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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Maurice McCullough, 75, posed as 16-year-old to groom girl for sex – BBC News

Posted March 24th, 2015 in elderly, incitement, news, sentencing, sexual grooming, sexual offences by sally

‘A 75-year-old man who posed as a 16-year-old boy on social media to groom a young girl into have sex with him has been jailed for 10 years.’

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BBC News, 23rd March 2015

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MoD ‘mole’ Bettina Jordan-Barber jailed over Sun leaks – The Guardian

‘A “mole” at the Ministry of Defence who made £100,000 from leaking stories to the Sun has been jailed for 12 months, it can now be reported after verdicts were delivered in a related trial.’

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The Guardian, 20th March 2015

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Sexual Offences Prevention Orders – One Inner Temple Lane

Posted March 19th, 2015 in news, sexual offences, sexual offences prevention orders by sally

‘The purpose of Sexual Offences Prevention Orders (SOPOs) are to protect the public or any particular members of the public where necessary from serious sexual harm from a defendant. This article is intended to consider the key features of the current regime pursuant to the Sexual Offences Act 2003 (SOA) and the limitations that the SOPO in its current form suffers from.’

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One Inner Temple Lane, 27th February 2015

Source: www.1itl.com

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Man jailed for trying to set up child sex abuse from south pole – The Guardian

‘A man has been jailed for three years for trying to arrange the sexual abuse of a child while working at the south pole.’

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The Guardian, 18th March 2015

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BBC Savile abuse: Dame Janet Smith review ‘due in May’ – BBC News

‘A report into how Jimmy Savile and Stuart Hall carried out abuse while at the BBC is due to be published in May, the review’s author has said.’

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BBC News, 17th March 2015

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Historical child abuse: Key investigations – BBC News

‘There are a number of ongoing investigations and inquiries – criminal and otherwise – into historical abuse allegations at institutions across the UK. Here is a guide to the key inquiries and their scope.’

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BBC News, 17th March 2015

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Home secretary: Cyril Smith cover-up claims ‘could lead to prosecutions’ – The Guardian

‘Theresa May has said the claims a police investigation into the late Liberal MP Cyril Smith was scrapped, and corruption blocked other historic police operations into child abuse, were “shocking and could lead to criminal prosecutions”.’

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The Guardian, 17th March 2015

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Rotherham abuse: Ofsted ‘failed to detect abuse’ – BBC News

‘Government inspectors failed to detect child sexual exploitation in Rotherham because they trusted council staff, a report by MPs has said.’

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BBC News, 17th March 2015

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Cyril Smith child abuse inquiry ‘scrapped after his arrest’ – BBC News

‘An undercover police operation that gathered evidence of child abuse by Cyril Smith and other public figures was scrapped shortly after the MP was arrested, BBC Newsnight has been told.’

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BBC News, 16th March 2015

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Fred Talbot jailed for five years for sexual assaults on two schoolboys – The Guardian

‘The former TV weatherman Fred Talbot has been jailed for five years for indecently assaulting two schoolboys when he was a teacher.’

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The Guardian, 13th March 2015

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Child abuse inquiry gets statutory footing as new panel members named – The Guardian

Posted March 13th, 2015 in child abuse, inquiries, news, sexual offences by sally

‘Four new panel members, including the author of a report on sexual exploitation in Rotherham, have been appointed to the reformed independent inquiry into child abuse, the home secretary has announced.’

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The Guardian, 12th March 2015

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Junior doctor Raza Laskar jailed for child sex abuse – BBC News

Posted March 12th, 2015 in children, doctors, indecent photographs of children, news, sexual offences by sally

‘A junior doctor working in paediatrics who sexually abused a child and groomed and abused others over the internet has been jailed for seven years.’

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BBC News, 11th March 2015

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Paul Oakley jailed over string of child sex abuse offences – BBC News

Posted March 12th, 2015 in news, sentencing, sexual offences by sally

‘A 45-year-old Conwy man has been jailed for four years for a string of child sex abuse offences.’

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BBC News, 11th March 2015

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Lawyers, Social Workers and the Proportionality Test – Family Law Week

‘David Bedingfield, barrister of 4 Paper Buildings, considers the President’s judgment in A (A Child) [2015] EWFC 11 and the lessons to be derived by practitioners.’

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Family Law Week, 9th March 2015

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Rapist who preyed on women in crimes spanning nearly 30 years faces jail – The Guardian

Posted March 11th, 2015 in DNA, evidence, kidnapping, news, photography, rape, sexual offences by tracey

‘A rapist who preyed on women walking alone is facing jail after admitting crimes spanning nearly 30 years. Mechanic Clive Howard attacked five women in Norfolk and Cambridgeshire between 1986 and 2014. Police believe there may be more victims and are appealing for women targeted by Howard to come forward.’

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The Guardian, 11th March 2015

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Hundreds of convicted sex offenders are missing, new figures show – The Guardian

Posted March 10th, 2015 in freedom of information, homelessness, news, police, sexual offences, statistics by tracey

‘A total of 396 registered sex offenders – who are supposed to be monitored by police and inform authorities if they change address – are missing across the UK, with some out of contact with police for more than a decade, according to freedom of information responses to the Press Association.’

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The Guardian, 10th March 2015

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This is Abuse summary report – Home Office

‘This report summarises the development and evaluation of the campaign.’

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Home Office, 8th March 2015

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PM: Staff and members to face criminal offence of ‘wilful neglect’ over CSE – Local Government Lawyer

‘The Government is to consult on extending the new criminal offence of ‘wilful neglect’ of patients to children’s social care, education and elected members in a bid to eradicate “the culture of denial”, the Prime Minister has announced.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 3rd March 2015

Source: www.localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk

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