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 man has appeared in court accused of a sexual assault.
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.
An Aberdeen man cleared of raping a woman in the city's Union Terrace Gardens yesterday said his life has been "in ruins" since he was accused of the attack more than three years ago.
A man has gone on trial accused of raping a woman in Aberdeen’s Union Terrace Gardens.
A sex attacker who targeted two women in Aberdeen 11 years apart is now behind bars.
About 75% of all rape reports in Aberdeen are raised with police more than three weeks after the alleged incident- risking vital evidence being lost.
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.
A pensioner could face the rest of his life behind bars after being found guilty of four historic sex crimes.
A violent serial rapist has admitted subjecting five girls in Aberdeen to terrifying sexual attacks and brutal assaults.
An Inverness teenager who raped an underage girl and abused a young woman with learning difficulties has been sent to prison.
A convicted blackmailer was jailed for four years yesterday after subjecting an unconscious man to a degrading rape ordeal.
The family of a man accused of raping two women have spoken of their relief after he walked free from court.
An Inverness teenager has been convicted of raping a 15-year-old girl and sexually assaulting a disabled young woman with a borderline learning disability.
A man has gone on trial accused of raping two women in the north-east.
A blackmailer who was jailed after posing as an amorous young woman online to entrap men and a schoolboy was found to have footage of him raping a man on his phone.
US marshals are continuing the hunt for an Inverness busker and street trader who was reported missing off the California coast.
Former television and radio personality Bryce Curdy yesterday walked free from court after being cleared of raping a 12-year-old girl in the South of France.
A Fraserburgh man who raped a 13-year-old girl during a brutal assault in Liverpool has been jailed for 11 years.
A high risk sex offender who preyed on women and children and subjected victims to rape and abuse over more than four decades was given a life sentence yesterday.
Former first minister Alex Salmond has appeared in court accused of multiple counts of sexual assault and attempted rape.
A failed businessman who subjected a vulnerable woman to an ordeal of abuse and rape was jailed for five years and three months yesterday.
A north-east man who raped and sexually assaulted multiple women was yesterday branded a “sexual predator” and told he could be monitored for the rest of his life.
A pensioner yesterday admitted raping and sexually abusing a woman with learning difficulties at a home in Inverness-shire.
A north-east man has been found guilty of raping two women between the 1980s and last year.
A hospital patient threatened to bundle a female doctor into the boot of his car and hold her hostage in a cage for days before raping her.
A Peterhead man appeared in the dock at the High Court in Glasgow yesterday accused of the rape of two women, together with charges of abduction and assault.
A man has appeared in court accused of assaulting a woman with a dead bird, raping her and indecently assaulting her with feathers.