12-year-old boy walks free after raping younger sister as judge rules he is ‘not a danger to society’ – The Independent

Posted March 4th, 2014 in children, families, news, pornography, rape, sexual offences by sally

‘A 12-year-old boy who raped his seven-year-old sister after watching porn online has walked free after a judge ruled he is not a danger to society.’

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The Independent, 3rd March 2014

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Whole-life jail term for fantasist who murdered girl for sadistic pleasure – Daily Telegraph

Posted December 20th, 2013 in murder, news, pornography, sentencing, violent offenders by tracey

‘A fantasist was on Thursday given a whole-life jail term for murdering a policeman’s teenage daughter as a judge said that his “scripted” attack and obsession with violent pornography made him a “potential serial killer”.’

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Daily Telegraph, 19th December 2013

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BT default ‘porn filter’ switched on – BBC News

Posted December 16th, 2013 in children, drug abuse, internet, news, pornography by sally

‘BT has announced the launch of a new internet filter designed to protect children online.’

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BBC News, 16th December 2013

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Lostprophets’ Ian Watkins guilty of child sex offences – BBC News

‘Ian Watkins, singer of Welsh rock band Lostprophets, has pleaded guilty to a series of “depraved” child sex offences including attempted rape of a baby.’

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BBC News, 26th November 2013

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Judge sentencing rapist, 12, warns against using Internet as a babysitter – Daily Telegraph

Posted November 26th, 2013 in children, internet, news, pornography, rape, sentencing, young offenders by tracey

‘A judge has warned that the Internet cannot be used as a “babysitter” as he sentenced a 12-year-old for raping his younger sister after watching porn at school.’

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Daily Telegraph, 26th November 2013

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Teacher Zahid Akram jailed for child photo blackmail – BBC News

Posted November 14th, 2013 in blackmail, news, pornography, sentencing, teachers by tracey

“A science teacher who blackmailed girls into sending him sexually explicit photos of themselves has been jailed for six years.”

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BBC news, 14th November 2013

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Man wrongly charged in Crown Prosecution Service’s ‘homophobic witch-hunt’ – The Independent

“A man whose life was ruined when he was charged with child sex offences after looking at legal gay pornography in a hotel room has accused the police and Crown Prosecution Service of a ‘homophobic witch-hunt’ after his case was finally thrown out. The defendant endured a ‘two-year nightmare’ after being arrested in front of his family, charged with 10 offences almost a year later and repeatedly bailed, before every charge was dropped. If convicted he would have faced jail and been forced to sign the sex offenders’ register. His father died while he was awaiting trial.”

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The Independent, 1st November 2013

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Paedophile who received suspended jail term after prosecution branded 13-year-old victim ‘predatory’ to have sentence reviewed – The Independent

“A paedophile who received a suspended jail term after the prosecution branded his 13-year-old victim ‘predatory’ is having his sentence reviewed.”

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The Independent, 8th October 2013

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Nurse with indecent images of female patients struck off – BBC News

“An accident and emergency nurse who took indecent photographs of young female patients has been struck off.”

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BBC News, 1st October 2013

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Kent sex assault GP Barend Delport jailed for six years – BBC News

“A GP who sexually assaulted and took intimate pictures of women and child patients has been jailed for six years.”

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BBC News, 9th September 2013

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BT seeks ‘legal clarity’ before implementing pornography filters – OUT-LAW.com

Posted August 29th, 2013 in consent, internet, news, pornography, telecommunications by sally

“Telecoms giant BT has sought ‘greater legal clarity’ from the Government in relation to the use of filters to stop internet subscribers from accessing pornography.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 28th August 2013

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Paedophile whose victim was described as predatory has sentence increased – The Guardian

“A convicted paedophile who escaped jail after his 13-year-old victim was described by a prosecutor as predatory has had his sentence increased because of a technicality.”

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The Guardian, 12th August 2013

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Porn filters: 12 reasons why they won’t work (and 3 reasons why they might) – The Guardian

Posted August 9th, 2013 in consent, internet, news, pornography by sally

“David Cameron wants to block access to pornography unless people opt in, but is it possible to filter only the things you want?”

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The Guardian, 8th August 2013

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Robert Colover investigation: the misunderstandings around sex offence trials – Halsbury’s Law Exchange

Posted August 9th, 2013 in barristers, children, news, pornography, sentencing, sexual offences, trials, victims by sally

“Calamitous comments by barrister Robert Colover have made the headlines this week as he referred to the victim of sexual offending as “predatory” and “sexually experienced”. The defendant was appearing for sentence before His Honour Judge Peters QC sitting at Snaresbrook Crown Court for two counts of making (downloading) extreme pornography (not images of children) and one count of sexual activity with a child. He received a sentence of eight months imprisonment suspended for two years. He was 41-years-old and she was 13-years-old. The CPS, who instructed the barrister to prosecute this case from their list of accredited advocates, has issued a press release that the comments should not have been used and initiated an investigation.”

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Halsbury’s Law Exchange, 8th August 2013

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Attorney general will review paedophile’s suspended sentence after prosecutor called victim ‘predatory’ – The Guardian

“The attorney general is to review the sentence of a convicted paedophile who avoided prison after his 13-year-old victim was described in court as predatory and was said to have encouraged him.”

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The Guardian, 7th August 2013

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Teacher Simon Clannachan jailed for child and bestiality images – BBC News

“A primary school teacher who was caught with indecent images of children and extreme pornography involving animals has been jailed for six months.”

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BBC News, 29th July 2013

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Most porn-on-demand services are beyond UK regulation, warns watchdog – The Independent

Posted July 19th, 2013 in foreign companies, internet, media, news, pornography, reports by sally

“Most porn on demand services available to British internet users are operated from outside the UK putting them beyond UK regulation, a regulator has warned.”

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The Independent, 19th July 2013

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Government to order internet firms to block terror sites and pornography – The Independent

Posted June 6th, 2013 in child abuse, internet, news, pornography, suicide, telecommunications, terrorism by sally

“Internet and telecom companies will be ordered by the Government to block “harmful” content such as extremist material and pornography in the wake of the Woolwich terrorist attack and killing of five-year-old April Jones.”

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The Independent, 6th June 2013

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Human rights law on trial? – BBC Law in Action

Posted June 5th, 2013 in human rights, internet, news, pornography by sally

“Joshua Rozenberg returns for another series of Law in Action. This week, Joshua asks the president of the European Court of Human Rights, Dean Spielmann, what he makes of the fierce criticism levelled at his court by some in Britain. The short answer: not much. Also in the programme: what are we really agreeing to when we accept internet companies’ terms of service? And are pornography laws in England and Wales working?”

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BBC Law in Action, 4th June 2013

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April Jones: The challenge to catch online child abusers – BBC News

Posted June 3rd, 2013 in child abuse, internet, news, pornography, sexual offences by sally

“Mark Bridger’s conviction for the murder of five-year-old April Jones has once more brought the issue of online child abuse to the fore. Many are in agreement that more needs to be done by web companies to block and remove such content. But what exactly is being done now, and how effective is it?”

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BBC News, 31st May 2013

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