Anthony Lewis: Life for ‘predatory’ children’s entertainer – BBC News

‘A children’s entertainer who raped and sexually abused young girls over a 20-year period has been jailed for life.’

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BBC News, 24th September 2020

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Man guilty of violent south London park sexual assault – Crown Prosecution Service

Posted September 18th, 2020 in Crown Prosecution Service, imprisonment, news, rape, sentencing, sexual offences by tracey

‘A violent man, who made up a twin to use as a scapegoat for the sexual attack he had committed, has been sentenced to 14 years’ imprisonment, with a recommendation that he serve at least two-thirds, and an extended licence period of eight years.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 17th September 2020

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Gaia Pope death: Family wants answers to ‘vital questions’ – BBC News

Posted September 16th, 2020 in bereavement, coroners, delay, evidence, families, inquests, mental health, news, police, rape, sexual offences by michael

‘The family of a teenager found dead 11 days after going missing nearly three years ago said “vital questions” about her death remain unanswered.’

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BBC News, 16th September 2020

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Voyeur sentenced after woman’s five-year campaign – BBC News

‘A man has been sentenced for filming a naked woman in a hotel room while she was unconscious, following her five-year campaign for justice.’

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BBC News, 4th September 2020

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London murderer and serial rapist jailed for at least 37 years – The Guardian

‘A serial attacker who raped four women and murdered his final victim, dumping her body in a children’s playground, has been jailed for life after an eight-year extradition battle.’

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The Guardian, 20th August 2020

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Judge calls for rape law review after clearing Army major ‘too drunk to remember sex’ – Daily Telegrph

Posted August 13th, 2020 in alcohol abuse, armed forces, courts martial, news, rape by sally

‘Parliament should review the law around rape cases where neither party can remember having sex, a military judge has suggested after clearing an Army major of attacking a female Captain.’

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Daily Telegraph, 12th August 2020

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Keeley Bunker: Man guilty of murdering childhood friend – BBC News

Posted August 6th, 2020 in murder, news, rape by sally

‘A man has been convicted of raping and murdering his childhood friend on the way home from celebrating her birthday.’

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BBC News, 5th August 2020

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SRA imposes ban on trainee solicitor jailed for rape – Legal Futures

‘A one-time trainee solicitor who violently raped one woman and attempted to rape another has been banned from the profession.’

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Legal Futures, 5th August 2020

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Rape victims are being badly let down by prosecutors. They need justice – The Guardian

‘The utterly shameful level of convictions in England and Wales is down to the CPS dropping so-called “weak” cases.’

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The Guardian, 31st July 2020

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Grime artist Solo 45 jailed for 24 years for multiple rapes – The Guardian

Posted July 31st, 2020 in imprisonment, news, rape, sentencing, sexual offences, victims by sally

‘The grime artist Solo 45, whose real name is Andy Anokye, has been jailed for 24 years for holding four women against their will and raping them repeatedly.’

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The Guardian, 30th July 2020

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What challenges do rape victims face in getting cases to court? – The Guardian

‘Rape prosecutions and convictions have halved in three years, prompting concerns that the offence is effectively being decriminalised. These are some of the challenges rape victims face in getting their cases to court.’

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The Guardian, 30th July 2020

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Prosecution service under fire over record low rape convictions – The Guardian

‘The Crown Prosecution Service has faced a barrage of criticism after rape convictions in England and Wales fell to a record low, with police publicly censuring its charging policies and a judge paving the way for a landmark legal challenge.’

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The Guardian, 30th July 2020

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Does a lie about fertility negate consent? – Park Square Barristers

Posted July 30th, 2020 in consent, deceit, news, pregnancy, rape by sally

‘This article examines the recent Court of Appeal decision in R v Lawrence EWCA Crim 971. The Court had to determine whether a lie by the appellant as to his fertility could, in law, negate the consent given by the complainant.’

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Park Square Barristers, 23rd July 2020

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CPS unveils five-year blueprint to boost rape convictions – The Guardian

Posted July 30th, 2020 in Crown Prosecution Service, news, prosecutions, rape, victims by sally

‘The Crown Prosecution Service has launched a new strategy to tackle tumbling rates of charging and prosecution for rape, following sustained criticism that the service is failing victims of sexual assault.’

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The Guardian, 30th July 2020

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‘Monstrous’ X Factor contestant Phillip Blackwell jailed for rape – BBC News

Posted July 28th, 2020 in news, rape, sentencing by sally

‘A “monstrous” former X Factor contestant who raped women over a 22-year period has been jailed for life.’

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BBC News, 27th July 2020

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English judges rule lying about fertility to sexual partner is not rape – The Guardian

Posted July 24th, 2020 in appeals, consent, deceit, news, rape, sexual offences, statutory interpretation by sally

‘A convicted rapist could make a bid for early release after winning an appeal in which judges ruled that lying to a sexual partner about being infertile is not rape.’

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The Guardian, 23rd July 2020

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Women’s fears as rape prosecutions stay at 10-year low – The Guardian

Posted July 21st, 2020 in news, prosecutions, rape, statistics by sally

‘The number of rape cases being charged by prosecutors remains among its lowest for a decade, according to figures due to be released this week that will dismay campaigners.’

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The Guardian, 19th July 2020

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One in 70 recorded rapes in England and Wales led to charge last year – The Guardian

‘Fewer than one in 70 recorded rapes resulted in a charge last year, as tens of thousands of victims did not support demands from police and prosecutors and withdrew from the process.’

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The Guardian, 17th July 2020

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Data shows 900 women in UK affected by benefit cap ‘rape clause’ – The Guardian

‘Official figures show 900 women were forced to disclose that their child was conceived as a result of rape to claim social security help under the government’s two-child cap on benefits.’

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The Guardian, 17th July 2020

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‘Sex attack ‘predator’ broke into Radcliffe homes at night’ – BBC News

Posted July 16th, 2020 in news, rape, sentencing, sexual offences, trespass by tracey

‘A “sexual predator” who targeted women and girls in their own homes at night has been jailed for 15 years.’

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BBC News, 15th July 2020

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