Child sex abuser given ‘preferential treatment’, says damning report – The Guardian

‘A top civil servant and a senior member of the royal household have both been criticised in an official report examining attempts by a victim of child sex abuse to have his abuser stripped of an honour.’

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The Guardian, 14th March 2020

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CPS failed to tell inspectors of internal review revealing rape case failings – The Guardian

‘The Crown Prosecution Service conducted a secret internal review that exposed its failings in rape cases – but failed to share it with inspectors who were conducting an official inquiry for a major government investigation into rape, the Guardian can reveal.’

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The Guardian, 15th March 2020

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How the net closed on Oxford’s grooming gang – BBC News

Posted March 13th, 2020 in child abuse, children, gangs, news, police, rape, sexual grooming, sexual offences, victims by tracey

‘Nearly a decade after the abuse of vulnerable girls in Oxford began to be addressed, following years of negligence by police and social services, the last of the so-called Operation Bullfinch trials has ended. How did the sex offenders at the centre of the city’s depraved underworld finally come to face justice?’

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BBC News, 13th March 2020

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Met Police criticised for response to VIP abuse inquiry review – BBC News

‘A watchdog has criticised the Met Police for being slow to learn lessons from a damning review of its probe into a Westminster paedophile ring.’

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BBC News, 13th March 2020

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Met Commissioner Cressida Dick cleared over paedophile ring inquiry – BBC News

Posted March 10th, 2020 in child abuse, inquiries, news, police, sexual offences by tracey

‘The chief of London’s police has been cleared over her handling of an investigation into false claims of a VIP paedophile ring.’

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BBC News, 9th March 2020

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Man, 81, sexually assaulted girl, 3, in Honiton supermarket – BBC News

Posted March 10th, 2020 in child abuse, elderly, news, sentencing, sexual offences by tracey

‘An 81-year-old “predatory paedophile” has been jailed for sexually assaulting a three-year-old girl in a supermarket.’

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BBC News, 9th March 2020

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Religious leaders jailed for multiple counts of rape and child sexual abuse – Crown Prosecution Service

‘A church pastor has been jailed today (6 March 2020) for multiple (24) counts of child sexual abuse and rapes.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 6th March 2020

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Domestic abuser police officers ‘protected’, campaigners claim – BBC News

‘Some police officers accused of domestic abuse are being protected from facing justice, campaigners claim.’

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BBC News, 9th March 2020

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Police to reform approach to search warrants following backlash to failed Operation Midland paedophile investigation – The Independent

‘Police are overhauling the way they handle search warrants following the botched Operation Midland investigation into what was wrongly thought to be a Westminster paedophile ring.’

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The Independent, 6th March 2020

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Serial rapist Joseph McCann could have been put back in prison weeks before rampage, report reveals – The Independent

Posted March 6th, 2020 in child abuse, news, parole, prisons, probation, rape, recidivists, sexual offences by tracey

‘A serial rapist who attacked a string of victims aged between 11 and 71 could have been jailed weeks before he started the rampage, a report has revealed.’

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The Independent, 5th March 2020

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Oxford dean accused of failing to report child sexual assault claim – The Guardian

Posted March 5th, 2020 in child abuse, news, sexual offences, universities by tracey

‘The head of a prestigious Oxford college has been accused of failing to disclose an allegation of sexual assault of a minor to police or safeguarding officials.’

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The Guardian, 4th March 2020

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Victims given right to challenge attackers’ release from prison in new code – The Independent

‘Victims of violent and sexual offences are being given the automatic right to challenge their attackers’ release and apply for restrictions to protect themselves.’

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The Independent, 5th March 2020

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Aston Villa and Leicester City settle sexual-abuse claims – BBC News

Posted March 5th, 2020 in child abuse, compensation, news, sexual offences, sport by tracey

‘Aston Villa and Leicester City have paid damages to five victims of a football scout convicted of child sex abuse, the BBC’s Victoria Derbyshire programme has learned.’

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BBC News, 5th March 2020

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Government considers law to curb use of ‘rough sex’ defence – The Guardian

Posted March 3rd, 2020 in bills, defences, domestic violence, homicide, news, sexual offences by sally

‘The government is examining what can be done to stop the use of the “rough sex” defence in courts to escape justice, officials have said, as a long-awaited domestic abuse bill finally returns to parliament.’

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The Guardian, 3rd March 2020

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77-year-old man jailed for 22 years for online child sexual offences – Crown Prosecution Service

‘A 77-year-old man who watched and paid for the online sexual abuse of young children in the Philippines has been sentenced to 22 years’ imprisonment.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 27th February 2020

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Civil Justice Council proposes rule changes to ensure consideration of vulnerability of people in civil proceedings – Local Government Lawyer

‘The Civil Justice Council has proposed rule changes that would further ensure that all civil judges, parties and advocates consider vulnerability of people involved in civil proceedings.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 24th February 2020

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Ms Justice Russell and some Feng Shui: the case of JH v MF [2020] EWHC 86 (Fam) – Garden Court Chambers

‘The case of JH v MJ concerned an appeal heard and allowed before Ms Justice Russell from HHJ Tolson, the designated family judge at the Central Family Court in London. For the avoidance of doubt that is the most senior judge at central family court with a number important roles in and oversight of the administration of family justice.’

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Garden Court Chambers, 20th February 2020

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Judiciary to design new online consent course for family judges – Local Government Lawyer

‘The Courts and Tribunals Judiciary is to prepare an online resource for family judges dealing with issues of consent and stereotypes in sexual cases.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 24th February 2020

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Upskirting Surrey pensioner put on sex offenders’ register – BBC News

Posted February 26th, 2020 in news, sexual offences, voyeurism by sally

‘A pensioner has been put on the sex offenders’ register after taking photos up a woman’s dress while on a train.’

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BBC News, 25th February 2020

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Chichester vicar jailed for ‘this is what God wants’ abuse – BBC News

‘A former vicar who sexually abused a woman and a girl, who he told “it was what God wanted”, has been jailed for eight years.’

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BBC News, 21st February 2020

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