IPCC to investigate delays in dealing with intelligence on hundreds of suspected paedophiles – Daily Telegraph

‘The Independent Police Complaints Commission will investigate how staff at the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre dealt with information from the Canadian police.’

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Daily Telegraph, 23rd January 2015

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Ex-Royal Navy chief petty officer Geoffrey Rooney jailed for child abuse – BBC News

‘A former Royal Navy sailor has been jailed for 14 years for a series of horrific child sex offences including the rape of a six-month-old baby.’

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BBC News, 23rd January 2015

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Sadistic pair jailed for ‘black magic’ rape of 11-year-old girl – The Independent

Posted January 23rd, 2015 in child abuse, news, rape, sentencing, witchcraft by sally

‘A sadistic couple who bullied a schoolgirl into submission with “black magic” threats before she was raped have been jailed for 17 years.’

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The Independent, 22nd January 2015

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Child sex abuse inquiry panel suspends all work – Daily Telegraph

Posted January 22nd, 2015 in barristers, child abuse, inquiries, news, sexual offences by sally

‘Members of the Government’s inquiry into historic child sex abuse have refused to do any more work until their future is decided.’

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Daily Telegraph, 21st January 2015

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Child abuse victims’ lawyer calls for swift decision on inquiry panel’s future – The Guardian

Posted January 21st, 2015 in child abuse, evidence, inquiries, news, select committees, victims by sally

‘A lawyer representing victims of child abuse has called for a swift decision by Theresa May on the future of the independent panel set up to investigate institutional abuse amid concerns that evidence is being lost or destroyed.’

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The Guardian, 20th January 2015

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Theresa May’s new FGM reporting rules ‘will stop families seeking help’ – The Guardian

‘Plans by the home secretary, Theresa May, to force health professionals to report cases of female genital mutilation (FGM) to the police are unlikely to lower the extent of abuse and risk dissuading families from seeking medical help, according to the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health.’

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The Guardian, 17th January 2015

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Preacher Allan Cundick jailed for child sex attacks – BBC News

Posted January 16th, 2015 in child abuse, news, sentencing, sexual offences by sally

‘A preacher found guilty of indecently assaulting two girls aged between nine and 16 has been jailed for four-and-a-half years.’

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BBC News, 15th January 2015

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Child abuse survivors push Theresa May to save independent inquiry – The Guardian

Posted January 15th, 2015 in child abuse, inquiries, news, victims by sally

‘Theresa May is under intense pressure to save the independent inquiry into child abuse after survivors groups condemned it as a mess and demanded she rip up the process and start again.’

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The Guardian, 14th January 2015

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Ian Watkins’ ex-lover found not guilty over child abuse images – The Guardian

‘A woman who repeatedly warned police about the paedophile activities of the disgraced rock star Ian Watkins, but was herself prosecuted after trying to entrap him, claimed children could have been saved from abuse if she had been believed.’

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The Guardian, 14th January 2015

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Neither compassionate nor humane – Legal Aid Handbook

‘The first two reported cases of the year in the Family Court are both concerned with the difficulties litigants – not to mention practitioners, and the courts – are now faced with when trying to navigate the legal aid system. The first – about which we posted here – concerned an unrepresented father who couldn’t get legal aid despite needing to cross-examine a child who had accused him of abuse, leading to the court to order that he be funded outside the legal aid scheme.’

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Legal Aid Handbook, 11th January 2015

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Neuberger and Dyson to head seven-judge panel for Coventry – Litigation Futures

Posted January 12th, 2015 in appeals, banking, child abuse, costs, fees, fraud, human rights, injunctions, news, Supreme Court by sally

‘The president of the Supreme Court, Lord Neuberger, and Lord Dyson, the Master of the Rolls, will head a seven-judge panel for the eagerly awaited Coventry costs hearing on 9 February, it has been announced.’

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Litigation Futures, 9th January 2015

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Paediatrician goes on trial for alleged historical rapes at Stoke Mandeville – The Guardian

Posted January 7th, 2015 in abuse of position of trust, child abuse, doctors, news, rape, sexual offences by tracey

‘A consultant paediatrician raped and indecently assaulted young girls in the 1970s and 80s thinking he was “bomb-proof” because no one would believe a child over him, a jury has been told.’

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The Guardian, 6th January 2015

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Home secretary backs tougher powers for child sex abuse inquiry – The Guardian

Posted December 16th, 2014 in child abuse, inquiries, news, select committees, sexual offences, time limits by tracey

‘Theresa May tells MPs she is also considering revising cut-off date for sex abuse allegations to include claims from 1950s.’

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The Guardian, 15th December 2014

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‘Dark web’: GCHQ and National Crime Agency join forces in hunt for child abuse – The Guardian

‘David Cameron will place Britain’s GCHQ eavesdropping agency and the National Crime Agency (NCA) at the centre of a fight to eliminate “digital hiding places for child abusers”.’

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The Guardian, 11th December 2014

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‘Very dangerous’ paedophile released over ‘unlawful’ sentence – Daily Telegraph

Posted December 10th, 2014 in appeals, child abuse, news, sentencing, sexual offences by sally

‘Jeffrey Charles Goodwyn, who has previous for raping a nine-year-old, is released on appeal from sentence for sexually assaulting girl, 7.’

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Daily Telegraph, 9th December 2014

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Men who groom vulnerable young girls will be dealt with ‘severely’, judge says – The Guardian

‘The most senior judge in England and Wales today said men who prey on vulnerable young girls for sex will be dealt with “severely”, as he dismissed appeals from four paedophile groomers.’

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The Guardian, 9th December 2014

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Give child abuse viewers medical help, not prison terms, says police chief – The Independent

‘Child abuse viewers who access images and video on the internet need medical help to overcome “perverse attractions” rather than serve prison terms, said a senior police officer.’

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The Independent, 6th December 2014

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Former DJ Ray Teret guilty of raping underage girls – The Guardian

Posted December 6th, 2014 in child abuse, news, rape by sally

‘A DJ friend of Jimmy Savile has been found guilty of using his celebrity status to groom and then rape underage girls. Over more than 30 years, Ray Teret, 73, used nightclubs and youth discos across Manchester to meet impressionable underage girls. He would then take them back to his flat and rape them.’

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The Guardian, 5th December 2014

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Child sex abuse inquiry in crisis as victims walk away – Daily Telegraph

Posted December 5th, 2014 in child abuse, conflict of interest, inquiries, news, sexual offences, victims by sally

‘Theresa May, the Home Secretary, is told her inquiry is “not fit for purpose”.’

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Daily Telegraph, 4th December 2014

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Duncroft School: No prosecutions over Jimmy Savile inquiry – BBC News

Posted December 5th, 2014 in child abuse, news, prosecutions, sexual offences, teachers by sally

‘No charges will be brought against former staff at a school in Surrey where Jimmy Savile abused girls.’

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BBC News, 4th December 2014

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