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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‘Monster’ couple jailed for 84 child abuse charges – BBC News

Posted May 9th, 2017 in child abuse, imprisonment, sentencing, sexual offences by tracey

‘A couple who subjected children to a decade of sex and drug abuse, including rape, have been jailed.’

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BBC News, 8th May 2017

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Poppi Worthington inquest delayed by her father after he secures legal aid – Daily Telegraph

Posted May 9th, 2017 in child abuse, delay, inquests, legal aid, news, reports, sexual offences by tracey

‘An inquest into the death of toddler Poppi Worthington has been delayed by her father. Paul Worthington’s solicitors argue they have been left with insufficient time to prepare for the hearing, which was due to start in Kendal, Cumbria, next week, after he finally secured legal aid last week being turned down three times before.’

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Daily Telegraph, 9th May 2017

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Father who killed baby in fit of temper jailed for at least 21 years – The Guardian

Posted May 5th, 2017 in child abuse, grievous bodily harm, murder, news, sentencing by tracey

‘A father has been jailed for a minimum of 21 years for murdering his three-month-old son by hurling the infant “vigorously” against a hard surface in a fit of temper.’

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The Guardian, 4th April 2017

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Lord Janner’s family have hearing request rejected – BBC News

‘The family of the late Lord Janner have lost their battle to have a hearing to discuss concerns about the inquiry into allegations against him.’

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BBC News, 3rd May 2017

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Former football coach jailed for child sex offences – Crown Prosecution Service

‘A former PE teacher and football coach has today (May 2) been sentenced to 24 years in prison for sexual offences against a young boy.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 2nd May 2017

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Social media giants ‘shamefully far’ from tackling illegal content – BBC News

Posted May 2nd, 2017 in child abuse, internet, news, pornography, reports, select committees, terrorism by sally

‘Social media firms are “shamefully far” from tackling illegal and dangerous content, says a parliamentary report.’

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BBC News, 1st May 2017

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ECB confirms review of child safety procedures – The Guardian

Posted April 26th, 2017 in child abuse, news, sport by sally

‘The England and Wales Cricket Board has confirmed that it undertook a review of its child safeguarding procedures in the wake of the revelation that a child sex offender had worked at a children’s cricket association with the ECB’s written permission.’

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The Guardian, 25th April 2017

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Child sex offender worked at schools cricket association with ECB permission – The Guardian

Posted April 25th, 2017 in charities, child abuse, news, sexual offences, sport, teachers, vetting by sally

‘The England and Wales Cricket Board’s child protection policies are likely to come under close scrutiny after it emerged a convicted child sex offender worked at a schools cricket association with written permission from the ECB – and also attended junior cricket festivals in the company of an ECB executive.’

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The Guardian, 24th April 2017

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Anthony McSweeney case: Abuse priest failings found – BBC News

Posted April 25th, 2017 in child abuse, clergy, news, reports, sexual offences by sally

‘Concerns raised about a Catholic priest later jailed for sexual assault were not acted upon or taken seriously by the Church, a review has found.’

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BBC News, 23rd April 2017

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Children wait 100 days longer than adults for sexual abuse investigations to go to court, figures show – The Independent

Posted April 21st, 2017 in child abuse, delay, news, prosecutions, sexual offences by tracey

‘Child sex abuse victims are waiting 100 days longer than adults for their cases to go to court, a report has found, prompting calls for more to be done to give underage victims access to the support they desperately need.’

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The Independent, 20th April 2017

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Child victims of sexual abuse in families let down by system: report – The Guardian

‘Child victims of sexual abuse within families are being let down by the system, the children’s commissioner for England has said.’

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The Guardian, 20th April 2017

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Football child abuse suspects put at 250 – BBC News

Posted April 19th, 2017 in child abuse, inquiries, news, police, sexual offences, sport, victims by tracey

‘More than 250 potential suspects and 560 victims have now been identified by officers investigating child sex abuse within football in the UK, police say.’

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BBC News, 19th April 2017

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