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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…
The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse plans to talk to victims of grooming in Telford following claims that vulnerable teenagers were targeted over a number of years. The inquiry said its Truth Project would be visiting Telford in the next few months. The project is described by the inquiry…
A senior Sinn Fein politician has revealed a notorious paedophile priest physically abused him when he was a schoolboy and tried to sexually groom him. Conor Murphy has recounted how the late Malachy Finnegan dragged him into an office and savagely beat him with a stick before asking a series…
An "evil and dangerous" man who raped and sexually assaulted blind children while he was a schoolboy has been given a lifelong restriction order by a judge. From the age of 12, David Penman - described in court as "cunning, deceitful and manipulative" - sexually attacked eight fellow pupils when…
The Archbishop of Canterbury has emotionally told an inquiry how "ashamed" he is of the Church in the wake of the child sex abuse inquiry. The Most Rev Justin Welby told the hearing that the last three weeks of evidence relating to child sexual abuse in the Church has horrified…
It would be "constitutionally inappropriate" if the UK Government stepped in to approve the payment of compensation to victims of historical abuse in Northern Ireland, Karen Bradley has said. The Northern Ireland Secretary also indicated she would consider any proposals from the head of the Northern Ireland Civil Service as…
Research by a team of academics at the University of Huddersfield has alerted the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA) to the probability that the number of offenders who both view online images of children and who engage in contact or the physical sexual abuse of children is much…
Child sexual exploitation in Telford has received a "relative lack" of reporting compared to "more gossipy types of scandal", Commons Leader Andrea Leadsom has said. Concerns about the "priorities and values" of broadcast media were raised by Tory Chris Green (Bolton West), who said there had been "minimal attention" paid…
Theresa May has said it is important that an inquiry into child sexual exploitation in Telford gets under way as quickly possible. The Prime Minister said "we have all been shocked" by the "horrific" case, and said she was pleased that an inquiry would happen. During PMQs, Tory Telford MP…
The leader of Telford and Wrekin Council will call for the Home Secretary to launch an independent public inquiry into child sexual exploitation amid claims of up to 1,000 abuse victims since 1981. Labour Councillor Shaun Davies said the council has "nothing to hide" after allegations of abuse - including…
Young white working class girls are being traded for sex in "a routine way", Telford's MP has told ministers. Tory Lucy Allan made the comment after it was estimated up to 1,000 children could have fallen victim to abusers in her constituency over a 40-year period. Abuse in the Shropshire…
Officers investigating child sexual exploitation in Telford have said their approach has been "subject to independent scrutiny" after it was estimated up to 1,000 children could have fallen victim to abusers over a 40-year period. West Mercia Police said the Home Office had paid a visit to the Shropshire town…