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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Gloucester cellar sex attack ‘not preventable’ – BBC News

‘A sex attack by two teenagers on a boy in a cellar in Gloucester could not have been anticipated or prevented, a report has found.’

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BBC News, 18th September 2014

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NCA refers child protection agency case handling to IPCC – BBC News

‘An organisation which took a year to alert police to information about potential paedophiles in the UK is to be investigated by the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC).’

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BBC News, 18th September 2014

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Rotherham child rapist Lee Pearson has sentence doubled – BBC News

Posted September 18th, 2014 in news, rape, sentencing, sexual offences by tracey

‘A child rapist has had his jail sentence doubled by the Court of Appeal.’

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BBC News, 18th September 2014

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Sex Offenders, prison v treatment – CrimeLine

Posted September 18th, 2014 in imprisonment, news, rehabilitation, sentencing, sexual offences by tracey

‘In a recent case the Court of Appeal found fault with a sentence of 2 years imprisonment imposed on a man who had in his possession indecent images of children. The Court thought the appropriate starting point after trial to be in the order of 15-18 months, meaning in this case an actual sentence of 10 – 12 months, of which the offender would serve only half. So be it you might think.’

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CrimeLine, 17th September 2014

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Myles Bradbury: CEOP ‘failed to alert abuse doctor to police’ – BBC News

Posted September 18th, 2014 in delay, doctors, indecent photographs of children, news, police, sexual offences by tracey

‘Child abuse investigators CEOP were told in July 2012 Bradbury bought suspect movies online, but did not act. The National Crime Agency (NCA), which took over CEOP, said a case review took place and action was taken. It said CEOP’s delay in disseminating the information was “unacceptable”.’

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BBC News, 17th September 2014

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Max Clifford appeals against 8-year prison sentence for indecent assaults – The Guardian

Posted September 18th, 2014 in appeals, news, sentencing, sexual offences by tracey

‘Disgraced PR guru Max Clifford has launched an appeal against his eight-year prison sentence. The 71-year-old was convicted in May of eight counts of indecent assaults on four women, carried out between 1977 and 1984.’

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The Guardian, 17th September 2014

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A bold new vision for the treatment of victims – Ministry of Justice

‘Victims’ rights will be enshrined in law as part of a major set of reforms announced by Justice Secretary Chris Grayling today.’

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Ministry of Justice, 14th September 2014

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Sexual abuse in prison needs urgent investigation, commission warns – The Guardian

Posted September 15th, 2014 in news, ombudsmen, prisons, rape, sexual offences, statistics by tracey

‘Penal reformers say there is an urgent need to determine the nature and scale of sexual abuse in prisons in England and Wales in the wake of estimates that hundreds of inmates are being raped or sexually assaulted every year.’

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The Guardian, 15th September 2014

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Child witness court video evidence expansion planned – BBC News

Posted September 10th, 2014 in children, Crown Court, evidence, news, sexual offences, trials, victims, video recordings, witnesses by sally

‘Changes to allow children and abuse victims in England and Wales to film their evidence before a trial begins should be brought in “as fast as possible”, a justice minister has said.’

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BBC News, 9th September 2014

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‘Monstrous child sexual predator’ John Laister jailed – BBC News

‘An ex-Sunday school teacher who raped and sexually abused young girls under his care has been jailed for 14 years.’

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BBC News, 9th September 2014

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Teacher Emily Fox jailed for having sex with pupil – BBC News

Posted September 8th, 2014 in abuse of position of trust, news, school children, sexual offences, teachers by sally

‘A PE teacher who had sex with a pupil she taught at an all-girls private school has been jailed for 15 months.’

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BBC News, 5th September 2014

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Lord Mayor Fiona Woolf to lead child abuse inquiry – BBC News

Posted September 5th, 2014 in child abuse, inquiries, news, sexual offences by tracey

‘Lord Mayor of London Fiona Woolf has replaced Lady Butler-Sloss as head of the UK government inquiry into historical child abuse. Ms Woolf is a City lawyer and former president of the Law Society.’

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BBC News, 5th September 2014

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Man found guilty of sending menacing tweets to Labour MP Stella Creasy – The Guardian

Posted September 3rd, 2014 in internet, media, news, obscenity, sentencing, sexual offences, threatening behaviour, women by sally

‘A man faces jail after sending abusive Twitter messages to Labour MP Stella Creasy after she supported a successful campaign to put Jane Austen on the £10 note.’

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The Guardian, 2nd September 2014

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