Archive for the 'rape' Category

‘Restoring confidence so victims report rape is key’ – The Guardian

“As the director of public prosecutions, Keir Starmer is responsible for prosecutions, legal issues and criminal justice policy. Since he took up the post in November 2008, he has had to contend with the case of the death of Ian Tomlinson at the 2009 G20 Summit, the controversy around assisted suicide and has been drawn into the News of the World phone hacking scandal. Now he faces another challenge.”

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The Guardian, 19th April 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Canterbury rapist jailed after cold case DNA probe – BBC News

“A Lancashire man has been jailed for life for a rape in Canterbury more than 20 years ago after latest scientific techniques helped to find a DNA match.”

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BBC News, 14th April 2011

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Freed man in court secrecy battle – Daily Telegraph

“A businessman cleared of rape was told by social workers that he could not live with his young daughter and was then banned from asking his MP for help.”

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Daily Telegraph, 10th April 2011

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Teacher jailed for raping pupil – The Independent

“A teacher who raped and sexually assaulted one of his pupils after abducting her from a school disco was jailed for nine years today.”

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The Independent, 7th April 2011

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Man jailed for 1987 rape and kidnap of Slough teenager – BBC News

“A man who kidnapped and raped a 17-year-old girl almost 24 years ago has been jailed for life.”

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BBC News, 22nd March 2011

Source: www.bbb.co.uk

Appeal Court frees man jailed for Northampton rape – BBC News

“A man jailed for seven years for raping a Northampton woman had been freed after the Court of Appeal ruled his conviction was unsafe.”

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BBC News, 21st March 2011

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

‘Night Stalker’ guilty of rape terror – The Independent

“Night Stalker Delroy Grant was convicted today of being one of the most prolific and depraved sex attackers in British history.”

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The Independent, 24th March 2011

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Northampton man who raped woman in flat fails in appeal – BBC News

“A rapist who subjected a woman to an all-night ordeal after locking her in a flat has failed in an appeal against his indefinite jail sentence.”

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BBC News, 15th March 2011

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Father of children found dead in Spain jailed on sex charges – The Guardian

“A paedophile whose partner is accused of murdering their two children in a Spanish hotel has been jailed for 16 years.”

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The Guardian, 11th March 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

News release: New support centre for victims of rape – Ministry of Justice

“Victims of rape and sexual violence will receive the specialist help they need following Ministry of Justice funding for four new support centres in Hereford, Trafford, Dorset and Devon said Justice Minister, Crispin Blunt.”

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Ministry of Justice, 9th March 2011

Source: www.justice.gov.uk

Paedophile cult leader convicted for ‘satanic’ rape campaign – The Guardian

“A man has been found guilty of leading a ‘satanic’ sex cult from his home in a small Welsh town. Colin Batley, 48, of Kidwelly, west Wales, presided over a group that preyed on young children and held occult rites.”

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The Guardian, 9th March 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Mobile phone footage Oxford rapist wins sentence cut – BBC News

“A man who raped an unconscious woman who only learned of the attack when she saw footage of it on a mobile phone has won a cut in his prison sentence.”

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BBC News, 3rd March 2011

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Rapists who attack in home face longer in jail – Daily Telegraph

“Rapists who attack their victims in their own homes should face at least 12 years in prison, the country’s top judge ruled yesterday as he called for a tougher stance on so-called ‘safe haven’ crimes.”

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Daily Telegraph, 3rd March 2011

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Relaxing DNA rules could reduce rape convictions, Labour warns – The Guardian

“The government is running the risk of making it more difficult to convict rapists by relaxing the rules for retaining the DNA of suspects, the shadow home secretary Yvette Cooper has warned.”

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The Guardian, 28th February 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

False rape claim Portsmouth woman Nicola Osborne jailed – BBC News

“A woman has been jailed for lying that she had been abducted and raped after becoming worried her husband would find out about a one night stand.”

