UK government pays £1m to Cyprus ‘torture victims’ – BBC News

Posted January 24th, 2019 in armed forces, class actions, Cyprus, damages, news, rape, sexual offences, torture, victims by tracey

‘Thirty-three Cypriots who claimed they were tortured by British forces during an armed uprising in the late 1950s are to be awarded £1m damages, to be shared between them, by the UK government.’

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BBC News, 24th January 2019

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Sex offenders put up in hotels as no space in bail hostels, says report – The Guardian

Posted January 24th, 2019 in bail, hotels, news, ombudsmen, prisons, probation, sexual offences, statistics by tracey

‘Sex offenders are being put up in high-street budget hotels without the knowledge of the proprietors or guests because spaces in closely monitored bail hostels are unavailable, inspectors have discovered.’

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The Guardian, 24th January 2019

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Compensation body ‘re-traumatising’ crime victims – BBC News

Posted January 23rd, 2019 in criminal injuries compensation, news, sexual offences, victims, violence by sally

‘Survivors of violent and sexual crime are being “re-traumatised” by the government’s compensation body, the victims’ commissioner has said.’

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BBC News, 23rd January 2019

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Woman spared jail for running over boyfriend after finding out he was convicted rapist with partner and children – The Independent

Posted January 18th, 2019 in deceit, families, grievous bodily harm, news, rape, sexual offences, suspended sentences by tracey

‘A mother-of-one who ran her boyfriend over after finding out he was a convicted rapist with a long-term partner and family has been spared jail.’

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The Independent, 17th January 2019

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Essex teacher banned for life for sex with female pupil – BBC News

‘A geography teacher who had a four-year sexual relationship with an underage female pupil has been banned from the classroom for life.’

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BBC News, 17th January 2019

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Upskirting to be crime after Lords back bill – BBC News

Posted January 16th, 2019 in bills, news, outraging public decency, photography, sexual offences by sally

‘A woman who launched a campaign against upskirting after being targeted at a festival 18 months ago has said “we did it!” after legislation was passed to make it a crime in England and Wales.’

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BBC News, 15th January 2019

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Grayling under fire as serious crimes committed on parole soar by 50% – The Guardian

‘The number of rapes, murders and other serious crimes committed by offenders on parole has risen by more than 50% since reforms to probation were introduced four years ago, according to official data that has triggered calls for the government to rethink its plans for another shake-up of the service.’

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The Guardian, 12th January 2018

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Exhumation and reburial of alleged sexual abuser: Re the Cremated Remains of AA – Law & Religion UK

‘The issue of the permanence of Christian burial and the circumstances in which, exceptionally, exhumation and reinterment of remains might be authorised by faculty has arisen once again in Re St X, the Cremated Remains of AA [2018] ECC Lic 7.’

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Law & Religion UK, 9th January 2019

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Church of England orders remains of alleged paedophile to be exhumed as family members don’t want to be buried alongside him – Daily telegraph

‘The Church of England has ordered the remains of an alleged paedophile to be exhumed after living family members said they do not wish to be buried alongside him.’

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Daily Telegraph, 7th January 2019

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Trafficking convictions fall 25% despite rising number of victims in Europe – The Guardian

‘The number of convictions for trafficking in Europe has fallen by a quarter, despite an increase in the number of victims and a global drive to tackle the abuse.’

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The Guardian, 8th January 2019

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Sexual assault forensics centres failing some victims – BBC News

‘Young victims of sexual assault are not being forensically examined within a critical time period at some privately-run referral centres, a BBC investigation has found.’

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BBC News, 8th January 2019

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Man jailed for 15 years for plotting to rape baby as part of UK-wide gang – The Independent

Posted December 21st, 2018 in child abuse, internet, news, rape, sentencing, sexual offences by tracey

‘A man has been jailed for 15 years for plotting to rape a baby. Mathew Law was part of a dark web paedophile ring that inflicted ”almost indescribable depravity” on the infant who was aged between six months and a year old, a judge said.’

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The Independent, 21st December 2018

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Sir Philip Green: Injunctions, Non-Disclosure Agreements and Parliamentary Privilege – Rights Info

‘In October, Sir Philip Green was revealed in Parliament as the businessman at the heart of ‘Britain’s #MeToo scandal’. The revelation sparked an intense debate about injunctions, non-disclosure agreements, parliamentary privilege and the relationship between Parliament and the courts. But what does all mean? In this explainer we get to the bottom of it.’

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Rights Info, 17th December 2018

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What happened next? The lawyer who took on John Worboys – and showed how the justice system fails women – The Guardian

Posted December 17th, 2018 in criminal justice, news, parole, rape, recidivists, sexual offences, statistics, victims, women by sally

‘The parole board’s decision to release the black cab rapist was met with shock and outrage. Harriet Wistrich fought the decision, and won, but says there will be many more similar cases in future.’

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The Guardian, 17th December 2018

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Sexual assault victims waiting a year for counselling, MPs say – The Guardian

Posted December 12th, 2018 in budgets, news, sexual offences, social services, victims by sally

‘Sexual assault victims are waiting up to 14 months for counselling as specialist support services struggle to cope with unprecedented demand, MPs have said.’

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The Guardian, 11th December 2018

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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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