Campaigners have argued rape is becoming “effectively decriminalised” as “appalling” new figures show prosecutions for the crime in England and Wales have slumped, despite record volumes of cases reported to police.
The number of people prosecuted for rape in England and Wales has slumped, despite record volumes of cases being reported to police, new figures show.
A 19-year-old British woman pleaded not guilty in a Cyprus court to a public mischief charge for making what prosecutors say was a false claim that she was raped by 12 Israelis at a holiday resort on the east Mediterranean island nation.
A 19-year-old British woman has pleaded not guilty in a Cyprus court to a public mischief charge for making what prosecutors say was a false claim that she was raped by 12 Israelis at a holiday resort on the east Mediterranean island nation.
A Cyprus court has postponed a custody hearing for a 19-year-old British woman, who faces a public nuisance charge after she admitted that her accusation that 12 Israeli teenagers raped her at a popular resort town was untrue.
The 18-year-old, who cannot be named for legal reasons, told how she froze with terror as Kyle Park pinned her against a wall and sexually assaulted her.
About 75% of all rape reports in the city are raised with police more than three weeks after the alleged incident – risking vital evidence being lost.
Hamish Paterson preyed on the victim at a house in Aberdeen after she had been drinking and had fallen asleep.
Kyle Park has been locked up for six years.
Boy band star Oritse Williams’ tour manager has told a jury he tried to start a threesome as the singer had “cringey and awkward” sex with a fan.
Former JLS star Oritse Willams told police he was bewildered by a “crazy” rape allegation being made by a woman he met at a gig, a jury has heard.
Kyle Park had already raped two other teenage girls and would go on to subject a fourth victim to a rape ordeal.
The jury in a north-east rape trial has been urged to put emotions such as sympathy to one side.
A court in Aberdeen has been shown photographs of a woman’s injuries after she was allegedly raped.
A woman has told a court she was left terrified and “numb” after she was allegedly raped by a north-east man.
Ronan Curtis, 19, struck just a month after he was freed by a sheriff.
A north-east man has been jailed for 11 years after he was found guilty of raping a 13-year-old girl.
US singer Chris Brown and two other people are in custody in Paris after a woman filed a rape complaint, according to French police.
An Aberdeen man found guilty of raping and assaulting three women – locking one in his flat for three days – has had his bid to overturn his conviction thrown out.
A woman who survived a brutal rape in Aberdeen today said she feels she can finally “start moving on” after her attacker was jailed for 10 years.
A man who raped a woman in an “abhorrent” attack in Aberdeen city centre was today jailed for 10 years.
An oil and gas engineer was today jailed for seven years for the rape of an 18-year-old student in Aberdeen.
Survivor of ‘abhorrent’ sex attack in Aberdeen’s Union Terrace Gardens speaks out to help other women
"As a survivor, I know how difficult it is to accept this has happened to you, how hard it is to talk about it and especially how hard it is to report it and stand up in court and testify about it, but coming forward is important in getting justice"
US rapper Nelly has said he is “beyond shocked” after being accused of raping a woman on his tour bus.
Two Lithuanian rapists who shot footage of their sexual abuse of a woman on their mobile phones have lost appeals against their convictions.
A man has appeared in court charged with raping a woman in Aberdeen.
A 17-year-old man today admitted raping a 12-year-old girl after getting in contact through social media.
A child rapist was jailed for 15 years today after subjecting four girls to a "depraved" catalogue of horrifying abuse.
Coverage of new Scottish laws to prevent rape and abuse has been praised by Banff and Buchan MP Eilidh Whiteford.
Game Of Thrones star Sophie Turner has revealed that a scene in which her character was raped motivated her to join the fight against domestic violence.