Flasher chooses to avoid jail when asked to decide his own sentence by judge – Daily Telegraph

Posted August 24th, 2016 in indecent exposure, news, sentencing, sexual offences by sally

‘A paedophile who flashed a mother at a bus stop chose to avoid going to jail in a bizarre courtroom scene which saw him allowed to raise his hand to choose a sentence.’

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Daily Telegraph, 23rd August 2016

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Sex ban man John O’Neill loses appeal against order – BBC News

Posted August 22nd, 2016 in appeals, news, notification, police, proportionality, sexual offences by sally

‘A man who must notify police 24 hours before he has sex has lost his legal battle to have the restriction lifted.’

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BBC News, 19th August 2016

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Man who raped pensioner in Purley home jailed for 12 years – BBC News

Posted August 22nd, 2016 in elderly, news, rape, sentencing, sexual offences by sally

‘A man who raped a woman in her 70s after barging into her south London home has been jailed for 12 years.’

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BBC News, 19th August 2016

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London Underground sees huge spike in reported sex crimes and violence – The Independent

Posted August 17th, 2016 in London, news, railways, sexual offences, statistics, violence by sally

‘Customers on the London Underground have suffered a 41 per cent increase in violent crimes, including sex crimes, in the past year, new figures reveal.’

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The Independent, 16th August 2016

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Shocking injustices: the conviction of David Bryant – Halsbury’s Law Exchange

“You are free to go. I am very sorry.” It was with these words that Lord Justice Leveson in the Court of Appeal quashed the conviction of David Bryant, a former fireman of seemingly impeccable character, for abusing a boy four decades earlier in a case that was based upon the uncorroborated word of a man revealed to be “a chronic liar”.

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Halsbury’s Law Exchange, 16th August 2016

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Juries have no place at rape trials – victims deserve unprejudiced justice – The Guardian

Posted August 15th, 2016 in criminal justice, juries, media, news, rape, sexual offences, statistics, trials by sally

‘The myths surrounding rape in our society are deep-rooted, persuasive and perpetuated daily in the media. As a result, many offenders are walking free.’

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The Guardian, 12th August 2016

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Nigel Wilkinson jailed: Photographer who drugged and raped two men receives 11 year sentence – The Independent

Posted August 15th, 2016 in DNA, drug offences, evidence, guilty pleas, news, rape, sentencing, sexual offences, victims by sally

‘Nigel Wilkinson, the photographer who drugged and raped two men at his Bristol home, has been jailed for 11 and a half years.’

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The Independent, 12th August 2016

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Britain’s sweariest judge may also be Britain’s toughest – The Independent

‘Judge Patricia Lynch told a flasher ‘no-one wants to see your penis’, ordered a weeping defendant to ‘man up’ and left colleagues in no doubt that ‘if you crossed her, you would be in trouble’.’

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The Independent, 11th August 2016

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Child abuse inquiry: Alexis Jay to take over from Lowell Goddard – The Guardian

Posted August 12th, 2016 in child abuse, inquiries, news, remuneration, sexual offences by sally

‘Prof Alexis Jay is to take over as chair of the independent inquiry into child sexual abuse following the resignation of Dame Lowell Goddard, the home secretary has announced.’

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The Guardian, 11th August 2016

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Ex-priest Philip Temple jailed for child sex abuse – BBC News

Posted August 11th, 2016 in child abuse, clergy, news, sentencing, sexual offences by tracey

‘A former social worker and Catholic priest has been jailed for 12 years after admitting historical child sex abuse charges dating back to the 1970s.’

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BBC News, 10th August 2016

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Rugby star accused of raping girl he met on Tinder cleared of all charges – Daily Telegraph

Posted August 10th, 2016 in anonymity, internet, news, rape, sexual offences, sport by tracey

‘A rising English rugby star, who was accused of raping a girl he met on the Tinder dating app, has been cleared by a jury in just over an hour.’

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Daily Telegraph, 9th August 2016

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Threefold rise in number of sex offences in schools reported to police – The Guardian

‘The number of sex offences in schools reported to police has almost trebled in four years, a study has shown.’

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The Guardian, 8th August 2016

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Cold case conviction for 1983 child sex attack after DNA match – BBC News

Posted August 5th, 2016 in child abuse, DNA, news, sentencing, sexual offences by tracey

‘A man who kidnapped and seriously sexually assaulted a 15-year-old girl 33 years ago, has been jailed for nine years at Bristol Crown Court.’

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BBC News, 4th August 2016

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Church of England clergyman found guilty of historical sex offences – The Guardian

Posted August 5th, 2016 in Church of England, clergy, news, sexual offences by tracey

‘A senior Church of England clergyman has been found guilty of sex offences committed against two young men in the 1970s and 80s amid claims of a church cover-up.’

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The Guardian, 4th August 2016

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Child abuse: One in 14 adults ‘abused as children’ in England and Wales – BBC News

Posted August 5th, 2016 in child abuse, news, sexual offences, statistics by tracey

‘One in every 14 adults in England and Wales suffered sexual abuse as a child, a survey suggests.’

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BBC News, 4th August 2016

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Child abuse victims say inquiry must continue after chair’s resignation – The Guardian

Posted August 5th, 2016 in child abuse, inquiries, news, sexual offences by tracey

‘The far-reaching public inquiry into institutional child abuse in the UK must continue swiftly despite the shock resignation of its third chair, victims’ representatives and politicians have said.’

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The Guardian, 5th August 2016

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Teenager filmed raping ‘completely comatose’ 18-year-old woman is jailed – The Independent

Posted August 2nd, 2016 in news, rape, sentencing, sexual offences, video recordings by tracey

‘A teenager who was filmed raping a girl while she was “completely comatose” has been jailed.’

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The Independent, 2nd August 2016

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Trevor Gray: Wife’s battle to clear wrongly jailed detective’s name – BBC News

‘A High Court judge has said a police force was wrong not to reinstate a former detective wrongly jailed for raping a woman in 2011. Trevor Gray’s wife Alison told BBC News how her family won a five-year, £150,000 battle to clear his name.’

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BBC news, 30th July 2016

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Key Janner witness lied about abuse by care home boss – Daily Telegraph

Posted August 1st, 2016 in care homes, child abuse, inquiries, news, police, sexual offences by Mark L

‘A former children’s home resident who accused the late politician Lord Janner of Braunstone of being a paedophile made false claims of being sexually abused by the home’s manager, it has been alleged.’

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Daily Telegraph, 31st July 2016

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Rise in child sexual abuse cases threatens other policing, warns chair of commissioners – The Guardian

‘Police struggling to cope with a huge escalation in the number of child sexual exploitation cases fear it “may grow to threaten other aspects of effective policing”, the new chair of police commissioners has warned.’

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The Guardian, 1st August 2016

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