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Sex case defendants 'should get anonymity'

Suspects in sex cases should have their identities protected until they are convicted, a senior lawyer has said.

Maura McGowan QC, chairman of the Bar Council of England and Wales, said defendants should get the same right to anonymity as complainants.

She wants the change because sexual allegations carry "such a stigma".

Ms McGowan spoke to Stephen Nolan on BBC Radio 5 live.

  • 17 Feb 2013
  • From the section UK
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