Child Sex Abuse

Did Margaret Thatcher Know About Child Sex Allegations?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 14.07.2014 | UK

UPDATE: 'Shambles': Child Sex Abuse Inquiry Condemned As Head Resigns After Less Than A Week Margaret Thatcher is said to have told one of her sen...

Combating the Sexual Exploitation of Children

Meg Munn | Posted 07.06.2014 | UK Politics
Meg Munn

The appointment of the Children's Minister as the government lead for child sexual exploitation gives greater prominence to the issue, highlighting it as a national responsibility in England.

Am I a Child Prostitute or a Prostituted Child?

Shy Keenan | Posted 04.02.2014 | UK
Shy Keenan

I was sold for sex from a very early age by the adults in my life, I didn't want or like what they did but I was powerless to stop them, I couldn't comprehend any of the long-term lifelong problems it would cause... I just knew it was bad horrible and I wanted it to stop... The victims are viewed as ink on paper, dots on a screen, un-saveable lost souls with no rights, no voice and no choices. Pornography is a legitimate business that sells consenting adult sex. Child abuse images are crime scene photographs.

'Deep Malaise In Society'

the Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 26.11.2013 | UK

A shocking report has lifted the lid on the scale of sexual abuse taking place between children. Researchers found "profoundly distressing" evidenc...

Former Pc Who Faced Child Sex Abuse Claims Found Dead

PA | Posted 26.09.2013 | UK

A former police officer has been found dead on the day he was due to be charged with a series of serious sexual offences. Norfolk Police said that ...

'Predatory' Comments Barrister Barred From Sex Offence Cases

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 07.10.2013 | UK

Prosecutor Robert Colover, the barrister who labelled a 13-year-old sex attack victim as "predatory", is to be barred from sexual offence cases while ...

'It Takes Two To Tango'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 07.08.2013 | UK

13-year-old abused by paedophile - barrister tells court SHE was predatory A leading human rights lawyer has waded into the row over child sex abus...

A Small Conversation Can Make a Big Difference

Peter Wanless | Posted 06.09.2013 | UK
Peter Wanless

Four out of five parents of five-17-year-olds who agreed to take part in a YouGov poll also told us they think it is their responsibility to talk to their children about the risk. Yet half of all parents surveyed have never done this. And those that did tended to focus on 'stranger danger.'

Internet Pornography, Child Murder and National Security Agencies

Dr Raj Persaud | Posted 12.08.2013 | UK
Dr Raj Persaud

Egan points out that one difficulty with stopping access to web pages with indecent content involving children, is that paedophilic offenders may find euphemisms and code words to tag photographic content, so only they know them. Then the authorities would be always playing 'catch up' to them.

Could Aggressive Treatment of Vulnerable Witnesses Be About to Change?

Javed Khan | Posted 07.08.2013 | UK
Javed Khan

The aggressive questioning of vulnerable witnesses in court was exposed again this week with solicitor general Oliver Heald calling for change at the dispatch box. We've all heard stories of children - many of them victims of horrific sex crimes - being thrown to the wolves in court and it needs to stop.

Child Sex Abuse Victims 'Ignored'

PA | Posted 20.03.2013 | UK

The belief that "children should be seen and not heard" may have led to earlier generations of youngsters being ignored when they claimed they were se...

'Being Fondled By Old Men As A Child Didn't Scar Me'

PA | Posted 12.03.2013 | UK

laywright Alan Bennett has told how "old gentlemen" fondled his legs when he was a child but that he was not "scarred". The History Boys writer tol...

Barnardo's Calls for Change to Sentencing Guidelines in Child Sexual Exploitation Cases

Cherie Blair | Posted 10.05.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Cherie Blair

The brave children who seek justice for the abuse they have suffered have often not only to re-live the horrors of their experiences, but also to battle the perceptions that sometimes people have of them. These perceptions may mean they are not believed or perhaps they are left thinking that they are to blame for the horrifying abuse - that they in some way brought it upon themselves.

Scotland Yard To Probe MP's Child Sex Abuse Allegations

PA | Posted 17.01.2013 | UK

Scotland Yard has launched an official investigation into historic claims of child abuse after an MP alleged that a "senior aide of a former prime min...

'Ritualistic' Abuse Carried Out As Part Of Witches' Coven

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 14.12.2012 | UK

Two men have been convicted of carrying out "ritualistic" sex abuse on children as part of a witches' coven. Peter Petrauske and Jack Kemp were sai...

NSPCC Launches Campaign After Savile Investigation

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 14.12.2012 | UK

A children's charity is launching a campaign to prevent people thinking sexual abuse is a problem from the past following the Jimmy Savile abuse revel...

Council Workers' Failures 'Allowed Rochdale Child Sex Ring To Continue'

PA/ The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.11.2012 | UK

Rochdale council staff who failed to protect youngsters from a child sex ring have been identified and could be sacked once an internal investigation ...

Is The Issue Of Race Being Ignored When It Comes To Child Abuse?

The Huffington Post UK | Christopher York | Posted 21.11.2012 | UK

A report detailing the extent of child sexual exploitation in England is under fire for playing down the race of offenders. The Office of Children'...

Men Chose Young Girls To Abuse From 'Menu'

PA/ The Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.11.2012 | UK

Thousands of children are sexually exploited each year by gangs and groups in England, a new report said today. With names changed, the report deta...

'I Thought I Was The Only One In The World'

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.11.2012 | UK

Thousands of children each year are being sexually exploited by gangs in England "who humiliate, violate and control them", according to an interim re...

LISTEN: Lord McAlpine Says His Reputation 'Will Never Recover'

The Huffington Post UK | Ned Simons | Posted 15.11.2012 | UK Politics

Lord McAlpine has said he does not expect his reputation to ever recover after he was falsely accused of sexually abusing young boys. The former To...

Lord McAlpine Reveals Anger And Hurt After Botched Newsnight Investigation

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 15.11.2012 | UK

The former Conservative politician who was wrongly linked to a child sex abuse as a result of a Newsnight investigation is in the process of agreeing ...

The Missing Children's Minister?

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 14.11.2012 | UK Politics

Women's groups and MPs have criticised Children's Minister Ed Timpson for failing to attend a key debate on child sexual exploitation, with two charit...

Man Arrested Over Sexual Abuse Of 4-Year-Old In Asda Toilet

Posted 22.09.2012 | UK

A 19-year-old man has been arrested after a four-year-old boy was sexually abused in an Asda toilet. The victim was attacked on Tuesday at a supers...

60 Child Sex Offences Reported To Police Every Day

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.06.2012 | UK

More than a third of all sex crimes are committed against children, figures showed on Wednesday. A child was sexually attacked every 20 minutes las...