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BBC News, 25th February 2011

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Man jailed for 1982 rape of woman – The Independent

“A 55-year-old man was jailed for 13 years today for the ‘degrading’ rape of a teenager committed 29 years ago.”

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The Independent, 18th February 2011

Source: www.independent.co.uk

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

Girl who falsely accused boy of rape narrowly escapes custodial sentence – The Guardian

“A schoolgirl who was found guilty of falsely accusing a 14-year-old boy of rape when she was 15 was told by a judge she had only narrowly avoided a custodial sentence.”

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The Guardian, 15th February 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

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

Council boss cleared of sex charge – The Independent

“A council chief executive was cleared today of raping a female colleague he met when she was drunk in a bar.”

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The Independent, 26th January 2011

Source: www.independent.co.uk

London bus driver jailed for passenger rape – BBC News

“A bus driver has been jailed for eight years for raping a female passenger who had taken his night bus in west London.”

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BBC News, 25th January 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

Rapist who preyed on Manchester students jailed – BBC News

“A rapist who broke into a Manchester hall of residence and attacked a terrified student at knifepoint has been jailed for life.”

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BBC News, 12th January 2011

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Rapist ex-policeman jailed for life – The Independent

“A rogue policeman was jailed for life today after being convicted of raping and sexually assaulting vulnerable women.”

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The Independent, 11th January 2011

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Bristol sex attacker Darren Green jailed for life – BBC News

“A man who violently sexually assaulted two women then attacked hospital staff while he was being treated for drug abuse has been jailed for life.”

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BBC News, 10th 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

Man sentenced for 1994 Colchester sex attack – BBC News

“A 40-year-old man has been sent to jail for the rape of a woman in Essex 16 years ago.”

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BBC News, 17th December 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

DPP announces measures to strengthen rape prosecutions – Crown Prosecution Service

” ‘Rape victims deserve justice and I am determined that we will deliver it,’ Keir Starmer QC, Director of Public Prosecutions, said today. Mr Starmer was announcing a series of changes within the CPS intended to instil greater quality and consistency into the processes by which crimes of rape are prosecuted.”

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Crown Prosecution Service, 16th December 2010

Source: www.cps.gov.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

Man jailed over attempted rape of woman aged 92 – BBC News

“An 81-year-old man from Bedfordshire who admitted attempting to rape a 92-year-old woman in her home in 2000 has been jailed for five-and-a-half-years.”

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BBC News, 14th December 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Why women who report rape fall foul of a harsh criminal justice system – The Guardian

“The idea that we are faced with the mutually exclusive objectives of protecting victims of rape and the innocent is false.”

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The Guardian, 26th November 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Related link: I accused my husband of rape. I was locked up – and he was set free

Serial rapist from Hengoed jailed indefinitely – BBC News

“A serial rapist who used his minimum experience as a soldier to seduce women has been jailed indefinitely.”

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BBC News, 25th November 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Supreme court clears way to deport rapist – The Independent

“A Somali national jailed for rape and indecency with a child faces deportation following a ruling of the Supreme Court.”

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The Independent, 25th November 2010

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Derby sex gang convicted of grooming and abusing girls – BBC News

“A gang of men from Derby has been convicted of systematically grooming and sexually abusing teenage girls.”

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BBC  News, 24th November 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Woman jailed for falsely retracting rape claim is freed – The Guardian

“A mother jailed for falsely retracting allegations that she had been raped six times by her husband was freed today on appeal.”

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The Guardian, 23rd November 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Brighton prostitute killer sentenced for earlier rape – BBC

“A murderer who killed a transgender prostitute has been given an indefinite jail term for raping another woman in Brighton five weeks earlier.”

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BBC News, 22nd November 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Pc dismissed for raping woman in police locker room – BBC News

“A Metropolitan Police (Met) officer has been dismissed for raping a woman in a police locker room.”

