Warwick students suspended for rape chat ‘won’t return’ – BBC News

Posted February 5th, 2019 in appeals, disciplinary procedures, internet, news, rape, universities by tracey

‘Two University of Warwick students, who were involved in an online group chat that threatened rape, will not be returning, despite a ban on their attendance being lifted. The pair were barred from the campus for 10 years, but this was reduced to 12 months after they appealed.’

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BBC News, 4th February 2018

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Men who wrongly served 24 years in prison denied compensation – The Independent

‘Two men who between them spent 24 years in prison before their convictions were overturned are not entitled to compensation, judges have ruled.’

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The Independent, 30th January 2019

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Dad Elliott Appleyard who treated daughter as ‘wife’ jailed – BBC News

Posted January 28th, 2019 in child abuse, children, families, news, rape, sentencing, sexual offences by sally

‘A father who repeatedly raped and abused his teenage daughter has been jailed for 20 years.’

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BBC News, 25th January 2019

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UK government pays £1m to Cyprus ‘torture victims’ – BBC News

Posted January 24th, 2019 in armed forces, class actions, Cyprus, damages, news, rape, sexual offences, torture, victims by tracey

‘Thirty-three Cypriots who claimed they were tortured by British forces during an armed uprising in the late 1950s are to be awarded £1m damages, to be shared between them, by the UK government.’

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BBC News, 24th January 2019

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Oxford grooming gang members handed life sentences – BBC News

Posted January 23rd, 2019 in child abuse, conspiracy, news, rape, sentencing, sexual grooming by sally

‘Three men who groomed and sexually abused an Oxford schoolgirl have been handed life sentences.’

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BBC News, 21st January 2019

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Woman spared jail for running over boyfriend after finding out he was convicted rapist with partner and children – The Independent

Posted January 18th, 2019 in deceit, families, grievous bodily harm, news, rape, sexual offences, suspended sentences by tracey

‘A mother-of-one who ran her boyfriend over after finding out he was a convicted rapist with a long-term partner and family has been spared jail.’

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The Independent, 17th January 2019

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Grayling under fire as serious crimes committed on parole soar by 50% – The Guardian

‘The number of rapes, murders and other serious crimes committed by offenders on parole has risen by more than 50% since reforms to probation were introduced four years ago, according to official data that has triggered calls for the government to rethink its plans for another shake-up of the service.’

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The Guardian, 12th January 2018

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Children under 10 accused of rape, Wales police data shows – BBC News

Posted January 7th, 2019 in children, news, rape, Wales by sally

‘Thirty-eight children under the age of 10 have been accused of rape over the past six years in Wales, police data has shown.’

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BBC News, 6th January 2019

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Man jailed for 15 years for plotting to rape baby as part of UK-wide gang – The Independent

Posted December 21st, 2018 in child abuse, internet, news, rape, sentencing, sexual offences by tracey

‘A man has been jailed for 15 years for plotting to rape a baby. Mathew Law was part of a dark web paedophile ring that inflicted ”almost indescribable depravity” on the infant who was aged between six months and a year old, a judge said.’

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The Independent, 21st December 2018

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Police trawls of rape victims’ private data to be investigated – The Guardian

Posted December 20th, 2018 in data protection, news, police, privacy, rape, victims by tracey

‘UK watchdog inquiry into possible routine breaching of privacy and data regulations.’

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The Guardian, 20th December 2018

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What happened next? The lawyer who took on John Worboys – and showed how the justice system fails women – The Guardian

Posted December 17th, 2018 in criminal justice, news, parole, rape, recidivists, sexual offences, statistics, victims, women by sally

‘The parole board’s decision to release the black cab rapist was met with shock and outrage. Harriet Wistrich fought the decision, and won, but says there will be many more similar cases in future.’

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The Guardian, 17th December 2018

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Former Cambridge University rugby player jailed for sexually assaulting student in college room – The Independent

Posted December 13th, 2018 in assault, attempts, news, rape, sentencing by tracey

‘A former Cambridge University rugby player has been locked up after forcing himself on a fellow student in her college bedroom..’

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The Independent, 13th December 2018

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Cheshire PC jailed for raping 13-year-old girl – BBC News

Posted December 13th, 2018 in child abuse, news, police, rape, sentencing by tracey

‘A police officer who only joined the force “to gain the keys to a sweetshop” has been jailed for raping a girl.’

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BBC News, 13th December 2018

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Police win Michael Barrymore wrongful arrest challenge – The Guardian

Posted December 13th, 2018 in appeals, compensation, damages, false imprisonment, murder, news, police, rape, wrongful arrest by tracey

‘Police have won a challenge against a decision that had paved the way for entertainer Michael Barrymore to receive substantial damages over a wrongful arrest he says destroyed his career.’

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The Guardian, 12th December 2018

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‘Catfish’ rapist who blackmailed victims he met online is jailed for 15 years – Daily Telegraph

‘A “predatory sex offender” who was spared jail after blackmailing a girl he met online went on to rape a woman after his rehabilitation course was delayed due to “financial constraints,” a court has heard.’

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Daily Telegraph, 6th December 2018

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Further CPS cuts impossible as workload grows, says new boss – The Guardian

‘The Crown Prosecution Service cannot sustain further cuts because digital technology is imposing heavy additional workloads on its lawyers, Max Hill QC, the new director of public prosecutions, has told MPs.’

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The Guardian, 4th December 2018

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Met Police officer jailed for raping teenage girl twice – The Independent

Posted December 3rd, 2018 in abuse of position of trust, news, police, rape, sentencing, sexual offences by tracey

‘A police officer has been jailed for twice raping a 16-year-old girl’

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The Independent, 1st December 2018

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Former postman wrongfully convicted of attempted rape to sue police force over forensic failings – The Independent

‘A former postman who was wrongly convicted of attempted rape is suing West Mercia police after it emerged that the force had failed to detect another man’s DNA on the victim’s clothing.’

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The Independent, 28th November 2018

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Jailed rapist offered the chance to see his victim’s child – Daily Telegraph

‘A council offered a jailed sex offender the chance to play a part in the future of the child of a woman he raped, it has emerged. The rapist, who was part of a grooming gang in the North of the country and has no parental responsibility for his son, was contacted by the local authority to give him a chance to see the boy, a Times investigation has uncovered.’

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Daily Telegraph, 27th November 2018

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Scrapping juries in rape trials risks rise in miscarriages of justice – The Guardian

‘There is no evidence juries are failing their duty. Abolishing them could increase pressure on judges to boost conviction rates.’

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The Guardian, 22nd November 2018

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