Barrister who raped woman he met on Tinder jailed for four years – The Independent

Posted September 16th, 2022 in autism, barristers, consent, imprisonment, news, rape, sentencing, sexual offences by tracey

‘A barrister who laughed after forcing himself on his Tinder date has been jailed for four years for rape.’

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The Independent, 16th September 2022

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Benjamin Mendy found not guilty of one count of rape – BBC News

Posted September 14th, 2022 in news, rape, sexual offences, sport by tracey

‘Manchester City footballer Benjamin Mendy has been found not guilty of one count of rape on the direction of the judge at his trial.’

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BBC News, 13th September 2022

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Barristers accuse ministers of rushing release of pre-recorded video evidence – The Guardian

‘Barristers have accused ministers of ignoring a crisis in the criminal justice system by continuing to roll out pre-recorded video evidence for rape survivors in England and Wales amid a strike by advocates. The policy, allowing complainants of offences including modern slavery to be cross-examined before trial in front of a limited number of people, was extended to five more crown courts on Friday, taking the total to 63. Three-quarters of courts are covered and all will be by the end of the month.’

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The Guardian, 9th September 2022

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Carmarthenshire rapist fathered six children with his daughter – BBC News

Posted September 9th, 2022 in child abuse, children, families, incest, news, rape, sexual offences by tracey

‘A safeguarding report has revealed a man, 62, who had been living in Carmarthenshire, fathered six children with his own daughter.’

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BBC News, 8th September 2022

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Cardiff burglar who raped mum and teenage daughter jailed for life – BBC News

Posted August 23rd, 2022 in burglary, news, rape, sentencing by sally

‘A burglar who broke into a house and repeatedly raped a mother and her teenager daughter in an “horrific” attack has been handed a life sentence.’

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BBC News, 22nd August 2022

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Teacher who ran church holiday club jailed for child sex offences after handing himself in 36 years later – The Independent

‘A former school teacher has been jailed for a string of historical sex offences against young girls after he handed himself into police 36 years later.’

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The Independent, 16th August 2022

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Sarah Everard vigil protester sues Met police after conviction – The Guardian

‘A woman who was arrested and charged after attending the vigil for Sarah Everard in Clapham last year has launched civil proceedings against the Metropolitan police.’

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The Guardian, 16th August 2022

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Will Trial Rape Courts Address Low Conviction Rates? – Each Other

Posted August 16th, 2022 in courts, domestic violence, news, pilot schemes, prosecutions, rape, victims by sally

‘A year after the Government’s Rape Review, a pilot scheme was announced that would establish three specialist rape courts in England. But with concerns from the sector about access to justice, survivors’ welfare and funding: Will specialist rape courts address low conviction rates and support survivors of domestic abuse and sexual violence?’

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Each Other, 12th August 2022

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Serial domestic abuser convicted of assault – BBC News

Posted August 15th, 2022 in assault, domestic violence, murder, news, police, prosecutions, rape, sexual offences by tracey

‘A “serial domestic abuse perpetrator” who escaped a rape prosecution after a series of official failings has been convicted of assaulting another woman.’

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BBC News, 13th August 2022

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CPS halts prosecution of six protesters for attending Sarah Everard vigil – The Independent

‘The prosecution of six protesters for attending a vigil for Sarah Everard has been halted.’

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The Independent, 14th August 2022

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Wayne Couzens loses appeal against whole-life sentence -Daily Telegraph

Posted July 29th, 2022 in appeals, imprisonment, kidnapping, murder, news, police, rape, sentencing, sexual offences by sally

‘Wayne Couzens is still set to die in prison after he lost his bid to reduce his sentence at the Court of Appeal.’

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Daily Telegraph, 29th July 2022

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UK rape victim left feeling ‘suicidal’ after five-year wait for case to come to trial – The Guardian

‘A rape victim who will have been waiting five years by the time her case comes to court has said navigating the justice process has had a worse impact on her mental health than the crime itself, leaving her feeling “suicidal”.’

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The Guardian, 24th July 2022

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Record numbers of sexual offences reported in London – BBC News

Posted July 22nd, 2022 in London, news, police, rape, sentencing, sexual offences, women by tracey

‘A record number of reported rapes and sexual assaults in London will push the court system to “breaking point”, a victims commissioner has said.’

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BBC News, 22nd July 2022

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Forensic inquiry to examine UK rape case after man’s 17 years in jail – The Guardian

‘A new forensic investigation is under way into a rape case that led to a man spending 17 years in prison after DNA linked another unknown male to the crime.’

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The Guardian, 18th July 2022

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Rape victim support should be taken off Met, advocate says – BBC News

Posted July 13th, 2022 in news, police, rape, sexual offences, victims by tracey

‘Rape victims should no longer be offered support by Met Police officers, London’s victims’ commissioner says.’

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BBC News, 13th July 2022

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Rapist Luiz Da Silva Neto jailed for spiking men and sex attacks – BBC News

Posted July 8th, 2022 in drug offences, imprisonment, news, rape, sentencing, sexual offences, victims by sally

‘A “monster” who spiked two men with a drug before raping one and sexually assaulting the other has been jailed for 22 years.’

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BBC News, 7th July 2022

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Oldham child sex abuse: Victim highlighted in report wants justice – BBC News

Posted July 5th, 2022 in child abuse, local government, news, police, rape, reports, sexual offences, victims by sally

‘A woman who was repeatedly raped as a child has demanded justice after a report found that the police and a council failed her.’

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BBC News, 4th July 2022

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‘Serious failings’ left children exposed to abuse in Oldham, finds damning review – The Guardian

Posted June 21st, 2022 in child abuse, local government, news, police, rape, reports, taxis by sally

‘Vulnerable children were left exposed to sexual exploitation in Oldham because of “serious failings” by the police and council, a damning independent review has found.’

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The Guardian, June 2022

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New pilots to boost support for rape victims in court – Ministry of Justice

‘Rape victims will receive enhanced support at 3 Crown Courts under a new pilot scheme launched by the government today (16 June 2022) as part of efforts to drive up prosecutions and convictions.’

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Ministry of Justice, 16th June 2022

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Rape courts pilot in England dismissed as ‘gimmick’ amid low conviction rates – The Guardian

‘The announcement of three specialist courtrooms to prosecute rape cases has been dismissed as a “gimmick” that does not address the chronic underfunding of the justice system that led to a fall in convictions.’

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The Guardian, 16th June 2022

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