A non-sexually motivated sexual assault?: GMC v Haris [2020] EWHC 2518 (Admin) – 2 Hare Court

‘Dr Haris faced allegations from two patients that he had conducted non-clinically indicated, intimate examinations without consent. He asserted forcefully that the alleged conduct simply never happened – and also called additional evidence to support his position that he was asexual.’

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2 Hare Court, 5th November 2020

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Barry Bennell sentenced to fifth jail term for sexual offences against boys – The Guardian

‘Former football coach and serial paedophile Barry Bennell has been jailed for an additional four years as he was sentenced over sexual abuse for a fifth and most likely final time.’

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The Guardian, 8th October 2020

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Justin Welby: Child sex abuse report a ‘wake-up call’ for Church – BBC News

‘A report that found the Church of England failed to protect children from sexual abuse was “a big wake-up call”, the Archbishop of Canterbury has said. Justin Welby said “nothing must get in the way” of change after a report from the Independent Inquiry into Child Sex Abuse (IICSA) said the Church had failed to protect children.’

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BBC News, 7th October 2020

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Ex-BBC presenter jailed for child sex offences – BBC News

‘A former BBC presenter and church minister has been sentenced to 10 years and four months in prison for sexually abusing children and adults.’

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BBC News, 2nd October 2020

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Anthony Lewis: Life for ‘predatory’ children’s entertainer – BBC News

‘A children’s entertainer who raped and sexually abused young girls over a 20-year period has been jailed for life.’

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BBC News, 24th September 2020

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Jailed solicitor struck off for historic child abuse convictions – Legal Futures

‘A veteran solicitor serving nearly nine years in prison after being convicted of multiple counts of historic indecent assault against children has been struck off.’

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Legal Futures, 18th September 2020

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Teaching assistant found guilty of sending topless pictures to 15-year-old pupil – Daily Telegraph

‘A jury at Aylesbury Crown Court found her guilty of two sex offence charges relating to the topless pictures and a video, but they have not yet reached verdicts on three more serious charges of causing or inciting a child aged under 16 to engage in a sexual act.’

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Daily Telegraph, 15th September 2020

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Independent Case Review published – Oxford Diocese – Law & Religion UK

‘On 12th December 2018, the Diocese of Oxford announced the establishment of an Independent Case Review of the diocesan safeguarding response to allegations of spiritual abuse in the case of the Revd Tim Davis. On 11 September 2020, the Diocese of Oxford published the Review’s findings, a summary of which is reproduced below.’

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Law & Religion UK, 11th September 2020

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Barry Bennell: Ex-football coach admits more sexual offences – BBC News

Posted August 3rd, 2020 in abuse of position of trust, child abuse, children, news, sexual offences, sport by sally

‘Former football coach and serial paedophile Barry Bennell has pleaded guilty to nine sexual offences.’

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BBC News, 31st July 2020

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Religious leaders jailed for multiple counts of rape and child sexual abuse – Crown Prosecution Service

‘A church pastor has been jailed today (6 March 2020) for multiple (24) counts of child sexual abuse and rapes.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 6th March 2020

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Chichester vicar jailed for ‘this is what God wants’ abuse – BBC News

‘A former vicar who sexually abused a woman and a girl, who he told “it was what God wanted”, has been jailed for eight years.’

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BBC News, 21st February 2020

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GP Manish Shah jailed for 90 sexual assaults on patients – BBC News

‘A GP has been given three life sentences for 90 sexual assaults on female patients.’

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BBC News, 7th February 2020

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GP Manish Shah jailed for 90 sex assaults on patients – BBC News

‘A GP has been given three life sentences for 90 sex assaults on female patients.’

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BBC News, 7th February 2020

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Michael Oluronbi: Birmingham pastor guilty of raping children – BBC News

Posted January 15th, 2020 in abuse of position of trust, child abuse, children, news, sexual offences by sally

‘A church pastor repeatedly raped children after “holy baths” he claimed would ward off evil.’

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BBC News, 14th January 2020

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Care home owner John Allen guilty of child sex abuse – BBC News

Posted December 11th, 2019 in abuse of position of trust, care homes, child abuse, children, news, sexual offences by tracey

‘A former care home owner, already serving a life sentence for child sex abuse, has been found guilty of more historical offences against boys.’

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BBC News, 10th December 2019

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GP faces jail for sexual offences against 23 women and girls – The Guardian

‘A GP is facing jail after molesting 23 female patients whom he persuaded to have unnecessary examinations.’

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The Guardian, 10th December 2019

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Girl sexually exploited ‘by over 40 adults’ while in care – The Guardian

‘The children’s commissioner has been called on to intervene in the case of a vulnerable teenager alleged to have been the victim of a catalogue of failures at the hands of social workers, medical authorities and police.’

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The Guardian, 8th December 2019

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CofE reviews Trevor Devamanikkam case – Law & Religion UK

‘On 22 November, the Church of England issued the following Press Release which announces the appointment of safeguarding consultant Jane Humphreys as the independent reviewer into its handling of the allegations relating to the late Revd Trevor Devamanikkam.’

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Law & Religion UK, 23rd November 2019

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Boss jailed after racially abusing and defrauding security guard staff – The Independent

‘A company boss who racially abused workers when they complained about not being paid has been jailed for defrauding staff out of almost £60,000.’

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The Independent, 15th November 2019

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Ripon school matron jailed for sexually assaulting boy – BBC News

‘A former school matron has been jailed for sexually assaulting a 12-year-old boy.’

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BBC News, 15th November 2019

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