UK rape victims denied leave for compensation due to records

PC Stephen Mitchell was a corrupt English police officer who raped or assaulted up to 16 girls and women between 17 and 48. He was jailed for life for these attacks at the start of the year, plus the associated coercion and in one case, passing drugs on to one of the victims as the majority had drug problems.

At the start of this week they were formerly denied compensation through the customary Criminal Injuries Compensation Board as the women had drug or shoplifting convictions. It’s immaterial whether this is right or wrong, because criminal records or not, these victims can seek leave to just sue the police service, so they might as well have been compensated even if the amount was cut from the standard GBP 11000 (USD 17250 approx).

The general background is at the Mirror Website here.


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