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#Rape Trial

# rape-trial - Thursday 20 February, 2020

Woman (20s) arrested by gardaí investigating 'threats to kill' made at conclusion of rape trial

The men were jailed for seven years on Monday.

# rape-trial - Monday 10 February, 2020

Model denies trapping Weinstein accuser in hotel bathroom

Claudia Salinas was giving evidence in the movie mogul’s rape trial in New York City.

# rape-trial - Thursday 6 February, 2020

Prosecutors rest case at Weinstein rape trial

Harvey Weinstein maintains that any sexual encounters were consensual.

# rape-trial - Saturday 1 February, 2020

Actress accusing Harvey Weinstein of rape said she only stayed in contact out of fear

Jessica Mann gave evidence to a court in New York yesterday.

# rape-trial - Tuesday 31 December, 2019

UK foreign office expresses 'serious concern' over conviction of British woman for lying in Cyprus rape trial

The Cypriot government has defended the independence of its courts.

# rape-trial - Wednesday 11 December, 2019

Harvey Weinstein has bail increased to $5 million for mishandling electronic ankle monitor

“If you have any further medical issues, the court will not be terribly understanding,” the judge said.

# rape-trial - Thursday 31 October, 2019

Rape accused denies he and co-accused 'swapped over' sexual activity with woman

The woman has told the trial that she was too drunk to consent to sex.

# rape-trial - Tuesday 4 June, 2019

12-year-old girl who was raped by cousin wants him identified so people will know 'he is in the wrong'

Instructions from the DPP are that it would not be in the girl’s best interest for her abuser to be named.

# rape-trial - Monday 26 November, 2018

Rape trial collapses due to 'unprecedented media coverage' in national newspaper

The trial involved a Dublin defendant accused of raping a woman he met on a night out in 2015.

# rape-trial - Saturday 24 November, 2018

89% of people think legal professionals should have mandatory education in consent and rape myths

A barrister’s comments sparked outrage and led to protests last week.

# rape-trial - Tuesday 13 November, 2018

Black lace thong held up in the Dáil as TD raises controversial rape trial comments

TD Ruth Coppinger said it was time for ‘rape myths’ to be dispelled with in court cases,

# rape-trial - Monday 9 April, 2018

Most Irish people don't want to see Jackson and Olding back in international panel

There has been much discussion of the tenor of private conversations between the men.

# rape-trial - Friday 6 April, 2018

Campaigners take out newspaper ad demanding Paddy Jackson not play for Ireland or Ulster again

The ad is appearing in today’s edition.

# rape-trial - Thursday 29 March, 2018

'Any possibility of a threesome?': The growing use of text messages in Ireland's criminal investigations

Experts say there is a huge amount of valuable data on a person’s phone that can be used if they are accused of a crime.

# rape-trial - Wednesday 28 March, 2018

IRFU and Ulster Rugby to conduct review into Jackson and Olding trial

The players will remain relieved of their duties.

# rape-trial - Friday 23 March, 2018

Rugby rape trial jury told 'morals of any person involved are completely irrelevant'

The trial will enter its ninth week at Belfast Crown Court on Monday, when the jury will begin its deliberations.

# rape-trial - Thursday 15 March, 2018

What happened in Paddy Jackson's home was 'a throwback to the days of male entitlement', jury told

The prosecution has been summing up its case to the jury.

# rape-trial - Monday 12 March, 2018

Rory Harrison accused of being 'delegated' to look after distressed woman after alleged rape

Rory Harrison was also accused of displaying “misguided loyalty” to his friends.

# rape-trial - Saturday 10 March, 2018

Paddy Jackson would be the 'last person in the world to rape someone', court hears

The court heard from Rory Harrison, who is accused of withholding information, today.

# rape-trial - Friday 9 March, 2018

'Any possibility of a threesome?' - Blane McIlroy tells rape trial of 4am text to Paddy Jackson

McIlroy (26) denies a count of exposure.

# rape-trial - Wednesday 7 March, 2018

Paddy Jackson said he would have 'freaked out' if he knew a woman left his house in tears

The rugby player denies raping a young woman.

# rape-trial - Thursday 1 March, 2018

Rape trial: Police could not locate Stuart Olding's clothes as he "was not told his house was being searched"

A DC from the PSNI’s Rape Crime Unit was on the stand today.

