Archive for the 'sexual offences' Category

Former West Yorkshire Pc jailed for child sex offences – BBC News

“A former West Yorkshire Police officer has been jailed for three years and nine months for a string of sex offences against children.”

Full story

BBC News, 28th April 2011

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Judge raps care ‘failures’ in paedophile case – The Independent

“A High Court judge investigating a mother with learning difficulties whose children became victims of a dangerous paedophile has strongly condemned the way the case was handled by a county’s social services.”

Full story

The Independent, 21st April 2011

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Teacher jailed for sex with pupils – The Independent

“A teacher who dubbed himself the ‘Salford Stallion’ as he slept with three of his high school pupils was today jailed for six years.”

Full story

The Independent, 5th April 2011

Source: www.independent.co.uk

‘Sarah’s Law’ scheme covers all England and Wales – BBC News

“A scheme allowing parents to check if someone in contact with their child is a sex offender now extends to all 43 police forces in England and Wales.”

Full story

BBC News, 4th April 2011

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Greater protection for children – Home Office

“Sex offender disclosure scheme will operate in all forces in England and Wales by April.”

Full press release

Home Office, 28th March 2011

Source: www.homeoffice.gov.uk

‘Night stalker’ jailed for life – The Guardian

“The serial sex attacker Delroy Grant has been sentenced to life in prison for the 17 years of terror in which he attacked at least 203 elderly people in their homes.”

Full story

The Guardian, 25th March 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

‘Night Stalker’ guilty of rape terror – The Independent

“Night Stalker Delroy Grant was convicted today of being one of the most prolific and depraved sex attackers in British history.”

Full story

The Independent, 24th March 2011

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Stoke-on-Trent Muslim sexual abuse cleric jailed – BBC News

“A Muslim cleric who sexually assaulted two boys at a mosque in Stoke-on-Trent has been sentenced to 16 years in jail.”

Full story

BBC News, 18th March 2011

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Bogus physio Charles Ahme jailed for sex assaults – BBC News

“A bogus physiotherapist who sexually assaulted women during consultations has been jailed for five years.”

Full story

BBC News, 11th March 2011

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Sex cult leader ‘could die in jail’ – The Independent

“An ‘evil’ sex cult leader who preyed on children and forced women into prostitution was jailed today and warned he could be behind bars for life.”

Full story

The Independent, 11th March 2011

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Naomi Bryant inquest: Failings in sex offender release – BBC News

“A woman was killed by a convicted sex offender after a series of failings by the agencies involved in his release, an inquest jury has ruled.”

Full story

BBC News, 10th March 2011

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Paedophile cult leader convicted for ‘satanic’ rape campaign – The Guardian

“A man has been found guilty of leading a ‘satanic’ sex cult from his home in a small Welsh town. Colin Batley, 48, of Kidwelly, west Wales, presided over a group that preyed on young children and held occult rites.”

Full story

The Guardian, 9th March 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

New guidance from Court of Appeal following a Reference by the Solicitor General – Attorney General’s Office

“Today (3 March) the Court of Appeal increased the sentences of three offenders who sexually attacked women during burglaries in homes they were entitled to regard as ‘safe havens’.”

Full story

Attorney General’s Office, 3rd March 2011

Source: www.attorneygeneral.gov.uk

Regina v Grout – WLR Daily

“Care had to be taken when drafting a count in an indictment alleging an offence contrary to section 8(1) of the Sexual Offences Act 2003 because that section created at least two separate offences: (i) causing a child under 13 to engage in sexual activity and (ii) inciting a child under 13 to engage in a sexual activity.”
WLR Daily, 3rd March 2011
 
Please note that once a case has been fully reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.

Wikileaks: Julian Assange lodges appeal against extradition – Daily Telegraph

“Lawyers for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange have lodged papers at the High Court for an appeal against a ruling that he should be extradited to Sweden to face sex offence charges.”

Full story

Daily Telegraph, 3rd March 2011

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Julian Assange extradition decision: full judgment – The Guardian

“Read the judgment ordering the Wikileaks founder to be extradited to Sweden to face allegations of rape and sexual assault.”

Full story

The Guardian, 24th February 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Julian Assange should face extradition, judge rules – Daily Telegraph

“WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange should be extradited to Sweden to face sex offence charges, a judge ruled today.”

Full story

Daily Telegraph, 24th February 2011

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Julian Assange is very likely to be extradited, says Matrix barrister – The Guardian

“It is ‘very likely’ that a senior district judge will order the extradition of Julian Assange to Sweden to face sexual assault charges, a barrister at Matrix Chambers predicted this week.”

