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A High Court judge has rejected a bid by the father of Poppi Worthington to remove details of her sexual abuse and change the official record of her death, and instead ordered him to pay costs for bringing a judicial review.Paul Worthington's lawyers claimed David Roberts, Senior Coroner for Cumbria,…
A council has admitted failings at a care home where a worker sexually abused young boys.Victims of Brian Newman came forward following the Jimmy Saville scandal and a report has revealed numerous problems at the Woodhead Road children’s unit, where the abuse took place between 1990 and 1996.The former care…
The leader of Roman Catholics in England and Wales has denied a child sex abuse survivor's claim he covered up for the actions of a priest at the centre of several allegations.Cardinal Vincent Nichols, Archbishop of Westminster, was asked whether he had suppressed a 1968 note relating to an alleged…
A mother is due to stand trial charged with the murder of her four-year-old daughter.Carly Ann Harris, 38, is accused of killing Amelia Brooke Harris following an incident at a property in Trealaw, Rhondda, South Wales, on June 8 this year.Harris denied one count of murder and an alternative count…
A new hotline for reporting the sexual exploitation of children has been launched by Barnardo’s Scotland and Crimestoppers.The Nightwatch Hotline will enable people to anonymously pass on information to the charities and police if they suspect a child is being sexually abused – especially for people working in Scotland’s night-time…
A school information and communications technology (ICT) technician has been jailed for grooming and sexually abusing a 15-year-old girl.Alex Barnes, 22, pleaded guilty to five counts of sexual activity with a child, three counts of inciting a child to engage in sexual activity and one count of penetrative sexual activity…
A teenager will go on trial next year charged with the rape and murder of six-year-old Alesha MacPhail on the Scottish island of Bute.The 16-year-old, who cannot be identified for legal reasons, is accused of abducting, raping and murdering Alesha.She was at the start of a three-week break visiting family…
The case against a man accused of sexually assaulting a weeks-old baby in Northern Ireland has been adjourned until January 2.The infant had been in intensive care in hospital.A 25-year-old man was originally charged at Armagh Magistrates' Court with sexually assaulting a child and grievous bodily harm following an alleged…
A former resident of a children’s home confided to an ex-employee he had been raped and sexually abused as a teenager, an inquiry has been told.The Scottish Child Abuse Inquiry (SCAI) heard claims the abuse happened to a boy who lived at Barnardo’s Balcary House in Hawick when he worked…
The man known as "Nick" whose allegations sparked the Westminster sex abuse probe can now be identified after a judge lifted legal restriction.Carl Beech (pictured), 50, who is accused of 12 counts of perverting the course of justice and one count of fraud, appeared at Newcastle Crown Court via videolink.Judge…
A former police inspector has admitted making more than 140 indecent photographs of children between 2011 and August this year.Ex-West Midlands Police officer Lee Bartram (pictured) entered guilty pleas to three charges of making indecent images of children when he appeared before a judge at Wolverhampton Crown Court on Monday.The…
An "epidemic" of online child abuse must be tackled with new data laws, Security Minister Ben Wallace has told MPs.He said there had been a 700% rise in child abuse being reported by tech companies in the last five years as he urged MPs to support new laws to speed…
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