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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Paedophile who travelled 100 miles to rape 12-year-old girl jailed for six years – The Independent

‘A man who travelled 100 miles to rape a 12-year-old girl after blackmailing her online has been jailed for six years.’

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The Independent, 26th June 2016

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Victims as young as one abused by online predators, says NSPCC – BBC News

Posted June 21st, 2016 in child abuse, children, internet, news, sexual grooming, victims by sally

‘A one-year-old baby was among thousands of child victims of sex abuse in 2015-16, according to police data on abuse that involved the internet.’

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BBC News, 21st June 2016

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They think they’ve got away: How to catch a historical sex offender – BBC News

‘Sex offenders think they’ll get away with it. And often they do. Sometimes it can take years to bring them to justice, while others escape retribution altogether. So how do you go about making sure perpetrators of horrendous crimes committed in the distant past are caught and convicted?’

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BBC News, 20th June 2016

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High Court quashes appointment of social worker to supervise sex offender – Local Government Lawyer

Posted June 15th, 2016 in child abuse, local government, news, social services, supervision orders by sally

‘City and County of Swansea Council has succeeded in having a court order quashed that would have made an inexperienced and unwilling social worker the supervisor of a child sex offender.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 15th June 2016

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Victims of paedophile William Vahey seek up to £1.5m compensation – The Guardian

Posted June 15th, 2016 in child abuse, compensation, news, sexual offences, victims by sally

‘Families of more than a dozen current and former pupils at a London school where the serial paedophile William Vahey abused at least 53 boys are seeking financial compensation that could run to more than £1.5m.’

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The Guardian, 14th June 2016

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Poppi Worthington: ‘normalised’ troubled background meant alarm bells never sounded – Daily Telegraph

Posted June 14th, 2016 in child abuse, inquests, news, reports, social services by sally

‘A total lack of “professional curiosity” by health workers about the troubled family background of the toddler Poppi Worthington meant vital questions which might have prevented her death were never asked, an official report finds.’

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Daily Telegraph, 13th June 2016

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Migrants from UK urged to give evidence to child abuse inquiry – The Guardian

Posted June 13th, 2016 in child abuse, immigration, inquiries, news, sexual offences, victims by sally

‘Men and women transported to Australia and Canada after being sexually and physically abused as children in the UK are being encouraged to give evidence to Britain’s public inquiry into historic and ongoing child abuse.’

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The Guardian, 13th June 2016

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Rotherham child sex abuse inquiry investigates hundreds of ‘potential suspects’ – Daily Telegraph

Posted June 7th, 2016 in child abuse, inquiries, news, sexual offences by tracey

‘The investigation into large-scale child sexual exploitation in Rotherham now involves 29 “designated suspects” and hundreds more “potential suspects”, according to the National Crime Agency (NCA).’

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Daily Telegraph, 7th June 2016

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101-year-old man in court to face historical child abuse charges – The Guardian

Posted June 6th, 2016 in child abuse, elderly, news, prosecutions by sally

‘A 101-year-old man thought to be the oldest defendant in British legal history has denied committing a string of historical sexual offences against three children.’

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The Guardian, 6th June 2016

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South Yorkshire Police handling 183 child sex abuse cases – BBC News

Posted June 6th, 2016 in child abuse, news, police, reports, sexual offences by sally

‘South Yorkshire Police is investigating 183 child sex abuse (CSE) cases, a new report has revealed.’

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BBC News, 5th June 2016

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Would mandatory reporting help stop child abuse? – The Guardian

‘The proposal to introduce mandatory reporting in the victims of crime bill has divided opinion – an objective discussion is needed.’

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The Guardian, 6th June 2016

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Supreme Court to hear key case on liability of councils for foster care abuse – Local Government Lawyer

Posted May 27th, 2016 in appeals, child abuse, fostering, news, sexual offences, Supreme Court by tracey

‘The Supreme Court has agreed to hear a key case on the liability of councils for foster care abuse, it has emerged.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 27th may 2016

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Should “turning a blind eye” to allegations of child abuse be made illegal? – Halsbury’s Law Exchange

Posted May 27th, 2016 in child abuse, news, notification by tracey

‘According to the NSPCC’s 2015 report, How safe are our children? over 30,000 cases of child sexual abuse are now recorded annually in the UK. Perhaps this growing number can be attributed, in part, to people being more confident in speaking up and raising concerns, especially in an era of post-Yewtree Operation revelations.’

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Halsbury’s Law Exchange, 25th May 2016

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Paedophile posed as Zoella to groom children online – Daily Telegraph

‘A sex predator who pretended to be fashion blogger Zoella Sugg has been jailed for eight years for grooming children online.’

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Daily Telegraph, 17th May 2016

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Witchcraft child abuse cases investigated by Met rise by over 50% – BBC News

Posted May 17th, 2016 in child abuse, news, police, witchcraft by sally

‘The number of child abuse cases involving witchcraft that were dealt with by the Met has risen by over 50% in three years, the force has revealed.’

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BBC News, 16th May 2016

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Metropolitan Police officer jailed for child sex abuse offences – The Independent

Posted May 16th, 2016 in child abuse, news, police, sentencing, sexual offences by sally

‘A Metropolitan Police officer from a sex abuse unit has been jailed for more than five years for child sexual abuse offences.’

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The Independent, 13th May 2016

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Daily Mail publisher fined £40,000 over pixellated photograph – The Guardian

Posted May 13th, 2016 in anonymity, child abuse, fines, guilty pleas, media, news, victims by tracey

‘Associated Newspapers, publisher of the Daily Mail, has been fined £40,000 after pleading guilty to identifying a man who claims to be the victim of a VIP paedophile ring.’

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The Guardian, 12th May 2016

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Ted Heath investigation to continue after probe into police misconduct finds no evidence of wrongdoing – The Independent

‘Police have vowed to continue their investigation into allegations of child sex abuse by the late Sir Edward Heath after several people responded to an appeal for information.’

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The Independent, 12th May 2016

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