Sexual Offences

Taking 'Up-Skirt' Photos Without Consent Isn't A Sexual Offence, But It Should Be

Natasha Holcroft-Emmess | Posted 27.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Natasha Holcroft-Emmess

A friend of mine, 25-year old Gina Martin, was enjoying British Summer Time festival in Hyde Park, London, when she caught a guy standing nearby looking at a photo of a woman's crotch on his mobile phone. To her horror, Gina realised that it was an up-skirt photo of her.

The Sexual Offences Act 50 Years On. Should We Be Celebrating Or Still Campaigning?

Steve Wardlaw | Posted 27.07.2017 | UK
Steve Wardlaw

The gay community does not like coming over as ungrateful. But equally, it does not appreciate being whitewashed. It's a knee-jerk reaction for me...

Jeremy Corbyn Is Wrong on the Sex Industry, But Labour Needs to Reform the Laws on Sexual Offences

David Lindsay | Posted 05.03.2017 | UK Politics
David Lindsay

I am a supporter of the Leadership of Jeremy Corbyn. He has brought world class economists into the British political debate for the first time in 35 years. He has broken the hegemony of neoconservative foreign policy. He has forced the media to admit the existence of the strong left-wing critique of the European Union. But, just as I favour withdrawal from the EU at this stage rather than once Corbyn's proposals for a Social Europe had been rejected, so I also disagree profoundly with him about the sex industry.

Policing Cuts 'Not on Election Agenda', Furious Officers Hit Back

Chris Hobbs | Posted 21.06.2015 | UK Politics
Chris Hobbs

Hundreds of angry police officers together with former now retired colleagues, PCSOs and police staff have signed an open letter bitterly condemning both the damaging cutbacks to policing and the fact that these cutbacks have failed to become a major election issue.

DJ Neil Fox Charged With Nine Sex Offences

PA | Posted 23.03.2015 | UK

DJ Neil Fox has been charged with nine sex offences involving six female complainants, three of whom were allegedly juveniles at the time. Scotland...

Singer Charged With Sex Offences

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 15.11.2013 | UK

A singer-songwriter who worked with Pink Floyd is facing charges in relation to a series of historic sex offences against an under-age girl. Vetera...

Stuart Hall Facing Fresh Sexual Offences Allegations

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 26.09.2013 | UK

Fresh allegations have been made about disgraced veteran broadcaster Stuart Hall, police have said. Lancashire Police confirmed that they have rece...

Condemning The Victims Of Abuse

Bob Morgan | Posted 09.10.2013 | UK
Bob Morgan

The accused man was found guilty, so in terms of the law the matter is clear - the man's act was unlawful. What matters here is the implied moral judgement about the girl. He was not sent to prison and we know that these types of victims often do not get the justice they deserve.

'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 ...

81 BBC Staff Face Sex Allegations In Wake Of Savile Scandal

PA | Posted 30.05.2013 | UK

Sexual allegations about 81 BBC staff have been reported since the Jimmy Savile scandal came to light - with almost half still working for the corpora...

Driver Becomes First To Be Charged In Jimmy Savile Probe

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.04.2013 | UK

A driver is to be charged with five sex offences as part of the investigation triggered by allegations of abuse against Jimmy Savile. David Smith i...

School Worker Accused Of Sexual Acts Named As Emma Webb

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 18.06.2012 | UK Universities & Education

A female school worker appeared in court on Monday accused of having sex with pupils. Emma Webb, 41, is facing 19 charges of abusing her position o...

Berkshire School Worker Charged With 19 Sexual Offences

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 18.06.2012 | UK Universities & Education

A female worker at a school in Berkshire has been charged with sexual offences against three boys. The 41-year-old was charged with 19 offences, i...

UniLad Suspends Website Amid Outrage Over 'Surprise' Rape Article

Huffington Post UK | Ned Simons and Lucy Sherriff | Posted 04.12.2012 | UK Universities & Education

UPDATE: UniLad CEO Jamie Street faces disciplinary action from his university. An online magazine aimed at university students has suspended its ...

Teacher Jailed For Encouraging Teenagers To Have Sex In His Car As He Drove Home

Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 15.11.2011 | UK Universities & Education

Teacher William Drury has been sentenced to three years in prison after he "groomed" two teenagers and encouraged them to have sex in the back of his ...