Tommy Robinson jailed for contempt of court – BBC News

‘The ex-English Defence League leader was found guilty last week of interfering with the trial of a sexual grooming gang at Leeds Crown Court in May 2018.’

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BBC News, 11th July 2019

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Social media abuse victims must have legal right to sue tech giants, children’s charities say – Daily Telegraph

Posted July 3rd, 2019 in child abuse, class actions, internet, news, sexual grooming by sally

‘Social media abuse victims must have the right to sue tech giants enshrined in a new law, children’s charities have said.’

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Daily Telegraph, 1st July 2019

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Tackling child sexual abuse online and offline – Home Office

Posted June 27th, 2019 in child abuse, crime prevention, internet, sexual grooming, speeches by tracey

‘Home Secretary Sajid Javid delivered a speech at the NSPCC’s “How Safe are our Children?” conference on Tuesday 25 June 2019.’

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Home Office, 25th June 2019

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Social worker struck off over sex ‘contract’ – BBC News

‘A social worker found to have groomed a vulnerable 19-year-old for sex and made him sign a “relationship contract” has been struck off.’

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BBC News, 21st June 2019

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Report: evidence of Huddersfield grooming ring not followed up – The Guardian

‘Opportunities were lost to tackle one of Britain’s largest grooming rings when information about two vulnerable girls being sexually exploited was not followed up, a review has found.’

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The Guardian, 10th June 2019

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Tech firms to give secret evidence at child sexual abuse inquiry – The Guardian

‘Facebook, Apple, Microsoft and Google are to give secret evidence to the independent inquiry into child sexual abuse (IICSA) as it examines the growing problem of online exploitation.’

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The Guardian, 13th May 2019

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Barry rapists Peter and Avril Griffiths: Case review call – BBC News

Posted April 29th, 2019 in child abuse, children, news, rape, sexual grooming, sexual offences by sally

‘Questions over whether a couple jailed for a string of rapes on girls were part of a paedophile ring have led to calls for a serious case review.’

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BBC News, 29th April 2019

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UK watchdog blocks record number of child abuse webpages – The Guardian

‘More than 100,000 webpages containing child sexual abuse imagery (CSAI) or videos were identified and blocked over the last year by the UK charity tasked with maintaining the nationwide blacklist, an increase of more than a third on the year before.’

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The Guardian, 24th April 2019

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The neo-Nazi paedophile who plotted to kill – BBC News

‘A jury has been unable to decide whether Jack Renshaw, a neo-Nazi who admitted a terrorist plot to kill an MP, remained a member of a banned terrorist group. At the end of his fourth and final trial of the past two years, the full story of those cases can now be told.’

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BBC News, 2nd April 2019

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Paedophiles caught by vigilantes face tougher charges – Daily Telegraph

‘Paedophiles caught in undercover stings by vigilantes are to face tougher charges under new rules being introduced by prosecutors.’

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Daily Telegraph, 18th March 2019

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Newcastle rape and trafficking trials collapse over police failings – BBC News

‘The case against a gang accused of trafficking and raping young girls has collapsed because of police failings.’

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BBC News, 7th March 2019

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Gangs: Mistakes that led to grooming scandal ‘being repeated’ – BBC News

Posted February 28th, 2019 in child abuse, children, gangs, news, reports, sexual grooming by tracey

‘Mistakes that led to child sexual grooming scandals are being repeated with gangs, a report by the Children’s Commissioner for England has warned.’

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BBC News, 28th February 2019

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Bradford grooming gang jailed for total of 132 years for raping and abusing under-age girls in care – The Independent

Posted February 28th, 2019 in child abuse, gangs, news, rape, sexual grooming, sexual offences by tracey

‘A grooming gang of nine men has been jailed for a total of 132 years for an “appalling catalogue” of sexual abuse against two young girls in Bradford.’

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The Independent, 28th February 2019

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Mental capacity for handling the internet: Court of Protection – UK Human Rights Blog

‘A (Capacity: Social Media and Internet Use: Best Interests) [2019] EWCOP 2. In this case Cobb J was asked to make declarations under the Mental Capacity Act 2005 regarding a learning disabled man’s capacity to use the internet and social media.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 27th February 2019

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My six-year wait for life-changing compensation – BBC News

‘”I met an older man and I was in a vulnerable situation. He took me under his wing and very quickly groomed me,” says Emma. This was two decades ago, when she was 16. The man went on to physically and sexually abuse her over a two-year period.’

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BBC News, 26th February 2019

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Revealed: the evidence Crewe supplied on Barry Bennell scandal – The Guardian

Posted February 26th, 2019 in child abuse, evidence, news, sexual grooming, sexual offences, sport by tracey

‘Evidence supplied by Dario Gradi related to the Barry Bennell scandal can be revealed by the Guardian and includes an admission that he encouraged the culture at Crewe Alexandra for coaches to invite boys to stay overnight, or even take them on holidays abroad, and that he did not make detailed background checks on the man who has been described as one of the most persistent paedophiles in British criminal history.’

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The Guardian, 25th February 2019

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Online child abuse cases reported to Metropolitan Police more than double in year – The Independent

‘Online child sex abuse cases reported to London’s Metropolitan Police have more than doubled in a year, amid warnings that paedophiles are grooming children to send them images.
Scotland Yard’s online child sexual abuse and exploitation team received 2,514 referrals in 2018, up from 1,050 the year before – a 139 per cent increase. The vast majority were alerts from technology companies, as calls have been mounting for web giants to prevent indecent images being uploaded or shared on their platforms.’

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The Independent, 6th February 2019

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Oxford grooming gang members handed life sentences – BBC News

Posted January 23rd, 2019 in child abuse, conspiracy, news, rape, sentencing, sexual grooming by sally

‘Three men who groomed and sexually abused an Oxford schoolgirl have been handed life sentences.’

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BBC News, 21st January 2019

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Teacher jailed for grooming boy with texts and Mr Men figure – BBC News

Posted January 7th, 2019 in child abuse, news, school children, sentencing, sexual grooming, teachers by sally

‘A science teacher who groomed a 15-year-old pupil with sexually explicit messages has been jailed for 14 months.’

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BBC News, 4th January 2019

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Jailed rapist offered the chance to see his victim’s child – Daily Telegraph

‘A council offered a jailed sex offender the chance to play a part in the future of the child of a woman he raped, it has emerged. The rapist, who was part of a grooming gang in the North of the country and has no parental responsibility for his son, was contacted by the local authority to give him a chance to see the boy, a Times investigation has uncovered.’

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Daily Telegraph, 27th November 2018

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