Swansea man jailed after CCTV operator witnessed rape – BBC News

Posted September 17th, 2021 in closed circuit television, drug offences, imprisonment, news, rape, sexual offences by tracey

‘A man has been jailed for more than eight years after a CCTV operator saw him raping a woman.’

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BBC News, 16th September 2021

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Bristol masseur jailed for sexually assaulting clients – BBC News

Posted September 14th, 2021 in news, sentencing, sexual offences by tracey

‘A masseur has been jailed after sexually assaulting four women while giving them naked massages.’

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BBC News, 13th September 2021

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Bernadette Walker: Man jailed for life for murdering girl who called him her father – The Independent

‘A man who murdered the teenage girl who called him her father has been sentenced to life in prison and must serve 32 years before he can be considered for release.’

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The Independent. 11th September 2021

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Rapist paramedic Andrew Wheeler faced investigation in 2010 – BBC News

‘A paramedic convicted of raping a patient had been reported to police by an ambulance service nearly a decade before he was charged.’

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BBC News, 13th September 2021

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Treat personal mitigation “with caution” in cases of sexual misconduct – Legal Futures

‘Personal mitigation needs to be treated with “caution” in the context of sexual misconduct, discrimination and harassment, draft new guidance on disciplining barristers warns.’

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Legal Futures, 10th September 2021

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Oldham man jailed for kidnapping woman from bus stop – BBC News

Posted September 10th, 2021 in imprisonment, kidnapping, news, sentencing, sexual offences by sally

‘A man who kidnapped a woman from a bus stop and dragged her into nearby bushes has been jailed for life.’

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BBC News, 9th September 2021

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‘Unduly lenient’ jail term for killing during sex considered for appeal – The Guardian

‘The attorney general’s office is considering whether to appeal against the jail term of four years and eight months handed to a man who choked his lover to death during sex.’

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The Guardian, 8th September 2021

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Sexual abuse in School – Adopting a zero-tolerance approach – 3 Hare Court

‘In April this year, thousands of anonymous reports were shared by students on Everyone’s Invited, a website which encourages young survivors of sexual abuse to share their stories. After these reports were received, Everyone’s Invited decided to name the schools implicated in these accounts. Of the 2,962 schools identified, 2,556 are secondary schools and 406 primary schools and 119 universities. To date, in excess of 51,000 testimonies have been shared on the site.’

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3 Hare Court, 1st September 2021

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Darlington man jailed for four years for killing woman during sex – The Guardian

Posted September 8th, 2021 in homicide, imprisonment, news, sentencing, sexual offences, women by sally

‘A man who strangled a vulnerable woman during sex after drinking 24 bottles of beer has been sentenced to four years and eight months in prison.’

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The Guardian, 7th September 2021

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British mother sexually abused her children and urinated in their drinks, court hears – The Independent

‘A British mum who sexually abused her children and even urinated in their drinks was caught by the FBI, a court heard.’

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The Independent, 6th September 2021

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‘I’m still traumatised’: UK music industry blighted by sexual harassment and abuse, report finds – The Independent

‘A damning new report has highlighted the ongoing prevalence of sexual harassment and abuse in the music industry, as the UK begins to see the return of live music.’

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The Independent, 3rd September 2021

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Millions of children in religious groups in England and Wales vulnerable to abuse – The Guardian

‘Children involved in religious organisations, including Sunday schools and madrasas, are vulnerable to sexual abuse in cultures where victim blaming, abuse of power and mistrust of external authorities are common, a report says. The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA) said there was “no doubt that the sexual abuse of children takes place in a broad range of religious settings”. It found evidence of “egregious failings” and highlighted the hypocrisy of religions that purport to teach right from wrong, yet fail to protect children.’

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The Guardian, 2nd September 2021

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Child abuse investigations: Met Police warned it could be putting children in danger – BBC News

‘The Met Police has been warned it could put children in danger because of the way it investigates online abuse.’

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BBC News, 1st September 2021

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Church of England admits failures over priest falsely accused of child abuse – The Independent

‘The Church of England has apologised for its role in the suicide of a former priest, who spent a year under investigation over unfounded rumours of child abuse.’

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The Independent, 26th August 2021

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The Factors and Guidance to make an application for Discharge of a Care Order pursuant to s. 39 of the Children Act 1989 – Becket Chambers

‘The combined effect of sections 1 and 39 of the Act is that on application of an entitled applicant the court may discharge a care order or replace it with a supervision order, in which case there is no requirement for the s 31(2) threshold to be crossed (the threshold for making a care or supervision order – significant harm). As the decision concerns a question of upbringing, the child’s welfare is the court’s paramount consideration, and particular regard is to be given to the factors in the welfare checklist in s1(3). The court shall not make the order unless to do so would be better for the child than making no order. Provisions of the Act must, so far as is possible to do so, be read and given effect in a way which is compatible with rights protected by Arts 3 and 8 of the European Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms 1950.’

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Becket Chambers, 20th August 2021

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Stubton Hall School: Deputy head David Taylor jailed for rape – BBC News

Posted August 24th, 2021 in assault, news, rape, sentencing, sexual offences, special educational needs, teachers by sally

‘A deputy headmaster who raped and assaulted girls at a special needs school has been jailed.’

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BBC News, 23rd August 2021

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Ex-police officer who sexually exploited domestic abuse victims sentenced – Crown Prosecution Service

‘A former police officer who used his position to groom and sexually exploit vulnerable women has been sentenced.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 20th August 2021

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Sentences for violent and sexual crimes fall sharply in England and Wales – The Guardian

‘Average sentence lengths for violent and sexual offences in England and Wales fell steeply last year as the Covid pandemic also led to a huge slowdown in the number of people dealt with by the criminal justice system.’

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The Guardian, 19th August 2021

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Mother loses appeal over order that father should be informed of care proceedings – Local Government Lawyer

Posted August 20th, 2021 in appeals, care orders, children, families, local government, news, rape, sexual offences by sally

‘The Court of Appeal has dismissed an appeal against an order that a child’s biological father should be informed of care proceedings concerning his daughter against the mother’s wishes.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 19th August 2021

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Does The Legal Definition Of Rape Need Updating? – Each Other

‘The current legal definition of rape means that victims of sexual assault without penile penetration cannot technically claim the word, feeding the stigma felt by some survivors.’

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Each Other, 17th August 2021

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