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An inquiry into decades of sexual of abuse of children in the care of Nottingham City Council and Nottinghamshire County Council has heard that one boy was abused in the same home his mother had been when she was a child. The Nottingham strand of the Independent Child Inquiry into…
A Plaid Cymru councillor sexually assaulted a woman during a general election campaign and another with an "electric massager" at his home, a court has heard. William Jones, 67, is accused of rubbing his hands across the body of one woman before assaulting a second after he was elected as…
The Nottinghamshire strand of the ongoing child sexual abuse inquiry has opened with a list of failings by both the city council and the county council over the protection of children in care. Complaints of systemic sexual and physical abuse of vulnerable children in council-run homes stretch back to the…
Technology firms should be more proactive in preventing images depicting child abuse from being made available online, the National Crime Agency's (NCA) lead for tackling child sexual abuse has said. Rob Jones said the acceptance that child abuse happens online and that images showing abuse are available on the internet…
Three in four cases of violence against women and girls taken on by prosecutors end in conviction, the highest rate since comparable records began, new figures for England and Wales show. The 76.1% figure for 2017/18 represents the highest conviction rate since data was compiled by the Crown Prosecution Service…
A family doctor has gone on trial accused of sexual offences against 20 women. Dr Manish Shah, 48, is accused of assaulting female patients at his surgery in Romford, Greater London. He is charged with 75 sexual offences against 20 complainants, who will give evidence during a four-month trial at…
Recorded sexual crime was up 13% last year, following new legislation outlawing acts such as circulating intimate photographs. Sexual crimes increased from 11,092 in 2016/17 to 12,487 in 2017/18 – the highest level seen since 1971. The Abusive Behaviour and Sexual Harm (Scotland) Act came into force in July last…
A man accused of using social media to name the woman at the centre of a rape trial involving two rugby stars stayed away from court as his case was raised before a judge for the first time. Former Ireland and Ulster players Paddy Jackson, 26, and Stuart Olding, 25,…
The Catholic Church should explicitly state if its organisational structure prevents it protecting children from sexual abuse, a lawyer for victims has said. Christopher Jacobs said "there is a degree of urgency for this information to come out" as his clients believe the Church poses "clear and present danger to…
Disgraced Tory MP Andrew Griffiths plans to stand again in the Burton and Uttoxeter constituency. Mr Griffiths resigned as small business minister in July after he was unmasked for sending thousands of sexually aggressive text messages to constituents. But he has not stepped down as an MP despite protests and…
The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) has denied changing its approach to rape prosecutions to improve conviction rates. The Guardian newspaper reported that advice to take a proportion of "weak cases out of the system" was set out in training seminars by two senior figures in the CPS. The CPS said…
A Scottish Conservative MSP has been cleared of sexual harassment following a hearing by the party's disciplinary committee. Miles Briggs faced accusations that he made persistent unwanted advances to a female worker from another party on the evening of a parliamentary social event in February. The Lothian MSP was cleared…
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