Paedophiles can be banned from using Snapchat, judge rules – Daily Telegraph

‘Paedophiles can be banned from using Snapchat because the app deletes images, a judge has ruled in a landmark case.’

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Daily Telegraph, 25th May 2017

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Man, 87, jailed for historical abuse on young girls – BBC News

Posted May 25th, 2017 in elderly, news, rape, sentencing, sexual offences by tracey

‘An 87-year-old man has been jailed for 15 years for attacks on girls aged eight and 12.’

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BBC News, 24th May 2017

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Jail warning to Southampton policeman who groped teen – BBC News

Posted May 25th, 2017 in misfeasance in public office, news, police, sexual offences by tracey

‘A policeman who groped a teenage girl and sent “flirtatious” texts to another has been told he faces a jail sentence.’

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BBC News, 24th May 2017

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Former Solihull nursery worker jailed for sex offences against 18 boys – The Guardian

‘A former nursery worker who blackmailed and raped a teenage boy has been jailed for 16 years for what a judge called “a disturbing catalogue of sexual corruption and deviancy”.’

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The Guardian, 23rd May 2017

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Two men jailed for historical child sex abuse – BBC News

‘Two men have been jailed after pleading guilty to photographing sexual assaults on children more than a decade ago.’

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BBC News, 18th May 2017

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Top QC implied sex assault victim ‘bore responsibility’ – Law Society’s Gazette

‘A senior silk has been reprimanded after a disciplinary tribunal found that he implied that a woman who was sexually assaulted by her stepfather bore responsibility for the attack.’

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Law Society’s Gazette, 16th May 2017

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Methodist minister John Price found guilty of abusing boys under hypnosis – BBC News

Posted May 17th, 2017 in child abuse, clergy, news, sexual offences by sally

‘A retired Methodist minister has been found guilty of indecently assaulting four boys he had tried to hypnotise.’

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BBC News, 16th May 2017

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Offenders in Rochdale child sexual abuse scandal ‘remain at large’ – The Guardian

Posted May 16th, 2017 in child abuse, negligence, news, police, sexual grooming, sexual offences by sally

‘A former Greater Manchester police detective who resigned over the force’s handling of the Rochdale child sexual abuse scandal has claimed that offenders identified in the original investigation are still free to abuse young girls in the town.’

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The Guardian, 16th May 2017

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Merseyside brothers jailed: Shop workers groomed girls – BBC News

Posted May 16th, 2017 in news, sentencing, sexual grooming, sexual offences by sally

‘Two shop worker brothers who groomed young girls with free sweets and mobile phone top-ups have been jailed for years of abuse.’

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BBC News, 15th May 2017

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Decorated Royal Marine cleared of photobomb sex assault at university ball – Daily Telegraph

Posted May 15th, 2017 in assault, judgments, news, sexual offences, universities by sally

‘A decorated Royal Marine who was accused of sexually assaulting a student at her graduation ball while photobombing a picture has been cleared.’

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Daily Telegraph, 12th May 2017

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A new understanding of ‘professionalism’ – Legal Voice

‘Many lawyers are in denial about the toll traumatic cases can take on them and their work. Time to drop the stiff upper lip, says Lee Moore.’

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Legal Voice, 11th May 2017

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Cyril Smith abuse inquiry will not require specific findings on MP – The Guardian

Posted May 12th, 2017 in child abuse, inquiries, news, sexual offences by sally

‘The child sexual abuse inquiry will investigate whether Cyril Smith targeted boys in Rochdale care homes but will not be required to make “specific findings” against the dead former Liberal MP.’

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The Guardian, 10th May 2017

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Underage sex considered ‘normal part of growing up’, report warns – The Independent

‘Sexual health services failing to recognise victims of child exploitation and abuse due to expectation that under-16s will be sexually active, Family Education Trust claims.’

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The Independent, 8th may 2017

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‘Monster’ couple jailed for 84 child abuse charges – BBC News

Posted May 9th, 2017 in child abuse, imprisonment, sentencing, sexual offences by tracey

‘A couple who subjected children to a decade of sex and drug abuse, including rape, have been jailed.’

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BBC News, 8th May 2017

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Poppi Worthington inquest delayed by her father after he secures legal aid – Daily Telegraph

Posted May 9th, 2017 in child abuse, delay, inquests, legal aid, news, reports, sexual offences by tracey

‘An inquest into the death of toddler Poppi Worthington has been delayed by her father. Paul Worthington’s solicitors argue they have been left with insufficient time to prepare for the hearing, which was due to start in Kendal, Cumbria, next week, after he finally secured legal aid last week being turned down three times before.’

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Daily Telegraph, 9th May 2017

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Sir Cliff Richard and BBC pause legal fight over report – BBC News

Posted May 8th, 2017 in BBC, defamation, news, sexual offences by sally

‘Sir Cliff Richard and the BBC have agreed to try to reach a settlement over coverage of a police raid on the singer’s home.’

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BBC News, 5th May 2017

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Lord Janner’s family have hearing request rejected – BBC News

‘The family of the late Lord Janner have lost their battle to have a hearing to discuss concerns about the inquiry into allegations against him.’

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BBC News, 3rd May 2017

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Former football coach jailed for child sex offences – Crown Prosecution Service

‘A former PE teacher and football coach has today (May 2) been sentenced to 24 years in prison for sexual offences against a young boy.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 2nd May 2017

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Child sex offender worked at schools cricket association with ECB permission – The Guardian

Posted April 25th, 2017 in charities, child abuse, news, sexual offences, sport, teachers, vetting by sally

‘The England and Wales Cricket Board’s child protection policies are likely to come under close scrutiny after it emerged a convicted child sex offender worked at a schools cricket association with written permission from the ECB – and also attended junior cricket festivals in the company of an ECB executive.’

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The Guardian, 24th April 2017

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Anthony McSweeney case: Abuse priest failings found – BBC News

Posted April 25th, 2017 in child abuse, clergy, news, reports, sexual offences by sally

‘Concerns raised about a Catholic priest later jailed for sexual assault were not acted upon or taken seriously by the Church, a review has found.’

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BBC News, 23rd April 2017

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