Church of England failed child victims of sexual abuse while ‘colluding’ with disgraced bishop, report finds – The Independent

Posted June 23rd, 2017 in child abuse, Church of England, corruption, evidence, news, reports, sexual offences by tracey

‘The Church of England “concealed” evidence of child abuse by a former bishop stretching over two decades, the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, has said, following a major independent review.’

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The Independent, 22nd June 2017

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Victims pull out of Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse – BBC News

Posted June 19th, 2017 in child abuse, inquiries, news, sexual offences, victims by sally

‘Sex abuse victims have been “utterly marginalised” by an inquiry set up to help them, one of the victims claimed.’

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BBC News, 17th June 2017

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Inquiry into child sexual abuse ‘not fit for purpose’, claims victims’ group – The Guardian

Posted June 14th, 2017 in child abuse, inquiries, news, sexual offences, victims by tracey

‘A victims’ group has said it is formally withdrawing from the national inquiry into child sexual abuse, claiming the investigation is “not fit for purpose”.
Survivors of Organised and Institutional Abuse (Soia) said it announced the decision with “deep regret” but felt the inquiry was not serving the needs of victims.’

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The Guardian, 13th June 2017

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BBC radio husband and wife presenters jailed for assaulting under-age boys – Daily Telegraph

‘Two former BBC radio presenters have been handed five-year jail sentences for indecently assaulting under-age boys and outraging public decency by having sex in woodland.’

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Daily Telegraph, 9th June 2017

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Heart surgeon spared jail for molesting women after judge says it may be in public interest for him to operate again – Daily Telegraph

‘A world-renowned heart surgeon has been spared jail for molesting two women after a judge said it may be in the public interest for him to operate again.’

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Daily Telegraph, 8th June 2017

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UK child abuse inquiry: three Catholic schools ‘should form case study’ – The Guardian

‘Three prominent Benedictine boarding schools – Ampleforth, Downside and Worth – should be examined as a combined case study for the UK child sex abuse investigation into the Catholic church, a preliminary hearing has been told.’

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The Guardian, 6th June 2017

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Cyber child sex offences increase by nearly half, NSPCC finds – The Independent

Posted June 1st, 2017 in child abuse, internet, news, reports, sexual offences by sally

‘”Figures give us an insight into how crimes are changing and how access to children is changing through the use of the internet,” charity expert tells The Independent’

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The Independent, 1st June 2017

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Rolf Harris trial: Jury discharged as no verdicts reached – BBC News

Posted May 31st, 2017 in juries, news, sexual offences, trials, verdicts by sally

‘Former entertainer Rolf Harris has been cleared of four sex assault charges after a jury could not reach verdicts.’

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BBC News, 30th May 2017

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Six men drop Lord Janner compensation claims – BBC News

Posted May 30th, 2017 in civil justice, compensation, inquiries, news, sexual offences by sally

‘Six men who accused the late Lord Janner of child sexual abuse have discontinued a legal case aimed at winning damages from his estate.’

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BBC News, 28th May 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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Man, 87, jailed for historical abuse on young girls – BBC News

Posted May 25th, 2017 in elderly, news, rape, sentencing, sexual offences by tracey

‘An 87-year-old man has been jailed for 15 years for attacks on girls aged eight and 12.’

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BBC News, 24th May 2017

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Jail warning to Southampton policeman who groped teen – BBC News

Posted May 25th, 2017 in misfeasance in public office, news, police, sexual offences by tracey

‘A policeman who groped a teenage girl and sent “flirtatious” texts to another has been told he faces a jail sentence.’

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BBC News, 24th May 2017

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Former Solihull nursery worker jailed for sex offences against 18 boys – The Guardian

‘A former nursery worker who blackmailed and raped a teenage boy has been jailed for 16 years for what a judge called “a disturbing catalogue of sexual corruption and deviancy”.’

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The Guardian, 23rd May 2017

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Two men jailed for historical child sex abuse – BBC News

‘Two men have been jailed after pleading guilty to photographing sexual assaults on children more than a decade ago.’

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BBC News, 18th May 2017

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Top QC implied sex assault victim ‘bore responsibility’ – Law Society’s Gazette

‘A senior silk has been reprimanded after a disciplinary tribunal found that he implied that a woman who was sexually assaulted by her stepfather bore responsibility for the attack.’

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Law Society’s Gazette, 16th May 2017

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Methodist minister John Price found guilty of abusing boys under hypnosis – BBC News

Posted May 17th, 2017 in child abuse, clergy, news, sexual offences by sally

‘A retired Methodist minister has been found guilty of indecently assaulting four boys he had tried to hypnotise.’

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BBC News, 16th May 2017

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Offenders in Rochdale child sexual abuse scandal ‘remain at large’ – The Guardian

Posted May 16th, 2017 in child abuse, negligence, news, police, sexual grooming, sexual offences by sally

‘A former Greater Manchester police detective who resigned over the force’s handling of the Rochdale child sexual abuse scandal has claimed that offenders identified in the original investigation are still free to abuse young girls in the town.’

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The Guardian, 16th May 2017

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Merseyside brothers jailed: Shop workers groomed girls – BBC News

Posted May 16th, 2017 in news, sentencing, sexual grooming, sexual offences by sally

‘Two shop worker brothers who groomed young girls with free sweets and mobile phone top-ups have been jailed for years of abuse.’

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BBC News, 15th May 2017

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Decorated Royal Marine cleared of photobomb sex assault at university ball – Daily Telegraph

Posted May 15th, 2017 in assault, judgments, news, sexual offences, universities by sally

‘A decorated Royal Marine who was accused of sexually assaulting a student at her graduation ball while photobombing a picture has been cleared.’

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Daily Telegraph, 12th May 2017

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A new understanding of ‘professionalism’ – Legal Voice

‘Many lawyers are in denial about the toll traumatic cases can take on them and their work. Time to drop the stiff upper lip, says Lee Moore.’

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Legal Voice, 11th May 2017

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