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A top private school sports coach has been convicted of indecently assaulting his students. Ajaz Karim sexually abused six girls aged 14 to 18 while he worked at Christ's Hospital School, in Horsham, West Sussex, between 1985 and 1993. The jury convicted the 63-year-old of nine charges of indecent assault…
Four students who sexually abused vulnerable girls have been jailed for between four and five years after a judge said they had treated their victims like "trophies". Taiyab Hussain, Shaheem Ratyal (right) and Sohail Ali (centre), all aged 19, and 18-year-old Mohammed Rizwan (left), were arrested when a teenager realised…
More child sexual abuse imagery is being found on the internet than ever before, according to new research by a British charity which tracks such images online. The Internet Watch Foundation found 78,589 URLs featuring disturbing content last year, a 37% rise on the previous 12 months. Around a third…
A "valuable opportunity" was missed to prosecute Rochdale's former Liberal MP Cyril Smith during his lifetime in the late 1990s, a child sexual abuse inquiry found. The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA) concluded authorities in the town showed a "total lack of urgency" to address the sexual exploitation…
Child sexual abuse involving pupils at Knowl View happened from its early years onwards and continued for 20 years, an independent panel found. The council-run residential school in Rochdale was set up in 1969 to house boys aged from seven to 16 with a "wide range of needs and adverse…
A Labour councillor said to have lied to an independent inquiry into child sexual abuse in Rochdale is facing a possible police investigation. Richard Farnell told a panel last year he was unaware of issues of abuse involving a residential school in the town while he was leader of Rochdale…
A three-month-old baby boy may have been shaken and immersed in water by his parents - causing fatal injuries, a court has heard. Ah'Kiell Walker was cold and soaking wet when paramedics arrived at his family home in Archdeacon Street in Gloucester on July 30 in 2016. Medics were unable…
A former priest who sexually abused three boys and a student priest has been jailed for nine years. Francis Paul Moore, 82, sexually assaulted one young boy at a primary school in North Ayrshire and the other two, both altar boys, at a leisure centre and beach at Irvine between…
Court of Appeal judges say a man who was earlier found to have "sexually interfered" with his teenage daughter is owed an apology. They say "findings of fact" by a High Court judge must be "disregarded". Social services staff have been told to treat the man and the teenager's mother…
The grandfather of murdered Ellie Butler said he is disappointed that social services and other agencies involved in the six-year-old's care have not faced criticism after an inquest into her death. Retired high court judge Dame Linda Dobbs concluded, after a two-week inquest which comes five years after the girl…
The action or inaction of agencies involved in the case of murdered six-year-old Ellie Butler cannot be said to have "possibly or probably" contributed to her death, a coroner has ruled. The young girl, who was beaten to death by her father Ben Butler in 2013, was unlawfully killed, an…
Evidence from vigilantes known as "paedophile hunters" was used to charge suspects on at least 150 occasions last year, it has been reported. There has been a seven-fold increase in the use of such evidence from 2015, figures obtained by the BBC under Freedom of Information laws suggest. Two-thirds of…
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