Pianist James Rhodes can publish child abuse memoir – BBC News

‘A concert pianist has won a legal battle to publish an autobiographical book giving details of sexual abuse he experienced as a child.’

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BBC News, 20th May 2015

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1,400 investigated in child sex abuse inquiry, including politicians – The Guardian

Posted May 21st, 2015 in child abuse, inquiries, news by sally

‘Police across the country are investigating more than 1,400 men – including 261 high-profile individuals – over allegations of child abuse in the past, a senior officer running the national operation has revealed.’

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The Guardian, 20th May 2015

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Paedophile doctor Myles Bradbury’s appeal ‘contemptible’ – BBC News

Posted May 20th, 2015 in appeals, child abuse, doctors, news, sentencing, sexual offences by sally

‘A paedophile doctor’s appeal against his sentence is “utterly contemptible”, the mother of one victim has said.’

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BBC News, 19th May 2015

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Alexa-Marie Quinn murder: Father Carl Wheatley found guilty – BBC News

Posted May 14th, 2015 in child abuse, diminished responsibility, mental health, murder, news by tracey

‘A man has been found guilty of murdering his four-year-old daughter by beating her to death.’

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BBC News, 13th May 2015

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Police missed chance to catch paedophile Jimmy Savile seven years ago, watchdog finds – The Independent

Posted May 13th, 2015 in child abuse, children, news, police, sexual offences by tracey

‘Police missed the chance to investigate paedophile Jimmy Savile back in 2008 after they mishandled a claim made by a woman that she was attacked by the disgraced DJ, a watchdog investigation has found.’

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The Independent, 12th May 2015

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Police saw Rotherham child sex abuse victims as prostitutes, says PCC – The Guardian

Posted May 6th, 2015 in child abuse, news, police, prostitution, sexual grooming, victims by sally

‘Officers failed to act 10 years ago when reports warned about extent of problem because they did not understand what grooming was, says Alan Billings.’

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The Guardian, 5th May 2015

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Amelia Jones murder: Grandfather Mark Jones gets 25 years – BBC News

‘A man who murdered his five-week-old granddaughter has been jailed for life and will serve a minimum of 25 years.’

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BBC News, 30th April 2015

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Child abuse inquiry judge to investigate Lord Janner allegations – The Guardian

‘A high court judge is to investigate whether child sexual abuse allegations against Lord Janner were the subject of an establishment cover-up.’

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The Guardian, 29th April 2015

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Lord Janner’s alleged victims seek formal review of DPP decision – The Guardian

‘A group of people who say they were abused by Lord Janner are seeking a formal review of the decision not to prosecute the former Labour MP following child sex abuse claims.’
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The Guardian, 28th April 2015

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Alison Saunders: I was right not to charge Lord Janner with child sex abuse – Daily Telegraph

‘Director of Public Prosecutions claims she made correct decision not to bring case against Labour peer as she urges critics to challenge her in court ‘

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Daily Telegraph, 23rd April 2015

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Lord Janner sex abuse charge decision fails ‘victims’ – BBC News

Posted April 17th, 2015 in child abuse, evidence, mental health, news, prosecutions, sexual offences, victims by sally

‘Alleged victims of child sex abuse by Lord Janner have been failed by the decision not to charge him, a police and crime commissioner (PCC) has said.’

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BBC News, 17th April 2015

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Lord Janner will not face trial over abuse claims – The Guardian

‘Labour peer Lord Janner of Braunstone will escape charges for the second time over alleged historical child sex crimes, prosecution sources have confirmed.’

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The Guardian, 16th April 2015

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Child sex abuse victims threaten legal action over inquiry – Daily Telegraph

Posted April 13th, 2015 in child abuse, evidence, inquiries, news, victims by sally

‘Abuse survivors demand apology from Justice Lowell Goddard, the inquiry chairman, and say Home Office will face judicial review over decision to exclude victims from inquiry panel.’

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Daily Telegraph, 10th April 2015

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Judge in underage sex case says she feels ‘extremely sorry’ for defendant – Daily Telegraph

‘Judge Sylvia de Bertodano launches a scathing attack against the CPS for bringing the case to court.’

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Daily Telegraph, 10th April 2015

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Child sexual exploitation disruption orders: preventing is better than reacting – Halsbury’s Law Exchange

Posted April 10th, 2015 in child abuse, crime prevention, news, police, social services by tracey

‘The Local Government Association (LGA) has called for new orders to curb sexual predators, stating that the next government should introduce a new type of banning order to stop those suspected of grooming children for sexual exploitation.The LGA is calling for the introduction of “disruption orders”, which would be backed by the courts and give social workers and police a way of intervening in child sexual exploitation when they suspect something is going on, but cannot provide evidence to bring a criminal prosecution without a child having been already harmed.’

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Halsbury’s Law Exchange, 9th April 2015

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Victims demand changes to new child sex abuse inquiry – Daily Telegraph

Posted April 9th, 2015 in child abuse, inquiries, news, sexual offences, victims by sally

‘Home Office decision to exclude survivors of child sexual abuse from the advisory panel is ‘dangerous step backwards’ says new letter to Theresa May.’

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Daily Telegraph, 8th April 2015

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Reported child sexual abuse has risen 60% in last four years, figures show

Posted April 9th, 2015 in child abuse, crime, news, police, sexual grooming, sexual offences, statistics by sally

‘There has been a 60% increase in child sexual abuse reported to the police over the past four years, according to official figures which make public for the first time the scale of the problem in England and Wales.’

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The Guardian, 9th April 2015

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Essex child abuse: Family of rape victim, five, want case reviewed – BBC News

Posted March 30th, 2015 in child abuse, children, complaints, news, police, rape, victims, young offenders by sally

‘The parents of a five-year-old rape victim have called for a new police investigation into her case.’

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BBC News, 29th March 2015

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IPCC takes over investigation into Cyril Smith claim – BBC News

‘The police watchdog has taken charge of an inquiry into the handling of an alleged incident involving Cyril Smith.’

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BBC News, 27th March 2015

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Dark Justice sting paedophile John Rudd jailed – BBC News

Posted March 30th, 2015 in attempts, child abuse, internet, news, sentencing, sexual grooming by sally

‘A man who thought he was meeting a 14-year-old girl but was being tricked by a group of internet paedophile hunters has been jailed for a year.’

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BBC News, 27th March 2015

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