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Computer hackers are hiding child sexual abuse images in the websites of unknowing UK businesses, an internet watchdog has warned. Cyber criminals plant abuse images on innocent business and personal websites in a complex bid to spread malware, software designed to gain access to private computers, the Internet Watch Foundation…
North Yorkshire Police has referred itself to the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) over its handling of child sex abuse allegations made against the late TV presenter Jimmy Savile, the force said. The formal referral, made yesterday, follows an internal inquiry conducted by the force. The referral relates to how…
Two men have been arrested over allegations of historic sexual abuse and cruelty against a former resident of a children's home. West Midlands Police said the men, both 68, were detained on January 20 after claims a child was abused at the old Wisteria Lodge home in Coventry during the…
A children's charity is calling for a change in the law to help better protect children from being targeted by predatory sex offenders. A report published by Barnado's and Labour MP Sarah Champion urged the Government to close a "legal loophole" preventing police from taking quicker action when they suspect…
Adults who commit acts of emotional cruelty against children in their care will face the same threat of jail as those guilty of physical neglect, under new laws being considered by ministers. The Government will introduce the change to child neglect laws in the Queen's Speech in June, the Daily…
Fears that disgraced television presenter Jimmy Savile abused children in 21 children's homes and schools across England are to be investigated. Allegations dating back to the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s have been handed to the Department for Education (DfE) following a review of documents by the Metropolitan Police. Local authorities…
A review into the case of a Lanarkshire nursery worker who abused boys has said more robust procedures are needed to detect offenders who seek to "groom parents" to get to their children. Alexander Mortimer, 30, was jailed for eight years in July 2012 for the abuse and having 17,967…
Three men have been charged with a catalogue of historic alleged sex offences at a school for vulnerable children. The trio are accused of a total of 53 sex abuse offences at Swaylands School in Penshurst, Kent, between 1967 and 1993. Kent Police said Colwyn Baker, 70, of Morningside, Edinburgh,…
An 85-year-old former Catholic priest today admitted sexually assaulting seven children, including altar boys, after spending more than 20 years on the run in Spain. Francis Paul Cullen was extradited back to the UK last year to face the charges after being traced to Tenerife. The Catholic Church and its…
Members of a child sex gang responsible for raping and sexually abusing girls as young as 12 were jailed today. The men and youths, of Czech and Slovak Roma, and Kurdish backgrounds, preyed on a total of five girls, including one with severe learning difficulties, in Peterborough, Cambridgeshire last year.…
Appendix to Health Working Group Report on Child Sexual Exploitation. The independent national Health Working Group on Child Sexual Exploitation has published a report designed to help health services improve the health and wellbeing of children who have experienced sexual exploitation. The report makes recommendations on how NHS, local authority…
The Welsh rugby squad have given their support to an all Wales campaign to raise awareness of child sexual exploitation. Working with North Wales Police, players from the current Wales squad produced two short films, in English and Welsh, aimed at making people more aware of the tell-tale signs that…