Metropolitan Police ‘making excuses’ over report into Carl Beech investigation – Daily Telegraph

‘Scotland yard has claimed it cannot publish the unredacted report into its handling of Operation Midland because to do so could reveal covert policing methods and help criminals.’

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Daily Telegraph, 31st July 2019

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Sex assault suspects should be granted anonymity, new justice secretary says – The Independent

Posted August 1st, 2019 in anonymity, criminal justice, news, sexual offences by tracey

‘Sex crime suspects and others accused of serious offences should remain anonymous until charged if they have a reputation to protect, the new justice secretary has said.’

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The Independent, 1st August 2019

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Cambridge sexual misconduct rule change branded ‘unlawful’ – The Guardian

Posted July 31st, 2019 in complaints, news, rape, sexual offences, universities by sally

‘Lawyers and women’s groups have condemned a decision by Cambridge University to not investigate some students’ complaints of sexual misconduct, including rape, warning it was potentially unlawful.’

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The Guardian, 31st July 2019

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Havant teacher who had sex with four pupils jailed – BBC News

‘A teacher who had sex with four of his pupils, including one who became pregnant, has been jailed for 12 years.’

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BBC News, 29th July 2019

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Victims of rape have only 1.4 per cent chance of the case being solved, new figures show – Daily Telegraph

‘Theft and rape are among ten offences where the chances of cases being solved has fallen to below one in 50 or two per cent, the lowest rates on record, an analysis of new Home Office figures reveals.’

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Daily Telegraph, 27th July 2019

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Police may have broken law during Carl Beech investigation – ex-judge – The Guardian

‘A retired high court judge, whose review found a catalogue of failings in Scotland Yard’s £2.5m inquiry into false claims about a VIP paedophile ring made by a former nurse, says the police may have broken the law during their investigation.’

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The Guardian, 30th July 2019

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Childminder dubbed ‘Peter Pan nanny’ jailed for sexually abusing children – Crown Prosecution Service

‘A childminder who dubbed himself the ‘Peter Pan nanny’ has been jailed for sexually abusing three children.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 25th July 2019

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Teenager who watched pornography before brutal rape and murder of 14-year-old girl can be named, judges rule – Daily Telegraph

‘A teenager who watched pornography before brutally raping and murdering a 14-year-old girl can be identified for the first time, judges have ruled.’

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Daily Telegraph, 25th July 2019

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Archbishop tried to discredit BBC film on church links to – The Guardian

Posted July 25th, 2019 in BBC, child abuse, clergy, complaints, media, news, sexual offences by tracey

‘The most senior Catholic leader in England and Wales went to extraordinary lengths to try to discredit a BBC documentary on child sexual abuse and its cover-up by the church, the Guardian can disclose.’

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The Guardian, 24th July 2019

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‘Rape cases dropped’ over police phone search demands – BBC News

‘Rape and sexual assault complainants say police have stopped investigating their cases after they refused to reveal up to seven years of phone data.’

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BBC News, 23rd July 2019

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Government to legislate for legal advice on NDAs – Legal Futures

‘The government has pledged to change the law to ensure that employees signing non-disclosure agreements (NDAs) receive independent legal advice.’

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Legal Futures, 22nd July 2019

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Lucy McHugh murder case: Stephen Nicholson jailed for life – BBC News

‘A lodger who raped and murdered a 13-year-old girl to stop her exposing him as an abuser has been jailed for life.’

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BBC News, 19th July 2019

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Armed forces: Sexual offence claims ‘not properly recorded’ – BBC News

‘At least 60 sexual offence allegations investigated by military service police in two years were not reported in official figures, the BBC has found. Figures for 2017 and 2018 did not include alleged offences such as sexual communications with children and stalking involving fear of violence.’

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BBC news, 16th July 2019

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MoJ used failed sex offender treatment ‘unlawfully’ – BBC News

‘The Ministry of Justice acted “unlawfully” in allowing the Sex Offender Treatment Programme to continue for five years – despite initial research which suggested it wasn’t working, a government analyst has said.’

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BBC News, 16th july 2019

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Who was Carl Sargeant and what were the allegations against him? – The Guardian

‘Key questions answered as inquest into death of sacked Welsh minister concludes.’

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The Guardian, 11th July 2019

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The Warwick ‘rape chat’ case exposes universities’ failings on sexual violence – The Guardian

‘A series of mishandled sexual assault cases have shown how university policies aren’t supporting students.’

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The Guardian, 11th July 2019

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Hope Barden: Sex role-play death prompts law change plea – BBC News

Posted July 9th, 2019 in inquests, internet, news, pornography, sexual offences, unlawful killing by sally

‘The sister of an adult online performer who died during a sexual role play game gone wrong has called for strict new webcamming pornography laws.’

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BBC News, 7th July 2019

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Unduly lenient sentences review scheme ‘inadequate’ – BBC News

Posted July 9th, 2019 in appeals, news, sentencing, sexual offences by sally

‘A third of public requests to extend “lenient” sentences are rejected because the crimes committed are not eligible for review, data reveals.’

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BBC News, 9th July 2019

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NDAs: Millionaire given secrecy order over sex assault claims – BBC News

‘A senior British establishment figure was given anonymity after accusations of sexual harassment and assault in an employment case, it has been reported.’

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BBC News, 6th July 2019

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Man in south Wales jailed for abusing 150 children online – The Guardian

‘An aspiring barrister has been jailed for 10 years after recording more than 150 children carrying out sex acts he told them to perform.’

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The Guardian, 5th July 2019

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