“Corroboration & ‘weak’ rape cases:
There is a public interest in prosecuting rape. There is also a public interest in not prosecuting people for rape when it is inappropriate to do so.
It is a difficult balancing exercise.
Guilt or innocence cannot be assumed. We have a process for trying cases that needs to be effective. News of a joint action plan by the CPS and ACPO – and reported here – to tackle falling rape conviction rates is nothing new.”