Former police officer jailed for National Action membership – Crown Prosecution Service

‘A former probationary police officer has been sentenced at the Old Bailey to a total of four years and four months in prison after he was exposed as a secret member of a neo-Nazi group.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 30th April 2021

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Dale Tyson: ‘Deplorable’ sex offender may have more victims – BBC News

‘A man who used a fake online profile to dupe children into sending him graphic images of themselves may have targeted “many more”, police have said.’

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BBC News, 28th April 2021

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Gloucester swimming instructor jailed for abusing 3-year-old girl – BBC News

‘A “perverted” swimming instructor who sexually abused a three-year-old girl he was babysitting has been jailed.’

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BBC News, 15th April 2021

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Gaming paedophile groomed victim with cryptocurrency – BBC News

‘A paedophile who groomed an 11-year-old boy through online gaming has been told by a judge he may have to serve all of his eight-year jail sentence.’

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BBC News, 6th April 2021

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Birmingham anti-crime worker jailed for sex offences – BBC News

‘A man who worked in schools to steer young people away from crime has been jailed for sexual offences against children.’

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BBC News, 23rd February 2021

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Court refuses former Met Police officer’s appeal against indecent image conviction – The Independent

‘A disgraced former police officer has had an appeal against an indecent image conviction refused.’

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The Independent, 18th February 2021

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David Wilson: Sex offender who posed as girls online jailed for 25 years – BBC News

‘A man who posed as teenage girls online and blackmailed 51 boys into sending him indecent images of themselves has been jailed for 25 years.’

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BBC News, 10th February 2021

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Rise in child abuse online threatens to overwhelm UK police, officers warn – The Guardian

‘The vast, and growing, volume of child abuse material being created and shared online is threatening to overwhelm police efforts to tackle it, senior officers have told the Guardian. And the situation is likely to worsen, National Crime Agency (NCA) child abuse lead Rob Jones warned, if social media sites such as Facebook press ahead with further encryption of messaging services.’

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The Guardian, 9th February 2021

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Eton teacher jailed for sex offences against pupils – BBC News

‘A former Eton College teacher has been jailed for five years for a string of sexual offences against pupils during “nocturnal” visits to their bedrooms.’

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BBC News, 17th December 2020

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Encrypted messaging putting children at risk of abuse, says watchdog – The Guardian

‘The children’s commissioner for England has warned that end-to-end encryption is putting children at risk of abuse, as a survey finds that most eight-year-olds are using messaging apps supposedly restricted to those aged 13 or older.’

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The Guardian, 8th December 2020

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Jonathan Maertens: Man who raped girls jailed – BBC News

‘A “prolific” sex attacker who raped and abused girls has been jailed for life.’

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BBC News, 23rd 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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Neo-Nazi teenager spared jail for encouraging terror attacks – The Independent

‘A neo-Nazi teenager who encouraged terror attacks and downloaded indecent images of young children has been spared jail.’

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The Independent, 2nd 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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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

Source: www.3pb.co.uk

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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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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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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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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Law firm’s head of BD jailed over indecent images – Legal Futures

Posted July 21st, 2020 in indecent photographs of children, news, sentencing by sally

‘The former head of business development at a leading defendant law firm has been jailed for four years after a police raid discovered 6,000 indecent images of children on his computer and other devices.’

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Legal Futures, 21st July 2020

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk