Tougher Sentences for Rape

(4 Posts)
AnyaKnowIt Thu 06-Dec-12 10:43:03

New guildlines could be being given to Judges to take into account of the psychological and long-term damage of the victims. The new proposals will go out to public for consultation

One-off rape could lead to 19 years.

news.sky.com/story/1021322/sex-offences-tougher-sentences-to-be-imposed

picketywick Thu 06-Dec-12 12:17:45

Anya I heard Victoria Derbyshires interview on Radio 5-;live today. The lady judge said it was at an exploritary stage. My experience of the law is that it moves very slowly.

AnyaKnowIt Thu 06-Dec-12 12:20:19

I know but at least it a start in the right direction.

On the news it says that the public can have there say but didn't say how.

EmmelineGoulden Thu 06-Dec-12 15:14:46

The consultation is run by the Sentencing Council. See:
sentencingcouncil.judiciary.gov.uk/consultations-current.htm

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