Sarah’s Case

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.

I wrote about the case for Legal Feminists, which can be found here, and for the Guardian, which can be found here.

3 thoughts on “Sarah’s Case

  1. Sad case, but doesn’t highlight how many false allegations of rape that are made, and in the absolute minority of cases where the person is charged with wasting police time or perverting the course of justice.

  2. Sad case, but doesn’t highlight how many false aglnlatioes of rape that are made, and in the absolute minority of cases where the person is charged with wasting police time or perverting the course of justice.

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