Supreme Court to hear key case on liability of councils for foster care abuse – Local Government Lawyer

Posted May 27th, 2016 in appeals, child abuse, fostering, news, sexual offences, Supreme Court by tracey

‘The Supreme Court has agreed to hear a key case on the liability of councils for foster care abuse, it has emerged.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 27th may 2016

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Paedophile posed as Zoella to groom children online – Daily Telegraph

‘A sex predator who pretended to be fashion blogger Zoella Sugg has been jailed for eight years for grooming children online.’

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Daily Telegraph, 17th May 2016

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Metropolitan Police officer jailed for child sex abuse offences – The Independent

Posted May 16th, 2016 in child abuse, news, police, sentencing, sexual offences by sally

‘A Metropolitan Police officer from a sex abuse unit has been jailed for more than five years for child sexual abuse offences.’

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The Independent, 13th May 2016

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CPS forced to remind police investigating historical sex abuse to ignore dead suspects – The Independent

Posted May 16th, 2016 in Crown Prosecution Service, news, police, prosecutions, sexual offences by sally

‘Chief constables have had to be reminded that the dead cannot be charged with criminal offences, after the Crown Prosecution Service complained of receiving a number of requests regarding dead suspects.’

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The Independent, 13th May 2016

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Oxford University law students being issued with ‘trigger warnings’ before lectures – The Independent

‘Undergraduate law students at Oxford university are being issued with “trigger warnings” before lectures containing material deemed too “distressing” – a move which has drawn criticism from academics.’

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The Independent, 10th May 2016

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Thousands on the run after skipping court bail – BBC News

‘Thousands of suspected and convicted criminals who skipped court bail while facing charges including murder, child sex offences and rape are on the run.’

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BBC News, 11th May 2016

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Bristol man jailed for 22 years over 1984 murder of 17-year-old Melanie Road – The Independent

Posted May 10th, 2016 in DNA, murder, news, sentencing, sexual offences by sally

‘A 64-year-old man who murdered a teenage girl in a sexually motivated attack 32 years ago has been jailed for at least 22 years.’

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The Independent, 9th April 2016

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‘Britain’s oldest ever defendant’ appears in court charged with child sex offences aged 101 – The Independent

Posted May 10th, 2016 in elderly, news, sexual offences by sally

‘A 101-year-old is thought to have become the oldest defendant in British legal history after he appeared in court charged with historical sex offences.’

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The Independent, 9th May 2016

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Police refuse to reveal the new names of 800 paedophiles to protect their human rights – Daily Telegraph

Posted May 10th, 2016 in disclosure, human rights, names, news, sexual offences by sally

‘More than 800 sex offenders have changed their names by deed poll to hide their past and police have refused to reveal which names have been altered in a bid to protect the criminals’ human rights.’

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Daily Telegraph, 10th May 2016

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Preventing Child Sexual Exploitation: a lacuna in the law – Family Law Week

‘Matthew Warmoth, pupil barrister at Fourteen, finds that the court can do little to protect children from CSE when the exploiter is not a party to proceedings and there has been no police caution or conviction for a sexual or violent offence.’

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Family Law Week, 4th May 2016

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George Bell: The battle for a bishop’s reputation – BBC News

Posted May 5th, 2016 in children, clergy, news, sexual grooming, sexual offences, victims by tracey

‘George Bell was one of the most influential Anglican bishops of the last century. But, almost 60 years after his death, he was accused of having been a child abuser. Now campaigners are battling to defend his reputation.’

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BBC News, 5th May 2016

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Rotherham abuse survivors press for stricter taxi safety measures – The Guardian

‘All taxis drivers in Rotherham will be required to have CCTV cameras installed in their cars from July, in an attempt to prevent child sexual exploitation. Drivers will also have to activate an audio recording device whenever they transport an unaccompanied child or vulnerable adult , under a series of measures introduced by the council to rebuild trust in the taxi industry.’

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The Guardian, 3rd May 2016

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Rapist who targeted Asian women in a series of sex attacks while on bail is jailed for life – Daily Telegraph

Posted April 29th, 2016 in bail, news, rape, sentencing, sexual offences by tracey

‘A violent rapist who carried out a series of racially motivated sexual assaults on lone women while on bail has been jailed for life.’

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Daily Telegraph, 29th April 2016

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Man convicted of series of sex attacks in south London – The Guardian

Posted April 27th, 2016 in assault, news, sexual offences by sally

‘A man has been convicted of carrying out a string of sexual assaults on women in south London over 10 days, including the targeting of four women in just 24 hours.’

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The Guardian, 26th April 2016

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Revenge pornography victims as young as 11, investigation finds – BBC News

‘Children as young as 11 are among more than 1,000 alleged victims of revenge porn who reported offences in the first year of the new law coming into effect, it has been revealed.’

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BBC News, 27th April 2016

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Asylum and immigration court fees set to rise by over 500% – The Guardian

‘Asylum and immigration tribunal fees are set to increase by more than 500% in order to help pay off the Ministry of Justice’s funding deficit.’

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The Guardian, 21st April 2016

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Bradford judge spares girl jail for stabbing abuser – BBC News

‘A judge has spared a teenage girl who stabbed the man who sexually abused her as a child from a prison sentence.’

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BBC News, 20th April 2016

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Sex offences recorded by police reach 100,000 a year – BBC News

Posted April 22nd, 2016 in news, police, sexual offences, statistics by tracey

‘The number of sexual offences recorded by police in England and Wales in a year has risen to more than 100,000 for the first time, data has shown.’

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BBC News, 21st April 2016

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Regina v Pacurar – WLR Daily

Posted April 20th, 2016 in appeals, law reports, sexual offences, trespass by sally

Regina v Pacurar

‘The defendant was charged with trespass with intent to commit a sexual offence contrary to section 63(1) of the Sexual Offences Act 2003. The prosecution case was that the defendant had entered a family’s home as a trespasser, and had been naked and touching his penis in the presence of family members: further, that while being ejected from the house by the father of the family, he had made an unseemly sexual suggestion. In interview with the police the defendant had denied ever having entered the house. On closure of the prosecution case the defendant submitted that there was no case to answer because the prosecution had not particularised the sexual offence which it was asserted that he had intended to commit. The prosecution submitted that it was sufficient that their case was that the intent relied on was to commit one or more of the offences set out in sections 1 to 3 and 5 to 7 of the Sexual Offences Act 2003. The trial judge rejected the submission of no case to answer and the defendant was convicted. The defendant appealed against conviction on the ground, among others, that the prosecution had been obliged to specify the sexual offence which it was asserted that the defendant had intended to commit.’

WLR Daily, 13th April 2016

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126 cab drivers charged with sexual or violent crimes – The Independent

Posted April 18th, 2016 in news, sexual offences, statistics, taxis, violent offenders by sally

‘The number of cab drivers charged with violent or sexual offences in London is at a five-year high.’

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The Independent, 17th April 2016

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