DS v. HM Advocate – Times Law Reports

Posted June 12th, 2007 in evidence, law reports, Scotland, sexual offences by sally

When accused tries to import victim’s sexual history

DS v. HM Advocate

Privy Council

“A Scottish statute providing that when a court gave permission for a person accused of certain sexual offences to lead evidence of the alleged victim’s previous sexual history, there was a presumption in favour of laying before the jury the accused’s previous convictions for sexual offences unless he could show that such disclosure would not be in the interests of justice, or would prejudice his right to a fair trial.”

The Times, 12th June 2007

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Outrage as child sex offenders avoid jail – Daily Telegraph

Posted June 11th, 2007 in news, sentencing, sexual offences by sally

“Thousands of sex offenders including paedophiles and rapists have escaped with cautions rather than being jailed over the past five years.”

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Daily Telegraph, 11th June 2007

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Paedophile review snubs Sarah’s Law – The Guardian

Posted June 11th, 2007 in children, criminal records, news, sexual offences by sally

“Proposals to allow the public open access to information about convicted paedophiles have been ruled out by the Government.”

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The Guardian, 9th June 2007

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Parents to see sex crime records – BBC News

Posted June 11th, 2007 in children, criminal records, news, sexual offences by sally

“Parents will get the right to ask for details about people who are in regular contact with their children following a review of information on paedophiles.” 

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BBC News, 9th June 2007

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R v. Jones – Times Law Reports

Posted June 8th, 2007 in children, incitement, law reports, sexual offences by sally

Specific child need not be identified

R v. Jones

Court of Appeal

“The offence of intentionally causing or inciting a child under 13 to engage in sexual activity could be committed even though it was not possible to identify any specific or identifiable child to whom the incitement was addressed.”

The Times, 8th June 2007

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Paedophile rape report suppressed to protect a killer’s right to privacy – The Times

Posted June 8th, 2007 in kidnapping, privacy, sexual offences by sally

“The findings of an inquiry into why a convicted murderer freed from prison was able to abduct and rape a ten-year-old boy will remain secret because its publication would infringe the killer’s right to privacy.”

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The Times, 8th June 2007

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Child protection chief slated in paedophile treatment row – The Independent

Posted June 4th, 2007 in child abuse, news, police, sexual offences by sally

“A police child protection chief at the centre of a row about how paedophiles should be dealt with yesterday stressed that child sex abuse will not be tolerated.”

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The Independent, 2nd June 2007

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‘Action not jail’ for paedophiles – BBC News

Posted June 1st, 2007 in child abuse, news, sexual offences by sally

“Some child sex offenders should be encouraged to seek treatment rather than be sent to prison, the police’s child protection chief says.”

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BBC News, 1st June 2007

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Sex-offender computer system hits delay – The Independent

Posted May 29th, 2007 in criminal records, news, police, sexual offences by sally

“Moves to help police track sex offenders across the country have been delayed because of computer problems, prompting claims that public safety could be endangered as a result.”

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The Independent, 29th May 2007

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Foreigner escapes sex case by extradition – The Times

Posted May 4th, 2007 in extradition, news, sexual offences by sally

“Two High Court judges yesterday gave warning that the extradition laws may need reform after ruling that a Lithuanian fugitive accused of attempted rape and sexual assault can avoid trial in Britain.”

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The Times, 4th May 2007

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Huntley sex assault victim wins damages – Daily Telegraph

Posted April 24th, 2007 in damages, news, sexual offences by sally

“A woman who was sexually assaulted as a schoolgirl by Soham murderer Ian Huntley has won her right to damages.”

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Daily Telegraph, 24th April 2007

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Huntley ‘sex victim’ due in court – BBC News

Posted April 24th, 2007 in damages, news, sexual offences by sally

“A woman who claims she was sexually abused by Soham killer Ian Huntley is due in court in a bid to sue him.”

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BBC News, 24th April 2007

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Judge frees man who had sex with girl, 10 – The Times

Posted April 5th, 2007 in news, sexual offences by sally

“A man was “traumatised” when he discovered that the girl he had had sex with was aged 10 and he was to be charged with rape, a court heard yesterday.”

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The Times, 5th April 2007

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New evidence on date rape prompt call for drugs ban – The Guardian

Posted April 3rd, 2007 in news, sexual offences by sally

“Ministers are to consider banning two new “date rape” drugs, amid warnings from experts that the true scale of sexual assaults assisted by drugs may be greater than official figures suggest.”

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The Guardian, 3rd April 2007

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