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BBC News, 18th November 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Ministers shelve plans for rape defendant anonymity – Daily Telegraph

“Ministers have quietly shelved their much-vaunted pledge to grant anonymity to rape defendants after admitting there was no evidence to establish what impact it would have.”

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Daily Telegraph, 12th November 2010

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Three Met officers may face charges over rape case – BBC News

“Three Metropolitan Police officers may face criminal charges over claims they altered an alleged rape victim’s statement so proceedings were dropped.”

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BBC News, 10th November 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Judge ‘was told murderer Jonathan Vass was violent’ – BBC News

“A judge who granted bail to a man who went on to murder his ex-girlfriend was told he was violent, the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) has said.”

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BBC News, 9th November 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Rape case woman to appeal against jailing for withdrawing allegations – The Guardian

“A woman jailed for ‘falsely retracting’ allegations that she had been raped six times by her husband will today lodge an appeal against her eight-month prison sentence.”

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The Guardian, 8th November 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Judge who bailed rape accused ‘blamed’ for nurse murder – BBC News

“The parents of a nurse killed by her ex-boyfriend while he was on bail for alleged rape have called for the judge who freed him to be investigated.”

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BBC News, 8th November 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Woman jailed for false claim of rape in Farnham park – BBC News

“A 27-year-old woman has been jailed for 16 months after falsely claiming she was raped in a park in Surrey.”

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BBC News, 5th November 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Five guilty of grooming teenage girls for sex – The Independent

“Five men were condemned as ‘sexual predators’  by a judge today as he handed down lengthy jail terms after they were found guilty of grooming teenage girls for sex.”

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The Independent, 5th November 2010

Source: www.indpedent.co.uk

Woman jailed for three years over false rape claim – The Independent

“A woman who falsely claimed her ex-boyfriend raped her after giving her a Pringles sandwich laced with diazepam was jailed for three years today.”

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The Independent, 1st November 2010

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Taxi driver jailed for drugging and attacking girls – Daily Telegraph

“A taxi driver, Phillip Brindle, has been jailed for life after being convicted of drugging girls and filming himself attacking them.”

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Daily Telegraph, 22nd October 2010

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Police force censured over ‘inept’ response to rape complaint – The Guardian

“A police force’s handling of a woman’s complaint that she was raped by a known sex offender was ‘so inept that it borders on the unbelievable’, an official report concluded today.”

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The Guardian, 21st October 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Rape victim not allowed to know truth about adopted child – Daily Telegraph

“A rape victim who gave her baby away 20 years ago because she could not be sure if the child was her husband’s cannot now find out the truth because of adoption rules, a court has heard.”

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Daily Telegraph, 20th October 2010

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Man jailed for sex attacks on girls in Bracknell – BBC News

“A man who kidnapped girls, driving two of them to a hideaway and sexually attacking them, has been jailed.”

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BBC News, 15th October 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Rape within marriage is ‘impossible’, claims Muslim cleric – Daily Telegraph

“A senior Muslim cleric in charge of Britain’s largest group of sharia law courts has claimed that there is no such thing as rape within marriage.”

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Daily Telegraph, 15th October 2010

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Man jailed for life for rape and murder of his 12-year-old niece – The Guardian

“A man obsessed with violent child porn who called police to tell them he had raped and murdered his 12-year-old niece was told today by a judge he would spend the remainder of his life in prison.”

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The Guardian, 4th October 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Deputy head jailed for encouraging rape of girl, three – The Independent

“A married deputy head teacher was today jailed for seven years for encouraging and watching the rape of a three-year-old girl.”

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The Independent, 4th October 2010

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Hertfordshire park rapist jailed for public protection – BBC News

“A man who raped a 17-year-old girl in a Hertfordshire park when she intervened in an argument, has been jailed for ‘public protection’, a judge said.”

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BBC News, 1st October 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Illegal cab driver jailed for rape – The Independent

“An illegal minicab driver was jailed for eight years today for raping a passenger.”

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The Independent, 24th September 2010

Source: www.independent.co.uk


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