rape

Harvey Weinstein Guilty of Rape Faces Decades in Prison

Actress Rose McGowan said Harvey Weinstein will finally know how it feels to have “power wrapped around his neck” after the disgraced film mogul was convicted of rape and sexual assault. Weinstein, once one of Hollywood’s most powerful and feared men, is facing up to 29 years in prison after a New York City jury found him […]

Rape victims to benefit from Government funding boost

Victims of rape and sexual assault across England and Wales will be helped by a 50 per cent funding boost for specialist support services, the government has announced. The move will increase the money available – up from £8 million to £12 million per year – to total £32 million over three years for a […]

Longer jail sentences ‘would only increase pressure on overstretched prisons’

Plans to keep offenders behind bars for longer may not help to cut crime or make the country safer and would only add to pressures on overstretched prisons, campaigners have warned. The Prison Reform Trust made the claims just days after legislation to ensure serious violent and sexual offenders spend longer behind bars by scrapping […]