Teenagers who share ‘sexts’ could face prosecution, police warn – The Guardian

‘A police force has warned schoolchildren who share so-called “sexts” with friends over the internet that they could face prosecution in the criminal courts.’

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The Guardian, 22nd July 2014

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‘Cannibal’ nurse guilty of grooming underage girl – The Guardian

‘A nurse with a cannibalism fetish has been found guilty of trying to meet a 14-year-old girl after sexually grooming her online and promising to behead and eat her.

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The Guardian, 21st July 2014

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Police fear being overwhelmed as 660 suspects are arrested over paedophilia – The Guardian

Posted July 17th, 2014 in child abuse, indecent photographs of children, internet, news, police by tracey

‘Britain’s senior police officers said they were at risk of being overwhelmed by an unprecedented number of child abuse investigations after the arrest of 660 suspected paedophiles.’

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The Guardian, 16th July 2014

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Rolf Harris, indecent images and the dangers of the dark net – Halsbury’s Law Exchange

‘News of concern over child abuse on the dark net came within a month of the children’s entertainer and artist Rolf Harris being convicted and sentenced for historic indecent assaults on more than one complainant. The full sentencing remarks are here. Other counts for making indecent images of children were separated and then not pursued. News reports are that paedophilic search terms were entered into his computer which suggests that the searches were done on open sources. It was also reported that Rolf Harris had notes on how to delete the internet history. Paedophilic activity is often cited as a reason to regulate the internet but caution needs to be exercised so as not to lose the essential freedoms that the web was designed to achieve.’

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Halsbury’s Law Exchange, 8th July 2014

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Rolf Harris jail sentence to be reviewed by attorney general – The Guardian

‘Rolf Harris’s prison sentence has been referred to the attorney general for being unduly lenient, it has emerged.’

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The Guardian, 4th July 2014

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Peterborough ‘Facebook grooming’ sex attackers jailed – BBC News

‘Two sex attackers from Peterborough who targeted teenage girls via Facebook have been jailed.’

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BBC News, 20th June 2014

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Former deputy headmaster jailed for indecently assaulting boys on school trips – The Independent

‘A former deputy headmaster who assaulted boys on school camping trips has been jailed.’

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The Independent, 17th May 2014

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Former RAF officer jailed for child porn after wife donates DVD containing images to charity shop – Daily Telegraph

Posted April 28th, 2014 in indecent photographs of children, news, sentencing, sexual offences by sally

‘Gulf War veteran is jailed for eight months after he admits possession of 14,000 indecent images of children.’

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Daily Telegraph, 25th April 2014

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Unwitting former partner plans legal action to prevent police from returning jailed paedophile’s laptop – The Independent

Posted April 11th, 2014 in child abuse, human rights, indecent photographs of children, news, police by sally

‘The unwitting former partner of a paedophile is planning legal action after a police force said it was powerless to retain or destroy the abuser’s laptop which contains photographs of his young victims wearing swimwear and leotards.’

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The Independent, 11th April 2014

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Judges criticise police over ‘bizarre’ penis ID request – Daily Telegraph

‘Sex attacker Kelvyn Lester, 47, declined to take medication for erectile dysfunction so officers could photograph his penis for an identification procedure.’

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Daily Telegraph, 7th April 2014

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Derek Williams jailed over abuse images and bestiality videos – BBC News

Posted March 6th, 2014 in indecent photographs of children, news, recidivists, sentencing by tracey

‘A paedophile previously spared prison because of overcrowding has been jailed for downloading child abuse images and videos of bestiality.’

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BBC News, 5th March 2014

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Will writer Keith Webber guilty of stealing £280,000 from clients – BBC News

‘A will writer who stole more than £280,000 from clients over nearly three years has been found guilty of fraud.’

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BBC News, 4th February 2014

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Man jailed for trying to arrange child rape on webcam – The Guardian

Posted January 31st, 2014 in child abuse, indecent photographs of children, internet, news, sentencing by sally

‘A man who tried to persuade parents to sexually abuse and rape their children online has been jailed for five years.’

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The Guardian, 30th January 2014

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Teachers downloading indecent images of children to be banned from classroom – Daily Telegraph

‘The Government is updating rules on downloading indecent images of children which will mean teachers found cautioned or convicted will be banned from the profession.’

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Daily Telegraph, 17th January 2014

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Michael Souter: Ex-BBC man to appeal against sex attack conviction – BBC News

Posted January 14th, 2014 in appeals, indecent photographs of children, news, sexual offences by tracey

‘An ex-BBC presenter jailed for 22 years for sex attacks on boys is to appeal against his conviction and sentence.’

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BBC News, 13th January 2014

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‘Grubby’ paedophile Michael Eller jailed for directing filmed rapes – BBC News

‘A paedophile who directed filmed rapes of young children live on the internet has been jailed for 14 years.’

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BBC News, 19th December 2013

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Former Lostprophets singer and paedophile Ian Watkins to be sentenced over attempted baby rape conviction – The Independent

‘Former Lostprophets frontman Ian Watkins will be sentenced today for a string of child sex offences – including the attempted rape of a baby.’

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The Independent, 18th December 2013

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April Jones killer Mark Bridger to appeal against sentence – BBC News

Posted December 16th, 2013 in appeals, children, indecent photographs of children, murder, news, sentencing by sally

‘April Jones’ killer Mark Bridger is to appeal against his whole-life sentence.’

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BBC News, 16th December 2013

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New sentencing guideline gives greater focus to impact of sex offences on victims – Sentencing Council

Posted December 12th, 2013 in indecent photographs of children, news, rape, sentencing, sexual offences, victims by sally

‘The Sentencing Council has published a new sentencing guideline for sexual offences which will help ensure appropriate and consistent sentences for sex offenders.’

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Sentencing Council, 12th December 2013

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Lostprophets’ Ian Watkins case: Ex-Ceop head warns others may slip through net – BBC News

‘Child sex abuse cases like Lostprophets singer Ian Watkins will slip through the net due to a lack of resources, a child protection expert has warned. Jim Gamble, ex-head of the Child Exploitation and Online Protection centre (Ceop), wants more money invested in regional child protection teams to catch online abusers.’

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BBC News, 27th November 2013

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