Cyril Smith child abuse case: No further action – BBC News

Posted September 30th, 2016 in child abuse, news, prosecutions, sexual offences by tracey

‘No charges will be brought after a long-running investigation into claims former MP Cyril Smith abused boys.’

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BBC News, 29th September 2016

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Ben Emmerson quits child sex abuse inquiry one day after being suspended – The Independent

Posted September 30th, 2016 in barristers, child abuse, inquiries, news, sexual offences by tracey

‘The top lawyer in the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse has quit, only a day after being suspended from his role. Ben Emmerson QC decided to step down from his post of senior counsel after two years in the job.’

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The Independent, 29th September 2016

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Suspension of child abuse inquiry lawyer a ‘devastating blow’ – The Guardian

Posted September 29th, 2016 in barristers, child abuse, inquiries, news, sexual offences by tracey

‘The suspension of the most senior lawyer to the troubled public inquiry into institutional child abuse has been called a devastating blow to survivors of abuse.’

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The Guardian, 29th September 2016

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Counsel to child sexual abuse inquiry believed to be close to resigning – The Guardian

Posted September 28th, 2016 in barristers, child abuse, inquiries, news, sexual offences by sally

‘Fresh doubts about the future of the beleaguered independent inquiry into child sexual abuse have arisen amid concerns that its most senior lawyer is about to quit.’

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The Guardian, 28th September 2016

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Sir Cliff Richard will not be charged after accusers’ appeal is rejected – The Guardian

Posted September 28th, 2016 in appeals, Crown Prosecution Service, news, prosecutions, sexual offences, victims by sally

‘Sir Cliff Richard will not be charged over allegations of historical sexual abuse after a challenge by two of his accusers over the decision not to prosecute was rejected.’

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The Guardian, 27th September 2016

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CPS to review Poppi Worthington death – The Guardian

Posted September 26th, 2016 in domestic violence, homicide, inquests, news, prosecutions, sexual offences by sally

‘Prosecutors are re-examining the case of a toddler from Cumbria who died after being sexually assaulted.’

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The Guardian, 23rd September 2016

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Chef who pulled down teenager’s trousers in pub ends up on sex offenders’ register – The Independent

Posted September 23rd, 2016 in community service, compensation, news, sentencing, sexual offences by sally

‘A chef who pulled down the trousers of a teenager in a pub has been ordered to sign the sex offenders’ register.’

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The Independent, 22nd September 2016

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Man who has to inform police before sex has 24-hour notice period lifted – The Guardian

Posted September 23rd, 2016 in news, notification, police, sexual offences by sally

‘A man who was told he had to give police 24 hours’ notice before having sex has won a bid to get the order lifted, and must now inform them “as soon as is reasonably practicable” if he wants to have a sexual relationship.’

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The Guardian, 22nd September 2016

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Many online child sex crimes using Facebook and Twitter ‘not recorded by police’ – Daily Telegraph

Posted September 22nd, 2016 in child abuse, internet, news, police, reports, Scotland, sexual offences by sally

‘Sex criminals are using social media networks like Facebook and Twitter to carry out attacks against Scottish children including rape but many are not recorded by the police, according to a disturbing official report.’

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Daily Telegraph, 22nd September 2016

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Woman who posed as man to trick friend into sex appeals against sentence – The Guardian

Posted September 21st, 2016 in appeals, consent, news, sentencing, sexual offences, transsexuals by tracey

‘Court of appeal will consider Gayle Newland’s legal challenge against eight-year prison term next month.’

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The Guardian, 21st September 2016

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Sexting: treating children as ‘mini sex offenders’ could make things worse – Daily Telegraph

Posted September 20th, 2016 in children, news, reports, sexual offences, social services, teachers, telecommunications by tracey

‘Children should not be treated as “mini sex offenders” for behaviour such as sexting or other types of exploration which they are likely to grow out of, official guidance for teachers, medical staff and social workers signals.’

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Daily Telegraph, 20th September 2016

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False VIP sex ring accuser ‘did not know who Lord Janner was’ – Daily Telegraph

Posted September 19th, 2016 in inquiries, news, perverting the course of justice, police, sexual offences, witnesses by tracey

‘The Metropolitan Police faced fresh questions over the aborted VIP paedophile inquiry last night after “preposterous” evidence from its chief witness was made public.’

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Daily Telegraph, 18th September 2016

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Man who sexually assaulted two pregnant women jailed for five years – The Independent

Posted September 19th, 2016 in assault, news, sentencing, sexual offences by tracey

‘A man who sexually assaulted dozens of victims including two pregnant women has been jailed for five years.’

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The Independent, 18th September 2016

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Asylum seeker allowed to remain in Britain after plea by MP is finally facing deportation after being jailed for sex attack – Daily Telegraph

Posted September 15th, 2016 in asylum, crime, deportation, immigration, news, sentencing, sexual offences by tracey

‘An asylum seeker who was allowed to remain in Britain after an MP campaigned for him to stay is finally facing deportation after being jailed for a sex attack.’

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Daily Telegraph, 14th September 2016

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The scale of historical sexual abuse in the UK is a catastrophe. We need catharsis – The Guardian

Posted September 12th, 2016 in children, inquiries, news, sexual offences by sally

‘The scope of the inquiry into sexual crimes against children must not be narrowed. Until we address the horrors of the past, there can be no moving on.’

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The Guardian, 12th September 2016

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‘Child houses’ to be set up for young sex abuse victims – BBC News

Posted September 12th, 2016 in care homes, child abuse, children, news, sexual offences, victims by sally

‘Two so-called “child houses” are to be set up to support victims of sexual abuse and help them through the court process, the home secretary has said.’

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BBC News, 10th September 2016

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Evesham child sex offender faces 5 year prison term after originally being sentenced to community order – Attorney General’s Office

Posted September 9th, 2016 in appeals, attorney general, child abuse, press releases, sentencing, sexual offences by tracey

‘The Court of Appeal today increased the sentence of Evesham child sex offender Daniel Mills after an intervention by Attorney General Jeremy Wright QC MP.’

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Attorney General’s Office, 8th September 2016

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Some victims may boycott the troubled sex abuse inquiry. What has gone wrong? – The Guardian

Posted September 9th, 2016 in child abuse, inquiries, news, sexual offences, victims by tracey

‘Even the fiercest critic of Dame Lowell Goddard must admit she’s got a point. Earlier this week, Goddard revealed why she resigned last month as chair of the independent inquiry into child sexual abuse. She sent a 10-page critique of the setup of the inquiry to the home affairs select committee, saying it was too big, took in too many institutions (church, councils, schools, Westminster, Medomsley detention centre – to name but a few of its 13 strands), was too complex, went back too far (60 years), would take too long (possibly 10 years), and was underfunded.’

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The Guardian, 8th September 2016

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UK inquiry into child sexual abuse ‘will include historical cases’ – The Guardian

Posted September 8th, 2016 in child abuse, inquiries, judges, news, sexual offences by tracey

‘The focus of the official inquiry into child sexual abuse will not be narrowed to exclude historical cases, the home secretary has made clear, as she also suggested that its former chair, Dame Lowell Goddard, may have quit because she was lonely.’

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The Guardian, 7th September 2016

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Sexual offences convictions in England and Wales hit record levels in the past year – Daily Telegraph

Posted September 6th, 2016 in internet, news, prosecutions, sexual offences, statistics by sally

‘The number of prosecutions brought for sexual offences has risen to its highest level ever, jumping 22.5 per cent on last year.’

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Daily Telegraph, 6th September 2016

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