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Review Rape and Sexual Offences Sentencing Laws

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1 in 5 women will experience sexual violence at some point in their lives. 97 out of 100 rapists receive no punishment for the crime - and the average sentence for a rapist is 8 years, many of which do not serve their full sentence and end up serving around 3-5 years. Rape is a crime which should be punishable by life imprisonment. Sexual violence against women is becoming such a common crime to appear on the front of our newspapers, a crime which is deemed as menial' by many. The Houses of Parliament need to review the laws on rape and sexual violence chapter 19, and make rape punishable by life sentence at all times.


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