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Huddersfield has joined a long list of English towns and cities where the same grim story has emerged of the sexual exploitation of teenage girls on a shocking scale.The stories of the victims in the Huddersfield prosecution are almost identical to those told in Rochdale, Rotherham, Newcastle, Oxford, Aylesbury, Telford…
A gang of men who embarked on a "campaign of rape and other sexual abuse" against vulnerable teenage girls in Huddersfield has been given lengthy jail sentences, it can now be reported.Ringleader Amere Singh Dhaliwal, 35, was jailed for life earlier this year and told he must serve a minimum…
A "ruthless" sexual predator who had images of children being abused as the screensaver on his computer has been jailed for 14 years.Robert Hawkins was described by a judge as an "unrepentant paedophile" as he was sentenced at the High Court in Edinburgh on Friday.The 58-year-old was convicted of the…
A husband and wife described as the "Fred and Rose West of Barry" have been jailed for a total of 36 years for grooming and raping teenage girls.Peter Griffiths, 65, and Avril Griffiths, 61, (pictured) abused the girls in a number of locations including at a sex party on a…
The Charity Commission has spoken of its ongoing "concerns" regarding a significant and systemic underreporting of alleged serious incidents by charities which may include claims of sex abuse, harassment and harm to children.The Oxfam and Save the Children abuse scandal which rocked the aid sector this year saw charities submit…
One of Britain's most prolific paedophiles, who blackmailed a string of vulnerable victims, has won a challenge against his "manifestly excessive" 32-year prison sentence.Cambridge graduate Matthew Falder had his custodial term reduced to 25 years by Court of Appeal judges in London on Tuesday.Bespectacled Falder watched the proceedings via video…
Most Irish people believe Pope Francis did not do enough to address clerical abuse during his recent visit, researchers have said.The pontiff made his first papal trip to the Republic in August and his many protests and public pronouncements on the wrongdoing helped define the visit.But a research study from…
One of Britain's most prolific paedophiles, who blackmailed a string of vulnerable victims, is to challenge his 32-year prison sentence.Cambridge graduate Matthew Falder will have his case considered by three Court of Appeal judges in London on Tuesday.He admitted 137 offences, including voyeurism, encouraging child rape, and sharing images showing…
The first ever campaign targeting the perpetrators of human trafficking and sexual exploitation in Scotland has been launched by police. Officers said traffickers are making potentially millions of pounds from sexually exploiting victims who are left “highly traumatised” by the experience. The £25,000 campaign aims to raise public awareness of…
Children were sexually abused, beaten and humiliated as they lived in a climate of fear and coercive control at an orphanage run by a religious order, an inquiry has found. Youngsters were hit with implements such as leather straps, crucifixes and a dog’s lead at Smyllum Park orphanage in Lanark,…
The fund set up as a result of the Time's Up and #MeToo movements has awarded more than one million pounds to help women who have experienced sexual harassment and abuse, it has announced. The Justice and Equality Fund - which is supported by celebrities such as Emma Watson, Keira…
A GP groped a woman in an "immature Benny Hill" fashion and sexually assaulted a number of other patients under the guise of medical examinations, a court has heard. Alan Tutin, 70, allegedly molested 25 females as young as nine years old for his own "sexual gratification" during his 24-year…
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