Child Sexual Abuse

It's Time to Count the Costs of Child Sexual Abuse

Jon Brown | Posted 06.04.2014 | UK
Jon Brown

I think it is time to prioritise child abuse as a public health issue like heart disease, smoking and obesity. These diseases get a high profile in part because they have a cost, not only in human misery but also for the economy. The NSPCC is currently researching the economic costs to the UK of child sexual abuse and it is likely that it will be billions of pounds of year.

We Need Robust Legislation to Tackle Child Sexual Exploitation and Trafficking

Sarah Champion | Posted 15.03.2014 | UK Politics
Sarah Champion

It would be naïve to suggest that we can completely eradicate child sexual exploitation. Like any other crime it will continue to be committed while there remain individuals intent on committing it. However what we can do is ensure that we put in place a legal framework that has the welfare of young victims at its heart. It is my hope that this inquiry will help to achieve this.

Fury As Chinese Site Sells 'Child-Sized' Sex Doll

The Huffington Post | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

Sex dolls look a bit creepy at the best of times, but this is just plain wrong. A Chinese website is under fire for selling disturbingly life-like ...

Sweetie: The Girl Who Caught 1,000 Paedophiles (VIDEO)

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

“This is the story of Sweetie, a 10-year-old girl from the Philippines who tracked down and identified 1,000 paedophiles.” So begins a powerful...

Jimmy Savile's Chauffeur Charged With Raping Girls Over Three Decades

The Huffington Post UK/ PA | Posted 26.10.2013 | UK

Jimmy Savile's former flatmate and chauffeur was today released on bail until November 15 after facing a vast catalogue of serious sex offences charge...

Savile's Driver In Child Sex Arrest

PA | Posted 24.10.2013 | UK

Jimmy Savile's former flatmate and chauffeur has been arrested over fresh allegations of historic sex abuse against children. Ray Teret was arreste...

Government Must Do More to Protect Children in Care

Tom Rahilly | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK
Tom Rahilly

With awareness of child sexual exploitation never higher, not a week now seems to go by without a court case or investigation in the news. Thankfully more and more offenders are being caught and punished. ..

Is 'We Didn't Know' Enough?

Christian Berg | Posted 05.11.2013 | UK Tech
Christian Berg

Child sexual abuse images and videos are nearly always a symptom of abuse. In many instances they are instrumental in building to the physical abuse of a child. As horrifying as this may be, the digital trail of this kind of content presents an opportunity to find and prevent abuse. By tracking the symptom, we can tackle the problem.

Abused Underage Girls Can Be At Fault - Eddy Shah

PA | Posted 10.08.2013 | UK

Former newspaper tycoon Eddy Shah, cleared last month of raping a schoolgirl in the 1990s, has said underage girls who engage in consensual sex must t...

Child Sexual Exploitation - The Momentum for Change Must Be Maintained

Jon Brown | Posted 11.08.2013 | UK
Jon Brown

The catalogue of horror and professional failings has unfolded before us over the last two years; Rotherham, Rochdale, Oxford, Telford to name just a few. This widespread abuse cannot and must not be allowed to continue.

'If You Live In Britain You Obey the Laws'

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 06.06.2013 | UK

Cultural and religious differences cannot be used as a defence for men from ethnic minorities linked to sex crimes against young girls, Tory Damian Gr...

Top Artist Sentenced Over Child Sex Charges

PA | Posted 04.06.2013 | UK

An internationally renowned artist will be sentenced after being found guilty of a string of sex charges against children. Graham Ovenden, 70, who ...

70-Year-Old Man Arrested In Sex Abuse Probe At School

PA | Posted 13.03.2013 | UK

A 70-year-old man has been arrested by police investigating historic child sex abuse at a school. The suspect, from Lancashire, was held by officer...

Corrie Star Michael Le Vell Appears In Court On Child Sex Charges

PA | Posted 27.02.2013 | UK

Coronation Street actor Michael Le Vell has made his first appearance in court accused of child sex offences. The star, who plays car mechanic Kevi...

Jimmy Savile Did Not 'Groom the Nation'

Louise Pennington | Posted 16.03.2013 | UK
Louise Pennington

Jimmy Savile was a "predatory, serial sex offender" but he did not "groom the nation". He was allowed to continue abusing because he was a 'celebrity'. Pretending that he "groomed the nation" allows those who knew to minimise and deflect their guilt. Those who knew and did nothing are guilty of helping Savile in sexually assaulting hundreds of children and adults. I say hundreds but we will never know how many. The term "grooming the nation" only serves to silence victims. It serves those predatory, serial sex offenders who are still harming people.

Abusing Trust With Dodgy Child Abuse Statistics

Dave Clements | Posted 20.01.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Dave Clements

By massively overstating the problem of child abuse they are already undermining our relationships with each other and with the institutions in which we might once have invested our trust.

A 40-year Grudge Match Between Patten And McAlpine?

Daily Mail | Posted 12.11.2012 | UK Politics

Chris Patten has admitted he knew about the Newsnight paedophile investigation but did not think it right to warn George Entwistle, the then director-...

Nine Charged With Child Sex Offences In Rochdale

PA | Posted 24.10.2012 | UK

Nine men have been charged following an investigation into child sexual exploitation, police said. The charges relate to offences committed separat...

Not an Easy Fight, but the Right Fight

Anne Marie Carrie | Posted 08.12.2012 | UK Politics
Anne Marie Carrie

Police prosecutions of men who sexually exploit children are rising, but sadly we are now working with more boys and girls who are abused in this way than ever - up 8.4% on last year. There is still a worrying lack of awareness of this issue across the board.

Nephew Defends Jimmy Savile Against Sexual Abuse Allegations

PA | Posted 01.10.2012 | UK Entertainment

The nephew of the late broadcaster Sir Jimmy Savile has said his family is "disgusted and disappointed" that allegations his uncle sexually abused sch...

Ronnie Barker's Son Admits To Child Porn Charges

PA | Posted 28.09.2012 | UK

The son of comedian Ronnie Barker, who spent eight years on the run, has admitted possession of child pornography. Adam Barker, 44, was arrested in...

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...

Ian Brady Letter 'Was Given Back To Killer'

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 18.08.2012 | UK

Ian Brady's mental health advocate has told police she gave a letter in which he apparently reveals the location of one of his victims back to him, so...

Ian Brady 'Reveals Location' Of 12-Year-Old's Body

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.08.2012 | UK

Moors murderer Ian Brady is thought to have revealed where one of his victims, 12-year-old Keith Bennett, is buried. Police are investigating wheth...

Sexual Grooming: A Degeneration of Humanity

Muhammad Abdul Bari | Posted 11.07.2012 | UK
Muhammad Abdul Bari

Let us be clear: sex with underage minors is a crime. A crime is a crime, whether it is committed by a white, black or Asian person. It remains a crime if done by a Muslim or Christian, a Jew, Hindu, Buddhist or atheist.