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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Former police chief convicted over child abuse video granted court of appeal hearing – The Guardian

‘A decorated former police chief has won two key battles in her fight to overturn her conviction for possessing a child abuse video and get her job back, the Guardian has learned.’

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The Guardian, 2nd August 2020

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Barry Bennell: Ex-football coach admits more sexual offences – BBC News

Posted August 3rd, 2020 in abuse of position of trust, child abuse, children, news, sexual offences, sport by sally

‘Former football coach and serial paedophile Barry Bennell has pleaded guilty to nine sexual offences.’

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BBC News, 31st July 2020

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Section 5 “Causing or Allowing” – The Catch 22 Provision – KCH Garden Sq

‘ ‘‘Baby-shaking”, or “baby-shaking syndrome” is a colloquial term used to describe the situation where the prosecution allege that a baby has either died or suffered serious injury as the result of being shaken. In a large number of these cases the prosecution are able to show that at the time of the causative event the child was in the sole care of its parents; the difficulty that arose historically however was when it was not possible to prove which of the two parents was the actual perpetrator. Prosecutors often found themselves in this scenario, with not enough evidence to conclusively prove which parent caused the harm to the child and neither parent prepared to implicate the other. However, on 21st March 2005, Section 5 of the Domestic Violence, Crime and Victims Act 2004 became law, and it meant that prosecutors could now take a different approach, one that didn’t require them to single out the primary offender.’

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KCH Garden Sq, July 2020

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Supreme Court rules there is no right to privacy against “paedophile hunters” – an extended look – UK Human Rights Blog

‘In Sutherland v Her Majesty’s Advocate, the Supreme Court ruled unanimously that it was compatible with the accused person’s rights under ECHR article 8 to use evidence obtained by “paedophile hunter” (“PH”) groups in a criminal trial.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 21st July 2020

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‘Paedophile hunters’ do not violate right to privacy, Supreme Court rules as convict’s appeal dismissed – The Independent

Posted July 15th, 2020 in appeals, child abuse, deceit, internet, news, privacy, sexual offences, Supreme Court by tracey

‘”Paedophile hunters” do not violate the right to privacy, the Supreme Court has ruled while dismissing a convict’s appeal.
Mark Sutherland was convicted after communicating with a member of an activist group, who he believed to be a 13-year-old boy. He appealed his conviction, arguing that his right to a private life and correspondence, enshrined in Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights. Delivering the Supreme Court’s ruling on Wednesday, Lord Sales said the appeal had been “unanimously dismissed”.’

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The Independent, 15th July 2020

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Ex-Labour MP faces jail after admitting child abuse image offence – The Guardian

‘The former Labour MP Eric Joyce is facing a prison sentence and has been ordered to sign the sex offenders’ register after he admitted to making an indecent image of a child.’

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The Guardian, 7th July 2020

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Over £46m paid to survivors of abuse at Lambeth children’s homes – The Guardian

‘A survivors’ group has secured a total of more than £46m compensation for 1,340 people who suffered “horrific” abuse in children’s care homes that were infiltrated by paedophiles over several decades.’

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The Guardian, 25th June 2020

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Suspension suffices for doctor’s online sexual misconduct – UK Human Rights Blog

‘GMC v Awan concerns a GP’s sexually motivated online chat with someone posing as 13 year old child. The GMC’s appeal under section 40A of the Medical Act 1983 was dismissed by Mostyn J and the 9-month suspension imposed by the Tribunal was upheld.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 19th June 2020

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EP 116: IICSA Update and Abuse within Minority Religions – Richard Scorer – Law Pod UK

Posted June 17th, 2020 in child abuse, children, news, podcasts, sexual offences by sally

‘In Episode 116 Emma-Louise Fenelon speaks to Richard Scorer, Head of Abuse at Slater and Gordon, about progress of the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse and in particular the investigation into abuse within minority religions. The episode also examines the impact virtual hearings has had on evidence to date.’

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Law Pod UK, 16th June 2020

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Compensation for woman after rape trials collapse over police failings – BBC News

Posted June 11th, 2020 in child abuse, compensation, news, police, prosecutions, rape, victims by sally

‘A woman who police believe was sexually abused by a gang from the age of 12 has been paid a five-figure compensation sum after three trials collapsed following police failings.’

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BBC News, 11th June 2020

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Fake casting agent Daniel Berry groomed young girls on Facebook – BBC News

‘A “cunning” paedophile who posed as a casting agent on Facebook to lure young girls into sending indecent videos of themselves has been jailed.’

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BBC News, 10th June 2020

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Supreme Court to rule on ‘paedophile hunters’ case – BBC News

‘A convicted paedophile who was snared by a vigilante group is to have his case examined at the UK Supreme Court.’

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BBC News, 3rd June 2020

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Professional Regulation – Case Comment: Caroline Reilly V Teaching Regulation Agency and Secretary of State for Education (2020) EWHC 1188 (Admin) – Park Square Barristers

‘The appellant was the head teacher of a primary school in the West Midlands. She was dismissed from her post in July 2011 following disciplinary proceedings which arose in consequence of her failure to disclose the fact of her personal relationship with a man who had been convicted of offences involving the making and possessing of indecent images of children.’

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Park Square Barristers, 15th May 2020

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