With numerous tweeters naming the teenage rape victim of a Welsh international footballer — despite legal anonymity protections — Corby MP Louise Mensch has reported the users to the police.
Here’s a bit of “banter” for all those naming a rape victim over the w/e; my office has printed off tweets, handing to Welsh police.
— Louise Mensch (@LouiseMensch) April 23, 2012
Sheffield United star Ched Evans was sentenced to five years in prison for the the rape of a young woman “too drunk to consent”. Police and the Attorney General are currently investigating the naming of the victim on Twitter, which is a criminal offence under the Sexual Offences Act.
Perhaps they can start with Evans’ team mate Connor Brown, who referred to the victim as a “money-grabbing little tramp”.