Rotherham child sex abuse: Six men convicted – BBC News

Posted August 29th, 2019 in child abuse, news, rape, sexual offences by tracey

‘Six men have been found guilty of a string of sex offences relating to the sexual exploitation of teenage girls in Rotherham more than a decade ago.’

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BBC News, 28th August 2019

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‘This is our secret’: Retired choirmaster who sexually abused boys jailed for 12 years – The Independent

‘A retired school choirmaster who “hid a dark paedophile inclination” has been jailed for sexually abusing four boys.’

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The Independent, 27th August 2019

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“The Trouble with Release Under Investigation”. Lesley Bates writes about the impact of release under investigation upon a client acquitted 828 days after his arrest – 23 Essex Street

Posted August 23rd, 2019 in bail, delay, news, rape, school children, sexual offences, young offenders by sally

‘Changes to the use of police bail were designed to prevent suspects remaining on pre-charge bail for months on end pending investigation and decision about charge. Criticism of the use of Release Under Investigation (‘RUI’) has mostly focussed on the high numbers of suspects it is used for, the sharp fall in charging decisions and the fewer cases reaching court.’

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23 Essex Street, 20th August 2019

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Basingstoke man and partner jailed for ‘appalling’ child sex abuse – BBC News

‘A “prolific” sex offender has been jailed for 16 years for “appalling” sexual abuse inflicted by him and his partner on a young boy.’

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BBC News, 20th August 2019

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Carer sentenced for having sex with ‘vulnerable’ client – BBC News

‘A carer with learning difficulties who had sex with a “vulnerable” client should not have been working in the care industry, a court heard.’

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BBC News, 20th August 2019

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Sleepwalking man cleared of sexually assaulting woman – BBC News

Posted August 21st, 2019 in bail, hospital orders, mental health, news, sexual offences, sleepwalking by sally

‘A man with a history of sleepwalking has been found not guilty by reason of insanity of sexually assaulting his friend’s girlfriend.’

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BBC News, 20th August 2019

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VIP paedophile ring accuser Carl Beech lodges appeal – The Guardian

‘Carl Beech, the fantasist jailed over false claims of VIP child abuse that triggered a £2m Scotland Yard inquiry, is appealing against his conviction.’

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The Guardian, 21st August 2019

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Social worker suspended after telling female colleague ‘I like a nice set of baps’ while looking through her shopping basket – Daily Telegraph

‘A social worker has been suspended after he groped a junior colleague and told her he liked a “good pair of baps” as he squeezed a pack of bread rolls in front of her.’

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Daily Telegraph, 18th August 2019

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Jamie Bulger’s father urges Parole Board to prevent Jon Venables from ‘harming children again’ ahead of killer’s release – Daily Telegraph

‘The father of murdered child James Bulger has urged the Parole Board to prevent one of his son’s killers from having the chance to “harm young children again” ahead of his impending release.’

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Daily Telegraph, 19th August 2019

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Inquiry – ‘Positions of Trust’ within faith settings – Law & Religion UK

Posted August 16th, 2019 in child abuse, Christianity, clergy, inquiries, news, parliament, sexual offences by tracey

‘On 15 August, the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Safeguarding in Faith Settings issued a call for evidence for its second Inquiry on whether there should be a change in legislation relating to “Positions of Trust” within faith settings.’

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Law & Religion UK, 15th August 2019

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Vanessa George: Families ‘tormented’ by nursery abuser’s silence – BBC News

‘A father who believes his child was sexually assaulted by nursery worker Vanessa George has said he is “tormented” by her unwillingness to admit which infants she abused. George pleaded guilty in 2009 to seven sexual assaults on children and making 124 indecent images of children – but she refused to identify her victims. She has now been judged eligible for parole under strict conditions.’

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BBC News, 15th August 2019

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Coach jailed for ‘regime of sexual abuse’ against teenage girls – The Guardian

‘A former British athletics coach has been jailed for seven-and-a-half years for a “regime of sexual abuse” against teenage girls at the club where he worked.’

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The Guardian, 12th August 2019

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Peer-to-peer abuse: Victim’s parents call for changes to guidelines – BBC News

Posted August 8th, 2019 in child abuse, codes of practice, news, school children, sexual offences, teachers by tracey

‘The parents of a six-year-old girl who was sexually assaulted by classmates have called for a record to be set up showing all sex abuse between children.’

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BBC News, 8th August 2019

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Chelsea apology over ex-chief scout Eddie Heath’s ‘unchallenged’ sex abuse – BBC News

‘Young Chelsea players were targeted for years by a “prolific and manipulative sexual abuser” who was able to operate “unchallenged”, says a damning report.’

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BBC News, 6th August 2019

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Police agree to publish full report into disastrous VIP sex abuse inquiry sparked by Carl Beech’s claims – Daily Telegraph

‘Scotland Yard has finally agreed to publish the damning report into its disastrous handling of the VIP paedophile investigation.’

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Daily Telegraph, 6th August 2019

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Priti Patel demands explanation from police watchdog over botched Operation Midland investigation – Daily Telegraph

Posted August 6th, 2019 in child abuse, disciplinary procedures, news, police, sexual offences by tracey

‘The Home Secretary has demanded a full written explanation from the police watchdog as to why no officers will face disciplinary charges over the botched Operation Midland investigation, the Telegraph can reveal.’

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Daily Telegraph, 2nd August 2019

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‘I am DNA proof my father is a rapist’ – BBC News

Posted August 5th, 2019 in adoption, child abuse, children, DNA, news, rape, sexual offences, victims by tracey

‘A woman conceived by rape wants her father brought to justice in a so-called “victimless prosecution”, in one of the first cases of its kind, the BBC has learned.’

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BBC News, 5th August 2019

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‘Lolita’ phenomenon is allowing men to groom teenage girls without fear of arrest, Telegraph investigation reveals – Daily Telegraph

‘A boom in “Lolita” sites on Instagram, Facebook and other platforms is allowing paedophiles to target teenage girls without fear of arrest, an investigation by The Sunday Telegraph has found.’

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Daily Telegraph, 3rd August 2019

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Past Cases Review 2 – Church of England – Law & Religion UK

‘On 1 August, the Church of England announced the publication of protocols and practice guidance for its Past Cases Review 2, (PCR2).’

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Law & Religion UK, 1st August 2019

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Catholic priest jailed for sexual abuse at Lancashire seminary – Crown Prosecution Service

‘A Catholic priest has been sentenced to 18 years’ imprisonment for sexually abusing two teenage boys at St Joseph’s College in Upholland in the 70s and 80s.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 30th July 2019

Source: www.cps.gov.uk