State should pay for representation and witnesses in private child disputes – UK Human Rights Blog

‘Public funding is not generally available for litigants in private-law children cases, and no expert can now be instructed in such a case unless the court is satisfied, in accordance with section 13(6) of the Children and Families Act 2014, that the expert is “necessary” to assist the court to resolve the proceedings “justly”.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 31st August 2014

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Deacon Alan Morris jailed for school sex abuse – BBC News

‘A deacon convicted of sexually abusing 10 boys at a Greater Manchester school has been jailed for nine years.’

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BBC News, 28th August 2014

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South Yorkshire Police crime recording criticised in new report – BBC News

Posted August 29th, 2014 in child abuse, news, police, reports, sexual grooming, sexual offences, victims by tracey

‘The police force at the centre of the Rotherham child abuse scandal is still failing to record crimes against children properly, a report has said.’

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BBC News, 28th August 2014

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How can we prevent another Rotherham? – The Guardian

Posted August 29th, 2014 in child abuse, news, police, sexual grooming, sexual offences, victims by tracey

‘It’s not about individuals. Abuse scandals on the same scale will happen again unless we root out systemic failings in Britain – Keir Starmer.’

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The Guardian, 28th August 2014

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Rotherham sex abuse scandal: Victims seeking millions in compensation – Daily Telegraph

‘Victims of child sex exploitation in Rotherham launch a class action against the local council and police for failings that allowed years of abuse.’

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Daily Telegraph, 27th August 2014

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Sgt Richard Evans cleared of sex in police custody suite – BBC News

Posted August 27th, 2014 in news, police, professional conduct, sexual offences by sally

‘A police sergeant has been cleared of having sex with a female suspect in a custody suite.’

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BBC News, 26th August 2014

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Former judge says rape conviction rates will not improve until ‘women stop getting so drunk’ – The Independent

Posted August 27th, 2014 in alcohol abuse, judges, news, rape, sexual offences by sally

‘A former judge has claimed rape conviction statistics will not improve until women “stop getting so drunk”.’

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The Independent, 26th August 2014

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About 1,400 Rotherham children ‘sexually exploited over 16-year period’ – The Guardian

Posted August 26th, 2014 in child abuse, children, local government, news, rape, reports, sexual offences by tracey

‘About 1,400 children were sexually exploited in Rotherham over a 16-year period, according to a report that concluded “it is hard to describe the appalling nature of the abuse that child victims suffered”.’

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The Guardian, 26th August 2014

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Undercover police officers will not face sex charges – BBC News

Posted August 21st, 2014 in evidence, news, police, prosecutions, psychiatric damage, sexual offences, women by tracey

‘Four undercover police officers accused of starting relationships with women will not face sexual offence charges, prosecutors have said.’

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BBC News, 21st August 2014

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Lord Rennard’s suspension from Lib Dems is lifted – Daily Telegraph

‘Disciplinary action launched in wake of sexual harassment allegations against the peer is dropped by the party.’

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Daily Telegraph, 19th August 2014

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Ex-Greater Manchester Police officer jailed for rape of a child – BBC News

Posted August 18th, 2014 in child abuse, news, police, rape, sentencing, sexual offences by tracey

‘A retired police officer has been jailed for raping and sexually abusing a child.’

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BBC News, 15th August 2014

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Yeovil ‘singing lessons’ paedophile Paul Francis jailed – BBC News

Posted August 14th, 2014 in news, sentencing, sexual grooming, sexual offences by sally

‘A paedophile who gave out hand-written posters offering singing lessons in order to groom children has been jailed for four years.’

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BBC News, 13th August 2014

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Regina (Hamill) v Chelmsford Magistrates’ Court – WLR Daily

Posted August 13th, 2014 in judicial review, law reports, police, sexual offences, statutory duty by sally

Regina (Hamill) v Chelmsford Magistrates’ Court [2014] EWHC 2799 (Admin); [2014] WLR (D) 377

‘The statutory power to make a determination pursuant to section 91C of the Sexual Offences Act 2003, on an application under section 91B of that Act, could be delegated by the “chief officer of police” to a subordinate police officer of the rank of superintendent or higher.’

WLR Daily, 8th August 2014

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Woman teacher who had sexual relationship with female pupil walks free – Daily Telegraph

‘Hayley Southwell, 27, given a suspended sentence after her victim refuses to co-operate with police.’

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Daily Telegraph, 12th August 2014

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Child abuse couple jailed for a total of 25 years – BBC News

Posted August 11th, 2014 in child abuse, news, sentencing, sexual offences by sally

‘A separated couple who sexually and physically abused their children over prolonged period have been jailed for a total of 25 years.’

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BBC News, 8th August 2014

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Lie detector tests introduced to monitor released sex offenders – The Guardian

‘Lie detector tests monitoring the behaviour of released sex offenders across England and Wales have begun this week, amid calls for the technology to be used more widely in police investigations.’

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The Guardian, 8th August 2014

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Woman who tried to trick strangers into raping former colleague jailed – The Guardian

Posted August 11th, 2014 in assault, internet, news, rape, sentencing, sexual offences, threatening behaviour by sally

‘A woman who used sex chatrooms to try to trick strangers into raping a former work colleague has been jailed for six years.’

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The Guardian, 8th August 2014

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Appeal court backs publication of arrest names – Law Society’s Gazette

‘A man arrested but never charged over sexual offences has failed to persuade the Court of Appeal that newspapers should be barred from identifying him.’

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Law Society’s Gazette, 5th August 2014

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Weybread ‘magic club’ sex groomer jailed – BBC News

Posted August 5th, 2014 in child abuse, news, sentencing, sexual grooming, sexual offences by sally

‘A 46-year-old man has been jailed for eight years for sexually grooming a boy by claiming he could introduce him into a secret magic club.’

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BBC News, 4th August 2014

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Rolf Harris challenges indecent assault conviction – BBC News

Posted August 1st, 2014 in appeals, news, sexual offences by sally

‘Entertainer Rolf Harris has applied for permission to appeal against his conviction for indecent assaults, a spokesman for the Judicial Office says.’

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BBC News, 1st August 2014

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