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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Former Bedfordshire police officer jailed for abusing girls – BBC News

Posted April 18th, 2016 in child abuse, news, police, rape, sentencing, sexual grooming, sexual offences by sally

‘A former police officer has been given a 23-year sentence after using Facebook to find vulnerable girls to have sex with.’

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BBC News, 15th April 2016

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Woman jailed after sexually assaulting taxi driver – The Independent

Posted April 13th, 2016 in assault, criminal damage, news, prostitution, sentencing, sexual offences, taxis by sally

‘A woman has been jailed after she sexually assaulted a male taxi driver in an attempt to avoid paying £26.50 for the journey.’

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The Independent, 12th April 2016

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What sort of justice do survivors of sexual war crimes want? – The Guardian

‘Convicting perpetrators of sexual violence in conflict is a milestone but we also need to enable survivors to build their future.’

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The Guardian, 12th April 2016

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Adam Johnson lodges appeal over six-year jail term – BBC News

Posted April 12th, 2016 in appeals, news, sentencing, sexual grooming, sexual offences by sally

‘Footballer Adam Johnson has formally lodged an appeal against his six-year sentence for grooming and sexual activity with a girl aged 15.’

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BBC News, 12th April 2016

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Former police officer sentenced for preying on domestic abuse victims for sexual gratification – Crown Prosecution Service

‘Michael McMillan, a former Merseyside police officer has been sentenced to four years’ imprisonment for seven counts of misconduct in public office.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 11th April 2016

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Former royal aide cleared of abuse calls for sacking of Met chief – The Guardian

Posted April 11th, 2016 in bail, child abuse, complaints, news, police, prosecutions, sexual offences by tracey

‘A former aide to the Duke of Edinburgh who was cleared of historical sex offences says he felt “like a lamb to the slaughter” during the case. Lt Col Benjamin Herman, 81, was acquitted last year of abusing a girl in the early 1970s, when she was aged around 11 or 12 and he was working as equerry to Prince Philip. He said his family went through “absolute hell” after he was arrested in February 2013. He spent 27 months on bail before eventually being cleared by a jury in less than an hour following a trial at Blackfriars crown court in London.’

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The Guardian, 10th April 2016

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Rochdale sex abusers jailed for offences against girls – BBC News

Posted April 8th, 2016 in child abuse, conspiracy, news, rape, sentencing, sexual offences by tracey

‘Nine men who committed sexual offences against eight girls and women have been jailed for up to 25 years.’

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BBC News, 8th April 2016

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Nine Rochdale men to be sentenced for child sex abuse – The Guardian

Posted April 8th, 2016 in child abuse, conspiracy, news, rape, sexual grooming, sexual offences, victims by tracey

‘Nine men are set to be sentenced for a catalogue of serious sexual offences against six teenage girls in Rochdale.’

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The Guardian, 7th April 2016

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Woman who discovered husband was paedophile during honeymoon five years ago is still trying to divorce him – The Independent

‘A woman who discovered she had married a convicted paedophile during their honeymoon is still trying to divorce him after five years.’

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The Independent, 6th April 2016

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