ organisations are to press for closer involvement in the government’s review of falling rape prosecutions, warning that complainants’ credibility and sexual history are increasingly being made the focus of trials.’

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The Guardian, 8th May 2019

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‘I was raped’ by police officer ex-husband – BBC News

Posted May 1st, 2019 in domestic violence, news, ombudsmen, police, rape, sexual offences, statistics by tracey

‘Police officers and staff accused of domestic abuse are a third less likely to be convicted than the general public, figures from 37 forces suggest.’

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BBC News, 1st May 2019

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Alex Hepburn: Cricketer jailed for five years for rape of woman – BBC News

Posted May 1st, 2019 in news, rape, sentencing, sexual offences, sport by tracey

‘A “foul sexist” cricketer has been jailed for raping a sleeping woman.’

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BBC News, 30th April 2019

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Why are rape prosecutions falling? – BBC News

‘Recorded rape offences have been rising in England and Wales, but the proportion of offences making it to court has fallen significantly over the past few years.’

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BBC News, 29th April 2019

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Man jailed for raping sleep-walking teenager – BBC News

Posted April 29th, 2019 in forensic science, news, rape, sentencing, sexual offences by sally

‘A man who raped a woman when she sleep-walked into a kitchen has been jailed for five years.’

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BBC News, 26th April 2019

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Barry rapists Peter and Avril Griffiths: Case review call – BBC News

Posted April 29th, 2019 in child abuse, children, news, rape, sexual grooming, sexual offences by sally

‘Questions over whether a couple jailed for a string of rapes on girls were part of a paedophile ring have led to calls for a serious case review.’

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BBC News, 29th April 2019

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Rape cases ‘could fail’ if victims refuse to give police access to phones – The Guardian

‘Victims of rape and serious sexual assault who refuse to give police access to their mobile phone contents could allow suspects to avoid charges, two top officials have said.’

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The Guardian, 29th April 2019

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When rape cases don’t make it to trial – The Guardian

Posted April 18th, 2019 in Crown Prosecution Service, news, prosecutions, rape, sentencing, trials by sally

‘Recorded rapes have increased by 15%, but recent figures show only one-third of cases referred to the CPS led to charges being brought. ‘Rebecca’ discusses her experience, while the Guardian’s Alexandra Topping looks at why prosecution rates have dropped.’

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The Guardian, 18th April 2019

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Cricketer Alex Hepburn facing jail after being found guilty of rape – Daily Telegraph

Posted April 15th, 2019 in news, rape, retrials by michael

‘A professional cricketer, who had sex with a sleeping woman as part of a WhatsApp sexual conquest game, has been found guilty of rape following a retrial.’

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Daily Telegraph, 12th April 2019

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Child rapist who fooled judge into thinking he was disabled is jailed – The Guardian

‘A child rapist who almost escaped punishment after he tricked a judge and two psychiatrists into thinking he was severely disabled has been jailed for more than 26 years.’

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The Guardian, 10th April 2019

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Ched Evans reaches settlement with lawyers over rape case – BBC News

Posted April 11th, 2019 in compensation, law firms, legal representation, news, rape, retrials by sally

‘Ched Evans has reached an out-of-court settlement with his original defence team over their handling of the case where he was found guilty of rape.’

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BBC News, 10th April 2019

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English judge says man having sex with wife is ‘fundamental human right’ – The Guardian

‘A row has erupted after a judge spoke in court about the “fundamental human right” of a man to have sex with his wife.’

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The Guardian, 3rd April 2019

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Judge to rule whether man’s wife has mental capacity to consent to sex – Daily Telegraph

‘A judge is set to rule whether a man can continue to sleep with his wife of more than 20 years amid concerns over her mental capacity.’

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Daily Telegraph, 1st April 2019

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Jemma Beale: Rape claim ‘liar’ loses conviction appeal – BBC News

‘A “serial liar” who invented false rape and sexual assault allegations has failed in a bid to clear her name.’

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BBC News, 28th March 2019

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Liverpool child rapist jailed for 18 years – BBC News

Posted March 28th, 2019 in child abuse, news, rape, sentencing, sexual offences by sally

‘A “dangerous predator” who raped two young boys and sexually abused four other children has been jailed for 18 years.’

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BBC News, 28th March 2019

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CPS under fire for delay in charging man accused of raping boy, 12 – The Guardian

Posted March 26th, 2019 in child abuse, Crown Prosecution Service, delay, news, prosecutions, rape by sally

‘The Crown Prosecution Service has come under fire for waiting nearly a year and a half to charge a man accused of raping a 12-year-old boy despite him admitting to the crime.’

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The Guardian, 25th March 2019

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Newcastle rape and trafficking trials collapse over police failings – BBC News

‘The case against a gang accused of trafficking and raping young girls has collapsed because of police failings.’

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BBC News, 7th March 2019

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