Sex Offenders

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 […]

Confidential police papers on paedophiles and their victims thrown in a skip

Confidential papers relating to paedophiles and their victims ended up in a skip after a police sergeant’s mother-in-law threw them out by accident, a disciplinary hearing was told. Martin Skirving-Chehab, from Cleveland Police, is accused of breaching professional standards when he took two carrier bags of material home from a police unit for managing sex offenders in Middlesbrough. The papers […]

Judge slams police treatment of Manchester rape victim

A judge has criticised the way a male police officer interviewed a teenage rape victim, saying it caused “further abuse” for the girl. Judge Hilary Manley said she had “grave concerns” about the case of Joseph McDonagh, 31, who was jailed for 24 years at Manchester Crown Court. The judge also queried why it took […]

Criminal justice system to get extra £15 million to speed up prosecutions for rape if the Conservatives win the General Election, the party has pledged.

The criminal justice system will receive an extra £15 million to speed up prosecutions for rape if the Conservatives win the General Election, the party has pledged. The package of measures would support police and the Crown Prosecution Service in handling rape cases with £10 million to speed up charging decisions. Funding for the Rape […]