Mothers ‘an unseen force’ in ‘honour’ abuse – BBC News

‘Mothers are the “unseen force” behind so-called honour-based abuse, inflicting violence on their daughters, a study has found. Research by Rachael Aplin, a criminologist from Leeds Beckett University, said this was often unrecognised by police.’

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BBC News, 27th June 2017

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Man who tried to import childlike sex doll to UK is jailed – The Guardian

‘A man who tried to import a childlike sex doll has been jailed in what is thought to be one of the first prosecutions of its kind in the UK.’

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The Guardian, 23rd June 2017

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Man jailed for murder of two-year-old boy he was ‘disciplining’ – The Guardian

Posted June 26th, 2017 in child abuse, imprisonment, murder, news, sentencing by sally

‘A churchgoer who murdered his partner’s two-year-old son after biting him and fracturing his skull during months of abuse has been jailed for life with a minimum term of 21 years.’

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The Guardian, 23rd June 2017

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Church of England failed child victims of sexual abuse while ‘colluding’ with disgraced bishop, report finds – The Independent

Posted June 23rd, 2017 in child abuse, Church of England, corruption, evidence, news, reports, sexual offences by tracey

‘The Church of England “concealed” evidence of child abuse by a former bishop stretching over two decades, the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, has said, following a major independent review.’

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The Independent, 22nd June 2017

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Victims pull out of Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse – BBC News

Posted June 19th, 2017 in child abuse, inquiries, news, sexual offences, victims by sally

‘Sex abuse victims have been “utterly marginalised” by an inquiry set up to help them, one of the victims claimed.’

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BBC News, 17th June 2017

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Inquiry into child sexual abuse ‘not fit for purpose’, claims victims’ group – The Guardian

Posted June 14th, 2017 in child abuse, inquiries, news, sexual offences, victims by tracey

‘A victims’ group has said it is formally withdrawing from the national inquiry into child sexual abuse, claiming the investigation is “not fit for purpose”.
Survivors of Organised and Institutional Abuse (Soia) said it announced the decision with “deep regret” but felt the inquiry was not serving the needs of victims.’

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The Guardian, 13th June 2017

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Abusive parents who try to shift blame may face tougher sentences – The Guardian

Posted June 13th, 2017 in child abuse, child cruelty, female genital mutilation, news, sentencing by sally

‘Tougher punishments for abusive or neglectful parents who try to shift the blame for their crimes have been recommended in proposed guidelines issued by the Sentencing Council.’

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The Guardian, 13th June 2017

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Soldier Sam Dallow jailed after paedophile hunter ‘sting’ – BBC News

Posted June 9th, 2017 in armed forces, child abuse, news, sentencing, sexual grooming by sally

‘A soldier who admitted grooming a child after sending explicit messages over the internet from his Army barracks, has been jailed.’

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BBC News, 8th June 2017

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UK child abuse inquiry: three Catholic schools ‘should form case study’ – The Guardian

‘Three prominent Benedictine boarding schools – Ampleforth, Downside and Worth – should be examined as a combined case study for the UK child sex abuse investigation into the Catholic church, a preliminary hearing has been told.’

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The Guardian, 6th June 2017

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Cyber child sex offences increase by nearly half, NSPCC finds – The Independent

Posted June 1st, 2017 in child abuse, internet, news, reports, sexual offences by sally

‘”Figures give us an insight into how crimes are changing and how access to children is changing through the use of the internet,” charity expert tells The Independent’

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The Independent, 1st June 2017

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People who violently attack children to get longer jail terms, Theresa May pledges – Daily Telegraph

‘People who violently attack children will get longer jail terms under a Tory Government, Theresa May will announce today as part a major crackdown.’

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Daily Telegraph, 28th May 2017

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Former Solihull nursery worker jailed for sex offences against 18 boys – The Guardian

‘A former nursery worker who blackmailed and raped a teenage boy has been jailed for 16 years for what a judge called “a disturbing catalogue of sexual corruption and deviancy”.’

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The Guardian, 23rd May 2017

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Two men jailed for historical child sex abuse – BBC News

‘Two men have been jailed after pleading guilty to photographing sexual assaults on children more than a decade ago.’

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BBC News, 18th May 2017

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Methodist minister John Price found guilty of abusing boys under hypnosis – BBC News

Posted May 17th, 2017 in child abuse, clergy, news, sexual offences by sally

‘A retired Methodist minister has been found guilty of indecently assaulting four boys he had tried to hypnotise.’

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BBC News, 16th May 2017

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Offenders in Rochdale child sexual abuse scandal ‘remain at large’ – The Guardian

Posted May 16th, 2017 in child abuse, negligence, news, police, sexual grooming, sexual offences by sally

‘A former Greater Manchester police detective who resigned over the force’s handling of the Rochdale child sexual abuse scandal has claimed that offenders identified in the original investigation are still free to abuse young girls in the town.’

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The Guardian, 16th May 2017

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Child sexual exploitation ‘woefully underreported’, warns NSPCC – The Independent

Posted May 15th, 2017 in charities, child abuse, news, sexual grooming by sally

‘‘Groomers can give them access to alcohol, to drugs and make them feel grown up, which makes them feel they are choosing those relationships,’ says UK‘s leading children’s charity.’

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The Independent, 12th May 2017

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A new understanding of ‘professionalism’ – Legal Voice

‘Many lawyers are in denial about the toll traumatic cases can take on them and their work. Time to drop the stiff upper lip, says Lee Moore.’

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Legal Voice, 11th May 2017

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Cyril Smith abuse inquiry will not require specific findings on MP – The Guardian

Posted May 12th, 2017 in child abuse, inquiries, news, sexual offences by sally

‘The child sexual abuse inquiry will investigate whether Cyril Smith targeted boys in Rochdale care homes but will not be required to make “specific findings” against the dead former Liberal MP.’

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The Guardian, 10th May 2017

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Man jailed after raping 13-year-old and punching baby – The Independent

Posted May 12th, 2017 in assault, child abuse, news, rape, sentencing, young offenders by sally

‘A man has been found guilty of having sex with a 13-year-old girl and assaulting a baby by a court in Newcastle.’

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The Independent, 12th May 2017

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Underage sex considered ‘normal part of growing up’, report warns – The Independent

‘Sexual health services failing to recognise victims of child exploitation and abuse due to expectation that under-16s will be sexually active, Family Education Trust claims.’

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The Independent, 8th may 2017

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