Sex offences rise by 16% on trains as railway crime surges – Daily Telegraph

Posted October 5th, 2018 in news, railways, sexual offences, statistics, violence, weapons by tracey

‘A sharp jump in violent and sexual offences has fuelled a 17% increase in crimes recorded on Britain’s railways, official figures show.’

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Daily Telegraph, 5th October 2018

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Woman jailed for string of sex attacks on young girls – The Independent

Posted September 28th, 2018 in child abuse, news, sentencing, sexual offences by tracey

‘A 22-year-old woman has been jailed for a string of sex offences against young girls. Alysia Smedley admitted engaging in sexual activity with three girls, who were all under the age of 16. A court heard she was already a registered sex offender, having received a suspended sentence in October 2016 for sexual activity with a child.’

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The Independent, 28th September 2018

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Judge slams decision to house paedophile near children’s home – BBC News

‘A judge has ordered a police force and council to pay £52,000 to a sex abuse victim after a convicted paedophile was housed near his children’s home.’

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BBC News, 24th September 2018

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NHS care regulator says sexual incidents ‘commonplace’ in mental health units – The Guardian

Posted September 11th, 2018 in harassment, health, mental health, news, sexual offences by tracey

‘Sexual incidents including harassment, assaults and rapes are “commonplace” in mental health units, mainly carried out by patients, the NHS’s care regulator has reported.’

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The Guardian, 11th September 2018

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Sexual assaults in women’s prison reignite debate over transgender inmates – The Guardian

Posted September 10th, 2018 in news, prisons, sexual offences, transgender persons by tracey

‘A leading prison reformer has said prisoners who have committed violent offences against women should not be able to transfer to women’s prisons if they have not legally changed their gender, after it emerged that a transgender inmate had sexually assaulted fellow prisoners after transferring to a women’s prison.’

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The Guardian, 9th September 2018

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Finnian Clarke: The Worboys Parole Board Decision: Right Outcome, Wrong Reasons – UK Constitutional Law Association

Posted September 7th, 2018 in equality, judicial review, news, parole, sexual offences by tracey

‘The decision of the Divisional Court in the matter of R (DSD and NVB) v Parole Board of England and Wales, or the “Worboys Parole Board” case, was described by the Court as “wholly exceptional”, [3]. The Court, comprising Sir Brian Leveson, Mr Justice Jay and Mr Justice Garnham, quashed the decision of the Parole Board to release John Worboys, the “black cab rapist”. However, the “exceptional” nature of the case and its facts led the court into some rather tortured reasoning that undermines the structure and integrity of UK public law substantive review. The decision not to let Worboys, now known as John Radford, onto the streets after 9 years imprisonment likely represented the correct outcome, but the way the court got to this conclusion will make life notably more difficult for Parole Boards in exercising their duties in future. Such an outcome is all the more frustrating since the Divisional Court had a perfectly workable alternative means to securing this outcome: through the use of the “Public Sector Equality Duty” (PSED) found in s.149 of the Equality Act 2010.’

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UK Constitutional Law Association, 7th September 2018

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Serial sex attacker Kirk Reid’s release request rejected – BBC News

Posted September 6th, 2018 in news, parole, rape, sexual offences by tracey

‘A serial sex attacker’s prison release bid has been rejected.’

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BBC News, 5th September 2018

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Police payout review ‘unfair on sex pest doctor’s victims’ – BBC News

Posted September 6th, 2018 in compensation, complaints, doctors, news, police, sexual offences by tracey

‘A police force tried to reduce payouts to injured officers who had been examined during recruitment by a sex pest doctor, in an attempt to save money, the BBC has learned.
An investigation into Dr Reginald Bunting, a chief medical officer at Avon and Somerset Police, found he conducted unacceptable examinations. Victims say they were unfairly targeted when the force reviewed payouts. The force said the claims were “without merit”. A review into payouts to officers who had been forced to retire through injury while on duty was launched in 2013.’

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BBC News, 6th September 2018

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John Worboys questioned about further sexual abuse allegations – The Guardian

Posted August 14th, 2018 in news, parole, recidivists, sexual offences by sally

‘The serial sex attacker John Worboys has been questioned by police over a string of further sexual abuse allegations, the Guardian understands.’

