Widower Jack Tweed charged with rape
As it is up to the jury to decide on the matter I am only going note the fact that the person who is accusing him remains anonymous but he hasn't been so you can imagine lots of people 'accusing him' without hearing the evidence.
Jade Goody's widower Jack Tweed has appeared in court charged with rape.
The 22-year-old, who spoke only to confirm his name, wore a grey jumper and jogging bottoms at the preliminary hearing at Snaresbrook Crown Court.
The alleged offence took place at Tweed's home in Woodford Green, east London, in the early hours of Friday September 4.
Tweed was remanded in custody and must return to court for a plea and case management hearing on November 16".
The Guardian commented earlier this year about the low conviction rates:
"Rape cases have long attracted controversy for their persistently low conviction rates and the associated questions of how the police and prosecutors treat victims of rape and bring cases through the courts.
The government estimates that as many as 95% of rapes are never reported to the police at all. Of the rapes that were reported from 2007 to 2008, only 6.5% resulted in a conviction, compared with 34% of criminal cases in general. The majority of convictions for rape resulted from an admission of guilt by the defendant, whereas less than one quarter of all those charged with rape were convicted following a successful trial.
Prosecutors have accepted a number of failures in dealing with rape, particularly since the publication in 2007 of the Without Consent report, which was highly critical of some aspects of the way the police and prosecuting authorities deal with rape cases."
The Fawcett Society have published a full UK Regional Rape Conviction List for 2004/6 on