Justice is sometimes done, after all

Readers will be familiar with the UK’s shocking 5% conviction rate for rape. Or, to put it another way, considering the high percentages of rapes that go unreported, the average rapist in this country faces only a 1% likelihood of being convicted.

But sometimes justice is done – and today’s Guardian includes the first-person story of one woman, who was attacked by a stranger, then well-supported by the police, and eventually saw the man who raped her sentenced to 10 years.

You can read her account in full here, but it may be triggering.

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