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Labour MP Sarah Champion has raised concerns about child sexual abuse. The former frontbencher, in an interview with the Commons House magazine, also alleged that sitting MPs could "in some way or another" have been "involved" in abusive or inappropriate behaviour. In the interview, Ms Champion argued that abuse was…
Ukip took a "deliberate, informed and calculated" decision to ensure that a defamation action brought by Rotherham's three Labour MPs should not be settled before the General Election, the High Court has ruled. A year ago, Mr Justice Warby said that Jane Collins, MEP for Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire, should…
The head of Oxfam International has said she will be appointing an independent commission to investigate claims of sexual exploitation. Executive director Winnie Byanyima promised to root out any wrongdoing at the charity and provide justice for anyone abused by its staff. In an interview with the BBC, Ms Byanyima…
One of the Oxfam workers sacked over sexual misconduct allegations in earthquake-shattered Haiti was later re-hired by the charity in Ethiopia. The decision to employ the man as a consultant in the African nation was described by the charity as a "serious error". Several staff were sacked or resigned in…
A former victim of Barry Bennell's abuse told jurors that ex-Wales manager Gary Speed and three other men linked to the paedophile coach when they were young footballers had gone on to commit suicide. He told the court that he tried to contact the parents of Speed, who hanged himself…
Serial paedophile Barry Bennell has been convicted of abusing more young footballers after grooming them with claims that he could fulfil their dreams of a career in the sport. The 64-year-old, who has previously received three jail sentences for similar offences, was found guilty at Liverpool Crown Court of 43…
A Scottish international aid charity has confirmed it has dealt with two cases of alleged sexual misconduct involving children. The Scottish Catholic International Aid Fund (Sciaf) said one case involved a junior staff member for a joint organisation with other UK and Irish Catholic charities in Ethiopia, and the other…
A Catholic Agency for Overseas Development (Cafod) employee accused of sexual misconduct when he worked for Oxfam in Haiti has been dismissed from his current role, the charity said. Director Chris Bain (pictured) said the employee was sacked after the charity received a reference from Oxfam which confirmed the allegations…
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