Luton paedophile Carson Grimes jailed for life – BBC News

Posted October 14th, 2021 in child abuse, news, rape, sentencing, sexual grooming, sexual offences by sally

‘A man who groomed and sexually abused vulnerable children over two decades has been jailed for at least 22 years.’

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BBC News, 13th October 2021

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Sarah Everard: Police forces to review allegations of sex offences and domestic abuse involving serving officers – The Independent

‘All police forces in England and Wales are to review allegations of indecent exposure, sex offences and violence against women by serving officers.’

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The Independent, 12th October 2021

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Tinder and Instagram predator jailed for rape and sexual assault – BBC News

Posted October 12th, 2021 in assault, child abuse, internet, news, rape, sentencing, sexual grooming by sally

‘A man who raped and sexually exploited young women and teenage girls he met online has been jailed for seven years.’

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BBC News, 11th October 2021

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Domestic violence victim says UK justice system is ‘like the abuse’ – BBC News

‘A traumatised domestic abuse victim has said her experience of the justice system was so bad it was “like the abuse has continued”.’

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BBC News, 10th October 2021

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Two-fifths of police forces in England and Wales lack rape units – The Guardian

Posted October 11th, 2021 in news, police, rape, sexual offences, statistics by sally

‘At least two-fifths of police forces in England and Wales do not have specialist rape and serious sexual offence (Rasso) units, the Guardian can reveal.’

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The Guardian, 10th October 2021

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A third of police forces referred sex assault claims to watchdog – The Guardian

‘Almost a third of police forces in England and Wales referred allegations of sexual assault and harassment against their own officers to the police watchdog in the days following the sentencing of Wayne Couzens for the murder of Sarah Everard, the Observer can reveal.’

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The Guardian, 10th October 2021

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Man jailed for posing as a police officer and trying to ‘arrest’ woman – The Independent

‘A man has been jailed after impersonating a police officer and attempting to “arrest” a woman.’

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The Independent, 8th October 2021

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Insight: Sarah Everard’s murder: Home Secretary commissions public inquiry – House of Commons Library

‘Priti Patel has launched a non-statutory inquiry following the sentencing of Sarah Everard’s killer. The chair and terms of reference have yet to be announced.’

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House of Commons Library, 6th October 2021

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Sarah Everard murder: Met to launch review of standards and internal culture – The Guardian

‘The Metropolitan police is launching a review of professional standards and internal culture within the force, led by a high-profile anti-sleaze adviser, following the rape and murder of Sarah Everard by a serving officer.’

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The Guardian, 4th October 2021

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Cardiff man jailed for raping woman in Bute Park – BBC News

Posted October 5th, 2021 in news, rape, sentencing by sally

‘A man who raped a woman in a city centre park has been given a 15-year extended sentence.’

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BBC News, 4th October 2021

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More rape trials to allow pre-recorded evidence – Law Society’s Gazette

‘Victims of alleged sexual violence in London and the north east will be spared live cross-examination from today, as part of a pilot scheme to make trials less traumatic for complainants.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 30th September 2021

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Sarah Everard: Female officers ‘fear reporting male colleagues’ – BBC News

‘Female police officers fear reporting male colleagues as they worry they will be abandoned if they need help on duty, says a former senior officer. Ex-Met Ch Supt Parm Sandhu said female officers fear being “kicked in” while dealing with street violence. And a police watchdog inspector has admitted she would be concerned to approach a lone male officer at night.’

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BBC News, 30th September 2021

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Met Police issues advice to women to ‘shout or wave a bus down’ if they don’t trust a male officer – The Independent

Posted October 1st, 2021 in abuse of position of trust, kidnapping, murder, news, police, rape, sexual offences, women by tracey

‘The Metropolitan Police has issued advice for women who fear a male police officer might not be genuine, suggesting they call 999 or “shout out to a passer-by, run into a house or wave a bus down” for help.’

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The Independent, 1st October 2021

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Sarah Everard: Wayne Couzens to be sentenced for kidnap, rape and murder – The Guardian

Posted September 30th, 2021 in kidnapping, murder, news, police, rape, sentencing by sally

‘The former Metropolitan police officer Wayne Couzens is to be sentenced for the kidnap, rape and murder of Sarah Everard, whom he lured off the street by abusing his powers and position as a police officer.’

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The Guardian, 30th September 2021

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Sarah Everard: Former Met officer Wayne Couzens to be sentenced for murder – Daily Telegraph

‘A former police officer who kidnapped, raped and murdered Sarah Everard will return to the Old Bailey today to learn if he will spend the rest of his life behind bars.’

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Daily Telegraph, 29th September 2021

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Swansea man jailed after CCTV operator witnessed rape – BBC News

Posted September 17th, 2021 in closed circuit television, drug offences, imprisonment, news, rape, sexual offences by tracey

‘A man has been jailed for more than eight years after a CCTV operator saw him raping a woman.’

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BBC News, 16th September 2021

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Rapist paramedic Andrew Wheeler faced investigation in 2010 – BBC News

‘A paramedic convicted of raping a patient had been reported to police by an ambulance service nearly a decade before he was charged.’

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BBC News, 13th September 2021

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Perpetuating Myths: The Need for Review in the Right Areas – Carmelite Chambers

Posted August 26th, 2021 in evidence, news, prosecutions, rape, reports by sally

‘Following the release of the Government’s Rape Review, second-six pupil, Anthony James, looks at the Review itself and recent criticisms of the investigation and prosecution of sexual offences.’

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Carmelite Chambers, 19th August 2021

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Unacknowledged rape: the sexual assault survivors who hide their trauma – even from themselves – The Guardian

Posted August 26th, 2021 in assault, consent, news, rape, victims, women by sally

‘Surveys suggest a large proportion of women have experienced sexual assaults that they labelled as a misunderstanding. This has serious psychological repercussions and increases the chance of being victimised again.’

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The Guardian, 26th August 2021

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Police failing to impose orders on men accused of abuse, watchdog finds – The Guardian

‘Police are failing to impose restraining orders or bail conditions on men accused of rape, domestic abuse, harassment and stalking, a watchdog has found, placing women and girls at increased risk of harm.’

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The Guardian, 24th August 2021

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