‘Overstretched’ police not properly monitoring paedophiles and sex offenders in Merseyside, watchdog finds – The Independent

Posted August 31st, 2018 in news, police, sexual grooming, sexual offences prevention orders by tracey

‘High-risk paedophiles and sex offenders are not being properly monitored by “seriously overstretched” police in Merseyside, a watchdog has found. HM Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMICFRS) found a backlog of almost 100 overdue visits to registered sex offenders and said neighbourhood officers do not even know where they live in some cases because of poor communication.’

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The Independent, 31st August 2018

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Former Salvation Army members convicted of sexual abuse in 70s and 80s – Crown Prosecution Service

‘Three men have today been found guilty of sexually abusing young female members of the Salvation Army in Blackpool in the 1970s and 1980s.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 22nd March 2018

Source: www.cps.gov.uk

Tagging requirements in SOPOs are lawful – UK Police Law Blog

‘In R (on the application of Richards) v Chief Constable of Cleveland Police (UKSC 2017/0090) the Supreme Court has refused permission to appeal against the imposition of a tagging requirement in a Sexual Offences Prevention Order (“SOPO”). The undisturbed judgment of the Court of Appeal in R (on the application of Richards) v Teesside Magistrates’ Court [2015] EWCA Civ 7; [2015] 1 WLR 1695 endorses (and perhaps extends) the purpose and effect of imposing qualified restrictions on sex offenders.’

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UK Police Law Blog, 19th November 2017

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British couple given lengthy jail terms for child sexual abuse – The Guardian

‘A British couple who abused a child and streamed the assaults live are beginning lengthy jail terms after a fellow paedophile who watched online from the US gave evidence against them.’

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The Guardian, 27th October 2017

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Sunderland man jailed for murdering wife after she found indecent images of child – Daily Telegraph

‘A husband who murdered a popular primary school teacher after she confronted him about making indecent images has been jailed for life with a minimum term of 23 years.’

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Daily Telegraph, 27th October 2017

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Childlike sex doll man given suspended prison term – BBC News

‘A man who imported a childlike sex doll he bought online has been given a suspended prison sentence.’

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BBC News, 29th September 2017

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Cardiff imam jailed for 13 years for abusing girls at Qur’an lessons – The Guardian

‘An imam who sexually touched four young girls during Qur’an lessons at a mosque has been jailed for 13 years.’

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The Guardian, 7th July 2017

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Paedophiles can be banned from using Snapchat, judge rules – Daily Telegraph

‘Paedophiles can be banned from using Snapchat because the app deletes images, a judge has ruled in a landmark case.’

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Daily Telegraph, 25th May 2017

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Paediatrician Jonathan Walsh jailed over child sex images – BBC News

‘A paediatrician who used “military-grade” software to cover his tracks has been jailed for three years for having and sharing child sex images.’

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BBC News, 20th March 2017

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Woman jailed for nine years for plot to let man rape daughter, seven – The Guardian

‘A woman who plotted to let a paedophile rape her seven-year-old daughter has been jailed for nine years.’

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The Guardian, 23rd January 2017

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24-hour sex notification order labelled ‘very odd’ by top British lawyer – The Independent

‘A leading barrister has described the issuing of a 24-hour sex notification order as “very odd” and “pretty silly”.’

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The Independent, 24th January 2015

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Babysitter who had sex with 11-year-old boy gets suspended sentence – The Guardian

‘A judge has been criticised after deciding not to imprison a 21-year-old babysitter who admitted sexual activity with the 11-year-old boy she was looking after.’

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The Guardian, 5th October 2015

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Child rapist banned from contact with children is given permission to live with toddler daughter – Daily Telegraph

‘The 24-year-old man was convicted of raping a 12-year-old girl when he was 17, but is said to be ‘contrite and remorseful’ about the ‘awful crime’.’

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Daily Telegraph, 26th June 2015

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Sexual Offences Prevention Orders – One Inner Temple Lane

Posted March 19th, 2015 in news, sexual offences, sexual offences prevention orders by sally

‘The purpose of Sexual Offences Prevention Orders (SOPOs) are to protect the public or any particular members of the public where necessary from serious sexual harm from a defendant. This article is intended to consider the key features of the current regime pursuant to the Sexual Offences Act 2003 (SOA) and the limitations that the SOPO in its current form suffers from.’

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One Inner Temple Lane, 27th February 2015

Source: www.1itl.com

Man jailed for trying to set up child sex abuse from south pole – The Guardian

‘A man has been jailed for three years for trying to arrange the sexual abuse of a child while working at the south pole.’

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The Guardian, 18th March 2015

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Judge condemns laws that leave him powerless to give dangerous paedophile tough sentence – Daily Telegraph

‘Judge Andrew Woolman says laws mean he has to give sex offender Jason Leonard a “completely academic” sentence after he breached his licence conditions.’

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Daily Telegraph, 15th December 2014

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‘Cannibal’ nurse jailed for nine years – The Guardian

‘An NHS nurse who was convicted of sexual grooming after plotting to behead and eat a girl has been jailed for nine years.’

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The Guardian, 25th September 2014

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Expenses scandal journalist Ben Leapman jailed for rape – BBC News

‘A former deputy news editor of the Sunday Telegraph has been jailed for seven years for raping a woman.’

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BBC News, 16th September 2014

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Sex offender brings legal challenge over electronic tag – Daily Telegraph

‘Paul Richards, a 47-year-old convicted sex offender, wins permission for new hearing in bid to have satellite tracking device removed.’

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Daily Telegraph, 12th May 2014

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Rotherham child rapist jailed after fleeing to Cyprus – BBC News

‘A child sex offender who fled to Cyprus after committing “the most shocking and appalling crimes imaginable” has been jailed for 11 years and six months.’

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BBC News, 4th April 2014

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