In the Media

Men are victims as well as perpetrators of sex crime. So why aren't they talking? | Kira Cochrane

PUBLISHED May 9, 2013

I tried to read the newspapers on the train yesterday morning but kept being tripped up by the details. I managed a few paragraphs about the death of 12-year-old Tia Sharp, before arriving at the detail that a sex toy with her blood on it had been found in the house the accused, Stuart Hazell, shared with her grandmother. The next story was about a newspaper entrepreneur, Eddy Shah, accused of six charges of raping a schoolgirl and ordering her into a threesome with a sex worker. The final story was about April Jones, the five-year-old killed in Wales, and told of one of her friends giving evidence to the court via videolink, while holding a teddy bear.

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