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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Most online grooming offences in UK committed on Facebook-owned apps – The Guardian

Posted May 29th, 2020 in child abuse, internet, news, sexual grooming, sexual offences, statistics by sally

‘More than half of online grooming offences recorded under a law that made it illegal to send sexual messages to children were committed on Facebook-owned apps, figures reveal.’

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The Guardian, 29th May 2020

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How the net closed on Oxford’s grooming gang – BBC News

Posted March 13th, 2020 in child abuse, children, gangs, news, police, rape, sexual grooming, sexual offences, victims by tracey

‘Nearly a decade after the abuse of vulnerable girls in Oxford began to be addressed, following years of negligence by police and social services, the last of the so-called Operation Bullfinch trials has ended. How did the sex offenders at the centre of the city’s depraved underworld finally come to face justice?’

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BBC News, 13th March 2020

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Seven men convicted of grooming teenage girls in Huddersfield – The Guardian

Posted February 19th, 2020 in child abuse, children, news, rape, sexual grooming, sexual offences, victims by sally

‘Seven men convicted of sexually exploiting young girls in Huddersfield “robbed their victims of their childhood and abused them in truly appalling ways”, police have said.’

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The Guardian, 18th February 2020

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Oxford grooming trial: Three men jailed for sexually abusing girl – BBC News

‘Three men have been jailed for sexually abusing a schoolgirl in Oxford following an investigation into child sexual exploitation.’

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BBC News, 13th February 2020

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Teacher who raped 14-year-old boy blames ‘heavy workload’ – The Independent

Posted February 4th, 2020 in indecent photographs of children, news, rape, sexual grooming, teachers by sally

‘A deputy headteacher who raped a 14-year-old boy and kept indecent images of children on his phone has blamed his heavy workload for turning him into a sexual predator.’

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The Independent, 4th February 2020

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Child sexual exploitation: ‘Everything we said was viewed with suspicion’ – The Guardian

‘Parents of children sexually exploited by criminal gangs can be blamed for not preventing abuse, report finds.’

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The Guardian, 29th January 2020

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Self-generated abuse images fueling record number of paedophile sites uncovered by UK watchdog – Daily Telegraph

‘Young girls filming themselves on mobile phones has fuelled the record number of child abuse websites discovered and taken down by a UK watchdog last year.’

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Daily Telegraph, 7th January 2020

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‘Dangerous’ married man who impregnated 14-year-old girl is jailed for five years – Crown Prosecution Service

Posted December 16th, 2019 in child abuse, children, news, pregnancy, sentencing, sexual grooming, sexual offences by tracey

‘A married man who had sex with two teenage girls aged 14 and 15, impregnating the 14-year-old has been jailed for five years.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 13th December 2019

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Paedophile hunters responsible for more than half of grooming prosecutions – Daily Telegraph

‘Police chiefs have accused vigilante paedophile hunters of exceeding the law, despite using their evidence to prosecute suspects in more than half of all cases.’

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Daily Telegraph, 6th November 2019

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Leeds ‘paedophile hunters’ cleared of assault charges – The Guardian

Posted October 31st, 2019 in assault, child abuse, false imprisonment, internet, news, sexual grooming by sally

‘A group of self-styled paedophile hunters have vowed to carry on seeking out child abusers after a jury cleared them of all charges following stings on two men.’

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The Guardian, 30th October 2019

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Army cadet trainer tricked boys into performing sex acts by posing as 15-year-old girl ‘bait’ – The Independent

‘An Army cadet trainer has been jailed after posing as 15-year-old girl to “bait” teenage boys into performing sex acts online.’

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The Independent, 7th October 2019

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CPS could and should have extradited paedophile music teacher – The Guardian

‘The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) could and should have extradited a paedophile music teacher suspected of grooming and sexually abusing a string of girls at a school in Manchester, the independent inquiry into child sexual abuse has heard.’

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The Guardian, 30th September 2019

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Volunteer police officer jailed for using Snapchat to sexually groom underage girls – The Independent

Posted September 26th, 2019 in child abuse, guilty pleas, news, sentencing, sexual grooming by tracey

‘A volunteer police officer has been jailed for using Snapchat to sexually groom underage girls.’

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The Independent, 25th September 2019

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Paedophile who made partner’s children watch them have sex before abusing them jailed – The Independent

Posted September 12th, 2019 in child abuse, guilty pleas, news, sentencing, sexual grooming, sexual offences by tracey

‘An “insidious” paedophile, who encouraged his partner’s children to watch the couple have sex before sexually abusing them, has been jailed.’

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The Independent, 11th September 2019

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Sexual grooming crimes soar by a third as paedophiles turn to Instagram – The Independent

Posted September 11th, 2019 in bills, charities, child abuse, children, internet, news, sexual grooming, sexual offences, statistics by tracey

‘Sexual grooming crimes have soared by a third in a year as paedophiles turn to Instagram to target children as young as 11, the NSPCC has said.’

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The Independent, 11th September 2019

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Rotherham child sexual abuse: judge calls authorities ‘totally ineffectual’ – The Guardian

‘Five men have been jailed for sexually exploiting teenage girls in Rotherham.’

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The Guardian, 30th August 2019

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Rotherham child sex abuse: Five jailed for exploiting girls – BBC News

‘Rotherham child sex abuse: Five jailed for exploiting girls.’

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BBC News, 30th August 2019

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Coach jailed for ‘regime of sexual abuse’ against teenage girls – The Guardian

‘A former British athletics coach has been jailed for seven-and-a-half years for a “regime of sexual abuse” against teenage girls at the club where he worked.’

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The Guardian, 12th August 2019

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Chelsea apology over ex-chief scout Eddie Heath’s ‘unchallenged’ sex abuse – BBC News

‘Young Chelsea players were targeted for years by a “prolific and manipulative sexual abuser” who was able to operate “unchallenged”, says a damning report.’

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BBC News, 6th August 2019

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