Yesterday, Sarah’s case was heard by the Court of Appeal.
Sarah, a rape victim who was convicted of perverting the course of justice for making a false retraction (i.e. she retracted her claim of rape, then admitted her claim of rape was true), brought about an important change in law – one which doesn’t help her, but means in future, prosecutions of this nature can only be brought with the permission of the Director of Public Prosecutions.
The Court of Appeal yesterday rejected her appeal against her conviction. They had, back in 2010 already heard her appeal against her sentence, when they reduced it from 8 months in prison to a community sentence.