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Former TV weatherman Fred Talbot has been convicted of a string of historical sex offences against schoolboys in his care during trips to Scotland. A jury found the 67-year-old guilty of indecently assaulting seven teenage boys during camping and boating trips in the 1970s and 1980s while he was a…
Former DJ Jonathan King has been charged with 18 sexual offences against nine teenage boys dating back to the 1970s and 1980s. The 72-year-old, of Bayswater, central London, is accused of the sex attacks between 1970 and 1986 when the victims were aged between 14 and 16. King has been…
The independent inquiry into child sex abuse in England and Wales is looking at "tens of thousands of pages" of information about any potential failures to protect children in the care of the Nottinghamshire Councils alone, its counsel said. The scale of the task of officials currently trawling through information,…
Twenty nine people facing a total of more than 170 charges relating to the sexual exploitation of 18 children will go on trial next year in three separate groups, a judge has ruled. Twenty six men and two women appeared before a judge at Leeds Crown Court (pictured) charged with…
When Fox News host Bill O'Reilly was finally fired after years of sexual harassment claims, it seemed like a welcome break from the norm: an exceptionally powerful man accused of sexual misconduct was for once not protected at all costs. While various harassment claims against Donald Trump failed to stop…
Police Scotland have launched a sex abuse enquiry involving a former children’s care home in Glasgow after receiving a complaint from a former resident. Officers have launched the investigation after being contacted by an individual who has claimed they were abused while in the care of Park Lodge Children’s Care…
A charity that represents survivors of historical child abuse is launching a new helpline service. Wellbeing Scotland said the line will give survivors a chance to name, confidentially, the person or people who abused them. The charity, which used to operate as Open Secret, will be piloting the project for…
The cost of compensation for survivors of childhood abuse in Scotland could total at least £200m, MSPs at Holyrood's justice committee have heard. A bill has been tabled which would allow victims to claim compensation beyond the current three-year time bar and could permit claims dating back as far as…
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