Increased sentences for 2 Nottingham child sex offenders – Attorney General’s Office

Posted October 17th, 2017 in appeals, news, sentencing, sexual offences by tracey

‘Dobson and Smith had their sentences significantly increased by the Court of Appeal.’

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Attorney General's Office, 13th October 2017

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Six County FAs fail to respond to questions on football sex abuse – Daily Telegraph

Posted October 17th, 2017 in disclosure, news, sexual offences, sport by tracey

‘The failure by some to cooperate with the independent review into the game’s child sexual abuse scandal was laid bare again on Monday night after it emerged six County Football Associations had not responded to requests for information five months after being asked to do so.’

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Daily Telegraph, 16th October 2017

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Prison has ‘deliberate policy’ of accepting sex offenders to help reduce violence, report finds – Daily Telegraph

Posted October 13th, 2017 in news, prisons, sexual offences, violence by tracey

‘One of the UK’s most violent prisons has begun a “deliberate policy” of accepting sex offenders to help tackle high levels of disturbance, according to a watchdog report.’

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Daily Telegraph, 12th October 2017

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Prison has ‘deliberate policy’ of accepting sex offenders to help reduce violence, report finds – Daily Telegraph

Posted October 12th, 2017 in news, prisons, reports, sexual offences, violence by sally

‘One of the UK’s most violent prisons has begun a “deliberate policy” of accepting sex offenders to help tackle high levels of disturbance, according to a watchdog report.’

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Daily Telegraph, 12th October 2017

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CPS report shows more offenders are being successfully prosecuted for sexual crimes than ever before – Crown Prosecution Service

‘More defendants than ever before are being prosecuted and convicted for sexual offences across England and Wales, new figures reveal today. The Crown Prosecution Service’s 10th Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG) report outlines the huge increases in convictions for rape (48%) and other sexual offences (79%) that have been witnessed in the decade since the first VAWG report was published in 2007-08.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 10th October 2017

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Child Protection in Sport chief says loophole must be closed – Daily Telegraph

Posted October 11th, 2017 in charities, child abuse, Ministry of Justice, news, sexual offences, sport, young persons by tracey

‘British sport’s most senior child protection officer has condemned what she branded “a lack of will” to change the law to prevent coaches having sex with 16 and 17-year-olds under their care on the back of football’s paedophile scandal.’

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Daily Telegraph, 10th October 2017

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Fifth of CPS cases are alleged sex crimes or domestic abuse – The Guardian

‘Alleged sex crimes and domestic abuse offences now account for one in five cases pursued by the Crown Prosecution Service, it has been revealed.’

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The Guardian, 10th October 2017

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Ex-staff member of Hampshire children’s home jailed for abuse – The Guardian

Posted October 9th, 2017 in child abuse, imprisonment, news, residential care, sentencing, sexual offences by sally

‘A former staff member at a children’s home has been jailed for 15 years for child abuse dating back to the 1980s.’

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The Guardian, 7th October 2017

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Inquiry to examine claims of abuse by Cyril Smith in Rochdale – BBC News

Posted October 9th, 2017 in child abuse, inquiries, news, residential care, sexual offences by sally

‘Allegations of sexual abuse at two children’s homes in Rochdale are due to be examined by the Independent Inquiry into child sexual abuse later.’

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BBC News, 9th October 2017

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Number of child-on-child sexual assaults almost doubles – Daily Telegraph

‘Reports of children sexually assaulting each other have almost doubled in the last four years, figures show as experts blame the rise in the availability of online pornography.’

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Daily Telegraph, 9th October 2017

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Sir Edward Heath ‘would have been questioned’ over abuse claims – BBC News

Posted October 5th, 2017 in child abuse, news, parliament, sexual offences by tracey

‘Sir Edward Heath would have been questioned over sex abuse claims if he was alive when they came to light, police have said. Wiltshire Police launched Operation Conifer in 2015 when the former PM was accused of historical child sex abuse. The Conservative politician would have been interviewed under caution over seven claims, including the alleged rape of an 11-year-old, they said. No inference of guilt should be drawn from this, police stressed.’

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BBC News, 5th October 2017

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Police must do more to stop sexual abuse by officers, says watchdog – The Guardian

Posted October 5th, 2017 in news, police, reports, sexual offences by tracey

‘Police forces are not doing enough to stop their officers carrying out sexual abuse, the official watchdog has said. The finding by Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire and Rescue Services (HMICFRS) comes despite previous interventions from the watchdog and high-profile cases of police officers committing sexual abuse.’

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The Guardian, 5th October 2017

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Sex abuse victims ‘failed’ by criminal payout scheme – BBC News

‘The Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority is to be investigated over concerns it is failing child sex abuse victims, the Victims’ Commissioner has told 5 live Investigates.’

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BBC News, 1st October 2017

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Trainee accountant cleared of sex assault after teenager posted online: ‘I was only raped – chill the f*** out’ – Daily Telegraph

Posted September 28th, 2017 in consent, news, rape, sexual offences by sally

‘A trainee accountant accused of raping a student during a night out has been cleared after it emerged she sent Facebook messages to friends saying: “I was only raped – chill the f*** out.”‘

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Daily Telegraph, 27th September 2017

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Abuse inquiry ‘should hear more evidence from Cyril Smith complainants’ – The Guardian

Posted September 21st, 2017 in care homes, child abuse, inquiries, news, parliament, sexual offences by sally

‘More alleged victims of the former Liberal MP Cyril Smith and officials who investigated him should be allowed to testify at the child sexual abuse inquiry, a preliminary hearing has been told.’

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The Guardian, 20th September 2017

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Lack of compensation for child sexual abuse victims ‘unacceptable’ – The Guardian

Posted September 20th, 2017 in child abuse, compensation, consent, news, sexual offences by sally

‘The children’s commissioner for England has condemned draft government rules that mean children as young as 12 could miss out on compensation because they “consented” to their own sexual abuse.’

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The Guardian, 19th September 2017

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‘Justin Bieber lookalike’ jailed for sex offences – BBC News

Posted September 19th, 2017 in news, sentencing, sexual grooming, sexual offences by tracey

‘A man who posed as a Justin Bieber lookalike online to lure schoolgirls into sending him indecent images has been jailed for 15 years.’

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BBC News, 18th September 2017

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Paedophile has sentenced doubled under ULS scheme – Attorney General’s Office

Posted September 18th, 2017 in appeals, child abuse, news, sentencing, sexual offences by tracey

‘A “House Parent” Stephen Joyce who sexually abused children while working at a boarding school in Torrington, Devon has sentence increased.’

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Attorney General's Office, 15th September 2017

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Revised UK child sexual ‘consent’ rules provoke backlash – The Guardian

Posted September 15th, 2017 in child abuse, compensation, consent, news, sexual offences by tracey

‘Sexually abused children as young as 12 could still be refused compensation by a government body on the grounds that they “consented,” under revised rules seen by the Guardian.’

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The Guardian, 14th September 2017

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Man jailed for sexually-motivated murder of 18-year-old student – Daily Telegraph

Posted September 15th, 2017 in murder, news, sentencing, sexual offences by tracey

‘A man has been jailed for a minimum of 31 years for the sexually motivated murder of a teenage student. Mark Buckley, 52, attacked 18-year-old Ellen Higginbottom, before taking her laptop and mobile phone and then leaving her for dead near a wheat field close to Orrell Water Park in Wigan, Greater Manchester.’

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Daily Telegraph, 14th September 2017

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