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A woman has claimed she was abused at an orphanage run by nuns where the bodies of hundreds of children were "buried" in a mass grave. Theresa Tolmie-McGrane told the BBC she suffered mental, physical and sexual abuse at Smyllum Park Orphanage (pictured) in Lanark in the 1970s. A BBC…
Sexually abused children as young as 12 could still be denied compensation under revised official guidelines on the grounds they had "consented", it has been reported. The Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA) launched a review earlier this year amid concerns that victims of child grooming gangs were being refused payments,…
A survivor of child sexual exploitation in Rotherham has described her shock at being turned down for full compensation for what she suffered because authorities deemed she had consented to the abuse. Sammy Woodhouse, who waived her entitlement to lifelong anonymity so she can campaign against sexual exploitation, said the…
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…
Plans to make it easier for male victims of sexual and domestic abuse to come forward it have been unveiled by prosecutors in what has been described as a "landmark moment". The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) said many male victims of such crimes never report it to police for a…
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…
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