Child sex crime accusations reach record high, says charity – Daily Telegraph

Posted February 21st, 2018 in child abuse, news, sexual offences, statistics by tracey

‘The number of alleged child sexual crimes reported to police has reached a record high, a leading charity has warned. Forces in the UK recorded 64,667 sexual offences allegedly perpetrated against victims aged under 18 in 2016/17, according to figures obtained by the NSPCC.’

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Daily Telegraph, 20th February 2018

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Number of child sexual abuse victims in Rotherham raised to 1,510 – The Guardian

Posted February 20th, 2018 in child abuse, news, sexual offences, statistics by sally

‘The number of children believed to have been sexually exploited in Rotherham has been raised to 1,510, in the first official increase in the figure since the scandal erupted four years ago.’

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The Guardian, 20th February 2018

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Sadistic’ paedophile Matthew Falder jailed for 32 years – The Guardian

Posted February 20th, 2018 in blackmail, child abuse, news, sentencing, sexual offences by sally

‘A scientist and university academic described as a “warped and sadistic” paedophile has been jailed for 32 years after blackmailing a string of vulnerable victims, many teenagers, into carrying out depraved sexual and physical acts.’

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The Guardian, 19th February 2018

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Barry Bennell branded ‘sheer evil’ as he is sentenced to 30 years – The Guardian

Posted February 20th, 2018 in news, sentencing, sexual grooming, sexual offences, sport by sally

‘The former football coach Barry Bennell was branded “sheer evil” and the “devil incarnate” on Monday after being sentenced to 30 years in prison for subjecting junior players from Manchester City and Crewe Alexandra to hundreds of sexual offences.’

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The Guardian, 19th February 2018

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‘Upskirting’ should be criminal offence, campaigners say – BBC News

Posted February 20th, 2018 in crime, harassment, news, privacy, sexual offences, voyeurism by sally

‘The government should criminalise “upskirting” as a sexual offence, say campaigners, after police data showed one complainant was 10 years old.’

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BBC News, 20th February 2018

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Helping child witnesses: ‘One girl gave evidence with a hamster on her lap’ – The Guardian

‘They might be victims of rape, or witnesses to murder. But can they really be relied upon to tell the truth at trial?’

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The Guardian, 17th February 2018

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Barry Bennell convicted of further sexual offences – The Guardian

Posted February 16th, 2018 in child abuse, news, sexual offences by sally

‘Former football coach Barry Bennell has been found guilty of three more charges of sexual abuse against young players.’

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The Guardian, 15th February 2018

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Children’s rights activist Peter Newell jailed for abuse – BBC News

Posted February 16th, 2018 in child abuse, news, sentencing, sexual offences by sally

‘A children’s rights activist has been jailed for six years and eight months for sexually abusing a boy in the 1960s.’

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BBC News, 15th February 2018

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Mother of murder victim fears killer could be released from prison without being put on Sex Offenders’ Register, despite admitting rape – Daily Telegraph

Posted February 15th, 2018 in murder, news, release on licence, sexual offences, violent offenders by sally

‘The mother of a murder victim fears her killer could be released from prison without being put on the Sex Offenders’ Register, even though he told police he had raped her.’

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Daily Telegraph, 15th February 2018

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Police failing to record thousands of crimes, including rape – The Guardian

Posted February 15th, 2018 in crime, news, police, rape, reports, sexual offences, statistics by sally

‘Thousands of reported crimes including rape and domestic abuse are going unrecorded by police, a watchdog has warned.’

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The Guardian, 15th February 2018

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Judge refuses to withdraw Julian Assange arrest warrant – The Guardian

Posted February 14th, 2018 in bail, embassies, news, public interest, sexual offences, warrants by michael

“Handing down her judgment at Westminster magistrates court, the senior district judge Emma Arbuthnot said she was not persuaded by the argument from Assange’s legal team that it was not in the public interest to pursue him for skipping bail.”

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The Guardian, 13th February 2018

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Barry Bennell found guilty of sexually abusing youth footballers – The Guardian

Posted February 14th, 2018 in child abuse, news, sentencing, sexual offences, sport by michael

“The former football coach Barry Bennell has been found guilty of multiple sexual offences against boys from the youth systems of Manchester City and Crewe Alexandra.”

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The Guardian, 13th February 2018

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Charity watchdog to launch Oxfam inquiry – BBC News

Posted February 13th, 2018 in charities, inquiries, news, prostitution, sexual offences by sally

‘The Charity Commission is to begin an investigation into Oxfam’s handling of a sex scandal in which staff hired prostitutes in Haiti in 2011.’

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BBC News, 13th February 2018

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Church of England ‘faces two years of abuse revelations’ – BBC News

Posted February 12th, 2018 in child abuse, Church of England, complaints, news, sexual offences, victims by tracey

‘The Church of England faces two years of revelations about sexual abuse and cover-ups, a bishop has said. The Church will be the focus of hearings at the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse next month.’

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BBC News, 10th February 2018

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Ministers to investigate aid sex scandal ‘cover-up’ amid claims officials ‘brushed off’ child abuse allegations – Daily Telegraph

Posted February 12th, 2018 in charities, child abuse, government departments, news, prostitution, sexual offences by tracey

‘Ministers have launched an investigation into claims that foreign aid officials brushed off allegations of child abuse committed by aid workers.’

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Daily Telegraph, 11th February 2018

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Nursery worker jailed for sexually assaulting pupil – Crown Prosecution Service

‘A nursery worker has been jailed for 12 and half years after he was found guilty of sexually assaulting a young child in his care.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 8th February 2018

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John Worboys: Victims can challenge release decision – BBC News

Posted February 7th, 2018 in judicial review, news, parole, release on licence, sexual offences, victims by tracey

‘Two of John Worboys’ victims have been given the go ahead to challenge the decision to release him. The full judicial review hearing will take place in the High Court on 13 March and Worboys will stay in jail until then.’

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BBC News, 7th February 2018

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Investigation into the policy and process followed by the Victim Contact Scheme in the Worboys case – Ministry of Justice

Posted February 7th, 2018 in parole, reports, sexual offences, victims by tracey

‘On 19 January, Secretary of State David Gauke told Parliament he had asked Chief Inspector of Probation, Dame Glenys Stacey, to urgently review the way the Victim Contact Scheme engaged with victims in the Worboys case. This report sets out Dame Glenys Stacey’s findings.’

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Ministry of Justice, 7th February 2018

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Judge attacks sentencing guidelines after he is unable to properly punish paedophile – Daily Telegraph

Posted February 7th, 2018 in child abuse, news, sentencing, sexual offences by tracey

‘A judge has attacked sentencing guidelines which send offenders to prison for “a few months” as he says he is unable to properly punish a paedophile.’

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Daily Telegraph, 6th February 2018

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Julian Assange arrest warrant still stands, court rules – BBC News

Posted February 7th, 2018 in bail, extradition, news, sexual offences, warrants by tracey

‘A UK warrant to arrest Wikileaks founder Julian Assange is still valid, a court has ruled.’

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BBC news, 6th February 2018

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