Cornelius-Renny Shaw

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Cornelius Renny Shaw was convicted of rape and indecent assault of a 14-year-old girl. The girl claimed she had been raped by Shaw, whom she was friendly with, after he plied her with drink during a group outing. The conviction was quashed after a referral from the CCRC. In referring his conviction, the CCRC stated: “We cannot say very much about the case but we believe his conviction may be unsound.”

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  • Offence: Sexual offences
  • Jurisdiction: England & Wales
  • County: Unknown 
  • Ethnicity: Unknown
  • Years in prison: 8
  • Offence convicted of: Rape and Indecent Assault
  • Year of crime: Unknown
  • Year of initial conviction: 1991
  • Year conviction was overturned: 2001
  • Age when imprisoned: Unknown
  • CCRC Referral: Y
  • Tried with others: Y
  • Link to full case: Not available
  • Compensation: Unknown
  • Crown argued case at CofA: Unknown
  • Retrial: Unknown
  • Previous appeals: Unknown