to ask you if you feel that people accused of sex crimes should have their identities protected?

(81 Posts)
SoleSource Wed 20-Feb-13 12:02:40

This debate was featured on the This Morning programme.

55% of the phone in poll voted yes.
45% voted no.

I would have voted yes because false allegations can destroy lives.

thezebrawearspurple Wed 20-Feb-13 21:02:39

Agree with you worridmum, so sorry to hear about your brothersad.

A few days ago I believe no person should be named until found guilty however since reading some posts I have changed my mind on this topic. If naming means more surviors of rape and sexual assault come forwards then there is a strong reason to name.

I was thinking as I read this thread. Would a point score system of who had their man published be better. If say the cps scored those charged on the benefit of releasing there name by:

Criminal history
relationship if any to accuser
Job (in case of highly accused like teachers)
Type allegation
Will it reveal the a victim

Just an idea????

Sorry name not man

Joiningthegang Wed 20-Feb-13 21:49:27

No

Morloth Wed 20-Feb-13 21:50:35

Yes, they should be even after found guilty.

Not because of their right to privacy, who gives a fuck about rapists?

But because of their victim's right to privacy.

Should a survivor get a say in if the media is given details is a thought. For some people having any details or a name/photo in their local newspaper would surely cause more distress maybe?

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