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The Guardian, 13th August 2018

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Alleged paedophile extradited from UK to US – BBC News

Posted August 13th, 2018 in child abuse, extradition, news, sexual offences by sally

‘An alleged paedophile who was on the FBI’s most wanted list has been extradited from the UK to the US following a failed appeal.’

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BBC News, 10th August 2018

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Dartford convicted killer jailed after paedophile hunter sting – BBC News

Posted August 13th, 2018 in child abuse, internet, news, sentencing, sexual grooming, sexual offences by sally

‘A convicted killer who was caught trying to meet a young girl for sex has been jailed.’

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BBC News, 10th August 2018

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Girl ‘locked away from the world’ and abused by her parents – BBC News

‘A couple who “systematically and regularly” abused their daughter while locking her away have been jailed.’

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BBC News, 10th August 2018

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Child abuse inquiry: School ‘reputations put before victims’ – BBC News

Posted August 10th, 2018 in child abuse, clergy, news, reports, school children, sexual offences by sally

‘Two leading Roman Catholic schools “prioritised monks and their own reputations over the protection of children”, a report says.’

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BBC News, 9th August 2018

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Ex-school sports coach jailed for 10 years for sexually abusing pupils – The Guardian

Posted August 10th, 2018 in child abuse, news, sentencing, sexual offences, sport by sally

‘A former sports coach at a leading private school has been jailed for 10 years for sexually abusing six pupils.’

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The Guardian, 9th August 2018

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Council and police ordered to pay £52k to claimant over housing of sex offender – Local Government Lawyer

Posted August 9th, 2018 in children, housing, local government, news, police, sexual offences by tracey

‘Leicester City Council and the Chief Constable of Leicestershire have been ordered by the High Court to pay in all £52,000 to a claimant JW after a level 3 sex offender was housed near to the children’s home in which he lived.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 8th August 2018

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Peter Ball – legislation, then and now (I) – Law & Religion UK

Posted August 8th, 2018 in child abuse, clergy, inquiries, news, sexual offences by tracey

‘The public hearing of the Independent Inquiry Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA) into the Peter Ball case study took place 23-27 July 2018; the IICSA investigated inter alia whether there were inappropriate attempts by people of prominence to interfere in the criminal justice process after he was first accused of child sexual offences. The transcripts of the proceedings and other documents are available here.

The hearing of this case study followed the earlier IICSA consideration of the experience of the Diocese of Chichester, 5-23 March 2018, where there had been multiple allegations of sexual abuse, and numerous investigations and reviews. Peter Ball was Bishop of Lewes from 1977 to 1992 and was translated to Gloucester in 1992, but resigned from his position in 1993 after admitting to an act of gross indecency with a 19-year-old man and accepting a formal police caution.’

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Law & Religion UK, 8th August 2018

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Welsh Government lawyer and PC jailed for child sex abuse – BBC News

‘A police officer who raped a toddler has been jailed along with a Welsh Government lawyer for his part in child sex abuse.’

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BBC News, 6th August 2018

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Surrey police to hold review after trial of Jonathan King collapse – The Guardian

Posted August 7th, 2018 in child abuse, disclosure, news, police, prosecutions, sexual offences by sally

‘An independent review will take place after “fundamental failures” led to the collapse of disgraced music industry figure Jonathan King’s trial, a police and crime commissioner has said.’

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The Guardian, 6th August 2018

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FA sexual abuse inquiry finds no evidence of institutional cover-up – The Guardian

Posted July 27th, 2018 in child abuse, inquiries, news, sexual offences, sport by sally

‘The independent inquiry into football’s sexual-abuse scandal is expected to report back to the Football Association that there is no evidence of an institutional cover-up at the top of the sport or of a paedophile ring operating within the game, it can be revealed.’

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The Guardian, 26th July 2018

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Grooming: Sajid Javid orders officials to build profile of sex gangs – The Guardian

Posted July 26th, 2018 in gangs, news, sexual grooming, sexual offences by sally

‘The home secretary has ordered that research be carried out into the characteristics of child sexual abuse gangs, such as those that have blighted towns and cities like Rotherham, Oxford and Newcastle in recent years.’

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The Guardian, 26th July 2018

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