IPCC investigates 11 for mishandling Greville Janner child sex abuse claims – The Guardian

‘The police watchdog is investigating 11 people over the alleged mishandling by Leicestershire police of child sexual abuse allegations against the late Labour peer Greville Janner.’

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The Guardian, 25th July 2016

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Cliff Richard set for court battle with BBC after corporation rejects damages claim – Daily Telegraph

‘Sir Cliff Richard is set for a court battle with the BBC, after the corporation rejected a demand that it pay damages for its controversial live coverage of a police raid on the singer’s home.’

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Daily Telegraph, 24th July 2016

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Goddard inquiry truth project to hear first testimony on child sexual abuse – The Guardian

Posted July 25th, 2016 in budgets, child abuse, clergy, delay, evidence, inquiries, insurance, news, victims by sally

‘The first of hundreds of people are to begin giving testimony to a public inquiry into child sexual abuse, in an unprecedented national “truth-telling” project designed to catalogue decades of suffering.’

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The Guardian, 25th July 2016

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Failure to report child abuse could lead to jail, consultation says – The Guardian

‘School caretakers, secretaries and dinner ladies could face prosecution and possible imprisonment for failing to report signs of child abuse or neglect under official proposals in the wake of the Savile, Rotherham and Rochdale scandals.’

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The Guardian, 21st July 2016

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Police and prosecutors criticised after firefighter wrongly convicted of sex attacks solely on testimony of fantasist – Daily Telegraph

Posted July 22nd, 2016 in child abuse, miscarriage of justice, news, sexual offences by sally

‘A retired fire chief falsely accused of sexually abusing a boy 40 years ago has had his conviction overturned after it emerged his accuser was a fantasist and serial liar.’

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Daily Telegraph, 20th July 2016

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Diplomats in UK ‘avoiding prosecution for serious crimes’ – The Guardian

Posted July 22nd, 2016 in child abuse, diplomats, immunity, news, prosecutions, sexual offences by sally

‘Diplomatic officials working in Britain have allegedly used their immunity to avoid prosecution for serious criminal offences including child pornography and human trafficking, Boris Johnson has told parliament.’

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The Guardian, 21st July 2016

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James Warnock convicted 34 years after rape and murder – Crown prosecution Service

‘James Warnock, 56, was sentenced today at the Central Criminal Court to life imprisonment with a minimum term of 25 years for the murder of seventeen-year-old Yiannoulla Yianni in August 1982. He was sentenced to 20 years’ imprisonment for the rape of Yiannoulla. Warnock was convicted on 14 July 2016. The crimes took place in Yiannoulla’s home, where she lived with her family, in Hampstead, north London.’

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Crown prosecution Service, 18th July 2016

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Police watchdog criticises force over delays in children’s cases – The Guardian

Posted July 20th, 2016 in child abuse, children, delay, news, ombudsmen, police, sexual grooming, sexual offences by tracey

‘A police force has been criticised by independent inspectors for not always responding quickly enough when children are at risk of sexual exploitation. HM Inspectorate of Constabulary said the delays by Devon and Cornwall police could result in children being put at risk of significant harm, and the causes needed to be tackled promptly.’

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The Guardian, 20th July 2016

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Poppi Worthington case: ‘Insufficient evidence’ to charge baby’s father over her death, says CPS – Daily Telegraph

‘The father of a 13-month-old girl who died after she was found with serious injuries at her home will not face any criminal charges.’

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Daily Telegraph, 14th July 2016

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Poppi Worthington death: CPS to give charge decision – BBC News

Posted July 14th, 2016 in child abuse, evidence, news, police, prosecutions, sexual offences by tracey

‘Prosecutors are set to announce whether charges will be brought in connection with the death of a 13-month-old girl.’

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BBC News, 14th July 2016

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Church of England apologises for abuses at Kent children’s home – The Guardian

Posted July 14th, 2016 in care homes, child abuse, children, Church of England, news, reports by tracey

‘The Church of England has offered a “whole-hearted apology” to hundreds of emotionally disturbed adolescent girls placed at a church-run children’s home where residents were drugged, locked up and physically and sexually abused over a 20-year period.’

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The Guardian, 13th July 2016

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The takeover: how police ended up running a paedophile site – The Guardian

‘Exclusive: the inside story of a police operation that secretly took over a child abuse forum in a six-month sting, and the stunning breakthrough that led them to snaring Richard Huckle, ‘Britain’s worst-ever paedophile’.’

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The Guardian, 13th July 2016

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Uncorroborated children’s allegations – procedure – Park Square Barristers

Posted July 12th, 2016 in appeals, child abuse, children, evidence, news, witnesses by sally

‘This article summarises a recent appeal against findings of fact made in the family court. It’s an interesting case as it serves to remind practitioners of the factors that should be taken into account in considering the investigation procedure when the court is dealing with uncorroborated children’s allegations. Will Tyler QC, a member of Park Square Barristers, acted for the appellant.’

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Park Square Barristers, 21st June 2016

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Cliff Richard starts legal action against BBC and South Yorkshire Police – BBC News

Posted July 11th, 2016 in child abuse, complaints, news, police by sally

‘Cliff Richard has instructed lawyers to make formal legal complaints to South Yorkshire Police and the BBC over their handling of a police raid on his home.’

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BBC News, 10th July 2016

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Max Clifford cleared of indecent assault of teenage girl – The Guardian

Posted July 8th, 2016 in child abuse, news, sentencing by sally

‘The former celebrity publicist Max Clifford has been cleared of indecently assaulting a teenage girl.’

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The Guardian, 7th July 2016

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Alice Gross inquest finds schoolgirl was unlawfully killed – The Guardian

‘Alice Gross, the 14-year-old believed to have died at the hands of Arnis Zalkalns, a Latvian builder, in 2014, was unlawfully killed in a sexually motivated attack, an inquest jury has found.’

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The Guardian, 4th July 2016

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Kayleigh Haywood murder: Stephen Beadman jailed for life – BBC News

‘A man who raped and murdered a 15-year-old girl after his friend had groomed her through Facebook and texts has been jailed for at least 35 years.’

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BBC News, 1st July 2016

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Paedophile Information Exchange member Douglas Slade jailed – BBC News

Posted July 1st, 2016 in child abuse, news, sentencing, sexual offences by tracey

‘A paedophile once dubbed one of the “vilest men in Britain” has been jailed for 24 years for child abuse offences.’

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BBC News, 1st July 2016

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Man jailed for 10 years for dozens of child abuse offences – The Guardian

‘A serial child abuser who contacted 11,000 minors across the world on social media in attempt to get them to perform sexual acts has been sentenced to 10 years in prison.’

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The Guardian, 27th June 2016

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Paedophile campaigners convicted of sexual assaults against boys – The Guardian

Posted June 28th, 2016 in child abuse, extradition, news, sexual offences by sally

‘Two men who were involved with a notorious group that campaigned for the legalisation of sex between adults and children have been convicted of abusing young boys.’

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The Guardian, 27th June 2016

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