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

Child abuse carried out under guise of medical treatment, report finds – The Guardian

‘Healthcare practitioners who committed child sexual abuse commonly did so under the guise of medical treatment, which went unchallenged by other staff even when unnecessary or inappropriate because of their position of trust, research has found.’

Full Story

The Guardian, 3rd December 2020

Source: www.theguardian.com

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.’

Full Story

2 Hare Court, 5th November 2020

Source: www.2harecourt.com

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.’

Full Story

The Guardian, 8th October 2020

Source: www.theguardian.com

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.’

Full report

Full Story

BBC News, 7th October 2020

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

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.’

Full Story

BBC News, 2nd October 2020

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

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.’

Full Story

BBC News, 24th September 2020

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

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.’

Full Story

Legal Futures, 18th September 2020

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

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.’

Full Story

Daily Telegraph, 15th September 2020

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

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.’

Full Story

Law & Religion UK, 11th September 2020

Source: www.lawandreligionuk.com

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.’

Full Story

BBC News, 31st July 2020

Source: www.bbc.co.uk