Ben Breakwell: Music teacher convicted over sex with teenage students – BBC News

‘A music teacher who had sex with two girls aged 13 and 14 has been convicted of 32 sexual offences.’

Full Story

BBC News, 3rd August 2021

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

More than 250 convicted of child sexual abuse in UK and Ireland while in Scout movement – The Guardian

‘More than 250 people in the UK and Ireland have been convicted of child sexual abuse offences committed while they were Scout leaders or in other positions of responsibility within the Scout movement since the 1950s, according to analysis that raises questions about the organisation’s safeguarding procedures.’

Full Story

The Guardian, 25th July 2021

Source: www.theguardian.com

Former trader jailed for defrauding pensioners – BBC News

Posted July 15th, 2021 in abuse of position of trust, elderly, fraud, news, sentencing by tracey

‘A former stockbroker has been jailed for defrauding two pensioners out of nearly £34,000.’

Full Story

BBC News, 15th July 2021

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Former choirmaster sentenced to 40 years for sexual abuse – Crown Prosecution Service

‘A former choirmaster and teacher from Portsmouth has been sentenced to 40 years in prison today (30 June 2021) having been found guilty of sexually abusing 12 boys and a girl over a period of three decades.’

Full Story

Crown Prosecution Service, 30th June 2021

Source: www.cps.gov.uk

Former senior NHS Manager jailed for defrauding the taxpayer – The Independent

Posted July 2nd, 2021 in abuse of position of trust, fraud, hospitals, imprisonment, news, sentencing by tracey

‘A former senior manager for the NHS was jailed on Wednesday having defrauded hundreds of thousands of pounds from a hospital trust where he worked.’

Full Story

The Independent, 1st July 2021

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Pupil victim of sexual assault by barrister “let down by system” – Legal Futures

‘A female victim of sexual assault by a male barrister has spoken about how she was let down by her chambers, the Bar Standards Board (BSB) and the Bar Tribunals and Adjudication Service (BTAS)’

Full Story

Legal Futures, 14th June 2021

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

Former Great Ormond Street Hospital porter jailed for abusing boys – BBC News

‘A former Great Ormond Street Hospital porter has been given a life sentence after admitting to sexually abusing young boys.’

Full Story

BBC news, 24th May 2021

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Ex-prosecutor Nazir Afzal to lead Catholic Church child abuse body – BBC News

‘The former chief crown prosecutor in the Rochdale grooming gang cases has been appointed as the chairman of the Catholic Church’s new safeguarding body in England and Wales.’

Full Story

BBC News, 18th May 2021

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Former Met officer who used position to aid criminal gang jailed – The Guardian

‘A former Metropolitan police officer who used his position to help a criminal gang seize money from other offenders has been jailed for eight years.’

Full Story

The Guardian, 13th May 2021

Source: www.theguardian.com

Concerns over impartiality of school abuse review – BBC News

‘Concerns have been raised about the impartiality of an Ofsted review into claims of sex abuse in schools.’

Full Story

BBC News, 12th May 2021

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Police worker jailed for £100k evidence store thefts – BBC News

Posted April 29th, 2021 in abuse of position of trust, fraud, news, police, sentencing, theft by sally

‘A former police employee who stole £100,000 of items from an evidence store has been jailed for four years.’

Full Story

BBC News, 28th April 2021

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Geoffrey Broome: Youth football coach jailed for abusing players – BBC News

‘A former youth football coach who abused players in his care had previously received a caution for spanking an 11-year-old boy, a court heard.’

Full Story

BBC News, 27th April 2021

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Vicarious liability for rape: Barry Congregation of JWs – Law & Religion UK

‘In Barry Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses v BXB [2021] EWCA Civ 356, Mrs B and her husband had attended the Kingdom Hall in Barry and in 1986 Mrs B was baptised as a Jehovah’s Witness. They became friendly with another couple, Mark and Mary Sewell. Mark Sewell was a ministerial servant and subsequently became an elder. On 30 April 1990, Sewell raped Mrs B in a room in his house – and that fact was undisputed. In 2014, Sewell was convicted of raping Mrs B and of indecently assaulting a girl aged under 14, CXC, and another individual and sentenced to 14 years’ imprisonment. Mrs B sued the Watch Tower Bible and Tract Society of Pennsylvania and the Trustees of the Barry Congregation and, at first instance, Chamberlain J held them vicariously liable for her rape. (He also determined that it was equitable to extend the time to allow the claims to proceed, pursuant to s.33 Limitation Act 1980). He awarded Mrs B £62,000 for psychiatric injuries attributable to the rape. On appeal, the defendants disputed.’

Full Story

Law & Religion UK, 24th March 2021

Source: lawandreligionuk.com

Colin Nesbitt: Bradford cancer charity founder guilty of theft – BBC News

Posted March 24th, 2021 in abuse of position of trust, charities, fraud, news, theft by sally

‘The founder of a children’s cancer charity has been convicted of stealing over £87,000 from the organisation.’

Full Story

BBC News, 23rd March 2021

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Key figures and findings in football’s sexual abuse report – The Guardian

Posted March 19th, 2021 in abuse of position of trust, child abuse, children, news, sexual offences, sport by sally

‘The findings of Clive Sheldon QC regarding the FA and eight coaches including Barry Bennell and Bob Higgins.’

Full Story

The Guardian, 17th March 2021

Source: www.theguardian.com

Child abuse laws to be expanded in England and Wales – BBC News

‘Sports coaches and faith leaders who have sexual relationships with 16 and 17-year-olds in their care will be breaking the law under new legislation planned for England and Wales.’

Full Story

BBC News, 9th March 2021

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Sutton Coldfield pharmacist jailed over £1m black market pills sale – BBC News

‘A pharmacist who illegally sold addictive prescription pills valued at more than £1m on the black market has been jailed for 12 months.’

Full Story

BBC News, 2nd March 2021

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Birmingham anti-crime worker jailed for sex offences – BBC News

‘A man who worked in schools to steer young people away from crime has been jailed for sexual offences against children.’

Full Story

BBC News, 23rd February 2021

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Eton teacher jailed for sex offences against pupils – BBC News

‘A former Eton College teacher has been jailed for five years for a string of sexual offences against pupils during “nocturnal” visits to their bedrooms.’

Full Story

BBC News, 17th December 2020

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Reading school teacher jailed over sex with pupil – BBC News

Posted December 17th, 2020 in abuse of position of trust, child abuse, news, sentencing, sexual offences, teachers by tracey

‘A private school teacher who had sex with a pupil has been jailed.’

Full Story

BBC News, 17th December 2020

Source: www.bbc.co.uk