Sex Crimes

Jimmy Savile Victims 'Laughed At And Ignored', Says NSPCC Report

PA/ The Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.02.2014 | UK

Many of Jimmy Savile's victims were ignored or laughed at when they revealed at the time that he had sexually abused them, a report has found. Othe...

Why Rape Trial for Roache Was Never a Winner

Felicity Gerry | Posted 12.04.2014 | UK
Felicity Gerry

The law is complex and the evidence varies but it is the evidence that matters and trials are for juries on the available evidence and on the applicable law, not speculation. William Roache can go back to work whilst the public wait for a verdict on Dave Lee Travis

'There Are No Winners'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 06.02.2014 | UK

Coronation Street star Bill Roache has been found not guilty of all charges at Preston Crown Court. Roache, 81, who plays Ken Barlow in the ITV soa...

Why Can't We Discuss 'Moral Responsibility' Of Rape Victims? Says Barrister

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 01.11.2013 | UK

The "moral responsibility" of rape victims should be a topic up for discussion, with the debate over sex offences dominated by a rhetoric of weak, vul...

Children Can Never Be Responsible for Being Abused

Peter Wanless | Posted 06.10.2013 | UK
Peter Wanless

Suggesting that a girl of 13 could be a 'sexual predator' when the real predator is standing in the dock makes my blood boil. This outdated view that children are complicit in their abuse must be stamped out.

Rapists Are People Too

Ben Acheson | Posted 19.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Ben Acheson

Victims, and society as a whole, must recognise that rape is a crime just like any other and rapists must be punished appropriately for breaking their contract with society. 'Appropriately' is the keyword. No matter how much we want to string them up, our laws should be above human emotion.

Twelve-Year-Old Girl Raped In Park

PA | Posted 05.05.2013 | UK

A girl of 12 has been raped in woodland at a play park, police said. Thames Valley Police said she had been on her own when a man pulled her to the...

'Truly Horrifying' Ritualistic Sex Abuse Of Child Victims

PA | Posted 14.12.2012 | UK

Two men accused of being part of a paedophile ring involving murdered "witch" Peter Solheim have been given lengthy jail sentences for their part in "...

'Meat-Eaters Lie, Cheat And Commit Sex Crimes', Claims Indian School Textbook

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 16.11.2012 | UK

An textbook which collars meat-eaters as the scourge of society is being freely circulated in Indian schools. New Healthway - Health, Hygiene, Phy...

Phillip Schofield 'Wrong' To Confront Cameron With 'Padeo List'

PA | Posted 15.11.2012 | UK

ITV's director of television has admitted Phillip Schofield was "wrong" in confronting David Cameron with a list of alleged paedophiles on live TV, ad...

Phillip Schofield Given 'Appropriate Disciplinary Action' For Paedo List Incident

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 15.11.2012 | UK

Phillip Schofield has been the the subject of "appropriate disciplinary action" after handing David Cameron a list of alleged paedophiles live on This...

Ned Simons

Tory MP Complains To Ofcom Over Phillip Schofield's 'Paedophile' List

HuffingtonPost.com | Ned Simons | Posted 08.11.2012 | UK Politics

A Tory MP has complained to the TV regulator after Phillip Schofield inadvertently showed This Morning viewers a list of names of people accused of be...

The Moment Cameron Was Handed Alleged Paedo List Live On TV

The Huffington Post UK | Ned Simons | Posted 08.11.2012 | UK Politics

David Cameron was ambushed live on TV on Thursday morning when he was handed a list of alleged Tory paedophiles linked to the sexual abuse of boys in ...

Newsnight Claims 'Leading Tory Politician' Guilty Of Child Abuse

The Huffington Post UK | Ned Simons | Posted 02.11.2012 | UK Politics

A man who claims he was abused as a boy by a senior Tory politician has asked for a meeting with David Cameron. In a report broadcast on the BBC's ...

[South Korea] Sex Crimes: Policy & punishments.

Colin Pattinson | Posted 07.11.2012 | UK
Colin Pattinson

It's been a bad week in South Korea. A spate of horrifying attacks have filled the newspapers. The crimes appear to be brutal and abhorrent but more w...

How Bad Is the Sex Everyone's Having?

Kate Smurthwaite | Posted 03.11.2012 | UK Politics
Kate Smurthwaite

The proverbial joy of sex must be about pleasing the other person and enjoying their response and enthusiasm for pleasing you. In that context there is no mystic hinterland of confusion about consent. It's obvious.

Sex Offenders Register Appeals Introduced

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 01.09.2012 | UK

Those placed on the sex offenders register for life can now argue their case for removal, in accordance with a 2010 High Court ruling. The law chan...

'Not Everybody Needs To Be Asked Prior To Each Insertion'

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 20.08.2012 | UK

Respect MP George Galloway has ignited fierce debate on Twitter after posting a podcast and several tweets relating to the sex crime allegations again...

'Disturbing' Report Condemns Sex Offenders' Prison Treatment

PA | Posted 19.07.2012 | UK

A damning report into the treatment of sex offenders in prisons has found that many are finishing their sentences without having received any treatmen...

Sex Crimes and Political Correctness

Azeem Ibrahim | Posted 25.07.2012 | UK Politics
Azeem Ibrahim

The appalling nature of the recent sex abuse cases being discussed in the media may be shocking but wild theories about race and religion are obscuring the fact that the statistics of child sex abuse deserve much closer study.

Teacher Groomed Pupil For Sex Acts On School Trip

PA | Posted 03.02.2012 | UK Universities & Education

A school pupil who was allegedly groomed by his teacher had regular sex with him in his office while staff worked nearby, a jury heard on Friday. P...