Top police officer backs ‘Sammy’s law’ pardons for grooming victims – The Guardian

Posted October 9th, 2017 in child abuse, criminal records, gangs, news, police, sexual grooming, victims by sally

‘Victims of grooming gangs should be pardoned for crimes they committed under the direction of their abuser, Britain’s leading child protection police officer has said.’

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The Guardian, 8th October 2017

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Grooming victim fear over Coronation Street courtroom error – BBC News

Posted October 4th, 2017 in anonymity, media, news, sexual grooming, victims by sally

‘Child sexual exploitation victims may fear coming forward after a courtroom sketch of a grooming victim was shown in Coronation Street, it is feared.’

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BBC News, 3rd October 2017

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Clacton woman Marie Dent, 44, posed as teen to groom boy, 15 – BBC News

Posted September 28th, 2017 in news, sentencing, sexual grooming, women by sally

‘A 44-year-old woman who posed as a teenage girl to groom a boy for sex, has been jailed for three years.’

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BBC News, 26th September 2017

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‘Justin Bieber lookalike’ jailed for sex offences – BBC News

Posted September 19th, 2017 in news, sentencing, sexual grooming, sexual offences by tracey

‘A man who posed as a Justin Bieber lookalike online to lure schoolgirls into sending him indecent images has been jailed for 15 years.’

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BBC News, 18th September 2017

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Police ‘may work with paedophile hunters’ – BBC News

‘Police have admitted they may have to work with “paedophile hunters” after research revealed a rise in their evidence being used in court. Figures obtained by the BBC show 11% of court cases in 2014 for the crime of meeting a child following sexual grooming used vigilante evidence, rising to 44% in 2016.’

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BBC News, 18th September 2017

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Abused children ‘refused compensation’ over consent – BBC News

Posted September 11th, 2017 in child abuse, compensation, consent, freedom of information, news, sexual grooming, victims by tracey

‘A woman sexually abused as a child by a grooming gang leader was told by a government body she “consented” to it. Sammy Woodhouse was initially denied compensation by the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA) which said she was not “manipulated”. A Freedom of Information request revealed she is one of nearly 700 child victims of sexual abuse, including grooming, to be refused payments.’

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BBC News, 11th September 2017

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Newcastle grooming gang members jailed for up to 29 years – The Guardian

‘Members of a “cynical and well-practised” grooming gang have been jailed for up to 29 years for sexually abusing vulnerable girls in Newcastle upon Tyne after plying them with drugs.’

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The Guardian, 5th September 2017

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Paul Leighton jailed for rapes thousands of miles away – BBC News

Posted September 5th, 2017 in child abuse, internet, news, rape, sentencing, sexual grooming, sexual offences by sally

‘A paedophile has been jailed for 16 years after admitting rape, despite being thousands of miles away when the offences happened.’

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BBC News, 5th September 2017

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About a Boy – The Hidden Victims of Grooming – BBC Radio 4

Posted August 30th, 2017 in child abuse, news, police, sexual grooming, victims, young persons by sally

‘File on 4 tells one family’s story of fighting the authorities to get support and justice after a 13 year old boy was aggressively groomed by scores of men, aged from their 20s to their 50s. It is a shocking story of opportunities missed, meaning the boy endured assaults by multiple men for years. We look at the impact of that sustained abuse on him and his parents, who were desperately trying to shield him from harm. He says he was dismissed, and even blamed by authorities responsible for protecting him.’

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BBC Radio 4, 23rd July 2017

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Rotherham abuse: Whistleblower investigation ‘examined’ – BBC News

‘The handling of an investigation into the woman who first revealed the child sexual abuse scandal in Rotherham is to be examined, the BBC’s Victoria Derbyshire programme has learned.’

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BBC News, 23rd August 2017

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Police and council agree payouts for victims of child sexual exploitation – Local Government Lawyer

‘Victims of the Rotherham child sexual exploitation abuse scandal have started to receive compensation jointly from South Yorkshire Police and Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 18th August 2017

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Solicitor General: Asian gangs must be handed longer sentences for targeting white girls – Daily Telegraph

‘Judges must give longer sentences to Asian Muslim grooming gangs who abuse white teenage girls when there is evidence of racism, the Government’s senior legal advisor has said.’

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Daily Telegraph, 11th August 2017

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Urgent research needed into ‘boyfriend model’ of sex abuse, say experts -The Guardian

Posted August 11th, 2017 in child abuse, news, sexual grooming, trafficking in human beings by tracey

‘Calls are being made for urgent research into the “boyfriend model” of sex abuse that was used by the Newcastle sex trafficking network and others in high-profile grooming scandals.’

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The Guardian, 10th August 2017

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Newcastle sex ring victims suffered ‘profoundly racist crime’, says former CPS chief – The Independent

Posted August 11th, 2017 in child abuse, drug abuse, news, racism, sexual grooming by tracey

‘Britain must confront the scourge of “profoundly racist” crime exemplified by the Operation Shelter grooming case, a former head of the Crown Prosecution Service has said.’

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The Independent, 10th August 2017

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Operation Sanctuary: Police say paying rapist ‘was right’ – BBC News

Posted August 10th, 2017 in gangs, informers, news, police, rape, sexual grooming, witnesses by tracey

‘A police chief has said paying a child rapist £10,000 as part of an investigation into a grooming gang was the “right thing”.’

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BBC News, 10th August 2017

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18 people convicted after girls and young women groomed, drugged and raped in Newcastle – The Independent

‘Under-age girls and vulnerable young women were taken to parties in Newcastle and groomed with drugs before being raped and sexually abused, it can now be reported.’

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The Independent, 9th August 2017

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Independent investigation launched into alleged ‘failings’ by British Canoeing amid child grooming accusations – Daily Telegraph

Posted August 2nd, 2017 in assault, children, news, sexual grooming, sexual offences, sport by tracey

‘An independent investigation has been launched into alleged “failings” by British Canoeing amid child grooming and sexual assault accusations against a senior coach.’

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Daily Telegraph, 1st August 2017

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Female physics teacher, 28, banned after drunken sex with pupil in plane toilet – Daily Telegraph

‘A physics teacher who had sex with a pupil in the loos on a plane was only caught after a second pupil tried to blackmail her, a tribunal heard.’

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Daily Telegraph, 26th July 2017

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Paedophile repeatedly raped six-year-old in campaign of sexual abuse – The Independent

Posted July 21st, 2017 in child abuse, news, rape, sentencing, sexual grooming by tracey

‘Abuser John Bell sentenced to 17 years in prison.’

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The Independent, 21st July 2017

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Sexually abused children as young as 12 refused compensation on grounds they ‘consented’, warn charities – The Independent

‘Sexually abused children as young as 12 are being refused compensation by a Government agency on the grounds that they “consented” to their abuse, charities have warned.’

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The Independent, 18th July 2017

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