Man, 19, who groomed and murdered schoolboy jailed for life – The Guardian

Posted January 26th, 2021 in murder, news, sentencing, sexual grooming, young offenders by sally

‘A 19-year-old man who groomed and then beat a schoolboy to death in some woods in Cheshire has been jailed for at least 28 years, for what the judge described as a carefully planned, premeditated murder.’

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The Guardian, 25th January 2021

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Grooming gangs come from ‘diverse backgrounds’, says Home Office as review finally published – The Independent

‘Grooming gangs come from “diverse backgrounds”, a Home Office review has concluded. The research, originally promised by Sajid Javid in 2018, was published on Tuesday following a government U-turn. The Home Office previously said releasing the paper would not be in the “public interest”, in response to a Freedom of Information request by The Independent, but committed to making it public after a petition signed by more than 130,000 people.’
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The Independent, 15th 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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Lucy McHugh: Social workers caseload ‘too high’ before girl’s murder – BBC News

Posted December 7th, 2020 in local government, murder, news, rape, sexual grooming, sexual offences, social services by sally

‘Social workers’ caseloads were “too high” in the months before a 13-year-old girl was murdered by a man lodging in her home, a council boss has said.’

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BBC News, 6th December 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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Abuse victim accused of ‘grooming’ teacher awarded £1m – BBC News

Posted August 11th, 2020 in damages, local government, news, sexual grooming, sexual offences, teachers by sally

‘A man sexually abused as a schoolboy has been awarded more than £1m from his teacher’s employer.’

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BBC News, 11th August 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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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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