Alison Saunders: I was right not to charge Lord Janner with child sex abuse – Daily Telegraph

‘Director of Public Prosecutions claims she made correct decision not to bring case against Labour peer as she urges critics to challenge her in court ‘

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Daily Telegraph, 23rd April 2015

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Paedophile gang committed some of most ‘vile and depraved’ offences police had seen – The Independent

Posted April 23rd, 2015 in children, conspiracy, gangs, internet, news, sexual grooming, sexual offences by sally

‘A gang of paedophiles who raped and abused babies, toddlers and children under five in attacks that were streamed over the internet have been described by police as committing some of the most “vile and depraved” offences they had ever seen.’

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The Independent, 22nd April 2015

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News focus: law and justice pledges – Law Society’s Gazette

‘The general election manifestos are in – here’s our quick-fire summary of their headline pledges on law and justice.’

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Law Society’s Gazette, 20th April 2015

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Lord Janner sex abuse charge decision fails ‘victims’ – BBC News

Posted April 17th, 2015 in child abuse, evidence, mental health, news, prosecutions, sexual offences, victims by sally

‘Alleged victims of child sex abuse by Lord Janner have been failed by the decision not to charge him, a police and crime commissioner (PCC) has said.’

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BBC News, 17th April 2015

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Lord Janner will not face trial over abuse claims – The Guardian

‘Labour peer Lord Janner of Braunstone will escape charges for the second time over alleged historical child sex crimes, prosecution sources have confirmed.’

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The Guardian, 16th April 2015

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Judge in underage sex case says she feels ‘extremely sorry’ for defendant – Daily Telegraph

‘Judge Sylvia de Bertodano launches a scathing attack against the CPS for bringing the case to court.’

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Daily Telegraph, 10th April 2015

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Victims demand changes to new child sex abuse inquiry – Daily Telegraph

Posted April 9th, 2015 in child abuse, inquiries, news, sexual offences, victims by sally

‘Home Office decision to exclude survivors of child sexual abuse from the advisory panel is ‘dangerous step backwards’ says new letter to Theresa May.’

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Daily Telegraph, 8th April 2015

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Reported child sexual abuse has risen 60% in last four years, figures show

Posted April 9th, 2015 in child abuse, crime, news, police, sexual grooming, sexual offences, statistics by sally

‘There has been a 60% increase in child sexual abuse reported to the police over the past four years, according to official figures which make public for the first time the scale of the problem in England and Wales.’

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The Guardian, 9th April 2015

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Military historian jailed for exposing himself to farmer overturns restraining order – Daily Telegraph

‘Military historian Kenneth Ward who was jailed in 2011 for exposing himself to a female neighbour is told he can move back to his former home after a restraining order is relaxed.’

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Daily Telegraph, 6th April 2015

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Self-harm, drug-taking and sexual abuse more common in privately run prisons, new figures show – The Independent

Posted April 7th, 2015 in contracting out, drug abuse, news, prisons, sexual offences by sally

‘Twenty-five years after the first private facility opened in Britain, private jails are performing far worse than government-operated facilities on at least a dozen counts. They account for a higher proportion of fighting, sexual assaults, drug-taking, self-harming, hunger strikes, and prisoner escapes than public-sector prisons, according to an analysis by The Independent on Sunday of new government statistics.’

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The Independent, 5th April 2015

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Illegal immigrant sex offender wins compensation – Daily Telegraph

‘Naseer Chawki, who was jailed for “revolting” sex crimes on a train, is in line for thousands of pounds after a judge ruled he had been unlawfully detained after completing a jail sentence.’

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Daily Telegraph, 31st March 2015

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PC Darren Heath jailed over sex with vulnerable women – BBC News

Posted March 31st, 2015 in misfeasance in public office, news, police, sentencing, sexual offences by sally

‘A “manipulative and calculating” police officer who abused his position to have sex with vulnerable women he met while on duty has been jailed.’

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BBC News, 30th March 2015

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London black cab driver jailed for sex attacks on sleeping women – BBC News

Posted March 31st, 2015 in disqualification, London, news, rape, sentencing, sexual offences, taxis by sally

‘A black cab driver who sexually assaulted two women who fell asleep in his taxi has been jailed for 10 years.’

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BBC News, 30th March 2015

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IPCC takes over investigation into Cyril Smith claim – BBC News

‘The police watchdog has taken charge of an inquiry into the handling of an alleged incident involving Cyril Smith.’

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BBC News, 27th March 2015

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Catholic priest Anthony McSweeney jailed for sex abuse – BBC News

‘A “voyeuristic” Catholic priest who sexually assaulted a teenage boy at a children’s home in west London has been jailed for three years.’

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BBC News, 27th March 2015

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Child sex abuse victims ‘should get online image payouts’ – Daily Telegraph

‘Child sex abuse victims should have the right to seek compensation from those found in possession of related images, say children’s charities.’

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Daily Telegraph, 29th March 2015

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Inside Europe’s biggest sex offenders’ prison – BBC News

‘Europe’s biggest prison for sex offenders is in Nottinghamshire. How does it try to rehabilitate the inmates, asks Rex Bloomstein.’

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BBC News, 30th March 2015

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Regina (NE) v Birmingham Magistrates’ Court; Regina (NM) v Birmingham Magistrates’ Court – WLR Daily

Regina (NE) v Birmingham Magistrates’ Court; Regina (NM) v Birmingham Magistrates’ Court [2015] EWHC 688 (Admin); [2015] WLR (D) 135

‘An appeal by way of case stated to the High Court pursuant to section 111 of the Magistrates’ Courts Act 1980, rather than a challenge by way of judicial review, was generally the appropriate way in which to challenge a decision of a magistrates’ court dismissing an appeal under section 91E of the Sexual Offences Act 2003 against an unsuccessful review of an order requiring a sexual offender to comply with the notification requirements under the Act indefinitely.’

WLR Daily, 20th March 2015

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New sentencing measures to take effect next month – Ministry of Justice

‘A series of tougher sentencing measures, new criminal offences and a more balanced judicial review system will come into force when the Criminal Justice and Courts Act 2015 takes effect on 13 April.’

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Ministry of Justice, 20th March 2015

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Why do MPs keep suggesting anonymity for rape suspects? – The Independent

Posted March 24th, 2015 in anonymity, news, parliament, rape, select committees, sexual offences by sally

‘Should rape suspects have the right to anonymity, like their accusers? It’s a debate that keeps coming back, because MPs keep resurrecting it. Today it’s the Home Affairs Select Committee, which recommends anonymity for those suspected of a sex offence, unless and until they’re charged.’

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The Independent, 20th March 2015

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