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Harriet Harman has called for whistle-blowing hotlines to be set up in response to the "endemic" abuse against women. The veteran Labour MP said society needed to do more in response to cases such as the allegations made against Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinsten than simply "blame women or wring our…
Survivor groups in Scotland have called on all survivors of abuse in care to take part in an important consultation, allowing individuals to share their views on a possible financial redress scheme for the first time. The consultation has been developed and delivered through a collaboration between a range of…
A woman has been jailed for the "truly abhorrent" sexual abuse of an 11-year-old boy. Dawn Davies, 36, was sentenced at Manchester Crown Court to 15 years after a jury convicted her of 12 counts of causing or inciting a child to engage in sexual activity. The court heard how…
Nine females - three aged 11 - have been approached and sexually touched by an attacker in the last three months, police said. Two women aged 27 and 25, and seven children aged 11 and 13, have been approached by a man who assaulted them before fleeing on foot in…
A Cambridge University graduate has pleaded guilty to 137 offences - including blackmailing victims into sending him severe abuse images of themselves and sharing them on the dark web. Dr Matthew Falder, 28, also admitted charges of causing the sexual exploitation of a child, voyeurism, making and distributing indecent images…
Babies and toddlers are suffering the worst forms of child sex abuse online, leading campaigners have warned. New statistics show that over the past three years, thousands of webpages showing abuse of children aged zero to two were more likely to feature category A images - involving penetrative sexual activity,…
Hundreds of alleged or convicted sex offenders have been placed in a prison to help tackle high levels of violence, according to a watchdog report. The "deliberate policy" apparently aimed at producing a "stabilising" effect was flagged up in an assessment of HMP Doncaster following an inspection in July. HM…
A man who watched a live-stream of a four-year-old girl being sexually abused has been jailed for three years. Matthew Abbott, 34, of Coombe Dale, Bristol, logged into a chatroom dedicated to sharing images of child abuse. The supermarket worker watched as a man streamed video of himself abusing the…
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