Heather Mills Home Affairs CorrespondentTwo women who brought the first private prosecution for rape and indecent assault after the Crown Prosecution Service dropped their cases saw their attacker jailed for 14 years yesterday.Coming the week after a London family – in another private prosecution – succeeded in committing for trial two men accused of killing […]
Private prosecution for rape
In 1995, two sex workers brought the first successful private prosecution for rape in England and Wales, putting a serial rapist behind bars with the support of the English Collective of Prostitutes and Women Against Rape.
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Sally WealeProstitutes succeed with prosecution after CPS refuses to pursue attacker for lack of evidenceTWO prostitutes made legal history yesterday when a man who attacked them in separate incidents was convicted in the first private prosecution for rape in an English court. The Crown Prosecution Service had refused to pursue the case on grounds of […]