Sex abuse inquiry: ‘Victims receive death threats’ after MPs release names online – The Independent

Posted January 30th, 2015 in inquiries, news, privacy, select committees, sexual offences, victims by sally

‘Survivors of sex abuse say they have received death threats and been approached by their abusers, after MPs published their details online last week.’

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The Independent, 30th January 2015

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Sex therapy in prisons does not stop rapists reoffending, warns expert – Daily Telegraph

Posted January 29th, 2015 in news, prisons, recidivists, rehabilitation, sexual offences by sally

‘David Ho, a Consultant Forensic Psychiatrist, said there was no evidence to show that therapy prevented further offending.’

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Daily Telegraph, 28th January 2015

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Patrick Curran jailed for life for murdering Joan Roddam – BBC News

‘A man with a fetish for older women has been jailed for life for the murder of a pensioner in her Cornwall home. Patrick Curran was 27 when he strangled 74-year-old widow Joan Roddam at her home in Delabole, in November 2003.’

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BBC News, 27th January 2015

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Ex-Royal Navy chief petty officer Geoffrey Rooney jailed for child abuse – BBC News

‘A former Royal Navy sailor has been jailed for 14 years for a series of horrific child sex offences including the rape of a six-month-old baby.’

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BBC News, 23rd January 2015

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Child sex abuse inquiry panel suspends all work – Daily Telegraph

Posted January 22nd, 2015 in barristers, child abuse, inquiries, news, sexual offences by sally

‘Members of the Government’s inquiry into historic child sex abuse have refused to do any more work until their future is decided.’

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Daily Telegraph, 21st January 2015

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Ex-teacher imprisoned over affair with pupil – The Guardian

‘A former drama teacher who fathered a child during an affair, which began when the girl was a pupil, has been jailed for 12 months, despite a plea from his wife for leniency.’

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The Guardian, 20th January 2015

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Regina (Richards) v Teesside Magistrates’ Court and another – WLR Daily

Posted January 20th, 2015 in appeals, crime, electronic monitoring, law reports, sentencing, sexual offences by sally

Regina (Richards) v Teesside Magistrates’ Court and another [2015] EWCA Civ 7; [2015] WLR (D) 13

‘Varying a sexual offences prevention order to require the wearing of a location monitoring device or electronic tag while away from the home address of the person subject to it came within the powers conferred by the Sexual Offences Act 2003, and the interference with that person’s private life under article 8 of the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Rights was “in accordance with the law”.’

WLR Daily, 16th January 2015

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DPP to consult on greater assistance to victims giving evidence at court – Crown Prosecution Service

‘Alison Saunders, the Director of Public Prosecutions, has today [19 January 2015] published a major consultation on the approach to ensuring victims are properly assisted for the trial process at court and called for an overhaul of the service provided to witnesses to ensure that they are able to give the best possible evidence. The proposals are subject to an eight week public consultation.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 19th January 2015

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Rape victims will be warned of defence lawyer tactics under new guidelines – Daily Telegraph

‘Director of Public Prosecutions launches controversial new guidelines intended to help victims and witnesses through giving evidence in court.’

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Daily Telegraph, 19th January 2015

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Preacher Allan Cundick jailed for child sex attacks – BBC News

Posted January 16th, 2015 in child abuse, news, sentencing, sexual offences by sally

‘A preacher found guilty of indecently assaulting two girls aged between nine and 16 has been jailed for four-and-a-half years.’

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BBC News, 15th January 2015

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Attorney general unable to review teacher-pupil sex sentence – The Guardian

‘A judge who gave a teacher a suspended sentence after suggesting he had been “groomed” by a pupil he was convicted of having sex with is to face an official investigation. Stuart Kerner, 44, was found guilty last month of two counts of sexual activity with a child by a person in a position of trust. But on Wednesday, he was given a suspended 18-month sentence by Joanna Greenberg QC, who said it was clear that his 16-year-old victim was obsessed with him.’

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The Guardian, 15th January 2015

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Sex teacher Stuart Kerner’s ‘unduly lenient’ sentence may be reviewed – BBC News

‘The Attorney General is to consider whether a suspended sentence handed to a religious studies teacher who had a sex with a pupil should be reviewed.’

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BBC News, 14th January 2015

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Ian Watkins’ ex-lover found not guilty over child abuse images – The Guardian

‘A woman who repeatedly warned police about the paedophile activities of the disgraced rock star Ian Watkins, but was herself prosecuted after trying to entrap him, claimed children could have been saved from abuse if she had been believed.’

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The Guardian, 14th January 2015

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Updated CPS-Police Rape Protocol launched as DPP warns of rising caseloads – Crown Prosecution Service

Posted January 14th, 2015 in Crown Prosecution Service, police, press releases, rape, sexual offences, victims by tracey

‘A joint protocol, created and implemented by the Crown Prosecution Service and the Police has been launched today [Thursday 8 January 2015], setting out how to deal with all rape cases from the initial complaint to after the verdict in a trial.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 8th January 2015

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Female detainees at Yarl’s Wood routinely humiliated, claims report – The Guardian

‘Women detained in the Yarl’s Wood immigration detention centre are routinely humiliated by male staff who monitor them while they are dressing, showering and using the toilet, or are naked in their rooms, a report into the treatment of female asylum seekers reveals. The report, by the charity Women for Refugee Women, noted that many female asylum seekers detained at Yarl’s Wood, in Bedfordshire, have been victims of sexual violence in their home countries.’

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The Guardian, 14th January 2015

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‘Online predator’ who stabbed boy, 14, to death faced sexual assault charges – The Guardian

Posted January 12th, 2015 in internet, murder, news, sexual grooming, sexual offences by sally

‘A teenager who stabbed to death a 14-year-old boy he met while playing online video games was also accused of sexually assaulting another boy, it can be reported for the first time.’

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The Guardian, 12th January 2015

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Monitoring of sex offenders by home visits does not breach human rights – Court of Appeal – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted January 8th, 2015 in appeals, human rights, news, police, sexual offences by sally

‘The law governing the monitoring of sex offenders, allowing police officers to visit the homes of registered offenders, did not constitute an unlawful interference with the offenders’ privacy rights under Article 8 of the ECHR.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 7th January 2015

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Using the Inherent Jurisdiction to Disrupt Child Sexual Exploitation – Family Law Week

Posted January 7th, 2015 in children, injunctions, news, sexual grooming, sexual offences, victims, young persons by tracey

‘Heather Popley, barrister of No 5 Chambers, examines the innovative use of civil injunctions in the recent Birmingham case.’

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Family Law Week, 30th December 2015

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The legal issues in the Ched Evans case – BBC News

‘Footballer Ched Evans is still looking for a new club after being released from prison last October, having served half of a five-year sentence for the rape of a 19-year-old woman in a hotel in May 2011.’

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BBC News, 6th January 2014

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Paediatrician goes on trial for alleged historical rapes at Stoke Mandeville – The Guardian

Posted January 7th, 2015 in abuse of position of trust, child abuse, doctors, news, rape, sexual offences by tracey

‘A consultant paediatrician raped and indecently assaulted young girls in the 1970s and 80s thinking he was “bomb-proof” because no one would believe a child over him, a jury has been told.’

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The Guardian, 6th January 2015

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