Rapists among hundreds of sex offenders let off with a caution in London

‘It’s always in the public interest to bring a charge,’ argues women’s rights campaigners

Rapists are among hundreds of sex offenders in London only given cautions for their crimes, new figures have revealed.

The revelations have prompted criticism from women’s rights campaigners, who said it was always in the public interest to bring charges against sex offenders.

There were 1,115 cautions for sexual offences – including 16 for rape – handed down in the capital between 2012 and last year, responses to Freedom of Information requests by the Evening Standard showed.

Read on… http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/crime/sex-offenders-rapists-london-crown-prosecution-service-metropolitan-police-a8000236.html

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