Full story

The Guardian, 23rd February 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Statement on sex offenders’ register – Home Office

“The sex offenders’ register has existed since 1997. Since that time it has helped the police to protect the public from these most horrific of crimes. Requiring serious sexual offenders to sign the register for life – as they do now – has broad support from across this House. However, the Supreme Court ruled last April that not granting sex offenders the opportunity to seek a review is a breach of their human rights – in particular, the right to a private or family life.  These are rights, of course, that these offenders have taken away from their victims in the cruellest and most degrading manner possible. The government is disappointed and appalled by this ruling – it places the rights of sex offenders above the right of the public to be protected from the risk of re-offending – but there is no possibility of further appeal.”

Full statement

Home Office, 16th February 2011

Source: www.homeoffice.gov.uk

Offenders on sex register for life to get appeal right – BBC News

“Thousands of sex offenders in England and Wales are set to be given the right to appeal against having their names on the sex offenders register for life.”

Full story

BBC News, 16th February 2011

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Gloucester man jailed indefinitely for kidnap of girl – BBC News

“A man who admitted kidnapping and sexually assaulting a teenage girl in Gloucestershire has been jailed indefinitely.”

Full story

BBC News, 10th February 2011

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Paedophiles spared jail because of their age – The Independent

“A steward at Windsor Castle was given a suspended prison sentence today for grooming and abusing a young boy 25 years ago.”

Full story

The Independent, 4th February 2011

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Camden Council driver cleared by CRB check abused child – BBC News

“A man cleared in a background check had child abuse convictions and went on to abuse a child, it has emerged.”

Full story

BBC News, 1st February 2011

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Child sex attacker who snatched girl from street jailed – BBC News

“A sex attacker snatched a 10-year-old girl from the street and abused her before taking his young son on holiday.”

Full story

BBC News, 24th January 2011

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Rochdale child rapist Neil Traynor jailed indefinitely – BBC News

“A 35-year-old man has been jailed indefinitely for sexually abusing two young girls in Rochdale.”

Full story

BBC News, 21st January 2011

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Retired school caretaker jailed for abusing boys – The Independent

“A retired school caretaker and football coach who sexually abused young boys for 35 years was starting an indefinite prison sentence today.”

Full story

The Independent, 15th January 2011

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Teacher pursues seven-year battle to return to classroom after being acquitted of sexual assault – Daily Telegraph

“Teacher pursues seven-year battle to return to classroom after being acquitted of sexual assault.”

Full story

Daily Telegraph, 14th January 2011

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Mother discovered in bed with 14-year-old boy is jailed – Daily Telegraph

“A mother-of-two who was caught having sex with her 14-year-old schoolboy lover has been jailed for three years.”

Full story

Daily Telegraph, 20th December 2010

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Wikileaks: Julian Assange freed on bail but High Court says he must wear electronic tag – Daily Telegraph

“Nine days after he had been arrested at the request of prosecutors in Sweden, where he is wanted for questioning over alleged sex offences, a senior judge threw out attempts to keep him in prison pending and extradition hearing.”

Full story

Daily Telegraph, 17th December 2010

Source: www.telegrpah.co.uk

Top judge complains about ‘sex with corpses’ rules – Daily Telegraph

“Parliament is burdening the courts with too many laws and rules on sentencing, including detailed guidelines for dealing with necrophilia, England’s most senior judge has said.”

Full story

Daily Telegraph, 16th December 2010

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Julian Assange’s bail challenged in high court by Sweden – The Guardian

“The high court will hold a hearing tomorrow on a Swedish appeal against bail for Julian Assange, the founder of Wikileaks.”

Full story

The Guardian, 15th December 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Sex offenders including paedophiles should be allowed to adopt, Theresa May told – Daily Telegraph

“Helen Reece, a reader in law at the London School of Economics, called on Theresa May, the Home Secretary, to relax rules which automatically ban sex offenders from caring for children, saying that this could breach their human rights.”

Full story

Daily Telegraph, 15th December 2010

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Coventry striker Marlon King loses sex assault appeal – BBC News

“A footballer jailed for sexually assaulting a woman and punching her in the face, breaking her nose, has lost his appeal against the conviction.”

Full story

BBC News, 9th December 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Abuse victim wins ‘six-figure’ pay-out from paedophile – BBC News

“A man from Cornwall has won damages from a ‘predatory paedophile’ whom police fear may have abused thousands of boys over a 35-year period.”

Full story

BBC News, 3rd December 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Let sex offenders adopt and work with children, says report – The Guardian

“The government could face legal action if it continues to ban sex offenders from working with children, according to new research published today.”

Full story

The Guardian, 30th November 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

‘Horrific abuse’ by Cornwall paedophile ring – BBC News

“A major paedophile ring which abused about 30 young girls in Cornwall has been smashed by police.”

Full story

BBC News, 26th November 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Northumbria Police face Stephen Mitchell damages claims – BBC News

“A police force which admitted failings over its recruitment of an officer who raped and assaulted vulnerable women is facing damages claims from his victims.”

Full story

BBC News, 28th November 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Paedophile name-change ‘danger’ threatens Sarah’s Law – BBC News

“A law being brought in to protect children from sex offenders will be undermined because it is too easy for them to change their name without informing the authorities, a children’s charity has warned.”

