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John Worboys: CPS has ‘no plans’ to prosecute ‘black cab rapist …

Serial sex attacker John Worboys, who is known as the black cab rapist”, will not face further charges unless new referrals are made by the police, the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) has said. 

The 60-year-old was convicted of drugging and sexually assaulting 12 victims in 2009. Croydon Crown Court heard at the time that he gave his victims champagne spiked with drugs before attacking them in the back of his taxi.

After his trial, detectives said that over the course of his 13-year career as a London taxi driver, he could have attacked more than 100 female passengers. At least 19 allegations that emerged after his conviction were not prosecuted, following consultation between the CPS and Metropolitan Police. There are no cases currently live.

Scotland Yard said it had no new information to send to the CPS, who in turn said it had ”no plans” to reassess 93 cases that had not been prosecuted against Worboys.

“Our decision-making was on the basis of all available evidence and there are no plans to review it,”

Read more at: http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/crime/john-worboys-cps-black-cab-rapist-no-plans-prosecute-sex-assault-cases-london-latest-updates-a8155521.html

British Woman Raising Money Online To Prosecute Her Rapist

A woman in the U.K. is asking for money from strangers online to do what the criminal justice system won’t—put her rapist in jail.

Emily Hunt, a 38-year-old strategy consultant based in London, turned to the crowdfunding platform GoFundMe to privately prosecute her rape case after the Crown Prosecution Services dropped the case for lack of evidence. As of Tuesday afternoon, Hunt has raised over $18,000 in about two weeks.

In the U.K., complainants can finance private prosecutions, which can lead to the same type of legal action against alleged criminals—which means Hunt’s alleged rapist would face jail time if convicted. 

If Hunt is successful in prosecuting her case, it’ll be the first time someone in the U.K. has used her rights to a private prosecution to convict a rapist—but Hunt hopes it’s not the last. After bringing her

Read more at: http://www.newsweek.com/woman-uk-raising-money-online-prosecute-her-rapist-704454

Mum launches GoFundMe crowdfunding campaign to prosecute …

A WOMAN who claims she was drugged and raped by a stranger has launched a crowdfunding campaign to bring her alleged attacker to justice after prosecutors refused to bring charges.

Emily Hunt, 38, who has waived her right to anonymity, says she woke up “naked and terrified” in a London hotel in May 2015.

 Emily Hunt believes she was drugged and raped but the Crown Prosecution Service will not press chargesagainst the alleged attacker
Emily Hunt believes she was drugged and raped but the Crown Prosecution Service will not press charges against the alleged attacker

She later learned the man — who she said was sober and fully clothed — had filmed her lying on the bed naked and unconscious.

However, the Crown Prosecution Service decided that there was insufficient evidence to bring charges.

Mum-of-one Emily, a strategy consultant from Hackney, East London,

Read more at: https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/4855006/emily-hunt-gofundme-prosecute-rapist-cps-charges/

UDM hails decision not to prosecute EC mother who killed daughter’s rapist

JOHANNESBURG – An Eastern Cape mother who attacked her daughter’s alleged rapists and killed one of them has been labelled a courageous hero.

The 55-year-old woman from Komani was arrested last month.

The court on Monday heard that the senior state prosecutor declined to prosecute after reviewing the docket.

The United Democratic Movement (UDM) Women’s organisation says that while it does not support crime, it believes that the mother acted courageously to protect her 27-year-old daughter’s life.

The organisation’s secretary-general Thandi Nontenja says that no mother would have been able to fold her arms while her daughter was being raped in front of her.

Nontenja says that the organisation will continue to support the survivor and her mother because even though the charges have been dropped, their lives will never be the same.

“It was in self-defence, it’s not like she went all out to kill somebody. She had to defend herself and her daughter.

Read more at: http://ewn.co.za/2017/10/10/udm-hails-decision-not-to-prosecute-ec-mother-who-killed-daughter-s-rapist