Man, 87, jailed for historical abuse on young girls – BBC News

Posted May 25th, 2017 in elderly, news, rape, sentencing, sexual offences by tracey

‘An 87-year-old man has been jailed for 15 years for attacks on girls aged eight and 12.’

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BBC News, 24th May 2017

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Former Solihull nursery worker jailed for sex offences against 18 boys – The Guardian

‘A former nursery worker who blackmailed and raped a teenage boy has been jailed for 16 years for what a judge called “a disturbing catalogue of sexual corruption and deviancy”.’

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The Guardian, 23rd May 2017

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Rapist who fled to Pakistan is jailed for nine years – BBC News

Posted May 22nd, 2017 in fugitive offenders, news, Pakistan, rape, sentencing by tracey

‘A man who fled to Pakistan after raping a teenage girl has been jailed after he was caught trying to return to the UK.’

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BBC News, 21st May 2017

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Two men jailed for historical child sex abuse – BBC News

‘Two men have been jailed after pleading guilty to photographing sexual assaults on children more than a decade ago.’

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BBC News, 18th May 2017

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Man jailed after raping 13-year-old and punching baby – The Independent

Posted May 12th, 2017 in assault, child abuse, news, rape, sentencing, young offenders by sally

‘A man has been found guilty of having sex with a 13-year-old girl and assaulting a baby by a court in Newcastle.’

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The Independent, 12th May 2017

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Ched Evans: 10 men cautioned for revealing identity of accuser – The Guardian

Posted April 26th, 2017 in anonymity, cautions, news, rape by sally

‘Ten men have been cautioned by police after revealing the identity of the woman who accused footballer Ched Evans of rape.’

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The Guardian, 26th April 2017

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Government unveils eight-page ‘rape assessment form’ for mothers hit by tax credit cuts – The Independent

Posted April 7th, 2017 in benefits, news, rape, taxation by tracey

‘Women who have a child conceived due to rape will have to fill in an eight-page form to prevent the Government from withdrawing their tax credits.’

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The Independent, 6th April 2017

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Rape victims with records of minor offences regularly denied compensation – The Independent

Posted April 6th, 2017 in compensation, criminal records, news, rape, victims by tracey

‘Rape victims are routinely denied compensation because they have convictions for minor offences such as failing to pay a TV licence, according to a new study.’

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The Independent, 5th April 2017

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DPP accuses judge of ‘victim-blaming’ in sex assault cases – The Guardian

Posted March 27th, 2017 in alcohol abuse, Crown Prosecution Service, judges, news, rape, victims by tracey

‘The head of the Crown Prosecution Service has launched a public attack on a sitting judge, accusing him of “victim-blaming” and peddling “discredited rape myths”.’

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The Guardian, 26th March 2017

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Hannah was petrified,’ say parents of student who killed herself during rape inquiry – The Guardian

Posted March 22nd, 2017 in Crown Prosecution Service, mental health, news, rape, suicide, universities, victims by sally

‘Amanda and Paul Stubbs give first interview after prosecutors drop charges against daughter’s fellow student.’

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The Guardian, 21st March 2017

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Rape victims to be spared ordeal of cross-examination in court – The Guardian

Posted March 20th, 2017 in cross-examination, news, rape, sexual offences, trials, victims, video recordings by tracey

‘New measures to spare alleged rape victims from facing live cross-examination in court will be rolled out as part of changes being made by the justice secretary.’

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The Guardian, 19th March 2017

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Greater protection for rape victims and children at risk of grooming – Ministry of Justice

‘New offence of sexual communication with a child will be introduced, and measures to support victims of sex crimes accelerated.’

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Ministry of Justice, 19th March 2017

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Rape, incest and damage: but who is the real victim? – UK Human Rights Blog

‘Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority v First Tier Tribunal (Social entitlement Chamber) and Y by his mother and Litigation Friend.’ The predictability of genetic disorders continues to challenge existing law. Here, the Court of Appeal had to consider whether a child born as a result of incestuous rape could claim compensation under the Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme (CICS) for his congenital disabilities. These were 50% predictable as a result of the nature of his conception, as opposed to 2-3% in the general population.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 15th March 2017

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Disabled man born from incestuous rape denied compensation – The Guardian

Posted March 15th, 2017 in compensation, criminal injuries compensation, incest, news, rape by tracey

‘A disabled man born with a serious genetic disorder, due to an incestuous rape, has failed to obtain compensation for his medical condition.’

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The Guardian, 14th March 2017

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Human Rights Act should not be used to sue police, Home Office to argue in landmark Supreme Court appeal – Daily Telegraph

‘Victims of serious crime should not be allowed to use the Human Rights Act to sue the police, the Home Office will argue on Monday in a landmark Supreme Court appeal.’

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Daily Telegraph, 13th March 2017

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Judge accused of ‘victim-blaming’ over rape comments – BBC News

Posted March 13th, 2017 in alcohol abuse, judges, news, rape, victims, women by sally

‘A female judge’s warning that drunk women are putting themselves at greater risk of rape was “victim-blaming”, a police commissioner has said.’

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BBC News, 11th March 2017

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Alleged rape of drunken undergraduate is typical of ‘world of modern students’, court hears – Daily Telegraph

Posted March 6th, 2017 in alcohol abuse, consent, news, rape, trials, universities by sally

‘The alleged rape of a drunken undergraduate is typical of the “world of modern students”, a court has heard.’

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Daily Telegraph, 3rd March 2017

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Women who sign up to dating sites are not consenting to sex regardless, judge tells Plenty of Fish rapist – Daily Telegraph

Posted February 24th, 2017 in consent, internet, news, rape, sentencing by sally

‘Women who sign up to dating sites are not consenting to sex, a judge said as he jailed a man for raping a woman he met on Plenty of Fish.’

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Daily Telegraph, 23rd February 2017

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Child of incestuous rape seeks compensation – BBC News

‘A severely disabled man born after an incestuous rape is seeking compensation at the Court of Appeal as a victim.’

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BBC News, 15th March 2017

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No verdict reached in University Challenge rape trial – BBC News

Posted February 16th, 2017 in consent, news, rape, sexual offences by sally

‘A jury has failed to reach a verdict in the trial of a former University Challenge contestant accused of rape.’

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BBC News, 15th February 2017

Source: www.bbc.co.uk