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A businessman has been cleared of any charges of rape, after a court accepted his plea that he inadvertently penetrated an year-old girl after tripping over. The complainant, an year-old girl, had been asleep on his sofa at the time. It was reported that Abdulaziz had likely had sex with the girl's year-old friend when he tripped and fell on top of her. It just so happened that his penis was poking out of his underwear at the time. Despite traces of DNA having been found in the teenager's vagina, Abdulaziz assured courts that it was an innocent mistake. The teenager described her side of the story, claiming that she awoke in the early hours of the morning to find the businessman on top of her, apparently forcing himself inside her. But he disputed those claims entirely, instead saying that he had gone to wake her up and offer her a T-shirt to sleep in or a taxi ride home.
A Boy Among Men
Under current UK legislation, only a man can commit rape. This paper argues that this is an unjustified double standard that reinforces problematic gendered stereotypes about male and female sexuality. I first reject three potential justifications for making penile penetration a condition of rape: 1 it is physically impossible for a woman to rape a man; 2 it is a more serious offence to forcibly penetrate someone than to force them to penetrate you; 3 rape is a gendered crime. I argue that, as these justifications fail, a woman having sex with a man without his consent ought to be considered rape.
A "manipulative" child rapist who shared his abuse images with his uncle has been given a life sentence. Guy Delph, 29, who abused multiple young girls, sent images to Kieran Burton, 28, who put them "into wider circulation" with paedophiles online. Delph, of Whittlesey, Peterborough, must serve a minimum of 12 and a half years, and Burton, of Wereham, King's Lynn, at least eight years. Judge Matthew Lowe told Peterborough Crown Court that both of the defendants, who had no previous convictions, had a "deep-rooted sexual interest in children, and in particular young children". Cambridgeshire Police said the abuse related to four girls aged between three and 10 over a period of two years, and a fifth for three years.