David Carrick: Rapist PC stripped of full state-funded pension – BBC News

‘Rapist police officer David Carrick has been stripped of his full state-funded pension, the mayor of London has confirmed.’

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BBC News, 18th February 2024

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‘Toxic’ online culture fuelling rise in sexual assaults on children by other children, police warn – The Guardian

‘An alarming rise in sexual assaults on children by other children is being fuelled by access to a “toxic” online culture, Britain’s most senior child protection officer has warned, as an Observer investigation revealed a sharp increase in abuse by under-18s reported to police.’

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The Guardian, 17th February 2024

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Gang found guilty of raping woman in fake taxi – BBC News

Posted February 15th, 2024 in news, rape, taxis by sally

‘Three men who raped a woman who thought she had got into a registered taxi will be sentenced in April.’

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BBC News, 14th February 2024

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Mother of Colin Pitchfork victim dismayed as he wins new release hearing – The Guardian

Posted February 13th, 2024 in appeals, murder, news, parole, rape by tracey

‘The mother of one of Colin Pitchfork’s victims has expressed her anger after the rapist and murderer won an appeal for a fresh parole hearing to determine whether he should be released from prison.’

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The Guardian, 12th February 2024

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Police forced to run background checks on sex abuse suspects or face sack under proposed ‘Gaia’s Law’ – The Independent

‘Police officers who fail to run background checks on sex offence suspects will face being fired under new measures proposed to parliament to crackdown on sexual predators.’

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The Independent, 1st February 2024

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More to do to tackle rape misconceptions and lack of understanding of consent, CPS survey finds – Crown Prosecution Service

Posted January 30th, 2024 in consent, Crown Prosecution Service, news, rape, young persons by tracey

‘More still needs to be done to tackle common false beliefs about rape and understanding of consent, especially among young people, according to the largest survey of its kind in five years.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 26th January 2024

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Criminal review body missed chance to clear Andrew Malkinson in 2013 – The Guardian

‘The organisation responsible for investigating miscarriages of justice missed a major opportunity to reconsider Andrew Malkinson’s case, internal documents suggest.’

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The Guardian, 24th January 2024

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The inside story of two rape trials: ‘It’s as bad as I’ve ever known it’ – The Guardian

Posted January 17th, 2024 in barristers, criminal justice, news, rape, sexual offences, trials by sally

‘In sexual assault cases, the work of prosecution barristers is complex, poorly paid – and essential. With conviction rates extraordinarily low and barristers quitting criminal practice in droves, the Guardian shadowed one prosecutor for two years.’

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The Guardian, 17th January 2024

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Rape complainants warned pre-recording evidence could backfire – BBC News

Posted January 11th, 2024 in evidence, news, prosecutions, rape, statistics, video recordings by sally

‘Rape complainants should be told pre-recording evidence could harm their chances of securing a conviction at trial, researchers say.’

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BBC News, 11th January 2024

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Judge refuses to redact civil servants’ names in JR of Parole Board recommendation for long-serving prisoner – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted January 9th, 2024 in anonymity, civil servants, judgments, news, parole, rape by tracey

‘A High Court judge has said there was no “legitimate reason” to anonymise civil servants in a judgment concerning the parole of a rapist who has spent 41 years in prison. Declining a request to redact the names of junior civil servants, the Honourable Justice Fordham said nobody would be imperilled by his decision.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 8th January 2024

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Man guilty of rape during 1994 Prince’s Trust trip – BBC News

Posted January 3rd, 2024 in news, rape, sentencing, sexual offences by sally

‘A man who raped a teenager while on a 1994 trip to the Lake District has shown “no remorse” after his victim came forward decades later.’

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BBC News, 2nd January 2024

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Woman jailed after posing as man and duping partner into sex – The Guardian

Posted December 21st, 2023 in deceit, gender, imprisonment, news, rape, sentencing, sexual offences by sally

‘A woman has been sentenced to 10 and a half years in jail for sexual assault after pretending to be a man to dupe a woman into sex using a blindfold, a sex toy and a “wholly fake persona”.’

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The Guardian, 20th December 2023

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No more new investigations in Rotherham child abuse inquiry – BBC News

‘An inquiry into child abuse in Rotherham will not start any new investigations from next year, the National Crime Agency (NCA) said.’

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BBC News, 28th November 2023

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‘Abhorrent’ bogus taxi driver admits to raping vulnerable women – The Independent

Posted November 21st, 2023 in guilty pleas, news, rape, taxis by sally

‘An “abhorrent” man who posed as a taxi driver to trick vulnerable women into his car has pleaded guilty to four counts of rape over three years.’

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The Independent, 12th November 2023

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Victims to be protected through Sentencing Reforms – Ministry of Defence

‘Cowardly domestic abusers will continue to face time behind bars under legislation laid in Parliament today which will also see the most horrific murderers face life behind bars and rapists locked up for longer.’

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Ministry of Defence, 14th November 2023

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Killer doctor Michael McGrane jailed for raping a child – BBC News

Posted November 14th, 2023 in child abuse, doctors, news, rape, sentencing by sally

‘A former doctor who was jailed in Australia for the murder of a pregnant patient has been convicted of raping a child before he emigrated from the UK.’

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BBC News, 13th November 2023

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Man who sexually targeted woman with dementia jailed – Crown Prosecution Service

Posted November 13th, 2023 in Crown Prosecution Service, elderly, imprisonment, news, rape, sentencing, sexual offences by tracey

‘A man who sexually assaulted a 93-year-old woman with dementia while employed to deliver hot meals to elderly and vulnerable people has been jailed.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 10th November 2023

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Coventry council used Airbnbs to house ‘‘vulnerable’’ teenage boy accused of rape – The Guardian

Posted November 3rd, 2023 in housing, local government, mental health, news, rape, sexual offences, young offenders by tracey

‘Judge accuses local authority of a ‘lackadaisical’ attitude to the 16-year-old’s care after regulated providers refused to give him a place.’

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The Guardian, 2nd November 2023

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Andrew Malkinson: Wrongful conviction inquiry judge pledges ‘fearless’ review – BBC News

‘A judge investigating why Andrew Malkinson spent 17 years in jail for a rape he did not commit says she will be “fearless” in seeking the truth.’

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BBC News, 26th October 2023

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Court transcript costs are exploitative – BBC News

‘Victims of violent and sexual crimes are calling for court transcript costs to be cut after they were quoted “unaffordable” sums for them.’

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BBC News, 24th October 2023

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