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Flint: "No evidence" for rape anonymity

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MPs are to debate new legislation which could give anonymity to men accused of rape.

"There's stigma in terms of false allegation around child abuse, or domestic violence or other violent crimes, why pick out rape?" Labour MP and former minister Caroline Flint told Today presenter John Humphrys.

"In the most recent and authoritative report" she explained, "they could find no evidence that incidents of false allegations was higher in rape cases than any other crime."

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