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A former children's home manager has been charged with committing 11 historical sexual offences. Warwickshire Police said Robert Brown, 67, has been charged with 10 counts of indecent assault, one of gross indecency with a boy, and four counts of physical assault. In a statement, the force said the offences…
The new head of a long-delayed inquiry into institutionalised child sex abuse has suggested it could take up to four years to complete and hopes to start work in early April. Lowell Goddard, a High Court judge in New Zealand, also reassured MPs that she was not part of the…
A Scotland-wide review into how well the public is protected by arrangements for assessing and managing sex offenders is set to begin fieldwork. The review, carried out by the Care Inspectorate and HM Inspectorate of Constabulary in Scotland, will be looking at the Multi Agency Public Protection Arrangements, or MAPPA,…
Some 4,500 women in conflict zones and poor communities are to be asked to detail their life experiences as part of an international project to count the cost of violence against them. In-depth interviews are planned with survivors of rape, torture and abuse in Ghana, Pakistan and South Sudan to…
Two in five girls, some aged just 13, have experienced sexual violence from a partner, according to a new study into teenage relationships. The research, led by academics at the University of Bristol and University of Central Lancashire, also showed one in five girls aged between 13 and 17 in…
Angelina Jolie has said "there is no stable future for a world in which crimes committed against women go unpunished" as she opened the UK's first academic centre on women, peace and security. The Oscar-winning actress and special envoy for the UN high commissioner for refugees (UNHCR) believes the centre…
Ministers are asking Chancellor George Osborne for extra money for public prosecutors so they can deal with a spike in historic sex abuse cases. Attorney General Jeremy Wright confirmed that he is "talking to the Treasury" about extra funding for the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS), which is dealing with an…
Children who are sent to jail could be more likely to commit sex offences later in life, prison reform campaigners have warned. A report by the Commission on Sex in Prison released today suggested high levels of violence and coercion in prisons could lead to increased sexual aggression. The 15-strong…
A massive surge in the number of child sex abuse cases has prompted an urgent appeal from a children's charity. Barnardo's says following scandals of the magnitude of Rotherham, it has seen an "unprecedented demand" for its services. A record 2,118 child sexual exploitation victims were supported by the charity…
A specialist child abuse lawyer has said two victims of the Rotherham scandal had complained to him about a police officer who has since been killed in a car crash. David Greenwood, of Switalskis Solicitors, said the two clients asked him to made representations to South Yorkshire Police about Pc…
A helpline was launched today for victims of revenge porn. The specialist service, run by the South West Grid for Learning charity, aims to offer support to victims of revenge porn in which explicit images or videos are shared online without the subject's consent or knowledge. The helpline, available from…
The Church of Scotland has written to Nicola Sturgeon urging her to introduce new laws to tackle prostitution. The Church want the purchase of sexual services to be outlawed, saying we should follow the 'Nordic model' as it could significantly reduce human trafficking and exploitation. The letter was written by…