NSPCC’s call for law change over sex messages – BBC News

Posted October 24th, 2014 in child abuse, electronic mail, internet, news, sexual offences, telecommunications by sally

‘Campaigners want it to be made illegal for adults to send sexual messages to children.’

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BBC News, 24th October 2014

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Compensation paid after Catholic priests abuse claims – BBC News

Posted October 22nd, 2014 in abuse of position of trust, compensation, news, sexual offences, victims by sally

‘Compensation has been paid to 11 former trainee priests who claim they were sexually abused at St Peter Claver College in Mirfield, West Yorkshire.’

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BBC News, 21st October 2014

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Dave Lee Travis sentence ‘not unduly lenient’ – The Guardian

Posted October 21st, 2014 in appeals, news, sentencing, sexual offences, suspended sentences by sally

‘Disgraced DJ Dave Lee Travis’s three-month suspended sentence for indecent assault will not be referred to the court of appeal, the attorney general has said.’

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The Guardian, 21st October 2014

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‘Some paedophiles will never face justice’ – National Crime Agency chief – The Guardian

‘Some of the UK’s estimated 50,000 suspected paedophiles will escape prosecution, according to Britain’s leading law-enforcement officer, who said that authorities had to rethink how to pursue suspects and how they could be prevented from perpetrating crimes.’

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The Guardian, 20th October 2014

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New minicab law ‘would put women at risk’ – The Independent

‘Ministers will come under fresh pressure this week not to ease rules on minicabs, a relaxation that safety campaigners say would endanger vulnerable women.’

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The Independent, 19th October 2014

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Authors’ concerns after court rules writer can’t publish sex abuse memoir – Daily Telegraph

‘Leading authors have expressed their “grave concern” at a court ruling which has prevented a writer from publishing a book dealing with the sexual abuse he suffered as a child. The author’s ex-wife has obtained a temporary injunction stopping the memoir’s release until the issue has been decided at trial. She argued that reading it would cause their 11 year-old son, who suffers from a number of disabilities, severe psychological harm.’

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Daily Telegraph, 16th October 2014

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Geoffrey Robertson QC criticises arrests over alleged sex crimes – BBC News

Posted October 13th, 2014 in bail, Crown Prosecution Service, inquiries, news, police, sexual offences by sally

‘Police are arresting suspects of alleged historical sex crimes without sufficient evidence and keeping them on bail too long, a barrister has said.’

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BBC News, 11th October 2014

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Appeal court reserves judgment on Max Clifford’s appeal against sentence – The Guardian

Posted October 10th, 2014 in appeals, news, sentencing, sexual offences by sally

‘The appeal court has reserved judgment on an appeal by the publicist Max Clifford against the length of his eight-year jail sentence for sex offences.’

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The Guardian, 9th October 2014

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Max Clifford set to appeal his eight year prison sentence for string of indecent assaults today – The Independent

Posted October 9th, 2014 in appeals, news, sentencing, sexual offences by sally

‘Max Clifford, the disgraced PR guru found guilty of a string of indecent assaults in May, it set to appeal his eight year prison sentence today.’

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The Independent, 9th October 2014

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Ex-BA pilot Bartle Frere abuse case: Jury considers verdicts – BBC News

Posted October 7th, 2014 in child abuse, indecent photographs of children, news, sexual offences by sally

‘A jury has been sent out in the case of a former British Airways pilot accused of abusing boys in the UK and India.’

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BBC News, 6th October 2014

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Revenge porn could lead to 14-year sentence, new guidelines clarify – The Guardian

‘The most serious cases of revenge pornography – putting sexually explicit images of former partners online – should be prosecuted under laws which carry a maximum sentence of 14 years, new guidance from the Crown Prosecution Service suggests.’

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The Guardian, 7th October 2014

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Woman has sentence increased for sexual activity with 14-year-old boy – The Guardian

Posted October 3rd, 2014 in appeals, children, news, sentencing, sexual offences, suspended sentences by tracey

‘A woman who engaged in sexual activity with a 14-year-old boy after a drunken night out has been jailed by leading judges who overturned her “unduly lenient” non-custodial sentence.’

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The Guardian, 3rd October 2014

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New rights for victims of crime – Halsbury’s Law Exchange

‘Victims will have the right to tell the court how they have been affected by a crime as part of a major set of reforms announced by the Justice Secretary. They will also receive better information and support with the introduction of a nationwide Victims’ Information Service, making it easier for victims by establishing a single source of information and help.’

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Halsbury’s Law Exchange, 30th September 2014

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Police alerted two years ago over Essex teacher who had indecent images – The Guardian

‘Police have been accused of a series of failings that left a deputy headmaster free for two years to secretly film pupils undressing using cameras hidden in an Essex school’s changing rooms. Scores of indecent images of boys aged nine to 12 were found at the home of Martin Goldberg, 46, a maths teacher at Thorpe Hall school in Southend, who took his own life this month after being visited by detectives.’

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The Guardian, 30th September 2014

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Dave Lee Travis indecent assault sentence to be reviewed – The Guardian

‘The attorney general’s office is to review the three-month suspended sentence given to the former BBC Radio 1 DJ Dave Lee Travis for indecent assault.’

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The Guardian, 29th September 2014

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Legal Aid Challenge Success, Assisted Suicide and the Future of UK Human Rights – the Human Rights Roundup – UK Human Rights Blog

‘This week, the Conservative Party will unveil its plans for human rights reform in the UK. In other news, Chris Grayling’s decision to drastically reduce the number of legal aid contacts granted is successfully challenged, while a prosecution for assisted suicide keeps the assisted dying debate alive.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 28th September 2014

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Dave Lee Travis given suspended sentence – BBC News

Posted September 26th, 2014 in news, sentencing, sexual offences, suspended sentences by tracey

‘Former BBC Radio 1 DJ Dave Lee Travis has been given a suspended sentence of three months for indecently assaulting a woman in 1995.’

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BBC News, 26th September 2014

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Dave Lee Travis could face jail sentence after indecent assault conviction – The Guardian

Posted September 24th, 2014 in bail, news, sentencing, sexual offences by sally

‘The former BBC Radio 1 DJ Dave Lee Travis faces a possible prison sentence after being convicted of indecently assaulting a woman working in television almost 20 years ago.’

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The Guardian, 23rd September 2014

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Dave Lee Travis found guilty of indecent assault – BBC News

Posted September 23rd, 2014 in bail, news, retrials, sexual offences by sally

‘Former Radio 1 DJ Dave Lee Travis has been found guilty of indecently assaulting a researcher working on TV’s Mrs Merton Show in 1995.’

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BBC News, 23rd September 2014

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Children: Private Law Update – Family Law Week

‘Alex Verdan QC of 4 Paper Buildings considers recent judgments in private law children cases, including the President’s judgment on legal aid funding in Q v Q.’

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Family Law Week, 19th September 2014

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