Peter Glenser QC successfully prosecutes in high profile historical rape trial04 August 2021
Peter Glenser QC successfully prosecuted the rape trial of Carvel Bennett whose daughter was conceived in the attack dating back to the 1970s.
Carvel Bennett was found guilty of raping a then 13 year old in Birmingham, leaving her pregnant. His daughter found out about the attack from social services files obtained many years later. Since then, his daughter campaigned for over a decade for the allegations to be reinvestigated and for Carvel Bennett to be brought to justice, providing her own DNA to prove he was her father.
The jury, at Birmingham Crown Court, took less than two hours to reach a unanimous guilty verdict and he has been sentenced to 11 years in jail.
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