Man found guilty of 1986 Brighton ‘babes in the wood’ murders – The Guardian

Posted December 11th, 2018 in appeals, child abuse, children, forensic science, murder, news, retrials, sexual offences by sally

‘A convicted paedophile has been found guilty of the “babes in the wood” murders at the end of a retrial that drew on scientific advances in forensics 32 years after two schoolgirls were killed.’

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The Guardian, 10th December 2018

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‘Sexting’ allegations made against teenage boy will remain on file until he is 100 – despite no conviction – Daily Telegraph

‘Allegations made against a teenage boy that he ‘sexted’ girls at his school could remain on his police file until he is 100 – even though he was never convicted of any offence. The boy, known only as CL, lost a High Court legal bid to force the police to delete the details of the case.’

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Daily Telegraph, 6th December 2018

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‘Catfish’ rapist who blackmailed victims he met online is jailed for 15 years – Daily Telegraph

‘A “predatory sex offender” who was spared jail after blackmailing a girl he met online went on to rape a woman after his rehabilitation course was delayed due to “financial constraints,” a court has heard.’

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Daily Telegraph, 6th December 2018

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UK opens its first ‘safe house’ for child sex abuse victims to speed up prosecutions and recovery – Daily Telegraph

Posted December 5th, 2018 in child abuse, children, news, pilot schemes, sexual offences, statistics, victims by sally

‘Britain’s first specialist “safe house” for child sex abuse victims has been launched to help cope with a surge in cases fuelled by social media and to speed up the prosecution of offenders.’

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Daily Telegraph, 5th December 2018

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Further CPS cuts impossible as workload grows, says new boss – The Guardian

‘The Crown Prosecution Service cannot sustain further cuts because digital technology is imposing heavy additional workloads on its lawyers, Max Hill QC, the new director of public prosecutions, has told MPs.’

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The Guardian, 4th December 2018

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Poppi Worthington: Abuse accused father says coroner ‘overstepped mark’ – BBC News

Posted December 4th, 2018 in child abuse, coroners, inquests, judicial review, news, sexual offences by tracey

‘A coroner who concluded a father had sexually assaulted his daughter shortly before her death “overstepped the mark”, the man’s lawyer has claimed.’

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BBC News, 3rd December 2018

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Westminster paedophile accuser ‘Nick’ identified as judge lifts legal restriction – The Independent

‘The man known as “Nick” whose allegations sparked the Westminster sex abuse probe can be identified after a judge lifted a legal restriction.’

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The Independent, 3rd December 2018

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Met Police officer jailed for raping teenage girl twice – The Independent

Posted December 3rd, 2018 in abuse of position of trust, news, police, rape, sentencing, sexual offences by tracey

‘A police officer has been jailed for twice raping a 16-year-old girl’

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The Independent, 1st December 2018

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Bar’s ‘silence’ on sexual harassment must change, says QC – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted December 3rd, 2018 in barristers, bullying, codes of practice, complaints, harassment, news, sexual offences by tracey

‘Sexual harassment at the Bar is “rife”, and the profession’s response is counter-productive, a recorder told a public audience yesterday. Giving a lecture at Gresham College, London, Professor Jo Delahunty QC of 4PB, said: ‘As a senior woman at the Bar, I am in the position where I can speak out about sexual harassment without fear that by doing so I am harming my career.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 30th November 2018

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Former postman wrongfully convicted of attempted rape to sue police force over forensic failings – The Independent

‘A former postman who was wrongly convicted of attempted rape is suing West Mercia police after it emerged that the force had failed to detect another man’s DNA on the victim’s clothing.’

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The Independent, 28th November 2018

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Jailed rapist offered the chance to see his victim’s child – Daily Telegraph

‘A council offered a jailed sex offender the chance to play a part in the future of the child of a woman he raped, it has emerged. The rapist, who was part of a grooming gang in the North of the country and has no parental responsibility for his son, was contacted by the local authority to give him a chance to see the boy, a Times investigation has uncovered.’

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Daily Telegraph, 27th November 2018

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Scrapping juries in rape trials risks rise in miscarriages of justice – The Guardian

‘There is no evidence juries are failing their duty. Abolishing them could increase pressure on judges to boost conviction rates.’

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The Guardian, 22nd November 2018

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Payout over schoolboys’ sex assaults on girl, 6 – BBC News

Posted November 22nd, 2018 in assault, compensation, local government, news, school children, sexual offences by tracey

‘The parents of a girl sexually assaulted at the age of six by boys in her school playground have won compensation from the local authority.’

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BBC News, 21st November 2018

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Lords committee defends decision to suspend Anthony Lester – The Guardian

‘A House of Lords committee that suspended a Liberal Democrat peer who it found had sexually harassed a women’s rights campaigner has defended its decision, after the upper house voted to block the punishment.’

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The Guardian, 20th November 2018

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Rotherham child sexual abuse: Six men jailed – BBC News

‘Six men have been jailed for sexually exploiting young girls in Rotherham who were gang-raped and abused by them.’

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BBC News, 16th November 2018

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Enfield care home guilty over ‘predatory’ resident’s sex attacks – BBC News

Posted November 16th, 2018 in care homes, fines, news, sexual offences by tracey

‘A care home has been convicted and fined for failing to protect two vulnerable adults from a sexually predatory resident.’

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BBC News, 15th November 2018

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Victims of gagging clauses to get a voice as Parliament launches inquiry in wake of Sir Philip Green scandal – Daily Telegraph

‘Victims forced to sign gagging clauses could be given a voice as Parliament today launches a new inquiry into the use of non-disclosure agreements following the scandal surrounding Sir Philip Green.’

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Daily Telegraph, 13th November 2018

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Man who tricked straight men into sex by posing as woman on Tinder jailed – The Independent

Posted November 12th, 2018 in identity fraud, news, sentencing, sexual offences by tracey

‘A man who posed as a woman online to trick would-be suitors into blindfolded sexual encounters at his flat has been jailed.’

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The Independent, 10th November 2018

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Information Commissioner called to investigate ‘antiquated and wrong’ demands for rape victims’ records – The Independent

Posted November 12th, 2018 in disclosure, evidence, news, police, privacy, prosecutions, rape, sexual offences, telecommunications by tracey

‘Campaigners are demanding a full investigation into “antiquated and wrong” demands for access to rape victims’ mobile phone data and personal records. The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) is considering widening an existing probe into the use of claimants’ information, amid claims that prosecutors are making increasingly intrusive demands.’

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The Independent, 11th November 2018

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Silencing of Sir Philip Green’s British accusers is ‘making a mockery of legal system’ – Daily Telegraph

Posted November 7th, 2018 in harassment, injunctions, news, public interest, sexual offences, victims by sally

‘Silencing Sir Philip Green’s alleged British victims while his former employees in America speak out on is “making a mockery” of the UK’s legal system, experts and MPs have said.’

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Daily Telegraph, 6th November 2018

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