Miscarriages of justice in rape cases

The prosecution of “Sarah”, jailed for making a “false retraction” after years of marital rape and abuse, screams injustice (She accused her husband of rape – and ended up in jail, 27 November). Why was she prosecuted? Why wasn’t her sentence quashed? And why can’t her rapist husband, who kept the children and the flat, be prosecuted now before he reoffends?

You report that at least 30 women are in “similar positions”. We are involved with several women accused of false allegations of rape, and each suffered a miscarriage of justice: evidence not gathered or lost, and a traumatised woman accused of wasting police time, put in the dock and sentenced to two or three years.

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