Big Issue: Ched Evans - should defendants in rape cases be allowed to remain anonymous?



The acquittal of footballer Ched Evans has raised the question as to whether defendants in rape cases should be named. John Woodhouse investigates...
"It's outrageous that we should know who the accused is but not the accuser, who the jury obviously think is a serial liar" – Christine Hamilton's words after she and husband Neil were falsely accused of rape.
It's an issue that has returned again and again, high-profile celebrity cases such as the Hamiltons, and Coronation Street actors Bill Roache and Michael Le Vell, both also acquitted of rape, mirroring those occurring... read more

 
18 October 2016 in Regional West, Views: 36
Source: The Sentinel
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