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Prison staff on trial

A nurse at a maximum security jail in Yorkshire has gone on trial accused of having a sexual relationship with a convicted rapist. Karen Cosford is said to have exchanged text messages to her alleged lover on a contraband phone.

Three of her colleagues at Wakefield prison are also accused of misconduct in a public office. Their actions are said to have undermined security. Tina Gelder reports.

Ched Evans loses first stage of rape conviction appeal

Sheffield United and footballer Ched Evans has lost the first stage of his appeal against his rape conviction, his lawyers said. The 23-year-old striker was jailed for five years in April for raping a 19-year-old woman in a hotel room.

A spokesman for law firm Brabners Chaffe Street in Manchester said they had received notification from the Court of Appeal that the judge had refused Evans' application for leave to appeal against his conviction.

Evans was found guilty of raping the woman at a hotel in North Wales last May. He admitted having sex with her, but the woman told the jury that she had no memory of the incident - and the prosecution argued that she was too drunk to consent to sexual intercourse.

Rape charge man from Scarborough appears in court

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.

Scarborough man charged with rape dating back 20 years

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.

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"No to sexual violence" campaign

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.

Police officer guilty of rape

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.

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.

– Detective Chief Inspector Mick Windmill-Jones, Professional Standards Directorate
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