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Labour has said it would include the sexual abuse of boys in the notorious Kincora home in a UK-wide inquiry if it wins the General Election. A former Army intelligence officer has claimed spy chiefs ordered him to "stop digging" when he reported a possible paedophile ring at the Northern…
A gang of paedophiles raped and abused a baby and a pre-school child in attacks that were live streamed over the internet, a court heard today. Members of the child sex ring preyed on the families of the youngsters they targeted - sometimes offering to babysit their victims, jurors were…
Reports of child sex abuse have risen by more than 60% in the last four years, new figures suggest. Freedom of Information data obtained by shadow home secretary Yvette Cooper show there were 8,892 reports to police forces in 2014, up from 5,557 in 2011, according to the Guardian newspaper.…
A child sex abuse victim has claimed he was molested by "very powerful people" at several key locations connected to an alleged VIP paedophile ring. Richard Kerr, who was a victim of abuse at Kincora Boys' Home in Belfast, has claimed he was also attacked at the Dolphin Square luxury…
More than one in 10 children (12%) aged 12 to 13 have made or been part of a sexually explicit video, according to new research. Nearly one in 10 (9%) of children in the age group are worried that they are addicted to porn, a survey of nearly 700 children…
A "voyeuristic" Catholic priest has been jailed for three years for sexually abusing a vulnerable teenage boy at a children's home. Father Anthony McSweeney, 68, preyed on the youngster while working at Grafton Close Children's Home in Hounslow, west London, between 1979 and 1981. Dubbed the "fat vicar", he was…
Three new investigations into claims corrupt police officers covered up allegations relating to a VIP child sex abuse ring have been launched. The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) said it is now looking at 17 allegations of a police cover-up in relation to child sex offences from the 1970s to…
The name of a dead Labour MP has been passed to an investigation into an alleged paedophile network, it has emerged. The Church of England said it had passed an allegation about Leo Abse to Operation Fernbridge, a Metropolitan Police inquiry. The Sunday Times reported that Mr Abse, who died…
A series of short and easily accessible films that highlight key messages from research and learning on Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE) have been released by the University of Bedfordshire. They are for all those concerned with safeguarding children and young people at risk of and affected by CSE. The films…
A police cold case unit is investigating historic claims former Liberal MP Sir Cyril Smith was released from custody after child pornography was allegedly discovered in his possession. Northamptonshire Police have said they are "making inquiries" following allegations made by Labour MP Simon Danczuk in his book Smile For The…
Almost 500 children were sexually exploited or at risk of sexual exploitation in the West Midlands in the first half of last year, a report has found. The majority of victims were female and around a third of the 488 children identified were in local authority care, the analysis by…
Public and prosecuting authorities should work on the presumption that what young people say "is true and not false" when investigating child sexual exploitation allegations, a justice minister has said. Minister of state for justice and civil liberties Simon Hughes told the Commons the failing in the past had been…