Woman Crowdfunds To Prosecute Rapist

Private justice is permitted in the UK.

A woman is crowdfunding to prosecute a man who allegedly raped her after the government dropped the case due to “lack of evidence.”

Newsweek reports that “In the U.K., complainants can finance private prosecutions, which can lead to the same type of legal action against alleged criminals…” So, if convicted, the rapist can go to jail.

If this works, Ms. Hunt intends to set up a charity to fund other similar trials for women for whom justice was not served.

While the number of rapes have risen in Britain, the number of convictions has fallen recently.

http://www.newsweek.com/woman-uk-raising-money-online-prosecute-her-rapist-704454

About JeffKoeppel

I am a corporate/securities attorney in the Washington, DC area. Prior to joining the firm, I was a Senior Attorney Advisor in the Division of Corporation Finance at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. I am a member of the Bars of the States of Maryland, New York and the District of Columbia. You can also follow this blog on LinkedIn at: http://www.linkedin.com/pub/jeffrey-a-koeppel/0/63/5a9
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