A former judge has claimed rape conviction statistics will not improve until women ‘stop getting so drunk’.
Retired judge Mary Jane Mowat said it is an inevitable fact of being ‘one person’s word against another’ during rape trials, of which the national conviction rate currently sits at 60 per cent.
She told the Oxford Mail conviction rate of cases that go to trial will not improve unless women stop drinking so heavily.
Judge Mowat, who retired this month, said: ‘It is an inevitable fact of it being one person’s word against another, and the burden of proof being that you have to be sure before you convict.”
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