Tyrell Robinson and Korie Berman jailed for sexual activity with children – BBC News

Posted January 27th, 2021 in child abuse, news, sentencing, sexual offences by sally

‘A former Bradford City footballer has been jailed for having sex with an underage girl and taking a photograph of his friend in bed with two others.’

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BBC News, 26th January 2021

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Priti Patel publishes new strategy to protect children from sexual abuse – Home Office

‘The Home Secretary has today published a first-of-its-kind national strategy to protect children from all forms of child sexual abuse. The Tackling Child Sexual Abuse Strategy sets out how the Government will use new legislation and enhanced technology to stop offenders in their tracks.’

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Home Office, 22nd January 2021

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‘They decided the jury wouldn’t believe me’: CPS accused of secret change to rape policy – The Guardian

Posted January 25th, 2021 in Crown Prosecution Service, juries, news, prosecutions, rape, sexual offences, victims by tracey

‘In a landmark hearing this week, rape victims aim to discover if their complaints failed due to a covert move to drop “weak cases.” ‘

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The Guardian, 24th January 2021

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Male barrister fined for smacking female colleague on backside – Legal Futures

‘A male barrister who told a junior female colleague that “I really wanted to smack your arse” – and then did so – has been reprimanded and fined £6,000 by a Bar disciplinary tribunal.’

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Legal Futures, 21st January 2021

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Female child sex abuse ‘remains taboo’ while victims struggle – BBC News

Posted January 20th, 2021 in child abuse, children, news, sexual offences, statistics, victims, women by sally

‘Victims of female child sexual abusers face “enormous stigma and shame”, according to police and charities.’

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BBC News, 19th January 2021

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Landmark hearing to examine handling of domestic abuse cases by UK courts – The Guardian

‘A landmark hearing in the court of appeal is under way to examine how cases of domestic abuse are handled by judges in the family courts.’

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The Guardian, 19th January 2021

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Solo 45 has jail term increased to 30 years on appeal – BBC News

Posted January 18th, 2021 in appeals, news, rape, sentencing, sexual offences, victims by sally

‘A grime artist convicted of repeatedly raping four women has had his jail sentence increased on appeal.’

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BBC News, 16th January 2021

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Police to implement strict bail conditions on domestic abuse and sexual violence suspects under new measures – The Independent

Posted January 15th, 2021 in bail, bills, domestic violence, news, police, sexual offences by tracey

‘Police will now be able to implement strict bail conditions on more suspects in high-harm cases where the victim has suffered domestic abuse or sexual violence.’

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The Independent, 14th January 2021

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Sexual harassment victims ‘less likely to be believed if they are seen as less feminine’ – The Independent

Posted January 15th, 2021 in harassment, news, sex discrimination, sexual offences, victims, women by tracey

‘Women that suffer sexual harassment who are deemed to be less stereotypically feminine are less likely to have their allegations believed, a new study has found.’

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The Independent, 14th January 2021

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Why The Sexual Exploitation Bill Will Make Vulnerable Women Less Safe – Each Other

‘Paying for sex could become a criminal offence in England and Wales if Parliament approves a new Bill which claims to protect women from sexual exploitation. But criminalisation will only further harm people who are already marginalised, argues Rachel Trafford.’

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Each Other, 17th December 2020

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Reading school teacher jailed over sex with pupil – BBC News

Posted December 17th, 2020 in abuse of position of trust, child abuse, news, sentencing, sexual offences, teachers by tracey

‘A private school teacher who had sex with a pupil has been jailed.’

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BBC News, 17th December 2020

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Granville Gibson: Church dismissed sex priest abuse as drunkenness – BBC News

Posted December 17th, 2020 in alcohol abuse, child abuse, clergy, news, reports, sexual offences by tracey

‘Church officials dismissed claims a priest was sexually abusing young men as “drunkenness”, a report has found.’

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BBC News, 17th December 2020

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Grooming gangs come from ‘diverse backgrounds’, says Home Office as review finally published – The Independent

‘Grooming gangs come from “diverse backgrounds”, a Home Office review has concluded. The research, originally promised by Sajid Javid in 2018, was published on Tuesday following a government U-turn. The Home Office previously said releasing the paper would not be in the “public interest”, in response to a Freedom of Information request by The Independent, but committed to making it public after a petition signed by more than 130,000 people.’
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The Independent, 15th December 2020

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Rape and sexual assault: ‘Money needed’ to speed up investigations – BBC News

‘Police and prosecutors need more resources as sexual assault and rape investigations are taking longer, a charity that supports victims has said.’

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BBC News, 14th December 2020

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Police drop rape investigation into Tory ex-minister – The Independent

Posted December 14th, 2020 in appeals, evidence, news, parliament, police, political parties, rape, sexual offences, victims by tracey

‘Police have dropped their investigation into a Conservative MP and ex-minister who was arrested after a woman accused him of rape.’

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The Independent, 13th December 2020

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Serial rapists receive longer minimum jail terms after appeal – BBC News

Posted December 11th, 2020 in appeals, imprisonment, news, rape, recidivists, sentencing, sexual offences by tracey

‘Two serial rapists with life sentences will have the minimum time they must spend in prison extended from 30 to 40 years, the High Court has ruled.’

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BBC News, 11th December 2020

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Uncle jailed over murder of teenager Louise Smith – The Guardian

Posted December 10th, 2020 in murder, news, sentencing, sexual offences by tracey

‘A 30-year-old man who lured a vulnerable teenager to woodland where he murdered her and defiled her body has been jailed for a minimum of 25 years.’

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The Guardian, 9th December 2020

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Encrypted messaging putting children at risk of abuse, says watchdog – The Guardian

‘The children’s commissioner for England has warned that end-to-end encryption is putting children at risk of abuse, as a survey finds that most eight-year-olds are using messaging apps supposedly restricted to those aged 13 or older.’

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The Guardian, 8th December 2020

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Lucy McHugh: Social workers caseload ‘too high’ before girl’s murder – BBC News

Posted December 7th, 2020 in local government, murder, news, rape, sexual grooming, sexual offences, social services by sally

‘Social workers’ caseloads were “too high” in the months before a 13-year-old girl was murdered by a man lodging in her home, a council boss has said.’

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BBC News, 6th December 2020

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Child abuse carried out under guise of medical treatment, report finds – The Guardian

‘Healthcare practitioners who committed child sexual abuse commonly did so under the guise of medical treatment, which went unchallenged by other staff even when unnecessary or inappropriate because of their position of trust, research has found.’

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The Guardian, 3rd December 2020

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