Sex Offences

Brother Bruce Dismisses Claims Against 'Octopus' Rolf Harris

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 04.06.2014 | UK

Rolf Harris' 90-year-old brother Bruce has dismissed claims his sibling groped a make-up artist so often she dubbed him an "octopus" as a "ridiculous"...

'Disappointed' Clifford Refuses To Apologise Over Sexual Assaults

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 29.04.2014 | UK

Disgraced publicist Max Clifford said he was "incredibly disappointed" after a jury convicted him of sexual offences - but refused to apologise to his...

MPs Demand Investigation Into Prosecutions After Nigel Evans Case

The Huffington Post/PA | Posted 14.04.2014 | UK

A committee of MPs has called for an investigation into the way prosecutors handle high-profile cases involving alleged sex offences following the acq...

TV Weatherman Fred Talbot In Court

PA | Posted 04.03.2014 | UK

Television weatherman Fred Talbot will appear in court today accused of a string of historic sex offences. The 64-year-old, who was a regular on th...

Drama Teacher Charged With Sex Offences

PA | Posted 23.02.2014 | UK

A female teacher has been charged with four sexual offences against a teenager. Kelly Ann-Marie Burgess, 26, of Newport, faces four counts of adult...

Jailed Teacher's Schoolgirl Lover 'Wants Him Back'

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 10.02.2014 | UK

A schoolgirl abducted by her teacher Jeremy Forrest is reportedly attempting to rekindle her relationship with the jailed 31-year-old. The 16-year...

Roache Was 'Lovely' And 'Perfect Gentleman' Says Corrie Actor

PA/ The Huffington Post UK | Posted 29.01.2014 | UK

Coronation Street star Anne Kirkbride has told a jury that her on-screen husband William Roache was "always a perfect gentleman" around her. Kirkbr...

DLT 'Would Have Reported Pal Savile If He Knew He Was A Paedo'

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.01.2014 | UK

Veteran DJ Dave Lee Travis told police after his arrest on suspicion of sexual offences that he would have reported fellow BBC broadcaster Jimmy Savil...

Mike Hancock MP's Son Dean Charged

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 24.01.2014 | UK

Liberal Democrat MP Mike Hancock's son has been charged with assault causing actual bodily harm following an incident involving a photographer, Hampsh...

Crime Figures Reach 32-Year Low

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

Crime against households and adults in England and Wales fell 10% in the year to September, official figures have revealed, the lowest level since the...

'Pervy Old Man' DLT Wanted Me To Pose For Sexy Pics, Says Witness

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK

A journalist has told a court that veteran DJ Dave Lee Travis allegedly groped her breasts after asking her to pose for suggestive photographs for him...

Rape Is 'Not In My Nature', Says Bill Roache

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK

Coronation Street star William Roache told detectives it was "against my nature" to commit rape, a jury has heard. Roache, 81, said he was "a very ...

Coronation Street Star A 'Cockroach'

PA | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK

Coronation Street star William Roache was called a "cockroach" by a fellow cast member, a court has heard. And one of his alleged sex assault victi...

'I Thought I Was To Blame, He Was Big, I Was Little'

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK

A woman allegedly raped by Coronation Street star William Roache kept quiet for decades because she blamed herself, a court has heard. She describe...

Bill Roache, Not Corrie Character Ken Barlow On Trial, Judge Clarifies

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK

Coronation Street actor William Roache is on trial for sex offences - not his fictional character Ken Barlow, a court heard today. The 81-year-old ...

Coronation Street Actor Sex Offences Trial

PA | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK

Coronation Street star William Roache will go on trial today accused of committing historic sexual offences against five girls. The 81-year-old vet...

Clegg Reveals Shock At His Old Headteacher's Sex Offences

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Universities & Education

Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has spoken of his shock after the headteacher of the prep school he attended as a boy was convicted of historic child...

School Ignored SIX Warnings Of 'Pervert' Teacher's Affair With Schoolgirl, Review Finds

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Universities & Education

Concerned pupils told school staff about the affair between teacher Jeremy Forrest and a teenage schoolgirl SIX times before he abducted her, but the ...

Foreign Sex Offender Wins Human Rights Appeal

PA | Posted 12.11.2013 | UK

A foreign criminal jailed for a serious sex offence against a schoolgirl has won the right to damages for a breach of his human rights after the Court...

Runaway Schoolgirl Dumps Jailed Teacher Lover

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 28.10.2013 | UK

The 16-year-old schoolgirl abducted by teacher Jeremy Forrest has dumped him as he serves his jail term. The teenager had vowed to wait for the 31...

Nurse Charged After Cannibal Probe

PA | Posted 01.10.2013 | UK

A British nurse whose name emerged as part of an international investigation into cannibalism has been charged with sex offences and attempting to poi...

Stuart Hall Sentence Was 'Unduly Lenient' Court Hears

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.09.2013 | UK

Stuart Hall's 15-month prison sentence for sex offences "failed to reflect the gravity" of the crimes, the Court of Appeal has heard. Attorney Gen...

Jimmy Savile Case Sees Rape Figures Rise

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 18.07.2013 | UK

Rape and sexual offences reported to the police have rised sharply this year, attributed in part to the high-profile Jimmy Savile investigation with v...

'It Was Me Who Groomed Him'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.06.2013 | UK

The 16-year-old schoolgirl abducted by teacher Jeremy Forrest has said she wants to marry him and have his children when he is released from prison. ...

Deputy Speaker Says Allegations 'False' After Being Bailed After Arrest For Suspected Rape

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.05.2013 | UK

Deputy House of Commons Speaker Nigel Evans said on Sunday that allegations he raped one man and sexually assaulted another are "completely false". In...