Rape survivor seeks law change
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Eastbourne rape survivor calls for a change in the law

A woman raped as a child is seeking changes to the way sex abusers are treated after the man who assaulted her walked free from court.

Cheryl Islip, from Eastbourne, East Sussex, wants a "loophole" closed which allowed her attacker to avoid being placed on the sex offenders register.

Last October a trial of facts jury found Norman Askew, 88, had sexually abused Ms Islip and another girl.

But he received an absolute discharge as he was deemed unfit to stand trial.

  • 14 Feb 2017