Social Media

Liverpool City Council and Merseyside Police have apologised for social media posts which appeared to blame victims of sexual assault. Both organisations have since removed the tweets from their accounts and instead posted a statement apologising for how the original messages were perceived. The original posts also contained a video…
Twenty-one people have now been arrested in connection with an investigation into child sexual exploitation in Bury, police said. On Wednesday, further arrests were made as part of the multi-agency probe launched in June 2017 following reports youngsters were being groomed in two local parks. Two men, aged 21 and…
Detectives have charged 31 people with offences including rape and trafficking after an investigation into sexual offences against children in the Huddersfield area. West Yorkshire Police said the five alleged victims were girls aged between 12 and 18, with the offences said to have occurred between 2005 and 2012. Thirty…
A GP who secretly took thousands of videos and images of female patients during appointments was told he had breached their trust as he was jailed for 14 months. One victim claimed that Dr Thair Altaii "will never know the true damage that he has caused to my life", while…
Black cab rapist John Worboys has reportedly been questioned by police over allegations of non-recent sexual assault. The Met said they would not confirm the person's identity other than to say they had interviewed a 61-year-old man under caution last month in Yorkshire. The BBC reported that the man questioned…
Former Celtic Football Club youth coach Jim McCafferty has been jailed after pleading guilty to sexually abusing a teenager in what a court heard he had regarded as a "bit of fun". The 72-year-old, formerly of Raby Street in south Belfast, pleaded guilty in May to eight charges of sexual…
A woman-focused rape counselling service has lost its funding because it did not do enough for men, according to its manager. Glasgow and Clyde Rape Crisis's face-to-face counselling service for 13 to 18-year-old girls who have faced sexual violence has been funded by BBC Children in Need for six years…
Sexual abuse at two leading Catholic schools over four decades was likely to be "considerably" more widespread than conviction figures reflect, a report has found. Monks at Ampleforth in North Yorkshire and Downside in Somerset hid allegations of "appalling sexual abuse" against pupils as young as seven to protect the…
Modern slavery prosecutions have increased by more than a quarter as authorities flag up record numbers of cases for possible criminal charges, new figures show. The Crown Prosecution Service received 355 referrals from police and other agencies in 2017/18. Charges were brought against 239 suspects - a 27% rise compared…
Three members of a Rochdale grooming gang face possible deportation to Pakistan after Court of Appeal judges upheld a decision to strip them of their British citizenship. Abdul Aziz, Adil Khan and Qari Abdul Rauf (pictured, left to right) were among nine men jailed in May 2012 after being found…
Paedophiles who download indecent images of children should get tougher sentences, the Solicitor General has said. Robert Buckland (pictured) said the use of the internet to download or share images of child abuse is "as insidious a crime as direct sexual assault". The Government minister told The Daily Telegraph: "I'm…
A former choirmaster accused of child sex offences in California will be freed from jail just days ahead of his extradition to the US. Roger Giese, who is in his forties and was born in America, was released on bail by a High Court judge on Tuesday ahead of his…
Page 1 of 91