Full story

BBC News, 28th November 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Men convicted in shocking sex abuse case – Crown Prosecution Service

“Five men have been convicted of a string of sexual offences against young, vulnerable teenage girls and women in a case described as one of ‘shocking and persistent abuse’ by Crown Prosecution Service lawyer Samantha Shallow. Three other men were found guilty of related offences.”

Full press release

Crown Prosecution Service, 24th November 2010

Source: www.cps.gov.uk

Derby sex gang convicted of grooming and abusing girls – BBC News

“A gang of men from Derby has been convicted of systematically grooming and sexually abusing teenage girls.”

Full story

BBC  News, 24th November 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Teaching assistant jailed for sex with pupils – The Independent

“A female teaching assistant who had sex with two male pupils was jailed for 16 months today.”

Full story

The Independent, 22nd November 2010

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Teacher facing jail after admitting lesbian affair with pupil – Daily Telegraph

“Louise Yeoman, 29, pleaded guilty to ten charges related to a sexual relationship she conducted with 15-year-old girl at her school. The court heard that the offences took place between December 2008 and March this year while Yeoman was teaching at a secondary school in Wakefield, West Yorkshire.”

Full story

Daily Telegraph, 11th November 2010

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Five guilty of grooming teenage girls for sex – The Independent

“Five men were condemned as ‘sexual predators’  by a judge today as he handed down lengthy jail terms after they were found guilty of grooming teenage girls for sex.”

Full story

The Independent, 5th November 2010

Source: www.indpedent.co.uk

Vanessa George abuse case: Authorities dispute blame – The Guardian

“A dispute erupted today over who could have stepped in to deal with poor management at the nursery where worker Vanessa George abused children in her care. A serious case review on the George case concluded that poor regulation, inadequate training and a lack of supervision at Little Ted’s nursery in Plymouth created an ‘ideal environment’ within which she could sexually assault infants.”

Full story

The Guardian, 4th November 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Former PE teacher jailed for Scarborough child abuse – BBC News

“A former PE teacher who abused young girls in North Yorkshire more than 30 years ago has been jailed.”

Full story

BBC  News, 22nd October 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Taxi driver jailed for drugging and attacking girls – Daily Telegraph

“A taxi driver, Phillip Brindle, has been jailed for life after being convicted of drugging girls and filming himself attacking them.”

Full story

Daily Telegraph, 22nd October 2010

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Priest jailed for 21 years on child abuse charges – Daily Telegraph

“A former priest, James Robinson, who fled to the United States 25 years ago has been jailed for 21 years for the sexual abuse of young boys which began in the 1950s.”

Full story

Daily Telegraph, 22nd October 2010

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Tracy Dawber’s conviction brings shocking paedophile case to a close – Crown Prosecution Service

“The retrial of Tracy Dawber brings to an end the prosecution of one of the most shocking child abuse rings in the country, said Ann Reddrop, the Crown Prosecution Service lawyer who dealt with all the cases.”

Full press release

Crown Prosecution Service, 18th October 2010

Source: www.cps.gov.uk

Final member of Blanchard paedophile ring convicted – BBC News

“A woman has been convicted of sexually assaulting a five-month-old baby girl – becoming the final member of a paedophile ring to face justice.”

Full story

BBC News, 18th October 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Blackburn dancer jailed for sexually exploiting girls – BBC News

“A 23-year-old dance teacher who groomed and sexually exploited five girls has been jailed for 10 years.”

Full story

BBC news, 14th October 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

CPS apologises to woman over assault case collapse – BBC News

“The Crown Prosecution Service has apologised to a woman over failures in the collapse of a case against a man accused of assaulting her. The woman was waiting to go into Ealing Magistrates’ Court in west London, when she learned the prosecutor had suddenly decided to offer no evidence. The CPS has launched an inquiry into the handling of the case.”

Full story

BBC News, 8th October 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Sara Payne welcomes ‘Sarah’s Law’ move into Sussex – BBC News

“The mother of Sarah Payne has welcomed the introduction of ‘Sarah’s Law’ in Sussex, the county where her daughter was murdered by a paedophile in 2000.”

Full story

BBC News, 28th September 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Police ‘witch hunt’ criticised as former school master is cleared of abuse – The Independent

“The case against a former approved school housemaster accused of sexual abuse was thrown out by a judge today – amid stinging criticism of police investigators.”

Full story

The Independent, 24th September 2010

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Facebook and Bebo child sex abuse postman jailed – BBC News

“A postman from Cornwall who used social-networking websites to abuse hundreds of children has been jailed for eight-and-a-half years.”

Full story

BBC News, 24th September 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

CPS pays compensation over sex assault case – The Independent

“The Crown Prosecution Service has agreed to pay £16,000 compensation to a woman over the handling of a serious sexual assault allegation, it was reported today.”

Full story

The Independent, 20th September 2010

Source: www.independent.co.uk


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