Why so many sexual harassment cases in US, not UK? – BBC News

‘There are huge differences between UK and US media law – does this explain why more Americans are being accused of sexual harassment?’

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BBC News, 22nd November 2017

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Police tsar admits Sir Edward Heath inquiry ‘flaws’ – Daily Telegraph

Posted November 20th, 2017 in child abuse, inquiries, news, police, sexual offences by tracey

‘The outcome of Wiltshire police’s investigation into Sir Edward Heath is “unsatisfactory”, the force’s own crime commissioner has admitted.’

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Daily Telegraph, 18th November 2017

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Rotherham child sex abuse case: Three men jailed – BBC News

Posted November 17th, 2017 in child abuse, news, sentencing, sexual grooming, sexual offences by tracey

‘Three men have been jailed following the first trial to come out of the National Crime Agency’s inquiry into historical sex abuse in Rotherham.’

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BBC News, 16th November 2017

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Rolf Harris indecent assault conviction overturned – BBC News

Posted November 16th, 2017 in appeals, news, sexual offences by tracey

‘Former entertainer Rolf Harris has had one of 12 indecent assault convictions overturned by the Court of Appeal.’

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BBC News, 16th November 2017

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Damaged reputations an ‘unfortunate by-product’ of abuse inquiries – BBC News

Posted November 15th, 2017 in anonymity, child abuse, news, sexual offences by tracey

‘Reputational damage to dead people is an “unfortunate by-product” of police inquiries into historical sex abuse allegations. That’s the view of David Tucker, from the College Of Policing, but he said it happened only in certain cases in which the names of dead suspects were made public. Mr Tucker told Law in Action, on BBC Radio 4, that the college was drawing up guidelines for forces in England and Wales to help them decide whether to identify suspects in such cases.’

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BBC News, 14th November 2017

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Paedophile avoids jail because of bad back – Daily Telegraph

Posted November 13th, 2017 in child abuse, news, sentencing, sexual offences, suspended sentences by tracey

‘A paedophile who abused three young girls more than 40-years ago has been spared jail after telling a judge he had a bad back.’

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Daily Telegraph, 12th November 2017

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Dragon’s Den contestant jailed for child sex offences has term increased – Attorney General’s Office

‘A former Dragon’s Den contestant, jailed for 13 child sex offences, including sexual assault has had his jail sentence increased to 7 years 3 months.’

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Attorney General's Office , 9th November 2017

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Police investigating 30 years of alleged sexual and physical abuse against children at mental health unit – The Independent

Posted November 10th, 2017 in child abuse, hospitals, mental health, news, sexual offences, young persons by tracey

‘Police are investigating almost 30 years of alleged physical and sexual abuse against children and young adults being treated at a mental health unit.Hertfordshire Constabulary said the number of victims at the Hill End Hospital Adolescent Unit in St Albans was not yet clear.’

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The Independent, 9th November 2017

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Inquiry into Child Sex Abuse published name of alleged victim on its website – Daily Telegraph

Posted November 10th, 2017 in anonymity, child abuse, inquiries, news, sexual offences, victims by tracey

‘The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA) is investigating a serious error after the name of an alleged sexual offences victim was published online.’

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Daily Telegraph, 9th November 2017

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Dates of IICSA public hearings to 2019 – Law & Religion UK

Posted November 9th, 2017 in child abuse, inquiries, news, sexual offences by tracey

‘On 7 November 2017, the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA) published the following dates of its public hearings to March 2019.’

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Law & Religion UK, 9th November 2017

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Rolf Harris challenges indecent assault convictions – BBC News

Posted November 9th, 2017 in appeals, news, retrials, sexual offences by tracey

‘Former entertainer Rolf Harris has renewed his application to have his convictions for indecent assault quashed at the Court of Appeal. His lawyers said there was overwhelming evidence to show he wasn’t in an area where one of the alleged indecent assaults took place.’

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BBC News, 8th November 2017

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Teacher who filmed up schoolgirls’ skirts will not face prosecution as judge rules it’s not illegal – The Independent

‘An assistant headteacher who used his mobile phone to film up schoolgirls’ skirts will not face prosecution after a judge ruled his actions were not illegal.’

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The Independent, 7th November 2017

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Child sex abuse victim receives apology after being refused compensation because he ‘consented’ – Daily Telegraph

Posted November 8th, 2017 in consent, criminal injuries compensation, news, sexual offences, victims by tracey

‘A victim of child sex abuse denied compensation by a Government agency because it said he “consented” has now received an apology.’

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Daily Telegraph, 8th November 2017

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Teaching ban affirmed for world famous bassist after assault conviction – The Guardian

Posted November 3rd, 2017 in disciplinary procedures, news, sexual offences, teachers by tracey

‘A music teacher convicted of indecently assaulting his students has been banned from teaching children following a long legal battle.’

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The Guardian, 2nd November 2017

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Man who filmed himself sexually assaulting woman while she slept jailed – The Independent

Posted November 2nd, 2017 in indecent photographs of children, news, sentencing, sexual offences by tracey

‘Gary Warman sentenced to 10 years imprisonment after police uncover videos of serious assault and more than 700 indecent images of children.’

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The Independent, 1st November 2017

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Child sexual abuse victims to be granted compensation following criticism – The Guardian

Posted October 31st, 2017 in child abuse, compensation, consent, news, sexual grooming, sexual offences by sally

‘Fresh guidelines have been issued to ensure that child victims of sexual abuse are not denied compensation on the mistaken grounds that they consented to a relationship.’

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The Guardian, 31st October 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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Salford woman who forced boy, 11, into sex jailed – BBC News

Posted October 20th, 2017 in child abuse, news, sentencing, sexual offences by sally

‘A woman who forced an 11-year-old boy into having sex with her has been jailed for 15 years.’

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BBC News, 19th October 2017

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Increased sentences for 2 Nottingham child sex offenders – Attorney General’s Office

Posted October 17th, 2017 in appeals, news, sentencing, sexual offences by tracey

‘Dobson and Smith had their sentences significantly increased by the Court of Appeal.’

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Attorney General's Office, 13th October 2017

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Six County FAs fail to respond to questions on football sex abuse – Daily Telegraph

Posted October 17th, 2017 in disclosure, news, sexual offences, sport by tracey

‘The failure by some to cooperate with the independent review into the game’s child sexual abuse scandal was laid bare again on Monday night after it emerged six County Football Associations had not responded to requests for information five months after being asked to do so.’

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Daily Telegraph, 16th October 2017

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