Teenager sentenced after naming sex abuse victims online – Crown Prosecution Service

‘The sister of a convicted sex offender who posted the names of his victims online has been sentenced.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 19th June 2018

Source: www.cps.gov.uk

Barry Bennell victims welcome rejection of appeal against jail term – The Guardian

Posted June 21st, 2018 in appeals, child abuse, news, sentencing, sexual offences, sport, victims by tracey

‘Victims of Barry Bennell, the former football coach who was labelled “sheer evil” after subjecting junior footballers from Manchester City and Crewe Alexandra to hundreds of sexual offences, have welcomed the rejection of his appeal against his 30-year prison sentence.’

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The Guardian, 20th June 2018

Source: www.theguardian.com

Carl Sargeant family say they are being excluded from inquiry – The Guardian

‘The family of Carl Sargeant have claimed they are being excluded from an inquiry into the circumstances surrounding his sacking as a Welsh minister four days before he took his own life.’

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The Guardian, 18th June 2018

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Revenge porn: One in three allegations dropped – BBC News

Posted June 14th, 2018 in anonymity, complaints, harassment, news, police, pornography, victims by tracey

‘One in three allegations of so-called revenge porn are withdrawn by the complainant, new figures show.’

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BBC News, 14th June 2018

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Government thwarted in bid to deport modern slavery victim who feared he would be killed if returned – The Independent

Posted June 14th, 2018 in deportation, news, trafficking in human beings, victims by tracey

‘The government has made a U-turn over the deportation of a Vietnamese modern slavery victim after The Independent highlighted his plight.’

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The Independent, 13th June 2018

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Domestic abusers still able to cross-examine victims in court – The Guardian

‘Victims of domestic violence continue to be cross-examined by their abusers in family courts more than a year after the government promised to stop such ordeals, a report has found.’

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The Guardian, 30th May 2018

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Garry Newlove’s killers set for release from prison as ‘frustrated’ widow calls for change in law – Daily Telegraph

Posted May 29th, 2018 in murder, news, parole, victims by sally

‘Two of the three killers who kicked Garry Newlove to death are set to be released from prison, as his widow calls for a change in the law to allow victims of crime to be informed about parole hearings.’

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Daily Telegraph, 29th May 2018

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Home Office under fire over ‘muddled’ strategy on slavery that fails victims – The Guardian

Posted May 23rd, 2018 in human rights, immigration, news, trafficking in human beings, victims by tracey

‘Anti-trafficking campaigners have accused the Home Office of a “muddled and inconsistent” strategy over modern slavery that is failing its victims, following the resignation of Britain’s first anti-slavery commissioner.’

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The Guardian, 23rd May 2018

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Google search reveals names of rape victims – BBC News

Posted May 23rd, 2018 in anonymity, internet, news, privacy, rape, sexual offences, victims by tracey

‘Google’s auto-complete and related search functions are revealing the identity of rape victims who have been granted anonymity.’

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BBC News, 22nd May 2018

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

CPS fined £325k for losing DVDs containing victim interviews – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted May 18th, 2018 in encryption, fines, news, victims, video recordings by tracey

‘The Crown Prosecution Service has been fined £325,000 by the Information Commissioner’s Office for losing unencrypted DVDs containing interviews with 15 victims of child sex abuse to be used at a trial. The sanction comes just over two years after being fined £200,000 for losing sensitive material.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 17th May 2018

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

Victims of serious crime face arrest over immigration status – BBC News

Posted May 14th, 2018 in crime, immigration, news, victims by sally

‘More than half of UK police forces are handing over victims of crime to the Home Office for immigration enforcement, new figures show.’

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BBC News, 14th May 2018

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Miscarriage of justice victims are cast aside in the UK. The details are shocking – The Guardian

Posted May 10th, 2018 in appeals, compensation, miscarriage of justice, news, Supreme Court, victims by sally

‘The wrongly convicted are abandoned by the state. This week, the supreme court has a chance to change that.’

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The Guardian, 9th May 2018

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Child slavery victim sues Home Office after sexual assault at Morton Hall – The Guardian

‘A Vietnamese victim of child slavery has launched legal proceedings against the government after he was sexually assaulted at Morton Hall immigration removal centre, the Guardian can reveal.’

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The Guardian, 7th May 2018

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Disclosure ‘failings’ in rape case woman did not want prosecuted – BBC News

Posted May 1st, 2018 in crime, disclosure, news, prosecutions, rape, victims by tracey

‘New failings over the disclosure of evidence in the criminal justice system have emerged after prosecutors charged a man with rape in a case where the woman involved did not want a charge to be brought.’

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BBC News, 30th April 2018

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Son of Chinese government official jailed for beating girlfriend despite her pleas for a lenient sentence – Daily Telegraph

‘The son of a Chinese government official has been jailed for beating his girlfriend “from head to toe” after a judge rejected the victim’s appeal for leniency.’

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Daily Telegraph, 30th April 2018

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Justice Secretary announces ambitious first steps in overhaul of Parole Board – Ministry of Justice

Posted April 30th, 2018 in disclosure, parole, press releases, reasons, victims by tracey

‘The findings of the urgent review of parole processes have been published by Justice Secretary David Gauke today, alongside a package of ambitious reforms.’

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Ministry of Justice, 28th April 2018

Source: www.gov.uk/government/organisations/ministry-of-justice

Major police review recommends dropping policy of automatically believing ‘victims’ – Daily Telegraph

Posted April 23rd, 2018 in news, police, rape, victims by tracey

‘An alleged fantasist known as Nick, gave five different accounts of VIP abuse to the police, but was still regarded as “credible and true”, it has emerged, as a review recommends dropping the policy of automatically believing “victims”. Under the current rules, police forces must believe a person who makes a complaint of rape or sexual assault, in order to give victims the confidence to come forward after an attack. But that policy is now expected to be dropped after a string of allegedly malicious complaints were made against high profile people including politicians and celebrities.’

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Daily Telegraph, 22nd April 2018

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Dozens of MPs and 80,000 members of public urge Home Office to reverse decision to refuse child slavery victim asylum – The Independent

Posted April 10th, 2018 in asylum, children, news, trafficking in human beings, victims by tracey

‘Dozens of MPs and more than 80,000 members of the public have urged the Home Office to reconsider its decision to refuse asylum to a child slavery victim which would see him forced to return to the country from which he was trafficked.’

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The Independent, 10th April 2018

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Police force hit with £130k monetary penalty for losing rape victim interview – Local Government Lawyer

Posted April 6th, 2018 in data protection, encryption, fines, news, police, rape, victims, video recordings by sally

‘The Information Commissioner’s Office has imposed a £130,000 monetary penalty on Humberside Police after disks containing a video interview of an alleged rape victim went missing.’

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Local Government Lawyer, 5th April 2018

Source: www.localgovernmentlawyer.co.uk

Statement from the Justice Secretary on judgment re: John Worboys – Ministry of Justice

Posted March 29th, 2018 in consultations, disclosure, parole, press releases, victims by tracey

‘Statement from the Lord Chancellor and Justice Secretary, David Gauke, in response to today’s judgment.’

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Ministry of Justice, 28th March 2018

Source: www.gov.uk/government/organisations/ministry-of-justice