Sex Offenders

Should All Paedophiles Who Watch Online Child Pornography Be Spared Jail?

Natasha Phillips | Posted 14.03.2017 | UK
Natasha Phillips

Until we can assess the level of risk each paedophile caught with child abuse images poses, and find proven ways of preventing paedophiles from accessing child abuse images and assaulting children in the real world, we should think twice before removing what is currently the only barrier we have to protect children from unthinkable harm.

Chemical Castration - or Compassion for Paedophiles?

Dr Sarah D Goode | Posted 12.04.2017 | UK
Dr Sarah D Goode

Every paedophile was once somebody's little child, a member of somebody's family. To imagine that they are somehow distinct from us, that they are 'those monsters over there' is a fairy-story we can no longer afford to believe.

Police Remove Paedophiles Guilty Of Raping Children From Sex Offenders Register

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 21.03.2016 | UK

Three convicted paedophiles who committed incest with children under 13, and 27 people who raped boys and girls under the age of 16 are among hundreds...

How We Are Failing to Stop Sex Offenders From Harming Our Children

Adam Simmonds | Posted 07.09.2016 | UK
Adam Simmonds

There is a paradox in the way that we currently deal with sex offenders; a contradiction that is putting innocent people in harm's way, and stopping us from preventing these horrible crimes from happening.

Ten Things You Need to Know Before You Marginalise Paedophiles

Suzi Godson | Posted 19.06.2015 | UK
Suzi Godson

In order to stop this perpetual cycle of abuse... we need to make it easier and more acceptable for people with paedophile tendencies to get treatment. More research also needs to be carried out to help identify the 30% of children who have been abused and who are at risk of growing up to become abusers themselves.

Ched Evans Barred From Malta Deal By MoJ

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Jessica Elgot | Posted 03.01.2015 | UK

Convicted rapist Ched Evans will not be permitted to continue his footballing career overseas with a Maltese side, after the Ministry of Justice stepp...

Ched Evans It Now A Free Man

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.10.2014 | UK

Footballer Ched Evans' family have described the disgraced striker as a "role model" in a post on their website, as the convicted rapist was left pris...

Google Tip-Off Leads To Investigation Of Child Abuse Images On Gmail Account

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.08.2014 | UK

Google sent a tip-off to child protection officials after spotting images of child abuse on the Gmail account of a convicted sex offender, who was the...

Paedophile Crackdown Nets Massive Number Of UK Suspects

PA | Posted 16.07.2014 | UK

A major sex crime crackdown has led to the arrest of 660 suspected paedophiles across Britain, the National Crime Agency (NCA) has said. The six-mo...

A System Which Causes Undue Harm to Victims of Rape

Alex Feis-Bryce | Posted 10.08.2014 | UK
Alex Feis-Bryce

If Blackstone's Formulation is based on the principle that the state should not cause undue or mistaken harm then we need to seriously consider the harm to victims of rape and sexual assault who are subjected to an horrendous ordeal and then tragically failed by a system which allows them to be discredited and humiliated in the name of justice and all too often their courage in coming forward turns out to be in vain.

Rolf Harris 'Crouched On All Fours And Barked At A Dog Before Groping Teenager'

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 15.05.2014 | UK

Rolf Harris groped a teenage girl after she saw him crouched on all fours barking at a dog, a jury has heard. The woman, giving evidence from behin...

Alleged Rolf Harris Victim Describes 'Abuse' And 'Big Hairy Hands'

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 15.05.2014 | UK

An alleged victim of Rolf Harris has broken down in tears as she told a jury the entertainer assaulted her "out of nowhere" after she went to see him ...

Justice Must Not Be Dulled By Wrinkles

Jemma Wayne | Posted 06.04.2014 | UK Politics
Jemma Wayne

The time has come for the role of international courts to evolve and take a greater part. Our own governments must facilitate and demand this. And respond to humanitarian need. If the question is 'are we our brother's keeper?' the answer must be a resounding 'yes'.

DLT 'Put Hand In Teen's Knickers' At BBC, Court Hears

PA | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

An alleged victim of veteran DJ Dave Lee Travis has told a court he pinned her up against a wall while presenting his Radio 1 show and put his hand in...

New Sentencing Guidelines for Sex Offenders - Another Victory in the Long Battle to Stop Child Abuse

Peter Wanless | Posted 11.02.2014 | UK
Peter Wanless

Today's overhaul of the guidelines for sexual offences, which the NSPCC has been calling for, is an important step forward in both recognising the harm done to victims and in justice being done.

'The Daughter I Knew Is Dead'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.06.2013 | UK

The teenage schoolgirl abducted and sexually abused by teacher Jeremy Forrest has cut ties with her family and moved out of her parents' home, her mot...

Child Porn Offenders 'Will Not Be Allowed To Teach Again'

PA/ The Huffington Post UK | Posted 07.06.2013 | UK Universities & Education

Anyone cautioned or prosecuted for child pornography offences in the future will be banned from teaching, the Department for Education said. The an...

Teacher Jailed Over Affair With Pupil

PA | Posted 05.03.2013 | UK

A judge has jailed a science teacher who had an affair with a 15-year-old pupil saying he needed to send a warning to any others in his profession "th...

Bizarre Disguise Of Paedophile Who Sent Sexually Explicit Facebook Messages To Girl, 14

Ross Parry | Sara C Nelson | Posted 22.02.2013 | UK

A pervert who sent sexually explicit messages to a 14-year-old girl on Facebook and told her he would leave his wife wore this bizarre outfit as he at...

We Need to Talk About Teenage Sexuality

Nikki McWatters | Posted 27.02.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Nikki McWatters

With age and hindsight I can see the folly of my ways as a teenage girl but I was not a victim. I was playing with fire. I don't suggest that this is a common experience, but it was mine. I am not a rape apologist and do not condone child sexual abuse.

Armed Police Arrest Convicted Sex Offender After Major Manhunt

PA | Posted 27.11.2012 | UK

Armed police have arrested a convicted sex offender wanted in connection with an attack on a woman. Dorset Police said Dean Goodwin, 32, was held i...

Hunt For Sex Offender Police Fear May Have Attacked Again

PA | Posted 26.11.2012 | UK

Police have launched a nationwide hunt for a convicted sex offender over fears he may have struck again. Dean Goodwin, 32, who has served prison se...

Why Would a Sex Offender Do a Lot of Charity Work?

Dr Raj Persaud | Posted 23.12.2012 | UK
Dr Raj Persaud

It is well known that sex offenders often target deserving causes, in order to get close to a pool of vulnerable victims. Such predators appear outwardly altruistic, in order to gain access.

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...

Wrong Right to Appeal for Sex Offenders

Jon Brown | Posted 31.10.2012 | UK
Jon Brown

We must never forget how physical and emotional harm from sexual abuse can damage children's lives. The NSPCC believes that justice and protection for children should come above the civil liberties of a convicted sex offender who clearly had no regard for a child's right to be protected from abuse.