‘Serious failings’ at BBC let Jimmy Savile abuse 72 people – The Guardian

Posted February 25th, 2016 in BBC, inquiries, media, news, reports, sexual grooming, sexual offences, whistleblowers by sally

‘”Serious failings” at the BBC allowed Jimmy Savile to sexually abuse 72 people without detection for decades, according to a damning report published on Thursday, which insisted that the corporation still had lessons to learn.’

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The Guardian, 25th February 2016

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Rotherham child abuse trial: four men and two women found guilty – The Guardian

‘Six men and women were found guilty of offences relating to the sexual exploitation of teenage girls in Rotherham, as it emerged that the conduct of more than 50 officers from South Yorkshire who had dealt with the victims is now under investigation.’

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The Guardian, 24th February 2016

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Shabir Ahmed: Sex gang leader appeals over deportation – BBC News

‘The ringleader of a child sex grooming gang has appealed against deportation from Britain on human rights grounds.’

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BBC News, 16 February 2016

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Adrian Fantanaru lured to meet girl in Luton by ‘vigilantes’ – BBC News

Posted February 1st, 2016 in child abuse, children, news, sentencing, sexual grooming, sexual offences by tracey

‘A man has been jailed for 27 months after being lured by “vigilantes” to meet a fictional 14-year-old girl at a railway station.’

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BBC News, 30th January 2016

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Acting in historical sex abuse trials: Oliver Saxby QC provides an insight into the challenges involved – 6 Pump Court

‘In this series of case studies Oliver Saxby QC analyses three very substantial historical sex abuse trials in which he was involved over the last 12 months, each of which ended with successful outcomes: R v Bodnar and others at Canterbury Crown Court, in which he led for the defence; R v Singh and others at the Central Criminal Court, in which he led for the Crown; and R v Carragher and others at Leeds Crown Court, in which he led for the defence.’

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6 Pump Court, 6th January 2016

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St William’s Catholic care home child sex abusers jailed – BBC News

‘A former chaplain and ex-principal of a Roman Catholic children’s care home have been jailed for abusing boys.’

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BBC News, 5th January 2016

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Prison warned to beware of older offenders grooming younger inmates – The Guardian

Posted December 17th, 2015 in news, prisons, sexual grooming, young persons by tracey

‘Chief inspector of prisons tells Rye Hill in Warwickshire, a dedicated sex offender jail, that proportion of inmates over 50 increases risk of sexual grooming.’

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The Guardian, 17th December 2015

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‘Grooming’ paedophiles let off with police caution, says official report – Daily Telegraph

Posted December 10th, 2015 in cautions, news, reports, sexual grooming, victims by sally

‘Joint report by criminal justice watchdogs voices concern over “inappropriate use of police cautions”.’

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Daily Telegraph, 9th December 2015

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“Sexting” damages case: the legal issues – Halsbury’s Law Exchange

‘The award of damages to a victim of ‘sexting’ grabbed the attention of the media on at the beginning of December 2015. Given that the judgment appears to have been delivered in September 2015, it isn’t clear why it had not made it in to the news until this week, but such is the way of the media sometimes.’

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Halsbury’s Law Exchange, 3rd December 2015

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Essex Police cleared over Lewis Daynes rape investigation – BBC News

Posted November 26th, 2015 in complaints, news, police, rape, sexual grooming by tracey

‘A police force has been cleared of blame for the way it investigated a teenager who went on to murder a 14-year-old boy he met online.’

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BBC News, 26th November 2015

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UK police forces urged to review handling of child grooming cases – The Guardian

‘Police forces in England and Wales have been urged to review their handling of child grooming cases after inspectors found serious failings in the case of Breck Bednar, a 14-year-old who was murdered in a “sexual and sadistic” attack by a teenager he met online.’

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The Guardian, 23rd November 2015

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‘Porn obsessed’ man filmed women and children – BBC News

‘A “pornography obsessed” man who spied on women and children – photographing and filming them with his phone – has been jailed for 12 years.’

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BBC News, 17th November 2015

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Teaching assistant who groomed schoolboy jailed after suspended sentence deemed too lenient – Daily Telegraph

‘A teaching assistant who had sex with a 15-year-old student has had her suspended sentence replaced with an immediate two-year jail term by the Court of Appeal.’

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Daily Telegraph, 17th November 2015

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Cub leader Scott Nicholls jailed for grooming girls – BBC News

Posted November 16th, 2015 in child abuse, internet, news, sentencing, sexual grooming by sally

‘A cub leader who used internet chat rooms to groom young girls has been jailed after he was caught by a police officer pretending to be a 12-year-old.’

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BBC News, 13th November 2015

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Lancashire couple jailed for child pornography offences – The Guardian

‘A “high risk” sex offender and his girlfriend who exploited a young girl and incited her to be involved in pornography have been jailed.’

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The Guardian, 16th October 2015

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Scotland Yard’s paedophile unit: Meeting the police men and women doing the most difficult work imaginable – The Independent

‘Paul Gallagher meets the people whose job it is to identify victims, stop abuse material being shared and distributed, categorise extreme imagery ready for court and, hopefully, catch paedophiles before they find a victim ‘

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The Independent, 4th October 2015

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Paedophile gang ‘sick, callous and cruel’ – BBC News

Posted September 11th, 2015 in child abuse, conspiracy, guilty pleas, news, rape, sexual grooming, sexual offences by tracey

‘A paedophile gang behind the abuse and rape of young children, including a baby, have been described in court as “sick, depraved, callous and cruel.” ‘

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BBC News, 10th September 2015

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Aylesbury child sex ring: Six jailed for total of 82 years over horrific schoolgirl abuse – Daily Telegraph

Posted September 8th, 2015 in conspiracy, gangs, news, rape, sentencing, sexual grooming, sexual offences by sally

‘Vikram Singh, Asif Hussain, Arshad Jani, Mohammed Imran, Akbari Khan and Taimoor Khan sentenced after grooming victims with inexpensive gifts.’

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Daily Telegraph, 7th September 2015

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Rotherham abuse scandal: IPCC working to identify 100 police officers – The Guardian

‘Investigators looking at how the police treated complaints of child sexual exploitation in Rotherham say they are now working to identify more than 100 officers.’

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The Guardian, 26th August 2015

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Brendan Conway TV talent show dancer jailed for grooming boys – BBC News

Posted August 25th, 2015 in news, sentencing, sexual grooming by sally

‘A chef and youth football coach who appeared on a TV talent show has been jailed for eight years for using social networking sites to groom boys.’

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BBC News, 24th August 2015

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