# rape-trial - Tuesday 27 February, 2018

'She never once said stop' - jury hears three men charged in Belfast rugby rape trial deny accusations

The jury heard details of police interviews today.

# rape-trial - Friday 23 February, 2018

Paddy Jackson: 'She didn't have to stay. She could have left if she wanted but she didn't'

Statements given by Jackson and Olding after their arrest were read out in court today.

# rape-trial - Wednesday 21 February, 2018

Rugby rape trial: Forensic scientist gives evidence about blood and DNA found on clothes and duvet

Ireland and Ulster rugby players Paddy Jackson and Stuart Olding deny raping the woman.

# rape-trial - Tuesday 20 February, 2018

Doctor at rape trial: 'Not possible' to tell if injuries caused by consensual or non-consensual sex

The court also heard from a policeman from the rape crisis unit.

# rape-trial - Friday 9 February, 2018

Jury taken to Paddy Jackson's home to scene of alleged rape

The jury were taken in two groups of six to Jackson’s bedroom.

# rape-trial - Thursday 8 February, 2018

Alleged rape victim says she has 'no complaint' with the man accused of withholding information

The young woman faced cross examination from the defence again today.

# rape-trial - Wednesday 7 February, 2018

'I was raped. I don't think I can make myself more clear': Alleged victim continues evidence in court

The young woman faced cross examination from the defence again today.

# rape-trial - Tuesday 25 October, 2016

More likely man was drunk than sleepwalking when he allegedly raped friend, court told

The woman told the trial she was sharing a bed with the man after a night out when she woke up to him having sex with her.

# rape-trial - Tuesday 11 October, 2016

Ex-girlfriend of man who says he was sleepwalking when friend was raped testifies about "erratic" sleeping habits

She claimed she had asked the man to visit a doctor.

# rape-trial - Wednesday 5 October, 2016

Teenager so drunk she could not have consented, court told in Ched Evans retrial

The Chesterfield striker is accused of raping a woman at a hotel in May 2011.

# rape-trial - Monday 18 January, 2016

"I can't go out on my own anymore..." - Victim impact statement of woman with Down syndrome read to court

Faisal Ellahi was found guilty of rape and sexual assault last month.

# rape-trial - Thursday 27 November, 2014

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Anna Krien’s book documents the rape trial of a young Australian Rules footballer.

# rape-trial - Saturday 14 September, 2013

Aaron McKenna: Le Vell trial highlights argument for defendant anonymity in rape cases

The UK should follow Ireland’s example and put anonymity provisions in place for defendants in rape trials, writes Aaron McKenna.

# rape-trial - Saturday 7 September, 2013

# rape-trial - Wednesday 23 January, 2013

Indian panel recommends tougher sex crime sentences

India’s sex crime laws were being reviewed following the fatal gang-rape of a student in New Delhi.

# rape-trial - Monday 23 April, 2012

Sheffield United launch probe into defender's rape trial tweets

The Blades’ reserve defender Connor Brown could be in big trouble after comments he made in defence of jailed team-mate Ched Evans.

# rape-trial - Wednesday 21 July, 2010

A PALESTINIAN man has been sentenced to 18 months in prison by a Jerusalem court, after being found guilty of raping a Jewish woman because he lied about his religion.

Sabbar Kashur told the woman that he was a Jewish bachelor looking for a serious relationship when they met in a downtown Jerusalem market in 2008.

They then had consensual sex in a nearby building.

When the woman later found out that Kashur was not Jewish she filed rape and indecent assault charges against him.

The presidential judge, Zvi Segal, concluded that Kashur actions constituted rape: “If she hadn’t thought the accused was a Jewish bachelor interested in a serious romantic relationship, she would not have cooperated.”

Since the incident almost two years ago Kashur, who is married with two small children, has been placed under house arrest.

Kashur says the verdict is racist.

Speaking to Ha’aretz , Kashur said: “If I were Jewish they wouldn’t have even questioned me. That’s not called rape. I didn’t rape her in the forest and throw her away naked. She agreed to everything that happened.”

Th precedent of “rape by deception” was established in the Israeli High Court in 2008 after the Zvi Sleiman case; a man posing as senior official in the Housing Ministry who told women that they would receive apartments if they had sex with him.

Judge Elyakim Rubinstein ruled that rape by deception applies when a “person does not tell the truth regarding critical matters to a reasonable woman, and as a result of misrepresentation she has sexual relations with him.”