CPS cancels meeting on rape victims’ phone data due to legal action – The Guardian

‘Police chiefs and prosecutors have been accused of treating a coalition of women’s groups with contempt after cancelling a meeting to discuss concerns over requests to hand over mobile phone records in rape investigations.’

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The Guardian, 6th July 2019

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Revenge porn victims being failed by outdated laws and policing – The Guardian

Posted July 1st, 2019 in news, pornography, prosecutions, sexual offences, victims, voyeurism by sally

‘Victims of image-based sexual abuse – such as upskirting, revenge porn and fake porn – are having their lives shattered amid outdated and ineffective laws and police inaction, a report reveals.’

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The Guardian, 1st July 2019

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Woman asphyxiated in online sex game was unlawfully killed, inquest hears – Daily Telegraph

Posted June 28th, 2019 in inquests, internet, news, pornography, sexual offences, unlawful killing by sally

‘A woman who died as she earned money during an online sex role-play game was unlawfully killed, an inquest has ruled. Hope Barden, 21, worked as a carer for people with learning disabilities but received extra income through webcam pornography.’

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Daily Telegraph, 26th June 2019

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Moors murderer Ian Brady had contact with vulnerable boys in jail – The Guardian

‘The Moors murderer Ian Brady came in contact with vulnerable borstal boys for more than five years at Wormwood Scrubs prison, Home Office files in the National Archives show.’

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The Guardian, 26th June 2019

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Julian Myerscough: Ex-lecturer jailed for child sex attacks – BBC News

‘A “dangerous, evil” former university lecturer has been jailed for 21 years for a string of child sex attacks.’

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BBC News, 25th June 2019

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Revenge porn and ‘cyber-flashing’ laws go under review – The Guardian

‘Victims of revenge porn may be given automatic anonymity in court under a government-initiated review of online harassment that could recommend criminalising “cyber-flashing” and “deepfake” images.’

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The Guardian, 26th June 2019

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Charity watchdog investigating claims of sex cover up by charity run by new Oxfam boss – Daily Telegraph

‘The charity watchdog is investigating claims that an organisation formerly led by the man enlisted to put the “house in order” following the Oxfam abuse scandal had allegedly covered up another sex scandal.’

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Daily Telegraph, 23rd June 2019

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MPs demand prosecutors reverse ‘covert change’ causing plummeting rape charges – The Independent

‘MPs are calling on authorities to reverse a “covert change in policy” on rape cases amid plummeting prosecutions. Only 1.7 per cent of rapes reported to police in England and Wales now result in a charge, and victims have accused authorities of “decriminalising” sex attacks.’

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The Independent, 23rd June 2019

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Birmingham Archdiocese let children be abused and harboured paedophile priests ‘to protect its own reputation’ – The Independent

Posted June 21st, 2019 in child abuse, clergy, inquiries, news, reports, sexual offences, victims by tracey

‘Birmingham’s Catholic church protected paedophile priests and allowed child sex abuse to continue in order to preserve its own reputation, a damning inquiry has found.’

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The Independent, 20th June 2019

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John Worboys pleads guilty to sex drug attacks – BBC News

Posted June 20th, 2019 in drug offences, guilty pleas, news, parole, sexual offences, statistics, taxis by tracey

‘”Black cab rapist” John Worboys has admitted attacks on four more women.’

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BBC News, 20th June 2019

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NHS workers including nurses and cleaners raped and groped at work, finds new report – The Independent

‘NHS workers including nurses and cleaners have suffered “serious” sexual harassment in the workplace, including groping and rape, a new report has found.’

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The Independent, 20th June 2019

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MoJ denies sex offender research ‘cover-up’ – BBC News

‘The government has denied covering up research that found a treatment programme for sex offenders in England and Wales increased reoffending. Kathryn Hopkins’s study was given to officials in 2012, but the flagship scheme was only scrapped in 2017. She has told an employment tribunal that she was “bullied” by the Ministry of Justice after producing the report.’

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BBC News, 18th June 2019

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Legal challenge launched against decision not to prosecute man who filmed woman naked – The Independent

‘Campaigners have launched a judicial review to challenge the decision not to prosecute a man who secretly filmed a sleeping naked woman.’

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The Independent, 18th June 2019

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Violent offenders avoiding criminal records through controversial community resolutions – Daily Telegraph

‘Violent criminals, burglars and sex offenders are among more than 100,000 people escaping prosecutions each year by opting for community resolutions, according to new figures.’

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Daily Telegraph, 17th June 2019

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Universities urged to hire staff to investigate sexual harassment – The Guardian

‘Universities should hire specialist staff to investigate hate crimes and sexual harassment against their students, according to a report commissioned by the higher education regulator for England.’

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The Guardian, 12th June 2019

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Bob Higgins case: ‘I will never get a feeling of closure’ – BBC News

Posted June 13th, 2019 in child abuse, double jeopardy, news, police, sexual offences, sport, victims by sally

‘Police have apologised to six victims of football coach Bob Higgins for the way the case was handled in the 1990s.’

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BBC News, 13th June 2019

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Oxfam criticised over Haiti sex claims – BBC News

‘Oxfam has been severely criticised by the Charity Commission for the way it dealt with claims of serious sexual misconduct by its staff in Haiti.’

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BBC News, 11th June 2019

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Lawyers “confused by boundaries in wake of #MeToo” – Legal Futures

‘Lawyers and regulators are uncertain where the boundaries lie on misconduct in the wake of the #MeToo revelations, experts have warned.’

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Legal Futures, 10th June 2019

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The CPS is failing rape victims. That’s why we’re taking legal action – The Guardian

‘Reported rapes have soared, but cases reaching court have plummeted. Our coalition of women’s groups won’t stand for it.’

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The Guardian, 10th June 2019

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Victims in religious institutions less likely to report sexual abuse, says inquiry – The Independent

Posted May 30th, 2019 in child abuse, Christianity, clergy, news, sexual offences, statistics, victims by tracey

‘Children who suffer sexual abuse are significantly less likely to report it if it is being perpetrated in a religious institution, according to a major analysis of survivors’ experiences. A study by the Truth Project, part of the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA), drew upon the experiences of 183 individuals who were abused as children in religious institutions, or by clergy or church staff in other settings.’

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The Independent, 30th May 2019

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