marital rape

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“I know that the life of my family will change when this perpetrator is released and our safety and our freedom will be significantly altered and compromised as a consequence.” File photograph: Getty Images

A woman whose husband’s jail term for marital rape was recently reduced on appeal has said she is devastated at the court’s decision. In an open lett(...)

“The reduction in sentence makes a very significant difference in the maturity of a young child and their ability to deal with the challenges of the release of their father from prison.” File photograph: Getty Images

Victim’s letter: Dear Justice Edwards, Justice Birmingham and Justice Mahon Your judgment in February to reduce the sentence by 2 years for marital (...)

The Court of Criminal Appeal reserved judgment in the case. Photograph: Chris Maddaloni/Collins

A man jailed for raping and threatening to kill his wife as their marriage was breaking down has moved to appeal against his conviction. The 43-year-(...)