Yeovil ‘singing lessons’ paedophile Paul Francis jailed – BBC News

Posted August 14th, 2014 in news, sentencing, sexual grooming, sexual offences by sally

‘A paedophile who gave out hand-written posters offering singing lessons in order to groom children has been jailed for four years.’

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BBC News, 13th August 2014

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Appeal court backs publication of arrest names – Law Society’s Gazette

‘A man arrested but never charged over sexual offences has failed to persuade the Court of Appeal that newspapers should be barred from identifying him.’

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Law Society’s Gazette, 5th August 2014

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Weybread ‘magic club’ sex groomer jailed – BBC News

Posted August 5th, 2014 in child abuse, news, sentencing, sexual grooming, sexual offences by sally

‘A 46-year-old man has been jailed for eight years for sexually grooming a boy by claiming he could introduce him into a secret magic club.’

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BBC News, 4th August 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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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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Rolf Harris guilty of indecent assaults – BBC News

Posted June 30th, 2014 in child abuse, news, sexual grooming by sally

‘Veteran entertainer Rolf Harris has been found guilty of indecently assaulting four girls.’

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BBC News, 30th June 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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Man convicted of grooming teenage girls online escapes jail – The Independent

Posted May 14th, 2014 in child abuse, internet, news, rehabilitation, sentencing, sexual grooming by sally

‘A man who groomed girls as young as 12 on social networking sites and watched them strip on Skype has escaped a jail sentence. MPs and charities branded the sentence “appalling”. The case has been referred to Attorney General Dominic Grieve.’

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The Independent, 14th May 2014

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Woman guilty of luring ‘vulnerable’ girls into prostitution – BBC News

‘A woman who used drugs and alcohol to lure “weak and vulnerable” girls into a life of prostitution has been found guilty of running a child sex ring.’

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BBC News, 1st May 2014

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Child-grooming loophole must be closed, says charity – BBC News

Posted April 2nd, 2014 in child abduction, child abuse, inquiries, news, sexual grooming by sally

‘A “legal loophole” in child grooming laws should be closed, the children’s charity Barnardo’s has said.’

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BBC News, 2nd April 2014

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Outcry after judge imprisons child sex victim for 20 hours – Daily Telegraph

Posted March 5th, 2014 in children, detention, news, sexual grooming, sexual offences, witnesses by sally

‘A teenage victim of sexual abuse was locked up in police cells overnight after she refused to give evidence in court against her attacker’

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Daily Telegraph, 5th March 2014

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Peterborough sex gang jailed for total of 54 years – The Independent

Posted February 20th, 2014 in child abuse, gangs, news, rape, sentencing, sexual grooming, sexual offences, young offenders by sally

‘Members of a child sex gang responsible for raping and sexually abusing girls as young as 12 in Peterborough were jailed at the Old Bailey today.’

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The Independent, 20th February 2014

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Sex claim victims are not money grabbers, says DPP – Daily Telegraph

‘Alison Saunders, the Director of Public Prosecutions, has strongly defended   the prosecutions that have followed the Jimmy Savile scandal and said she intends to keep pursuing such cases.’

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Daily Telegraph, 20th February 2014

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Former headteacher at Nick Clegg’s school jailed for eight years for child abuse – Daily Telegraph

Posted February 7th, 2014 in child abuse, news, sentencing, sexual grooming, sexual offences, teachers by tracey

‘A former headteacher at the prep school attended by Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has been sentenced to eight years’ imprisonment for abusing boys at the school.’

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Daily Telegraph, 6th February 2014

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70% of shelved child abuse inquiries could be reopened following complaints by victims – The Independent

Posted February 6th, 2014 in child abuse, complaints, criminal justice, news, prosecutions, sexual grooming, victims by sally

‘Dozens of historic child abuse inquiries could be restarted following complaints by victims of being let down by the criminal justice system.’

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The Independent, 5th February 2014

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Peterborough sex attacks: Two men and three teens guilty – BBC News

Posted January 16th, 2014 in children, conspiracy, gangs, juries, news, rape, sexual grooming, sexual offences, young offenders by tracey

‘Two men and three teenage boys have been found guilty of a series of rapes and sexual assaults on young girls.
Zdeno Mirga, 18, Hassan Abdulla, 33, and three boys were convicted at the Old Bailey. The Crown Prosecution Service said it was one of the “worst cases” of child sex abuse it had seen.’

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BBC News, 15th January 2014

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Police officer Christopher Semak jailed for sexual activity with girl, 14 – BBC News

Posted January 10th, 2014 in child abuse, news, police, sentencing, sexual grooming, sexual offences by tracey

‘A police officer who engaged in sexual activity with a 14-year-old girl has been jailed for six years.’

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BBC News, 9th January 2014

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Rochdale sex-grooming gangs able to flourish due to police errors says report – The Guardian

Posted December 20th, 2013 in gangs, news, police, reports, sexual grooming, sexual offences by tracey

‘A catalogue of police failures allowed sex-grooming gangs to flourish in Rochdale, according to a damning, leaked report that is published on Friday. Among the failings identified in the 300-page report, untrained detectives were used to investigate child exploitation and there was a lack of resources and oversight.’

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The Guardian, 19th December 2013

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Sentencing sexual offenders – a lost opportunity? – Halsbury’s Law Exchange

Posted December 19th, 2013 in news, sentencing, sexual grooming, sexual offences, victims by tracey

‘The Sentencing Council has issued a new Guideline in relation to sexual offences this month. The aim: “to help ensure appropriate and consistent sentences for sex offenders”, says the accompanying press release.’

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Halsbury’s Law Exchange, 18th December 2013

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Jeremy Forrest: school staff ‘missed repeated chances to blow whistle’ – The Guardian

Posted December 17th, 2013 in child abduction, child abuse, news, reports, sexual grooming, teachers by sally

‘School staff missed repeated opportunities to blow the whistle on inappropriate conduct between the maths teacher Jeremy Forrest and the teenage schoolgirl he went on to abduct, a damning review has found.’

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The Guardian, 16th December 2013

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