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Head of CPS says rape victims who stay silent ‘give impression that they consent’

Director of Public Prosecutions, Alison Saunders, has sparked outrage (Picture: Getty Images)

The head of the CPS has sparked a huge backlash by saying people who stay silent while being raped could see their cases dropped.

Director of Public Prosecutions Alison Saunders said prosecutors considering rape cases will look at whether suspects had a reasonable belief in consent.

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