Women won’t be bait

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T.O. cops got into hot wa­ter when, hop­ing to set a trap for a sex­ual preda­tor, they failed to tell Riverdale women that a se­ries of at­tacks had taken place in the area. They un­der­es­ti­mated the next rape vic­tim. Us­ing the name Jane Doe, she suc­cess­fully sued the po­lice for us­ing her as bait in a case that led to a re­view by the au­di­tor gen­eral – and to a sting­ing in­dict­ment of the force’s sex­ual as­sault squad. The Story Of Jane Doe (Vin­tage), Jane Doe’s book about her or­deal and her gutsy ac­tivism, came out in 2003.

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