Church of England makes last-minute approach to abuse survivors – BBC News

Posted June 22nd, 2018 in child abuse, Church of England, inquiries, news, sexual offences by tracey

‘The Church of England has made last-ditch efforts to engage with sexual abuse survivors before a report of how it recorded cases of abuse is published next month.’

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BBC News, 22nd June 2018

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Teenager sentenced after naming sex abuse victims online – Crown Prosecution Service

‘The sister of a convicted sex offender who posted the names of his victims online has been sentenced.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 19th June 2018

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Barry Bennell victims welcome rejection of appeal against jail term – The Guardian

Posted June 21st, 2018 in appeals, child abuse, news, sentencing, sexual offences, sport, victims by tracey

‘Victims of Barry Bennell, the former football coach who was labelled “sheer evil” after subjecting junior footballers from Manchester City and Crewe Alexandra to hundreds of sexual offences, have welcomed the rejection of his appeal against his 30-year prison sentence.’

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The Guardian, 20th June 2018

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Former mayor jailed for sex with girl aged 13 asked police: ‘Do you know who I am?’ – Daily Telegraph

‘A former town mayor has been jailed for nine years after a court heard he had sex with a 13-year-old girl and let her share a bed with him and his wife.’

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Daily Telegraph, 18th June 2018

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Upskirting: government confirms plan to introduce ban – The Guardian

Posted June 19th, 2018 in crime, legislation, news, photography, sexual offences, voyeurism by sally

‘The government has confirmed it will introduce legislation to ban upskirting after a Conservative backbencher was berated by party colleagues for blocking a bill to make the practice a specific criminal offence.’

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The Guardian, 18th June 2018

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The law must change on upskirting. One Tory MP won’t stop us – The Guardian

Posted June 18th, 2018 in bills, news, outraging public decency, photography, sexual offences by sally

‘Upskirting is a depraved violation of privacy. It is outrageous that a single Tory MP has been able to derail a much needed and universally supported change in the law. But that is exactly what has happened.’

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The Guardian, 15th June 2018

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Government acts to make ‘upskirting’ a specific offence – Ministry of Justice

‘‘Upskirting’ is set to become a specific criminal offence, with perpetrators facing up to two years behind bars, under a new law backed by Government.’

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Ministry of Justice, 15th June 2018

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Oxford grooming gang: Six members jailed – BBC News

‘Six men from Oxford who groomed and sexually abused teenage girls between 1998 and 2005 have been jailed.’

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BBC News, 12th June 2018

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‘Same roof’ victim compensation rule faces legal challenge – BBC News

‘A woman sexually abused by her stepfather between the ages of four and 16 is challenging a law which stops victims of crime who lived under the “same roof” as their attacker prior to 1979, from receiving compensation.’

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BBC News, 11th June 2018

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CPS publishes outcome of sexual offences review – Crown Prosecution Service

‘The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) has today (5 June) published the outcome of its review of rape and serious sexual offences (RASSO) cases.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 5th June 2018

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Former children’s home boss Bryan Davies jailed for 22 years – BBC News

Posted June 4th, 2018 in child abuse, news, sentencing, sexual offences by sally

‘A man who sexually abused boys while working at a children’s home in Denbighshire has been jailed for 22 years.’

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BBC News, 1st June 2018

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Law Pod UK Ep. 33: The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse – 1 COR

Posted May 30th, 2018 in child abuse, inquiries, news, sexual offences by sally

‘Richard Scorer joins Emma-Louise Fenelon to discuss the progress of the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse.’

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Law Pod UK, 29th May 2018

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The door-knock that brought back years of abuse – BBC News

‘A knock on the door by two detectives changed everything for Mark, bringing back the horrors of sexual abuse he had suffered as a child. Like other survivors of child abuse, he says he found it hard to get any support afterwards.’

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BBC News, 28th May 2018

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Google search reveals names of rape victims – BBC News

Posted May 23rd, 2018 in anonymity, internet, news, privacy, rape, sexual offences, victims by tracey

‘Google’s auto-complete and related search functions are revealing the identity of rape victims who have been granted anonymity.’

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BBC News, 22nd May 2018

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Why consent apps don’t work according to criminal lawyers – The Independent

Posted May 14th, 2018 in consent, internet, news, sexual offences by sally

‘In light of the allegations surrounding Harvey Weinstein, the subsequent #MeToo movement and the recent conviction of Bill Cosby, the murky topic of consent – and how it is established – has never been more at the vanguard of social discourse.’

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The Independent, 14th May 2018

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Notorious Manchester criminal sexually groomed young boys – BBC News

Posted May 3rd, 2018 in child abuse, news, rape, sentencing, sexual offences by tracey

‘A criminal who used his notoriety to groom young boys for sex has been jailed for a further 11 years.’

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BBC news, 2nd May 2018

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Joshua Probert jailed for ‘sextortion’ blackmail threats – BBC News

Posted May 2nd, 2018 in blackmail, internet, news, sentencing, sexual offences by tracey

‘A university student who blackmailed young girls and women into performing “depraved” sex acts online has been jailed for 12 years.’

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BBC News, 1st May 2018

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Undercover relationship woman wants officer prosecution – BBC News

‘An environmental campaigner who says she was tricked into a sexual relationship with an undercover police officer is mounting a legal challenge to have him prosecuted. The woman, known as Monica, will ask judges to overturn prosecutors’ decision not to charge the Metropolitan Police’s Jim Boyling.’

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BBC News, 1st May 2018

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Former Salvation Army members jailed for sexual abuse in 70s and 80s – Crown Prosecution Service

Posted April 26th, 2018 in press releases, sentencing, sexual offences by tracey

‘Three men have today jailed for sexually abusing young female members of the Salvation Army in Blackpool in the 1970s and 1980s.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 23rd April 2018

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Child abuse inquiry: Institutions need change of culture – interim report – BBC News

Posted April 26th, 2018 in child abuse, inquiries, news, reports, sexual offences by sally

‘A “change in culture” is needed within institutions and government if children are to be properly safeguarded, an interim report by the independent child sexual abuse inquiry has said.’

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BBC News, 25th April 2018

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