Universities face balancing act with serious misconduct complaints-handling – OUT-LAW.com

Posted August 16th, 2018 in complaints, disciplinary procedures, misfeasance, news, rape, universities by sally

‘The challenges universities face when handling complaints of alleged serious misconduct, and the significant implications of getting it wrong, has been highlighted in a recent case involving a US university.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 15th August 2018

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Stephen Port murders: police watchdog completes report – The Guardian

Posted August 15th, 2018 in murder, news, police, rape, reports by sally

‘A police watchdog investigation into four murders by the serial killer Stephen Port, who drugged and raped young men before dumping their bodies near his home in Barking, east London, has been completed and its findings will be given to the victims’ families ahead of a full inquest.’

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The Guardian, 14th August 2018

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How paedophile’s hands led to his conviction – BBC News

Posted August 15th, 2018 in child abuse, evidence, forensic science, news, rape, video recordings by sally

‘In July 2014, police in Manchester arrested a 34-year-old man on suspicion of filming himself raping a child. In the video, the face of the perpetrator was hidden but his hands were visible.’

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BBC News, 15th August 2018

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Girl ‘locked away from the world’ and abused by her parents – BBC News

‘A couple who “systematically and regularly” abused their daughter while locking her away have been jailed.’

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BBC News, 10th August 2018

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Victims may stop reporting rape over fears phone evidence will be used against them, official warns – The Independent

Posted August 9th, 2018 in evidence, news, police, rape, victims by tracey

‘Women may not report rape to police because of fears material from their phones will be used to discredit them, the victims commissioner for London has warned.’

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The Independent, 8th August 2018

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Welsh Government lawyer and PC jailed for child sex abuse – BBC News

‘A police officer who raped a toddler has been jailed along with a Welsh Government lawyer for his part in child sex abuse.’

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BBC News, 6th August 2018

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Judge takes over father’s cross-examination in case involving rape allegations – and it ends up being unfair on everyone involved – Transparency Project

Posted July 31st, 2018 in appeals, cross-examination, judges, litigants in person, news, rape, witnesses by sally

‘Mr Justice Hayden is a High Court Judge who has been very outspoken about the potential for the court process to be abusive of those who are already victims of domestic abuse. In a case called Re A (a minor) (fact finding; unrepresented party) [2017] EWHC 1195 (Fam), having permitted the unrepresented father to directly question the mother (albeit with special measures in place so they didn’t have to confront each other by line of sight) he memorably said ‘Never again’. Hayden J said it was ‘a stain on the reputation of our Family Justice system that a Judge can still not prevent a victim being cross examined by an alleged perpetrator’. Today he has published an appeal judgment overturning a fact-finding decision in a case where another judge tried to cross examine the mother on behalf of the father accused of rape because (Hayden J said) the process was unfair and the decision unsound. The full judgment can be read here : PS v BP [2018] EWHC 1987 (Fam) (27 July 2018), but this blog post explains it.’

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Transparency Project, 30th July 2018

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Plenty of Fish rapist Lee Savage jailed – BBC News

Posted July 24th, 2018 in news, rape, sentencing, sexual offences by tracey

‘A “sexual sadist” has been jailed for raping three women he met through the internet dating website Plenty of Fish.’

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BBC News, 23rd July 2018

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Rape and domestic violence victims at risk as police fail to record tens of thousands of crimes, watchdog finds – The Independent

Posted July 17th, 2018 in crime, domestic violence, news, police, rape, sexual offences, statistics, victims by tracey

‘Victims are being left at risk by the police’s failure to investigate tens of thousands of crimes, including rape, violence and domestic abuse, a watchdog has warned.HM Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMIC) found that almost one in five crimes reported to Lincolnshire Police were not being formally recorded, meaning they are not investigated and victims cannot access support.’

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The Independent, 17th July 2018

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Coldstream Guard jailed for 19 years for Windsor rape – BBC News

Posted July 9th, 2018 in news, rape, sentencing by sally

‘A Coldstream Guards soldier who had been “prowling the streets” looking for “a lone female” before raping a woman has been jailed for 19 years.’

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BBC News, 6th July 2018

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City worker caught on CCTV dragging teenager into alley to rape her, jailed for eight years – The Independent

Posted July 6th, 2018 in news, rape, sentencing by tracey

‘A married city worker who carried an 18-year-old woman into a dark alleyway where he raped and sexually assaulted her multiple times, has been jailed for eight years.’

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The Independent, 6th July 2018

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Gaia Pope: Police watchdog launches new probe over handling of rape allegation two years before teenager’s death – The Independent

Posted July 5th, 2018 in complaints, mental health, news, police, rape, suicide, victims, young persons by tracey

‘Police who failed to act on an allegation of rape made by Gaia Pope two years before her tragic death are under investigation in a fresh probe.’

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The Independent, 5th July 2018

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Man jailed for 1989 rape – Crown Prosecution Service

Posted June 29th, 2018 in press releases, rape, sentencing by tracey

‘A 64-year-old man has today been sentenced to 10 years’ imprisonment after he found guilty at Stafford Crown Court of raping a teenager in 1989.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 28th June 2018

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Government policy forced 190 women to prove they were raped in order to get child benefits, figures show – The Independent

Posted June 29th, 2018 in benefits, children, disclosure, news, rape, tax credits by tracey

‘Scores of women have been forced to prove they were raped in order to get benefits under a new government policy, official figures show. In total, 190 women had to prove their child was conceived as a result of rape in order to receive financial support in the year after the two-child policy was introduced in April 2017.’

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The Independent, 28th June 2018

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Chilwell serial rapist found guilty of 24 sex attacks – BBC News

Posted June 25th, 2018 in assault, child abuse, news, rape by sally

‘A serial rapist has been found guilty of 24 sex attacks, including four counts of rape on a child.’

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BBC News, 25th June 2018

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Brighton student jailed for freshers’ night rape – BBC News

Posted June 18th, 2018 in news, rape, sentencing by sally

‘A student from the University of Sussex has been jailed for raping a fellow student at her flat in Brighton.’

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BBC News, 15th June 2018

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Fantasist jailed after accusing innocent taxi driver of sexual assault – Daily Telegraph

Posted June 13th, 2018 in news, perverting the course of justice, rape, sentencing by sally

‘An innocent taxi driver was unable to provide financial support for his family after he was falsely accused of groping a female passenger, a court heard.’

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Daily Telegraph, 12th June 2018

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Oxford grooming gang: Six members jailed – BBC News

‘Six men from Oxford who groomed and sexually abused teenage girls between 1998 and 2005 have been jailed.’

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BBC News, 12th June 2018

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CPS publishes outcome of sexual offences review – Crown Prosecution Service

‘The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) has today (5 June) published the outcome of its review of rape and serious sexual offences (RASSO) cases.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 5th June 2018

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Cambridge graduate jailed for brutal rapes saw himself as ‘Christian Grey’ – Daily Telegraph

Posted June 4th, 2018 in news, rape, sentencing by sally

‘A Cambridge graduate who saw himself as a “Christian Grey poseur” has been jailed for 20 years for raping two women.’

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Daily Telegraph, 1st June 2018

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