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A senior detective who investigated the Newcastle grooming gang said the abusers underestimated their victims' desire to get justice. Speaking after sentences totalling more than 180 years were handed down for 17 people at Newcastle Crown Court, Detective Superintendent Steve Barron (pictured) said: "These offenders targeted these women because of…
The number of cases involving a child committing a sexual offence against another child aged 17 or under reported to prosecutors has risen by more than a third in four years. The figures rose from 224 in 2011/12 to 300 in 2015/16, a 34% increase, according to the Crown Office…
A man who claimed he had been raped and abused by a Westminster paedophile ring could face charges after the police referred his case to prosecutors. The accuser, known only as Nick for legal reasons, sparked Operation Midland after claiming he had been abused for nine years by the VIP…
Six investigations were commissioned by Rotherham Council, in 2014 and 2015, following the findings of the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Exploitation in Rotherham (Jay Report), and the “Report of Inspection of Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council” (Louise Casey Report). Professor Alexis Jay’s Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Exploitation in Rotherham…
A new series of reports into the Rotherham child sexual exploitation scandal have been branded a "completely wasted opportunity" by the town's MP Sarah Champion after they concluded individual senior managers and social workers could not be brought to account. Six new reports were published by Rotherham Council on Wednesday,…
A psychotherapist has been jailed for 17 years for the rape of a 14-year-old boy in a "degrading attack" in the toilets of a leisure centre. Nicholas Gully, 48, of Eley Crescent, Rottingdean, East Sussex, was sentenced at Hove Crown Court after he was convicted of raping the boy and…
A former Liberal Democrat MP has revealed he was a suspect into a two-year investigation into the alleged sexual abuse of a teenage girl. John Hemming, who represented Birmingham Yardley, issued a statement on his blog after the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) decided to drop the case against three people.…
The agency which deals with compensation claims from victims of child sexual assault is re-examining its guidelines, the Justice Secretary has said. David Lidington said the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (Cica) had mounted an "urgent re-examination" of its internal guidelines following concerns raised earlier this year. Changes have been urged…
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