Officer who challenged racism in police cleared of sexual assault charges – The Guardian

‘A retired Asian officer who fought racism in the police has been cleared of sexually assaulting a prisoner almost 30 years ago after claiming the charges against him were part of a vendetta by Scotland Yard.’

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The Guardian, 31st July 2015

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Actor who accused Conservative MP Ken Clarke of sexually assaulting him cleared of perverting the course of justice – The Independent

Posted July 31st, 2015 in news, perverting the course of justice, sexual offences by sally

‘An actor who accused former chancellor Ken Clarke of sexually assaulting him has been cleared of perverting the course of justice.’

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The Independent, 30th July 2015

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Hundreds of UK sex abuse victims lose compensation for committing crimes – The Guardian

‘Hundreds of sexual abuse victims have had their compensation payments reduced after committing crime themselves, according to figures.’

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The Guardian, 31st July 2015

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Regina v Ali (Yasir) and another – WLR Daily

Regina v Ali (Yasir) and another [2015] EWCA Crim 1279; [2015] WLR (D) 327

‘A car journey of a few miles constituted “travel”, within section 58(1) of the Sexual Offences Act 2003, for the purposes of the offence of trafficking within the United Kingdom for sexual exploitation.’

WLR Daily, 17th July 2015

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‘I watched the man convicted of sexually abusing me as a child walk free from court with a fine’ – The Independent

‘A child sex abuse victim who was attacked by her sister’s fiancé when she was just 10 years old has started a campaign to change the legal system that saw her abuser walk free from court.’
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The Independent, 29th July 2015

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Genetic Predisposition to Paedophilia and Child Abuse: a case note – Six Pump Court

Posted July 28th, 2015 in child abuse, families, news, sexual offences by sally

‘In his latest case note, Richard Barraclough QC writes on the issues of paedophilia and child abuse and specifically genetic and family influences.’

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Six Pump Court, 16th July 2015

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Norwich paedophile ring: Woman at centre of gang who made children ‘sexual play things’ guilty of 23 offences – The Independent

Posted July 28th, 2015 in child abuse, conspiracy, gangs, news, rape, sexual offences, social services, women by sally

‘A woman has been found guilty of being at the centre of a paedophile ring which set children up as “sexual play-things” over more than a decade.’

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The Independent, 27th July 2015

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Paedophile Phillip Kirk who wrote a letter to Theresa May asking for sex with children to be legalised is jailed – The Independent

‘A paedophile was caught after he wrote to Home Secretary Theresa May asking for sex with children to be legalised.’

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The Independent, 20th July 2015

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South Wales Police ‘did not investigate ID of child sex gang’ – BBC News

Posted July 14th, 2015 in gangs, news, police, reports, sexual grooming, sexual offences, Wales by tracey

‘Police did not try to identify a child sex gang which exploited a 15-year-old girl for four years, a watchdog says. Despite more than 40 child protection forms being completed, South Wales Police did not investigate the men or protect other children.’

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BBC News, 14th July 2015

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Archbishop of Canterbury promises sex abuse inquiry – BBC News

Posted July 13th, 2015 in child abuse, Church of England, inquiries, news, sexual offences, statistics by tracey

‘The Archbishop of Canterbury has promised to investigate sex abuse in the Church of England if the judge-led abuse inquiry does not look into it within six months.’

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BBC News, 12th July 2015

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Army head condemns ‘unacceptable’ sexual harassment – BBC News

Posted July 13th, 2015 in armed forces, complaints, harassment, news, sexual offences, statistics, women by tracey

‘Army chief General Sir Nick Carter says the level of sexual harassment being faced by female soldiers is “totally unacceptable”. In a survey commissioned by the Army, almost 40% of servicewomen said they had received unwanted comments of a sexual nature in the past year.’

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BBC News, 12th July 2015

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Former girlfriend of undercover spy sues corporate security firm – The Guardian

‘An environmental campaigner who had an intimate relationship with an undercover spy is suing a corporate security firm in what is believed to be the first legal action of its kind.’

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The Guardian, 12th July 2015

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Immunity guaranteed for whistleblowers in child sex abuse inquiry – Attorney General’s Office

‘Individuals providing certain evidence to the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse can do so without fear of prosecution.’

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Attorney General’s Office, 9th July 2015

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Royal Household will fall in sights of £100m child sex abuse inquiry – Daily Telegraph

‘The child sex abuse inquiry is set to last five years and cost up to £100 million, it has been confirmed, as it emerged the Royal Household will not be exempt from scrutiny over paedophile allegations.’

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Daily Telegraph, 9th July 2015

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Don’t shred evidence, judge warns ahead of child sex abuse inquiry – The Guardian

Posted July 9th, 2015 in documents, evidence, inquiries, news, sexual offences by sally

‘The long-awaited independent inquiry into child sexual abuse opens on Thursday in London amid renewed warnings to the cabinet secretary, religious leaders and public bodies not to shred documents which might be needed in evidence.’

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The Guardian, 9th July 2015

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Michael Barrymore suing police for arrest following Stuart Lubbock death – The Guardian

Posted July 8th, 2015 in assault, damages, homicide, news, police, sexual offences by sally

‘Michael Barrymore is suing Essex police for arresting him after the incident in which a man was found dead in his swimming pool following a party.’

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The Guardian, 7th July 2015

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Historical child sexual abuse inquiry to open on 9 July – BBC News

Posted July 8th, 2015 in child abuse, inquiries, news, sexual offences, victims by sally

‘The independent inquiry into historical child sexual abuse in England and Wales will be formally opened next Thursday, it has been announced.’

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BBC News, 3rd July 2015

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The Lord Janner U-turn: what is the public interest in a trial of the act? – Crimeline

‘Yesterday’s U-turn concerning the decision to prosecute Lord Janner for alleged child sex offences has thrown a spotlight onto a procedure in English criminal law called the “trial of the act”. What is this procedure and what purpose does it serve? And why has its application to Lord Janner’s case proved controversial?’

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Crimeline, 30th June 2015

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Edward Huxley guilty of Wrexham historical abuse charges – BBC News

Posted July 1st, 2015 in child abuse, news, sexual offences by sally

‘A fifth man has been found guilty of historical sexual abuse in Wrexham during the 1980s.’

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BBC News, 30th June 2015

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Father jailed for forcing 14-year-old daughter to marry 30-year-old in Manchester who sexually abused her – The Independent

Posted July 1st, 2015 in children, forced marriages, news, sentencing, sexual offences by sally

‘A father has been jailed for forcing his daughter to marry a 30-year-old man on her 14th birthday.’

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The Independent, 1st July 2015

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