Police wind up Sir Edward Heath sex abuse inquiry – Daily Telegraph

Posted March 20th, 2017 in child abuse, inquiries, news, police, private investigators, sexual offences by tracey

‘The £1  million police investigation into allegations that Sir Edward Heath was a paedophile is being wound up amid claims it has found no evidence to justify tarnishing the former prime minister’s reputation.’

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Daily Telegraph, 18th March 2017

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Tennis coach father John De’Viana cleared of cruelty – BBC News

Posted March 17th, 2017 in child abuse, news, sport by tracey

‘A tennis coach father who was accused of abusing his daughters in a bid to make them champions of Wimbledon has been cleared of mistreating them.’

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BBC News, 17th March 2017

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Adam Johnson refused leave to appeal against child abuse conviction – The Guardian

Posted March 17th, 2017 in appeals, child abuse, news, sexual offences by tracey

‘Adam Johnson, the former England footballer, has lost a challenge against his conviction for sexual activity with a besotted 15-year-old fan.’

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The Guardian, 16th March 2017

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Vicar jailed after dying abuse victim gives evidence through eye-tracking software – The Independent

‘A retired vicar who abused a choirboy more than 35 years ago has been jailed for four years after his victim gave evidence through eye-tracking technology that translated his blinks into words.’

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The Independent, 11th March 2017

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UK child deportations of 50s: ‘most catastrophic child abuse’ in memory – The Guardian

Posted March 10th, 2017 in child abuse, inquiries, news by sally

‘The deportation of thousands of British children to Australia, Canada and Southern Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe), created the most catastrophic child abuse legacy in living memory, the national inquiry into child sexual abuse has been told.’

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The Guardian, 9th March 2017

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Rotherham sexual abuse scandal: no misconduct found so far, IPCC says – The Guardian

‘Hundreds of allegations of police wrongdoing during the investigation into child sexual exploitation in Rotherham have not resulted in a single case of misconduct against an officer, the police watchdog has said.’

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The Guardian, 9th March 2017

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Greggs bakery heir Colin Gregg convicted of abusing boys – BBC News

Posted March 6th, 2017 in assault, charities, child abuse, news, retrials, sexual offences, teachers by sally

‘The heir to the Greggs bakery chain has been convicted of a string of sex offences against boys.’

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BBC News, 3rd March 2017

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Police ‘failed to properly investigate possible sex abuse of toddler’, says watchdog – The Independent

Posted March 3rd, 2017 in child abuse, complaints, news, police, reports by tracey

‘Senior detectives failed to properly investigate the case of a toddler who may have been sexually abused before she died, a police watchdog has concluded.’

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The Independent, 2nd March 2017

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Lawyer criticises child abuse inquiry for not safeguarding evidence – The Guardian

‘The national child abuse inquiry has been criticised by a prominent lawyer representing victims for failing to seize potentially vital caches of evidence before they are destroyed.’

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The Guardian, 2nd March 2017

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FGM should not be prosecuted, police force says as it claims best course of action is to ‘educate parents’ – Daily Telegraph

‘Parents caught practising female genital mutilation on their children should not be prosecuted, a police force has claimed as it says the best course of action is to “educate parents”.’

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Daily Telegraph, 27th February 2017

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MPs seek reassurance after police chief says not all paedophiles should be jailed – The Guardian

‘A group of influential MPs has demanded “immediate reassurance” from a senior child protection officer after he suggested only paedophiles who pose a physical risk to children should face a criminal sentence.’

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The Guardian, 28th February 2017

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Lawyers back call for national child abuse inquiry to name perpetrators – The Guardian

Posted March 1st, 2017 in anonymity, child abuse, inquiries, news by sally

‘Lawyers have called for more transparency from the national child abuse inquiry over the naming of the perpetrators after their identities were withheld from the public hearings.’

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The Guardian, 1st March 2017

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Do not jail all paedophiles, says police chief – BBC News

‘Paedophiles who view indecent images but go no further should not be jailed but rehabilitated, a leading child protection police officer has said.’

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BBC News, 28th February 2017

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Child sex abuse inquiry public hearings to start – BBC News

Posted February 27th, 2017 in charities, child abuse, children, Christianity, immigration, inquiries, news, sexual offences by tracey

‘The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse in England and Wales is to hold its first public hearings later.’

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BBC News, 27th February 2017

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‘Keep sex abuse dad’s name off my wedding certificate’ – BBC News

Posted February 17th, 2017 in bills, child abuse, families, marriage, news by sally

‘If Jenny ever gets married, there will be no dad walking her down the aisle and, if she gets her way, no mention of him on her marriage certificate either.’

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BBC News, 17th February 2017

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Scotland Yard facing £3m legal threat over bungled VIP child abuse inquiry – Daily Telegraph

Posted February 14th, 2017 in child abuse, inquiries, London, news, police by sally

‘The Metropolitan Police is facing legal action costing as much as £3million from three prominent members of society who claimed their reputations were tarnished over false sexual abuse allegations.’

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Daily Telegraph, 14th February 2017

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Dying man gives evidence with his eyes to help convict vicar who abused him – The Guardian

Posted February 14th, 2017 in child abuse, clergy, evidence, news, sexual offences, victims by sally

‘A former church chorister rendered immobile by motor neurone disease has been helped to fulfil his dying wish – to give courtroom evidence against his abuser using eye-tracking technology.’

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The Guardian, 13th February 2017

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Divorced parents who pit children against former partners ‘guilty of abuse’ – Daily Telegraph

Posted February 13th, 2017 in child abuse, children, divorce, family courts, news by sally

‘Divorced parents who “brainwash” their children against ex-partners are guilty of “abuse”, the head of the agency that looks after youngsters’ interests in family courts has said.’

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Daily Telegraph, 12th February 2017

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Cyril Smith child abuse inquiry finds no evidence of cover-up – The Guardian

Posted February 9th, 2017 in child abuse, complaints, inquiries, news, parliament, police, victims by sally

‘A police inquiry has found no evidence of a cover-up of historical sexual abuse at a residential school linked to the late politician Cyril Smith, prompting criticisms from an MP.’

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The Guardian, February 2017

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Serial child sexual abuser Mark Frost jailed for life – The Guardian

Posted February 9th, 2017 in child abuse, news, sentencing, sexual offences by sally

‘A serial child abuser who admitted 45 offences going back more than 25 years, and who is feared to have abused many more victims, has been jailed for life, with a minimum term of 16 years.’

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The Guardian, 8th February 2017

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