Barrister who raped woman he met on Tinder jailed for four years – The Independent

Posted September 16th, 2022 in autism, barristers, consent, imprisonment, news, rape, sentencing, sexual offences by tracey

‘A barrister who laughed after forcing himself on his Tinder date has been jailed for four years for rape.’

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The Independent, 16th September 2022

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Benjamin Mendy found not guilty of one count of rape – BBC News

Posted September 14th, 2022 in news, rape, sexual offences, sport by tracey

‘Manchester City footballer Benjamin Mendy has been found not guilty of one count of rape on the direction of the judge at his trial.’

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BBC News, 13th September 2022

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Liability of schools for abuse by work experience student – Local Government Lawyer

‘Paul Donnelly and Samuel Dawber discuss the implications of a recent High Court case where it was found that a relationship between a school and a work experience student was insufficient to give rise to vicarious liability.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 9th September 2022

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Barristers accuse ministers of rushing release of pre-recorded video evidence – The Guardian

‘Barristers have accused ministers of ignoring a crisis in the criminal justice system by continuing to roll out pre-recorded video evidence for rape survivors in England and Wales amid a strike by advocates. The policy, allowing complainants of offences including modern slavery to be cross-examined before trial in front of a limited number of people, was extended to five more crown courts on Friday, taking the total to 63. Three-quarters of courts are covered and all will be by the end of the month.’

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The Guardian, 9th September 2022

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Carmarthenshire rapist fathered six children with his daughter – BBC News

Posted September 9th, 2022 in child abuse, children, families, incest, news, rape, sexual offences by tracey

‘A safeguarding report has revealed a man, 62, who had been living in Carmarthenshire, fathered six children with his own daughter.’

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BBC News, 8th September 2022

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NEWS Flirting, banter and plying with drink: SRA sets out detailed sexual misconduct guidance – Law Society’s Gazette

‘The Solicitors Regulation Authority today set out in granular detail what will or may constitute sexual misconduct by solicitors, after a surge of complaints in the past five years.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 1st September 2022

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Dad tells of teen daughter’s long wait for rape trial – BBC News

‘The father of a 15-year-old girl, who has been waiting two years for her rape trial, has told the BBC about the devastating impact of court delays.’

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BBC News, 31st August 2022

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Stephen Port murders: Families of victims receive Met pay-out – BBC News

‘The families of three men murdered by Stephen Port have received payments from the Met Police over its “investigatory failings”.’

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BBC News, 30th August 2022

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Man, 31, murdered teenager in Wales after she rejected his advances – The Guardian

Posted August 24th, 2022 in murder, news, sexual offences, women, young persons by sally

‘A 31-year-old man murdered an 18-year-old woman to silence her after she rejected his sexual advances and left her partially naked body in a town millpond, a judge has ruled.’

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The Guardian, 23rd August 2022

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Teacher who ran church holiday club jailed for child sex offences after handing himself in 36 years later – The Independent

‘A former school teacher has been jailed for a string of historical sex offences against young girls after he handed himself into police 36 years later.’

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The Independent, 16th August 2022

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Sarah Everard vigil protester sues Met police after conviction – The Guardian

‘A woman who was arrested and charged after attending the vigil for Sarah Everard in Clapham last year has launched civil proceedings against the Metropolitan police.’

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The Guardian, 16th August 2022

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Serial domestic abuser convicted of assault – BBC News

Posted August 15th, 2022 in assault, domestic violence, murder, news, police, prosecutions, rape, sexual offences by tracey

‘A “serial domestic abuse perpetrator” who escaped a rape prosecution after a series of official failings has been convicted of assaulting another woman.’

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BBC News, 13th August 2022

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CPS halts prosecution of six protesters for attending Sarah Everard vigil – The Independent

‘The prosecution of six protesters for attending a vigil for Sarah Everard has been halted.’

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The Independent, 14th August 2022

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Foreign convictions are admissible as evidence in family proceedings, Court of Appeal holds – Local Government Lawyer

‘The Court of Appeal has ruled that foreign judicial findings or convictions that are relevant to a person’s suitability to care for children may be used as evidence in family proceedings.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 8th August 2022

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CPS sets out the law on street-based sexual harassment – Crown Prosecution Service

‘Street harassment such as cyber-flashing, up-skirting or the exposure of genitals in a public place are crimes which can and will be prosecuted the CPS has stressed, as new legal guidance is published today.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 8th August 2022

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Greater Manchester Police: Probe into ex-officers over grooming inquiry closed – BBC News

Posted August 5th, 2022 in child abuse, children, inquiries, news, ombudsmen, police, sexual offences by tracey

‘An investigation into three ex-senior officers who led an inquiry into child sexual exploitation has been discontinued by the police watchdog.’

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BBC News, 4th August 2022

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Warwickshire Police told to improve child protection services Published 2 hours ago – BBC News

Posted August 5th, 2022 in child abuse, children, internet, news, police, sexual offences, statistics by tracey

‘A police force has been told to improve its child protection services after inspectors found a third of cases were dealt with inadequately.’

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BBC News, 5th August 2022

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Tim Westwood: Independent barrister to review BBC’s handling of DJ allegations – The Independent

‘A prominent barrister has been appointed to lead an independent investigation into the BBC’s handling of sexual misconduct allegations against DJ Tim Westwood.’

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The Independent, 4th August 2022

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Court of Appeal outlines approach advocates and judges should take to requests for clarification of judgments – Local Government Lawyer

‘The Court of Appeal has considered the extent to which judges are required to respond to requests for clarifications in judgments.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 28th July 2022

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Wayne Couzens loses appeal against whole-life sentence -Daily Telegraph

Posted July 29th, 2022 in appeals, imprisonment, kidnapping, murder, news, police, rape, sentencing, sexual offences by sally

‘Wayne Couzens is still set to die in prison after he lost his bid to reduce his sentence at the Court of Appeal.’

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Daily Telegraph, 29th July 2022

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