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Showing 1 - 10 of 120 results for crime type "Sexual offences" & area "CPS"

Security officer convicted of raping woman in Westminster car park

Sola Warikwah, 39, sexually attacked the victim in the back of his company car after she mistakenly got in believing that he was a taxi driver who had come to pick her up.

| Press Release , Sexual offences , CPS News

UPDATED WITH SENTENCE: Man guilty of violent south London park sexual assault

A violent man, who made up a twin to use as a scapegoat for the sexual attack he had committed, has been sentenced to 14 years' imprisonment, with a recommendation that he serve at least two-thirds, and an extended licence period of eight years.

| Press Release , Sexual offences , CPS, London South News

Man jailed for 20 years after repeated rape of schoolgirl

A man who routinely raped and sexually assaulted a girl over a period spanning five years has today been sentenced to year years in prison.

| Press Release , Sexual offences , CPS, London North News

Wesley Streete sentenced for rape, sexual assault and murder

Wesley Streete, 20, who was convicted on 5 August of the rape and murder of Keeley Bunker and the rape and sexual assault of three other victims was sentenced today at Stafford Crown Court to detention for life with a minimum term of 30 years.

| Press Release , Violent crime, Sexual offences , CPS, West Midlands News

‘Friend’ who was trusted to walk a woman home safely convicted of her brutal murder

A man who raped and killed a 20-year-old-woman after agreeing to walk her safely home following a concert has today been convicted of her murder.

| Press Release , Sexual offences, Violent crime , CPS, West Midlands News

Man found guilty of stranger rape in Catford

Danut Bulboana, 21, came across the victim in Catford and sexually assaulted her just before midnight on 27 August last year.

| Press Release , Sexual offences , CPS, London South News

Improving the experience of rape victims in the Justice System

Improving the experience of rape victims who enter the justice system has been the subject of pioneering joint working between CPS East Midlands and voluntary and public sector groups.

| Press Release , Sexual offences , CPS, East Midlands News

CPS Thames and Chiltern initiatives see a significant rise in rape charges

Successful initiatives in CPS Thames and Chiltern have seen a significant rise in rape cases being charged.

| Press Release , Sexual offences , CPS, Thames and Chiltern News

Ex-MP jailed for sex attacks on women

A former MP has been sentenced to two years' imprisonment for sexually assaulting a woman and a female parliamentary worker in separate offences nine years apart.

| Press Release , Sexual offences , CPS News

CPS launches guidance on sexual violence within LGBT communities

The CPS today publishes new guidance to assist prosecutors considering cases of sexual violence within LGBT communities.

| Press Release , Sexual offences , CPS News

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