Stealthing: ‘I didn’t realise it’s rape until it happened to me’ – BBC News

Posted July 27th, 2021 in consent, news, rape, sexual offences by sally

‘Stealthing – or non-consensual condom removal – is rape under UK law, but there’s only ever been one successful prosecution, and that was in 2019.’

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BBC News, 27th July 2021

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Female military staff denied justice by inadequate system – MPs – BBC News

‘Women in the armed forces who are victims of bullying, harassment, discrimination and serious sexual assault are being “denied justice” by a “woefully inadequate” military complaints process, MPs have said.’

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BBC News, 26th July 2021

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Colin Pitchfork: MoJ sorry for sex offenders register error – BBC News

Posted July 23rd, 2021 in child abuse, Ministry of Justice, news, parole, rape, sexual offences by sally

‘The Ministry of Justice has apologised for saying killer Colin Pitchfork would not have to sign the sex offenders register when released from prison.’

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BBC News, 22nd July 2021

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CPS accused of betraying rape victims as prosecutions hit record low – The Guardian

‘The Crown Prosecution Service must be held to account for its continued “betrayal” of rape victims, the victims’ commissioner of England and Wales has said, as new figures revealed rape prosecutions had fallen to another record low.’

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The Guardian, 22nd July 2021

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Justice system failing victims, says commissioner for England and Wales – The Guardian

Posted July 22nd, 2021 in budgets, criminal justice, delay, news, rape, victims by sally

‘Chronic underfunding of the criminal justice system has left victims facing a “bleak” picture, the victims’ commissioner for England and Wales has warned.’

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The Guardian, 21st July 2021

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Colin Pitchfork: Double killer will not be on sex offenders register – BBC News

Posted July 19th, 2021 in child abuse, DNA, forensic science, murder, news, parole, rape, sexual offences by michael

‘A man who raped and murdered two 15-year-old girls will not be placed on the sex offenders register when he is released.

The Ministry of Justice said it was because Colin Pitchfork’s crimes were committed before 1997, when the register was introduced.’

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BBC News, 19th July 2021

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Sarah Everard murder: Met Police sacks Wayne Couzens – BBC News

Posted July 19th, 2021 in disciplinary procedures, kidnapping, murder, news, police, rape, sexual offences by michael

‘The police officer who murdered Sarah Everard has been dismissed from the Metropolitan Police, a week after admitting the crime.’

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BBC News, 17th July 2021

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Police and CPS in rape case blame game – report – BBC News

‘Police and the Crown Prosecution Service are involved in a blame game over a drop in rape prosecutions, a watchdogs’ report has said.’

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BBC News, 16th July 2021

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Killer Colin Pitchfork to be released from prison after challenge fails – The Guardian

‘The child killer and rapist Colin Pitchfork is to be freed from prison after the Parole Board rejected calls from the government to reconsider the controversial decision.’

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The Guardian, 14th July 2021

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Woman speaks out over Elvis performer rape ordeal – BBC News

‘A woman raped by an Elvis impersonator when she was a 15-year-old dancer has said “he no longer controls her life” after he was finally put behind bars.’

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BBC News, 7th July 2021

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Rape victims still face police phone trawl, says commissioner – BBC News

‘Proposals for England and Wales mean people who claim to have been raped will still face pressure to hand over their phones to police and prosecutors, says the victims’ commissioner.’

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BBC News, 17th July 2021

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Sarah Everard: Police violated rights at demos, say MPs – BBC News

Posted July 2nd, 2021 in bills, demonstrations, murder, news, police, professional conduct, rape by tracey

‘Police breached “fundamental rights” at a vigil for Sarah Everard and “Kill the Bill” protests earlier this year, an inquiry by MPs has found.’

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BBC News, 1st July 2021

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Colin Pitchfork: Review of decision to release child killer – BBC News

Posted June 29th, 2021 in murder, news, parole, rape, sentencing by sally

‘The decision to release double child killer Colin Pitchfork will be reviewed, it has been confirmed.’

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BBC News, 28th June 2021

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Colin Pitchfork: Government to ask for review of child killer’s release – BBC News

‘The government will ask the Parole Board to look again at its decision to release a double child killer who was the first murderer to be convicted using DNA evidence.’

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BBC News, 26th June 2021

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Crown court backlog hits record high of 60,000 cases as victims wait years for justice – The Independent

‘The backlog of crown court cases in England and Wales has hit a record number of almost 60,000 as waiting times rocket for victims and defendants.’

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The Independent, 24th June 2021

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Justice Secretary says it would be wrong for him to push for more rape prosecutions – The Independent

‘Labour accuses Robert Buckland of U-turn after he says he will not use his political position to urge more prosecutions and convictions.’

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The Independent, 20th June 2021

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One third of convicted sex offenders across England and Wales avoid prison – The Guardian

‘Ministers are facing demands to explain why thousands of convicted sexual offenders across England and Wales have avoided prison. An Observer investigation found that adults convicted of sexually assaulting children under 13, or of engaging in sexual activity with underage teenagers, are among those who have not been jailed.’

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The Guardian, 19th June 2021

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New minimum standards for rape and sexual assault victim support – Crown Prosecution Service

‘We know that when victims have good emotional and practical support from our excellent ISVA partners, and close liaison with police and prosecutors, the criminal justice process becomes more manageable for them and justice outcomes improve. Currently there is a gap on setting out what best practice looks like – this framework aims to close that gap. New minimum standards for the support of rape and sexual violence victims have today (Friday 18 June) been published by the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) and the National Police Chiefs’ Council (NPCC).’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 17th June 2021

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Justice Secretary Robert Buckland ‘sorry’ for failing rape victims – BBC News

‘Justice Secretary Robert Buckland has apologised to rape victims for low conviction rates in England and Wales and promised to “do a lot better”.’

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BBC News 18th June 2021

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The sexual assault of sleeping women: the hidden, horrifying rape crisis in Britain’s bedrooms – The Guardian

Posted June 17th, 2021 in consent, domestic violence, news, prosecutions, rape, sexual offences by sally

‘A recent survey suggested a shockingly high proportion of women have been sexually assaulted by a partner as they slept. Now more and more are speaking out.’

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The Guardian, 15th June 2021

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