Canklow Rape Case – Advertiser coverage as it developed

This story shows the local press, and the Advertiser in particular, at it’s best.

I have little doubt this coverage assisted the police in catching the perpetrator.

Additionally it showcases the exemplary work of South Yorkshire Police, who should be appreciated for their sterling efforts, resulting in an arrest and charge.

What we can hope for now, is for the victim to be spared the extra trauma of having to appear as a prosecution witness at any future trial?

Girl (15) raped in woods

A TEENAGE girl was raped in woodland this morning.

Police said the attack happened in a wooded area off Rother View Road at around 8.30am today (Monday).

Det Insp John Fitzgibbons said: “The girl is currently with her family and specially-trained officers who are providing support.

Read on… http://www.rotherhamadvertiser.co.uk/news/105087/girl-15-raped-in-woods.aspx

Rape victim (15) “was walking to school”

DETECTIVES investigating the rape of a teenager as she walked to school have say they are “absolutely determined” to track down her attacker.

The 15-year-old was attacked in a wooded area off Rother View Road, Canklow at around 8.30am on Monday.

Read on… http://www.rotherhamadvertiser.co.uk/news/105105/rape-victim-15-was-walking-to-school-.aspx

Man held over rape of schoolgirl

A MAN has been arrested on suspicion of raping a teenage girl as she made her way to school.

Read on… http://www.rotherhamadvertiser.co.uk/news/105111/man-held-over-rape-of-schoolgirl.aspx

Man charged with rape of schoolgirl

A MAN has been charged with raping a 15-year-old girl as she made her way to school.

Paul Jones (47), of Herringthorpe Valley Road, Rotherham, has been charged this afternoon (Friday) with rape, engaging in sexual activity in front of a child and posses

Read on… http://www.rotherhamadvertiser.co.uk/news/105136/man-charged-with-rape-of-schoolgirl.aspx

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8 Responses to Canklow Rape Case – Advertiser coverage as it developed

  1. Colin Tawn says:

    I hope the judge at this person’s trial uses the guidelines published by the CPS to punish him.

    Starting Points:
    8 years custody – victim 13 or over but under 16
    http://www.cps.gov.uk/legal/p_to_r/rape_and_sexual_offences/sentencing/

    While he’s locked up he should also be chemically castrated.
    Or put him in a cell with Bubba who will probably do it at no expense to taxpayers.

  2. Jeffrey Smith says:

    He should get life. Any reflections on the lack of outrage here when compared to rapes perpetrated by Pakistani men?

    • Survivor says:

      I think the outrage over the historic cse stems from the fact that the police knew children were being repeatedly raped, beaten and abused and choose to do nothing. It’s like them leaving this man on the streets for well over a decade, to rape hundreds of children. The rage isn’t at the race or religion of the perpetrator, it’s at the fact they were left to continue to ruin innocent children’s lives. Stop turning everything into a race issue and take it back to what it’s really about…..child abuse.

      • Linda Wheeler says:

        You hit the nail right on the head Survivor….Wish you a bright future and all that is best in life….

      • Colin Tawn says:

        @Survivor
        ‘Stop turning everything into a race issue’
        I agree with the central thrust of your post however it is a fact Prof.Jay made the following statement in her report:
        “The majority of those behind the abuse were described as Asian, while the victims were young white girls.”
        Yet the report found that councillors failed to engage with the town’s Pakistani-heritage community during the inquiry period.
        http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-28942986

        The law does not recognise skin colour,creed,race or religion, it is there to (allegedly) punish the guilty and protect the innocent.
        We should accept child abusers are first and foremost criminals irrespective of their ethnicity but in this instance I’m afraid the Asian community bears a heavy burden along with RMBC and that is why the issue of race is more prominent in the CSE scandal in Rotherham.

        • Survivor says:

          When you look at a specific type of CSE (street grooming), across the UK, the perportrators are predominantly of Pakistani heritage. This shows that something is wrong somewhere. I do think The impact and damage CSE causes has been lost in all the arguments over race and religion. Yes, it is something that needs to be discussed. What I can say, as a woman who was abused by only Pakistani men, is that the race of my abusers didn’t make the damage I’ve suffered and continue to suffer any worse. I would have still felt the same if white men had abused me. I understand what you are saying and agree, to some degree, but please don’t put the race of the perp before the act of the perp.

  3. Colin Tawn says:

    ‘ but please don’t put the race of the perp before the act of the perp.’
    I did not write or infer that. I was attempting to clarify your post and I thought line 2 of my last paragraph emphasises the point you make. “We should accept child abusers are first and foremost criminals irrespective of their ethnicity”.

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