‘Dangerous’ police recording system putting children at risk, MPs say – The Guardian

‘At least 10,000 children who go missing could be at “terrible risk” because a “dangerous” police recording system means they fall off the radar, an all-party group of MPs has said. Ann Coffey, the Labour chair of the all-party inquiry, said that a new “absent” category introduced in the police recording system was dangerous and should be scrapped.’

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The Guardian, 26th 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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Preventing Child Sexual Exploitation: a lacuna in the law – Family Law Week

‘Matthew Warmoth, pupil barrister at Fourteen, finds that the court can do little to protect children from CSE when the exploiter is not a party to proceedings and there has been no police caution or conviction for a sexual or violent offence.’

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Family Law Week, 4th May 2016

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George Bell: The battle for a bishop’s reputation – BBC News

Posted May 5th, 2016 in children, clergy, news, sexual grooming, sexual offences, victims by tracey

‘George Bell was one of the most influential Anglican bishops of the last century. But, almost 60 years after his death, he was accused of having been a child abuser. Now campaigners are battling to defend his reputation.’

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BBC News, 5th May 2016

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Rotherham abuse survivors press for stricter taxi safety measures – The Guardian

‘All taxis drivers in Rotherham will be required to have CCTV cameras installed in their cars from July, in an attempt to prevent child sexual exploitation. Drivers will also have to activate an audio recording device whenever they transport an unaccompanied child or vulnerable adult , under a series of measures introduced by the council to rebuild trust in the taxi industry.’

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The Guardian, 3rd May 2016

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Former Bedfordshire police officer jailed for abusing girls – BBC News

Posted April 18th, 2016 in child abuse, news, police, rape, sentencing, sexual grooming, sexual offences by sally

‘A former police officer has been given a 23-year sentence after using Facebook to find vulnerable girls to have sex with.’

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BBC News, 15th April 2016

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Adam Johnson lodges appeal over six-year jail term – BBC News

Posted April 12th, 2016 in appeals, news, sentencing, sexual grooming, sexual offences by sally

‘Footballer Adam Johnson has formally lodged an appeal against his six-year sentence for grooming and sexual activity with a girl aged 15.’

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BBC News, 12th April 2016

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Nine Rochdale men to be sentenced for child sex abuse – The Guardian

Posted April 8th, 2016 in child abuse, conspiracy, news, rape, sexual grooming, sexual offences, victims by tracey

‘Nine men are set to be sentenced for a catalogue of serious sexual offences against six teenage girls in Rochdale.’

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The Guardian, 7th April 2016

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Sex and the Law – Gresham College

Posted March 31st, 2016 in child abuse, crime, news, sexual grooming, sexual offences by sally

‘Reputations tumble; men once popular and famous but too powerful are condemned and imprisoned. Others fear their reputations will not long survive their deaths. Others will ‘get away with it’ as presumably they always have. How will all this be viewed in decades to come? Witch-hunt or confirmation that Mary Whitehouse was right all the time and the sexual revolution is to blame? If so, what should society have done that it didn’t? What should it do now apart from lock up aged offenders? And what about juries? Will they, not judges, ultimately determine how law can be fair on sexual behaviour – assuming juries can ever discuss these things candidly.’

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Gresham College, 2nd March 2016

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Adam Johnson to appeal six-year sentence – Daily Telegraph

Posted March 31st, 2016 in appeals, news, sentencing, sexual grooming by sally

‘Disgraced footballer Adam Johnson lodges appeal against his conviction for sexual activity with a teenage fan.’

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Daily Telegraph, 30th March 2016

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Four paedophiles convicted after sting operations by vigilantes – The Guardian

Posted March 29th, 2016 in child abuse, internet, news, police, prosecutions, sexual grooming, sexual offences by sally

‘Four paedophiles have been convicted following sting operations by vigilantes who claim they trapped them on a Facebook page explicitly dedicated to young girls dating older men.’

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The Guardian, 28th March 2016

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Woman abused three young girls by pretending to be man with prosthetic penis – Daily Telegraph

‘A woman sexually abused young teenage girls by pretending to be a man using a prosthetic penis.’

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Daily Telegraph, 23rd March 2016

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Police powerless to use new grooming law, child safety experts warn – The Guardian

Posted March 15th, 2016 in child abuse, internet, news, police, sexual grooming by sally

‘Government blunders have left police powerless to use a new law to catch paedophiles, top child safety experts have warned.’

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The Guardian, 15th March 2016

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Parents of murdered schoolboy receive pay-out from blundering police force – Daily Telegraph

‘Surrey Police issue unreserved apology and pay substantial damages after admitting failings in the case of Breck Bednar, the 14-year-old schoolboy who was groomed online and then murdered by sadistic killer Lewis Daynes.’

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Daily Telegraph, 13th March 2016

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Online abuse: ‘existing laws too fragmented and don’t serve victims’ – The Guardian

‘The chief constable leading the fight against digital crime is calling for new legislation to tackle an “unimagined scale of online abuse” that he says is threatening to overwhelm the police service. Stephen Kavanagh, who heads Essex police, argues it is necessary to consolidate and simplify offences committed online to improve the chance of justice for tens of thousands of victims.’

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The Guardian, 4th March 2016

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Adam Johnson guilty of sexual activity with a child – The Guardian

Posted March 3rd, 2016 in employment, news, pleadings, sentencing, sexual grooming, sexual offences, sport by sally

‘The footballer Adam Johnson is facing the prospect of five years in jail after being found guilty of sexual activity with a 15-year-old schoolgirl.’

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The Guardian, 2nd March 2016

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Rotherham trial victim claims she was raped by town councillor – The Guardian

Posted February 29th, 2016 in child abuse, local government, news, rape, sexual grooming, sexual offences by sally

‘A victim in the Rotherham grooming trial has claimed she was raped by a town councillor.’

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The Guardian, 26th February 2016

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‘Serious failings’ at BBC let Jimmy Savile abuse 72 people – The Guardian

Posted February 25th, 2016 in BBC, inquiries, media, news, reports, sexual grooming, sexual offences, whistleblowers by sally

‘”Serious failings” at the BBC allowed Jimmy Savile to sexually abuse 72 people without detection for decades, according to a damning report published on Thursday, which insisted that the corporation still had lessons to learn.’

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The Guardian, 25th February 2016

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Rotherham child abuse trial: four men and two women found guilty – The Guardian

‘Six men and women were found guilty of offences relating to the sexual exploitation of teenage girls in Rotherham, as it emerged that the conduct of more than 50 officers from South Yorkshire who had dealt with the victims is now under investigation.’

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The Guardian, 24th February 2016

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Shabir Ahmed: Sex gang leader appeals over deportation – BBC News

‘The ringleader of a child sex grooming gang has appealed against deportation from Britain on human rights grounds.’

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BBC News, 16 February 2016

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