Thousands of rape reports inaccurately recorded by police – The Guardian

Posted September 20th, 2019 in consent, criminal records, mental health, news, police, rape, statistics by sally

‘Thousands of reports of rape allegations have been inaccurately recorded by the police over the past three years and in some cases never appeared in official figures, the Guardian can reveal.’

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The Guardian, 19th September 2019

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Mum faced £10k bill to move from rapist neighbour – BBC News

Posted September 20th, 2019 in disabled persons, fees, housing, local government, news, ombudsmen, rape, victims by sally

‘A mother who discovered her disabled daughter’s rapist had moved next door was told she would have repay £10,000 to a council to leave her property.’

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BBC News, 19th September 2019

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Jason Lawrance appeals against vasectomy lie rape convictions – BBC News

Posted September 19th, 2019 in appeals, consent, deceit, news, pregnancy, rape, sexual offences by tracey

‘A man found guilty of rape after lying about having had a vasectomy is appealing against the convictions.’

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BBC News, 19th September 2019

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Met Commissioner admits knowing description of Nick as ‘credible and true’ was a mistake at the time – Daily Telegraph

Posted September 18th, 2019 in child abuse, murder, news, perverting the course of justice, police, rape by tracey

‘The Met Commissioner has come under fire over her failure to correct one of her senior officers when he described Nick, the child abuse fantasist, as “credible and true”.’

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Daily Telegraph, 17th September 2019

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Universities ‘failing’ victims of sexual misconduct – BBC News

‘Dozens of students who reported sexual assaults to their university have said they were failed by complaints processes that left them traumatised.’

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BBC News, 17th September 2019

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Julian Assange to stay in prison over absconding fears – BBC News

‘Wikileaks co-founder Julian Assange is to remain in prison when his jail term ends because of his “history of absconding”, a judge has ruled’

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BBC News, 13th September 2019

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Rape convictions at record low, as CPS launches review to examine ‘myths and stereotypes’ about sexual violence – Daily Telegraph

Posted September 12th, 2019 in Crown Prosecution Service, news, prosecutions, rape, statistics by tracey

‘The number of people prosecuted for rape in England and Wales has slumped to an all-time low, despite record volumes of cases being reported to police, new figures show.’

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Daily Telegraph, 12th September 2019

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Police call for crackdown on ‘rape porn’ after man copied videos in London sex attack – The Independent

‘Police have called for a crackdown on “rape porn” after a man appeared to imitate videos he had watched in a sex attack in London.’

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The Independent, 8th September 2019

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Paedophile sentenced to 29 years for systematic sexual abuse and rape of a child – Crown Prosecution Service

Posted September 6th, 2019 in child abuse, news, rape, sentencing, sexual offences by tracey

‘A paedophile has been sentenced for 29 years for raping and sexually abusing a child for over seven years.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 5th September 2019

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Victim forced to give evidence as Worboys bids to avoid life term – The Guardian

Posted September 3rd, 2019 in drug offences, evidence, news, rape, sexual offences, victims by sally

‘The serial sex attacker John Worboys has forced one of his victims to give evidence in court as he attempts to avoid a life sentence.’

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The Guardian, 2nd September 2019

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Rotherham child sexual abuse: judge calls authorities ‘totally ineffectual’ – The Guardian

‘Five men have been jailed for sexually exploiting teenage girls in Rotherham.’

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The Guardian, 30th August 2019

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Rotherham child sex abuse: Five jailed for exploiting girls – BBC News

‘Rotherham child sex abuse: Five jailed for exploiting girls.’

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BBC News, 30th August 2019

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Victims left ‘at risk from serial rapists’ as conviction rates fall – Daily Telegraph

Posted August 29th, 2019 in news, prosecutions, rape, recidivists, statistics, victims by tracey

‘Falling convictions are putting people at risk of “serial rapists” because attackers are not being deterred, the Victims’ Commissioner has warned. Dame Vera Baird expressed concern as official figures showed that reports of rape are on the increase but the number of charges being brought against attackers has fallen.’

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Daily Telegraph, 29th August 2019

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Rotherham child sex abuse: Six men convicted – BBC News

Posted August 29th, 2019 in child abuse, news, rape, sexual offences by tracey

‘Six men have been found guilty of a string of sex offences relating to the sexual exploitation of teenage girls in Rotherham more than a decade ago.’

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BBC News, 28th August 2019

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“The Trouble with Release Under Investigation”. Lesley Bates writes about the impact of release under investigation upon a client acquitted 828 days after his arrest – 23 Essex Street

Posted August 23rd, 2019 in bail, delay, news, rape, school children, sexual offences, young offenders by sally

‘Changes to the use of police bail were designed to prevent suspects remaining on pre-charge bail for months on end pending investigation and decision about charge. Criticism of the use of Release Under Investigation (‘RUI’) has mostly focussed on the high numbers of suspects it is used for, the sharp fall in charging decisions and the fewer cases reaching court.’

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23 Essex Street, 20th August 2019

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‘I am DNA proof my father is a rapist’ – BBC News

Posted August 5th, 2019 in adoption, child abuse, children, DNA, news, rape, sexual offences, victims by tracey

‘A woman conceived by rape wants her father brought to justice in a so-called “victimless prosecution”, in one of the first cases of its kind, the BBC has learned.’

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BBC News, 5th August 2019

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Justice secretary’s call for rape suspect anonymity ‘not government policy’, Downing Street says amid outrage – The Independent

Posted August 2nd, 2019 in anonymity, bills, news, police, prosecutions, rape by tracey

‘The new justice secretary has been heavily criticised after suggesting that suspected criminals of “good character” should be granted anonymity before charge.’

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The Independent, 1st August 2019

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Stockport woman Laura Hood jailed for fake taxi rape claim – BBC News

Posted August 2nd, 2019 in news, perverting the course of justice, rape, sentencing by tracey

‘A woman who falsely accused a taxi driver of raping her showed a “blatant disregard” for him and the reputation of the justice system, a judge said.’

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BBC News, 1st August 2019

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Cambridge sexual misconduct rule change branded ‘unlawful’ – The Guardian

Posted July 31st, 2019 in complaints, news, rape, sexual offences, universities by sally

‘Lawyers and women’s groups have condemned a decision by Cambridge University to not investigate some students’ complaints of sexual misconduct, including rape, warning it was potentially unlawful.’

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The Guardian, 31st July 2019

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Only 3% of rape claims in London result in convictions, study says – The Guardian

Posted July 31st, 2019 in London, news, police, privacy, prosecutions, rape, statistics, telecommunications, victims by sally

‘Only 3% of rape allegations in London result in convictions, a study has found, prompting the capital’s victims’ commissioner to call for an end to the “excessive intrusion into personal data” demanded when a person makes an allegation.’

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The Guardian, 31st July 2019

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