Ex-footballer Chris Killen spared jail after sex attack – BBC News

‘A former professional footballer has been spared jail after sexually assaulting a sleeping woman.’

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BBC News, 15th 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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Woman fights to change the law after being told man who put camera up her skirt did nothing wrong – Daily Telegraph

Posted August 10th, 2017 in crime, news, outraging public decency, photography, privacy, sexual offences, voyeurism by tracey

‘When a man took a picture up Gina Martin’s skirt when she was enjoying herself at a festival, she was sure he could be punished. However, after being told he did nothing illegal, she has taken things into her own hands and started a campaign which has reverberated across the country – to make ‘upskirting’ a specific offence under the law.’

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Daily Telegraph, 9th 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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‘Disturbed’ sexual predator who attacked five women in weekend rampage jailed for eight years – The Independent

Posted August 7th, 2017 in assault, imprisonment, London, news, sentencing, sexual offences by sally

‘A “dangerous and disturbed” man who sexually assaulted five women in a single weekend, subjecting his final victim to a “horrific” knife-point attack, has been jailed for eight years.’

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The Independent, 6th Augut 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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Head of review into historic sexual abuse in English football appeals for abuse survivors to come forward – The Independent

Posted July 24th, 2017 in child abuse, evidence, inquiries, news, sexual offences, sport, victims by sally

‘The head of the review into historic sexual abuse in English football has appealed to abuse survivors to come forward and tell their stories.’

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The Independent, 23rd July 2017

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Gayle Newland: Woman who tricked friend into sex by pretending she was a man jailed for six years – The Independent

Posted July 21st, 2017 in assault, impersonation, news, retrials, sexual offences by tracey

‘A woman who pretended to be a man to trick a friend into having sex with her has been sentenced to more than six years in prison.’

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The Independent, 20th July 2017

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Oxford child sex abuse suspect loses five-year battle for anonymity – The Guardian

Posted July 20th, 2017 in anonymity, appeals, child abuse, news, privacy, sexual offences, Supreme Court by tracey

‘A man suspected of child sex abuse who was arrested but faced no charge can be named after losing a long legal battle to keep his identity secret.’

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The Guardian, 19th July 2017

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Sexual offences on trains and tubes double in five years – BBC News

Posted July 20th, 2017 in news, railways, sexual offences, statistics, transport by tracey

‘Reported sexual offences on trains have more than doubled in the past five years, according to statistics obtained by BBC Radio 5 live. British Transport Police figures show 1,448 offences were reported in 2016-17, up from 650 in 2012-2013.’

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BBC News, 19th 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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Janet Commins: Stephen Hough guilty of 1976 rape and killing – BBC News

Posted July 14th, 2017 in complaints, DNA, news, police, rape, sexual offences by tracey

‘A man has been convicted of raping and killing a 15-year-old girl in 1976.’

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BBC News, 13th July 2017

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Paedophile who encouraged abuse of boy in America jailed – Crown Prosecution Service

‘A paedophile who encouraged the abuse of a young boy in America from his computer in Wales has been jailed today (July 12).’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 12th July 2017

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Why We Should Oppose Gender Identity Fraud Prosecutions – Legal Voice

‘Following the conviction of Gayle Newland for tricking a female friend into having sex by pretending to be a man, Alex Sharpe looks at why such prosecutions are wrong.’

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Legal Voice, 10th July 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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Woman convicted of making false rape claims against innocent men – Crown Prosecution Service

‘A woman who invented a series of false rape and sexual assault allegations against innocent men has been convicted of perjury and perverting the course of justice.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 6th July 2017

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“Misconduct in Public Office” revisited – Law & Religion UK

‘Publication of An Abuse of Faith – the independent report by Dame Moira Gibb into the Church’s handling of the Bishop Peter Ball case – prompted a number of comments concerning possible follow-up actions in relation to Lord Carey’s involvement.’

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Law & Religion UK, 30th June 2017

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Police checks for ‘low risk’ sex offenders relaxed – BBC News

Posted June 30th, 2017 in news, notification, police, sexual offences by tracey

‘Police forces in England and Wales are relaxing checks on hundreds of sex offenders living in the community who are assessed to be low risk. Police say the “tailored approach” applies to people who have not reoffended for three years.’

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BBC News, 29th June 2017

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Gayle Newland: Sex attacker who posed as man found guilty – BBC News

Posted June 30th, 2017 in assault, impersonation, news, sexual offences by tracey

‘A woman has been convicted of impersonating a man for more than two years in an “astonishing deception” to trick her female friend into sex.’

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BBC News, 29th June 2017

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Lord Carey quits Church of England role after report found he ‘colluded’ with sex abuse bishop – Daily Telegraph

Posted June 27th, 2017 in clergy, conspiracy, news, reports, sexual offences by tracey

‘George Carey, the former Archbishop of Canterbury, has resigned from his post in the Church of England over a report that said he was among senior figures who “colluded” with paedophile bishop Peter Ball.’

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Daily Telegraph, 26th June 2017

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