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Report Says Sex Crime Suspects Should Not Be Identified Unless Convicted

Suspects charged with sexual crimes should be granted anonymity unless and until they're convicted, according to a new report.

The Irish Times reports it's one of the recommendations from a review of protections given to vulnerable witnesses in such cases.

The working group was set up following the Belfast rape trial in 2018.
Currently, some suspects accused of sexual assaults can be named in the Republic.

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