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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South Yorkshire Police criticised over child sex victim protection – BBC News

Posted November 11th, 2013 in child abuse, news, police, prosecutions, prostitution, sexual grooming, victims by michael

“There is ‘serious concern’ about the protection given by South Yorkshire Police to victims of child sexual exploitation, a watchdog has found.”

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BBC News, 11th November 2013

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Michael Souter: Ex-BBC DJ jailed for sex attacks on boys – BBC News

“A former BBC radio presenter has been jailed for 22 years for sex attacks on boys.”

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BBC News, 31st October 2013

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Facebook sexual groomer Arfon Roberts-Griffiths jailed – BBC News

“A man who posed as a teenager on the Facebook social network in a bid to contact schoolgirls has been jailed for two-and-a-half years.”

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BBC News, 25th October 2013

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Ten men jailed over North Yorkshire girl’s sex exploitation – BBC News

“Ten men have been jailed after a 13-year-old girl from North Yorkshire was sexually exploited by 30 different attackers.”

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BBC News, 3rd October 2013

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Facebook grooming case – Attorney General’s Office

“The Court of Appeal found that the 6 ½ yr sentence given to facebook groomer Husaini Master was unduly lenient and raised it to 9 yrs.”

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Attorney General’s Office, 24th September 2013

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Man who was chased down by ‘vigilante paedophile-hunters’ is jailed for eight years – The Independent

“A man who was confronted by a vigilante paedophile-hunting group over abusive activities towards a child has been jailed for eight years.”

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The Independent, 20th September 2013

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UK paedophile who posed as Justin Bieber online is jailed – The Guardian

“A paedophile who posed as Justin Bieber on the internet to target and blackmail young girls all over the world has been jailed in a case described as one of the worst the courts have ever seen.”

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The Guardian, 16th September 2013

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Abuse of Asian girls missed because of focus on white victims, says report – The Guardian

Posted September 10th, 2013 in news, race discrimination, reports, sexual grooming, sexual offences, victims by tracey

“Asian girls are the hidden victims of child grooming gangs, dipping under the radar of police or social services, according to a report released on Tuesday. Vulnerable girls and some boys are being sexually exploited by gangs of men but are being missed by the authorities because agencies are too focused on a model of grooming involving white victims, according to research from the Muslim Women’s Network UK.”

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The Guardian, 10th September 2013

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Tougher sex offender restrictions sought by campaigners – BBC News

Posted August 27th, 2013 in bills, child abuse, news, sexual grooming, sexual offences by tracey

“Charities and an MP are campaigning for tougher restrictions on sex offenders, saying the system is failing to stop grooming and exploitation of children.”

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BBC News, 27th August 2013

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