Baby P killer's human rights outrage as sadist set to appeal rape conviction of girl, 2
By Vanessa Allen
Last updated at 9:24 AM on 04th May 2009
The thug responsible for the death of Baby P is set to use human rights legislation to appeal over his conviction for raping a two-year-old girl.
Lawyers for the sadistic brute made eight separate attempts to have his rape trial thrown out at the Old Bailey.
Now they are expected to take the case to the Appeal Court, arguing that his victim, now four, was too young and 'incompetent' to give evidence.
And they will claim that the 32-year-old's right to a fair trial, set out in Article Six of the Human Rights Act, was breached.
The news came as it also emerged that:
The mother of Baby Peter, as he can now be known, could be released from prison as early as next year.
The council involved in the Baby P scandal was accused of hiding evidence that could have saved his life.
And that the rape victim, who is now four, will be given anonymity for life to protect her.
Baby Peter's stepfather was convicted of her rape last week, after his victim became one of the youngest ever to give evidence against her attacker.
The little girl's shocking testimony was at the centre of the trial, and she was forced to endure cross- examination so severe that she called the room where she gave her evidence the 'evil room'.
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Michael Caplan QC, who once defended ex-Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet against extradition, is one of the McCann's lawyers. No doubt ready to do the same.