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Constant "unconsiderate" sex with a partner can be worse than rape by a stranger, feminist writer Germaine Greer has suggested. While rape by a stranger is "bloody bad luck", it does not necessarily force a woman to reassess her whole life in the way that abuse by loved ones can,…
The head of a charity which ran a children’s home has apologised after a BBC Scotland investigation alleged residents were abused. The Disclosure programme uncovered allegations of physical and sexual abuse at Lagarie Children’s Home in Rhu, near Helensburgh, Argyll. Run by Christian charity the Sailors Society, the home took…
Former JLS star Oritse Williams has been charged with rape over an incident at a hotel in Wolverhampton in 2016. The 31-year-old singer, who enjoyed chart success after shooting to fame on The X Factor in 2008, was arrested in December 2016 following allegations that he raped a fan in…
The president of Sinn Fein has unreservedly apologised to an alleged sex abuse victim who claims the party covered up her allegations against one of its members. Mairia Cahill had demanded the apology from Mary Lou McDonald in the wake of a damning police watchdog probe into how her case…
Alleged child abuse victim Mairia Cahill was "failed" by a disjointed Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) investigation, a watchdog said. In 2010 Ms Cahill, a grand-niece of prominent Belfast republican Joe Cahill, told officers she had been sexually abused by alleged IRA member Martin Morris - who was acquitted…
A convicted sex offender killed a nurse in her home weeks after he told probation staff he might rape again, a watchdog review has revealed. Leroy Campbell Ipictured) raped and strangled Lisa Skidmore, attempted to murder her elderly mother and then set fire to the property in Wolverhampton in November…
A serial abuser found guilty of a catalogue of violent and sexual crimes over a period of more than 20 years has been jailed. Brian McTaggart, from Dundee, will serve a minimum of eight years and has been given an order of lifelong restriction. The 54-year-old was also placed on…
An artist's impression of an alleged sex attacker has been released after the attempted rape of an 11-year-old girl in Birmingham. West Midlands Police said the youngster was attacked as she was walking through Babbs Mill Park in the Solihull area of the city at around 2.50pm on Friday June…
Liverpool City Council and Merseyside Police have apologised for social media posts which appeared to blame victims of sexual assault. Both organisations have since removed the tweets from their accounts and instead posted a statement apologising for how the original messages were perceived. The original posts also contained a video…
Detectives have charged 31 people with offences including rape and trafficking after an investigation into sexual offences against children in the Huddersfield area. West Yorkshire Police said the five alleged victims were girls aged between 12 and 18, with the offences said to have occurred between 2005 and 2012. Thirty…
Black cab rapist John Worboys has reportedly been questioned by police over allegations of non-recent sexual assault. The Met said they would not confirm the person's identity other than to say they had interviewed a 61-year-old man under caution last month in Yorkshire. The BBC reported that the man questioned…
A woman-focused rape counselling service has lost its funding because it did not do enough for men, according to its manager. Glasgow and Clyde Rape Crisis's face-to-face counselling service for 13 to 18-year-old girls who have faced sexual violence has been funded by BBC Children in Need for six years…
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