A 16-year-old boy has today been sentenced to six years in prison for the rape and robbery of a young woman in Sheffield.
A man has been jailed for 13 years for raping an 88-year-old woman in Barnsley.
Five people have been charged over the naming online of the woman raped by former Sheffield United footballer Ched Evans.
A man from Scarborough has appeared before magistrates charged with raping a woman nearly 20 years ago. Daniel Borgers, who is 41 and from Napier Crescent, appeared at Luton Magistrates' Court and was remanded in custody until August 28th.
He is suspected of raping a woman who was walking home from church in Stotfold in October 1992. Borgers, who used to live in Stotfold, was arrested by North Yorkshire Police on behalf of the Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire and Cambridgeshire Major Crime Unit in Scarborough at the weekend.
A man from Scarborough has been charged with raping a woman nearly 20 years ago. Daniel Borgers, who is 41, and from Napier Crescent, will appear at Luton Magistrates Court. He is suspected of raping a woman who was walking home from church in Stotfold, Bedfordshire, in October 1992.
Borgers, who used to live in Stotfold, was arrested by North Yorkshire Police on behalf of the Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire and Cambridgeshire Major Crime Unit. Officers from the unit's cold case team have worked on the case for a number of years.
Lincolnshire Police have started a campaign to encourage victims of rape and sexual crime to come forward. They want to promote the message that alcohol can never be used as an excuse for sexual violence. It comes as new figures show a link between rape and the use of alcohol.
Officers will go into schools across the county handing out leaflets with the slogan "No means no". Here is Assistant Chief Constable Keith Smy.
A Nottinghamshire police officer has been found guilty of raping a woman in the city while he was off duty.
47-year-old Trevor Gray attacked a 43-year-old woman at a house in Nottingham in July 2011.
The detective sergeant was suspended from duty in July 2011 pending the outcome of the investigation and will now also face misconduct proceedings.
He has been remanded in custody to appear at Derby Crown Court tomorrow for sentence.
– Detective Chief Inspector Mick Windmill-Jones, Professional Standards Directorate
In this case Trevor Gray’s actions go against everything the role of a police officer stands for, which is ultimately to protect innocent people and keep them safe.
We take all reports of sexual assault and rape extremely seriously and do everything we can to both support victims and ensure cases like this are brought to justice, regardless of who the alleged offender is.
Detectives in Halifax are investigating an alleged rape which took place in daylight.
The 17 year old girl was in People's Park on the afternoon of Monday 16th April when the serious sexual assault is alleged to have happened.
An 18 year old man has been arrested and is in police custody. The teenage girl is being helped by specially trained officers.
A Yorkshire woman, who won compensation from Lotto rapist Iorworth Hoare after a lengthy legal battle, has received an MBE from the Queen earlier today at Buckingham Palace. 82 year old retired teacher Shirley Woodman waived her anonymity after being awarded the gong for services to the community.
She was attacked by Hoare in Leeds in 1988. He was jailed for life the following year and scooped £7.2million in 2004 when he bought a Lotto Extra ticket while on day release from prison.
Mrs Woodman sued Hoare for damages when she heard of his win and after a four year legal battle she won a groundbreaking ruling from the Law Lords and was awarded compensation in an out-of-court settlement.
A Yorkshire woman who won compensation from Lotto rapist Iorworth Hoare after a lengthy legal battle is receiving an MBE from the Queen at Buckingham Palace today. Shirley Woodman waived her anonymity after being awarded the honour for services to the community in the 2012 Queen's New Year Honours.
Retired teacher Mrs Woodman, 82, was attacked by Hoare in Roundhay Park, Leeds, in 1988. He was jailed for life the following year for the attempted rape of Mrs Woodman, but scooped £7.2 million in 2004 when he bought a Lotto Extra ticket while on day release from prison.
Mrs Woodman sued Hoare for damages but he contested the claim, arguing that victims of sex attacks must make their claims within six years. In 2008 Mrs Woodman won a groundbreaking ruling from the Law Lords that, in cases of serious assault, courts would have the discretion to extend the time limit.
The Government has announced that 5 new centre are to be developed to provide support for victims of sex attacks. The centres will be in mid Wales, Northumbria, Southend, Suffolk and Leeds.