Boy convicted of sex assault on pupil allowed back to school – BBC News

Posted February 20th, 2019 in assault, news, school children, sexual offences, victims by sally

‘A 15-year-old boy convicted of sexually assaulting a girl in a classroom has been allowed to stay at the same school as his victim.’

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BBC News, 20th February 2019

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Lucy Bone on Confidentiality Clauses and Sexual Harassment – Littleton Chambers

‘Can an employer rely on a contractual confidentiality clause to prevent disclosure of allegations of harassment and discrimination? This was the question posed in Linklaters v. Mellish [2019] EWHC 177, heard by the High Court last week.’

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Littleton Chambers, 18th February 2019

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Police officer Peter Drummond had sex with girl aged 14 – BBC News

Posted February 19th, 2019 in child abuse, children, internet, news, police, sentencing, sexual offences by sally

‘A police officer has been found guilty of having sex with a 14-year-old girl he befriended on social media.’

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BBC News, 18th February 2019

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Linklaters’ “women in the workplace” dispute settled – Legal Futures

‘The legal dispute between City giant Linklaters and its former global business development director over his intention to discuss its “ongoing struggle… with women in the workplace” has ended.’

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Legal Futures, 19th February 2019

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Solicitor “tried to get assault complainant to withdraw statement” – Legal Futures

‘A solicitor who tried to get someone he employed to persuade the alleged victim of a sexual assault to withdraw her statement has been struck off by a tribunal.’

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Legal Futures, 15th February 2019

Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk

Essex Police arrested man’s death sparks sex case suicide alert – BBC News

‘A police force will review how it assesses the suicide risk of people under suspicion of child sex offences.’

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BBC News, 13th February 2019

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Hand database could be used to catch child abusers, says leading forensics expert – Daily Telegraph

‘Scientists believe developing a hand database could help track down and convict child abusers.’

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Daily Telegraph, 13th February 2019

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‘Upskirting’ now a specific crime as bill receives Royal Assent – Ministry of Justice

Posted February 12th, 2019 in bills, outraging public decency, photography, press releases, sexual offences by tracey

‘‘Upskirting’ perpetrators face two years in prison and being placed on the sex offenders register, as a new law making the act a specific criminal offence is expected to receive Royal Assent today.’

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Ministry of Justice, 12th February 2019

Source: www.gov.uk/government/organisations/ministry-of-justice

‘Action taken’ over Rolf Harris primary school incident – BBC News

Posted February 12th, 2019 in child abuse, news, school children, sexual offences by tracey

‘”Appropriate action” has been taken after convicted paedophile Rolf Harris entered the grounds of a school, the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) has said.’

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BBC News, 11th February 2019

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Digital Secretary to question dating apps amid concerns over underage users – Daily Telegraph

Posted February 11th, 2019 in child abuse, children, internet, news, sexual offences, statistics by tracey

‘Jeremy Wright, the Digital Secretary, said he would write to Tinder and Grindr asking what measures they have in place to keep children safe, after an investigation claimed they are at risk of exploitation on such apps.’

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Daily Telegraph, 10th February 2019

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Cyber sex crimes against children have trebled in three years, NSPCC warns – Daily Telegraph

‘Cases of paedophiles using the internet to commit sex crimes against children have trebled in three years, figures show, prompting renewed demands for tougher regulation of social media companies.’

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Daily Telegraph, 11th February 2019

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Online child abuse cases reported to Metropolitan Police more than double in year – The Independent

‘Online child sex abuse cases reported to London’s Metropolitan Police have more than doubled in a year, amid warnings that paedophiles are grooming children to send them images.
Scotland Yard’s online child sexual abuse and exploitation team received 2,514 referrals in 2018, up from 1,050 the year before – a 139 per cent increase. The vast majority were alerts from technology companies, as calls have been mounting for web giants to prevent indecent images being uploaded or shared on their platforms.’

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The Independent, 6th February 2019

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What is really being protected in the Linklaters case? – Legal Futures

‘The Linklaters v Mellish case has brought the issue of how law firms deal with sexual harassment, and how the courts deal with confidentiality, back into the spotlight.’

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Legal Futures, 7th February 2019

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Rolf Harris primary school incident to be investigated – BBC News

Posted February 7th, 2019 in child abuse, news, school children, sexual offences by tracey

‘The Ministry of Justice has launched an investigation after convicted paedophile Rolf Harris entered the grounds of a Berkshire primary school.’

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BBC News, 6th February 2019

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Rolf Harris: Convicted paedophile ‘pictured in school grounds waving at children’ – The Independent

Posted February 6th, 2019 in child abuse, news, release on licence, school children, sexual offences by tracey

‘Disgraced entertainer Rolf Harris, who was jailed for sex assaults against children, walked onto the grounds of a primary school and waved at pupils.

The Ministry of Justice is now investigating whether the 88-year-old has breached his strict licence conditions.’

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The Independent, 6th February 2019

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Brothelkeepers earned £3.8m while police focused on other ‘serious crimes’ – Daily Telegraph

‘A married couple who built a £3.8million brothel empire were allowed to continue operating by police for 14 years who instead focused on “serious types of organised crime”, a court has heard.’

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Daily Telegraph, 3rd February 2019

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Female nursery worker, 18, jailed for sexually abusing children – The Guardian

Posted January 29th, 2019 in child abuse, news, sentencing, sexual offences, young offenders by sally

‘A teenage childcare student has been jailed for sexually abusing two children and taking photographs of them for a man she met online.’

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The Guardian, 28th January 2019

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Dad Elliott Appleyard who treated daughter as ‘wife’ jailed – BBC News

Posted January 28th, 2019 in child abuse, children, families, news, rape, sentencing, sexual offences by sally

‘A father who repeatedly raped and abused his teenage daughter has been jailed for 20 years.’

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BBC News, 25th January 2019

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Philip Green ends ‘gagging order’ legal action against Telegraph – The Guardian

‘Sir Philip Green and his business empire, Arcadia, have ended their legal claim against the Telegraph after the newspaper reported allegations of sexual and racial harassment against him.’

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The Guardian, 28th January 2019

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Sports coach sexual relations law criticised over delay – BBC News

‘A proposed law to make it illegal for sports coaches to have sexual relations with 16 and 17-year-olds in their care has been “bogged down in bureaucracy”, an ex-sports minister has said.’

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BBC News, 28th January 2019

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