She was party to the dangerous act. Share via Email Why do we insist on calling sexual assaults by every other name? She keeps her identity secret at first. The judge declared him a dangerous offender, which means he will remain in prison indefinitely. Liam Clarke, of Crediton, Devon, denied but was convicted of a total of four rapes, three assaults by penetration, sexual activity with a child, and eight counts of indecency or indecent assault. He later sold Bethany to Neil, who raped her. Mr Richard Crabb, prosecuting, said: And although Jeffers' finger had been on the trigger at the Britannia Hotel, in Offerton, it was a complete accident that the antique rat-eliminating shotgun had gone off. Ruling, Mr Justice Morris said Jeffers did not have the gun to commit crime and that the woman was up for the "dangerous act". I thought [rape] was forcing yourself on someone. Similar mischaracterizations happen in the media, where headlines often describe an alleged rapist as facing charges for "having sex" with a child or unconscious person — as if either situation could be anything but rape. Exeter Crown Court heard how he'd "destroyed" the lives of three young girls he'd sexually assaulted and raped Image: How will this latest revelation set Bethany back after all the progress she has made in getting over the horrific ordeal? This is why some people can't even identify rape when it's right in front of their faces. If that is to change, we need to call rape what it is, and not water it down with descriptors or replace it with inaccurate terms that make sexual violence and the people who perpetrate it seem more palatable.