Number of British paedophiles may be far higher than thought – The Guardian

‘The number of Britons with a sexual interest in children may be seven times higher than previously thought, the head of the National Crime Agency has said.’

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The Guardian, 14th May 2019

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Tech firms to give secret evidence at child sexual abuse inquiry – The Guardian

‘Facebook, Apple, Microsoft and Google are to give secret evidence to the independent inquiry into child sexual abuse (IICSA) as it examines the growing problem of online exploitation.’

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The Guardian, 13th May 2019

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Church rejects report which says clergy should be allowed to go to police with sex abuse confessions – Daily Telegraph

‘The Church of England is ignoring abuse victims, survivors claim, after it rejected a report saying that clergy should report sex abuse confessions to police.’

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Daily Telegraph, 8th May 2019

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Inquiry announces new investigation into child protection in religious organisations and settings – Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse

‘The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse has announced a new investigation into child protection in religious organisations and settings. The investigation will be thematic and will review the current child protection policies, practices and procedures in religious institutions in England and Wales.’

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Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse, 2nd May 2019

Source: www.iicsa.org.uk

Police ‘overwhelmed’ by child sex abuse image cases call for new approach as thousands of paedophiles seek help – The Independent

‘Police leaders have called for a new approach to the rising number of people who view child sex abuse images online, as thousands of paedophiles seek help to stop their behaviour.’

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The Independent, 6th May 2019

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Barry rapists Peter and Avril Griffiths: Case review call – BBC News

Posted April 29th, 2019 in child abuse, children, news, rape, sexual grooming, sexual offences by sally

‘Questions over whether a couple jailed for a string of rapes on girls were part of a paedophile ring have led to calls for a serious case review.’

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BBC News, 29th April 2019

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UK watchdog blocks record number of child abuse webpages – The Guardian

‘More than 100,000 webpages containing child sexual abuse imagery (CSAI) or videos were identified and blocked over the last year by the UK charity tasked with maintaining the nationwide blacklist, an increase of more than a third on the year before.’

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The Guardian, 24th April 2019

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Lord Janner inquiry: Senior police ‘influenced decisions’ – BBC News

Posted April 17th, 2019 in child abuse, inquiries, news, police, sexual offences by tracey

‘Senior police officers may have influenced decisions about inquiries going ahead into child abuse allegations against a politician, a watchdog has said.’

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BBC News, 16th April 2019

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Child sex offenders ‘inadequately supervised’ at detention centre – The Guardian

‘child sex offenders being held at an immigration removal centre have been inadequately supervised, a watchdog has found.’

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The Guardian, 16th April 2019

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Child rapist who fooled judge into thinking he was disabled is jailed – The Guardian

‘A child rapist who almost escaped punishment after he tricked a judge and two psychiatrists into thinking he was severely disabled has been jailed for more than 26 years.’

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The Guardian, 10th April 2019

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Social media firms to be penalised for not removing child abuse – The Guardian

‘New laws proposed to tackle social media companies streaming child abuse, extremism, terrorist attacks and cyberbullying have been welcomed by senior police and children’s charities.’

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The Guardian, 8th April 2019

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Children: Public Law Update (Spring 2019) – Family Law Week

‘John Tughan QC of 4 Paper Buildings reviews recent, important Children Public Law cases.’

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Family Law Week, 2nd April 2019

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The neo-Nazi paedophile who plotted to kill – BBC News

‘A jury has been unable to decide whether Jack Renshaw, a neo-Nazi who admitted a terrorist plot to kill an MP, remained a member of a banned terrorist group. At the end of his fourth and final trial of the past two years, the full story of those cases can now be told.’

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BBC News, 2nd April 2019

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Stanhope Castle school abuse claims ‘groundless’, said 1979 report – BBC News

‘Allegations of abuse at a scandal-hit school were dismissed as “groundless”, a report leaked to the BBC has shown.’

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BBC News, 2nd April 2019

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Honours system under scrutiny after sex abuser kept title for years – The Guardian

‘Lawyers have called for an overhaul of the honours forfeiture system after it emerged that a sex abuser retained an honour bestowed for services to the Queen some three years after a court recognised him as a paedophile.’

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The Guardian, 30th March 2019

Source: www.theguardian.com

Liverpool child rapist jailed for 18 years – BBC News

Posted March 28th, 2019 in child abuse, news, rape, sentencing, sexual offences by sally

‘A “dangerous predator” who raped two young boys and sexually abused four other children has been jailed for 18 years.’

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BBC News, 28th March 2019

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Man sentenced to 24 years for murder of released child killer – The Guardian

Posted March 26th, 2019 in child abuse, murder, news, perverting the course of justice, sentencing by sally

‘A man has been jailed for at least 24 years after being found guilty of torturing and stabbing to death a convicted child killer shortly after he was released from prison.’

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The Guardian, 25th March 2019

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CPS under fire for delay in charging man accused of raping boy, 12 – The Guardian

Posted March 26th, 2019 in child abuse, Crown Prosecution Service, delay, news, prosecutions, rape by sally

‘The Crown Prosecution Service has come under fire for waiting nearly a year and a half to charge a man accused of raping a 12-year-old boy despite him admitting to the crime.’

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The Guardian, 25th March 2019

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Barry Bennell expenses claim raises questions about Crewe’s legal defence – The Guardian

Posted March 21st, 2019 in child abuse, children, damages, documents, evidence, expenses, news, sexual offences, sport, victims by tracey

‘Here is the expenses claim from Barry Bennell that raises significant questions about the defence put forward by Crewe Alexandra’s lawyers to fight the high court claims lodged by victims of the paedophile coach. It shows Bennell claimed £5 per boy to accommodate them at his house during the years when he used his position as Crewe’s youth-team coach to feed what prosecutors have described as his “almost insatiable appetite for young boys”.’

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The Guardian, 20th March 2019

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Paedophiles caught by vigilantes face tougher charges – Daily Telegraph

‘Paedophiles caught in undercover stings by vigilantes are to face tougher charges under new rules being introduced by prosecutors.’

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Daily Telegraph, 18th March 2019

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