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A former Crown Office boss is to lead a task force set up to prevent sexual crime involving young people. Justice Secretary Michael Matheson said Catherine Dyer would bring a "wealth of experience" as he announced the appointment to MSPs at Holyrood. The expert group was created in response to…
A man who was sexually abused by a string of older men from the age of 13 has received a formal apology from the Government's victim compensation agency after it previously ruled he consented to sexual abuse as a child. The man - known as HND - has also been…
A specialist unit could be created for children and teenagers convicted of sex offences, a Government minister has suggested. Phillip Lee (pictured) said he had been encouraging the Ministry of Justice to examine whether the measure may be needed to hold those responsible for "dark and very troubling" crimes. He…
Former Welsh government minister Carl Sargeant has died just days after being sacked from his role and suspended from the Labour Party over allegations about his personal conduct. A family statement said his relatives were "devastated beyond words" at the loss of "the glue that bound us together". Labour leader…
A crowdfunding campaign has been launched by a woman who claims she was raped in an attempt to bring a private prosecution against her alleged attacker. Waiving her right to anonymity Emily Hunt said she was told by the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) that they would not be bringing charges…
A Scottish Government minister has resigned over past actions he said had been "considered to be inappropriate". Mark McDonald, the SNP minister for childcare and early years, apologised "to anyone I have upset" as he stepped down from the role. The MSP for Aberdeen Donside said previous behaviour he had…
Women who have survived rape and violence before coming to Britain are still routinely held in immigration detention, according to a new report. Campaigners say female asylum seekers are being locked up despite the introduction last year of official guidance which was expected to reduce the number of vulnerable people…
Broadcaster Anne Robinson has sparked fury after wading into the sexual harassment row by discussing the "fragility of women who aren't able to cope with the treachery of the workplace". The former host of The Weakest Link was joined by the Royal Court theatre's artistic director, Vicky Featherstone, in a…
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