National Crime Agency begins Rotherham abuse inquiry – BBC News

‘The National Crime Agency (NCA) has begun an investigation into child sexual exploitation in Rotherham.’

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BBC News, 18th December 2014

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Judge condemns laws that leave him powerless to give dangerous paedophile tough sentence – Daily Telegraph

‘Judge Andrew Woolman says laws mean he has to give sex offender Jason Leonard a “completely academic” sentence after he breached his licence conditions.’

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Daily Telegraph, 15th December 2014

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DJ Chris Denning jailed for 13 years for abusing 24 boys – The Independent

‘Former Radio 1 DJ Chris Denning has been jailed for 13 years for sexually assaulting 24 boys – including one allegedly at Jimmy Savile’s house.’

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The Independent, 16th December 2014

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Jimmy Savile victims’ compensation scheme approved by appeal court – The Guardian

Posted December 16th, 2014 in appeals, compensation, news, sexual offences, victims by tracey

‘The court of appeal has upheld a compensation scheme set up for scores of women who say they were sexually abused by Jimmy Savile, paving the way for claims to go ahead.’

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The Guardian, 16th December 2014

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Home secretary backs tougher powers for child sex abuse inquiry – The Guardian

Posted December 16th, 2014 in child abuse, inquiries, news, select committees, sexual offences, time limits by tracey

‘Theresa May tells MPs she is also considering revising cut-off date for sex abuse allegations to include claims from 1950s.’

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The Guardian, 15th December 2014

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Jimmy Savile’s friend Ray Teret jailed for 25 years for series of sex crimes – Daily Telegraph

Posted December 11th, 2014 in news, rape, sentencing, sexual offences by sally

‘Ray Teret – known as Ugli Ray – used celebrity status in the Manchester club scene to prey on ‘starstruck’ victims.’

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Daily Telegraph, 11th December 2014

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‘Dark web’: GCHQ and National Crime Agency join forces in hunt for child abuse – The Guardian

‘David Cameron will place Britain’s GCHQ eavesdropping agency and the National Crime Agency (NCA) at the centre of a fight to eliminate “digital hiding places for child abusers”.’

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The Guardian, 11th December 2014

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Statement from the Director of Public Prosecutions on Eleanor de Freitas – CPS News Brief

‘Eleanor de Freitas’ tragic death was just days before she was due to stand trial for perverting the course of justice. The pending inquest will deal with the circumstances surrounding her death and I do not want to interfere with that process. However the case has understandably raised questions about private prosecutions in these types of cases and why the CPS took over and continued this particular case.’

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CPS News Brief, 9th December 2014

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‘Very dangerous’ paedophile released over ‘unlawful’ sentence – Daily Telegraph

Posted December 10th, 2014 in appeals, child abuse, news, sentencing, sexual offences by sally

‘Jeffrey Charles Goodwyn, who has previous for raping a nine-year-old, is released on appeal from sentence for sexually assaulting girl, 7.’

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Daily Telegraph, 9th December 2014

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Men who groom vulnerable young girls will be dealt with ‘severely’, judge says – The Guardian

‘The most senior judge in England and Wales today said men who prey on vulnerable young girls for sex will be dealt with “severely”, as he dismissed appeals from four paedophile groomers.’

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The Guardian, 9th December 2014

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Child sex abuse inquiry in crisis as victims walk away – Daily Telegraph

Posted December 5th, 2014 in child abuse, conflict of interest, inquiries, news, sexual offences, victims by sally

‘Theresa May, the Home Secretary, is told her inquiry is “not fit for purpose”.’

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Daily Telegraph, 4th December 2014

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Duncroft School: No prosecutions over Jimmy Savile inquiry – BBC News

Posted December 5th, 2014 in child abuse, news, prosecutions, sexual offences, teachers by sally

‘No charges will be brought against former staff at a school in Surrey where Jimmy Savile abused girls.’

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BBC News, 4th December 2014

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Foreign Travel Orders by Madeleine Wolfe – One Inner Temple Lane

Posted December 3rd, 2014 in child abuse, children, foreign jurisdictions, news, sexual offences by sally

‘Sections 114 to 122 of the Sexual Offences Act 2003 (SOA) introduced Foreign Travel Orders (FTO) to assist in the disruption of behaviour of those who sexually offend against children in extra jurisdictional territories. They are civil orders enabling the courts in certain circumstances to prohibit those convicted of the sexual abuse of children under 16 years of age, from travelling overseas, where there is evidence that they intend to cause serious sexual harm to children in a foreign country.’

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One Inner Temple Lane, 19th November 2014

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Jimmy Savile paedophile scandal has created ‘non-stop’ flow of sex abuse cases, judges tell Chris Grayling – Daily Telegraph

Posted December 3rd, 2014 in BBC, child abuse, hospitals, murder, news, prisons, sexual offences by sally

‘Chris Grayling, the Justice Secretary, says huge spike in sex offence cases since former BBC DJ’s crimes were exposed has put added pressure on prison service.’

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Daily Telegraph, 2nd December 2014

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Rolf Harris gives up attempt to overturn sexual assault convictions – The Guardian

Posted December 2nd, 2014 in appeals, news, sexual offences by sally

‘Rolf Harris has abandoned his push to appeal 12 convictions for sexually assaulting four girls in the UK.’

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The Guardian, 1st December 2014

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Doctor Myles Bradbury jailed for abusing young patients – BBC News

‘A paedophile doctor who abused young cancer patients has been sentenced to 22 years in jail. Myles Bradbury, 41, of Herringswell, Suffolk, admitted abusing 18 children in his care at Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge, between 2009 and 2013.’

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BBC News, 1st December 2014

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13 men guilty of enforced prostitution and rape of vulnerable girls in Bristol – The Guardian

Posted November 28th, 2014 in child abuse, news, prostitution, rape, sexual grooming, sexual offences by sally

‘Thirteen men, all of Somali origin, have been convicted of the systematic sexual abuse of vulnerable girls as young as 13 in Bristol and officers are investigating claims against 49 other suspects.’

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The Guardian, 27th November 2014

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Prison numbers could push 100,000 by end of decade – Daily Telegraph

Posted November 28th, 2014 in Ministry of Justice, news, prisons, sexual offences, statistics, violent offenders by sally

‘Chris Grayling, the Justice Secretary, defends revised figures showing an expected surge in the number behind bars.’

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Daily Telegraph, 27th November 2014

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Children’s home owner John Allen found guilty of 26 sexual abuse charges – The Guardian

Posted November 27th, 2014 in care homes, carers, child abuse, complaints, news, police, sexual offences, social services by sally

‘The owner of a group of children’s homes has been found guilty of 26 charges of sexual abuse against troubled and vulnerable youngsters who were in his care.’

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The Guardian, 26th November 2014

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Inquiry into paedophile William Vahey finds serious failures at school – The Guardian

Posted November 27th, 2014 in complaints, education, inquiries, news, reports, sexual offences, teachers by sally

‘The headmaster of an elite London school where the US paedophile William Vahey abused more than 60 boys dismissed a complaint about his worrying conduct on a field trip as “unfair pressure” by “vindictive parents”, an independent report in to his criminality has revealed.’

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The Guardian, 26th November 2014

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