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Retracting rape and domestic violence allegations: CPS launches public consultation – Crown Prosecution Service

“Individuals who retract truthful allegations of rape or domestic violence out of fear are less likely to be prosecuted under proposed new guidance for prosecutors on the offence of perverting the course of justice, the Director of Public Prosecutions, Keir Starmer QC, said today. But individuals who make malicious false allegations should know they risk prosecution, he said.”

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Crown Prosecution Service, 10th February 2011

Source: www.cps.gov.uk

Rape guidelines may prevent unfair prosecutions of those who retract claim – The Guardian

“Tougher measures to prevent women being unfairly prosecuted after making and retracting rape claims are to be announced under new guidelines from the director of public prosecutions, Keir Starmer.”

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The Guardian, 10th February 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Man who made false traffic warden slur jailed – BBC News

“A man who falsely claimed a traffic warden racially abused and attacked him to avoid paying for a parking ticket has been jailed for 12 months.”

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BBC News, 4th February 2011

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Girl convicted after making false rape allegation – The Guardian

“A girl who claimed she was raped when she was a 15-year-old virgin was today convicted of attempting to pervert the course of justice by making a false allegation.”

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The Guardian, 25th January 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Devon driving instructor jailed for sat-nav speed fraud – BBC News

“A driving instructor who falsified sat-nav data to evade a speeding charge has been jailed for four months.”

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BBC News, 13th January 2011

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Ringleaders of Derby sex abuse grooming gang jailed – BBC News

“The ringleaders of a gang which groomed and abused teenage girls in Derby have been given indeterminate jail terms.”

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BBC News, 7th January 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Keir Starmer orders change in dealing with rape claim retraction cases – The Guardian

“The director of public prosecutions, Keir Starmer, has ordered a change in the way government lawyers deal with cases against women who withdraw rape claims, acknowledging ‘failings’ in the handling of a recent victim.”

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The Guardian, 16th December 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Related link: Rape: justice will be done


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