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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Foreign Travel Orders by Madeleine Wolfe – One Inner Temple Lane

Posted December 3rd, 2014 in child abuse, children, foreign jurisdictions, news, sexual offences by sally

‘Sections 114 to 122 of the Sexual Offences Act 2003 (SOA) introduced Foreign Travel Orders (FTO) to assist in the disruption of behaviour of those who sexually offend against children in extra jurisdictional territories. They are civil orders enabling the courts in certain circumstances to prohibit those convicted of the sexual abuse of children under 16 years of age, from travelling overseas, where there is evidence that they intend to cause serious sexual harm to children in a foreign country.’

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One Inner Temple Lane, 19th November 2014

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Child abuse database containing millions of images to launch – BBC News

‘Data taken from tens of millions of child abuse photos and videos will shortly be used as part of a new police system to aid investigations into suspected paedophiles across the UK.’

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BBC News, 2nd December 2014

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Jimmy Savile paedophile scandal has created ‘non-stop’ flow of sex abuse cases, judges tell Chris Grayling – Daily Telegraph

Posted December 3rd, 2014 in BBC, child abuse, hospitals, murder, news, prisons, sexual offences by sally

‘Chris Grayling, the Justice Secretary, says huge spike in sex offence cases since former BBC DJ’s crimes were exposed has put added pressure on prison service.’

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Daily Telegraph, 2nd December 2014

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Doctor Myles Bradbury jailed for abusing young patients – BBC News

‘A paedophile doctor who abused young cancer patients has been sentenced to 22 years in jail. Myles Bradbury, 41, of Herringswell, Suffolk, admitted abusing 18 children in his care at Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge, between 2009 and 2013.’

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BBC News, 1st December 2014

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Non-accidental Injury and Re-balancing the Burden of Proof – Family Law Week

Posted December 1st, 2014 in burden of proof, care orders, child abuse, child neglect, news, personal injuries by tracey

‘Dr John Fox, barrister of Lamb Building, reviews some recent cases which may suggest a re-consideration of the burden of proof in cases of alleged non-accidental injury.’

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Family Law Week, 27th November 2014

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Judge attacks social workers for “grossly overstating” case in evidence – Local Government Lawyer

Posted November 28th, 2014 in bias, care orders, child abuse, evidence, news, social services by sally

‘A judge has sharply criticised social workers for giving “visibly biased” evidence when a local authority applied for a final care order in relation to a three-year-old boy with a view to placing him for adoption.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 28th November 2014

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13 men guilty of enforced prostitution and rape of vulnerable girls in Bristol – The Guardian

Posted November 28th, 2014 in child abuse, news, prostitution, rape, sexual grooming, sexual offences by sally

‘Thirteen men, all of Somali origin, have been convicted of the systematic sexual abuse of vulnerable girls as young as 13 in Bristol and officers are investigating claims against 49 other suspects.’

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The Guardian, 27th November 2014

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Children’s home owner John Allen found guilty of 26 sexual abuse charges – The Guardian

Posted November 27th, 2014 in care homes, carers, child abuse, complaints, news, police, sexual offences, social services by sally

‘The owner of a group of children’s homes has been found guilty of 26 charges of sexual abuse against troubled and vulnerable youngsters who were in his care.’

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The Guardian, 26th November 2014

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Internet data plan back on political agenda – BBC News

‘A law forcing firms to hand details to police identifying who was using a computer or mobile phone at a given time is to be outlined by Theresa May.’

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BBC News, 23rd November 2014

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Man jailed for raping boy in Manchester shopping centre toilets – The Independent

Posted November 24th, 2014 in child abuse, news, rape, sentencing by sally

‘A pensioner has been jailed after raping an 11-year-old boy in the public toilets of a Manchester shopping centre.’

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The Independent, 22nd November 2014

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Child abuse cases are ‘tip of the iceberg’ in sexual exploitation of young people, warns Theresa May – The Independent

Posted November 24th, 2014 in child abuse, inquiries, news, sexual offences by sally

‘The cases of child abuse exposed so far are only the “tip of the iceberg” of the extent of sexual exploitation of young people, the Home Secretary Theresa May has warned.’

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The Independent, 23rd November 2014

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Birmingham ‘exploitation’ order: Two more men banned – BBC News

Posted November 21st, 2014 in burden of proof, child abuse, injunctions, local government, news, sexual grooming by tracey

‘Two more men have been banned from contact with young girls in an “innovative” High Court case to prevent child sexual exploitation.’

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BBC News, 20th November 2014

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