Devon rapist who pretended to be ghost jailed for 26 years – BBC News

Posted April 20th, 2018 in child abuse, news, rape, sentencing by sally

‘A rapist who manipulated a girl into having sex with him by pretending to be a ghost has been jailed for 26 years.’

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BBC News, 19th April 2018

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Otto Putland trial: Commonwealth swimmer cleared of rape – BBC News

Posted April 11th, 2018 in news, rape, trials by sally

‘A Commonwealth Games swimmer has been cleared of raping a woman after a night out in Cardiff.’

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BBC News, 10th April 2018

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Police force hit with £130k monetary penalty for losing rape victim interview – Local Government Lawyer

Posted April 6th, 2018 in data protection, encryption, fines, news, police, rape, victims, video recordings by sally

‘The Information Commissioner’s Office has imposed a £130,000 monetary penalty on Humberside Police after disks containing a video interview of an alleged rape victim went missing.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 5th April 2018

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Worboys’ release quashed – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted April 4th, 2018 in judicial review, news, parole, rape, regulations, sexual offences by sally

‘On 28th March 2018 a three-judge panel of the Divisional Court gave its decision in R (DSD and Ors) v The Parole Board of England and Wales [2018] EWHC 694 (Admin), ruling that the Parole Board’s decision to direct the release of John Worboys (the ‘black cab rapist’) should be quashed.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 13th April 2018

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Worboys release decision overturned as Parole head quits – BBC News

Posted March 28th, 2018 in judicial review, news, parole, rape, regulations, sexual offences by tracey

‘A decision by the Parole Board to release the rapist John Worboys has been quashed, as the Board’s chairman Nick Hardwick resigns.’

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BBC News, 28th March 2018

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No wonder so few people report rape. They are hung out to dry in court – The Guardian

Posted March 22nd, 2018 in complaints, disclosure, news, privacy, rape, trials, victims by sally

‘Fear of intrusive investigations and total loss of privacy make sexual assault victims less likely to make a complaint.’

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The Guardian, 21st March 2018

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Peter Pickering: ‘Beast of Wombwell’ guilty of 1972 rape – BBC News

Posted March 21st, 2018 in diminished responsibility, homicide, news, rape by tracey

‘A convicted child killer dubbed the Beast of Wombwell has been found guilty of raping of a woman just weeks before he raped and killed a schoolgirl.’

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BBC News, 20th March 2018

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Rapist caught after urinating in plant pot 30 years later – BBC News

Posted March 19th, 2018 in DNA, news, rape, sentencing by sally

‘A rapist who evaded capture for more than 30 years until he urinated in a neighbour’s plant pot – leading to a DNA match – has been jailed.’

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BBC News, 16th March 2018

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‘M25 rapist’ Antoni Imiela dies in prison – The Guardian

Posted March 9th, 2018 in death in custody, news, rape by tracey

‘A man labelled the “M25 rapist” after he carried out a series of sex attacks in south-east England has died behind bars. Antoni Imiela, 63, died at HMP Wakefield on Thursday, the Prison Service said, months after he was told he had been referred for parole.’

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The Guardian, 9th March 2018

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John Worboys’ victims win human rights case against police – The Guardian

Posted February 21st, 2018 in compensation, human rights, news, parole, police, rape, Supreme Court, victims by tracey

‘Two victims of John Worboys have won their claim for compensation from the Metropolitan police after the supreme court ruled that the force had failed to carry out an effective investigation into the serial sex attacker.’

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The Guardian, 21st February 2018

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Crimewatch bus stop rapist jailed after 25 years – BBC News

Posted February 16th, 2018 in DNA, kidnapping, news, rape, sentencing by sally

‘A man has finally been jailed for a “brutal” abduction and rape featured on Crimewatch, thanks to an “out of the blue” DNA match 24 years later.’

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BBC News, 15th February 2018

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Police failing to record thousands of crimes, including rape – The Guardian

Posted February 15th, 2018 in crime, news, police, rape, reports, sexual offences, statistics by sally

‘Thousands of reported crimes including rape and domestic abuse are going unrecorded by police, a watchdog has warned.’

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The Guardian, 15th February 2018

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Freezer body murder: Uncle guilty of Celine Dookhran rape and killing – BBC News

Posted February 14th, 2018 in murder, news, rape by michael

“An uncle has been convicted of kidnapping, raping and slitting the throat of his niece before putting her body in a deep freezer.”

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BBC News, 14th February 2018

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Man sentenced for raping teenage girl in Rotherham during early 2000s – Crown Prosecution Service

Posted February 12th, 2018 in child abuse, press releases, rape, sentencing by tracey

‘A man who raped a teenager on two occasions in the early 2000s has been convicted today (9 February) in one of a series of trials connected to allegations of child sexual abuse in Rotherham. He was sentenced to nine years in prison.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 9th February 2018

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Police wrongly pursued retired fire chief rather than investigate blackmail claim against fantasist who accused him of rape – Daily Telegraph

Posted February 12th, 2018 in appeals, blackmail, miscarriage of justice, news, police, rape by tracey

‘Police wrongly pursued a rape case against a retired fire chief rather than investigate a blackmail claim against the fantasist who made the allegation, the Telegraph can disclose. David Bryant, 67, spent almost three years in jail after being convicted of rape in a miscarriage of justice that further plunges into crisis the police handling of sex abuse cases. Mr Bryant’s conviction was overturned in the Court of Appeal and now a High Court judge has raised serious questions over a police force’s failure to investigate his accuser.’

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Daily Telegraph, 10th February 2018

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Black cab rapist John Worboys will be asked if he minds wearing electronic tag – Daily Telegraph

Posted February 6th, 2018 in electronic monitoring, news, parole, rape, recidivists, release on licence, victims by tracey

‘John Worboys will be asked if he objects to wearing an electronic tag when he is eventually released from prison.’

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Daily Telegraph, 4th February 2018

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John Worboys back in Wakefield prison as victims fight his release – The Guardian

Posted February 5th, 2018 in detention, news, rape, recidivists, release on licence, victims by sally

‘The black-cab rapist John Worboys has been moved to a prison outside London as victims fight to keep him in jail for a longer sentence.’

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The Guardian, 14th January 2018

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Solicitor for student in rape case criticises police and CPS – The Guardian

Posted January 31st, 2018 in Crown Prosecution Service, news, police, prosecutions, rape by sally

‘The solicitor representing the student at the heart of a collapsed rape trial has dismissed a police and prosecution review of the case that resulted in an apology to her client as disingenuous and warned that the police’s determination to obtain convictions overrides their attention to other duties.’

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The Guardian, 30th January 2018

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UK rape complainants ‘face unfair questions about sexual history’ – The Guardian

Posted January 29th, 2018 in criminal procedure, cross-examination, evidence, news, rape by sally

‘Complainants in rape cases are being subjected to invasive and unfair questioning about their sexual history, according to a cross-party campaign supporting tighter restrictions on cross-examination in trials.’

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The Guardian, 29th January 2018

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Sadiq Khan challenges release of rapist John Worboys – The Guardian

Posted January 26th, 2018 in judicial review, news, parole, rape by sally

‘The mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, is launching legal action to challenge the Parole Board over its decision to release the black-cab rapist John Worboys.’

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The Guardian, 25th January 2018

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