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A retired archbishop has told an inquiry he is "deeply ashamed" following allegations of abuses at children's homes run by nuns. Archbishop Mario Conti said he had been "blindly satisfied" in the past that youngsters were being properly cared for at Nazareth House in Aberdeen, the city where he became…
A pensioner has gone on trial accused of sexually abusing boys at a football ground and training facility. James Torbett, known as Jim, faces 12 charges of abusing six boys, aged from four to 17 on the dates in question, one of whom has since died. The alleged abuse spans…
The Church of England "botched" an inquiry into historical allegations of sexual abuse, the author of a review of the report has said. Sir Roger Singleton said the Church's Past Cases Review in 2010 did not give a comprehensive picture of the problem and that those conducting it refused to…
A far-reaching inquiry into historical allegations of the abuse of children in care in Scotland is being given more time to complete its work. Deputy First Minister John Swinney has agreed to a request from the Scottish Child Abuse Inquiry chair, the Right Honourable Lady Smith, to remove the requirement…
Victims of paedophile football coach Barry Bennell have spoken of their relief after he failed in a Court of Appeal bid to have his 30-year jail term cut. Three judges in London ruled on Wednesday that the length of his jail term for multiple offences against 12 boys he coached…
A police force has been fined £80,000 after an officer sent a bulk email identifying victims of non-recent child abuse. The email was sent to 56 recipients by an officer from Gloucestershire Police who was investigating allegations of abuse against multiple complainants. The Information Commissioner's Office said the unnamed officer,…
Former music mogul Jonathan King used his fame to sexually assault teenage boys as he promised them sex with girls and told of his celebrity friends, a court has heard. The convicted sex offender, 73, allegedly exploited his position in the record industry to carry out attacks on 11 teenagers…
Serial paedophile football coach Barry Bennell has been granted permission to appeal against his 30-year jail sentence. The former Crewe Alexandra coach and Manchester City scout was imprisoned in February after he was convicted at Liverpool Crown Court of 50 child sexual offences committed against 12 boys he coached between…
A nun has told an inquiry it was painful to see youngsters at a Catholic children's home being separated from their siblings once they reached a certain age. The witness said the practice at Nazareth House in Cardonald, Glasgow, in the 1970s was "not easy to do" but stopped short…
Safeguarding expert, the Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE), is working with the Church of England to improve how the Church treats people who have been abused or are at risk of harm. SCIE is seeking the views of people with first-hand experience to find out what a good response…
A nun who worked at a children's home has told an inquiry she is sad that abuse allegations have been made against her and described the claims as lies. The Scottish Child Abuse Inquiry (SCAI) heard the woman, now in her 70s, maintains the claims are an "invention". The probe…
The Prince of Wales has been asked to give a witness statement to a public inquiry about a paedophile bishop who was jailed after abusing young men. Peter Ball (pictured) was sentenced to 32 months in 2015 for a string of offences between the 1970s and 1990s, and the handling…
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