Vigilante justice: is evidence obtained by ‘paedophile hunter’ groups admissible in criminal proceedings? – 2 Hare Court

‘On 15 July 2020 the Supreme Court handed down its findings in Sutherland (Appellant) v Her Majesty’s Advocate (Respondent) (Scotland) [2020] UKSC 32.’

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2 Hare Court, 2nd November 2020

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Jack Mitchell death: Father jailed for manslaughter – BBC News

Posted November 10th, 2020 in child abuse, domestic violence, guilty pleas, homicide, news, sentencing by sally

‘A father who admitted causing the death of his teenage son by shaking him as a baby has been jailed for three years.’

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BBC News, 9th November 2020

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Helen’s Law receives Royal Assent – Ministry of Justice

‘Killers who withhold information on their victims could spend longer behind bars.’

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Ministry of Justice, 4th November 2020

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Authorities failed to protect Hampshire girl killed by abuser, review finds – The Guardian

Posted November 5th, 2020 in child abuse, murder, news, police, social services by tracey

‘Police and social workers missed chances to protect a 13-year-old girl who was stabbed to death by a man after she threatened to reveal he had been sexually abusing her for more than a year, an independent review has found.’

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The Guardian, 4th November 2020

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Is there a different burden of proof in relation to misconduct cases in which there is a possibility that an employee who works with children may pose a danger? No, says the EAT in K v L UKEAT/0014/18/JW – 3PB

‘The Claimant had been employed by the respondents for 20 years as a teacher. On 30th December 2016 the Police entered his property having been granted a warrant to search for and seize computers in the possession of the Claimant. The warrant was based on intelligence that indecent images of a child or children had been downloaded to an IP address associated with the Claimant. The Claimant lived at the address with his son. One of the computers was found to have data that was of interest to the Police.’

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3PB, 2nd October 2020

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Alfie Gildea: ‘Danger signs missed’ before baby’s death – BBC News

Posted October 27th, 2020 in child abuse, domestic violence, inquests, news, police, social services by sally

‘Mistakes made by police and other agencies “probably” contributed to the death of a baby boy who was killed by his violent father, an inquest ruled.’

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BBC News, 23rd October 2020

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Rape prosecutions and convictions dropped by half early in UK pandemic – The Guardian

‘Prosecutions for crimes against women and girls in England and Wales plummeted in the first three months of the coronavirus pandemic, reflecting a backlog in the court system exacerbated by the UK-wide shutdown and subsequent social distancing measures.’

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The Guardian, 22nd October 2020

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Man jailed for trying to arrange baby sexual abuse – BBC News

Posted October 12th, 2020 in child abuse, children, imprisonment, news, sentencing, sexual offences by sally

‘A man who tried to arrange for a baby to be brought to his house to be sexually abused has been jailed.’

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BBC News, 10th October 2020

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More than 500 child victims of ‘revenge porn’ in England and Wales last year – The Guardian

‘More than 500 children were victims of so-called ‘revenge porn’ in England and Wales last year, according to new data shared with the Guardian.’

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The Guardian, 9th October 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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How warnings about Heni and Jan’s killer were missed – BBC News

‘The bodies of Henriett Szucs and Mihrican Mustafa were discovered in the east London flat of Zahid Younis in April 2019. The BBC has investigated how the authorities cared for the women and dealt with their killer Younis – a convicted sex offender who has been sentenced to life in prison with a minimum term of 38 years.’

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BBC News, 3rd September 2020

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Scientist jailed for sending fake poison to Theresa May – BBC News

‘A scientist has been jailed for sending fake poison to Theresa May in a letter criticising her policy on Russia.’

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BBC News, 3rd September 2020

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Mark Taylor: ‘Predatory paedophile’ jailed for 14 years – BBC News

‘A “predatory paedophile” described by police as “every parent’s nightmare” has been jailed.’

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BBC News, 7th August 2020

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Eric Joyce: Ex-Labour MP sentenced for child sex offence – BBC News

‘A former Labour MP and ex-Army officer who admitted making an indecent image of a child has been sentenced.’

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BBC News, 7th August 2020

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Shirley Oaks: Care home survivors call for mandatory reporting of abuse – BBC News

‘Survivors of prolonged abuse while in the care of Lambeth Council have called for the failure to report abuse in children’s homes to be made a crime.’

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BBC News, 31st July 2020

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