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Showing 1 - 10 of 113 results for crime type "Sexual offences" & area "CPS"

CPS publishes latest quarterly statistics which show a continued increase in people charged with rape

Today the CPS has published the Q2 performance data which covers the three-month period from 1 July to 30 September 2022. 

Notable changes in the data from Q1 2022-23 to Q2 2022-23 include: 

| Press Release , Sexual offences, Domestic abuse, Hate crime , CPS News

David Carrick: Police constable pleads guilty to a relentless campaign of sexually and mentally abusing women

A Metropolitan Police officer who degraded, raped and sexually assaulted women has today admitted his crimes.

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

Former GP jailed for life for sexually assaulting patients

A doctor who persuaded women and teenage girls to undertake invasive medical examinations under the guise of genuine need has been jailed for life.

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Man convicted of brutal 1975 rape and murder after double jeopardy trial

A man who brutally raped and murdered his ex-girlfriend’s niece 47 years ago has been convicted after the CPS successfully overturned the verdict of a 1976 jury to see him face a retrial. 

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

Reality TV star guilty of posting 'revenge porn'

A reality TV star has been convicted of posting so-called “revenge porn” on the OnlyFans video-sharing site.

| Press Release , Sexual offences , CPS, East of England News

Children are often present during non-fatal strangulation, CPS analysis shows

Children were present in more than a third of non-fatal strangulation offences, according to analysis of a sample of cases by the Crown Prosecution Service.

| Press Release , Sexual offences , CPS News

‘Revenge porn’ victims are often stalked and harassed by ex-partners

Victims of so-called ‘revenge porn’ are often also stalked or harassed by ex-partners after their relationship ends, Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) data has revealed.

In total, 825 suspects were charged with 1,048 revenge porn offences between April 2020 and June 2022 inclusive.

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David Carrick: CPS authorises nine further charges

The Crown Prosecution Service has authorised Hertfordshire Constabulary to charge Metropolitan Police officer David Carrick with nine additional offences.

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

CPS authorises additional charges against Kevin Spacey

Rosemary Ainslie, Head of the CPS Special Crime Division, said: “The CPS has authorised additional criminal charges against Kevin Spacey, 63, for a number of sexual assaults against one man between 2001 and 2004.

| Press Release , Sexual offences , CPS News

Online predator jailed for sexually abusing girls as young as 12

An online predator who forced young girls to sign a sexual contract with him, has been jailed.

| Press Release , Sexual offences , CPS News

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