Criminal Justice

Outcry Over UK Judge Who Called 13-Year-Old "Sexual Predator"

41-year-old man who had sex with her got an eight-month suspended sentence, that may change


Anti-sexual abuse campaigners, among them the author who successfully put Jane Austen on the £10 note  before having to fend off the resulting torrent of online rape threats  have reacted angrily after it emerged that a man who admitted having sex with a 13-year-old girl walked free from court; while his victim was described by the judge and prosecution as sexually "predatory".

Neil Wilson, 41, faces having his eight-month suspended jail sentence reviewed after the Attorney General Dominic Grieve agreed to look into the case yesterday. And the Crown Prosecution Service was forced to admit that its own prosecutor acted "inappropriately" when he placed a portion of the responsibility upon the victim in court.